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.
The measure would ensure that the labeling of genetically modified foods was mandatory, and that Big Food corporations along with Big Chemical like Monsanto and Dow wouldn’t be able to label foods ‘if they felt like it’ as the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association has suggested we consumers allow.
2/3 of US residents equate ‘natural’ with ‘non-GMO,’ though this is sadly a false connection. The ‘natural’ label is practically meaningless, especially when you consider that companies like Pepsi and General Mills have been sued for using it while food products contained carcinogens and GMOs alike.
Californians have been consistently telling biotech that they want to know what is in their food, but Big Biotech and Big Food refuse to listen. The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, consisting of companies like Monsanto, Dow, and Bayer, along with food producing companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft, and General Mills, has spent $48 million to deny the YES vote on Prop 522. The GMA has also put forward another $22 million to deny the vote on SB-1381, and even bought the last two votes in the California Senate to kill a labeling initiative that would force these companies to label the toxic foods they’ve been serving the nation.
Honoring the complaints of a small group of beekeepers in the state of Yucatán, a judge in Mexico has removed Monsanto’s planting permit. Monsanto can install Clarence Thomas on the U.S.00 Federal Judge circuit after working for their corporation, an obvious conflict of interest, but it looks like a Mexican judge won’t be bought off by biotech.
Have you invested in Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter.
According to Consumer Reports, “virtually all of the samples we tested of products that made only a ‘Natural’ claim did have a substantial amount of GMOs.”
We need corn that organic farmers can grow without fear of GMO contamination,” says Kutka, who is in the fourth year of a five-year breeding project funded by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.”
While many of us rely on grass-fed beef as a source of healthful, properly raised meat, that option of healthy eating may just move down a peg. Why? Not because cattle may have to switch to GM grain, but rather because cattle may be forced to indulge in genetically modified grass.