GMO news, articles and information:
|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,...|
|3/18/2015 - 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...|
|3/4/2015 - 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 - 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...|
|11/30/2014 - 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...|
|11/26/2014 - 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 - 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...|
|11/26/2014 - 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...|
|11/19/2014 - 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 - 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...|
|11/16/2014 - 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...|
|11/11/2014 - 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 - 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...|
|11/7/2014 - 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.
|11/5/2014 - 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...|
|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...|
|8/13/2014 - "Isn't humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?"
That was a question asked recently by Pope Francis, as part of his continuous plea with the world to "respect" our environment.
It's not a bad message, it is just incomplete when you consider that the vast...|
|8/12/2014 - Those who promote genetically modified crops are also quick to promote a common myth about them which says that GMO agriculture uses fewer pesticides and is therefore better for the environment.
Proving this myth wrong are Brazilian farmers who work directly with the failing GM crops, on site, at...|
|8/11/2014 - A grassroots campaign to require honest GMO labeling on food products has been launched in Texas. Called "Label GMOs Texas," the campaign follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Vermont campaign which achieved victory earlier this year.
The Facebook page for the Texas campaign is available...|
|8/10/2014 - Just 150 miles south of Australia lies the island of Tasmania, one of the few agricultural hotspots in the world not yet tainted by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). However, if the powerful GM lobby and pharmaceutical industry has its way this year, GMOs may ride in, tainting Tasmania's clean,...|
|8/9/2014 - Is the state of Texas about ready to make a bad situation worse regarding GMO-created super weeds? It would seem so, based on recent reports.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently requesting comments regarding a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which...|
|8/7/2014 2:37:31 PM - Human trials with a new genetically modified (GM) banana with artificial levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene are set to begin this fall without prior animal testing. Researchers plan to feed the "frankenfruit" to college students attending Iowa State University (ISU), though details outlining...|
|8/7/2014 - No matter what personal views you might have on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), these relatively new biological creations are wreaking havoc on both the environment and human health, as thoroughly demonstrated in the scientific literature. And here are seven concrete examples of why:
|8/5/2014 - First things first, write down a short paragraph describing how you feel and how many items you consumed in the last 24 hours that were GMO. The way to do this is to scan the barcode of the food with the FREE phone app "Fooducate," and then you will know within seconds. Then write down every food item,...|
|8/3/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified food say that a "GMO" label on foods would mislead people into believing that they are unhealthy or unsafe. Why is that? Are they unhealthy or unsafe?! Proponents of GMO food (investors and manufacturers) have spent millions and millions of dollars to keep them unlabeled,...|
|8/3/2014 - A Superior Court judge has told the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), whose members are responsible for defeating efforts in California, Washington State, and elsewhere to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to buzz off after the shady organization tried to weasel its way out of a lawsuit...|
|7/29/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often proclaim that the technology has been fully vetted in terms of human safety, and that anyone objecting to the continued unlabeled use of GMOs in the food supply is somehow dredging up unfounded conspiracy theories. But the truth of the matter...|
|7/27/2014 - The single greatest fear of GMO pushers has just been revealed. In the days after I wrote my now-famous article comparing GMO advocates to Nazi collaborators, the blogosphere erupted with a heated discussion of Monsanto, journalism, the scientific dictatorship of the Nazi empire and the parallels with...|
|7/27/2014 - Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists...|
|7/27/2014 - The Western media is steeped in denial about the true damage being caused by genetically modified (GM) crops, especially in the developing Third World. But despite the lies you may have heard from mainstream news sources, nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 as a direct result...|
|7/25/2014 - We all got a good laugh today: The Michelle Obama GMO story that went viral Friday has been confirmed as a hoax, but it produced such a backlash of anger against the First Lady and Monsanto that the outcry became a new story all by itself. In a very real sense, the hoax story became a whole new story...|
|7/25/2014 - In larger numbers, Americans who want to be better prepared in case of natural or man-made disasters don't simply want to "settle" for just any food to eat: Even in less-than-desirable conditions, they want healthy food to sustain them.
That's why growing numbers of "preppers" -- the nickname given...|
|7/24/2014 - After analyzing the Monsanto Collaborators website for the last day or so, I've come to the conclusion there is a very high likelihood this site has been launched by the biotech industry to serve as a trap for GMO skeptics.
The site, which names what it calls "Monsanto collaborators," was launched...|
|7/21/2014 - After watching the bizarre and irrational reaction to the original story I published here, I've decided to replace it with a meta analysis of what the reaction to this story really says about today's corrupt media and irresponsible "corporate science" operators.
