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Chemical weedkillers linked to double the rate of depression in farmers

7/30/2013 - As chemical companies manufacture their own falsified studies on the safety of their weed killers, herbicides like Roundup are used liberally and without caution. The glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup are now dumped into the Earth at the rate of 900 million pounds annually, creating a toxic, chemical...

Survey: only 15% of farmers would eat GMO food

7/27/2013 - The British survey was funded by Barclays Bank and done in collaboration with Farmers Weekly. Only 15% of farmers polled said they would eat GMO food. Talk about a blanket rejection. It can't get much clearer than that. Obviously, these backward farmers want to protect their own health. Who ever...

How GMOs are to blame for the rampant overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture

7/20/2013 - It's no secret here, Natural News has long reported what the mainstream media generally has not regarding the risks of GM foods and how they are creating a host of dangers to our food supply. Now, it seems, science is making it much more difficult to ignore these facts. A new study has found that...

Organic farmers go to war with Monsanto in court and lose - but this fight is not over!

6/21/2013 - It has become quite obvious that organic farmers have been taken advantage of by food giant Monsanto for some time now. In a court case involving organic farmers and seed producers, suits filed against Monsanto didn't play out as planned. This case was put before the United States court system...

Wheat farmers sue Monsanto for release of unapproved GM wheat

6/17/2013 - American wheat farmers are outraged over the recent discovery of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) wheat growing in Oregon, and one Kansas wheat farmer has decided to go on the offensive by suing the company responsible for this impetuous crime: Monsanto. Farmer Ernest Barnes of Morton County, located...

It's on! Farmers begin suing Monsanto over genetic pollution of wheat crops

6/5/2013 - The next wave of farmer backlash against Monsanto has just been unleashed by Ernest Barnes, a wheat farmer in Morton County, Kansas. He filed suit this week in the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas, alleging that Monsanto's genetic pollution has financially damaged himself and other farmers. Barnes'...

'Let Them Eat Grass' documentary to expose massive government tyranny against small-scale farmers producing real food

6/4/2013 - There is a war being waged against real food - no, not the heavily-processed, chemical-laden garbage that fills the aisles of most major supermarkets today, but actual wholesome food grown on clean, family-scale farms across the U.S. And the upcoming documentary Let Them Eat Grass will expose the aggressors...

Monsanto: The worst of the worst

5/30/2013 - Monsanto lies about everything and will commit any atrocity against the people to ensure profits. Recently, the Cornucopia Institute reported about the French farmer that was poisoned by one of Monsanto's "safe" pesticides. Read it for your self. A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine...

The trial of Vernon Hershberger, another raw milk farmer facing prison time for producing real food

5/17/2013 - Just a few days remain before Amish raw milk farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin faces a corrupt legal system with an ingrown vendetta against the production and distribution of real food. Beginning on May 20, 2013, at 8 a.m., Vernon, who has been falsely accused of committing numerous food distribution...

EPA deliberately releases private details on factory farmers to environmental groups

5/3/2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in hot water following the agency's impetuous release of sensitive information on roughly 80,000 American farmers and cattle ranchers, according to new reports. In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by a trio of environmental...

FDA requests $300 million war chest to implement onerous new food safety regulations against farmers, commercial food growers

4/15/2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested nearly $300 million in additional agency funding from Congress in order to implement the oppressive tenets of the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which will stifle American farmers and commercial food growers and potentially put...

Organic rice farmer in India yields over 22 tons of crop on only two acres, proving the fraud of GMOs and Big Ag

4/3/2013 - Despite all the claims made by industry-funded hacks that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and other industrial agricultural methods are necessary for the future of humanity, it is the traditional growing methods that continue to shine through as the real sustainers of life. As reported by Gaia...

Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), the grassroots alternative to certified organic

3/21/2013 - With so much uncertainty surrounding the integrity and future of the certified organic label, grassroots alternatives that offer fresh new ways of identifying healthy, chemical-free foods are gradually gaining ground. One new program, known as Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), is proving to be particularly...

