Originally published in Huffington Post by Otto Scharmer Buying and eating apples seems a pretty healthy thing to do. But a new study has found that every 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of conventionally grown apples creates health effects costing 21 cents due to the effects of pesticides and fungicides, resulting in sick leave and eventually shorter life… Read More An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is
Originally published in the Guardian. US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for… Read More Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show
Originally published on GMWatch Miscarriages in town at heart of GM soy-growing area are running at three times – and birth defects at twice – national average. People living in an Argentine town in the heart of the GM soy and maize growing area suffer miscarriages at three times and birth defects at twice the… Read More Argentine study links glyphosate herbicide to miscarriage, birth defects
Fast food is junk food, and it is laden with GMOs. _________________ From Science Daily: “The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s… Read More Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term
“You already know that eating organic food is good for you, allows you to take in less potential toxins and pesticides, and is helpful for the planet. But did you also know that if you eat an organic diet, you’re more likely to avoid weight gain?” Read more at Rodale’s Organic Life. This finding published in… Read More New Study Shows Eating Organic Food Can Actually Prevent Weight Gain
“It used to be that if you wanted your baby to eat organic, you had to spend several hours in the kitchen making your own baby food. But according to a new report from Allied Market Research, the organic baby food market is projected to more than double in the next few years, from nearly… Read More 4 Ways To Feed Your Baby An All Organic Diet—Without Spending Hours In The Kitchen
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
Magazine dedicated to promoting GM crops and glyphosate herbicides in no-till systems recommends reducing the use of these products No-Till Farmer is a magazine aimed at farmers who grow GM glyphosate-tolerant corn and soybeans using herbicides instead of ploughing to control weeds. In a revealing sign of the times, the magazine has published an article… Read More Glyphosate and GM crops are harming no-till soils
Introduction. On February 6, 2018, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is scheduled to hold a hearing entitled, “In Defense of Scientific Integrity: Examining the IARC Monograph Programme and Glyphosate Review.” The chemical glyphosate is a herbicide most commonly found in Monsanto’s commercial weed-killer Roundup. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith scheduled this hearing after months… Read More Spinning Science & Silencing Scientists: A Case Study in How the Chemical Industry Attempts to Influence Science
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
Originally published on Sustainable Pulse. The Conference of Presidents, a governing body of the European Parliament, has Thursday endorsed the mandate of a Special Committee to analyse and assess the authorisation procedure for glyphosate and other pesticides, following recent revelations from the Monsanto Papers and the Great Glyphosate Rebellion, in which many EU states have vowed to phase… Read More Monsanto Papers Lead to New European Parliament Pesticide Committee
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
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.
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.
“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
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
Is genetically modified rice linked to a sudden rise in the leukemia incidence rate among students at Huazhong Agricultural University (HUA) in central China, in one of the country’s three top rice-producing regions? “When we entered the University, the school required all students to promote genetic modification (GM), upon entering the University, our teacher told… Read More Brazilian Research Provides Clue to Jump in Leukemia Rates at Huazhong Agricultural University in Central China?
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