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Dear Mr. President: Time to Man Up

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

You may start by reinstating Shirley Sherrod. She deserves that much. You may go further by admitting, as the NAACP has, that you were "snookered."

The Racism Faux-Scandals

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The right is using its media echo chamber to settle scores and reinforce its own "oppression narrative" in which black racism is a major national problem, and in which racism is not measured by material facts, but by what's allegedly in your head.

Sherrod's Real Lesson: The Power of Personal Evolution

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Shirley demonstrated a quality too often missing in our leaders: evolution. She used the incident with the white farmer as an opportunity to learn more about the scope of equity.

Liberals Miss the Point

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

President Obama: Time to Man-Up and Rehire Shirley Sherrod -- and Apologize

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

Shirley Sherrod is the kind of person whose service deserves reward, not to have her name dragged through the right wing mud with the aid of the highest office in the land.

WATCH: USDA Official Admits Racial Preference During NAACP Banquet, Resigns

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** 7/20/10, 6:49PM Shirley Sherrod says that she was forced to resign from her position at the USDA after her comments were taken out of c...

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.

How Long Will Food Keep? Website Provides All The Answers

New York Daily News | Rosemary Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How long will those eggs keep in the fridge? Can leftover picnic foods sit out in the sun for more than an hour? Does frozen chicken have an expiratio...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marion Nestle

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics is in my kitchen today. Find out what her favorite frozen treat is, her favorite childhood snack, and how she stays connected.

The Unholy Alliance: Monsanto, Dupont & Obama

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Cummins

President Obama knows that agribusiness cannot be trusted with the policy and regulatory powers of government. On the campaign trail in 2007, he promi...

Junk Food Crackdown: Feds Draw Up Strict Standards For Marketing To Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is the federal government preparing to impose strict new standards on the food industry and how it markets junk food to kids? On Wednesday, BNET po...

Dairy Farmers Ask Feds to Fix a Broken System

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held another joint public hearing on anti-trust issues in farming. This hearing focused on dairy farmers, who, it's fair to say, are in a state of overwhelming crisis.

The Price of Cheap Meat: A Lake Dies in Ohio

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Grand Lake St. Marys -- Ohio's largest inland body of water and a treasured recreational area -- is dying. And if you barbecued some supermarket pork over the holiday weekend, you helped contribute to this disaster.

Meatless Monday: Going to (GMO) Seed

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Why make such a fuss about the Supreme Court's vote to lift the ban on Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa? Because more than alfalfa is at stake: Monsanto's GMOs are in almost every processed thing we eat. Details (and recipes!) inside.

Will Farm Subsidies Be the Tea Partiers' Achilles' Heel?

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's odd that Tea Party candidates have had so little to say about one area of wasteful spending that all limited government advocates should be able to agree on -- the USDA's farm subsidy programs.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Weekly Mulch: When will America be free from BP?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a ...

The Audacity of Hope Springs Eternal

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

After roughly six decades of being the US Dept. of Agribusiness, Kathleen Merrigan is trying to put the culture back in agriculture.

Biotech Alfalfa: Supreme Court Isn't Convinced It Should Be Banned

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. from sellin...

Black Farmers: Still Waiting for Justice

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Gordy

On April 11, a man named John M. Bonner, of the small town Dinwiddie, Virginia, passed away. He was 87 years old. A pioneer of the Black Farmers' Move...

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

From Bush Legs to Bad Business Practices - It's Been a Busy Week for Poultry

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

It's been quite a week for US poultry. On Tuesday the USDA issued proposed rules to clarify the meaning of "unfair business practices" under the almos...

Responding to Uninformed Opinions About Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The ever-growing ranks of families turning to America's food banks is a reality that should not be met with ridicule. Instead, we must respond with the compassion, steadfast resolve, and solidarity that have always fueled our great nation.

Green News Report -- June 22, 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: Breaking: Mor...