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Modified Crops Tap a Wellspring of Protest

The New York Times By JULIA MOSKIN SILENT in flannel shirts and ponytails, farmers from Saskatchewan and South Dakota, Mississippi and Massachusetts lined the walls of a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan last week, as their lawyers told a judge that they were no longer able to keep genetically modified crops from their fields. The… Read more »

OSGATA v. Monsanto

Will Farmers Receive Justice? New York, New York – It was standing room only as family farmers from around North America filled Federal Court Judge Naomi Buchwald’s courtroom in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 31. The topic was the landmark organic community lawsuit OSGATA et al v. Monsanto and the oral argument Monsanto’s pre-trial motion to… Read more »

Dow’s New GE Corn Would Rely on Toxic 2,4-D Herbicide

KEYE-TV Austin By Barbara Kessler -Green Right Now In the brave new world of bio-tech agriculture, the big pesticide/herbicide makers have argued for years that their genetically modified crop manipulations would reduce the use of chemicals. It made sense, that tactic. Almost everyone agrees that our health and the environment would benefit from reduced pesticide… Read more »

How Genetically Modified Foods Could Affect Our Health in Unexpected Ways

Yet another reason to test GMOs for safety. AlterNet / By Ari LeVaux Chinese researchers have found small pieces of rice ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to receptors in human liver cells and influence the uptake… Read more »

Leading Scientist Says Agroecology is the Only Way to Feed the World

Non-GMO Report By Ken Roseboro Hans Herren, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scientist specializing in sustainable agriculture. He is president of the Millennium Institute, a non-profit development research and service organization dedicated to sustainable development. Dr. Herren co-chaired the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science & Technology (IAASTD), an initiative sponsored by the World Bank… Read more »

Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods — Obama Administration Disappoints/Angers Public

Agent Orange Herbicide Ingredient Would be Widely Used USDA seeks comments for Monsanto and Dow genetically engineered crops Cornucopia, WI – Over the holidays, the United States Department of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being “drought tolerant.” Despite receiving nearly 45,000 public comments in… Read more »

Aroostook Farmer the Face of Organic Growers’ Fight Against Monsanto

[NOTE: The Cornucopia Institute is also part of the lawsuit challenging Monsanto’s patenting of life.] Bangor Daily News By Kathrynn Ohmstead I have wanted to catch up with Bridgewater organic farmer Jim Gerritsen ever since he was named in October to the 2011 list of 25 visionaries who are changing the world by the national… Read more »

Action Alert: Protect Organics from Synthetic Additives and Factory Farms

[This Action Alert is Over] Sign and Mail Your Proxy Letter Protect Organics from Synthetic Additives and Factory Farms Please take a moment to print, sign and mail the proxy letter today! The organic label was founded on the idea that food should be produced in concert with nature, without dangerous chemicals and synthetic ingredients…. Read more »

Seventy–Eight Percent of U.S. Families Say They Purchase Organic Foods

Consumers vote with their dollars despite economic difficulty Organic Trade Association Contact: Barbara Haumann Brattleboro, VT (Nov. 2, 2011)—Seventy eight percent – more U.S. families than ever before – say they are choosing organic foods, according to a study published today by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). “In a time when the severity of the… Read more »

Cereal Crimes

“Natural” claims in the cereal and granola aisle mislead consumers. A new study from The Cornucopia Institute indicates the “natural” claim is mostly meaningless marketing hype, in contrast to the USDA certified organic label which signifies the food was produced without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), toxic pesticides and other potentially dangerous synthetic inputs. Cornucopia and USDA research… Read more »