Monsanto: Patents on life?

3/4/2013 - The press and public have fixated on the sticky legal details of the case, and the classic David vs. Goliath nature of the fight. But win or lose, Mr. Bowman's predicament is part of a much bigger problem. The real issue is this: Why have we surrendered control over something so basic to human survival...

US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds

2/25/2013 - You're a farmer. Season after season, you watch your fields being taken over by Monsanto superweeds, which are resistant to the herbicide Roundup. What are you going to do? You're locked in. You're buying your GMO seeds from Monsanto, and the food crops that grow from those seeds are supposed to...

Monsanto drags over 400 U.S. farmers to court over GM seed patents: When will Big Ag's corrupt reign end?

2/24/2013 - Agri-giant Monsanto, not satisfied with being one of the world's largest agricultural corporations, is dragging hundreds of U.S. farmers into court over alleged copyright violations for repeated usage of the company's patented seeds. In a case that has surprised a lot of observers, the U.S. Supreme...

Innocent farmers being blamed for failure of Monsanto's frankencrops

2/22/2013 - So, if you're a farmer and your yields are consistently lower each year, it's your fault, right? If you're using a Monsanto product, then the company would tell you yes, indeed it is your fault. But what happens when Monsanto-designed Bt cotton in India, which is supposed to be resistant to the...

U.S. farmers may stop planting GMOs after horrific crop yields

2/19/2013 - Some farmers across the United States may stop planting genetically modified crops after poor yields are increasing costs beyond what they can absorb. According to Farmers Weekly, those farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures have meant...

Organic farmers appeal Monsanto court ruling

1/29/2013 - In February 2012, OSGATA (Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association) demanded protection from Monsanto in a federal court case. Essentially, the organic farmers asked for a guarantee that they couldn't be sued over patent infringement if and when Monsanto's GE plants contaminate their crops. Almost...

GMOs: We need to go way beyond labeling to keep any healthy food

1/17/2013 - Labeling GMO foods is a good idea. But on the way to getting that accomplished, what will our food supply and topsoil be like? It's likely by the time enough consumers catch on, it will be too late for a consumer boycott "tipping point" that's supposed to bring the evil giant Monsanto to it's knees. All...

DuPont contracts private paramilitary police force to terrorize farmers over GMOs

12/5/2012 - The nation's largest holder of genetically-modified (GM) soybeans, DuPont, is taking the biotechnology industry's mafia-style intimidation tactics to the next level by hiring its own private paramilitary police force to scare American farmers into continuing to purchase its products in accordance with...

Dr. Oz viciously attacks organic foods and farmers markets, pushes feedlot beef, urges clueless consumers to eat more pesticides and GMO (opinion)

12/1/2012 - Dr. Oz has finally done it: He has sold out to Big Ag by declaring organic foods to be "elitist," "snooty" and no better than conventional foods. The man who once urged Americans to eat organic has sold his soul to the criminally-run food giants in a mind-blowing editorial piece recently published in...

Biotech industry wants organic farmers to pay for GMO contamination of their own crops

11/29/2012 - A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) committee dominated by representatives from the biotechnology industry, seed companies, and academia has decided to make an official recommendation to the public agency that organic farmers be forced to bear financially responsible for the genetic contamination...

Maine farmers get a second chance to win court war with Monsanto

11/28/2012 - Farmers in Maine will have another shot at agri-business giant Monsanto when a federal appeals court agreed to hear a lawsuit they filed after it had been dismissed by a lower court earlier this year. The suit was filed by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, an agricultural group based...

Monsanto tries to criminalize saving seeds, drags farmer into court

10/18/2012 - As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren't brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system. The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear an appeal...

Some U.S. farmers now feeding their cattle gummy worms, marshmallows, and ice cream sprinkles in response to skyrocketing feed costs

9/28/2012 - The cost of genetically-modified (GM) corn and soy feed for conventional cattle is surging so high, and availability plunging so low, as a result of persistent drought conditions and resultant crop failures that conventional feedlot farmers are having to seek out less expensive and more plentiful alternatives....

