Image: Tomatoes, ripe like the OTA - Ajith Kumar via Flickr CC The Organic Trade Association (OTA) was hit with accusations of corruption last week in a short documentary released by an anonymous group calling themselves Organic Spies.
By raising the rewards for innovation, won't higher food prices prompt creative efforts by companies and farmers to break the barriers and produce more? Even a passing familiarity with history suggests that the answer must be yes.
By Robbie Hanna Anderman Truthout, June 2, 2011 Early this spring, while the world was distracted by Egypt's uprising, President Barack Obama pushed the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ...
Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis helps explain why.
If it's dinner time and Martha Stauss wants a salad, she doesn't run to the store. She strolls through her Lauraville yard or nearby Herring Run Park and picks wild lettuces, dandelion greens and other free salad fixings.
In Wetteren, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders, activists succeeded in damaging the GM potatoes being trialled for blight resistance, despite a large contingent of police officers who had been ordered to guard the GM trial. The officers were unable to stop the 300-400 or more peaceful protesters of all ages, who included local people.
By guest blogger Emily Vaughn, biodiversity program manager of Slow Foods USA Extinction isn't just for dodos and dinosaurs: Since 1900, 97 percent of the plant species on the planet have ceased to exist.
n the last 20 years, contaminated bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts or other varieties have been blamed for at least 40 significant outbreaks of foodborne illness across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Most of those incidents were blamed on Salmonella bacteria, but E. coli contamination has occurred as well.
As Thailand celebrates Rice and Farmers' week, Natwipha Ewasakul writes about the “little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms.” ...