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In the spotlight
Neoliberal environmentalist Mark Lynas recently gave a talk at the Oxford Farming Association in which he apologized for once militating against GMOs. Now, after having discovered "science" he has decided we need GMOs to feed the world.
Join consumers from across the country in the coming weeks as they call on Wendy's to partner with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in advancing the human rights and dignity of farmworkers in its supply chain! They are seeking a penny more per pound of tomatoes that they pick.
Other fast food corporations that have signed the agreement include:
2005, Taco Bell
2008, Burger King
2009, Subway 2012, Chipotle
Food First is pleased to introduce the newest member to our staff (though not new to Food First), Tanya Kerssen. As Food First Research Coordinator, Tanya will be managing the core of Food First’s long-time work: its rigorous, progressive research publications. In addition to contributing research and writing, Tanya will work with Food First’s vast network of fellows, movement leaders and contributing scholars to generate timely, cutting edge analysis on food justice and food sovereignty.
January 9, 2013, PANNA at http://www.panna.org/
Oakland, CA – For more than a decade, Mark Lynas has been a staunch opponent of genetically engineered (GE) crops, but last week he announced he has changed his mind. Lynas’ position reversal has generated much attention, and has given a platform to the ongoing global conversation about the value of patented seeds, pesticides and the science behind the technology.
What's for Dinner? Jim Gerritsen speaking about OSGATA v. Monsanto Appeal prior to Jan 10, 2013 court date
This is an interview By Susan Yomans of What's for Dinner? with organic seed farmer, Jim Gerritsen.
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In the Media
- 02/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 02/04/2012 - 5:30pm
- 02/25/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
- 02/27/2012 (All day)
- 02/27/2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
- 02/28/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm