Originally published on Sustainable Pulse. A genetically modified (GM) rice product developed by a group of Chinese scientists has acquired the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the first such Chinese product allowed to enter the US market. However, neither China nor the US has approved mass cultivation of the rice amid low acceptance… Read More China’s First GM Rice Gets U.S. FDA Approval
Originally published on GMWatch Eleven out of 12 EU pesticide and GMO risk assessment methods studied were developed or promoted by industry, a new report from Pesticide Action Network (PAN) shows. The report says that harmful effects observed in animal safety studies on pesticides can be swept under the carpet by using these methods. For example, tumours… Read More Industry writes its own rules for assessing pesticides, GMOs
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
By Claire Robinson, VIA GM WATCH: A new analysis using cutting-edge molecular profiling methods shows the genetic engineering process caused large increases in two potentially toxic compounds in a Monsanto Roundup-tolerant maize. A GMO maize variety that has been in the food and feed supply for years is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart,… Read More GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart
New report from GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study. The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally… Read More Monsanto GM corn MON810 damaged the intestines of rats – new study
As you may know by now, Congress passed a law that wipes out Vermont’s excellent GMO labeling law and substitutes a fake national GMO labeling regime. Because Obama failed to veto it before Friday, July 29th, it goes into effect. This sham labeling bill: Excludes most processed foods from requiring a label; Defines genetic engineering… Read More Even though Obama just signed the DARK ACT …
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
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
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
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
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
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
Once again, the USDA gives the nod to the biotech seed and agrochemical industry over protests from organic farmers and other specialty crop growers. This latest “technology” from Monsanto—that’s what they call their patented seeds—is genetically engineered to survive new and more potent weed killer combinations. January 15. The USDA has given final approval for… Read More USDA Gives Monsanto the Green Light
Environmental Medicine Training Course with Jeffrey Smith on GMOs February 9, 2015 | 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM PST Join Jeffrey Smith in the Environmental Medicine Training course as he discusses the science and impact of transgenic foods and their relationship to disease. Mr. Smith will also use case studies and interviews with physicians who present patient cases… Read More Environmental Medicine Training Course with Jeffrey Smith on GMOs
A film by Jeffrey M. Smith – Narrated by Lisa Oz A production of the Institute for Responsible Technology Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?
You are invited to listen to Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, speak about GMOs for FREE ONLINE during the Real Food Summit on July 9th. Register here https://at105.infusionsoft.com/go/real/IRT.… Read More Listen to Jeffrey Smith’s Latest Interview on GMOs!
UPDATE: Contest deadline extended to August 22, 2011
How do you convey all the vast problems with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in a simple T-shirt? How do you depict the extensive health dangers, the irreversible contamination of the gene pool, corporate control over farmers and our food supply, the patenting and ownership of life, the enormous loss of biodiversity, the rigged corporate research, the continuous lies about how GMOs offer higher yields and will feed the world, and the long line of independent scientists who’ve been attacked whenever they discover problems—or even criticize the technology. And how can that same T-shirt also convey the feeling of empowerment by making healthier non-GMO choices, the massive consumer revolt now brewing against GMOs, the fact that only a small percentage of consumers can spark a non-GMO tipping point, and the awesome celebration just over the horizon when we re-claim a non-GMO food supply?
Do you know that Hawai’i is ground zero for GMO crop experimentation? We have more permits for open air field tests than any other place on Earth. Chemical companies such as Syngenta, Pioneer/DuPont, Dow and Monsanto are experimenting with herbicide resistant and pesticide producing transgenic crops such as corn, soy, sunflower, rice, and papaya.
These tests are occurring near our schools and neighborhoods. … Read More From Hawai’i