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|7/19/2015 - There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption...|
|7/17/2015 - A U.K.-based agricultural research organization recently threw away nearly $5 million on a failed field trial of experimental, genetically-modified (GM) wheat. Rothamsted Research says it is "disappointed" that the transgenic crop, known as "whiffy wheat," utterly failed to deter aphids, succumbing...|
|7/17/2015 - The United States' two neighboring countries are preparing to level trade sanctions under rules governing a globalist trade agreement following victory in a recent meat labeling case.
The pending actions by the Canadian and Mexican governments are creating pressure on Congress to change existing...|
|7/16/2015 - Obtaining high-quality, chemical-free food that's actually grown in the U.S. -- not just sold here -- remains a challenge, and increasingly so as much of the so-called "food" grown on U.S. soil today is patented, genetically engineered imitation food. The latest data show that, as far as the availability...|
|7/15/2015 - The future of agriculture in Russia won't involve genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), says the country's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. In order to preserve the quality and integrity of its food supply, Russia plans to stick with growing methods that protect the soil and boost yields naturally,...|
|7/12/2015 - Is it just an unfortunate case of biotechnology gone wrong, or does the French government's "accidental" release of a genetically-modified (GMO) ewe into France's food supply signify something more sinister? This is one of the pertinent questions being asked following a recent announcement by the French...|
|7/12/2015 - Part of GMO Free USA's mission is to foster consumer rejection of GMOs until they are proven safe. Because it is difficult to rally the nation to boycott ALL GMO foods, we've chosen to use strategically targeted boycotts to change our broken food system. As it has happened in other countries, when one...|
|7/9/2015 - The rodent feed used for control groups in laboratory studies -- including studies on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides -- is widely contaminated with those same GMOs and pesticides as well as toxic metals and PCBs, according to a study conducted by researchers from...|
|7/8/2015 - A U.S. congressional panel is in the process of preparing to move legislation that would essentially preempt state efforts to create their own laws requiring all GMO foods to be labeled, and the measure is being supported by Obama Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The House Energy and Commerce...|
|7/2/2015 - Nearly 100,000 German beekeepers are calling for a nationwide ban on the cultivation of GMO crops. The beekeepers are represented by the German Beekeepers Association (DIB), which is pursuing the ban after the introduction of legislation allowing member states to opt out of GM planting schemes that...|
|6/30/2015 - A controversial new encyclical by Pope Francis set for release by the Vatican casts blame for worsening environmental damage on technology that is in common use today. In particular, the pontiff blames agricultural and fossil fuel technology for destroying ecosystems and changing the planet's climate...|
|6/23/2015 - Isn't freedom of speech a wonderful thing? The ability to say what's on your mind and freely express yourself is incredible, unless you're Hector Valenzuela, a professor at the University of Hawaii's (UH) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. He's worked there for more than 20 years but...|
|6/22/2015 - How else to explain the extraordinary, coordinated attack on Chipotle for going GMO-free? Action Alert! (Story by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, republished from ANH-USA.org.)
After announcing that Chipotle would make the switch to using exclusively non-GMO ingredients in their...|
|6/20/2015 - Ominous legislation is being quietly ushered through the halls of Congress as the mainstream media focuses nearly all of its attention on fomenting race wars throughout the U.S. If passed, House Resolution 1599, which has been dubbed the "Deny Americans the Right to Know," or "DARK," Act, will not only...|
|6/16/2015 - There's a viral meme running around the 'net today that says Monsanto just patented GMO pot. I looked into it, and this turns out to be a hoax started by a parody website. (You gotta love 'em.)
What makes this hoax so viral is that it seems like precisely the kind of thing Monsanto might really do:...|
|6/15/2015 - The modern American food supply is a tortuous minefield of synthetic additives, toxic flavoring agents and artificially engineered ingredients that are making people sick. And the following eight food corporations, rounded out by the world's most evil corporation Monsanto, are among the worst offenders...|
|6/11/2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to introduce a new voluntary certification program to label foods free of genetically modified organisms (GMO), according to a leaked internal document obtained by the Associated Press. The move has been widely interpreted as an attempt to head off...|
|6/11/2015 - The informed public is getting used to marketing lies and deception around food products and the claims made on the packaging. Whether it is "all-natural," "gluten-free" or "low-fat," there is always more to consider before eating the product if one wants to avoid toxins and digestive disaster.
|6/6/2015 - Canadian government documents recently obtained as part of a lawsuit meant to block the production of genetically modified (GM) salmon show that, contrary to claims made by producer AquaBounty Technologies, the GM salmon actually grow more slowly and are more prone to disease than non-GM farmed salmon.
|6/5/2015 - A federal judge has partially dismissed a lawsuit brought by two local commercial alfalfa farmers in Oregon and backed by biotech giant Monsanto who sought to overturn a Jackson County ordinance banning the use of GMO seeds.
