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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2015
By: Jan OmegaWhen it comes to politics, it generally seems more liberal parties are in favor of the Green Community. Just with political parties that swing more left alone, they are in support of clean energy technologies such as wind and solar, support the expansion and assimilation of hybrid or clean-energy vehicles, cutting down on carbon emissions through taxing, and even furthering research... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2015
By: Willy BlackmoreHalf of EU countries have enacted national bans against genetically engineered crops.When the European Union eased its bloc-wide ban on planting genetically modified crops earlier this spring, many expected that the continent’s agriculture sector would open up to the biotech industry as much of the rest of the world has. The new law allowed for individual countries to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2015
By: Ralph NaderNext year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing.The FOIA was championed by Congressman John E. Moss (D-CA), who strove to "guarantee the right of every citizen to know the facts of his Government... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 02nd, 2015
Germany has opted out of cultivating GMO crops on its territory, informing the EU Commission of the move and in the process joining Poland, France, Scotland and several other member states. The October 3 deadline for EU GMO decisions is looming. The German Agriculture Ministry has notified the European Commission that the country will not allow the growth of GMO crops on its territory.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 02nd, 2015
By: Lorraine ChowTwo separate U.S. agricultural workers have slapped lawsuits against Monsanto, alleging that Roundup—the agribusiness giant’s flagship herbicide—caused their cancers, and that the company “falsified data” and “led a prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince the public, farm workers and government... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 01st, 2015
By: Tom PhilpottSince the mid-1990s, around 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves—a rate of about one every 30 minutes, which is 47 percent higher than the national average. The tragedy has become entangled in the rhetorical war around genetically modified seeds.Some anti-GMO activists, including Indian scientist and organic-farming champion Vandana Shiva, have blamed the... more


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