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Blog Archive (March 2017)

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Conscious Life News By Dr. Joseph Mercola Our annual GMO Awareness Week is upon us, and in this interview, Ronnie Cummins, founder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) details the current state of the opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We first met about six years ago, when we collaborated to create the direct ballot initiative to label... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Pacific Standard A recent lawsuit against Monsanto offers a clear and troubling view into industry strategies that warp research for corporate gain. In a lawsuit regarding the possible carcinogenicity of the pesticide Roundup, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing Monsanto charge the company with ghostwriting an academic study finding that Roundup’s active ingredient,... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Alternet The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. The agency spent the last year coordinating with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Reuters  NEW DELHI – Tens of millions of dollars were within reach for M. Prabhakara Rao as he prepared in April 2015 to take his Indian cotton seed company public. The Indian businessman already had $54 million in initial funding from an American private equity investor. Rao had also locked in a long-term licensing agreement with Monsanto Co,... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Organic Authority  Osborn & Barr, an advertising firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, is facing more than 130 lawsuits over the link between its former client, Monsanto, and cases of cancer associated with Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, marketed as Roundup. The lawsuits were filed last week in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis against Creve... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 29th, 2017
Originally published: Sustainable Pulse  OEHHA issued the decision after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report on glyphosate, which classified the chemical as a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015. The IARC report compelled OEHHA to list glyphosate as a Prop 65 chemical and warn consumers about the... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 28th, 2017
Originally published: Mic Network Inc  Monsanto, a multinational company and the world's largest producer of genetically modified seeds, pays a group of dietitians to spread its controversial GMO gospel. It's pretty standard for a company to pay experts to support a corporate cause. But one dietician who receives funding from Monsanto argues for the company's line... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 27th, 2017
Originally published: Honey Colony  You’ve probably heard the health-conscious mantra popularized by Michael Pollan: If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be eating it. The easiest way to side-step synthetic food additives has been to simply eat certified organic food. But we’ve seen an increasing number of questionable additives being approved for... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 27th, 2017
Originally published: Health Impact News People with allergies to soy protein now have one less source for purchasing soy-free eggs. Two small-scale farmers in Wisconsin have been informed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture that they must stop selling their soy-free and GMO-tested eggs to consumers until they meet state government regulations for shipping eggs that they allege... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 27th, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch  Emails unsealed in a California lawsuit last week reveal that agribusiness giant Monsanto engaged in activities aimed at undermining efforts to evaluate a potential link between glyphosate—the active ingredient of the company's popular herbicide Roundup—and cancer. The documents reveal the company's plans to seed the scientific... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 25th, 2017
Originally published: The Ecologist  A new review of the evidence around organic farming has been published by researchers at the University of British Columbia in the prestigious Science Advances journal. The study reviewed existing scientific evidence to assess the performance of organic farming against a wide range of indicators - from crop yields to farmer livelihoods. The... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: The Atlantic  There is, as yet, no 2018 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. What exists instead is a “skinny budget” proposal, released on Thursday by the White House. It advances a drastic and aggressively curtailed agenda for the EPA, planning to cut the agency’s budget by 31 percent while laying off 3,200 employees.... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 23rd, 2017
Originally published: The Guardian  The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low... more

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