TTIP could open EU to ‘new biotech’ GMO seeds and foods – The Ecologist

… former European Commission President Barroso as stating, “restrictions in Europe on genetically modified crops would not be up for discussion” in the negotiations.[1] The TTIP Q&A website set up by the European Commission, in reply to the question “Will TTIP force the EU to change its laws on genetically modified organisms?” says: “No. The EU basic law on GMOs is not up for negotiation. It will not change as a result of TTIP.” [2]The @EU_TTIP_team on …

The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

… TripAdvisor website, normally curmudgeonly types, post mostly glowing reviews of Locavore’s tasting menus. “My favourites were raw beef with shaved radish and wasabi mayonnaise; the intense amuse-bouche of tomato sorbet with tomato consomme; the dessert of cucumber, white chocolate and passionfruit,” raves Twan v from Amsterdam. Twan v doesn’t know it, but he may never again eat an “intense amuse-bouche” as ethically sound. Even Plasmeijer was unaware of the …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

… Sutton’s Healthy Eating, an Illinois based firm that sells dietary meal programs. Even the famed Mayo Clinic on its website says that organic products may not be as nutritious as believed.   Source: Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project …

Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… include thyme, chickweed, dandelion, sow thistle and the appetizing-sounding nipplewort, which can be cooked like spinach. Other favorite weed treatments include salads, pesto-like sauces, and even seasoning for your favorite red meat. (“Do not consume any part of any plant … unless you are quite sure you know what you are doing,” the project’s website warns.) Lamb chop accompanied by a weed salad. (Open Source Food) The project’s first Wild Food Week, a collaboration between Open …

Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food » EcoWatch

… program. The CNG’s certification and inspection documentation is also available online, thus simplifying the paperwork process for participating farms. “The cost of the new USDA program—both in terms of money and paperwork requirements—is too much for many small farmers to afford,” according to the CNG website. “This is even more true for farmers that grow a wide range of crops all at once, typical of the diversified family farms we serve, but not common among the large mono-crop …