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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
Despite a new poll published Monday suggesting that 76% of Americans expect that a non-GMO dairy label would mean the cows were fed non-GMO feed, a “Trojan horse” paragraph in Bill H.R. 1599, also known as the DARK Act, is set to deliver the exact opposite to consumers, as well as a massive boost to the Biotech industry.Warren Taylor, Co-Owner of Snowville Creamery in Ohio,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
By: Jonathan Browning, Aaron Kirchfeld, Dinesh NairChina National Chemical Corp. Chairman Ren Jianxin met with Syngenta AG in Europe last week as the Chinese chemical firm moves ahead with a takeover plan, after rivals Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. revealed plans to merge, according to people familiar with the matter. Syngenta’s shares jumped.ChemChina is discussing a revised... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
By: Tom ColicchioTHIS month, Congress may decide whether consumers are smart enough to be trusted with their own food choices. Some lawmakers are trying to insert language into must-pass spending legislation that would block states from giving consumers the right to know whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients.They must be stopped.Nine out of 10 Americans want G.M.O.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
By: Lorraine ChowDave Matthews, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are speaking out against the controversial Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599), also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.The legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling of genetically modified foods(GMOs... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
By: Nigar OrujovaNo GMO tobacco, wine and cotton products can be imported to Azerbaijan or produced in the country from now on. While debates on the danger of the genetically modified organisms are continuing around the world, Azerbaijan strictly bans GMOs in the country. Relevant amendments into the law ‘On Tobacco’, ‘On viticulture and winemaking’ and ‘On... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2015
By: Karen GrahamManila - The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of GM eggplant, and a temporary halt to approving applications “contained use, import, commercialization and propagation” of GMO crops and products.The Supreme Court decision is historic because it sets a global precedent as the first decision to be made using the Writ of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 14th, 2015
By: Willly BlackmoreIf you’re the kind of consumer who avoids GMOs at the grocery store, you’re about to get some help making more informed shopping decisions from an unlikely party: PepsiCo.Early next year, the label from the Non-GMO Project, the largest third-party verification program of GMO-free foods out there, will be featured on Tropicana Pure Premium orange juices and a number... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 13th, 2015
By: Elizabeth Glass GeltmanThere has been a lot of press coverage this week about the FDA decision to approve the sale of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. Opponents of the FDA ruling describe AquaBounty Technologies' AquAdvantage Salmon, as "frankenfish." AquAdvantage Salmon is created by splicing genes from Chinook salmon and those of ocean pout. The result is a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2015
By: Julie IngwersenThe U.S. Department of Agriculture next month will tighten regulations for field trials of genetically modified wheat, the government said in a notice on Friday.The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said it will require developers to apply for a permit for field trials involving biotech wheat planted on or after Jan. 1. Since 1997, such trials have... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2015
By: Anna AmadRecent studies had proven that the disease has become resistant to antibiotics. Patients with an increased life risk because of the invading bacterium are recommended to take the medicine even though some experts argue about its effects.  Salmonella is classified as a rod-shaped, Gram-negative, very varied genus of bacteria that are usually found in the intestines of human... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2015
By: Nathan BomeyThe companies have identified $3 billion in annual cost savings, which they said would translate into $30 billion in market value. With rising commodity prices, the Dow and DuPont are facing pressure to bolster their profit margins while preserving market share.Before the merger, DuPont said it will shed $700 million in costs. About 10% of its global workforce will be "... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2015
By: Swetha GopinathChemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co have agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a first step toward breaking up into three separate businesses, a move that pleased activist investors and could trigger more consolidation.The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch dubbed it, combines two of the biggest and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 11th, 2015
By: Visarut SankhamOPPONENTS to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) turned up in full force at key sites in 47 provinces yesterday to demand that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha suspend the Biological Safety Bill until it is properly amended.In Bangkok alone, more than 500 people gathered at Government House to submit a petition to the premier via Government Spokesman Maj-General... more

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