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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

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...

11 Glorious Granola Recipes Just For You!

Food Fanatic | Posted 06.06.2016 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Are you a granola addict? I’m talking standing in the kitchen, eating handful after handful granola addict. Maybe while hiding it from your kids. I ...

No, Ted Cruz: Opposing GMOs Is Not 'Anti-science Zealotry'

Erin E. Bowman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Erin E. Bowman

Mr. Cruz, would you spray Roundup on your food right before you were ready to eat it? Would you let your children eat corn or wheat that was doused with Roundup? How about a glass of water with a squirt of Roundup in it? I think the answer is pretty obvious.

FDA Finally Agrees To Test Food For Monsanto's Glyphosate Weedkiller

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration will begin testing corn, soybeans and other foods for the presence of glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbic...

Five-Way Food Fight

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

With so many assaults on food lately, I had to zero in on the most urgent topics.

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

In Approving Pesticides, EPA Leaps First, Then Looks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

It's an important step in the right direction that the EPA has reversed course and suspended approval of Enlist Duo. But it's just as important to recall that the reversal came about only because of the lawsuit brought by conservation groups that forced its hand.

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Months after her initial contact with the AAP Segedie received some good news: The American Academy of Pediatrics has agreed to sever ties with Monsanto by the end of 2015. It is Segedie's hope that the AAP will scrutinize partnerships in a different way now

Shoppers on a Mission: How Consumer Demand for Transparency Is Changing Our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having a ...

U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 07.02.2016 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The EPA has a long history of failing to fully assess the risks of pesticides like Roundup. But the need is greater now than ever before.

8 of My Fave Sister Blogs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Brenda Keesal

Power, my people, is meant to be shared. Would you like to feel yours? I have been stockpiling sister bloggers for a while and am ready to start gifting. It's an embarrassment of riches, so grab a cup, click the links, and open your soul to these witchy women of the interwebs...

Monsanto, RoundUp and Junk Science

Michael Hansen, Ph.D | Posted 05.29.2016 | Science
Michael Hansen, Ph.D

Last weekend demonstrators joined a March Against Monsanto in some 428 cities in 38 countries, including more than 240 cities in the U.S. alone. What exactly has so many people riled up? Monsanto, of course.

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

Whoops! 'Safe' Weedkiller Now a 'Probable Human Carcinogen'

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

DDT was once thought safe, too. Are we going to keep believing chemical companies when they promise a pesticide is safe, only to find out years later it has threatened human lives?

Monsanto Advocate Says Roundup Is Safe Enough To Drink, Then Refuses To Drink It

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

Roundup is a highly effective weed-killer that can be used during home garden maintenance, or on a massive soybean field to boost productivity. It's a...

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...

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...

Big Ag's Gifts for 2014

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

It's a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many "gifts" they've bestowed upon us all over the past 12 months. Gifts that ...

GMO Opponents File Suit to Block EPA Approved Enlist Duo Weed Killer

Jon Entine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jon Entine

Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.

Posse Comitatus and the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In perhaps a tiny but significant decision, an appeals court ruled federal authorities had shown "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society" when they allowed the U.S. Navy to scan the computers of every citizen in the state of Washington fishing for evidence.

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

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...

Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto's Roundup

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Ronnie Cummins

Two activist groups want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recall Monsanto's Roundup, the most widely used herbicide/pesticide in the world. Now is the time to do it, they say, because the EPA is conducting a registration review of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup.

What's Next for Big Island and Anti-GMO Bill 113

Richard Ha | Posted 02.17.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

On Tuesday, the Hawai'i County Council will decide whether to form an ad hoc committee of council members to analyze GMO issues and give the council recommendations for action. Otherwise, the mayor will do the analysis in-house.