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Vote For Real Food: Learn How Food Friendly Your Political Representatives Are

November 17th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

We've been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions


GMO Labeling and California Prop 37’s Defeat: What Now?

November 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

One important vote that national Election coverage wasn't following so closely last night was California's Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling - and transparency - here in the


Georgia Loses Millions of Dollars Worth of Crops because of Anti-Immigration Law

June 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Huge fallacy: undocumented immigrants don't contribute to society. Truth: undocumented immigrants do tremendously important work in inhumane conditions and for completely unfair wages so that Americans can eat cheap food. Test: Georgia Republican lawmakers recently passed legislation geared at pushing undocumented, "illegal" immigrants out of the state of Georgia


Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) Dies in Senate

December 18th, 2010 | by Lyra & Jeremy Bloom

t’s dead for good. Despite passing both houses by wide margins of bi-partisan support, the controversy-laden Food Safety Modernization Act (S 510) has died, a victim of end-of-session Senate gridlock and a resurgent GOP that is perfectly happy to see nothing much get done before they take back the House of Representatives in a few weeks


Food for Thought

September 5th, 2008 | by Beth Bader

Stevia Sweetener Safe or Not? Just as soft drink companies are poised to introduce new products sweetened with Stevia-derivative rebiana, [&hellip



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