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Ask Walmart to Say No to GM Sweet Corn

Monsanto’s genetically modified sweet corn is being planted on 250,000 acres this year – approximately 40% of the sweet corn market. Labeling of genetically engineered foods is not required, so there will be no way of knowing if the fresh produce in your shopping cart is GM or not. Ask Walmart to say no to GM sweet corn on their shelves.

Non-GMO Month & New GMO Report

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.

Corn Rootworm Now Resistant to Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn

As Ken Roseboro wrote earlier today, Monsanto GM sweet corn is about to be much more ubiquitous in the U.S. Interestingly, this announcement comes at about the same time as the release of a new study out of Iowa State University showing that some organisms that are supposed to be repelled by this GM corn are becoming resistant to it (and passing on that resistance to their offspring).

First Strong Evidence of Genetically Modified Plants Growing in Wild Found in US

Recently, scientists have collected the first strong evidence found in the US of established GM canola in the wild.Β  The results will be presented today at the Ecological Society of America’s 95th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh by researchers from the University of Arkansas, led by Meredith G. Schafer. Learn about the findings and possible repercussions …

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Food for Thought

Β© Elena Elisseeva | Magic Mushrooms Shiitake Mushrooms may contain compounds that improve the function of the immune system. The compounds are called high-molecular-weight polysaccharides (HMWP) are more prevalent in mushrooms grown on oak logs. More good news for mushroom lovers, the shiitake compound eritadenine may help lower cholesterol levels. Hey, at $12.99 a …

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