Nov 29

Rep. Tom Price, selected by Donald Trump for HHS Secretary, voted for the DARK Act to keep Americans in the dark about GMOs

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Nov 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“Geoffrey Smith. How he has carried out his one man campaign against Monsatan’s unsafe products is so admirable. He now has a growing army, of supporters, followers and qualifying scientists.
His organisation is called The Institute for Responsible Technology.”

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Nov 24

How 121 Nobel Laureates Were Misled into Promoting GM Foods:

Over the last four months, 121 Nobel laureates have signed a letter extolling the safety and benefits of GM crops. Prof David Schubert and Steven M. Druker, JD explain why they consider the letter an affront to science and the public trust.

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Golden Rice grain in screenhouse of Golden Rice plants.

Source: gmwatch.org

Over the last four months, 121 Nobel laureates have signed a letter extolling the safety and benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops and alleging that organizations and individuals that don’t support their unfettered introduction are committing a “crime against humanity”. The campaign to obtain the signatures was organized by Richard Roberts, chief scientific officer of New England Biolabs, who, with assistance from Monsanto’s former head of corporate communications, staged a press conference in Washington, D.C. to publicize the letter.

Not surprisingly, this letter has had a major impact. However, although it purports to be science-based, most of its chief assertions are demonstrably false.

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Nov 17

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Monsanto Mistake Spawns Widespread Crop Losses


US EPA Approves Toxic Dicamba Herbicide for Use on GMO Crops;

Ignoring the legal requirement to examine threats to endangered species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved Wednesday the use of the dangerously toxic herbicide dicamba on crops genetically modified to tolerate the chemical.

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Dicamba has been around for decades, but this new EPA decision allows the herbicide to be sprayed directly on genetically modified (GM) cotton and soybeans — opening the door for dicamba use to jump from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million annually on these two crops. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

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Nestlé Shocks Monsanto with Non-GMO Product Push over Consumer Demand:

Food giant Nestlé announced Tuesday that they will grow their non-GMO range of products due to the growing demand from consumers, in a shock to the Biotech Industry in the U.S..

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Source: www.prnewswire.com

Nestlé stated Tuesday; “The company is broadening its product offerings to give consumers more options with no GMO ingredients and identifying these products with the SGS-verified “no GMO ingredients” claim.”

“Nestlé USA understands that consumers are seeking choice and many prefer to select products with no GMO ingredients,” they continued. Continue reading »

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Oct 13

Pesticide Experts Release Shocking Review of Global Glyphosate Damage:

In a “state of the science” review released Tuesday, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and underscores the need for a global phase-out.

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The full Monograph review can be accessed here:  pan-international.org

Environmental and health advocates say the monograph on the world’s most widely used herbicide, commonly known by its original trade name Roundup, should serve as a wake up call for regulators, governments and users around the world. Continue reading »

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Oct 13

Think US ‘GMO’ Agriculture Will End World Hunger? Think Again:

The United Nations has forecast that world food production must double to feed 9 billion people by 2050. That assertion has become a relentless talking point in the growing debate over the environmental, health and social consequences of American agriculture.

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Full EWG Report: ewg.org

America’s farmers, we are told, must double their production of meat products and grains to “feed the world.” Otherwise, people will go hungry. Continue reading »

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Oct 07

A Look Inside Key West’s Battle to Prevent a Release of GMO Mosquitos:

We’ve all heard of the Zika virus. What you probably haven’t heard of is British biotechnology company Oxitec, purchased last year by billionaire Randal Kirk. A company that has released A. aegypti killing GMO mosquitos in at least Brazil, Malaysia, Panama and the Grand Cayman islands. The company also planned a release in the Florida Keys, but has thus far been stopped by a group of determined activists.

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Bloomberg covered the story in a fascinating article published earlier today titled, Florida’s Feud Over Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquitoes.

What follows are excerpts from that piece: Continue reading »

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Oct 04

Genetically modified children: Baby born with DNA from three different people:

U.S. scientists recently announced the birth of a baby containing DNA from three different people in an article in New Scientist. They will present the details of the new procedure they used at the October meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

The procedure, which is illegal in the United States, was performed in Mexico.

It is not the first time that scientists have used biotechnology to produce a child with DNA from three separate people, but the researchers claim that their new technique is significantly more precise, and has major implications for the prevention of genetic disease. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

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Dr Budnik: GMO Enzymes used in Food and Cleaning Products are Potent Allergens:

A new German / British study has confirmed previous findings showing that genetically engineered enzymes are potent allergens eliciting immediate-type sensitization.

