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.
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A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin “terraculture” — farming for the whole planet.
What does riffing on bad sci-fi films have to do with Monsanto? Usually, not much, which is why I was surprised to hear a reference to the biotech giant in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K).
Whew! Last week was a doozy, 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…
The UK is close to seeing its first ever factory dairy farm, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals is doing its best to protect consumer health and animal rights by blocking it.
Seriously? The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) is launching a campaign encouraging consumers to eat more fruits and veggies, regardless of pesticide content. The group is targeting the Environmental Working Group’s shopping guide, claiming that their Dirty Dozen list is causing Americans to eat fewer fruits and veggies.