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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Casey Gillam

Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide.

 

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Marta Tellado

Recently, at my neighborhood supermarket, I spotted a young mom pushing a cart with two children and a week's worth of groceries. I watched as she checked each item's label carefully before putting it into her cart. Was she looking for peanuts that could send her kids to the emergency room, checking the nutritional content to make sure they get enough vitamin D, or seeing if there were additives or sweeteners she'd rather have them avoid?

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Natasha Chen

 

 

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A dozen protesters met with a Costco executive Thursday to deliver a petition, urging the wholesale company not to sell geneliver a petition, urging the wholesale company not to sell genetically modified fish.

 

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 27th, 2015

By: Karen Graham

The EPA will begin analysing the impacts of Atrazine and Glyphosate, the two most-commonly used pesticides in the U.S., on 1,500 plant and animal species in the U.S. under the terms of a settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 26th, 2015

By: Jessie Rack

While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 26th, 2015

By: Alisa Opar

From increased fracking to tainted fish, the TPP could severely threaten environmental and climate policy.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 26th, 2015

By: David Morris

The far-reaching effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect country-of-origin labels.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 25th, 2015

GM wheat trial failure highlights poor GM success rate, need to invest in other R&D.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 25th, 2015

Rothamsted Research in the UK wasted £1 million of taxpayers’ money on a failed GMO wheat trial. The researchers described the results of the trial as “disappointing”.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 24th, 2015

By: Fred Imbert

New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) said Wednesday that an ongoing investigation of Whole Foods Market stores has found systemic overcharging of its customers for prepackaged food.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 24th, 2015

By: Helen Thompson

French authorities are on the trail of a young genetically modified green sheep that appears to have gone on the lam in Paris.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 24th, 2015

By: Mark Mellman

How do you expect voters would react to members of Congress supporting a bill that tramples on the rights of states and localities, creates a government bureaucracy to replace a private system that’s working and takes away consumers’ right to know what’s in the food they eat? 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 23rd, 2015

We regret to inform you that earlier this morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 37 to pass cloture on Fast Track authority on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Today’s vote was a procedural vote on cloture, which limits debate on this secret international trade agreement, the language of which, the American public has not been allowed to read.


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