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Jamie Oliver wants to know why pink slime is part of your child’s healthy school lunch

April 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Why on earth does the USDA allow "pink slime" - a homogenized mix of the nastiest dregs and runoff of the meat processing industry - to be added into school lunches for America's children? That's the question celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is asking on his show Food Revolution (Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), and hopefully his voice will actually inspire somebody to listen

Farm Subsidies Don’t Make Us Fat

April 11th, 2011 | by Steve Savage

Last week Dr. Robert Paarlberg published an article in GOOD titled “The Inconvenient Truth About Cheap Food and Obesity: It’s [&hellip

Bad publicity from animal cruelty? Ban publicity…

March 29th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In two states, bills are making their way through the legislature that will deal with bad publicity affecting factory farms in a novel way. It turns out that folks don't like to buy meat if they hear about the horrible, inhumane way in which it's been raised. But rather than clean up their act, big ag has decided the problem isn't disgusting business practices - it's videos of disgusting business practices. So they'll make THOSE illegal

Is Europe’s ban on Monsanto’s GMO crops illegal?

March 23rd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Monsanto got a big boost in Europe yesterday when a European Union official ruled that the Union's constituent countries couldn't independently ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) on their turf. France and five other EU countries have put a blanket ban on GMOs, citing safety concerns

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