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WORLD’S FIRST ‘LAB GROWN BURGER’ [PHOTOS]

  Chef Rich McGeown prepares to cook the world's first lab-grown beef burger during a launch event in west London, August 5, 2013. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food shortages and help combat climate change, was fried in a pan and tasted by two volunteers. The burger is the result of years of research b ...

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Wash. State Farmers File Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over Uncontrolled GMO Wheat

Following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat found in an Oregon field last week, two wheat growers from Washington state have filed suit against the agricultural giant Monsanto. After an Oregon wheat grower using Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" herbicide noticed areas within his crops resistant to the spray, he contacted the USDA who tested and determined the wheat to be an experimental herbi ...

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Seattle Non-Profit Project Combats GMO, Pesticide Linked Bee Deaths

Seattle non-profit "The Common Acre" and Sea-Tac Airport have teamed up to battle the declining bee population in the US by placing six bee hives on the airport's vacant land. After two years of planning, the Common Acre's "Flight Path" project has produced a pollinator habitat on Sea-Tac's outlying buffer zone, now home to over 500,000 honey bees. Given the importance of honey bees role in pollinating flow ...

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Government Encourages Alcohol Companies To Label Beverages, Still Ignoring GMOs

The U.S. Treasury Department encouraged beer, spirits and wine companies to voluntarily labels their drinks with certain nutritional information this week, while the Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau (TTB) works out rules for what is to be mandatory in the future. After failing to follow through with a 2007 ruling that would have made labeling certain information on alcoholic beverages mandatory, suc ...

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A Beginners Guide To Boycotting Monsanto

After the worldwide March Against Monsanto last Saturday that saw over 2 million protesters in more than 52 different countries, the awareness of Monsanto's genetically modified and pesticide laden food is at an all time high. Increasing numbers of people are looking to not only avoid Monsanto but to get healthier  in the process. Here are 5 ways to do just that. 1. Support Local Organic Farmers! The absolu ...

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March Against Monsanto: ‘This Is Only The Beginning’

After the incredible success of the grass-roots  "March Against Monsanto" last Saturday, which saw over 2 million protesters in more than 50 countries worldwide, the march founders now plan to keep the momentum going by organizing more events to continue to educate the public on Monsanto and genetically modified foods. After the creation of the "March Against Monsanto" Facebook page last February, the movem ...

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Facebook Censors Pictures Of Children Rallying Against GMOs During Global March Against Monsanto

(NaturalNews) In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today's global March Against Monsanto. The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read: "ORGANIC FOOD ...

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GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate decided again Thursday that it simply does not want to let states tell people whether or not they are eating genetically modified food. The Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 71 to 27 -- against an amendment to the sweeping farm bill, squashing a measure that would not have required labeling of genetically modified organisms, but merely would have let states decide if they ...

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3 Free Cell Phone Apps Every Activist Should Have

Smart phones are a powerful tool that can be used to promote activism in several ways. While some point to legitimate issues regarding phones such as surveillance and health in regards to activism, others still use them and take advantage of their benefits seen with the growing number of useful cell phone apps. Here are 3 free cell phone apps every activist should have. 1. SPY CAMERA NINJA - HIDDEN VIDEO Th ...

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Exclusive: Founders Of ‘March Against Monsanto’ Respond To Monsanto’s Allegations Of ‘Elitism’

With opposition to biotech giant Monsanto growing daily all across the world, the corporation, in what appears to be a response to the upcoming worldwide "March Against Monsanto" event, has publicly stated that those against genetically-modified foods are guilty of "reverse elitism." "There is this strange kind of reverse elitism: If I’m going to do this, then everything else shouldn't exist. There is space ...

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Debunking The GMO Talking Points With Ease

Debunking the GMO Talking Points with Ease #1 GMOs are needed to feed the world. This is always a future based “goal” never to be obtained any time soon. GMOs have been on the market since 1996. When are they going to feed the world? The answer is never because that’s not what they are intended to do. I’ve heard an estimate of 80% of the GMOs grown in the US is used for force feeding factory farmed animals. ...

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CHANGE OF HEART: Wal-Mart, Pepsi and 20 Major Food Companies Consider Lobbying for GMO Labeling?

A lot of events are converging to create a tipping point to finally allow the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods. The FDA is likely to approve GM salmon and apples against the people's will. Many big food companies have received massive social media backlash from consumers, particularly parent companies to organic ones that heavily funded campaigns against GMO labeling. For instance, Ben & Jerr ...

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