For non-GMO farmers, H.R. 1599 would be disastrous as it would preempt laws designed to protect them from GMO contamination of their fields. Without strong regulations and oversight, farmers’ crops and livelihoods are at risk in ways that they, their families and their communities cannot afford.
Groups raise concerns about neonicotinoids and their effects on bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
“Are Your Delicious, Healthy Almonds Killing Bees?” That is the question posed by Tom Philpott last week in Mother Jones. As the acreage in monocropped almonds in California has grown, so too has the reliance on “pollinator services”. Wild honeybees simply cannot pollinate the vast number of almond trees growing in California’s almond country anymore.[…]
The New York times ran this excellent critique of the USFRA sponsored film ‘Farmland’ in their movie section today. Unfortunately, they didn’t link to either Jim or our articles, but they did cite a number of other articles, including Anna Lappe’s piece at Grist called “Who’s behind the US Farmer’s & Ranchers Alliance and why[…]
I thought this would be a pretty simple first blog post – Monsanto’s Roundup Contaminates More than Just the Food on the Store Shelves – but breast milk? Nothing is supposed to be safer than breast milk. But as I looked deeper, I found a conspiracy, a profane alliance between industry, academia and the government.[…]
The USDA is currently soliciting comments regarding the status of currently non-regulated herbicide resistant corn and soybeans as well as the issue of “coexistence” and the AC21 report. Please submit your own comments to the USDA! Here are our Sample comments on herbicide resistant seeds and AC21
La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to[…]
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As Climate Talks Begin, Obama’s Change Mandate in Question (12.03.09) With Copenhagen around the corner and failure of this week’s WTO negotiations, the Obama administration’s international agenda and leadership style are coming under scrutiny. The potential confirmation of controversial former pesticide lobbyist Islam Siddiqui as the U.S. trade representative for agriculture threatens to further undermine this[…]