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Blog Archive (March 2014)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 28th, 2014
Tell Starbucks to say Yes to GMO labeling! Say No to GMO Starkbucks! Tell Starbucks to dump GMOs and stop fighting GMO labeling! With nearly 20,000 retail stores in over 60 countries, Starbucks is the most popular and widespread coffeehouse chain on the planet. In the past decade, Starbucks has paved the way for the modern corporate coffeehouse industry with its alleged commitment to “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 26th, 2014
By John Deike, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) and Bunge Ltd., two of the world’s largest grain traders, are intent on increasing corn exports to China, however, U.S. farmers have plans of their own.  The wide-scale planting of GMOs that aren’t approved by key importing countries will chip away at the competitiveness of U.S. grain and feed exports. Photo courtesy of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 25th, 2014
AP By Seth Borenstein, If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming. In fact, they will say, the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human. "The polar bear is us," says Patricia Romero Lankao of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 25th, 2014
By Thomas Bøhn and Marek Cuhra, Food and feed quality are crucial to human and animal health. Quality can be defined as sufficiency of appropriate minerals, vitamins and fats, etc. but it also includes the absence of toxins, whether man-made or from other sources. Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature on herbicide residues in herbicide tolerant genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 18th, 2014
By David Ferguson, A voracious crop-destroying pest has evolved to feed upon the very GMO product that was designed to eliminate it. Wired.com reported that the triumph over corn rootworms was one of biotech’s great success stories, saving billions of dollars in crops each year. So-called Bt corn — named for the Bacillus thuringiensis gene, which killed rootworms, corn borers and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 18th, 2014
Despite a challenge by conventional grocery interests, the Colorado Supreme Court on March 13 affirmed Right to Know Colorado’s ballot title to label GMO foods, clearing the way to begin collecting the 86,105 signatures needed for a 2014 statewide ballot measure. DENVER (March 18, 2014) – In overturning a major challenge by mainstream biotech, pesticide and grocery interests to a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 15th, 2014
(Reuters) - France's agriculture ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorised in the European Union. The French government, which maintains that GM crops present environmental risks, has been trying to institute a new ban on GM maize (corn) after its highest court has twice previously struck... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 03rd, 2014
Don't let Monsanto contaminate organics!   Take a stand for organic farmers! No matter what Monsanto and the USDA say, GMOs contaminate organic crops - Now they want organic farmers to pay to protect themselves! You might have heard a new term floating around the Internet – “Coexistence”- an idyllic term to promote the fantasy of GMO and non-GMO crops living in harmony... more

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