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
“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
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
Clinton’s long history of being pro GMO, ties to Monsanto through close associates, and failure to grasp the simplest of truths about GM science makes her semi-sorta-kinda support for the right to know and independent science a bit of a puzzle. Jeffrey Smith was in attendance at Clinton’s town hall meeting in Fairfield, Iowa, 12/22/15. … Read More What IS Hillary Clinton’s Stance on GMOs?
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
Monsanto has been squirming since the World Health Organization classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in their hallmark herbicide Roundup, as a PROBABLE human carcinogen. The body which made the determination is designed to do just that, and yet Monsanto and their friends in high places unleashed a barrage of the usual criticisms claiming that the… Read More Monsanto Hid Evidence of 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
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 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
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
Claire CaJacob, Global Wheat Technology Lead for Monsanto, stands in the growth chamber at Monsanto’s Chesterfield Village Research Center. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, firstname.lastname@example.org. 01-08-14. Oh No, No, NO!!! No GMO WHEAT. GMO wheat is not yet on the market, but Monsanto has been hard at work in their Chesterfield Village facility, where one particular… Read More Monsanto at Work on GMO Wheat – Again
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