As reported by Revolution News and The National Law Review, U.S. District...|
|6/3/2015 9:44:09 AM - Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has ramped up his rhetoric against the "fossil fuel industry," and he thinks that the government may be able to make a case against it for racketeering. Sen. Whitehouse should be careful what he asks for; he may just get it, in spades.
|6/3/2015 - Global health care company Abbott has announced that it will soon be offering a GMO-free version of its popular Similac baby formula after receiving input from parents all over the U.S.
The company said a GMO-free version of its Similac Advance product, a best-seller, would hit the shelves of Target...|
|5/29/2015 - The entire editorial board of the Washington Post functions as a group of hilarious quack science Monsanto operatives pretending to be engaged in reporting real news. It's so bad that key articles published by the Post now appear to be "written" by Monsanto, with the "Greenwashington Post" parroting...|
|5/29/2015 - As the drought in California -- home to much of the nation's food production -- worsens, desperation is rampant as politicians, policymakers and others scramble for ways to mitigate the worsening crisis.
One of the most recent ideas is also one of the most foolish because it is based on a series...|
|5/26/2015 - Monsanto may be expanding its operations in the United States, but elsewhere, lawmakers, scientists, activists and ordinary citizens are increasingly questioning (and in many cases banning) the introduction of GM crops, along with the use of the glyphosate herbicide (Monsanto's Roundup).
|5/24/2015 - The March Against Monsanto exploded across the planet today as protesters took to the streets in 38 countries and 428 cities to protest the world's most evil corporation: Monsanto. (Tweet this story #MarchAgainstMonsanto)
Protesters from New York, London, Berlin, Paris and even across South America,...|
|5/22/2015 - A noted biotechnology hack has been accused of making up a GMO success story that was dutifully reported by the mainstream media.
Mark Lynas once described himself as "the first anti-GMO activist in the world" who suddenly got science and has subsequently re-launched himself as a shill for the genetically...|
|5/21/2015 - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton's ties to agri-business giant Monsanto, the largest manufacturer of genetically modified seeds and crops, are costing her support in the crucial early primary state of Iowa, itself a bastion of agricultural production.
As reported by The Washington...|
|5/20/2015 - The granting of fast-track authority in Congress for President Obama, so he can ram through a stealthy trade deal without changes or amendments by the people's representatives, hit a snag in recent days after members of the president's own party blocked its passage in the Senate.
Democrats, led by...|
|5/18/2015 12:38:14 PM - Long time readers of Natural News likely knew it was coming: As much as we and our audience applauded the recent decision by chain restaurant Chipotle to scrub all GMO foods and ingredients from its menus, you just knew that the decision would be criticized, and by the usual mainstream suspects.
|5/18/2015 - Democrats who had been programmed to blindly vote for Hillary Clinton are picking their jaws up off the floor after learning the truth about Hillary's ties to Monsanto. The ties run so deep that she's now being dubbed the "Bride of Frankenfood." (Tweet this story)
Shockingly, Hillary Clinton's ties...|
|5/17/2015 - Global biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto lent financial support to a West Australian farmer who was being sued by a neighbor over alleged cross-contamination of the latter's organic crops, company officials have said.
The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) reported that the organic farmer,...|
|5/13/2015 2:43:22 PM - How great would it be if organic farming were recognized as a way to feed the world? Of course, it has been acknowledged as a good idea by many people around the globe, including the folks involved with the popular magazine National Geographic. That's the good news. The bad? They're on board with it,...|
|5/10/2015 - Pro-GMO activists would have us believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are 'perfectly safe'. They'll tell us that GMOs make agricultural practices more sustainable; increase crop yields, reduce the use of pesticides, provide more nutritious foods and (my favorite lie) help make farming easier...|
|5/6/2015 1:28:29 PM - So if you were to buy in to the fact that GMO feed is a great thing, then why is the demand for non-GMO feed growing at such exponential rates that suppliers are having a hard time keeping up?
Dan Masters, president of Ohio-based Hiland Naturals, which supplies non-GMO and organic soy and non-soy...|
|4/30/2015 - Monsanto corporate executives probably thought they had a decent amount of influence with the federal government, but they may never have thought that their genetically modified food products would become protectorates of the FBI, all under the guise of "national security."
As reported by the Des...|
|4/28/2015 - An eye-opening investigation conducted by Canada's only supplier of non-GMO corn seed has revealed that genetically modified "Frankencorn" is severely lacking in a number of vital nutrients. Compared to non-GMO corn varieties, Monsanto's Roundup Ready corn contains only a small fraction of the amount...|
|4/27/2015 - The free market victories against the sleazy biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.
