Browsing the "Food Democracy Now" Tag

Now is the Time: Show Your Support for Farmers

January 19th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Farmers have not had much success in seeking protection against Monsanto's unjust lawsuits, but this time, the growers are scheduled to have their day in court on January 31. You can show them you care.


Why Farmers Joined Occupy Wall Street

December 12th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

The OWS movement is focusing national attention on the grossly skewed distribution of wealth and power and this is reflected in our nation’s food production systems, which are dominated by industrial agribusiness. For farmers to join the OWS movement is a natural dovetailing of the issues


Tell the FDA and President Obama to Label Genetically Engineered Food

October 6th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

Last week, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) submitted a legal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding that the agency require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Now they need you to send a comment to the FDA. The goal is one million comments in support of the labeling of GM foods


Monsanto Lobbyist at FDA Needs to Go — Tell Obama

September 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the sad things about U.S. government today is the revolving door between industry and politics. Politics is for industry these days, not for the people. One "revolving door poster child" is Michael Taylor. Taylor was a Monsanto attorney and chief super lobbyist and (re)joined the FDA in July 2009. He was eventually named the Deputy Commissioner of Food. Conflict of interest


New Pathogen, Livestock Reproductive Problems, Crop Failure, & Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® Crops {Take Action}

May 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Internationally recognized plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber has found some things that we should really be concerned about, and they concern GMOs. He has spoken out about it, but the federal government isn't listening yet. Dr. Huber "wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack warning of the discovery of a new pathogen and a possible link between Roundup Ready® (GMO) corn and soybeans and severe reproductive problems in livestock as well as widespread crop failure" in January


URGENT: Tell Your Senators You Support Family Farms

November 18th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

As many of you mentioned in the comments when we asked for your thoughts about the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Tester-Hagan Amendment is critical to protect family farmers in this broadly-worded bill. The final vote on this bill is expected to happen this week, so it's urgent that we act now to support family farms!



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