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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 30th, 2015
By: Carey GillamThe World Health Organization is set to examine a widely used pesticide and agribusiness is bracing for bad news, less than three months after the group classified another popular herbicide as "probably" cancer-causing.Twenty-four scientists representing WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are set to analyze scientific findings regarding links... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 30th, 2015
Associated Press:MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in southern Oregon on Friday rejected a request by two alfalfa farms to block Jackson County's ban on genetically engineered crops.The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke could allow the ordinance to take effect in June. Clarke found that the GMO ban is not pre-empted by Oregon's "right to farm" law.  He... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 27th, 2015
A number of Russian MPs have suggested altering the current legislation and introducing criminal responsibility for illegal trade in GMO products. The idea is to mete out prison terms of up to two years for repeated offenders.The bill tightening the rules for selling genetically modified products has been prepared by lawmakers representing the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, known for its... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2015
By: Jedediah Purdy | Professor, Duke Law School; Author, 'A Tolerable Anarchy'Democracy is the problem with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiation. It's the problem for TPP supporters because the trade deal has been secret so far -- known to the public only through leaks and rumors -- and because the Fast Track authorization that the Obama Administration wants would box... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2015
By: Mary Pols | Portland Press HeraldDespite resistance from industry, advocates want to bypass a ‘trigger clause’ approved in 2014.The average kitchen contains dozens of labeled items: corn syrup that boasts it has 0g High Fructose Corn Syrup, crackers and cookies advertising no trans fats, maybe a package of grass-fed beef or organic peanut butter. Anyone reaching for a cigarette... more

Posted By: Ethan on May 25th, 2015
Iran has unveiled the first sample of genetically modified cotton, which has been produced through indigenous technology by Iranian specialists.The unveiling took place during the First International and 9th National Biotechnology Congress of Iran, which was attended by Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.According to Persian media, Dr. Mostafa Ghane’i, who heads the First International... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2015
By: Jonathan Lai | InquirierPeople saying they are concerned about the health and environmental implications of food made with genetically modified organisms gathered Saturday afternoon in Center City for a rally and march calling for mandatory labeling of "GMO foods."Philadelphia's "March Against Monsanto" was one of hundreds taking place Saturday in cities around the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2015
By: Cathy Bussewitz | Associated PressDemonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.The protesters complained about the impacts that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. They say they want... more

Posted By: Ethan on May 25th, 2015
MADURAI: NGOs in the city on Saturday held demonstration demanding a ban on genetically modified organisms (GMO), citing potential harm to human health. The demonstration was part of a worldwide protest against a US-based company called Monsanto which produces GMO products. Around 75 members from various NGOs held placards and banners that read "Ban the GMO" and walked from Gandhi... more

Posted By: Ethan on May 24th, 2015
By: Camille PhillipsMissouri Botanical Garden visitors were greeted by flashes of color even before they saw Chinese lantern displays Saturday morning. About 70 anti-Monsanto protesters lined the sidewalks outside the garden, some carrying 3-D monarch butterfly props. One protester brought along a dog in a bee costume.“We find it really hypocritical that a garden, which is by the way a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 24th, 2015
By: Kelley KingDAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) —  Dozens marched against Monsanto in Dayton Saturday afternoon.Activists gathered for the fourth time as part of the International Movement against Monsanto. Their march focused on the company’s work with genetically modified crops or GMO’s.Organizers said they hope the march brings attention to the labeling of the GMO’s on products... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 24th, 2015
By: Chris BonannoProtests in Cocoa Beach and Melbourne on Saturday afternoon were part of the third annual March Against Monsanto demonstrations in more than 400 cities worldwide.About 50 participants gathered near the intersection of State Road A1A and SR 520, many of whom were sporting colorful, provocative signs that elicited honks from motorists."We're just trying to protect our... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 24th, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. — Advocates for a food supply free of genetically modified organisms, or at least one with better labeling, took to the street in Richmond on Saturday.The movement has taken root globally, and the Memorial Day weekend march through Carytown just one of many happening around the world, according to those who attended.The march, which led through the Richmond shopping area... more

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