Bad GMO Labeling Bill Expected Soon A new bill to let food producers decide whether to label GMOs could prevent states from passing mandatory labeling laws. It’s expected to be introduced in the next few weeks—so we need to dissuade potential co-sponsors now! Action Alert! At the behest of the Monsantos and Cargills of the world, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is expected to reintroduce his Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in the next week or two.
Genetic Engineering Companies This is a short list of some of the commonly known private companies that are developing genetically engineered crops. It is not an exhaustive list of all companies, but it should help you get familiar with some of them. Also, genetic engineering in agriculture is not exclusively done by private companies – many public organizations and nonprofits are also developing the technology. GMO's IN TNE NEWS The Cornucopia Institute March 30th, 2011 Lawsuit Filed To Protect Themselves from Unfair Patent Enforcement on Genetically Modified Seed Action Would Prohibit Biotechnology Giant from Suing Organic Farmers and Seed Growers If Innocently Contaminated by Roundup Ready Genes NEW York: On behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed suit today against Monsanto Company challenging the chemical giant’s patents on genetically modified seed. The organic plaintiffs were forced to sue preemptively to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement should their crops ever become contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically modified seed.
Sustainable Table Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics Sustainable agriculture provides healthy food for consumers while protecting the environment and human health, safeguarding animal welfare and supporting local communities. Questions to Ask Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthful foods and supporting sustainable farmers. The 2 Surefire Ways to Know if You're Buying the New GMO Apple The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved some genetically modified varieties of apples and potatoes that do not bruise or brown. The agency says they are “as safe and nutritious as their [non-GMO] conventional counterparts,” yet is shockingly considering a label for the creations. But if history tells us anything, it’s that these products will not get a GMO label – so how will you know if you’re eating it? Big biotech has created these GMO apples for numerous reasons, one being to reduce a genetic ‘issue’ in apples – the oxidation of the fruit which causes it to brown when it has been exposed to air. This natural browning is considered ‘a serious problem’ which causes a loss for the industry at every level.
» Consumer rejection kills GM enviropig as farmers feared pork market collapse Alex Jones Market pressure drove researchers to abandon biotech pig ‘contending’ to be first approved GM meat on consumer plates. Aaron Dykes Infowars.com April 5, 2012 In a victory against biotech, Canada’s Ontario Pork has announced its decision to cut funding and stop research for the enviropig, genetically-engineered to produce less phosphorous in manure, in effort to reduce the environmental impact of raising pigs. 10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs 1. GMOs are unhealthy. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients.
Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday. The cognitive deficit of being preoccupied with money problems was equivalent to a loss of 13 IQ points, losing an entire night's sleep or being a chronic alcoholic, according to the study. The authors say this could explain why poorer people are more likely to make mistakes or bad decisions that exacerbate their financial difficulties.
Sugar Mountain Farm I do not like castrating piglets at all. Neither does my wife or son like helping. It is not a pleasant task. It is even less pleasant for the piglets. Global GMO Free Coalition The Global GMO Free Coalition’s (GGFC) intention is not to replicate the work of others, but to create partnerships that will enhance our collective influence. Following the best practises of the Global Anti-Nuclear Movement, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and the Elders, the GGFC provides much needed global coordination to counteract the misguided arguments of the biotech industry regarding GE Crops and their associated pesticides. The GGFC creates real change, both in public and government circles, on the important issues surrounding GMOs. The GGFC has 5 specific aims:
Herbicide resistant weeds in a GM field « Thomas' Plant-Related Blog Not the way that you might think or fear, though. Genetically modified crops face public resentment, especially in Europe, perhaps simply as a figurehead of big corporate agriculture. One concern that often comes up is the possibility that the foreign genes will escape, to non-GM crops nearby or to weed populations. It’s not as unlikely as it might sound: even quite distantly related plants will very occasionally interbreed, so some genes can swap between species. Since some of the most important GM crops are herbicide resistant (so farmers can use powerful weedkillers that would normally kill the crop), the spectre of herbicide-resistant ‘superweeds’ is invoked.
Top 15 chemical additives in your food We don't just want our food to taste good these days: It also has to look good. As a result, food producers use any of 14,000 laboratory-made additives to make our food appear fresher, more attractive or last longer on the shelf. The longer manufacturers use these additives, the more we learn about their impacts. While some additives are harmless, others cause everything from hives and asthma to nausea and headaches in some people. Some experts recommend avoiding foods listing more than five or six ingredients or ingredients of longer than three syllables and purchasing foods that contain such natural additives as fruits and vegetables.
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