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‘Local Food’ Labels Often Incorrect in England & Wales

A local government watchdog group in the UK has found that approximately 1/5 of products labeled as ‘local’ in England and Wales are misleading consumers and aren’t actually locally produced. Some of the foods identified as not being ‘local’ included “Welsh lamb,” which actually came from New Zealand, “Somerset butter” which was from Scotland, not […]

February 28th

Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.

January 24th

Help the Bees: Tell EPA to Ban Killer Pesticide

Bees are an essential part of our food system, as they pollinate many of the flowering plants we grow food on. “Pollination by honey bees is key in cultivating the crops that produce a full one-third of our food,” Credo Action writes. But if you haven’t heard, you should know that bees have been seeing major colony collapse in recent years. Colony Collapse Disease has decimated bees across the U.S. since 2006, killing off approximately 30% of the population each year.

January 21st

America’s Meaty, Chemical-Laden Diet

As I think everyone here knows by now, Americans eat a ton of meat, more than we need or than is healthy for us. The Environmental Defense Fund recently put together some simple, clear statistics on this matter as well as a few others and I thought I’d share them here. Check ’em out (& […]

December 15th