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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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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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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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How The Feds Let Industry Pollute Our Groundwater

  Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in Western states now stricken by drought and increasi ...

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

  How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides[1] and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before. And the threat is more acute than ever. While Rachel Carson[ ...

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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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