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Top 5 Things Big Food Wants to Hide from You About the DARK Act

Anti-GMO labeling groups are at it again. The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, officially H.R. 4432, and more accurately dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (the DARK Act), came before the 113th Congress last year, and is likely to appear before the 114th Congress this year in a new bill. To stop this from happening, this week has been…

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Why Congress May Be Bad for Your Health

As a parent, you make daily decisions to ensure the health and safety of your family: from proper car seat installation, to installing smoke alarms, to selecting the most trustworthy child care. And as an American parent, you’d like to believe that government agencies like the EPA and USDA are doing their best to safeguard…

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How Subsidies & Imports are Killing Organic Farming in the US

Take your family grocery shopping in nearly any supermarket nowadays, and you’re likely to find an entire aisle or two dedicated to organics if it’s not already integrated into the entire store. That’s because the organic movement and organic farming are growing in popularity, and that’s good news. Food Navigator reports that the U.S. organic market…

#ShiftHappens Twitter Party November 12th

ShiftCon is an amazing blogging conference where content creators passionate about food, wellness, sustainability & toxin-free living get together to support one another & learn to become more effective communicators. Green bloggers, wellness bloggers, fitness bloggers, parenting bloggers, lifestyle & food bloggers all took part this year in October creating a new community of activists…

#LabelGMOs Twitter Party

Do you want GMOs labeled? Colorado & Oregon are about to vote on state initiatives that will determine the future of labeling in this country. Already Vermont, Maine & Connecticut have passed labeling laws.  Next up is Oregon & Colorado. Would you like to help us get out the vote…especially in those two states? We…

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Internet Trolls: Online Nuisances or Corporate Shills?

Paying Internet trolls to skew the discussion is a growing trend in today’s food industry, as the organic food movement grows and the GMO labeling debate hits ballot boxes all over U.S.  The Intercept, a website organized by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill that reports on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has…

Farming or Pharming?

There are a lot of misconceptions about GMOs out there. I suppose when food becomes mostly about science and patents, it can get a bit confusing. I’m here to set the record straight on a common area of confusion, hybrid crops vs. GMOs. What Are Hybrid Crops? These seeds are developed through cross-breeding two different, but compatible plants. This…