Voters in two Oregon counties this week overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives prohibiting cultivation of genetically modified crops, despite a million-dollar agribusiness PR campaign against the proposed ban.
Twelve years ago, a study found that genetically modified Bt corn was lethal to monarch butterflies; recent research shows that another type of GM crop is even more damaging to the beloved insect.
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.
Internationally recognized plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber has found some things that we should really be concerned about, and they concern GMOs. He has spoken out about it, but the federal government isn’t listening yet.
Dr. Huber “wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack warning of the discovery of a new pathogen and a possible link between Roundup Ready® (GMO) corn and soybeans and severe reproductive problems in livestock as well as widespread crop failure” in January.
Organic farmer Steve Marsh is no longer an organic farmer. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready canola has contaminated 70% of Mr. Marsh’s crops.
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