Tag Archives: Genetically Modified

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 health do not ...

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 contribution updates ...

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 their ...

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 good ...

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 of ...

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 Earth. ...

This Breeder Is Working On ‘Organic Ready’ Corn That Blocks GMO Contamination

For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to save prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a plant breeder, has been developing what he calls “Organic Ready” corn varieties that have the ability to prevent cross-pollination. “We need corn that organic farmers can grow without fear of ...

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. The Transatlantic ...

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 and ...

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 more appetising ...

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 disease," ...

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 of ...

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 which ...