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The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century?
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GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, have frequented news headlines over the last few years. But you still may be asking yourself: "What exactly are GMOs?" Here is the basic rundown of all you need to know.
They all illustrate how the human cognitive system is driven much more by subconscious emotions than by a conscious objective analysis of the facts alone.
When my kids were little, I conscientiously bought and fed them beautiful, bright orange farm-raised salmon at least once or twice a week. In the lat...
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The 2014 World Food Prize represents a polite repackaging of the Green Revolution's past glory in order to open a new market and reaffirm its monopoly over the global effort to end hunger.
"Growing up, I was told bees were sacred," says Katie Sanchez. "There's a balance, and we are here to cherish that gift." Sanchez, a beekeeper's daughter, took the message to heart. She's the creator of Bee Free Honee, honey's plant-based twin.
A biologist I know likes to say that synthetic biology isn't good or bad; like any science, it can be used for good or bad things, depending on the people doing the work.
The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.
As we learned in California and Washington (states that narrowly lost GMO labeling initiatives despite being massively outspent) every debate draws more attention to the issue and weakens Big Biotech's undue influence over our food supply.
Let's have a more transparent conversation about the direction of our farming system, starting with crops engineered to withstand an ever-growing amount of pesticide use.
GMO proponents pressuring Reuters to remove journalist who presents both sides of GMO debate
Perhaps trust is just too romantic of an ideal in a complicated food system. I'd argue the opposite: It is precisely the complexity of the system that demands us to have trust in those that feed us.