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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

A "no" vote for corporate farms may have implications for those trying to make the DNC platform more progressive.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

The United Kingdom's decision to pull out of the European Union may have major impacts for both the U.K. and the remaining EU members but isn't likely to have significant effects on the United States or other countries, three experts said here today.

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

Obfuscation is a great term. It literally sounds like its meaning– to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Say it with me. OB-FUS-CA-TION. And this is what is happening today in DC regarding the GMO labeling debate. 


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

Member states of the European Union voted in favor of a European Commission proposal that limits the use of glyphosate during the herbicide's 18-month extension granted by the commission last month.

 

 

 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

Citizens in both the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) are demanding a healthier, more just and more sustainable food system. As parties negotiate the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), proposed trade rules threaten to undermine the good food and farm movements on both sides of the Atlantic.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

The conditions include minimising the world's most widely used pesticide near public parks and playground. 

 
 
Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years away from field introduction and even then, may fall short of lofty health benefits still cited regularly by GMO advocates, suggests a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 14th, 2016

By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the U.S. organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), OSGATA announced on Wednesday.

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Jul 13th, 2016

URGENT: Call Congress to Stop Monsanto's new Dark Act! Last Thursday evening, 63 U.S. Senators voted to kill Vermont's historic GMO labeling bill and replace it with a gutted version that potentially allows all current GMOs on the market to escape being labeled.We need your help to stop this! TAKE ACTION! http://bit.ly/2a6kGB6

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow, 

Last week the U.S. Senate rushed a procedural vote so they could kill GMO labeling here in America. Now, because of this procedural vote late last Thursday evening, which passed by a margin of 68 to 29, there will be very limited debate on the Senate floor and Senate leaders Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) believe it is filibuster proof!

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow, 

Mobile billboards featuring the faces of Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and executives from the corporate-owned, organic companies, Stonyfield, and Whole Foods have been parked across the street from Ayotte’s Campaign Headquarters in Concord and Stonyfield Yogurt company headquarters in Londonderry, New Hampshire for the past several days.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 06th, 2016

By FoodDemocracyNow, 

Last week Minnesota’s Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar just voted to kill Vermont's historic GMO labeling bill and the one we passed in Maine in 2013 - and TODAY THEY COULD DO IT AGAIN

Now, because of this procedural vote late last Thursday evening, which passed by a margin of 68 to 29, there will be very limited debate on the Senate floor and Senate leaders Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) believe it is filibuster proof!


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