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Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Imagine that the Democrats wanted to pass a federal law requiring food companies to label their products if they contained genetically modified organisms. What would be the Republican response? Undoubtedly a big piece of their argument would be the app… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

Imagine that the Democrats wanted to pass a federal law requiring food companies to label their products if they contained genetically modified organisms. What would be the Republican response? Undoubtedly a big piece of their argument would be the appeal to states’ rights. That is, the federal government shouldn’t be going around impose their will . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: GMO labeling shows that "states’ rights" is just a convenient lie for the GOP

The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow asks new Greece government to reject CETA

The chairperson of the Council of Canadians has asked the new Syriza government in Greece to reject the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The post Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow asks new Greece government to reject CETA appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Common Sense Canadian: Neil Young dumps Starbucks over company’s Monsanto alliance, GMO secrecy

Read this Nov. 19 opinion column from the health blog Natural Society on socially-conscious rocker Neil Young’s decision to publicly boycott Starbucks over its support of GMO products.

I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one. ~ Neil Young

I, like Neil, have lined up at . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Neil Young dumps Starbucks over company’s Monsanto alliance, GMO secrecy

The Common Sense Canadian: Canada taken to court over approval of GMO farmed salmon

Comparison between fast-growing Aquabounty farmed salmon and regular farmed salmon (Aquabounty)

Read this Jan 20 story from sustainablepulse.com on a legal challenge led by law firm Ecojustice and several Canadian environmental groups over the federal government’s approval of controversial GMO farmed salmon.

Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Canada taken to court over approval of GMO farmed salmon

Things Are Good: A Soap Company That Fights For a Better America

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps are known for their cleaning power, but are increasingly getting known for their political power. The CEO of the company is a good example of a leader that practices what he believes – and leverages the company to ensure his thoughts are shared. In one example, David Bronner, has capped all . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A Soap Company That Fights For a Better America

The Common Sense Canadian: Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health (GMO) – Osoyoos, BC

Dr. Thierry Vrain is a former soil biologist and genetic scientist who worked for Agriculture Canada for 30 years. He was the designated spokesperson to assure the public of the safety of GMO crops.

Since retiring 10 years ago, after taking into account scientific evidence ignored by most of the bio-tech industry promoters and government . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health (GMO) – Osoyoos, BC

RedBedHead: Frankenfoods, Toothpaste, & Justin Bieber: Capitalism & Technology II

In a previous post I argued that too often Marxists fail to recognize the ways in which capitalism remains dynamic and continues to advance technologically and socially. This one-sidedness distorts analyses and perspectives and threatens to give M… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Frankenfoods, Toothpaste, & Justin Bieber: Capitalism & Technology II

RedBedHead: Frankenfoods, Toothpaste, & Justin Bieber: Capitalism & Technology II

In a previous post I argued that too often Marxists fail to recognize the ways in which capitalism remains dynamic and continues to advance technologically and socially. This one-sidedness distorts analyses and perspectives and threatens to give Marxism the feel of a millennial doomsday sect. Instead Marxism ought to be perceived as a powerful critical . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Frankenfoods, Toothpaste, & Justin Bieber: Capitalism & Technology II

350 or bust: The Link Between Good Food & Good Health

It’s TED Talk Thursday on 350orbust, and I’m reposting this talk from TEDx Austin 2011. I’m presenting about GMO/GE foods at a regional diabetes conference this week, and as part of my preparation I listened to Ms. O’Brien’s talk again. Her journey from Wall Street executive to food activist is worth listening to more than . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Link Between Good Food & Good Health

Things Are Good: Peru bans GMO foods

Due to the unknown effects that genetically modified plants can have and the intellectual property issues around them (basically Monsanto sues everyone), Peru has joined other counties in banning GMO foods. This good to see since there are so many unknowns around growing and consuming GMO products.

Peru has said “no” to genetically modified foods . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Peru bans GMO foods

Eclectic Lip: Whatever foresight is, it’s not 20/20…

(originally written Jan 3, 2012. Part of my Great Upload of 2013.)

Come December’s end, the nervy among us like to review what they got right in the past year. The nervier like to predict what’ll happen in the New Year. Ever the blithe contrarian, I figured I’d visit the Ghost of Predictions Past and . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Whatever foresight is, it’s not 20/20…

350 or bust: It’s All About Food – and Zombies

Okay, maybe we don’t need to worry about zombies but we should certainly consider future food shortages, not to mention the pesticide-laced food and genetically modified food (GMO) we are already exposed to on every trip to the grocery store. Today is World Food Day, and while I write this I’ve got a batch of . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s All About Food – and Zombies

350 or bust: Seeds of Life, Not Genetically Modified Organisms

It’s TED talk Tuesday on 350orbust. Here’s Winona LaDuke, whom I had the good fortune to meet recently, speaking about our broken food system from a First Nations perspective: * Winona is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Seeds of Life, Not Genetically Modified Organisms