Food Issues

Rep. Chellie Pingree: Get Ready for the 2018 Farm Bill Fiasco

Civil Eats 4/17 11:00P Chellie Pingree
I’ve always been optimistic about the farm bill. I felt very fortunate to have worked on the last farm bill with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, supporting programs that I believed make a difference. As legislation goes, the farm bill has...

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

Food News from AP 4/10 7:26A By LISA RATHKE
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Some traditional organic farmers are rebelling against what they see as a dilution of the country s organic standards by creating their own additional organic certification program and label....

Trump Just Gave Factory Farms a Huge Break

Alternet 4/7 5:40P Gene Baur, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! This harmful industry doesn t deserve support from the federal government. Factory farms just got a big break with a rider attached to the recently passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill . With a pen stroke, the...

Animal Rights Activists Target Slaughterhouses as Worldwide Movement Grows

Alternet 4/5 5:30P Carole Raphaelle Davis, AlterNet
Click here for reuse options! Animal rights activists launch a war of ethics and morals. On February 5, at 3 in the morning, 62 animal rights activists from  269 Libération Animale  invaded the  Sicarev  slaughterhouse in Roanne, France, and...

In the Arizona Desert, Tucson Models Affordable Food Access

Civil Eats 4/3 11:00P Cat Modlin-Jackson
Tucson is a foodie town. But rather than artisan breads and local avocados drawing crowds of tourists, it’s the relationship between diverse plants and people that earned it the distinction of being...

Brazilian School Districts Make Historic Switch to 100% Plant-Based Meals

Alternet 3/26 9:00A Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
Meanwhile, in the U.S., 20% of diets are responsible for nearly half the nation s food-related emissions. Four cities in Brazil have pledged to transition all of the meals served at its public school cafeterias to 100 percent  plant-based  by the...
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