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Posted: August 1 2011
A hit list of corporate bull. courtesy of Jenny Huston via comfood.
·      It’s not all white: The cocktail of up to 20 chemicals in a glass of milk http://bit.ly/nSebg3
·      UN World Economic and Social Survey 2011 http://bit.ly/iqAHsR
·      ‘Gas-Flushed Sandwiches’ Stay ‘Fresh’ For Two Weeks http://huff.to/reMLuG
Note: CO2 & N ‘back flushing’ has been used for many years in food packaging. Lettuces are usually back flushed, preserving them for long periods. This is why when you open the package the lettuces go bad quickly.
·      The Cooking Room: A Practical Approach To Food For Elementary School Kids http://huff.to/k36sV7
·      Woman Could Be Jailed For Vegetable Garden http://huff.to/rgqPXg & Veggie Garden Gets Michigan Couple Into Trouble http://bit.ly/pWD6BQ
·      Meat Industry Petition for Beef Irradiation Denied http://bit.ly/re6X5I
·      New documentary focuses on Salatin of ‘Food Inc.’ http://bit.ly/nsZFEW sign in required
·      Film: American Meat http://americanmeatfilm.com/
·      NYT: Drought Spreads Its Pain Across 14 States http://nyti.ms/nlBOWy
·      Mother Jones: Wait, Did the USDA Just Deregulate All New GM Crops? http://bit.ly/qMb461
·      Rethinking Regulations for Biotech Crops http://bit.ly/pK3HB0
·      “100% Natural” GMO Ingredients Challenged in Lawsuits http://bit.ly/o0i64K
·      BASF Pulls the Plug on New GM Crop Development in the EU http://bit.ly/oIzF9x
·      Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push GE Crops on Africa http://bit.ly/bASIqZ
·      Genetically modified crops safety assessment: present limits and possible improvements http://bit.ly/ijvfWi
·      A&P Introduces Exlusive Mid-Atlantic Country Farms Brand at Select A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum’s and the Food Emporium Stores
Interesting, no mention of what “local” or “sustainable” is, and all the animals seem to be fed conventional grain and… http://bit.ly/mRn4eG
·      Cash-only diet may be key to healthy eating http://on.msnbc.com/o3SrHm
·      Access to grocers doesn’t improve diets, study finds http://trib.in/nWCgKV and the study: Fast Food Restaurants and Food Stores http://bit.ly/nkRYhc
·      Hawaii Might Ditch New Food Safety Law http://bit.ly/p371Ah
·      USDA pilot program allows companies to do their own environmental assessments
The FDA already allows biotech companies to decide if their own crops are safe—the companies conduct whatever studies they want. Now the USDA announced a two-year pilot plan to also allow the companies to write their own environmental assessment of a GM crop or pay contractors to do so. A close look at their track record, however, reveals how companies like Monsanto design their research to avoid finding problems. They've got bad science down to a science! Watch this new 2-minute video, Rigged Research, by Jeffrey Smith and Alex Bogusky, exposing the biotech industry's sleight-of-hand. Watch it now
·      GM goat neither male nor female
The New Zealand government's GM animal research program has unintentionally produced a herd of goats that are neither girls nor boys, but transgender, or "goys" as the researchers dubbed them. The scientists now intend to induce these "females in sterile male bodies" to produce milk to see whether it contains the intended protein.
This is just the latest in unexpected and sometimes cruel outcomes of this program, which has also produced animals with disabilities including arthritis, respiratory distress, deformities, and ruptured ovaries. Read more.
This New Zealand program has come under fire for sloppy biosafety practices, with waste matter from animal carcasses being spread over fields. The program's researchers have also been accused of manipulating biosafety data. For example, after burying GM animals, they claimed that the soil showed no signs of gene transfer from the carcasses. But they had taken soil samples from the top of the pits, far from where the animals were buried.
·      GMO maize ploughed under throughout Hungary http://bit.ly/qQ1Hus
·      Grist: America’s first no-packaging grocery store coming to Austin http://bit.ly/mTvjBI

·      Corn For Food Not Fuel http://bit.ly/pR570s

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