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Pesticides and Children: Why Kids and Expectant Mothers Are Urged to Eat Organic

Pesticides and Children: Why Kids and Expectant Mothers Are Urged to Eat Organic | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
Studies investigating pesticides and children’s health found that chemicals such as chlorpyrifos, 2,4-D and permethrins are linked to increased risk of brain damage, cancer and other serious conditions.

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RuthHoward's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:09 PM

Essential reading. 

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Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink

Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
Lessening GHG emissions tops the agenda of the world's sustainable development research today. Burning crop residues and excessive use of chemical fertilizers results in an enormous waste of biological resources, which further weakens the potential capacity of the agro-ecosystem as a carbon sink. Now researchers showed that replacing chemical fertilizer with organic manure significantly decreased the emission of GHGs. Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:19 PM

If you need an infusion of hope in the midst of all the grim news, read this.

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Monsanto Goes to College — And Buys the Professor, the Student Center . . . | The Law Matters

Monsanto Goes to College — And Buys the Professor, the Student Center . . . | The Law Matters | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
If you need a science expert to support your cause and you have unlimited cash, what better way to find an expert you can trust than to buy the university where the scientist works? When it comes to food and agricultural policy, it is hard to know which raging debate burns hotter. Ballot initiatives and grass-roots campaigns in several states, including California, would require labeling on food products containing genetically modified components. Food products falsely claiming to be “natural” or to have health benefits face challenges in court. Policymakers receive more intense scrutiny over the way millions and millions of dollars are spent in subsidies and tax breaks for industrial agribusinesses. When the media or litigators or regulators tackle one of these issues, they will look for experts in the agricultural “field” of interest, so to speak. That is where the rights and interests of consumers are vulnerable.

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Shoppers trade in big food brands for local and organic

Shoppers trade in big food brands for local and organic | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
Conventional food businesses see profits decline as shoppers go local and organic.

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The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost

The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
Some people think that local foods are too expensive. Over recent decades, industrially farmed and processed foods have become the standard by which many judge how much all food should
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Vermont Sued by Grocer Group to Block GMO Food Label Law

Vermont Sued by Grocer Group to Block GMO Food Label Law | Food in Politics | Scoop.it
Vermont was sued by the packaged food industry in the first of what may be a series of lawsuits to block genetically modified organisms or GMO labeling requirements.
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