GMOs in the news this week disrupt trade with China, while Americans clamor for labeling of genetically modified foods. Does food taste better when it’s organic? What if you only THINK it’s organic? Can you afford to eat food that won’t kill you? Can fast food workers afford to eat food at all? Could you be allergic to meat? Read on for these answers and more, from the week’s top food news!
Another study links red meat to cancer, low blood sugar impacts brain health, new vegan mayo company prepares for national launch, and McDonald’s highlights the connection between our dysfunctional food [ … ]
The push for mandatory GMO labeling continues to gain momentum around the country, as consumers clamor for food industry transparency. Several recent news stories highlight the inevitability of the shifting tides, making conscious eaters optimistic and chemical companies (presumably) quite nervous.
As the March 1 sequester deadline whooshes past, animal industry analysts (and meat eaters on a budget) knit their eyebrows in concern. Our latest national brinksmanship debacle could accelerate downward consumption trends, in an already-declining meat market.
Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe’s.
When you’re running a restaurant, maintaining safe food practices should be one of your top priorities.
If you aren’t careful, safety protocols can slip away, leading to customer complaints or a loss of customers. Even worse, you may fail a safety inspection and be forced to shut down. Even if you reopen later, this will definitely hurt your chance of success. Make food safety a priority to pay attention to these key safety protocols.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition has an answer to the crisis caused by the aging population of farmers: they are helping returning veterans become farmers at a time when the farmer workforce is dwindling.
Slavery, pollution, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, salad… what do these things have in common? Yes! Your Florida-grown winter tomato! Ecovores and others who want their grocery dollars supporting sustainable, ethical food production: Tomatoland is an eye-opener, well worth reading.
I recently ran across a good video on exactly what the title implies: children working in agriculture in the U.S. Talk about an under-acknowledged issue of great concern! The statements of the kids and documentation of child farmworkers in the video are chilling.
Tyson Injects and Feeds Antibiotics into “Raised without Antibiotics” Labeled Chicken The second largest chicken producer in the United States has been lying to consumers. Tyson Foods has been claiming [ … ]