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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015

Iran imports $5 billion of genetically modified crops a year despite government restrictions on the production of biotech products, local media said on Monday.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015

By: Dan Charles

The U.S. government's system for regulating the products of biotechnology, including GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, was born in 1986, and it has been controversial from the start. Now, it will be getting a makeover — in part to assure the public that GMOs really are adequately regulated.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2015

By: Laura Donovan

Pop. Soda. However you call it, the beverage can mean big trouble, according to a revised estimate of a 2013 study on the negative impact of sugary drinks.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015

By: Jessica Dye

A farmers' co-op must pay 10 percent of a $92 million settlement inked in state court with Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice to plaintiffs' lawyers who worked on parallel claims in federal multidistrict litigation, a judge has ruled.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015

By: Tom Philpott

Imagine if Monsanto announced the debut of a genetically engineered superfood—a vegetable rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals, perfectly adapted to Africa's soils and changing climate.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015

By Lynda Schneekloth and Eveline Hartz

Are genetically engineered foods safe to eat? A significant amount of independent research says no, while Monsanto Corp.’s research says yes. The biotech industry spends millions of dollars on a continuous media campaign to assure consumers that genetically engineered/genetically modified organisms are safe. Plus the companies vehemently oppose mandatory GMO legislation.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015

Monsanto, the organization well-known for Roundup Ready and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has been on the allegation chopping block lately for their “products.”


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 01st, 2015

By Audrey McAvoy | Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

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

By: Jordan Fabian

President Obama on Monday will sign trade legislation that paves the way for him to complete a sweeping trans-Pacific pact with 11 other nations.


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

By: Heather Jordan

MIDLAND, MI — An arm of the World Health Organization has listed a widely-used herbicide made by The Dow Chemical Co. and other companies among "possible" human carcinogens.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Casey Gillam

Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide.

 

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Marta Tellado

Recently, at my neighborhood supermarket, I spotted a young mom pushing a cart with two children and a week's worth of groceries. I watched as she checked each item's label carefully before putting it into her cart. Was she looking for peanuts that could send her kids to the emergency room, checking the nutritional content to make sure they get enough vitamin D, or seeing if there were additives or sweeteners she'd rather have them avoid?

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Natasha Chen

 

 

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A dozen protesters met with a Costco executive Thursday to deliver a petition, urging the wholesale company not to sell geneliver a petition, urging the wholesale company not to sell genetically modified fish.

 

 


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