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Precautionary Principle

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

Indian Court Strikes Down Another Coal Plant

Justin Guay | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050 MW coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.' I couldn't agree more.

Tu Bishvat: Moving From Light To Dark Green Environmentalism

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

While the present Jewish environment movement has been doing a very good job on educating and activating the Jewish community on the issues of food sustainability and energy conservation, there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done.

Throw Caution to the Wind

Robert Walker | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

With record high temperatures and near record drought afflicting large parts of the United States, our political leaders, even Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, are strangely silent on the question of whether climate change might be responsible.

Real Family Values: 9 Ways to Support Families in Hard Times

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

For years, the Right dominated the dialogue on "family values." But what does it really mean to support families, especially in a time of economic har...

A Dozen Threats to Your Water on the 38th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.

The Precautionary Principle

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Every Republican running for the U.S. Senate in November believes either that human activity is not the driving force behind global warming or that the planet isn't even heating up, according to a recent survey.

"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.

Restraining the Profit Itch

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The gap between the diffuse human yearning for a decent world and the organized agenda of the corporatocracy has never, in my lifetime, been wider.

Can an Oil Spill Actually Help the Environment? Finding a Silver Lining in an Environmental Crisis

Gay Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gay Browne

No one is focusing on how we may look back at the oil spill as a defining moment in shaping environmental strategy and energy policy for years to come.

Stuff My Dad Says about Monsanto - a "Roundup," If You Will

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. I've been working on a broad range of food and environmental issues since 2005, but food politics became espe...

Biotech FAIL: Bad Science, Worse Faith and Superweeds

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Real innovation in the agriculture world may not be the stuff of spliced genes and petrochemicals but a better understanding of time-tested methods of food production, like compost and worms.

Putting Personal Back in Personal Care

Lauren Fornes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Fornes

No one seems more passionate about regulating the rhetoric of skincare than Jeremiah McElwee, who recently helped to launch the company's Premium Body Care standard for Whole Foods.