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Farmers and NGOs Condemn USDA Approval of Monsanto’s GM Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans and Cotton

Posted January 27, 2015
Two weeks ago, I was speaking to a roomful of specialty crop growers and organic farmers from Indiana. They were concerned about the pesticide drift that is expected to accompany the planting of Dow and Monsanto’s new herbicide-resistant corn and soybean seeds this spring. Presenting alongside me was Anita Poeppel of Broadbranch Farms, a family-owned and operated farm in north central Illinois.  Anita shared a message with her fellow growers: We need to be ready. If USDA allows these new GE seeds — that’ve been designed to be sprayed with highly toxic, drift-prone herbicides — onto the market, we are all going to be in a lot of trouble.  Read more. 

9 Year Old Marches Against Monsanto with Words

Posted January 27, 2015
9 year old Daniel Bissonnette took my breath away with his words, his ideas, his SENSE.  He’s TRULY amazing and wise beyond his years.  This 9 year old marches against Monsanto with his words in Vancouver.  View here.

Food Chemicals Are Everywhere — Detox Now!

Posted January 27, 2015
Processed food is everywhere. In some ways, we are fortunate to be living in a time when we can process and preserve our food so that our supermarkets are always full and we always have plenty of choice in what we have to eat; but in other ways, we are deprived of “real” food that is naturally tasty and full of nutrients that are good for us.  Read more. 

25 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted January 27, 2015
A natural, inexpensive, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, metabolism-firing, immunity-building miracle worker, apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for its positive lifestyle effects, and I, for one, couldn’t be more of an advocate.  Read more.

Common Ingredient is Worse Than Salt for Blood Pressure

Posted January 27, 2015
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or told you’re at risk of developing the same, you’ve likely been advised to limit your sodium intake. But new research shows that sugar – particularly the kind found in processed foods – is more closely linked to high blood pressure than salt.  Read more. 

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

Posted Janaury 27, 2015
On the face of it, the new potato varieties called “Innate” seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off their white flesh, you won’t find many unsightly black spots. And when you fry them, you’ll probably get a much smaller dose of a potentially harmful chemical.  But here’s the catch: Some of the biggest potato buyers in the country, such as Frito-Lay and McDonald’s, seem afraid to touch these potatoes. Others don’t even want to talk about them because they are genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.  Read more. 

Four Ways Wheat is Proven to Harm Our Health

Posted January 27, 2015
Ongoing evidence continues to show that grain consumption is having an extremely damaging effect on our bodies. This is especially true of the world’s most popular grain, wheat, which is proven to be one of the biggest health-destroying foods in the Standard American Diet. Read more.

Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could be Harming Your Health

Posted January 21, 2015
Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys.1 If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame.  Read more. 

US Farmers are Switching to non-GMO Crops and Feed

Posted January 21, 2015
Reports have reached GMWatch that US grain farmers are choosing to grow non-GMO crops because of the “many failures” with GMOs. Farmers are asking, “Why pay 30 to 60 dollars more for traits that don’t work?” – namely insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, which have led to insect-resistant pests and herbicide-resistant superweeds. The shift to non-GMO is supported by the increasing availability of more advanced genetics in non-GMO hybrids.  Read more. 

Tyrone Hayes on Crooked Science and Why We should Shun GMOs

Posted January 21, 2015
This interview with Tyrone Hayes, the scientist who exposed the dangers of Syngenta’s pesticide atrazine, is worth reading in full. He covers GMOs at the end. 
EXCERPT [on working for Syngenta]: Some of the other scientists seemed like they were really out to say whatever the company wanted them to say for money … I heard people use the term “biostitutes.” I watched scientists who knew better – who I know knew better – say “oh yeah this is safe, oh yeah this doesn’t mean anything” or perform experiments very poorly on purpose, or so it seemed to me.  Read more.

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