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Blog Archive (April 2014)

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 29th, 2014
Help us Stop the Corporate Coup of Organics! Take a stand for Organic integrity! Organics is under attack! Don't let the USDA Destroy Organic Intregrity - Take Action Now! Today we need your help now more than ever. You and your family's right to honest organic food is under attack. This morning a vital meeting that will determine the future of organic standards is currently taking place in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 25th, 2014
By Terri Hallenbeck, Free Press Staff Writer, MONTPELIER – The House on Wednesday propelled to the governor's desk a bill that could make Vermont the first state to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms. The bill passed the house with a 114-30 vote. For supporters of the labeling requirement, Wednesday's vote was another step in a decade-long effort they... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 22nd, 2014
Tell New York: "I support GMO labeling!" Join us - Make GMO labeling the law in New York Tell New York - I want GMO labeling now! Last week the Vermont Senate passed the first no-string attached GMO labeling bill in the U.S. by a vote of 28 to 2 and we need your help to make sure that elected officials in the New York Assembly hear loud and clear that New Yorkers believe that genetically... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 15th, 2014
By Ramon J. Seidler, "GMO seeds have not been shown to definitively increase yield potentials" and "in fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasionally lower than the yields of conventional varieties." A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: There are no significant differences in yields of GMO and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 13th, 2014
By Christina Sarich, A full suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, is being demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. It is currently the most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health. Just one study conducted in Brazil on ‘glyphosate-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 10th, 2014
By Mike Adams, (NaturalNews) Biotech stocks plummeted Thursday following the release of Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge by Food Democracy Now -- a campaign that urged investors to sell shares of biotech companies like Monsanto."On Thursday, the Nasdaq composite, which is weighted heavily toward tech and biotech companies, had its worst day since November 2011," reported the Associated Press,... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 09th, 2014
Tell Wall Street it's time to sell Monsanto! Take the Monsanto Stock Plunge - Divest Monsanto Now! Take the Monsanto stock plunge - tell Wall Street to Dump Monsanto! For years, despite its devilish reputation, Monsanto has been the darling of Wall Street, but that's about to change! You might think that Monsanto became evil all on its own, but you'd be surprised to see who’s been... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2014
By Dr. Mercola, Will Allen, owner of Cedar Circle Farm in Vermont, has spent the last 14 years pioneering a process where a relatively small farming community feeds thousands of locals, and teaches them about organic urban agriculture. He is widely recognized as a pioneer in the organic agriculture movement. I visited Will's farm in Vermont last year just prior to attending the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 04th, 2014
Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous? By Caitlin Rockett, After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor. “There’s DNA in the world and it gets passed... more

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