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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014

By: Tom Webb

The GMO issue came to a vote at the General Mills annual meeting Tuesday, and it wasn't close: Only 2 percent of its shareholders favored a companywide ban.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014

By: Colby Itkowitz and Al Kamen

With Eric Holder’s announcement Thursday that he’s stepping down as attorney general, only two original Cabinet members remain for President Obama’s final White House years.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014

By: Keith Nunes

ALBANY, GA. — A federal jury found two former executives of the Peanut Corporation of America (P.C.A.) and a broker the company worked with guilty on Sept. 19 of actions that led to a massive Salmonella outbreak in 2009 that resulted in nine deaths, sickened more than 700, led to one of the largest recalls ever and involved dozens of food manufacturers that were customers of the company.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014
By: Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.
Pesticide Use On Genetically Engineered Crops
Much has been written by scientific and mainstream media about the advantages of using genetically engineered (GE) crops because, according to popular belief, these crops require significantly less pesticide to control weed and insect pests. 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014

Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight

Michael Specter's recent articles bashing Vandana Shiva and the labeling of genetically engineered foods (Seeds of Doubt and The Problem with G.M.O. Labels, 8/25/14) in the New Yorker are the latest high-profile pro-GMO articles that fail to engage with the fundamental critique of genetically engineered food crops in US soil today: rather than reduce pesticide inputs GMOs are causing them to skyrocket in amount and toxicity.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 26th, 2014
Opens New Investigation Into Separate Detection of GE Wheat in Montana in 2014
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 13th, 2014

By: Pete Farrer & Marianne Falck

The widely used herbicide glyphosate has been judged 'safe', write Pete Farrer & Marianne Falck. But by the time it's used, it's in a 'formulation' with toxic surfactants, which escape EU regulation despite their known dangers. Germany alone has forbidden the use of the most dangerous surfactant - but is keeping its evidence secret.

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

The genetic diversity of maize, or corn, is declining in Mexico, where the world’s largest food crop originated, report researchers in Mexico and at the University of California, Davis.

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

Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute claimed on Sunday that  genetically modified BT brinjal has no detrimental effects on human health, bio-diversity and environment though it said it carried out no research on the controversial food crop. 

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (Bari) plans to widen farming of its first genetically modified (GM) crop -- Bt brinjal -- by distributing its saplings among 100 more growers in the coming winter, said Bari Director General Dr Md Rafiqul Islam Mondal at a press briefing in the city yesterday.

Posted By: Ethan on Sep 08th, 2014

By: Abu Bakar Siddique

The government has finally acknowledged that before releasing four varieties of genetically modified Bt brinjal – patented by US seed giant Monsanto – at the farmers’ level, it did not conduct any laboratory test by itself regarding the possible negative impacts on human health. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 07th, 2014

By: Dr. Mercola

According to a survey by Gardeners' World magazine,1 80 percent of gardeners reported being happy and satisfied with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners. This feeling of well being can have other more-far reaching implications for your physical health as well. According to research from Johns Hopkins,2 having a cheerful temperament can significantly reduce your odds of suffering a heart attack or sudden cardiac death.3

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Tiffany Stecker

Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops -- in one case increasing the acceptable level by 400 times, according to a notice in today'sFederal Register.


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