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25 May

  2013 – The first “March Against Monsanto” was held in 436 cities in 52 countries around the world. Organizers estimate 200 thousand to 2 million people attended and protested against the company, its GM seeds and foods, and Monsanto’s influence on world governments. In Croatia, the protest was held...

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3 June

  2013 – The American state of Connecticut passed a legislation (134 yes, 3 against) that will have the mandatory labeling of GM foods and it’s ingredients. For the law to become active, the legislation requires that four other state in the region pass GMO labeling laws, and that their...

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19 June

  2013 – Management JSC Ledo, most important Croatian ice cream producer, has decided to suspend the purchase of milk and cooperation with dairy subcontractors. The Management points out that milk from Croatian farmers was not used for ice cream production from 2007. Data from the Croatian Competition Agency shows...

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20 June

  2014 – The American President signed a Presidential Memorandum that recognizes the severe losses in the populations of pollinators: during the last decades there were substantial losses of honey bees, wild bees, monarch and other types of butterflies, birds, bats and others. The President acknowledges the importance of pollinators...

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1 August

  1- 7. August – World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) was celebrated for the first time in 1992, and now the week long celebration is being held in more than 120 countries. The organizers are World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), UNICEF and WHO with the help of individuals, organizations and...

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26 August

  1743 – Antoine Lavoisier was born, regarded as the father of the science of nutrition. Lavoisier proved that the combustion process involves combination of various chemical substances and oxygen, and proved that respiration in plants and animals represents the slow combustion of organic matter using oxygen from the atmosphere....

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16 September

  1893 – Biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was born. He is known for researching cell combustion and isolation of vitamin C. back to calendar  

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16 October

  16 October is celebrated as the “World Food Day“.   1945 – The United Nations founded the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). back to calendar  

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22 October

  1981 – The U.S. FDA approved aspartame for use as food sweetener. back to calendar  

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31 October

  2009 – After the latest economic crash McDonald’s decided to close it’s doors in Iceland, so this date marks the last day McDonald’s actually worked on this north Atlantic island. A man named Hjortur Smarason bought a hamburger and french fries for a souvenir. As the meal did not...

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1 November

  1 November is celebrated as the World Vegan Day. Commemorates the coining of the term ‘vegan’ and the founding of The Vegan Society in November 1944. back to calendar  

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4 November

  75% of California’s Berkeley voters approved the introduction of a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. The city of Berkeley pioneers the “tax on sugar” taking effect on 1 January 2015. The tax is paid by distributors of sugary drinks, sodas, energy and sports drinks, ice teas, fruit juices with...

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7 November

  2013 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that partially hydrogenated oil, the primary source of trans fats in processed foods, are no longer on the generally recognised as safe list (GRAS) . Although the consumption of trans fat is in constant decline during the last two...

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10 November

  1933 – Marc Van Montagu was born. He is the founder and Chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. It is also founder of two biotechnology companies: Plant Genetic Systems and Crop Design. In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with...

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14 November

  14 November is the celebrated as the World Diabetes Day. The World Diabetes Day was first celebrated 1991, it was organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with the support of the World Health Organization. 347 million people suffer from diabetes (data from 2011.). The incidence is expected to...