Genetically Modified Organisms

No No Nano: Macro-Objections To Micro-Machinations Of Industrial Processed Food

By: The Call of the Land - “To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd.” – Wendell Berry Steadily, stealthily, corporations are driving the goodness of natural life itself from our food, and cleverly – though unwisely – infesting it with dim bits of microscopic material substance that are obscured


No GMO Livestock Vaccines In Organics!

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) aren’t allowed in organics because they fall into the “excluded methods” category—meaning things that are excluded from organics. But there’s one exception to the “no GMOs in organics rule”—GMO vaccines for livestock. Under current law, GMO vaccines are allowed in organic, but only after they’ve been reviewed and approved by the


Dow’s Done Deal

It’s official. Thanks to the folks at Dow Agrosciences, and their buddies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dow now has permission to unleash up to 176 million more pounds (according to the USDA, though scientists predict much more) of 2,4-D into the environment. Yesterday, the EPA removed


Our Food Supply: What You And Your Family Need To Know

  By: Isabelle Beenan | Natural Blaze - What does smoking have to do with our food supply? Allow me to draw a little analogy between the conventional tobacco industry and the conventional food supply industry. There is no need to rehash the whole tobacco industry debacle, other than to point out that morality and


Biotech And Agribusinesses Spending Heavily To Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes

By: Cornucopia - The Cornucopia Institute releases shopper’s guide red-flagging pro/con food brands involved with Colorado and Oregon Initiatives    [Contribution data will be updated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis until election day, and a final poster will be published in early December.] UPDATED AGAIN  10-8-14:  Kellogg drops $250K against GMO food labeling + other


GMO Labeling Will Cost Less Than A Penny A Day For U.S. Consumers

A new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, and conducted by the independent Portland-based economic research firm, ECONorthwest, found from a review of published research that the median cost to consumers of requiring labeling of genetically engineered food, also known as genetically modified (or GMO) food, is $2.30 per person


Boycott Monsanto – A Simple List Of Companies To Avoid

As the public debate over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) continues, many are already wondering how they can choose products that aren’t using GMO’s. This could be made quite simple if some sort of governing authority forced companies to label their products if they contain GMOs so people know what they are buying,


Un-Earthed: Is Monsanto's Glyphosate Destroying The Soil?

"The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself." — Franklin Delano Roosevelt “If we have declared a war against the soil itself, then we are literally committing a species level suicide.” — Dr. Vandana Shiva In light of this quote, had Monsanto been around during Roosevelt's time, he would not have taken too kindly to


Hearst Newspapers Uncover GMO Apple Tree Plots In Washington State

An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding - gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees. The grower, Gebbers Farms of Brewster, Wash., previously had been cited for conducting a field trial too near conventional apples, failing to keep


Monsanto GMO Wheat Contamination Discovered In Montana

Monsanto’s experimental genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the second US field in Montana, about a year after the discovery of the company’s unapproved crop growing in Oregon disrupted US wheat exports. The plants were discovered at a test site at Montana State University, where back in 2000-2003 Monsanto was conducting field trials


Ruin Is Forever: Why GMOs Should Be Banned On The Basis Of The Precautionary Principle

By: Kurt Cobb, resourceinsights.blogspot - If you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth were destroyed by, say, a large comet impact, there would be no revival. Ruin is forever. The destruction of all life on Earth is not 10 times worse than the destruction of one-tenth of all life on


EU Under Pressure To Allow GMO Food Imports From US And Canada

Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn ... Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders to imports of genetically modified food as part of negotiations for a new Transatlantic trade deal, environmental campaigners have warned.


Just. Plain. Wrong.

In her June 25 keynote address to the BIO International Convention in San Diego, Calif., Hillary Clinton voiced strong support for genetic engineering and genetically engineered crops. She earned a standing ovation that day by stating that the biotech industry suffers from a public perception problem and that it just needs “a better vocabulary” in


Agent Orange Ticking Time Bomb

The clock is ticking on our last chance to stop a ticking time bomb. On August 6 (2014), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), over the objections of 50 members of Congress, and more than 500,000 citizens, scientists, farmers and health professionals, moved one step closer to approving Dow’s new Enlist "Agent Orange" brand soy


Genetically 'Edited' Fruit Could Soon Hit Supermarket Shelves

The technique, involving 'tweaking' existing genes rather than adding new ones, is likely to be less controversial then GM. Genetically ''edited'' fruit and vegetables could soon be appearing on supermarket shelves as experts have discovered how to stop apples going brown and give bananas more vitamin A. It is believed GE (genetic editing) may be


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