Obama officially becomes Dan Quayle: Monsanto Polices Self

Monsanto Will Soon Be Allowed To Police Itself http://bit.ly/mhUgUl — Organic Consumers (@OrganicConsumer) April 27, 2011 Because the USDA is so bad at doing its job on time, the agency decided to see if anyone else was prepared to do its safety testing work instead. And so it looks like the USDA will at least […]

Wikileaks: State Dept. wants intel on African acceptance of GMOs | Grist

Tom Philpott has reported on the State Department’s biotech-loving science adviser Nina Federoff and her industry ties — and certainly USDA Chief Tom Vilsack believes that genetically modified foods are an answer to world hunger. So this revelation hardly counts as a surprise. But it’s still a shame to see that our spymasters are actively […]

Are your almonds really raw?

ALERT UPDATE: RULE REQUIRING PASTEURIZATION OF RAW ALMONDS GOES INTO EFFECT Despite massive opposition from almond producers, retailers and organic consumers, the USDA has implemented its ruling to require that raw almonds be pasteurized. The rule went into effect on September 1st, and since then, all retail outlets have been forced to remove truly raw […]