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Neighborhood Ministries: Putting Food on the Table and People to Work

, food systems & health analyst

In Ohio, more than 1 in 4 children lack access to nutritious food and are food insecure. In Youngstown, where nearly 40.2% of all residents and 66.6% of children live below the federal poverty level, an organization is working to combat childhood food insecurity. Read more >

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Breaking News: USDA and EPA Clearly Enlist™ to Ignore Science and Protect Industry Profits

, director, Food & Environment Program

In the worst kept news since the disclosure that Israel keeps an arsenal of nuclear weapons, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week its widely expected approval of Enlist Duo™, the latest class of herbicide designed for use with herbicide-resistant corn and soybeans. Read more >

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Beet Still My Heart: A Valentine Message for the USDA

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

When I was a little kid, I loved those candy “conversation hearts” we exchanged on Valentine’s Day. I always wanted the ones that said “Be Mine” and (most exciting) “Kiss Me”. Those little treats are still fun—though they look a bit different today, emblazoned as they are with previously unknown sentiments including “Text Me” and “LOL”. But this Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking less about heart-shaped candy, and more about my actual heart (and yours), and what they need to beat long into the future. Read more >

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A Hole in the Regulation of GMOs that Kudzu Could Fit Through

, senior scientist, Food and Environment

A little-noticed, almost nonchalant, article in the Columbus Dispatch last week portends substantial environmental and economic mischief. Read more >

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Fait Accompli—USDA Decision on Herbicide-Resistant Crops Betrays Farmers and the Public

, senior scientist, Food and Environment

On Friday, January 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This clears the way for approval of engineered soybeans and corn resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, pending a final EIS and pesticide tolerances from EPA. Read more >

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