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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 15th, 2016
* More than a hundred Nobel laureates recently signed a statement calling for the acceptance of genetic engineering. With publication in June the letter got widely reported in the international press. Vincent Harmsen discovered that the initiators are employed by the biotech industryINVESTIGATION – In June this year it hit the newspaper headlines. More than a hundred Nobel laureates... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 14th, 2016
Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Contamination Found in Popular American Foods: Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Ritz Crackers among Affected Products(Washington DC) Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide linked to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops, has been found at alarming levels in a wide range of best-selling foods... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 11th, 2016
Canada’s aquaculture industry says its retailers and consumers are not interested in genetically modified salmon despite recent approvals from the federal government.“We’re not really interested in seeing genetically modified technology move forward when our customers are not interested,” Ruth Salmon, executive director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance told... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 11th, 2016
AG Takes Action Against Bayer Over Deceptive Marketing About Risks of Pesticides First-of-Its-Kind Enforcement Action by a State Attorney General Targeting a Manufacturer of Neonicotinoid Pesticides BOSTON — Bayer CropScience, the world’s largest agrochemical company and one of the largest global manufacturers of pesticides, has agreed to pay $75,000 and change its... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 11th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaMost people in the U.S. first heard of Zika virus about a year ago. It was October 2015 when officials in Brazil reported a possible association between infection with Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly.The virus, however, was first identified in Uganda in 1947, in monkeys. Several years later, in 1952, Zika virus was found in humans in the same area as well as in the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 10th, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-approved and proposed a dramatic expansion Tuesday of the use of the toxic pesticide Enlist Duo after only a cursory review of troubling data showing the two chemicals in the pesticide combine to have "synergistic" effects that are potentially harmful to endangered species and the environment. If approved the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 10th, 2016
By Dr. MercolaThe 1972 Clean Water Act1 regulates discharges of pollutants into U.S. waterways and sets quality standards for surface waters. It was supposed to ensure clean water for swimming and fishing, yet after more than four decades of clean water regulations, our waterways are in serious jeopardy. In Frontline’s special report, “Poisoned Waters,”2 which... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 10th, 2016
Sonoma County in California has passed Measure M to ban GMO crop cultivation – YES 55.9% to NO 44.1%. The successful vote on Measure M, which took place on the same day as the U.S. presidential election, means that the largest ever U.S. GMO Free Zone has now been formed.Source: vote.sonoma-county.orgSonoma County joins Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Santa Cruz and Trinity Counties, and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2016
Silenced genes, edited genes, algae engineered to produce compounds that taste like food: new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) made with these experimental techniques are making their way to your dinner plate. It’s the next wave of genetic engineering, or GMOs 2.0. Will we know if they’re in our food? The new GMO labeling law passed by Congress and signed... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2016
Sonoma County products are nationally and internationally recognized for their high quality and purity. The vast majority of Sonoma County farmers grow crops that have not been genetically engineered.  However, as more genetically engineered (GE/GMO) crops and grasses are introduced, they will pose a real threat to the livelihood of our local farmers.  Genetically engineered plant... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2016
In an interview by Bill Maher revealed on Twitter on Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama discussed issues such as food purity, GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics. #HealthCare vs. #DiseaseCare: Food purity in America w/@POTUS pic.twitter.com/ZhNTkHAIT8— Bill Maher (@billmaher) November 5, 2016 President Obama’s main comments on GMOs can be seen below:“In the GMO... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2016
WASHINGTON (CN) - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of 19 Ecuadoreans who claim that a U.S. company sprayed a toxic herbicide on them as part of a campaign to combat Colombian drug cartels.     The 19 Ecuadorean "test" plaintiffs in the case say that DynCorp, which contracted with the U.S. State Department to carry out "Plan Colombia,"... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 07th, 2016
In a nationwide referendum on the 2nd October 2016 Colombian voters  rejected the government’s peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the biggest extreme-left guerrilla movement(FARC-EP, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo, FARC).Negotiations, preceding the sign of the deal, took four years and were seen as a hope to end a half-a... more

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