Sensitising effects of genetically modified enzymes used in flavour, fragrance, detergence and pharmaceutical production: cross-sectional study Continue reading »

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Sep 28

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Seralini Attacker Found Guilty of Forgery over Monsanto Study Review:

Marc Fellous, former President of the Biomolecular Engineering Commission (CGB), has been found guilty of forgery and use of forgery to defame Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini.

On 22 September a judge in the Criminal Court of Paris found Fellous guilty of forgery and the use of forgery in order to defame Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and CRIIGEN, a research association which focuses on the risks of genetic engineering and pesticides and the development of alternatives. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Genetically Modified NATO Approaches Russia’s Borders:

In July 2016 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals (GMO), except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research. In fact, this law makes Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory and offers a great platform for the development of organic agriculture.

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Source: www.vz.ru By Elena Sharoykina

This decision made by the Russian government was also influenced by environmental organizations, farmers and other representatives of Russian society, concerned by the absence of reliable scientific studies on the long-term (‘long-term’ comes here with an emphasis) risks of GMO food to human health and the environment. The Kremlin has also apparently taken into consideration the interests of national food security, as the world market of genetically modified (GM) seeds is monopolized by transnational, mostly American, German and Swiss based companies. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Portuguese Farmers Turn Backs on Monsanto’s GMO Maize:

Portuguese farmers are turning their backs on Monsanto’s genetically modified MON810, which is the only GM crop commercially grown in the European Union, according to the Portuguese government.

Official government data shows that Portuguese farmers have reduced the number of hectares under GM maize cultivation for the second year in a row. Portugal is one of only five countries in the European Union that commercially cultivates GM maize. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

New York Farmers Ask Cornell University to Evict ‘Alliance for Science’ over GMO Bias:

Taking a break from the busy harvest season, 67 New York State organic farmers sent a letter Thursday to Dean Boor of the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to the Trustees of  Cornell University, asking them to evict the Alliance for Science over their biased and unscientific attitude towards GMOs.

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The letter respectfully requests that Cornell University evict the “Alliance for Science” from the campus. Funded largely and amply ($5.6 million) by the Gates Foundation, since 2014, the “Alliance for Science” has been spreading propaganda for genetic engineering under the cover of creating a “balanced” view of biotechnology. Continue reading »

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Sep 21

H/t reader squodgy:

“Perhaps the people where it originates will now wake up as evidence increases they are being slowly killed by the big corporate enterprises in the name of free enterprise and capitalism, when it is really just the other end of the circle…communism and capitalism lead to the same end….domination of the many by the few. Enjoy.”


Largest-Ever GMO Crops Study Shows Massive Environmental Damage in US:

According to new research from University of Virginia in the U.S., widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant, leading to serious environmental damage.

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Economist Federico Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy of Michigan State University and GianCarlo Moschini of Iowa State University. The four economists studied annual data from more than 5,000 soybean and 5,000 maize farmers in the U.S. from 1998 to 2011, far exceeding previous studies that have been limited to one or two years of data.

Herbicide Use / Environmental Impact (EIQ)

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“The fact that we have 14 years of farm-level data from farmers all over the U.S. makes this study very special,” Ciliberto said. “We have repeated observations of the same farmers and can see when they adopted genetically modified seeds and how that changed their use of chemicals.” Continue reading »

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Aug 30

First GMO ever produced by genetic engineering poisoned thousands of Americans:

The dangers of GMOs in the present day are the subject of much debate, but few can deny that the first genetically engineered (GE) products were truly dangerous. In fact, few people can talk about it at all, because most people have never even heard about these early products or the damage they caused.

Alliance for Bio-Integrity executive director Steven M. Druker relayed this information is his book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.

The first edible product produced by genetic engineering killed dozens of people, and caused thousands more to become seriously ill, with many of them ending up permanently disabled. The product in question was a food supplement made of the essential amino acid L-tryptophan derived from bacteria that had been genetically altered. Continue reading »

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Aug 10

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Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant in Argentina:

Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years.

Local Malvinas citizens and GMO Free campaigners from across Argentina forced Monsanto to stop the construction of their GMO seed plant in 2014, through well-coordinated protests at the construction site. Continue reading »

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Aug 04

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein promises to label GMOs, end industry influence over regulatory agencies if elected president:

A growing number of Americans are feeling discomforted by the lack of choices for president, increasing the appeal of third party candidates. Bernie Sanders supporters, in particular, are feeling the burn after the purported anti-establishment nominee endorsed establishment queen Hillary Clinton. As a result, progressives are shifting their focus (and support) to alternatives such as Green Party Candidate Jill Stein.

