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

By: Tracy Loew

The campaign against Measure 92, which would have required labels on genetically modified food, was the most expensive in Oregon history, with 99.9 percent of campaign contributions coming from out of state.


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

By: Bennett Hall 

Backers of a measure to ban genetically engineered crops in Benton County delivered a stack of initiative petitions, tied up with red ribbon and topped with a festive bow, to Elections Supervisor Jeff Doty on Tuesday afternoon.

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

China bought as much as 900,000 metric tons of a corn-based grain from the U.S. after the government was said to have approved lifting a ban on a genetically-modified variety of the crop.


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

By: Chad Blair

A decision is expected Wednesday on whether to appeal a federal court ruling overturning the ban on growing genetically modified crops.

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

By: Calla Wahlquiest

One of the bodies that regulates Australian organic standards is pushing to allow crops that are accidentally contaminated with genetically modified material to retain their organic certification, in a move that would bring Australia in line with European regulators.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2014

By: Anita Hofschneider

A federal judge will consider arguments March 10 regarding whether to throw out a lawsuit challenging Maui County’s newly approved moratorium on cultivating genetically engineered crops.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2014

Washington, DC—Center for Food Safety criticized the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 16th, 2014

By: Elena Day

The European Union labels all foods. Genetically modified, (GM) crops are banned except for a GM corn that accounts for 1.56 percent of the corn acreage in cultivation in the EU, and this only in five EU member states. There are 57.4 million hectares of GM corn in cultivation worldwide and EU’s share is .26 percent. (A hectare is 2.471 acres. There’s lots of GM corn out there, and Roundup, too.) The EU does import 30 million tons of GM animal feed (corn and soybeans).


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2014

By: Ethan A. Huff

The mystery behind skyrocketing rates of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other wheat-related illnesses may not have anything to do with wheat or even gluten, but rather the process by which conventional American wheat is grown and harvested.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 15th, 2014

By: Tracy Loew & Alisha Roemeling

Michael Chapin and Nichole Rose were enjoying a walk at Minto-Brown Island Park Thursday afternoon when Rose's black lab, Odin, led them to a shocking scene.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2014

By: Michelle Brence

All 36 Oregon countieshave completed their recounts, showing that Ballot Measure 92 failed by 837 votes in an overall vote of 752,737 in favor and 753,574  against.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 10th, 2014

Right now, the recount in Oregon is winding down. Just yesterday an Oregon judge threw out a last minute appeal to count 4,600 votes that were possibly illegally thrown out due to signature mismatches, which could have made the difference for Yes on 92.


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