Did you know that Impossible Burger's key ingredient is a genetically engineered protein called soy leghemoglobin or "heme"?

An executive from a company selling a genetically engineered meat alternative faced tough questions at the Sustainable Foods Summit held in San Francisco at the end of January.

Evaluating pesticide safety based on a single "active" ingredient and not on the pesticide as formulated and sold is a serious fraud:…/report-finds-regulators-fai…/

(Beyond Pesticides, March 20, 2018) Regulations that separate ingredients in pesticide products as either “other/inert” or “active” have no scientific basis, according to a new review of the toxicity of formulated pesticide products published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Despit...

Do you have this product in your kitchen? Throw it out!…/update-salmonella-illness…/…

The CDC is working with several states to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses, an agency spokesperson said Monday evening. Earlier in the day the FDA posted a recall notice from Natural Grocers for its branded “Coconut Smiles Organic” because of Salmonella contamination. Six illnesse...

Have you read Carey Gillam's book, "Whitewash", an expose of Monsanto and glyphosate? If not, here's the Cliff Notes version:

Want to foment opposition to glyphosate? Buy her book and after reading it, loan it to friends, family and neighbors.…/carey-gillam-monsanto-glyphosate-…

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Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. At the NAFTA renegotiating talks, U.S. representatives are trying to prohibit junk food warnings like those recently instituted in Chile.

And who is behind that ban on junk food warning labels? The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), of course. Even Trump's doctor got him to substitute salads and other healthier fare for his junk food meals because he is right on the borderline between being overweight and obese...…/a…/nafta-food-labels-obesity.html…

A Trump administration proposal would limit the ability of Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to warn consumers about the dangers of foods linked to obesity.

U.S Right To Know's Stacy Malkan provides a helpful overview of the newer GMO techniques and the foods they are producing.

Please note: despite their producers' claims to the contrary, these food products ARE STILL GMOs with mutliple novel proteins that have never been tested for safety or as possible allergens. Learn to identify and avoid them!

CRISPR cows, RNAi apples, gene edited mushrooms: Ready or not, here come the new GMOs.

Big win in court stops California from indiscriminately spraying toxic pesticides without public notice and environmental/health assessments.…

An injunction in California is a sweeping victory for 11 public-health, conservation, citizen and food-safety groups and the city of Berkeley.

Buyer beware! Make sure to check how "cage free" eggs are actually produced. Large chains with private label eggs are most likely to be abusing this claim.

Organic chickens were moments away from being guaranteed daily access to the great outdoors . . . that is, until Trump's USDA stepped in. The Organic Livestock ...and Poultry Practices rules would have required farmers to give animals daily outdoor access and in areas with vegetation and/or soil. The rules, set to go into effect in May, have been nixed by the Trump administration.

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The Trump administration is rolling back rules meant to change that.

New research demonstrates that organic agriculture is not just good for consumer health, but also for carbon sequestration (video):…/Research-showing-organi…

New research showing organic farming more effectively restores soil carbon and reduces the cause of climate change compared to conventional techniques could sway more shoppers to buy organic – especially as conscious consumerism continues to rise.

Watch this *on fire* video in which Dr. Robert Lustig calls out the food industry for its processed food that is dramatically harming our health:

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong, argues pediatrician, sugar-nemesis and author of best-selling book ‘Fat Chance’, Dr Robert Lustig, who caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim last week.

You've gone through your cupboards and ditched food with GMO ingredients and pesticide residues. What about personal care products?

Here's the Environmental Working Group's guide to products it has verified as safe:…

With thousands of personal care and consumer products on the market, it can be overwhelming to know which ones are safer and healthier for your family. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark does the work for you.

Cancer risk linked to consumption of ultra-processed foods. Should we be surprised?…/report-links-ultra-proce…/519000/

French researchers urged more exploration connecting higher consumption with the disease, noting that these individuals also tended to be smokers, to exercise less and to eat unhealthy food.

A Korean coalition of 57 organizations demand that President Moon follow through on his prior promises to label GMOs:…/english_…/e_national/835907.html

A diverse group of 57 civic organizations, including the Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice and the Korea Feder...

While the EU has allowed use of glyphosate herbicides for another five years, individual states are passing their own bans:…/17594-belgium-bans-glyphosate-herbicid…

While the EU Commission claims that the safety of glyphosate is not in question, EU member states are forging ahead with their own bans and restrictions. Report: Claire Robinson

U.S. farmers grew Syngenta GMO corn that hadn't been approved by China, resulting in rejected shipments and falling U.S corn prices.

The great irony? The Swiss firm Syngenta -- that paid out $1.51 billion paid out to U.S. farmers -- is now owned by the Chinese firm ChemChina.…/u-s-farmers-seek-approval-of-1-51…

U.S. farmers suing Syngenta AG over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified (GMO) strain of corn before China approved importing it sought court approval on Monday of a record $1.51 billion settlement with the Swiss seed company.

This is what our farm bill should do -- "...boost the farming sector and...improve diets [and national health]."…/France-to-make-half-of-all-food…

France has announced that at least half of all food bought by the public sector must be organic or locally produced