"When it comes to our food,...|
|4/24/2015 - As biotech experts have warned, genetically modified corn has cross-pollinated with non-GMO strains of maize used by small-time farmers in South Africa, according to a new first-of-its-kind study.
Natural Society noted recently that the contaminant now present in Eastern Cape, South Africa, has essentially...|
|4/23/2015 - Today, obesity and chronic disease is out of control around the world - especially in the United States - with no end in sight. Food allergies, chronic fatigue, heart disease and cancer have many people concerned about their future. So, let's think about this, could our current food production system...|
|4/22/2015 - GMOs are genetically modified foods made from combing genes from two or more unrelated species into one organism. The two most common types of genetic modifications are modifying crops to produce pesticides or modifying crops to be immune to herbicides (making them Roundup ready). Sugar beets have been...|
|4/19/2015 - The mainstream media has just been suckered by the "Monsanto Discredit Bureau" into waging an all-out propaganda war against any person revealing the very real dangers of glyphosate or GMOs. With some notable exceptions, most mainstream media outlets operating today are now functioning as Monsanto propaganda...|
|4/18/2015 - An organization founded to promote independent research and scientific transparency regarding genetically modified foods has filed a compliant with the European Union's ombudsman, alleging that "incorrect or inadequate statements" were made by officials involved in a GMO risk assessment study.
|4/13/2015 - GMO is anti-science. Who knew? The biotech industry in general is wrought with fraud, hucksters, shills and lobbyists. The following is a list of hucksters and shills who "sell their souls" for money to represent whoever cuts the biggest check. It all started with Big Tobacco and thousands of doctors...|
|4/8/2015 - The cover of this month's National Geographic magazine is causing some major controversy among the cognitively aware, as this once-upstanding and generally unbiased nature periodical has quite obviously fallen headlong into the clutches of corporate-controlled propaganda and lies.
|4/6/2015 - The chickens are coming home to roost for Big Ag, as an aging baby-boomer population continues to connect the dots between the advent of biotechnology and the many chronic diseases for which people of this particular generation, and even younger generations, now suffer en masse.
A recent letter sent...|
|4/4/2015 - According to the World Health Organization, GMOs are "...organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally."
Genetically modified organisms are organisms built with genes from more than one species. The process involves laboratories and scientists followed...|
|4/1/2015 - If Europe weakens its standards to allow the cultivation and import of untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it will be making a monumental and irreversible mistake based on corporate lies and pseudoscience. This was the emphatic warning recently given by primate expert and world-renowned...|
|4/1/2015 - The general consensus on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that there really is no consensus at all, at least not among independent scientists looking honestly and unbiasedly at the issue. A peer-reviewed evaluation of the cohort of published literature on GMOs reveals that nearly...|
|3/30/2015 11:34:57 AM - Using financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ivy League Cornell University's Alliance for Science has launched a multi-million-dollar broadside against a small food-oriented public interest group as a means of pushing genetically modified organisms to new markets around the world -- and...|
|3/26/2015 3:51:46 PM - Biotechnology frontman Patrick Moore recently made a fool of himself during an interview with French documentary filmmaker Paul Moreira after he claimed that drinking an entire quart of Monsanto's glyphosate is completely safe -- but then refused to actually do it.
Moore, who actively tours the world...|
|3/25/2015 - Look on the back of just about every popular protein powder container and you'll see a long list of ingredients in addition to whey, soy and casein. Little do most people know that many of the "other" items include GMO ingredients and toxic, synthetic sweeteners that can permanently damage the body.
|3/23/2015 - We all know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been proven safe based on the fact that there are no long-term studies on the health affects of GMOs or their associated pesticides. However, many skeptics insist that, because there are few studies showing harm from GMOs and the U.S. Food...|
|3/23/2015 - Supporters of genetically modified seeds and foods have long claimed to have "science" on their side when it comes to pushing more GMO on society. But one noted scientist says they have it backwards: They are the ones ignoring science, not those opposed to GMO crops and foods.
Dr. (Dame) Jane Goodall,...|
|3/19/2015 2:31:16 PM - The massive insurrection against the Modi Government and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition on March 18, 2015 by the major agricultural unions of India has led to a widespread launch of lobbying regarding farmer's rights and farmer cost of living allocations in the capital city.
|3/18/2015 - Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has long-been involved in the fight against genetically modified foods; not only does she own an organic farm in Maui, but her highly successful magazine has featured articles warning of GM foods' long-term health effects. That's why many people are shocked to learn that...|
|3/18/2015 - A number of American corporations and foundations are spearheading efforts to spread genetically modified organisms to the African continent, including agri-giant Monsanto and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a just-released report.
