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Sound Consumer, October 2012
Until labels for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become mandatory, we have two voluntary labels for GMO avoidance — certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
Stricter immigration enforcement, an ineffective guestworker program, and lack of national immigration reform are to blame for shrinking the number of available farmworkers.
It’s always hard to say goodbye to the luscious berries, cherries and peaches of summer, but true fruit-lovers take heart in one of the jewels of autumn: the lovely apple.
Pie, crisp, crumble …. everyone has a favorite dessert recipe for apples. But why save fall’s favorite fruit for the end of the meal?
Chocolate’s good for the heart, skin and even mood — and here’s yet another reason to indulge: eating chocolate from responsible companies can support farmers in developing countries around the world.
Labeling GMO initiative · Titanium dioxide? · Carrageenan? · Butter-flavored v. real butter · Sugar in deli foods · Gelato ingredients?
Washington crop circles · Cattle for climate change? · Honey theft · Bhutan’s organic pledge · Cities tapping aquifers · 2,4-D soy · GMOs killing butterflies? · Walnuts boost semen quality · Alaska salmon drops MSC · Regulating factory farm pollution? · Trans fats and aggression · Occupy Monsanto
Learn how the national drought is affecting cattle farmers and Washington’s apple industry, and why Alaskan Coho salmon had a disappointing summer.