Farmers stage pitchfork protest over absurd fines for hosting birthday party

8/15/2012 - Dozens of Virginia farmers are up in arms after one of their neighbors was targeted by county officials for holding a birthday party and produce fair on her own property. Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farms in the northern Virginia village of Paris, has been threatened with up to $5,000 in fines for...

President Obama's store sells hemp from Communist China while hemp farming in America remains criminalized

8/5/2012 - While America's economy is suffering staggering losses in jobs and debt, the Obama administration is creating jobs for Chinese workers by selling hemp scarves on its website -- even while industrialized hemp remains illegal for U.S. farmers to grow! The "Monique Pean" scarf runs $95 on BarackObama.com...

The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

7/10/2012 - While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped into the...

The corruption of the Farm Bill, and why clean, organic food remains more expensive than conventional

7/6/2012 - If you have ever wondered why junk food is almost always artificially cheap compared to healthy food, you need look no further than federal agriculture policy. Little do most people know that the federal government funnels billions of taxpayer dollars via the "Farm Bill" into large-scale crop systems...

EPA drones spying on the livestock activity of Midwest farmers

6/25/2012 - As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to approve scores of drone applications for a range of federal, state and local agencies, concern among Americans and privacy groups is rising about the use of these drones for illegal surveillance. The latest federal agency to potentially have...

Health freedom victory: Organic farmers file appeal vs. Monsanto

6/6/2012 - The freedom to grow uncontaminated, non-genetically-modified (non-GMO) food in America today is under continual threat by corporate agriculture and biotechnology companies whose unscrupulous business models include suing farmers whose crops become inadvertently contaminated with patented, GMO technologies....

Graphic photos surface of Michigan DNR forced shooting of baby pigs, breastfeeding momma pig

5/3/2012 - Graphic photos have surfaced of the baby pigs and momma pigs that a Michigan farmer was forced to shoot in cold blood to avoid being arrested as a felon. This is the latest development in the outrageous story of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which conducted armed raids on multiple farms,...

Help protect food and farm freedom in your area with local 'right-to-farm' laws

4/25/2012 - Throughout the last 100-or-so years, rapid urbanization has driven many farmers out of formerly-rural areas that have now become urban and suburban enclaves. And while every state in America now has some type of "right-to-farm" law on the books to protect farmers, who find themselves surrounded by new...

Farmers sue Big Tobacco, Monsanto for knowingly poisoning them with deadly pesticides that cause birth defects

4/17/2012 - A group of Argentinian farmers says corporate biotechnology giant Monsanto, tobacco behemoth Philip Morris, and several other tobacco companies coerced the farmers into using dangerous amounts of Roundup (glyphosate) and other pesticide and herbicide products on their tobacco crops, which eventually...

Call to action - Join the demand to investigate Michigan DNR director Rodney Stokes over forced shooting of baby piglets in cold blood

4/17/2012 - There is nothing more pathetic, ugly and insidious than a tyrannical government thug who uses his power to destroy the lives of law-abiding citizens. Today, we have witnessed the outrageous acts carried out by jack-booted scumbags in Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who masterminded...

NaturalNews exclusive: Michigan government unleashes armed raids on small pig farmers, forces farmer to shoot all his own pigs

4/16/2012 - NaturalNews can now confirm that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has, in total violation of the Fourth Amendment, conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Staging raids involving six vehicles and ten armed...

Farmers defend their right to grow food: Appeal filed in family farmers vs. Monsanto case

4/15/2012 - The plaintiffs in a case seeking protection from Monsanto's predatory patent lawsuits have filed a Notice of Appeal challenging the case's recent dismissal by Judge Naomi Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA)...

Why legalizing raw milk sales will significantly boost local, rural economies

3/18/2012 - Did you know that the average conventional dairy farmer today earns only about $1.50 for each gallon of milk he sells to the general pasteurized market, while the average raw milk dairy farmer typically fetches between $4 and $8, or more, per gallon on the health-conscious market? A new report published...