"The U.S., the world's top producer of GM crops,...|
|3/14/2015 - Chemical companies and their food conglomerate allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years fighting against your right to know what's in your food. No matter how the industry tries to spin the issue, people have a right to know if they're eating patented genetic material...|
|3/13/2015 - Proof that USDA serves biotech interests while betraying the people. The world has gone completely mad. While the average American mindlessly obsesses over whether or not a stupid image-gone-viral of a dress depicts white and gold colors or black and blue, the federal agency tasked with protecting the...|
|3/12/2015 - The Texas-based Frito-Lay corporation, whose parent company is PepsiCo, has been caught selling deadly processed food products that contain both genetically modified (GM), pesticide-producing "corn" and Monsanto's Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is scientifically linked to causing hormone disruption,...|
|3/11/2015 - The best food on store shelves to buy is that food which DOES have holes and nicks where the insects ate some. That proves it's edible. Recent documentaries show entire fields of genetically modified corn that all looks plastic, with not a bug or bird in sight, not a butterfly or a gnat or a fly, but...|
|3/9/2015 - Corn growers in the U.S. lost an upwards of $3 billion in revenue last year after the Chinese boycotted shipments of American corn following the discovery of a genetically modified seed that had not yet been approved in the country.
Agrisure Viptera, a seed genetically altered to contain a protein...|
|3/8/2015 - An animal feeding trial that European Union regulators are planning to use in forming future policy on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has contradicted its own findings by claiming no adverse effects associated with Monsanto's MON810 GM corn and associated pesticides, including the broad-spectrum...|
|3/6/2015 - The Just Label It organization is actively seeking to block GMO labeling legislation because its key board members and operatives have been corrupted by the very same mega food corporations that oppose GMO labeling, high-level industry sources told Natural News.
This Natural News investigation has...|
|3/5/2015 6:03:52 PM - Many of today's young adults grew up watching him on public access television. But Bill Nye "the Science Guy" has taken an unfortunate turn for the worse as it pertains to his position on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), degenerating rather suddenly from an honest position of concern about their...|
|3/5/2015 12:19:56 PM - The sordid sequence of events that opened the floodgates for the genetic takeover of the American food supply -- that is, the mass introduction of untested genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients on the sly -- is outlined in an eye-opening new book by American public interest lawyer Steve Druker,...|
|3/4/2015 - Look around these days and you will find that 90% of all food is processed and dead, void of all nutrition. You will also find that at least half of that food contains at least some genetically modified ingredients, and this means you're eating organisms grown and mutated in laboratories, including...|
|3/3/2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly given a green light to the world's first genetically modified (GM) tree species, recommending that its developer pursue unregulated commercial cultivation of the artificial plant without safety testing or a proper environmental impact assessment.
|3/2/2015 - With the food industry doing everything in its power to avoid having to tell the public that its products are laced with genetically modified (GM) additives, pesticides and other poisons, grassroots efforts to raise awareness about GMOs are flourishing. Recent laboratory tests conducted by GMO Free...|
|2/28/2015 - Since 1996, when genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were first introduced, we have seen a dramatic rise in the rates of food allergies, autism, reproductive disorders and digestive problems. Of course, companies like Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta - which own approximately half of the entire proprietary...|
|2/28/2015 - Some of the most vociferous defenders of genetically modified foods and GM science also happen to have engaged in some of the worst personal behavior, advocating mass child death, engaging in child and spousal abuse and using their positions of influence within their academic community to attack and...|
|2/25/2015 - Many of the claims made concerning the supposed benefits of biotechnology and the effective containment of it through so-called "buffer zones" are patently false. Study after study continues to show that the patented traits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) easily spread and cross-contaminate...|
|2/25/2015 - In a sop to biotech and agriculture giant Monsanto, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the company's controversial genetically modified herbicide-resistant strains of soybean and cotton, leaving critics to speculate that the corporate giant's influence within the federal agency won out...|
|2/21/2015 - With four successive quarters of declining agricultural sales in Brazil, 2015 isn't looking so good for the world's fourth largest chemical company. The decrease in revenue, which dropped over 4 percent from October to December last year, is being attributed to pests' resistance to genetically modified...|
|2/20/2015 - On a Page County farm in southwest Iowa, farmers have adjusted their crop methods to meet the demand of food-conscious consumers, and that demand is for non-GMO crops. A six-generation farm is switching over to non-GMO corn to cater to the more food-conscious markets in a direct-to-consumer way. Could...|
|2/14/2015 - Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated "science" as fact.
|2/11/2015 5:16:01 PM - An apathy has descended upon the American people, a combination of, "I don't care," and, "What difference would it make, anyway?" We have stood back and allowed so many of our rights to be taken away in the last 15 years. We cannot - we must not - lose the right to know what is in the food we eat.
|2/9/2015 - In the dead of winter, the Minnesota State Legislature isn't letting the snow keep them from reintroducing legislation to label GMOs. At the end of January, HF 351 and SF 335 were proposed in both the House and the Senate. While the state has proposed legislation that would disclose the presence of...|
|2/5/2015 5:14:36 PM - In January, the state of Rhode Island introduced legislation that would require genetically modified organisms to be labeled, an exciting step in the fight for the Right to Know campaign, a grassroots movement dedicated to obtaining the basic right of knowing what's in our food.
