The Farm Bill is back on the agenda and it will be voted by the Senate. However, as Food and Water Watch describes in the article, Farm Bill 2013: The Bill Goes to the Senate Floor… Again, there are significant and some very worrisome differences between the Senate and the House versions. Dr. Marion Nettle finds the bill sarcastic, sober, troubling.
Food for thought on a New Study Links GMO Food To Leukemia.
More on GMOs and the price we are beginning to pay for using them can be found in the article by Tom Laskawy in Grist. In Frankenfoods: Good for Big Business, bad for the rest of us he concludes that “Corporations made billions on GMOs and all we got was ethanol and an unsustainable diet.”
In Kitchen Little, Mark Bittman talks about how “cooking went out of style for most Americans, and that a positive approach to it could help to change matters” and assist in developing healthier eating habits especially among children. He promotes ChopChop, a Boston-based cooking magazine for the whole family.
Bruce Friedrich from Huffington Post in Eating As Though the Environment Mattered presents how immense inefficiencies in the production of animal meat for human consumption cause environmental degradation of cathostrophic proportions. According to the article, “Eating Meat Causes More Global Warming Than Everything Else Combined.”
Although there has been much progress, the use tobacco continues to be a significant health hazard. According to CDC, “Each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Despite these risks, approximately 46.6 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes.” Hence the question from Michele Simon, a feverish public health lawyer and advocate, as to When Will FDA Stand Up to Big Tobacco?
According to AlterNet, “‘’” (GMOs) To read more about it, view How Monsanto Is Using Cronies in Congress to Take Away States’ Rights to Label Genetically Modified Foods?