Industrial agriculture plays a significant role in Iowa’s water quality crisis. This includes pollution from manure application, runoff and spills that contaminate waterways with bacteria, nitrates, phosphorus, antibiotics, and heavy metals.
The First Amendment of the US constitution guarantees the right to free speech. In an astonishing and outrageous move, the State of Iowa wants to remove this fundamental right in its trial against two protesters against Monsanto, the activist known as Reverend Billy, and his co-defendant, Father Frank Cordaro, a peace activist and co-founder of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker Group.
Breaking: Copy of Hillary Clinton's Fundraiser with Monsanto's Law Firm "Rural Americans for Hillary" 2007 Tell Hillary to Dump Monsanto's Lobbyists and Support Mandatory GMO Labeling!
By: Jeff Bridges
By: Willy Blackmore
Even the notoriously brash billionaire backs down from fight with GMO seed giant.
Clear Lake, Iowa — What comes up, must go down. As the race for the presidential campaign field of 2016 heats up, Donald Trump's poll numbers have started to slip. The first place this has been noticed is in Iowa, where the latest Des Moines Register Poll has Trump trailing Ben Carson by 9 points.
By: Gary Paul Nabhan
Iowa, the United States’ top egg producer, has become the third state to declare a state of emergency over the growing bird flu outbreak, joining Minnesota and Wisconsin.
By Jo Winterbottom and P.J. Huffstutter, Reuters: