Agribusiness

Virgil on January 19, 2014

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to either not ban foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or at least require labeling of said foods. Very sad commentary on the US and the power that agribusiness and their allies in the USDA and FDA have on Congress at the […]

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Virgil on July 3, 2013

From our friends at Food Democracy Now! They need all the help we can give to allow them to help us. For the past 20 years Americans have been denied the right to know what’s in their food, but that’s about to change! With your help, GMO labeling bills have passed in two separate states in the […]

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Virgil on December 31, 2012

I have seen some trends developing over the past few years and am throwing out my predictions for the state of food in 2013. This mainly applies to the United States because the rest of the developed world and much of the undeveloped world is far more advanced when it comes to food and food […]

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What appear to be legitimate concerns about voter fraud have arisen in California’s Proposition 37 vote. A Yes vote would require labeling of products containing GMOs. On a national level, due to the vigorous efforts of agribusiness companies and their bought and paid for allies USDA, FDA, and most members of Congress, including Al Franken, GMO […]

Continue reading about Voter fraud on GMO labeling in CA on Prop 37? Say it ain’t so, Joe

Modern agricultural science, while often very good, never ceases to amaze me in terms of shortsightedness and ignorance of anything outside their extremely narrow comfort zone called conventional (or industrial) agriculture. USDA and big agribusiness, which largely controls these scientists, certainly makes matters worse. So, I was stunned when I read of some Washington State […]

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Virgil on June 27, 2012

The federal Senate voted on the bill to require products that contain GMOs to be labeled. The vast majority of Americans want to know what they are eating and have the ability to make a choice in selecting such products. Citizens in over 50 other countries have these very, very simple rights. BUT, not the […]

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I can be an activist, but this food blog was started as a celebration of food. The intent was positive writing that reflected my joy in cooking and eating food in diverse places and circumstances. Even my Warzone category has tried to stay positive and avoid my commentary on the wars and US policies except […]

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