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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 23rd, 2015
By: Rick BarrettFederal regulators are seeking public opinion on the use of the word natural on food labels, a move that could change the way hundreds of products are advertised.Phrases such as "made with natural ingredients" are commonly used in the food industry, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have a definition for what constitutes a natural food. On... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 21st, 2015
By: Oliver MilmanThe production and consumption of genetically engineered salmon has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, marking the first time that a genetically modified animal product has been cleared for sale in the US.The FDA said that it has approved the salmon, produced by Massachusetts-based firm AquaBounty Technologies, “based on sound science and a comprehensive... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 21st, 2015
By: Jeff BridgesIowa City — NEGOTIATORS en route to the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris, scheduled to begin later this month, should take a detour on rural roads here in Johnson County. A new climate narrative is emerging among farmers in the American heartland that transcends a lot of the old story lines of denial and cynicism, and offers an updated tale of climate... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 21st, 2015
By: Jason BeaubienColistin is the antibiotic that doctors use as a last resort to wipe out dangerous bacteria."It's really been kept as the last drug in the locker when all else has failed," says Dr. Jim Spencer, a senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.But now Spencer reports that E. coli bacteria, which can cause kidney failure... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 21st, 2015
By: Kate KellandGlobal growth of unregulated over-the-counter and Internet sales of precious antibiotic medicines is further fuelling the rise of deadly, drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria, according to a UK government-commissioned review.In recent decades, bacteria resistant to multiple drugs have evolved at the same time as drugmakers have cut back investment in finding new ways to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2015
Associated PressCostco said Friday it does not intend to sell genetically modified salmon at this time, joining a list of retailers who say they will not sell genetically modified salmon, despite the approval Thursday by the federal Food and Drug Administration of the sale of such fish.“Although the FDA has approved the sale of GM salmon, Costco has not sold and does not intend to sell GM... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2015
 By: Max GoldbergJust a few hours ago, the FDA declared that GE-salmon is as safe to eat as non-GE salmon and has given its approval for it to be sold to consumers.Despite the fact that:– Over 400,000 comments were submitted demanding that genetically-engineered salmon be rejected.– More than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2015
By: Brady DennisAfter years of review and endless controversy, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the nation's first genetically altered animal -- a salmon engineered to grow twice as fast as its natural counterpart.AquAdvantage, produced by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty, is an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon and has been given a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2015
By: Julie Steenhuysen and Tom PolansekU.S. health regulators on Thursday cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such approval for an animal whose DNA has been scientifically modified.Five years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first declared the product, made by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies, to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2015
By: Mary Clark Jalonick | Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically modified salmon, the first altered animal for human consumption in the United States.The FDA made the announcement on Thursday.The Obama administration has stalled for more than five years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon.By altering genetic materials,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2015
By: John. W. RoulacAs our planet’s atmosphere races past 400 ppm of carbon dioxide and “climate chaos” weather becomes the norm, many hopes and concerns are being directed to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, to be held this December in Paris.Will world leaders agree to shift away from carbon-centric energy and food production to more renewable energy... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2015
By: Michael PollanThis letter to the future by Michael Pollan is part of the Letters to the Future campaign, a national effort to encourage people from all walks of life to write six generations into the future about climate change. The campaign puts a spotlight on the importance of world leaders agreeing to a global climate treaty at COP21 in Paris.Dear... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2015
By: Sharon BrennanThe first ever antibiotic awareness week comes at a time when we seem to be finally beginning to recognise the disaster that antibiotic resistance is threatening.As someone who was born with cystic fibrosis and was lucky enough to receive a double lung transplant in 2013, I know the fear of antibiotic resistance only too well. I have been hospitalised many times... more

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