Want to grow your NoGeMo? You better not feed it genetically modified food. That's the goal of a new game from Chinese Greenpeace designed to help its users navigate the murky world of healthy produce in China.
Under the best conditions, raising livestock is a dirty, smelly business. And right now in Ohio, the conditions are far from good. Record rainfall during the fall kept most farmers from spreading manure on muddy fields.
The organics industry is young, but it is booming. So much so that even global corporations with all the finances and resources in the world (literally) have trouble filling orders under “organic” label criteria.
Walmart, the world’s leading food retailer, is facing a national campaign to live up to its promise of supporting local farming and healthier eating by not selling genetically engineered sweet corn, recently approved for sale by the American...
Agriculture is a world of contradictions. Certainty, uncertainty, balances, imbalances, progression, retrogression have been part of agriculture for ages, rendering it 'acceptable' to embrace years of bumper yields along with those of scanty....
In sub-Saharan Africa, modern varieties released by the formal seed sector cover only a small part of the total crop acreage. Participatory approaches to crop improvement and seed production have been developed to overcome some of the barriers to modern variety development and seed distribution, but have not been widely scaled up. Crowdsourcing, such as seen in online citizen science projects, might inspire new approaches to upscale farmer-participatory seed innovation, specifically aiming at household food production. Using mobile technology, African farmers may be engaged in massively evaluating and distributing seeds. It is argued that a crowdsourcing approach to seed innovation would not only be scalable, but also inclusive through the strengthening of crop diversity as an open informational resource.
Monsanto’s operation in India illustrates monopolization and manipulation of the market economy, tradition, technology, and misgovernance. The world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds has been selling genetically modified (GM) in India for the last decade to benefit the Indian farmers – or so the company claims.
Monsanto, the biotech giant which recently made headlines when its genetically engineered corn was approved for sale, has penetrated the United States government, and the company’s opposition could be experiencing military style trade wars.
Beer tested in a new study, including some brands labeled "low-gluten," contains levels of hordein, the form of gluten present in barley, that could cause symptoms in patients with celiac disease, the autoimmune condition treated with a life-long...
Seniors struggling to pay for groceries will see little relief in 2012 as prices are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This comes on top of an estimated 4.25 to 4.75 percent increase for groceries in 2011. Restaurant prices in 2012 will likewise rise 2 to 3 percent in 2012, also following increases in 2011.
The Regional Government of the Azores and environmental organizations condemned what they termed US “interference” lobbying against plans to ban the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) on the archipelago.
While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.
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