‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… brand new phase of the marijuana industry, focusing on a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly in the area of financing. “First comes the product itself, second come ancillary products, and third comes the infrastructure of related services,” writes Fortune’s Jennifer Alsever. “By that measure, the legal cannabis business is rapidly accelerating into stage three, as an ecosystem of financial and other services quickly grows up.” It’s not surprising given that sales …

We have the right to know what we are putting in our bodies – Columbus healthy living | Examiner.com

By Jessica Simpson, Sedona | May 11, 2015 It was announced on May 11, 2015 that Mike Pompeo R-KS is moving H.B. 1599 ahead in committee. H.B. 1599 is labeled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. This is a bill that will prohibit states from requiring GMO labeling on processed foods that use seeds that have been genetically altered to withstand herbicides or use plants that act as pesticides for organisms eating the plant. The bill is a total misnomer in that the unlabeled GMO food is …

Maine Organic Farmers Group Joins Lawsuit Against USDA | Maine Public Broadcasting

By Jay Field | April 8, 2015 UNITY, Maine – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has joined groups across the country in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the suit, the groups charge that the department changed a key rule, without public comment, governing how synthetic and prohibited natural substances can be used in the production of organic food. This story begins with the Organic Foods Production Act. Congress passed the measure in 1990. It …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

… aren’t picky, opting for the produce items currently on sale at the grocery store is a great cost-saving measure. Frozen fruits and vegetables can also be the cheaper option. Some food items are less expensive out of the can, but many shoppers prefer to buy fresh when possible. Plus you might be surprised at how many fruits and vegetables are actually cheapest when bought fresh. Be wary of conveniently wrapped items like bagged lettuce, which comes with a significant upcharge and often does …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… states from passing their own mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified — or GMO — foods. With 20 co-sponsors —12 Republicans and eight Democrats, including Butterfield — backers of the proposal appear to be gaining momentum and say they are confident the GOP-controlled Congress will approve the bill. While there is not yet legislation in the Senate, Pompeo said the measure has a path forward after years of debate over whether and how Congress should address concerns about the …