The French National Assembly has made a sweeping declaration with a new bill, effective immediately. No more genetically modified crops. On Tuesday, the French lower house of parliament adopted a law immediately banning cultivation of any GMO corn, due to environmental safety concerns.
Over 1240 scientist signatories have demanded that a study previously published on the toxic effects of GMO maize and RoundUp that was retracted by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) be reinstated. This is a massive backlash against an industry that has tried to silence well-qualified scientists from publishing the truth about GMOs. These scientists and others plan to boycott Elsevier -a ‘world-leading provider of scientific information – until the journal, FCT, reinstates a study carried out by Gilles Eric Séralini et al., which was been debated throughout scientific and non-scientific circles alike.
Walmart struck a deal to sell Wild Oats brand organic foods at non-organic prices, which could turn up the heat on mainstream food sellers such as Campbells Soup Co and ConAgra Foods Inc.
In the latest episode of Conscious Inquiry, Alexis speaks with alternative healthcare practitioner Mark Mincolla about the alarming rise in autism, GMO’s and other health assaults and what we can do to take back our power and regain our health! Just recently the Center for Disease Control announced an alarming statistic – 1 in 68 […]
The California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381 this past week which would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. It is a step in the right direction for food freedom. Senator Noreen Evans introduced the bill, and Rebecca Spector of the Center for Food Safety argued in support of it.
Human cloning may no longer be a thing of the far-off future. A few years ago, the world’s first genetically modified human babies were born in the United States after having received genetic treatment. The women who were part of this human baby experiment had the genes of their eggs altered with some foreign genes before they were fertilized.
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 […]