GMO - Genetically Modified Organism


        
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Brazil's National Cancer Institute Names GM Crops as Cause of Massive Pesticide Use

April 10, 2015 - After the WHO’s classification of glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen”, Brazil’s cancer institute has condemned GM crops for placing the country in the top ranking globally for pesticide consumption, Claire Robinson reports. Source: GM Watch Report from INCA (in Portug ...

Pro-Golden Rice GMO Lobbyists Refused Farmers Challenge to Debate

March 16, 2015 - Natural Blaze Cowed by the intense resistance, Pro-Golden Rice lobbyists refused the farmers’ challenge to debate [Editor's note: Some background on the unfortunate situation in the Philippines - Gates partners like International Rice Research Institute have told the Filipinos they will n ...

What Will It Take to Get You to Swallow GMO and Nanotech Foods?

December 2, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post Dear reader: Are you one of these "new technology rejecters"? Apparently you will be the one getting a label if you don't want GMOs or nanoparticles in your food. Read on... Previously, research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesot ...

Norwegian Authorities Ban GM Fish Feed over Antibiotic Resistance Fears

November 30, 2014 - According to the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has stopped approving (on a yearly basis) GMOs for use in fish feed that contain genes coding for antibiotic resistance. According to the Advisory Board, this applies to 8 out of 19 GMOs which the fish fe ...

GM Food Causes Deadly Bacteria To Grow In Your Gut

November 24, 2014 - Sayer Ji Activist Post Deadly bacteria grow in your gut when you eat GMO food, according to a new study. A new study titled, "The Influence of Glyphosate on the Microbiota and Production of Botulinum  Neurotoxin During Ruminal Fermentation," confirms a growing suspicion that GM foods taint ...

Follow the money: the Maui-Monsanto war

November 22, 2014 - Jon Rappoport Activist Post This is a stunner. On Election Day, Maui passed a local initiative blocking Monsanto and Dow from developing new GMOs in Maui County. According to Ballotpedia, the winning war chest in the election was, overwhelmingly, composed of contributions from five individua ...

Germany and Bulgaria Confirm Strong Opposition to GM Crops

November 16, 2014 - Germany’s Farm Minister Christian Schmidt and Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov both confirmed their countries’ strong opposition to GM crops on Friday. “Bulgaria’s position on that matter remains unchanged – Bulgaria does not support allowing GM crops ...

Scientific basis for GMO crops is false

November 16, 2014 - Jon Rappoport Activist Post Unpredictable effects. Unknown outcomes. Potential health consequences. Uncertain gene technology. These aren’t phrases biotech giants like to hear. They prefer: “One gene produces one protein.” “Each gene has a specific function.&rdquo ...

57 Million Americans Warn UK over Dangers of GM Food and Farming

November 13, 2014 - In an open letter published in The Times newspaper and promoted through a digital billboard at Waterloo station, American celebrities, Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah and Robert Kennedy Jr joined US NGOs, trade groups and businesses such as Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, the Rachel Carson C ...

European Parliament Strengthens Countries Rights to Say No to GMO

November 11, 2014 - The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted on a proposal for a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU (1). The vote by MEPs strengthens the grounds on which member states or regions could opt-out from GMO authorisations under the propos ...

GMO Food: Battles Lost War Won Consciousness Changed

November 9, 2014 - by Jefferey Jaxen In the age of rapid marketing campaigns, viral slogans and mass multimedia, companies have reinvented and deepened their consumer reach. Indeed, companies are now able to tout their products and services to consumers in ways limited only by imagination. Even political candidate ...

Monsanto's New PR Commercial Will Make You Queasy

November 7, 2014 - By Heather Callaghan Remember when the Corn Refiner's Association got mad about all those concerns about high fructose corn syrup? And they came out with those public relations ads where the stupid parent raises a concern and the smart parent says "What? That's it's made from corn, that it's natu ...

Your Daily Purchases: The Most Important GMO Vote

November 6, 2014 - by Jefferey Jaxen We have taken a short time out to play by their rules by voting for GMO labeling in Colorado and Oregon, now it is time to continue dismantling GMO from all angles. As Dr. Joseph Mercola recently stated, the consciousness of the people has shifted regarding GMO food. Similar to ...

Election Bang: Maui bans GMO crops

November 5, 2014 - Jon Rappoport Activist Post Note: To those few of you who are spending big bucks to fund GMO-labeling ballot measures, I’m taking you to school in this article. Read the whole thing, especially the last part. If you want more lessons, get in touch. Okay. Here we go. They got into Monsa ...

50 Members of Congress Urge EPA and USDA to Reject New GMO Crops

August 1, 2014 - GE Crops Would Lead to Dramatic Increase in Use of Toxic, War-era Herbicide 2,4-D   GMO farmer Activist Post Fifty Members of Congress led by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) wrote today to the U.S. Department of Agricul ...

