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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 15th, 2014
By: Judson ParkerOne of every three bites of food we eat is from a crop pollinated by honeybees.Yet, over the past decade bee populations have been on a rapid decline. The National Agriculture Statistics Service has reported a drop in numbers from more than 5 million to less than 2.5 million honeybees. Scientists have dubbed the phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, and have... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 14th, 2014
Monsanto Co. reported that the company recorded a loss of $156 million in the latest quarter, a loss that was considerably higher than expected. The loss amounted to about 31 cents per share. Analysts expected a loss of around 24 cents per share.Revenue rose to $2.63 billion in the quarter, an increase of more than 19 percent. That was higher than analysts’ forecasts of revenue of $2.42... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 13th, 2014
By: Dr. Mae-Wan Ho85 % US export market to China destroyed as domestic prices for corn dropped 11 cents per bushelUS corn prices plummeted as China rejected all shipments containing traces of Syngenta’s MIR162. Farmers from 5 major corn growing states have filed 3 class action lawsuits against Syngenta, claiming damages of more than $ 1 billion [1, 2].  Syngenta released MIR162, trade... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 11th, 2014
By: Devon G. PenaA FARMER SAYS YOUR SUPPORT FOR LABELINGI am a farmer in the San Luis Valley, Colorado and I support Proposition 105, citizen-initiated referendum in our state for the labeling of genetically modified foods; also known as GMOs for "genetically modified organisms".In a democracy, citizens must have access to information in order to make decisions that affect their quality... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 10th, 2014
By: Craig CoxDefenders of genetically engineered crops regularly claim that these varieties cut erosion by encouraging farmers to use tillage practices that enhance soil conservation.These claims have been repeated so frequently they are now being taken at face value, but a closer look reveals the opposite: GE varieties have made little or no contribution to cutting soil erosion in the United... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 09th, 2014
ST LOUIS—Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported a loss of $156 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.The St. Louis-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 27 cents per share.The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 24 cents per share.The... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 09th, 2014
Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling.A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.A... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 09th, 2014
PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Co (PFVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Phivang Collaboration of Farmers in Vietnam to introduce a sustainable contract potato-farming model.PFVC says the MoU is the first of its kind in Vietnam. The agreement will benefit around 50 small-scale farmers in Lam Dong province. As... more

Posted By: Dave Murphy on Oct 08th, 2014
Tell the White House to stop Monsanto and Dow's toxic GMO chemical treadmill!Breaking: Obama EPA is set to Approve Dow Chemical's new 2,4-D GMO corn and soy! Please lend your voice to say NO to the next generation of GMOs!I just got off the phone with a source in Washington DC and the news is NOT good. Sources close to the administration claim that as early as tomorrow, the Environmental... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 08th, 2014
By: Tom Karst(UPDATED COVERAGE,  Oct. 9) Wal-Mart says it wants to help create a more sustainable food system., but how that will impact its fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers is not known yet.The Bentonville, Ark..-based company announced at its corporate meeting on sustainability that it will reach the goal through what it called “four key pillars,” according to an... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 08th, 2014
By: Dr. MercolaAccording to a 2013 report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on antibiotic-resistant threats,1  antibiotics in the American food supply pose "a serious threat" to public health and "should be phased out." The World Health Organization (WHO) has also warned that we are headed for a "post-antibiotic era" where we will... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 08th, 2014
By: Judson ParkerA new study about the purported safety of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, was released to the public this month by former Monsanto employee Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam.The Monsanto Company is best known for creating and marketing genetically modified seeds that contain their own pesticides or which are designed to withstand applications of the company... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 07th, 2014
Coalition includes Maui Residents, Farmers, Hawai`i Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, Beyond Pesticides, The MauiMama, Wailuku Coffee Company, Living Aloha Magazine, Food Democracy Now! and MoreMaui County, Hawaii (October 6, 2014) – Hawai`i Center for Food Safety (HCFS) is proud to announce the launch of a new coalition to protect Maui County residents from dangerous... more

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