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Much movement in the right direction is thanks to groups like Food and Water Watch and American Farmland Trust. (in No Turkeys Here)
Mark Bittman

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Monsanto's Seed Company Subsidiaries

Published on June 12, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The rise of genetic engineering has not only diminished the ability for farmers to practice their own methods of seed selection, but also turned another sector of agriculture into a business monopolized by a few corporations.

Reading's Water Lease and the Costs of Privatization

Published on May 28, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Reading City Council is considering opening up the city’s water system to privatization.

Grain Reserves: Common-Sense Farm Policy

Published on May 23, 2014 - Fact Sheets: Farming is a tough job. Farmers deal with unstable weather patterns and have just a few buyers for most crops. This leads to boom-and-bust swings between bumper crops and dire shortages. Income isn't guaranteed, and farmers are required to put a lot on the line to get their crop into the ground.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Fast Track to a Gusher of Imported Fish

Published on May 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP will increase imports of potentially unsafe and minimally inspected fish and seafood products, exposing consumers to more and more dangerous seafood.

Aqua America: A Corporate Profile

Published on May 08, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Aqua America is the second largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving nearly three million people in eight states.

Español: Los Agricultores Ecológicos Pagan El Precio de La Contaminación por Transgénicos

Published on May 06, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Hoy en día sin embargo, la posibilidad de coexistencia de los productos libres de transgénicos (a menudo denominados en EEUU como "de identidad preservada") con los productos transgénicos está en tela de juicio.

EU Version: Organic Farmers Pay the Price for Contamination

Published on May 06, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, "coexistence" between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.

Industry Profile: Grocery Manufacturers Association

Published on April 03, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States' biggest food and beverage companies.

U.S. Version: The Weakest Link: Problems and Perils of Linking Carbon Markets

Published on March 31, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Proponents of cap and trade increasingly seek to create a global carbon market under the false reasoning that doing so will achieve improved economic efficiency and better emissions reductions than individual markets alone, because carbon dioxide (CO2) is spread globally throughout our atmosphere.

EU Version: The Weakest Link: the Problems and Perils of Linking Carbon Markets

Published on March 31, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Proponents of cap and trade increasingly seek to create a global carbon market under the false reasoning that doing so will achieve improved economic efficiency and better emissions reductions than individual markets alone, because carbon dioxide (CO2) is spread globally throughout our atmosphere.

Organic Farmers Pay the Price for Contamination

Published on February 28, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, "coexistence" between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.

The Rapid Industrialization of Frac Sand

Published on February 11, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Frac sand is an essential component in the fracking process; it is combined with large quantities of water and toxic chemicals, which are injected underground at high pressure to crack dense rock and release oil and gas.

Trouble Brewing in the Great Lakes

Published on January 29, 2014 - Issue Briefs: Unconventional oil and gas development poses a significant threat to the North American Great Lakes, the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world.

Antibiotic Resistance 101: How Antibiotic Misuse on Factory Farms Can Make You Sick

Published on January 29, 2014 - Reports: Antibiotics are critical tools in human medicine. Medical authorities are warning that these life-saving drugs are losing their effectiveness, and there are few replacement drugs in the pipeline. Bacteria evolve in response to the use of antibiotics both in humans and in animals. Those bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics prosper as antibiotics kill the non-resistant bacteria. Once they emerge, antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria can transfer AR traits to other bacteria in animals and the environment. The development of antibiotic resistance is hastened by the use of low doses of antibiotics at industrial farms. The drugs are used routinely, not to treat sick animals, but for growth promotion and disease prevention, a practice known as subtherapeutic use.

Genetically Engineered Food: An Overview

Published on January 21, 2014 - Reports: New technologies — like genetic engineering — create uncertainties and risk that should be carefully evaluated rather than being rapidly pushed onto the market. The existing regulatory framework for GE foods simply does not measure up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration have failed to protect the environment, the food system or public health from GE foods.

Fast Tracking Corporate Power: Investor-State Resolution and the TPP

Published on January 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP's contentious "investor-state dispute resolution" allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.

Fracking Infrastructure is Carving Up Pennsylvania

Published on December 18, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Absurdly, proponents of shale gas development argue that pipelines can benefit landowners by providing new recreation areas and better habitat for wildlife.

American Water: a Corporate Profile

Published on December 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: American Water Works Company is the largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.

Grocery Goliaths: How Food Monopolies Impact Consumers

Published on December 05, 2013 - Reports: The consolidation of the food supply impacts not only farmers and food manufacturers, but also consumers in the form of reduced choices and higher prices.

Undermining Local Democracy: Fast Track, the TPP and Your Community

Published on December 02, 2013 - Fact Sheets: While communities across the United States fight against the negative effects of expanded fracking for natural gas, the White House is negotiating a secret trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries that could undermine those efforts.
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