The long-simmering debate over whether organically grown food packs more nutritional punch than conventional has a new data point. In a recent study published in the peer-reviewed PLOS-One, a research team led by Washington State University's Charles Benbrook found that organic milk delivers significantly healthier fats than its non-organic counterpart.
Turkey may still have a starring role in the big holiday dinner, but other dishes on the table reflect how Canadians' tastes are changing, and how an expanding interest in food is moving The Big Meal in different directions.
Deloitte Touche is one of the globe's "big four" auditing and consulting firms. It's a player in the Big Food/Ag space—Deloitte's clients include "75% of the Fortune 500 food production companies." The firm's US subsidiary, Deloitte & Touche LLP, has a shiny new asset to dangle before its agribusiness clients: It has hired the US Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary for Food Safety, Elisabeth Hagen.
Though the definition of a true potluck is that one must take a chance that whatever food is available will be acceptable - four dishes of scalloped potatoes and two Mexican layered dip platters, anyone?
Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska. State officials say their records don’t show the same unsafe toxin levels that were detected by a lab in China.
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher encouraged farmers to carry on with the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and establish standards for international trade, while a shipment of GMO corn sits off the coast of...
Beekeepers are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its approval of a chemical they say kills honey producers.The pesticide sulfoxaflor is “highly toxic” to bees and other insects, the groups say, and could be contributing to...
Massive corporate consolidation continues in the organic sector (Commentary by the Cornucopia Institute’s Mark Kastel) WhiteWave CEO, and former Dean Foods CEO, Gregg Engles knows as much about vegetables as he knew about dairy when he orchestrated...
A top ten list of hypocritical US statements on India’s food security program By - Timothy A. Wise
I ended a recent article on the US government’s objections to the food security proposal of India and other developing countries at the World Trade Organization meetings in Bali with the provocative statement that what the WTO needs is not a “Peace Clause” – a four-year cease fire on WTO suits – but a “Hypocrisy Clause” – an agreement to reduce or eliminate the trade-distorting hypocrisy that is preventing a Bali agreement. I called for immediate reductions by the “most developed hypocrites.”
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
A Bali agreement is now in place. I haven't heard much about yet. But these things generally deliver more power into fewer, wealthier hands. Is this one any different?