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April 17, 2014

 

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Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Law

Vermont's bill differs from bills passed in Connecticut and Maine as it doesn't contain a clause that requires other states to pass similar measures.

February 4, 2014

GMO Ban 

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Russia Introduces Bill To Ban GMOs

Russian lawmakers aim to restrict GMO imports and ban GMO production within the country.

November 1, 2013

Lean Times 

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Cuts To Food Stamps Begin

47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

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Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

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Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

July 20, 2013

Oh, SNAP 

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Farm Bill Moves To Conference

The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.

June 26, 2013

Political Meltdown 

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Farm Bill Defeated As Parties Point Fingers

In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.

June 25, 2013

Road Rules 

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Food Truck Regulations Coast To Coast

As the food truck scene continues to grow across the country, local governments are writing rules to regulate mobile food vendors.

June 11, 2013

SNAP and Subsidies 

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Farm Bill Passes Senate With Bipartisan Support

The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.

June 8, 2013

Label Law 

Seats at the Connecticut State Capitol

Connecticut Passes First GMO Law — With A Catch

This week, Connecticut passed the first law in the nation requiring food containing GMOs to be labeled.

March 29, 2013

Dark Rider 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Passes Senate, Becomes Law

The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?

March 12, 2013

Ban The Ban 

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Big Soda, Big Backlash

New York City's big soda ban was set to start today, until an eleventh-hour decision by the New York State Supreme Court put a stop to Mayor Bloomberg's plan.

February 15, 2013

Behind Closed Doors 

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Indiana Ag-Gag Bill Takes Aim At Activists’ Cameras

Proposed legislation in the state legislature seeks to prohibit activists from secretly filming inside beef, pork, poultry and egg farms.

November 13, 2012

Big Butter Is Watching You 

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Bringing Butter Back: Danes Repeal ‘Fat Tax’

After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.

October 17, 2012

Big Gulp? 

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Big Soda Sues New York City

Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.

September 17, 2012

Illegal Food 

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The Raw Milk Debate

We asked our listeners to weigh in on raw milk topics. Should dairy producers be allowed to sell unpasteurized milk in Indiana or not? Is raw milk safe?

August 22, 2012

Oh My GMO 

Hand-drawn images of DNA double-helices.

California Activists Hope To Pass GMO Labeling Law

Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.

June 22, 2012

Bipartisan Support 

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Senate Passes Farm Bill With Cuts To Subsidies, Food Stamps

The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.

April 19, 2012

Cruel And Inhumane? 

piggies

Missouri Ponders Protections For Animal Ag

In Missouri, the General Assembly is poised to pass legislation that essentially would lock in the legality of current methods of pork production.

November 7, 2011

Legalize Homemade 

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Hope For California Homemade Food Ban

Thirty states have laws allowing for the sale of home-produced foods -- California is not one of them.

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