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NASA Curiosity Rover Unearths Building Blocks in 3-Billion-Year-Old Organic Matter on Mars

The "building blocks" for life have been discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars, NASA scientists announced Thursday. Researchers cannot yet say...

“Real Organic” Label Bites Back at Industrial Agriculture

When you think of organic food, you probably imagine a bucolic farm with happy cows out in the pasture and crops growing lush and healthy in...

An Environmental and Public Health Disaster Awaits if USDA Gives Organic Label to Hydroponics

Whether food production entails acres of mono-crops, livestock shuttled through assembly lines or orderly tracks of plastic pipelines in factory-scale hydroponics spaces, streamlined production...

In Organic Farming, Rules are Not Made to be Broken

Photo by ilovebutter | CC by 2.0 The first day our milk was sold as certified organic, in 1999, we thought we had it made....

Corporate Power Reality Check: Organic vs Industrial Chemical-Dependent Agriculture – Philosophies and Practices

What follows is a summary of this article, 'A System of Food Production for Human Need, Not Corporate Greed', and is a preamble to...

Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology

Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role...

Always buy local and organic: 75 percent of high-profile honey brands contain NO honey!

Honey, often referred to as "liquid gold," houses a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It is a natural and healthier alternative to sugar...

Organic Agriculture, Capitalism and the Parallel World of the Pro-GMO Evangelist

Consider that India had for generations sustained one of the highest densities of population on earth, without any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, exotic dwarf strains...

Organic Farmers Score New Victory in ‘David and Goliath’ GMO Fight

Jackson County, Oregon wins new protections against cultivation of genetically engineered crops by Nadia Prupis Organic farmers are racking up new victories in the fight against 'franken-food',...

Monsanto secretly gave legal defense money to GMO farmer who contaminated neighbor’s organic farm

Global biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto lent financial support to a West Australian farmer who was being sued by a neighbor over alleged cross-contamination...

Organic Under Attack: Report Exposes Big Food’s Tobacco-Style PR Blitz

Food and chemical companies are spending hundreds of millions to spread false information about the safety of pesticides, GMOs, and antibiotics in food (Common Dreams)...

Organic Food Activists Take Thanksgiving Fight to Monsanto’s Front Lawn

'What better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly,' asks...

‘Organic Ready’ Corn to Replace Monsanto’s GMO Corn, Cross-Pollination

CHRISTINA SARICH Here’s some of the best news all year for non-GMO supporters. Frank Kutka is working to save our heirloom corn from cross-breeding with genetically modified...

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone — For Free

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture....

The Truth About Organic Food & GMO’s

We've all heard about the supposed dangers of genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s, but putting the hysteria to one side, and examining just the...

Organic Farming Supports Greater Species Biodiversity

Research from Oxford University has determined that organic farms support at least 50% more species of pollinators and 34% more species in general.

Dear WIC: Why aren’t organics allowed for poor pregnant women and babies?

Despite rampant evidence that GMOs and pesticides are incredibly harmful, particularly for those the WIC program purports to be "nourishing", in most cases organic choices are strictly not allowed.

Organic Milk Contains Significantly Better Fats

Organic milk is not just about fewer pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. New research confirms that organic milk has significantly more and better fats. Organic milk fats are compared with fish.

Can Organic Bananas Prevent the Demise of the Banana from TR4?

Bananas now face a world-wide devastation from the TR4 fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Can organic cultivation practices provide the solution before its too late?

Organic Pantry Cooking For Less Than $5 a Meal

Let's face it, we're all trying to cut corners here and there to make our monthly budgets work for us, without having to sacrifice nutrition or flavor. Purchasing all organic foods can come with a hefty price tag, if you don't know how to do it.

Why Is Gut-Wrecking Carrageenan in So Many Organic Food Products?

Note from Daisy:  Truthstream’s article has appeared on numerous sites across alternative media and it is on-point to the extent that one particular person has taken issue with it on almost every outlet where it appeared.  Interestingly enough, the woman, named Debbie, happens to work for the world’s largest supplierRead the Rest...

Organic Farmers Pay the Price of GMO Contamination

Organic farmer: 'All the big boys care about is their bottom line. They have to be held accountable if their contaminates my crop!' Lauren...

U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are...

by Michael Snyder Originally published at The Economic Collapse If the extreme drought in the western half of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the iceberg.  As you will see below, the size ofRead the Rest...

Are Pesticide-Drenched Foods Really as Healthy as Organic? The “Experts” Say So…

by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media Pesticides are made to kill things. People who don’t want to eat pesticides often choose organic foods to avoid them. But does that really make sense? … Well yeah, it kind of does. Duh. The public has been repeatedlyRead the Rest...

How Does Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Wind Up in Organic Meat?

by Heather Callaghan Originally published at Natural Blaze There is a dizzying and vicious cycle of the overuse of antibiotics in meat production. Animals make up over three quarters of antibiotic use which has helped create a public health crisis. We are now on third-generation drugs that are not combating theRead the Rest...

Vote for The Organic Prepper

Do you enjoy the information provided from this website? If so, please show your support by visiting this link to vote for The Organic Prepper.  No registration is required, and it’s quick and free. As well, when you visit Top Prepper Sites to vote, you can find many other excellent websitesRead the Rest...

Florida couple forced to uproot their 17-year-old organic garden

After 17 years of managing an organic vegetable garden in their front yard, a Miami Shores, Florida couple was forced to remove it due...

Florida Couple Forced to Dig Up 17-Year Old Organic Garden

Elizabeth RenterPrison Planet.comDecember 19, 2013 When we've lost the right to grow our own food, we've...

Top 10 Surprising Health Uses of Organic Lemons

In this video Stephanie Weeks of Our Wellness Revolution describes the top ten surprising uses of lemons for our personal health and well being....

Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money.

Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money. By Jon Rappoport October 13, 2013 www.nomorefakenews.com Let’s stop screwing around and go to the heart of the matter. Whether the public campaign against Monsanto takes the form of GMO-labeling or putting millions of people in the street protesting against an evil corporation… Depends on […]

Rebelling Against Massive Use of Pesticides, Brazilians Shift To Organic Foods

SANTA MARIA, Brazil – Every Saturday morning, organic food traders from Santa Maria de Jetibá, a Pomeranian settlement on the mountains of Espírito Santo...

The Future is Local, the Future is Organic

The future is local. The future is organic. Well, at least it could be if we base our food production on an increasing body...

The Future Is Local, The Future Is Organic

Deccan Herald 26/9/2013 and Countercurrents 25/9/2013 and Ki Kisan Awaaz Vol 4, No10, October 2013

The future is local. The future is organic. Well, at least it could be if we base our food production on an increasing body of evidence that indicates the harmful effects of petrochemical, corporate-controlled agriculture.


In June, researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand concluded that the GM strategy used in North American staple crop production is limiting yields and increasing pesticide use compared to non-GM farming in Western Europe. Led by Professor Jack Heinemann, the study’s findings were published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.


The study finds that Europe is decreasing chemical herbicide use and achieving even larger declines in insecticide use without sacrificing yield gains, while chemical herbicide use in the US has increased with GM seed.


In effect, Europe has learned to grow more food per hectare and use fewer chemicals in the process. The US choices in biotechnology are causing it to fall behind Europe in productivity and sustainability. The decrease in annual variation in yield in the US suggests that Europe has a superior combination of seed and crop management technology and is better suited to withstand weather variations. This is important because annual variations cause price speculations that can drive hundreds of millions of people into food poverty.


The report also highlights some grave concerns about the impact of modern agriculture per se in terms of the general move towards depleted genetic diversity and the consequently potential catastrophic risk to staple food crops. Of the nearly 10,000 wheat varieties in use in China in 1949, only 1,000 remained in the 1970s. 

In the US, 95% of the cabbage, 91% of the field maize, 94% of the pea and 81% of the tomato varieties cultivated in the last century have been lost. GMOs and the control of seeds through patents have restricted farmer choice and prevented seed saving. This has exacerbated this problem.


The conclusion is that we need a diversity of practices for growing. We also need systems that are useful, not just profit-making biotechnologies, and which provide a resilient supply to feed the world well.


On the heels the Heinemann team’s research comes a September 2013 report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilisers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report.


The report, ‘Wake up before it is too late: make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate’, states that monoculture and industrial farming methods are not providing sufficient affordable food where it is needed, while causing mounting and unsustainable environmental damage. The system actually causes food poverty, not addresses it.


Over the past few years, there have been numerous high level reports from the UN and development agencies arguing in favour of small farmers and agro-ecology, but this has not been translated into real action on the ground where peasant farmers increasingly face marginalisation and oppression, as we have seen in India. According to Vandana Shiva, the plundering of Indian agriculture by Big Agra is resulting in a forced removal of farmers from the land and the destruction of traditional communities on a scale of which has not been witnessed anywhere before throughout history.


Elizabeth Mpofu, general coordinator of the organization La Vía Campesina says that long before the release of this new report, small farmers around the world were already convinced that we need a diversified agriculture to guarantee a balanced local food production, the protection of people’s livelihoods and the respect of nature. To achieve this goal, she feels the protection of the huge variety of local seeds and farmers’ rights to use them is paramount. Small farmers are struggling to preserve their indigenous seeds and knowledge of farming systems.


Evidence is mounting that the industrial food system is not only failing to feed the world, but also responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing social and environmental crises. Industrial food system is directly responsible for around half of all global greenhouse gas emissions. We cannot solve the climate crisis without confronting the industrial food system and the corporations behind it.


Pat Mooney of the ETC group adds that the corporate food chain uses about 70-80% of the world’s arable land to produce just 30-40% of the food we eat. In the process, peasant farmers, the real food producers, get thrown off their land and tremendous environmental harm is done. This is clearly not the way to feed the world.


There are lessons here for India, as the biotech sector continues to push its second ‘Green Revolution’ - GMOs. The original Green Revolution in India has been a failure, with Indian farmers in debt, paying high costs for seed and pesticides, committing suicide, and resulting in a depleted water table and a poisoned environment.


Punjab was the ‘Green Revolution’s’ original poster boy, but is fast becoming transformed from a food bowl to a cancer epicentre and now reels under an agrarian crisis marked by discontent, debt, water shortages, contaminated water, diseased soils and pest infested cops.


As the new UN report indicates, what is required is a shift from corporate-controlled agriculture towards more biodiverse, organic systems that place emphasis on local economies and food sovereignty. The answer is to return to basics by encouraging biodiverse, organic, local crop systems, which is more than capable of feeding the world – and, unlike chemical intensive agriculture – feeding it healthily.

Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and rapid weight gain and overweight in infancy.

Abstract Title: Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and rapid weight gain and overweight in infancy.Abstract Source: Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug 20....

Texas SWAT team destroys organic farm during raid

A Texas SWAT team raided an organic farm, allegedly searching for marijuana. After conducting a 10-hour raid, destroying many of the plants and vegetables...

Police Destroy Organic Farm in Massive SWAT Team Raid

The police raid of a small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, which lasted for more than 10 hours and included aerial surveillance and a...

Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water,...

