Industry writes its own rules for assessing pesticides, GMOs

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[1] (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

Corn, Corn, Everywhere Corn

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

GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart

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

World famous whistleblower, Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini, will speak March 6 in San Diego

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

Latest study just released: Glyphosate (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

Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon speaks out against trade deals that favor multinational corporations like Monsanto

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

USDA Gives Monsanto the Green Light

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

Whole Foods Market GMO Labeling Announcement Reverberating Through Industry

wholefoods I am at Expo West in Anaheim, the annual pilgrimage of more than 60,000 members of the natural foods industry. In a surprise announcement yesterday, Whole Foods Market said that by 2018 they would require labeling of genetically engineered foods sold in their store for products that were not either organic or verified by the Non-GMO Project. The statement was met with huge cheers from the filled auditorium, and soon resounded around the world with coverage in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, etc.

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Environmental Medicine Training Course with Jeffrey Smith on GMOs

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

GMO T-Shirt Contest!

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?

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From Hawai’i

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