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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 09th, 2011
Four years ago today Obama said he'd label GMOs Four years ago today, Barack Obama spoke to a crowded room of farmers and rural Iowans, promising to label “genetically modified” (GMO) food because "Americans should know what they're buying". What’s remarkable about this statement is that it was said in Iowa, the largest producer of GMO corn and soybeans in the U.S. and in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 09th, 2011
Wide-Ranging Coalition Seeks to Secure Initiative on November 2012 BallotSACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Food Democracy Now! joined the grassroots Committee For the Right to Know, a wide-ranging coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General for... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 06th, 2011
Stop Corporate Greed from writing a "Secret Farm Bill" behind closed doors! Demand transparency and democracy in our food system! Take action today or the next opportunity we could get at serious food policy reform is not until 2017! Join us, last chance to kill the "Secret Farm Bill"! This is urgent and unprecedented territory. Last week we sent you an email alert warning of the imminent... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2011
48 hours ago, we sent out an urgent alert asking you to make a call to leaders in the House and Senate Agriculture committees to tell them not to broker a backroom deal on a “Secret Farm Bill” that would have effectively killed the 2012 Food and Farm Bill. Incredibly, more than 27,000 phone calls were made by Food Democracy Now! members to the 4 members of Congress that we... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 30th, 2011
24 hours to stop Corporate Greed from writing a "Secret Farm Bill" behind closed doors! Make a stand with farmers and eaters everywhere! Take action today or the next opportunity we could get at serious food policy reform is not until 2017! Help kill the "Secret Farm Bill" - Contact the Greedy Ghouls of Congress today! For the past several weeks, rumors of a “Secret Farm Bill”... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 27th, 2011
Join us in reclaiming our food from corporate power Join the Occupation To Create A Better Planet Through Better Food! Tomorrow - Saturday October 29 - Join Occupy Against Big Food in New York City at Zuccotti Park @ 1 pm Two weeks ago we called on Food Democracy Now! members to join the Occupy Wall Street movement on World Food Day because we understand the direct link between excessive... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 27th, 2011
October 27, 2011 – With the threat of genetically engineered sweet corn hitting grocery stores next year looming, 264,000 people petition top retailers and food makers In response to Monsanto’s release of the company’s first genetically engineered sweet corn for human consumption, a coalition has collected more than 264,000 petition signatures from consumers who refuse to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 15th, 2011
Join us in the fight to reclaim our food democracy: Find an Occupy event in a city near you or create one. Already Occupy Events are occurring in more than 1,562 cities. Join the Occupation! Sunday October 16 is World Food Day - Join an Occupy Event near you! If you're in Washington DC -  Join us for the Right2Know March in front of the White House - because you have a Right to Know What... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 05th, 2011
Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 by OtherWords The meatpacking industry, giant poultry companies, and largest food processors have forced more than 1 million American farmers and ranchers out of business since 1980. by Mardy Townsend Several lawmakers are proposing a time-out on new regulations to supposedly generate a more job-friendly environment. To some that might sound... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 04th, 2011
With No Action from Obama, Family Farmers Call on President to Keep His Word See Video Here: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/label_gmos_now/   Clear Lake, IA — Food Democracy Now! has released an exclusive video showing President Obama on the campaign trail in Iowa promising to “immediately” label genetically modified foods sold in U.S. grocery stores. Food... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Oct 03rd, 2011
Breaking video: In 2007 Obama promised Iowa farmers that if elected he'd label GMO food.Tell President Obama it's time to live up to his campaign promise to Label GMOsSign the PetitionI urge President Obama to direct the FDA to label foods that have been genetically modified in high tech laboratories.Obama promised to label GMO foods if elected - Tell him: "It's time to Label... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 27th, 2011
The Right2Know March is scheduled for October 1-16, 2011. The march will begin in New York City, gathering participants and speakers along the way, and culminate in Washington D.C at the White House. Please signup to join us and stay updated on the Right2Know March. Everyone is welcome to walk with us. It doesn’t matter your age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 21st, 2011
Des Moines, IA – Amid debates over wasteful agricultural subsidy handouts to the top 10% of wealthiest farmers, federal subsidies for commodity crops are also subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup by the billions according to Apples to Twinkies, a new report by Iowa Public Interest Research Group (Iowa PIRG). Meanwhile, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables... more

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