New Resource – Hoodwinked in the Hothouse: False Solutions to Climate Change

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.

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Moving Forward!

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!

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An Open Letter on Haitian Agriculture to the CEO of Monsanto

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.

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