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01
Feb

Glyphosate Residue in your Cereal Bowl

At this point it is almost common knowledge that GE crops, like corn, soy, and cotton, are regularly sprayed with glyphosate. After all they are engineered to be resistant to the nation’s #1 herbicide. But what about other key crops like wheat, rice, and coffee? GE varieties of these crops have yet to be commercialized […]

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30
Jan

Book Review: Modified

Most often when we don’t feel well we assume it is due to the latest bug going around or perhaps last night’s dinner. But what if it was more than just one meal that was making you sick. What if it was a food item that made its way into every aisle of the grocery […]

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30
Jan

Judge Blocks Monsanto’s Bid to Stop California From Listing Glyphosate as Carcinogenic (Ecowatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Lorraine Chow California could become the first state to require Monsanto to label its glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, as a possible carcinogen following Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan’s tentative ruling on Friday. The tentative ruling regards the agrochemical giant’s Jan. 2016 lawsuit against California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). In Sept. 2015, […]

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24
Jan

Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch  by Lorraine Chow January 18, 2017 Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency’s plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California’s long-established regulatory program. It all started back in Sept. 2015 when the OEHHA issued a notice of intent to list the […]

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24
Jan

Trump will renegotiate our trade deals. Will it really be on behalf of workers? (The Washington Post)

Originally published by the Washington Post by Greg Sargent January 13, 2017 It has been widely speculated that Donald Trump is going to forge ahead with his campaign vow to renegotiate our trade deals. Trump has said his choice for U.S. Trade Representative, who advocates for a tougher stand towards China, will be charged with doing this. Trump […]

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27
Dec

Russia Proposes Clear GMO Labeling for Eurasian Economic Union (Sustainable Pulse)

Originally published by Sustainable Pulse December 27, 2016 Russia has officially proposed clear GMO labeling on all food products that contain genetically modified ingredients in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), starting in 2017. Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) announced last week that it is inviting all EAEC countries to apply an […]

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17
Nov

What’s Wrong with Modern Wheat?

Bob Quinn is the man behind KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat, a unique ancient grain from Mesopotamia. After receiving a Ph.D in Plant Biochemistry from UC Davis and selling his business interests in Northern California, he moved back to his family farm in Montana. Through the use of a trademark he has dedicated his company to […]

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16
Nov

TPP is stalled…but not dead yet.

You might have heard that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. The White House has all but given up on efforts to pass this massive and destructive trade deal during this administration. This is promising news for the hundreds of organizations, like Green America, who fought to stop this toxic deal. Though the TPP won’t be […]

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07
Nov

UK scientists developing GM ‘wonder wheat’ made with gold dust to feed the world’s poor (Evening Standard)

Originally published by the Evening Standard November 5, 2016 by Francesca Gillett Genetically-modified ‘wonder wheat’ made with sprinkled gold dust which could help scientists feed the world’s poor could be soon grown in the UK British scientists are planning the world’s first trials of growing the wheat with added genes which boosts how well it can […]

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03
Nov

Does this look like ‘humanely raised’ to you? Take Action Now!

Do you look for meat, and poultry products that are produced humanely?  Unfortunately, foods labeled as “humanely raised” may come from factory farms with terrible conditions for animals. The Food Safety and Inspections Service (FSIS) is charged with ensuring “the labeling of meat and poultry products is truthful and not misleading.” Animal welfare and environmental stewardship claims are supposed […]

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