The wonderful potential of corporate globalization. Rich corporations that have compromised the health of people living in rich countries can now do so in the developing world, as well. “Diabetes, obesity and heart disease rates are soaring in developing countries,…
I imagine you’ve heard by now that Congress has taken time out of its busy schedule to classify pizza as a vegetable. But did you know that there are 7 more new fruits and vegetables that are also a little surprising? I’ll run down the list here.
I’ve been wanting to share this chart for nearly a month — it is so accurate. People with little experience of veganism or vegans (or vegetarians, for that matter) often think eating vegan entails eating just a few foods (grass,…
Denmark is instituting a tax on fatty foods to try to combat obesity. What do you guys think about this new “fat tax?”
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I think for anyone following food issues, especially food policy, knows that the same financial-political system that makes some people absurdly rich and many others poorer and poorer also makes our food less and less safe, decreases our food security, and result in a Big Ag system that hurts most to benefit a few fat cats.
This GMO shirt is one of my favorite shirts ever, and it is clearly based on some serious concerns regarding GMOs.
You consistently hear about how GMOs can help save the world. You hear how they can help poor farmers. You hear that they are greener (more environmentally friendly). You hear that the world needs them….
But who do you hear all this from? (GMO companies and the politicians they buy.)
Nnimmo Bassey, head of Friends of the Earth International, *slams* these claims. He reports in the video below that GM crops are not good for small farmers at all. They are created for the large monoculture farms of agribusinesses (and chemical companies which, conveniently, also produce the GMOs). The require the use of tons of herbicides and pesticides, which is worse for the environment.
Meanwhile, promises of drought-resistant and salt-tolerant crops have not been fulfilled.
Jeannie wrote about peanut butter becoming more scarce a couple months ago. As she noted at the time, incredible U.S. drought was the cause of this. These are just some of the effects of global warming that we have been warned about for decades, of course.
Now, with scarcity, prices rise. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that several major peanut butter brands are raising prices, considerably.
“Food Day” is one week from today, October 24th. This day pushes us to “eat real food” (not unprocessed food or GMOs) and I’ve seen it described as the most influential day in all of Food Month (October).
The day was started by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and this is actually its inaugural year.