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Real Food Challenge

Real Food Reaches Critical Mass

The logic of the plantation is the logic of today’s industrial food system. Is the logic of the chattel slave plantation the foundation of today’s industrial food system? There are some compelling parallels here. The logic of prioritizing profits over human, animal and environmental well-being for one. The complete disregard for the quality or health […]

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Why School Gardens Matter

Starting small, sophisticated New York City school kids are reconnecting with their food. From a small rooftop school garden that has grown into a 1/10 acre lot, Columbia Secondary School kids are eagerly spending time working, weeding and growing in the garden. The garden is proving its sustainable concepts in not only education and gardening, […]

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Bt or GMO Cotton

GMO Cotton May Be Phased Out In India

Use of GMO Cotton gives lower than promised yields Thanks to stagnant yields, substandard seeds and wrong information provided to growers and the Indian government, GMO cotton is under serious scrutiny to be possibly banned from planting. The Indian state agriculture department recently served notice to Mahyco Monsanto Biotech to possibly prevent future GMO cotton […]

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GMO Labeling Fight

Defeating GMO Labeling HIghest Priority of Big Food

Defeating GMO Labeling Initiative “single highest priority this year.” We’ve talked about how the California Proposition 37 -(aka Right to Know)- will be one of the biggest and hardest fought political and business battles this year. Here’s proof. In a recent speech to the American Soybean Association, Pamela Bailey, president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association […]

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Spoonful of GMO sugar?

Are You Eating GMO Sugar? Are You Sure?

A Little Roundup in Your Sugar? Last Thursday, July 19, 2012, the USDA completely deregulated GMO sugar beets for unrestricted planting in the US. The GMO sugar beets, from which table sugar is derived, pose no pest risk according to the USDA. It is interesting that the focus is on “pest risk”, as there are […]

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