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Blog Archive (July 2012)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2012
By Zack Kaldveer, California Progress Report This November, California voters will have an opportunity to vote on a simple, yet important ballot initiative called Prop 37 – the California Right to Know Act. If approved, it would require food sold in California supermarkets be clearly labeled if it has been genetically engineered. What many probably don't yet know is there is no... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 25th, 2012
(San Francisco) The California “Yes on 37” Right to Know Campaign today pledged to again make history with an ambitious plan to organize another million Californians who want the right know what’s in their food. The campaign has tapped into a deep grassroots passion for knowing what’s in our food and created a statewide network of thousands of volunteers who helped the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 23rd, 2012
By Jennifer Kongs Please consider making a donation to support this crowd-sourced project launched by organic farmers/activists Jim and Megan Gerritsen, of Wood Prairie Farm. Jim and Megan are longtime organic advocates who offer one of the finest selections of organic potato varieties on the continent. For more than 36 years, they have volunteered many thousands of hours to promote... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 11th, 2012
Tell President Obama and the FDA to keep antibiotics out of your food! Say no to antibiotic resistance! Stop Superbugs from coming to a plate near you! Deadline tomorrow July 12th You might think because you don’t eat meat or because you only eat meat that was raised on family farms that don’t use antibiotics that you’re safe from antibiotic resistant bacteria that has... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2012
Tell President Obama and the FDA to keep antibiotics out of your food! Say no to antibiotic resistance! Keep antibiotics used in factory farms off your plate! If this 4th of July you had a bite of a pork chop or enjoyed chicken salad, you might want to thank Uncle Sam and the pharmaceutical industry for that special ingredient in your meat — antibiotics. That's right. Up to 80% of all... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 05th, 2012
Family farmers and organizations file brief in Appellate Court today    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 5, 2012 – Seventy-five family farmers, seed businesses, and agricultural organizations representing over 300,000 individuals and 4,500 farms filed a brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC asking the appellate... more

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