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Antibiotics (Misused)

Confirmed by the FDA: In the US, 80% of all antimicrobial drugs are administered to animals. Yet another way in which industrial livestock production threatens human health.

GE Salmon: Swimming Away with Subsidies

Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.

Tell Walmart to Reject New GMO Sweet Corn

There's a new GMO in town: Monsanto's GE sweet corn. If you're unhappy about this, you're not alone. Food and Water Watch has initiated a national campaign to pressure Walmart to refuse to sell products using the GE corn.

Greenwashing Food: How to Smell a Rat

We've been talking about corporate "greenwashing" for a while, now, but if food activists have been hard at work talking to consumers about food systems, so have food marketers.

Animal Welfare

Industrial livestock facilities compromise the health and welfare of the animals they confine. Find out what they do wrong - and what you can do about it.

Antibiotics

Factory farms administer antibiotics to farm animals to promote growth and compensate for filthy conditions. Learn how this threatens human health.

Additives

Americans spend about ninety percent of their food budget on processed foods, which, unlike whole foods, have been treated, stripped, altered, or refined in some way after being harvested or butchered. Almost all of these processed foods contain additives, substances intended to change the food in some way before it is sold to consumers.

Meat Without Drugs

Consumers Union released the report, "Meat on Drugs" and, in partnership with FixFood, launched the Meat Without Drugs campaign to inspire action.

On Food and Pharmaceuticals

The impacts of industrial agriculture are a regular topic of discussion here on Ecocentric, but we've never delved into the complex relationship and alarming connections between our drug industry and our food industry, so we decided to take a look.

Food Policy & Regulation

Public policy can build a sustainable food system, or further entrench industrial agriculture. Learn about the policies that determine what we eat - and what you can do to improve them.

Food Irradiation

Irradiation is a process in which food is exposed to high doses of radiation in the form of gamma rays, X-rays or electron beams. The long-term health consequences of eating irradiated food are still unknown.

Food Safety

Increasingly large and frequent outbreaks of foodborne illness demonstrate industrial agriculture's failure to provide safe food. Learn how food safety is addressed now - and how these efforts should be improved.

These Labels Are So Confusing!

We probably don’t need to tell you that when it comes to deciphering labels at the grocery store, it’s confusing! Not to worry - here are the most common labels on produce, beef, dairy, and poultry.

What Not to Eat: Arsenic!

According to Consumer Reports' "Arsenic in Your Food," an analysis of 65 rice products revealed measurable levels of total arsenic - including organic and inorganic forms - in almost every product.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA)

Holiday Horror Story: GE Salmon Swims Towards Approval

Move over Grinch. The FDA is doing everything in its power to give American consumers a terrible holiday gift this year. Today they took the final step toward approving genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the first GE food animal.

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