Tag: food-supply

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Grain Traders Rejecting New Monsanto Soybeans

Monsanto is in trouble because it released seeds without EU approval. Why would it: New poisons and associated seeds are routinely approved without testing. What should upset everyone is this: “The latest Monsanto seeds contain

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EPA Says Pesticide Harms Bees

Bees are common in the deserts of the Southwest, where wild plants need them and wildlife needs the plants they pollinate.  Harm done to bees is just one reason why range poisons are so dangerous

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Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

Big Wildlife is interdependent with the agrochemical giants. Their poisons are harming human health, and even worse, destroying the soil fertility on which civilization depends. NOTE: post originally appeared on NYTimes.com on November 28, 2015

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The Corn-Fed Albatross Called Ethanol

Ethanol is a boondoggle foisted on the American taxpayers by so-called conservatives, in order to benefit their agribusiness cronies. The ethanol program is an economic and environmental disaster. NOTE: post originally appeared on WSJ.com on

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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DuPont Exploring Agricultural Deals With Syngenta, Dow Chemical

The agro-giants dominate “Big Ag” and “Big Wildlife”, a coalition of universities, agencies, legislators and NGOs. Their destructive practices harm free markets, the environment, habitat, wildlife, and our society. Allowing the giants to grow larger