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Thursday, May 19, 2016

New data released today by the Organic Trade Association show that total organic product sales in the U.S. for 2015 hit a new record of $43.3 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year’s record level.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Without mandatory GMO labeling, consumers will not be able to reflect their values in their food choices. That’s one conclusion of an expert panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences to assess the genetic engineering of crops. The panel released its report this morning.

Monday, May 16, 2016

As the deadline nears for companies to comply with Vermont’s GMO labeling, Big Food and Big Ag lobbyists are making increasingly desperate claims about the impact of mandatory labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. Tomorrow, the National Academy of Sciences will release a report on GMO crops. We’re hoping it will bust some of the myths being circulated by labeling opponents such as Monsanto

Friday, May 6, 2016

This week, Grist offered its opinion about the biggest debates in food policy. But many of the biggest kitchen-table issues weren’t on the list, including climate change, farm pollution, food safety, animal welfare, and the fate of food and farm workers.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nothing sets off the chemical agriculture industry like questioning its heavy dependence on toxic pesticides. Every year, when EWG releases our Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce , the Alliance for Food and Farming, or AFF, goes on the attack. The AFF is a front group for the major conventional fruit and vegetable growers that produce the crops consistently on EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of foods that have the most pesticide residues.

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