Jeffrey’s Take: FDA Says, “Regulate Gene Edited Animals”

On February 7th, the US Food and Drug Administration put out a strong statement in the publication Nature Biotechnology, which is one of the preeminent pro-GMO journals. And the statement basically endorsed the need for strict oversight of gene-editing in animals to protect public health. It was the same time they published their research that… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: FDA Says, “Regulate Gene Edited Animals”

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Jeffrey’s Take: Monsanto trial will stream live; new evidence shows greater dangers from GMOs

Hi everyone, this is Jeffrey Smith. I’m on Instagram and Facebook for the Institute for Responsible Technology and I have some interesting news today. We are discussing the news from this week and Monsanto tried hard to delay a trial in St. Louis from a plaintiff that wants to sue them for causing their cancer.… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Monsanto trial will stream live; new evidence shows greater dangers from GMOs

Jeffrey’s Take: Chinese Scientist Who Edited Human Embryo Genes Sentenced to Three Years

I want to comment on the fact that the scientist in China who genetically engineered human fetuses has been sentenced to jail for three years. He Jiankui was globally condemned when he announced his experiments last November, fined about $430,000, fired from his job and is under close scrutiny by the government. Now they have… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Chinese Scientist Who Edited Human Embryo Genes Sentenced to Three Years

Jeffrey’s Take: The Philippines approves Golden Rice—A disaster waiting to happen

Hi everyone! This is Jeffery Smith and I’m reporting on the news development that the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines has approved genetically engineered golden rice to be, “As safe as conventional rice. “ What a disaster this is! This is incredible! Now, a lot of people think that golden rice is the example… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: The Philippines approves Golden Rice—A disaster waiting to happen

Jeffrey’s Take: Great News= Monsanto Rejected and Sued Around the World

I have good news today. I read the news all the time about GMOs. My friends over at GM Watch keep us informed and I’m looking at a lot of unprecedented pushback on Monsanto and GMOs. The first comes from South Africa. The agriculture minister rejected a submitted application for Monsanto’s so-called ‘drought tolerant’ corn.… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Great News= Monsanto Rejected and Sued Around the World

Jeffrey’s Take: Massive Die off of Birds and Insects Demands We Eat Organic

Here is an amazing, incredible and alarming excuse to invest in organic food and it has hardly anything to do with your personal health, immediately.  Just life on earth. In the last year, we’ve had two reports suggesting massive damage to our ecosystem, largely because of the pesticides sprayed on our food. In birds –… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Massive Die off of Birds and Insects Demands We Eat Organic

Jeffrey’s Take: Australia Bows to Biotech Industry, Gambles with Our Planet

I’m sorry to say that the government of Australia DID NOT vote to protect nature. They did not vote to reverse the policy decision of their regulator, and now allow gene-edited animals, plants, and microorganisms to be introduced on that continent without any government oversight or notification. This is a catastrophe. This quiet, under the… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Australia Bows to Biotech Industry, Gambles with Our Planet

Jeffrey’s Take: Australia May Endanger the World’s Ecosystem

Hi, this is Jeffrey Smith and this is news and commentary. Today we’re talking about Australia, and how a coming vote on the 13th of November may endanger the world’s ecosystem. Now, shame on you Australia. You should know better. I’m going to read from the first opening pages of my conclusion in the book… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: Australia May Endanger the World’s Ecosystem

As our Non-GMO Victory grows, Monsanto’s Attack Strengthens

According to surveys, more than half of Americans are looking for non-GMO food and beverages; more than a quarter are making their food purchases because of non-GMO labels. Our goal of a non-GMO food supply is drawing closer! And because of that, Monsanto is freaking out… The biotech bullies created yet another front group to mislead… Read More As our Non-GMO Victory grows, Monsanto’s Attack Strengthens

These pre-sliced apples may be a short-cut to health risks.

Everyone loves time-saving short cuts, but you really should read this before you grab that bag of pre-sliced apples.  10-oz. bags of Arctic brand pre-sliced genetically engineered non-browning apples are now on sale in grocery stores in the Midwest according to a news release from The Packer. To accomplish the non-browning effect, scientists at Okanagan… Read More These pre-sliced apples may be a short-cut to health risks.

This will make you look at those corn chips in a new way.

Over 80% of corn grown in the U.S. contains genes from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), which produce insecticidal proteins within the plant—in every cell of the plant.  This means that all corn products that are not organically produced, or that have not been certified as non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project, are highly likely… Read More This will make you look at those corn chips in a new way.

SHAPE, #1 Women’s Fitness Magazine Headlines Survey Results

“The Possible Health Risks of GMO Foods, According to the Latest Research” The ’90s brought us a lot of amazing things, like Britney Spears, Friends, butterfly clips, and millennials—but the era also brought us a little thing called genetically modified organisms (or GMOs). Even though at this point, the technology and GMO foods have been around… Read More SHAPE, #1 Women’s Fitness Magazine Headlines Survey Results

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY SUES THE USDA FOR RELEASE OF MISSING DOCUMENTS TO EXPLAIN SUSPICIOUS GMO ALFALFA APPROVAL

by Shicana Allen On March 13, 2014, the nonprofit Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit against the USDA, demanding the release of nearly 1200 federal documents from its Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The official pages would detail the agency’s decision-making process in a very puzzling change of heart on… Read More CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY SUES THE USDA FOR RELEASE OF MISSING DOCUMENTS TO EXPLAIN SUSPICIOUS GMO ALFALFA APPROVAL

Crop Contamination Takes its Toll on non-GM and Organic Farmers

by Shicana Allen Genetic drift, or the spread of genetically modified DNA into the environment, is now reaching near epidemic proportions. In addition, the advent of herbicide-resistant plants like Roundup Ready soy and corn has guaranteed that there are also multiple amounts of poisons to go around, as chemical drift from conventional GMO crops to… Read More Crop Contamination Takes its Toll on non-GM and Organic Farmers

Supermarkets Safeway, Kroger don’t take the bait over GMO Salmon

by Shicana Allen AquaAdvantage salmon, the new genetically engineered fish developed by Canadian company AquaBounty, is poised to become the first biotech animal allowed for human consumption. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still weighing whether to offer its official approval, the nation’s two largest grocery chains—Kroger and Safeway—have already made up their… Read More Supermarkets Safeway, Kroger don’t take the bait over GMO Salmon