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Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Posted April 24, 2015
In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The results are published1 in the online journal Protein & Cell and confirm widespread rumours that such experiments had been conducted — rumours that sparked a high-profile debate last month2, 3about the ethical implications of such work.  Read more.

Is Genetically Engineered Food a Fraud?

Posted  April 24, 2015
An estimated 85 percent of all food consumed in the United States now contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—from the cereal you feed your children to the milk you put in your coffee to the sweet corn you chomp on in summer. But because there’s no labeling requirement, we don’t know which foods have GMOs and which don’t. We also have no hard facts about the possible health effects. In his new book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived The Public, public interest attorney Steve Druker takes the science community, the food industry, and the FDA to task for what he claims are their lax and irresponsible policies.  Read more.

 

Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Posted April 24, 2015
Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.  Read more.

Is Corn the Next Gluten?

Posted April 24, 2015
As more and more people go gluten-free, new “healthy” products make their way onto the shelves of the gluten-free aisle. And although gluten is absent, many of these gluten-free foods (and their packaging) are made with something equally dangerous: corn.  Read more.

Hershey’s Most Popular Chocolates Will Go GMO-Free by End of the Year

Posted April 24, 2015
After years of mounting pressure and thousands of Facebook posts, e-mails and telephone calls from consumers and advocacy organizations, the candy giant announced it “will feature a lineup of simple ingredients, and transition some of its most popular chocolate brands, including Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars to simpler ingredients.”  Read more.

Breaking: Secret Agreement to Make Corporations Unstoppable Moves Forward

Posted April 23, 2015
Corporate lobbyists who want to force genetically modified food on the world through secretive and unconstitutional, behind-closed-doors deals have just moved their agenda forward by cutting a deal with the President to move the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through a fast-track approval in Congress. This agreement would lodge corporate power in place, undermining democracy.  Read more.

Africa’s Farm Products Could be Pushed Out of Global Market by Synthetic Biology

Posted April 23, 2015
An ongoing expansion of an extreme form of genetic engineering threatens to deny Africa its share of the global market for some of its most lucrative agricultural products.  The technology enables companies to synthetically produce some farm products more cheaply than they are produced naturally on the continent. They do this by manufacturing the basic biological ingredient of a crop (DNA), and injecting it into unrelated plants for mass production.  Read more. 

Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient

Posted April 23, 2015
A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion  today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.  Read more.

How the Media Fell for a GMO Front Group Attack on Dr. Oz

Posted April 21, 2015
The 55-point headline in Slate blares, “Letter from Prominent Doctors Implies Columbia Should Fire Dr. Oz for Being a Quack.” The story by Ben Mathis-Lilly is based on a letter by a group of doctors who want Columbia University to relieve Dr. Oz of his position as vice chair of the department of surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Read more. 

6 Foods Too Cruel to Eat

Posted April 15, 2015
You may not be aware of what happens behind the closed doors of factory farms. That’s because they don’t want you to find out!  The brutality and horrific conditions animals are subjected to in these factories is simply unacceptable. All kinds of animals are being mistreated and harmed as part of a world-wide food chain that spares minimal thought for the animals in the system.  Read more.

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