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Trouble in Tuscan

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | In a perfect example of how people are organizing locally against corporate power, a growing number of citizens in Tucson, Ariz., are locked in a heated battle with Monsanto and some local elected officials. In a nutshell, here’s the deal. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry negotiated a back-room deal that allowed Monsanto to buy 155 ...Read More »

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats – New Study

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | By: GM Watch |   Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally ...Read More »

‘Substantially Equivalent’ Big Biotech Argument Busted by Latest Study

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | The Biotech industry assures the public that GMOs are substantially equivalent to their non-GMO or near-isogenic counterparts. In fact, the whole idea of substantial equivalence has been spun into existence by Big Biotech as a clever way to peddle their wares – but they like to have it both ways. You see, when it comes to health, ...Read More »

Roundup Herbicide Linked To Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | Could Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup be leading to the overgrowth of deadly bacteria in animals and humans consuming genetically-modified food contaminated with it? This question follows from a study published in the journal Current Microbiology titled, “The Effect of Glyphosate on Potential Pathogens and Beneficial Members of Poultry Microbiota In Vitro,” which found that the ...Read More »

Chinese Firm Begins Testing GMO Corn Seeds in U.S. Greenhouse

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | A Chinese biotech seed firm has planted genetically modified corn seeds in the United States at a greenhouse designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company said, an early step toward launching China’s first GMO corn products in the United States. Beijing-based Origin Agritech Ltd said on Wednesday that U.S. field tests of its ...Read More »

Study: GMO Corn has "Major Molecular Differences"

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | One of the biggest scams Monsanto perpetrated against consumers was getting its GMO crops declared “substantially equivalent” to non-GMO crops—a coup that allowed the biotech industry to unleash GMOs into the food system with no independent pre-market safety testing. First, a little history on substantial equivalence: The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in ...Read More »

Monsanto: 'Cure' For World Hunger Is Cursing The Global Food Supply

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | What if the very GM agricultural system that Monsanto claims will help to solve the problem of world hunger depends on a chemical that kills the very pollinator upon which approximately 70% of world’s food supply now depends? A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled, “Effects of field-realistic doses of glyphosate on ...Read More »

Organic Standards Update: Finally Some Good News!

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | Our movement needed a win. We’re happy to report not one, but two recent wins in the battle to preserve organic standards. New GMO technologies such as cloning, nanotechnology, synthetic biology—technologies sometimes referred to as GMO 2.0—won’t be allowed in organics, thanks to a recent decision by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). (And thanks ...Read More »

How GMO Farming and Food Is Making Our Gut Flora UNFRIENDLY

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | Two studies published reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut flora, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria. Late last year, in an article titled Roundup Herbicide Linked to Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria, we reported on new research indicating that glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® may ...Read More »

USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The potatoes next must clear a voluntary review process through the Food and Drug Administration as well as get the OK from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...Read More »

‘Organic' GMO? No Way!

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | Consumers have always been able to count on the fact that if a product is certified organic, it’s GMO-free. That’s because GMOs aren’t allowed in organic. At least they haven’t been, so far. Last week, our allies at Food DemocracyNOW! broke the news that Melody Meyer, a member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), wants ...Read More »

20 Things The FDA (Federal Deception Administration) Doesn’t Want You To Know

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | There was a time when “FDA Approved” was a vote of credibility. We could purchase a product and feel safe because the government watchdogs had checked it out thoroughly before allowing it to be sold. Now, “FDA Approved” means “The company that produced this product has enough money and clout to allow it to be ...Read More »

Pesticide Experts Release Shocking Review Of Global Glyphosate Damage

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | (Sustainable Pulse) In a “state of the science” review released Tuesday, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and underscores the need for a global phase-out. The full Monograph review can be accessed here: Environmental and health advocates say the ...Read More »

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes In Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics. We reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause ...Read More »

Monsanto Tribunal: "Empowered Victims"

Genetically Modified Organisms |  | “You’ve empowered many victims that shall build on this Tribunal’s work in their local struggles.” – Olivier De Schutter, chair of the Monsanto Tribunal legal team and former UN special rapporteur on the right to food, October 17, 2016 One by one, they stepped up to the podium. Reading from documents they’d spent months, in ...Read More »

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