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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 16th, 2014
By: Dr. MercolaDuring last year's I-522 ballot campaign to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Washington State, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) came up with a devious, and illegal, money-laundering scheme to protect the identity of members who donated funds to the opposing campaign.You might remember that several major food companies experienced major backlash from... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 12th, 2014
Dr. Catharina Wesseling, the regional director for the  Program on Work and Health (SALTRA) in Central America, which pioneered the initial studies of the region's  unsolved outbreak, put it this way, "Nephrologists and public health professionals from wealthy countries are mostly either unfamiliar with the problem or skeptical whether it even exists." Dr. Wesseling... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 12th, 2014
By: Michael McAuliffWASHINGTON -- It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they're often known in the food... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2014
If it makes the cut, expect a fight. In 2012, GMO-labeling opponents spent over $46 million to convince voters to defeat a similar bill in California. And though legislative bills and ballot initiatives are under consideration in dozens of states, only Vermont has successfully passed a mandate. Four national organizations since have sued Vermont in federal court, claiming that law is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2014
In a recent speech before the world's largest biotechnology meeting in San Diego, Clinton -- who commands speaking fees of about $225,000 per speech -- was enthusiastic in her support for the use of GMOs in farming and agriculture in general. She also spoke positively of using taxpayer-funded federal financial subsidies as payoffs to American companies, to keep them from relocating outside the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2014
But they might not care as much as you'd imagine. The four most important factors in the grocery store are still taste, price, nutrition and safety, the Farm Bureau's Food and Farm Index shows. Lastly came concerns about where and how consumers' food is raised or produced, such as food derived from genetically modified organisms. "We wanted to know how important labels are to consumers," said... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2014
Let’s do a little survey on a few other federally mandated labels for everyday products: “Contains orange juice concentrate” (Minute Maid): Confused? “Irradiated” (Wegman’s Ground Beef): Puzzled? “Calories - 150” (Pringles): Mystified? “Product of Thailand” (Trader Joe’s Whole Cashews): Bewitched, bothered and... more

Posted By: Ethan on Jul 09th, 2014
Residents of a West Virginia town that formerly hosted a Monsanto factory that produced noxious, cancer-causing chemicals can begin receiving assistance promised through a 2012, multi-million-dollar settlement.A long-promised claims office finally opened up on First Avenue in Nitro, WV on Tuesday this week, meaning residents there will now be able to drop by five-days a week through October 31 in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2014
Others fear Walmart’s history spells trouble for organics. Since the 1980s, Walmart has revolutionized the U.S. economy from a “push” system, in which manufacturers determined what was sold on store shelves, to a “pull” system, in which retailers set the terms. Walmart has induced its suppliers, including iconic companies such as Huffy Corp (maker of Huffy bicycles... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 02nd, 2014
“Organic food does not necessarily mean better. It’s a term that’s been co-opted and manipulated into a billion-dollar industry by some of the biggest food companies in America,” Riley wrote. The anti–organic food narrative is a recurring theme in the media of late. What’s going on with these stories? In January, Slate (1/28/14) served up “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 02nd, 2014
Dubbed the UC Global Food Initiative, the effort will be wide-ranging – from addressing worldwide food security issues to examining meals served at local schools. The announcement revealed Napolitano’s interest in bringing the UC system’s scientific, technical and intellectual capabilities to help solve food issues. “We do a lot, but we can do more,” said Napolitano... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2014
Monsanto's GMOs are failing, now they want to join Dow Chemical in unleashing more toxic GMOs crops! Don't let Monsanto and Dow launch a new generation of GMO crops designed to resist more toxic chemicals! Deadline today: Stop Monsanto and Dow's New Toxic GMO Chemical Cocktail - Say NO to Agent Orange and Roundup GMOs! Right now GMOs are failing in farmers’ fields around the world and... more

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