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Big Food Player Gives Way to GMO Pressures

Monday, March 21, 2016 10:20 No Comments

General Mills feels “forced” to roll out GMO labeling in products across the national spectrum because the state of Vermont stepped forward and became the first state to require GMO labeling. The decision was made by the company because of the cost of complying with individual states, each with their own laws. But don’t worry [...]

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Fed’s Big Ag Policy is Anything But “Green”

Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:49 1 Comment

Tom Philpott of Mother Jones has put together a nice story on environmental destruction as a result of government corn and soy policy: “Goodbye Grasslands, Hello Corn.” So why would farmers plow up such risky land? Simple: Federal policy has made it a high-reward, tiny-risk proposition. Prices for corn and soy doubled in real terms [...]

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