Oh No GMO!
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Whole Foods has become the first grocery store in the nation to require labeling of GMO foods. Big news for people concerned about avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs): Whole Foods, the nation's largest natural and organic foods retailer, has just announced that by 2018, all products sold in its stores must indicate whether they contain GMOs. "We're responding to our customers, who have consistently asked us for GMO labeling and we are doing so by focusing on where we have control: in our own stores," said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, in a statement about the company's move.
In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto , Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review. Peru’s Plenary Session of the Congress made the decision 3 years after the decree was written despite previous governmental pushes for GM legalization due largely to the pressure from farmers that together form the Parque de la Papa in Cusco , a farming community of 6,000 people that represent six communities.
Ibu Robin Lim is a world-renowned gentle-birth midwife, and the creator of the Bumi Sehat Birth Clinic in Bali ( www.bumisehatbali.org ).
by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute . Buying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also a relatively easy one.
Vanessa Barajas April 19, 2012 Filed under Health & Life
Organic farming techniques produce robust plants that grow so vigorously they are not so prone to destruction by pests, whereas unhealthy plants grown using chemical fertilizers and so on quickly succumb to pests.
To Environmental Groups From an Alberta Grain Farmer Nov. 27, 2011 I am a Canadian wheat and barley producer; who values and respects democratic process.