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Glyphosate Testing for the Masses!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other U.S.-based regulatory bodies have created rules for how much glyphosate is allowed in drinking water, and these rules are based on the assumption that the toxin isn’t bio-accumulative. 88 more words

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What the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history means for farms

We have seen the future, and it’s northwest Iowa.

So says Erika Fry in a disturbing summary of the bird flu outbreak. Read her concise overview at Fortune here: …

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Greenwashing 101

A new report on the expensive art of greenwashing (PR tactics designed to convince you that black is white, in the world of health, agriculture and foodstuffs) has been released by… 420 more words

Factory Farming

Has the American Society for Nutrition lost all credibility?

By Michelle Simon

As with other health professional organizations, such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, ASN has many problematic ties with the food and beverage industry. 155 more words

Food

DARKer Days Ahead?

via OCA

Today, at 10 a.m., Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and their band of pro-GMO, anti-consumer, stomp-all-over-states’-rights outlaws will stand before the U.S. 200 more words

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Why Ban Glyphosate?

On March 20 2015 the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency IARC declared that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. IARC reached its decision based on the view of 17 top cancer experts from 11 countries, who met to assess the carcinogenicity of 5 pesticides. 219 more words

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Keep COOL, Congress!

Consumer and farm advocates fought for more than a decade to get Country of Origin Labels (COOL) for our food. Due to overwhelming consumer and farmer support, country of origin labeling on our fruit, vegetables, and meat became mandatory in the U.S. 101 more words

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