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GMO In Your Apples? No Thanks, USDA!

There are no two ways to slice this: the genetically-engineered apple that the USDA is about to approve is not good news. Here is why: 1. Despite what the powers that be are claiming, there is NO …


In Defense Of Cooking

Michael Pollan needs no introduction. Since The Omnivore's Dilemma (The Penguin Press, 2006) established him as a prominent food-system American luminary, the New-York-Times-journalist-turned-best-sel…


GMO: The Referendum, The Propaganda, Its Backers & Their Lies

Unless you've been living under a rock, or outside of the USA, you can't ignore by now that the hottest campaign leading up to the November ballot is actually taking place in California. Yep, forget a…


Anti-Organics: The Propaganda Is On

You've all heard it by now: organic foods, including meat (read “antibiotic- and hormone-free”), offer no substantial health benefits over conventional foods. These dubious findings were served to us …


Rendered Animal Wastes In Our Food Chain

The media is all abuzz with contradictory rumors and statements after a case of mad-cow disease (or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, BSE) was found this week in California. The beef industry assures …


Nourish The Earth

Earth Day is a great opportunity to remember and reflect, if only for a moment, on the symbiotic relationship between our planet and its inhabitants. Take food, for instance. Right there is our primal…


Industrial Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

You've heard it many times: "Organic farming is a nice luxury, not a solution to world hunger." Despite the many rebuttals offered time and time again, this conversation is not going anywhere. Scaremo…


Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …


Anti-GMO: European Victory

BASF quit. The German chemicals and biotech giant, who had been fighting hard for 13 years to get approval for Amflora, its genetically modified starched-up potato for industrial use, is giving up on …


Celebrate 2012 With Food Mindfulness

The dawn of a New Year is the time that many of us choose to take good resolutions. Starting with our health. Now, how about if, on top (or instead) of goals set in numbers of daily calories consumed,…


about Laetitia Mailhes

Laetitia Mailhes is a French-born journalist. After many years as the technology and innovation correspondent of the French "Financial Times" in San Francisco, she decided to focus on what truly matters to her: sustainable food and farming. Find more articles and videos on her blog, The Green Plate Blog.

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