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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 30th, 2019
Originally published: The Organic & Non-GMO ReportBy Ken RoseboroPublished: December 27, 2019Supporters of genetically modified seeds often claim that GM varieties produce greater yields than conventional, non-GMO seed. But, results of recent field trials of hybrid corn seed and published research shows that non-GMO seed varieties perform as well as or even better than GM seed.Greater yields... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 29th, 2019
Originally published: The Los Angeles TimesPest control expert Wilmer Mejia inspects an attic that is infested with rats at a home in Malibu. The city has taken the unusual step of acting to ban all pesticides.By Sonja Sharp Staff Writer, Los Angeles TimesWilmar Mejia stood behind his pickup truck in the hills of Malibu, watching a hawk soar overhead. Ahead lay the job, a mid-century ranch... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 18th, 2019
Originally published: GMWatch.According the a new study, soybean production in South America now covers over 57 million hectares, more than on any other continent. The consequences for amphibians have been devastating, as is clear from the study highlights and abstract.The authors conclude in their study: “Our work has triggered alarm about the detrimental impact of pesticides (insecticides... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 12th, 2019
Originally published: GMWatch.Glyphosate exposures caused sublethal effects, reducing mobility in 79% of tadpoles According the study below, soybean production in South America now covers over 57 million ha, more than on any other continent. The consequences for amphibians have been devastating, as is clear from the study highlights and abstract.The authors conclude in their study: "Our work... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 11th, 2019
Originally published: GMWatch.Fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue were also confirmed in rats fed regulatory permitted and thus presumed safe doses of the weedkiller. Report: Claire RobinsonThe primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, which is part of a biochemical pathway known as the shikimate pathway. The shikimate pathway is... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Dec 07th, 2019
Originally published: The Storm Lake Times.EDITOR'S NOTEBOOKBY ART CULLENJoe Biden set out on a frozen, windswept eight-day bus tour of rural Iowa last weekend to shore up presidential support following a September swoon.His main talking point: Something so seemingly obscure as regenerative agriculture.Riding shotgun in the Bidenmobile: former governor and US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack... more

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