An attorney for the SHAKA Movement in Hawaii that has been trying to uphold a democratically voted moratorium on GMOs on the island of Maui reports that residents and activists have won. An intervention in a federal lawsuit that was brought on by Monsanto and Dow trying to push their genetically modified agenda on islanders will not go through.
If you are even the slightest bit against GMOs , you’re going to love this video. The mature, informed way that 14-year old, Rachel Parent debates the GMO situation with TV Hosts, Kevin O’Leary and Amanda Lang is a joy to watch.
Due to consumer demand, the largest German poultry producer, Wiesenhof, has announced that it will turn back to using GM-free animal feed. This is yet another example of the health movement sparking necessary change within Big Ag and Big Food.
Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes haven’t even been officially approved, but Oxitec, the British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida. The only hope is a very vocal grassroots effort to tell the Governor of Florida that these mosquitoes will ruin tourism and possibly turn the natural ecosystem there on its head.
Americans are devoid of essential nutrients – explaining one of the highest incidences of disease in all of the industrialized world – despite spending billions on healthcare every year. Much of this void is created by a lack of essential minerals.
‘What better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly,’ asks Reverend Billy
And the fact of the matter is: we are standing up and doing something — and the result is some serious progress. Since 2011, when we declared Monsanto to be NaturalSociety’s Worst Company of 2011 in a worldwide press release, we have seen a major increase in knowledge over the dangers of GMO foods and the corruption of Monsanto. Just walking into Whole Foods I now see major signs alerting customers to the presence of GMOs and how to avoid them.
Seeds are alive, and they adapt – just like we do – to the environment in which they are grown. Seeds are greatly influenced by climate, cultural factors like whether or not seeds were brought up on a diet of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, as well as petro-chemical based fertilizers, and even if music was played while they were being germinated.
The World’s Largest GMO and Pesticide Safety study was finally launched by Factor GMO in London, UK on Tuesday. The Global GMO Free Coalition will help fund this largest GMO safety study to date – something that should have been done before GE foods were ever released into the environment.
Nowadays, quick searches of the Internet will unknowingly attract a battalion of advertisements rushing towards you like mosquitoes on a humid summer evening. These ads are typically composed of companies eager to show off their stuff, not caring if they annoy you with their pop-up ads or targeted email advertising. Every company has their emblem or logo plastered over products and packaging like mini billboards showing off their newborn creations like proud mothers and fathers.
A new documentary reveals how the US government has been “bought” by the food and healthcare industries. “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait ’til you see what they are doing to our health care.”
Monsanto, clearly worried about increasing concern for climate change and personal health among young people, hired a “director of millennial engagement,” to convince them that GMOs are great and Monsanto is cooler than the latest hipster band out of Brooklyn.
On November 4, final votes will be tallied in two hard-fought and highly publicized state mandatory GMO food labeling ballot initiatives: Measure 92 in Oregon and Initiative 105 in Colorado.
Citizen-led initiatives to regulate GMOs in Hawaii, Oregon and Colorado face deep pockets of outside industry groups
Remember when doctors and scientists told us cigarettes were safe, with doctors even showing up on commercials puffing away? Or how about when Vietnam Vets were told that being sprayed with Agent Orange wouldn’t cause them any significant health problems? The ‘studies’ supported by biotech on GMOs have been suspected of being falsified in one way or another, and now there is an independent, peer-reviewed study to prove it.