food

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, […]

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    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 […]

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Extra-Label Use of Cephalosporin Drugs

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Extra-Label Use of Cephalosporin Drugs

    Center for Food Safety The Center for Food Safety (CFS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jan. 4 for pre-releasing its long awaited prohibition on the extra-label use of cephalosporin drugs in food-producing animals. Cephalosporin drugs are an essential tool in both human and animal medicine, but mounting evidence has linked extra-label use […]

    Grainwashing—Organic Vs. Natural Cereal

    Grainwashing—Organic Vs. Natural Cereal

    Healthy Child Healthy World By Janelle Sorensen Like many other consumers, I used to think that if I shopped at the local co-op or in the natural section of the grocery store, I couldn’t go wrong. I could relinquish my fears of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides and breeze through my grocery shopping without […]

    The Ugly Truth about Kids’ Cereals

    The Ugly Truth about Kids’ Cereals

    Environmental Working Group Parents have good reason to worry about the sugar content of children’s breakfast cereals, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) review of 84 popular brands. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of the 10 worst children’s cereals, according to EWG’s analysis. In fact, a […]

    Strong Organic Food Practices Need Your Voice Now

    Strong Organic Food Practices Need Your Voice Now

    Beyond Pesticides The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet this month to decide on a range of issues regarding the future of organic food and farming in the U.S. The NOSB will vote to allow or prohibit substances and practices in certified organic food and farming after considering input from the public. Your participation […]