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October 10th, 2017
Big Island [Mega] Dairy Dumps on Local Communities
Big Island Dairy’s website features a picture of barns beneath a clear blue sky, surrounded by lush, green pasture, with words like “local” and “fresh” describing the milk it produces.
October 3rd, 2017
Activism as Art: Giving Dolores Huerta her Rightful Place in American History
Lessons Learned from the New Documentary “Dolores” about the Life of Dolores Huerta We live at an age where personality cult is rife, yet there are fewer heroes.
September 28th, 2017
A “Wonderful” Day of Action: How We Delivered Nearly 100K Signatures to The (Not So) Wonderful Company
On September 19th, California residents joined Center for Food Safety, Food and Water Watch, Daily Kos, and Climate Hawks Vote to deliver boxes of petition signatures to The Wonderful Company headquarters in West LA, urging the billion-dollar compa.
September 27th, 2017
Chain Reaction III - In Weaning Fast Food Off Drugs, Chickens Get the Better Deal
New report shows more restaurants are taking action to save antibiotics, but are slow to move beyond chicken For the third year in a row, the Chain Reaction scorecard and report rates the top 25 U.S.
September 8th, 2017
How Monsanto Is Devastating Thousands of Farms Across 20 States
Monsanto's GE cotton and soybeans were made to be resistant to an herbicide that drifts to nearby crops. Bill Bader is Missouri’s largest peach grower, supplying produce to retailers throughout the mid-South.
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.