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Blog Archive (April 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2011
By Theodora Filis, It has been 12 years since the world’s first GM crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, was commercially approved, and hundreds more GM varieties were granted deregulation status. The global area of GM crops has reached 102 million hectares, according to industry sources, though this has been strongly contested around the world. In August 2006, a federal district judge in Hawaii... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2011
 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2011
  By Ralph Loglisci, The editors of Scientific American recently encouraged U.S. hog farmers to "follow Denmark and stop giving farm animals low-dose antibiotics." Sixteen years ago, in order to reduce the threat of increased development of antibiotic resistant bacteria in their food system and the environment, Denmark phased in an antibiotic growth promotant ban in food animal production.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 06th, 2011
The following is a cover letter sent on behalf of Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, to the EU and UK commissions at their request to provide a more detailed explanation of his January 17th letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. His letter was sent in advance of the approval of Roundup Ready alfalfa requesting a delay of USDA approval and also for support for further... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2011
Yes... you read that correctly. The Telegraph reported today that scientists have created genetically modified cattle to produce human milk. IF this were printed on a day earlier on April Fool's, it may have been more appropriate as a joke, but alas it is simply absurd and scary. The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an... more

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