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GMO labeling would be outlawed by new bill in Congress

Originally posted on Grist:
State-led efforts to mandate GMO labels are blossoming like a field of organic tulips, but members of Congress are trying to mow them down with legislative herbicide. Maine and Connecticut recently…

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good gracious, is there lead in my fine china?

Originally posted on Grist:
Send your question to Umbra! Q. My mom passed along the set of dishes that my grandmother hand-carried home from China, back when she and my…

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Photo crop: Iowa high schoolers explain where your food comes from

Originally posted on Grist:
The Lexicon of SustainabilityClick to embiggen. See more photos at the bottom of the story. You’ll recognize the Lexicon of Sustainability images if you’ve seen them…

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fairer fare: How to turn food system kinks into win-wins for growers and eaters

Originally posted on Grist:
This is part of a series in which we’re asking what pragmatic steps we can take to make regional food systems more sustainable. We previously spoke with organic farmer…

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

EWG: “Yoga Mat” Chemical Found In Nearly 500 Foods

“Yoga Mat” Chemical Found In Nearly 500 Foods This news release was updated on Feb. 28, 2014. Washington, D.C. – The controversial “yoga mat” chemical that Vani Hari, creator of FoodBabe.com, campaigned … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The secret ingredient to slow food: Slow cash

Originally posted on Grist:
This is part of a series in which we’re asking what pragmatic steps we can take to make regional food systems more sustainable. We previously spoke with organic farmer…

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Food hubs: Sustainable agriculture’s missing link

Originally posted on Grist:
David Mattheson PhotographyBu Nygrens, director of purchasing for Veritable Vegetable. This is part of a series in which we’re asking what pragmatic steps we can take…

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s will shift (very slowly) to sustainable beef

Originally posted on Grist:
We aren’t suggesting that you try this, but should you venture into a McDonald’s a few years from now and order a hamburger, some of the…

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

General Mills nixes GMOs in original Cheerios

Originally posted on Eatocracy:
General Mills said that it has changed the sourcing of ingredients for its original Cheerios cereal, after an activist group said that the company bowed to…

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turns out those old-fashioned ways of farming were actually pretty smart

Originally posted on Grist:
ShutterstockThis worked better in the olden days when fish hung out here too. Remember those things humans did for thousands of years to feed themselves before…

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fast food protesters wage war on low pay

Originally posted on Eatocracy:
Fast food protests aren’t going away. Organizers say fast food restaurant workers in 100 U.S. cities will walk off the job Thursday, as part of a…

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Does California still import and exports the same produce?

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Four epic green ballot battles to watch today

Originally posted on Grist:
It’s an off-year election so there are no congressional races today, but some state and local battles are of immense interest to environmentalists. Here’s a quick…

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

US Food Day – How Food Literate Are You?

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
Since World Food Day happened recently, I was surprised to learn that the USA celebrate their own Food Day today! Maybe it’s similar to…

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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