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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 03rd, 2015

By: Alan Guebert

There’s little safety and virtually no accuracy in SAFE, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, July 23.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 03rd, 2015

By: Jack Kaskey

Syngenta AG’s investors want management to negotiate with Monsanto Co. about its $45 billion takeover bid and would accept a 5 percent higher offer, according to a Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. survey.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 03rd, 2015

By: Arno Schuetze

German chemicals group BASF has lined up a loan package from large multinational banks for a potential takeover offer for Syngenta, the Swiss crop chemicals maker, but will bide its time, several people familiar with the matter said.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

New information has surfaced regarding the role of agrochemical giants Bayer and Syngenta in the United Kingdom (UK)’s recent decision to temporarily allow the use of neonicotinoid seed treatment on oilseed rape crop

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Rich Moniak

Rep. Don Young wants the federal government to require labeling of genetically modified fish sold anywhere in the U.S. But how does he feel about other genetically modified foods? Apparently, he believes it’s a states’ rights issue. So, what’s the story behind this apparent contradiction?


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Dan Nosowitz

There are no federally mandated labels to tell consumers whether products do or do not contain genetically modified materials. At least, not yet.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Christopher Doering

The Obama administration said this week that it's aware of growing consumer interest in labeling foods but won't take a position while the Food and Drug Administration reviews citizen petitions on the issue.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Nagesh Prabhu

In a move that will allow fixing the sales price of transgenic and Bt cotton seeds, the Assembly on Friday passed the Karnataka Transgenic and Genetically Modified Cotton Seeds (Fixation of Sale Price and Payment of Compensation) Bill, 2015.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Rachel Parent

The federal election is only three months away, and I think it's good to know where all the parties stand on mandatory labelling of genetically modified foods and ingredients.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2015

By: Doug Palmer

Failure to conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal complicates a top Obama goal.
 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2015

Washington State University (WSU) researchers, led by Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, working alongside Monsanto and the Monsanto service contractor Covance Laboratories, announced last week that U.S. women’s breast milk does not contain the world’s most sold herbicide, glyphosate.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 30th, 2015

By: Dr. Vandana Shiva

Citizens of the United States are being denied the right to know what they are feeding their families. Despite the fact that 90% of American citizens want GMO labelling on their food, big business is doing everything it can to prevent people from accessing their rights

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 29th, 2015

By: Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney

Industry groups and top U.S. trading partners are pushing back against legislation to redesign an Agriculture Department meat-labeling rule found to violate international standards, arguing the regulations should be scrapped altogether.


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