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Food Politics: How to Be a Citizen Lobbyist

Food Politics: How to Be a Citizen Lobbyist | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
There's no reason individuals should feel outgunned by the lobbying interests that represent the massive chemical companies involved in food politics.
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Food safety goes beyond label reading today. Now you have to be able to read the between the lies...
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Lexicon of Sustainability: Just What Are GMOs? - Organic Connections

Lexicon of Sustainability: Just What Are GMOs? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Learn the key principles of fact and fiction surrounding GMOs.
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GroCycle: Recycling Coffee into Mushrooms - Organic Connections

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Welcome to GroCycle, the UK’s first Urban Mushroom Farm which uses spent coffee grounds as the growing medium.
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350-Years Old and Still Sourcing Locally: England's Sportsman Pub - Organic Connections

350-Years Old and Still Sourcing Locally: England's Sportsman Pub - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
On a coastal road near Canterbury England, stands the renowned gastropub the Sportsman, an inn that has served visitors for 350+ years and procures its ingredients from within a few miles of the restaurant.
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The World Wants Organic Food! - Organic Connections

The World Wants Organic Food! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Demand for organic food is growing like crazy, not just in the US but around the world.
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Studies Confirm Organic Food Really Is Better for You - Organic Connections

Studies Confirm Organic Food Really Is Better for You - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
In spite of a widely promoted study to the contrary, organic food—lacking in pesticides—has been found to be healthier than conventional.
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Grain Place Foods: An Organic Oasis in Nebraska - Organic Connections

Grain Place Foods: An Organic Oasis in Nebraska - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Grain Place Foods, a three-generation family farm takes the long view to build fertile soils, biodiversity, and a successful business.
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Experts Move in to Defend Vermont's GMO Labeling Law - Organic Connections

Experts Move in to Defend Vermont's GMO Labeling Law - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Experts have joined forces to protect Vermont's GMO Labeling Law from an aggressive legal challenge by the food industry.
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Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Goes to DC in Support of GMO Labeling - Organic Connections

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Goes to DC in Support of GMO Labeling - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield brought a newly-labeled ice cream flavor to Capitol Hill: “Food Fight Fudge Brownie”.
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Oregon's GMO Labeling Bill Makes the November Ballot - Organic Connections

Oregon's GMO Labeling Bill Makes the November Ballot - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Oregon Right to Know submitted more than 150,000 signatures to ensure GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative 44 (I-44) is on this November’s ballot.
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Non-GMOs Growing! - Organic Connections

Non-GMOs Growing! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Ken Roseboro, editor of the Organic and Non-GMO Report, on the tremendous growth of Non-GMOs.
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Genetically Engineered Salmon: Who Gains, Who Loses - Organic Connections

Genetically Engineered Salmon: Who Gains, Who Loses - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The FDA is expected to approve genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. Who bears the risk and who gets rewarded?
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Tell Your Representatives to Support the New GMO Labeling Bill! - Organic Connections

Tell Your Representatives to Support the New GMO Labeling Bill! - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio have announced the introduction of a bill to require GMO labeling.
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Two GMO Planting Bans Win Victories in Oregon - Organic Connections

Two GMO Planting Bans Win Victories in Oregon - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The power of the food movement is growing with GMO ban victories in Oregon and a labeling law in Vermont.
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Organic Ready: Protecting Organic Corn from GMO Contamination - Organic Connections

Organic Ready: Protecting Organic Corn from GMO Contamination - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Frank Kutka is developing “Organic Ready” corn varieties that can prevent cross-pollination and contamination from GMO corn.
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Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Goes to Court - Organic Connections

Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Goes to Court - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Ag-gag laws seek to criminalize whistle-blowing activities at agricultural facilities, such as factory farms and slaughterhouses.
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Video Recipe: Tasty Tapas - Organic Connections

Video Recipe: Tasty Tapas - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Making tasty tapas from Jerusalem Artichokes.
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Good Water Farms: Growing a Microgreens Culture - Organic Connections

Good Water Farms: Growing a Microgreens Culture - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Brendan Davidson grows microgreens in his greenhouse on Long Island—a LOT of microgreens.
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Monsanto Tries to Bioengineer the GMO Debate with "Native" Advertising - Organic Connections

Monsanto Tries to Bioengineer the GMO Debate with "Native" Advertising - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Monsanto is apparently willing to say anything and spend anything to control the debate over genetic engineering of our foods.
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Bradford Heap: One Chef’s Rise to the Non-GMO Challenge - Organic Connections

Bradford Heap: One Chef’s Rise to the Non-GMO Challenge - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
How Chef Bradford Heap eliminated even the trickiest, least-suspected GMO ingredients.
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5 Tips for Buying Safe and Healthy Dairy Products - Organic Connections

5 Tips for Buying Safe and Healthy Dairy Products - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Want to be sure you’re buying the best dairy in town? Here's how.
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Organic Wine Making: A Very Old Concept - Organic Connections

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Alberto Cecchin shows us the importance of organic wine making practices.
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National Geographic Envisions the Future of Food - Organic Connections

National Geographic Envisions the Future of Food - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
National Geographic hosted a dialogue between leading food, agriculture and policy experts on the future of food on our planet.
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GMO Labeling: Lessons from Vermont - Organic Connections

GMO Labeling: Lessons from Vermont - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Two key players discuss how Vermont became the first state to pass a law requiring GMO labeling.
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Oregon GMO Wheat Contamination: One Year Later USDA Still Has No Answers - Organic Connections

Oregon GMO Wheat Contamination: One Year Later USDA Still Has No Answers - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
On the one-year anniversary of the USDA’s announcement of finding an unapproved, GMO wheat in an Oregon field, the agency still has no answers.
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Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Salmon Moves Forward in the US Senate - Organic Connections

Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Salmon Moves Forward in the US Senate - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The food movement scored another major win with the passage of an amendment to require the labeling of genetically engineered salmon.
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