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You Are What You Eat—And What It Eats Too

, UCS Science Network

A dozen years ago, a New York Times Magazine article titled “Power Steer” changed the way Americans thought about meat. “We are what we eat, it is often said,” wrote author Michael Pollan, “but of course that is only part of the story. We are what what we eat eats too.” Read more >

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Blind Faith vs. Insight: Employing Media Literacy to Reject Policies that Harm Human Health

, UCS Science Network

As a dietitian who attempts to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, my first job is to help my audiences think ecologically—to understand ripple effects—or how one influences others. Read more >

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How a (Farm) Bill Became a Law

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Much has been written about the ugly sausage-making of the just-ended farm bill process: the abandoned opportunity to truly reform the nation’s farm subsidy system, the cynical refusal to deny subsidies to millionaire farmers, and the 4 percent of food stamp beneficiaries who ultimately took it on the chin. But now that President Obama has signed the thing into law, it’s worth reviewing a number of real and meaningful wins that UCS and its allies and supporters achieved in this bill. And also noting that our work isn’t done. Read more >

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The Misguided Attack on Organically-Grown Foods – Beyond Oz and EPA

, senior scientist, Food and Environment

There has been a running, and often misguided, debate about the value of organic farming over the past few months. Read more >

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USDA Says Organic Farming Worth $3.5 Billion…Happy Food Day!

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that the nation’s certified organic farmers enjoyed sales of more than $3.5 billion in 2011. On this second annual Food Day—a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, sustainable food—it seems fitting to highlight this “good news” story that hasn’t received much attention. Read more >

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