Category: Food Freedom

Canada Approves GM Fish Eggs, Environmental Threat

by Heather Callaghan Two Canadian groups are speaking out against the introduction of AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) and Islanders Say No to Frankenfish. Could the approval of GM fish eggs be the first major stepping stone in pushing GM salmon into the public arena without full approval? They find Canada’s…

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Improved Non-GMO Corn Performing Better Than GMO Crops

by Heather Callaghan Despite genetically modified corn comprising up to 90% of corn crops in the United States, non GMO hybrid corn (often called conventional) has managed to hang on. There appears to be a steady rising market for non-GMO corn. Spectrum Premium Non-GMO is an independent “genetic improvement” seed company based in Indiana and…

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Food Safety Modernization Act: The End of Fresh, Living Food?

By Brad Jordan Less than a week left to submit comments on FDA’s food “safety” rules The deadline for submitting comments on two key rules the FDA has proposed as a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act has been extended to Friday, Nov. 22. Hailed as the most sweeping overhaul of farm and food…

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USDA ‘Organic-Washing’: Another Way To Mislead The U.S. Consumer?

by Sayer Ji USDA organic certification affords the U.S. consumer one of the only food quality protections available today, but does it really guarantee a product is chemical free? What’s a consumer to do today? Between cause- and patently false-marketing, looking beneath the surface appearances of product packaging and advertising becomes a necessity, lest we…

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A libertarian farmer’s take on GMO labels

by Rady Ananda Last night, two real-food icons debated whether the federal government should mandate labeling of genetically modified foods: Dr Joe Mercola, who runs the world’s most popular alternative health site, and farmer and author Joel Salatin, who’s been featured in several documentaries including Food, Inc. and Fresh. The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense…

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Pink Slime: Cargill’s New Announcement Reveals More…

By Heather Callaghan Cargill Inc., among the world’s biggest beef processors, is taking the road less traveled and has decided to disclose ingredients for their version of what consumers and media call “pink slime.” Rival pink slime producer, Beef Products Inc., nearly shut down in 2012 after the media and consumer backlash caused such a…

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