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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 30th, 2011
NEW YORK – December 29, 2011 – In a development celebrated by the organic plaintiffs, Judge Naomi Buchwald announced yesterday that oral arguments on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Buchwald’s decision will... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 30th, 2011
Clear Lake, Iowa - December 29, 2011 – In a development celebrated by the organic plaintiffs, Judge Naomi Buchwald announced yesterday that oral arguments on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Buchwald’s decision will... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 26th, 2011
We wanted to take a moment this holiday season to thank you for making so much possible this year and being active members of the Food Democracy Now! community. We have something special that we’d like to share with you. Earlier this month, we were excited to be a part of the Occupy Wall Street Farmers’ March where family farmers and rural activists from across the country travelled... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 13th, 2011

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 13th, 2011
For most Americans, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been largely an urban phenomenon, but last Sunday, December 4th, farmers and rural activists flocked to New York City to join the Occupy Wall Street Farmers’ March in a show of solidarity with their urban allies. While the mainstream media has tried to paint Occupy Wall Street as a bunch of wild eyed-hippies, for many of us who live... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2011
From GRACE's Ecocentric blog by Margaret Riche, This past Sunday I joined some of our country’s hardest workers in answering the clarion call to Occupy Wall Street for a “Farmers’ March.” Organized by the OWS Food Justice working group and Food Democracy Now! (which just celebrated its third year), the event united farmers, community gardeners, advocates and occupiers... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 08th, 2011
Stop the new Tax on Family Farm Livestock! -  Say NO to the backdoor Animal Identification rule by the USDA Click here to make comments on the new USDA Animal ID rules - Family Farmers NEED YOU TODAY! - Tell Secretary Vilsack and President Obama NO on the New Animal ID that let's factory farms off, but makes family farms pay. 48 Hours to Say NO to Harmful regulations - Animal... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 04th, 2011
December 4, 2011 For Immediate Release: Media Inquiries:  info@fooddemocracynow.org  (917) 968-7369  NEW YORK, December 4, 2011 — Today family farmers from across the U.S. will participate in the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March to join in solidarity with efforts to expose corporate control of our food supply.  The event begins at 2 p.m. at La Plaza Cultural Community... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 03rd, 2011
TODAY Sunday Dec 4th - Join Farmers on Wall Street to reclaim our food from corporate power Join the Occupation To Create A Better Planet Through Better Food! Join us TODAY - Sunday December 4th for the Farmers March on Wall Street! Farmers March on Wall Street - Join us! Today, Sunday December 4, 2011, farmers, activists and ranchers will travel from as far as Colorado, Iowa, Maine,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 01st, 2011
Join Farmers on Wall Street to reclaim our food from corporate power Join the Occupation To Create A Better Planet Through Better Food!  Join us on Sunday December 4th for the Farmers March on Wall Street! Farmers March on Wall Street, Join us Join Food Democracy Now! and our allies at Occupy Wall Street as farmers and ranchers from across the U.S. and New York March on Wall Street,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 23rd, 2011
Thanks for Helping Stop this Turkey in Time For Thanksgiving  Now Let's Get the Details of their Secret Farm Bill that Congress is Refusing To Release to the Public Super Committee Fails, Secret Farm Bill Dies, House and Senate Ag Leaders Afraid of Releasing “Statutory Language” of their Secret Farm Bill – Food Democracy Now! Members Rock the Hill, Shut Down Phone Lines... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2011
Stop Corporate Greed from writing a "Secret Farm Bill" behind closed doors! Take action today or the next opportunity at serious food policy reform will not be until 2017! "Secret Farm Bill" - Deal to be finalized within hours - Call Congress now! For the past month rumors about the Secret Farm Bill have been slowly leaking out and now it's gotten ugly. Last night Senate Agriculture Committee... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 17th, 2011
24 hours to stop Corporate Greed from writing a "Secret Farm Bill" behind closed doors! Make a stand with farmers and eaters everywhere! Take action today or the next opportunity we could get at serious food policy reform is not until 2017! Help kill the "Secret Farm Bill" - Deal could be finalized within hours - Contact Congress today! For the past month rumors about the Secret Farm Bill... more

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