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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 16th, 2013
AG alleges association skirted disclosure rules in $7.2 million contribution to No on Initiative 522 campaign SEATTLE– Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed suit in Thurston County Superior Court alleging that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws.  Ferguson alleges the GMA illegally collected and spent more than $7... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 15th, 2013
By Kaye Spector, The Big Island of Hawaii County Council is expected to consider a bill on Wednesday, Oct. 16 that would prohibit all open-air growing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) except papayas and other GMO crops now being cultivated. The bill also would prohibit biotech companies from operating on the Big Island. Papayas were exempted in the bill because most of the 200 papaya... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 15th, 2013
Stand up to stop indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides and unlimited experimental GMO crops on Hawaii! Join us to stop the poisoning of paradise - stand with Kauai! Tell Hawaii's leaders to Stop Poisoning Paradise! Last night we received an urgent email from a Food Democracy Now! member in Hawaii asking for our help. For the past several months an important battle has been heating up on the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 14th, 2013
Tell New Hampshire: "I support GMO labeling!" - Don't let Monsanto stop GMO labeling in New Hampshire! Tell New Hampshire - I want GMO labeling now It's time to stand up for your rights - Live Free and Label GMOs! Since August, legislators in the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Subcommittee have been meeting every week to study whether or not to require mandatory labeling of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 11th, 2013
It's Time: Find a March Against Monsanto Near You! Find out Why You should March Against Monsanto! It's October 12, 2013 - Join farmers and free citizens around the world in the March to Stop Monsanto! Today, Food Democracy Now! is calling on you to join the global March Against Monsanto in an effort to stand up for our democratic rights and protect the planet from Monsanto’s toxic... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 11th, 2013
It's Time: Find a March Against Monsanto Near You! Find out Why You should March Against Monsanto! Join farmers and free citizens around the world in the March to Stop Monsanto! Today, Food Democracy Now! is calling on you to join the global March Against Monsanto in an effort to stand up for our democratic rights and protect the planet from Monsanto’s influence. Why we’re... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 11th, 2013
  MONSANTO, PIONEER, PROHIBITED FROM MARKETING TRANSGENIC SEED By Devon G. Peña | Seattle, WA | October 11, 2013 An October 10 press release with Mexico City byline announces the banning of genetically-engineered corn in Mexico. According to the group that issued the press release, La Coperacha, a federal judge has ordered Mexico’s SAGARPA (Secretaría de Agricultura,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 09th, 2013
By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Eastern Washington farmer says he has no idea how genetically engineered alfalfa started growing in his fields. Joseph Peila says the alfalfa seeds were planted in the fall of 2010, and genetically modified seeds were not even approved by the federal government until January 2011. "I want to protect other farmers," Peila, who... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 06th, 2013
The Associated Press: WASHINGTON — Agricultural business giant Monsanto Co reported worse-than-expected losses for its fiscal fourth quarter on Wednesday, due to lower sales of its genetically engineered seeds. The company forecast for fiscal 2014 also came in below Wall Street expectations, and it revealed plans to buy farming software and data firm The Climate Corporation. The... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2013
by Ken Roseboro, How biotechnology companies monopolize seed markets, escalate seed prices, and eliminate farmer choice. The introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by biotechnology companies and higher seed costs. This has led to tragedies in some countries, while pushing out conventional, non-GE seeds and reducing farmer seed... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 02nd, 2013
Join America's Farmers to stop SB 863 / SB 633 - Oregon's Monsanto Protection Act and keep seeds in the hands of family farmers! Join us to protect the future of democracy and organic seeds today! VOTE TODAY - Tell Oregon to Stop SB 863 / SB 633! Last night we delivered more signatures from more than 2,000 family farmers and 50,000 Food Democracy Now! members from across the country to... more

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