February 12th, 2012 | by Jeremy Bloom
Is the message about sustainable agriculture finally breaking through? Watch this Chipotle-sponsored video, "Cultivate a Better World", with a soundtrack by Willy Nelson(singing Radiohead!), and see what you think
December 26th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
By Sasha Lyutse Natural Resources Defense Council I turn 30 this weekend. That means that for my whole life, the corn [&hellip
December 22nd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom
It’s all about independence. When you can no longer trust the system to deliver healthy, non-contaminated food, take charge! Grow [&hellip
November 23rd, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
By Heather Carr (Cross-posted from our sister-blog, EatDrinkBetter) The SuperCommittee admitted defeat yesterday. The budget cuts will have to be [&hellip
October 20th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher
For the first time ever, scientists have uncovered the presence of infectious salmon anemia, a deadly virus that has devastated [&hellip
October 16th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom
In honor of World Food Day, I thought it was important to take a look at the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). I've been asked why we're writing so much about Monsanto and GMO.
I'm not a geneticist. If I say "We don't know enough about this," I'm just one guy. So I'll let a geneticist answer those questions. But David Suzuki is one of the top geneticists in the world, and he says,
"Because we aren't certain about the effects of GMOs, we must consider one of the guiding principles in science, the precautionary principle. Under this principle, if a policy or action could harm human health or the environment, we must not proceed until we know for sure what the impact will be. And it is up to those proposing the action or policy to prove that it is NOT harmful."
July 2nd, 2011 | by Steve Savage
Today, to be patriotic, I bought my wife some red, white and blue carnations. I asked the clerk who was trimming and wrapping the flowers where they came from, and he said, "Columbia." I would rather have purchased them from a domestic grower, but I couldn't.... And it's hard to find domestic fruits and vegetables, too. What happened
June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom
A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn't going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide.
They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects.
But that's just what a group of scientists from a diverse group - including Cambridge University, the King’s College London School of Medicine, and the Institute of Biology, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil - have found
June 1st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
As the crippled reactors in Japan continue to emit radiation into the environment, the risk grows that it will appear in our food. Radiation has already been detected in trace amounts in milk across the U.S., and in strawberries, kale and other vegetables in California
May 4th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher
With the USDA expected to approve genetically modified (GMO) salmon in the near future - without any serious safety research - it may devolve on the states to try to minimize the potential negative impact.
The California Assembly Health Committee in Sacramento on May 3 approved a bill requiring that all GMO salmon sold in California contain clear and prominent labeling