USDA Approves Genetically-Engineered Apples that Don’t Turn Brown

Written by Max Goldberg on February 13, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

It seems like every day that passes, the USDA approves another very risky GMO crop, all to the benefit of biotech/chemical companies and to ZERO benefit for consumers.

This time, the USDA has approved a first-of-its-kind genetically-engineered (GE) apple that doesn’t turn brown after bruising or slicing.

The apple, developed by the company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, uses a relatively new form of genetic engineering called RNA interference, or gene silencing, which has raised numerous concerns from consumer groups, environmentalists, and the apple industry. Read More »

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Another Reason to Eat Organic – GMOs and Weedkiller Found in Conventional Cereal

Written by Max Goldberg on February 2, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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If anyone you know is still feeding their children conventional cereal, maybe this piece of news will get them to change their habits.

GMO Free USA, a non-profit that educates consumers and other stakeholders about the potential hazards of GMOs, just published its results of independent lab tests (verified by DNA analysis) done on Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal.

Here’s what they found:

1) 100% of the corn in the Froot Loops was genetically-modified, containing DNA sequences known to be present in insecticide-producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn. This corn produces insecticides inside of the plant’s cells and cannot be washed off. Read More »

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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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