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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2015
By: Paul HanleyThe scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified organisms is as "overwhelming" as the scientific consensus on man-made climate change.In fact, 89 per cent of scientists who study GMOs, reports Murray Mandryk in his column, Science should drive GMO debate, are convinced they are safe.However, the notion of overwhelming consensus on GMO safety is inaccurate.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2015
By: Chad BrayLONDON — The Swiss agricultural and chemical giant Syngenta said on Thursday that it planned to divest itself of its global vegetable seed business and buy back shares as it sought to reassure shareholders after rejecting an attempted takeover by its American rival, Monsanto.Last month, Monsanto said it was abandoning a $47 billion takeover bid for Syngenta after the company... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2015
By: Erin MansfieldEight states and several organizations have filed briefs in federal appeals court supporting Vermont’s food labeling law, joining the state in its battle against corporate interests.Attorneys general in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire and Washington filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2015
By: Lorraine ChowTwo more European countries are rejectinggenetically modified organisms (GMOs). Lativia and Greece have specifically said no to growingMonsanto‘s genetically modified maize, or MON810, that’s widely grown in America and Asia but is the only variety grown in Europe.food_democracy @food_democracy Breaking: Europe is rejecting Monsanto's GMOs, 2 more... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015
By: Andrew ChungAfter 10 years of litigation, a patent infringement dispute between Dow Chemical Co and rival Nova Chemicals Corp reached a conclusive milestone on Friday when a U.S. appeals court canceled two Dow patents at the center of the case.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found in favor of Nova and its attorney Donald Dunner of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett &... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015
By: Michael GreyGroup from movement for landless people in Brazil claims GM crops ban is a victory over corporate influenceNEWS of the Scottish Government’s ban on genetically modified (GM) crops has travelled far - so far that it has received support from political campaigners over 9,000km away in the state of Goias, Brazil.Campaigners who form part of the Movement of Landless Workers... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015
By: Lydia WheelerConsumer groups are pressuring retail giant Costco to publicly promise not to sell genetically modified salmon even if it’s approved by federal regulators.Friends of the Earth said more than 18,000 letters will be delivered to Costco Wholesale Corp. stores this week, about two months after a coalition of groups including the Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2015
By: Jonathan LathamAre GMOs safe? Up to a point, writes Jonathan Latham - provided you're not eating them. That's certainly not proven to be safe, indeed the hazards are numerous: protein encoding viral DNA fragments, herbicide metabolites, biotoxins whose operation is not understood, poorly conducted experiments ... and those are just the ones we know about.By training, I am a plant... more

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