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May 13 '14
National Organic Standards Board Meeting Report: Winners and Losers
Recently, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) disrupted the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting to protest a move by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) that makes it more difficult for the NOSB to phase out synthetic and non-organic materials from organic food.
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/12/nosb-organic-meeting-report-antibiotics/

National Organic Standards Board Meeting Report: Winners and Losers

Recently, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) disrupted the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting to protest a move by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) that makes it more difficult for the NOSB to phase out synthetic and non-organic materials from organic food.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/12/nosb-organic-meeting-report-antibiotics/

Feb 14 '14
Chipotle Launches Comedy Series ‘Farmed and Dangerous’
Coming on the heels of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s two award-winning animated short films—2013’sScarecrow and 2011’s Back to the Start—the burrito giant is launching a new original comedy mini-series, Farmed and Dangerous, on Feb. 17.
The four-episode season will air on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and satirizes the world of industrial agriculture in America …
SEE THE TRAILER:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/14/chipotle-comedy-farmed-and-dangerous/

Chipotle Launches Comedy Series ‘Farmed and Dangerous’

Coming on the heels of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s two award-winning animated short films—2013’sScarecrow and 2011’s Back to the Start—the burrito giant is launching a new original comedy mini-series, Farmed and Dangerous, on Feb. 17.

The four-episode season will air on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and satirizes the world of industrial agriculture in America …

SEE THE TRAILER:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/14/chipotle-comedy-farmed-and-dangerous/

Jan 2 '14

Alternatives to Factory Farmed Milk

There are plenty of reasons to boycott milk from factory farms, beginning with your own health. Dairy cows raised on grass pastures produce milk that is higher in omega-3 fats, vitamin E and beta-carotene than milk from cows raised on grain.

Milk from grassfed cows also contains five times as much conjugated linoleic acid, an unsaturated fat which protects against heart disease, aids in weight loss and may prevent cancer and diabetes, than milk from grain-fed…

SEE MORE on EcoWatch.com:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/02/alternatives-to-factory-farmed-milk/

Dec 11 '13
Jun 11 '13
Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers The Organic Seed plaintiffs’ complaint detailed Monsanto’s abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business. They also detailed …http://ecowatch.com/2013/court-binds-monsanto-promise-not-sue-organic-farmers/

Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers

The Organic Seed plaintiffs’ complaint detailed Monsanto’s abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business. They also detailed …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/court-binds-monsanto-promise-not-sue-organic-farmers/

May 24 '13
Is Outrage Over Monsanto Protection Act a Turning Point for the Food Movement?


http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-protection-act-turning-point-food-movement/
The law—conveniently snuck into the must-pass budget bill—requires the USDA to ignore a court order and allow the planting of new GE crops while the agency conducts further review, after which time it’s likely too late to undo any harm. It would be like the Food and Drug Administration saying to food makers: go ahead and put those potentially dangerous food additives on the market while we keep studying them to see if they make people sick.

Is Outrage Over Monsanto Protection Act a Turning Point for the Food Movement?

http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-protection-act-turning-point-food-movement/

The law—conveniently snuck into the must-pass budget bill—requires the USDA to ignore a court order and allow the planting of new GE crops while the agency conducts further review, after which time it’s likely too late to undo any harm. It would be like the Food and Drug Administration saying to food makers: go ahead and put those potentially dangerous food additives on the market while we keep studying them to see if they make people sick.

May 14 '13
U.S. State Department Exposed For Pushing Biotech Seed Industry’s Global Agenda "This report provides a chilling snapshot of how a handful of giant biotechnology companies are unduly influencing U.S. foreign policy and undermining our diplomatic efforts to promote security, international development and transparency worldwide …http://ecowatch.com/2013/u-s-state-department-exposed-pushing-biotech-industrys-global-agenda/

U.S. State Department Exposed For Pushing Biotech Seed Industry’s Global Agenda

"This report provides a chilling snapshot of how a handful of giant biotechnology companies are unduly influencing U.S. foreign policy and undermining our diplomatic efforts to promote security, international development and transparency worldwide …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/u-s-state-department-exposed-pushing-biotech-industrys-global-agenda/

May 9 '13
FDA & USDA in perpetual EPIC FAIL.
Not Good Enough for Pet Food: Imported Food from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection“We don’t trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food … Why should we trust Chinese exporters for the food that we are feeding our children and families?”http://ecowatch.com/2013/food-imports-from-china-under-scrutiny-fraud-lack-inspection/
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FDA & USDA in perpetual EPIC FAIL.

Not Good Enough for Pet Food: Imported Food from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

“We don’t trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food … Why should we trust Chinese exporters for the food that we are feeding our children and families?”

http://ecowatch.com/2013/food-imports-from-china-under-scrutiny-fraud-lack-inspection/

usda, fda, food, china, fraud, inspection, rats, pesticides, chemicals, united states, organic, drugs, fail

Apr 23 '13
Growing Green Awards: How Organic Farming Promotes a Sustainable Economy
"The only good aphid is a dead aphid" used to be my mantra. I would walk up and down rows of plotted trees, spraying the plants with Metasystox, oblivious to the risks to my own health. I didn’t bother with rubber gloves, a mask, or even rubber boots, leaving my skin exposed to this toxic pesticide. With the lid to the pesticide sprayer not properly sealed, Metasystox leaked down my back. Dizzy with nausea, I passed out. This was my harsh introduction to pesticides. It was also the last time I ever used anything toxic on my crops.

Growing Green Awards: How Organic Farming Promotes a Sustainable Economy

"The only good aphid is a dead aphid" used to be my mantra. I would walk up and down rows of plotted trees, spraying the plants with Metasystox, oblivious to the risks to my own health. I didn’t bother with rubber gloves, a mask, or even rubber boots, leaving my skin exposed to this toxic pesticide. With the lid to the pesticide sprayer not properly sealed, Metasystox leaked down my back. Dizzy with nausea, I passed out. This was my harsh introduction to pesticides. It was also the last time I ever used anything toxic on my crops.

Apr 19 '13
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
Brooklyn may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gardening. The dense population and high cost of land means there is precious little space for agriculture. But that didn’t stop the urban farm company Gotham Greens from creating a hydroponic greenhouse there. They just had to do it on a roof.

Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops

Brooklyn may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gardening. The dense population and high cost of land means there is precious little space for agriculture. But that didn’t stop the urban farm company Gotham Greens from creating a hydroponic greenhouse there. They just had to do it on a roof.