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Wyden, Merkley push for consumer-friendly GMO labeling

Originally published by News Channel 21  November 7, 2017 Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday to prioritize consumer-friendly solutions in its upcoming decisions about labeling genetically engineered food. In a letter led by Merkley and joined by Wyden and nine...

Is your $$ being used to fund a pro-GMO campaign?

  The short answer is yes!   Here's the long answer. Congress recently appropriated $3 million to fund the Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. These funds will be used by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to...

“I Don’t Want No GMOs” Apple Pie

When most people think of the variety of apples only a few names come to mind, such as Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, and Red Delicious – these are your staple grocery store apple varieties. But there are so many more! According to the US...

Harvest Grain Stuffing

Whether you plan to serve meat this season or not, stuffing is a perfect side dish for any holiday meal. Using sturdy grains such as Kamut khorasan wheat not only adds some great texture to your stuffing, it also makes it a more balanced dish...

Fall in Love with Kamut

Fall is finally here and we are celebrating with all our favorite fall things, including this hardy Kamut salad. We are all about embracing the food that is seasonally available and right now that means squash and kale. Squash and kale stick around when the...

Water Use in the Dairy and Beef Industry

For many, it is shocking to hear that agricultural production accounts for 92 percent of our global water footprint. In the United States alone, meat consumption accounts for 30 percent of our water footprint, and dairy accounts for 19%. These are figures that are hard...

The Buzz on Bees

by Alex Mauthe, Food Campaigns Intern Honey bees are a vital component of our food system because they pollinate many of the crops that humans consume. Over 100 vital crops in our food system are pollinated entirely or in part by bees. Some of these crops include: potatoes, broccoli, cotton, apples, beans,...