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Are Your Tax Dollars Bankrolling an Industry Front Group?

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 3, 2016 - 11:24am

In the years ahead, you can expect to hear a lot of favorable news about industrialized agriculture—GMOs, pesticides and factory farms—coming out of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR).  That seems like a reasonable assumption looking at the foundation’s directors, funders, advisors and staff, who, in many ways, are a who’s who of industrial ag supporters.

Pro: Most Americans Believe GMO Foods are Unsafe; They Need Labels to Avoid Them

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on October 29, 2015 - 7:33pm

By: Ronnie Cummins

Health and food safety are hot button issues for millions of Americans—and rightly so.

Polls indicate alarm over the contamination of everyday foods by pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, synthetic additives and, especially, genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Seeds of the Future

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 4, 2014 - 7:46pm

By: Richard Schiffman

A handful of farmers and crop scientists are struggling to save the fast diminishing stock of agricultural diversity for the rest of us.

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