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Obama Expands Monsanto Doctrine By Signing DARK Act And Invalidating Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Jonathan Greenberg

In a stark demonstration of the power of the agrochemical industry to dictate the terms of our nation’s food safety system, President Obama recently...

Is Climate Change Reversible? Can Regenerative Agriculture Farming Solve the Climate Crisis?

Greg Reitman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Greg Reitman

As we all know, CO2 is a natural part of life on Earth. We are made of carbon. The problem has been evidently laid out since the Industrial Age: we have put exorbitant and highly dangerous amounts into our atmosphere.

As Ebola Deaths Climb, Organic Activists Line Up Against Medical Cure

Jon Entine | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Jon Entine

As often happens in times of medical crises, fringe groups are mounting a fear campaign against modern medicine--in this case the development of Ebola vaccines.

Why Your 'Organic' Meat And Dairy Isn't So Organic This Year

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2014 | Home

Your organic meat and dairy isn’t quite as organic as it was last year. A variance issued last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is all...

Stonyfield CEO: Our Coalition Didn't Cave To Monsanto On GE Alfalfa

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

Baseless attacks within the organic community do not serve the organic cause. Instead of fighting with each other, we need to fight Monsanto and the forces that are ignoring Americans who support organic and want the right to choose.

Nonprofit Wages Guerrilla Sticker Campaign To Expose Fake Organic Products

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Organic Consumers Association is waging a 'Panic! It's not organic!' guerrilla sticker campaign against faux-organic personal care products....

Foodie Fight: Behind the Scenes of a Blowup Among Local-Food Advocates

David E. Gumpert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David E. Gumpert

What happens when foodies themselves begin stabbing each other in the back in political and regulatory maneuverings around the local-food movement?

Bring In the Organic Police

David Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Bronner

Just as America woke up to Wall Street abuses in the housing bubble, we are set to see the "organic" personal care bubble burst as well.

Personal Care Products Pose Unrecognized Toxic Risks To Children

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Samuel S. Epstein

Babies are about 100 times more sensitive to carcinogens than adults. Infants and young children have immature liver enzymes, which give them only limited ability to detoxify carcinogens.

Risks From Toxic Ingredients In Cosmetics, And Personal Care Products

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Samuel S. Epstein

There are no warnings whatsoever on cosmetics and personal care products. Yet their ingredients pose unrecognized lifelong dangers to the entire U.S. population.

I Saw Food, Inc. Now What?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

There's a lot of simple but highly effective things you can do to transition off of a corn-based diet, lessen your carb(on) food/footprint, support local farmers and choose humanely raised meats.

Skip Arugula and Eat Well on a Budget

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

Studies show that people tend to eat the portion size they're given. So, rather than using a huge plate, opt for a small one. It will force you to eat less and get up more frequently for second helpings.