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Pesticide Lobby Launches Three-Year Campaign Against Organics

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 20, 2010 - 12:01pm

When I read this story, I pictured the characters of Big Ag sitting around the conference table pondering all the possible propaganda they could cook up to make Organics look and sound bad. Guess this is the best they could come up with: organics are to blame for Americans' poor diet. It's a hard sell, especially when all of those delicious veggies are arriving at the farmer's market and my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), One Step at a Time Gardens in Kanawha, Iowa.

Food Comsumption in America

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 19, 2010 - 4:03pm

Anyone curious about what the average American consumes on a yearly basis? If so, here's an easy to read graphic that shows what Americans consume, pound per pound. Now, if one can visualize all the other "stuff" in those foods... additives, agrichemicals, hormones, antibiotics. Check it out at:

 

 http://www.visualeconomics.com/food-consumption-in-america_2010-07-12/

 

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.

Decision in Monsanto v. Geerston Seed Farm: a Supreme Round Up of the Coverage

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 22, 2010 - 5:51am

Today's Supreme Court ruling in the Monsanto v. Geerston Seed Farms involving Monsanto's Roundup Ready genetically modified GMO alfalfa caused a significant stir in the sustainable ag community, with listservs frantically pushing out the latest news. What should have been a pretty straight forward story was complicated by reports in the mainstream media reporting

 

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