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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 13th, 2016
It is quite clear that in order to continue feeding a growing population, we must first feed the soil. One of the best ways to prevent global disaster, save our health, and build a sustainable economy is through regenerative agriculture. Regenerative techniques, which include cattle grazing, can address a number of pressing problems, including water scarcity, soil erosion and degradation,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 05th, 2016
SUMMERLAND, B.C. — A third non-browning, genetically modified apple has been approved by the USDA.The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of USDA has granted deregulated status to the Arctic Fuji developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C.The Fuji joins the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny Smith varieties as deregulated and deemed as safe and nutritious as conventional... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 05th, 2016
The United Nations has forecast that world food production must double to feed 9 billion people by 2050. That assertion has become a relentless talking point in the growing debate over the environmental, health and social consequences of American agriculture.America’s farmers, we are told, must double their production of meat products and grains to “feed the world.”... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 05th, 2016
Last week the U.S. corporation Monsanto, which holds a leading position in the global market of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), reached a licensing agreement with the Broad Institute, Cambridge, USA, on the commercial use of the innovative genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 for agriculture applications. This news has led some experts to believe that Monsanto will now completely... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaSometimes you read or hear someone in power say something so illogical and narrow-minded that it really crystallizes the reasons why the United States is in such dire straits when it comes to health. Secretary of Agriculture, head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, recently made such a statement. As reported by Politico:1"There's been a lot... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2016
Every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has received a grade on their votes during the last session of Congress on issues concerning transparency and the labeling of GMO food ingredients. The scorecard was prepared by The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group watchdogging government and industry on matters impacting organic food and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2016
The information surfaced Friday when four environment and food safety groups including International Center for Technology Assessment, GeneWatchUK, Food and Water Watch and Friends of the Earth released court documents from the Cayman Islands. Oxitec, a subsidiary of Intrexon, applied for trial releases of its GM mosquito, which, according to the new information, would be inefficient and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2016
The European Court of Justice will rule whether or not new GMO techniques, including ODM, ZFN1, TALENs, and CRISPR-Cas, fall under EU GMO law.The new GMO techniques have been dubbed “new plant breeding techniques” (NPBTs) by their proponents, who hope to sidestep the stigma, regulations, and labelling requirements attached to GMOs. But in GMWatch's view and in the view of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2016
The simplicity and low cost of tools to edit the genetic code means “garage scientists” - or amateurs with some skill - can now perform their own experiments, posing a potential risk from the release of GM bugs, a new report suggests.In a report published on Friday, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that the rise in precision “gene editing” tools... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2016
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is set to release the raw data used in the recent EU safety evaluation of glyphosate to MEPs, as part of its commitment to open risk assessment. EFSA announced on Thursday; “The information will be shared with a group of MEPs following a public access to document request. When combined with the detailed background documents already... more

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