Canada defeats GMO hazard legislation

By Rady Ananda By a vote of 178 to 98, on February 9th, Canada’s House of Commons defeated Bill C-474, an Act that would have required an analysis of potential harm to export markets before permitting the commercialization of any…

Food Chain Radio: The GMO Alfalfa Debacle

By Michael Olson Food Chain Radio This Saturday at 9am Pacific, Michael Olson’s Food Chain Radio hosts Mark Kastel of the Cornucopia Institute, for a conversation about GE alfalfa. Monsanto declined to participate. (Food Chain Radio #714) The Obama administration…

Update on Morningland Cheese Trial

By Pete Kennedy Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund On January 11-12, 2010, a trial was held at the Howell County Courthouse in West Plains, Missouri, to determine whether approximately 29,000 pounds of cheese held at the facility of Morningland…

Mark McAfee to discuss raw milk wars Tues. 8pm

By Shantith Coro Functional Holistic Wellness Radio The Raw Milk Controversy with Marc McAfee Marc McAfee of Organic Pastures joins Functional Holistic Wellness Radio on Tuesday Feb. 8 from 8 to 9:30 PM EST to discuss the controversy behind commercial…

Organic growers recognized for innovation

By Margaret Reeves PANNA Ground Truth Two successful organic producers were among those recently recognized for pest control innovation by California officials. The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced recipients of its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovator Awards last…

Obama Believed to Be Behind GMO Alfalfa Push

By Leah Zerbe Rodale News (excerpts) “Rumors are that the White House wanted to appease Monsanto and appear friendly to business,” says Marion Nestle. The announcement to allow farmers to plant GMO alfalfa anywhere—even right beside an organic field—came as…