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Dr. Oz Sells Out – Promotes GMOs & Pesticides

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity host of the Dr. Oz program which appeals to individuals who are actually into alternative health in varying degrees, has recently declared that GMO foods are actually the same as organic — a move that reveals just how serious about helping you and your family Dr. Oz is. Writing in Time magazine, Dr. Oz even goes on to call those who shop for foods free of GMOs, pesticides, artif ...

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GMO Clauses Could Be Back In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Funding

The Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into affect at midnight on December 31. That is the bill already passed that raises taxes and cuts the budget. Congress does not like this scenario, so it is working on an omnibus 2013 Appropriations Bill that will address tax and spending cuts before January 1. Even though no bill has yet been introduced, if Congress and President Obama reach agreement, the bill will be ...

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Surprise, Surprise!! DOJ Suddenly Quits Monsanto Antitrust Probe

There's an age-old tradition in Washington of making unpopular announcements when no one's listening—like, you know, the days leading up to Thanksgiving. That's when the Obama administration sneaked a tasty dish to the genetically modified seed/pesticide industry. This treat involves the unceremonious end of the Department of Justice's antitrust investigation into possible anticompetitive practices in the U ...

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Cheerios Removes App During Fury of Anti-GMO Backlash

Cheerios just faced a humiliating public relations failure thanks to the undiscriminating nature of free speech through social media. Just a few days ago, Cheerios (General Mills) released an app on Facebook asking 'fans' to gratefully show what Cheerios means to them. Users could write their own sentiments by placing Cheerios' iconic black font over a yellow template, complete with little cheerios for peri ...

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GMO Giant Hires Retired Cops To Hunt Down Farmers

GMO giants DuPont have contracted dozens of retired law enforcement officers to begin patrolling farms in the US next year to spot any potential intellectual property theft. DuPont Co, the second-largest seed country in the world, is hoping to find farmers that have purchased contracts to use their genetically modified soybean seeds but have breached the terms of agreement by illegally using the product for ...

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FDA Orders Closed Largest Organic Peanut Butter Plant

The Food and Drug Administration halted operations of the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor Monday, cracking down on salmonella poisoning for the first time with the new enforcement authority the agency gained in a 2011 food safety law. FDA officials found salmonella all over Sunland Inc.’s New Mexico processing plant after 41 people in 20 states, most of them children, were sickened by pean ...

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Mexico: No Large-Scale GM Corn Fields (Yet)

According to a top Mexican government, as reported by Reuters, the approval of the highly controversialgenetically modified (GM) corn fields will be determined next year after President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party takes office on December 1. 
 Mariano Ruiz, a deputy agriculture secretary, said in an interview that he does not expect permits to be approved for four to fi ...

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Author Of Study Linking GM Corn To Cancer Issues New Attack

The team of researchers who caused uproar when they claimed a variety of genetically modified corn causes cancer has insisted the crop 'cannot be regarded as safe'. Leading scientists lined up to condemn the study after it was published two months ago, saying it lacked scientific rigour and had made a series of basic errors. Russia banned the import of the corn and a group of six French scientific instituti ...

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Payback – Boycott Brands That Helped Kill Prop 37

They stomped on our right to know. Now it's time to get even. Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative, was narrowly defeated last week thanks to a relentless, deceitful $46-million advertising blitz. Among the largest bankrollers of the NO on 37 campaign were huge multinational food and beverage companies whose subsidiaries make billions  selling some of your favorite organic and "natu ...

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Defeat Of Prop 37 Means Vote With Your Fork

While many of us are disappointed with the results of the CA proposition 37 ballot initiative, to say the least, the political process is so corrupted with unlimited corporate spending1 that the real surprise for me would have been if ithad passed. Whereas the two-party system enables corporations to equally fatten the campaign larders of both "flavors" of senator, or president – Coke or Pepsi; Democrat or ...

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