MUST-READ: A New Class of GMOs that Doesn’t Need Government Approval

Written by Max Goldberg on January 4, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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Just when you thought that GMOs, as we know them today, were bad enough, get ready for something potentially worse to deal with.

In a recent New York Times article, it was reported that biotech companies have discovered and exploited a loophole in government regulation that allows them to create a different breed of GMOs and market them to the public without needing approval from the USDA. Read More »

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The Tragedy and Conflict in Hawaii: Super-Toxic Pesticides Sprayed Near Schools and Hospitals

Written by Max Goldberg on October 26, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

How would you feel if super-toxic pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, which studies have linked to neurological effects in children, were sprayed very close to schools and hospitals in your community?

My guess is that you wouldn’t be too happy. Maybe “irate” is the correct word. Read More »

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Will GMO-Labeling Ever Happen?

Written by Max Goldberg on October 13, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

 

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Yes, will GMO-labeling ever happen throughout the U.S.?

While I try to be as optimistic as possible and believe that it is a matter of when, not if, before GMO-labeling laws are put into place, here is the reality of what is going on. Read More »

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GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

Written by Max Goldberg on September 5, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action.

Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser for Oregon and Colorado, two states that will be voting on GMO-labeling in the next few months. Read More »

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TAKE ACTION: Don’t Let “Agent Orange” Crops be Approved

Written by Max Goldberg on September 3, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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UPDATE AS OF 10/9/14: TODAY, THE EPA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS.

UPDATE AS OF 9/17/14: TODAY, THE USDA OFFICIALLY APPROVED “AGENT ORANGE” CORN AND SOY CROPS.

THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO PREVENT COMMERCIALIZATION.  TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used an incredibly lethal chemical called Agent Orange as part of its herbicidal warfare program.

It is estimated that 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children were born with birth defects as a result of spraying Agent Orange all over Vietnam. Read More »

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GMO-Bananas are Going Into Human Trials – Why This Won’t End Well

Written by Max Goldberg on June 22, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas.

This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana plantation in Costa Rica. In fact, people who dedicate their life’s work to bananas are affectionately called bananeros.

So, when I heard the news that the world’s richest man and noted GMO-advocate, Bill Gates, is funding a human trial of genetically-modified bananas, I got absolutely sick to my stomach.

James Dale, Director of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had donated close to $10M to finance this project and that human trials would take place over a six-week period in the U.S. Read More »

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