Browsing the "agribusiness" Tag

Top News From the Food Front: New EDB Series Starts Now!

October 19th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Each week brings more food news to our browsers than we can shake a fork at -- but our readers are continually hungry for knowledge about what they're putting on their plates, and in their bodies. Here at EDB we often cover GMO labeling, food marketing, ag-gag legislation, and other current events in depth; but the food news river flows wide and fast. To keep up with that current, read on!

Monsanto To Gain Immunity?

July 25th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The "Monsanto rider" is situated to allow Monsanto all the freedom in the world, literally, to plant whatever they feel like, whenever they feel like.

Soybean of the Sea

July 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Soy is being touted as a "sustainable" alternative to fish feed. But in reality, it is not sustainable for the fish, the environment or for those who consume them.

Conversations With the Land: A Book Review

April 19th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Farmer Jim VanDerPol writes with clarity about how agribusiness has changed not only our relationship with the land and our food, but how our sense of community and connection to one another has been displaced

Is the FDA Farm Antibiotics Ban Too Good To Be True?

April 6th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

For years, food purists, evangelists, activists, you name it, have been fighting to get the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce oversight into the mega-food industry. The concern that arose thirty-five years ago pertained to the dangerous misuse of antibiotics in food, which scientists feared would lead to drug resistance. Now, reports are saying the FDA might finally seal the deal -- banning antibiotics by court mandate. The ruling, issued by Judge Theodore H. Katz of the Southern District of New York, may make antibiotic use in livestock much less prevalent

Chipotle Makes Delicious Food, Fights For Animals

February 16th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Last Sunday during the Grammys, Chipotle aired a groundbreaking commercial discussing the very issues highlighted above related to factory farming. But they didn't do it the fire and brimstone way. Chipotle's strategy involved cute animation and Willie Nelson

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