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There is a Vegetable Shortage in the U.S.

Walking through most U.S. grocery stores, you might not think there is a shortage of vegetables, but a closer look at the data tells a different story. According to new data from the USDA, we aren'…


New Documentary Exposes USDA’s Secret War on Animals

USDA Wildlife Services is an agency whose mission is "to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist." But according to a group of whistleblowers in the new award-winning do…


What’s Behind Your Organic Label? Demand Better Standards

What do the words "organic farm" mean to you? Probably not the conditions†the Cornucopia Institute found when they obtained aerial photographs of organic livestock operations of 14 large-scale orga…


Safeway, Kroger Say ‘No’ to Genetically-Modified Salmon

The two largest American grocery chains, Safeway and Kroger, join the growing list of grocery stores that are saying "no" to genetically-modified (GM) salmon.† According to a story in the Los Angeles …


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 …


Why Are Americans Drinking Way Less Milk?

I donít drink nearly as much milk as I did when I was a child, but, then again, I am an adult and adults tend not to order milk with a meal. But my child really doesnít like milk, and when I look arou…


You’re Eating Chicken Poop

In Wichita, Kansas, there's a kitschy lip balm brand called Chicken Poop, with a cute disclaimer on the tube reading: "Contains no poop." In grocery stores all over the country, nearly half of the chi…


Meat and Egg Inspections Are in Danger, Thanks to Sequester

Big news in the meat world hit this week. In a nutshell, if the USDA follows through with possible budget cuts, there will be no meat inspections taking place for two weeks. This pause on inspections…


Massive Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California

Photo Courtesy of:¬† Hemera / Thinkstock Just how much is it worth to chemical giants like Monsanto to make Proposition 37, a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered food, go away?…


Livestock Producers Pressure USDA to Drop Meatless Mondays

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger There's a bigger lesson here than just the absurdity of the situation. But first, the news itself. The US Department of Agriculture had been promoting the Meatless M…


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