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USDA Asked To Approve Non-Browning GMO Apple

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CASHMERE, Wash. — A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sl...

UPDATED: Sarah Palin Wants the Government to Help Make Your Kids Fat

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Mrs. Palin, you should know that the government is already telling us what to eat, and most of it is crap.

How Journalists Got The Cheese Lobbying Story Wrong

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On November 7, The New York Times ran a front-page story by Michael Moss exposing what appears to be yet another sinister example of bureaucratic hypo...

If only children could vote. (VIDEO)

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

50 million people. According to the USDA, that's how many people are facing hunger, right here in our own communities. And more than 17 million of ...

USDA Sued Over Plantings Of Altered Sugar Beets

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Groups opposed to genetically modified foods sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday over the agency's recent decision to allow lim...

Who Do You Really Pay for Your Food?

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

Is it any surprise that farmers would seek the closer connection to consumers? Getting food to market has become relatively more expensive, while the share that the farmer earns has dropped off.

In Memory of Dr. Dean Wyatt: A Courageous Voice Against Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Most of us have had the fortunate experience of meeting individuals, at one point or another in our lives, who demonstrated integrity and commitment o...

Veterans Advocates Reject Debt Commission's You're On Your Own Economics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

At a time when we strive to honor generations of service, the Debt Commissions comes out with draconian cuts that will have drastic consequences for veterans and military families. They must be stopped.

Domino's Pizza and the USDA: The Bailout You Didn't Hear About

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

The free market had spoken, and its collective voice said "Yuck!" But instead of standing by and letting Domino's slide deeper into an apparently well-deserved decline, the government chose to intervene with an infusion of cash and a profusion of cheese.

What Domino's Has In Common With Goldman & AIG

Kerry Trueman at Civileats.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the logos of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Fannie Mae, Bank of America, and AIG on display behind him, Colbert applauded Domino's "for joining the gre...

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Could The USDA Get Any Cheesier?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

(With a click of her mouse, EatingLiberally's Kerry Trueman, aka kat, corners Dr. Marion Nestle, NYU professor of nutrition and author of Feed Your Pe...

In Farm Country, Democrats' Bitter Harvest

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

Just two years ago, Democratic political strategists defended passage of a status-quo farm subsidy bill by claiming it was essential to the survival o...

Your Dog Wants You to Vote

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.

Federal Audit Finds Rampant Abuses of Show Horses; Agency Reform Promised

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Horse show industry groups are certified by the USDA to hire, train and license inspectors who are responsible for examining horses at shows for illegal soring.That's right, industry self-regulation.

Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The Humane Society of the United States' investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shutter...

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...

Ag Department Proposal Threatens Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

As a scientist who has dedicated her life to improving livestock welfare, I am extremely alarmed that the USDA has paid so little attention to the animal welfare implications of their Humane Slaughter Act.

Proposed Sulfite Amendment Weakens Organic Standards

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

This article was written by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association's Political Director. Take action to keep synthetic sulfites out of orga...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/30 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Rude Awakening

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

There's overwhelming evidence showing that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unsafe. And there are plenty of sources for non-GMO corn.

PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. These numbers, organized by the Produce Marketing Association, have nothing to do with you.

Eco Etiquette: Is Organic Milk A Hoax?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Organic milk production, long considered one of the fastest growing segments of US agriculture, has begun to slow in the past year as Americans tighten their belts.

Black and Indian Farmers Deserve Funds From Settlement

David Person | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Person

With each of its nine failed attempts, the Senate has callously toyed with these farmers, shamefully delaying its opportunity to correct decades of documented discrimination by refusing to rise above its own political machinations.

Emails Show Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas and Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials knew they did not have all the facts last summer when they rushed to dismiss Shirley Sherrod from the Agriculture Depar...

A Dozen More Reasons for Supporting Missouri's Prop B

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I stepped down from a platform a couple of hours ago at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis to announce the results of The Humane...