Agriculture & Farming

American-Raised Meat? You May Not Know For Long

It took years to get country-of-origin labels, so you know where your meat comes from. But just after these labels began appearing in your grocery store, they could be gone for good simply because other countries don’t like them! The House just voted to kill the labels, and the Senate vote is our last chance


Whole Foods Markets: Throwing Organic Farmers Under The Bus?

By: Cornucopia Institute | Veteran Growers Shaken Down to Fund Grocer’s Marketing Program Incensed and insulted, five of the most respected and influential, veteran Certified Organic farmers in the nation have sent the CEO of Whole Foods Market a letter calling the company’s new “Responsibly Grown” produce marketing scheme “onerous and expensive” and stating that


New Yorkers Outraged After GMO Moths Released

Environmental, advocacy and organic farming organizations have sent a letter Thursday to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball along with Cornell University President David Skorton and Agricultural School Associate Dean Susan Brown, urging them to release information to the public about the field release of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at


Close The Loophole Allowing Conventional Cows On Organic Farms

Origin of Livestock – Proposed Rule *Comment by July 27 The new origin of livestock rule released by the USDA has tightened the rules that govern how conventionally raised livestock can be brought into organic production system, but a major loophole remains. This loophole could allow significant abuses to continue to the detriment of organic


Egg Shortage In America As Bird Flu Has Already Killed 45 MILLION Chickens And Turkeys

Did you know that 25 percent of all egg production in the United States has already been taken offline due to the bird flu crisis?  You aren’t hearing much about this in the mainstream media, but at this point bird flu has claimed the lives of 45 million chickens and turkeys in America.  When I


Take That, Monsanto!

Monsanto may be able to buy our politicians, but we still have some ethical judges on our side. On May 29 (2015), a federal judge in southern Oregon ruled that Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops doesn’t violate the state’s Right to Farm Act. The ruling followed another anti-Monsanto decision in Vermont. On April


Food Alert: Toxic Beetles Being Found In Organic Salad Greens In Canada And U.S.

By: Natasha Longo | Prevent Disease – Insects are a staple food in many diets around the world, however Iron Cross Blister Beetles are usually not on the menu. Food Inspection Agencies in Canada and the United States are on alert after the toxic beetles have been turning up in organic salads and packages of


Only Three Countries Have Completely Banned GMOs

Large chemical companies hanging on to International secretive Trade Agreements to impose their will on sovereign nation-States. Despite massive opposition to GMOs worldwide, only three countries have truly said NO to GMO. According to the Center for Food Safety, only Zambia, Benin and Serbia have official bans on genetically engineered food imports and cultivation. A


Neonicotinoid Pesticide Implicated In Monarch Butterfly Declines

By: Jérôme Rigot, PhD | The Cornucopia Institute – USDA researchers have identified the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin as a likely contributor to monarch butterfly declines in North America. The USDA research was published online April 3rd, 2015 in the journal Science of Nature. Neonicotinoids have been strongly implicated in pollinator declines worldwide; they are neurotoxins


Major Bank Warns Of Imminent Problems In U.S. Farming Industry: “Dire Straits”

By: Zero Hedge | Despite the government’s ‘advice’ to young debt-laden students, the tragedy of the American farmer continues with worryingly pessimistic views on the future of the industry. With farmland prices falling for the first time in almost 30 years, credit conditions are weakening dramatically and the Kansas City Fed warns that persistently low crop


Weed Killer That ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer Is Sprayed Near Schools

By: Willy Blackmore | Takepart.com – The summer I was 14, I woke up before dawn every morning, dressed in pants and long sleeves, and headed out for the high school parking lot, a frozen gallon jug of water in each hand. It was the first summer I was legally able to work, and being


Is Scientific American Censoring GMO-Skeptical Comments?

By: GM Watch | Academic physician-educator banned from pointing out errors in pro-GMO article – Claire Robinson reports Scientific American recently published a pro-GMO article by Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine. The article contains outright false claims, such as the old GMO industry line, “Humans have been genetically modifying foods through selective breeding


Restoring Our Soils By Learning From History

By: Roland Bunch | Agri Cultures Network – Most of our ideas about soils ignore the millions of years before mankind started farming. But what happened during the 99.9% of a soil’s history contains very important lessons. So let us celebrate the International Year of Soils by looking at what that history can tell us –


Dear Farmers: U.S. Is Now Importing Organic Corn To Satisfy Consumer Demand

By: Heather Callaghan | Activist Post – There are three things driving a surge in organic imports: U.S. farmers have been systematically pushed into growing mostly GMO crops; grown primarily for fuel, animal feed and cheap processed foods. Russia even used our food supply as an example for the EU to dump us and join them


Corporate Farms Control Of Water

Water and air are the most important resources on the planet. Breathing clean air seems to be accepted as a noble goal and the cost attributed to its improvement is usually universally accepted. However, the same cannot be said about access to fresh water as big business interests often argues. Many corporate interests contend that


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