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Blog Archive (September 2013)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2013
Join America's Farmers to stop SB 633 - Oregon's Monsanto Protection Act and keep seeds in the hands of family farmers! Join us to stop GMO contamination and protect the future of organic seeds today! VOTE TODAY - Tell Oregon to Stop SB 633! We are writing you to press this urgent matter that threatens not only America’s family farmers, but also the future survival of organic seeds.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 25th, 2013
BREAKING: Senator Mikulski kills the Monsanto Protection Act in the Senate! Congratulations to everyone who took action to stop this outrageous act in Congress! Your voices have been heard load and clear this week in DC! Tonight, Senator Barbara U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski released a statement and Food Democracy Now! wishes to thank her! “My promises made are promises kept. I... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 25th, 2013
Organizers cheer, saying the voices raised against genetically modified foods and giveaways to biotech giants were heard - Jacob Chamberlain, Common Dreams An amendment dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act," which currently allows large agriculture and biotech corporations to ignore court orders involving the safety of genetically modified seeds, has been stripped from Senate's spending bill... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 25th, 2013
Activists Score Major Victory in Senate Against Monsanto Protection Act Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Senate Removes Law Protecting GMO Crops From Court Authority From Spending Bill WASHINGTON, DC -- Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens, is praising Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, after... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC -- As Congress debates a last minute stop-gap spending measure to keep the government running, thousands of farmers and concerned citizens from around the country are demanding that the Senate strip the Monsanto Protection Act from any final legislative deal. The Monsanto Protection Act (section 735), a provision that circumvents court authority to stop the planting and cultivation... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 24th, 2013
Tell the Senate to Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and stop any efforts to undermine state's rights to label GMOs? Don't let Monsanto corrupt our democracy and kill GMO labeling in Washington! VOTE in Senate THIS WEEK on The Monsanto Protection Act - Take Action Now! Update: Last Friday, on Sept 20th, the House of Representatives once again betrayed the trust of America's farmers and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 19th, 2013
Tell Congress to Vote NO on the Monsanto Protection Act and stop any efforts to undermine state's rights to label GMOs? Don't let Monsanto corrupt our democracy and kill GMO labeling in Washington! VOTE in Congress TODAY on The Monsanto Protection Act - Take Action Now! Last spring Congress passed the Monsanto Protection Act in a must pass six month Continuing Resolution spending bill that is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 18th, 2013
By Carey Gilliam, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer's non-GMO alfalfa crop constitutes a "commercial issue" only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The Washington state farmer had complained in late August to state agricultural officials that his alfalfa hay... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 17th, 2013
By Michele Simon, Nation’s largest food makers’ trade group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is donating big money to oppose I-522, but on whose behalf? Even if you haven’t heard of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, you know its members: the nation’s largest food makers, those with the most at stake in the battle over GE food labeling, including soft... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2013
Tell Congress to Vote NO on the Monsanto Protection Act and stop any efforts to undermine state's rights to label GMOs? Don't let Monsanto corrupt our democracy and kill GMO labeling in Washington! The Monsanto Protection Act is back and we need you now more than ever – Congress is scheduled to vote as early as next week! This morning I received a disturbing call from a Congressional... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 10th, 2013
They Label Their Products in 64 other Countries Around the World - Why not America? Don't let Monsanto and the Corporate Class kill GMO labeling in Washington! Help Stop Monsanto, DuPont and the Junk Food Companies from Stealing Our Right to Know! Should companies like Monsanto, Pepsi, DuPont and General Mills get away with hiding the facts about what’s in our food from us? Heck no,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2013
New York – September 5, 2013 – A group of 73 American organic and conventional family farmers, seed businesses and public advocacy groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to hear their case against Monsanto Company challenging the chemical and biotech seed giant’s patents on genetically engineered seed.  In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2013
By MBD, Hamburger chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world – McDonalds. After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise finally announced that it will change its recipe, and yet there was barely a peep about this in the mainstream, corporate media. Oliver repeatedly explained to the public, over... more

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