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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 15th, 2011
By Ken Rosboro, Americans are eating GM sweet corn and will likely eat more with Monsanto’s first GM vegetable. But without GM food labeling no one will know. It’s one of America’s summer pleasures: sweet corn dripping with butter. And though most Americans aren’t aware, a small percentage of that sweet corn is genetically modified—and more will be coming courtesy... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 07th, 2011
Open, transparent and competitive markets are allegedly the bedrock of the American free market system. The idea that any individual can go to market and sell their goods and not face discrimination, be forced to sign unfair contracts or experience deceptive practices is enshrined in more than 235 years of legal precedent. The greatest tragedy of the above statement is that we celebrate the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 07th, 2011
Call the Senate today to help save independent family farmers! Tell Senators it's time to level the playing for America's family farmers - end the rules that favor agribusiness. Call the Senate to say that Fair Market Livestock Rules - GIPSA - Is about jobs and saving family farms. It's time to enforce fair market GIPSA rules for farmers today! Farmers need you more than ever and we hope... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 06th, 2011
By Mike Callicrate, This unwarranted action comes against, Mike Callicrate and A.J. Jones, two of the nation’s leading advocates of sustainable family farm agriculture. Mike and A.J. produce good food from their environmentally beneficial, humane, and sustainable farming and ranching operation. Mike is also a long-time outspoken critic of the industrial, big food cartel that continues to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Sep 02nd, 2011
 What's more dangerous:  Factory Farms or Raw Milk? Tell Obama that Michael Taylor has got to go! It's time for Real CHANGE in Washington - click here to automatically add your name to kick Monsanto's minion out of the FDA! Petition text: I urge President Obama to dump FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor for failing to protect America's food supply. Sorry folks, but Monsanto... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 29th, 2011
It wouldn't be summertime in Iowa if another award winning journalist or filmmaker weren't making it across the Midwest in an effort to unravel America's broken food system. This time it's Food Democracy Now!'s good friend Jan Weber, an incredibly talented documentary filmmaker who seemed to launch the trend, now popularized by King Corn, Food Inc. and American Meat, 10 years ago when she first... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 26th, 2011
 President Obama promised to stand up for family farmers and rural America: How's he doing so far? Take just 30 seconds for food democracy today! Last week President Obama toured rural America, promising to stand up for farmers  - Tell us what you think! Last week President Obama and Secretary Vilsack traveled to the Midwest for a three-day Rural Tour to talk about jobs and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 17th, 2011
This week President Obama returned to Iowa, where he launched his successful bid to the White House, to speak about "jobs and economic security" in rural America. According to the White House, his bus tour is not a campaign trip, but veteran political observers would disagree. For farmers and rural advocates this tour is really about something much larger than electioneering or a new jobs program... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 11th, 2011
Organizations File Amici to Defend Plaintiffs’ Right to Trial and Respond to Monsanto’s Attempt to Dismiss Case New York – August 11, 2011 – The 83 family farmers, small and family owned seed businesses, and agricultural organizations challenging Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seed filed papers in federal court today defending their... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 11th, 2011
 Tell the USDA to reject Monsanto's new GMO drought corn! Tell Secretary Vilsack it's time to stop making rules that favor agribusiness. Public comments needed by tomorrow, August 12th. Monsanto pushes USDA to approve GMO drought corn - Tell the USDA what you think! As if genetically engineered alfalfa, corn for ethanol, sugar beets, and most recently Kentucky bluegrass for lawns weren... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2011
SPONSORING COMMITTEE The following are the names of the qualified electors of the state of North Dakota who, at the sponsoring committee fro the petitioners, represent and act for the petitioners in accordance with law: Eric AasmundstadNorth Dakota Farm Bureau, President John McConnellNorth Dakota Farm Bureau Board Member Chad WeckerlyNorth Dakota Farm Bureau Board Member Carson KoubaNorth... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 02nd, 2011
RSVP to see the premiere of  American Meat! Join us on Wed. Aug 3rd at 6 pm at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City? Join us for the Iowa Premiere of the groundbreaking documentary - American Meat Come join us for the exciting Iowa premiere of the groundbreaking documentary American Meat, which chronicles America’s grassroots revolution in sustainable farming on Wed. August... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Jul 25th, 2011
Tell Vilsack to stop letting Big Ag write the rules! Tell Secretary Vilsack it's time to stop making rules that favor agribusiness. Public comments needed by July 28th. Support the local food movement. Tell the USDA to stop colluding with Big Ag today! In the past 10 years the number of farmers markets has more than doubled, from 2,863 in 2000 to 6,132 in 2010. The rise in the popularity of... more

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