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Blog Archive (September 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 27th, 2011
The Right2Know March is scheduled for October 1-16, 2011. The march will begin in New York City, gathering participants and speakers along the way, and culminate in Washington D.C at the White House. Please signup to join us and stay updated on the Right2Know March. Everyone is welcome to walk with us. It doesn’t matter your age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 21st, 2011
Des Moines, IA – Amid debates over wasteful agricultural subsidy handouts to the top 10% of wealthiest farmers, federal subsidies for commodity crops are also subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup by the billions according to Apples to Twinkies, a new report by Iowa Public Interest Research Group (Iowa PIRG). Meanwhile, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 15th, 2011
By Ken Rosboro, Americans are eating GM sweet corn and will likely eat more with Monsanto’s first GM vegetable. But without GM food labeling no one will know. It’s one of America’s summer pleasures: sweet corn dripping with butter. And though most Americans aren’t aware, a small percentage of that sweet corn is genetically modified—and more will be coming courtesy... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 07th, 2011
Open, transparent and competitive markets are allegedly the bedrock of the American free market system. The idea that any individual can go to market and sell their goods and not face discrimination, be forced to sign unfair contracts or experience deceptive practices is enshrined in more than 235 years of legal precedent. The greatest tragedy of the above statement is that we celebrate the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 07th, 2011
Call the Senate today to help save independent family farmers! Tell Senators it's time to level the playing for America's family farmers - end the rules that favor agribusiness. Call the Senate to say that Fair Market Livestock Rules - GIPSA - Is about jobs and saving family farms. It's time to enforce fair market GIPSA rules for farmers today! Farmers need you more than ever and we hope... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2011
By Mike Callicrate, This unwarranted action comes against, Mike Callicrate and A.J. Jones, two of the nation’s leading advocates of sustainable family farm agriculture. Mike and A.J. produce good food from their environmentally beneficial, humane, and sustainable farming and ranching operation. Mike is also a long-time outspoken critic of the industrial, big food cartel that continues to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2011
 What's more dangerous:  Factory Farms or Raw Milk? Tell Obama that Michael Taylor has got to go! It's time for Real CHANGE in Washington - click here to automatically add your name to kick Monsanto's minion out of the FDA! Petition text: I urge President Obama to dump FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor for failing to protect America's food supply. Sorry folks, but Monsanto... more

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