2-3-2014 David Schubert, professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, writes for CNN that pro-GM forces claim that GMO foods have been proved safe to eat and that there is a global scientific consensus to support this statement; therefore, no labeling is needed. However, an examination of the scientific data, along with discussions on this topic in other countries, show that both claims are blatantly false. GO TO THE SOURCE: ...Read More
1-17-2014 The fight to label GMOs is shifting to the nation’s capital. More than 200 organizations and businesses wrote to President Obama urging him to require that foods containing GMOs be labeled as such. Meanwhile, the Grocery Manufacturers Association is also working on a federal labeling law. GO TO THE SOURCE: E&E...Read More
12-20-2013 The trade organization representing the USA’s largest food and beverage companies, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, said it planned to petition the FDA to issue a regulation that would allow foods containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled “natural.” Scott Faber, vice president of the Environmental Working Group, called the association’s request “audacious.” GO TO THE SOURCE: The New York...Read More
12-19-2013 Industrial agriculture could be hitting fundamental limits in its capacity to produce sufficient crops to feed an expanding global population according to new research published in Nature Communications. Abrupt declines or plateaus in the rate of production of major crops undermine optimistic projections of constantly increasing crop yields. GO TO THE SOURCE: The...Read More
12-6-2013 A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds but not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry. They say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable. GO TO THE SOURCE: Modern Farmer...Read More
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JEFFREY SMITH IN ARIZONA : Health Hazards of GMO Foods
Monsanto & EPA: toxic bedfellows
More than 700 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto claiming that their popular weed-killer, ‘Roundup,' is carcinogenic. The lawsuits bring attention to bogus studies and apparent collusion between Monsanto and the EPA, further damaging the credibility of the already embattled agency. ... See MoreSee Less
Monsanto & EPA: toxic bedfellows More than 700 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto claiming that their popular weed-killer, ‘Roundup,' is carcinogenic. The lawsuits bring attention to bogus studies and apparent collusion between Monsanto and the EPA, further damaging the credibility of the already embattled agency.