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BioDemocracy News
News and Analysis on Genetic Engineering,
Factory Farming & Organics.

(Archive of OCA's original email newsletter. This publication is no longer being produced)

by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association.

BIODEMOCRACY NEWS
2003
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2002

  • Oct -  #41 Clothes for a change html - pdf  - MS Word
  • Aug - #40 The Death of Frankenfoods - Nailing the Coffin Shut html - pdf
  • Noticias de BioDemocracia #40 Frankenstein es Muerto html - MS Word
  • May - #39 Exposing Biotech's Big Lies html    pdf format
  • Noticias de BioDemocracia #39 Exponiendo grandes mentiras sobre biotecnología html - MS Word
  • Boletín Noticias de BioDemocracia # 38 - MSWord - - pdf
  • Jan -   #37 Frankencorn Fight: (pdf format) Cautionary Tales -- Spanish:html format , pdf format

    2001
  • Nov - #36 Food Fight in a Time of Crisis - (Boletín Noticias de BioDemocracia # 36 - MS Word ver.)
  • May - #33 Biotech Bullies: The Debate Intensifies
  • Mar. - #32 - Starbucks
  • July - #28 Son of Frankenfoods
  • April - #26
  • Feb - #24 February 2000 (formerly CFS News)

    1999
  • Dec - #23--After Seattle: Has Global Opposition Killed AgBiotech?
  • Campaign for Food Safety News #21 - Aug 24th
    Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops: Why We Need A Global Moratorium

  • Campaign for Food Safety News #20 - July 14, 1999 -
    Derailing the Biotech Express: US & Global Activists at the Crossroads

  • Campaign for Food Safety News #19 - June 4, 1999
    Beef Hormones, Irradiation, & Mad Deer: America's Food Safety Crisis Continues
  • US Moves to Eliminate or Reduce Labeling Requirements for Irradiated Foods
  • America's "Mad Deer" Epidemic: A Public Health Time Bomb Set to Explode?

  • CFS News #18 - April 16, 1999 -
    Global Action Intensifies Against Monsanto & the Gene Giants Information on Global Days of Action April 15-30

  • Food Bytes #17 -March 2, 1999 -
    Global Resistance Mounts Against Monsanto & Gentic Engineering - SPANISH ver.
    • Global Days of Action Against Monsanto & Genetic Engineering April 15-30, 1999

  • Food Bytes #16 Jan. 28, 1999 -
    Organics Under Fire: The U.S. Debate Continues
    • Food Safety Crisis in the USA
    • The EPA Pesticide Brochure: Killing Us Softly
    • The Hard Kill: "Organic Food is Dangerous"
    • Consumers Smack the USDA Once Again on Organic Standards

    1998
  • Food Bytes #15 Dec. 9, 1998 -
    Cremate Monsanto - Global Opposition Intensifies

  • Food Bytes #14 Nov. 8, 1998 -
    Save Organic Standards Round Two: Nationwide Battle Continues
    • Action Alert- USDA Position Paper Reopens Official Comment Period Until Dec. 14th on   National Organic Standards - Urgent Action Needed Now, Send E-mails, Faxes or Letters to USDA
    • Campaign for Food Safety & Organic Watch Form Letter for Official Comments to the USDA - Keep Factory Farming out of Organic Food Production & Ensure Consumer Protection Against Organic Fraud

  • Food Bytes #13 Oct. 31, 1998 -
    Pie in the Eye: A Bad Month for Monsanto
    • Media Matters: The New York Times Discovers the Gene Food Controversy
    • Action Alert: Help Win the Ground Breaking Lawsuit Against the FDA

  • Food Bytes #12 Sept. 23, 1998 -
    GE "Frankenfoods" & Crops: Measuring the Global Resistance
    • Third Annual Global Days of Action Oct. 2-16

  • Food Bytes #11 August 3, 1998 -
    Activists Launch U.S. Mass Movement Against Gene Foods & Industrial Agriculture
    • British and European Resistance Intensifies
    • Global Days of Action Announced for October 1998

  • Food Bytes #10 June 5, 1998 -
    Organic Standards Controversy
    • Open Letter to U.S. Organic Consumers
    • Announcing a New National Activist Organization, The Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
    • Eight Steps to Build an OCA Network in Your Local Area

     
  • Food Bytes #9 June 2, 1998 -
    Special Issue on Genetically  Engineered Foods
    • Public Interest Coalition Sues U.S. Government to Force Mandatory Labeling and Safety Testing of Genetically Engineered Foods
    • U.S. Manipulates GATT Codex Alimentarius Commission to Avoid Mandatory Labeling of Gene- Altered Foods
    • U.S. and International Anti-Biotech Activists Will Gather in St. Louis, Missouri July 17-19

  • Food Bytes #8 April 17, 1998 -
    Organic Standards: Who Really Speaks for the Organic Consumer
    • Food Irradiation: Another Assault on Public Health & Consumer Choice
    •Monsanto and Fox TV Supress Investigative Report on rBGH

  • Food Bytes #7 February 15, 1998 -
    National Organic Standards: The Battle We Can't Afford to Lose

  • Food Bytes #6  Jan 20, 1998
    Rebellion Mounts Against USDA's Proposed National Organic Standards
    • Oprah Winfrey and Activist Howard Lyman Go on Trial in Amarillo, Texas Jan. 20 in America's First "Food Slander" Trial
    • EU Consumers and Farmers Continue Battle Against Gene-Altered Foods
    • More Biotech Madness: Mutant Cotton, Supercharged Cigarettes and Cows
  • Food Bytes #6 Supplement
    • Supplement -Materials Provided for Use in Commenting on USDA's Proposed Rules for the Implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act - Organic Watch's 16 Issues of Major Concern

    1997
  • Food Bytes #5 Dec. 20, 1997 -
    Action Alert - S.O.S. Save Organic Standards in the USA!

  • Food Bytes #4 Dec. 11, 1997 -
    USDA Will Finally Release of The Contoversial Proposed National Organic Food Standards Dec. 15
    • Oprah Winfrey and Howard Lyman's Mad Cow "Food Slander" Trial Schedualed to Begin in Texas on Jan. 5, 1998
    • FDA Reform & Food Irradiation Bill Signed by Clinton on Nov. 21
    • Monsanto's Biotech Blunders and Disasters Continue

  • Food Bytes #3 Nov. 4, 1997 -
    USDA To Publish Proposed National Organic Standards in Novemeber
    • Organic Foods Boom as Consumer Food Safety Concerns in U.S. Increase
    • Activists in 16 Nations Carry Out Successful Global Days of Action

  • Food Bytes #2 Sept. 24, 1997 -
    Grain Cartels Sabotage Trade in Non-GE Crops
    • USA and EU Battle on Beef Tallow and Mad Cow Issues
    • Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here
    • Let them Eat Feces: Agribusiness Moves to Restrict Food Labeling in USA

  • Food Bytes #1 Sept. 22, 1997 -
    Global Coalition Demands US Authorities Take Bt Crops off the Market
    • Biotech Fails Again: Monsanto's Roundup Resistant Cotton Bombs in the Fields
    • Activists Prepare for Second Global Days of Action Oct. 2-17
 
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