Rhode Island's proposed...|
|1/26/2015 5:41:14 PM - More unapproved -- and in some cases, unidentifiable -- genetically modified (GM) plants are turning up in places where they shouldn't be. South Korea, which currently prohibits the cultivation of all GM crops anywhere in the country, is becoming beleaguered with wild GMO strains, according to new reports.
|1/19/2015 3:36:01 PM - At a time when loopholes, ignoring facts and dancing around topics seems to be a GMO advocate's best friend, opponents of the unhealthy process have reason to celebrate.
In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, also known as Sala IV, has ruled that the process of approval for...|
|1/18/2015 3:27:39 PM - After much ballyhooing about what the law would end up entailing for the future of biotechnology in Europe, the European Parliament has decided to pass a resolution allowing individual EU member states the freedom to "opt out" of any potential future approvals for genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...|
|1/16/2015 12:53:09 PM - Benton County, Oregon has gathered enough signatures to ballot a measure to ban GMOs completely. These are all rural counties that contain small- to medium-sized farms.
Measure 2-89, known as the "Benton County Local Food System Ordinance," is on the May 19, 2015 election ballot for voters in Benton...|
|1/15/2015 - New research published in the Turkish Journal of Biology completely shatters the myth that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have been scientifically vested as safe. Scientists from the National Research Center in Egypt, after conducting what appears to be one of the first histopathological and...|
|1/13/2015 3:23:42 PM - A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. -- Abbott Laboratories (Similac), Mead Johnson Nutrition (Enfamil) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start) -- to stop using genetically modified (GM) ingredients in their baby products. Each of these powdered formulas is...|
|1/6/2015 5:50:28 PM - Before you protest against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and march against everything which they stand for, it's important to know some of the many ways in which companies and their scientists are modifying nature, patenting it, and profiting from it. First, there's the most controversial method...|
|1/3/2015 - Farmers, lured by declining commodity prices and pressures involving weed resistance to glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup), have recently expressed a strong interest in growing non-GMO soybeans and corn in early 2015.
Wayne Hoener, vice president of sales for Des Moines-based seed company...|
|1/2/2015 - Though this immensely popular coffee chain often tries to blend in with the health crowd, pretending to be environmentally and nutritionally conscious, the Starbucks Coffee Company is an active member of a food organization fighting to keep you and your family in the dark about genetically modified...|
|12/29/2014 5:28:00 PM - Los Angeles, where there are no known GMOs, may want to brace themselves for a change... and it isn't for the better.
Just when a GMO ban for the city appeared to be favored by officials, a good ol' one-two switch took place when they suddenly expressed opposition. In fact, their abrupt change of...|
|12/22/2014 1:35:12 PM - The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has released a new report on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) that warns of inadvertent deception and possible outright fraud in non-GMO claims that aren't certified by independent third parties such as the NON-GMO Project.
The popular tortilla...|
|12/17/2014 - The Guayaki company absolutely rocks. Not only is their beverage truly amazing -- it will lift your mood, brighten your day, and energize your spirit -- they've also begun labeling their bottle caps with the message, "Label GMOs" and the URL www.NonGMOproject.org
As the photos below reveal, this...|
|12/12/2014 - Public school educators in the Land of 10,000 Lakes have taken a bold first step towards improving the quality of cafeteria food served to children in five Minnesota school districts. Schools in Hopkins, Orono, Shakopee, Westonka, and Minneapolis have announced that they will gradually phase out GMOs...|
|12/10/2014 - An effort is underway in Congress to preempt states who want to require foods to carry labels describing any genetically modified ingredients via legislation, but pro-GMO-labeling groups are attempting to rally the general public to oppose the measure.
"The GMO labeling movement won big in Vermont...|
|12/8/2014 - General Mills is no longer able to use the "100% Natural" label on dozens of their products, thanks to a settlement reached between the food giant and four consumers who filed lawsuits over the label's misuse in 2012.
