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Posted By: Dave Murphy on Jan 28th, 2014
By Dave Murphy Food Democracy Now! , January 28, 2014 Dear Monsanto Shareholders,Today we will be at Monsanto's shareholder meeting presenting a resolution asking for Monsanto shareholders to support GMO labeling.For more information: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1192?t=5&akid=1154...See Monsanto's investor page for a livestream of the meetinghttp://action.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 27th, 2014
Monsanto Shareholder Meeting Open to Public for 1st Time Ever! Tell Monsanto Shareholders to denying Americans our Right to Know - It's time to Label GMOs! This past weekend, Monsanto shareholder Adam Eidinger called to ask if we would join him in presenting the groundbreaking GMO Labeling resolution at the annual Monsanto Shareholder Meeting on Tuesday, January 28. The proposed... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 20th, 2014
Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada. “Canadians expect their government to implement, not ignore, the laws that protect our ecosystems from harm,” said Tanya Nayler, one of the Ecojustice lawyers representing Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 20th, 2014
Don't let Monsanto and the GMA Kill GMO Labeling in NH! "I support GMO labeling!" - Vote Yes on HB 660! Right now Monsanto and Big Food lobbyists are Misinforming Your Legislators - Call NOW to Correct the Facts! Last week we sent out an urgent alert asking you to contact your Representatives due to a vote on the GMO labeling bill, HB 660. Because of the length of the debate on the House... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 19th, 2014
  By Mariette Le Roux (AFP,  Paris — Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics, a world of plummeting life expectancy where people die from diseases easily treatable today, scientists say. Experts tracking the rise of drug resistance say years of health gains could be rolled back by mutating microbes that make illnesses more difficult and expensive to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 18th, 2014
  By Michele Simon, Those advocating for improvements to our broken food system have, of late, had little to crow about. However, in recent years, a growing movement to label foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has begun showing real promise. While the food industry continues to make unsubstantiated and deceptive claims that GMO labels would be... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 16th, 2014
More than 200 organizations and businesses called on President Barack Obama today to uphold his 2007 campaign pledge to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Congressional champions for GE labeling, led by Rep. DeFazio (D-OR), held a press conference in support of a letter sent to President Obama. Congressional leaders were joined by Center for Food Safety,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 16th, 2014
By Jenny Hopkinson,   Lawmakers, representatives from the organic food industry and consumer groups are urging the White House to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, arguing that the president should follow through with a 2007 campaign promise he made to take action on the issue. In a letter sent this morning to President Barack Obama, more than 200 consumer... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 15th, 2014
By Adriane Fugh-Berman and Thomas G. Sherman, Scientific journal publishing reached a low point in November, when the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology retracted a study by Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues at Caen University in France. The study, published in November 2012, assessed the effect of feeding rats corn genetically modified to withstand treatment with Monsanto’s... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 15th, 2014
"I support GMO labeling!" - Vote Yes on HB 660! Don't let Monsanto stop GMO labeling in New Hampshire! Tell NH - I want GMO labeling now - It's time to stand up for your rights! RIGHT NOW MONSANTO AND BIOTECH ARE TRYING TO INTRODUCE A VOLUNTARY GMO LABELING BILL TO GUT REAL GMO LABELING EFFORTS - ACT TODAY! At this moment, your Representatives in Concord are on the verge of voting for or... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 14th, 2014
"I support GMO labeling!" - Vote Yes on HB 660! Don't let Monsanto stop GMO labeling in New Hampshire! Tell NH - I want GMO labeling now - It's time to stand up for your rights! This is urgent: If you support GMO labeling in New Hampshire, we need you to make a call to your representative today! Tomorrow, an important vote will take place in the NH House and we need you to make calls and send... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 13th, 2014
    Refusal to Reinstate OSGATA et al v. Monsanto Prevents Farmers From Protecting Themselves Beyond Partial Court of Appeals Victory. Washington, D.C. – January 13, 2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision in the landmark federal lawsuit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. Farmers were denied the right to argue their case in court and gain... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jan 13th, 2014
"I support GMO labeling!" - Vote Yes on HB 660! Don't let Monsanto stop GMO labeling in New Hampshire! Tell NH - I want GMO labeling now - It's time to stand up for your rights! Last week, Maine's governor signed a GMO labeling bill into law, making Maine the 2nd state to pass a bill to protect citizen's rights to know if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory, This took... more

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