Food

21 Gene Edited Plants Approved by USDA

“In the EU, all genetically engineered organisms must undergo a mandatory risk assessment. In the USA, on the other hand, there are no such legal requirements. There are nevertheless also stakeholders in the EU who want to market their products…

 

Fracking Fluid Used to Irrigate Organic Crops

Support your local farmer….they won’t poison you. “In certain areas of California, oil and gas companies supply up to half of the water that goes to farmland. That includes some areas owned by companies that grow organic crops.”  Fracking Fluid…

 

Don’t mess with Judges Bayer/Monsanto

OCA: TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK ‘Doesn’t Care’ It’s hardly surprising that Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) doesn’t care if its Roundup weedkiller kills more than just weeds. But when the judge overseeing the trial of a cancer victim who…

 

Cultured meat will now be regulated by the FDA and USDA

You can have mine…..”That’s how the cell-based meat industry ended up actively working to convince the US government to step in and exercise its regulatory authority — and that’s why they were encouraged by the government’s announcement. By stepping in…

 

Grassfed Exchange in Santa Rosa April 3-5

Grassfed Exchange in Santa Rosa April 3-5, Sonoma County Fairgrounds This is the first year the Grassfed Exchange has come to California.  This year’s conference theme, Regeneration Rising, is focused specifically on empowering the next generation of regenerative farmers. Speakers…

 

Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?

WWW loves our family farmers. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. This article was corrected 11 December 2018, following the release of revised data from the Centers for Disease Control. An earlier version cited the CDC…

 

FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, but Won’t Enforce Until 2020

Support your local farmer…… “Following pressure from several environmental and consumer safety groups, the FDA in October 2018 opted to ban seven synthetic food additives known to cause harm—synthetically derived benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, methyl eugenol, myrcene, pulegone, pyridine and styrene—ingredients…

 

Right To Know Update on glyphosate hearings

Last week, U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker stood up for a free press and for journalists who investigate powerful corporations when he dismissed the defamation lawsuit brought by University of Florida Professor Kevin Folta against the New York Times and Eric…