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On January 17, internationally recognized plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber, wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack warning of the discovery of a new pathogen and a possible link between Roundup Ready® (GMO) corn and soybeans and severe reproductive problems in livestock as well as widespread crop failure.

Less than 3 weeks later, the Obama administration approved 2 new Roundup Ready® GMO crops, set to be planted this spring… Read on about Dr. Huber’s discovery. If it gives you pause, sign Food Democracy Now’s petition to ask Sec. Vilsack to stop these seeds from being planted until further research is done.

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The Future of Food’s director, Deborah Koons Garcia, attended a conference appropriately called “The Future of Food” in Washington DC last week. The conference brought together many of the world’s leading experts on food, including The Prince of Wales, a lifelong environmentalist and organic farmer, Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” and Wendell Berry, winner of The National Humanities Medal.  Experts from some of world’s biggest food companies, academia and nonprofits discussed trends in agriculture and consumer behavior that is shaping the future of food.

You can see excerpts of the conference from the Washington Post live video stream here:

http://washingtonpostlive.com/conferences/food/archive

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Hello to all The Future of Food Documentary Film blog followers! A great apology for a lapse in our postings. Our regular ‘blogger’ has been ill and we have been in full production with Deborah Koons Garcia’s next film, Symphony of the Soil (http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com) that our regular postings have lapsed. We will continue to keep up posting relevant articles and information here. Thanks for staying with us and thank you for protecting the future of our food!

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THE TRUE COST OF FOOD video is part of the Sierra Club True Cost of Food campaign which  is spreading the word about hidden costs in mass-produced food and about alternatives that are kinder to the planet and better for us.

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Learn more about The True Cost of Food campaign.

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Over the last twelve years the OCA and the organic community have been forced to organize a series of national campaigns to safeguard organic standards. While the OCA and our allies have basically been able to prevent the standards from being significantly watered down, constant vigilance and mobilization have been necessary.

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An interview with Raj Patel, author of ‘The Value of Nothing’ and ‘Stuffed and Starved’, about corporate dominance of global food production and battles to create democratic and sustainable food systems.

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