Rice farmers in the Philippines destroyed about ten acres of golden rice growing in an experimental field. Golden rice is a genetically engineered rice that creates its own vitamin A. Conventionally bred rice does not contain vitamin A. Nearly two million people die from vitamin A deficiency each year. Another 500,000 go blind from the …
genetically engineered crops
In a temporary spending bill designed to keep the U.S. government running until September, a rider was slipped in that has nothing to do with government spending at all. It’s informally called the Monsanto Protection Act. There seems to be a lot of confusion over what the rider says and doesn’t say. I hope this will clear up a few things.
Heather mentioned on Saturday that October is Non-GMO month and she has pledged to not eat GMOs (or processed foods) for the whole month. Good luck to you, Heather!
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is participating in Non-GMO month too, of course. It had a great intro to the month, that first starts with some highlights (and lowlights) of the year so far and then predicts how October is going to change things up. Also, Food & Water Watch has just released a big report on GMOs.
When you let the GMO industry police itself and evaluate the safety of its own products, you are bound to get something different than if you had (or let) independent scientists do so. I’ve covered the scientific limitations of GMO studies commissioned or conducted by the GMO industry before, as well as 13 scientific studies that have identified a link between GMOs and organ disruption. News is out now that may be even more disturbing.