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
The USDA is taking comments on GMO labeling through July 17th! You can send an email direct to the USDA using our link. Send an email to the USDA.
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.
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?
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
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
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?
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
Still a chance The slimmest of chances that Oregon’s Prop. 92 might still pass raises the pulse even though the probabilities are such that obtaining another 6900 YES votes from the remaining uncounted ballots portend otherwise. Huffington Post live results as of 7 am EST, 11-11, show the current standing at a difference of 1… Read More November 04, 2014: Two Wins, One Loss, and One Cliffhanger
Orange is beautiful on pumpkins and butterflies. Every summer, the familiar beauty of the Monarch butterfly with its striking orange color graces lawns and gardens and fields across the U.S. But this iconic butterfly now faces possible extinction due to severely shrinking areas of natural habitat that have been converted to fields of GMO corn and… Read More The Color Orange: Monarch butterfly threatened with extinction
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Check out this video from Jeffrey Smith. He tells you all about the March Against Monsanto, tomorrow, Saturday, October 12th, 2013, and why it’s important for us to get out there and say “Hell No” to Monsanto!
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