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New USDA Data Shows 85% of Foods Tested Have Pesticide Residues

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 30, 2016 - 11:25am

As Americans gather with their families for Thanksgiving this week, new government data offers a potentially unappetizing assessment of the U.S. food supply—Residues of many types of bug-killing pesticides, fungicides and weed killing chemicals have been found in roughly 85 percent of thousands of foods tested.

Are You Allergic to GMOs? Inside the Next Big Food Fight

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 27, 2016 - 1:02pm

For most of us, the issue of genetically modified food isn’t important enough to write our grocery lists around. While the idea of ingredients that have been scientifically engineered in order to survive diseases and be pest-resistant is hardly appetizing, proponents say they are a way to end world hunger, and there is no solid proof that they can harm us.

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