In their complaints, consumers alleged that General Mills "deceptively described...|
|12/7/2014 - The GM Contamination Register, run by GeneWatch and Greenpeace, has kept track of about 400 recorded cases of contamination incidents dating back to the unfortunate beginning of genetically modified crops in 1997 through the end of 2013.(1) It was developed to assess GM contamination because,...|
|12/3/2014 - The rush is on to efficiently feed growing populations around the world, and agriculture is currently undergoing drastic changes and shifts across the globe. For some, agricultural production is already collapsing, as crops continuously fail to ward off diseases and keep pests at bay. As the struggle...|
|12/2/2014 - Story by Jon Rappoport, republished from NoMoreFakeNews.com with additional editing by Natural News.
After the citizens of Maui just voted to stop Monsanto and Dow from further GMO development, Monsanto filed suit.
Barry Kurren is the US federal magistrate overseeing the court battle between Maui...|
|12/2/2014 - The arguments in favor of biotechnology-derived food -- that is, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- are a complete farce. A new study by the investment group Portfolio 21 explains that, despite their widespread adoption mostly in North America, GMOs are not saving farmers money, they're not producing...|
|12/1/2014 - Big news for the Right to Know movement! Awareness regarding the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has mushroomed, forcing the world to finally put genetically spliced food under the microscope.
Organizers announced in London on November 11 that they will be performing the world's...|
|12/1/2014 - Story by Daisy Luther, republished from Eat Local Grown with additional editing by Natural News.
What's the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days?
Should you consume them? Are they okay in moderation? Should you strictly avoid them at all times? And if so, how...|
|11/30/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it will adopt new regulations requiring chain restaurants, movie houses and some other food retailers that sell prepared foods to add calorie labels to their menus and menu boards rules that will apply only to chains with 20 or more restaurants. But the...|
|11/30/2014 - With increasing demand on the global market for foodstuffs free of genetically modified organisms, U.S. farmers face a serious economic dilemma. Even those who grow non-GMO conventional or organic crops are at risk for economic losses due to cross-contamination with genetically modified pollen. Corn...|
|11/26/2014 - A regulatory scheme that would have barred individual European nations from deciding for themselves whether or not to allow the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been rejected after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to scrap it.
The European Commission had passed...|
|11/26/2014 - Just as we predicted, the mainstream media announced Oregon's GMO-labeling initiative as defeated prior to counting all the votes, a suspicious move considering the measure was trailing just 49 to 51 percent on the evening of voting day.
Measure 92, an initiative that would require genetically modified...|
|11/26/2014 - In a victory over GMO-favoring agriculture companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, the residents of Maui County, Hawaii, have won a ballot initiative to temporarily halt genetically engineered crops in the county. The effort against the companies was not only the first of its kind for Maui residents...|
|11/19/2014 - The recent defeat of a proposed GMO labeling bill in Colorado, and the possible defeat of one in Oregon -- as of this writing, the Yes on 92 campaign to label GMOs in Oregon is roughly 5,000 votes away from a win (more on that here) -- hinged on the oft-repeated lie that mandatory labeling would increase...|
|11/18/2014 - After years of petitioning the government for redress, food freedom activists have finally gained a small victory on the biotechnology front. In response to a letter sent by Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to review the procedures by which genetically...|
|11/17/2014 - This is a continuation from Part Four of a comprehensive investigative report revealing the untold story behind Jon Entine, biotech shill, character assassination operative, Forbes.com writer, American Enterprise Institute fellow and George Mason University research fellow. He's also a visiting fellow...|
|11/17/2014 - This is a continuation from Part Three of a comprehensive investigative report revealing the untold story behind Jon Entine, biotech shill, character assassination operative, Forbes.com writer, American Enterprise Institute fellow and George Mason University research fellow. Entine also has ties to...|
|11/16/2014 - This is a continuation from Part Two of a comprehensive investigative report revealing the untold story behind Jon Entine, biotech shill, character assassination operative, Forbes.com writer, American Enterprise Institute fellow and George Mason University research fellow. Jon Entine also has ties to...|
|11/16/2014 - This is a continuation from Part One of a comprehensive investigative report revealing the untold story behind Jon Entine, biotech shill, character assassination operative, Forbes.com writer, American Enterprise Institute fellow and George Mason University research fellow. Entine also has ties to Monsanto...|
|11/16/2014 - Forbes.com contributing writer Jon Entine, long known as a biotech shill and pesticide apologist, committed physical violence against his wife and psychologically traumatized his own daughter, according to court documents now revealed in this comprehensive, five-part investigative article by Natural...|
|11/11/2014 - Farmers in the U.S. are beginning to wake-up to the fact that genetically modified crops are poor business indeed. With countries around the world taking a firm stand against GM imports, not only are farmers who grow GMOs suffering from dwindling export opportunities, but also those whose crops have...|
|11/10/2014 - A new report by the Ministry of Health in Cordoba, Argentina, has documented a disturbing trend for those who live in areas where pesticide-intensive GM crops are grown -- specifically, a dramatic spike in cancer deaths.
