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August 22nd, 2017
What Netflix’s Okja Gets Right about an Industrial Food Future
Netflix’s recent, original feature film Okja has triggered a bit of disruption amongst both those in the film industry and enthusiasts in the food movement.
August 17th, 2017
We’re taking the Trump Administration to court to protect Washington’s environment
Would you want to walk on this beach? Geoduck tubes, Totten Inlet 2008 - (Credit: Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat) Modern industrial shellfish operations are essentially oyster and clam CAFOs The same Trump U.S.
July 19th, 2017
Enemies of GE Labeling and Animal Welfare Aim Their Sights at Organic Integrity
By an overwhelming margin, Americans want their organic dairy and meat production to be subject to strong, mandatory humane practices.
July 13th, 2017
Now Is Our Chance to Get USDA to Label GMOs on the Package
We’ve fought for years for labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food. Now is our chance to finally get it.
June 28th, 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About the Big Island [MEGA] Dairy
Photo Credit: Kupale Ookala Today the Center for Food Safety, along with community group Kupale Ookala, sued Big Island Dairy, LLC for violating the federal Clean Water Act.
June 23rd, 2017
“Food Evolution” Film: Propaganda and Pandering
I’ve written about pro-GMO propaganda before – about the “Big Lie.
June 8th, 2017
Out to Pasture? USDA May Scrap Key Protections for Organic Animals and Consumers
People choose organic foods because they believe that they were produced with integrity by farmers committed to strong standards of care for the planet and all its inhabitants.
May 22nd, 2017
Generally Recognized as Safe (Because Industry Says So)
Epigallocatechin‑3-gallate. Gamma‑amino butyric acid. Theobromine . Nano-scale titanium dioxide .
May 12th, 2017
This Mother’s Day, Celebrate Your Mother and Mother Earth with Pollinator-Friendly Plants
Every May, adults and children alike are tasked with a daunting mission—to somehow thank our mothers for everything they’ve done for us over the years.
May 11th, 2017
Wielding our Political Power for Progress in the Food Movement
Five years ago today, I closed out my first legislative session as a grassroots lobbyist.
May 5th, 2017
EPA Should Look North For Guidance on Neonicotinoids
You’ve heard it before: bees are dying at alarming rates and research continues to point to a toxic class of insecticides (neonicotinoids) as a leading contributor to pollinator declines.
May 1st, 2017
Trump’s First 100 Days of Cozying Up to Big Ag
As of April 29th, Donald Trump has held the office of president for 100 days. It is ironically fitting that his 100th day in office coincided with the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. and sister marches around the world.
April 28th, 2017
Connecting the Dots on Ag and Climate Change
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of citizens will march in Washington, D.C. , and around the world, raising their voices to demand action on climate change, one of the most critical issues of our day.
April 25th, 2017
Creating a People’s Seed Movement
CFS Launches Global Seed Network to Preserve, Protect, and Grow Seed Sovereignty and Food Security The U.S. has lost 93 percent of its fruit and vegetable seed diversity in the last 80 years and, according to the U.N.
April 21st, 2017
Moooo-ve Over Big Ag: Fresh Farm Bill Ideas for 2018
During my tenure as an intern with CFS, I’ve had the opportunity to research a wide variety of issues pertaining to our food system, such as pollinator health, animal production, and genetic engineering.
April 7th, 2017
Homeland Food Security
In the United States today, hunger impacts more than 42 million Americans. This is a national disgrace caused by poverty and income inequality. In the not-too-distant future, hunger could also be the result of climate change.