Elders and chiefs of at least 10 sovereign nations walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Thursday May 16 in which the government was attempting to engage in tribal consultation over the Keystone XL pipeline.
The decades-old fight over genetically modified food has reached a fever pitch in Washington.
The Massachusetts senator is now championing legislation that would cut the student loan rate to the near zero that the big banks enjoy when borrowing money.
The Organic Consumer Association's Fair World Project opposes Fair Trade USA's draft policy for multi-ingredient products, which it says panders to big business and represents a step backward even from the group's previously contested standards. Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps is preparing to file a new complaint with the National Advertising Division.
Optimal health is one of my passions and nutrition is one of the best tools I know of on how to achieve it. But the key to getting healthy organic vegetables, of course, is the health of the soil in which it's grown.
WASHINGTON - The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand.
Organic farming has been hijacked by big business. Local food can have a larger carbon footprint than products shipped in from overseas. Fair trade doesn't address the real concerns of farmers in the global South.
When shopping for natural or organic skin care products, better to ignore the marketing and examine the ingredients
Deciding how America will nourish itself and sustain its farms would seem a top policy priority- yet as the US Farm Bill demonstrates, sustainably grown, healthy food and livable incomes for farmers and workers remain an afterthought in a process controlled almost entirely by agribusiness and a handful of farm-state legislators.
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month. Now a United States senator is expected to try and repeal that law.
"This is about something much deeper. It's about identity, about values, it's about emotions."
Whether the food industry likes it or not, when it comes to GMO labeling, the "train appears to have left the station", according to former FDA associate comissioner of foods Dr David Acheson.
On April 29, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health announced its intent to add even more vaccines to the already overcrowded shot schedules for infants and children. Infants and children already are given up to 69 vaccines, whose combined and potential ill effects over time receive inadequate study. New vaccines proposed include: • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A for infants in child care; • Meningococcal and Pertussis vaccines for 7th graders; • Chickenpox vaccine at an earlier age.
If ever there was a time for activist networks and the body politic to cooperate and unite forces, it’s now. Global warming, driven in large part by the reckless business-as-usual practices of multi-billion-dollar fossil fuel and agribusiness corporations, has brought us to the brink of a global calamity.
It's not controversial pesticide-resistent crops that fuel Monsanto's critics, according to the company's CEO; it's their own desire to keep poor people from cheap food.
Out-of-state money pouring into the campaign coffers of this fall's initiative to require labeling of genetically modified food products make clear that Washington will once again be a battleground state for progressive causes.
Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more “Monsanto Riders” or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically engineered (GE) foods.