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In the News: “Homegrown” No More, Elusive Diagnosis for Celiac Disease, Increased Support for Local and Organic Farming

Boycott Annie’s Homegrown Organic Annie’s Homegrown Organic, the company whose mission is to “cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet,” as of this month … Read More

In the News: FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs, Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls, People’s Climate March, Gas Leaf Blowers Add to Carbon Emissions

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FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs An expert panel encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change labeling and impose stricter limitations on the multibillion-dolloar testosterone drug industry.  Since the early 2000s testosterone usage has quadrupled for men in … Read More

In the News: New Hazard from Hog Farms, Electric Cars are Cleaner

New Hazard from Hog Farms A new study with data collected from industrial hog farms in North Carolina, has found that workers continue to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria for several days in their noses.  The bacteria noted, Staphylococcus aureus, while common … Read More

People’s Climate March This Sunday, September 21st

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FOOD JUSTICE AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH We are 4 days away from the historic People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, 4 days until we become part of the biggest climate march in the United States and change the … Read More

In the News: GMO Labeling Foes Triple Spending, New Study Confirms that Organic Crops are Better for You!

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U.S. GMO labeling Foes Triple Spending in First Half of this Year Over 2013 Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with GMOs spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly … Read More

In the News: Brain ‘Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Food’,Everyone. Everywhere. People’s Climate Mobilization, Does Your Favorite Food Have a Political Agenda? A New App Allows You to Find Out

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 Brain ‘Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Food’ According to a new study conducted by scientists from Tufts University, the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods by using a diet which does not leave … Read More

In the News: New Wave of GMO Crops Poised for Approval, Despite Public Outcry; WhiteWave Foods Ditches Controversial Ingredient Carrageenan

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New GMO Crops Poised for Approval Despite Public Outcry Despite the USDA’s own admission that it will cause an up to seven-fold increase in chemical pesticide use, a new type of genetically engineered seed built to resist one of the … Read More

In the News: A National Victory Nearly Ten Years in the Making, California Moves Toward Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags, USDA Clips Wings of Misleading Organic Marketers

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Fish And Wildlife Service Agrees to Phase-Out Genetically Engineered Crops & Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides on National Refuges The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has decided to phase out the use of genetically engineered crops to feed wildlife and ban … Read More

In the News: Victory for Mexico Beekeepers as Monsanto Loses GM Permit, USDA Releases Final Rule to Privatize Poultry Inspection, Vermont Law School Becomes First BEE Protective Campus

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Victory for Mexico Beekeepers as Monsanto Loses GM Permit A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, by halting the company’s plan to grow thousands of acres of GMO soybeans. A district judge … Read More

In the News: Lobbying Expenditures Against GMO Labeling Soar This Year, Banned Pesticide DDT Linked to Obesity and Diabetes, Environmental Group Earns Oil Income Despite Pledge Against Drilling

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Lobbying Expenditures Against GMO Labeling Soar This Year According to a new report, the food industry spent 9 million dollars lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Big spenders include the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which … Read More


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