Food and Farming

Genetic Engineering Lies Prevail Again

Genetic Engineering Lies Prevail Again

If you doubt that big money and lies can pervert elections, look at Initiative 522 in Washington State. A grassroots coalition of consumers, organic producers, environmentalists, and others who want honesty in food labeling put it on the ballot. They lost. The measure...

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This Vanilla Experiment Stinks

This Vanilla Experiment Stinks

Isn't it so inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers? Welcome once again to the phantasmagoric world of DNA manipulators. In particular, this branch of genetic...

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Child Labor Shouldn’t Haunt Halloween

Child Labor Shouldn’t Haunt Halloween

I can't bring myself to be the Grinch who stole Halloween. I just can't, even though I write about healthy food. I even eat (mostly) healthy food. Friends and colleagues expect me to have something to say about Halloween. But how can anyone condemn an innocent day of...

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You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald's achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does...

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Monsanto’s Absurdity Reaches New Heights

Monsanto’s Absurdity Reaches New Heights

It was my privilege to go to Des Moines recently for a World Food Prize extravaganza recognizing Monsanto's work against global hunger. But wait, Monsanto is not a hunger-fighter. It's a predatory proliferator of proprietary and genetically engineered seeds. That's...

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