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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 08th, 2014
USDA APPROVES GMO LOW LIGNIN ALFALFA: The Agriculture Department as issued its approval for a variety of alfalfa produced by Monsanto and Forage Genetics International that has been genetically engineered to have reduced levels of lignin, allowing for more flexibility in harvest times and the potential for greater yields.USDA’s determination of non-regulated status is set for... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 05th, 2014
By: David KnowlesScore one for the little guy. Voters on the Hawaiian island of Maui passed the nation's first-ever ballot initiative targeting genetically engineered food following a campaign in which opponents of the measure, including corporate giants Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, outspent supporters by a ratio of 87 to 1.The initiative temporarily bans the farming of GMO crops in... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 04th, 2014
Dear Food Democracy Now Supporters,Without you, none of this work we're so honored to do would be possible and we want to thank you!For the past 3 years, you’ve helped build one of the most powerful grassroots movement in the history of the food movement. After 20 years of being denied the basic right to know what’s in our food here in the United States, you’ve formed a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Nov 03rd, 2014
By: Jim Gerritsen American Farmers Support Right to Know GMO Labeling    I am a seed potato farmer in Northern Maine and I strongly support GMO Labeling.  Last year, I helped Maine citizens in their successful effort to pass our country’s second-in-the-nation GMO Labeling law in Maine.    I am a member of both Maine Farm Bureau and New England Farmers... more


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