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Organic Consumers Condemns EPA Approval of Dow Enlist Duo Herbicide

Posted October 20, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final approval today, over the objections of more than a half-million citizens, of Dow AgroSciences Enlist Duo, an herbicide made from a combination of 2,4-D (one of the active ingredients in Agent Orange) and glyphosate (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide). The herbicide is approved for use on the Dow Enlist-brand genetically engineered corn and soy crops, recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Read more. 

Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

Posted October 20, 2014
Are you invested in Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter.  Read more. 

Will GM Crops Feed the World?

Posted October 20, 2014
Supporters of genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) crops claim that we need this technology to feed a growing global population. However, the promise to “feed the world” with GM crops overlooks the real causes of hunger, and disregards the many harmful impacts of using GM technology.  Read more. 

GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Proves GMOs Can’t Be Controlled

Posted October 7, 2014
In a single press release, the USDA closes its investigation of the contamination of wheat fields in Oregon, calling it an “isolated incident,” then immediately contradicts itself by opening another investigation into contamination from genetically engineered wheat.  Read more.

Monsanto’s Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could it Topple the Company?

Posted October 2,  2014
Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.  For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The “u” differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known.  Read more.

GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Proves GMOs Can’t be Controlled

Posted October 2, 2014
The USDA’s response is to talk out of both sides of their mouth.  In a single press release, the USDA closes its investigation of the contamination of wheat fields in Oregon, calling it an “isolated incident,” then immediately contradicts itself by opening another investigation into contamination from genetically engineered wheat. The contamination was found at a research facility in at Montana State University that was the earlier site of authorized field trials.  Read more.

Organic Board to Review Rules for BPA, GMOs and GMO Vaccines for Animals

Posted October 2, 2014

This is an URGENT ACTION ALERT!The deadline for comments is this week.  The National Organic Standards Board will be meeting later this month in Louisville. Fundamental issues that will determine the future of organic foods will be discussed and voted upon.  The NOSB has proposed a new research priority: whether to prohibit BPA (the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A) in the packaging used for organic foods “in light of mounting evidence that it may be harmful.”  Read more.

Dr. Oz: GMOs Can be Ushering in a Pesticide Arms Race

Posted October 2, 2014
Today, he [Dr. Oz] makes a very clear stance, as a concerned doctor, against the EPA’s pending approval of a new, toxic pesticide intended for use on genetically engineered crops like corn and soy – this country’s biggest crops and food ingredients. He warns about floundering brain health, thyroid problems, chronic disease and more as a result of this stronger pesticide’s use. Read more. 

Why the Use of Glyphosphate in Wheat Has Radically Increased Celiac Disease

Posted September 30, 2014
The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops.  According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease.  Read more.

USDA Approves New GE Corn and Soy, Triggering Onslaught of Millions of Pounds more Pesticides

Posted September 19, 2014
Center for Food Safety today condemned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to fully deregulate Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybeans, genetically engineered to withstand repeated spraying of the herbicide 2,4-D. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has yet to approve the accompanying herbicide, which is a blend of 2,4-D and glyphosate.  Read more. 

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