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Blog Archive (June 2016)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 28th, 2016
By FoodDemocracyNow!,Grassroots Family Farm and Consumer Groups Pressure Congress asCorporate-owned “Organic” Companies Sell Out Smuckers and Organic Valley Also Named Among Companies who Cut Deal   Washington D.C. -- National grassroots organizations expressed their outrage today towards a group of U.S. Senators and major, self-described, “... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 28th, 2016
By FoodDemocracyNow!, STAND WITH VERMONT - Don't let Monsanto and the Corporate Elites Corrupt Bargain kill GMO labeling today !Don't let Corrupt Corporate Organic SELL OUT Your Right to GMO Labeling!Breaking: Major Corporate Organic Companies JOIN Monsanto to SELL OUT the GMO labeling movement to protect their corrupt profits and help hide Monsanto's GMOs in our food! Every... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2016
By FoodDemocracyNow!, URGENT: 48 hours to Defend Vermont and Defeat Monsanto! We need your help to STOP Monsanto's Dark Act TODAY- Every voice counts! We have less than 48 hours to stop Monsanto and the biotech industry from killing GMO labeling for good.Vermont's first-in-the nation GMO labeling bill will go into effect on July 1st, but only if you take action today!This... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2016
By FoodDemocracyNow!, 48 Hours to Defend Vermont and Defeat Monsanto! A handful of Senators are trying to pass an outrageous corporate bailout for Big Food and the biotech industry now known as the Great Monsanto Bailout in the Senate and we need your help to STOP IT TODAY- Every voice counts!  On July 1st, Vermont's first-in-the nation GMO labeling bill will go into... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 20th, 2016
By FoodDemocracyNow,See Billboard Advertisement HereConcord, NH – Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is being featured on a new billboard advertisement highlighting the amount of campaign money she has accepted from the agri-giant, Monsanto. Ayotte, running in a tough re-election against Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH), has taken more than $10,000 from the St. Louis-based biotech seed and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 12th, 2016
By GMWatch, European Food Safety Authority and German risk assessment institute BfR are in contempt of the law in claiming glyphosate is unlikely to pose a cancer risk, say groupsIn an open letter, thirty-one European environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection and medical organisations have called upon EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commission President Jean-Claude... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 12th, 2016
By GMWatch, Exposure to livestock may have protective effectA new study on the wives of pesticide applicators showed that women who used the pesticides glyphosate and maneb/mancozeb had a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than non-users of pesticides.The elevated risk for glyphosate users was 1.4 times that of non-users of pesticides.The confidence interval for glyphosate (... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 07th, 2016
By GMWatch, Leaving the EU won’t save the UK from TTIP-style GM crop farming and the re-introduction of pesticides currently banned in Europe. But staying in might, writes Claire RobinsonSome critics of GMOs and dangerous pesticides are using the much-hated TTIP trade agreement to back the argument that the UK would be better off leaving the EU. Their argument goes like this. TTIP... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 06th, 2016
By GMWatch, No qualified majority vote in favour of glyphosate achieved todayThe EU Commission’s amended proposal to approve glyphosate herbicide for only 18 months today failed to get qualified majority approval from EU member states. The issue will now go to an appeals committee, with a vote scheduled for around 20 June.A French journalist, Isabelle Ory, said on Twitter ... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 06th, 2016
By SustainablePulse, The Great Glyphosate Rebellion continues at full pace in Europe as a new European Commission proposal for a temporary license extension of 18 months failed to receive support from the European Union members states.The European Commission may now submit its temporary extension proposal to an appeal committee of political representatives of the 28... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 03rd, 2016
By SustainablePulse, The amount of the herbicide atrazine that’s released into the environment in the United States is likely harming most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, according to a risk assessment released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The EPA assessment of atrazine will lead to tighter regulatory... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 01st, 2016
By SustainablePulse, The European Commission is seeking political backing to allow unrestricted use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate by labeling the decision as temporary, warned Greenpeace.The Commission has scheduled a vote on an “extension” of the glyphosate licence for Monday 6 June. The Commission’s plan ignores scientific evidence that glyphosate is a ... more

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