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ALEC Wants Your Legislator's Loyalty -- And You Get to Foot the Bill

Dan Montgomery | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Dan Montgomery

The Guardian uncovered an internal ALEC document that proposed a "loyalty oath" that ALEC state chairs must take that states: "I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first." That's right. They aren't supposed to put the interests of the taxpayers who elected them first.

ADM Moving Headquarters To Chicago -- Without Tax Incentives

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Company announced Wednesday it is moving its global headquarters to Chicago, but said the agribusiness giant c...

ADM May Relocate Headquarters To Chicago

AP | DAVID MERCER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.23.2013 | Chicago

DECATUR, Ill. — Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company said Monday that after 44 years in the small central Illinois city of Decatur,...

Occupy Your Kitchen!

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

What we have is not just a food problem in this country, but a cooking problem. Food marketers have been working for decades to convince people that cooking is a chore.

"Sugar is Sugar" Claims the Corn Refiners Association. But Is It?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that manufacturers have the option of using "corn sugar" as an alternate name for high fructose corn syrup.

Most Non-Politically Correct Investments You Can Make (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cigarette makers, war profiteers, oil drillers -- they're great for your bottom line. As Libya endorses BP stock, and others quietly follow suit, ...

A Tale of Two (Extremely Different) Meals

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Ettlinger

In two days I managed to taste the widest difference in sources and processing possible. Synthetic to sustainable, totally processed to minimally processed, commodity to local.

Global Harvest Initiative Seeks Not to Feed People, But to Bolster Big Agriculture's Profits

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Hunger looks on the surface to be the most bipartisan policy issue on our collective plates. We can all agree to the fact that hunger today is a global tragedy. But from there the discussion diverges.