Genetically Modified Organisms

How To Avoid GMOs When You’re On A Budget

What’s the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days? It’s GMOs. Should you consume them? Are they okay in moderation? Should you strictly avoid them at all times? And if so, how on earth can you manage to navigate the store without stepping into a genetically modified landmine? And if you really want


81% Of Reviewed GM Crops Were Approved Without Scientific Safety Studies, Researchers Find

By: David Gutierrez | Natural News - Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International. The researchers looked at GM crops engineered either for tolerance


GMOs Are A Bad Idea. If A 15 Year Old Can See It So Clearly, Why Can’t Many Scientists? (VIDEO)

Recently TEDx Toronto held its event which featured a popular figure amongst the GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) community, Rachel Parent. She first started studying GMOs at the age of 12 while doing a school project. By 14 she had a heated TV debate with Kevin O’Leary which went viral and put her name and message


The End Of Monsanto’s Roundup?

For decades, Monsanto has claimed that Roundup and its key ingredient, glyphosate, are “safe.” The biotech industry has backed up those claims with industry-funded “studies.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is supposed to protect us, has been protecting Monsanto’s profits instead. In July the EPA, despite new studies linking glyphosate to everything from


6634 Votes From A Win In Oregon!

Don’t believe everything you read in the papers. We have not yet lost Measure 92, Oregon’s initiative to label GMOs. According to the YES on 92 campaign, we are only 6634 votes (as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 12) from a win. If we get to within a margin of 49.80 percent (we're currently at


It's Not Over

Despite news reports that Oregon’s Measure 92 to label GMO foods was defeated on Tuesday, the official word from the YES on 92 campaign is: It’s not over. As of this morning, Measure 92 is trailing 49.66 percent to 50.3 percent, with votes still being counted in two favorable counties, Lane and Multnomah. The campaign


GMO Crops Are Destroying Farmland, And Monsanto Doesn’t Want You To Know

By: Christina Sarich | Natural Society - The European Association for bio-industries, EuropaBio, wants you to believe that “GM crops can protect soils from erosion through less ploughing, conserving soil moisture, too. GM herbicide tolerant crops reduce the need to plough fields in preparation for planting crops. This saves fuel because less tilling is necessary. GM insect resistant


Pressure Applied On The U.S. Codex Office Regarding GMO-Contaminated Infant Formula

The National Health Federation (NHF) participated in an FDA-arranged conference call earlier this week in preparation for the U.S. position to be taken at the upcoming meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses to be held in Bali, Indonesia, this late November. The topic was the proposed draft Nutrient


Not. Safe.

Ever since former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor co-authored the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) substantial equivalency policy, which said that genetically modified foods are no different than non-GMO foods, independent scientists (and consumers) have been skeptical. To say the least. Now yet another new published review, by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Flinders


Is Monsanto Admitting Guilt In ‘Zombie Wheat’ Settlement?

By: Steve Holt | TakePart - News emerged this week about a possible settlement between Monsanto and the farmers whose wheat was allegedly contaminated by unauthorized genetically modified seeds produced by the biotech firm. Lawyers for a contingent of soft white wheat farmers in Kansas told a Kansas City federal judge that an agreement had


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


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