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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.

New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green

April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including...

Vietnam in the Aftermath of a Chemical Holocaust

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Fred A. Wilcox's Scorched Earth completes the story of why, in fact, the spraying of the Agent Orange was pernicious, especially to Vietnam and its people.

Vote Yes on Prop 37

Jillian Michaels | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Jillian Michaels

Knowledge is the key to creating a healthier nation. Currently, genetically engineered (GE) foods are not labeled, so we have no way of knowing if the food we are eating is a product of this artificial process.

Lynne Peeples

Playing On Pesticides? Soccer Moms Play It Safe, Keep Kids Off Fields

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Cedar McGourty-Batchelor won't be playing soccer this Saturday. Neither will his first-grade teammates from Riverview Elementary School -- nor, for th...

Lynne Peeples

Superweeds, Superbugs And Chemical Concerns: Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMOs, Study Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. The third-generation Iowa farmer questioned the agricultural giant's peddl...

What Would Rachel Write: The Top 4 Untold Pesticide Stories

Heather Pilatic | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

Just as she confronted the paternalism of postwar science, and questioned the paradigm of scientific progress and mastery that defined postwar America, I imagine Carson would today name the most disabling dynamic of our times: corporations running roughshod over democracy.

Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia Wants to Cure Your Soil-Blindness

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Okay, soil sommeliers, compost queens, Earth science professors (nerds!), organic gardeners and worm-worshipping tree huggers: this is your moment to shine. Documentary filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia has got your back. She speaks your filthy language.

The Power of 'Blue' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and blue is our symbolic color for prostate cancer awareness. This month is an opportunity to put a spotlight on this disease, give men hope, make a difference and save lives.

'Trash Cancer' With Fran Drescher

Gabe Canales | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

The first step toward such empowerment is to become aware and educated.

Unsafe to Eat: A New Report Highlights the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

"Aren't critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn't the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ...

Lynne Peeples

Don't Call It 'Dirt': Why Healthy Soil Means Healthy People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

Jack Algiere has no qualms about letting his kids eat their veggies straight out of the ground from the fields and greenhouses he manages in Pocantico...

Lucia Graves

Anti-Monsanto Activist Received Anonymous Death Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

For 13 years Sofia Gatica has organized opposition to the aerial spraying of agrochemicals that threaten human health and the environment in Argentina...

The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics)

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Why would one of the largest purveyors of pesticides, genetically engineered seeds and agrochemicals want to buy a company which has been seeking solutions to the escalating threats to the world bee population?

Food and Environment Smorgasbord

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Las Vegas, but what is sprayed on industrial farms does not necessarily stay on those industrial farms.