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 […]
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: EnvironmentalHealthNews.org The new findings intensify a debate about so-called “inerts” — the solvents, preservatives, […]
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 Change.org petition against such legislation, which they will deliver to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Laws that make it dangerous to speak out about food and uncover abuses have a chilling effect on public discourse about what we eat, how it’s made and how it affects our health.
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.
A long spate of food safety scandals in the Middle Kingdom is fueling the demand for organic.