Monsanto

Friday Media Recall (04.06.2012)

Nearly every Friday we want to offer a collection of media pieces that we’re finding provocative, vital, persuasive, prophetic, genius, infuriating, mind-blogging, and other adjectives that gesture at all things thought-provoking. Some of these posts will, of course, focus on … Continued

Food Justice

Monsanto Puts Planet and People at Risk

Are workers as resistant as beets to Monsanto’s Roundup? Of course not! Any of your parents talk about the classic Sci-Fi movies of the 50s and 60s?  Those movies were filled with precautionary warnings of invasion, mutation, and diabolical circumstances … Continued

DOJ’s Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy, Founder of Food Democracy Now!, recently posted this good piece on Huffington Post: Once again rural America stands on the Edge of Hope Ankeny, IA - There are moments in a nation’s history that define it. For America’s … Continued

Politics

The Food Trusts: A Call for Backbone

Next week the Departments of Justice and Agriculture will jointly convene the first of five national hearings on “competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry.” If the first gathering in Ankeny, Iowa is any indicator, the Departments will have … Continued

Health

Reviewed: Food, Inc.

Even as someone who has extensive knowledge of the US food system, this film was shocking. An extremely absorbing two-hour look into the US food system from seed to sale. From the farmers whose every decision is controlled by giant … Continued

Politics

Food Safety Bill May Criminalize US Farmers

A broad food safety bill may have dire consequences for struggling U.S. farmers. The H.R. 875: Food Safety Modernization Act requires closer scrutiny before being passed. In all of its glorious ambiguity, H.R. 875 claims to be setting legislation that … Continued