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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2015
By: Tim RadfordPink salmon—the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon species, and a supper table mainstay in many parts of the world—may be swimming towards trouble.And they are not the only dish likely to disappear from the menu. Mussels, oysters, clam and scallop could all become scarcer and more expensive as the seas become more acid. And as the world’s... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 09th, 2015
New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015
Iran imports $5 billion of genetically modified crops a year despite government restrictions on the production of biotech products, local media said on Monday.In the absence of clear regulations, the Ministry of Agriculture has approved repeated imports of GM crops such as rice, soybeans, rapeseed and edible oil “with prior knowledge”, a review by the ministry's Behzad Qareyazi... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015
By: Dan CharlesThe U.S. government's system for regulating the products of biotechnology, including GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, was born in 1986, and it has been controversial from the start. Now, it will be getting a makeover — in part to assure the public that GMOs really are adequately regulated.The White House has ordered three federal agencies with a hand in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015
By: Laura DonovanPop. Soda. However you call it, the beverage can mean big trouble, according to a revised estimate of a 2013 study on the negative impact of sugary drinks.Worldwide, sugary drinks are responsible for 184,000 deaths each year, with 25,000 of those deaths in America, according to the study published in the journal Circulation. This is larger than the estimate... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015
By: Jessica DyeA farmers' co-op must pay 10 percent of a $92 million settlement inked in state court with Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice to plaintiffs' lawyers who worked on parallel claims in federal multidistrict litigation, a judge has ruled.Riceland Foods Inc argued it was not obligated to pay federal MDL counsel because its litigation was in state court. But on... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015
By: Tom PhilpottImagine if Monsanto announced the debut of a genetically engineered superfood—a vegetable rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals, perfectly adapted to Africa's soils and changing climate.The leaves of amaranth, pumpkin, and cowpea (black-eyed pea) plants are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein.There'd be howls of protest, no doubt, from anti-GMO... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015
By Lynda Schneekloth and Eveline HartzAre genetically engineered foods safe to eat? A significant amount of independent research says no, while Monsanto Corp.’s research says yes. The biotech industry spends millions of dollars on a continuous media campaign to assure consumers that genetically engineered/genetically modified organisms are safe. Plus the companies vehemently oppose... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015
Monsanto, the organization well-known for Roundup Ready and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has been on the allegation chopping block lately for their “products.” The Inquisitr previously reported on said allegations. This includes GMOs allegedly causing health issues in Russia as well as the rising suicide rate in India. It should be noted that the two... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015
By Audrey McAvoy | Associated PressA federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county's authority, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in her order.The county, which is a major center for research on... more

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