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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 04th, 2016
Hyderbad: A report by the State Food Laboratory (SFL) at Nacharam released on Tuesday declared that genetically engineered (GE) food samples, collected by the GHMC food control officers, were prohibited and unsafe. The labelling on a product of General Mills, called Chocolate Cheerios, proclaimed that it contained GE food ingredients, said the laboratory’s chief  public analyst N... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 04th, 2016
The research project will enable the general public in America to find out how much glyphosate is in their own urine as well as enabling them to help expert independent scientists to study how glyphosate effects the human body, with many areas of follow up research already planned.Glyphosate was classified a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 04th, 2016
Vote could take place before ChristmasThe EU Commission and a few pro-GMO member states are trying to sneak through approvals for new GM crops to be grown in Europe's fields – and they seem to be hoping that the public, press, concerned NGOs, and even MEPs won’t notice. The Commission is putting forward two new GM insecticidal maize varieties for cultivation in the European... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 03rd, 2016
In the years ahead, you can expect to hear a lot of favorable news about industrialized agriculture—GMOs, pesticides and factory farms—coming out of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR).  That seems like a reasonable assumption looking at the foundation’s directors, funders, advisors and staff, who, in many ways, are a who’s who of industrial ag... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 03rd, 2016
Dr Peter Clausing says the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have twisted scientific facts to give glyphosate a clean bill of health.The German toxicologist Dr Peter Clausing has accused the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of committing scientific fraud by twisting... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 03rd, 2016
Court rules GMA intentionally violated state disclosure laws in AG’s enforcement caseOLYMPIA — In a historic decision, a Thurston County Superior Court judge today ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $18 million in penalties and punitive damages, after Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit revealed GMA intentionally violated Washington... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern.Written by: Michael AstorHilal Elver, the U.N.'s special representative on the right to food, said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large corporations to flood the global market with cheap, nutrient-poor foods that force poor people to choose between... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2016
On 26 October 2016 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the EU member states. The latest report is based on analyses conducted in 2014. Year upon year, the proportion of food without detectable residues is decreasing while the proportion of food that contains residues from multiple pesticides is increasing.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2016
Anresco Laboratories, working in coordination with The Detox Project, has started a new era of transparent, accurate and affordable glyphosate testing, which enables consumers to find out the truth about the levels of glyphosate in their food.High detection (20 parts per billion ‘ppb’ and above) glyphosate testing has been available to the food industry in the U.S. for many years... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 01st, 2016
In the United States “We the People” are supposed to have a say in how we are governed, right? So shouldn’t we have a say in how we are governed?President Obama, Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations are pushing – and pushing hard – for a vote in Congress in the “lame duck” congressional session after the election to ratify the Trans-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 01st, 2016
Don’t mess with Monsanto Co. That is the message being delivered right now by the agrichemical industry as it makes a full-fledged assault on the team of internationalcancer scientists who dared to declare cancerous connections to the widely used herbicide called glyphosate, the chief ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup brand.Industry swagger is on full display in Washington where... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 01st, 2016
This is the most significant move in the UK against the use of GM crops since 1999, when British supermarkets took the 70% of processed food that contained GM off their shelves, with it never to return. On that occasion the way was led by one retailer (Iceland), which went non-GM, and the rest followed within a few months.In October Waitrose landed its first shipment of soya grown in... more

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