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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 13th, 2014
By Michael Warren, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Dr. Andres Carrasco, an Argentine neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine one of the world's most widely used weed killers, has died. He was 67. Argentina's national science council announced Carrasco's death on Saturday. He had been in declining health. Carrasco, a molecular biologist at the University... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 12th, 2014
By Mi Zhen-yu, We Must Face the harm caused by imported GM soybeans to 1.3 billion Chinese people Author: Mi Zhen-yu English translation by Chen I-wan Re-posted from: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4bb17e9d0102edhg.html Summary "We Must Face the harm caused by imported GM soybeans to 1.3 billion Chinese people" by Mi Zhen-yu was published by the "Science & Technology Abstracts Newspaper... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 09th, 2014
CALL Fidelity Today at 1 (800)-343-3548 Take the Monsanto Stock Plunge - Divest Monsanto Now! Tell Wall Street, it's time to Dump Monsanto! Today is the day that we take the fight to Monsanto where it hurts - their wallet! Yesterday in an historic move in Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first in the nation no strings attached law requiring mandatory labeling of genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 09th, 2014
Grassroots movement demands that Fidelity, Vanguard and State Street divest billions in Monsanto stock holdings April 9, 2014 (Clear Lake, Iowa) —Yesterday Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first no strings attached law requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (genetically modified organism or GMO) food in the nation. This morning, the biotech industry and giant food... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 09th, 2014
  Members of the Divest Monsanto Now! coalition will protest en masse in front of Fidelity Investment offices in 7 major cities across the U.S. to demand that Fidelity divest holdings of Monsanto stock in their open-ended mutual funds and investment portfolios. Fidelity currently owns more than $3.2 billion in Monsanto stock or 5.30% of the company. Together with Vanguard and State Street,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 08th, 2014
By Carey Gillam, (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies. The law, set to take effect July 1, 2016, would for the first time align at least a small part of the United States... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 03rd, 2014
Join us to Tell Wall Street it's time to dump Monsanto! Take the Monsanto Stock Plunge - Divest Monsanto Now! Take the Monsanto stock plunge - tell Wall Street to Dump Monsanto! Two weeks ago, Food Democracy Now! launched our Monsanto divestment campaign and things are off to an amazing start! Already, the phone lines at Fidelity, Vanguard and State Street have been ringing off the hook and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 02nd, 2014
Help us Stop the Corporate Coup of Organics! Take a stand for Organic integrity! Organics is under attack! Don't let the USDA Destroy Organic Integrity and Your Family's Right to Healthy Organic Food - Take Action Now! Actions this week by federal USDA National Organic Program staff at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in San Antonio, Texas prove without a doubt that some... more

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