Opposition to new full-body imaging machines to screen passengers and the government’s deployment of them at most major airports is growing.
Rising Tide North America and Carbon Trade Watch are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse: False Solutions to Climate Change. This 28-page booklet provides a close-to-comprehensive overview of false solutions to climate change. Fifteen concise articles—complete with photos and illustrations—cover more than 20 false solutions to climate change, from Clean Coal to Biomass incineration, providing an easy-to-read introduction to the ever expanding market place of climate crisis technofixes.
In its calm and measured way, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just delivered a blistering assessment of the environmental value of corn-based ethanol.
On Wednesday, July 14th the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor met to markup H.R. 5504: Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010, and on Thursday, July 15th the bipartisan bill was passed out of Committee by a vote of 32-13. As passed, the bill includes reforms that significantly improve program access and the nutritional quality of meals. CFSC is also pleased to announce that the legislation includes $50 Million in mandatory funding for Farm to School programs!
As you are no doubt aware, your offer to donate hybrid corn and vegetable seeds has stirred up quite a controversy in Haiti. While I was in Haiti for the month of May, I had a conversation with Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, the head of a major Haitian peasant organization and a leader of the international confederation La Via Campesina. He criticized your donation from a perspective on seeds and agriculture based on a very different world view that might be worth your time to understand.
Hands That Feed is a documentary film exploring the agricultural collapse in Haiti, its role in the post-earthquake food crisis, and the emerging grassroots development models that seek to restore Haiti’s food supply and environment.
Lily Films is now streaming The Future of Food, the groundbreaking documentary by filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia on the industrial food system, genetic engineering, the patenting of life and farmers’ rights, for free with no commercials on their website.
A recent study out of Georgetown University Medical Center has concluded that what you eat can affect your children’s and grandchildren’s health, even if they eat healthy themselves. Sonia de Assis and her colleagues observed that rats fed fatty, unhealthy food pass on an increased cancer risk to their children and grandchildren.
What is simultaneously one of the greatest contributors to climate change and one of its greatest potential solutions? Believe it or not, it’s how we farm and eat.
There is a clear link between the use of antibiotics in livestock and drug resistance in humans, President Barack Obama’s administration says, a position sharply at odds with agribusiness interests.