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Proposal To Tax Beekeepers Stirs Up Swarm

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California proposal to tax beekeepers to pay for research on bees' health has stirred up a swarm, even though all agree more study...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Update on...

New Lawsuit Filed Over GMO Alfalfa

Slashfood | Jason Best, Posted Mar 22nd 2011 @ 3:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The next skirmish over genetically modified foods is getting underway, pitting a coalition of environmental, consumer and food-safety groups against t...

Higher Milk Prices Offer Little Comfort For Dairy Farmers

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RIVERDALE, Calif. -- While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the a...

The Heavy Hand of Inflation Has Descended. What Next?

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Living in our America is just becoming too unaffordable, with flat and decreasing wages for decades butting up against rising prices for just about everything. Something has got to give.

USDA's $60 Million Research

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS -- The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help en...

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Now is our chance to let the USDA know that we demand that action is taken to prevent downed animals from being abused and slaughtered for human food.

A Big Fat Debate

Kristin Wartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

The low-fat trend finally appears to be on its way out. The notion that saturated fats are detrimental to our health is deeply embedded in our Zeitgeist -- but shockingly, the opposite just might be true.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Legislation passed by House Republicans (no Democrats voted for it) slashed $747 million -- about 10 percent -- from the 2011 budget for the Special Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Ringling Bros. Circus: Friends in High Places

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Friedrich

With two wars going on, the economy still faltering, and the government on the brink of shutting down, why is Congress protecting Ringling Bros. Circus?

Meatless Monday: Part of the Solution

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just because it's meatless doesn't mean it's good for you.

Food Fight: Documentary Screening Spurs School Nutrition Debate

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Last night, my little public elementary school, Nettelhorst, hosted a public screening of the powerful new documentary Lunch Line. But the real drama began after the credits rolled.

Effort To Grow Broccoli On East Coast Gets $5 Million Investment

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — A cool microclimate in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains has allowed farmer James Light to grow broccoli in quantity enough...

Who Will Fix Food? Obama? Walmart? You?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

Those of us who still have jobs pay taxes, so we should care about how our tax dollars influence our food systems. Because the State of the Food Union is not strong. But it could be.

Monsanto Nation: Exposing Monsanto's Minions

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Should we resign ourselves to the fact that the Biotech Bully of St. Louis controls the dynamics of the marketplace and public policy? Or should we stand up and say Hell No to Monsanto?

Money Talks; Hunger Doesn't

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The tenuous economy has increased pressure on the government to reduce spending and rein in the mounting federal deficit. But not everyone is feeling the pain.

First Lady's Food Vision 'At Best Fragmented, At Worst A Failure'

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Mrs. Obama's vision for healthy food is at best fragmented and at worst a failure. She does not address the root causes of our broken food system, where a few powerful players make all of the decisions about what we eat.

GM and Organic Co-Existence: Why We Really Just Can't Get Along

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Last Friday, the USDA announced the partial deregulation of genetically modified sugar beets. If you eat beef or take milk and sugar in your coffee, here is why you should care.

Green News Report: February 8, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was the W...

Last Week's Amazon #1 Bestseller

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World, details the tremendous physical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet in shocking but ultimately affirming terms.

Green News Report: February 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Midwest d...

Green News Report: February 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The unrea...

Where's the Protest at Home?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The next time I cross paths with a robust protest march, I'd like to see citizens protesting the wreckage of American prosperity by Wall Street and the too feeble response by our government.

USDA Officially Approves Genetifically Modified Alfalfa

Barry Estabrook at The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved the unrestricted planting...