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Blog Archive (April 2012)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 26th, 2012
143 Farm, Fisheries, Public Health, Consumer, and Environmental Groups Send Secretary Vilsack Joint-Letter on Potential Threats to Human Health, American Farms; Public Comment Period Ends Friday, April 27 San Francisco — Over 140 groups and more than 365,000 citizens from across the country are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject a Dow Chemical application seeking... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 10th, 2012
Stand up for America's Children - Tell Vilsack NO More Pink Slime! In 2012 the USDA will purchase 7 million pounds of Pink Slime for our children's school lunches  Tell the USDA: "It's time to take the Pink Slime out!" No Pink Slime in our School Lunches - Not ever, ever again! Right now, we're at ground zero in the battle to regain our food democracy. Today, Governor Terry Branstad and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 09th, 2012
Family Farmers and Ranchers Hold Rally at Iowa State University to Protest the Collusion Between Industrial Meat Production and our Political System  Pink Slime versus Lean, Finely Textured Beef Tuesday, April 10, 2012   1:30 pm Kildee Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa – Tomorrow afternoon family farmers, ranchers and sustainable agriculture advocates will join university... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 02nd, 2012
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Pigs that might have become the world's first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption may instead face an untimely end, as key backers of Canada's "Enviropig" project withdrew their support for the controversial engineered animal. Scientists at the University of Guelph, 90 km west of Toronto, bred the first GMO pig that... more

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