New data from a simple survey of 55 vendors in 14 states indicates farmers are planting more GMO sweet corn for the fresh market (corn on the cob) than previously thought. IRT volunteers visited both farmer’s markets and grocery stores. 31 vendors confirmed the sweet corn was GMO; 24 confirmed that it was conventional non-GMO. … Read More Sweet corn is non-GMO, right? Read on!
Aug 04, 2017, AquaBounty announced the sale of 5 tons of genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon to commercial buyers in Canada. Eating this salmon might lead to serious health issues (see below). Because it’s unlabeled, the only way to avoid it is to 1) stop eating salmon, 2) only buy wild caught, or 3) know the… Read More Tell Canadians: Don’t Eat Farm-Raised Salmon—It Might be Genetically Engineered
PLEASE READ this press release from the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. Ottawa – August 7, 2017 – AquaBounty revealed on August 4, in its quarterly financial results, that it has sold approximately five tonnes of genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Atlantic salmon fillets in Canada.(1) This is the world’s first sale of GM fish for human… Read More Canadians Unknowingly Eating GM Salmon
By Jeffrey Smith Just when genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes got their approval by the Cayman Islands and the government of Canada’s Prince Edward Island is trying to approve GM salmon, new research reveals unexpected and potentially dangerous effects of genetic engineering. Unfortunately, neither the makers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) nor their regulators conduct the… Read More Research Exposes New Health Risks of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and Salmon
By Jeffrey Smith There are hundreds, possibly thousands of them—paid to bully, shame, and endlessly argue with anyone posting a comment deriding GMOs or pesticides. And when a high-profile person stands up to Monsanto’s technology, watch out. The trolls swarm in and gang up. Take Marion Nestle, for example. When a GMO propaganda film called… Read More Monsanto’s Army of Online Bullies
It can be done. It is being done. On April 18, 2017, San Juan Capistrano became the second city in Orange County, California to adopt an organics-first policy to control weeds and pests in parks and open spaces following the lead of Irvine. It all started with one woman’s action. Kathleen Hallal is the mother… Read More
Download this list of common corn-based ingredients and products: Corn Products & Derivatives. More than 50 percent of the typical American diet is derived from corn. That is what college grads, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, learned when they visited the University of Virginia (UVA) to get a hair sample analysis done by UVA professor of… Read More Corn, Corn, Everywhere Corn
Rigged research and corrupt science now threaten the Indian population and ecosystem with a potentially dangerous genetically modified crop used in food, oil, medicine, and spice. For most Americans, mustard is either a spicy powder or condiment for hotdogs. They are unaware of its long history dating back to prehistoric times, or the extensive use… Read More GM Mustard Threatens India
What is wrong with this picture? Petunias are not naturally orange. The African Sunset petunia sold by Sears and other retailers in the U.S., is genetically modified. News of the illegal entry and subsequent U.S. investigation was released on May 14 by Greenhouse Management News. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is now… Read More Rogue GM Petunias Enter U.S.
Will President Trump work for Monsanto’s interests? Jeffrey Smith reads the tea leaves of the first 100 days to see where the administration is going on GMOs and pesticides, and what our response should be. We are going to talk about President Trump, GMOs, and pesticides. Based on the first 100 days, it appears that… Read More Trump’s 100 Days, GMOs, and Pesticides
A permit application has been filed with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for the release of genetically engineered diamondback moths in New York. To comment, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/19/2017-07840/availability-of-an-environmental-assessment-for-the-field-release-of-genetically-engineered United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) in response to an environmental release… Read More Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths
ArborGen, Inc. with headquarters in Ridgeville, South Carolina, wants “non-regulated status” for their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. As required by law, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement with a public comment period. To comment, go to https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2012-0030. To read more about the threat of industrial tree plantations,… Read More Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees
This intensely visual film encompasses the story of seeds from the time of recorded history with a fast forward to modern times and multinational agrochemical-biotech companies. To completely understand the peril to human survival if control of food production is forfeited to a handful of global corporations, you must watch this film. Use the code… Read More SEED: The Untold Story, Use the IRT Discount
This is a question I am asked all the time. With the local food market growing tremendously, estimated at a $11.7 billion in sales in 2014, and climbing to $20.2 billion by 2019, compared to a $43.3 billion market in 2015 for organic, people want to understand, what is the healthiest choice. In fact, over… Read More Local vs. Organic: Which is Best?
Devona Bell is a holistic health coach with over two decades of professional experience in building regenerative local and regional food and farming systems, with a focus on the nexus of food/health/nutrition, and sustainable natural resource management in the U.S. and internationally. She has worked in, lived in, and visited 40 countries and speaks English,… Read More Reactions from GM-fed Meat & Animal Products
The following article by Dr. Ramon Seidler, PhD. is the article on the dangers of Roundup that we should re-post, download, and share with anyone who still supports the use of this dangerous herbicide or the GMO plants that are engineered to be sprayed with it. It also exposes how the US Environmental Protection Agency… Read More The BEST Article on Glyphosate with Comments from Jeffrey Smith
Deep concerns about safety are raised once again following Okanagan Specialty Fruits recent announcement that their genetically modified non-browning Arctic® Golden sliced apples will be placed in select midwestern U.S. stores starting in early 2017. Watch for Arctic® Golden sliced apples in the cooler section with other grab-and-go packaged fruit and veggie snacks. In an interview for Capital Press,… Read More Genetically Engineered Apples Debuting in Midwestern Stores February 2017
By Claire Robinson, VIA GM WATCH: A new analysis using cutting-edge molecular profiling methods shows the genetic engineering process caused large increases in two potentially toxic compounds in a Monsanto Roundup-tolerant maize. A GMO maize variety that has been in the food and feed supply for years is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart,… Read More GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart
New report from GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study. The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally… Read More Monsanto GM corn MON810 damaged the intestines of rats – new study
These best-sellers were reportedly found to contain higher than average traces of glyphosate – a widely used weedkiller used on commercially genetically modified (GM) crops. The results were uncovered by campaigning groups Food Democracy Now and The Detox Project. According to the report, the herbicide residues were found in cookies, crackers, popular cold cereals and… Read More Glyphosate in Breakfast Cereal But US EPA Postpones Review