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The Big Lie: Monsanto and the New York Times

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science
Andrew Kimbrell

Most of us have told a lie a time or two and probably a variety of them. For example, there is the excuse lie as in the timeless "my dog ate my homewo...

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in...

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

Peter Weintraub | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Weintraub

There's a reason that both myself and 45 percent of Americans actively seek out organic foods: We want to minimize our exposure to environmental toxins, and the best way to do that is to control what foods go into our bodies.

The Most important Pet and Planetary Advice You'll Read This Year

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 03.06.2017 | Green
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

My Top three ways to save your pets and save the world. At my clinic I see a different person nearly every 20 minutes. I am often impressed by my cli...

Challenging the Giant GMO

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Judy Frankel

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twi...

Mandatory GMO Labeling -- It's Your Right to Know

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Gary Hirshberg

The crossfire on whether or not to require mandatory labeling of GMOs has become so heated and partisan that it's hard to discern the facts from rheto...

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

Organic, GMO, pesticide-free, fair-trade -- what do these really mean, are they just trends and how do they affect our planet?

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Recognizing Our Marine Wildlife on Endangered Species Day

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Jon Forrest Dohlin

It's a time to reflect on how each of us -- individually and collectively -- can do our part to help reverse human impact on the environment that has resulted in what has been called the earth's sixth great extinction event.

Colombia Ends Aerial Spraying of Illicit Crops

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Hannah Hetzer

It's good to see scientific evidence emerging to support the claims that Colombian communities and indigenous groups have long been making about the health and environmental harms of fumigation.

Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We Need to Feed the World" is one of GMO makers' most brilliant marketing campaigns. But that's just what it is, a marketing campaign. But the truth--with a multitude of studies to back it up--is that in the long run, modern regenerative organic farming is the ONLY thing that can truly feed the world.

Lynne Peeples

A Menacing Mix In Antibiotic Resistance: Herbicides, Heavy Metals And Factory Farms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

Two common Big Agriculture production practices -- feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops -- each face condemn...

GMO Science Deniers: Monsanto and the USDA

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Perhaps no group of science deniers has been more ridiculed than those who deny the science of evolution. What you may not know is that Monsanto and our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are among them.

Kate Sheppard

Government Pledges $3 Million To Save Monarch Butterfly

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmental partners announced a program Monday aimed at regrowing critical habitat for the imp...

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods.

Lynne Peeples

Potent New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, r...

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

ReThink Review: 'Farmland' - Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

In a country where over 60 percent of farmers are aged 55 or older, Farmland profiles six young farmers, portraying them as hardworking people attempting to navigate an industry fraught with risks, changing technologies and unknowns.

Monarch Butterflies: Industrial Agricultural Warfare Is Killing Them, Us

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

I saw only five monarch butterflies last summer at my home in western Massachusetts. I was thrilled and relieved, but sad, each time. It has been 52 years since Carson sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of pesticides. Haven't we learned that agricultural warfare is not the answer?

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

You Will Never Look At Sweet Potatoes The Same Way After Seeing This Little Girl's Experiment

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The results of a young girl called Elise's experiment have a lot to tell us about what goes into our vegetables. The experiment, which was filmed i...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

ReThink Review: GMO OMG -- It Came From Inside Your Food!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jonathan Kim

"Conventional" farming -- especially with corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and sugar beets -- now increasingly means using GMOs, which is the subject of Jeffrey Seifert's documentary GMO OMG.

Lynne Peeples

Agent Orange Poisoned Planes And These Veterans' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

After a fleet of C-123 airplanes dropped more than 10 million gallons of Agent Orange to destroy enemy cover and crops during the Vietnam War, the mil...

Condemning Monsanto With Bad Science Is Dumb

Tamar Haspel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

Industrial agriculture has created a lot of environmental problems. We have to find ways to reform our food system, but shoddy research only helps Monsanto. If we base our objections on papers like this one, we won't -- and we shouldn't -- be taken seriously.