For the record, the story which originally...|
|7/21/2014 - They call them "campaign contributions," but what are they really? -- Just kickbacks, bribery and money laundering. Remember when George W. Bush was running the country and made all that money off "insider business" deals while subsidizing GMO high-fructose corn syrup? Now it's worse with Obama. Still,...|
|7/15/2014 6:35:04 PM - One of the co-founders of the iconic Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand says he would like to stop Congress from banning state efforts to regulate foods with genetically modified ingredients.
Jerry Greenfield, who in 1978 started the Vermont-based ice cream company known for its flavors like Cherry Garcia...|
|7/11/2014 - The editorial board for The Oregonian is against GMO food labeling, justifying their position by saying that the FDA feels that "there is simply no scientific or nutritional basis to do so."
Once upon a time, the federal government said that lead-based paint and leaded gasoline were safe, only to...|
|7/9/2014 - The darling of the Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says she supports genetically modified food, making her no different from most other American politicians from both major political parties.
In a recent speech before the world's largest biotechnology meeting in San Diego, Clinton -- who...|
|7/7/2014 12:15:10 PM - Good ole' Bill opened the doors for GMO food in the early 1990s, and now Hillary speaks the language of the Franken-food people! Just what is she saying? Is this the first corporation to ever run for President of the United States of America? Corporations are people too, so they've said, and there's...|
|7/2/2014 - Agri-giant Cargill is responding to market pressure and will be introducing a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally bred soybeans (these are non-GMO) for customers who are considering shopping for products with a "non-GMO" sticker on their label.
"Despite the many merits...|
|7/1/2014 - The Chinese government has suspended issuance of permits to import American-produced animal feed ingredients made from corn, according to three trading executives who talked of the development with Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The trio, whose applications were denied, said that effective June 6, U.S....|
|6/30/2014 - Most likely led by states like Vermont and others pushing for labeling of genetically modified organisms in food, aversion to GMOs in what we buy for our families to eat is now higher than ever, and is continuing to grow.
The drive to eat healthier, followed by parents' growing concerns about feeding...|
|6/29/2014 - The small nation of Cyprus will remain GMO-free under the provisions of a new European Union agreement which essentially gives each member state the authority to decide the issue for themselves.
Environment Minister Nicos Kouyialis has rejected criticism by opposition parties that the recent agreement...|
|6/28/2014 - Do you ever wonder how most vegetable oils are made? What about cottonseed oil and sunflower oil? Are they as bad as corn oil and soybean oil? Does it matter if it's cold pressed if it's GMO? Do you really know much about safflower oil and how most of it is processed? Canola was invented in a lab by...|
|6/24/2014 - Continuing illegal sales of genetically modified foods in parts of China has led the government's Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to order local officials to crack down and track possible GMO testing facilities.
The South China Morning Post reports that a recently published government document spells...|
|6/20/2014 5:39:31 PM - Scientists in Australia think they know better than God what levels of vitamins and minerals should exist in food, and they are on a mission to engineer new varieties that achieve these unnatural levels. Despite the recent failure of genetically modified (GM) "Golden Rice" with artificially elevated...|
|6/19/2014 - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticide-drenched fields are detrimental to the planet in just about every aspect. They're deteriorating human health, stifling plant diversity, inflicting soil damage, encouraging growth of superbugs and superweeds and, in some cases, eliminating planet species...|
|6/18/2014 - DuPont, the maker of the Pioneer brand of genetically modified corn, has been sued by an investment fund over claims that company managers promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits that they were aware did not work.
The suit was filed by the Ironworkers District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity...|
|6/17/2014 11:54:39 AM - What does the development of genetically modified bananas have to do with the world's richest man, founder of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates? Everything.
As noted by CNet News, James Dale, the director for the Center for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities at Queensland University of Technology in Australia,...|
|6/17/2014 - The state of Vermont has received more than $14,000 in donations aimed at helping officials there battle coming legal challenges from the food industry and Big BioAg over a recently passed law requiring the labeling of GMO foods.
The new law is not supposed to go into effect until 2016, but if it...|
|6/16/2014 4:06:30 PM - The restoration of America's food supply powers on. Companies are beginning to hear the chants of consumers, calling out for traditional, unadulterated food ingredients. The call for cleaner food now includes ice cream. Major ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry's, has announced a major shift in how...|
|6/16/2014 - It is becoming an unstoppable force, the push for GMO labeling. And for some reason, the food industry is loath to get on board with what a growing number of Americans want.
