Browsing the "Roundup" Tag

Top News from the Food Front: Childhood Obesity, Idaho Ag-Gag, & Monsanto’s (cough) ‘Sustainability’

March 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's food news is maddening, if you don't happen be a sociopath who loves animal cruelty; but on the bright side, if you adore ag-gag laws and think accountability, food safety, and the First Amendment are all for the (antibiotic-resistant-disease-ridden) birds, then you're in for a treat! Monsanto offers up some rather obnoxious distractions to this ag-gag foolishness -- unfortunately for human kidneys, Monarch butterflies, and pretty much that whole 'environment' thingie. But before diving in to all those noxious Big Ag news fumes, let's talk about progress: yes, some exists! For all the good, bad and ugly in the food world, get your news fix here!


Food News Roundup, 12/12/12

December 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Eat Drink Better is part of the Important Media Network (IM) - a group of blogs dedicated to talking about issues that are important. Those issues range from clean technology and green business to green crafts and sustainable food, and one thing I enjoy most about IM is seeing how our different sites overlap and cover similar issues through their different lenses


Mother Stands up to Monsanto

April 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

This video is the story of how mother Sofía Gatica stood up to Monsanto when her three day old daughter suffered kidney failure because of exposure to Roundup.


Using Neural Networks to Improve Agriculture

October 12th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

Researchers are using sophisticated image processing techniques to better identify plants so that less herbicide can be used on our conventionally grown crops. This is obviously a good thing, as herbicides can be quite nasty to the environment and human health


How USDA May Have Deregulated All GM Crops

July 12th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

When USDA announced last Friday that they were deregulating a genetically modified Kentucky bluegrass, it didn't quite sounds like food news, but according to analysis at Mother Jones, what they actually may have done was deregulate all genetically modified crops


Food News Roundup

June 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We do our best to cover all of the food news, good and bad, that comes across our plates, but some weeks there's just too much for our team of five to get to! Here are some interesting and noteworthy food stories from the past week or so


It’s official. Monsanto’s Roundup causes birth defects

June 10th, 2011 | by Lyra & Jeremy Bloom

A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects


Our Solar System: 2100

May 23rd, 2011 | by Joe Mohr

If the weed infestation keeps growing apace the approximately 37 billion acres of Earth's land will be infested in about 15 years and the 9 trillion acres of ocean would take another 25. I just rounded my projection in the cartoon's title up to the year 2100 because, hey, I'm an optimist


Greenwashing Genetically Modified Crops

May 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the biggest weapons in GMO companies' arsenal is the claim they make repeatedly that genetically modified (GM) crops are needed to help feed to world in the face of global climate change. There's one problem with this claim, though -- it's total greenwashing and untrue



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