Tag Archives: Genetically Modified

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 to challenge ...

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 to the ...

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 ...

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 says ...

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 crops ...

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 ...

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 been ...

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 from human ...

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 ...