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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 28th, 2015
By: Allison Rose LevyIn the 1976 film “Network,” a news anchor, played by the late actor Peter Finch, urges his television audience to open their windows and shout the infamous phrase, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”According to people I’ve talked to on the ground in Oregon, that may be something close to what many residents there... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
Extrait : Bientôt dans vos assiettes... - Interview de Patrick Moore By: Helen Regen In an interview with the French television station Canal Plus, an advocate for genetically modified foods said Roundup, a weedkiller that is manufactured by chemical giant Monsanto, is safe for human consumption but refused to drink the herbicide when offered a glass by an interviewer. Patrick Moore says he... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
By: Katherine PaulA few weeks ago, I spoke by phone with Cathleen Enright, executive vice president of the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO). (Long story).During the course of our conversation, when we touched on the subject of the science behind the debate over whether or not GMOs are "safe" (me arguing that there's no scientific consensus) Enright said, "Then you... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
By: Rick NorthOregon’s Congressional Democrats have generally strong pro-environmental voting records, at 90% or higher. Kurt Schrader, the only Democrat to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline, is the exception at 73%. (Republican Greg Walden is a woeful 11%) Here’s what their websites say about their environmental positions: Earl Blumenauer: “. . . an... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
By: Carey GillamReuters) - Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.The company said on Tuesday that the report, issued on Friday by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), was biased and contradicts... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
 BY: Elizabeth GrossmanGlyphosate, 2,4-D, and dicaba found to affect bacteria in ways that could promoote resistance to common anitbiotics.This has not been a good week for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the United States’ most... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 26th, 2015
By: Manolo MoralesThe challenge to overturn Maui’s ban on genetically modified organisms heads to federal court at the end of the month.A hearing is set for March 31.Monsanto and other companies want the ban to be ruled illegal despite voters approving it last November. In the general election, in a close vote of 51-to-49 percent, Maui residents approved a referendum to ban genetically... more

Posted By: Dave Murphy on Mar 26th, 2015
World Health Organization Declares Monsanto's Roundup "Probably Carcinogen", Now Congress wants to Outlaw GMO Labeling!Don't let Monsanto Corrupt our food supply! - Take Action Today!It’s time to get Monsanto’s Roundup off your plate, Ban glyphosate and Label GMOs!Just this morning, Congress reintroduced the Pompeo bill that would outlaw state GMO labeling bills and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.The company said on Tuesday that the report, issued on Friday by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), was biased and contradicts regulatory findings that the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015
By: Wenonah Hauter You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do to ecosystems. But now his position on the controversial technology has... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015
By: Lydia Wheeler and Time DevaneyWelcome to OVERNIGHT REGULATION, your daily rundown of news from Capitol Hill and beyond. It's Monday evening here in Washington and now that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) has officially launched his bid for the presidency we're wondering who will be next? Is "Emailgate" far enough behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015
By: Lisa DeJongRestaurant menus are always subject to change, but six months after opening TownHall, the hot new place in Ohio City, the owners began an unprecedented overhaul.Every dish would be transformed.Low sales? Chef's whim? Lack of supply?No, no, no. The place is booming, and the chef is still serving the same popular recipes.What's gone, it seems, are ingredients containing... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015
By: Scott FaberToday, the House Agriculture Committee will hold ahearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.Several witnesses will raise their hands and give sworn testimony that a simple disclosure on the back of a package that food made with genetically modified ingredients will raise food prices.All of them will be wrong.Here’s the truth: changing labels has no impact on... more

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