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GM Labeling Allowed Worldwide

Consumers everywhere, rejoice! After a two-decade struggle against the powers-that-be, they have succeeded this week in having the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international body created in 1963 …

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Jamie Oliver’s Lonely Struggle In L.A.–Not!

Jamie Oliver is at it again. After the successful run, last year, of his "Food Revolution" first season in Huntington, Virginia, the British celebrity chef has taken his Reality TV show to Los Angeles…

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Plenty Of (Farmed) Fish In The Sea

News from the sea abound on this National Oceans Month! First off, you may be pleased to know that the U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to prohibit the U.S. Food and Drug Administr…

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FDA Sued For Antiobitics in Animal Feed

I can't blame Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of organic and natural meats and cheeses producer Applegate Farms, for tooting his own horn yesterday. Call it a smart, justified marketing mo…

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America Promotes Healthy Eating

Kudos to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) for putting out new dietary recommendations that, seemingly, aren't likely to sit well with Big Food. "Enjoy your food, but eat less", "…

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Rwanda: Eradicating Poverty One Cow At A Time

Over 3,000 members of the Rwandan Diaspora of North-America are expected to come together next week in Chicago to discuss and support the economic development that has been taking place in th…

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Freedom Milk

Image: Food and Freedom Rally in D.C., 5/16/2011 (James Buck/The Washington Post) Food is never really just about food. The need to sustain our bodies and the enjoyment that many of us find in sh…

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A Farm Bill to Improve Our Health

  [caption id="attachment_1074094" align="aligncenter" width="443" caption="Dr. Andrew Weil promotes a "Food and Farm" Bill."][/caption] "We need to get the Farm Bill renamed th…

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Eat To Defeat Cancer

It's no secret that food makes us what we are. Humankind has never been in a position to ignore that food is the main threat to our health, just as it is our primary medicine. "Let food be thy medicin…

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NRDC Celebrates Food Heroes

No red carpet, no haute-couture gowns, no lavish jewelry and no TV crews. Instead, a small crowd intent on transforming agriculture and the food system, and committed to leaving this world a bette…

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