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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 18th, 2017

 

Farmers across 10 states are suing Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical company sold dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crops knowing that illegal spraying of the highly volatile and drift-prone herbicide would be inevitable.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017

 

A trial of genetically modified bananas will begin south of Darwin in a few months after a five-year trial received approval from the gene technology regulator. 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017

When I first started farmingmy husband and I were hoping to till an old horse pasture.
We wanted to plant an acre of vegetables.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

The demand for organic food has grown so dramatically in recent years that experts are likening it to a “gold rush mentality,” as producers scramble to transition their fields to earn organic certification.

 

 
Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016—prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according to a new report from CoBank. While U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, domestic production of organic corn and soybeans remains well short of demand.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

A heard of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence. 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children.

Analysing five years' worth of private health insurance data on children 6-15, these scientists found that young people vaccinated in the previous three to 12 months were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain neuropsychiatric disorders than their non-vaccinated counterparts.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

 

Dear Mr. Sessions,

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters around the country, the undersigned organizations oppose the impending mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies. The proposed mergersof Dow Chemical with DuPont, Monsanto with Bayer AG, and Syngenta with ChemChinaare each problematic on their own, with many likely negative impacts on farmers, businesses, workers, and consumers. When taken together, they pose the threat of major oligopolistic outcomes in the industries of farming inputs, research, development, and technology. 

 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

Current farming methodologies aren't just bad for land, community, and ecology -they're increasingly bad for business. Something's gotta give. 


 


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

On the back of Brexit, the UK government is planning what could be a disastrous trade deal with the Trump administration. It would likely be worse than the secretive and undemocratic stalled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal that the EU has been planning with the US. 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

Farmers in Sorapattu village have reduced costs of farming inputs by curbing chemical fertilizer use and embracing integrated pest management.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released its biannual report on farm incomes, and it looks bleak. Farmers are drowning in debt, and it’s being blamed on a poor dollar and dropping grain prices, but let’s look at some additional factors which may be bankrupting the farmers of the U.S., and some easy ways to save them.

 

 
Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

Now it’s getting interesting.

A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Monsanto’s interests and unfairly aid the agrichemical industry.


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