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Andrew Kimbrell's Blog

December 4th, 2015
The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling
By Andrew Kimberly, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling

This article was originally plublished on The Huffington Post on 11/18/2015

Americans may not agree on much in this election year but according to polls, more than 90 percent support genetically engineered (GE) food labeling.

May 11th, 2015
They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide
By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015.

"A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a song bird." As a long time environmental lawyer and campaigner, I should not have been stunned by that fact but I was.

March 20th, 2015
GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA
By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Originally published on the Huffington Post, March 20, 2015

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution.

February 18th, 2015
A New Wave of Democracy, and how Corporations are Trying to Silence Your Voice and Your Choice
By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
A New Wave of Democracy, and how Corporations are Trying to Silence Your Voice and Your Choice

Originally published on Huffington Post.

You probably have not read about it in the mainstream media or heard it reported by pundits on TV, but there is some very good news about the spread of local democracy acr.

February 13th, 2015
It's Time to Put Food First
By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
It's Time to Put Food First

This piece was originally published on Huffington Post.

Last week Dr. Margaret Hamburg announced that she was stepping down after six years as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

December 22nd, 2014
Four Ways the Government Funding Bill Undermines Climate Progress
By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Four Ways the Government Funding Bill Undermines Climate Progress

Originally published on Huffington Post on December 18th, 2014.

In order to avert another government shutdown, President Obama will sign a 1,600 page, 16 pound, $1.1 trillion spending bill--oddly called "the cromnibus." While it may sound like a robot from the la.

April 5th, 2012
Less than One Month to Comment on Corn Resistant to Agent Orange Herbicide 2,4-D
By Andrew Kimbrell. Originally posted on Huffington Post
Less than One Month to Comment on Corn Resistant to Agent Orange Herbicide 2,4-D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.

January 29th, 2011
Fighting a Common Enemy on the GMO Battlefield
By Andrew Kimbrell
Fighting a Common Enemy on the GMO Battlefield

Yesterday’s announcement by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it will once again allow unlimited, nation-wide commercial planting of Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite the READ MORE