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Blog Archive (June 2011)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 19th, 2011
Call President Obama today to help save independent family farmers! Tell President Obama it's time to level the playing for America's family farmers - end the rules that favor agribusiness. Call the White House today to Tell President Obama to enforce fair market GIPSA rules for farmers today! These are dark days for family farmers and ranchers in America, but we have hope. While farmers and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 13th, 2011
Today the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published "a policymaker's guide to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production" titled Save and Grow. As our world population is expected to rise to 9.2 billion by 2050, the FAO recommends that our emphasis within agriculture needs to be focused on SCPI or sustainable crop production intensification. This... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 07th, 2011
Earth Open Source revealed today that "Industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects," according to a new report. The report, co-authored by a group of international scientists and researchers, details what industry knew - and when - along with the European Union with regard to the dangers of Monsanto's... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jun 01st, 2011
 Family Farmers Amplify Complaint Against Monsanto’s GMOs   Monsanto's Failure to Provide Binding Legal Covenant To Protect Family Farmers Threatened by GMO Contamination Necessitates Amended Complaint NEW YORK - June 1, 2011 - New threats by Monsanto have led to the filing of an amended complaint [link] by the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) in its suit on behalf of... more

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