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Blog Archive (April 2013)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 30th, 2013
 Public Comment Period Closes with Strong Pushback from Congress; Hundreds of Organizations, Businesses, and Fishermen Voice Opposition to Controversial GE Salmon   WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, over 1.8 million people sent comments vehemently opposing the approval of a genetically engineered salmon by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The effort was driven by a broad... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 29th, 2013
Tell your state Senator to stop SB 633 and support Oregon's family farmers! Contact your Senator to stop GMO contamination and protect Oregon's family farmers today! Tell Oregon to Stop SB 633 - Support Citizen's Rights over Corporate Special Interests! Two weeks ago, three Senators in the Oregon legislature allowed a dangerous bill, SB 633, to pass out of the Rural Communities and Economic... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 29th, 2013
By Rowena Mason, The UK Telegraph Government experts believe there is still a risk of people contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) through blood transfusions, as about 30,000 Britons are likely to be carrying the brain-wasting illness in a dormant form — double the previous estimate. They warn the current total death toll of 176 from vCJD could rise more than... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 27th, 2013
By Annie Murphy, There isn’t much local Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino won’t eat. His highly accliamed Amaz restaurant is devoted to finding and using Amazonian food native to the country, like a 600-pound freshwater fish or a little-known fruit nicknamed “cannonball” that tastes like a cross between a guava, coconut, and melon. But a year ago Mr. Schiaffino stopped... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 25th, 2013
Tell the FDA to Say No Way to GMO salmon! Tell President Obama and the FDA you won't eat GMO salmon! Right now President Obama and the Food and Drug Administration are preparing to approve genetically engineered salmon on the market. We have less than 24 hours to tell the Obama administration that you oppose the approval of the world's first genetically engineered, transgenic, animal.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 25th, 2013
By Carey Gillam, (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 16th, 2013
The majority of the world's seed for broccoli, cauliflower, and similar veggies is produced in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But the seeds can be easily contaminated by pollen from canola, which the state recently allowed in the valley. The legislature must ban the canola. By Peggy F. Barlett, Neva Hassanein / April 16, 2013 at 10:29 am EDT Atlanta and Missoula, Mont.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 16th, 2013
By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI Capital Press   An international fruit company has won approval from the USDA to ship genetically engineered pineapple into the U.S. The Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., based in the Cayman Islands, has developed a transgenic pineapple that has tissue of a "novel rose color." The company has altered the fruit to "overexpress" a gene derived from the tangerine and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 14th, 2013
  Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:41 By Ronnie Cummins and Zack Kaldveer, Organic Consumers Association The biotech industry, led by Monsanto, will soon descend on the state of Washington to try their best to defeat I-522, a citizens’ ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Voters should prepare themselves for an... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 11th, 2013
Two weeks after the passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, Monsanto's hometown paper, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has come out with a blistering editorial titled "Blunt's 'Monsanto Protection Act' Undermines Legislative Process'", taking Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to task for sneaking the provision, Section 735 into H.R. 933, the must pass continuing resolution that funds the U.S.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 10th, 2013
Tell your state Senator to stop SB 633 and support Oregon's family farmers! Contact your Senator to stop GMO contamination and protect Oregon's family farmers today! Tell Oregon to Stop SB 633 - Support Citizen's Rights over Corporate Special Interests! Two weeks ago, Congress passed the Monsanto Protection Act and President Obama signed it into law, over the objections of more than 300,000... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 09th, 2013
American Meat makes its New York City premiere!  Don't miss it! Come see the groundbreaking documentary American Meat in New York City this week! Food Democracy Now! is excited to announce the New York City premiere of American Meat, the new documentary that takes a pro-farmer look at sustainable meat production in America. In the past several decades, factory farms have replaced... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 04th, 2013
By Connor Adam Sheets, The "Monsanto Protection Act" is the name opponents of the Farmer Assurance Provision have given to this terrifying piece of policy, and it's a fitting moniker given its shocking content. President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law on Tuesday that includes language that has food and consumer advocates and organic farmers up in arms... more

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