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October 31: Debating Animal Welfare Policy by NYU Wagner Food Policy Alliance

Farm animal welfare is a complex societal topic with policy reform origins dating back to the mid-1900s. While it has been almost 50 years since the original Animal Welfare Act, topics in farm policy with regard to livestock and the … Read More

Growing Organic Just Got Easier, maybe?; Trump’s Wall Could Cause Food System to Suffer; The Future or Dairy Farmers; Gene Editing Could Be Easier Than Microsoft; Urban Forests Rising; Animal Welfare Builds Support; Food Stamps Go Online

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Growing Organic Just Got Easier, but can we trust it? We can’t believe everything we hear. As I always say, you need to follow the money! The Organic Trade Association, which is an organization that was set up to help … Read More

Animal Welfare Awareness Spreads; Food Rescue Success Stories

Advocates Push to Extend Animal Welfare Act of 1966 in Federal Agencies Right now, an important battle is taking place for basic animal welfare protections in federal agencies. That is, we need to ask for more transparency to ensure sufficient steps … Read More

Tell the Senate: Don’t Let Monsanto Run the EPA; Demand the Truth: Labeling Animal Welfare; Support the OCA; Tell the EPA: NO Dumping in Puget Sound

Tell the Senate: Don’t Let Monsanto Run the USDA and EPA!  Since the new elect President, most of us will agree that the job now is to try to keep as many of “Monsanto’s minions” as possible from winning positions in the USDA, … Read More

Take Action: Support FoodCorps Work in Maine Schools, Child Nutrition Re-authorization Bill, Support the Consumers Revolution, NRDC Fundraiser Fights Pthalates

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Farm to Institution in Maine Schools On October 14th, there will be a conference for presenters, sponsors, and attendees to network and share information about the three pillars of Farm to School programs and its implementation at state level. One example of this working is with … Read More

Take Action: Chip In To Fight Back Against Monsanto; Participate in Meat Free Week; Tell Congress: Don’t Gut Healthy School Lunches

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Chip in to Fight Back Against Monsanto Despite the fact that 90% of Americans want strong GMO labeling, President Obama just signed the weak federal labeling bill into law. Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have poured money into getting … Read More

In the News: Milk Industry is Turning to Small Batch Operations; Strawberries Now Top Dirty Dozen List; Ag Department Proposing Stricter Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Chicken and Meat

Milk Industry is Turning to Small Batch Operations More and more consumers are learning about the negative impacts of factory farming, the awful treatment of the animals, and the lower quality product that results. Many farmers are responding to this … Read More


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