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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 31st, 2013
By Michele Simon, Our founding fathers, white-maleness aside, did get a few things right. One of them was the concept of “separation of powers,” to ensure a system of checks and balances among the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. But a dangerous provision snuck into the budget bill passed last week in Congress upends that system. Without any... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 29th, 2013
The following statement was issued from Senator Barbara Mikulski's (D-MD) office today. In the statement, the Senate Appropriations Chair apologizes for her role in allowing Section 735, known as the Monsanto Protection Act, in a must pass continuing resolution spending bill. Mikulski's apology is a sign of how powerful the food movement has grown in Washington DC, with Food Democracy Now!... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 28th, 2013
By RT News, US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowsky) United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation. On Tuesday, Pres. Obama inked his name to H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill approved in Congress days earlier. Buried 78 pages... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2013
More than 250,000 Americans call on Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act! - He Failed Us! Tell President Obama: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" SOS: Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act - It's time to Label GMOs! - We will not be stopped! It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 26th, 2013
Food Democracy Now!, a national grassroots movement to build a safe, sustainable food system is urging President Obama to veto HR. 933, the short-term funding measure that Congress passed last Thursday morning by a vote of 318 to 109. Tucked inside the Congressional spending bill is a poison pill, Section 735, known as the Monsanto Protection Act, that undermines the independence of judicial... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 25th, 2013
Orignal post: 175,000 Tell President Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act Dear Fellow Americans and Food Democracy Now! members, We want to thank the more than 175,000 Food Democracy Now! members who have taken action so far. The response has been incredible and a sign of how outraged everyday Americans are at the continued backroom deals struck by our elected officials and Monsanto... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2013
Join 100,000 Americans to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell President Obama: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" SOS: Last Chance to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! This is the fight of the century, either corporations like Monsanto will rule America with an iron fist or we will rise up and take our country back. It's that simple. Tell President Obama to veto the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 23rd, 2013
By Claire Hope Cummings, Today is World Water Day. The United Nations has set aside one day a year to focus the world’s attention on the importance of fresh water. And rightly so, as we are way behind in our efforts to protect both the quantity and quality of the water our growing world needs today. Setting aside humanity’s clumsy attempts at re-plumbing the planet to rearrange... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 23rd, 2013
By Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune reporter  Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach.  "I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central Illinois. Baker had been taking medication for ulcerative colitis for years but still suffered... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 22nd, 2013
  Over 100,000 Americans Take Action in 24 Hours   WASHINGTON, DC - Food Democracy Now!, a national grassroots movement to build a safe, sustainable food system is urging President Obama to veto HR. 933 the short-term funding measure that Congress passed Tuesday morning by a vote of 318 to 109. Tucked deep inside the Congressional spending bill is a poison bill, Section 735,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 21st, 2013
Take action today to stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell President Obama and Congress: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" SOS: Last Chance to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! We regret to inform you, but this morning at 10:54 AM EST, Congress passed the Continuing Resolution, HR 933 that contained the dangerous provision that strips the important concept of “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 21st, 2013
Take action today to stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell Congress: "Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" SOS: Last Chance to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! We regret to inform you, but yesterday Monsanto succeeded in passing Section 735, otherwise known as the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Senate. This is outrageous and another sign of the betrayal of toxic leadership in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 20th, 2013
American Bird Conservancy Publishes New Report Charges EPA Ignored Staff Warnings, Approved Widespread Use of Dangerous Pesticides Washington, D.C. March 19, 2013) As part of a study on impacts from the world’s most widely used class of insecticides, nicotine-like chemicals called neonicotinoids, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has called for a ban on their use as seed treatments... more

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