While California persecutes raw milk farmers, France unveils raw milk vending machines for happy, healthy consumers

3/11/2012 - Thanks to the extraordinarily cruel and vindictive actions of the LA County and Ventura County District Attorneys' offices, California is rapidly losing its reputation as a state that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Instead, the state is becoming increasingly known as "the torture state" where senior...

Support the more than 300,000 organic farmers who lost their court battle to Monsanto - sign the heartfelt petition to OSGTA today!

3/5/2012 - U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald's recent dismissal of a massive class-action lawsuit filed by farmers against Monsanto is truly disheartening, but it does not mean that we should now give up the fight for food freedom and justice. And as an expression of unified solidarity for the cause of...

Monsanto found guilty in France for farmer's illness

2/22/2012 - It's no secret that biotech giant Monsanto has been hard at work genetically modifying everything on the planet, but now the mega-corporation may have gone too far. In what is being viewed as a major victory for public health advocates, a French court last week declared Monsanto guilty in the chemical...

Portland, Me., officials consider allowing raw milk sales at farmers markets - as long vendors include official CDC propaganda

11/25/2011 - Maine is one of ten US states that currently recognizes the freedom of individuals to buy and sell raw milk at the farm and retail level (http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/raw_milk_map.htm). But raw milk sold at farmers markets technically does not fall under the banner of either "farm" or "retail" sales,...

Family farmers, ranchers call for extension as Animal ID Act comment period nears completion

9/2/2011 - The window of opportunity to submit comments in response to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed new animal identification requirements is quickly coming to a close, and many small farmers and ranchers say there simply is not enough time to adequately review the proposal and respond to...

NaturalNews exclusive: FDA wages secret war on raw milk farmers using KGB-style spying and infiltration techniques

8/25/2011 - After weeks of investigation, NaturalNews can now reveal that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is waging a clandestine war on raw milk dairy farmers through a network of government spies who are coached on infiltration and social engineering techniques. Resembling the Stasi East German police or...

Farmers speak out: GMOs are a trap that Monsanto is using to take over agriculture

8/19/2011 - Most Americans have no idea just how pervasive genetically-modified organisms (GMO) have become throughout the food supply. Predatory marketing practices have lured many farmers into converting over to GMOs, and craftily-designed, proprietary growing systems have kept them there. Meanwhile, multinational...

Timeline of FDA raids on raw milk farmers, dietary supplement makers and natural medicine practitioners

8/10/2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has a long history of conducting armed, SWAT-style raids on farmers, cancer treatment pioneers and dietary supplement manufacturers. This list, compiled by the editors of NaturalNews, reveals only some of the hundreds of armed FDA raids that have been conducted in...

GMOs failing across America - Farmer to Farmer film reveals disastrous failure

8/8/2011 - The mainstream media reports almost nothing about the downside of GMO farming. Only the propaganda of creating more agricultural abundance cheaply is broadcasted. A short video documentary "Farmer to Farmer: The Truth about GM Crops" offers a glimpse into the undisclosed downside reality of GMO farming. Documentary...

Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides 'trespass' and contaminate their fields

8/3/2011 - Purveyors of conventional and genetically-modified (GM) crops -- and the pesticides and herbicides that accompany them -- are finally getting a taste of their own legal medicine. Minnesota's Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that a large organic farm surrounded...

NPR poll: Majority of Americans prefer organics, most want produce from either farmers markets or home gardens rather than supermarkets

7/29/2011 - When it comes down to pure consumer preference, the majority of Americans prefer organic food over conventional food, according to the results of a new poll released by NPR. Most Americans also prefer to obtain produce from either a farmers market or from a home garden rather than from a supermarket,...

More farmers going organic to improve soil, save energy, and produce better food

6/22/2011 - Conventional farming methods may gradually be going the way of the buffalo, at least for many smaller-scale farmers who are discovering the practical and financial benefits of switching to organic techniques. The Morning Call (TMC) reports that many dairy farmers are making the transition to organic...

