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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Reynard Loki

Grammy Award-winning artist Neil Young has been a powerful presence in music for the past 50 years. In addition to his artistic career, Young has become a vocal advocate for social justice, working specifically to highlight issues that impact farmers and the food system. In 1985, Young joined Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp to laun


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Chad Blair

A bill would prohibit propagating, cultivating or farming genetically engineered fish in state marine waters.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Lindy Laird

A large public gallery is expected to hear Federated Farmers New Zealand's appeal against an Environment Court decision concerning genetically moderated organisms.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Archana Narayanan

DUBAI Feb 7 (Reuters) - Kuwait's EQUATE Petrochemical Co is in talks with banks to refinance a $6 billion bridge loan that it secured last year and was partly used to fund the acquisition of petrochemical company MEGlobal, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Andrew Sparrow

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has described the rise in childhood obesity as a “national emergency” and promised a “gamechanging” response from the government.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 08th, 2016

By: Zandi Shabalala and David Brough

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - Sub-Saharan African sugar producers will shift sales to growing regional and domestic markets when exports to the European Union become less attractive after production quotas are dismantled in 2017, industry sources and analysts said on Friday.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 07th, 2016

By: Anita Hofschneider

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear arguments on a Maui County moratorium on farming genetically modified crops, which was struck down by a federal judge in Hawaii last year.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

By: Vishwa Mohan

NEW DELHI: Amid strong opposition by citizens' groups and farmers against a possible move to allow commercial use of genetically modified (GM) mustard,

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, February 04 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has placed China National Bluestar (Group) Co, Ltd's (Bluestar) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating of 'BBB+' on Rating Watch Positive (RWP)


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

By: Madhvi Sally

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has rejected Mahyco Monsanto Biotech India's plea to put on hold the Centre's cotton price control order that mandates a panel to fix the maximum price for Bt cotton seeds. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

By: Ludwig Burger

Monsanto (MON.N) could seek to expand in agricultural chemicals by deepening its partnership with Germany's BASF (BASFn.DE) after losing out to ChemChina in its bid to buy seeds and pesticides firm Syngenta (SYNN.VX).


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

By John Burnett | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

HILO — A husband and wife who operated a South Kona coffee farm are suing Monsanto Co., alleging the agricultural biotechnology corporation purposely downplayed carcinogenic properties of glyphosate,

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 06th, 2016

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch- a social organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh-has condemned plans leading to possible commercialisation of genetically-modified mustard. 


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