Food Democracy Now!

Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
NEW Poll Finds Widespread Support for GMO Labeling As NH House Committee Prepares to Vote on GMO Labeling Law
As voters in Washington hand in their ballots today to determine the fate of GMO labeling in their state, the issue of labeling genetically modified organisms or GMOs, as they’re commonly known, is heating up in New Hampshire. This Thursday, the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture committee will vote on a similar bill, HB 660, to require GMO labeling in the Granite state.
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Monday, November 04, 2013
Farmers and Consumers Continue to Fight for GMO Labeling Bill in WA State
With one day left in the election in Washington State, grassroots organization Food Democracy Now! is urging citizens everywhere to make calls to voters to urge them to vote Yes on 522, which would require GMO labeling in the state. Polls have shows that a majority of Washingtonians support the ballot initiative, if passed WA would be the first state to require GMO labeling with no strings attached.
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Farmers and Consumers Applaud WA State AG Bob Ferguson for Holding Junk Food Lobby Accountable for Illegal Donations in GMO Labeling Fight
In an incredible development for GMO labeling supporters in Washington state and across the U.S., Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the junk food lobbying group that has plowed in more than $7.2 million to defeat Yes on 522, Washington’s GMO labeling initiative, for allegedly lying about donations from America’s largest food companies.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Activists Score Major Victory in Senate Against Monsanto Protection Act
Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens, is praising Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, after she announced last night her intention to strip the controversial Monsanto Protection Act provision from the Senate’s version of the stop-gap spending bill, which extends the current budget deadline from September 30th to December 15th. READ MORE HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/monsanto-protection-act-expire_...
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Grocery Manufacturers Association Holds 'Monsanto Ball' to Determine Fate of GMO Labeling in America
Statement by Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens on news that major food producers will meet to discuss GMO labeling at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) meeting on Wednesday in DC:
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Appeals Court Binds Monsanto To Promise Not To Sue Organic Farmers


A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto's transgenic seed patents "because Monsanto has made binding assurances that it will not 'take legal action against growers whose crops might inadvertently contain traces of Monsanto biotech genes (because, for example, some transgenic seed or pollen blew onto the grower’s land).'"
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Connecticut Passes Groundbreaking GMO Labeling Bill with Bi-Partisan Support
Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens, applaud Connecticut legislation for enacting first-in-the-nation legislation requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Despite relentless lobbying efforts from the Farm Bureau and biotech interests, legislators demonstrated bi-partisan support of the labeling bill in both the House and the Senate acknowledging the influence of grassroots pressure.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Family Farmer Group Slams Supreme Court Ruling on Monsanto’s GMO Seed Patents
Statement by Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now! on today’s Supreme Court ruling that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically-engineered soybeans to create new seeds without paying a fee:
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
“Monsanto Protection Act” Spreads to Oregon in New Bill Passed that Will Ban Local Control Over Food and Farms
Last week, SB 633, a bill that strips all local control of agricultural seed and seed production and replaces it with a “one size fits all” policy dictated by the state passed out of the Rural Communities and Economic Development committee by a vote of 3 to 2 in favor. SB 633, known as Oregon’s Monsanto Protection Act, earned the support of the committee Chair, Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) whose office has cited the passage of Section 735, known as Monsanto Protection Act, of H.R.
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