You are here

Blog Archive (March 2017) (Page1)

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: The Guardian  People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report. Middle-aged Scottish men with homes in deprived but verdant areas were found to have a death rate 16% lower than their more urban counterparts. Pregnant women also received a health boost from a greener... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch Despite the rapid growth of the organic food industry, U.S. production lags significantly behind consumer demand. A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows that with modest reforms to existing programs, Congress could help growers transition away from farming that relies on chemical pesticides and expand the acreage dedicated to organic... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: Nutrition & Food Recipes  Many of the recent reports exposed conventional foods manufactured in China as fake and even toxic: scams involving rice that contains plastic, fake eggs made from chemicals and many food items containing high levels of arsenic. Now that country-of-origin labeling has been removed by Congress (for meat), and companies are... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: Prepare For Change  A new battle is now raging over glyphosate (Roundup weed killer) on the heels of the California decision to require a cancer warning on the pesticide at the state level. Faced with having to defend a proven danger to public health in a court of law, as well as having to face tighter scrutiny in the EU, the chemical industry is lashing... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 21st, 2017
Originally published: KGW Portland Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would let farmers sue Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro and other companies that hold patents on genetically engineered seeds if crops grown from those seeds contaminate traditional or organic crops. Cross-contamination from GE crops can make other crops worthless, and can ruin seed lines that have taken decades... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 21st, 2017
Originally published: Civil Eats  Have you ever wondered whether, tucked away among the endless fields of soybeans and corn in America’s heartland, there are small-scale organic farmers making a living? Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher’s new documentary “Sustainable“—available on Amazon Video, Netflix, and VFX—answers that question with a resounding... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Keep The Soil In Organic  Hi to all, This letter is to catch up on efforts to keep the soil in organic farming. The fall NOSB meeting was a disappointment, as we had hoped that the recommendation crafted by the Crops Subcommittee would be permitted a vote, and we would finally make some progress in returning the organic standards to their original meaning. But... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Sustainable Pulse  U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu issued a strongly worded statement this week regarding reports that unsealed court documents raise new questions about the safety of Monsanto weed killer Roundup and its chief ingredient glyphosate. “New questions about the safety of Monsanto weed killer Roundup are deeply... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: The Fresno Bee State pesticide regulators are clamping down on spraying farm chemicals near school sites and day care centers under a first-of-its-kind statewide regulation. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released on Thursday its revised proposal for a spray ban that will affect about 3,500 schools and about 2,500 farmers in California. ... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Enviro.BLR  The Arkansas State Plant Board amended the Regulations on Pesticide Use to include tight restrictions on the use of pesticides containing the active ingredient dicamba. Effective January 27, 2017, the controversial new regulations: • Banned all dicamba acid and DMA (dimethylamine) formulations unless used on pastureland at least 1 mile... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Nation of Change  Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch? Monsanto is losing millions of dollars now that farmers in India are switching to indigenous cotton seeds rather than Bt cotton. The agrochemical company is known for pushing a form of Bt cotton in India for... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Holistic Management  Despite over 40 years of thousands of people practicing Holistic Management around the world on over 40 million acres and numerous scientific, peer-reviewed studies, there are still some people who want to detract from the results achieved by Holistic Management practitioners  and ignore the science behind why it works. A disappointing... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 20th, 2017
Originally published: Organic & Healthy  Is your favorite organic company owned by a huge corporation or is it truly organic and independent?    When it comes to this growing movement for clean food, we have to take the good with the bad, something that millions of consumers wrestle with every time they head to the grocery store. As our favorite organic... more

Pages

© 2017 Food Democracy Now | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Log In |

Created by RA Globe