Born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973 before obtaining a degree from Harvard Medical School in 1979. As a practicing physician, Stein began noticing the effects persistent toxin exposure has on public health, leading her to become somewhat of a natural health advocate. Continue reading »

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Aug 03

Obama Just Signed a GMO Labeling Law: Here’s What You’re Not Being Told:

Last week, President Barack Obama signed legislation requiring manufacturers of genetically modified (GM) food to provide labeling on their products. But there’s just one problem — err, a couple problems . . . actually a lot of problems. There are a lot of problems with this bill.

The new law originated in the Senate as S. 764, “A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.” Lawmakers commonly insert policies on controversial issues into other, more amenable bills to keep them hidden and ensure their passage. Continue reading »

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Aug 03

Illegal GMO Wheat Discovery in Washington State Causes Global Export Panic:

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced Friday that twenty two unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat plants have been discovered in Washington State, sending export markets in to panic.

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The discovery of the unapproved illegal GMO wheat has led to a crack down on Friday in important US wheat export markets around the World. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

The Chilling History of Monsanto’s Rise to Power:

By Dr. Mercola

In the featured video, journalist Abby Martin discusses Monsanto’s rise to power and how the company has managed to saturate the global environment with its toxic chemicals, largely through immoral means.

In May, the University of San Francisco (USF) revealed the results from a testing project that began in 2015. The tests, commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), found that 93 percent of Americans have detectable levels of the chemical glyphosate in their urine.1

Glyphosate is the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world, and it’s an active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup. As noted by the Detox Project:2 Continue reading »

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Jul 27

Russia Set to Limit Imports of GMO Animal Feed:

Russian authorities are stepping up efforts to limit the import of GMO animal feed, the country’s food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Thursday. The move comes following a complete ban on the cultivation of GM crops and the breeding of GMO animals that was signed in to law by President Vladimir Putin in June.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Director, Alexey Alekseenko, stated Thursday that there would not be a complete ban on GMO animal feed imports but also revealed that restrictions on the import of feed that is fully GMO or contains a high percentage of GMOs had already begun. Alekseenko added; “It is necessary to restore order in this area”.

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Jul 27

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Progressives BETRAYED! Democratic party official platform is now pro FRACKING, pro Monsanto, pro TPP, anti GMO labeling:

Because of the diverse audience we attract, there are a lot of Natural News readers who are still supporting the Democrats. If you’re one of those people, it’s time for you to question what you’re really supporting because you may not be aware that the democratic party openly supports fracking, Monsanto, vaccine mandates, chemical agriculture and the TPP. On top of that, they’re mostly opposed to GMO labeling, too. Only Sen. Sanders really stood up to the biotech industry on that point, and now after the DNC email leaks, you know how the democrat establishment hosed Sanders with a vindictive smear campaign to destroy his chances of winning the nomination.

The truth is, the Democrat party is not a party of progressive ideas. Even the progressive news website Common Dreams has authored this piece blasting the DNC for its betrayals. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

EU Commission Allows ‘Toxic GM Soybeans’ for Import:

According to news agencies, the EU Commission has allowed the import of genetically engineered soybeans produced by Bayer and Monsanto. The imported soybeans can be used in food and feed despite unresolved concerns about health risks.

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Source: www.testbiotech.org

These crops can be sprayed with a combination of glyphosate and other herbicides such as dicamba or isoxaflutole. Market authorization has been issued after massive pressure from industry, which already sold its patented seeds in the US for cultivation and now wants to import the harvest to the EU within the next months. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

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Emails reveal role of Monsanto in Seralini study retraction:

In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by the French biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups.

In November 2013 the study was retracted by the journal’s editor, A. Wallace Hayes, after the appointment of a former Monsanto scientist, Richard E. Goodman, to the editorial board and a non-transparent review process by nameless people that took several months. Continue reading »

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Jul 17

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Truth-in-labeling proponents bombard White House with 250k petition signatures demanding Obama veto bill that strips away Americans’ right to know about GMOs

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Jul 15

BETRAYED! Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association just plowed right through American food consumers like the terrorist truck rampage in France (op ed)

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Jul 14

Spanish Farmers Turn Backs on Monsanto’s GM Maize:

Monsanto’s GM maize is no longer profitable or attractive for a good proportion of Spanish farmers, says a report for the Spanish news outlet Economia Digital.

Source: www.gmwatch.org

Engineered to resist the corn borer pest, the crop has suffered a series of setbacks in Spanish fields. Continue reading »

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Jul 14

Organic Farmers Leave Organic Trade Association over GMO Labeling Betrayal:

By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the U.S. organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), OSGATA announced on Wednesday.

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Jul 14

Applegate Removes GMOs from Entire Meat Supply Chain:

Applegate, the leading natural and organic meat brand in the U.S., announced Wednesday its commitment to remove genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its entire supply chain – from animal feed to finished product – and gain third-party certification.

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