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FDA Issues New Report Finding Iowa Egg Facilities, Unsafe, Unsanitary, Full of Rats and 8 Foot Mounds of Manure

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 1, 2010 - 5:31am

Last night the Food and Drug Administration released the gruesome details of its investigation into the Iowa-based Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms egg laying facilities responsible for the recall of more than 550,000,000 eggs and 1,500 illnesses in 23 states.

Federal Court Rescinds USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 16, 2010 - 12:53pm

On Friday, a federal court for the Northern District of California ruled that the USDA had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by approving the Monsanto-engineered biotech crop, Roundup Ready sugar beets, without first preparing an Environmental Impact Statement.

World's First Seed Bank Could Be Destroyed

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 10, 2010 - 3:18am

"Twelve Russian scientists famously chose to starve to death rather than eat the unique collection of seeds and plants they were protecting for humanity during the 900-day siege of Leningrad in the second world war. But the world's first global seed bank now faces destruction once more, to make way for a private housing estate."  - the Guardian, UK

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