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Blog Archive (May 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 29th, 2011
If Iowa is considered the belly of the beast of industrial agriculture, then the Iowa state capitol is the part of the animal that drains the swamp. After all, Iowa is the place where Iowa legislators have made it possible to produce 11.3 hogs per person annually and created some of the most polluted rivers and streams contributing to the Dead Zone in the nation due to continued poor legislation... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 13th, 2011
Watch: Dr. Huber warns Secretary Vilsack of a major new threat to agriculture. Halt the planting of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa & sugar beets! Tell President Obama to instruct the USDA to immediately ban Monsanto's GMO alfalfa and sugar beets from being planted until independent peer reviewed safety testing can be conducted. Tell President Obama & Secretary Vilsack to halt the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 11th, 2011
Whenever something goes wrong in food policy in Washington DC during the Obama administration, members of the sustainable agriculture movement can count on the USDA and the powers that be to attempt to throw a bone in our direction. Just in the past 5 months, Secretary Vilsack has approved 3 genetically engineered (GMO) crops, while the USDA continues its promise to promote organic and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 10th, 2011
Last week Food Democracy launched an exclusive 20 minute video interview with Dr. Don Huber about the problems that a team of scientists have recently discovered linking Monsanto's flagship products, Roundup Ready corn and soybeans and herbicide Roundup that these genetically modified (GMO) seeds are engineered to tolerate, with alarming rates of infertility and spontaneous abortions in animal... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 04th, 2011
// On January 17, internationally recognized plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber, wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack warning of the discovery of a new pathogen and a possible link between Roundup Ready® (GMO) corn and soybeans and severe reproductive problems in livestock as well as widespread crop failure. Less than 3 weeks later, the Obama administration approved 2 new... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 01st, 2011
Genetically Altered Seeds Raise Concerns -- New Pathogen Possibly Linked to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soy and Spontaneous Abortion in Livestock   Watch Exclusive Video: CLEAR LAKE, IA -- Today, Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots advocacy organization representing farmers and consumers, called on the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to institute... more

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