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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 20th, 2013
By Timon Singh, Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from ‘super mites‘ to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell phones – and if the insects disappear completely the planet’s ecosystems would be in peril. The issue has become so dire that now a team of Harvard and Northeastern University scientists are working on a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 19th, 2013
By Heather Somerville, In a dramatic sign of the growing wariness about genetically modified food, some of the nation's largest grocers, including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, will announce Wednesday they will not sell a type of salmon engineered by a biotech firm. The announcement comes as the Food and Drug Administration is expected in the coming months to give the go-ahead to the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 19th, 2013
By Michael Wines, The number of monarch butterflies that completed an annual migration to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to its lowest level in at least two decades, due mostly to extreme weather and changed farming practices in North America, the Mexican government and a conservation alliance reported on Wednesday. The monarch population has declined with extreme... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 15th, 2013
  Ben & Jerry’s Joins Advocates for GMO Labeling in State Capital Testimony Today, Gives Out Free Ice Cream HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - Today, more than 200 residents from Connecticut gathered at the State Capital in Hartford to testify on behalf of HB 6519, a bill to require the labeling of genetically modified food sold in the Constitution state. Connecticut mothers and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 15th, 2013
Tell Connecticut: "I support GMO labeling!" Join us - Make GMO labeling the law in Connecticut! Tell Connecticut - I want GMO labeling now! We're excited to let you know that today we'll be in Hartford at the state capital with Ben & Jerry's founder Jerry Greenfield to stand up for your right to know what's in your food. Join Food Democracy Now! today as hundreds of farmers and everyday... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 13th, 2013
Take action today to stop the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell your Senator: "Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!"  URGENT: Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Like a zombie rising from the dead, the "Monsanto Protection Act" is back and alive in the U.S. Senate and we need your help to stop it! Click here to help stop the Monsanto Protection Act in its tracks! Late Monday night... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 12th, 2013
Hartford CT – The labeling of genetically engineered foods is one step closer to being a reality in Connecticut.  Today the Committee on Children voted 11 to 1 in favor of House Bill 6527,“An Act Concerning Genetically Engineered Baby Food”, that would require the labeling of foods fed to infants that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Amanda Wendt, the social... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 10th, 2013
By Clare Leschin-Hoar, When Whole Foods top brass announced this morning that they’d set a deadline requiring labeling of all products that contain genetically modified ingredients sold in their U.S. and Canadian stores, the room, filled with 400 suppliers, exploded with applause. The company’s president, A.C. Gallo, and co-CEO, Walter Robb, received a standing ovation. And this... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 09th, 2013
By George Prentice, While Dave Murphy, founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now!, said Friday that it was "great that Whole Foods has finally agreed to stop selling unlabeled genetically engineered foods in their stores," Murphy took the grocer to task for what he said was the grocer dragging its feet. "While this is a step in the right direction, Whole Foods’ customers... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 01st, 2013
(February 28, 2013 – St. Paul, MN) Minnesota has become the 20th state this year to consider mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, also known as genetically modified organisms, with the introduction of bills in the Minnesota House and Senate. The legislation (H.F. 850 and S.F. 821) would require that the packaging on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients... more

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