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Blog Archive (February 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 27th, 2011
In another sign that vision, integrity and persistence will take you everywhere, Food Democracy Now! would like to congratulate Denise O’Brien, an Iowa organic farmer on her new career in the Obama administration as an agricultural policy advisor in Afghanistan.  O’Brien is a well-known and much respected leader in the Iowa and national farm community for her pioneering... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 27th, 2011
On January 17, 2011, Dr. Don Huber, a senior plant pathologist and Professor Emeritus at Purdue University wrote Secretary Vilsack a private letter, detailing the discovery of a new organism, previously unknown to science, that a team of top U.S. scientists had found linked to a rise in crop diseases and a sharp increase in infertility and spontaneous abortions in animal livestock. According to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 20th, 2011
Call President Obama today to help save independent family farmers! Tell President Obama it's time to level the playing for America's family farmers - end the rules that favor agribusiness. Call the White House today to Tell President Obama to enforce fair market GIPSA rules for farmers today! There’s been a lot of bad news out of Washington DC lately. In the past 3 weeks we’ve... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 15th, 2011
Tell President Obama - It's time to stand up to Monsanto and the rest of the biotech bullies! Don't let Monsanto and GMOs destroy your organic future and our democracy! Tell President Obama to instruct the USDA to immediately ban Monsanto's GMO alfalfa, GMO sugar beets and now industrial GMO ethanol corn from being planted and work to ensure that the organic industry is protected from genetic... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 10th, 2011
  By Lisa J. Bunin, Liana Hoodes, Michael Sligh,     Last week, USDA announced its decision to allow the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready (RR) GM alfalfa without any ongoing monitoring or regulation whatsoever.  Despite widespread consumer, farmer, and food industry opposition and contrary scientific evidence, the Agency proclaimed Roundup Ready alfalfa: “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2011
Marshall, CA - February 4, 2011 - As an organic farmer, I protest the USDA’s recent decision to approve the unregulated planting of genetically modified alfalfa. This is a ruling that seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the organic food chain, and could cause irreparable harm to organic farmers by ruining our ability to supply organic dairy foods to customers. I believe that allowing... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 04th, 2011
By Phil Bereano, At the end of January, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) unit of the US Department of Agriculture announced that it would fully deregulate the planting of GE alfalfa, despite its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) conclusion that such a course of action might lead to genetic contamination. To many observers, this appears to be in direct contravention to its... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 02nd, 2011
Tell President Obama WE are United! - It's time to stand up to Monsanto! Don't let Monsanto's GMOs Destroy Organic Dairy and our democracy! Tell President Obama to instruct the USDA to immediately ban Monsanto's GMO alfalfa from being planted and work to ensure that the organic industry is protected from genetic contamination and loss of profits and stand up for the basic rights for Americans... more

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