The government has had a hand in marketing the least healthy foods for decades. This pro-GMO program isn’t much different from the USDA checkoff programs that promote meat and dairy to consumers.
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In news that will surprise few anti-GMO activists, farmers across the United States are ditching biotech seeds, as yearly hikes in GM seed prices put them out of reach.
This seed bank could be the answer to our looming food crisis. That may seem like a lofty claim, but check out this video to learn how a world’s worth of seeds are stored safely away in the Arctic snow at a Norway seed bank.
The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) was found guilty of covering up donations that funded their efforts to block GMO labeling laws in 2013.
These are the healthy food trends in 2016 that we’re most excited about!
Monsanto has submitted a new genetically modified corn to the USDA for approval. This corn is resistant not only to Roundup but to another, even more toxic pesticide called dicamba.
Avoiding processed foods is healthy eating 101, but sometimes it’s nice to revisit the whys behind our food choices. We’ve got some science-based reasons to give processed foods the boot, plus 15 healthy, whole food recipes to help you make the leap to home cooking.
The Lancet recently published a paper from the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announcing that Roundup is a probably carcinogen, as is a common insecticide.
“We need to feed the world” is biotech’s favorite marketing slogan. It paints proponents of sustainable agriculture as extremists who care more about shopping at Whole Foods than helping the hungry. And it’s so, so wrong.
Oregon’s GMO labeling law may be kaput for now, but in Vermont the shopper’s right to know is still a possibility. The Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition sent out a press release this morning announcing that tomorrow morning Burlington’s Federal District court “will be hearing the first oral arguments on Vermont’s landmark GMO labeling law.”
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event.
The Environmental Working Group has rated more than 80,000 products in its new Food Scores app to help you buy the best foods for your body. Check it out.
This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!).