Kenyan farmers band together against GMOs, insist organics will end poverty and food shortages

6/7/2011 - Droves of farmers in the African country of Kenya are pushing hard to stop efforts by government officials to implement genetically-modified (GM) crops in the nation. Contradicting the lies and propaganda continually dispensed by the biotechnology industry, these farmers claim that organic crops --...

Watermelons explode in China as farmers apply too many growth chemicals to their crops

5/18/2011 - Beyond melamine in the powdered milk and plastic in the rice, Chinese farmers have managed to achieve a little more food history with a new chemical monstrosity: Exploding watermelons. This was accomplished by applying a chemical growth promoter to the melons. A day later, one farmer saw 180 watermelons...

Indian farmers commit suicide due to devastation caused by GM crops

5/17/2011 - Foundational changes that have taken place in the agriculture sector of India have led to a epidemic of farmer suicides over the past 16 years, according to a new report. Released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University's (NYU) Law School, the report explains that, on...

Fight the Leahy Bill and help protect small farmers from vicious FDA attacks

5/13/2011 - It is undeniable that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proven itself to be nothing more than a terrorist organization hellbent on both controlling the food supply, and eliminating individual freedom of food choice. And now, the agency could gain even more power to imprison "violators" with...

Organic groups, farmers file preemptive lawsuit against Monsanto to protect themselves from inevitable destruction by GMOs

4/1/2011 - In order to avoid completely losing their businesses and livelihoods to the predatory business model of Monsanto, 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations have collectively filed a preemptive lawsuit against the multinational biotechnology giant. Filed by the Public...

Farmers and consumer groups file lawsuit against USDA over GM alfalfa approval

3/31/2011 - The heinously irresponsible -- and by many accounts illegal -- decision by the US Department of Agriculture to approve Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa will likely go down in history as the single most illicit scandal to decimate organic and non-GM agriculture. The Center for Food Safety...

Ohio farmers resist GMOs because non-GMO seeds work better

3/24/2011 - Ohio farmers are more reluctant to plant genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their fields than their counterparts in other Midwestern states, planting nearly 30 percent of their fields with non-modified corn. In contrast, less than 20 percent of corn acreage in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa is planted...

Local and organic food, farming: Here's the gold standard

2/28/2011 - More and more consumers and corporations are touting the benefits of "local" foods, often described as "sustainable," "healthy," or "natural." According to the trade publication, Sustainable Food News, "local" as a marketing claim, has grown by 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and it's likely that number...

Monsanto nation: Exposing Monsanto's minions

2/9/2011 - My expose last week, The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now? (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22449.cfm) has ignited a long-overdue debate on how to stop Monsanto's earth killing, market-monopolizing, climate-destabilizing rampage. Should we basically resign ourselves...

Republican committee targets organic farmers for funding cuts, avoids Big Ag subsidies

1/30/2011 - The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group composed of 175 House Republicans concerned with advancing conservative social and economic agendas, recently made several budget cut proposals to the U.S. House of Representatives that target organic farmers and the relatively inexpensive government programs...

Farmers forced to buy expensive chemical arsenals to control pesticide-resistant 'superweeds'

1/24/2011 - Genetically-modified (GM) crops require an intensive, regular application of pesticides and herbicides as part of their proprietary cultivation regimen. But the consequences of growing GMs has been the emergence of pesticide- and herbicide-resistant superweeds, which have gotten so out of control that...

How the Food Safety Modernization Act will destroy American jobs, farms and local foods

1/12/2011 - How will the new Food Safety Modernization Act actually impact small, local farmers who grow food for CSA's, local restaurants and grocers? To find out, I took a road trip to Texas and interviewed several small, local farmers to ask them, face to face, how the S.510 Food Safety Modernization Act would...

Monsanto connected to at least 200,000 suicides in India throughout past decade

1/4/2011 - When India's seed economy was forced by the World Bank to become globalized in the late 1990s, economic conditions within the nation's agricultural sector almost immediately took a nosedive for the worst. Much of the common Indian seed stock turned from saveable heirloom varieties to patented, genetically-modified...

