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New Documentary ‘Genetic Roulette’ Indicts GMO Agriculture: This Week Only, Watch Free Online!

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!

September 15th

GMO Update: New Study Shows Increasing Rootworm Resistance to Monsanto’s Bt Corn

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.”

September 14th

Check Out The USDA’s Updated Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass

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.

July 19th

ALEC’s Influence Over U.S. Food Policy

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.

April 29th