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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 ‚ÄúSilent Spring,‚ÄĚ 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides[1]¬†and our exposure to them ‚ÄĒ 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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Why Is Pesticide Used As An Ingredient In Infant Formula?

  Why is¬†cupric sulfate¬†‚Äď a known herbicide, fungicide and pesticide ‚ÄĒ being used in infant formula? And why is it displayed proudly on product labels as a presumably nutritious ingredient? Used to kill fungus, aquatic plants and roots of plants, parasitic infections in aquarium fish and snails, as well as algae and bacteria such as Escherichia coli, cupric sulfate hardly sounds fit for human consumpti ...

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FDA Expands Irradiation of Food Supply; Harmonizing with Codex Alimentarius

  Demonstrating the lack of concern held by regulatory agencies for public safety or public opinion as well as the increasing attempts to become compliant with Codex Alimentarius regulations, the FDA has recently expanded the amount of ionized radiation that can be used to treat unrefrigerated raw meat. As reported by Food Safety News, the two new policies decided upon by the FDA were issued in respons ...

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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 ‚ÄėJust Label It‚Äô 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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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‚ÄĒlike, 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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