On Wednesday, the 2013 Senate Farm Bill was amended by to make those convicted of certain violent crimes ineligible for SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, popularly known as food stamps.
The amendment was passed by unanimous consent, meaning that neither Republicans nor Democrats objected to the bill.
Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government.
Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we
Groceries make up more than half of Walmart’s retail sales, an amount that’s risen significantly over the past 10 years.
The rise makes sense from a business standpoint, since shoppers are still spending more on basic needs like food than they are on electronics or other household items – and Walmart’s product offerings have
A 2005 World Food Program photo shows North Koreans planting rice on a “cooperative” farm in North Hwanghae, where a man is reported to have been executed for murdering and cannibalizing his two children. (Gerald Bourke/WFP via Getty Images)
There were times and places in North Korea in the mid-1990s, as a great famine
Imagine judicial review for protecting consumer rights and the environment going up in a puff of smoke and biotech corporations like Monsanto having complete immunity to plant whatever they want, whenever they want — without testing. This is exactly what a small amendment in the proposed new farm bill guarantees.
There was a startling figure that came across my desk from the United States Department of Agriculture regarding food stamp usage in the SNAP program. Food stamp usage has grown dramatically in the last decade even during the debt inspired boom times. Yet the devil is always in the details as we More…
We all know about the huge recent price increases in bigger-ticket expenses like education, health insurance, and gasoline, but what about those items in your fridge and pantry that are chiseling away at your checking account?
Why is there so little trust in the mainstream media these days? CNN ratings have been hovering close to record lows over the past few months. A recent Gallup survey found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust”
Are genetically modified (GM) foods making you sick – I mean really sick? Up until recently, all that we could say was thank goodness you’re not a lab rat; GM feed messes them up big time. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) appear to trigger the immune systems of both mice
In 1995 President Bill Clinton appointed Monsanto attorney Michael Taylor as FDA chief and this Monsanto assassin approved and registered GE Corn with Bt toxins embeded in genes of GE Corn and NO SAFETY TESTING. These Bt toxins embeded in Corn genes (cry1AB and cry1AC) started the autism epidemic with birth year 1995 and poisoned
LONDON — The increase in grain prices is already being felt around the world. In Indonesia, the tofu industry has threatened to strike over rising soybean prices; in Mexico, the cost of corn tortillas is on the rise; and Iran last week witnessed a rare protest over the cost of chicken. But the economic effects
It has become a distressingly familiar question. With the price of agricultural staples such as corn, soybeans and wheat soaring for the third summer in five years, the prospect of another price shock is once again becoming a prominent concern for investors and politicians
Nunavut is the edge of the world in a lot of ways — it’s the farthest-north part of Canada, a broken-up spray of frozen land coming off the top of the country like a very icy mohawk. In terms of land mass, it’s