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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015
By: Rachel ParentThe federal election is only three months away, and I think it's good to know where all the parties stand on mandatory labelling of genetically modified foods and ingredients.The NDP have been clear about their position. NDP MP Murray Rankin, health critic for the opposition is very supportive of mandatory GMO labelling, so much so, that he introduced a motion (M-480) to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015
By: Doug PalmerKAANAPALI, Hawaii — Top trade officials from the United States, Canada and 10 other Pacific rim nations fell short of concluding the biggest trade pact in history on Friday because of differences over agricultural, autos and pharmaceuticals, but said significant progress had been made.“We’re confident that TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] is within reach,” U.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 01st, 2015
A key paper that's been widely cited to justify the use of GM 'Golden rice' to boost vitamin A nutrition has been withdrawn due to ethical breaches, with no proof of consent by parents of the children taking part in trials. But that's not the only objection.The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is retracting a scientific paper that claimed to show that... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 01st, 2015
By: Damian CarringtonPesticide manufacturers, Bayer and Syngenta were involved in a meeting over whether to lift a ban on neonicotinoids in the UK, previously suppressed minutes reveal.The manufacturers of controversial pesticides took part in a key meeting on whether a Europe-wide ban on their chemicals should be lifted in the UK, according to newly published documents. The record of the meeting... more

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