Hillary Clinton’s public support of GMOs includes wrongly equating the age-old practice of seed hybridization with modern genetic engineering, in order to make the case that genetic engineering has been around since the beginning of farming.
A letter was sent to the Vatican in April by 8 researchers from 6 different countries who feel very strongly that international companies authorized to manipulate life forms, including seed, threatens food security, and that allowance of GMO encourages bio-piracy.
Cancer treatment represents a 200 billion dollar a year industry and is largely derived from synthetic versions of natural plants. Pharmaceutical companies (often under the guise of environmental protection) team with developers to relocate tribes, steal their knowledge of the indigenous healing plants, modify and make a synthetic version of the plant, and patent the derivative they create.
Did you know that your Heinz ketchup, which the company claims is ‘all natural,’ is really full of toxic, genetically modified ingredients? It’s bursting with GM corn, which contains at least 5 things that really shouldn’t be in a food condiment.
The true harm perpetrated by the makers of GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides were discussed by experts the last week of July in Beijing at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture (FSSA) Forum.
First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly.
Coca-Cola and its products are becoming boycotted garbage due to the growing public awareness concerning companies who are supporting the defeat of GMO labeling. Now, you can tell this mega-corporation that while the $3.2 million spent to help defeat Proposition 37 in California and I-522 in Washington may have worked before, the organization is about to lose millions more in public product support. We have a right to know what is in our food, and nothing will stop the grassroots efforts to rid the world of GMO for good.
Victory! The EPA was urged by public health advocates, environmental groups, and organic farmers alike to deny an ‘emergency’ request to use propazine on superweeds invading 3 million crops of GM cotton in Texas.
Most farmers in El Salvador prefer to source their seeds locally, and aren’t interested in Monsanto’s GM seed. Farmers have successfully used indigenous seed, and have never needed to rely on biotech for a viable seed source. Indigenous seeds make sense not only economically, but environmentally, as well.
Major food companies experienced major backlash from consumers when their contributions to the anti-labeling campaign in California (Prop. 37) came to light. The insanity has gone too far. It’s time to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands.
Human trials for the GMO banana have begun in Iowa. Volunteers are offering up their blood samples after eating bits of banana tinged with orange, receiving $900 for their subjection to the latest biotech concoction. This is the first human trial in the US on a genetically engineered banana that has been altered to contain higher levels of beta carotene, which our bodies then convert to Vitamin A. This is the second food that biotech has tried to engineer to boost Vitamin A levels, since they are low in developing countries, and the cause of serious disease of malnutrition.
Civil society groups today expressed alarm at an increase in dengue fever incidence, leading to an emergency decree, in a town in Brazil where releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes have been taking place. The promise was to create genetically modified mosquitoes that would end dengue, but instead there has been an increase.
A recent decision by the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to phase out all GMOs and only source fair trade ingredients means many of their flavors will be changing, but where food transparency and integrity are concerned, these changes will be all positive.
In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a tomato which contains a naturally occurring resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The tomato is not genetically modified, but Monsanto manipulated documents to make the plant look ‘invented’ by biotech when the plant’s true maker is Mother Nature, herself.