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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 31st, 2013
  By Dr. Mercola,  Monsanto is boasting its partnership with 4-H programs by giving a shout-out to “National 4-H Week.”1  This is not the first time Monsanto has used its clever propaganda to influence our nation’s youth. The Council for Biotechnology Information widely circulated a Biotechnology Basics Activity Book for kids, a disturbing and brightly colored... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 23rd, 2013
New York – December 23, 2013, Last week, the Public Patent Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, in the hopes that the highest court in the land would hear and reinstate the case of 73 American organic and conventional family farmers, seed businesses and public advocacy groups that... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 21st, 2013
Tell New Hampshire: "I support GMO labeling!" - Don't let Monsanto stop GMO labeling in New Hampshire! Tell New Hampshire - I want GMO labeling now It's time to stand up for your rights - Live Free and Label GMOs! The fight for GMO Labeling in New Hampshire needs your help today! Right now Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA—Big Foods Lobbyist) are spending... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 17th, 2013
The Moscow Times, An association of Russian scientists is calling for a 10-year moratorium on the production of genetically modified organisms to give the country's specialists time to study their effects on the human body. "The methods for generating GMOs are imperfect, so at this stage all GMOs are dangerous," said Irina Yermakova,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2013
 Tell the USDA to say NO to Biotech's new GMO Apple!Don't be silent on the new genetic engineering technique known as "gene silencing"!A new biotech GMO apple could be approved in the U.S. soon - Help us fight back! The Comment period has been extended to January 30th.Dear Food Democracy Now! Supporters,If you haven’t heard, apples are the single most popular fruit... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 13th, 2013
By Sustainable Pulse, This Sunday in Haleiwa, Hawaii, over a thousand people are expected for The Aloha Aina March: Collaboration for a Better Tomorrow to raise awareness and solutions for Hawaii’s environment in response to genetic engineering (GE) agricultural experimentation and pesticide laden GE seed production in Hawaii. The march was called for by Dustin Barca, professional... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 11th, 2013
By GMWatch, In defending his retraction of the Seralini paper, the journal's editor makes a series of damaging admissions. The Editor-in-Chief of Food and Chemical Toxicology, A. Wallace Hayes, has come under severe criticism after retracting from his journal the paper by Seralini at al on the long term toxicity of Roundup and a Roundup-tolerant GM maize. He has now published a defence of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 06th, 2013
What happens when a father makes a movie investigating where the food he feeds his children comes from? Well, if the film covers seeds, farmers, genetic engineering and Monsanto, then the 12 billion dollar biotech seed and chemical giant based in St. Louis launches a PR campaign to smear the film and discredit the messenger. The good news is the director of the groundbreaking film GMO OMG is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 02nd, 2013
Tell Congress and Obama to stop Monsanto's secret deals to kill GMO labeling Help Stop Secret Trade Deal,  the TPP: the global Monsanto Protection Act on Steroids! Earlier this year, Monsanto lobbyists successfully snuck the Monsanto Protection Act into a must pass spending bill in Congress, but because of you, Congress was forced to repeal it. This pissed off Monsanto big time! And right... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 29th, 2013
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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 28th, 2013
By GM Watch, Editor's decision violates scientific publication ethics. Journal retraction of Séralini study is illicit, unscientific, and unethical Statement by GMWatch The editor of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), Dr A. Wallace Hayes, has decided to retract the study by the team of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found that rats fed a Monsanto genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 25th, 2013
 November 25, 2013. Ottawa. Canada’s approval of commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs is an alarming decision that sets Canada up to be the source of global environmental risk, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Islanders Say No to Frankenfish. “We are extremely disappointed and alarmed that our government has approved the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2013
By Karl Plume, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China rejected a cargo of U.S. corn because it contained a genetically modified variety that is not approved for import, a trade source said on Monday. The shipment contained Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn, also known as MIR 162, the source said. "It's confirmed. It's one cargo and MIR 162 was the problem," said the source, who asked not to be... more

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