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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Based on this week’s House Agriculture Committee hearings, you might think it’s the food stamp program – and not the heavily subsidized farm subsidy program – that is plagued by fraud and abuse.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, EWG ’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in ProduceTM ranks apples at the top of the Dirty Dozen PlusTM list of non-organic fruits and veggies with high levels of pesticide residues.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What makes a healthy diet? Adopting a low-fat diet didn’t make Americans healthier. But does that mean “paleo” is the way to go?

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Obama administration’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of respected scientific and medical experts who help craft the federal government’s official position on nutrition, yesterday released a long-awaited report that finally acknowledged the link between human health and environmental health.
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Last Friday the 13th was unlucky for more than 90 percent of Americans who favor of labeling genetically modified organisms.

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When I heard earlier this week that a train carrying crude oil had derailed and exploded in flames near the West Virginia town of Mount Carbon, I had a sickening feeling of déjà vu.
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In between blizzards, you may be thinking of installing insulation to save money and energy.
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Food and biotechnology giants fighting against mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food (commonly known as GMOs) claim that it would have consumers fleeing their products. But the evidence just doesn’t back that up.

Monday, February 9, 2015

A new study shows that implementing simple good stewardship practices for farmland – such as planting cover crops of grasses during the off-season and using fertilizer with greater care – could reduce the amount of agricultural pollution fouling the Gulf of Mexico by 30 percent.

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

A study published last week (Feb. 5) has confirmed once again that a good way to eat fewer pesticides is to choose organically grown fruits and veggies whenever possible.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A new report shows that some farmers could receive larger payments under newly implemented crop insurance programs than they would have through the discredited -- and now defunct -- direct payments system.
 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nitrate and phosphorus runoff from farm fields is a major reason why water quality is notoriously poor in Iowa’s rivers, streams and lakes.

 

 

Monday, February 2, 2015

A mega-farm is a colloquial term, not an official designation used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor any other agricultural authority for that matter. Yet it’s often bantered about in reference to the Corn Belt—the corn-producing states in the Midwest—where the consolidation of commodity farms continues at an unprecedented pace.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Growing corn to make fuel for your car just doesn’t work. And reversing government policies that require it would ease a world of problems.

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Food policy decisions pending before Congress and the Obama administration could set the table for decades of better eating – or more leftovers.

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