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Potential Supreme Court Kagan Gets Grilled on "Stupid" Food Law

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 30, 2010 - 10:08pm

Sometimes the more you watch politicians, the more you reaize there may be little hope left for an intelligent debate on anything from health care to vegetables, especially in Washington DC. Fortunately there's food. In surely what is a growing sign of the power of the sustainable food movement, during Elana Kagan's Supreme Court nomiation hearing this yesterday, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) asked a very important question for all of us.

"Do we (Congress) have the power to tell people what to eat everyday?" Coburn quized Kagan.

Obama State Department Official Pledges to Confront Global Biotech / GMO Critics

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on May 13, 2010 - 10:36am

 The U.S. State Department will aggressively confront critics of agricultural biotechnology as the United States seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change, Jose Fernandez, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, told several hundred attendees from around the world at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual convention last week in Chicago.

National Organic Program Announces Re-Interpretation of Allowable Accessory Nutrients to Strengthen Program Integrity

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 27, 2010 - 12:06pm

 

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the correction of a 2006 decision by the National Organic Program (NOP) regarding “accessory nutrients” in organic processed food. The new interpretation of the National Organic Standards is based on new information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

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