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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 17th, 2015
By: Michelle Schoffro CookA shocking new report released Tuesday by the organization GMO Free USA found that Gerber’s food product known as “Graduates Lil’ Crunchies” contain Roundup Ready corn—a type of genetically-modified corn that actually produces insecticides.According to GMO Free USA:“We sent a package of Gerber... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 16th, 2015
Syngenta Says Received US EPA Approval For Orondis* Syngenta says receives us epa approval for new high performance fungicide* First sales are expected in the 2016 season* Syngenta says Orondis has a peak sales potential of more than $150 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Zurich Slot)Originally Published: Reuters

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 14th, 2015
By: Dave Murphy | Founder & Executive Director of Food Democracy Now!What happens when a private company with a long history of producing some of the most toxic chemicals on the planet and now produces our food starts facing public pressure from a growing national grassroots movement to label their products to conform with basic principles of democracy and transparency?Well, if the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 14th, 2015
By: Anita HofschniderDoug Chin signed an amicus brief, along with attorneys general from seven other states, contending Vermont’s law is constitutional.Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin signed onto a brief defending Vermont’s right to require labels on food containing genetically engineered ingredients.Vermont’s law has been challenged by the Grocery Manufacturers Association... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2015
By: Sam MarshJosephine County says it won’t enforce a countywide ban on genetically modified crops -- for now.County Legal Counsel Wally Hicks informed attorneys for the local farm family that sued to block enforcement of the county’s GMO crop ban ordinance that “the County will stay the self-reporting deadline and enforcement of the ordinance while the case is pending.”... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 12th, 2015
By: Karen LoKellogg, the company that owns Kashi, has been ordered to pay $3.99 million toward the resolution of a class action lawsuit against the company alleging that its products were falsely labeled as being “all natural” and containing “nothing artificial,” suggesting that they were free of genetically modified organisms.In fact, the products contained ingredients... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 12th, 2015
China will launch a nation-wide investigation over the suspected illegal cultivation of genetically-modified (GMO) crops, the agriculture ministry has posted on its website.The investigation follows a report by an official financial newspaper this week that GMO soybeans have been found in the country's top growing area for the oilseed.China is the world's top buyer of GMO... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 10th, 2015
A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company's Lasso weedkiller.The decision by an appeal court in Lyon, southeast France, confirmed the initial judgment, the first such case heard in court in France, that ruled Monsanto was... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 10th, 2015
By: Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that federal regulators erred in allowing an insecticide developed by Dow AgroSciences onto the market, canceling its approval and giving environmentalists a major victory.The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, is significant for commercial beekeepers and others who say a dramatic... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 10th, 2015
By: Jim HetzerNow that the patent on Roundup has expired, Monsanto is off on a new quest to maximize its profits while genetically modifying the world’s food supply. The new approach is a pesticide that operates to inhibit key genes in insects at the RNA level. Existing GMO can withstand highly toxic pesticides that kill other plants and insects, or plants that have bacteria inserted into... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 09th, 2015
CHEYENNE (WTE) - Wyoming lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ask the federal government to take the lead on how genetically modified foods are labeled.The Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee is scheduled to vote later this month on a resolution asking Congress to pass legislation creating a national policy for the labeling of the products.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 09th, 2015
By: Emma ReynoldsIT’S accused of causing cancer, destroying the environment and storing up devastating health risks for our children.Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits and chocolates, drink soy milk or eat tofu, you’re probably tucking into “frankenfood”.Soy bean... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 09th, 2015
By: Rick SpeltzerMcCormick & Co. Inc. has jumped into the natural foods movement.The Sparks-based spice maker is making moves that will please both organic adherents and opponents of genetically modified foods. It plans to ramp up its organic and non-GMO offerings over the next year, it said Tuesday.McCormick (NYSE: MKC) started with a vanilla extract labeled non-GMO that's currently... more

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