Florida officials want to enlist ‘frankenskeeters’ in Zika fight

Jeffrey Smith explains why this is NOT a good idea in his interview with Michael Carroll from Aminewswire.com: “Scores of Florida state lawmakers last week urged federal health officials to allow the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of the Zika virus. Opponents of the idea, however, fear that the genetically altered insects, which… Read More Florida officials want to enlist ‘frankenskeeters’ in Zika fight

Our Latest Ad In The Hill Asks Congress:

“Are millions suffering needlessly because the EPA hid the dangers of Roundup?” Read the hard-hitting ad we placed in The Hill that tells congresspersons how the EPA and Monsanto hid the dangers of Roundup. Download PDF Read full referenced version Click image to enlarge  

ACTION ALERT: “NO CONSENT To Release Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes”

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”

What Do Genetically Modified Mosquitoes, Apples and Salmon Have in Common?

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?

World famous whistleblower, Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini, will speak March 6 in San Diego

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

Warning to Investors and Companies Considering Financial Ties to Monsanto Company

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

GMOs, glyphosate and mitochondrial dysfunction

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

Latest study just released: Glyphosate (Roundup) and Cancer

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

Welcome to IRT! What is a GMO? 1:24 min video with Jeffrey Smith

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

The European GMO “ban-wagon” is on a roll

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

Over half of the European Union’s 28 countries, representing two thirds of the population, want nothing to do with GMOs

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

Can there be a non-GMO future after the DARK Act?

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?

Consumer Safety Laws Going Down Because of Trade Deals

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

Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon speaks out against trade deals that favor multinational corporations like Monsanto

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

International Research Team links Glyphosate to Antibiotic Resistance

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

Glyphosate contamination of food and water: should we be concerned?

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?