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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016

Ex-Sen. Ken Salazar has praised the 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal and defended the safety of fracking.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016

Critics say Robert-Stabenow labeling bill continues to allow food and GMO companies to keep consumers in the dark about GMOs

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016

Big Food has spent millions in lobbying and litigation to fight GMO labeling initiatives despite an overwhelming majority of Americans—more than 90 percent in many polls—in support of GMO labeling.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 19th, 2016

Consumer group U.S. Right to Know filed a lawsuit late Wednesday to compel the University of California, Davis to comply with requests for public records related to the university’s work on genetically engineered food, pesticides and its relationship with the agrichemical industry.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 19th, 2016

Trees created with new methods of genetic engineering to be released for the first time in Sweden


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 17th, 2016

Despite a current ban on GM crops in agriculture in Switzerland, taxpayer money is being used to develop GM crops in India

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 17th, 2016

California environmental activists say oil wastewater doesn’t belong on farms until it is proven safe. California water districts disagree.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 17th, 2016

Monsanto elected to release Roundup Ready Xtend soybean and cotton seeds this spring, even though the EPA has not yet signed off on a new herbicide product that combines glyphosate and a new dicamba formulation. That was a momentous decision, because the dicamba products currently on the market are highly volatile — that is, they have a well-documented tendency to vaporize in the air and drift far away from the land they're applied on, killing other crops.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 16th, 2016

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 15th, 2016

Scaling up organic agriculture with appropriate public policies and private investment is an important step for global food and ecosystem security. The challenge facing policymakers is to develop government policies that support conventional farmers converting to organic systems. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 12th, 2016

In the article below from the New York Times, Robert Faturechi of the public interest newsroom ProPublica makes the important point that journalists need to be more skeptical of experts and check out any conflicts of interest before accepting their views as impartial.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 12th, 2016

Modern fitness research offers many potent reminders that physical activity is one of the best "preventive drugs" for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.1,2

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 12th, 2016

We are just beginning to understand the biological intricacies of aging. A growing body of research is challenging the belief that aging is beyond your control, prompting scientists to begin thinking about ways we can slow our aging clocks to a slow crawl. 


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