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Blog/News (May 9, 2017) What is the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill is a comprehensive law that creates many federal policies related to agriculture and food. It is typically renewed every 5 years and covers topics like farm subsidies, conservation, and food assistance. The…

Blog/News (May 5, 2017) Organizations nationwide are urging Senator Murkowski, chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee to delay hearings on Trump’s nominees for the Federal Energy and Natural Resources Commission. The following letter was sent to…

Blog/News (May 5, 2017) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the agency that is primarily responsible for approving pipelines in the US.  It has a terrible track record.  Its latest approved project, the Rover pipeline that is being built in the Midwest,…

Blog/News (May 3, 2017) The collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh launched a global outcry about the horrific conditions of the factories that make clothes for some of the world’s largest clothing companies. Yet four years after Rana Plaza, strikingly little has changed for…

Blog/News (May 3, 2017) Samsung has had, to put it lightly, an exciting year. From exploding phone batteries to a corruption scandal linked to the recently impeached president of South Korea, Samsung’s story rivals that of the most dramatic of soap operas. Given the public…

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Blog/News (May 3, 2017) Originally published by Washington Post May 3rd, 2017 By Caitlin Dewey The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded through the…

Blog/News (April 27, 2017) It’s been a challenging time to be in the business of working for people and planet. For us, the "green" in Green America goes beyond working for environmental sustainability. Green means we’re working for a world where all people have enough, where…
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Blog/News (April 27, 2017) Originally published by Corporate Europe Observatory April 27th, 2017 A toxic mix Although widely used across the world, many Bayer and Monsanto products are highly toxic for people and planet – an ironic illustration of our broken global food…

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Blog/News (April 26, 2017) Originally published by the Alternative Daily  April 26th, 2017 by Katherine Marko GMO foods, a hotly debated topic, seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. This is mainly because of glyphosate, a pesticide used specifically on GMO crops. It is…

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Blog/News (April 26, 2017) Originally published by Slate  April 26th, 2017 by Tess Doezema “Keep Frankenfish off my Dish!” a protester’s sign read. Another, adorned with six red hearts, suggested that “real people love real salmon.” A couple of years ago, protests against…

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Blog/News (April 25, 2017) Originally published by Huffpost April 25th, 2017 by Ken Roseboro When grain processing giant Cargill recently tweeted that it was working closely with the Non-GMO Project about verifying the company’s ingredients, GMO supporters had a Twitter fit…

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Blog/News (April 24, 2017) Originally published by CBS Minnesota April 24th, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered…

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Blog/News (April 21, 2017) Originally published by NPR April 21st, 2017 by Luke Runyon At the public library in the rural Morgan County town of Brush, Colo., Marissa Velazquez welcomes her students to class. It's a sunny Saturday morning, and the day marks the halfway point…

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Blog/News (April 19, 2017) Originally published by NPR April 19th, 2017 by Nick Romeo Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come. The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still…

Blog/News (April 19, 2017) At the end of April, hundreds of thousands of people will take part in the People’s Climate March in DC and around the country. The march will send a clear message that the majority of Americans understand that climate change is all too real — and…

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Blog/News (April 18, 2017) Originally published by Modern Farmer April 18th, 2017 by Andrew Amelinckx Whether it’s apples from New Zealand or bananas from Ecuador, produce often travels great distances to get to the consumer and loss due to spoilage or other problems along…

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Blog/News (April 18, 2017) Originally published by Sustainable Pulse  April 18th, 2017 Today the five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion, which include key conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on the need for important…

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Blog/News (April 18, 2017) Originally published by the Huffington Post April 12th, 2107 By Carey Gillam The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizens for residues of a…

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Blog/News (April 17, 2017) Originally published by the Guardian  April 17th, 2017 by Sam Levin A white cloud of pesticides had drifted into Fidelia Morales’s back yard, coating her children’s swing set. The 40-year-old mother of five gestured toward the citrus groves that…

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Blog/News (April 15, 2017) Originally published by the Register-Guard April 15th, 2017 SALEM — Local governments in Oregon will continue to be prohibited from regulating genetically engineered crops. Bills to ease the ban both failed to make it out of committee at the…