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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 21st, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has completed a two-year investigation into 10 years of labor complaints against some of the biggest seed production companies in the world. The report, released by Laird Townsend, outlines repeated allegations of labor violations made by migrant farm workers against seed giants Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer for work... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 03rd, 2017
Originally published: Digital Trends  No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you: Researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences really are trying to genetic engineer heat-resistant cows of the future — and they received a three-year, $733,000 federal grant to help them achieve their goal. The project involves the use of... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 03rd, 2017
Originally published: Civil Eats  On February 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food varieties was intended to assure that, even in a worst-case scenario, our irreplaceable heritage of food seeds would remain... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 01st, 2017
Originally published: Food & Water Watch  Last week, Reuters reported on an alleged conspiracy to cover up data showing that there is no relationship between glyphosate (the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller) and cancer after all. The piece triggered a frenzy of media coverage and fresh attacks on the credibility of World Health Organization’s... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 01st, 2017
Originally published: EcoWatch  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris before deciding to reverse an earlier EPA decision to ban the company's toxic and widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos. According to records obtained by the Associated Press, the EPA boss met with Liveris for about 30 minutes at a Houston... more

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