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What’s new this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! This week was good for organics, J-Lo, and marijuana food-truckers, but bad for vegan parents who must counter the same old foolishness afresh.
A California GMO labeling initiative met requirements last week for inclusion on the November 2012 ballot. Biotechnology interests have already begun an all-out assault with big marketing guns, towards convincing CA voters that (despite all evidence to the contrary) they actually don’t want GMO foods labeled. Will pro-consumer forces be strong enough to stand the onslaught?
Lately, it seems that turning on the TV means hearing about the threats that face our nation. Whether it is terrorism, war, or the economy, news media often tells us that America is a nation under attack. Assuredly, all of these things can be reasons for concern, yet a more hidden aggressor ought to cause us potentially more anxiety: obesity, especially childhood obesity.
An industrial-scale organic dairy, located south of Phoenix in the desert Southwest, is poised to lose its USDA organic certification. The enforcement action at Shamrock Farms is the result of a USDA investigation into organic livestock management practices that was triggered by a formal complaint from The Cornucopia Institute.
Last month, we published a commentary by Mr. Mischa Popoff entitled “Is it Organic?” The article questioned the integrity of the organic label and The Cornucopia Institute. Mark Kastel from the Cornucopia Institute reached out earlier this week with their response to Popoff’s piece.
If The Cornucopia Institute really wants to “clean up” the organic industry, they should start by demanding routine field testing.
New analysis highlights organic agriculture as an eco-friendly means of improving livelihoods and preserving natural resources.
Too many soldiers return from being on the front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and find it very difficult to fit back into civilian life. There are not enough programs to help ease them back into life as it should be, and they are often left on their own to cope. Their situation is not helpful […]
On Friday, while the media was preoccupied with the Superbowl and Egypt’s rioting, the USDA quietly announced it was deregulating Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets – despite a court order.
It’s not over yet. The Center for Food Safety has announced an immediate challenge to the USDA’s unregulated approval of Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GMO) alfalfa. Widespread GMO contamination of organic fields under the plan could lead to the end to our current system of organic food production.
Industry must really want the Food Safety Modernization Act (S 510). It was dead, dead, dead – the clock had run out, and considering the gridlock in Washington and the fact that Tom Colburn (R-OK) had promised he would personally filibuster this bill, there was no way that was going to change.
The Future of Food is a well-researched documentary on the food industry. Watch it for free.