In the news

Here’s a round up of issues that you may have missed thanks to the debt ceiling drama of the recent weeks.

Food in the news

Organic Consumers Association’s Millions Against Monsanto is organizing a World Food Day campaign to demand labeling on genetically engineered foods as well as a moratorium on the use of genetic engineering in agriculture and food production.  Find out more information and how to get involved here.  To take additional action, find out more about pending legislation in your state here.  Email the USDA regarding Monsanto’s new “Drought Resistant” corn here.

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This is an interesting discussion on the blurring between urban and rural communities in California and how the relationship between farmers and consumers is changing, but how we still have a long way to go. 

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I missed this one the first time around.  If you’re worried about what kind of fish is best to eat consider looking for invasive species in your fish market.  They may be available soon!

Family issues in the news

Fish Oil seems to be a helpful supplement for babies and moms alike.

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Yet another reason to consider breast feeding.

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A CDC study on how our nation’s hospitals still need to step up their efforts to educate new moms (as well as themselves) on breastfeeding.  They still aren’t doing enough to encourage breast feeding.

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The American Psychological Association calls for legalization of same-sex marriage.

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