Ethan A. HuffNatural NewsJuly 23, 2013 As a follow-up to our earlier report on fluoridated food...

Urban Homestead Marvel: 6,000 lbs of Organic Food on 1/10th Acre

Lou!Planet InfowarsJuly 8, 2013 Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre...

USDA Organic Infant Formula Contains Pesticide Labeled as a “Nutrient”

Sayer Ji.Green Med Info The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against GMOs...

USDA Organic Infant Formula Contains Pesticide Labeled as a “Nutrient”

Sayer Ji.Green Med Info The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against GMOs...

Former GMO Engineer Drops Biotech and Goes Organic

Organic Connections June 19, 2013 The “con­ver­sion” of for­mer anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas to GMO pro­moter has gar­nered huge media atten­tion, but Thierry Vrain,...

Monsanto secures victory over organic farmers

An appeals court ruling handed down Monday is being largely viewed as yet another victory for biotech giant Monsanto. ...

Major Loss to Organic Farmers as Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto

In a major blow to organic farmers and food sovereignty advocates, the US Court of Appeals Monday has thrown out a "pre-emptive strike" against...

Organic growers lose decision in suit versus Monsanto over seeds

Carey GillamReutersJune 10, 2013 Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a lawsuit brought by...

Organic growers lose decision in suit versus Monsanto over seeds

Carey GillamReutersJune 10, 2013 Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a lawsuit brought by...

Expert Questions Legitimacy of Organic Food Certification

The so-called “organic” foods industry may not be as natural as consumers have been led to believe, owing to a lack of serious testing...

Expert Questions Legitimacy of Organic Food Certification

The so-called “organic” foods industry may not be as natural as consumers have been led to believe, owing to a lack of serious testing...

Expert Questions Legitimacy of Organic Food Certification

The so-called “organic” foods industry may not be as natural as consumers have been led to believe, owing to a lack of serious testing...

The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic Farming CAN Feed the World

Christina SarichInfowars.comMay 30, 2013 If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a...

Bhutan Set to Plough Lone Furrow as World’s First Wholly Organic Country

Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides and relying on its own animals and farm waste for fertilisers.

Stooping to conquer … Already an overwhelmingly agrarian state, Bhutan is aiming to become the world's first completely organic country. (Photograph: Alamy) But rather than accept that this will mean farmers of the small Himalayan kingdom of 1.2 million people will be able to grow less food, the government expects them to be able to grow more – and to export increasing amounts of high quality niche foods to neighbouring India, China and other countries.

The decision to go organic was both practical and philosophical, said Pema Gyamtsho, Bhutan's minister of agriculture and forests, in Delhi for the annual sustainable development conference last week.

"Ours is a mountainous terrain. When we use chemicals they don't stay where we use them, they impact the water and plants. We say that we need to consider all the environment. Most of our farm practices are traditional farming, so we are largely organic anyway.

"But we are Buddhists, too, and we believe in living in harmony with nature. Animals have the right to live, we like to to see plants happy and insects happy," he said.

Gyamtsho, like most members of the cabinet, is a farmer himself, coming from Bumthang in central Bhutan but studying western farming methods in New Zealand and Switzerland.

"Going organic will take time," he said. "We have set no deadline. We cannot do it tomorrow. Instead we will achieve it region by region and crop by crop."

The overwhelmingly agrarian nation, which really only opened its doors to world influences 30 years ago, is now facing many of the development pangs being felt everywhere in rapidly emerging countries. Young people reluctant to live just by farming are migrating to India and elsewhere, there is a population explosion, and there is inevitable pressure for consumerism and cultural change.

But, says Gyamtsho, Bhutan's future depends largely on how it responds to interlinked development challenges like climate change, and food and energy security. "We would already be self-sufficient in food if we only ate what we produced. But we import rice. Rice eating is now very common, but traditionally it was very hard to get. Only the rich and the elite had it. Rice conferred status. Now the trend is reversing. People are becoming more health-conscious and are eating grains like buckwheat and wheat."

In the west, organic food growing is widely thought to reduce the size of crops because they become more susceptible to pests. But this is being challenged in Bhutan and some regions of Asia, where smallholders are developing new techniques to grow more and are not losing soil quality.

Systems like "sustainable root intensification" (SRI), which carefully regulate the amount of water that crops need and the age at which seedlings are planted out, have shown that organic crop yields can be doubled with no synthetic chemicals.

"We are experimenting with different methods of growing crops like SRI but we are also going to increase the amount of irrigated land and use traditional varieties of crops which do not require inputs and have pest resistance," says Gyamtsho.

However, a run of exceptionally warm years and erratic weather has left many farmers doubtful they can do without chemicals.

In Paro, a largely farming district in south-west Bhutan, farmers are already struggling to grow enough to feed their families and local government officials say they are having to distribute fertiliser and pesticides in larger quantities to help people grow more.

"I have heard of the plan to turn everything organic. But we are facing serious problems just getting people to grow enough", said Rinzen Wangchuk, district farm officer.

"Most people here are smallholder farmers. The last few years we have had problems with the crops. The weather has been very erratic. It's been warmer than normal and all the chilli crops are full of pests. We are having to rely on fertilisers more than we have ever had to in the past and even these are not working as well as they initially did."

Dawa Tshering, who depends on his two acres of rice paddy and a vegetable garden, says that for decades his farming was chemical free.

"But its harder now because all our children are either in the capital or studying. Nobody wants to stay, which means we have to work harder. It's just my wife an myself here. We cannot grow enough to feed ourselves and take crops to the market, so we have to use chemicals for the first time. We would like to go back to farming how we used to, where we just used what nature provided."

But in a world looking for new ideas, Bhutan is already called the poster child of sustainable development. More than 95% of the population has clean water and electricity, 80% of the country is forested and, to the envy of many countries, it is carbon neutral and food secure.

In addition, it is now basing its economic development on the pursuit of collective happiness.

"We have no fossil fuels or nuclear. But we are blessed with rivers which give us the potential of over 30,000megawatts of electricity. So far we only exploit 2,000 megawatts. We exploit enough now to export to India and in the pipeline we have 10,000 megawatts more. The biggest threat we face is cars. The number is increasing every day. Everyone wants to buy cars and that means we must import fuel. That is why we must develop our energy."

Agriculture minister Gyamtsho remains optimistic. "Hopefully we can provide solutions. What is at stake is the future. We need governments who can make bold decisions now rather than later."

© 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited

How Whole Foods and the Biggest Organic Foods Distributor Are Screwing Workers

United Natural Foods Incorporated, the largest wholesale distributor of organic and “natural” foods in the US, is currently under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law.

This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

“The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover." -- John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market (WFM) CEO John Mackey has done a brilliant job of creating the illusion that his empire is all about abundance, bounty and the good life. But there’s nothing bountiful or good about the way the second-largest non-unionized food retailer exploits workers.

United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI), the largest multi-billion dollar wholesale distributor of organic and “natural” foods in the U.S., is currently under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law, including physically threatening immigrant workers in California who were trying to form a union.

The company recently fired its underpaid and overworked unionized workers at its Auburn, Wash., distribution center for going on strike, and illegally hired non-union replacement workers.

What happens when companies like WFM and UNFI, which have carefully cultivated their public progressive images, start acting like Walmart? When union-busting and labor exploitation are accepted as “business-as-usual” in the green economy, it makes us all look bad. It discredits organics and Fair Trade by creating the impression that consumers don’t really care how their healthy organic food was produced. That the entire industry cares only about profits. Ethics and workers be damned.

When flagship organic companies take a Walmart approach to workers’ rights, it sends negative and conflicting signals to core organic consumers, making it look like leaders in the organic community are concerned about the plight of endangered species and Third World coffee growers or cacao producers, but oblivious to the economic pain and stresses of working class Americans or hardworking immigrants who plant and harvest our organic fruits and vegetables and then pack and deliver them to our neighborhood co-ops and natural food markets.

Isn’t it time we ask the same of WFM and UNFI that we demand of ourselves: that they walk their talk, prioritize organic food and products, practice Fair Trade and social justice, and wake up to the fact that "business as usual" is a bitter recipe for injustice?

The demand for organic and fairly traded food, apparel and body care products has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Millions of consumers are demanding products that not only are organic and healthy, but also embody Fair Trade principles, whereby the workers involved in producing these products are treated fairly and paid equitably.

Under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP), organic products are certified by third-party certifiers and regulated under federal law. But no such federal standards exist for Fair Trade labor practices, including the right of workers, especially in large businesses, to form trade unions and engage in collective bargaining with their employers.  As a consequence many consumers look for the “Fair Trade” label on imported goods, but pay little attention to the domestic supply chain.  Here in the U.S., most consumers naively believe that organics and Fair Trade practices go hand in hand. They are surprised to learn that most family farmers and farm workers, as well as many supply chain workers, struggle to make a living. But the truth is, labor exploitation is rampant in the fields, factories and warehouses where organic products are grown, processed and housed. And this is especially true when small, alternative businesses are bought out by corporate investors.

WFM is one of the biggest offenders in the U.S. The company’s Whole Trade Guarantee, through a third-party verified program, supposedly ensures that producers and laborers in developing countries get an equitable price for their goods in a safe and healthy working environment. But here in the U.S., WFM. the second largest union-free food retailer behind Walmart,  has taken the position that unions are not valid. The company even gives its workers a pamphlet titled "Beyond Unions." In the company’s 27-year history, only one of its stores, in Madison, Wis., successfully unionized. The chain has also fended off unionizing attempts in Berkeley, Calif.; St. Paul, Minn.; and Falls Church, Va.

As for UNFI, the company’s recent record on workers’ rights is abysmal. The National Labor Relations Board investigation includes allegations that UNFI engaged in worker surveillance, intimidation and retaliation; that it refused to bargain in good faith; and that it illegally reassigned bargaining unit work. UNFI workers and drivers at UNFI’s Auburn, Wash., distribution center went on strike for better pay and better working conditions Dec. 10, after rejecting UNFI’s latest contract offer. In retaliation UNFI fired them and illegally hired non-union replacement workers.

WFM and UNFI like to brag about how their workers are part of their “family,” and how well management treats them. But what about the thousands of non-unionized and exploited farm workers in California, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Latin America and Asia who supply many of their premium-priced products? What about the immigrant feedlot workers across the country? What about the truck drivers, food processing workers and warehouse staff who are threatened and intimidated whenever they try to organize themselves for collective bargaining? Are we all one family?

It’s time for WFM and UNFI to publicly acknowledge that Fair Trade principles and practices need to be implemented as part of their entire US/North American/global supply chain for food and organic and natural products, not just for the minority of products produced overseas and certified as Fair Trade. And of course, supporting domestic Fair Trade means that WFM and UNFI must stop their union busting and start recognizing the rights of workers, especially workers in large for-profit corporations, to freely organize themselves into unions for collective bargaining.

Until they do, as conscientious consumers we have to pressure UNFI and its largest customer, WFM. In response to UNFI’s actions in Washington State, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has called for a boycott of UNFI’s brand name products, Woodstock Foods and Blue Marble, until the company rehires its fired workers in Auburn, stops harassing and intimidating workers and drivers who want to form a union, and sits down to sign a fair contract.  We’re also asking organic food stores to look for alternative wholesalers to supply their stores, as a number of coops in Seattle and Olympia Washington, have already begun to do.  

