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Blog Archive (June 2010)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 30th, 2010
Sometimes the more you watch politicians, the more you reaize there may be little hope left for an intelligent debate on anything from health care to vegetables, especially in Washington DC. Fortunately there's food. In surely what is a growing sign of the power of the sustainable food movement, during Elana Kagan's Supreme Court nomiation hearing this yesterday, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) asked a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 28th, 2010
By Cooking Up a Story June 28, 2010; The recent Supreme Court decision on the Roundup Ready Alfalfa case (PDF) has drawn a mixture of reactions from the mainstream media, and from the Blogosphere. To help us better understand this decision, CUpS sat down with Craig Johnston, professor of environmental law at Lewis & Clark Law School, and the lead author (on behalf of the NRDC) of one of the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 22nd, 2010
Today's Supreme Court ruling in the Monsanto v. Geerston Seed Farms involving Monsanto's Roundup Ready genetically modified GMO alfalfa caused a significant stir in the sustainable ag community, with listservs frantically pushing out the latest news. What should have been a pretty straight forward story was complicated by reports in the mainstream media reporting more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 21st, 2010
Today, the Department of Justice announced the agenda for the dairy hearing to be held next Friday, June 25th, in Madison, Wisconson to address issues of monopoly abuses in the dairy industry. As the third of five announced joint workshops held with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the dairy workshop promises to be more robust and potentially emotional as dairy farmers have faced a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 20th, 2010
By Helena Bottemiller   Q&A With Eric Schlosser (from Food Safety News) Catch up with Fast Food Nation author at Food Safety New's expert Q&A series, a conversation with New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist Eric Schlosser and Helena Bottemiller. Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is, in many ways, still... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 18th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2010 Contact – Brandon Hatler, (212) 691-2800 or Food Democracy Now! Applauds Tester Amendment Compromise on Food Safety Modernization Act Pledges to Take the Fight to Big Ag Now Opposing the Bill    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa –Food Democracy Now!, a national grassroots community of farmers, advocates, and citizens,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 04th, 2010
Labour government's £500,000 public dialogue on GM food could be abandoned after second resignation By John Vidal A £500,000 public dialogue over GM food could be abandoned after a second member of the steering group overseeing it resigned, the government's independent food watchdog said today. The Food Standards Agency, which had been commissioned by the Labour government to... more

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