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GE foods are illegal

December 9, 2015

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GE foods are illegal by Mary Budinger —    After 15 years of legal investigation, Steven Druker details in his recently acclaimed book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, how government intrigue and corporate power have teamed up to ignore the law and give the go-ahead for genetically engineered (GE) crops. He wants us to know that […]

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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare

April 21, 2015

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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare by Mary Budinger —  The U.S. government is re-engineering farm animals “to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry,” according to an investigation by The New York Times of a little known federal institution tasked to help producers of beef, pork and lamb turn a […]

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Washington state will not label GMO foods

December 16, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Grass-roots efforts to label foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the state of Washington failed at the polls on November 5. Initiative 522 would have taken effect in 2015 and it would have mandated labels on the front of food packaging. Genetically engineered produce and meat from genetically engineered animals […]

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GM vs. non-GM corn

August 25, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  People are talking about genetically modified (GM) foods and glyphosate, the ingredient in Roundup® that is used to kill weeds, which has been added to GM foods. But many people do not know that genetic modification is also making our modern food less nutritious than it used to be. Recently, […]

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Eating quality whole foods is the ideal diet

July 23, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  When choosing foods for your family, whole foods are your best value. A carrot grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with pesticides is just not the same as a short, fat, ugly-looking, pesticide-free carrot grown with natural compost. Scientific research has proven that pesticides and other petroleum-based chemicals may be dangerous […]

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National GMO Labeling Bill

June 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently introduced a bill requiring the nationwide labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a companion bill in the House. “We deserve to have the right to know what is in the foods we eat,” Boxer said, noting that she introduced a similar […]

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What does organic really mean?

April 2, 2013

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Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ionizing radiation. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water […]

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GE salmon: a precedent-setting approval

March 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Despite some 400,000 public comments opposing genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 26, 2012, that it is prepared to give transgenic salmon its final stamp of approval. The FDA issued a positive environmental assessment and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact.” The public […]

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GMOs and Agent Orange

March 21, 2013

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by Liz Anderson —  How is it that huge multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural corporations of the world can continue to produce genetically modified (GM) crops, without the normally required testing, supervision and impact reports regarding their effects on our health and their potential threat to our food supply and environment? Our Congressmen and health […]

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GMO News

December 16, 2012

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the subject of a new documentary produced by Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives” is an 83-minute look at how the health of Americans has noticeably deteriorated since GM crops became available to consumers in the mid-1990s. ( Medical professionals and […]

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What we need to know about genetically engineered foods

December 13, 2012

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by Rose Montana —  Food derived from genetically engineered (GE) crops entered the U.S. food supply sometime after 1996, the year in which the first GE crops were planted. Chemical companies, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and BASF, that produce these never-before-in-the-history-of-planet-Earth organisms have succeeded in keeping most consumers in the dark regarding genetically modified organisms […]

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The Trojan Horse of today

December 6, 2012

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by Christopher Knight —  The Greeks and the Trojans were locked in a harsh war. Both sides longed for a final end to it. The Greeks had been attacking the city of Troy for 10 years. The Trojans were fighting for survival, but the Greeks were determined to win the war. Finally, the Greeks realized […]

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Health updates

November 11, 2012

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The following is new information regarding your health on the labeling of “grass-fed” beef and dairy, and sweetened coffee. Factory farms seek “grass-fed” label For most people, beef labeled as “grass-fed” conjures images of animals roaming in pastures, grazing on the grasses that cattle and other animals have digested over the eons of their evolution. […]

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