Food and Drug Policy

Wendell Berry said, "People are fed by the FOOD industry, which pays no attention to HEALTH and are treated by the HEALTH industry, which pays no attention to FOOD." This is emphasized by the proliferation of genetically modified foods (GMOs) in the United States and the increasing power that corporations like Monsato hold over our political process. The articles on this page address this and other food related issues. Please read and don't forget to share these articles with your network.

City Hall Gunning for LA’s Food Charities Again?

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Dan Bluemel: Food lines being under attack is nothing new in LA. Three years ago, a similar campaign, led by business interests and residents in the Skid Row area downtown, managed to shut one food line down and threaten several others.

Playing Chicken with Food Safety

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Dan Farber: Somewhat surprisingly, considering its something the public cares about deeply, food safety doesn’t seem to have many friends in Washington.

Is Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

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Carole Bartolotto: While I can’t speak for the entire movement, I can say that the lack of research in humans and troubling findings in some animal studies is enough to make me question the safety and necessity of GMOs.

Fracking America’s Food Supply

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Walter Brasch: Fracking — the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food.

China Orders Ham?

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Vijay Prasad: The US is perfectly content to allow the Chinese to buy its debt, and finance its debt-driven consumption and its debt-driven asset bubbles. American pride does not want to countenance Chinese purchases of actual US assets.

Got Milk? No Thanks

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Carole Bartolotto: The good news is that you can easily replace cow’s milk with almond, soy, rice, hemp or coconut milk instead. I love Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Milk.

Urban Farming — An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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Urban farming is taking root because it makes sense. It conserves dwindling water supplies, makes little plots of land productive, reduces food bills, provides healthy produce free of salmonella and chemicals and gets people off the couch and in motion.

Genetically Engineered Salmon: Coming Soon To Sushi Near You?

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Lisa Goldwag Kassner: Do you want to be experimented on by eating sushi, salmon fillet, or bagels and lox made with a new type of salmon with eel genes in it – salmon which hasn’t been adequately tested for human consumption or environmental safety?

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