Should celebrities be more careful about their endorsements? A new study found that celebrity endorsements of food products encourage less healthy food choices.
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The 2016 Food Revolution Summit, hosted by John and Ocean Robbins, is a free online event featuring dozens of health and food experts.
On this or another crazy-busy day, I hope you will take a break for five minutes to watch an inspired video about traditional farming in the incredible rice terraces of Yuanyang, China.
Researcher and organic agriculture scientist Charles Benbrook released a study last month showing escalating herbicide use on GMO crops, in direct opposition to industry assertions otherwise.
Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto is fighting a California ballot proposition that would mandate GMO labeling on foods.
Democracy relies on an informed citizenry. With the battle for GMO labeling ongoing in California and across the US, there’s never been a greater need for public awareness of the issues surrounding biotechnology, agriculture, and our food supply. For one week only — September 15th through the 22nd — you can watch the new documentary Genetic Roulette online for free! So take this opportunity to aggravate the biotechnology megacoporations pinning their hopes on an uninformed and apathetic public: watch, learn, reflect, and share!
New evidence highlights a potentially serious problem for US food shoppers and corn farmers. First documented about a year ago, a new study last month showed worsening rootworm resistance to Monsanto’s Bt corn. Based on a growing body of research, the EPA acknowledges that “There is mounting evidence raising concerns that insect resistance is developing in parts of the corn belt.”
Occupy Monsanto is an internationally decentralized movement seeking to force GMO labeling and keep big biotech’s influence out of food policy in government.
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.
The USDA released its first Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass — an information repository paired with an interactive map for searching local food producers — earlier this year. This week, it launched version 2.0 of the site which includes new case studies, new data for the locations of farmers markets, food hubs, and meat processing facilities, and enhanced search capabilities.
Soy is being touted as a “sustainable” alternative to fish feed. But in reality, it is not sustainable for the fish, the environment or for those who consume them.
When I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about an exciting new trend (wineries with electric car charging stations) and a disturbing natural disaster: Colony Collapse Disorder. CCD is a phenomena that has been written about on EatDrinkBetter before but was news to me. In 2006 beekeepers started noticing that […]
According to ALECexposed.org, more than 98 percent of ALEC’s revenues come from corporations, corporate trade groups, and foundations, not membership dues. In other words, ALEC is nearly entirely funded by people with a highly vested interest in making sure their profits are not taken away by legislation. So, how does ALEC relate to the issues presented in Eat Drink Better? Well, as it turns out, the growing number of “ag gag” bills being passed state by state actually stem from model legislation prepared by ALEC. Ding ding ding.