Virtually all of the meat and poultry found in your local grocery store comes from animals raised in so-called confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Chipotle has launched a web-based show called Farmed and Dangerous, a four-part satire aimed at revealing the “outrageously twisted and utterly unsustainable world of industrial agriculture”
Now, even the U.S. Department of Agriculture admits that one of the herbicides in use to support GM farming is an ‘ongoing cause for concern.’The report prepared by the Economic Research Services (ERS) arm of the USDA, states, “We are not characterizing them (GMO crops) as bad or good. We are just providing information.” That ‘information’ is mounting, and it looks as if even US government agencies can no longer ignore it.
Only a cooperative effort between consumers and non-GMO farmers of banning cultivation of genetically modified foods in as many local areas as possible will rescue us from the future peril of scorched earth by biotech. Retail labeling will do nothing to stop these GMO monsters. However, non-GMO labeling already exists thanks to a non-profit group called the Non GMO Project.
A respected member of the scientific community has written an open letter to Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the EU President. He states that there is abundant evidence that GMOs cause harm and that the claim of there being ‘no adverse evidence’ of GMO impacts on our health and environment is an out and out lie.
Argentina has won a historic court proceeding against Monsanto following heavy protest. The court has halted the construction of a 1.5 billion peso ($192 million) Monsanto GMO seed plant. Local authorities cite environmental impact as part of their refusal to let Monsanto expand their seed-monopoly. Clashes with protestors since last March caused the construction project to be put on hold with only 30% of the work being completed.
Christina Sarich | NaturalSociety | Feb 11th 2014 Do you think Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, Nestlé, Frito Lay, Pepsi, and others will agree to label their foods just because they think consumers should have the right? Voluntary labeling of GMO foods is the latest tactic by the agriculture and food industries to try to keep mandated labeling at bay. Pamela […]
While the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, along with Monsanto and other poison makers try to slip a labeling-by-choice campaign past citizens in the US, Russia is preparing a bill that would heavily restrict the import of GMO agricultural produce.
Remember Agent Orange? The US Army sprayed it all over Vietnam. It defoliated (destroyed) plant growth and brought on cancers and birth defects. One of its significant ingredients was a chemical called 2.4-D. Well, the US Dept. of Agriculture has cleared the way for brand new Dow GMO corn and soy crops. They are engineered to withstand spraying with 2,4-D. The theory is, the corn and soy will survive, but pesky weeds will die. Of course, the drifting spray of 2,4-D will kill all sorts of other plants, including fruit trees. And there is that species called Human. Have a little lymphoma with your corn chowder.
Since genetically modified foods hit the market in the 1990s, allergies have skyrocketed. Studies compiled by Jeffrey M. Smith, head of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” show that common GM ingredients – in addition to synthetic chemical food additives [See 1, 2, 3] – may be compromising the health of ordinary people in the United States and across the world.
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reveals 3 huge victories that appear to be imminent for humanity: marijuana prohibition is dead; there is no stopping the GMO labeling movement; FDA admits in court case that vaccines still contain mercury
Abby Martin speaks with Scott Kinnear, director of the Safe Food Foundation, about the case of Steve Marsh, an Australian organic farmer who lost his organic certification after his crops were contaminated by Monsanto GM seeds from a neighboring farm. As a result, Marsh and his family are no longer able to sell their product on the organic market and have lost a great deal of their income.
The Organic Consumers Association is reporting that the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association — the mega corporate lobby group that represents 300 companies and way more than just grocery stores — is using a talking points memo to basically misinform and intimidate our legislators with threats of lawsuits should they even attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state.
Remember a researcher named Gilles-Eric Seralini, his 2012 GMO study, and the controversy that swirled around it? He fed rats GMOs, in the form of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn, and they developed tumors. Some died. Eight years prior to Seralini, Monsanto also did a rat-tumor-GMO study and published it in the very same journal. Monsanto’s study showed there were no tumor problems in the rats. But here’s the explosive kicker. Monsanto used the same strain of rats that Seralini did and same number of rats (10). And nobody complained about it.
The Obama administration announced last week that it expects to approve corn and soybeans that have been genetically engineered by Dow Chemical company to tolerate the toxic herbicide — 2,4-D. They are planning this approval despite the fact that use of this herbicide is associated with increased rates of deadly immune system cancers, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, birth defects, and many other serious kinds of illness and reproductive problems.
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