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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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Farmer Takes Public Stand Against GMO’s

  Sir Julian Rose, who owns the Hardwick Estate, fears genetically modified organisms could harm humans if they make their way into food. He has erected a sign outside his estate stating that it is a “GMO-free zone” and wants neighbouring farmers to follow suit. 
 Sir Julian, 65, said: “I’m urging farmers and landowners who are growing GMO-free foods to make the public aware of this fact by putting up ...

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Pro-GMO Congresswoman Klobuchar Exposed

  We the people do not have to just shut up and swallow our poison, courtesy of the biotech industry giants such as Monsanto. We can refuse to buy genetically modified organisms (GMOs), eliminate them from our lives, and call out the people in high places that are attempting to cram them down our throats. There is a national campaign afoot to label GMOs, although I think that banning them altogether is ...

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Anti-GMO Consumers Won’t Forgive Cheerios – Cheerios Finally Responds

  It's been over a week since Cheerios had to remove a Pinterest App that actually exposed them for containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), being pro-GMO and for *General Mills' funding over $1 million to "No on Proposition 37." Consumers are still slamming Cheerios'Facebook page in their "Recent Posts by Others" section. Actually, thousands of angry comments are now visible on the "face" of t ...

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Kenya’s Recent Ban on All GMOs Draws Cheers and Jeers

In a gutsy move, Kenya's government has banned all imported GMO goods - effective immediately. They are also suspending all sales of genetically modified produce and foods with GM ingredients until health safety is confirmed. The ban is not permanent, however - it depends on what evidence the ministry concludes. Biotechnology research can continue. 
 On November 8th, Health Minister Beth Mugo made the annou ...

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Is ‘Just Label It’ Controlled Opposition?

From the start, I thought it was a bit useless to petition the FDA to label genetically modified food.  There has been plenty of documented evidence of the FDA’s charge forward onreleasing GMOs to the American public despite safety concern amongst FDA scientists when GMOs were first introduced into the food supply. Regardless, I drank the Kool Aid that the Just Label It campaign was pouring.  Why not?  At l ...

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