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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 15th, 2016
The French news magazine Marianne and its reporter Jean-Claude Jaillette have lost their case in the Court of Appeals in Paris on 7 September 2016, according to a report from CRIIGEN, the research organisation where Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini is chairman of the scientific council.Marianne and Jaillette were sentenced for defamation for denigrating Prof Séralini and his 2012 research... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 14th, 2016
The climate crisis is here, now, but a compromised, corrupted media doesn’t want to know.By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd August 2016What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance.Television channel controllers,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 14th, 2016
By Kelly Hayes - September 10, 2016All Native struggles in the United States are a struggle against erasure. The poisoning of our land, the theft of our children, the state violence committed against us — we are forced to not only live in opposition to these ills, but also to live in opposition to the fact that they are often erased from public view and public discourse, outside of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 14th, 2016
Energy Transfer Partners’ PAC spent over $869,000 in the 2014 and 2016 federal election cycles, but CEO Kelcy Warren has spent far more influencing politics at the state level in TexasBy Kit O'Connell, www.mintpressnews.comSeptember 9th, 2016AUSTIN, Texas — The corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline also operates its own political action... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2016
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System’s Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology report that an era of food allergies that began with the post-millennial generation might be a response to vaccines containing the adjuvant alum, a known trigger for allergic traits. Alum is usually the name given to potassium aluminum sulfate when used in vaccines, the FDA... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2016
Negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co are entering the final stretch as both sides move closer to an agreement to create the world’s biggest maker of seeds and pesticides, according to people familiar with the matter.The German company could reach a deal to acquire its US competitor as early as this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because deliberations are... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2016
Although American demand for dairy has risen steadily for almost 40 years, some farmers tried to limit the supply of milk by killing off their own cows.No, you read that correctly. This mysterious state of affairs was revealed in a nationwide class-action lawsuit against dairy cooperatives, groups of farmers who pool their supplies but, as a whole, serve as middlemen... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2016
By: ANGELO YOUNGThere are many companies whose very names have become synonymous with the evils of their industries, if not blatant examples of general corporate turpitude: Halliburton (Iraq war profiteering), Goldman Sachs (“The Vampire Squid) and McDonald’s (a super-sized contributor to the obesity epidemic) to name but a few.Naturally, the bioengineering... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 12th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaWith the advent of the "green revolution" starting in the 1930s, chemicals were widely embraced as the way to eradicate hunger and ensure abundant harvests. Pesticides and synthetic fertilizers were hailed as scientific marvels that afforded the Western world the highest standard of living the world had ever known.In this chemistry-based model, every problem has... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 12th, 2016
By: Vandana ShivaIndia is steeped in a synthesized controversy created by Monsanto on the first GMO crop, supposedly approved for commercialization. Engaged in litigation on many fronts, Monsanto is trying to subvert our patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, Essential Commodities Act and Competition Act. It is behaving as if there is no... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 12th, 2016
Written By: Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanThe Missouri River, the longest river in North America, has for thousands of years provided the water necessary for life to the region’s original inhabitants. To this day, millions of people rely on the Missouri for clean drinking water. Now, a petroleum pipeline, called the Dakota Access pipeline, is being built, threatening the river. A... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 08th, 2016
EFSA defines weeds as “serious danger to plant health” that must be countered by increasing applications of more types of herbicides. Claire Robinson reportsThe European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) chose the summer holiday ‘dead zone’ period to publish a protocol for the implementation of a major derogation (exemption) from Europe’s pesticide law. The... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 08th, 2016
Italy’s Ministry of Health has placed a number of restrictions on the use of glyphosate, one of the world’s most ubiquitous pesticides, according to a press release from Pesticide Action Network Europe.The Italian restrictions ban the use of glyphosate in areas frequented by the public or by "vulnerable groups”, including children and the elderly. Application is... more

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