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October 16th, 2016
5 Actions You Can Take To Celebrate World Food Day
Wendell Berry once said “the Earth is what we all have in common.
October 14th, 2016
Celebrating Rural Women Around the World
Rural Women Farmers in Malawi Participate in a Focus Group Discussion - (Photo: Claire Jordan) International Day of Rural Women is an opportunity to bring awareness to the profound ways women living in rural communities around the world c.
October 3rd, 2016
Victory! Preferred Popcorn Nixes Bee-Toxic Neonics
This farmer-owned company’s commitment to protect pollinators is POPPIN’! There’s more good news in the pollinators and popcorn world, and it’s just in time for National Popcorn Poppin’ Month .
September 22nd, 2016
A Win for Locals: California Counties Given Back the Right to Regulate GMOs
California farmers and gardeners have reason to celebrate – a statute that prohibited counties from passing laws regulating seeds, including bans on the growing of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) crops, was overturned last week.
September 20th, 2016
Fast Food Companies Make Progress in Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Crisis
Five Key Findings on Where the Industry Stands Today Today, groups including Center for Food Safety released Chain Reaction II , the 2nd annual report ranking the top 25 U.S. restaurant chains on their antibiotics policies.
September 21st, 2016
Four Ways Organic is Winning
Recent victories help keep organic the gold standard in agriculture Organic is a label that consumers can trust.
September 13th, 2016
Buzzing Back to School (Gardens)
Long Horned Bee, photo credit Celeste Ets Hokin - When September rolls around, students and teachers are busy settling into the classroom and swapping vacation stories.
September 9th, 2016
Senator Leno is the Bee’s Knees!
> Californians are grateful for a representative who fights for what’s right.
August 25th, 2016
The Root of the Rootworm Problem: What a Tiny Beetle Can Tell Us About Our Broken Agricultural System
The re-emergence of the corn rootworm due to pesticide resistance reflects a broken cycle of pests and pesticides, and a broken agricultural system.
August 23rd, 2016
A Better Burger Is About More Than Counting Calories
Earlier this month, Business Insider published a review pitting burgers from west coast chain In N Out Burger against east coast chain Shake Shack in a “battle for the healthiest fast casual burger shop in America.
August 19th, 2016
On National Honey Bee Day, Helping Pollinators Can Be As Easy As Choosing the Right Popcorn
It’s no secret that bees and other pollinators are facing a crisis – the ‘bee-pocalypse’ and ‘the plight of the honey bee’ headlines are hard to miss these days.
August 10th, 2016
Why We Fight, Why We Vote, Why We Win
On the eve of the Primary Election this Saturday in Hawai‘i, I want to share my thoughts on voting.
August 9th, 2016
Celebrating Local and Sustainable Food Systems During National Farmers Market Week
CFS attorney Amy van Saun shared these photos from her local farmers market in Portland, OR. The Woodstock market started in 2010.
August 5th, 2016
Senate Misses the Mark on the Organic Animal Welfare Rule
How a small group of senators kowtow to corporate egg interests Consumers of organic animal products expect livestock farmers to provide living conditions that promote the welfare of their animals.
August 4th, 2016
Why the GMO 'Labeling' Bill That Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
It is known as the DARK Act. D-A-R-K standing for Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage.
June 27th, 2016
The Tour is Over But the Fight to Keep the Hives Alive Continues
Keep the Hives Alive Tour from Jason Davidson on Vimeo . The Keep the Hives Alive tour may have ended, but the national movement to secure stronger protections for bees has never been more robust.