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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 24th, 2015
By: Helen ThompsonFrench authorities are on the trail of a young genetically modified green sheep that appears to have gone on the lam in Paris.Somehow a lamb from a lab experiment was sent to a slaughterhouse last fall, and some unknowing buyer purchased the meat, as Amar Toor reports for The Verge. The mysterious incident of the disappearing, genetically modified sheep stirred up... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 24th, 2015
By: Mark MellmanHow do you expect voters would react to members of Congress supporting a bill that tramples on the rights of states and localities, creates a government bureaucracy to replace a private system that’s working and takes away consumers’ right to know what’s in the food they eat? We may find out. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) is moving a bill dubbed the Denying... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 23rd, 2015
 Don't let Monsanto corrupt our democracy and our food supply! - Take Action Today!This is our last chance to stop Fast Track, take action today to make sure your Senators vote NO to Monsanto’s Secret Trade Deal. Dear FDN! Supporters,We regret to inform you that earlier this morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 37 to pass cloture on Fast Track authority on the Trans... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 23rd, 2015
 Don't let Monsanto corrupt ourdemocracy and our food supply! - Take Action Today!This is our last chance to stop Fast Track, take action today to make sure your Senators vote NO to Monsanto’s Secret Trade Deal. Dear FDN! Supporters,Last week, in a surprise vote, the House narrowly passed the Fast Track and now it must be approved by the U.S.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2015
By: Gargi ParsaiEven as the Union government is yet to pronounce a policy on genetically modified crops, a civil society group says there are attempts to seek the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC)’s nod for commercialisation of the GM mustard crop, opening the door to genetically engineered food crops in the country.An indefinite moratorium was placed on the commercial release... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2015
By: Casey GillamDozens of consumer and food groups and businesses asked the U.S. government on Monday for tighter regulation of genetically engineered crops, calling the current system a "failure."The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said it was considering changes to the way it regulates biotech crops and set a public comment period that expired Monday.The agency had proposed a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2015
By Carey GillamA widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined.The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).The IARC said... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2015
By: Vidya VenkatThe cultivation of Bt cotton, a genetically modified, insect-resistant cotton variety, is a risky affair for Indian farmers practising rain-fed agriculture, according to a latest study published by California-based agricultural scientists in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe.Annual suicide rates of farmers in rain-fed areas are directly related to increase in Bt cotton... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 21st, 2015
By: Shishir AryaNAGPUR: After a failed experiment in 2009, India is once again trying its hand at creating desi Bt cotton seeds. The city-based Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR) this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Delhi University whose scientists have discovered a Bt gene - Tg2E-13. Research will now be conducted with the CICR to ensure commercial development... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 21st, 2015
By: Paul LoebRemember the World Trade Organization, which slipped into the shadows after massive Seattle protests in 1999? The same day last week that Congress initially blocked fast track authority for approval of the TPP trade agreement, the House voted to overturn rules requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat. Those supporting the latter said they were just responding to a World... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 21st, 2015
 Tell the Costco to Say No Way to GMO salmon!Dear FDN! Supporters,Do you want to eat genetically engineered salmon? Neither do we! But Costco refuses to say they won’t sell it in their stores.Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the US and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t yet made a commitment to not sell GMO salmon.Tell Costco to say NO... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 19th, 2015
 Don't let Monsanto Kill GMO labeling! - Every voice counts!Don't let Congress corrupt our democracy and our food supply! - Take Action Today!The Monsanto Protection Act is back and worse than ever! Don't let Monsanto and Junk Food lobbyists kill GMO labeling in Washington DC!Dear FDN! Supporters,Last week we had an incredible victory by stalling the Fast Track for secretive... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 18th, 2015
Press NoticeGM-Free Cymru17 June 2015------------------------------------GMO INDUSTRY SAFETY STUDIES ARE WORTHLESSNew research reveals routine use of contaminated lab animal feed-------------------------------------------The twin mantras (a) that GMOs are proved safe, and (b) that there is a scientific consensus based on sound science, have been shown to be worthless by two pieces of research... more

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