The report covered five years of collected data. The average cancer deaths in...|
|11/9/2014 - The corporate food system has once again pulled the wool over the eyes of low-information American voters with the recent defeat of GMO-labeling bills in Colorado and Oregon. Just like in California and Washington, the factory food industry, drug companies and GMO kingpins like Monsanto poured tens...|
|11/7/2014 - Scores of consumer, farm and food organizations, as well as businesses, have sent a letter to the Obama Administration, requesting that it not curb efforts to promote labeling of genetically modified foods during ongoing secretive talks between the United States and the European Union.
|11/7/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are trumpeting the results of a recent massive meta-analysis published in the Journal of Animal Science, claiming that it conclusively proves the safety of GMO foods. Yet, this supposedly conclusive study fails to meet basic scientific standards and...|
|11/5/2014 - While some publications are reporting the death of Oregon's Measure 92, an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the truth is that the race is still too close to call.
Vigilant reporting by The Oregonian reveals that, with 88 percent of the votes counted,...|
|11/3/2014 - A major U.S. manufacturer of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has announced that it will not purchase a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn from biotech company Syngenta.
The company, Illinois-based Ingredion Inc., did not state its reasons for rejecting GM corn of the Agrisure Duracade variety,...|
|11/2/2014 - A pair of agri-giants has raised millions of dollars in a bid to prevent Hawaiian farmers and residents from eliminating the growth of genetically modified crops in the state.
According to a local news website, Honolulu Civil Beat (HCB), Monsanto and Dow -- two of the world's largest biotech and...|
|11/2/2014 - Most Natural News readers are sufficiently wary of the terms natural or all-natural on packaged foods, even in health food stores. Too many who aren't aware think that natural means "organic" or at least "GMO-free." Surprise, not only are they not organic, but they often contain some GMOs.
|11/1/2014 - An Oregon-based investment firm concerned about the world's "ecological crisis" will not be investing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as they are considered a bad "financial risk," according to a detailed report [PDF] released by the firm in September.
Portfolio 21 Investments...|
|10/30/2014 - California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've required the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), set the precedent for other states attempting to pass similar legislation.
Prop 37 failed because of illegal, unethical and snake-like tactics carried...|
|10/29/2014 - As suspected by many health food advocates who are pushing for GMO labeling laws in various states, the alarm that labeling GMOs would drastically increase food prices is bogus. But it works on the unthinking masses who don't really care enough about what they eat to send them to the polls, voting against...|
|10/26/2014 - The fight for the Right to Know what's in our food continues as both Colorado and Oregon launch campaigns promoting the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative that voters will see on the November 4 ballot.
If passed, Colorado's Proposition 105 would mandate labeling of genetically modified (GM) ingredients...|
|10/15/2014 - Amazing news came from Purdue University this week regarding the discovery of a certain set of genes that can help makes us all healthier, while still enjoying one of the world's most favored foods: corn.
The individuals who volunteered to be the first test subjects to eat genetically modified (GM)...|
|10/7/2014 - Not long after its publishing, Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini's landmark study on genetically modified (GM) NK603 corn and Roundup herbicide received considerable undue criticism from the mainstream scientific community, which clearly didn't approve of its findings. But this doesn't negate the fact...|
|10/6/2014 12:24:56 PM - Just when one of the world's top agricultural chemical and GMO seed producers was getting off lightly with Cargill for destroying the US corn exporter's market to China, others piled on with three separate class action lawsuits of $1 billion each.
China has recently been the focus of exporting lots...|
|9/29/2014 - The director of a government testing agency in Bangladesh that granted approval for genetically modified (GM) Bt eggplant (brinjal), which turned out to be a total failure, exploded recently after being questioned about the safety of the "Frankencrop." Dr. Rafiqul Islam Mondal* from the Bangladesh Agricultural...|
|9/28/2014 - New evidence has emerged to suggest that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a key factor in the spread of deadly pathogens like Ebola. The current Ebola outbreak appears to be a direct product of what former Soviet microbiologist Dr. Ken Alibekov calls "dark zones" in GMO technology that allow...|
|9/23/2014 - Cargill is a vast USA-based agribusiness with a multinational empire that dominates the food industry in exporting grains, producing food additives and providing processed food products to McDonalds.