Cargill Announces New Non-GMO Soybean Oil

June 30, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post Cargill just announced its introduction of a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally-bred (non-GM) soybeans for "customers interested in exploring a non-GMO claim on their product label." The oil is refined in Cargill’s Des Moines, Iowa ...

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics Study Finds

June 29, 2014 - A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics. Sayer Ji Activist Post Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 ty ...

Monsanto Teaching a Health Class In a School Near You

June 12, 2014 -   Heather Callaghan Activist Post I'm retelling this story not to cause sheer outrage or bring down shame and fire on one school in one instance, but to let you know definitively that Monsanto representatives could visit a school near you to teach a class. And you need to know what they ar ...

Pesticide and GMO Companies Spend Big in Hawaii

June 11, 2014 - Activist Post Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in Hawai'i, the out-of-state pestici ...

US Government Ties El Salvador Aid Package to Monsantos GMO Seeds

June 9, 2014 - The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppl ...

Bulgaria Stands Up To EU Over Full Ban On GM Crops

June 4, 2014 - Bulgaria stands categorically against the cultivation of GMO Maize in Europe. After lengthy debates in the European institutions regarding the cultivation of genetically modified maize (GM Maize) in EU Member States, the case was sent to the EU Court of Justice, which ruled that the prohibition o ...

After The March Against Monsanto Momentum Favors The People

May 25, 2014 - Jefferey Jaxen Activist Post It is clear that we have just witnessed the largest single worldwide protest against a company and their products. What is also clear is the major public disgust for anything bearing the words 'GMO'. Monsanto's only refuge lies in massively funded mouthpieces in the ...

Global GMO Free Coalition Brings Together 45 Million People to Fight Biotech Propaganda

May 20, 2014 - The Global GMO Free Coalition has launched on Tuesday, bringing together GMO Free groups across 6 continents with a partner membership of over 4.5 Million people. The Global GMO Free Coalition, with over 60 partner organizations, is the first globally coordinated network to take on the geneticall ...

GM Foods Neither Safe Nor Needed Say Genetic Engineers

May 19, 2014 - Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows. The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths, co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson, was released today as ...

City passes ordinance to protect Monsanto world headquarters from protesters

May 18, 2014 - Melissa Melton Activist Post As the fight against genetically modified foods continues to intensify across the country, protesters like those involved in March Against Monsanto continue to march on. Unfortunately, in a staunchly pro-Monsanto state like Missouri — home to Monsanto’s g ...

Russia GMO and the Geopolitics of Organic

May 2, 2014 - Ulson Gunnar Activist Post Russia’s RT reported in an article titled, “Russia will not import GMO products – PM Medvedev,” that, “Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and ...

Global Acceptance of GM Crops in Decline New FOE Report

May 1, 2014 - The report "Who Benefits from GM Crops?" reveals that in Europe, production of Monsanto’s GM maize, the only GM crop permitted in Europe, was dropped in Portugal, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Over 90% of the European Union’s GM crop production is based in just one country, Spain [1]. G ...

UK Government Ignores Scotland's Opposition to GM Crops in EU

April 27, 2014 - UK environment secretary Owen Paterson has failed to represent Scotland after admitting breaching an agreement to make Scotland’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) crops clear to European ministers. The Westminster environment boss promised Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhous ...

When I Look at Candy All I See Is Petrochemicals and GMO

April 26, 2014 - Melissa Melton Activist Post I’ll try to make this quick, but I can’t promise anything. I have something to say about this picture:   I’ve seen it all over Facebook. PETA is sharing a picture of candy that illustrates exactly where the gelatin in much of it comes from & ...

Bavaria Newest State to Join Large GMO-Free Network

April 25, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post There are approximately 60+ countries that have either some type of genetically modified food/crop ban, restriction or labeling requirements. Did you know there is also a European network of GMO-free farming regions? Bavaria, also referred to as the Free State (o ...

Pork N' Pigs

April 22, 2014 - Catherine J. Frompovich Activist Post Pigs, aka swine, have played a prominent part in many philosophies, including literature [This little piggy went to market…]; in religion [Kashrut/Kosher (Jewish) and Halal (Muslim) dietary laws]; in health-medicine-vaccines [the infamous Swine flu (20 ...

Pressure on Cargill and ADM to Dump GMO After China Rejects Corn Imports

April 20, 2014 - Aaron Dykes Activist Post Will trade barriers in China and beyond rein in GMO corn’s grasp on American food? The United States grows an absurd amount of corn, and more than 90% of that is genetically modified corn, which is then processed and put into foods and drinks of all kinds, particu ...

Effective Immediately: France Bans All GMO Cultivation

April 17, 2014 - "I do not want" Heather Callaghan Activist Post The French National Assembly has made a sweeping declaration with a new bill, effective immediately. No more genetically modified crops. On Tuesday, the French lower house of parliament adopted a law immediately banning cultivation ...

