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Blog Archive (August 2012)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 15th, 2012
New campaign finance reports reveal that Monsanto Co. just contributed $4.2 million to defeat Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered food.  That is the largest contribution in the race.  Total contributions to defeat Proposition 37 amount to $25 million, and nearly $23 million during the last week. Other major new contributions against Proposition 37 were... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 14th, 2012
A decade after India officially allowed GM crops to be cultivated, a parliamentary panel said it had no confidence in farm biotechnology. The panel cited concerns over health and environment issues.The report poses a fresh policy dilemma for the government and the seed industry with implications on the farm economy.  The parliamentary standing committee on agriculture, led by CPM's... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 13th, 2012
Originally published on California Right to Know. New campaign finance reports show that pesticide and processed food companies just contributed nearly $10 million to oppose Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the California Secretary of State disclosure forms, the largest of these contributions come from Dupont Pioneer ($2,441,500), Bayer... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 07th, 2012
(Sacramento, Calif.) The latest round of funding just reported to the California Secretary of State’s office identifies multi-national food and agrichemical companies that are joining forces to thwart the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans who want the right to know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients. Total donations to the opposition to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 04th, 2012
Yesterday Food Democracy Now! participated in a "modern barn raising" for organic farmer and seed grower, Jim Gerritsen and his family of northern Maine.  We want to thank all of you for standing with us as we support farmers across America in their fight for justice against Monsanto. Few people have championed the effort to maintain farmers' rights or are more deserving of our support... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2012
by Michele Simon Grocery Manufacturers Association Long-time Obstructionist of Public Health In case you had any doubt that California’s Prop 37—which would require labeling of food containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)—is a significant threat to industry, a top food lobby has now made it perfectly clear. In a recent speech to the American Soybean Association (most... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2012
By Michele Simon, Grocery Manufacturers Association Long-time Obstructionist of Public Health In case you had any doubt that California's Prop 37 -- which would require labeling of food containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) -- is a significant threat to industry, a top food lobby has now made it perfectly clear. In a recent speech to the American Soybean Association (most soy grown... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 01st, 2012
Big Food companies like ConAgra, Smucker, Hormel, Kellogg, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo want to block consumer protection legislation. By Ronnie Cummins [The California Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered food is] “a serious, long-term threat to the viability of agricultural biotechnology. Defeating the Initiative is GMA’s single highest priority this year.”  --... more

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