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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...

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...

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 | Food
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...

Supreme Court Rules Monsanto Is "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" As Children Bear Witness

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Robyn O'Brien

Those who stand to gain or lose the most from this decision, given the environmental and health implications of genetically engineered alfalfa, are our children.

Green News Report -- April 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: Oil rigs expl...

Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Case: Genetically Modified Alfalfa Ban Lifted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The Supreme Court on Monday lifted a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, despite claims they mig...

80-Plus Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

A proposed U.S. policy on food labeling would create major problems for American producers who want to label their products as free of genetically modified or engineered ingredients.

Green News Report -- April 20, 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: Rescue & reco...

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

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

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.

USDA Proposes Tougher Meat Industry Antitrust Rules

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift t...

UhOh: SpaghettiOs Recall

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

*Scroll down for a CBS news video on the 15 million-pound Spaghettios recall. (Update: 6/18/10, 12:50pm) (AP) WASHINGTON — Campbell Soup Co. is...

"Humanewashing" Industrial Agribusiness

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wayne Pacelle

Contrary to the Rose Acre's cheerful claims, our investigator found birds with broken bones and untreated, prolapsed uteruses; mummified corpses in cages with live hens; and abandoned hens who had fallen into manure pits.

The Lifetime Costs Of Raising A Child (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pregnant mothers and expecting fathers, you may want to sit down for this. Raising a child is 22 percent more costly than it was back in 1960, acco...

What Does 'Organic' Actually Mean?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Because the U.S. lags behind other developed countries when it comes to food safety, understanding label claims can often be a challenge for even the savviest shopper!

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

U.S. Government Is Not Taking The Potentially Harmful Effects Of GMOs Seriously

Reuters | Carey Gillam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Robert Kremer, a U.S. government microbiologist who studies Midwestern farm soil, has spent two decades analyzing the rich dirt that yields billions o...

How Much Have You Got to Spend?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Kids cost more for parents who have more. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its annual report on the cost of raising children. Using da...

Meat Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Stir

You're strolling past the meat counter, wondering what to grill this weekend, and you see all of those labels: organic, free range, natural. Natural? ...

You Want Chicken Poop With That Steak? Why FDA Should Ban Feces From Feed

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.

Sick of Cyanide

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Each year, a federal agency kills thousands of coyotes, wolves, bears, eagles and other native carnivores on behalf of agribusiness using two lethal poisons.

A Child Nutrition Act That Lives Up to Its Promise

Jilly Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jilly Stephens

A funding increase that robs Peter to pay Paul shouldn't be considered a "win" for hungry kids.

Revitalize Rural America? First grow some backbone

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Holt Gimenez

With Annie Shattuck U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently declared a "silent" crisis in rural America. Silent? The American farmers testifying at th...