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What Do American Farmers Think About Climate Change? Scientific American, reprinted from Climatwire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing LLC. Nina Heikkinen & Climatwire, January 28, 2015.
Oppose the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act! Environmental Working Group, January 2015.
GMO Labeling Bill Just Introduced in New Legislative Session: Help Recruit Co-Sponsors. MA Right to Know GMOs, January 13, 2015.
Measure 92 & Prop 105: Oregon & Colorado GMO Labeling Initiatives. Businesses Supporting the Measures & Businesses Fighting Them. Cornucopia Institute. Source: State Election Regulators. Last updated Oct. 29, 2014.
Fermenting Veggies at Home: Follow Food Safety ABCs, Cookson Beecher for Food Safety News, March 11,2014
Williams Students: Potential for More Farmland Matching, Stephen Dravis for iBerkshires.com, Dec. 17, 2013
Snacking Your Way to Better Health, Jane E. Brody for The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2013
More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milks, Kenneth Chang for The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2013
Environmental Working Group: Good Food on a Tight Budget, October 24, 2013.
Just Label It: Grocery Manufacturers Association Dumps $5M Into Defeating GE Labeling in Washington State, October 1, 2013.
CDC: Livestock Antibiotics Linked to Human Deaths, September 17, 2013, by Kristen Butler, UPI.com
Join the Fight for Transparent Food Labeling. Visit the COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) Defense Fund web site for information on what you can do to help promote transparent food labeling.
July 17, 2013 – The Sacramento and Davis Food Co-ops are working together with the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation on a project called One Farm at a Time (http://onefarmatatime.org/) and they have asked us to share this message with our members and customers:
In the past two years these co-ops have managed to raise over $200,000 that will go towards financing a unique agricultural easement that will ensure that Good Humus Farm, which provides the co-ops with produce, will be preserved in perpetuity as an organic farm that will be affordable for the coming generations of farmers to purchase and operate.
Chuck Schultz’s film, The Last Crop (http://thelastcropfilm.com/ ), has been a great help to them in raising awareness of the situation that local farms face as their owners age and their farms become targets for land speculators and real estate developers. Like most independent filmmakers, Chuck has been pouring his time and money into the production of the film. As the film nears completion he is trying to raise the funds necessary to finish it via an Indiegogo campaign.
On April 24, the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act – federal legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods – was introduced in both the Senate and the House. Nine senators and 22 representatives have already signed on. You can learn more about this bill at centerforfoodsafety.org. Sign the petition here.
FDA Poised to Approve Genetically Engineered Salmon . . . Public Comments Due February 25, 2013.
Cornucopia Institute, 1/9/13
Sign a Statement of Support for Authentic Fair Trade
In 1986, Equal Exchange was founded to challenge the existing trade model, which favors large plantations, agri-business, and multinational corporations. The support that Equal Exchange has provided small farmer cooperatives is now being challenged by large corporations who see the value in fair trade certification for themselves. Learn more about Authentic Fair Trade. Sign the petition from Equal Exchange.
Farm Bill Finale: Milk, Mayhem, David Rogers, Politico.com, 9/17/12
As Drought Hits Corn, Biotech Firms See Lush Field in GMO Crops, LA Times, 9/17/12
GMOs: Let’s Label ‘Em, Mark Bittman, NY Times, 9/15/12
Who’s to Blame for not Bringing Farm Bill for a Vote?, Elahe Izadi, National Journal, 9/13/12
Tiny Microgreens Packed With Nutrients, Jennifer Warner, Web MD Health News, 8/31/12