Get Informed on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Oregon GMO Labelling Proponents Concede Defeat

Posted December 18, 2014
Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome.  Read more.

Huge Win: Monsanto Stock Downgraded After Worst Growth in 7 Years

Posted December 10, 2014
“We are downgrading Monsanto from Buy to Neutral, due to the findings from our seventh Annual Seed Dealer Survey, which came back the most negative for the seed industry in the history of the survey,” Chris Shaw of Monness Crespi Hardt wrote. “The unprecedented results of this year’s survey has led us to be more cautious on Monsanto’s outlook for the current seed selling season.”  Read more.

Chicken Factory Farmer Speaks Out

Posted December 10, 2014
After 22 years of raising chickens for Perdue, one brave factory farmer Craig Watts was at his breaking point and did something no one has done before. He invited us, as farm animal welfare advocates, to his farm to film and tell his story.  View here. 

The Atomic Manipulation of Mother Earth

Posted December 4, 2014
According to the ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration)…  “In late 2012, the CEO of California-based Solazyme announced that his company had developed a new high-value ‘tailored oil’ with a fatty acid composition very similar to cocoa butter. According to Solazyme: ‘We’ve also developed another first of its kind capability, the ability to control the specific position of specific fatty acids in the oil. Positioning the fatty acids plays a major role in creating the physical properties of cocoa butter like its sharp melting curve.” Read more. 

Detoxing GMOs

Posted December 4, 2014
In a world over-run with Big Ag chemical residues and genetically modified crops (80% or more of various crops are genetically modified, it is more important than ever to learn how to potentially rid your body of these toxic creations. Below are some excellent and even enjoyable ways to rid your body of GMO toxins.  Read more. 

Oregon Set to Recount Votes for GMO Labeling Bill

Posted November 26, 2014
Just when we assumed the fight was over, miniscule margins for Oregon’s Measure 92 to label genetically modified organisms spurred a recount.  Voter ballots continued to trickle into the Oregon Secretary of State over the past few weeks, shrinking the gap between Yes on 92 and No on 92 to a mere 812 votes. Oregon law requires a recount if there’s less than a 0.2 percent margin.  Read more.

Why is Bill Gates Backing GMO Red Banana ‘Biopiracy’?

Posted November 26, 2014
The Gates Foundation has sunk $15 million into developing GMO ‘super bananas’ with high levels of pre-Vitamin A, writes Adam Breasley. But the project is using ‘stolen’ genes from a Micronesian banana cultivar. And what exactly is the point, when delicious, popular, nutritious ‘red bananas’ rich in caroteinoids are already grown around the tropics?  Read more. 

Gene-Silencing and the ‘Artic’ Apple (Op-Ed)

Posted November 26, 2014
Biotechnology is heading into the Garden of Eden. A Canadian corporation, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is offering a genetically engineered apple that doesn’t brown after it’s bruised or sliced. The U.S. Department of Agriculture appears to be on the brink of deregulating the so-called “Arctic” apple, allowing it to be planted and sold without any further oversight. The company won’t label the apples as genetically engineered, but will sell the fruit under the Arctic apple brand.   Read more.

Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America

Posted November 21, 2014
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.  Read more.

GMO Corn Contamination of Organic Corn May End by 2015

Posted November 21, 2014
Thanks to companies like Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta, nearly 90% of all corn is genetically-manipulated and designed to produce its own toxic herbicide. Since 1996, we have seen a 100 fold increase in the acreage used for GM crops and, in 2012, there were 138 reported incidents of non-GM crops becoming contaminated with GM crops. However, by 2015, some farmers are planning to finish developing a strain of non-GMO corn that is resistant to contamination by GMOs.  Read more.

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