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Food and Faith

Genetic Roulette

The exhaustive study cited in yesterday’s New York Times article deals a potentially crushing blow to the biotech industry – including the purveyors of genetic engineering in agriculture – one that “calls into question the scientific principles on which it…

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You Act Out What You Eat

You probably know much of the next two paragraphs, but the link between food and, say, classroom behavior is less well-known. Check out the bolded paragraph below and read more from Ode Magazine, which has just updated their website -…

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$5 billion worth of local food!

Presbyterians and apparently lots of other Americans are buying locally-grown food. This niche has widened to $5,000,000,000,000 annually in the U.S. And in case you hadn’t heard, Barbara Kingsolver just wrote a book about her own family’s struggles and joys…

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China to introduce new food safety rules

Earlier, the New York Times reported that 100 people had died in Panama after taking medicine containing diethylene glycol that had been produced in China and exported as the harmless syrup glycerine. Due to international pressure and thousands of pet…

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Black farmers say boycott Monsanto

Black farmers call for boycott of Monsanto: The National Association of Black Farmers has asked its 60,000 members to boycott Monsanto products. The action is in protest of Monsanto’s $1.5 billion bid to acquire Delta & Pine Land Company. Dr….

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