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Will Colorado Legislators Help Us Fight for a Better Food System?

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found...

Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-the-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

It is clear to the experts that the current generation of GMOs do not live up to the hype continuously broadcast by biotech companies and their promotional East Coast wing--the federal government.

Organic Agriculture: Its Origins, and Evolution Over Time

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

[Editor's note: this is part 1 of a 7 part series examining the history of the organics movement in the US from the unique perspective of an individua...

Half a Billion Eggs, DeCoster, Factory Farms and Consolidation: The View From Iowa

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dave Murphy

As massive food safety outbreaks become more common, everyday Americans are starting to take a closer look at what they eat and how it's made.

E. Coli Outbreak Puts Focus On Meat Oversight

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The first known U.S. outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulatio...

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Recalls

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HENDERSON, Colo. — A Colorado company has recalled 66,000 pounds of bison meat sold nationwide after federal agriculture officials linked it to ...

Meet Your Meat: Why We All Should Care Where Our Burger Comes From

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

As corporations increasingly own the animals on giant feedlots they control, they are able to suppress the price independent ranchers across the state can get for their livestock.

Cowboys Versus Packers This Week -- And We're Not Talking Football

Mabel Dobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mabel Dobbs

A tiny handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating livestock producers for decades. These packers control the livestock markets.

Rice And Crawfish Farmers Paid To Host Birds After Spill

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

To keep migratory birds away from oily areas along the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Dept of Agriculture is paying rice growers and landowners in Louisiana and other states to flood farms and pastures for habitat.

Safer Food Comes From a Fair System: Why Denver Citizens Should Care About USDA/DOJ hearings in Ft. Collins This Week

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

The egg recall is an example of why the consolidation of our food supply puts consumers at risk and why I am such a proponent of local, sustainable food producers.

USDA Plane Crash: Colorado Plane Chartered By USDA Crashes In Pennsylvania Neighborhood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — A small plane chartered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture crashed into a home Monday, killing three people aboard and narr...

Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets, Orders Review

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has revoked the government's approval of genetically altered sugar beets until regulators complete a more thorou...

Wal-Mart's Rotten Hunger Campaign

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Turning trash into tax deductions By Al Norman The Chronicle of Philanthropy declared this week that Wal-Mart was "the most generous" company in Ame...

Secret Ingredients

Robin Quivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Robin Quivers

When did we lose the right to know what we are eating? When did food labeling become a con game to make us think we're eating healthy even when we are not? Why is the government assisting those who wish to confuse us?

Growing Interest in Farmers Markets (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

August 1st through the 7th marks National Farmers Market week. The USDA has just released the new number of farmers markets in the U.S. and it's climbed up to 6,132 -- up 16% since last year!

Dan Froomkin

Limited Test Finds Dispersant Not Adding Toxicity To Oil, But Questions Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The combination of oil and dispersants is no more toxic to sea life than oil alone, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday after conduct...

The Bitter Ironies in USDA's Firing of Shirley Sherrod

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

For all the the subsidy programs' generosity toward those least in need, it has been impossible to bring closure to black farmers victimized by past USDA discrimination.

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 9

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/32 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 8

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/36 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

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...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 6

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/43 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people ...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 5

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/45 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 4

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/48 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

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...