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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 19th, 2016
Since consumers suffered violent symptoms after eating “proudly made with GMOs” Soylent meal replacement bars, the mainstream media has mysteriously stopped mentioning GM in connection with the productThe article below makes many apt observations on the recent story of how Soylent meal replacement bars made people sick and then were subjected to a product recall. But it shares... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 19th, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. — At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.Conservationist organizations and government agencies that dispatched surveillance helicopters over Cumberland and Robeson counties on Tuesday reported that waters from swollen... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 18th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaFlu season is rapidly approaching and, with it, constant reminders to get vaccinated. This despite the fact that mounting research suggests this approach to flu prevention may be ill advised for long-term health, and doesn't actually work in the first place.In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are, at best, 50 to 60 percent effective... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 18th, 2016
“Big blow” to GMO companiesThe article below reports that in Kenya, the health secretary has rejected a planned trial of GM maize, “dealing a big blow to scientists and global seed companies, who have been pushing for policy change on the controversial crop science”.Note that this quote from Francis Karin, a senior research assistant at the Tegemeo Institute at Egerton... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 18th, 2016
People in California's Central Valley could be drinking water tainted by cancer-causing chemicalsused in oilfields, and current water-testing procedures would not detect these substances, according to a scientific report released Tuesday by researchers at PSE Healthy Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California and the University of the Pacific.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 17th, 2016
Nassim Taleb, a renowned New York University (NYU) professor recently raised eyebrows when he said genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the potential to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet."Taleb, who specializes in risk engineering, has outlined the dangers of GMOs in The Precautionary Principle, a paper recently made... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 17th, 2016
Organizers of a political action committee formed to oppose the potential release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Lower Keys neighborhood of Key Haven say they were sideswiped by Oxitec’s parent company shortly after their committee was formed.Intrexon Corp., a company based in Germantown, Md., in 2015 acquired Oxitec, the company proposing a trial release of genetically modified... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 17th, 2016
Pope Francis has made his strongest attack yet on genetically modified plants and animals (GMOs) and the Biotech Industry (which includes companies such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Du Pont, Syngenta and ChemChina), in a letter to the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Professor José Graziano da Silva on World Food Day.Pope Francis developed his... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 14th, 2016
In its new guide, ‘Monsanto lobbying: an attack on us, our planet and democracy’, Corporate Europe Observatory focuses on the firm’s many lobbying tricks and tools; the types of lobbyists (commanders, ground troups and accomplices), and the money spent to buy power.It shows how the revolving door spins ex-Monsanto staff into powerful positions in government, how scientists... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 14th, 2016
International judges will take evidence from 30 witnesses and “victims” of US agri-business Monsanto in an attempt by hundreds of grassroots groups to hold the company accountable for what they allege are human rights violations, crimes against humanity, and “ecocide”, or widespread environmental damage.High-profile witnesses, including former UN special... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 14th, 2016
Some customers say that Soylent’s plant-based meal replacement bars are giving them stomach troublesAccording to the article below, Soylent food bars are making some people sick.Soylent is a company that promotes its products as “proudly made with GMOs”.In an article with this title on Soylent’s website, the company uncritically reproduces all the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 13th, 2016
Chicken is by far the most popular meat in the United States. In 2010, chicken overtook beef as the country’s most-consumed meat. The chicken industry predicts that this appetite will only grow. America is on track to consume 91.5 pounds of chicken per capita this year, an increase from 90 pounds in 2015. By 2017, Americans will be eating 93 pounds of chicken per capita... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 13th, 2016
Farm workers will now have sweeping new protections from pesticides under new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules announced Monday—safeguards which labor leaders say eluded farm workers for decades due to racial discrimination.The new rules, announced by EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and United Farm Workers (UFW) president Arturo Rodriguez, include... more

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