Dodgy Monsanto and Corporations. Victories and Actions. URL for GMO study into farming. Roundup Accumulates in GMO Food, Proving Its Lack of Safety - Page 1. Beware Of GMO Franken-Foods!!! MONSANTO MAYHEM. Rat retraction reaction: Journal pulls its GMOs-cause-rat-tumors study. When a 2012 study came out suggesting that a certain type of genetically modified corn caused cancer in rats, many were skeptical.
Since then, one scientific group after another has said that the study doesn’t tell us anything new. So on one level it was no huge surprise when the journal that had published this paper, Food and Chemical Toxicology, retracted it on Thanksgiving Day. But it was surprising, or at least illuminating, on another level: Retractions are usually reserved for deliberate deception or major mistakes; in this case, the reason for retraction was simply insignificance.
GMO crops so tough that farmers are turning to Kevlar tractor tires. Farming is one of the most difficult ways to earn a living.
You'd think that with all the innovations mankind has developed over the centuries, we could make farmers' lives easier. But as it turns out, sometimes miracles of modern science make things tougher. Literally. Take genetically modified organisms (GMO) for instance. Kevlar Tires Now Required to Traverse ‘Spear-Like’ GMO Crops. The news surrounding GMO crops continues to get further and further outlandish as the crops are increasingly mutated and sprayed with a medley of harsh pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides.
The latest news comes from an unlikely source — an automotive publication known as Auto blog. CSIRO announces the new Group Executive of Food, Health and Life Science Industries Professor Maurice Moloney. Megan Clark has recruited Dr Maurice Moloney to the role of Group Executive, Food Health and Life Science Industries. Maurice brings with him a significant breadth of experience in the plant biotechnology area and a strong background in research delivery. Maurice will take up the role in November 2013. Dr Moloney has been the Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research near London, UK since 2010. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie.
800 Scientists Demand Global GMO “Experiment” End. Did you hear about the 800 esteemed scientists who came together and demanded the production of genetically modified crops and products be stopped ?
Truefood Network. A new research paper , published today in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability confirms that genetically modified (GM) crops have lower yields than non-GM crops.
It also corroborates previous studies showing that GM crops have led to an increase in overall pesticide use. This new research, lead by molecular biologist Professor Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, is based on compiled data on agricultural productivity in North America and Western Europe over the last 50 years. These two regions have systematically taken very different approaches to the introduction of GM crops and land management practices. The United States (US) was the first country to plant commercial GM seeds in 1996 and aggresively adopted them. Farmer To Farmer: The Truth About GMO Crops (Documentary) Health - Marion Nestle - Superweeds: A Long-Predicted Problem for GM Crops Has Arrived.
After a decade of intensive genetically modified plant cultivation, weeds have emerged that are resistant to the most popular herbicide.
I was a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee when the agency approved production of genetically modified foods in the early 1990s. At the time, critics repeatedly warned that widespread planting of GM crops modified to resist Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup, were highly likely to select for "superweeds" that could withstand treatment with Roundup. I wrote about this problem in Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety. I added this update to the 2010 edition: Late in 2004, weeds resistant to Monsanto's herbicide Roundup began appearing in GM plantings in Georgia and soon spread to other Southern states.
Program of Complex Development of Biotechnology in Russia 2012-2020 Signed - Crop Biotech Update (5/4/2012. The Russian government has recently put in place the "Complex Program of Biotechnology Development in Russia (2012 – 2020)" with the signing of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The Program aims to put Russia in the leading position in biotechnology and to make the country globally competitive in bioeconomy, nanotechnology and information technology. The program shall be implemented successively in two phases: 2012-2015 and 2016-2020, and will require a total of 1.18 trillion rubles (USD40 billion). The Russian Federation will develop plant varieties and hybrids which are resistant to drought, diseases, herbicides, pests, and adverse environmental conditions using post-genomic technologies (methods of breeding based on the use of molecular markers) and genetic engineering. Genetically engineered maize with synthetic toxin approved for usage in EU food and feed. The GMO Threat [Full Length - HD] A Documentary On Genetically Modified Foods GMO's.
Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques. Bouis was thrilled at the potential of Golden Rice, but its success seemed to make his own project a lost cause.
Limping along with his modest grant, he had scoured the world’s seed banks for high-nutrient varieties of rice, wheat, beans, cassava, corn, and sweet potatoes, but he couldn’t do much more without additional funding. “I told myself that I’d tried hard enough, and that it wasn’t going to work,” he says. Then Golden Rice ran into a brick wall of political resistance. Environmental groups like Greenpeace attacked the project, petitioning governments because of perceived health and environmental dangers. The PR campaign worked: No developing country allowed open field trials of Golden Rice. Maria Rodale: Why GE Labeling Is Monsanto's Worst Nightmare. By Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Recent media coverage of Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, which would permit companies to label foods made with genetically engineered (GE) crops, highlights the gulf between citizens demanding the right to know what's in our food and corporations desperate to keep the public in the dark.
According to the California secretary of state, Monsanto and the rest of the pesticide industry's "Big 6" have contributed $13.5 million so far to defeat this initiative, and have put stopping it at the top of their agenda. Add the money from "Big Food" companies and the opposition funding grows to almost $25 million, with an even bigger "gusher" of corporate cash on its way. Many of my neighbors are rightly concerned about the possible health harms of eating food made with GE products.
The dirty little secret behind GE crops is that they are marketing engines for the pesticide industry. Canada endorsing Monsanto 'suicide seeds' Feature story - February 9, 2005 A document leaked to the ETC group reveals that Canada is going to the UN to promote "terminator" technology: genetically engineered (GE) seeds designed to grow crops which can't reproduce.
Exposes a GM wheat scandal in Australia. The national science body in Australia, CSIRO, has approved the world’s first human feeding trials of genetically modified (GM) wheat, despite serious health, economic and environmental risks. The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity « Mike AdamsNaturalNews The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption.