Category: FOOD SUPPLY

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Eat Your Cake and Have It Too

We have learned that the best tasting food is the most nutritious, and that good taste depends on soil fertility – not to be confused with fertilizer. Because soil fertility, nutrition and delicious food are part of the same thing: “Designer” coffee and chocolate and many other better tasting foods could be the norm for

Organic vs. Non-GMO Labels. Who’s Winning?

The organic qualifications are easily gamed and often doubtful. Many genuine small organic producers are blocked by red tape. GMO safety is meaningless without a discussion of the safety of chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) with which most GMOs are inseparable. NOTE: post initially appeared on WSJ.com on December 8, 2015 Organic and non-GMO companies push

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In Australia, Cowboys Use Satellites to Home In on the Range

Technology is making holistic planned grazing cheaper and easier. NOTE: Post initially appeared on WSJ.com on January 24, 2016 Ranchers saddle up satellites to track herds; water-trough weigh-ins

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A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change: Dirt

We don’t need to agree whether there is climate change, or whether people are to blame for it, to know this: People are responsible for grassland decline. Grasslands are the planet’s largest terrestrial carbon sump.  Fixing grasslands will remove atmospheric carbon.  Healing grasslands with holistic practices is common sense. NOTE: this post originally appeared on

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Restoring Grasslands with Planned Grazing: Soil Carbon Curious

Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap. Led by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, and

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EPA Seeks to Revoke Approval of Dow Chemical Herbicide

Glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup, is associated with many illnesses, and according to the World Health Organization and the State of California, causes cancer. 2,4-D was a main ingredient in Agent Orange, which caused 2-million birth defects among Vietnamese exposed to it during the war. 60,000 American vets receive disability for illnesses caused by

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The Grasslands: Nice to Visit, Critical to Save

Excellent videos from the Savory Center Project posted to IndieGogGo at: https://goo.gl/fWVzLY Help us save the grasslands, stop climate change, fight desertification, and end world poverty.

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How Safe is Your Ground Beef?

Consumer Report’s research concludes that beef from feedlot-raised cattle was more likely to have bacteria overall, as well as bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, than beef from sustainably-raised cattle. NOTE: post originally appeared on ConsumerReports.org September 4, 2015 If you don’t know how the ground beef you eat was raised, you may be putting

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FDA Panel Seeks Tougher Antibiotic Labels

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics which are widely used in feeding of confined livestock, especially poultry. Much of these antibiotics survive processing and remain in our food. NOTE: Post Originally Appeared on WSJ.com on November 5, 2015 Mounting evidence of previously unknown, and sometimes permanent, side effects prompted review.

Monsanto Weighs Potential Deals

Unlike companies that grow organically, most corporate giants form through mergers and acquisitions. They are burdened with the costs of debt and amortization of doubtful and unproductive assets called “goodwill.” While insiders profit, customers and the public are left to suffer from monopoly prices, lack of innovation and the cannibalization of America’s jobs, industry and