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Tag: politics

Vote For Real Food: Learn How Food Friendly Your Political Representatives Are

We’ve been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions.

GMO Labeling and California Prop 37’s Defeat: What Now?

One important vote that national Election coverage wasn’t following so closely last night was California’s Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling – and transparency – here in the U.S.

Georgia Loses Millions of Dollars Worth of Crops because of Anti-Immigration Law

Huge fallacy: undocumented immigrants don’t contribute to society.

Truth: undocumented immigrants do tremendously important work in inhumane conditions and for completely unfair wages so that Americans can eat cheap food.

Test: Georgia Republican lawmakers recently passed legislation geared at pushing undocumented, “illegal” immigrants out of the state of Georgia.

Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) Dies in Senate

t’s dead for good. Despite passing both houses by wide margins of bi-partisan support, the controversy-laden Food Safety Modernization Act (S 510) has died, a victim of end-of-session Senate gridlock and a resurgent GOP that is perfectly happy to see nothing much get done before they take back the House of Representatives in a few weeks.

Food for Thought

Stevia Sweetener Safe or Not? Just as soft drink companies are poised to introduce new products sweetened with Stevia-derivative rebiana, a new 26-page report by toxicologists at the University of [ … ]