Wednesday, December 03, 2003

In the news: Justin Gillis on the front page of Sunday's Post.

More foie gras stupidity in Sonoma [LA Times]

One subscription too far: cloned food in the Chicago Trib.

Monsanto v. Schmeiser in Wired news.

Three years after a genetically engineered corn banned from human consumption turned up in taco shells and was pulled from the market, contaminated grain is still showing up in the nation's corn supply.

A federal testing program found traces of the banished grain, called StarLink, in more than 1 percent of samples submitted by growers and grain handlers in the past 12 months, government records show.

[Cropchoice]
To some extent, Slow Food picks up where the organic food revolt left off. 'It's adding fire to a revolution,' says Patrick Martins, Slow Food USA executive director.

Once dismissed as a fringe market, organic foods now are a staple in most grocery stores. Annual U.S. sales rocketed to $11 billion this year from $1 billion in 1990, says the Organic Trade Association.

Slow Food might take off the same way, retail experts say."

[USA Today]

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