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January 9th, 2014
Got Organic Milk?
Organic production systems are widely-recognized as environmentally beneficial because they don’t allow the use of synthetic, toxic chemicals--the basis of conventional agriculture.
December 11th, 2013
Where Does the GE Food Labeling Movement Go from Here?
Big Food Recycles its Lies and Dirty Tricks in California to Fool Washington State Voters into Rejecting Labeling Initiative The final result from Washington State’s ballot initiative to label genetically-engineered foods was painf.
December 2nd, 2013
Behind Closed Doors: Who's Taking Meetings with FDA on Food Safety
When President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law in January 2011, it was considered a long-fought, but significant and bipartisan victory to update the Food and Drug Administration’s authority and oversight of .
November 27th, 2013
Monsanto or Monarchs: The Choice is Ours
Monarch season has officially arrived, and if you’re lucky, you may be one of the few fortunate enough to witness these iconic butterflies taking off for their winter migration.
November 20th, 2013
The People Win!
Kaua’i County Council Enacts GMO/Pesticide Law, Overturning Veto Residents of the island of Kaua‘i scored a big victory on Saturday as the Kaua’i County Council acted on local demands to force s.
October 31st, 2013
Got Water Problems? Build Healthy Soil
You’ve read the headlines: “Drought Plagues the Midwest;” “Boulder Ravaged by Floods;” “Rivers Across Texas Are Drying Up.
October 30th, 2013
Thank Native Bees for a Bountiful Fall Harvest
Photo courtesy of Greg Lief Did you know there are roughly 4,000 species of native bees in the United States? From bumblebees, to carpenter bees, to alkali bees, these creatures are critical to our food supply.
October 22nd, 2013
Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Donors to its Secret "Defense of Brand Strategic Account"
“This is the largest amount of money ever concealed in an election,” says Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, as tobacco-style tactics by likes of PepsiCo and Nestle are revealed in Washington State’s laws.
October 15th, 2013
Junk Food Lobbyists Sued for Money Laundering in Washington State
Effort to Hide Brand-Name Corporations Opposing GE Food Labeling Lands in Court October 16 update: The Washington State attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association, saying t.
September 27th, 2013
Corporate Lobbyists Resort to Deception in Opposing GE Food Labeling, Again
Confused by the exemptions in Washington State’s 522? Here is why they make sense.
August 28th, 2013
Ten Tips to Make Organic Work for You
As a nation, we have become accustomed to paying relatively little for our food as a percentage of overall income. [i] While this cheap food may on the face of it seem like a good thing, it actually comes at an alarming, and astronomical, cost.
August 15th, 2013
The Invisible Danger to Bees: Are Your "Bee-friendly" Plants Laced With Bee-killing Toxins?
This past year may have been one of the worst for honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinators.
August 12th, 2013
How Smart are School Snacks? A Closer Look at New USDA Rules
In April, I submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on behalf of Center for Food Safety regarding proposed nutrition guidelines for “competitive foods” sold in schools.
July 31st, 2013
Pesticide Companies Choose Spin over Solutions
Pesticide companies have a problem. Their products kill; that’s what they’re designed for. So what happens when these deadly products end up killing more than they’re intended to? People get mad.
July 29th, 2013
Farmer or Felon? Michigan heritage pigs farmer gets needed pat on the back from judge
Roger Turunen and his wife Brenda raise “Hogan Hogs” on their Michigan farm, a heritage breed of pig rather different than those raised by big commercial animal factories.