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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2015
Washington State University (WSU) researchers, led by Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, working alongside Monsanto and the Monsanto service contractor Covance Laboratories, announced last week that U.S. women’s breast milk does not contain the world’s most sold herbicide, glyphosate.However, following an investigation by Sustainable Pulse and Moms Across America,published last week,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2015
By: Dr. Vandana ShivaCitizens of the United States are being denied the right to know what they are feeding their families. Despite the fact that 90% of American citizens want GMO labelling on their food, big business is doing everything it can to prevent people from accessing their rights. Representative Pompeo’s bill, popularly known as the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know),... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2015
By: Raji Reddy KesireddyHYDERABAD: Several large Indian hybrid seed makers, who had agreements with Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (MMB) for Bollgard technology (BT) cotton, have sought to amend royalty amounts trait value, citing price caps being fixed by various state governments. A group of hybrid seed makers has also obtained legal advice to move higher courts against Mahyco Monsanto if it... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 29th, 2015
By: Lydia Wheeler and Tim DevaneyIndustry groups and top U.S. trading partners are pushing back against legislation to redesign an Agriculture Department meat-labeling rule found to violate international standards, arguing the regulations should be scrapped altogether.In May, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) appellate body weighed in on the long-running dispute, siding with Canada and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 28th, 2015
By: Sybille De La HamadieFrench seeds group Vilmorin would consider taking over part of Syngenta's seed activities if these were put up for sale as part of the proposed takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto, the company said on Wednesday."If we have a position ourselves or show an interest, of course we will position ourselves in due time," Vilmorin's chief financial officer Daniel... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 28th, 2015
By: Christina SarichWant to know where the dirty money is which is helping to make GMO labeling illegal?Shockingly, or perhaps not to the individuals who have been observing the biotech charade, house members who voted to keep the public from knowing what is in their food in the latest land-slide win for Big Food supporters of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 28th, 2015
By: Amanda FroelichBees' importance cannot be overstated. As TrueActivist has shared before, the tiny, bumbling insects are responsible for a lot - making them essential in the future of our planet.Therefore, with massive bee die-offs (otherwise known as 'colony collapse disorder'), it has been the plight of many scientists, beekeepers, and educated activists... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 28th, 2015
By: Ludwig BurgerSyngenta (SYNN.VX) has said a $2 billion break-up fee that unwanted U.S. suitor Monsanto (MON.N) has pledged to pay if its proposed $45 billion merger failed would only apply in limited cases, leaving its shareholders exposed to the bulk of regulatory risks.Swiss Syngenta, the world's largest maker of farming pesticides, told Reuters that based on its legal interpretation of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 26th, 2015
By: Andrew SimmsFrom superfoods to GM crops – every week presents a new technological solution to save the world, distracting us from the simpler, sustainable options.Every week brings news of the latest world-saving technological breakthrough, from electric cars to superfoods and energy miracles. Global agrochemical firm Monsanto just announced a $1bn investment in its new herbicide,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 26th, 2015
By: Mario MorettoAUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s two congressional representatives don’t always see eye to eye but they joined forces this week against a proposed law that would ban states from requiring food manufacturers to label products that contain genetically modified organisms.U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, and Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, both voted against the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 23rd, 2015
By: Lydia Wheeler and Cristina MarcosThe House on Thursday passed hotly contested legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs.The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which passed 275-150, would instead create a federal standard for the voluntary labeling of foods with GMO ingredients.Rep... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 23rd, 2015
By: Lydia Wheeler and Cristina MarcosThe House on Thursday passed hotly contested legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs.The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which passed 275-150, would instead create a federal standard for the voluntary labeling of foods with GMO ingredients.Rep... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 23rd, 2015
By: Casey GillamThe U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.Dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by supporters, but the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" or DARK Act, by opponents, the... more

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