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In The News: Germans Ditching Sausage for Vegetarian Food Over Health Concerns, Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues, The Uphill Battle to Better Regulate Formaldehyde, Central Valley’s Growing Concern: Crops Raised with Oil Field Water

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Germans Ditching Sausage for Vegetarian Food Over Health Concerns German’s love their sausage! But recently, it has been a hot topic that eating too much meat can result in various health problems; not to mention concerns for animal welfare and … Read More

In The News: U.S. District Court Upholds the Vermont GMO Labeling Law!; Can You Compost Shredded Paper?; Organic Trumps Conventional Across the Board; For Teenagers, Potassium May Matter More Than Salt; Man-Made Earthquakes Increasing

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Today, The U.S. District Court Affirmed the Constitutionality of the Vermont GMO Labeling Law I heard this great news, while on the bus to Albany, to lobby my Assemblyman Ed Ra, and to participate in a GMO labeling rally at … Read More

In The News: This Weekend, Saturday April 25th is the Long Island Food Conference!, Happy Earth Day! 20 Innovators Protecting the Planet, GMO Rally in Albany Tuesday the 28th!

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This Weekend, Saturday April 25th is the Long Island Food Conference! The 2015 Long Island Food Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Hofstra University will bring together hundreds of key stakeholders and members of our communities from across Long … Read More

In The News: Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Now Airborne, 13 Reasons Why the CDC is Right and You Should Vaccinate Your Kids (Satire), Egg Executives Get Jail for Salmonella Outbreak

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Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Now Airborne By 2050, antibiotic resistance is estimated to kill 10 million people annually, worldwide. At present, at least 23,000 Americans die as a direct result of an antibiotic-resistant infection each year. Watch this under … Read More

In The News: Radon In My Apartment? The Spectra Pipeline, Pesticide Residue in Fruits and Vegetables Associated with Low Sperm Count, A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer: Should We Be Scared? EPA Restricts Use of Pesticides Suspected of Killing Bees, There is No Such Thing as Cheap Food

Radon In My Apartment? The Spectra Pipeline Learn in two minutes about how Spectra and ConEd plan to bring fracked gas, laced with radon, into New York via a new explosive, high pressure pipeline. This is bad for the environment … Read More

In The News: Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Sugar Industry Subverted Public Health Policy for Decades, The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control. Food processors are subject to a dizzying array of regulations, … Read More

In The News: National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools, Stop Monsanto’s attack on GMO labeling, Celebrating World Water Day, How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Your Seafood

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National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a request for applications for the USDA’s Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants. Designed to increase the availability of … Read More

In The News: Long Island Food & Film Feast, Welcome To The Meatrix, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth—How GMOs Took Over the Food Supply, EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” Guide to Food Additives, Food First in Your Neighborhood

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Welcome To The Meatrix Here is a great video which tells the story of factory farming by a cow name Moofius and a pig named Leo. Inspired by the Matrix movie series, they tell the story in a compelling way … Read More

In The News: TEDx Manhattan; Changing The Way We Eat, Smart Meters Being Opposed for Health Reasons, Women Helping Women in Food and Farming, Public Health Officials Know Vaccines Can Spread Disease, Infections with Dangerous Gut Microbes Still on the Rise, Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

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TEDx Manhattan: Changing The Way We Eat On Saturday, March 7th, people from all across the country tuned in to watch over a dozen speakers talk about what we can do to take action to change our food system. I … Read More

In the News: Food Waste Grows, 101 Hopeful Food Facts, 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

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Food Waste Grows With the Middle Class An estimated one third of the food produced in the world is uneaten, and therefore generates massive food waste. It is estimated that $400 billion a year is spent on waste disposal. As … Read More


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