Browsing the "genetically modified organisms" Tag

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GMO Basics [infographic]

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.

October 16th

Weeds Crossbreeding with GMO crops

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.

August 10th

Toxin from GM Crops Found in Human Blood, Canadian Scientists Find

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.

May 17th

Greenwashing Genetically Modified Crops

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.

May 16th

Monsanto GM Sugar Beets (and Alfalfa) Approval: Why This is Bad News

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.

February 7th