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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 19th, 2014

By: Claire Robinson

report from the British foreign policy think tank Chatham House on agricultural biotechnology in Africa claims that GM "offers advantages over conventional plant-breeding approaches".


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 19th, 2014

By: Michael Specter

Early this spring, the Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva led an unusual pilgrimage across southern Europe. 

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 15th, 2014

By: Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

The battle over testing of genetically modified crops in India took a new turn this week with the Bharatiya Janata party-led government putting field trials on hold.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 12th, 2014

By: J. Dudley Butler

Dear Mr. President

I know we can agree that there are seven continents, and North America is one of them. North America includes 41 separate countries and territories. I also know there are embedded within USDA certain National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sympathizers that want to promote the term “North American Beef.”

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 10th, 2014

By: Dr. Mercola

Industrial chemical-based agriculture, which produces the vast majority of US food crops, is actually destroying the soil that makes the growing of food possible in the first place.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 10th, 2014

By: Andrew Adam-Bradford

GM crops may benefit agribusiness, writes Andrew Adam-Bradford. But they offer little to Africa or the millions of farming communities that feed the continent. Rather than impose corporate 'solutions', governments should invest in indigenous agro-ecological farming.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2014

By: Clare Leschin-Hoar

Walking with the tousled-haired Mateo Kehler is a practice in patience. It’s rare for him to travel two steps before he’s greeted by name, his hands are clasped, and he’s embraced by fellow cheesemakers, cheesemongers and buyers of his award-winning Jasper Hill cheeses. 


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2014

By: Navdanya Trust

Speaking at the launch of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the Energy and Resources Institute, Union minister of state for environment Prakash Javadekar said: “We have not said no to science. Nobody can say no to science.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2014

By: Raul Zibechi

If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. And in Peru and Colombia that's exactly what they are doing, re-asserting indigenous control of the land and its resources.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2014

By: Stephanie Spear

A judge overturned Fort Collins' five-year moratorium on hydralic fracturing Thursday, making it the third big blow to efforts by grassroots groups and politicians working to ban fracking in communities throughout the state.

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 09th, 2014

By: Jeff Ritterman

One little piglet was born with only one large eye. A second piglet was missing an ear. A third piglet had a large hole in its skull. A fourth piglet had a monstrously huge "elephant tongue." A female piglet was born with testes. Still others had malformed limbs, spines, skulls and gastrointestinal tracts.


Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 08th, 2014

By: Øistein Thorsen

Antibiotic use in farming is common but with serious effects on human health, it is time to think about responsible use in animals

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Aug 08th, 2014

By: Leah Zerbe

Millions of Americans and farmers don't want GMOs. Apparently, USDA doesn't care.


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