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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 09th, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the community of Key Haven in Monroe County, Florida. The release of the GE mosquitoes would have been the first-ever in the United States, but FDA failed to conduct adequate testing for potential impacts to people, threatened and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 02nd, 2016
Crops genetically-engineered to withstand certain pesticides have a short shelf-life in Boulder County, Colorado.The county’s commissioners voted Wednesday to ban growing genetically engineered crops on county open space with a 2-1 vote. The decision does not apply to privately-owned farmland.The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets -- the only... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 02nd, 2016
By Dr. MercolaInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — is an autoimmune disease that can have very serious consequences. (IBS, on the other hand, is a functional bowel disorder. In other words, there are no significant physical conditions that contribute to the problem; hence it's a functional disease.)According to the latest... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 02nd, 2016
* Differing views on benefits and risks of organic foods, GMOs as Americans report higher priority for healthy eatingFood has become a flashpoint in American culture and politics. In the past generation, Americans have witnessed the introduction of genetically modified crops, the rise of the organic food industry, increasing concerns about obesity, growing awareness to food allergies and other... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 01st, 2016
Do you look for meat, and poultry products that are produced humanely?  Unfortunately, foods labeled as “humanely raised” may come from factory farms with terrible conditions for animals.The Food Safety and Inspections Service (FSIS) is charged with ensuring “the labeling of meat and poultry products is truthful and not misleading.” Animal welfare... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 01st, 2016
By Dr. MercolaFood security. Health. Environmental sustainability. Democracy. All of these things are interconnected like spokes around the hub of agriculture. Agriculture, in turn, has undergone massive changes over the past several decades. Many of them were heralded as progress that would save us from hunger and despair.Yet today, we're faced with a new set of problems, birthed from the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 01st, 2016
A controversial weed spray has been removed from Auckland Council's gardening practice in select parts of the city as well as on Waiheke.In 2015, the World Health Organisation said glyphosate, commercially known as Roundup, "probably" has the potential to cause cancer in humans.Now five of Auckland's 21 local boards will spend funds from their... more

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