California Right to Know Campaign invites you to experience a controversial, intriguing, and provocative movie, Scientist Under Attack… Read more », followed by discussion with Dr. Michelle Perro. The film reveals how the biotech industry has repeatedly blocked the original research conducted by world class scientists with gag orders, personal smear campaigns and even destruction of data.
A petition has been circulating to stop riders that slipped into the 2013 House Agriculture Appropriations bill. Dubbed the Monsanto riders, they “would require – not just allow, but require – the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court… Read more »
A recent Grist post lays out the daunting task facing the Label GMO/Prop 37 campaign: to counter-balance the resources and money of food industry interest groups. Head to Grist to read their full report. The article quotes industry leaders saying that if Prop 37 passes in California, it will spread to other states. Yet another… Read more »
Last week the Senate passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, and the House Agricultural Committee will take up their version of the bill on July 11th. From GE foods to SNAP benefits, the Senate debated many critical issues in our food system. For a quick listing of the important provisions that made it… Read more »
From California Watch, a newly published UC Davis study on nitrate pollution in groundwater draws some grim conclusions. The study examined the sources, impact, costs and potential solutions in five California counties, representing the biggest agricultural producers in the state, and found 10% of the 2.6 million residents of those counties might be drinking nitrate-contaminated… Read more »