Initative I-522 fails to pass, what’s next?

Washington Initiative 522, which proposed mandatory front-of-package labels for foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, or GMOs, came out of election night trailing by about 9 percentage points, with some predicting that the measure failed, while some proponents held out,…

The Organic Consumer Association: Progressive Activists or Organic AstroTurf?

Written by Marco Rosaire Conrad-Rossi There are few organizations in the food movement that have as much respect as the Organic Consumer Association (OCA). The group is linked to on the Commondreams.org website under the heading “America’s Progressive Community.” It…

Could We Please “Restore Sanity” In The Discussion of Food/Farming?

Written by Steve Savage Last week I attended the San Diego version of the “Rally to Restore Sanity.”  I’m glad I did.  Even in this Southern California bastion of political conservatism, there were at least 200 people meeting at Dick’s Last…

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