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What?! Fish Can't Be Organic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Lisa J. Bunin, Ph.D., organic policy director of Center for Food Safety That's right. Neither wild fish nor farmed fish can be certified organic...

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Agent Orange was primarily manufactured by Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and these two companies are at it again. This time, they've teamed up to unleash a mixture of their chemical herbicides on the American farmland.

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.

Proving Organic Is Good for You

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Increasingly, rigorous scientific research is confirming the wisdom of these intuitive feelings.

We Can Reverse Climate Change By The Way We Grow Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change.

Turn the Talking Points into Far-Reaching Action on Climate

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

The most important news of the week had nothing to do with celebrities behaving badly or who will occupy the White House after President Obama. The most important news this week is about the precarious fate of our species.

How Vermont Is Making History With Its GE Labeling Law

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Consumers want this information, but giant chemical corporations have spent tens of millions of dollars on misleading campaigns to keep consumers in the dark. Now, thanks to Vermont, the people will start learning the extent of the chemical companies' involvement in our food production.

It's Time to Hold Accountable Advocates Who, in Pursuit of Their Values, Put Us at Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.

ACLU Sues To Overturn Idaho 'Ag Gag' Law

Reuters | Laura Zuckerman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green

SALMON, Idaho, March 17 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho on Monday asked a federal judge to strike down a state law it says v...

Meet the New Monsanto: Dow Chemical... and Their New 'Agent Orange' Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one company that may even be worse than Monsanto. And unless we act soon, that company is going to start contaminating our farms and our food in ways we have never seen before. Meet the Dow Chemical company.

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Bill Moyers

Ag gag laws are intended to silence whistleblowers and investigators from trying to inform the public about bad practices at factory farms. Now who would want to make it a crime to reveal such abuses?

Key Food Safety Regulations Delayed Again

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Is the Food and Drug Administration ever going to finalize the regulations mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act? We have to assume it will...

Joe Satran

FDA 'Unlawfully Withheld' Long-Delayed Food Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration has officially broken the law by failing to release regulations needed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act...

Seed Giants Sue U.S. Farmers In Shocking Numbers, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 19 in "Bowman v. Monsanto Co.," a landmark court battle that has pitted farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman against t...

FDA Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Delayed Food Safety Rules

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home

* Lawsuit claims U.S. agencies failed to issue timely regulations * FDA argues it cannot meet some deadlines because of enormous task...

Less than One Month to Comment on Corn Resistant to Agent Orange Herbicide 2,4-D

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

The USDA is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety resistant to hazardous herbicides.

"Agent Orange" Corn: Biotech Only Winner in Chemical Arms Race as Herbicide Resistant Crops Fail

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

Bill Gates: More Agriculture Research Needed To Fight Hunger

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Bill Gates has a terse response to criticism that the high-tech solutions he advocates for world hunger are too expensive or b...

Meatless Monday: Modern Frankenstein

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Frankenstein waited too long to make things right. It's not too late for us.

Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know What's In Our Food

Naomi Starkman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Yesterday, a broadbased coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights called on the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

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...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Barbara Kowalcyk, Food Safety Advocate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...