St. Louis Business Journal by Ben Unglesbee Source: Occupy Reno Media Committee Monsanto Company has reached a settlement with wheat farmers in seven states, including Missouri, over the 2013 contamination of an Oregon wheat farm with the seed and biotech company’s genetically modified wheat. In the settlement, Monsanto did not admit liability and agreed to donate $50,000 to land grant universities in each of the states represented in the lawsuit to advance the interests of
Source: Environmental Illness Network The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) is completing its USDA Organic Survey. Although farmers don’t often appreciate surveys, this one has some critical questions about GMO presence in Section 10. NASS is trying to collect information on problems farmers have had with GMO contamination of their organic crops they have sold. They are accepting the surveys on-line until April 3rd at www.agcensus.usda.gov. If you complete it by paper and mail
YouTube Thierry Vrain is a retired biologist and genetic engineer. This video comes from a lecture tour across Canada in 2013-2014, to raise public awareness about the link between engineered food and poor health. In particular, Vrain focuses on the history, use and unique properties of Monsanto’s glyphosate, and its enormous impact on our food system.
Food Babe by Vani Hari One of the things I love to do every year is visit The Natural Products Expo, I go to both shows every year (west coast and east coast) to see the types of natural products food companies are creating and meet the founders behind them. Every year I see more and more Non-GMO products being created which is a great sign of the times, but there’s something really tricky and
The Organic & Non-GMO Report by Ken Roseboro Source: Brady Wahl Some natural food retailers have concerns about non-GMO label but say it’s necessary for consumer choice While some natural food retailers are concerned about the impact of Non-GMO Project verified products on sales of organic foods, most believe that—without mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods—the non-GMO label is needed to give consumers a choice in the marketplace. Non-GMO could hurt organic sales Organic foods