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Top News from the Food Front: Vegetarian ‘Controversy,’ Food Industry Chicanery

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!

April 5th

Top News from The Food Front: Meat, Mayo, & McFoolishness

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 system and social justice. Read on, for the week’s top news for foodies! Food, Health, and Mayo Seems like every time I load my browser […]

October 26th

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.

November 17th

Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it’s going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what’s on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill’s monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from TakePart.com.

June 13th

Big Meat and How the Farm Bill is Bad for Farmers

In this eye-opening TED Talk, Food & Water Watch’s Wenona Hauter talks about a side of meat production that most folks probably don’t know much about: contract farming. In contract situations, huge meat producers, like Tyson Chicken, contract with small farmers to produce their meat. Don’t let the term “small farmers” fool you – these are factory farms. What happens, is that companies like Tyson make big profits while leaving the farmers in debt and responsible for the massive amounts of waste that factory farming creates. This talk is definitely worth the 11 minutes.

February 11th