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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow!, 

Vermont's first-in-the nation GMO labeling bill will go into effect on July 1st, but only if you take action today!

This is huge and historic, but Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) are now claiming they are VERY CLOSE - even "inches" away from an horrible compromise national GMO labeling bill that will stop Vermont's GMO labeling bill from going into effect and force an industry led voluntary solution that will mislead and deceive consumers about what's actually in their food.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow!,

On July 1st, Vermont's first-in-the nation GMO labeling bill will go into effect, but only if you take action today!

Right now the Senate only has 48 hours to pass their desperate Monsanto-led bill that would kill GMO labeling in the U.S. by preempting Vermont's law and replacing it with a meaningless voluntary standard or QR codes, which are discriminatory and favor the GMA and their cronies. This Friday, the House adjourns for summer recess, which means Vermont's law will stand and a Victory for us all.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 20th, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow, 

Concord, NH – Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is being featured on a new billboard advertisement highlighting the amount of campaign money she has accepted from the agri-giant, Monsanto. Ayotte, running in a tough re-election against Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH), has taken more than $10,000 from the St. Louis-based biotech seed and chemical giant despite overwhelming support in New Hampshire for genetically modified organisms (GMO) labeling.


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

By GMWatch, 

In an open letter, thirty-one European environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection and medical organisations have called upon EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Ambassadors of the member states to stop any further extension of glyphosate’s authorisation.

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

By GMWatch, 

A new study on the wives of pesticide applicators showed that women who used the pesticides glyphosate and maneb/mancozeb had a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than non-users of pesticides.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 07th, 2016

By GMWatch,

Some critics of GMOs and dangerous pesticides are using the much-hated TTIP trade agreement to back the argument that the UK would be better off leaving the EU. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 06th, 2016

By GMWatch, 

The EU Commission’s amended proposal to approve glyphosate herbicide for only 18 months today failed to get qualified majority approval from EU member states. The issue will now go to an appeals committee, with a vote scheduled for around 20 June.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 06th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

The Great Glyphosate Rebellion continues at full pace in Europe as a new European Commission proposal for a temporary license extension of 18 months failed to receive support from the European Union members states.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 03rd, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

The amount of the herbicide atrazine that’s released into the environment in the United States is likely harming most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, according to a risk assessment released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 01st, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

The European Commission is seeking political backing to allow unrestricted use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate by labeling the decision as temporary, warned Greenpeace.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 26th, 2016

By GMWatch, 

The National Academy of Sciences report on GM crops and foods says they’re safe to eat. But the report is compromised by the serious conflicts of interest of the NAS and its research arm, the National Research Council (NRC). Even studies relied upon by the NAS to show GMO safety are authored by people with conflicts of interest.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 26th, 2016

By Joel Currier, St. Louis post dispatch, 

A jury on Wednesday awarded $17.5 million in damages to three plaintiffs and assessed $29 million more in punitive damages against Monsanto and three other companies in a suit here alleging negligence in the production of PCBs.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 25th, 2016

By DetoxProject, 

Glyphosate, labeled aProbable human carcinogenby the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America.


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