Monsanto Will Soon be Allowed to Police Itself

Ariel Schwartz Fast Company via Organic Consumers Association 4/25/2011

Monsanto, enemy of organic farmers and anti-GMO advocates alike, will likely be allowed to conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment. But there is no good that can possibly come of an experiment where the company behind nearly every genetically modified […]

USDA Expects Food Prices to Rise

Scott Kilman The Wall Street Journal 2/24/2011

Putting food on the table is about to become more expensive.

Food prices, which rose in 2010 by the mildest rate since 1962, will jump between 3% and 4% this year, according to a forecast released Thursday by the U.S. Agriculture Department at its annual outlook conference in […]

Breitbart updates the Pigford story

Ed Morrissey 1/31/2011

On Saturday while at the Americans for Prosperity conference in San Diego, I got a few minutes to talk to Andrew Breitbart about the story and the scandal of the Pigford settlements. It’s a very complicated story, as Andrew explains in this 20-minute interview just before an hour-long presentation to the […]

Famine: The other F word

Jack H. Barnes Confessions of a Macro Contrarian Business Insider 1/24/2011

The world is closer to a major famine today than it has been in decades. In the current era, there have been smaller cases of famine in the world such as Niger in ‘05 and again in 2010. The western African region is exposed […]

Congress sticks it to U.S. farmers, consumers, with passage of ‘food safety’ bill

~That government is best which governs least~

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Congress sticks it to U.S. farmers with passage of food safety bill that will actually cause fresh produce to be more dangerous

Mike Adams Natural News 12/22/2010

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751 yesterday with a 216 to 144 […]

In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate passes ‘food safety’ bill S. 510 [Updated]

Alexander Bolton The Hill 12/19/2010

The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by voice vote Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.

The Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act on Nov. 30 by a vote of 73-25. But the bill was later invalidated by […]