October 14th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
With a message that our nation’s wealthiest one percent—largely the banking industry and corporations—are inappropriately managing their wealth and adversely affecting the other 99 percent of Americans, the Occupy Wall Street movement is now entering its fourth week of protests in New York City’s financial district. But eschewing corporations is virtually impossible, especially as it pertains to food, bringing a new dimension to the growing Occupy movement as it spreads across the nation.
Read More:Feeding the Fight: What Should Occupy Wall Street Protestors Be Eating?
August 10th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The California Department of Food and Agriculture estimates that 93 percent of soy, 86 percent of corn and 93 percent of cotton and canola planted in the U.S. in 2010 were genetically engineered, and more than 70 percent of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain some sort of GM ingredients, a majority of which is the result of Monsanto, the largest biotech seed company in the world. Now, Monsanto’s controversial GMO seeds will no longer be just an ingredient on a label, the company will begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in supermarket produce sections.
Read More:Sweet? GMO Corn on the Cob, Courtesy of Monsanto