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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2016
By GMWatch, GM soybeans that tolerate glyphosate, a probable carcinogen, are already imported into Europe. Now the European Commission is coming under US pressure to allow the import of GM soybeans sprayed with a second probable carcinogen. Ray Seidler, a former senior scientist with the US EPA, says Europe should just say noDr Ray SeidlerONCE AGAIN the US agribusiness lobby is trying to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2016
By SustainablePulse,The U.S. leading yogurt producer Dannon has announced that it’s three flagship brands will be made from non-GMO ingredients and that the cows that produce Dannon’s milk will be fed non-GMO feed.Dannon announced Wednesday a pledge to its farmers, retail customers and consumers to further improve sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, to... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 28th, 2016
By SustainablePulse, Leading members of the European Parliament said Wednesday that they considered the European Commission’s plan to re-license glyphosate for 10 years as “inappropriate” and “unacceptable”.At a meeting of the European Parliament’s “MEPs Against Cancer”, a large audience listened to a briefing on “Cancer and... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 26th, 2016
By SustainablePulse, Following a discussion Tuesday with Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Commissioner for health and food safety, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament voiced their rejection to his proposal to re-authorize glyphosate for ten years without any specific restrictions.S&D spokesperson on glyphosate, Pavel Poc MEP, said:“This is completely unacceptable. I am... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 26th, 2016
By RadioIowa, Jared KleinHouse Republicans have voted to dramatically reorganize the Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees and dilute the influence of urban residents.Representative Jarad Klein, a farmer from Keota, told reporters the board is “somewhat responsible for this” because it voted to sue officials in three northwest Iowa counties over management... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 25th, 2016
By Alexis Bonogofsky, Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, is spending her time trying to stop the largest food and beverage corporation in the world... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 21st, 2016
By Sustainable Pulse,Food giant Nestlé announced Wednesday that it is removing all genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from six of its top selling ice cream brands, in a move to “evolve with consumer preferences”.Nestlé stated; “On a journey to evolve with consumer preferences and offer greater choice, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream, the largest ice cream maker in the... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 21st, 2016
By Sustaniable Pulse, The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling.EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis meets US trade representative Michael Froman in the US in December 2015.Internal Commission documents and correspondence obtained by NGOs under freedom of... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 20th, 2016
By Sustaniable Pulse, Regulators and the food industry worldwide have shown a strong lack of interest in testing food products and the human population for residues of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate. The Detox Project and NGOs, supported by the public, have thus taken it upon themselves to provide glyphosate testing services, which have already led to some shocking... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 11th, 2016
By GMWatch,People who are exposed to glyphosate herbicides in their work are more likely to suffer from an aggressive form of skin cancer called cutaneous melanoma, a new study shows.Over 80% of GM crops are engineered to tolerate being sprayed with glyphosate herbicides. Exposure to the fungicides mancozeb or maneb was also associated with a higher risk of this type of cancer.... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 10th, 2016
By SustainablePulse,After the WHO’s classification of glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen”, Brazil’s cancer institute has condemned GM crops for placing the country in the top ranking globally for pesticide consumption, Claire Robinson reports.The release of GM crops in Brazil has helped make it the largest consumer of agrochemicals in the world, according to a hard-... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2016
By SustainablePulse,Reuters reported Friday that France’s health and safety agency (ANSES) has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and the adjuvant tallowaminedue to uncertainty over possible health risks, the agency said on Friday.ANSES sent a letter this week to manufacturers informing them that it intends to withdraw the authorization for such... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Apr 08th, 2016
By SustainablePulse,A large group of Chinese experts and citizens have joined together to sign a protest letter against ChemChina’s acquisition of the Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta.The protest letter is based on the serious health concerns many Chinese citizens have over GMO crops and pesticides. The letter can be found in full below and was even signed by China’s former ... more


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