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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2014
Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)--December 12, 2014.  Center for Food Safety criticized the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.  The EIS paves the way for introduction of new crops genetically engineered to survive spraying with the herbicide dicamba. If... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2014
By: Elena DayThe European Union labels all foods. Genetically modified, (GM) crops are banned except for a GM corn that accounts for 1.56 percent of the corn acreage in cultivation in the EU, and this only in five EU member states. There are 57.4 million hectares of GM corn in cultivation worldwide and EU’s share is .26 percent. (A hectare is 2.471 acres. There’s lots of GM corn out... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2014
Don't let the FDA Destroy Local and Organic Foods - Tell the FDA to fix the food safety rules to protect America's farmer, not drive them out of business! -Deadline Midnight Tonight, Dec. 15th.Dear Food Democracy Now! Supporters,If you think being forced to eat Monsanto’s unlabeled GMOs is an outrage, what would you say about having the same man who wrote that corporate... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2014
By: Ethan A. HuffThe mystery behind skyrocketing rates of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other wheat-related illnesses may not have anything to do with wheat or even gluten, but rather the process by which conventional American wheat is grown and harvested.Unbeknownst to most consumers is the fact that just before harvest, a vast majority of conventional wheat grown in the U.S. is doused... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2014
By: Tracy Loew & Alisha RoemelingMichael Chapin and Nichole Rose were enjoying a walk at Minto-Brown Island Park Thursday afternoon when Rose's black lab, Odin, led them to a shocking scene.In and around a pond near an oak savannah, about a quarter-mile north of the dog park, were several 30-gallon Dow Chemical herbicide drums."There were just barrels of stuff lying all over the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2014
By: Michelle BrenceAll 36 Oregon countieshave completed their recounts, showing that Ballot Measure 92 failed by 837 votes in an overall vote of 752,737 in favor and 753,574  against.That's only a modest shift from the first tally, which showed the measure losing by 812 votes.On a percentage basis, the measure lost in the recount by a tiny margin of 0.056 percent.Supporters of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 10th, 2014
Tell Congress and the FDA to stop any efforts to undermine states' rights to label GMOsDon't let Monsanto and the GMA corrupt our democracy and kill GMO labeling!Urgent action needed: Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association are desperate to kill GMO labeling and now have a bill in Congress to violate states' rights - Help stop the Ultimate Monsanto Protection Act!Dear Food... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 09th, 2014
Media ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          December 8, 2014Media Contact: Paige Richardson, (503) 358-8255 or Sandeep Kaushik, 206-355-9230 and Kevin Glenn, (971... more

Posted By: Dave Murphy on Dec 06th, 2014
Don't let Monsanto and the GMA get away with breaking the law in Oregon - Tell Oregon to Make Sure Every Vote Counts!Urgent action needed: Monsanto and the GMA's out-of-state political operatives are breaking the law during the Oregon recount - Only 812 votes separate us from victory - Help make sure Every vote counts!Dear Food Democracy Now! Supporters,The official Measure 92 recount... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 05th, 2014
Amid a recount of Oregon’s ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the “No on 92 Coalition,” tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.The statewide vote on Measure 92 - which, if passed, would demand genetically-engineered ingredients to be labeled as such -... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 05th, 2014
The European Union has approved a law that will enable the bloc’s 28 member states to restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops, even if the EU has declared them as safe. The law comes despite furious lobbying from multinationals.Previously, countries that opposed the cultivation of crops approved by Brussels potentially faced legal challenges. Now, any country may unilaterally... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 05th, 2014
BRUSSELS: The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc.The European Parliament and member states agreed Thursday that national governments can have the final say in the matter, a move that... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 05th, 2014
By: Mateusz PerkowskiA Hawaiian county's ban on biotech crops was overturned by a federal judge, but critics of genetic engineering say they scored an important legal point in the ruling. A federal judge has struck down a Hawaiian county’s ban on genetically modified crops, but his ruling contains a potentially important win for critics of biotechnology.Last year, Hawaii County... more

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