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The World Is Going Solar

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 16, 2014 - 7:45pm

Right now, Simpa Energy, which was started just three years ago, has nearly 2,000 customers (a customer being one household) and that number is growing by the day. The company projects that its solar power will be reaching 75,000 people across India by the end of this year. But Simpa isn’t the only company bringing affordable solar power to India. 

Oh No, 'GMO': A Proposed Ballot Initiative Would Require Labeling of Foods, But Not Everyone's on Board

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 9, 2014 - 12:05pm

If it makes the cut, expect a fight. In 2012, GMO-labeling opponents spent over $46 million to convince voters to defeat a similar bill in California. And though legislative bills and ballot initiatives are under consideration in dozens of states, only Vermont has successfully passed a mandate.

Bill Requiring GMO Labeling Clears Assembly Committee

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 8, 2014 - 1:03pm

By: Zack Fink, 

Supermarkets in New York State could soon be forced to label all genetically modified foods it carries on its shelves, as a bill in Albany would require so-called "GMO labeling" to bring New York in line with practices already embraced by three other states. NY1's Zack Fink filed the following report for NY1.

Muzzled by Monsanto: Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 4, 2014 - 9:24am

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

By Caitlin Rockett,

After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor.

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