By Bob Plain on January 24, 2014
Good morning, Ocean State Futurists. This is Bob Plain, editor and publisher of the RI Future blog podcasting to you from The Hideaway on the banks of the Mattatuxet River behind the Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Later on in the show, we’ll be checking in with we’ll be checking in with Steve Brown of the ACLU on Waivergate, the latest fiasco with the NECAP graduation requirement. We’ll also here from Rep. Dennis Canario, a legislator who represents Sakonnet and parts of Portsmouth, on why he is pushing a bill this session to label genetically modified foods.
By Katrina Chaves on July 24, 2013
On Friday, the USDA rubber-stamped the first of many new genetically engineered seeds, under the department’s new approval process. As the issue of GE seeds, myriad hazards of glyphosate, and other biotechnology concerns have gained media coverage, momentum continues to build among anti-GMO activists. The next meeting of RI Against GMO will be held at the Rochembeau […]
By Katrina Chaves on June 13, 2013
Tipping points and silver linings. They seem perpetually around the corner, as of late. Consumer awareness and grassroots efforts among the 99% make a powerful impact- even in the face of adversarial forces, and despite our invisibility in mainstream media. While concerned citizens plan another protest for October 2013, Monsanto stocks have fallen (they are […]
By Bob Plain on June 13, 2013
Connecticut needs Rhode Island’s help. And by helping our neighbors in the nutmeg state, we would also be helping our own economy and creating a healthier, more sustainable food supply for Americans everywhere. Connecticut recently made big national news for passing the first ever law requiring Frankenfoods be labelled as such. For foodies, this is […]