One sneaky provision on this year’s agriculture appropriations docket would practically give biotech companies immunity from USDA regulation. Needless to say, activists are up in arms.
Global food production may have inched toward becoming more sustainable at last week’s Earth Summit. Or not. We probably won’t know either way until the next Summit.
With more factory farms, bigger meat processing facilities, and growing numbers of immigrant workers, it looks like Cargill and Co. might be priming the Midwest to produce meat for the world.
A new campaign targets Trader Joe’s, with an interest in prompting industry-wide change.
The Environmental Working Group’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides is out, with a few important additions.
The author talks about her new book, Urban Farms, the difference between a farm and a garden, and how city farmers are moving beyond the trend factor.
New research looks at the ways the food stamps economy may be benefiting corporations like Walmart, Coca-Cola, and Kraft.
The MacArthur Genius talks about his new book, his organization’s recent gift from Walmart, and his hopes for the next generation.
A comprehensive new report looks at the people behind our food chain and finds low wages, little chance for advancement, and often deplorable working conditions.