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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on May 02nd, 2017
Originally published: Reader Supported News Most factories thankfully have stopped dumping oils, solvents, and other chemicals into rivers, lakes, and streams. But today caffeine, antihistamines, and other household and agricultural chemicals are likely widespread even in crystal clear water running through seemingly pristine wildernesses, new research has found. Tests of 38... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on May 02nd, 2017
Originally published: DW News  Interrupted several times by angry shareholders demanding a stop of the Bayer-Monsanto merger and shouting "you poison our soil," Bayer's chief executive acknowledged on Friday that he would face an uphill battle to improve Monsanto's reputation once Bayer completes the takeover of the US seeds and agrochemicals company. "... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on May 02nd, 2017
Originally published: Huffington Post  Growing up in the Midwest isn’t as idyllic as it used to be. The family farm has been eclipsed by sprawling thousand-fold acre parcels of corn and soybeans. Typically managed by one solitary man, he spends his spring and early summer days planting genetically engineered seeds and spraying herbicides. Monitors in the tractor map soil... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on May 02nd, 2017
Originally published: Meeting of the Minds  Growing urbanization goes hand in hand with growing consumer demand for food Cities are where we find large concentrations of consumers for the end-product of our food systems and it is the responsibility of cities to ensure that all their inhabitants are food-secure. This is increasingly recognized by cities themselves, as shown by city... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on May 02nd, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch  Following a four-month battle for his life, Chris Linaman committed to sharing his story to help raise awareness about the growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As executive chef at a large medical center, he is also driving change at an institutional level, harnessing his purchasing power to support the responsible use of antibiotics in... more

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