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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 22nd, 2015

URGENT: Senate CUTS DEAL on secret trade deal Fast Track  - Tell Congress it's time to Stop the TPP Fast Track! - Every voice counts!


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 21st, 2015

By: Mary Clare Jalonick | AP

WASHINGTON — A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 21st, 2015

By: Maximillano Rizzi

Argentina's Agriculture Ministry is creating a registry that will track the amount of genetically modified soybean seeds reaped from farmers' crops in order to crack down on the illegal resale of seeds developed by Monsanto Co.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 21st, 2015

By: Jan Schwalbe and Catherine Bosley

Swiss environmental activists plan to demonstrate against Monsanto Co.’s bid for Syngenta AG this Saturday, highlighting how resistance from non-governmental groups could create political obstacles to a combination of the seeds and pesticides makers.

 
Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 21st, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge who listened Wednesday to two hours of arguments in a lawsuit that challenges a southern Oregon county's ban on genetically modified crops said he might rule as early as next week.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 20th, 2015

By: Kal Kuperschmidt

BERLINWhen it comes to labeling genetically modified (GM) food, the battle lines are usually clear: Those who oppose genetic engineering want it labeled, and those who support it see no need. But today, a group of German scientists and other proponents of GM organisms launched a campaign to require labeling of anything that contains or has been produced with the help of GM organisms.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 20th, 2015

By: Nathan Baker

A little more than an acre on Wayne Smith’s Eastern Star area farm is plowed and fertilized, but the highly regulated hemp seeds he requested from the state Department of Agriculture months ago still haven’t arrived.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 19th, 2015

By: S.A. Miller 

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry’s genetically modified crops, have environmentalists in Iowa calling her “Bride of Frankenfood” — putting yet another wrinkle in her presidential campaign’s courtship of liberal activists who are crucial to winning the state’s Democratic caucuses.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 19th, 2015

By: Jeffrey Sachs | Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University

The Obama Administration is now on track to get "fast track" legislation through the Senate, heading towards a close vote in the House. The end goal is to conclude two major business treaties: the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The House Democrats are right to withhold their support until key treaty positions favored by the White House are dropped.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 19th, 2015

Organic Farmers and Seed Companies Make Clear They Reject Proposed Mandatory Tax on Organic Producers

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 16th, 2015

 Tiffany Eckert

The battle to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, continues in Oregon. In the upcoming special election, Benton County voters will decide if a measure to ban GMO's is right for them. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke with people on both sides of the issue and filed this report.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 15th, 2015

By: Matt Taibbi

The latest squabble over the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows just how low America's "Progressive" Party has sunk.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 14th, 2015

By: Mary Clare Jalonick, AP

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.


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