Genetically Modified Organisms

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


Wanted: Celebrity Chef To Promote Monsanto

In its latest ploy to brainwash consumers, Monsanto is teaming up with a major media conglomerate to bribe nonprofits with money in exchange for promoting GMO foods on TV. And they want a celebrity chef to be part of the equation. On August 5, Gawker published an email from Condé Nast outlining plans for a


A New Reason Why Wheat And GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

A new study indicates that wheat contributes to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in our gut, adding to growing concern that GMO foods are doing the same.  A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, "Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential interest for coeliac


50 Members Of Congress Urge EPA And USDA To Reject New GMO Crops

GE Crops Would Lead to Dramatic Increase in Use of Toxic, War-era Herbicide 2,4-D Fifty Members of Congress led by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) wrote today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing “grave concerns” over Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo™ herbicide and new varieties


Who’s A Scaredy-Cat?

The folks who run Safeway (SWY), the second-largest supermarket chain in North America (and soon to be swallowed up by Albertson’s, to become and even bigger fish in the supermarket sea), have joined the chorus of politicians, corporations and mainstream media who say they oppose GMO labeling because it might “frighten” or “confuse” consumers. To


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

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 new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled, "Effects of field-realistic doses of glyphosate


Lawmakers: Americans 'Too Stupid' For GMO Labeling Laws

The "experts" have spoken, and here's what they have to say: You're just too stupid to handle a label on your food that says "this product contains genetically engineered ingredients." Members (see the list here) of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, along with four of their hand-picked puppets (um, experts), met


Canadian Farmers Say Entire Organic Industry At Risk In GM Alfalfa Debate (VIDEO)

Scroll down for video. GUELPH, Ont. – There’s a new genetically modified crop on the horizon that some say is jeopardizing the entire Canadian organic farming industry. Organic farmers across the country are sounding the alarm bells on the state of alfalfa, one small plant with a massive role in organic farming. When most people


5 Things You May Not Know About Aspartame

Aspartame is a nasty chemical that’s sold as a zero-calorie healthy sweetener. But did you know that it’s technically not calorie-free? Not a lot, only about 4 calories per gram. [1] That isn’t a lot, and it’s not a big deal. But it’s one weird fact you probably didn’t know about aspartame. Let’s take a


Poisoned Playgrounds

As if the world's most widely used poison, Monsanto's Roundup, didn't already pose a huge public health threat. Now, Monsanto and Scotts have teamed up to market Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive doses of Roundup. You probably won't buy it. But what's to stop commercial landscapers from using it in parks


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