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Blog Archive (August 2016)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 31st, 2016
By Dr. MercolaAcetaminophen, also known as paracetamol (International Nonproprietary Name),1may be one of the more dangerous drugs you can purchase. This may surprise you since most households carry one or two variations of the product to treat headaches, fever or cold symptoms.Acetaminophen is classified as an analgesic, or a medication acting to relieve pain. According to the American... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 31st, 2016
In a new Bloomberg report, Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away for Free, solar capacity from the country's central grid has increased four fold to 770 megawatts since 2013. Another 1.4 gigawatts will be added this year with many solar power projects under development.Written by: Lorraine Chow June 3rd 2016Thanks to an... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 31st, 2016
Due to state & federal loophole, bee-harming seed coatings unaffected by state’s decisionSt. Paul, MN — This morning at the State Fair, Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced Minnesota’s comprehensive new plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across the state. Today’s decision concludes a nearly 3-year review of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 30th, 2016
Camila Cortez, 4, the granddaughter of a farmworker, joins others at a rally calling for passage of a bill that would require farmworkers to receive overtime after working eight hours. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Tensions flared at the state Capitol on Thursday after the state Assembly abruptly adjourned without taking up its most anticipated piece of legislation of the day: a bill that would... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 30th, 2016
 Responding to consumer concerns about genetically modified foods, Bumble Bee Seafoods has certified its flagship canned tuna as not containing GMO ingredients.POSTED BY CHRIS JENNEWEIN ON AUGUST 25, 2016The San Diego-based company announced Wednesday that its canned Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water and in Oil is now Non-GMO Project Verified. Bumble Bee... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 30th, 2016
Global food security and sovereignty could be threatened as China moves closer to embracing GM foodEXCERPT: [China’s] hesitation to approve genetically modified food production suggests the road to commercialisation is a rocky one. Sections of China’s middle class are increasingly looking towards more “natural” organically produced food, and recent food scares have not... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 30th, 2016
The Head of the TUC’s EU and International Relations Department explains that reports of TTIP’s demise are being exaggerated in order to sneak through the more advanced CETA trade dealIt seems that reports of TTIP’s death may be a cynical attempt to smuggle through another bad trade deal.EXCERPT: By pronouncing the death of TTIP, [Sigmar Gabriel, Angela Merkel’s deputy in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2016
By Leilani Clark on  August 29, 2016The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift, you might consider telling them about the power of institutional purchasing. It may sound less interesting and, on the surface, it certainly is. (Who doesn’t love buying purple carrots... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2016
Written by: Bob CooperAugust 17, 2016 — Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds. Three miles over the hills on another small farm, Jonnes Mlegwah is double-digging the soil... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2016
June 24th, 2016A new scientific study carried out by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is casting doubt on the assumed connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly. The study was prompted by the fact that no similar epidemics of microcephaly are being found in other countries hit hard by the Zika virus.“Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2016
Germany’s Vice Chancellor said in 14 rounds of talks neither side had agreed on a single common chapter out of the 27 being deliberatedIf the story below can be taken at face value, it’s great news. Congratulations to all the groups and individuals who have contributed to the failure of this much-hated deal.—TTIP has failed – but no one is admitting it, says German Vice... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2016
By Dr. Mercola - August 10, 2016In a survey of 1,000 people, 71 percent of Americans expressed a concern over the number of chemicals and pesticides in their food supply.1 The respondents' largest concerns were about toxic pesticides (88 percent) and genetically engineered (GE) foods (79 percent).Research has linked long-term pesticide exposure to infertility, birth defects,2,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2016
NGOs across Europe have enthusiastically applauded the decision by Italy’s Ministry of Health on Friday to place a number of restrictions on the use of the probable carcinogen Glyphosate, one of the world’s most ubiquitous pesticides.Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe stated that the Italian restrictions ban the use of Glyphosate in areas frequented by the public or by “... more

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