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Michael Pollan: Eating Is a Political Act

Michael Pollan discusses food production, consumer choices, the future of organics and climate change. By Mark Eisen, The Progressive Michael Pollan has got people talking. His recent books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, have captured the public imagination, setting off countless coffee shop… Read more »

Oregon’s Organic Farmers Fight Genetically Modified Seeds

The Oregonian Scott Learn Critics of genetically modified crops have warned about “frankenfood” and “superweeds” for years. But today, more than four-fifths of the nation’s corn, cotton and soybean crops are altered to resist pesticides and insects.

(ALERT OVER) – Urge the NOSB to Remove Soy Lecithin from the National List

Little-known food ingredient takes center stage in precedent-setting vote Public Comments due Monday, November 3rd Take a look at the bar of organic chocolate in your desk drawer or the carton of organic ice cream in your freezer, and you’ll likely see a little-known but very common food ingredient: lecithin. Unless the ingredients list specifically… Read more »

Planet-Profit Report: Organics Vs. Local

Dairy’s battle reflects conflicting views as organic ‘locavore’ movement gains ground Colorado Biz Today By Mike Taylor Forty miles north of Denver where residential real estate has yet to completely overrun agriculture, Mark Retzloff shows a visitor around his 400-acre Platteville facility. It’s the hub of Aurora Organic Dairy’s operations even though only about 1,000… Read more »

Huge Dairy Doesn’t Fit Organic Image

Aurora operation foes say farm pays lip service to ideal Rocky Mountain News By Joyzelle Davis PLATTEVILLE, CO – Not far from the truck stops that mark the I-25 turnoff to Longmont, Colorado’s largest organic dairy spreads across 500 acres. Some of the farm’s 1,075 black-and- white Holsteins amble across a pasture while others in… Read more »

Global Organic Foods & Beverages Market to Exceed $86 Billion by 2009

San Jose, CA — The global organic foods and beverages market is delivering strong double-digit annual growth as health and well-being moves up high on the consumer’s priority list. Outbreak of recent food scares, rising awareness of the long-term health impact of pesticidal residues in food, unhealthy ingredients such as carbohydrates, fat, calories and hydrogenated… Read more »

Attack of the Mutant Rice

America’s rice farmers didn’t want to grow a genetically engineered crop. Their customers in Europe did not want to buy it. So how did it end up in our food? Fortune Marc Gunther, Fortune senior writer (Fortune Magazine) — Back in the spring of 2001, a 64-year-old Texas rice farmer named Jacko Garrett watched a… Read more »

Anger as EU Ministers Give Green Light to GM-Contaminated Organic Food

Friends of the Earth has criticised the decision by EU Ministers to allow organic food to be contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). EU Agriculture Ministers, including the UK, have adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent of GM content to be classed – and labelled – as organic…. Read more »

Federal Judge Halts Planting of Commercialized Genetically-Altered Crop

Judge Orders Complete Environmental Review of Monsanto’s Gene-Altered Alfalfa San Francisco, CA — A Federal judge ruled on May 3 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) 2005 approval of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” alfalfa was illegal. Judge Charles Breyer called on USDA to ban any further planting of the GE seed until… Read more »

Voting Beyond Our Forks

Attention shoppers: it’s going to take more than consciousness at the checkout line to fix our broken food system Whole Life Times By Christopher D. Cook Bacterial scares aside, these are propitious days for good food. Burgeoning interest in organic, nontransfatty, local, slow, GMO-free foods suggests a ripening of consciousness that could transform today’s corporate… Read more »