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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 24th, 2014

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GMO labeling in Oregon has been defeated by just 800 votes.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 20th, 2014

By: Helena Bottemiller Evich

The number of youth-targeted television ads for sugar-sweetened beverages dropped sharply from 2010 to 2013, but preschoolers and children under 11 saw significantly more TV ads by PepsiCo over the same period, according to a new report by Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2014

By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2014

By: Faizah Shareef

Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, was the first to knowingly manipulate nature’s genomic fabrics by integrating a new author into the mix. He gave man’s hand a role in the workings of natural selection, a process not so natural anymore, in the century of booming genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 19th, 2014

By: Milind Ghatwai

BJP-RULED Madhya Pradesh has denied permission for field trials in genetically modified chickpea and transgenic mustard hybrid, arguing that there is no credible and irrefutable evidence about GM crops not having adverse impact on humans/animals, biodiversity and environment.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2014

(AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners—McDonald's—hasn't.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2014

By: Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. —The state of Vermont is asking a federal judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that seeks to block Vermont's new GMO labeling law from taking effect.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2014

AP

Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 17th, 2014

By: John Vidal 

Thousands of rats will be fed Monsanto maize diets in a $23m, three-year ‘Factor GMO’ study into long-term health effects of GM food and associated pesticides


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2014

By: Andrew Pollack

A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2014

USDA APPROVES GMO LOW LIGNIN ALFALFA: The Agriculture Department as issued its approval for a variety of alfalfa produced by Monsanto and Forage Genetics International that has been genetically engineered to have reduced levels of lignin, allowing for more flexibility in harvest times and the potential for greater yields.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 05th, 2014

By: David Knowles

Score one for the little guy. Voters on the Hawaiian island of Maui passed the nation's first-ever ballot initiative targeting genetically engineered food following a campaign in which opponents of the measure, including corporate giants Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, outspent supporters by a ratio of 87 to 1.


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