Heartland Rhetoric
Chances are you saw last week’s Super Bowl ad for Ram Trucks. You know, the one that barely mentioned the actual truck, instead using a 1978 recording of Paul Harvey’s ecclesiastical speech devoted to the American Farmer to push its message. More
Dangers of Dicamba
On the heels of California’s Proposition 37 and the national debate over genetically engineered (GE) food, pesticide companies are continuing to push to legalize new types of GE crops linked with powerful pesticides. Farmers like Indiana’s Troy Roush are objecting to such a shortsighted approach to agriculture. More
Food Mythbusters
A fantastic new video from Free Range Studies takes a deeper look into the idea of "feeding the world," and explains how it's full of holes.More at http://foodmyths. More
The Right to Know About Your Food Would Explode Your Puny Little Head
Our friends at Food and Water Watch have sponsored an entertaining and powerful new Yes on 37 video, featuring Danny DeVito, Bill Maher, Dave Matthews, Jillian Michaels, Kristen Bauer van Straten, Emily Deschanel, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, John Cho, and KaDee Strickland poking fun at the ludicrous arguments against our right to know what's in our food. More
Conventional Farmer: Labeling is a win-win
A new and unexpected voice has come out in support of Proposition 37, the California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Troy Roush, an Indiana farmer featured in the 2009 documentary Food, Inc., grows GMO corn and soybeans.  He also agrees with 65 percent of Californians who believe consumers have the right to know what’s in their food. More
Bessie, A Social Network Announcement
Bessie has a problem. Like most of her peers, she’s on a steady diet of antibiotics and it's not because she’s sick. It’s because factory farms force her to take them.  Drugs make Bessie grow faster and survive the unsanitary, crowded conditions in an industrial feedlot. The drugs are making Bessie, us and the planet sick. This is your meat on drugs. More
Food Inc's Carole Morison is Free as a Bird
Remember Carole Morison from the documentary Food, Inc.? Back then she was a contract grower, which means that she raised chickens on her land but the chickens and their feed were owned by Perdue Farms, the third largest chicken processor in the US. That’s right: She didn’t even own the chickens, except for the dead ones. Carole opened our eyes to the way that nearly 8. More
A Social Network Announcement
Odds are you’re getting more than you pay for when you buy chicken.  When antibiotics are used routinely on farm animals, bacteria build up resistance, becoming “superbugs.”  These superbugs can spread into our environment and onto our food, and, as ABC News and the Food and Environment Reporting Network report, millions of women are now at risk just by eating chicken. More
Pouring on the Pounds
Soda is making us fat.  Sugary beverages don’t make you full, so the calories you drink add to those you eat rather than replace them.  The beverage industry spends billions of dollars every year on advertising…and it’s working: Our consumption of sugary beverages has doubled in the past 30 years and now makes up 7% of our daily calories. More
CAFOs from Space
A Google Map listing of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Lubbock, Texas. This operation can hold up to 50,000 cattle at one time.If you zoom in you can see the cattle from space. Click here to try for yourself. More
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