Get Informed on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

New Form of GMO Sneaking Into Food Supply This Year

Posted April 18, 2014
Within 50 years we could have more life forms invented in a lab than we have ever identified in nature.” – Fidelity Investments  “This year [Evolva] will release a product that has been created by genetically modified yeast that converts sugars to vanillin. It will be the first major synthetic-biology food additive to hit supermarkets.” -  Read more. 

Victory in Vermont: Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight

Posted April 17, 2014
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.  Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, Vermont’s contains no such trigger clause.  Read more.

GMO Pushers and The Art of War

Posted April 15, 2014
In The Art of War the famous strategist Sun Tzu writes, “The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.”  Sun Tzu could write a whole new chapter about Monsanto and the other pushers of genetically modified foods, or GMO.  Read more.

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Posted April 15, 2014
The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published.  The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight.  Read more.

Sri Lanka Bans Monsanto’s Roundup

Posted April 14, 2014
Sri Lanka is the first country to restrict the use of the herbicide glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. The ban will not be absolute, according to the Sunday Times, but instead the government will restrict the use of the herbicide in areas where cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are prevalent.  Read more.

Russia Bans Importing GMO Products

Posted April 14, 2014
This past weekend I had the opportunity to hear Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology speak. The first thing he announced was that Russia banned the imports of GMOs. As you can imagine, he was very happy to see that Russia is taking a stand against genetically modified (GMO) foods., as was I. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a congress of deputies on Saturday that the country will no longer import GMO products, according to U.S. based Russian news site, rt.comRead more.

In Anticipation of Permanent Ban, French Agricultural Minister Reinstates Moratorium on Monsanto’s GM Maize

Posted April 8, 2014
Despite its highest court having already struck down two previous attempts at banning it permanently, France has once again placed a moratorium in its own country on the planting of MON 810, a genetically modified (GM) maize variety produced by Monsanto, in anticipation of a possible bloc-wide ban across the entire European Union (EU).  Read more.

Roundup Toxicity May Impact Male Fertility: Study

Posted April 2, 2014
In 2011, Purdue University professor emeritus Don Huber notified US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with a letter warning that tests show glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, may be contributing to spontaneous abortions and infertility in pigs, cattle, and other livestock.  This wasn’t the first time the chemical had been implicated as a threat to fertility, nor was it the last. Steep declines in human male sperm counts have been occurring alongside rises in birth defects of the male reproductive tract, and now new research suggests increasing exposure to glyphosate and Roundup may be at least partially to blame.  Read more. 

Tell Costco ro Reject GMO Salmon

Posted April 2, 2014
Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S. and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t made a commitment not to sell GE salmon.  Sign the petition urging Costco to join its competitors and commit to keeping GE salmon off its shelves:  Read more.

Organic Consumers Association Responds to FDA Push for Voluntary GMO Labeling and Safety Claims

Posted April 2, 2014
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to drop its plan to finalize guidance on the voluntary labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and instead respond to consumer demand for mandatory labeling of foods containing GMOs or genetically engineered ingredients.  Read more. 

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