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Blog Archive (November 2013)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 29th, 2013
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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 28th, 2013
By GM Watch, Editor's decision violates scientific publication ethics. Journal retraction of Séralini study is illicit, unscientific, and unethical Statement by GMWatch The editor of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), Dr A. Wallace Hayes, has decided to retract the study by the team of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found that rats fed a Monsanto genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 25th, 2013
 November 25, 2013. Ottawa. Canada’s approval of commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs is an alarming decision that sets Canada up to be the source of global environmental risk, says the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Islanders Say No to Frankenfish. “We are extremely disappointed and alarmed that our government has approved the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2013
By Karl Plume, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China rejected a cargo of U.S. corn because it contained a genetically modified variety that is not approved for import, a trade source said on Monday. The shipment contained Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn, also known as MIR 162, the source said. "It's confirmed. It's one cargo and MIR 162 was the problem," said the source, who asked not to be... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 18th, 2013
National Labor Relations Board Decides to Prosecute Nationwide Violations at Country’s Largest Employer  --- Workers, Supporters Vow to Increase their Calls for Walmart to End Illegal Retaliation, Create Better Jobs WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 16th, 2013
By Ronnie Cummins, Twelve months after narrowly defeating our organic and natural health movement in an expensive and bitterly fought California ballot initiative to label genetically engineered organisms (GMOs) in foods, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are publicly bragging that they’ve beaten us again, 52 percent to 48 percent, in a similar ballot initiative in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 14th, 2013
Don't let new food safety rules wipe out the local food movement!   Take a stand for the local food movement! Don't let the FDA toss your local salad - Tell the FDA to fix the food safety rules to protect America's farmer, not drive them out of business! If you think being forced to eat Monsanto’s unlabeled GMOs is an outrage, what would you say about having the same man who wrote... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 13th, 2013
By Dr. Vandana Shiva, SEED MONOPOLIES, GMOS AND   FARMERS SUICIDES IN INDIA  Response by Dr Vandana Shiva to an article published on 1st May 2013 in Nature by Natasha Gilbert titled “Case studies: A hard look at GM crops” The article by Natasha Gilbert begins a section entitled GM cotton has driven farmers to suicide by quoting me: “During an interview in March,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 12th, 2013
By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg U.S. farmers may lose as much as 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of annual soybean production if regulators move too quickly to ban trans fats in processed food, according to the American Soybean Association. The Food and Drug Administration said last week it’s on a “clear track” to banning partially hydrogenated oils, the main vehicle for... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 11th, 2013
By Laura Michina, In a desperate move to divert attention from what many believe is a food system revolution, the Food and Drug Administration announced last Thursday it will phase out trans fats, indicating they are a threat to people’s health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said that the ban of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year. But a review of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 09th, 2013
By Carey Gillam, (Reuters) - Both sides of the costly and high-stakes GMO labeling battle in Washington state say they see an even bigger national fight ahead despite the apparent defeat of the mandatory labeling measure by Washington state voters this week. The measure died 47.05 percent to 52.95 percent, according to results updated Thursday night by the Washington Secretary of State's... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2013
By Michele Simon, Internal documents from the Grocery Manufacturers Association reveal height of corporate chutzpah. Industry's solution to GMO labeling is to: "Pursue statutory federal preemption which does not include a labeling requirement." With the disappointing results now in from I-522, the initiative in Washington State that would have required labeling of genetically-engineered food... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2013
By Jim Slama, The Good Food Movement is the fastest growing segment of the food industry. People from all walks of life are now actively seeking out local and sustainable food produced by family farmers. But this movement -- which is bringing major health, environmental and economic benefits to tens of millions of Americans -- faces an imminent threat from an unexpected source: new food... more


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