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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

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: FoodDemocracyNow.org 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

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2011
By Theodora Filis, It has been 12 years since the world’s first GM crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, was commercially approved, and hundreds more GM varieties were granted deregulation status. The global area of GM crops has reached 102 million hectares, according to industry sources, though this has been strongly contested around the world. In August 2006, a federal district judge in Hawaii... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 17th, 2011
 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2011
  By Ralph Loglisci, The editors of Scientific American recently encouraged U.S. hog farmers to "follow Denmark and stop giving farm animals low-dose antibiotics." Sixteen years ago, in order to reduce the threat of increased development of antibiotic resistant bacteria in their food system and the environment, Denmark phased in an antibiotic growth promotant ban in food animal production.... more

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