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Food Policy Keeps Up; Washington DC Food Tank Summit Inspires; NYC Bodegas Protest; EPA Reports Smudged; Biodiversity Improves Standards

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Civil Eats Describes Food Policy Today “With policy changes taking place at breakneck speed in Washington, there is no certainty with respect to laws that have made the U.S. food system safer, healthier, and more sustainable. The only certainty is that … Read More

In The News: Obama Expected to Sign GMO Bill; Major Food Companies Paying Farmers to Go Organic; Thousands of Venezuelans Have to Cross Borders for Food

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Obama Expected to Sign GMO Bill When Obama was campaigning for the presidency in 2007, he spoke a lot about GMOs and his stand on them. A direct quote from one of his speeches: “We’ll let folks know whether their … Read More

Take Action: Tell the EPA to Ban Nerve Damaging Pesticides; Make GMO Labeling the Law in NY; Forgive Young Farmer Student Loans

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Tell the EPA to Ban Nerve Damaging Pesticides The EPA is accepting comments on the dangerous pesticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion for the next few weeks. Industrial farms have been spraying these harmful pesticides on soy, strawberries, kale, wheat, and … Read More

iEat Green Brings Healthy Cooking Demo to Nassau Community College, Planting in Accordance to the Moon Cycles, and An Interview with Catherine Gill, Sr. VP of Root Capital

Hi Everyone, As Spring takes hold of the season, our calendar is quickly filling up! Last week, I did a presentation of “One Wok, Three Meals” for the students and faculty at NCC, to demonstrate the ease at which one … Read More

iEat Green’s Bhavani Jaroff and Tamar Haspel from the Washington Post, Share a Spirited Conversation on the Safety of GMO’s

Hi Everyone, This morning, my guest on the Progressive Radio Network was Tamar Haspel, the award winning journalist who writes a monthly column for the Washington Post called Unearthed. Her writing focuses on food policy issues, such as GMO’s, biotech, … 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

Take Action: Help Bring to Light Research That Could Save the Bees; Stop the Native American Land Grab; Save The Wolves

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Help Bring to Light Research That Could Save the Bees The USDA is supposed to protect our food system, not Big Ag’s profits. But instead, it’s working hard to suppress research that could hurt pesticide giants like Bayer and Syngenta. … Read More

Take Action: Tell the EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides For Good; Tell Congress: Pass the ACHE Act and End Mountaintop Removal Mining; Help the People of Nepal Rebuild and Donate Now; You Can Help Ensure Sustainable Seafood in Our Future

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Tell the EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides For Good Help save the bees! The EPA made a huge step in saying, “it won?t approve any new or expanded uses of neonicotinoid pesticides while it continues to study the threats they … Read More


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