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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

The U.S. leading yogurt producer Dannon has announced that it’s three flagship brands will be made from non-GMO ingredients and that the cows that produce Dannon’s milk will be fed non-GMO feed.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

Leading members of the European Parliament said Wednesday that they considered the European Commission’s plan to re-license glyphosate for 10 years as “inappropriate” and “unacceptable”.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 26th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

Following a discussion Tuesday with Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Commissioner for health and food safety, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament voiced their rejection to his proposal to re-authorize glyphosate for ten years without any specific restrictions.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 26th, 2016

By RadioIowa, 

House Republicans have voted to dramatically reorganize the Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees and dilute the influence of urban residents.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 25th, 2016

By Alexis Bonogofsky, 

Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania along with dozens of her neighbors, is spending her time trying to stop the largest food and beverage corporation in the world from taking her community's water, putting it in bottles and selling it for a massive profit. 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 21st, 2016

By Sustaniable Pulse, 

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 21st, 2016

By SustainablePulse, 

Food giant Nestlé announced Wednesday that it is removing all genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from six of its top selling ice cream brands, in a move to “evolve with consumer preferences”.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 20th, 2016

By Sustaniable Pulse, 

Regulators and the food industry worldwide have shown a strong lack of interest in testing food products and the human population for residues of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 11th, 2016

By GMWatch,

 

People who are exposed to glyphosate herbicides in their work are more likely to suffer from an aggressive form of skin cancer called cutaneous melanoma, a new study shows.

Over 80% of GM crops are engineered to tolerate being sprayed with glyphosate herbicides.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 10th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

After the WHO’s classification of glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen”, Brazil’s cancer institute has condemned GM crops for placing the country in the top ranking globally for pesticide consumption, Claire Robinson reports.

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

By SustainablePulse,

A large group of Chinese experts and citizens have joined together to sign a protest letter against ChemChina’s acquisition of the Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta.


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

By SustainablePulse,

Reuters reported Friday that France’s health and safety agency (ANSES) has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and the adjuvant tallowaminedue to uncertainty over possible health risks, the agency said on Friday.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 05th, 2016

By SustainablePulse,

Burkina Faso’s cotton association is seeking 48.3 billion CFA francs ($83.91 million) in compensation from U.S. seed company Monsanto after it said genetically modified cotton led to a drop in quality, association members said on Monday.


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