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The last antibiotics begin to fail…


On Thursday, researchers from several Chinese, British and US universities announced in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases that they have identified a new form of resistance, to the very last-ditch drug colistin—and that it is present in both meat animals and people, probably comes from agricultural use of that drug, can move easily among bacteria, and may already be spreading across borders.

This is very bad news. To read more, click HERE.

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Consumed: a new movie thriller about GMOs

Help change the conversation on GMO! Attend a screening of a new movie thriller about GMOs in a theater near you! Consumed is an amazing film, so let’s fill every seat to make sure the world knows how Monsanto controls our food supply!

“Very entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative and a real eye opener to what is going on. This film has re-insired and educated me.” – Erin Brockovich

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usda makes another website


USDA has a new website and you can see it here.  Its purpose is to support new farmers and is pretty awesome.

We are thankful for the websites, USDA!

What we’d like is a national land bank that holds land in transition and allows young farmers to buy their way into ownership over the course of 30 years without having to face the rapid fire/ long waiting lists/ prejudiced bankers.

We can dream.




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bring your body! show up for fisher people, the ocean commons, and the health of the gulf of Maine, sept. 30, plymouth, ma

Family fishermen and supporters are inviting ally networks to join them and call on Congress, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fisheries Council to stop the corporate takeover and privatization of the ocean and fisheries, to protect the democratic process and to restore the health of the marine ecosystem. 
Bring your body and spirit and turn out for an action starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday September 30 at the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth, MA. The New England Fisheries Management Council will be holding a meeting at this time, and FLC, NAMA, fishermen, supporters, and allies (you! me!) will make it clear to them that we support local fisherman and are determined to protect our oceans. 
Your support in the past — through written testimony or signing petitions — has brought unprecedented diversity of public input to the policies being considered by the New England Fishery Management Council. You have also helped create safe space for fishermen who have felt alone and often harassed for speaking out to actually stand up and be heard.
Whether you eat local seafood, support family food producers/local living economies/healthy oceans/our public commons/the public process, or simply want to keep those in power accountable, this is a fight that affects us all.

To RSVP for this action, email And, for more information or with questions, contact Shira ( or Brett (

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Ask your Senator to defend our right (and state’s rights) to know what’s in our food! A bill recently passed through the House of Representatives that denies states the ability to require labels on genetically modified food, even if those laws are already in place. This is completely ridiculous. If we act fast, we can stop it in the Senate:

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NOW is the time to get focused.



A new federal bill is threatening our food safety and farming security by prohibiting

  • GE Labeling and
  • adequate regulation of GE crops being grown

HR1599 (the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”) is headed for a vote in the House this week! That means Your Representative will be voting on it soon.

Make your voice heard before Thursday– call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121. They will send you to your Representative’s office.

Speak to a staffer or LEAVE A MESSAGE!:

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