Newsbites: Judge Rules GMO Sugar Beets Illegal; Trouble is Non-GMO Seeds Have Vanished. BPA May Soon be a Thing of the Past Thanks to Corporations, not Government Food Safety Bureaucrats. Big Ag Picks Up Its Marbles and Leaves Sustainability Discussions. Three Cheers! The USDA Gets Inorganic Hops out of “Organic’ Beer

The Sour Taste of Success Bye-Bye BPA? An Unsustainable Discussion Organic Hops: I’ll Raise a Mug to That The Sour Taste of Success Sugar beet farmers should have been more careful when they wished for a genetically modified future. Two years ago, after the United States Department of Agriculture gave its blessing—pre-maturely it turns out—to […]

White House Whitewash: Can the Agribusiness Lobby Kill Small, Organic Dairy Farmers?

   On some bureaucrat’s desk in President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sits a document that has the power to either destroy the nation’s 1,800 family-operated organic dairy farms or come to their rescue. In the early 2000s, virtually all of the nation’s organic dairy farmers—not to mention the millions of consumers willing […]