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GMO labels are now the law of the land

We’re officially a country that labels GMOs now. President Obama signed a bill on Friday that requires food companies to label products with genetically engineered ingredients. 159 more words


USDA finalizes school food rules: Applause! | Food Politics

Last week, the USDA sent out a press release announcing the last four Final Rules for school meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010: 704 more words

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Crops Subsidized with Our Tax Dollars Are Making Us Sick

In the US, we subsidize the growth of commodity crops such as corn and soy. These crops are feed to livestock or industry creates ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup and oils that are put in the junkiest foods we consume (sodas, French fries etc.). 104 more words

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Race to the Farm

July 24, 2016

I’m headed off to the SAEA meeting later this week, where I’m part of panel. SAEA is the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association. It’s not part of my regular circuit, but I’m looking forward to it. 841 more words


Congress sends GMO-labeling bill to Obama’s desk

The United States took another step toward requiring food makers to label genetically modified ingredients on Thursday, when both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that cleared the Senate last week. 105 more words


Divinatory Models: Conversations with pastry, the past and the inside

This year I have been making pastry interpretations of ancient divination models using shortbread biscuit dough, and rough, puff and hot water crust pastry, for the lids of pies with various fillings. 987 more words

Kitchen-Counter-Culture reblogged this on Kitchen Counter Culture and commented:

I've just come across the fascinating art practice of Amanda Couch who works in animal innards, pastry, divination and performance. At the recent Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking she enacted "a divination ritual based on ancient Mesopotamian and Greek extispicy methods" enquiring "Will the UK would invoke article 50?" The answer was no! I am so looking forward to learning more about her work, thus sharing one post here from her blog as a link for all of us to much more.

sun mad raisins: unnaturally grown

Esther Hernandez wanted to talk about the issue of pesticides.  In 1974, while still a student at Berkeley, Hernández had joined Las Mujeres Muralistas, San Francisco’s first all-Latina mural collective. 144 more words