Jeffrey Smith and team IRT are back with another full-page ad in The Hill, Washington DC’s must-read newspaper. Part 2 of the Great GMO Cover-up explains how industry has rigged the ‘science’ that supposedly shows GMOs to be safe. Now that the Senate is back from its scheduled recess, it is very likely that… Read More Make Sure Your Senators Read This In The Hill
What does is take to ban GMOs? In a word: persistence. GMO Free Boulder exemplifies the resilient spirit and dedication necessary to overcome the odds. Working together over a period of five years, this amazing group of non-GMO heroes can claim victory. This is their story: We Win! GMO Free Boulder Finally Wins GMO Ban… Read More How To Ban GMOs Like Boulder County, CO
GMO Free Florida is urging people to sign the petition opposing the release. Tell the FDA that you DO NOT CONSENT to the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes anywhere in the U.S. Make your comment to the FDA today, because once these genetically engineered mosquitoes are released into the environment they cannot be recalled! The… Read More ACTION ALERT: “NO CONSENT To Release Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes”
They’re all owned by the same person. Syn-bio billionaire, Randal J. Kirk, is banking on his latest biotech acquisitions to make more money. Kirk acquired Oxitec, the British developer of genetically modified mosquitoes in August of 2015. He also purchased O’Kanagan Specialty Fruits (GM non-browning apples) in 2015, and became the majority stakeholder in AquaBounty… Read More What Do Genetically Modified Mosquitoes, Apples and Salmon Have in Common?
Congratulations everyone. We did it. Thanks to all of your calls and emails to US Senators, the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday morning March 16, with a vote of 49 to 48. Due to a political maneuver to keep the issue open, this is a… Read More The DARK Act Defeated- For Now
Healthcare providers, health-conscious consumers, and GMO activists will have opportunity to meet a world-class lineup of experts at the Environmental Health Symposium Public Forum in San Diego, Mar 6. On his first ever public speaking appearance in the U.S., legendary Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini will cover his ground-breaking research and answer questions. The Séralini Story The… Read More World famous whistleblower, Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini, will speak March 6 in San Diego
Eight Reasons to Steer Clear of Monsanto by Jeffrey Smith Monsanto Company’s core business is at risk of collapsing based on technical, scientific, and market trends. Their recently announced plan to cut 16% of their global workforce is just the beginning. Monsanto not only faces declining revenues, they have accumulated unprecedented liabilities that may… Read More Warning to Investors and Companies Considering Financial Ties to Monsanto Company
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with a long list of degenerative disease and chronic health conditions including autism, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, and obesity. Mitochondria are specialized cellular parts that perform specific functions. Mitochondria are primarily responsible for energy production, but are also involved in detoxification and cellular signaling related to apoptosis… Read More GMOs, glyphosate and mitochondrial dysfunction
From the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry, V15(3), Sep 2015: Glyphosate_pathways_to_modern_diseases_IV_cancer_and_related_pathologies “The increase in glyphosate usage in the United States is extremely well correlated with the concurrent increase in the incidence and/or death rate of multiple diseases, including several cancers. These include thyroid cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer and myeloid… Read More Latest study just released: Glyphosate (Roundup) and Cancer
Did you know? The now familiar Non-GMO Month of October began five years ago on a special day, 10-10-10. Each year it gets bigger and better. The number of events at local retailers keeps growing with more food manufacturers participating – and more people eating non-GMO! The Non-GMO Project verification seal is recognized in stores… Read More Welcome to IRT! What is a GMO? 1:24 min video with Jeffrey Smith
Victory is sweet. Let’s have a shout out to all the European non-GMO advocates and environmentalists! Congratulations! As of the October 3rd cut-off date, the European Commission reported receiving a total of nineteen requests from member states to opt-out of the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Under the new rules passed by the European… Read More The European GMO “ban-wagon” is on a roll
Industry reps cry that Europe could soon become a “graveyard” for biotech products; environmentalists rejoice. The mass rejection of the GM technology means that approximately two-thirds of Europe’s arable land will remain GMO free. Legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their… Read More Over half of the European Union’s 28 countries, representing two thirds of the population, want nothing to do with GMOs
As of July 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015” which –if passed in the Senate– would consolidate federal control of labeling initiatives for genetically modified foods. Listen to Jeffrey Smith outline the strategy that puts an end to the political wrangling. A transcript of… Read More Can there be a non-GMO future after the DARK Act?
The obvious concern is that any consumer safety labeling law—perhaps especially, labeling of GMOs—could be targeted and overturned on the basis that it caused a barrier to trade. Associated Press reports that the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has voted 38-6 to repeal a “country-of-origin” (COOL) labeling law for beef, pork and chicken— just two days… Read More Consumer Safety Laws Going Down Because of Trade Deals
IRT applauds Congressman DeFazio’s action as a champion of the people vs. Big Food. “Call it the smoking gun,” said DeFazio. “Proof that fast track and massive free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are written by and for multinational corporations such as agriculture giant Monsanto. Instead of using trade deals as an opportunity to… Read More Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon speaks out against trade deals that favor multinational corporations like Monsanto
Read the full report: Kurenbach B, Marjoshi D, Amábile-Cuevas CF, Ferguson GC, Godsoe W, Gibson P, Heinemann JA. 2015. Sublethal exposure to commercial formulations of the herbicides dicamba, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and glyphosate cause changes in antibiotic susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. mBio 6(2):e00009-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.00009-15. Funding for this work was provided by… Read More International Research Team links Glyphosate to Antibiotic Resistance
On March 20th, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a unit of the World Health Organization, released their report that classified glyphosate as a 2A carcinogen — probably carcinogenic to humans. In particular, the IARC reviewers cited studies from the U.S., Canada and Sweden suggesting that people exposed to glyphosate had a higher… Read More Glyphosate contamination of food and water: should we be concerned?
This 30 minute free film is a MUST SEE: The new documentary, Synthetic Forests, from director Ed Schehl (A Silent Forest, 2010) illuminates the issue of genetic engineering versus nature as never before. Along with the expansion of industrial agriculture, tree factories are yet but one more example of the conversion of natural resources to… Read More Replacing Nature: GE Trees and Monoculture Crops
Is genetically modified rice linked to a sudden rise in the leukemia incidence rate among students at Huazhong Agricultural University (HUA) in central China, in one of the country’s three top rice-producing regions? “When we entered the University, the school required all students to promote genetic modification (GM), upon entering the University, our teacher told… Read More Brazilian Research Provides Clue to Jump in Leukemia Rates at Huazhong Agricultural University in Central China?
Could China stop the new 2,4-D resistant GMO crops from spreading across U.S. farmlands? If China refuses to grant import approval, then the answer could be YES. While non-GMO advocates and environmentalists work feverishly through the U.S. court system to prohibit Dow Agrosciences from unleashing the so-called Agent Orange GMO seeds, Dow has voluntarily restricted… Read More China Positioned to Decide if 2-4-D Resistant GMOs Will Be Adopted by U.S. Farmers