Farm Bill Passes Senate, Moves to House

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Moves to House
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 »

César Chávez Celebration Tuesday, 3/27: Rain or Shine!

César Chávez Celebration Tuesday, 3/27: Rain or Shine!
The regular Tuesday Farmers’ Market this coming week will be hosting a free day of cultural arts performances, spoken word, speakers, live music, and informational tables to honor the legacy of farmworker organizer César Chávez. There will be an incredible line up of local talent, a chance to connect with our Farm Fresh Choice interns,… Read more »

Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Monsanto
Last week we posted about a potential landmark case being brought by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) against Monsanto. On Saturday, news broke that the judge has dismissed the case as unsubstantiated. In statements from the plaintiff’s lawyers, they indicated they may exercise their right to appeal the decision, although no official… Read more »

Monsanto vs. Farmers: Lawsuit has potential to turn the tables on GMO-giant

Monsanto vs. Farmers: Lawsuit has potential to turn the tables on GMO-giant
The group Food Democracy Now is running a support campaign centered on a lawsuit that asserts the rights of small, family farmers against GMO-giant Monsanto. Read their summary of recent events with the lawsuit, and sign their petition to support the case of the farmers.… Read more »

Tell the FDA: Just Label It, and Demand Your Right to Know about GMO Foods

Tell the FDA: Just Label It, and Demand Your Right to Know about GMO Foods
From the team at the Environmental Working Group, Just Label It is a petition to the FDA to label GMO foods. EWG says, “Genetically engineered foods are appearing on supermarket shelves with increasing frequency. More than 80 percent of crops like corn and soy are genetically engineered. Some 60 to 70 percent of processed foods… Read more »