Grocery stores erect fake "farmer's markets" in parking lots to trick shoppers

12/25/2010 - Grocery stores across the country have begun appropriating the term "farmer's market" as a way to appeal to more environmentally and socially conscious consumers. At farmer's markets, local farmers gather to sell their fresh produce directly to consumers. The popularity of these markets has surged...

Congress sticks it to U.S. farmers with passage of food safety bill that will actually cause fresh produce to be more dangerous

12/22/2010 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751 yesterday with a 216 to 144 vote (yes, many members of the House did not even vote). The so-called Food Safety Modernization Act now heads to the President to be signed into law. When witnessing such a moment in history when the federal government...

S 510 Fake Food Safety bill passed by Senate in late-night sneak attack on small farmers and food freedom

12/20/2010 - The infamous S.510 "food food safety bill" was passed by the US Senate last night in a sneaky, last minute voice vote. All Senators voted for it, Republicans and Democrats alike. Not a single U.S. Senator -- not even Coburn -- objected to its passage. With this vote, the US Senate now sends the bill...

Chocolate prices could skyrocket as cocoa farmers leave business

11/16/2010 - The era of cheap chocolate may soon come to an end as many cocoa farmers in West Africa -- which represents the largest cocoa-growing region in the world -- continue to leave the business. Pest problems, low pay, and a difficult growing cycle, have together taken much of the incentive out of growing...

Indian protestors take it to the streets in defiance of GM crops

11/2/2010 - Many Indian farmers and concerned citizens are taking the offensive against the attempted takeover of their agriculture system by multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto. A group known as Kisan Swaraj Yatra (KSY) has been mobilizing and gathering support from farmers, and touring the country...

US almond growers achieve court victory in fight against mandatory fumigation

8/11/2010 - Three years after the USDA destroyed the U.S. raw almond business by forcing almond producers to fumigate or pasteurize their nuts, a significant victory has been achieved that could overturn that onerous regulation. A federal appeals court has ruled that California almond farmers may now challenge...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Brazilian farmers declare war on Monsanto

7/21/2010 - Farmers from two separate Brazilian associations are preparing to file suit against biotechnology giant Monsanto, in a fight over the royalty fees the company demands for its genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready soy. Roundup Ready crops are engineered for resistance to the Monsanto herbicide Roundup...

Haitian Farmers Reject Monsanto Earthquake Relief Donation and Burn GMO Seeds

7/19/2010 - In what many believe to be an attempt to backdoor its products into a new market, Monsanto has donated hundreds of tons of patented hybrid seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to earthquake stricken Haiti. Initially, Monsanto planned to donate GMO "Roundup ready" seeds, but that offer was rejected by Haiti's...

Sara Lee accused of greenwashing marketing hype with its "EcoGrain" bread

2/22/2010 - The Sara Lee company stands accused today of engaging in blatant greenwashing through its highly misleading marketing of its new "EcoGrain" bread. The Cornucopia institute has released news describing how this product line by Sara Lee is made with "toxic agrochemicals" even though it's being marketed...

U.S. government wants farmers to spread toxic powder from coal plant scrubbers on their food crop fields

2/19/2010 - The federal government is pushing farmers to use a toxic byproduct of the coal burning industry to fertilize and loosen the soil in their crop fields. Initiated under the Bush administration as a beneficial use for the substance, efforts by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conjunction...

Farmers Extend Growing Season Using Plastic, Recycled Bottles and Hoop Tunnels

2/15/2010 - Innovative farmers from areas as diverse as Maine, New York and Tennessee, are proving that vegetables can be grown in all seasons. Utilizing plastic and PVC to make "tunnels," or hanging recycled plastic bottles in windows, these farmers respond to cravings for local produce year-round and teach others...

U.S. Government Wants Farmers to Dump Heavy Metals on Fields

1/20/2010 - Ash leftover from burning coal contains arsenic, mercury, lead and other heavy metals. These days, the U.S. government is encouraging farmers to dump it right on their fields, and effectively, right onto the public's food supply. According to the Wall Street Journal, each year 125 to 130 million tons...

