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



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