Recent GMO News
30
Jul

Groups Protest TPP Trade Negotiations on Maui (Maui Now)

Originally published by Maui Now by Wendy Osher January 29, 2015 A coalition of advocates for the environment, labor, health and native Hawaiians are gathered on Kāʻanapali Beach near the Westin today to speak out against negotiations involving the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  As part of the demonstration, the group is attempting to break the Guinness World Record […]

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30
Jul

15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup (EcoWatch)

Originally published by EcoWatch by Alexis Baden-Meyer, Organic Consumers Association January 23, 2015 Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto’s ingenious marketing strategy. The strategy? Genetically […]

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28
Jul

Who Was Really Paid to Bury GMO Labelling via the DARK Act? (Global Research)

Originally Published by Global Research by Christina Sarich July 28, 2015 Want to know where the dirty money is which is helping to make GMO labeling illegal? Shockingly, or perhaps not to the individuals who have been observing the biotech charade, house members who voted to keep the public from knowing what is in their food […]

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28
Jul

Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Food Issues: Rice, Sugar, Malaysian Palm-Oil, Trans Fats (Food Politics)

Originally Published by Food Politics by Marion Nestle July 28, 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are taking place this week in Maui, as usual, in deep secret. Doug Palmer of Pro Politico describes the major food issues: dairy, origin names, pork, rice, and sugar.  The issues come down to market share.  Every country wants […]

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27
Jul

Nearly 100,000 German Beekeepers Demand a Ban on GMOs (Truthout)

Originally Published by Truthout by Amanda Froelich July 27, 2015 Bees’ importance cannot be overstated. As TrueActivist has shared before, the tiny, bumbling insects are responsible for a lot – making them essential in the future of our planet. Therefore, with massive bee die-offs (otherwise known as ‘colony collapse disorder’), it has been the plight […]

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24
Jul

Rulemaking Could Institutionalize Conventional Livestock On Organic Farms (Ag Weekly)

Originally Published by Ag Weekly July 24, 2015 Advocates for organic food and farming are encouraging industry stakeholders to send comments to the USDA, by July 27, rejecting a proposal that would facilitate conventional dairy cows, pigs, and other stock being brought onto farms after the dairies or other livestock facilities initially gained certified organic […]

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24
Jul

Three times as much agribusiness money, on average, for House members voting to bar GMO labeling (Open Secrets)

Originally Published by Open Secrets by Alex Lazar July 24, 2015 Thursday’s House passage of a bill that would keep states from requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled was a big — and not at all close — win for agribusiness and food and beverage interests. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, known to its […]

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24
Jul

Factory Farm Runoff is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer (In The Times)

Originally Published by In The Times by Laura Orlando July 24, 2015 The Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario—are magnificent inland seas that were once as clear as rainwater. Now each is polluted, but Lake Erie, the smallest, by volume, is in the most trouble. Its western basin is heavily industrialized, but the lake’s […]

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23
Jul

Hawaii Representatives Vote Against Republican GMO Labeling Bill (Star Advertiser)

Originally Published by Star Advertiser by Mary Clare Jalonick July 23, 2015 Both of Hawaii’s Democratic House members voted against a bill that prevents states from requiring food companies to disclose whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients. The bill passed the House Thursday 275 to 150. U.S. Reps. Mark Takai and Tulsi Gabbard both […]

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23
Jul

Expert Says Farms Hold the Key to Absorbing Carbon and Fighting Climate Change (Rural)

Originally Published by Rural by David Sparkes July 23, 2015 A North Queensland soil researcher says farming holds the greatest potential to remove carbon from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Simon Mattsson has just won the Rising Star award at the National Carbon Farming Conference, a major part of his research is looking at […]

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