In addition to boycotting UNFI’s Woodstock Foods and Blue Marble products, we encourage consumers to:

  • Sign the online petition in support of the striking workers at UNFI.
  • Call UNFI Manager Hank Heatherly at (253) 333-6769. Tell him to rehire the fired workers and return to the bargaining table immediately.
  • If you live in Washington State, and are willing to join in informational leafleting at Whole Foods Markets, sign up here.

Exposed: How Whole Foods and the Biggest Organic Foods Distributor Are Screwing Workers

Whole Foods is under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law.

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“The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover." -- John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market (WFM) CEO John Mackey has done a brilliant job of creating the illusion that his empire is all about abundance, bounty and the good life. But there’s nothing bountiful or good about the way the second-largest non-unionized food retailer exploits workers.

United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI), the largest multi-billion dollar wholesale distributor of organic and “natural” foods in the U.S., is currently under investigation for 45 violations of federal labor law, including physically threatening immigrant workers in California who were trying to form a union.

The company recently fired its underpaid and overworked unionized workers at its Auburn, Wash., distribution center for going on strike, and illegally hired non-union replacement workers.

What happens when companies like WFM and UNFI, which have carefully cultivated their public progressive images, start acting like Walmart? When union-busting and labor exploitation are accepted as “business-as-usual” in the green economy, it makes us all look bad. It discredits organics and Fair Trade by creating the impression that consumers don’t really care how their healthy organic food was produced. That the entire industry cares only about profits. Ethics and workers be damned.

When flagship organic companies take a Walmart approach to workers’ rights, it sends negative and conflicting signals to core organic consumers, making it look like leaders in the organic community are concerned about the plight of endangered species and Third World coffee growers or cacao producers, but oblivious to the economic pain and stresses of working class Americans or hardworking immigrants who plant and harvest our organic fruits and vegetables and then pack and deliver them to our neighborhood co-ops and natural food markets.

Isn’t it time we ask the same of WFM and UNFI that we demand of ourselves: that they walk their talk, prioritize organic food and products, practice Fair Trade and social justice, and wake up to the fact that "business as usual" is a bitter recipe for injustice?

The demand for organic and fairly traded food, apparel and body care products has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Millions of consumers are demanding products that not only are organic and healthy, but also embody Fair Trade principles, whereby the workers involved in producing these products are treated fairly and paid equitably.

Under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP), organic products are certified by third-party certifiers and regulated under federal law. But no such federal standards exist for Fair Trade labor practices, including the right of workers, especially in large businesses, to form trade unions and engage in collective bargaining with their employers.  As a consequence many consumers look for the “Fair Trade” label on imported goods, but pay little attention to the domestic supply chain.  Here in the U.S., most consumers naively believe that organics and Fair Trade practices go hand in hand. They are surprised to learn that most family farmers and farm workers, as well as many supply chain workers, struggle to make a living. But the truth is, labor exploitation is rampant in the fields, factories and warehouses where organic products are grown, processed and housed. And this is especially true when small, alternative businesses are bought out by corporate investors.

WFM is one of the biggest offenders in the U.S. The company’s Whole Trade Guarantee, through a third-party verified program, supposedly ensures that producers and laborers in developing countries get an equitable price for their goods in a safe and healthy working environment. But here in the U.S., WFM. the second largest union-free food retailer behind Walmart,  has taken the position that unions are not valid. The company even gives its workers a pamphlet titled "Beyond Unions." In the company’s 27-year history, only one of its stores, in Madison, Wis., successfully unionized. The chain has also fended off unionizing attempts in Berkeley, Calif.; St. Paul, Minn.; and Falls Church, Va.

Majority of organic companies owned by mega corporations

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When it comes to marketing, new marketing strategies keep evolving to deliver results in short term that may not necessarily adhere to quality parameters. SEO marketing is no exception to that. But why to insist upon website marketing that comes out as a natural result of a site’s enhancement and other organic techniques applied to increase traffic?

Organic SEO – Search Engine Optimization – Organic

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10 reasons why organic can feed the world

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Does Organic Really Mean Organic?

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India’s Agrarian Crisis: Dismantling ‘Development’

In his 1978 book ‘India Mortgaged’, T.N. Reddy predicted the country would one day open all sectors to foreign direct investment and surrender economic sovereignty to...

Threading the Eye of the Needle: A Few Greenies Ain’t Gonna Cut Climate Change

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An 'empowerment’ oriented clothing brand has stopped selling its “girl power” T-shirts after a report...

Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested

Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller that some studies have linked to cancer—is also a secret ingredient in nearly 20 popular beers and...

Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer found in popular beers and wine – study — RT...

Enjoying a cold beer may not be so pleasant now that testing has revealed 14 top...

This Teenager Was Locked Up for Refusing to Serve in Israel’s Military

Hilel Garmi’s phone is going straight to voicemail and all I’m hoping is that he’s not back in prison. I’ll soon learn that he...

Slandering the Not-So Radical Green New Deal: A Bipartisan Operation

 An “Accurate Translation” of the “Anti” Charge “One commonly hears,” Noam Chomksy wrote thirteen years ago, “that carping critics complain about what is wrong,...
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Video: Hayabusa2: Japanese spacecraft lands on Ryugu asteroid, fires ‘bullet’ into it

A Japanese space probe on a data-collecting mission has shot a sampling 'bullet' into the surface of the Ryugu asteroid, hoping to retrieve organic...

Corporate Front Group Smears List of Its Enemies as “Deniers for Hire”

The industry front group American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) has created a clunky new website containing an intriguing list of its enemies. You...

Woman saves 110 year-old condemned tree, converting it into stunning library (PHOTOS) — RT...

An 110-year-old tree was destined to be turned into sawdust until a canny librarian spotted an...

Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from...

Approaching Development: GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology  

What people communicate is a matter of choice. But what can be more revealing are the issues they choose to avoid. There are certain...

Narrative Divergence and Degrees of Blessed Freedom

Today in America, a tug of war rages between two competing visions of the public interest. One vision is indicative of direct democracy as evidenced by the...

Monsanto’s top weedkiller now found in pet food as well as cereal — RT...

Two new studies show how extensively Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide glyphosate has permeated our food chain. Designated...

The New Social Media – LewRockwell

Pompeo warned Saudis they have 72 hrs to finish probe into Khashoggi case, or...

Mike Pompeo told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that he had 72 hours to finish his probe...

Q Basics – LewRockwell

By Luis P. Almeida October 15, 2018 Q: The BasicsAn Introduction to Q...

Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to...

The US military research agency will spend millions helping computers engage better with the real world...

From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture

Food and environment campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just produced the report ‘Shockingly high levels of weedkiller found in popular breakfast cereals marketed for...

Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism

In 2015, India’s internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled...

There Is No Need for a US Military Base in Poland

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Trump is floating the possibility of establishing a permanent U.S. military base in Poland: President Donald Trump said the U.S....

Monsanto weedkiller that can ‘probably’ cause cancer found in children’s breakfasts — RT US...

A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to...

In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company's toxic and...

India and the State of Independence: British Colonialism Replaced by a New Hegemony

India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based...

Mind-control fungus shows flies a gruesome end — RT US News

Researchers have identified new elements of the ‘destroyer of insects’ – a fungus that behaves like...

Arkema indicted for Hurricane Harvey toxic chemical release — RT US News

Top managers at French multinational Arkema could face up to five years in prison after the...

India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime

Like many countries, India's food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad...

Corporate Spin: Genetically Modifying the Way to Food Security?   

Those familiar with the debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be forgiven for thinking that science alone can solve the world’s food problems. The industry...

Vegan group’s comment backfires on social media — RT UK News

A vegan group has been slammed for peddling “homophobic views” and inciting hatred against the...

Understanding the Connection Between E-Commerce Success Digital Marketing

More and more businesses are moving their operations from brick-and-mortar locations to digital e-commerce stores. The advantages are significant, after all. Customers can access...

The Sinister Underbelly of Climate Change Denial

The last few days of June 2018 saw most people in the United States sweltering in an epic heat wave. High temperatures were uniformly...

Agrarian Crisis and Climate Catastrophe: Forged in India, Made in Washington

India is under siege from international capital. It is on course not only to be permanently beholden to US state-corporate interests but is heading towards...

Interim OPCW Report on Alleged April 7th Gas Attack in Syria

Indicates No Evidence Yet of Any Such Attack Eric Zuesse On Friday July 6th, the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is tasked...

‘Lots of Things That Impact Our Food System Come From the Farm Bill’

Janine Jackson interviewed Patty Lovera about the undercovered farm bill for the June 29, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

‘New legal high?’ Twitter awash with mockery & conspiracy after Novichok hits UK again...

What is claimed to be a new case of Novichok poisoning of an unsuspecting British...

GMO Agriculture and the Narrative of Choice

The pro-GMO lobby claim critics of the technology ‘deny farmers choice’. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and...

GMO Agriculture and the Narrative of Choice

The pro-GMO lobby claim critics of the technology ‘deny farmers choice’. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and...

24-karat gold leaf super-joint most expensive ever crafted (VIDEO) — RT US News

Even a seasoned cannabis smoker would struggle to meet the challenge presented by the world’s most...

24-karat gold leaf super-joint most expensive ever crafted (VIDEO) — RT US News

Even a seasoned cannabis smoker would struggle to meet the challenge presented by the world’s most...

‘The Black Athlete Has Been Involved in the Political Struggle From the Beginning’

Janine Jackson interviewed Howard Bryant about African-American athletes and activism for the June 15, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Life on Mars? NASA discovers best evidence yet of potential life on Red Planet...

NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered organic material in an ancient lakebed and confirmed a seasonal cycle...

US seeks to buy new anti-ship missiles to ‘close gap’ with Russia; but will...

The Pentagon has signed a contract to acquire brand new anti-ship missiles. The move is apparently...

The Empire Strikes Back: Leaving Indian Farmers in the Dirt

By 2050, if current policies continue, India could have numerous mega-cities with up to 30-40 million inhabitants and just two to three hundred million people (perhaps...

Ex-US top spy Clapper justifies election interference — RT US News

Fret not, people of the over 80 countries where the US has interfered in elections –...

Body farm in UK? Britain ‘mulls’ creating grisly research center with decaying humans —...

Britain’s first body farm – a research facility where human remains are left to decay...

Argentina Is Suddenly on the Verge

Stephen Smith on the Corporate Domination of West Virginia

West Virginia has the highest rate of obesity in the country. The highest rate of smoking. The highest rate of drug overdose deaths. Why? Corporate domination of the...

Dangerous Liaison: Industrial Agriculture and the Reductionist Mindset

Food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified and unhealthy and diets less diverse. There is a loss of biodiversity, which threatens food security,...

Who am I to say that Regulation is Shit?

The capitalist iceberg that we know as the deep state has been operating under the radar and under the waves for many centuries with...

