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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2016
By Doug Gurian-Sherman on  August 25, 2016A recent article in The Progressive Farmer sounded an alarm about the re-emergence of the corn rootworm, a beetle was once called the “billion dollar pest” due to the big impact it has had on valuable corn crops and the costs farmers have racked up trying to control it.In recent months, the rootworm has... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2016
Taking copies is forbidden, so re-analysis by independent scientists will not be possibleThe Glyphosate Task Force, a group of companies that market glyphosate herbicides, has opened a reading room in Brussels for the public access of 71 industry studies on glyphosate, according to a German language press release from the group. The studies are used by companies to gain regulatory... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2016
Three U.S. based non profit organizations filed a lawsuit against General Mills on Thursday for misleading the public by labeling their Nature Valley brand granola bars “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” It was recently discovered that the herbicide chemical glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup and hundreds of other glyphosate-based herbicides, is present in the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2016
By: Dana Geffner Executive Director, Fair World ProjectAt the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP. Unlike Donald Trump, most of us are not protectionists looking out only for U.S. corporate interests and the rich 1 percent, but rather embrace global trade when it... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 25th, 2016
CBD – It’s Organic Unless it’s DomesticGuest post by Robert Hoban, Managing Partner at Hoban & Feola, LLC July 5th, 2016Longmont, Colorado hemp company CBDRx develops, cultivates, processes and distributes wholesale hemp-based CBD products. The large-scale operation markets its products as the best high-CBD, broad spectrum cannabinoids. In an effort to further... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016
Last year, Kade McBroom launched a non-GMO soybean processing plant in Malden, Missouri, and was optimistic about the potential to serve the fast-growing non-GMO market.But now McBroom sees a potential threat to his new business from herbicide drift sprayed on genetically modified crops. This past spring, Monsanto Co. started selling GM Roundup Ready Xtend soybean ... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016
Monsanto objects to a government proposal that would force it to share its technology with local seed companiesEXCERPT: [Monsanto’s] unprecedented decision to pull the application, which has not previously been reported, could set back Monsanto's efforts to introduce its new seed, called Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology, for years and lead to further losses.—Exclusive:... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016
 The human brain is 95 percent water. Water makes up more than two-thirds of human body weight. Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered with water. Yet only 2.5 percent of Earth’s water is freshwater, of which only a small proportion is actually available to meet the needs of humans and animals. (Some of it is locked up in glaciers and ice, for example).Water is life.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016
By Dr. Mercola August 09, 2016As you may have noticed, there's an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs.1 This would allow the drug industry to eliminate the competition of the supplement industry, thereby increasing its own profits.The primary talking point is that supplements are not regulated as drugs, so they are therefore unsafe. Strangely, prescription... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016
by  MARYGRACE TAYLOR JANUARY 5, 2016In case you missed it, the nutrition-conscious folks over at the FDA have proven themselves to have a pretty whacked-out definition of the word "healthy." Case in point: The agency attacked Kind bars—a snack made mostly of good-for-you nuts, seeds, and dried fruit—for using the claim when it technically shouldn't have.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016
By MEGAN CASSELLA08/16/16 02:30 PM EDTTrade critics and anti-fracking activists expressed dismay Tuesday at Hillary Clinton's choice of former Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to chair her transition team, raising new friction with some of the liberal constituencies that had flocked around Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries.Salazar’s critics noted that he has been an outspoken... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016
By Ken RoseboroPublished: July 24, 2016 Issue: July/AugustA GMO labeling passed by the U.S. government allows food companies to use complex, smart phone enabled QR codes to disclose GMO informationThe U.S. Congress recently passed controversial legislation that critics say would establish an ineffective, complex, and confusing system of mandatory disclosure of genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016
 By: Lorraine Chow March 14, 2016Initiative 522 would have required the labeling of genetically modified (GMOs) foods, seeds and seed products in Washington state and was narrowly defeated. As it happens, the GMA was the largest single donor to the “No on 522” campaign, spending a record $22 million to stop the measure, according to ... more

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