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GMO Foods

Written by Alex Reid
Posted June 8, 2011

Guest editor Maria Rodale discusses the precautionary principle and how it should be applied to our food production.

Cilantro Lovers Beware!

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted June 7, 2011

USDA's first test of cilantro reveals more than 30 unapproved pesticides coating the herb.

Food Safety Violators Face Execution

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted June 1, 2011

After several high profile food safety scandals, China has increased punishments for food safety violators, going so far as to suggest capital punishment for manufacturers whose products lead to fatalities. Editor Jimmy Mengel compares China's punishments with those in the United States.

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQs in Children

Written by Alex Reid
Posted May 13, 2011

Editor Brigid Darragh relays the results of three studies across the United States that link prenatal pesticide exposure to lower IQs in children.

Monsanto's Stacked Deck

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted May 6, 2011

The Monsanto-friendly head of the USDA's research arm resigned last week. But the agricultural giant has plenty of other cards hidden up their sleeve...

Forks Over Knives Review

Written by Aletta Kennedy
Posted May 5, 2011

Contributing editor Aletta Kennedy shares her review of one of the most important movies to come out this year - Forks Over Knives.

The Latest Showdown in Organic vs. Conventional Farming

Written by Alex Reid
Posted April 15, 2011

Editor Brigid Darragh sums up the results of a 20-year study in which three methods of farming (2 organic, 1 conventional) were sized up for environmental, economical, and harvest performance.

Researcher to Release Controversial GMO Study

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted April 13, 2011

One researcher is earning the praise of the anti-GM movement and the ire of big agriculture for his controversial research on Roundup Ready crops. Editor Jimmy Mengel takes a closer look at Don Huber...

Monsanto Sued Again

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted April 5, 2011

A group of farmers are standing up against Monsanto's thuggish, shadowy tactics and have filed a lawsuit seeking protection...

Tainted Fruits And Veggies?

Written by Alex Reid
Posted March 29, 2011

Green Chip Living's Angela Guss notes the recent reports indicate lead found in urban gardens in various U.S. cities.

UN Report Reveals Overwhelming Benefits of Eco-Farming

Written by Alex Reid
Posted March 15, 2011

Green Chip's Brigid Darragh discusses the latest findings in a UN Report on agricultural practices in developing nations...

Costco Pulls Endangered Seafood from Store Freezers

Written by Alex Reid
Posted March 9, 2011

Brigid Darragh reports on Costco's recent steps to implement sustainable seafood policy and protect endangered species, following an eight-month campaign led by Greenpeace.

Vegan Soccer Club Owner Bans Meat for Players, Fans

Written by Alex Reid
Posted February 28, 2011

Editor Brigid Darragh reports on the Gloucestershire football club banning meat from its players' diets and for its fans in an effort to improve health and the organization's green cred.

GMOs Causing Cattle Miscarriages, Researcher Alleges

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted February 23, 2011

A Purdue University researcher is alleging that Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops could be to blame for miscarriages and spontaneous abortions in farm animals.

LYFE Kitchen: Fast Food Chain to Bring Healthy to the Drive-Thru

Written by Alex Reid
Posted February 22, 2011

Editor Brigid Darragh reports on LYFE Kitchen, the latest trend in fast-casual dining, coming to a city near you.