Team probing Syrian war & Skripal poisoning case reveal all — RT UK News

Dismissed in the press, the academics behind the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media...

Academics pull apart UK’s Skripal poisoning claims — RT UK News

A group of British university academics researching the use of chemical weapons in Syria, has...

A Farm Bill Lost in Never-Never Land

As financial stress rises, suicide hotlines are spreading across farm country. Four straight years of low income, rising debt, and now fights with major...

Trump’s USDA Proposes Deceptively Cute Images for GMO Labels, But Nixes the Words ‘Genetically...

The public comment period is now open on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's just unveiled proposal for food labeling of products using GMOs—a plan...

The Dirty Dozen – LewRockwell

The Truth About the Invasion of Sweden

Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper, 22 April 2018 Immigration is an issue that causes tempers to flare. Many Americans want our borders...

Earth Day: Conflict Over The Future Of The Planet

Photograph from climate march in Washington, DC, Union of Concerned Scientists. On this Earth Day, it is difficult to look at the state of the...

NASA’s asteroid-hunting probe develops mysterious dent (PHOTO) — RT US News

A conspicuous and worrying black dent in the heat shield of NASA's asteroid-bound probe has been...

David Cameron’s disastrous Libya intervention criticized by own committee (VIDEO) — RT UK News

The UK’s intervention in Libya contributed to the north African country’s current instability, according to...

UK writes to NATO claiming Russia spied on Skripals for 5 years — RT...

Russia spied on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for five years...

UK claims of Russia spying on Skripals is a ‘big surprise’ – Russian Ambassador...

UK allegations of Russian agents spying on the Skripals for the past five years are...

How Falling Down Can Lead to Waking Up

Sonoma County, California — The organic Kokopelli Farm has been my home, as well as my main work, identity, and love, for the last...

Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich “Puertopians” are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTiZtYaB3Zo?rel=0] Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left...

How New York City poop became a rural Alabama town’s problem — RT US...

The unbearable stench of some 150 rail cars filled with human waste has pushed a small...

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

Bayer and Monsanto have a long history of collusion to poison the ecosystem for profit. The Trump administration should veto their merger not just...

‘Ordinary chemists’ know about Novichok– chemical weapons expert refutes ‘state actor’ claim (VIDEO) —...

A chemical weapon expert slammed claims from the UK that a ‘state actor’ must be...

Ex-ambassador reveals flaws in ‘NATO’ anti-Russia plan (VIDEO) — RT UK News

The UK and its NATO friends have attempted to “step up the Cold War” with...

NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians

NPR‘s headline (3/30/18) employs the passive voice: 16 Palestinians killed by whom? NPR, as FAIR has noted throughout the years (e.g., 8/14/01, 11/01, 2/5/02, 11/15/12,...

Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on Facebook data privacy ‒ reports — RT US...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly decided to testify before Congress in relation to the Cambridge...

From ‘Sea to Shining Sea,’ Industrial Ag Fouls America’s Waterways

A citizen-led group in Nebraska is fighting Costco’s plan to build a huge chicken factory farm operation that residents in nearby cities say would pollute...

Here’s proof that MPs and MSM can accuse Russians of anything amid Salisbury spy...

The poisoning of ex-double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter is being investigated and no...

California Court Blocks State Agriculture Department From Spraying Pesticides

In a win for environmental and public health advocates, a California court has halted a program that allows the state agriculture department to spray...

“Excess” Emissions From Industrial Shutdowns and Startups Are Increasing Air Pollution

When Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August 2017, many industrial facilities had to shut down their operations before the storm arrived and...

Is evidence of no evidence finally changing minds? — RT UK News

There are just the merest signs that common sense may be making a rare appearance...

Media Parroting ‘$1000 Bonus!’ Stories Helped Give Trump’s Tax Cuts Majority Support

Washington Post (12/20/17) A New York Times/Survey Monkey poll last week revealed that, for the first time, a slim majority of Americans support last December’s...

The Year of Living Nonviolently

Once, late at night, shortly before he died, Cesar Chavez tired to explain nonviolence to me. “Active nonviolence requires taking to the streets,” he said...

Your guide to top anti-Russia think tanks in US & who funds them —...

Countering Russia has become a lucrative industry in Washington. In recent years, the think tank business...

Transhumanism: A Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity | By Nozomi Hayase

Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity+ or H+, the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as...

Fabricated Reality: Lobbying for GMO Agriculture in India 

Richard John Roberts is a prominent biochemist and molecular biologist. On his recent visits to India, he has talked about the supposed virtues of...
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Video: The Aleppo Paintings: Bringing a warzone’s story to life (FULL INTERVIEW)

Buildings “subjected to war almost change into organic structures,” says painter Brian Maguire of the scenes he witnessed walking the streets of war-torn Aleppo....
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Video: The Aleppo Paintings: Ethics of an artwork

Buildings “subjected to war almost change into organic structures,” says painter Brian Maguire of the scenes he witnessed walking the streets of war-torn Aleppo....

Newsweek and USA Today Need Standards for Opinion Writers

Why are Newsweek and USA Today so willing to let special interests mislead their readers? Clear standards are needed for disclosing conflicts of interest. Facts...

Corporate Monopolies Will Accelerate the Globalisation of Bad Food, Poor Health and Environmental Catastrophe

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter If the proposed Monsanto-Bayer merger goes through, the new company would control more than 25 per cent of the...

From Your Heart to Your Brain

Coverage of Iran Protests Illustrated With Protests Not in Iran––Organized by Fringe Cultists

When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those actually...

Pesticide Use Threatens Health in California – Consortiumnews

President Trump boasts about all the regulations that he has eliminated but he never mentions the important good that many...

Monsanto, Bayer and Neoliberalism: A Case of Hobson’s Choice

A Bayer marketing professional recently stated on Twitter that critics of GMOs deny choice to farmers. It’s a common accusation by the pro-GMO lobby....

“Dishonest” and “disgraceful” – Monsanto attempts to gain backdoor entry for GE foods

At the recent Codex meeting in Berlin, there was an attempt to define genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients as ‘biofortified’ and therefore mislead consumers. This contravened...

Mortality rate 3 times higher for women, study finds — RT UK News

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 16:52 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 18:57 A new study...

GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice

One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers...

Everyone Growing It for Each Other

"If 100% of the people were farming, it would be ideal." -- Masanobu Fukuoka I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk....

Prepper TV – LewRockwell

A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other | By Peter...

I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk. The generous fig tree just finished, two young apple trees and a...

FBI deputy director plans to retire

Pesticide Suicide | Dissident Voice

Pesticide suicide refers to toxic chemicals mucking up the health of animals, plants and insects. This worldwide causatum may be totally out of control...

Scientist slams study identifying ‘oldest fossils ever discovered’ — RT US News

Researchers have identified a series of fossils which they believe are the oldest living organisms ever...

Liquify your loved ones? New eco-friendly burials could replace cremation — RT UK News

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 14:47 British families could soon opt to have their late...

Pesticide Suicide

Photo by jetsandzeppelins | CC BY 2.0 Pesticide suicide refers to toxic chemicals mucking up the health of animals, plants and insects. This worldwide causatum...

Capitalism’s Failure Of The Flesh: The Rise Of The Robots | By Phil Rockstroh

Humankind, being an inherently tool-making species, has always been in a relationship with technology. Our tools, weapons, machines, and appliances are crucial to forging...

Did 24 Coke-Funded Studies on Childhood Obesity Fail to Disclose Coke’s Influence? | U.S....

WASHINGTON - How accurate were conflict of interest disclosures in at least 40 childhood obesity studies funded by The Coca-Cola Company? Not so accurate,...

Your Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Corporate Propaganda

While Congress hasn’t accomplished much in 2017, it did manage to pass a budget resolution — and within that budget, a sum of $3...

Backlash Against Russian ‘Fake News’ Is Shutting Down Debate for Real

A few days before the Halloween hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, where powerful tech companies would provide testimony...

Tax reform one step closer as Senate procedural vote passes — RT US News

President Donald Trump’s plan to rewrite the American tax code for the first time in three...

…if it takes100 yrs

I am the North Star— Hope; Never wavering, organizing, burning thorough bars, walls, wire— I am consciousness of all creatures, crystalline water, clean, sweet air, black soil From forgotten reservations I...

Death by a Thousand Cuts: When the Cures of Big Pharma are Worse than...

The more chemicals, drugs, vaccines, additives, toxins they make, the more difficult it is to escape from big business’ straight-jacket   The vaccine debate and prying...

Oil and Gas Industries’ Toxic Pollutants Are Poisoning African-American Communities, Increasing Risks of Cancer...

WASHINGTON - Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have co-authored a landmark report that...

Scratch Cooking – LewRockwell

If you compare the meals served in many of the kitchens today to meals served 100+ years ago, there is one very big difference....

The Texas Church Shooting – LewRockwell

By now, everyone has heard about the horrific shooting yesterday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which a man dressed in tactical gear entered the...

Senate demands Twitter disclose WikiLeaks direct messages — RT US News

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary committee has asked Twitter for documents that include the...

Thousands to March on Saturday For the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy | 350.org

NEW YORK - Today, Saturday October 28 at 11:45 AM, a broad coalition of local, state, national and global organizations will gather and march across...

Facebook follows Twitter, unveils political ad ‘transparency’ ahead of Russia testimony — RT US...

Facebook is joining Twitter in bowing to lawmakers demands for more information on political ads on...

The Pneumonic Plague Is Spreading

The Ploy to Shift 9/11 Blame to Iran – Consortiumnews

The U.S. government often plays the game of blaming “enemies” and excusing “friends,” a particularly ugly reality in the push...

Rolling Back the Tide of Pesticide Poison, Corruption and Looming Mass Extinction   

An anthropogenic mass extinction is underway that will affect all life on the planet and humans will struggle to survive the phenomenon. So claims...

Videos Show What It’s Really Like

Stay Healthy in Hard Times

How the elite and greedy corporations are destroying thousands of years of agriculture

The increasingly globalised industrial food system that transnational agribusiness promotes is not feeding the world and is responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing political, social...

Three Years for Eternity: A Prayer for Cimate Action and the Common Good

'Laudato Si’, considered by environmentalists all around the world as the “Green Encyclical, has become a work read by Christians and non-Christians alike in...

Sniper Attack

Trump Administration Pushes Positive PR Campaign as Puerto Rico's Crisis Continues

As President Donald Trump continues firing off tweets that praise the highly criticized U.S. response to a growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following...

Groups: Harvey Recovery Must Serve Vulnerable Victims, Not Corporate Polluters

Prompted in part by the appointment of former Shell CEO Marvin Odum to lead Texas recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a...

Greenpeace: Has its crusade to save the world descended into hypocrisy & misinformation?

Greenpeace activists have seized a cargo ship at Sheerness Port, Kent, to stop thousands of...

AT&T and Verizon Need to Hang Up On Fossil Fuels

Smartphones are a huge part of our lives. We use them constantly for texts, social media, calls, directions, and finding information online. Even when we’re...

Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping up the Social Fabric of India 

Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial agriculture suited...

Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides

Citing "people familiar with the request," the Washington Post reported late Friday afternoon that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has told the White House...

Seventeen Million in US Live Near Active Oil or Gas Wells

More than 17 million people in the United States live within a mile of an active oil or natural gas well, according to a...

Big Oil to Blame for Harvey’s Toxic Legacy

Yesterday, the Governor of Texas warned that the bill for reconstruction after Superstorm Harvey could be as high as $180 billion. To put this...

More fires, explosions expected at flooded chemical plant near Houston

Eight more containers at a chemical plant northeast of Houston, Texas are expected to explode after...

Full threat posed by Arkema plant disaster still unknown

Two explosions were reported Thursday at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas with the company...

Fire Erupts Again at Houston-Area Chemical Plant as Public Remains in Dark

Fire and smoke erupted for a second time Friday evening at the Houston-area Arkema chemical plant, but what exactly is going up in flames...

Explosion at Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas causes massive fire

Towering flames and clouds of black smoke have overtaken much of the Arkema chemical plant in...

Hurricane Harvey: Another American Deluge

In just three days, more rain fell on the Texas Gulf Coast than what flows out of the Mississippi River in three full weeks....

Hurricane Harvey: Two explosions at Arkema chemical plant near Houston, injuries reported

Published time: 31 Aug, 2017 09:20 Edited time: 31 Aug, 2017 10:51 Arkema chemical plant in...

‘Farm to Table’ Has Jumped the Shark

Now that Amazon’s taken over Whole Foods, a natural foods grocery known for its high prices, the new owners have pledged to lower prices. I...

Chemicals at plant near Houston degrading, explosion inevitable – CEO

Published time: 30 Aug, 2017 19:23 Edited time: 30 Aug, 2017 20:18 The CEO of the...

The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Agrochemical Oligopoly

As humans, we have evolved with the natural environment over millennia. We have learned what to eat and what not to eat, what to...
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Video: ‘Your homeland needs us now’: Smoothie ads in Austria slammed for ‘racist’ overtones

An advertising campaign, launched in Austria by an organic smoothies producing company, has sparked controversy and was slammed for its “racist” overtones. Via Youtube

What Civil War 2.0 Will Look Like

The division in America has become so dramatic over the past year that many people can only foresee it heading one place: Civil War. There’s...

Soil, Monsanto and the Agribusiness Giants: Conning the World with Snake Oil and Doughnuts

In their rush to readily promote neoliberal dogma and corporate-inspired PR, many government officials, scientists and journalists take as given that profit-driven transnational corporations...

You Might Be a Cheapskate

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper August 19, 2017 Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people?  Do you have a black belt in...

Scientists 3D-print ‘high-resolution’ living tissue

Published time: 18 Aug, 2017 16:05 Oxford University scientists have found a ground-breaking way of...

Fracked off? Level of Britain’s shale gas reserves has been ‘hyped,’ says geology professor

Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 11:48 Britain was thought to have potentially “very large” reserves...

Anonymous & more tech companies knocking white supremacy groups offline

In the wake of the Charlottesville protests, hate groups are being suspended or losing their accounts...

Committee to Save America: Globalists Team Up to Thwart Trump's Agenda

A group of globalist White House advisers and generals have apparently teamed up with establishment Republican leaders in Congress to form a...

Bulldozing London’s beloved Latin American market will ‘ethnically cleanse’ area, traders tell RT

The planned demolition of Britain’s largest Latin American market to make way for luxury shops...

Emails Show USDA Staff Told to 'Avoid' Term 'Climate Change' Under Trump

Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service responsible for helping American farmers with conservation efforts were instructed by top officials to avoid...

You Can Vote Every Day — With Your Dollars

All shopping is not created equal — we all have our preferred soaps and phone brands. I’d rather walk a bit further to my favorite grocery store...

Indian Independence: Forged in Washington?

India commemorates the end of British rule 70 years ago on 15 August. Now might be an apt moment to consider where India might...

Cancer-causing pollutants detected in most tap water across US – study

Tap water from 48,000 public water utilities was found to contain multiple cancer-causing agents from arsenic,...

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the...

Ben & Jerry’s Has No Clothes

Photo by Qfamily | CC BY 2.0 It was twenty years ago last month that Food & Water published our report on Vermont’s atrazine addiction,...

The Best Foods for Your Heart

By Dr. Mercola Your diet is an important, if not crucial, factor for the maintenance of a healthy heart well into old age. Healthy dietary fats top...

Codex Alimentarius and Monsanto’s Toxic Relations

“Our soils are sick from greed-based, irresponsible agricultural practices, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, erosion and mineral depletion, all of which stop or reduce adequate microbial...

1984 at the Grocery Store

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn't only a win-win for both of them, but also for...

Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material

Stream sediments in Pennsylvania downstream from two fracking wastewater treatment facilities were found to contain radioactive...

1984 at the Grocery Store

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn’t only a win-win for both of them, but also for...

Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back...

Monopoly Capitalism in Action: How Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Could Affect Us All

A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market February 22, 2007, in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) In today's...

When Will Co-opted Figures and Board Members of Companies like Monsanto and Bayer Be...

The public is being poisoned, disease rates are spiralling, waterways are contaminated, soil is being degraded, insects, birds, invertebrates and plant diversity are in...

Marcus Garvey’s Economic Philosophy has a Capitalism Problem

The controversy surrounding the May 19th unveiling of a bust of Jamaica’s first national hero and Pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey on the Mona Campus...

Liberty lost? Americans increasingly unhappy with levels of freedom, survey says

Published time: 28 Jun, 2017 11:07 America is often referred to as the "Land of the...

A Grain of Truth: RCEP and the Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture

The plight of farmers in India has been well documented. A combination of debt, economic liberalisation, subsidised imports, rising input costs and a shift...

Concerned Americans Say New GMO Regs Would Make Oversight Worse, Not Better

WASHINGTON - Today marks the close of three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public comment periods on...

High Schools Drop Valedictorian Honor

We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the ‘participation trophy generation’ (a.k.a. “millennials) and, more specifically, how...

Chocolate Fat Bomb Truffles

Chocolate truffles are a popular type of confectionery composed of a chocolate coating and ganache, a filling made by mixing chocolate and cream. The...

Forbes’ ‘Go Bust’ Prescription For Indian Farmers Is A Death Warrant

By Binu Mathew and Colin Todhunter Background Washington’s long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system...

No Green Thumb?

Gardening is a skill and anyone who tells you something different is not being totally honest.  That being said, having a successful gardening experience...

Toxic Relations: Stop Colluding with Monsanto and the Agrochemical Industry!   

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the UK’s Policy Advisor Nigel Chadwick at the Chemicals Regulation...

‘They stood up to hate & intolerance’: Trump pays tribute to Portland stabbing victims

Published time: 29 May, 2017 19:28 US President Donald Trump has condemned the killings of two...

Want to Get “Back to the Land?” You’re Not Alone

Over the past century, generations of young people have turned their backs on city life to embrace small-scale farming and back-to-the-land ideals. The exact...

White supremacist teen converts to Islam, kills Neo-Nazi roommates for insulting his faith –...

A white supremacist who converted to Islam killed his two Neo-Nazi roommates because they had offended...

The Ultimate Antidepressant

There are a few indulgences that we will never tire of, and chocolate is the best example. An age-old treat that’s exquisite in its...

Eat To Look and Feel Young

Your health is only as good as the food you eat. Following a regular diet based on nutrient-rich, organic food is one of the...

‘Autonomous’ Cars

Within 12 years, only 5 percent of the driving done in this country will be done by “autonomous” drivers – according to a study...

The Public or the Agrochemical Industry: Who Does the European Chemicals Agency Serve?  

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Director of Risk...

Prepping for a US Mainland Conflict

Aside from everyone nuking each other into mutually assured obsolescence, the World War 3 worst-case scenario for Americans would be if the conflict reached...

Dems Still Blaming Others for Trump

Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggests she would have gone to war in Syria by now, but Democrats still...

Britain Must Break Free from the Agrochemical Cartel: Rosemary Mason Calls on ECP to...

Agrochemical manufacturers are knowingly poisoning people and the environment in the name of profit and greed. Communities, countries, ecosystems and species have become disposable...

Not a Prepper?

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper April 27, 2017 Prepping isn’t all about wiling away your hours in a bunker, reloading ammo. It’s about the everyday...

Trump tax plan slashes taxes for ‘some’ businesses and wealthy estates

The White House is proposing comprehensive tax reforms which are said to simplify the federal tax...

The High-Fat, Low-Carb Way to Optimal Health

By Dr. Mercola There’s emerging scientific evidence that a high-fat, low-net carb and moderate protein diet is an ideal diet for most people. However, compliance...

The Risk of Brushing Aside Intelligence

The mainstream U.S. media, which knows President Trump disdains facts, accepted his claims about the April 4 Syrian chemical incident...

‘Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!’ Adidas sorry for ‘insensitive’ email

Published time: 19 Apr, 2017 11:37 Adidas has issued an apology after its marketing team sent out...

Banned chemicals contaminate groundwater near US bases on Okinawa

Elevated levels of two banned pollutants used by the US military have been detected in groundwater running under Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on...

Give Your Old Stuff to Others — Not the Landfill

My neighbor moved out this week. I learned that when I found a moving truck blocking my car and I couldn’t get out of...

How Would You Even Begin To Prep for It?

Last week was tense as far as international relations go. We’re standing in a big puddle of gasoline and hoping that no one decides...

Capitalism: Unregulated Disaster…

Radioactive Wrecking ball Crashing into Regulatory edifice: Watchdogs Devoured by Fat-cats-hawks While we skim crude, dilute fracking-fluid, boil, Triple-filter opaque water to drink; Serve sushi, sample saki with Geiger Counters—and Pay Nazis Not to Poison Pears and Apples we call ‘Organic’ Read more

Food Is Your Medicine

By Dr. Mercola Ideally, food is your “medicine.” It’s certainly one of the best preventive strategy I can think of, and getting more raw organic...

The Deep State, Explained

As the daily drip of information about possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russia trickles on, Democrats, commentators and at least some officials in...

Can’t Resist Homegrown Tomatoes?

By Dr. Mercola Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable (technically tomatoes are a fruit, but they’re used more like a vegetable) in the U.S.,...

You’re a Gov’t Lab Rat

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper March 28, 2017 A new law quietly passed last December contains a waiver of informed consent that eliminates the requirement...

Annihilate Free Radicals

By Dr. Mercola What happens when you begin exercising and cutting back on calories? Some may say “weight loss” and “getting healthier,” which are good...

Your Body Needs These To Thrive

Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals required by your body. Unlike macronutrients, you only need minuscule amounts of micronutrients to maintain good health. Micronutrients...

‘In a trance’: New database to record ‘zombie’ effects of illegal designer drugs

A national database listing the effects of so-called ‘zombie’ drugs has been created for doctors...

MI5 launches inquiry into whether it could have prevented Westminster terrorist attack

Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 has launched an internal inquiry into whether it could have...

Monsanto’s Violence in India: The Sacred and the Profane

From Hinduism and Paganism to Thor, Woden and Monsanto, humans have lost their ancient beliefs, practices and connection with nature. The old practices, so...

