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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2013
By Les Leopold, There are 16.4 million American children living in poverty. That's nearly one quarter (22.6 percent) of all of our children. More alarming is that the percentage of poor children has climbed by 4.5 percent since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. And poor means poor. For a family of three with one child under 18, the poverty line is $18,400. Meanwhile, the stock market... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 06th, 2013
Yes on 522 Campaign Press Release on Election Results: SEATTLE— There are too many votes that have not been counted for this race to be called. Hundreds of thousands of votes have yet to be counted. Additionally, Washington Secretary of State is currently reporting that over 300,000 votes still have to be counted. KOMO News 4 in Seattle even noted that there were more votes to be... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 05th, 2013
NEW Poll Finds Widespread Support for GMO Labeling As New Hampshire House Committee Prepares to Vote on GMO Labeling Law 90 Percent of NH Voters Favor Their Right-to-Know CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — As voters in Washington hand in their ballots today to determine the fate of GMO labeling in their state, the issue of labeling genetically modified organisms or GMOs, as they’re commonly... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 02nd, 2013
By Richard Schiffman, They will be voting Tuesday on Initiative 522, which would require labeling of all genetically modified (GM) foods on state supermarket shelves by 2015. If early surveys are any indication, voters there may be about to deliver the food industry a major defeat. Two-thirds of Washingtonians told pollsters last month that they will vote yes on Initiative 522, though... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 01st, 2013
The ad agency Victors & Spoils has created campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the food industry — Coca-Cola, Quiznos and General Mills among them. Until now, what they’d never done was try to figure out how to sell broccoli. Or any vegetables or fruits of any kind. This of course is not unique to Victors & Spoils. Major American advertising agencies tend not to get... more


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