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May 31st, 2013
Senator Boxer Introduces Pollinator Protection Amendment to the Senate Farm Bill
Next week Congress comes back from recess and the Senate will resume debates on the Farm Bill.
May 30th, 2013
So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?
This blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post 5/29/13 - On the Sanders GMO Labeling Amendment Failing in Senate Last week, as it did last year, the U.S.
May 24th, 2013
Smithfield, Americans Double-Hog-Dare You: Can You Prove Your "Ractopamine-Free" Claim Goes the Distance?
Last week, pork-producer Smithfield formally announced that within only a matter of weeks, 50% of its pork production would be free of the feed additive ractopamine.
May 20th, 2013
God Did Not Write the Farm Bill
Originally posted on the Huffington Post 5/19/13 One of the most memorable ads from the last Super Bowl featured the poem by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey called " So God Made a Farmer .
May 17th, 2013
CFS Holds Congressional Briefing on GE Food Labeling Bill
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has been working hard to support the federal bills to label genetically engineered food.
May 15th, 2013
EPA Report on Bee Health Reveals Serious Flaws in Review of Pesticides, Yet Agency Refuses to Take Action
Just over a week ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a joint report intended to address the devastating losses occurring in bee colonies across the country.
May 14th, 2013
Best Public Relations Money Can Buy - A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups
Last month, the International Food Information Council Foundation released the third edition of its report: Food Biotechnology: A Communicator’s Guide to Improving Understanding.
May 12th, 2013
Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement
In celebration of Mother’s Day, our new Policy Director, Elizabeth Kucinich , has written about her grandmothers and the role of women in the birth of the food movement more than 100 years ago, a movement we continue to build today.
May 9th, 2013
Fueling the Food Industry: Distillers Grains
Your car and your dinner may have more in common than you think. If you eat beef from conventionally raised cows, odds are that during its life it was fed a by‑product of ethanol fuel production known as “distillers grains.
May 8th, 2013
Putting the Food Safety back in the "Food Safety Modernization Act"
In the last few years, it seems like almost every week there is a new foodborne illness outbreak making headlines. Listeria in imported cheese and cantaloupe . Salmonella in peanut butter , imported papayas , dog food , and mangoes .
May 1st, 2013
Arsenic and Old FDA Policy
1944 was a big year for arsenic. That year, Carey Grant garnered laughs in Arsenic and Old Lace by playing the nephew of two “crazy” aunts who used the poison to kill lonely bachelors.
April 30th, 2013
Got Kids? Skip the Pesticides. Doctors' Orders!
Click here for the Spanish language version If your pediatrician recommends eating more fruits and vegetables, what they really mean is to eat organic fruits and vegetables.
April 30th, 2013
Public Participation in Government Decision-Making: An Organic Tradition
Public participation in government decision-making is an American tradition.
April 25th, 2013
Can We Learn from the Bees in Time to Save Them?
This Earth Week we look to the honey bee, that perfect symbol of human dependency on nature, for our own health and well-being.
April 8th, 2013
Ridding Schools of Fast Food, Junk Food, and Soda Pushers
With the passage of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010, in addition to improving school meals, Congress required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to update nearly non-existent nutrition standards on so-called competitive foods.
March 29th, 2013
Will April Showers Still Bring May Flowers?
California Farmers and Ranchers report from the front lines Quick, what comes to mind when you hear the word “spring?” Let us count the ways we know spring has arrived… the sight of bright green buds, sturdy se.