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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2015

By: Maximillian Heath

Argentine farm groups on Wednesday asked soy export companies to stop inspecting cargoes for bootlegged biotechnology at the behest of U.S. seed company Monsanto, the latest move in a long conflict between the country's farmers and Monsanto.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2015

By: Auther Nelsen

Seventeen new genetically modified food products will be authorised for import to Europe before the end of May in a significant acceleration of biotech trade, the Guardian has learned.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2015

OK, let’s recap a little bit. First we told you about the World Health Organization declaring that glyphosate — the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide — is probably carcinogenic to humans. This was a really big deal because Monsanto has been claiming for years that this stuff is completely harmless and as result, the whole world has dumped tens of millions of tons of this crap on itself.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2015

By: Robert Coleman

The New Yorker’s Michael Specter brushed off the World Health Organization’s findings that powerful weed killer glyphosate “probably” causes cancer. The issue is, his sources to refute the WHO’s findings are not exactly unbiased.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2015

BREAKING: This morning a final deal has been cut in Washington DC between corporate lobbyists and the U.S. Senate to move forward with the Fast Track agreement for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the disastrous trade deal that will destroy our basic democratic rights to protect corporate profits!


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2015

By: Rosemary Westwood

I wouldn’t have gone if Jane Goodall hadn’t been there.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2015

By: Karen Graham

The focus of scientists, food companies and consumer groups is now on Monsanto's Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Even though testing has increased in the past two years, they have spiked since the WHO report in March.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2015

By: Karen Graham

Celiac disease and gluten-intolerance is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe. The causative factor in the increase of these disorders can be explained by studies done on the use of Roundup on the foods we eat.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 11th, 2015

By: Mary Ellen Kustin

Reuters reported today that recent tests by private labs have found residues of Monsanto's glyphosate weed-killer, in samples of honey, soy sauce, infant formula and even breast milk.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015

By: Bara Vaida | Reviewed By: Michael W. Smith, MD

An international group of health experts is questioning the safety of a widely used pesticide that had long been considered not harmful by U.S. regulators.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015

By: Jim Wilson

It has come to my attention that the city is using glyphosate to kill weeds throughout town and especially around the apple trees at Roger's Grove. While I do not expect the apples to be "organic," I do expect that the city would not spray such a harmful chemical near food products available to the public or near waterways.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015

Monsanto, the world's leading genetically modified food producer, has been implicated in litigation again in China in its attempt to get a foothold in the huge market. Citizens have demanded the authorities to publish the results of a toxicity test on its glyphosate herbicide Roundup products, according to the Changjiang Times.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2015

By: Ned Stafford

Germany’s national academy of sciences has strongly endorsed genetically modified (GM) crops as the Bundestag – Germany’s lower house of parliament – begins what will likely be months of debate on whether or not to enact a new law that would ban the cultivation of GM crops in Germany.


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