We're not sure if you've noticed, but our food system and way of eating is pretty freaking messed up. We're supposedly the first generation in history whose lives are going to be shorter than our parents due to our terrible diets.
Yes, we're extremely busy with little or no time to cook, but, unfor ... More >>
In case you haven't heard: a couple months ago the Senate and President signed off on a little piece of legislation entitled the Farmer's Assurance Provision, section 735 of the Continuing Resolution Act--the bill that was signed into law to keep the government from defaulting on its bills.
Known t ... More >>
Obviously, people are pretty pissed about the lack of labeling on Genetically Modified Foods--a.k.a GMOs or GE foods.
Since California's Proposition 37 failed last fall, anti-GMO groups across the country have rallied together to get labeling initiative put on state legislative agendas.
Some hav ... More >>
If, by chance, you've been holed up in a dark cellar for the past six months and haven't heard: a large portion of the population is pretty pissed off about the whole genetically modified organism--a.k.a. GMOs--thing.
Since the failure of California's mandatory labeling initiative last fall and Co ... More >>
A lot of people have an intense fear of bees. Whether you were stung as a child or just traumatized from young Macaulay Culkin's death in My Girl, the buzzing little insect has picked up a bad rep.
And yet, the prolific pollinators are integral to our food supply. Without bees, most of the plants w ... More >>
Anyone and everyone who is even slightly into food, politics, or government conspiracy theories has at least heard something about Monsanto.
Whether it's the company's development of Agent Orange or farmer lawsuits, the consensus is that the company is pretty evil.
Well, to separate fact from fict ... More >>
Genetically Engineered or Genetically Modified Organisms are one of the most contentious issues facing the food world right now. After last week's Monsanto Rider was snuck into the budget bill, a vast majority of the population is pissed with the government's ties to the biotech industry. Like ... More >>
Unless you've been locked up in a bomb shelter, hiding out, for the past few years, it's fairly apparent: our government has turned into a shit show. Rather than do things, like, govern, our elected Representatives have been too busy bickering over one thing after another.Well, there is some good ne ... More >>
It's no secret: The Senate Budget Resolution has been a shit show for the better part of a year now. It's been pushed back over and over again with the Nation's fiscal security on the edge of a cliff. On Wednesday, the Senate finally got it together and passed an agreement. Unfortunately, anti- ... More >>
Over the past few years it has become blatantly apparent, corporations rule the regulatory process. Whether it's BP getting a slap on the wrist knocking off Flipper's brothers and sisters, Monsanto suing farmers, or Wal-Mart shutting down family-owned business, we get the drift. The laws tends to fa ... More >>
Genetically engineered foods have been a concern of many for quite some time now. For years, it was more an issue for vegetarians, environmentalists, pseudo-hippies, and ethically concerned chefs than for the general population. Not anymore. The presence -- and subsequent failure -- of Proposition 3 ... More >>
By now, most people are aware of the controversy surrounding genetically engineered (GE) foods. You know: giant tomatoes designed to taste super-sweet, corn that naturally repels insects, and virus-resistent papayas. As debate continues over the safety of our nation's genetically modified grain ... More >>
Citizen activists pushing for a state law mandating the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in Florida remain hopeful. And active. The legislator actually drafting a statute is still onboard. But she's also on the fence.See also:-Should Genetically Engineered Food Be Labeled?
Big Foo ... More >>
The fight to label GMOs in the United States did not work out as activists had hoped in 2012. While anti-Frankenfood groups in the US are attempting to regroup from the failure of California's Proposition 37, across the pond they have managed to successfully do away with some strains--in Poland.
Se ... More >>
Today is world food day. Originally started in 1981 to honor to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, it is now used to promote advocacy campaigns for nonprofits. This year, World Food's focus is on ending hunger through Agricultural Cooperatives; however some groups are using the day to ... More >>
Despite stormy weather Friday afternoon, as part of Occupy Monsanto's Global Week of Action, a group of individuals turned out for the national endeavor to require mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in foods. The protestors are hoping to garner suppo ... More >>
See also "Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Glow Red and Self-Destruct; Can They Keep Away Disease?" and "Petition Against GM Mosquitoes in Key West Has Nearly 100,000 Signatures" Opposition to the potential release of Oxitec's genetically modified mosquitoes in Key West caught a h ... More >>
Earth Day is Sunday, and according to Groupon, the planet will be celebrating its 400th birthday. After contemplating that failure in math and/or marketing humor, consider using this weekend to get out into the community and learn about ways to make an impact locally and globally, particularly when ... More >>
With wine competitions, wine festivals, beer festivals, and all manner of pairings on the docket, this is a busy week for food and drink fans in South Florida. In addition to the typical end-of-season flood of events, there are a few special observances this week. Tax day is Tuesday and if you need ... More >>
Do you ever find it a little odd that the leftover ears of corn you bought for the Labor Day cookout still sit in the back of the fridge with little to no signs of aging? Sure, this may sound awesome at first but it has got to make you wonder about the long-term effects of eating genetically modi ... More >>
Here's a bit of the ammunition you'll need for a lively debate with slow food organizer Diane Campion at this Sunday's panel discussion "Why Buy Local?" Campion, heirloom tomato farmer Walt Ross, Nancy Roe of Green Cay Farms (pictured left), nutritionist Larisa Alonso, and Cafe Boulud Chef Zach Bell ... More >>