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The Vegan Food That Totally Resembles Human Flesh

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Say you wanted to create tasty vegetarian Halloween snacks that looked exactly like chopped-up human fingers: Well, voilà. I got this idea while touring the Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, California last week.

Soy: Is It Bad for Me?

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

The story about soy is the story about the evolution of knowledge about diet and cancer in general, as they say, and here is the rest of the story.

Patenting Death

Randall Amster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Randall Amster

It increasingly appears that Monsanto is patenting death, perhaps even more so than life. Their patent rights should not trump the rights of people to procure safe, healthy, living foods.

A Brit Down on the Farm in Iowa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Food
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.

Soy and Your Health

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Soybeans are handy. Aside from the traditional foods they bring us, they transform into tasty substitutes for milk, yogurt, bacon, burgers, and more. With no animal fat, cholesterol, or sensitizing animal proteins, they side-step the problems that animal products can cause.

U.S. Corn Crop On Razor's Edge As Drought Continues

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Food

(Adds Iowa farmer comments; changes dateline from previous RIDGEWAY, Missouri) By Carey Gillam MYSTIC, Iowa, July 11 (R...

U.S. Corn, Soybeans In Worst Condition Since 1988

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Food

* Soybean prices set record high, corn soars on drought fears * Weekly crop conditions see sharpest decline in nine years ...

Argentina and the Magic Soybean: The Commodity Export Boom That Wasn't

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

I know what you are thinking: "Who cares?" Well, try to keep reading, because this does have implications beyond the sprawling soybean farms in the Argentine province of Cordoba. What does it mean to have a "commodities boom," or growth driven by the export of commodities?

How Hot Weather Will Make Your Food More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

After Earth Day on Sunday, you probably heard a lot of reasons why you should be worried about climate change. Well, here's another: It's probably goi...

10 Cooking Oil Tips

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Experienced cooks may not find much new in these tips. But for those who find the array of cooking oils in the grocery store to be mystifying, if not confounding, these tips may help.

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

Monsanto Seeks Approval For Soybean Genetically Modified For Lower Fat

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 10.31.2011 | Food

DES MOINES, Iowa — The soybean industry is seeking government approval of a genetically modified soybean it says will produce oil lower in satur...

Gold Prices Continue To Rise On Europe Economy Fears

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Gold prices moved higher Tuesday as concerns deepened about the slowing European economy. Economic growth in Germany and France barely budged in the ...

Watching the Future Wash Away

Donald Carr | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

Dear Secretary Vilsack: Please Reconsider the Fate of Our Milk

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

With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.

End Of Cheap Food Era May Be Near

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (By KT Arasu) - U.S. grain prices should stay unrelentingly high this year, according to a Reuters poll, the latest sign that the era of chea...

Hu's on First -- China and the United States

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

The way forward for the United States has nothing to do with choices made in Beijing and everything to do with myriad choices Americans make at home.

Why Soy Might Be Hazardous To Your Health

civileats.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Hexane processing is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to problems associated with eating soy--and many of the health problems are unkn...

Wealthy Ag Lobbies Cry Poor

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Donald Carr

The idea that agribusiness lobbyists don't have the funds to properly "defend" their continuing cornucopia of taxpayer dollars does not even come close to passing the smell test.

QE2 Dangerous for American Wage Earners

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

A policy that makes fortunes for commodity traders, for hedge fund operators, for the gold and silver crowd while squeezing 90% of the nation is a terrible price to pay for replacing deflation with inflation.

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 7

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/39 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Challenging the Obesity System

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

For the past 35 years, U.S. farm policy has incentivized the production of a few commodity crops (like corn and soybeans), and the calories that come from them.

Study Shows Taxpayers Subsidizing Ethanol At $4.18 Per Gallon

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

The corn ethanol tax credit is a huge waste of money. We don't need an additional 1.4 billion gallons of corn ethanol or the deforestation that comes with it. And we sure as heck don't need to be spending $4.18 per gallon for it.

If the OPEC Cartel Is Being Tolerated, Why Not a Grain Export Association?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given OPEC's success, given our tolerance of its activities, given its enormous cost to our society, why should we not, in our own self-interest and in an effort to level the playing field, follow its example?

The Top Ten for 2010 (Ingredients for a Healthy Life)

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

What if I told you it ain't that hard to make over your entire diet? And in a month, you'll be lighter, more rested, less stressed and have more vitality and energy?