food politics

Politics of the Plate: Organic Isn’t Dead Yet

A recent Nielsen report greatly exaggerates the recession-related decline in the organics market—and new research indicates growth is still high.
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Tension Builds Between Organic Dairy Farmers And Processors

The kumbaya era is over: Organic agriculture is now large enough to face some of the same systemic problems that conventional agriculture struggles with every day.
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Organic Milk Overload

The growth of the organic-food market has hit a recession-related roadblock—the downward spiral of overproduction and lower prices.
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Charlie Johnson’s Open Letter on Organic Milk

As long as there are children going to bed hungry and arriving to school hungry, there is no such thing as a surplus.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: A Cool, Refreshing Sip of Plastic

A new study shows that exposure to bisphenol A (a compound used in making hard plastic food containers) causes hormonal changes in mammals after birth, not just in the womb.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: A Nutty Situation Gets Nuttier

A company linked to the salmonella outbreak knowingly sold tainted peanut butter a whopping 12 times in the past two years, according to officials.
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Politics of the Plate: Fighting for Food Safety

Another case of Salmonella-tainted peanut butter, and a surprising new way to detect pathogens in food.
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Politics of the Plate: Child’s Play

The nation’s largest supplier of kosher meat and poultry is charged with putting 32 minors to work.
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Politics of the Plate: Tainted Beef, Rogue Weeds, and a Conservation Cruise

A form of mad cow disease may have spread to the United States, a new weed survives repeated herbicide spraying, and more.
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Politics of the Plate: Beeting Down the GM Sugar Opposition

For the first time, American sugar beet farmers will plant seeds that have been genetically modified to survive being sprayed with the herbicide Roundup.
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