Tag Archives: Genetically Modified

Paid By Monsanto: Universities Taking Money From The Biotech Bully

By: Barbara Peterson | Farm Wars - I want food that Grandma ate. How hard is that to understand? I don’t want it chemically lobotomized and coated with poison. I don’t want it genetically spliced to become something between a salamander and a tomato. I don’t want it radiated and mutated. I don’t want a virus ...

USDA Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple

On Friday, February 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the first genetically engineered apple, despite hundreds of thousands of petitions asking the USDA to reject it. According an article in Politico, the USDA said the GMO apple “doesn’t pose any harm to other plants or pests.” Great. But what about potential harm to the humans ...

Rhode Island Newest State To Propose GMO Labeling Law

By: Alon Galor | The Brown Daily Herald -  Proposition, similar to those in Maine and Connecticut, responds to increase in public awareness. Legislation introduced Jan. 15 would require genetically engineered products in Rhode Island to be clearly labeled “produced with genetic engineering,” and would also specify what the term “genetically engineered product” — which has multiple definitions ...

Inquiring Minds

Would you like to know if the faculty at public universities, whose paychecks come out of your taxpayer dollars, are producing pro-GMO articles and studies at the request of public relations firms that work for companies like Monsanto? We would. So would the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). That’s why the group filed Freedom of ...

Monsanto’s Land Grab In Ukraine

Although Europe has for the most part rejected genetically engineered organisms, that has not prevented GMO giant Monsanto from taking advantage of one-third of Europe’s arable land. Long considered Europe’s “bread basket,” Ukraine’s agricultural potential is huge. It’s rich dark soil is highly valued and ideal for growing grain. Farmland producing it matches Texas in size and ...

Why Prevent Labeling Of GMO Foods?

Whether to require labeling on GMO foods should be the easiest and simplest of decisions. If health and safety is really a mandate of federal agencies, where is the beef in their policies? Come on people, banning such modifications is not even remotely being considered, so why will the government not lead the way and allow the ...

Kellogg’s Froot Loops: Now Fortified Weedkiller And GMOs!!!

As if Froot Loops weren’t already a poor enough choice, with their sugar, dyes, and artificial flavors, (and no “froot” anywhere in sight) now, independent testing has shown that those ingredients aren’t the worst thing that Kelloggs is serving up. The cereal also contains Round-up herbicide (glyphosate) and genetically modified corn. Oh – and not ...

GMO Bedfellows: Monsanto And The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) calls itself “the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.” According to its website, TNC “addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.” So you might be surprised to learn that TNC is run and funded by some ...

New Research: GMO Food Far Worse Than We Think

Disturbing new research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology indicates that genetically modified (GM) crops with "stacked traits" - that is, with multiple traits such as glyphosate-herbicide resistance and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins engineered together into the same plant, are likely to be far more dangerous to human health than previously believed, and ...

Monsanto’s Bt-Toxins Found To Kill Human Embryo Cells

By: Christina Sarich | Natural Society - Many individuals have heard it a million times, but for the uninformed, or those just looking to fuel their 2014 fire to finally defeat Monsanto and their cronies, you’ll be interested to know that Monsanto’s Bt-toxin is far from ‘safe’ as the chemical company claimed it would be when ...

Vermont Defends GMO Labeling Law In Court

Is there value in a label stating that a food product “may contain” GMO ingredients? Particularly if consumers already know that nearly 90 percent of products containing corn and “large percentages” of other commodity crops in the U.S. originate from genetically engineered seeds? Clearly, more than 90 percent of consumers in the U.S. would answer “yes” ...

12-Step Program For Consumers?

For two decades, Monsanto has randomly inserted the genes of one species into a non-related species, or genetically “interfered” with the instructions of an organism’s RNA—using viruses, antibiotic-resistant genes and bacteria as vectors, markers and promoters—to create gene-spliced seeds and crops. All the while, Monsanto and its industry-paid scientists have claimed that GMO crops and foods, ...

7 Things You Should Know About GMOs

You probably want to know what’s actually in what you’re eating, right? Of course you do. That’s probably why you read the ingredients label. But even if you’re making responsible choices, there still might be more to that meal than you realize. There’s a movement that’s trying to keep you in the dark about genetically-modified ...

Pesticides On Your Food? Not To Worry

By: Dr. Mercola - Research has demonstrated that pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are neurotoxic, capable of damaging your nervous system. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides are also carcinogenic. All of these toxins are permitted on conventional farms, and any ...

BREAKING: Monsanto/Bayer’s GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban

New evidence reveals that despite a ban on cultivation of GM rapeseed in Europe, Monsanto and Bayer's plants are now freely growing there.  A new study published in PLoS titled ,"Unexpected Diversity of Feral Genetically Modified Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus L.) Despite a Cultivation and Import Ban in Switzerland," is believed to be the first report of its kind showing ...

GMO Soy: ‘Extremely’ Disturbing

In 1999, Monsanto defined an “extreme level” of its Roundup herbicide as 5.6 milligrams per kilogram of plant weight. So imagine how alarmed scientists were to find, on average, nine milligrams of Roundup per kilogram on 70 percent of the genetically engineered soy plants they recently tested. (At least 85 percent of all soy grown in ...

The American Government Loves Its People To Death

The fundamental and fiduciary responsibility that a government has is to protect its people. Not only has the government and its officials miserably failed in this duty, the health policies and related oversight poses the biggest threat to the health, safety and welfare of the American people. The absolute totality of the full frontal assault that ...