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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 07th, 2014
By: Peter WongSupporters have raised a little more money, but opponents have far outspent them in the campaign over Measure 92, which proposes labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms sold in Oregon.Supporters have raised a little more money, but opponents have far outspent them in the campaign over Measure 92, which proposes labeling of food containing genetically modified... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 07th, 2014
By: Ezequiel AdamovskyProfessor Andres Carrasco gained himself several enemies in a country heavily dependent on agriculture, most of it by now dominated by GM crops, soybean in particular.When Professor Andres Carrasco, aged 67, died in May this year, the Washington Post immediately ran an article entitled “Argentine Scientist who Challenged Monsanto dies”. Other... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 06th, 2014
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — A $5,000 donation from seed giant Monsanto Co. to a nature center in Mystic has drawn criticism from activists who oppose genetically modified food. The Day of New London reports that Bob Burns, an organic farmer who leads a New London effort against genetically-modified organisms, says he’s suspicious of why Monsanto is donating money.Activists worry... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the seven months since GMO Inside launched its campaign pressuring Starbucks to ditch conventional milk from cows fed GMOs in favor of organic milk, more than 150,000 consumers have formally petitioned Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to do just that. On Sunday, America's largest coffee chain will feel even more heat, as eight national... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2014
Opponents of Ballot Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food sold in Oregon that contains genetically modified organisms, want to make the measure about the unproven health effects of eating GMOs. It's not.Measure 92 is about consumers having enough information about the food they buy to decide whether to purchase it. That's a reasonable request.The processed food industry is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 02nd, 2014
Portland, OR – A new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, and conducted by the independent Portland-based economic research firm, ECONorthwest, found from a review of published research that the median cost to consumers of requiring labeling of genetically engineered food, also known as genetically modified (or GMO) food, is $2.30 per... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 01st, 2014
ASSOCIATED PRESSMYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — A $5,000 donation from seed giant Monsanto Co. to a nature center in Mystic has drawn criticism from activists who oppose genetically modified food.The Day of New London reports that Bob Burns, an organic farmer who leads a New London effort against genetically-modified organisms, says he’s suspicious of why Monsanto is donating money.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 01st, 2014
By: Sanda FishMonsanto is donating $4.7 million to the campaign to oppose GMO labeling in Colorado. Monday was the latest deadline for candidates and committees to report campaign contributions and expenditure to the Secretary of State’s office.Monsanto’s contribution is the largest of the most recent reporting period from Sept. 11 to 24. The St. Louis-based agriculture... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 01st, 2014
By: Dominique PattonChina's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.The agriculture ministry earlier this week announced it would try to educate the public on GMO via TV, newspapers and the Internet.It hopes to stifle anti-GMO... more

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