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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015
By: Helen Regen
 
In an interview with the French television station Canal Plus, an advocate for genetically modified foods said Roundup, a weedkiller that is manufactured by chemical giant Monsanto, is safe for human consumption but refused to drink the herbicide when offered a glass by an interviewer.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015

By: Katherine Paul

A few weeks ago, I spoke by phone with Cathleen Enright, executive vice president of the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO). (Long story).

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015

By: Rick North

Oregon’s Congressional Democrats have generally strong pro-enviornmental voting records, at 90% or higher. Kurt Schrader, the only Democrat to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline, is the exception at 73%. (Republican Greg Walden is a woeful 11%)


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015

By: Carey Gillam

Reuters) - Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 27th, 2015

 BY: Elizabeth Grossman

Glyphosate, 2,4-D, and dicaba found to affect bacteria in ways that could promoote resistance to common anitbiotics.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 26th, 2015

By: Manolo Morales

The challenge to overturn Maui’s ban on genetically modified organisms heads to federal court at the end of the month.

Posted By: Dave Murphy on Mar 26th, 2015

Late last Friday afternoon, March 20th, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a stunning announcement, declaring that the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling weedkiller Roundup – Glyphosate ­­– has the potential to cause cancer in humans. This announcement should have parents and elected officials across the world very concerned, since according to WHO,​ glyphosate is used in more than 750 different weedkillers and is routinely detected in the air during spraying, in water and in our food.

This comes after decades of propaganda by Monsanto and vocal GMO promoters, who have repeatedly claimed that both Roundup and glyphosate were perfectly safe, including such declarations that Roundup is “safer than table salt” and so safe, you can “drink it”.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Carey Gillam

Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Wenonah Hauter 

You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do to ecosystems.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Lydia Wheeler and Time Devaney

The House Agriculture Committee will examine the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws at a hearing Tuesday morning.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Lisa DeJong

Restaurant menus are always subject to change, but six months after opening TownHall, the hot new place in Ohio City, the owners began an unprecedented overhaul.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Scott Faber

Today, the House Agriculture Committee will hold ahearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 24th, 2015

By: Scott Faber

Today, the House Agriculture Committee will hold ahearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.


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