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Blog Archive (September 2012)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 24th, 2012
By Michael Haddon and Ian Berry The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2012 Russia's consumer-rights watchdog said Tuesday it has suspended the import and use of a genetically engineered corn made by Monsanto Co. following a study's findings that suggested the crop might cause cancer. The consumer-rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said the country's Institute of Nutrition has been asked to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 19th, 2012
The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, a new study has revealed. Its results are published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal in New York. Here, experts discuss the significance of the alarming findings.   Originally published at The Grocer.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 18th, 2012
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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 11th, 2012
The West Australian Updated September 11, 2012 A world-renowned scientist has warned that one of the CSIRO's genetically modified wheat varieties has the potential to cause a deadly disease that attacks the liver. In his report on GM wheat that is expected to be released today, New Zealand genetics lecturer Jack Heinemann, from the University of Canterbury, said the CSIRO's technology... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 10th, 2012
Keep the latest generation of toxic chemicals and GMOs off your plate! Dear President Obama and Secretary Vilsack - NO more Rubberstamps on GMOs! Tell the USDA, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, NO More Rubberstamps on GMOs! Once again, the USDA and their friends at Monsanto, Syngenta and Dow Chemical are back at it – frantically working behind the scenes to rubberstamp new genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2012
Monsanto's pro-labeling ads highlight growing credibility problem amongst opponents of California's food labeling measure OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 Monsanto, the biggest funder of the campaign against Proposition 37, ran ads supporting labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) in Europe back in the 1990s, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The paper reports that St. Louis-based... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2012
BLOOMBERG NEWS, by Jack Kaskey, September 5, 2012 There’s “mounting evidence” that Monsanto Co. (MON) corn that’s genetically modified to control insects is losing its effectiveness in the Midwest, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA commented in response to questions about a scientific study last month that found western corn... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2012
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, by Meredith Somers, September 5, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Vani Hari had a tube of lipstick, a front-row seat and a message. Amid the sea of blue and white signs waved by thousands of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, the 33-year-old North Carolina delegate stood with her “Forward” sign held high, crowned by the words “Label... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2012
Unite America, Mr. President - Label GMOs! Tell President Obama it's time to live up to his campaign promise to Label GMOs! It's time to Unite America - Tell First Lady Michelle Obama to remind President Obama of his promise to label GMOs! Next week the Democratic Party will have their convention in North Carolina. Just like the Republican convention in Florida this week, this is an... more

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