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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 21st, 2011

Earlier this week, the Frank Lucas (R-OK), the new chair of the House Agriculture committee, and two U.S. Senators sent a letter to Secretary Vilsack attempting to intimidate him and Obama administration USDA officials into fasttracking approval for Monsanto's genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 20th, 2011

No GMO contaminationEverything you thought you knew about organics is about to change. If the USDA and Monsanto get their way, organic integrity is about to go the way of the dinosaur.
 
Once again, the organic industry is under assault...

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 17th, 2011

Leopold LogoLast week, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa announced its plan to boost the local food economy in Iowa. The plan was submitted to the Iowa Legislature last week.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 16th, 2011

Sunday mornings...

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 13th, 2011

The Vanishing of the BeesFor the past several years scientists have been desperately searching for an answer to the mysterious collapse of bee populations worldwide. Known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”, massive bee die-offs around the globe have alarmed scientists as commercial beekeepers have suddenly found empty hives in record numbers, with as much as 30% of the commercial honey bee population in the U.S. nearly wiped out since 2006.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 10th, 2011

VilsackWorldFoodLooks like sustainable aggies and organic consumers aren't the only ones with a close eye on Tom Vilsack these days, watching what he will do on genetically-modified (GMO) alfalfa. Apparently the biotech industry is, too.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 06th, 2011

four lokoBy Michele Simon,

This time of year, it’s customary to look back and capture the most important historical moments. And all things considered, 2010 was a pretty good year. So in that spirit, here are my top 5 gains in food policy. (They are in no particular order.)


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 04th, 2011

By Helena Bottemiller

After much controversy, anticipation and discussion, the Food Safety Modernization Act will officially be signed into law today with provisions for small farmers intact. Food Safety News' Helena Bottemiller summarizes the antiipated political theater yet to come.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 29th, 2010

In a brilliant review of Sex at Dawn, Gizmodo's Joel Johnson deconstructs the origins of agriculture, and the rise of monogamy over free love via beer.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 24th, 2010

After taking more twists and turns than a 40 foot tapeworm, the Food Safety Modernization Act finally went back to the U.S. House of Representatives where it passed the Senate version of the bill by a vote of 215 to 144. The House vote ends nearly a month of legislative limbo after the Senate originally passed the controversial bill on November 30th by a wide bipartisan margin of 73 to 25, but a procedural error in the Senate version caused the bill's fate to hang uncertainly between Big Ag, Tea Party and other efforts to kill it.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 23rd, 2010

BillAfter more twists than a 40 foot tapeworm, the Food Safety Modernization Act finally went back to the U.S. House of Representatives where it passed the Senate version of the bill by a vote of 215 to 144. The House vote ends three weeks of legislative limbo after the Senate originally passed the controversial bill on November 30th by a wide bipartisan margin of 73 to 25, but a procedural error in the Senate version caused the bill's fate to hang uncertainly between Big Ag, Tea Party and other efforts to kill it.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 17th, 2010

May Soon Dine with the Fishes - GodfatherIf you've been following the latest drama on the food safety bill, you'll know that last week the previously passed Senate version of S.510 (73 to 25) was attached to a continuing resolution, needed to fund the federal government, and squeeked out of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote of 212 to 206 to go back to the Senate for final approval where it now languishes.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2010

Healthy Food Vs Junk FoodBy Shawn Kramer Sisson,

Some of you may know that the Department of Justice has been holding agriculture antitrust workshops over the past year, culminating with the final workshop this past week in Washington, DC. You can catch some of it on C-Span, including what I am writing about here.  I am going to leave aside things from this panel like what farmers make in relation to prices charged for food, and focus on one of the


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