Peter Tosh’s Resistance against Racism, Apartheid and Settler-Colonialism

March 21 was the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre that was carried out by the South African apartheid regime against protesting Africans in...

Essentials for Effective, Natural Weight Loss

There’s just a few months left before summer hits, so if you’re looking to ensure you have the best summer body, now is the...

Stop Protecting the Criminality of the Global Pesticides Industry

The agrichemicals industry wallows like an overblown hog in a cesspool of corruption. With its snout firmly embedded in the trough of corporate profit...

Enemy of Reason: Behind the Mask of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology

Professor Shanthu Shantharam recently wrote a response to Viva Kermani’s well thought out article about injecting some honesty into the debate about genetically modified (GM) food and...

Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism

Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and unscrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts....

No Ban, No Wall: Native American and Human Rights Groups Join Forces With Environmental...

As Director of Equity, Inclusion and Justice at Sierra Club, I often hear the question: why doesn’t Sierra Club stick to “environmental issues”? Today...

The Kennedy – De Niro $100K Vaccine Challenge

Autism instances have risen significantly over the last 40 years. In 1975, 1 in every 5,000 people developed the disorder, but today it’s 1...

Message to John Beddington and the Oxford Martin Commission: A System of Food and...

Sir John Beddington is Senior Advisor and Professor of Natural Resources Management at the Oxford Martin School in Oxford, UK. He also belongs to...

‘Guess I'm breaking the law’: Utah not enforcing abortion clinic ‘fetal pain’ law

Nine months after Utah passed the nation’s first law requiring abortion providers to administer anesthesia to...

Truly Staggering Health Benefits

Oregano oil is extracted from the oregano plant (Origanum vulgare), a perennial herb from the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Thanks to its high concentration...

"Extraordinary" Levels of Pollution Found in the Deepest Part of the Sea

Since the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean, you might guess that it is safe from the impact of humans, but you...

Pro-GMO Scientists Blinded by Technology and Wedded to Ideology

The Oxford Martin School is based at Oxford University in the UK and has set up the ‘Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations’ (OMC). Bringing together...

Never Trust the Government

After five years of drought, a new disaster faces Northern California. Nearly 200,000 people were evacuated last night from areas below the Oroville Dam due...

Monsanto and GMO Propagandists Softening-up UK Public for GM After Brexit

On the back of Brexit, the UK government is planning what could be a disastrous trade deal with the Trump administration. It would likely...

Want Pearly White Teeth?

Traditional whitening practices have proven to be quite harmful to the longevity of our teeth. Dental specialist Linda Greenwall has thoroughly investigated the harmful use of teeth...

How Trump Can Unite the Left

As millions of Democrats, Greens, liberals, progressives, and lefties across America prepare to resist Trump, it’s time to build greater unity and alliances among...

Trump claims cabinet has ‘highest IQ’ with education levels lower than Obama’s

President-elect Donald Trump attended a luncheon with leaders of Congress and several of his administration picks,...

Development and India: Why GM Mustard Really Matters

The push to commercialise the growing of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is currently held up in court due to a lawsuit by...

Translating Trump’s Inaugural Speech From the Original German

Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, like the candidate himself, was a chain of falsehoods, saber-rattling and scary Neofascist uber-nationalism. But it could be difficult to...

MLK Day 2017: Mobilizing Against Racism, Capitalism and Militarism in a Neo-Fascist Era

Dawn at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2016. (Photo: Zach Gibson / The New York Times) Coretta Scott...

A War on Regulations

The incoming Republican government is waging a war against regulations. “For every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated,” Donald Trump promised after...

The Demise of Greece's Agricultural Commons

(Photo: Lezsec Kruk; Edited: LW / TO) When I tell people that I had a challenging time finding organic produce in Greece this past summer,...

Aluminum, Fertilizer, Steel, Nuclear Waste

The resistance against water fluoridation might be a different story if the naturally occurring element of fluoride was added to our water. Fluoride is found...

The Trouble With Multivitamins

Multivitamins present the most practical and economical opportunity for the public to make up for gaps in the high calorie/nutrient insufficient American diet. Despite alleged...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly? Celebrating the Corporate Plunder of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December, that date was probably originally chosen due to the winter solstice on...

Where Independence Is Illegal Without a Permit

These days, you need permission from the government to do just about anything, including feeding yourself or others. Do you own a car? Every...

Soil: Keeping Nutrients in Food and Carbon in the Ground

Soil stores nutrients, carbon and micro-organisms. (Credit: Xavi Fernández de Castro / IPS) Healthy soil not only makes food more nutritious it also helps keep...

Stay Warm

Depending on where you live, a winter power outage can quickly become a life-threatening emergency. Winter storms with heavy snowfalls, high winds, and a coating...

Hostile Takeover

Photo by Mike Maguire | CC BY 2.0 “The populace may hiss me, but when I go home and think of my money, I applaud myself.” —Horace, Epistles It’s...

Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India Under the Guise of Development

Colin Todhunter Washington's long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade based on...

The Extinction of Life on Earth

Robert J. Burrowes On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will...

New Archaeological Research Links Syria to Anglo-Saxon England

Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria. The Suffolk site...

Survival Fuel for Your Body

Being well-nourished during a disaster can mean the difference between powering through the event with strength, stamina, and energy or plodding through the situation...

Trump dressed as himself for ‘Villains and Heroes’ fancy dress bash (PHOTOS)

US President-elect Donald Trump kept it simple at a private ‘Villains and Heroes’ costume party on...

Swedish Researchers Find Submerged Mesolithic Settlement

A team of researchers headed by Lund University’s Professor Dan Hammarlund has uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Mesolithic site off the Baltic Sea...

Even in the Dead of Winter

It can be hard to think about gardening when it’s below freezing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Cold weather is the perfect...

Foogle Ready To Kill Alternative Media

This week three media goliaths — Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who collectively act as information gatekeepers for the Internet — announced they would begin implementing...

DARPA funds second prototype of new sea drone (VIDEO)

US weapons researchers are building a second test model of the sea-launched drone they call Tern,...

Why Are Public Officials Protecting the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of...

Colin Todhunter It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of...

Is Soros Funding the Trump Protests?

Paid instigators are making an already bad situation much much worse. As riots and protests rage through the streets of America, the question has to...

Eat Chocolate Every Day

Heart disease and diabetes risk may be reduced by eating chocolate every day. The key here is to consume a small piece of dark...

Two-thirds of Brits support GM crops, claims Bayer-sponsored survey

A large-scale UK public survey says there has been a sea change in attitudes toward...

Butter Is Better

By Dr. Mercola In your musings about odd things, it may have occurred to you to wonder, if butter is basically made from the skimmings...

Clearing the “Jungle”: The Calais Refugee Operation

We don’t know yet where we are going, but it will obviously be better than the Jungle, which was made for animals, not humans. —...

Exposed: Coca-Cola’s Evil Lobbying Campaign

A treasure trove of emails released by hactivist site DC Leaks reveals that corporate giant Coca-Cola has launched a worldwide campaign to stop the...

Who Wants a Kinder, Gentler Pepe?

It is no secret to anyone who has spent time around the Alt Right that the use of memes has been a prominent means...

The Power Elite’s War

“A populace deprived of the ability to separate lies from truth, is no longer capable of sustaining a free society.” Journalist Chris Hedges As the ruling...

Smaller Engines

Downsizing is no longer the answer, apparently. Of engines, that is. You may have noticed. Even big vehicles come – increasingly – with startlingly small engines. Two-point-oh...

World Wide Fund for Nature: Stop Greenwashing Capitalism, Start Holding Corporations to Account (Dr Rosemary...

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - In the 1970s, the agrochemicals industry was able to evade effective regulation in the UK. Robert van den Bosch, wrote in 1978...

Do You Use Magic Soap?

You’ve undoubtedly used Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling organic liquid and bar soap brand in North America. But how much do you know about the...

Seeds of Occupation: India’s Stockholm Syndrome

Colin Todhunter Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their...

More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and it rapidly rose up The New York Times’ best-seller...

Countryside-Dwelling, Environmentally-Friendly Families are Right Wing Extremists, Researchers Warn

Researchers of “extremism” have identified friendly, environmentally-conscious families living in the German countryside as likely dangerous radicals, and warn that rural living...

Toxic Allegiances and Corporate Power: Open Letter to the Oxford Martin Commission

Colin Todhunter The Oxford Martin School is based at Oxford University in the UK. In what seems to be a laudable aim, the school has...

'We interpret every govt request' – Yahoo responds to e-mail scanning revelations

Yahoo called the report that the company scanned its customers’ incoming emails “misleading.” This comes as...

The apple doesn’t fall far from the genetically modified tree: USDA approves GMO fruit

The national nightmare of apples turning slightly brown is coming to an end: The US Department...

CIA Puppet Masters

By Daisy Luther DaisyLuther.com September 30, 2016 It’s really quite embarrassing on a global scale when members of our own government seem to be deliberately trying...

Far-Right Runs With ‘Outside Agitator’ Lie Spread by CNN

When CNN host Erin Burnett (OutFront, 9/22/16) interviewed Todd Walther, a spokesperson for the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police, Walther made the provocative claim...

Election or Revolution? An Open Letter to the People of the United States

Robert J. Burrowes As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this...

A System Of Food Production For Human Need, Not Corporate Greed

Colin Todhunter There has been an adverse trend in the food and agriculture sector in recent times with the control of seeds and chemical inputs...

In OtherWords: September 14, 2016

Following protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal order overruled a district judge’s order, halting construction of the Dakota Access crude...

Aging Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Vision

By Dr. Mercola Aging is inevitable, but are age-related problems such as poor vision absolute givens? Contrary to popular belief, your vision is largely dependent...

“The Dead Cannot Make A Comeback” – Is India About To Make A Catastrophic...

Colin Todhunter Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long-term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years, they...

Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food And Agriculture Just Took A Turn For The Worse

Colin Todhunter News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent...

Sugar industry blamed fat in fake studies

The sugar industry paid Harvard researchers in the 1960s to bury research linking sugar intake to heart disease and to instead make...

Sweet deal? Sugar industry blamed fat in fake studies – study

The sugar industry paid Harvard researchers in the 1960s to bury research linking sugar intake to...

Darwin Unhinged

This is atrociously long, criminally even, by internet standards but I post it anyway because I get occasional requests.  Few will read it, which...

21 Life Hacks To Help You Through a Disaster

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper September 7, 2016 Life hacks are all over the place at the minute (seriously, they’re everywhere) and some are really...

Watch the Pounds Roll Off

By Dr. Mercola There’s emerging scientific evidence that a high-fat, low-net carb, moderate protein diet is an ideal diet for most people. However, compliance tends...

Beware This Health Bomb

By Dr. Mercola Over the course of a lifetime, the average American uses about 20 gallons of toothpaste,1 and even though you don’t swallow it,...

Horrors Ahead

Remember how a couple of days ago the German government advised its citizens to start stockpiling food and water? Well, today they have announced...

Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot

Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening...

