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Weekend Food Links: Pesticides, Beets, Entrepeneurial Food Trends

Even organic strawberries are grown with dangerous pesticides The Center for Investigative Reporting After our investigation revealed just how much dangerous pesticides it takes to grow strawberries, many people wrote to us saying they would start buying organic. But even that won’t fully address the problem: When they are starting out, organic strawberry plants are grown…

Herbicide Ingredients Kill More Than Weeds

Used in yards, farms and parks throughout the world, Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells. originally published: The new findings intensify a debate about so-called “inerts” — the solvents, preservatives,…

Ag-Gag: Campaigning For Transparency and Free Speech

The ASPCA recently launched a campaign to curtail the expansion of what are commonly referred to as ag-gag laws or veggie libel legislation, behind which some factory farms and food processors attempt to hide unsafe and unethical practices. They have initiated a petition against such legislation, which they will deliver to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
2012 Food Legislation

2012 Food & Agriculture Legislation

Laws have an enormous impact on how your food is produced and what you are allowed to know about it. 2012 saw some important legislation (or lack, thereof) that will effect the food you eat.