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Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It" Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staff
Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagen
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagen
In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling? Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling?
by James Trimarco
The Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to be a setback for efforts to regulate and label GMO foods.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid) 3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon Hayes
Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!
by Erin Sagen
Do you fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?
Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside
by YES! online staff
In this rare television interview, the poet, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry discusses his vision for a society in harmony with the planet.
Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers
by Sarah Meade, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Many Latino immigrants have agriculture in their past. A market in suburban Maryland makes it possible for them to put that knowledge to work in the here and now.
Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability
by YES! online staff
At Yes! Magazine's event at Seattle Town Hall, Vandana Shiva gives deep insight into the struggles farmers—and eaters—are facing today.
4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It) 4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It)
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francis
Guerrilla grafting, crop mobs, and other ways to make the fruits of your labor go further.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen Brown
Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop? What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staff
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoy
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off "It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagen
If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies “Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabeler
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
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