As it turns out, 80 percent of poultry growers never sanitize their crates. And neither do those who transport chickens to slaughterhouses. This seems like a bad idea.
A good friend of mine on Facebook shared this cartoon recently and I immediately though, “Oh, that has to go up on Eat Drink Better!” So, here’s the cartoon, created by Marc Roberts.
Sign a petition to support the Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association in winning a decisive victory in Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, a victory that will shift the winds of fate to fill the sails of organic farmers and organic food.
Not only are different genetically modified plants creeping their way out into the wild and growing along side native plants; they’re now crossbreeding with each other and making “super-superweeds” that are resistant to multiple herbicides, as was discovered in recent research.
The Pew Environment Group released a report detailing the environmental impact of ‘Big Chicken’, and the details are grim.
Corporate agribusiness has a plan to write its own food safety laws and they’re calling it the National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The agreement, if implemented, will cut costs to the major agricultural corporations by ensuring that everyone follows the same production procedures – whether small farm or large farm, organic or conventional.
After initially saying ‘NO’ to Monsanto’s pilot project, Mexico has succumbed and agreed.
While looking at my former graduate school’s webpage, I saw that their food vendor, Bon Appetit, is hosting an “Eat Local Challenge” day. For lunch on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, [ … ]
The health effects of corn syrup have been debated, and many Americans now generally believe that corn syrup may not be the best sweetening choice for their health. So what does the Corn Refiners Association do? Well, change the name of course.
Recently, scientists have collected the first strong evidence found in the US of established GM canola in the wild. The results will be presented today at the Ecological Society of [ … ]
Would you like the choice to have food from farms where animals are treated respectfully, and farmers use ethical and environmentally friendly practices? Or do you want to be forced [ … ]
Monsanto’s got a great reputation in the world of people who read beyond the label. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.) Monsanto’s latest score is that they have to (and have actually agreed [ … ]
This thought-provoking essay was posted on December 3, by Christopher Bedford of The Center for Economic Security, to a sustainable food email group. I found it compelling as one of [ … ]