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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pennsylvania House Bill 944

What farming methodologies do you think should be included in agricultural education in PA?

The Pennsylvania House of Representative’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee unanimously adopted a proposal by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry) on June 19, 2017 that would “develop and disseminate agricultural education materials for school entities or private or nonpublic kindergartens, elementary or secondary schools in this Commonwealth.”

The proposal, House Bill 944, would create a Commission for Agricultural Education to be overseen by both the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Read More

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Sign on to Support Organics: Letter to Secretary Perdue and Members of Congress

Please support the National Organic Coalition letter to Secretary Purdue regarding support for organics.

Click here to read the letter.

Dear Colleagues,

The letter sends a strong, positive message to Secretary Perdue and to Members of Congress to protect funding for crucial programs that benefit organic agriculture and the organic industry. Currently, 177 businesses, farms, non-profits, and universities have signed on in support of this effort. See below for the list of groups.

We are extending the deadline to sign on until July 1 to give more groups an opportunity to sign on.

Please let me know if there is a business or organization missing from this list that you think would want to sign on. Groups can sign on here. Read More

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Brazil Approves First Commercially Available GM Sugarcane

In December, 2016, Gustavo Leite, Sugarcane Technology Center (CTC) CEO, stated that the first variety of transgenic sugarcane would be released commercially in the first half of 2017.

Six months later, as reported by Reuters on June 8, 2017, it’s here.

Reuters also reports that the variety of genetically engineered sugarcane approved “is resistant to the insect Diatraea saccharalis, known locally as ‘broca-da-cana’ (cane borer)” and that this variety of GM cane contains the Bt gene widely used in other crops including corn, cotton, eggplant, potato and yet to be commercially available tomato and soybean. Read More

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Kucinich Warns of Senate members indebted to Corporate Food Industry

UNITED STATES - APRIL 17: Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, speaks at an event at the Capitol Hill Club to launch of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Kucinich Urges YOU to Call Your Senator Today to Stop a Fake GMO Labeling Bill (Photo By Tom Williams)

Contact our PA Senators:

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) to reject the Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any proposal that prevents mandatory GMO labeling, please encourage him to continue to stand with his constituents in Pennsylvania. To vote for mandatory, 4 simple words on a pack, “made with genetic engineering”
(202) 224-6324
https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Twitter: @SenatorCasey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to reject the Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any proposal that prevents mandatory GMO labeling, please encourage him to continue to stand with his constituents in Pennsylvania. To vote for mandatory, 4 simple words on a pack, “made with genetic engineering” Tell him you will not reelection him if he vote to accept Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any bill that prevents mandatory GMO labeling,
(202) 224-4254
https://www.facebook.com/senatortoomey/
Twitter: @SenatorToomey Read More

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It All Started With a Box


Are you participating in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?  The National day of sign up and it is on February 26, 2016.  Small Farm Central is the creator of CSA Day and they
are also having a video contest.  The winner of the video contest will receive $1000.00 for just answering the question, “What does CSA mean to you?”  I will tell you what it means me: freshness, taste, health, community, environment, growing methods and understanding on how my food is grown.  I like to know that my food dollars are going directly to a farmer that I trust.  Read More

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GMOs Endanger Our Health and the Farmland

Genetically modified organisms are not usually the first topic of discussion when people decide to rescue an animal from a shelter. But this became a very popular subject in our home after we adopted a kitten a couple of years ago who developed severe food allergies. While searching for a remedy to our cat’s ailments on the internet, I came across the term GMO for the first time. I had no idea that pet food was so laden with GMOs. As I researched further, I was astonished to learn that our food was also full of them. Read More