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After watching several documentaries about our food supply and learning just how deficient in nutrients the food we consume has become over the past 30-years, our family has decided to make some serious changes. We are buying organic, eating in season and buying locally. Our meat is grassfed, our bread in homebaked and I feel good about what my family is eating.

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Agora Vox

by Dusty Murray

May 4, 2009

Steps have been taken to start legal action against the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Lorain County Health Department for violating the constitutional rights of John and Jacqueline Stowers of LaGrange, Ohio.

The Stowers operate an organic food cooperative called Manna Storehouse. ODA and Lorain County Health Department agents forcefully raided their home and seized the family's personal food supply, cell phones and personal computers.

agoracosmopolitan.com

by Dr. Joseph Mercola

January 15, 2012

Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships.

In part one of this interview, Dr. Huber discussed the shocking discovery of a brand new organism in genetically engineered (GE) crops-an organism that has been clearly linked to infertility and miscarriage in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and poultry that are raised on GE feed.

agprofessional.com

by Rich Keller

April 10, 2013

An unusual report shows that organic rice buyers in the U.S. are getting a large percentage of their rice from Cambodia.

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) exported 114 tonnes of organic jasmine rice to the U.S. in the first quarter of this year, a 30 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, reports the Phnom Penh Post.com. Is the answer to organic food supply to U.S. consumers importation because U.S. growers are unable to meet the demand for fruits, vegetables, rice and more?

agprofessional.com

June 15, 2012

People who buy organics faithfully believe in eating food produced without pesticides in an environmentally friendly manner. However, a new study claims that people who tend to buy organics often act like jerks.

The study showed three groups of people different photos of foods. One group was shown organic food, the second was shown comfort foods such as cookies and brownies, and the third group was shown neutral foods such as oatmeal and mustard. Although the study was small, about 60 people, the results showed that when people buy organics, they tend to feel morally superior. As a result, it is inferred that these people feel less inclined to behave ethically in other areas of their life.

Agriculture Information

by Lois Heyman

March 1, 2009

Despite the recession, consumers are expected to buy more natural and organic foods, a study shows.

In Central Jersey, that trend is much in evidence, as new organic businesses and shopping outlets continue to open, even as the job market weakens.

agrimoney.com

by Marketpublishers.Com

June 14, 2016

Reports that 80% of Ukraines soybean crop is grown from illegal genetically-modified seeds are "probably true," Mykola Kovalski, chief strategy officer at Astarta, told the Agrimoney Investment Forum.

Astarta, a Ukrainian agribusiness which is the country's largest sugar producer, buys non GM seeds from Canada, Mr Kovalski said. The non-GM meal produced means the company receives a premium for its product. But Mr Kovalski noted that it was "difficult to estimate" the scale of GM planting across the country, with fields of non-GM and GM soybeans plant "It is a problem for us" he said.

agweek.com

April 23, 2013

U.S. families are embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 percent now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes.

Not only are more consumers choosing organic products at least sometimes, but the majority of those buying organic foods are purchasing more items than a year earlier. New entrants to buying organic now represent 41 percent of all families - demonstrating interest in the benefits of organic food and farming is on the rise.

allaboutfeed.net

October 9, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was hit this week with a lawsuit filed in California federal court, in order to force the agency to respond to a three-year old petition to ban arsenic-based drugs from animal feed.

The suit, filed by the Center for Food Safety, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, the Center for Biological Diversity and six other US food safety, agriculture, public health and environmental groups, seeks a response to the groups' 2009 petition calling for immediate withdrawal of FDA's approval of arsenic-containing compounds as feed additives for food animals.

allaboutfeed.net

December 13, 2012

Russia will soon adopt a tough legislation to limit the cultivation, importation and use of GMO in feed production for livestock.

"Genetically modified products are still making its way to the the Russian market, and we are preparing to settle this issue at the legislative level," said the Minister of Agriculture.

allgov.com

by June Williams

November 6, 2016

The grocery trade group hid donor contributions to oppose a voter measure that required labeling of genetically modified organisms. It spent $11 million to defeat the initiative, but refused to reveal actual donors such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle.

The Washington D.C.-based trade group hid donor contributions to oppose voter Initiative 522, which required labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to Judge Anne Hirsch's November 2 ruling.

      

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