Eat Your Heart Out USA - Russia Rejects GMOs!

April 17, 2014 - image source Catherine J. Frompovich Activist Post If ever there were a war on for one’s allegiance about food philosophies, the U.S.’s apparent main political adversary, Russia, probably would win it hands down. Why? Well, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvede ...

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and 'Natural' Food Fight

April 17, 2014 - By Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory—mandatory labels on genetically engineered food ...

10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health

April 8, 2014 - by Arjun Walia Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban. T ...

Monsanto aliens

April 1, 2014 - image source Jon Rappoport Activist Post “I recognized my two selves: a crusading idealist and a cold, granitic believer in the law of the jungle” – Edgar Monsanto Queeny, Monsanto chairman, 1943-63, “The Spirit of Enterprise”, 1934. “Monsanto ...

GMO Canola Truck Crashes in Australia: Senator Says Should Be Treated As a Serious Biohazard

March 29, 2014 - Melissa Melton Activist Post A truck filled with genetically modified canola overturned in the WA Great Southern region of Australia and a Senator and agricultural official of the green political party came forward to say the crash needs to be treated as a “serious biohazard”: &ldqu ...

Corn Rootworms Were Supposed to Die Now They Eat GMOs For Breakfast

March 27, 2014 - By Heather Callaghan The issue of corn-destroying rootworms becoming resistant to the very crops designed to kill them - isn't breaking news. Not only was it predicted before the advent of commercialized genetically engineered crops, but it's been an ongoing problem. Apparently, it's become such ...

Canada Waives Right to GM Fish Toxicity Info But Can't Say Why

March 13, 2014 - Look away, back to me, now look away! Heather Callaghan Activist Post   On March 10, 2014 the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network disclosed that an investment filing at the London Stock Exchange confirmed that AquaBounty is now also seeking approval for human ...

Will healthy food crops go extinct?

March 13, 2014 - Dees Illustration Jon Rappoport Activist Post A new US survey highlights the ominous “gene drift” problem, the contamination of organic food crops by GMOs from other farms. This is not a new situation. It has been present since the introduction of commercial GMO cro ...

Contamination and Bio-Pollution: The Criminality of the GM Biotech Industry

March 3, 2014 - Colin Todhunter Activist Post There is currently a battle waging across the planet over genetically modified (GM) crops. It seems like not a month goes by when a new report is released on the health, environmental or productivity aspects of GM organisms. The GM biotech industry tries to assure go ...

Agenda 21 For Your Own Good: Global Health Security Initiative

February 26, 2014 - Dees Illustration Dr. Rima Laibow, Medical Director Natural Solutions Foundation The genocidal maniacs are at it again. The usual suspects (WHO, UN, IMF, World Bank, US, Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, etc.) have concocted a new scheme which is, quite literally, nothing short ...

19 EU States reject GMO corn Council approves anyway

February 14, 2014 - Rady Ananda Activist Post Nineteen of the European Union’s 28 states rejected Dupont’s insecticidal corn, citing concern for pollinators.  Five EU states approved the genetically modified maize, and four abstained. But because state votes are weighted based on population size, n ...

EU Rejects Mexican Honey Due to GMO Soybean Pollen

February 8, 2014 - Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for sale in Germany. Their results will app ...

How Monsanto's Food Act Destroys Small Farms

February 6, 2014 - by Rady Ananda On par with Stalin’s farm collectivization program of the 1930s, Monsanto’s push (to the tune of $8.8 million in lobby bribes in 2008 alone) for the Food Safety Modernization Act is already achieving the nightmares of its worst critics. Introduced in 2008 by Congresswo ...

This Micro Documentary is a Perfect GMO Crash Course

February 5, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post Andrew Detemer, age 16, has recently released a perfect rundown of the issues concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply. Featured in the documentary are the following types of experts: an author, farmer, dietitian, and former invest ...

Roundup Accumulates in GMO Food Proving Its Lack of Safety

February 5, 2014 - Dees Illustration - journal cover added Sayer Ji Activist Post An important new manuscript accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry disproves the widely held notion that GMO crops are 'substantially equivalent' to their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms ...

Monsanto Spoof - Picking Up God's Slack

February 4, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post Happy Little Guillotine Studios is known for some lacerating comedy jabs. They even take on the NSA in one of their twisted "rejected superbowl ad" series. Perhaps they should work for Monsanto's PR firm. This "ad" brings up a few important points about marketing ...

Our Special today is corn chowder with Agent Orange

February 4, 2014 - © Heather A. Bowser Jon Rappoport Activist Post Remember Agent Orange? The US Army sprayed it all over Vietnam. It defoliated (destroyed) plant growth and brought on cancers and birth defects. One of its significant ingredients was a chemical called 2.4-D. Well, the US Dep ...
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