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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 04th, 2017
Originally published: Huffington Post Concerns about the world’s most widely used herbicide are taking a new twist as researchers unveil data that indicates pervasive use of Monsanto Co.’s weed killer could be linked to pregnancy problems. Researchers looking at exposure to the herbicide known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup branded herbicides,... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 04th, 2017
Originally published: Permaculture News When White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, made the transition from an industrialized agricultural facility to a regenerative farm, the benefits were felt throughout the town. In his new film, director Peter Byck introduces viewers to Will Harris, the owner of White Oak Pastures, whose journey could inspire a revolution across the global... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 04th, 2017
Originally published: The Guardian  The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid and barren, and farming was a struggle. The land is called Tamera, the name given to these 330... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 04th, 2017
Originally published: The Guardian  The EU has approved a $130bn mega-merger between Dow and DuPont, heralding a new round of agribusiness takeovers that environmentalists fear will endanger the future of sustainable food production. Brussels is widely expected to clear another hookup between Syngenta and ChemChina in the next two weeks, with notification of a marriage between... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Apr 04th, 2017
Originally published: AboutLawsuits  Monsanto faces a product liability lawsuit filed by a former groundskeeper diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, alleging that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers about the cancer risks associated with exposure to Roundup. The complaint (PDF) was filed by Richard Aird in the Delaware Superior Court on March 22, indicating... more

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