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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 13th, 2017
Originally published: Daily Hornet  The lawsuit was filed by William Prince, a man from North Carolina who sprayed Roundup from 1976 through 1990 in farming operations and agricultural fields near Columbus County. He sprayed Roundup for approximately 90 days a year for 22 years, following all safety and precautionary warnings. He was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 12th, 2017
Originally published: Huffington Post  The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, according to a letter the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained.  The inspector general’s move comes in... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 12th, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch Bread has recently been labeled a bad guy, with millions of people opting to ditch the dough and eat a gluten-free diet to stay trim and healthy. But it turns out there's another reason to steer clear of bread: it's having a massive impact on the environment. Scientists in the UK have worked out the greenhouse gas emissions produced by making a... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 12th, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch Green Sea Turtles in Australia's Great Barrier Reef are some of the world's most majestic creatures. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years, but after recent results from blood tests on the marine animals, their health might be in jeopardy. Man-made substances and chemicals are contaminating the ocean and, consequently, sea turtles. After testing... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 12th, 2017
Originally published: Independent UK  Eating food with high levels of pesticides has an adverse effect on the brain, according to a review of existing scientific evidence commissioned by the European Parliament. The MEPs wanted to know whether organic food was healthier than conventionally grown crops and asked experts to look at the relevant research. A report based on the... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 12th, 2017
Originally published: Huffington Post  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed its first-ever endeavor to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the U.S. food supply. And the tests can’t come soon enough as safety concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow. The FDA, the nation’s chief food safety regulator, launched... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 06th, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch The food industry and big agricultural concerns are driving climate change and at the same time threatening to undermine efforts to feed the world's growing population, according to GRAIN, an organization that supports small farmers. Particularly singled out for criticism are the large chemical fertilizer producers that have gained access to the United... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 05th, 2017
Originally published: The New York TimesThis week, the World Health Organization — which works globally to improve human health — will meet in Geneva to select a new director general. We have a mission for that leader: take on factory farms, a major threat to health and the environment. Starting just after World War II, animal production in the United States became increasingly... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 01st, 2017
Originally published: Your News Wire  While public debate rages about the safety of genetically modified food, Melania Trump says that as far as she is concerned, GM products are best avoided. “Barron’s health has improved out of sight since we started eating organic, non genetically modified food,” the First Lady said. After researching exactly where... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 01st, 2017
Originally published: Irish Farmers Journal  In a letter to the European Commission dated this Saturday and published by the campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory, US cancer and public health specialist Dr Christopher Portier claimed that recent assessments by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) did not take into account all occurrences... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 01st, 2017
Originally published: Center For Food Safety  WASHINGTON—A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released today from Center for Food Safety, shows that environmentally harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticide seed coatings are largely unnecessary and ineffective. The landmark... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jun 01st, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch  When her eldest son was in elementary school in the Oakland Unified School District, Ruth Woodruff became alarmed by the meals he was being served at school. A lot of it was frozen, processed foods, packed with preservatives. At home, she was feeding her children locally sourced, organic foods. Woodruff believes that feeding children well is a... more

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