You are here

Blog Archive (March 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 29th, 2011
 Preemptive Action Seeks Ruling That Would Prohibit Monsanto From Suing Organic Farmers and Seed Growers If Contaminated By Roundup Ready Seed NEW YORK – March 29, 2011 – On behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed suit today (http://www.pubpat.org/assets/files/seed/OSGATA-v-Monsanto-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 28th, 2011
On January 17, 2011, Dr. Don Huber, an internationally-recognized plant pathologist and Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack attempting to warn him of a serious problem facing U.S. agriculture. This letter, marked “CONFIDENTIAL and URGENT”, warned Secretary Vilsack of a previously unknown pathogen, “new to science... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 25th, 2011
In light of the recent USDA decision on the approval of genetically-modified alfalfa, the debate for "co-existence" of GMO alfalfa with organic is revived with yesterday's article in the Washington Post, "Genetically modified crops get boost over organics with recent USDA rulings":

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2011
Tell the Department of Justice - It's Time To Break Up Monsanto! Don't let Monsanto and GMOs destroy your organic future and our democracy! It's time to return to a level playing field in seeds: Break up Monsanto! Tell the Department of Justice it's time to do its job: Break Up Monsanto! Last year the Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Agriculture held a series of 5 hearings... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 20th, 2011
In what could be the best news for organic advocates in months, our friends at the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the USDA last Friday, challenging the agency's recent approval of Monsanto's genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa.   Center for Food Safety and their allies are arguing that the Obama administration's approval is not only unwise, since 93% of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 07th, 2011
In March 2011, PUBPAT filed suit on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations against Monsanto Company to challenge the chemical giant's patents on genetically modified (GMO) seed.   Read more here from PUBPAT. 

© 2017 Food Democracy Now | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Log In |

Created by RA Globe