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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 18th, 2017
Originally published: Mercola Monsanto has managed to saturate the global environment with toxic chemicals and genetically modified seed. Glyphosate is the major component in its flagship product, Roundup, used both in residential gardens and on farms. The chemical is so pervasive that tests by the Organic Consumers Association found 93 percent of Americans have glyphosate in their... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 18th, 2017
Originally published: Santa Cruz Sentinel  If President Donald Trump fulfills his pledge to deport millions of workers in the country illegally and build a wall at the Mexican border, prepare to pay a lot more money for far less food. “That’s reality,” said organic farm owner Javier Zamora. “My farm and many others would go out of business. At the very least... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 18th, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch  Monsanto is staring down yet another lawsuit over its glyphosate-based product, Roundup. Two nonprofit groups allege that the agribusiness giant intentionally mislabels its weedkiller as "target[ing] an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets." The lawsuit charges that Monsanto's statement is "false, deceptive and... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 18th, 2017
 Originally published: Collective Evolution  What is the best way that you yourself can help to implement real change in your community and the world? Do you ever ask yourself that question? I truly believe that opting out of the structures that do not serve humanity is one of the best ways to go about this. If something does not resonate with you, or does not serve the planet or... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 13th, 2017
Originally published: Reuters  Results of a new animal study into possible health risks of the weedkiller glyphosate will be published in time to inform a key EU re-licensing vote due by the end of 2017, according to the researcher leading the trial. A row over possible effects of glyphosate - an ingredient in Monsanto's big-selling herbicide Roundup - has prompted... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 13th, 2017
Originally published: The Washington Post  Of the many pesticides that American farmers have embraced in their war on bugs, neonicotinoids are among the most popular. One of them, called imidacloprid, is among the world’s best-selling insecticides, boasting sales of over $1 billion a year. But with their widespread use comes a notorious reputation — that neonics, as... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 12th, 2017
Originally published: BBC Unprecedented coral bleaching in consecutive years has damaged two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys have shown. The bleaching - or loss of algae - affects a 1,500km (900 miles) stretch of the reef, according to scientists. The latest damage is concentrated in the middle section, whereas last year's bleaching hit mainly the... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 12th, 2017
Originally published: Colorado Public Radio  To see the worst of the coal slump in Colorado, look no further than the state’s North Fork Valley. Since 2013, two out of three mines have closed around Paonia. The region has seen a large exodus of miners and their families as the number of mine-related  jobs dropped from 950 in January 2010 to just 220 in January 2017. ... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 12th, 2017
Originally published: The Guardian  Environmental groups have filed a complaint against the US government over its support of a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, one week after Donald Trump’s administration rejected federally backed science and reversed an Obama-era policy. The Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed the... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 05th, 2017
Originally published: Sustainable Pulse  Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) announced Tuesday new evidence highlighting growing concern over sharply rising herbicide use and risks to pregnant women and children living in the rural Midwest. One ongoing study of pregnant women in an Indiana obstetric practice has found glyphosate (aka Roundup) in the urine of... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 05th, 2017
Originally published: The Sleuth Journal  If genetically-modified and chemically-laden produce can cause adverse health effects in adults, imagine what it can do to an infant. Yet, many people who will buy their own organic produce also reach for conventional baby food when shopping for their little ones. Thankfully, making your own organic baby food is simple and can be quite enjoyable... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 05th, 2017
Originally published: NPR  Dan Fazio says his phone is "ringing off the hook" these days. He's executive director of WAFLA, an organization that helps fruit growers in Washington state find workers — and specifically, foreign workers who are allowed to enter the U.S. specifically as seasonal workers on farms. WAFLA takes care of the bureaucratic details. It... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 05th, 2017
Originally published: Its All About I  The results have been “more than a miracle!” Deaths from correctly taken prescription drugs number above 100,000 every year, which is just one of the main reasons why the popularity of natural medicine has surged lately. But even as Americans’ attitudes about medicine have begun to change and realign with the classic... more

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