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MONSANT-NO: Hazardous Virus Gene Discovered In GMO Crops

How to bury a bombshell A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientist has just discovered that major GM crops and products the regulatory agency has been approving for commercial release over the past 20 years contain a potentially dangerous virus gene. The gene – Gene VI – overlaps with the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) 35S promoter. The CaMV 35S promoter is the commonest, most widely used regulatory ...

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CHANGE OF HEART? Is Walmart Pushing For GMO Labeling?

Since food companies collectively spent over $45 million to stop Prop 37, California’s GMO labeling law, it’s hard to believe that they — and Walmart in particular — would turn around and push for a federal GMO labeling standard. But a trickle of reports, aspects of which we’ve now confirmed, suggests just such a turnabout. Playing a state-by-state game of whack-a-mole with grassroots groups trying to pass ...

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EMINENT DOMAIN: Farmers Land Stolen For GMO Food Production

Sir Julian Rose ICPPC Greetings demonstrating farmers! I am an English farmer and Polish patriot. I want you to know: your actions are being supported by a growing number of farmers in other Countries as the news of this Polish Resistance spreads around the World. 
 I am proud to be able to support your efforts to secure your land and prevent multinational corporations and government stealing it away from y ...

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NATURAL DISASTER: Proliferating GMO Crops Harming Monarch Butterflies

The monarch butterfly is yet another animal species that appears to be in rapid decline due to the rise in herbicide-resistant genetically modified (GM) crops. These butterflies lay eggs on milkweed plants, and once the eggs hatch, monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on the weed. Yet, the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide across millions of acres of Roundup Ready crops is believed to be destroying t ...

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FDA Ruling On GMO Salmon Worries Alaskan Fishermen

On January 2, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its annual fisheries forecast for the Copper River region, famous for its prolific runs of succulent salmon. The forecast, awaited each year by fisherman living in the region’s port towns, makes predictions based on the previous years’ harvest, weather patterns, and a variety of other data. This year, there’s good news mixed with the bad: 2013 is ...

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New Mexico GMO Label Bill Heads To Legislature

A lawmaker in New Mexico has pre-filed a bill that would require labeling of food and commercial feed containing genetically modified material. New Mexico will likely become the third state to mull over GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling. 
 Introduced by State Senator Peter Wirth, Senate Bill 18 is distinguishable from similar initiatives in California and Washington because it would amend state l ...

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Say No To GMO Hemp – More Madness

Let’s get this straight. There is cannabis, and there is CANNABIS. One has relatively no THC levels, and the other does. It’s like two dogs – one a Chihuahua, the other a Great Dane. Same species, different breeds. The one with higher levels of THC is normally referred to as marijuana. That is the one that gets you high if heated. The other one, without high THC levels, is hemp. Smoke a pound of it and you’ ...

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Results of Codex Alimentarius Meetings 2012

Codex Alimentarius is One Big Football Game Codex Alimentarius is a UN-sponsored concept and organization, which – under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – creates food standards and guidelines used in international trade. In 1994, the World Trade Organization (WTO) replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) with actual trade ...

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20 Genetically Modified Foods Coming To Your Plate

f the need to halt GMOs were not urgent enough, this article should scare the pants off you. Here we glimpse some of the potentials for the unabated and bizarre proliferation of GMOs. Some of these developments you will already know about (hopefully), but some will come as a surprise. As I see it we are now at a crossroads where we can still dismantle this dangerous and perverted manipulation of the very fa ...

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A Letter of Thanks to Organic Farmers

These days, one of the most important things to be thankful for is access to healthy food. We seldom think of the work that goes into making food – especially when that work is done with little fanfare or support. If you are one of the people doing that work, this letter is for you. Whether you are a famous farmer like Joel Salatin of Virginia or The Barefoot Farmer of Tennessee, or you’re just trying to fe ...

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Meet the Weeds That Monsanto Can’t Beat

When Monsanto revolutionized agriculture with a line of genetically engineered seeds, the promise was that the technology would lower herbicide use—because farmers would have to spray less. In fact, as Washington State University researcher Chuch Benbrook has shown, just the opposite happened. 
 Sixteen years on, Roundup (Monsanto's tradename for its glyphosate herbicide) has certainly killed lots of weeds. ...

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Fight For GMO Labeling Goes On In New Mexico

The fight for mandatory labeling of GMO's in California may have suffered a difficult blow in California this November, but the fight goes on across the country, particularly this week in New Mexico, where one senator just filed an amendment that would require the labeling of all genetically engineered food and feed in the state. 
 “The premise of this amendment is simple – New Mexicans deserve the right to ...

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