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June 9, 2014

 

hemp seedlings

Now Appearing: Hemp, For First Time In Decades

With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.

February 7, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

EBT SNAP sign

Uneasy Marriage Of Food Stamps And The Farm Bill

Since the earliest farm supports in the 1930s, the link between those who grow food and those who need it has been part of federal agriculture policy.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

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Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

corn

Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

December 27, 2013

Year in Review 

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Big Shame And Small Wins In 2013, Food Policy Watchers Say

Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.

July 9, 2013

Two's A Crowd 

June 10 Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Bill May Split After House Defeat

Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.

June 26, 2013

Political Meltdown 

The mural on the inside of the U.S. Capitol Building's rotunda

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.

April 15, 2013

Label Me 

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GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In The Midwest

Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.

February 22, 2013

To Label, Or Not To Label? 

Jared Polis

Colorado Congressman Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

Thanks to Jared Polis, the effort to label genetically modified foods is going federal.

December 28, 2012

Who Could Forget? 

The second hand on an analog clock approaches the 12.

2012: The Year In Food News

From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.

November 8, 2012

GMOverturned 

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Proposition 37 Defeated In California

On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.

September 16, 2011

Conservation 

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California Halts Sale Of Shark Fins

Consumption of a delicacy may be draining the Atlantic Ocean of a notorious predator.

December 29, 2010

Food Safety News 

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Food Safety Bill Revived And Passed By Congress

After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.

November 19, 2010

Food And Health 

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Hunger In America Increases, Studies Find

Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.

September 3, 2010

Green Legislation 

Terminator

Governator To CA Green Foes: ‘I’ll Be Back’

After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.

July 22, 2010

Food Policy 

Petri dish

Drug-Resistant Bugs Prompt Shift To Organic Meat In Hospitals

Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.

April 16, 2010

Food Safety 

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Senate Food Safety Bill Amendments Proposed, Final Debate Delayed

A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.

November 23, 2009

Food Safety 

A row of colorful fruit.

Senate Votes, FDA To “Police” Food Companies

A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.

August 23, 2009

Climate Change 

The earth from the space station.

Will You Need Health Insurance If The Atmosphere Is Destroyed?

Lawmakers worry that the Obama administration's focus on health care reform may be impeding on climate change legislation.

August 4, 2009

Food Labeling 

A taco bell hard shell taco.

How Many Calories Are In A Steak Quesadilla From Taco Bell?

Legislation that would force food establishments to put calorie information on their menus is being challenged by some major food corporations.

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