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Farm and Food: Born in Greece and grown in the Chicago pits - Lincoln Journal Star

Farm and Food: Born in Greece and grown in the Chicago pits - Lincoln Journal Star | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
It’s an almost poetic coincidence that the day after Greek voters loudly told European technocrats in Brussels and German bankers in Berlin to stuff it, the futures trading CME Group
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Monsanto Slaps A Lawsuit On Maui, Hawaii For Banning GMOs - The Inquisitr

Monsanto Slaps A Lawsuit On Maui, Hawaii For Banning GMOs - The Inquisitr | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Over the past year, there has been a developing war pertaining to organic food and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). People in favor of organic growing
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Oregon GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups - RT

Oregon GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups - RT | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically-modified food acknowledged defeat on Thursday after an automatic recount failed to sway the results of November’s vote and a judge denied their plea for a count of rejected...
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Could genetic engineering affect evolution? - by Allen Gates - Helium

Could genetic engineering affect evolution? - by Allen Gates - Helium | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
The theory of evolution is more than just a theory about how humans came to be.

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Rekha Basu: Monsanto officer shouldn't get World Food Prize - Ventura County Star

Rekha Basu: Monsanto officer shouldn't get World Food Prize - Ventura County Star | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Rekha Basu: Monsanto officer shouldn't get World Food Prize
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Sometimes, even very smart people don't seem to connect the dots to see the bigger picture.
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Rep. Ellen Story seeks labels for foods made with genetically modified organisms - GazetteNET

Rep. Ellen Story seeks labels for foods made with genetically modified organisms - GazetteNET | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Rep. Ellen Story seeks labels for foods made with genetically modified organisms GazetteNET Story, who has filed bills calling for labeling foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, told an Amherst hearing that “there may be much...
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Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods

Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods

 

(NaturalNews) Guess who spends the most money lobbying on agricultural lobbying? If you answered, "Monsanto," you're correct. Most of their efforts, of course, are focused on lobbying for GMOs -- to keep them legal and keep them hidden in foods.



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Alison D. Gilbert's comment, July 3, 2013 7:25 AM
This will change only when the power in the hands of the public becomes greater than the pull the corporations have on our elected officials. Who do our elected officials represent? Us, the common people or the huge corporations? If you said the latter, you are correct.
CineversityTV's comment, July 3, 2013 8:11 AM
only huge corporations will benefit, the people will get sick. Goofd for big pharma.
Dane Austin's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:48 AM

I think it is a really bad idea to keep GMOs hidden because the people really need to know what they are consuming.

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Why Is the #Obama Administration Suddenly So Interested in African Farms? #GMO #Monsanto

Why Is the #Obama Administration Suddenly So Interested in African Farms? #GMO #Monsanto | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
It might have a little something to do with the vast business opportunities for American corporations.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:45 PM

dontbefooled..#USFascism won't be stopped. Its the fascist corporate takeover of the world by #Wallstreet #greed #banksters #Monsanto etcetera..

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Duke ag biotech spin-off acquired by Monsanto - Durham Herald Sun

Duke ag biotech spin-off acquired by Monsanto - Durham Herald Sun | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Duke ag biotech spin-off acquired by Monsanto Durham Herald Sun Since 2009, GrassRoots has had a technology alliance and license agreement with Monsanto focused on the discovery of gene promoters -- which act like “on and off switches” for genes --...
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Fact Sheet: Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Fact Sheet: Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa - Whitehouse.gov (press release) | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Fact Sheet: Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Over the last year, the President also welcomed the commitment of the American people to food security and improved nutrition -- U.S.
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Kansas wheat farmer sues Monsanto over rogue wheat release

A U.S. wheat farmer has sued Monsanto Co, accusing the biotech seed giant of gross negligence for not containing an experimental genetically modified wheat discovered in an Oregon field that has put U.S. wheat export sales at risk.


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Libertarians torn on free markets and Monsanto, GMO policy - Washington Times

Libertarians torn on free markets and Monsanto, GMO policy - Washington Times | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Washington Times Libertarians torn on free markets and Monsanto, GMO policy Washington Times WASHINGTON, June 9, 2013 ― The issue of GMOs has created an interesting dilemma for many libertarians, placing their belief in free markets in conflict...
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World Food Prize Laureate: World has enough food to feed people, but policies ... - High Plains Journal

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Reorganizing U.S. Food Policy: What Would It Take? – The Plate: Maryn McKenna

Reorganizing U.S. Food Policy: What Would It Take? – The Plate: Maryn McKenna | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Should the United States have a national food policy? And if it did, what else would it need to make that policy work? A few weeks ago, an important piece ran in the Washington Post asking the firs...
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Monsanto Sues Maui for Direct Democracy, Launches New PR Campaign

Residents of Maui County, Hawai'i voted on November 4 to ban the growing of genetically modified (GMO) crops on the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai until scientific studies are conducted on their

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GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less - Cornucopia Institute

GMO Crops Mean More Herbicide, Not Less - Cornucopia Institute | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Forbes By Beth Hoffman Over the past 15 years, farmers around the world have planted ever larger tracts of genetically engineered crops.

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Senate Sub-committee Hears Testimony on GMO Labeling - Prairie Advocate

Senate Sub-committee Hears Testimony on GMO Labeling - Prairie Advocate | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Senate Sub-committee Hears Testimony on GMO Labeling Prairie Advocate The bill would require that GMO ingredients contained in food offered for retail sale in Illinois be labeled as “genetically engineered (GE).” In considering the labeling of...
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GMO Battle Marks Choice of 2013 World Food Prize Winners - Environment News Service

GMO Battle Marks Choice of 2013 World Food Prize Winners - Environment News Service | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
GMO Battle Marks Choice of 2013 World Food Prize Winners Environment News Service WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2013 (ENS) – The 2013 World Food Prize has gone to three scientists turned chemical company executives who pioneered the development of...
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Farm Bill Defeat Shows Agriculture's Waning Power - New York Times

Farm Bill Defeat Shows Agriculture's Waning Power - New York Times | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto's Toxic Chemical Glyphosate Herbicide - Mother Earth News

EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto's Toxic Chemical Glyphosate Herbicide - Mother Earth News | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
EPA Raised Residue Limits of Monsanto's Toxic Chemical Glyphosate Herbicide
Mother Earth News
The EPA has issued a new rule raising the allowed residue levels of Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on food.
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What Are GMOs? - NBC Connecticut

What Are GMOs? - NBC Connecticut | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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What Are GMOs?
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Modern food consumers may be surprised to learn much of the food marketed and sold in the United States contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Junk food bounced from US schools - Niagara Gazette

Junk food bounced from US schools - Niagara Gazette | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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Junk food bounced from US schools
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The "Smart Snacks in School" standards released Thursday by the U.S.
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Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat stored in Colorado through '11 - Yahoo! News

Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat stored in Colorado through '11
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(Reuters) - Monsanto Co's unapproved, experimental genetically engineered wheat, which is feared to have potentially contaminated U.S.
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Special Report: Food, beverage industry pays for seat at health-policy table

Special Report: Food, beverage industry pays for seat at health-policy table | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
Geneva, Switzerland (Reuters) - As the world's foremost health agency, the World Health Organization bills itself as an impartial advocate working on behalf of 194 member nations.Its mission as the public (@Quineverre @miekevanstigt Special Report:...
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Food labelling latest Palmer policy - Yahoo!7 News

Food labelling latest Palmer policy - Yahoo!7 News | Politics of Food | Scoop.it
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Food labelling latest Palmer policy
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Colour-coding Australian-made consumables is the latest policy announcement by billionaire businessman and political hopeful Clive Palmer.
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