Ever wondered about the history of the Food Pyramid? HoneyColony takes an investigative look at how the Ag Industry has (negatively) influenced our diet.
Tags: agriculture, big ag, department of agriculture, dietary guidelines, eat drink and be healthy, eric magnuson, fats, food groups, food politics, george mcgovern, hard school of public health, health and human services, marian burros, marion nestle, myplate, national cattlemen's beef association, new york times, physicians committee for responsible medicine, portion size, protein, sofas, susan levin, tom vilsack, us potato board, USDA, walter willett
We’ve seen the dirty dozen, but what about the clean 15? Here’s a handy look at the fruit and veggies least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.
Tags: agriculture, asparagus, avocados, cabbage, cantaloupe, contamination, corn, diet, dirty dozen, eggplant, environment, Environmental Working Group, EPA, ewg, farms, fda, grapefruit, kiwi, mango, mushrooms, onions, organic, papaya, pineapples, produce, residues, shopper's guide to pesticide in produce, sweet peas, sweet potato, toxic chemicals, USDA
For 25 years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning the public’s watchdog into a “polluter’s protection agency.”
One out of five Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. Once the body turns on itself, chronic diseases begin to take form.
More than a century ago, mothers and grandmothers sparked the Pure Food Movement at a time when food was starting to be processed.
Tags: agriculture, edith harper, elizabeth cosser, fda, franklin roosevelt, genetic engineering, gmo, industrialization, liberty link, midwife, mother's day, organic farmers, patriotic, pure food and drug act, pure food movement, victory gardens
Sweden is now building the world’s first “plantscraper” in an attempt to create a new era of farming that’s more sustainable, economical, and resistant to climate change.
Tags: agriculture, crops, energy, environment, farming, food producers, harvesting, hydroponics, pesticides, produce, soil, sustainable, sweden, urban, vertical farms, verticrop, water shortage
Jeremy Brosowsky was inside a greenhouse when he had an epiphany about how to turn garbage into food.
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We’re told these foods are healthy, but the truth is they’re some of the worst junk foods around.
Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study.
Tags: agriculture, animal feed, carey gillam, DNA, farms, gmo, herbicide, pests, pig health, pigs, reuters, transgenic crops
Climate change-fueled storms, drought and flooding will slow the growth of food production worldwide over the next decade, according to a new report.
Tags: agriculture, dairy, diet, eating, farmland, fish, Food, food costs, fruits, meat, rising energy costs, rising food costs, sustainability, vegetables, worldwide markets
The Supreme Court votes unanimously in favor of Monsanto, firmly protecting the agricultural giant’s right to patent life.
Tags: agriculture, court of appeals, david snively, genetically modified, gmo, guardian, indiana, justice elena kagan, patents, Roundup, roundup ready, soy, suzanne goldenberg, vernon bowman
The bright idea of feeding bees cheap high-fructose corn syrup may play a major role in the catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide.
Tags: agriculture, almonds, bee death rate, breed better bees, colony collapse disorder, european commission, farmland, genetic traits, honey bees, honeybees, neonicotinoids, nutrition, parasites, pesticides, pollination, quartz, russian honeybees, todd woody, USDA