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Study Adds to Evidence that Organic Fruit Consumption Leads to Lower Levels of Pesticide Contamination in Children, Pregnant Women
(Beyond Pesticides, October 24, 2019) Fish and fruit are undoubtedly healthy foods, but modern-day contamination is leading scientists to caution pregnant mothers and young children to stick within current dietary guidelines, or switch to organic, in order to avoid...
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Dairy Management Inc. spends $160 million a year from farmers’ milk checks on promotions and partnerships, but sales continue to fall.
It's great to see the largest newspaper in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, do this excellent investigative story "outing" the fatcats that have personally profited by squeezing money out of the dwindling milk checks of family farmers around the country. It...
Chemical industry giant Monsanto used military-style surveillance and response tactics to target critics, newly released documents reveal. Disclosed as a result of ongoing court battles regarding the health impacts of the weed killer Roundup, internal...
The primary reasons people shift to purchasing organic dairy products, often a gateway food as children age-out of breast-feeding or formula, are concerns about human health (principally agrichemical, drug residues and genetically engineered bovine growth hormone...
When I started doing political work on behalf of farmers, in the mid-1980s there were about 45,000 independent dairies, and Wisconsin alone, averaging about 45 cows (family farms). Today that number has dropped to about 7600 and is in freefall.
A Summary of Lessons from Four Decades of Organic Farming: A Life Well Lived and Cautionary Words for Our Time
According to Tom Willey, one of the intellectually deepest farmers I know, and am proud to call friend, Driscoll’s is paying its Mexican workers $12 a day (per day, not per hour).
The bowls at Chipotle and Sweetgreen are supposed to be compostable. They contain cancer-linked “forever chemicals.”
New Food Economy continues to offer excellent electronic journalism for the food movement. In this case spotlighting an emerging problem that can contaminate your pure and nutritionally dense organic food. One of the member-owned food cooperatives I belong to, here in...
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