What Triggers a Charley Horse?

By Dr. Mercola A charley horse, or muscle cramp particularly in your calf muscles, is an incredibly common condition that results in your muscles becoming...

25 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Hygiene Kit

By Gaye Levy Backdoor Survival August 24, 2016 The Oxford English Dictionary defines hygiene as: “Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through...

Is Civil Unrest Coming to Suburbia?

Many people watching Milwaukee burn on the news from the safety of their homes in the suburbs feel immune. It seems like this only...

‘If You’re So Proud of This Technology, Put It on the Label’ – CounterSpin...

Janine Jackson interviewed Patty Lovera about GMO labeling for the August 12, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Patty Lovera: “If...

James Bond delusion: Britain’s military power an illusion made from myth, says scholar

Britain ignores its dependence on stronger allies and the dilapidated state of its “clapped out”...

New York City set to ban use of fracking waste water

New York City lawmakers have approved a new bill to ban the usage of waste water...

Easy access to online porn is 'damaging' men's health, says NHS therapist

A top psychosexual therapist is warning about a surge in the number of young men suffering sexual health problems because of online...

Remember Blue-Blockers?

By Dr. Mercola You may remember the blue-blocking sunglasses that were popular in the U.S. in the 1980s. The glasses, with their amber-colored lenses, had...

Chinese Dream: Western Imitation or Radical Alternative?

Chinese painting of six Confucian scholars When I arrived in Nanjing to attend a conference recently, I asked the student assigned to show me around...

What’s With Hillary’s Health?

In their usual fingers-in-ears-la-la-la fashion, the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton supporters are all in denial that there is an issue with the Democratic...

‘The Real Battle Is, Who’s Going to Own the Energy Supply?’ – CounterSpin interview...

Janine Jackson interviewed Harvey Wasserman about renewables and nuclear power for the July 29, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Harvey...

Monsanto in India: Meet the New Boss – Same as the Old Boss?

In capitalism, the state’s primary role is to secure the interests of private capital. The institutions of globalised capitalism - from the World Bank,...

GMO labeling law is ‘fake’, would not ‘truly’ expose engineered food – experts to...

A new controversial GMO labeling law signed by President Barack Obama would strip US consumers of their right to learn about genetically engineered products...

Trump’s Bigotry Reminds US Media of Anywhere but Home

Politico (3/24/16) fits Donald Trump into the ethnic stereotype of a “Latin American strongman.” Donald Trump is an objectively terrifying candidate. He’s a racist, a...

The Dangers of Magnesium Deficiency

By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. Researchers have detected more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins1 giving...

‘He did everything right & got shot’: Twitter in disbelief over Charles Kinsey police...

Twitter users are outraged after Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist who had been helping an autistic...

Obama grants EPA more power to regulate harmful chemicals … but doesn’t do nearly...

On June 22, President Obama signed into law a massive overhaul of the federal rules for regulating toxic chemicals, implementing a plan to test...

The Fix Is In As It Never Has Been Before (sic)

Long-in-the-tooth Aging Hippies, 60-to-70-Somethings Living the Lie About Their Party I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an...

Are You Prepared for Lockdown?

This summer is like a movie about how corruption took down a once-great republic and sent it barreling toward civil war. It’s about how the powerful now...

Day of Rage Scheduled for July 15th

There’s a war in America right now.  Black vs. white. Citizen vs. police officer. Race grievances have become an industry, and business is booming. The rage...

Election 2016 Emigre Super Blocs Part 3- How the Emigres Steal Elections

"Walled safely inside their gerrymandered districts, incumbents are insulated from general-election challenges that might pull them toward the political center, but they are perpetually...

Breaking Away From the Centralized State

Despite every attempt in the world by left-wing elites in both parties to throw this subject into the dustbin of history, I’m going to...

Money tossed on Senate floor as Vermont’s Sanders and Leahy protest federal GMO bill

A federal bill to label GMO foods garnered protests not only from Vermont senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, but also members of the...

Hillary Clinton backs industries responsible for miscarriages and infertility while claiming to support ‘reproductive...

Hillary Clinton has been hailed as a feminist figurehead who fights for women's issues, equality and reproductive rights. She has won the votes of...

Just Say NO to the State

This year, the 4th of July simply makes me sad. I was trying to summon up a rush of pride to write about what makes...

Pro-GMO Spin Masquerading as Science Courtesy of “Shameful White Men of Privilege”

Colin Todhunter Unlike their predecessors, early 21st century missionaries do not come armed with bibles. They come as members of a scientific priesthood, spouting slick...

Cognitive Dissonance: The Dilemma of The Left

Dmitry Orlov has kindly taken the time to patiently explain the needed distinctions between Patriotism, Nationalism and, Fascism.  He carefully dissects the nuances of...

Dining Out? Here’s Some Food for Thought

Americans now spend more on dining out than on groceries. But while we increasingly seek out organic and fair trade goods at the store,...

Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week

Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week thanks to a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail...

Minority (math) report: Scientists say algorithm can predict ISIS attacks

A team of computer scientists says they have created an algorithm that can decode patterns in...

‘Black Power’ turns 50: How the catchphrase revolutionized the civil rights movement

Fifty years ago this Thursday, a pivotal speech in Greenwood, Mississippi radically changed the direction of...

The Civil War Didn’t End Slavery After All

Slavery has been abolished in the United States since 1865, when the 13th Amendment was passed in the ashes of the Civil War. Well, almost...

GMOs, “Biggest Fraud in the History of Science” – Some ‘Questions and Answers’

Colin Todhunter The decision on whether to renew EU approval for the herbicide glyphosate is to go to an appeals panel on 23 June after...

Hippocrates Swore By It

By Dr. Mercola Whey protein, a byproduct of milk and cheese (often referred to as the gold standard of protein), was promoted for its health...

Rocking the Hipster Vote

My last article about the San Jose Peoples’ Liberation Egg Throwing Squad garnered quite a few emails. And now in the newspaper, it appears that...

Bums on seats: London’s first ‘naked restaurant’ open for business

London’s first nudist restaurant will raise more than just eyebrows when it opens its doors...

False Promises, Smears and Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and...

Colin Todhunter  The pro-GMO lobby relies on fraud, regulatory delinquency, opaque practices, smear campaigns, dirty tricks, slick PR and the debasement of science. While choosing to sideline the root causes of...

Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate

If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering...

Cancer Cells Love Sugar

By Dr. Mercola In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize  Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that cancer cells have a fundamentally different...

The Five Stages of Central Bankers’ Failure

Central bankers must accept the complete and utter failure of their policies if we are to move forward. Central bankers are now in the denial...

Top Disaster Flicks

I know it isn’t just me. Every prepper I know loves a good disaster flick.  Heck, it doesn’t even have to be that good for...

Heard About the Detox Water Craze?

Detox water has become a wildly popular diet craze. Many hail it as a miracle diet and think it can support weight loss. Could...

From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never...

The following extract is from the 2011 lecture ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’ by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned agronomist...

Prepping Isn’t for Everyone

Lately, those who live the preparedness lifestyle have been more concerned than ever about the events going on in the world, and for many...

Israelis Are Tribalistic

A young friend, who writes brilliantly on Kant und Heidegger, sent me a commentary “In Defense of the Tribe,” which had just been posted...

‘Democracy Spring is a Soros-funded, anti-Trump radical movement’

Americans, at least the enlightened ones, know that the system is rigged. And the organic element that’s here is that the people of America...

Stop Craving Sugar and Grains

By Dr. Mercola Your body is designed to naturally regulate how much you eat and the energy you burn. Part of how this occurs is...

From the Green Revolution to GMOs: Living in the Shadow of Global Agribusiness

What can we do about the powerful transnational agribusiness companies that have captured or at the very least heavily influence regulatory bodies, research institutes, trade...

OSIRIS Re-X asteroid-bound spacecraft arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

A spacecraft that scientists hope could obtain samples from asteroids is one step closer to its...

The Obvious Agenda Hidden in Plain Sight

I think anyone with a sense for the obvious agenda hidden in plain sight but beneath media-minced deviled ham is that we are on...

Is Your Indoor Air Making You Sick?

By Dr. Mercola The air you’re breathing inside your home can be five times more polluted than the air outside. A combination of carpet, chemicals,...

Giving up gluten does more harm than good in more ways than you think...

Going gluten free may not be the shortcut to getting ready for swimsuit season after all....

Facebook courts GOP as allegations fly over its ‘suppression’ of conservative news

Still stinging from allegations that Facebook “suppressed” right-leaning topics in its trending news feed, its tech-oriented...

Pesticides, GMOs and Corporate Control: The Poster Child is Monsanto but Neil Young is...

Neil Young has a long history of activism. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, which works to support small and family farmers in North...

North Dakota contaminated with radioactive materials from fracking – study

A new study has revealed significant contamination of soil and water in North Dakota from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts as a...

Was Prince the Latest Opioid Casualty?

The autopsy results from Prince’s unexpected death are not in yet, but it has been reported that the musical star had the prescription opioid...

Which cereal brands are whitewashing their GMO-ridden, pesticide-laden products as ‘natural’?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate grocery store aisles and identify products that are truly natural and organic. Even at many popular health...

Future Options: From Militarism and Monsanto to Gandhi and Bhaskar Save  

US Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently tweeted: “It is no mystery why Monsanto fights against our right to know about GMOs in food –...

Say It, Don’t Spray It

A friend of mine is a farmer out in Montana. She’s also eight months pregnant with her first child. Recently she looked out her window...

Listeria outbreak leads to massive frozen food recall

Hundreds of frozen fruit and vegetable products are being recalled after federal health officials linked them to an outbreak of listeria that has sickened...

Low-cost highs: Price of legal marijuana plunges in Washington state

Recreational marijuana use has been legal in Washington State for two years, and while sales of...

The Good Food Movement Needs Science, Too

Perhaps you’ve heard some organic food advocates say, “We should just roll back the clock and farm the way we used to” — before...

That ‘Natural’ Label Doesn’t Mean Much

Scenario: You’re at the store, trying to make healthy yet frugal choices. You see several products labeled “organic” and others labeled “natural.” You’re trying to...

Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism And Neoliberal Dogma In India

Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar is a senior Indian journalist. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. The Cato Institute has a...

Quaker instant oatmeal and Silk non-GMO soy creamer found contaminated with alarming levels of...

According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at...

In OtherWords: We’ve got some news

Whether you’re new to OtherWords or have been with us for many years, thanks for your support. I’ve got some news to share with...

Six Years Later, Worried Gulf Residents to Hold Online Town Hall on BP Spill...

Workers use booms, burning and chemical dispersants in attempts to contain the oil leaking from BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in June 2010. (Photo:...

'If you're going to buy marijuana, please put on pants', pleads Colorado anchor

A local TV reporter from Colorado went on a bit of a rant in a video...

Unregulated shrooms: GMO mushroom gets clearance from USDA

The US Department of Agriculture has said that it will not regulate a genetically modified mushroom...

Do these secret meetings and Fed warnings signal another economic collapse?

