|Thinking Outside The GMO Box|
Forbes - 10/15/2013. By Beth Hoffman - Genetically Modified Organisms. Some argue they are the way to “feed the world” and that an exploding population will require them. Others see GMO technology as part of a corporate plot to take over fields and drive farmers into debt, while everything from pesticide use to allergies are on the rise because of them. And while that discussion is one we must have, the GMO debate is also distracting us from less sexy interventions which have worked to dramatically reduce hunger and malnutrition.
|Monsanto buys a food prize|
Jim Hightower - 10/14/2013. By Jim Hightower - As Lily Tomlin has noted, "No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up."
|The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians|
Common Dreams - 10/14/2013. By Salena Tramel - The Iowa state capitol is vibrating with activity this week in preparation for the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony that is set to take place on Thursday. The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture – yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant’s actual practices. Organizers of the Food Sovereignty Prize aim to bridge this gap by honoring grassroots social movements in their own ceremony that will take place on Tuesday in New York City.
|FDA’s Culture of Fear Threatens Food Safety|
Write to Farm - 10/14/2013. By Brian Snyder - You really have to hand it to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They have accomplished a feat in the last 10 months that Secretary Tom Vilsack and his United States Department of Agriculture have not been able to do after five long years of trying ... uniting America’s farmers of all stripes to stand up for each other and speak with one voice.