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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 3

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/52 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Racial Aspects of Economy Are Significant for White House to Address

John A. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John A. Powell

When one looks at any aspect of the economy, race and gender are not far from the surface. The administration's response: silence.

Gaggle of Problems With New York Plans to Kill Canada Geese

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wayne Pacelle

Officials plan to kill more than 150,000 Canada geese in New York alone. Brooklyn was shocked when 400 Prospect Park geese were killed. In our day, such mass slaughter is wrong and unacceptable.

With All Eyes on the Sherrod Story, Black Farmers Still Wait (and Wait) For Justice

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Righting an injustice can be a thorny process, as Dr. Boyd, President of the NBFA, can attest. He has fought for years to get justice for black farmers who were victims of widespread, decades-long discrimination by the USDA.

Immediate Action for Longstanding Injustice

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

The White House referred to Sherrod's firing as "a teachable moment." I learned that a black woman can be fired for the accusation that she discriminated, yet instances of discrimination against minority farmers go unresolved.

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

The National Association for the Advancement of Cowardly Pawns: NAACP President Ben Jealous Should Resign for Assisting in the Sherrod Assault

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

In late July 2010, Ben Jealous, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, denounced Shirley Sherrod, a black wo...

The F Word: National Confrontation on Race

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the end of a long painful week, Shirley Sherrod's been offered a new job with the USDA's Office of Civil Rights and Community Outreach. She's still considering, though, and who can blame her?

Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.

What the Shirley Sherrod Saga Says About America

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What happened to Shirley Sherrod is an embarrassing reminder of the racial dysfunction in America today and how politics continues to play a critical role in this ugliness.

Is Shirley Sherrod the Rosa Parks of Our Time?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

The "teachable moment" of Shirley Sherrod is that she, like Rosa Parks has used her quiet strength and grace on national television to win over a nation.

The Trouble With Shirley: Race, Power and the Cow in the Room

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.

USDA Offers Sherrod Authority Over Farmville

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With Facebook now claiming over half a billion members worldwide, Ms. Sherrod's new job will mean that she is responsible for approximately 2.3 trillion imaginary sheep.

Note to Sherrod: Kick the Tires of Vilsack's Offer of "Unique Opportunity"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

When you hear the words "unique opportunity" as a qualifier before a government job, then be sure you can and should demand "your own budget."

Everyone Reading This Is Racist (Except for Those Who Aren't)

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The National Administration of Racism (NAR) released a sweeping statement today, accusing everyone outside The National Administration of Racism of be...

Dear Mr. President: Time to Man Up

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

You may start by reinstating Shirley Sherrod. She deserves that much. You may go further by admitting, as the NAACP has, that you were "snookered."

The Racism Faux-Scandals

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The right is using its media echo chamber to settle scores and reinforce its own "oppression narrative" in which black racism is a major national problem, and in which racism is not measured by material facts, but by what's allegedly in your head.

Sherrod's Real Lesson: The Power of Personal Evolution

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Shirley demonstrated a quality too often missing in our leaders: evolution. She used the incident with the white farmer as an opportunity to learn more about the scope of equity.

Liberals Miss the Point

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

President Obama: Time to Man-Up and Rehire Shirley Sherrod -- and Apologize

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

Shirley Sherrod is the kind of person whose service deserves reward, not to have her name dragged through the right wing mud with the aid of the highest office in the land.

WATCH: USDA Official Admits Racial Preference During NAACP Banquet, Resigns

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** 7/20/10, 6:49PM Shirley Sherrod says that she was forced to resign from her position at the USDA after her comments were taken out of c...

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.

How Long Will Food Keep? Website Provides All The Answers

New York Daily News | Rosemary Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How long will those eggs keep in the fridge? Can leftover picnic foods sit out in the sun for more than an hour? Does frozen chicken have an expiratio...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marion Nestle

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics is in my kitchen today. Find out what her favorite frozen treat is, her favorite childhood snack, and how she stays connected.