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April 23, 2014

Blogs : A Shocking, Alternate Universe of “Special Interest” Science

Last week the Journal of Animal Science, whose editors and sponsors include representatives from Merck, Pioneer and ADM, published an article about the need for scientists to assert themselves in the public debate on the rules and policies surrounding animal agriculture. The article, derived from a presentation made at a Monsanto-funded symposium, asserts that “special-interest groups” (quickly identified as “food activists” and environmental groups), routinely misrepresent science to advance a political agenda on issues like the environment, animal welfare and use of animal drugs.

April 22, 2014

Blogs : Make Your Voice Heard on Earth Day!

I’ve loved Earth Day ever since I was in pre-school and digging in the dirt for worms wasn’t a ticket to time-out, but rather a planned educational activity. In middle school, Earth Day meant we got to clean up trash at the town park – a proud moment for a budding activist. But, the dirt days are long over and, as I’ve learned that control over essential, common resources is slipping from the fingertips of the public to the clutches of large corporations, I’ve realized that protecting the planet is no small task.

April 17, 2014

Blogs : Monsanto’s Dream Bill is a Nightmare for State GMO Labeling Efforts

Last week, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” (HR 4432), a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) that would serve as a real road block to the thousands of people who have been fighting for the right to know what’s in their food.

Blogs : Railway Ruckus: Oil and Gas Development is Throwing American Farmers Off-Track

Fracking affects our food. In fact, it affects our entire food system. The national fracking debate has remained somewhat quiet around this issue, but that’s all starting to change, and for good reason.

Blogs : USDA Continues to Deceive on Meat Inspections

Further evidence that the USDA is dismantling the meat inspection system as we know it came in an email last night.

April 16, 2014

Blogs : Passover, Easter and Changing Holiday Foods

Check out three ways how food corporations and Big Ag are fundamentally changing how we celebrate Passover and Easter this year.