And thanks to the passage of a single law in Vermont recently which, if it survives coming legal challenges, will require any...|
|6/15/2014 - Makers of animal feed in China, which is the world's largest meat producer, are purchasing a record amount of sorghum after the government in Beijing curbed imports of U.S. GMO corn.
A survey by Bloomberg News found that imports of the coarse grain could climb to a record 3.5 million metric tons...|
|6/13/2014 - Clever labeling laws have made it possible for companies to spray a bacteria-eating virus, the food additive called "Listex," on organic food and get away with it. You can find this cocktail of six bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) on everything from meat and cheese to fruits and vegetables....|
|6/12/2014 12:25:44 PM - The state of Hawaii has become the new battleground in the controversy regarding GMO crops and pesticides, according to a watchdog organization that monitors the industry.
With the crop seed industry -- conventional as well as genetically modified crops -- reaping some $146.3 million a year in sales...|
|6/12/2014 - The "all natural" label on food products is sort of like a gated community; it provides a false sense of security.
USDA Certified Organic is the only seal completely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The "all natural" term is only regulated on meat and poultry products. Aside from...|
|6/12/2014 - Big agribusiness and biotech companies don't want it, but increasingly Americans - and people in countries all over the world - want food products that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such.
Calls for GMO labeling come amid a backdrop of consumer regulations that already...|
|6/11/2014 - What if biotechnology was actually intended not to provide more food for the planet but rather to seize control of the global food supply for the purpose of using agriculture as a weapon? Biotechnology expert and BioEngineering News founder and editor Tom Mysiewicz makes the case for genetically modified...|
|6/8/2014 - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plant and meat products that have had their DNA altered and possibly mutated in some laboratory, and it's all coined as the evolution of science and biotechnology for agriculture in order to fool the masses into believing that it's for "our own good." They (biotech...|
|6/7/2014 - A majority of voters in several Oregon counties have made it clear that they don't want genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in their communities. But Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, recently sold them down the river by affixing his signature to a bill that blocks individual counties throughout...|
|6/6/2014 1:40:02 PM - What is it about gluten and GMO that have the masses asking questions? What's the latest debate that is constantly engaged on the best health websites in the world? How could it be that 18 million folks just can't figure out their internal rotting-food problem? Who can't figure out their inflammation,...|
|6/5/2014 - The Chinese People's Liberation Army plans to ban the use of genetically modified foods from its supply chain, making the PLA the first military force in modern history to do so.
According to multiple reports, the decision comes following the publication last month of a report in an obscure Chinese...|
|6/3/2014 - In the eyes of some professors and scientists, genetically modified foods can be an open door toward transhumanism -- believing that mankind can break through current physical limitations by genetically altering food, offspring and the environment.
Could this really be an ulterior motive in the minds...|
|6/2/2014 2:43:20 PM - A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio. Ecover, which owns the Method line of consumer products, recently announced that its so-called "natural" laundry detergent...|
|5/26/2014 - A new proposal under consideration by European Union politicians would essentially give biotechnology companies the final say over whether member states can ban some of the very products they make -- GMO crops.
According to the anti-GMO activist organization Stop the Crop, environmental ministers...|
|5/23/2014 - Golden rice is falsely touted by GMO advocates as a miracle cure for blindness and death -- usually with a "leap to faith" attitude that disallows any thought of skepticism or requirement of scientific proof. GMO fantasy land adherents claim that golden rice is genetically engineered to produce higher...|
|5/23/2014 - Those who voted for Barack Obama and actually listened to his campaign promises and thought a dark knight on a white horse had come to rescue them from the lies of Monsanto and the biotech industry were wrong. And those who think First Lady Michelle Obama's White House organic veggie garden is a reflection...|
|5/22/2014 - An Oregon group opposed to genetically modified foods has begun gathering signatures for a statewide ballot measure in November that would require labeling of ingredients for all such products sold in the state.
The measure, if successful, would mirror Vermont's recently passed legislation requiring...|
|5/21/2014 - A ban on the growing of all genetically engineered plants appears to be a landslide victory in Jackson County, Oregon. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting and a huge voter turnout of over 50 percent, nearly 66% of voters elected to ban all genetically engineered crops from being grown in the...|
|5/20/2014 - The worldwide March Against Monsanto takes place this Saturday, May 24th, as millions of people will once again gather to protest the despicable food imperialism practices of the most-hated corporation in the world: Monsanto.
Check out the official March Against Monsanto website for a list of cities...|
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|5/18/2014 - "There's been a biological attack on New York City" was a line I heard from a promotional trailer for a movie that came out a few years ago. The name of the movie is irrelevant, but what is relevant is that, thankfully, up to this point there hasn't been a biological attack like that on New York City...|
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