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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 23rd, 2015
By: Jackie SaloA bill will go before the House of Representatives Thursday that will prevent states from requiring food companies to make labels that indicate if the products are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).Introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would leave whether or not to label GMO foods as such up to the discretion of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 22nd, 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,Right now Congress is back at it, once again carrying Monsanto’s water to put... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 21st, 2015
By: Terri HallenbeckA few hours before Neil Young sang a note Sunday night in Essex Junction, he put his money where his mouth was about to go. The rock legend pledged $100,000 toward Vermont’s legal bills to defend the state’s GMO labeling law."I'm just a rock 'n' roller who believes people should know what they're eating," Young said at a backstage pre-show... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 21st, 2015
By: Brent HallenbeckESSEX JUNCTION – Neil Young’s new album, “The Monsanto Years,” is all about agriculture and degradation of the environment. He didn’t have to start with any of those new songs at Sunday’s concert at the Champlain Valley Exposition, however, to demonstrate his long-standing interest in the health of the planet.“Look at Mother Nature on... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 21st, 2015
By: Evaggelos VallianatosMorton Biskind, a physician from Westport, Connecticut, was a courageous man. At the peak of the cold war, in 1953, he complained of maladies afflicting both domestic animals and people for the first time. He concluded that the popular insect poison DDT was the agent of their disease. DDT, he said, was “dangerous for all animal life from insects to mammals.”... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 20th, 2015
By: Elise HigleyBeing a family farmer has never been easy, but farms like mine in Jackson County, Oregon have been overcoming challenges such as new weeds, drought and pests for centuries.  But one threat that family farmers are not equipped to handle is the threat that our crops will be contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered (GE) crop being grown nearby.  At a time when... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 20th, 2015
By: Greg SeamanJust a few generations ago, in the 1930’s, approximately 45% of Americans lived on farms. This demographic gradually but steadily declined as people migrated to urban centers, and over time, to suburbs. Today, only about 960,000 people claim farming as their principal occupation, which represents less than 1% of the US population.During the same period of time the US... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 20th, 2015
AT LONG LAST, the serious breaches of medical and scientific ethics of the GM golden rice trials on Chinese children appear to have been recognised – in this case, by the journal that published the research paper reporting the experiments.The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is reportedly retracting the paper. The main concerns appear to be lack of informed consent on the part of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 18th, 2015
By: Ben BrodyWhen Barack Obama was running for the presidency in 2008—and later for reelection in 2012—he promised he wouldn't take money from registered lobbyists, not even as bundlers. In the race to succeed him, Hillary Clinton is not following in his footsteps.The former secretary of state raised more than $2 million from 40 "bundlers"—fundraisers who get their... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 17th, 2015
By: Rebecca ShabadThe Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday adopted a GOP amendment that would require the Food and Drug Administration to label salmon products if they’ve been genetically engineered.Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who introduced the proposal, describes the genetically engineered product as “Frankenfish.”“If FDA moves forward as it currently is,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 17th, 2015
The notion of the substantial equivalence of GM glyphosate-tolerant soy plants with their non-GM parents has come under renewed challenge in a peer-reviewed paper. In this case, the difference is not the glyphosate residues in the GM soy but the disruptions to biochemical pathways caused by the genetic engineering process.Researchers Shiva Ayyadurai and Prabhakar Deonikar used a computational... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 17th, 2015
 New study Shatters myth of GMO safety!Don't let Monsanto  corrupt science, democracy and our food supply! - Take Action Today!Breaking: New study shows genetic engineering disrupts basic cellular functions in GMO plants - Finds cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde accumulates in GMO soy!Dear Food Democracy Now! Supporters,Earlier this week, the House Agriculture Committee passed a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 16th, 2015
By: Mateusz PerkowskiA ballot initiative that would overturn Oregon laws pre-empting local control over GMOs and pesticides was found by state attorneys to make overly broad changes to the Oregon Constitution.A proposed ballot initiative to overturn statewide pre-emption laws for biotech crops and pesticides in Oregon has been dealt a legal setback.Under the “Right to Local, Community Self-... more

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