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The Science Behind What Happens to Your Body When You Go Organic

The Science Behind What Happens to Your Body When You Go Organic

When it comes to eating organic, and encouraging others to do so, it’s not uncommon to hear a response in the form of, “well, how do we really know it’s organic” or “it probably doesn’t even make a difference.” This is still common, but with more uproar within the past few years about the concerns surrounding the pesticides that are constantly sprayed on our foods, science is now stepping in to examine the difference.

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How We Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Monsanto and Other Big Agribusiness

Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 3 Comments
How We Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Monsanto and Other Big Agribusiness

The strategic centerpiece of Monsanto PR is to focus on the promotion of one single compelling idea. The idea that they want you to believe in is that only they can produce enough for the future population. They wish you to therefore believe that non-industrial systems of farming, such as all those which use agroecological methods, or SRI, or are localized and family-oriented, or which use organic methods, or non-GMO seeds, cannot feed the world. This same PR strategy is followed by every major commercial participant in the industrial food system.

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Vandana Shiva: Get GMOs Out of My Mustard (and Why You Should Boycott GM Food)

Vandana Shiva: Get GMOs Out of My Mustard (and Why You Should Boycott GM Food)

The introduction of GMO mustard with Terminator traits will deny Indian citizens the right to safe and pure mustard oil because of the risk of contamination. This is unacceptable!

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Groups Sue FDA Over ‘Unlawful and Irresponsible’ Approval of Frankenfish

Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 3 Comments
Groups Sue FDA Over ‘Unlawful and Irresponsible’ Approval of Frankenfish

The lawsuit states that the FDA does not have the authority to regulate GE animals and that approving the salmon paves the way for other GE fish, as well as farm animals like chickens, cows, and pigs.

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Huge Victory: Senate Rejects DARK Act (Bill Would Have Made GMO Labeling Voluntary)

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Government, Policies with 13 Comments
Huge Victory: Senate Rejects DARK Act (Bill Would Have Made GMO Labeling Voluntary)

The Senate actually rejected a bill that would favor corporations over consumers. Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said the vote was a “major victory for the food movement and America’s right to know.”

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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Consumers Victorious As Campbells’ Announces New Labels

Consumers Victorious As Campbells’ Announces New Labels

Campbell Soup’s announcement that it will become the first U.S. company to begin labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its products garnered accolades on Friday from food and safety groups, who heralded the development as a “significant win” for transparency.

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Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate in 2016

Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate in 2016

Call to Action: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. As 2016 opens, it looks like many American cooks and diners are heeding that call.

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USDA Ignores Critiques of New Pesticide-Resistant GMO Crops (Project Censored #12)

USDA Ignores Critiques of New Pesticide-Resistant GMO Crops (Project Censored #12)

Despite nearly 400,000 petition signatures from citizens, health professionals, and farmers expressing public opposition, in September 2014 the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, created by the biotech company Dow AgroSciences.

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Monsanto’s DARK ACT Stopped Dead in its Tracks in Congress

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 22 Comments
Monsanto’s DARK ACT Stopped Dead in its Tracks in Congress

Congress has stopped Monsanto’s favorite DARK ACT bill that would effectively ruin the food supply and halt GMO labeling initiatives.

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FDA Approves First GMO Animal: Salmon To Be Sold With No GMO Label

FDA Approves First GMO Animal: Salmon To Be Sold With No GMO Label

Charged with protecting the health and welfare of Americans, the FDA has just approved the first ever genetically modified animal to be sold in American supermarkets – salmon. Worse yet – you won’t have the benefit of knowing, as the salmon is not required to be GMO labeled.

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Birth Defects Increase in Hawaii After Being Chosen For GM Corn Testing Grounds

Posted by on September 5, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 10 Comments
Birth Defects Increase in Hawaii After Being Chosen For GM Corn Testing Grounds

Over the past five years, the number of severe heart malformations has risen to more than ten times the national rate, according to an analysis by local physicians.

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Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMOs

Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 1 Comment
Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMOs

In this particular musical initiative, Neil is taking on Starbucks, another company people are slowly coming to dislike, especially because of their puzzling potential involvement with Monsanto. Why would anyone ever buy outrageously overpriced coffee beverages from a business that tried to force race relation talks on their customers?

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The Country of Gambia is Now GMO-Free!

The Country of Gambia is Now GMO-Free!

Only a couple of years after its Minister of Forestry declared that genetic engineering would most likely eventually make its way into the country, the Gambia in West Africa has now officially been declared to be GMO-free — permanently.

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Is This a Major Turning Point in the Battle Against Pesticides & GMOs?

Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Is This a Major Turning Point in the Battle Against Pesticides & GMOs?

When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market, it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. Additionally, this viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. In it, Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.

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