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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 17th, 2013
  By Dr. Mercola The more we learn about genetically engineered (GE) foods, the clearer the dangers become. I’ve warned you of the potential dangers of GE foods for many years now, as I was convinced that the artificial combining of plants with genes from wildly different kingdoms is bound to cause problems. As the years roll on, such suspicions are becoming increasingly... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 16th, 2013
By Sayer Ji, A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply. Last September, the causal link between cancer and genetically modified food was confirmed in a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 14th, 2013
By Ramona Du Houx, The Maine Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (ACF) Committee voted this afternoon to support LD 718, An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right to Know about Genetically Engineered Food. The vote came three weeks after a public hearing in which almost 100 people submitted testimony in favor of labeling foods containing genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 13th, 2013
FDN! Founder Says Government is Complicit in Corporate Takeover of Nation’s Food Supply Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now! on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Bowman vs. Monsanto that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically-engineered soybeans to create new seeds without paying a fee: “Today, the Supreme Court... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 13th, 2013
By Adam Liptak, Published: May 13, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically altered soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company a fee. The ruling has implications for many aspects of modern agriculture and for businesses based on vaccines, cell lines and software. But Justice Elena... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 12th, 2013
By EU Times, The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 10th, 2013
By Carey Gillam, (Reuters) - The Department of Agriculture said Friday it will extend its scrutiny of controversial proposed biotech crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical, and Monsanto Co. after receiving an onslaught of opposition to the companies' plans. The news frustrated Dow officials who had hoped to have secured regulatory approval and have their new herbicide-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 10th, 2013
CLEAR LAKE, IA -  The Vermont House of Representatives has approved legislation calling for labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). With the passage of H-112 by a vote of 99-42, Vermont becomes the first state legislative body in the U.S. to have passed a GMO labeling bill. This historic vote came in the final days of the Vermont legislative session and a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 09th, 2013
By Ryan Grim and Lucia Graves, Huffington Post WASHINGTON -- A chance encounter at last weekend's Kentucky Derby may have given the hemp industry the break it's been looking for since the crop was banned in 1970, when the federal government classified it as a controlled substance related to marijuana. Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, a Republican, told The Huffington Post... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 07th, 2013
Tell Connecticut: "I support GMO labeling!" Join us - Make GMO labeling the law in Connecticut! Tell Connecticut - I want GMO labeling now! There's only a few weeks left in the legislative session in Hartford and we need your help this week to make sure a GMO labeling bill passes this year! For the second year in a row, leaders in Connecticut have helped lead the way, building a powerful... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 06th, 2013
By Thierry Vrain, I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research - done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other... more

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