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    • May 31, 2013 5:16 pm
    • As reported in Food Safety News Target is the latest retailer to sign a pledge to not sell genetically engineered salmon.  Th ...
    • Grist’ Story Offers Insig…
    • May 13, 2013 6:43 pm
    • Context is everything.   Half-full or half-empty?  All or nothing?  White or black? New York Mets or New York Yankees?  (Okay ...
    • Monsanto’s Man in the Sen…
    • April 21, 2013 9:43 pm
    • Mother Jones details the previously mysterious Senator who added a rider to unrelated legislation protecting Monsanto and the ...
    • Is Peet’s Coffee A Billio…
    • August 1, 2012 9:27 pm
    • While some  believe Peet's is a sweet billion dollar deal for the German JAB Holdings, NBN has some doubts.  Yet the price fo ...

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New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

Check out Cornucopia – The Cult, Culture and Business of Food, a new podcast with NBN’s Matt Levine and Jeremy Spiro-Winn. Food isn’t just fuel. It’s a part of culture. A ritual we share with others. A unifier. Cornucopia will explore these meanings and myths, the influencers and the influenced. Why people eat this and not […]

GE Salmon Update:Target Signs on to Growing List of Retailers Pledging Not to Sell Genetically Engineered Salmon; FDA ruling expected soon

GE Salmon Update:Target Signs on to Growing List of Retailers Pledging Not to Sell Genetically Engineered Salmon; FDA ruling expected soon

As reported in Food Safety News Target is the latest retailer to sign a pledge to not sell genetically engineered salmon.  The Friends of the Earth Campaign for GE Free Seafood now includes a wide and extensive list of retailers including  Aldi (owner of Trader Joes), Trader Joes, Whole Foods,  H.E.B.  Giant Eagle and Meijer.  […]

Grist' Story Offers Insight for Organic Industry Spats between the OCA and OTA

Grist’ Story Offers Insight for Organic Industry Spats between the OCA and OTA

Context is everything.   Half-full or half-empty?  All or nothing?  White or black? New York Mets or New York Yankees?  (Okay, forgive that last comparison but if you lived in my brain, you’d understand). Seriously, despite my degree in political science, my passion for policy debate (okay, arguing) and my progressive political DNA I can’t […]

Monsanto's Man in the Senate, Missouri's Roy Blunt

Monsanto’s Man in the Senate, Missouri’s Roy Blunt

Mother Jones details the previously mysterious Senator who added a rider to unrelated legislation protecting Monsanto and the few other GMO seed companies.  The rider, which was a surprise last minute addition to a bill unrelated to agriculture or GMO oversight mandates that the USDA  “ignore federal court decisions that block the agency’s approvals of […]

Is Peet's Coffee A Billion Dollar Baby?

Is Peet’s Coffee A Billion Dollar Baby?

While some  believe Peet’s is a sweet billion dollar deal for the German JAB Holdings, NBN has some doubts.  Yet the price for Peet’s might get even higher. Bloomberg News reported that some investors think Starbucks is considering making a rival bid to keep the Northern Californian based coffee company from making the struggling coffee giant’s headaches even […]