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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 11th, 2016

NEW YORK - A bill requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has cleared its first hurdle in the state Assembly.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 11th, 2016

By: Katherine Doyle

(Reuters Health) - Young women who were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood are more likely to be obese than peers without an ADHD diagnosis, according to a U.S. study. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 11th, 2016

By: Tracy Loew

Oregon farmers are suffering real financial losses because of contamination from nearby genetically engineered crops, a Legislative committee heard Thursday.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 11th, 2016

A report from the Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns,[1] challenges the theory that the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil is the cause of the increase in the birth defect microcephaly among newborns.  

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 10th, 2016

Critics call it “frankenfish,” a genetically engineered salmon the Food and Drug Administration says is safe to eat, but some Hawaii lawmakers don’t want it here in the islands.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 10th, 2016

By: Lynna Kaucheck

Michigan’s history is rooted in agriculture. We proudly stamp the foods grown here with the “Made in Michigan” label. Each day Michiganders make more informed choices about the food we eat.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 10th, 2016

By: Lorraine Chow

Monsanto Co. is facing another lawsuit alleging that exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the company’s flagship product Roundup, causes cancer.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 09th, 2016

By: Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) - Obese people have an increased risk of kidney disease even when they don’t have health problems like high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar that can impair renal function, a large Korean study suggests. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 09th, 2016

By: Martinne Geller

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Reynard Loki

Grammy Award-winning artist Neil Young has been a powerful presence in music for the past 50 years. In addition to his artistic career, Young has become a vocal advocate for social justice, working specifically to highlight issues that impact farmers and the food system. In 1985, Young joined Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp to laun

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Chad Blair

A bill would prohibit propagating, cultivating or farming genetically engineered fish in state marine waters.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Lindy Laird

A large public gallery is expected to hear Federated Farmers New Zealand's appeal against an Environment Court decision concerning genetically moderated organisms.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Archana Narayanan

DUBAI Feb 7 (Reuters) - Kuwait's EQUATE Petrochemical Co is in talks with banks to refinance a $6 billion bridge loan that it secured last year and was partly used to fund the acquisition of petrochemical company MEGlobal, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.


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