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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 28th, 2012
Say NO to GMO salmon! Tell President Obama and the FDA you won't eat GMO salmon! Right now President Obama and bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration are preparing to unleash genetically engineered salmon on the market. After years of controversial regulatory review, this past week the Obama administration cleared a final hurdle for AquaBounty’s GMO salmon to be approved at any... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 23rd, 2012
Four years ago I started Food Democracy Now! with a group of friends because I knew there was an urgent need to change the serious problems in our food system. And that the important issues that mattered to family farmers, mothers and the environment weren’t being talked about in any serious way in the mainstream media, in Congress or state capitals across the country. If you need any... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 14th, 2012
Take action today to stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell your member of Congress: "Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!"  URGENT: Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Yesterday, Food Democracy Now! received an urgent call from a concerned Congressional staffer about Monsanto's latest efforts to undermine our basic democratic rights. As politicians in Washington DC discuss... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2012
By Mark Wachtler, According to a number of voter watchdog groups and consumer advocates, something fishy is going on with the vote counting for California’s hotly contested ballot initiative Proposition 37. Believe it or not, the votes are still being counted. And while a last-second victory for GMO food labeling seems unlikely, it’s not impossible. Unfortunately, the California... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 11th, 2012
By Carey Gilliam, (Reuters) - Patent protection for genetically modified corn, soybeans and other crop must be limited so farmers can save their seeds and protect themselves against litigation, a public interest group said in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a case involving global seed giant Monsanto Co. The case that the high court will hear next year involving an... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 06th, 2012
Stand up for open and transparent elections!   Join us in standing up for open and transparent elections - join us in reporting "statistical anomalies" and 6 million votes for Prop 37 ! While reports of election fraud have circulated on the Internet, at Food Democracy Now! we have been closely monitoring the results as they’ve come in and had not heard any credible reports of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 30th, 2012
A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andina reported. Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. Violating the law can result in a maximum fine of 10,000 UIT tax units, which is about 36.5 million soles ($14 million). The goods... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 28th, 2012
By Sasha Lyutse  Tom Colicchio is best known as a celebrity chef, but it’s his role as a good food advocate that brought him to the set of Morning Joe yesterday morning. Colicchio was there to talk about a new scorecard released last month by Food Policy Action, the first ever effort to rank members of Congress based on how they vote on food policy. As Colicchio explained, if you... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 24th, 2012
WASHINGTON, ME - On November 21, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., announced that it would hear the Appeal of Dismissal in Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto at 10am on Thursday, January 10, 2013. The landmark organic community lawsuit was originally filed in Federal District Court, Southern District of New York, in March... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2012
By Dana Hull,    The statewide ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food known as Proposition 37 was soundly defeated on election day, by 53 percent to 47 percent. So what happened? And what's next for the food movement? County-by-county election results for Prop. 37 showed that the measure enjoyed strong support along California's liberal coast. Santa Cruz... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2012
Organic farmers and others who backed Proposition 37 to label genetically engineered food said today that failure of the measure in California won't stop similar efforts in other states. They're looking north to Washington and Oregon and east to Connecticut and Vermont. Even though 53 percent of California voters rejected Proposition 37, the measure gave a huge push to the the national... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2012
We want to thank everyone for their incredible support of Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods. Unfortunately, last night we can up short at the voting booth. Despite being outspent 6 to 1, the California Right to Know campaign with 47 percent of the electorate last night, with more than 4.2 million Californians registering their support for labeling of genetically enigeered foods. Dave... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 04th, 2012
Voter guides from obviously fake front groups posing as cops, literacy groups, green groups and Democrats are making a last-ditch attempt to try to sway voters against Proposition 37.    Pamela Prindle from Albany was alarmed when she received a slate mailer over the weekend from a group she thought was the Democratic Party, advising her to vote against the GMO labeling initiative... more

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