Tick. Tock. Do you hear that? It’s the clock on the time bomb, and it appears to be ticking relentlessly toward our economic collapse. It seems...

Chemical added to hot dogs, sausage and bacon now being developed by USDA as...

A preservative chemical that's routinely added to hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and breakfast sausage is now being deployed by government researchers as a...

Spring Cleaning

by Scott Thomas Outlar / April 3rd, 2016 Wash away the sounds of silencewith a breath of salvation-splashed absolution Forgiveness reigns as it rainsfrom the source...

The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?

The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already...

‘Wake-up call’: Study finds fracking can pollute underground drinking water

A Stanford University study shows that fracking can pollute underground drinking water. Using publicly available data...

Military Sims? US Army’s new video game tackles sexual abuse

The US Army has released a video game training commanders to tackle sexual assault and harassment...

Aldi to rename ‘rape yellow’ paint following complaint from sex assault victim

Aldi has been forced to change the name of a “rape yellow” paint sold in...

The Crusade in Favour of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification will not Fool the Public

Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in...

Cereal giant General Mills to start using GMO labeling nationwide

Food processor General Mills, maker of famous brands Cheerios, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, will start labeling...

Indian state of Bihar blocks GM seed trials to protect health and environment

In India, Bihar's Agriculture Minister, Narendra Kumar Singh, recently announced to the people at a groundbreaking Seed Festival that the state's food supply will...

GMO and the Right to Know: But What’s Hidden Beneath the Label?

Rachel Parent’s campaign (Kids Right To Know) on GMO labelling has been the subject of a GM industry strategy aimed at countering her message. Despite this,...

Feeding the Bank Balance or Feeding the World: GMOs, Development and the Politics of...

Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and...

Ditch the soy: There’s a lot more risk in this than you’d ever imagine

In an attempt to eat better, many people opt to replace farm-fresh eggs and grass-fed meats with tofu, mostly likely because we've been "fed"...

Leukemia vs. West Nile: Battle over pesticide spraying ends with jail sentence

(RT) - In a case that may come down to whose life is more important ‒...

Violence on the Factory Farm: How not to Feed the World  

The amount of meat humans eat is immense. In 1965, 10 billion livestock animals were slaughtered each year. That number is now over 55...

US Contribution to Death of Honduran Activist Goes Unmentioned in US Coverage

This photo of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres accompanied The Nation‘s expose of the US role in her death. (image: Goldman Environmental Prize) Honduran environmental...

Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead: The Role of Agroecology in Resisting the Corporate Stranglehold...

It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals...

Secretive food industry jeopardizing public’s right to information

I just don't get it. Over the more than 20 years I have worked as a business journalist, I've always been motivated by a simple...

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! Statement of the Socialist...

US a racist nation based on slavery, genocide: Researcher

The United States is a racist country that was based on slavery and genocide and where African Americans and the indigenous people continue to...

Monsanto’s War on Mother Nature

Joseph Sanders (RINF) - A perfect example of how insane the system actually is.. Monsanto Company is ranked number 52 among over 30 million US...

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse Many commentators have mentioned (such as here and here and here and here) that Hillary Clinton left behind no major achievement as the U.S. Secretary of State;...

Pro-GMO Activism in India: Journalism gives way to Spin, Smears and Falsehoods 

In a recent piece for the magazine Swarajya (an online and print publication based in India​), its national affairs editor, Surajit Dasgupta, makes it clear that he has...

Federal report criticizes lack of regulation and safety in West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Stuart Winter More than 1,300 facilities nationwide store the type of agricultural chemical—fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate—that set off an explosion in the central Texas town of...

Trojan Horse Arguments and the GMO Issue: Indian Food and Agriculture Under Attack

In 2013, India’s former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar accused US companies of derailing the nation’s oilseeds production programme. Similar claims had been made before....

Washington Post’s Food Columnist Goes to Bat for Monsanto–Again

Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel on organic food: “It’s easy to make it look like people care a whole lot more than they...

“Lies, Lies and More Lies” – GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture and Toxic Rants

Have you ever read all of those pro-GMO scientists-cum-lobbyists professing their love of science? They are always talking about how science must prevail over...

Slurp, Baby, Slurp

As the “lamestream” media, late-night talk show hosts, and Sarah Palin impersonator-in-chief Tina Fey lapped up the former Alaska governor’s first remarks to Donald...

False Claims and Flawed Conclusions Being Used to Push GM Crops into India

Writing in India’s Deccan Herald newspaper on 26 January 2016, Kalyan Ray places great store in a flawed year-old British Parliament document to promote a...

European governments adopt Nazi-style measures against refugees

By Dietmar Henning Governments and authorities in Europe are stepping up their persecution of refugees with breath-taking speed. They are no longer refraining from adopting measures...

From Copenhagen to India, Restoring the Link Between Farmer and Consumer and Challenging the...

  “Food systems have been reduced to a model of industrialised agriculture controlled by a few transnational food corporations together with a small group of...

Campbell’s will label GMOs – but still claims they’re safe

Katherine Paul Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have long defended their die-hard positions against mandatory GMO labeling laws, often by feigning concern about the...

Throwing My Fez in the Ring

Most presidential candidates, with the glaring exception of Donald Trump, say Islam is no enemy of the United States. I agree wholeheartedly. And how...

Monsanto to face tribunal at The Hague for ‘ecocide’ against humanity and the planet

An international tribunal made up of some of the world's leading environmental and human rights groups, is set to hold the world's most evil...

Taiwan bans GMOs from school lunches… mandates GMO labeling nationwide… throws down gauntlet on...

Even as the fascist, corrupt U.S. government and its regulators (FDA and USDA) actively conspire with the biotech industry to poison Americans with genetically...

Ecological Meltdown And Nuclear Conflict: The Relevance Of Gandhi In The Modern World

A few months ago, entrepreneur Charles Devenish contacted me to tell me about his plans to develop various mining enterprises across India. He spoke...

Make America Great, Like It Was – When?

The holiday season is a time for nostalgia. We watch It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, engage in time-honored traditions, and even...

Extinction is Forever

Robert J. Burrowes What do the Pyrenean ibex, St. Helena olive, Baiji dolphin, Liverpool pigeon, Eastern cougar, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, Chinese...

The Toxic Agriculture of Monsanto and Big Agribusiness vs Agroecology Rooted in Communities and...

  "We are being far too kind to industrialised agriculture. The private sector has endorsed it, but it has failed to feed the world, it...

Monsanto in the Dock! Rolling Back the Destructive Influence of the Global Agribusiness Cartel

And now for the good news. As the rest of the world eats denutrified, poisoned 'food' and capitulates to the criminal cartel of US agribusiness,...

Big Ag Serves Up Wastewater Salads

Ask anyone who’s lived through California’s drought: Water scarcity is getting scary. And banning long showers isn’t even a drop in the bucket when...

Corporate Parasites And Economic Plunder: We Need A Genuine Green Revolution

Over the past few centuries, Western countries embarked on a road to material affluence at the expense of the environment and other peoples across...

The Climate Talks in Paris will Fail: Why?

Robert J. Burrowes As expectations build for a global consensus to emerge from the United Nations climate conference in Paris, starting on 30 November 2015,...

Military Intervention Is the Problem, Not the Solution

The Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it By Peter Certo “Hillary Clinton...

They’ve Got the Red Cup Blues

‘Tis the season to bicker about Starbucks coffee cups. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a chill in the air, Christmas songs in...

After selling out to Monsanto, National Geographic now purchased by Rupert Murdoch and hit...

The photographers and reporters for National Geographic are in a unique and very influential position to document and record the failures of...

EU Approves Labeling for Israeli Settlement Products

by Stephen Lendman  (RINF) - Since June 1967, Israel established 125 illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, home for about 600,000 settlers, many Zionist zealots,...

Poisoned Agriculture: Depopulation and Human Extinction’

There is a global depopulation agenda. The plan is to remove the ‘undesirables’, ‘the poor’ and others deemed to be ‘unworthy’ and a drain...

Strong Links between Glyphosate and a Multitude of Cancers that are “reaching epidemic proportions”:...

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The use of glyphosate is widespread throughout Europe. However, on 20 March the World Health Organisation’s...

Buckraking on the Food Beat: When Is It a Conflict of Interest?

Tamar Haspel writes a food column for the Washington Post–but her other sources of income are raising questions. (Photo: Gretchen Ertl/Washington Post) In an age...

Poisoned Food, Poisoned Agriculture: Getting off the Chemical Treadmill

A peer-reviewed study published last year in the British Journal of Nutrition, a leading international journal of nutritional science, showed that organic crops and...

The Passing of Bhaskar Save: What the ‘Green Revolution’ did for India

Masanobu Fukuoka, the legendary Japanese organic farmer, once described Bhaskar Hiraji Save's farm as “the best in the world, even better than my own!”...

They Profit, We Die: Toxic Agriculture and the Poisoning of Soils, Human Health and...

Our food system is in big trouble. It’s in big trouble because the global agritech/agribusiness sector is poisoning it, us and the environment with...

Protect your body and family from the allopathic assault of cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, vaccines and...

Who do you know that smokes, takes medications and could care less about buying organic food? Who do you know that wears too much...

Opt-Outs Abound as Majority of EU Says No to GMOs

15 out of 28 European Union member states declare their intention to send territorial exclusionary requests to agrochem companies by Nadia Prupis On the eve of the...

Modi and Monsanto: A Wake Up Call For India

Immediately prior to Narendra Modi being elected India’s PM last year, there were calls from some quarters for him to usher in a Thatcherite-style...

Monsanto’s ‘Hand of God’: Planned Obsolescence of the Indian Farmer 

The mantra of global agribusiness companies is that they care about farmers. They also really care about humanity and want to help to feed...

Florida orders dairy to mislabel all-natural skim milk with “imitation” label to mislead consumers

The Ocheesee Creamery of Florida is under attack for doing a great thing for the people of Florida: keeping their skim milk completely all-natural....

8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine – Ukrainian refugees do not matter because they...

From: fortruss.blogspot.com Editor's Comment: Amidst an orgy of pity for non-White "refugees" flooding into Europe, Ukrainian refugees don't seem to matter because they...

Nothing to See Here: WaPo Pooh-Poohs Sanders’ Surging Crowds

With each city Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits, the number of supporters he draws to his rallies keeps growing. Since June 1, Sanders...

Ethical scientific community rallies against GMOs

Biotechnology has long tried to paint the critics of genetic engineering as anti-science. A great effort has been made to convince the public that...

‘Corporate Influence Has Won’: House Passes Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Legislation dubbed the DARK Act had backing of powerful groups who poured money into defeating state-level GMO-labeling efforts by Andrea Germanos The U.S. House of Representatives on...

Who Will Bail Out Humanity If The GMO Evangelists Win?

The pro-GMO lobby likes to think it has the monopoly on truth. Anyone questioning its creed is attacked and smeared. GM Supporters claim to...

Truth or Deception: New Report Exposes How Industry Front Groups are Spending Millions to...

WASHINGTON - Organic and non-GMO food sales are skyrocketing as more and more people are choosing healthier, more sustainable food produced without synthetic pesticides,...