More than 200 organizations and businesses called on President Barack Obama today to uphold his 2007 campaign pledge to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Congressional champions for GE labeling, led by Rep.
By Jenny Hopkinson,
The Obama administration wants to add Greek yogurt to school lunch menus.
On Monday, the Department of Agriculture announced it was looking to buy the yogurt for schools participating in a federally assisted program that subsidizes school lunches.
Open, transparent and competitive markets are allegedly the bedrock of the American free market system. The idea that any individual can go to market and sell their goods and not face discrimination, be forced to sign unfair contracts or experience deceptive practices is enshrined in more than 235 years of legal precedent.
It's that time of year again. Election season usually brings out the worst in politicians, whether it's members of the Republican far Right making baseless charges against their opponents or Democrats instinctively tucking their tails between their legs and hoping the election gets over before all of America learns they're cowards. But even worse is the political pandering that goes along with a ruling party desperate to maintain marginal seats in what is sure to be the shallacking of 2010.
by Barry Estabrook