food

Deadly Bacteria Found in Gulf Coast Tar Balls

Deadly Bacteria Found in Gulf Coast Tar Balls

DeSmogBlog By Farron Cousins Since the very first tar balls began rolling onshore along the Gulf of Mexico following 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and subsequent underwater oil geyser, the oil industry told us to relax because those tar balls were completely harmless. But as we approach the two year anniversary of the disaster, new […]

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    Occupy Our Food Supply a Resounding Success

    Occupy Our Food Supply a Resounding Success

    Rainforest Action Network Organizers called the Feb. 27 Occupy our Food Supply day of action a resounding success. The day included more than 100 events across the globe, united an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations, and featured prominent voices including Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva, […]

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    Rainforest Action Network On Feb. 27, an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations will join together for Occupy our Food Supply, a global day of action resisting the corporate control of food systems. The call to Occupy our Food Supply, facilitated by Rainforest Action Network, […]

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Organic Trade Association A recently published study by researchers at Dartmouth College has called into question the presence of arsenic in some organic products. While the study itself focused on infant formula, health bars and high energy foods, the resulting interpretation of the findings failed to address the arsenic issue as a serious concern for […]

    Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

    Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

    Food & Water Watch As Walmart releases its fourth quarter earnings on Feb. 21, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system. Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System finds that Walmart’s recent high-profile initiatives to bring healthier […]

    Should the First Amendment Protect the Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids?

    Should the First Amendment Protect the Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids?

    Food Politics By Marion Nestle For some time now, I’ve been arguing that legal scholars ought to be challenging the contention of food corporations that the First Amendment gives them the right to market foods any way they like, even to kids. I simply cannot believe that the founding fathers of the U.S. intended the […]

    Gulf Coast Children Continue to Experience Health Challenges

    Gulf Coast Children Continue to Experience Health Challenges

    Gulf Change Gulf Change, a group of Gulf Coast mothers, grandmothers and concerned citizens, is calling for an immediate Congressional hearing concerning actions needed in order to address the continuing health effects of the BP Oil drilling disaster. More than 2,400 cases of chemical poisoning have been reported across the Gulf Coast, with symptoms including […]

    Check Out a Teaser of the New Project by the Director of Food, Inc.

    Check Out a Teaser of the New Project by the Director of Food, Inc.

    Nourishing the Planet Check out this latest video from the Just Label It! campaign to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to label genetically engineered food. Labels Matter, part of a new project by director of Food, Inc., Robert Kenner, tells the story of three consumers who share a belief in the right to […]

    Pew Applauds Measure to Preserve Effectiveness of Critical Antibiotics

    Pew Applauds Measure to Preserve Effectiveness of Critical Antibiotics

    Pew Charitable Trusts The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming praised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jan. 4 for limiting the use of cephalosporins in food animal production. Cephalosporins are vital treatments for children suffering from infection. Unlike other antibiotics, such as fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines, they carry no warnings or precautions […]