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Coalition Demands Probe on Dow & Monsanto GMOs & Pesticides

Digital Journal By Anne Sewell Farmers and food industry representatives are demanding a probe into the potential outcome of a new genetically modified crop in combination with the usage of the 2,4-D pesticide. Dow Chemical is currently awaiting the go-ahead from the U.S. government to start using a new genetically modified corn crop. This crop… Read more »

GMO Corn Meets Some of its Goals, But Is It Safe?

Cornucopia’s Take: Although the Italian study released in February claims that GMO corn is a boon to humankind, it entirely ignores the existing science around health hazards of pesticides and loss of biodiversity. Neither does it address the dearth of data on the actual safety of GMOs—it simply claims that GMO corn lives up to… Read more »

Monsanto On Verge of $40 Million GMO Bailout in Europe: Report

The Natural Independent By Nicholas Tomasi The genetically modified food industry’s biggest player, Monsanto, is reportedly set to receive $40 million in U.S. dollars worth of financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development according to the website The monetary assists/bailout will be offered for contracts made by the U.S. GMO giant… Read more »

GMO News Coverage is Carefully Controlled

Cornucopia’s Take: The article below describes the lengths to which the biotech industry goes to control messaging around its products. Cornucopia supports the precautionary principle and advocates for strict regulations and food transparency so that consumers understand the food they are eating as well as the technology used to produce it. Does the Biotech Industry… Read more »

GMO Labeling Requirements: Brazil Fines Nestle, PepsiCo for Failing to Disclose Genetically Modified Ingredients

International Business Times by Elizabeth Whitman The transgenic symbol, above, identifies GMO foods and ingredients in Brazil  Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has fined six global food giants, including Nestlé and PepsiCo, for failing to disclose that their products contained genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, TeleSUR reported Thursday. The fines come during economically and politically turbulent times for Brazil,… Read more »

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

Independent Science News by Jonathan R. Latham, PhD cspB, from the Bacillus subtilis bacterium, inserted into the genome of corn plantsSource: BASF By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my… Read more »

Are the “Wires and Lights in a Box” Keeping us in the DARK?

by Gayla Prewitt You are probably familiar with the quote, “…control the food and you control the people.” I would like to take those words a step further and say, “Control the message about what we are doing to the food and you control the people even more.” With Congress set to vote soon on… Read more »

Prop 37: California Soil Scientist Says Label Up!

Huffington Post Annie Spiegelman This November, Californians will vote on a historic proposal that would require genetically modified foods in supermarkets to be labeled. For some reason, Proposition 37, or The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Foods Act, has the food, biotech and pesticide industries shaking in their fancy, fat-cat boots. They’ve already spent $25… Read more »

Rep. Ellen Story Seeks Labels for Foods Made With Genetically Modified Organisms (MA) By RICHIE DAVIS Gazette Contributing Writer On the one hand, Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, says her constituents include scientists who insist there’s no health danger from eating genetically engineered foods in small quantities. On the other hand, plenty of her constituents are very concerned that genetically modified foods are dangerously toxic or at… Read more »

GMO-Bananas are Going Into Human Trials – Why This Won’t End Well

Living Maxwell by Max Goldberg Credit: USDA I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas. This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana plantation in Costa Rica. In fact, people who… Read more »