Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 18, 2014

For Chris Kobayashi and her husband, Dimi Rivera, it all started with Japanese cucumbers. "In 1997 we said, 'OK, let's grow Japanese cucumbers, but let's grow it organically,'" Kobayashi tells me as we walk around her farm in Hanalei Bay on Kaua'i's North Shore. "You know, because they are crispy, crunchy, and yummy and you can eat the skin and everything."

Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 17, 2014

Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four transnational corporations -- Syngenta, BASF Plant Science, DuPont Pioneer, and Dow AgroSciences -- have been doing just those kinds of experiments here for about two decades, extensively spraying pesticides on their GMO test fields. As a result, the landscape on the southwest corner of the island has become one of the most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 04, 2014

President Barack Obama’s administration has done something no other has done: introduced federal rules limiting carbon emissions from the nation’s existing power plants.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on May 20, 2014

California is a trendsetter. Food, fashion, music, film. Usually, that’s a good thing. But not always.

Posted by Mary Bottari on May 07, 2014

Climate change is real and is impacting every corner of the nation right now, says a report released today by the Obama administration.

Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari, CMD's Deputy Director, is an experienced policy wonk and consumer advocate who has served as a senior analyst on trade.

Posted by Nick Surgey on April 23, 2014

An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy/the Progressive Inc. under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014.

Nick Surgey

Nick Surgey is CMD's Director of Research. His work has been featured in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 21, 2014

On Friday, the Obama administration let it be known that it was punting a decision on Keystone XL pipeline until after the midterm elections in November, a surprising and disappointing decision to many.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 03, 2014

Americans revere few things as highly as the veteran. They deservedly get respect for having worn their nation's uniform. Big Oil has another agenda.

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