Green Diva Meg chats with Mariel Hemingway on her new film project Stop Monsanto.
A few weeks ago, a herd of cattle in central Texas died after grazing on a field of bermudagrass. The diagnosis took a while because the USDA wanted to be sure, but the answer is certain – the cattle died of cyanide produced by the grass.
Get involved with LabelGMOs.org to help get GMO labelling on the 2012 ballot in California.
Success is California should portend success across the rest of the country. We could be the next France…or Hungary.
GMO giant Bayer CropScience has announced they will research drought resistant varieties of wheat without the use of genetic modification.
October is National Non-GMO Month, but the truth is, most people don’t know what a GMO is, much less why we wouldn’t want to consume them. The folks at Nature’s Path created an infographic for Non-GMO Month to explain a bit about what GMOs are and some of the major issues surrounding genetically modified organisms in our food system.
(Sources and much more info, linked below this text) In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that [ … ]
Threadless is sponsoring a No GMO T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning designer will receive $500 cash and several other prizes.
Not only are different genetically modified plants creeping their way out into the wild and growing along side native plants; they’re now crossbreeding with each other and making “super-superweeds” that are resistant to multiple herbicides, as was discovered in recent research.
Last week, Lima, the capitol of Peru, became a GMO-free zone. Several other municipalities in Peru have already declared themselves free of transgenic and genetically-modified organisms.
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.
One of the biggest weapons in GMO companies’ arsenal is the claim they make repeatedly that genetically modified (GM) crops are needed to help feed to world in the face of global climate change. There’s one problem with this claim, though — it’s total greenwashing and untrue.
Today, the head of Brussels-based Food & Water Europe and Washington D.C.-based Food & Water Watch denounced a recent EU Animal Committee vote to permit animal feed contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as “spectacularly shortsighted.”
We have a great post going up tomorrow morning on the USDA’s recent approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) — “genetically engineered” (“GE”) if you live in Europe — sugar beets and GM alfalfa from Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report. It will cover health concerns (based on scientific studies), environmental concerns, legal concerns, considerable threats to organic farmers and consumers, and the USDA’s decision to ignore public concerns and comments from hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens. But I wanted to chime in on this with a few comments of my own.