Voters in two Oregon counties this week overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives prohibiting cultivation of genetically modified crops, despite a million-dollar agribusiness PR campaign against the proposed ban.
Ag-gag, organic standards, and GMO labeling debates rage through this week’s food news cycle. Meanwhile Tyson recalls contaminated chicken nuggets (mmm, plastic!), and the media erupts with glee over an Australian study they say indicts vegetarianism: does it really? Don’t miss the drama — find the week’s hottest food news here!
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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!
Agribusiness whistleblower and vegan advocacy group Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge, narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell.
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.
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.
The list of appointments to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a who’s who of Big Ag. This is not the NOSB we envisioned in the 1990s.
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.
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.
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.