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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 31st, 2014
Help turn the Tide to Stop Monsanto & friends in Colorado to WIN GMO labeling - Join us to win the Food Fight of the century!Right now Monsanto and the chemical companies are flooding the airwaves with deceptive ads trying to confuse voters in Colorado to vote against GMO labeling and we need your help to turn the tide.We have an amazing set of grassroots volunteers who are making a lot... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 30th, 2014
By: Ralph PenunuriMeasure 92, “GMO Right to Know” needs your yes vote. It’s a right to know and health-safety issue that is obscured by corporate coverup, denial and propaganda.This upgraded toxic proposal by chem ag interests and investors hides the real dangers and shocking truth about the toxins going into our struggling ecology of soil, water tables, food crops — and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 30th, 2014
By: Dana TimsAnother day, another spending record for Measure 92, the GMO-labeling initiative appearing on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot.Opponents of the measure reported new contributions of $2.37 million Tuesday, according toOregon secretary of state financial filings.That brings the total money received by the No on 92 Coalition to just over $18.7 million, easily eclipsing the $12.1... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 28th, 2014
By: Daryl HuffMAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -A campaign spending report released early this morning shows the GMO industry has spent more than $6 million dollars to oppose the Maui County moratorium on genetically modified crops.In total, the Political Action Committee called Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban has collected nearly $8 million for the campaign, primarily from GMO industry giants... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 28th, 2014
By: Audrey McAvoyHONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge rejection of what they are calling the "farming ban."The dueling campaigns over a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 28th, 2014
By: Larry KershnerCHICAGO - In 2012, China turned back a consignment of U.S. corn because trace amounts of a genetically modified corn trait - MIR 162 - it had not approved for importing was found in the shipment.On Oct. 6, a suit was filed in the Northern District Court of Illinois by farmers in that state and Iowa seeking damages from Syngenta, blaming the company for loss of export revenue.MIR... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 28th, 2014
By: Dana TimsA new splash of campaign cash from agricultural seed-producing giant DuPont Pioneer has broken another record when it comes to all-time spending on an Oregon ballot measure.A $4.46 million contribution from the Iowa-based company brings the amount raised to fight Measure 92 – the mandatory GMO-labeling measure – to $16.3 million, according to Oregon... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
By: Tim Nesbitt Apples and salmon aren't usually served on the same plate, but here in Foodie Oregon they appear side by side on the logo of the "Right to Know" campaign. And they may be just the ingredients we need to understand what's at stake in the debate over labeling food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).Let me start with apples. As a new co-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif., October 23, 2014 – What is the real cost of the shrimp we consume? What kinds of social and environmental relations are concealed in those bags brimming with frozen prawns available in supermarkets? A new Backgrounder published by Food First/Institute for Food and Development addresses these timely and pressing questions.Aquaculture is the world’s... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
81% of approved GMOs not studied for detailed health effectsA review of the scientific evidenceClear English summary of paper by Dr Judy Carman29 September 2014http://gmojudycarman.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Clear-English-summary-of-paper.docxThis is a briefing about a new, peer-reviewed scientific paper titled: GM crops and the rat digestive tract: A critical review, by Irena Zdziarski, Dr... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
By: Steven HoffmanWith more than $25 million poured in to defeat statewide GMO labeling ballot initiatives in 2014, a small cabal of multi-national biotech, pesticide and junk food companies seeks to buy the elections in Colorado and Oregon. Seeking to crush a groundswell movement in the U.S. to label genetically modified (GMO) foods, a small group of multi-billion-dollar pesticide, biotech... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
By: Garry Auld, PhD, RDN, professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State UniversityIn my opinion, there are far more compelling reasons to label GMOs than concerns over possible health effects.Only a handful of agro-chemical corporations (Monsanto, Dow) control GMOs; these same corporations have acquired most of the seed companies, i.e., substantial control of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 24th, 2014
Earlier this week, genetically engineered ingredients found in Portland baby formula and Measure 92 endorsed by Eugene Weekly, public poll shows Yes on Measure 92 leading by 7 despite massive spending from the no sideChemical Company Drops Massive Money Bomb on OregonDuPont Pioneer has now made by far the largest political contributions in Oregon history to stop Measure 92.The company donated... more

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