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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 30th, 2013
By Dan Charles, A farmer in Oregon has found some genetically engineered wheat growing on his land. It's an unwelcome surprise, because this type of wheat has never been approved for commercial planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's , trying to find out how this wheat got there. The USDA says there's no risk to public health, but wheat are worried about how their customers in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 29th, 2013
USDA Press Release: A Q&A document is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/  WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate the presence of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant wheat plants... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 29th, 2013
Tell Governor Malloy and Speaker Sharkey that Connecticut supports GMO labeling!" Join us - Make GMO labeling the law in Connecticut! Help us make history with the first in the nation labeling bill - we need you today! If you believe you have a right to know what's in your food and that genetically engineered foods should be labeled, just as they are in 64 other countries around the world,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 29th, 2013
As damning new study shows GE Salmon can harm wild fish WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood -- a coalition of more than 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups led by Friends of the Earth -- announced that Target and other large mainstream grocery retailers across the United States have committed to not sell genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2013
AP, LOS ANGELES — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2013
By Dave Murphy, The march to stop Monsanto is one of the most pressing issues of our time. As a single company, Monsanto is the tip of the iceberg representing the threat that unchecked corporate power has in corrupting our democratic institutions, driving family farmers off the land, threatening human health and contaminating our environment. The problem with Monsanto is not just their... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 24th, 2013
By Daniela Altimari, HARTFORD — Activists pressing for a state law requiring labels on food with genetically modified ingredients are disappointed and angry that the House of Representatives weakened a bill approved by the Senate earlier this week. "It's very clear that Gov. Malloy and Speaker Sharkey did not want this,'' said Tara Cook-Littman of Fairfield, who founded GMO Free... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 23rd, 2013
By Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post   WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating genetically modified food. The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27 -- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would not have required labeling of genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 23rd, 2013
Tell the Senate to support state's right to label GMOs - to protect states against lawsuits from Monsanto - Yes on Sanders Amendment #965! Tell Congress: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" Stop the Corporate Takeover of America: Tell your Senators "Don't let Monsanto Write the Rules"! If you ever needed a reason to call the Senate to stand up for your basic rights... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 22nd, 2013
Tell Congress to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and write a Farm Bill for Farmers and the Environment! Tell Congress: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" Stop the Corporate Takeover of America: Tell Congress to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and support GMO labeling and environmental protections in the 2013 Farm Bill! Yesterday was an incredible day for the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 22nd, 2013
By Daniela Altimari, HARTFORD — A bill that would require food made with genetically modified organisms to carry labels cleared the state Senate late Tuesday night. The Senate's approval, on a 35-1 vote, gives new energy to a measure that had strong grassroots backing but appeared stalled at the Capitol this year. But its prospects in the House of Representatives are murkier. "I'm... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 20th, 2013
Tell Congress to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell Congress: "It's time to Vote for Peoples' Rights not Corporations!" Stop the Corporate Takeover of America: Tell Congress to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act! This week, an amendment to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act could be introduced in Congress by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) during the farm bill debate and we need your help... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 18th, 2013
By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post LENNEWITZ, Germany — Many Europeans see American farming and its reliance on genetically modified crops as more Frankenstein than Farmer in the Dell. Now, the opposition here to U.S. agricultural practices is threatening to become a major battle in discussions starting next month that could sweep away trade barriers between the United States and... more

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