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!
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
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.
December 22nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
I just received an action alert from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), and it turns out that Monsanto Roundup, the fertilizer linked to plant diseases and superweeds, is up for a "registration review."
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
July 26th, 2011 | by Ken Roseboro
Twelve years ago, a study found that genetically modified Bt corn was lethal to monarch butterflies; recent research shows that another type of GM crop is even more damaging to the beloved insect
July 23rd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Once again, and my to do list is full of a whole range of food-related stories from across the Important Media Network and across the web that I wanted to share with you
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
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
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
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
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