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Essays by Alexis Baden-Mayer

February 11, 2015
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer
Essay

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is one of the corporate front groups suing Vermont in an attempt to block the state’s GMO labeling law. The trade group is also lobbying for H.R. 4432, an anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights bill intended to preempt all state GMO labeling laws. 
 
Why would the IDFA spend millions to defeat GMO labeling laws, including launching a lawsuit against Vermont? 
 
Isn’t the dairy industry the “Got Milk?” people, the ones who wear milk mustaches to get Read more

January 21, 2015
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy.

The strategy? Genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup. With the introduction of these new GE seeds, farmers could now easily control weeds on their corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa crops--crops that thrived while the weeds around them were wiped out by Roundup.

In the Read more

July 24, 2014
Organic ConsumersAssociation
by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It's not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you've already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice:...Read more

May 29, 2014
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by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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Hell hath no fury . . . like a mother whose child has been sickened by a toxin that's almost impossible to avoid....Read more

March 26, 2014
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by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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You've probably noticed the recent surge in the popularity of bacon, a.k.a. "bacon mania," http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_mania or "baconalia." http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/jul/13/bacon-baconalia-has-it-gone-too-farRead more

March 25, 2014
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by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest national wholesaler of organic goods, is expanding. The $5-billion company's expansion bodes well for the growth of organics. But UNFI's decision to turn farmland and wetlands into 33 acres of...Read more

February 20, 2014
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by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page, Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.

From a turncoat lawmaker in Arizona, to a convicted felon in Maryland, the cast of pro-GMO, anti-labeling characters is anything but dull.

But are they Read more

February 19, 2014
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by Alexis Baden-Mayer
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The incredible, edible egg. It's been described as one of the most complete, and most versatile, foods ever....Read more

November 20, 2013
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer
Essay

There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system.Read more

September 11, 2013
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer
Essay

Editor's note: This is an edited version of a presentation made on Sept. 10, 2013, by OCA political director Alexis Baden-Mayer, at the American Frozen Food Institute's (AFFI) Government Action Summit. Presenting opposite Baden-Mayer was David...Read more

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