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

In a survey of 1,000 people, 71 percent of Americans expressed a concern over the number of chemicals and pesticides in their food supply.1 The respondents' largest concerns were about toxic pesticides (88 percent) and genetically engineered (GE) foods (79 percent).


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

NGOs across Europe have enthusiastically applauded the decision by Italy’s Ministry of Health on Friday to place a number of restrictions on the use of the probable carcinogen Glyphosate, one of the world’s most ubiquitous pesticides.

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

The re-emergence of the corn rootworm due to pesticide resistance reflects a broken cycle of pests and pesticides, and a broken agricultural system.


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

Taking copies is forbidden, so re-analysis by independent scientists will not be possible

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

Three U.S. based non profit organizations filed a lawsuit against General Mills on Thursday for misleading the public by labeling their Nature Valley brand granola bars “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” 


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

The TPP is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade agreement between 12 countries — the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — that has been coined by anti-TPP activists as NAFTA on steroids.

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

CBD – It’s Organic Unless it’s Domestic


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016

Last year, Kade McBroom launched a non-GMO soybean processing plant in Malden, Missouri, and was optimistic about the potential to serve the fast-growing non-GMO market. But now McBroom sees a potential threat to his new business from herbicide drift sprayed on genetically modified crops. This past spring, Monsanto Co.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016

[Monsanto’s] unprecedented decision to pull the application, which has not previously been reported, could set back Monsanto's efforts to introduce its new seed, called Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology, for years and lead to further losses.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016

The human brain is 95 percent water. Water makes up more than two-thirds of human body weight. Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered with water. Yet only 2.5 percent of Earth’s water is freshwater, of which only a small proportion is actually available to meet the needs of humans and animals. (Some of it is locked up in glaciers and ice, for example).

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016

As you may have noticed, there's an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs.1 This would allow the drug industry to eliminate the competition of the supplement industry, thereby increasing its own profits.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 24th, 2016

An update of the FDA definition is long overdue.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 23rd, 2016

Ex-Sen. Ken Salazar has praised the 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal and defended the safety of fracking.

 


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