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Drink Home Brew With Obama, Eat Welsh Cakes With Romney

This election, food and drink play a starring role
Aug 31, 2012 9:01 am
Obama drinking beer

The White House home brew and Ann Romney's Welsh cakes make news on the campaign trail this week. See what's got food-obsessed voters excited after the jump.

Video: California's Right To Know Battle Heats Up

Yes on 37 releases a video ad about GMO labels
Aug 28, 2012 9:31 am

The California proposal to require GMO labeling is turning into one of the more intriguing political battles of this Presidential election year. As reports surface that agribusiness giant Monsanto has spent upwards of $4 million on advertising to convince the state's residents not to approve the measure. The Yes on Prop 37 side proposing the labeling requirements just released an ad comparing the "GMO is safe" claims to previous boondoggles like Agent Orange. Watch it here. 

Meet California's Prop 37: It's Your Natural Right To Know

Labeling biotech food gets a little more specific
Aug 20, 2012 5:01 pm

Sounds like Californians want the right to know whether their food has been modified...from the molecular level, upwards. The new initiative, a first step in bringing America up to speed with "labeling" nations like Russia, Japan and even China (surprised?), Proposition 37 simply needs to be defined. The full scoop after the jump. 

Keeping GMOs Hidden Costs Millions

Biotech companies shell out to oppose labeling
Aug 17, 2012 9:02 am
ConAgra

Should GMOs be labeled? Because of a new proposition in Calfornia, Biotech companies are spending millions of dollars to prevent that from happening. Read more after the jump.

Obamacare's Newest Critic: Papa John's

Apparently, health care and pizza don't mix
Aug 10, 2012 9:01 am

Find out why the founder of Papa John's is saying Obama's health care plan will affect the almighty pizza slice after the jump.

The Food Labeling Fight Continues

Nature Valley and pizza companies come under fire
Aug 3, 2012 9:01 am
Nature Valley

What is "natural" is up for debate — again — and pizza companies would rather not have you know how many calories are in that slice you're enjoying. Yup, it's another week in food politics.

It’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ For Food

Meet the guys behind the Generation Food Project
Aug 1, 2012 12:01 pm

We’re all going to die! We’re depleting our resources! And it’s all our fossil-fuel burning, agribusiness-dependent, cow-eating faults! OK, now with that out of the way, what are we going to try to do about it? Raj Patel and Steve James have some ideas.

Agriculture Policy Cheat Sheet: Obama vs. Romney

Find out where the two candidates stand on food
Jul 10, 2012 9:01 am
Obama and Romney

This November, voters will choose to either re-elect President Barack Obama or to elect Gov. Mitt Romney president. How will the choice affect food policy? We break it down...

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