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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 15th, 2015
By: Bill Moyers and Michael WinshipFinally! At last! Bipartisan collaboration in Washington -- and what a beaut! President Obama, the Republican Party, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, K Street lobbyists and giant multinational companies are all singing "Kumbaya" and working together to shove through Congress the fast-track legislation that will grease the wheels... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 12th, 2015
    Tell Congress it's time to END the Monsanto's Secret trade deals - Vote NO on TPP!Don't let Congress corrupt ourdemocracy and our foodsupply! - Take Action Today!LAST CHANCE to Stop Fast Track - Tell Congress it's time to Stop Monsanto's Secret Trade Deal - House votes on Fast Track TODAY! - Every voice counts!Dear FDN! Supporters,BREAKING:... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 11th, 2015
 Tell Congress it's time to END the Monsanto's Secret trade deals - Vote NO on TPP!Don't let Congress corrupt our democracy and our food supply! - Take Action Today!LAST CHANCE to Stop the TPP - Tell Congress it's time to Stop Monsanto's Secret Trade Deal - House votes on Fast Track Tomorrow! - Every voice counts!Dear FDN! Supporters, BREAKING Politico is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 11th, 2015
Monsanto (MON.N) has ruled out raising its non-binding $45 billion offer for Swiss rival Syngenta (SYNN.VX) unless the target company gives it access to business data.Monsanto is hosting meetings across Europe this week to woo Syngenta investors, and two Monsanto top executives said in one of these gatherings that only a due diligence assessment of Syngenta's operations could tell whether... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 11th, 2015
By: Sarah LazareAgrochemical giant Monsanto—known for its power over food systems world-wide—recently suggested a name-change as part of a proposed corporate merger, in what critics say is a bald attempt to bury the poor human rights and environmental reputation associated with the company's brand.Founded in St. Louis, Monsanto recently revealed that it would like to move its... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 10th, 2015
ATTLEBORO - Local residents are petitioning U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III to support legislation calling for more labeling of genetically modified food.The residents are also asking the congressman to oppose a Republican bill that would ban states from passing food-safety laws.Residents dropped off two letters to Kennedy, D-Brookline, at his Attleboro office while 10 to 15 stopped into his... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 10th, 2015
Minneapolis — A coalition of scientists warns there is no consensus on the safety of genetically-modified organisms, and more long-term research must be done on individual modified crops. Their message stands in sharp contrast to the idea, popular in the mainstream media, that GMO safety is universally accepted by science.“Fears, Not Facts, Support G.M.O.-Free Food,” reads the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 10th, 2015
By: Gaye DavisCAPE TOWN – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called for genetically modified foods in South Africa to be banned, pending an investigation into whether they can be toxic to humans.The party’s Member of Parliament Mkhuleko Hlengwa was speaking in the National Assembly on Tuesday.He cited reports that Free State University lab tests have found the percentage of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 10th, 2015
By: Helena Bottemiller EvichSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is confident his city’s government will pass his ordinance today and become the first in the country to mandate advertisements for sugar-sweetened beverages also carry a warning message.The ordinance will be voted on by the 11-member Board of Supervisors at a 2 p.m. PST meeting today.“I’m hoping it will... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 09th, 2015
By: Simon BowersMonsanto, the US seed and agrochemicals group known for its genetically modified crops, wants to switch its headquarters from the US to the UK as part of a complex merger deal designed to unlock tax savings for shareholders.The group, which was founded in St Louis, Missouri in 1901, is circling Swiss rival Syngenta with a so-called “corporate inversion” proposal that... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 08th, 2015
By: Jack KaskeyMonsanto Co. is prepared to pay a $2 billion break-up fee should its $45 billion takeover bid for Syngenta AG fail as it presses to jumpstart talks on combining its leading franchise for genetically modified seeds with the world’s largest maker of agricultural chemicals.The break-up fee would be payable if Monsanto is unable to obtain global regulatory approvals, the company... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 07th, 2015
By: Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers AssociationSince when does the mainstream media, in a country that worships at the altar of capitalism and the free market, launch a coordinated attack against a company for selling a product consumers want?When that company dares to cross the powerful biotech industry. How else to explain the unprecedented negative coverage aimed at Chipotle’... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 06th, 2015
By: Mateusz PerkowskiSALEM — A bill aimed at encouraging mediation over biotech crop disputes is poised to become law in Oregon, but the original idea has been scaled back substantially.An amended version of House Bill 2509 is headed for a vote on the Senate floor after earlier passing the House despite some unexpected pushback from critics of genetically modified organisms.Under the... more

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