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Blog Archive (November 2012)

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
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
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
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

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2012
Michael Pollan: Obama “kind of pre-endorsed Proposition 37” LOS ANGELES - In a recent interview, journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan argued that then-Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama “pre-endorsed” Prop 37 in 2007. While locked in a dead heat during the Iowa caucus in 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama made a promise to label genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2012
Today leading consumer groups revealed a long list of documented deceptions of the No on 37 Campaign, including blatant misrepresentation of the positions of leading science, professional, academic organizations and government agencies as documented below. This pattern of fraud tells the true story about how far the world's largest pesticide and junk food companies are willing to go to keep... more

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