Missouri government plots undercover sting operations against families selling raw milk

12/7/2009 - Imagine being watched by two undercover cops as you engage in an illicit deal in a deserted parking lot. The buyer hesitantly hands you some cash. You flash a look over your shoulder, just to make sure the coast is clear, then you hand over the contraband. Neither of you says a word. You just nod, acknowledging...

Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn

10/16/2009 - You can buy hemp products in America, including textiles, nutritional supplements, soaps and ropes. You just can't grow hemp in America. So all the hemp used in these products purchased by Americans is grown somewhere else: China, Canada, India, Chile and many other countries. Meanwhile, Americans farmers...

A Real Reason to Boycott Whole Foods?

8/24/2009 - Whole Foods is in a public relations crisis. After its CEO John Mackey posted a widely-read opinion piece that insisted Americans have no intrinsic right to health care, it was slammed with angry liberal customers who picketed stores and organized a national Whole Foods boycott at a Facebook page now...

South African GMO Crop Failure Highlights Dangers of Food Supply Domination

4/3/2009 - Worry is building over the effects of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009, otherwise known as HR 875. This is the bill currently working its way through Congress that would effectively hand over control of America's food supply to such a nefarious giant as Monsanto and its lesser counterparts...

NAIS Threatens Access to Organic, Local and Sustainable Food

2/9/2009 - At first glance, many readers of Natural News will think the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is nothing that concerns them because they eat only plant based foods. However, NAIS is only one part of a much bigger issue. The implementation of NAIS directly threatens the ability of everyone...

North Dakota Farmers Sue to Overturn U.S. Ban on Industrial Hemp

7/15/2008 - A pair of North Dakota hemp farmers have filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn a federal ban on the production of commercial hemp. North Dakota is the only state that allows the cultivation of industrial hemp, and the state legislature recently lifted a requirement that hemp farmers...

U.S. farmers can barely keep up with demand for organic produce

10/16/2007 - The demand for organic food in the United States outstrips the supply, according to industry groups such as the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Organic Farming Research Foundation. This means that imports of organic food are rising, but industry leaders want the U.S. government to take steps to...

Boom in corn planting as farmers enjoy price spike due to ethanol demand

8/15/2007 - Spurred by an explosion in the market for ethanol and the concurrent spike in corn prices, U.S. farmers are planting corn over the largest area since 1944, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Agriculture. Based on the survey of 86,000 farmers, the department projected the planting...

Hawaiian macadamia nut farmers face economic devastation due to false labeling of imported mac nuts as "Hawaiian"

4/23/2007 - Macadamia nuts are one of my favorite foods for providing health-enhancing oils. They're rich in monounsaturated fats and contain many other phytonutrients that contribute to human health. I think that eating handful of macadamia nuts a day is a great way to control blood sugar, satiate your appetite...

Interview: Organic Consumers Association's Ronnie Cummins tells the truth about organic milk that isn't

4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...

Organic Consumers Association's Ronnie Cummings discusses corporate greed and organic milk

11/28/2006 - Mike: I am here today talking with Ronnie Cummings, National Director of the Organic Consumers Association. That is at www.OrganicConsumers.org. We are going to talk today about organic milk. So what is the overview of this situation, Ronnie? Ronnie: Well, the good news is, there is such a huge demand...

Schwarzenegger vetoes Hemp Farming Act, denies California farmers economic opportunity to grow high-demand industrial crop

10/3/2006 - California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed the state's farmers to grow hemp for its oil, seed and fiber for industrial use in the production of food, paper, personal care products, car parts and building materials. AB1147 -- co-authored by Assemblymen...

New Zealand farmers can now grow industrial hemp; why can't American farmers?

7/21/2006 - New Zealand's Health Ministry recently announced that it will relax its rules on growing industrial hemp for use in foods. The change is a huge win for the hemp industry, which has waged a five-year, million-dollar battle against the old regulations there. The Health Ministry's new regulations will...

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