GMO Insider Blog

06
Dec

The Monsanto-Bayer Merger: Cause for Panic?

With the recent election and current politically divisive climate, there is a lot of uncertainty about the future, including the economic direction of our country. One troubling uncertainty, for example, is whether the Monsanto-Bayer merger will occur.  Bayer, a pharmaceutical giant, and Monsanto, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, are set to merge in […]

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01
Dec

Kamut Berry Pilaf with Butternut Squash and Cauliflower

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to start trying out warm, hearty meals to serve at gatherings with friends and family. With this Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Kamut Berry Pilaf, you can have a nutrient dense meal without sacrificing flavor and satisfaction. Also, by choosing your own ingredients you can select organic […]

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24
Nov

GMOs Are Safe To Eat, But I’d Still Never Grow Them On My Farm (Huffington Post)

Originally published by Huffington Post November 24th, 2016 by Brent Preston Those of us in the good food movement have spent a lot of time and energy attacking genetically modified foods for the wrong reasons. For years, skeptics have claimed that GMOs caused a whole range of health problems, from autism, to gluten intolerance, to […]

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24
Nov

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats – New Study (GM Watch)

Originally published by GM Watch  November 24, 2016 by Claire Robinson Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a […]

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21
Nov

5 Ways to Celebrate a Non-GMO Thanksgiving

by Jamie Landa, Food Campaigns Fellow From travel arrangements to meal planning, preparing for Thanksgiving can be stress-inducing. With so much going on, we want to help make it easier to identify which foods to put on your table for an environmentally sound and healthful Thanksgiving feast. By following these five simple steps, you can […]

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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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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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01
Nov

What is an Ancient Grain? with Bob Quinn of Kamut

Kamut International (KI) has been a sponsor of GMO Inside for the last three years. We chatted with Bob Quinn, KI founder and organic farmer from Montana, to discuss the history of the company and what differentiates KAMUT khorasan wheat from other grains. What is an ancient wheat? Ancient grains are those that are derived […]

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28
Oct

Halloween is Spooky, Your Candy Shouldn’t Be

As Halloween approaches, Americans get their costumes ready, carve their pumpkins, and hang scary decorations. And, of course, Halloween is all about candy – millions and millions of pieces of chocolate and other treats. Mars is the largest candy manufacturer in the United States and the second largest producer of food for our furry companions. […]

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