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Malia and Sasha Obama, Tell Your Dad to Veto the DARK Act

Malia and Sasha Obama, Tell Your Dad to Veto the DARK Act

By Turning Green Today, four passionate young leaders from the Bay Area-based non-profit Turning Green wrote and recorded a letter to fellow millennials, Malia and Sasha Obama. The purpose of the letter is to ask them to urge their dad, President Obama, to veto S. 764 (aka. the DARK Act) and protect the “Right to […]

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    Seeds of Truth: A Response to Michael Specter’s Article in The New Yorker

    Seeds of Truth: A Response to Michael Specter’s Article in The New Yorker

    I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. The challenge of feeding a growing population with the added obstacle of climate […]

    Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week (And 3 Ways They Are Killing Bees)

    Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week (And 3 Ways They Are Killing Bees)

    Concerned about the bees and the butterflies? Interested in celebrating National Pollinator Week? It’s happening next week, June 16-22. And it’s brought to you, in part, by none other than Monsanto and Bayer. New York March Against Monsanto. Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated a week in June as National Pollinator […]

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on Sale and Cultivation of GE Seeds and Plants

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on Sale and Cultivation of GE Seeds and Plants

    Los Angeles is considering banning the cultivation and sale of genetically engineered (GE) seeds and plants. If it does, this second-largest U.S. city would become the country’s largest GE-free zone. Two Los Angeles city councilmen on Friday introduced a motion that would ban the growth, sale and distribution of GE seeds and plants. The councilmen, Paul Koretz […]

    An Honest Look at Honest Tea Labels

    An Honest Look at Honest Tea Labels

    Fair World Project Some of you may already be boycotting companies like Honest Tea whose parent companies donated money to defeat Proposition 37, the GMO—genetically modified organism—labeling initiative in California. In the case of Honest Tea, Coca-Cola, which fully owns Honest Tea, donated $1.7 million dollars while Honest Tea stood mutely by.  Critics point to this as […]

    World’s Cheapest Food Is in the U.S.—But at What Cost?

    World’s Cheapest Food Is in the U.S.—But at What Cost?

    Food Freedom By Dr. Mercola In 2010, Americans spent just over 9 percent of their disposable income on food (5.5 percent at home and 3.9 percent eating out).1 This is a dramatically lower percentage spent just decades ago in the early 1960s, when more than 17 percent was spent on food, and even more of […]

    Keynote Speakers Focus on Food Sovereignty

    Keynote Speakers Focus on Food Sovereignty

    Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association by Lauren N. Ketcham Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty is the theme of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 33rd annual conference on Feb. 18-19 in Granville, Ohio. Drawing nearly 1,000 attendees in 2011, Ohio’s largest sustainable agriculture conference will feature keynote speakers Woody Tasch […]