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Blog Archive (August 2010)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 27th, 2010
Once again farmers and ranchers from across the country are gathering to present.   THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010                                                     ... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2010
Does your grocery store harbor "bad eggs"? It's time to fight back. Clicking below will sign your name to our letter to retail food outlets. "Please instruct all the grocery stores and supermarkets in your company to stop doing business with Jack DeCoster or his business associates, the egg producer responsible for the current Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds." Fight back... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2010
Last night Michael Pollan appreared on CNN to speak with Sajay Gupta about the massive egg recall currently spiraling through 22 states (and growing) according to the Centers for Disease Control. Pollan began by talking about the food industry's divide and conquer tactics regarding monitoriing the food industry, with the USDA responsible for regulating poultry and pasteurized (or liquid... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2010
Last week, Americans faced another record food safety recall as more than 550 million eggs -- half a billion! -- were pulled from grocery stores across the country.  Already more than 1,300 people have been sickened from salmonella poisoning and according to food safety experts, that number is likely to double. For every 1 person who reports the illness another 38.5 will become sick but... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 16th, 2010
On Friday, a federal court for the Northern District of California ruled that the USDA had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by approving the Monsanto-engineered biotech crop, Roundup Ready sugar beets, without first preparing an Environmental Impact Statement. Plantiffs in the case included Center for Food Safety, Organic Seed Alliance, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 15th, 2010
Stop the senseless destruction of biodiversity. Save the seeds, save the planet! Act today and save the world's first seed bank, you may just save the planet! If failing to reach sensible solutions to the impending problems of climate change and the recent disaster in the Gulf were not enough, once again global citizens concerned about the future of our planet have been dealt a crushing blow... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 10th, 2010
"Twelve Russian scientists famously chose to starve to death rather than eat the unique collection of seeds and plants they were protecting for humanity during the 900-day siege of Leningrad in the second world war. But the world's first global seed bank now faces destruction once more, to make way for a private housing estate."  - the Guardian, UK It's defies logic, but the fate of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 04th, 2010
Some good news on the food and ag front... The USDA has released its findings that farmers markets have increased 16% since 2009, with the largest increase throughout the nation's heartland. That's the good news, but a closer look reveals that while the number of farmers markets have increased in the U.S., there are still obstacles to overcome for those utilizing government nutrition programs -... more

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