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Food Justice

Jul 12 2014 - 10:15
Moratorium Michigan

We call on activists everywhere to come to Detroit on Friday, July 18 for a rally and march to fight the dictatorship of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, appointed by millionaire Republican Governor Rick Synder, and backed by Wall Street bankers and the 1%.

Jul 12 2014 - 06:15

Residents of Detroit, Michigan took steps to keep the H2O in their taps flowing on Thursday, physically blocking a private corporation from shutting off their water. 

Common Dreams reports

Jul 2 2014 - 06:15
Andrea Germanos

Over half a million people including scientists, doctors and food safety advocates have urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to approve a new herbicide mix proposed by Dow because they say it would open the floodgates to a vast increase in toxic spraying that puts public health and the environmental at risk.

Jun 19 2014 - 13:45
Peter Rugh

Leanne and Robert Baum used to take their children sledding in the field across the road from their house in Minisink, New York. But these days, Leanne, who drives a school bus for a local Christian academy, and Robert, who runs a hardware store, say they're afraid to even let their kids play in the front yard. The couple's small township in Orange County has for decades supplied fresh organic and heirloom produce to the restaurants and farmers' markets in New York City, 60 miles south. Now, it is the site of a growing health crisis.

Jun 11 2014 - 09:15
Organic Consumers Association

The battle for labeling genetically modified foods (GMOs) in New York is down to the wire. There are only nine days left until the end of the legislative session on June 19th. 

In the Assembly, A.3525 has cleared two important hurdles, but still needs to be passed by the Ways and Means and the Rules Committees before it lands on the Assembly floor for a full vote. 

May 25 2014 - 09:00
Lauren McCauley

"It's time to take back our food!" was the cry as people in 52 countries worldwide took to the streets in a global day of action on Saturday against chemical behemoth Monsanto.

The third annual March Against Monsanto (MAM) was the largest yet, according to movement founder Tami Canal. Millions of people in over 400 cities took part.

May 25 2014 - 08:15
Vandana Shiva

The third annual "March Against Monsanto" took place in over 400 cities worldwide Saturday. Ahead of the marches, renowned food justice activist Vandana Shiva issued the following statement of solidarity with with those participating in the global day of action against the agro-chemical giant. 

May 16 2014 - 17:15
Dr. Jeremy Jackson

Dr. Jeremy Jackson is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the human impact on the oceans. This talk is a hard-hitting passionate look on the future of the world's oceans, given overfishing, habitat destruction and ocean warming, which have fundamentally changed marine ecosystems and led to "the rise of slime." Although Jackson's work describes grim circumstances, even garnering him the nickname Dr. Doom, he believes that successful management and conservation strategies can renew the ocean's health.

May 5 2014 - 10:15
Justin E.H. Smith

There is a great die-off under way, one that may justly be compared to the disappearance of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous, or the sudden downfall of so many great mammals at the beginning of the Holocene. But how far can such a comparison really take us in assessing the present moment? The hard data tell us that what is happening to animals right now is part of the same broad historical process that has swept up humans: We are all being homogenized, subjected to uniform standards, domesticated.

Apr 29 2014 - 11:00
Leah Zerbe

You probably wouldn't knowingly eat a substance known to induce death in human cells. But that's what millions of people are doing every day, even when they're enjoying foods with "natural" on the label. Norwegian scientists just published a new study that will appear in the June issue of Food Technology showing high levels of glyphosate—the active weed-killing chemical in Roundup—are turning up in genetically engineered (GE) soy.



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