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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 09th, 2017
Originally published: Reuters  Burkina Faso's cotton sector has settled a dispute with U.S. seed maker Monsanto over what it said were revenue losses caused by the introduction of genetically modified cotton, the head of the country's main cotton company told Reuters. The agreement, which includes the dividing up of royalties withheld by Monsanto's Burkina Faso partners... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 03rd, 2017
(UR) Brazil — The list of countries refusing Monsanto’s genetically-modified crops continues to grow. Highlighting the world divide on the issue, Brazil recently refused all U.S.-grown GM crops. While we are continually force-fed genetically modified foods — since they are in approximately 80 percent of all packaged, conventional foods in grocery... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 03rd, 2017
 They promote GMOs, defend toxic chemicals, and attack people who raise concerns about those products as 'anti-science'. But behind the slick 'astroturf' PR fronts lurk some very dubious funders: the same arch-conservative foundations that finance climate science denial. Stacy Malkan exposes the key players in the agribusiness and chemical industry propaganda wars.British... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 03rd, 2017
Nairobi — Kenya is withholding approval for field trials of genetically modified (GM) maize because some officials argue that a ban on GM imports applies to controlled growing tests as well, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.Talks involving representatives from the health and environment ministries and the Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) reached a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 02nd, 2017
A new study from Brazil has shown that soy milk and glyphoste-based herbicides, when fed to rats together, cause endocrine disruption (hormone hacking) through a decrease in testosterone levels and damage to sperm.Prepubertal subchronic exposure to soy milk and glyphosate leads to endocrine disruptionFull Study: http://www.sciencedirect.comAuthors: Jessica Nardi, Patricia Bonamigo... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 02nd, 2017
What would be considered a bombshell in normal times seems unsurprising, considering the massive corruption in Washington D.C. these days and federal agencies tripping over each other in order to sell themselves to the highest corporate bidder. That “bombshell,” revealed this week, is that the former Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Jess Rowland, may have... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 02nd, 2017
Representatives from over 100 countries, including virtually all areas of food production, manufacturing, retailing and soil science have, for the first time, come together on a unified definition for the quickly emerging “Regenerative” approach to growing food that has been shown to provide multiple benefits to food security, health, and climate change.According to Tim... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 02nd, 2017
Originally published: Nation of Change  John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath.” Woody Guthrie’s ballad “Deportee.” Edward R. Murrow’s documentary “Harvest of Shame.” Every decade or so, the public is shocked by yet another discovery that migrant farmworkers are being horribly abused by the wealthy masters of the corporate food... more

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Mar 01st, 2017
Originally published: Non-GMO Report A deeper look into the dubious claims that organic farmers use toxic pesticides With the growing demand for organic foods in the U.S., there has been a backlash from agribusiness groups, companies, and individuals who see organic as a threat to their interests. These critics accuse the organic industry of using deceptive marketing practices to get... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 01st, 2017
A new study of wild bees identifies 139 counties in key agricultural regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, west Texas and the Mississippi River valley that face a worrisome mismatch between falling wild bee supply and rising crop pollination demand.The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 01st, 2017
Six out of 20 panel members failed to disclose financial conflicts of interestBelow is an important peer-reviewed paper on the report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in May 2016, titled “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects”. The results of the new paper showed that six out of 20 of the panel members who wrote the report had... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Mar 01st, 2017
A former Environmental Protection Agency official may not be able to escape testifying about his alleged role in helping Monsanto Co. suppress inquiries into whether its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.A manager who left the agency’s pesticide division last year has become a central figure in more than 20 lawsuits in the U.S. accusing the company of failing to warn... more


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