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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 08th, 2013
By Julian Hattem, The Obama administration wants to add Greek yogurt to school lunch menus. On Monday, the Department of Agriculture announced it was looking to buy the yogurt for schools participating in a federally assisted program that subsidizes school lunches. A department official said in a statement that the introduction of Greek yogurt, which is high in protein, was aimed at helping... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 08th, 2013
By Stephen C. Webster, The hipster trend of urban farming has started to backfire across the nation, the owners of two farm animal rescue services tell NBC News. As urbanites from Portland to Austin to New York discover that their pet chickens only lay eggs for a couple of years, while continuing to live on for up to a decade, more and more backyard chickens are showing up in shelters.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 05th, 2013
  (Reuters) - Japan will import 750 tonnes of wheat used for making cakes that is not the U.S. western white variety for the first time in over half a century, following a halt on shipments of the U.S. grade. Tokyo stopped imports of western white, a mixture of soft white and club white wheat developed particularly for Japan, in late-May after the U.S. announced it had found a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 05th, 2013
By Michael Lipsky, This week U.S. and European negotiators will begin secret talks that could bargain away a key element in American resistance to GMO foods. The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also referred to as a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), will focus on "normalizing" regulatory practices that business interests deem limit trade, including... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 03rd, 2013
By Maggie Sergio, The tropical paradise of Hawaii is on the bucket list of many. Peaceful images of white sandy beaches, warm tropical waters and the welcoming spirit of Aloha is what draws tourists from around the globe. In 2012, Hawaiian tourism hit an all-time high. Visitors spent a record of $14.3 billion dollars and more tourists than ever before (close to 8 million people) visited... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 02nd, 2013
The mystery of how a variety of genetically engineered wheat supposedly abandoned by Monsanto years ago was found growing in an eastern Oregon field a few weeks ago has taken an interesting turn. USDA’s own National Center for Genetic Resource Preservation, located in Fort Collins, CO, was storing the GM wheat seed as recently as late 2011, according to documents obtain by the Reuters... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2013
The EPA wants to raise chemical residues for the weedkiller Glyphosate in your food! Tell President Obama and the EPA not to cave to Monsanto and the biotech industry! Deadline: Midnight tonight - July 1st - Tell the EPA to Keep Glyphosate Off Your Plate! For 20 plus years, Monsanto has said that its proprietary weedkiller Roundup and its main chemical ingredient glyphosate were safe. But in... more

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