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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 08th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaResearchers have found strong associations between excessive sugar consumption and rising rates of obesity and major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's. High-sugar meals are a problem largely relegated to the processed food industry. You don't really have this problem when you're cooking from scratch with whole foods.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 08th, 2016
TACD published a new resolution on consumer concerns about new genetic modification techniques. The resolution states that consumers have the right to know when new genetic engineering techniques are used, including in their food, but companies are lobbying to exempt such products from regulation. A number of new genetic engineering techniques have been developed which were not in use when... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2016
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Trans-Pacific Partnership may well be the worst trade agreement ever negotiated, and he recommends Canada insist on reworking it."I think what Canada should do is use its influence to begin a renegotiation of TPP to make it an agreement that advances the interests of Canadian citizens and not just the large corporations," he said in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2016
The Associated Press   LINKEDINGOOGLE+PINTERESTREDDITPRINTORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY  HONOLULU A Swiss agrochemicals company caught up in legal battles over its farming of genetically modified crops in Hawaii is planning to sell its operations in the state.Syngenta announced Tuesday that it is looking for a buyer for nearly 6,000 acres of land it leases or owns on... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2016
It’s a battle played out every day in the United States: Kids persistently beg their parents for one of the sugary cereals or drive-through hamburgers they saw in a commercial while watching Saturday-morning cartoons, and eventually the worn-out parents give in, even though they know it’s unhealthy.By :Sean Eckhardt AUG 16, 2016 It has long been understood that when kids are... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2016
A newly published peer-reviewed study from Brazil has found that even legal levels of glyphosate-based herbicides have an impact on a common freshwater algae’s photosynthesis, dark respiration and chlorophyll levels, leading to global concerns over damage to freshwater aquatic systems.An article in the current issue of the journal Phycologia looks at the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2016
By Paul ObiAbuja — The Association of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN) yesterday cautioned the federal government against accepting the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods in the country as the consequences may affect the nation in the long run.AMLSCN stated this on Monday at the end of the annual scientific conference in Abuja, stating that the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 01st, 2016
By Rachel Cernansky on  August 22, 2016Standing at the front of a dimly-lit room inside the National Western Stock Show, a sprawling complex on the north end of Denver, Blake Angelo, the city’s food systems development manager, invited a roundtable audience to speak up about the changes they want to see in their neighborhoods with regard to food. The room was filled with... more

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