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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 05th, 2015
Thought Chipotle was GMO free? Until today, you would have been wrong.The Mexican Grill announced that starting Monday, it will have completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food.The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on changing a tortilla.Most of the country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 05th, 2015
By: Scott KlingerMonsanto announced that it has resumed possible merger talks with Syngenta, a Swiss-based agricultural chemical giant. The pair explored a merger in early 2014 before deciding against it.When the 2014 talks were going on, one of the principle attractions for the deal was the possibility of Monsanto buying Syngenta and then reincorporating as a Swiss corporation. By taking... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 04th, 2015
By: Gary Paul NabhanSince the onset of spring, one kind of game-changing news after another has reached Iowa farmers. These announcements will affect the third of the state’s farmers who are struggling to control superweeds by using glyphosates and other herbicides. New research revelations, government policy changes and farmers’ own dissatisfactions could radically alter both weed... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 02nd, 2015
Iowa, the United States’ top egg producer, has become the third state to declare a state of emergency over the growing bird flu outbreak, joining Minnesota and Wisconsin.At the time of Gov. Terry Branstad’s Friday press conference, 16 million egg-laying chickens had tested positive for bird flu. The state of emergency is effective immediately and will continue until May 31 unless... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 01st, 2015
By: Andrew Marc Noel, Aaron Kirchfeld and Ed HammondMonsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, has approached Syngenta AG about a takeover, almost a year after a previous attempt fell apart, according to people familiar with the matter.Monsanto has discussed its interest with Syngenta in recent weeks, said two of the people, asking not to be identified discussing private information.... more

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