Category Archives: food

Earth Day ALERT: Bayer, Monsanto Merger Nears

A little reminder dropped into my mailbox the other day from a group known as “Friends of the Earth.” The reminder was that the mega merger of Bayer and Monsanto was still in the works and had recently passed some … Continue reading

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Monsanto: Harvest Of Power

Listening to American Public Radio’s Marketplace is kind of an accidental habit with me. It is on at 6:30PM locally which is a time I seem to usually choose as a wash up time. Since that is an area of … Continue reading

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Eaters Must Join Farmers To Reclaim America’s Food System

Every Iowan should listen to this talk about CAFOs and how they get away with it. There is hope through collective action. Click here to find out how to join the fight in Iowa. “Corporations, which should be the carefully … Continue reading

Posted in Factory Farms (CAFOs), Farming, food | 1 Comment

Why we must listen to Pope Francis‏

The following is an email sent from the Bernie Sanders campaign: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an … Continue reading

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To Our Grandchild

We want to get our apology in now. We won’t be around a lot longer and it looks like the one thing we had hoped to give you when you reached adulthood was a world that was at least trying … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Action, Climate Change, Corporate Greed, Environment, food, Food Insecurity, Recycling, water

Humiliating The Poor

This is now something we do in America. No more following the teachings of most religions and ethics. Poor people are to be treated as a pariah in America these days. Reasoning in America today says poor people are responsible … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, food, Food Insecurity, poverty

Iowans For Sherrie Taha

IOWA CITY– The fact that Sherrie Taha, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, supports reduction of food imports to Iowa only makes sense. “Rather than import the bulk of the food we eat from outside of our state, we need … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Family Values?

Let’s talk kitchen table issues. Let’s get real about what they are and who supports the side of the issue that will really help families stay together, grow and prosper. American families have been so beat down by Republicans claiming … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, food, Health Care & Medicare, Joni Ernst, Medicare, Social Security

Iowa Based Food Democracy Now! Joins Lawsuit Against Monsanto

At Food Democracy Now! we believe that family farmers have a right to farm without threat and intimidation. We don’t think farmers should be sued because Monsanto’s patented genes from a neighbor’s field blow across their fence and contaminate their … Continue reading

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Will Dems Lay Down For Branstad?

Here is my main takeaway from Tuesday’s elections: When Democrats fight, they win; when Democrats abandon their candidate, they lose. The difference between Virginia and New Jersey is a fighting Democratic Party. The difference between Chris Christie, re-elected Governor of … Continue reading

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