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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Bill Lambrecht

WASHINGTON -- An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding – gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2014

By: Christina Sarich

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2014

Where is the justice? Since 1997Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”


Posted By: Ethan on Sep 06th, 2014

By Carey Gillam

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2014

By: Akhilesh Sharma

NEW DELHI Four law-makers of the ruling BJP have reportedly opted out of a junket to the US organised by seed giant Monsanto. The week-long study tour begins tomorrow; 15 MPs from various parties were invited. 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 05th, 2014

By Nick Meyer

Former Microsoft CEO and mega mogul Bill Gates has long utilized his vast fortune to push genetically modified organisms (GMOs) through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but Gates’ efforts have been met with sharp criticism from millions of grassroots activists both home and abroad.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 03rd, 2014

Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2014

By: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2014

United States Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren today ruled that Kaua‘i County Ordinance 960 is preempted by state law and therefore is unenforceable.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2014

By: Dr. Vandana Shiva

(A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker)

I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. The challenge of feeding a growing population with the added obstacle of climate change is an important issue. Specter’s piece, however, is poor journalism. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 22nd, 2014

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Solidarity Will Build the Power Needed to Transform Trade so People and Planet Come Before Profits

The moment facing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its sibling the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as ‘TAFTA’) and the future approach to trade is reaching a critical stage.

 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 22nd, 2014

The Russian cabinet has approved the bill introducing heavy fines for businessmen who violate the rules on obligatory marking of foodstuffs containing genetically-modified products.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 22nd, 2014

The global food revolution is now affecting the bottom line of Coca-Cola.

The company recently announced their second-quarter profits for the year fell from $2.68 billion to $2.6 billion, and their revenue decreased by 1%.

Latin America also saw a 1% decline in volume and a 9% drop in sales, which was partially blamed on the new 8-cent per liter soda tax imposed in Mexico.


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