Cargill is in the food-trading business purely for control and profit, and they are pro-GMO, of course....|
|9/18/2014 - Tasmania, the "Island State" just off the coast of Melbourne, Australia, has a population of half-a-million people and includes 26,000 square miles of land. They have continued their ban on ALL things GMO until 2019, seeing "no imperative to change" from eating normal, nutritious food that doesn't cause...|
|9/15/2014 - General Mills, one of the most deceptive food companies in the world and a processed food giant that funds efforts to block GMO labeling transparency, is reportedly purchasing Annie's for $820 million. 
Annie's, based in Berkeley, California, is a well-known organic food brand that has long been...|
|9/9/2014 - It is something that, as an American and a consumer, ought to outrage you: Big Food companies spending tens of millions of dollars just to keep information from you -- to prevent you from knowing all that there is to know about a substance, or substances, that could be harming your health, as well as...|
|9/9/2014 - Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the "Trojan horses" of the food industry, causing...|
|9/7/2014 - Governments have teamed up with the biotech industry in the past to demonize critics of genetically modified foods and crops, as well as promote efforts to propagandize their use. Now, it seems, academia is teaming up with the industry as well, and for the same reasons.
In a recent announcement,...|
|9/4/2014 - The Obama Administration has been accused of pressuring Vietnam into rejecting the labeling of genetically modified foods, despite the passage in June of a law by Hanoi that would require it, for the benefit of U.S.-based agri- and biotech giants.
According to Thanh Nien News, the Vietnamese law...|
|9/3/2014 - Within weeks after India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) negated an effort to conduct field trials for 15 genetically modified crops, a group of lawmakers from the party, as well as other Indian politicians, made plans to travel to the United States for a week-long junket sponsored by none other than...|
|9/2/2014 12:11:03 PM - European consumers do not want to eat food produced by animals that have been fed genetically modified (GM) feed. Unlike in the United States, the German market has been forced to adhere to consumer demand.
One of the European Union's largest poultry producers, the Germany Poultry Association (ZDG)...|
|9/2/2014 - Activists and concerned citizens in the state of Colorado have succeeded in having a proposal placed on the November ballot that, if approved by a majority of the general public, would make it mandatory to label genetically modified foods, according to a recent announcement by the secretary of state's...|
|8/30/2014 - The Russian government doesn't buy into America's genetically modified seed hype so easily. In fact, the Russian government takes a hard stance against the patented seeds, since some are spliced with bacteria to produce insecticide from within. When this kind of lab-manipulated food finds its way into...|
|8/25/2014 - A new report by British foreign policy think tank Chatham House says Africa should open wide its doors to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), claiming that they offer incredible advantages over conventional crops. But the report is riddled with flat-out lies, revealing its true agenda to craftily...|
|8/23/2014 - According to the United States Department of Agriculture, genetic engineering of US corn, beets and soy has increased from 65 percent in 2006 to a shocking 90 percent in 2013. Why do so many countries around the world outright reject GMOs when America is forcing them down the throats of the general...|
|8/20/2014 3:01:59 PM - Sheldon Krimsky is no stranger to the evolution of genetic testing and manipulation. In fact, he's authored and co-authored dozens of books on a range of topics including industrial genetics, hormone mimickers, corrupt biomedical research and why the public needs a "Genetic Bill of Rights."
|8/20/2014 - As consumers of news, readers understand that good journalism is predicated on fairness, balance and presenting all sides of an issue. That said, there most certainly are media outlets that tend to espouse a particular point of view, politically or otherwise, on key issues.
However, when it comes...|
|8/20/2014 - When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal. They intend to get the Pope on board to help ban GMOs and all the affiliated toxins...|
|8/18/2014 12:37:15 PM - The iconic butterfly (label) is really taking flight, surpassing projections by more than double last year, proving that 90% of Americans would love to know what is in their food and are taking actions to look for a label which tells them that the genes of their foods haven't been modified and altered...|
|8/18/2014 11:10:34 AM - The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.
With heirlooms, you save the seeds of a fruit or vegetable with favorable characteristics. Other than...|
|8/18/2014 - If you are an adult reading this right now, you can probably still remember how bad cafeteria food quality was when you were in school, but that was before GMOs, genetically modified organisms, invaded the food, coupled with artificial growth hormones, MSG and aspartame. Get ready for an inside look...|
|8/15/2014 - Organizations in Hawaii are attempting to block efforts by biotech firms to roll back regulations on GMO crops.
In early August, a coalition of local farmers and environmental groups filed a motion in court to intervene in a lawsuit aimed at overturning a Hawaii County ordinance that imposes a moratorium...|
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|8/14/2014 - In late July, biotech giant Monsanto, king of the GMOs, paid bloggers $150 each to attend what was billed as "an intimate and interactive panel" with "two female farmers and a team" from the company.
It was a strict invitation-only affair, a three-hour brunch that took place on the heels of something...|
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