Food

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels   Farmers in California, the nation’s top agricultural state, are applying near-record levels of pesticides despite the rising popularity of organic produce and concerns about the health of farmworkers and rural schoolchildren….

 

FYI: More food products with glyphosate residues

SWAMP WATCH: EWG: “EPA has denied that glyphosate may increase the risk of cancer, and documents introduced in the recent California trial showed how the agency and Monsanto worked together to promote the claim that the chemical is safe. EWG…

 

Organic Grower Summit December 12 & 13th Monterey California

Connecting Organic Growers and Producers with Supply Chain and Service Providers December 12th – 13th, 2018 Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA Contact Advertise Home News Schedule Sponsors Exhibition Hotel Registration 2017 Summit Recap Launched by the Organic Produce Network…

 

More GM Watch news from around the planet

  Meta-analysis reveals major unintended differences between GMO and non-GMO cultivated plants The myth of “substantial equivalence” between GM crops and their closest non-GM relatives (called “isolines”) has taken yet another scientific hit. Researchers performed a meta-analysis of genetic data…

 

Will Switzerland Ban Synthetic Pesticides?

“….Bhutan said that as one of the only places in the world that can claim it is phasing out synthetic pesticides en masse, it would be ideally placed to recoup any losses once other nations wake up and realize that…

 

Farm Bill Update

Farm Bill Update from our friends at Community Alliance with Family Farmers & Farmers Guild In May, the House Agricultural Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway (R-Texas), produced a Farm Bill that had no Democratic support, in part because it included provisions…