Greed & Arrogance – FatCats of No on I-522

This is a SPECIAL SEGMENT produced by Food Nation Radio Network. It has not been broadcast. This is the LATEST information on the State of Washington initiative to label genetically modified foods.

LISTEN  to our EXCLUSIVE interview and contact your friends, family and local representatives in the State of Washington. 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.


 

Can a Small Group of Moms Make a Difference?

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk:

Recently on the Food Nation Radio Network, we shared a story about Moms for Labeling; a group of concerned Seattle mothers who want to see genetically modified foods labeled properly.  After their small non-profit organization filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association claiming that the GMA is acting as a Political Action Committee in its support of the “I 522″ ballot initiative, the GMA sued them.

Moms for Labeling alleged that the GMA was acting improperly by not identifying member companies who have donated money for political initiatives as required by Washington state law.

The GMA fought back against Moms for Labeling, using the financial might of some of the biggest companies in the world to file a countersuit against this small group of moms.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke about the case with Karen Andonian of Moms for Labeling and her attorney Knoll Lowney.

CLICK HERE to listen to our original interview and our comments.

UPDATE ON THIS CASE:
Last Friday, Thurston County Judge handed down his decision and ruled in favor of the GMA.  Almost immediately, the GMA claimed victory over Moms, but in reading Judge Chris Wickham’s decision, the judge made it clear that his decision was based on a technicality and the calendar.

Judge Wickham ruled that Moms for Labeling, a newly formed organization, had violated state filing procedures by not waiting the required 55 days after giving notice of an action to sue.

Judge Wickham also wrote:  “So I will find that plaintiff is unable to show by clear and convincing evidence that they have a probability of prevailing on the claim — not that there isn’t merit in the underlying claim — but that they can’t get by the time limit and notice provision of the statute.”

In addition to having their lawsuit dismissed, Wickham issued Moms for Labeling a fine of $10,000 plus attorneys’ fees.

THE LATEST:
The case of Moms for Labeling in Washington State has taken several big steps forward over the past two weeks.

Moms saw their original complaint against the Grocery Manufacturers thrown out on a technicality.  The Attorney General of Washington took up the cause and brought his own action against the GMA.  In a surprising move, the GMA released the names and contributions as Moms had originally asked for.  Now, with days before the election, Moms have filed suit once again, this time against No on 522, the organization working to prevent labeling of GMOs.

This week on Food Nation Radio we spoke to Knoll Lowney, attorney for Moms for Labeling about this case.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Just as happened in California, political advertisements from those opposed to labeling efforts are swaying undecided voters in Washington, and polls show a very close race.  Food Nation Radio Network urges a YES vote on “I 522″ and we will provide updates.

Whole Foods Market Talks Seafood Safety – Audio

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk Staff

Doctors tell us that a dietary increase in seafood while cutting back on consumption of red meat is a great way to stay healthy. Recently on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with David Ventura, the Seafood Coordinator for Florida Whole Foods Markets about what his company is doing to educate consumers and protect the sustainability and integrity of the seafood supply.  You’ll also be surprised to learn of all the testing that is still being done on seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Listen to our interview

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.

LA Says Your Kids Are Fat – Audio

There’s no “gentle” way to say it. This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we picked up a story from Dan Maduri at NewstalkFlorida.com about the LA school system sending home letters to parents saying 20% of the kids in early grades are “obese”.

Listen to this ridiculous story with sound clips and a description of the nutrition film star coach making these decisions:  

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

How Non GMO Activists Have Mischaracterized TTIP – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we talked with Professor Peter Fitzgerald from Stetson University College of Law about the European trade agreement and GMOs.

Separate fact from fiction by listening to this: 

Professor Fitzgerald’s bio from the Stetson Law site:

As a specialist in domestic and international commercial law and policy, with an additional interest in animal law, Professor Fitzgerald’s newest book is International Issues in Animal Law. Additionally, he has co-authored four other books and written numerous articles addressing international business transactions and trade relations. He appeared before the congressionally created Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Assets Control, and was invited to provide evidence to both the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Legal Safeguards and Targeted Sanctions, and to the British House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Impact of Economic Sanctions. Additionally, the U.S. Trade Representative appointed Professor Fitzgerald to the NAFTA Bi-national Chapter 19 Panel Roster, and he served as an arbitral judge on two separate international dispute resolution panels established under the NAFTA agreement.

Professor Fitzgerald has taught at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, and has also taught courses at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C.; the Scandinavian/Baltic Institute on Emerging Markets and Transitional Democracies summer program in Tallinn, Estonia; and the Innsbruck Institute on World Legal Problems summer program in Austria. Additionally, he has lectured at Cambridge University’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Anthrozoology in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, as well as at the Scottish Agricultural College. At Stetson, he is a recipient of the “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, the Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship, and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Jury Refuses To Convict Raw Milk Farmer – Audio

Recently, on Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Attorney Nathan Hanson about his defense of a raw milk farmer in Minnesota which ended in jury nullification.

In other words, although the farmer did not comply with some of the laws regarding raw milk, the jury found the laws so ridiculous in this case, they refused to convict him.

Here’s what Attorney Hanson had to say: 

Attorney Hanson’s bio from his site: Nathan M. Hansen has practiced law in Minnesota since 2003. He has handled numerous criminal and civil matters, and has also handled matters in Bankruptcy Court for the past five years.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 


FDA Deputy Commissioner, Michael Taylor’s Role, In His Words-Audio

Each week on Food Nation Radio Network we play an audio clip at the beginning of the show designed to make us think about what we are eating.

This week, we played a sound clip from Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner at the FDA, also known as the “Food Safety Czar of the United States”.

In light of his involvement with Monsanto and GMOs, listen to the irony of what he had to say: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Canola Oil Was Never Intended To Be Consumed By People

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we uncovered some information from the EPA that is very disturbing. Listen to the history of Canola Oil. There is more background on our site about the health effects from consuming this machine lubricant.

In our opinion, there is no such thing as organic canola oil under the USDA definition and it should not be labeled as such. Lots of substances are “organic”, but would never receive a USDA organic label. Think about it.

This is the EPA original document (some of this information was redacted in the 1990s, so we are providing you with this one): EPA

Here’s the full story: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

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