Chicago North Side

The Chicago North Side No GMO group’s first meeting was June 1, and we had a second meeting in early July. We pooled money for a quantity purchase of IRT publications and divided into pairs for leafleting. We discussed finding suitable buttons and/or tote bags with a “no GMO” motif to wear/carry while leafleting. … Read More Chicago North Side

Jeffrey Smith on Democracy NOW! (28 min)

Jeffrey Smith on Democracy NOW!
U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto. He also warned that a new French environmental review standard could spread anti-biotech policy across Europe. We speak with Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

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Frankenfish: Genetically engineered salmon (6 min)


(VIDEO) Frankenfish: Genetically engineered salmon
Genetically engineered seeds are not breaking news; however a biotech company called AquaBounty has been working on genetically engineered salmon. The fish will be a combination of Atlantic salmon and part Ocean Pout. Jeffrey M. Smith says that it is ridiculous to evaluate the safety of this food with no long term feeding studies.

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Your Milk on Drugs: Just Say No! (18 min)

Dairy products from cows treated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST) may sharply increase cancer risk and other diseases, especially in children. Already banned in most industrialized nations, it was approved in the US on the backs of fired whistleblowers…