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September 5, 2016
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February 13, 2015
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 »
January 4, 2015
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 »
September 3, 2014
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 »
January 17, 2014
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 5/1/14.
The EPA has announced a proposal to allow 2,4-D to be sprayed on genetically-engineered corn and soy crops. Please read below and take action.
If you are under the illusion that our government will take the necessary steps to protect the health of its citizens, think again.
Not only did a Harvard professor recently publish a report saying that the FDA suffers from “institutional corruption” and that “meeting the needs of the drug companies has taken priority over meeting the needs of patients”, but now we have more tangible proof of government agencies putting corporate profits ahead of the well-being of the American people. Read more »
December 2, 2013
If you’re a citizen of the U.S., you know that apple pie, baseball, and July 4th day parades are just a few examples of classic Americana.
But if a biotechnology company gets its way, one of these iconic symbols will lose its purity forever and could put the health of our children at risk.
A Canadian company is close to receiving USDA approval for a genetically-engineered (GE) apple. And the most scary part about this GE-apple is that it doesn’t turn brown when sliced open, a normal part of the oxidation process. Read more »
July 5, 2013
The more time that you spend in the organic industry, the more you learn about what is truly going on and what you find is pretty scary.
While I try to remain as optimistic as possible, the reality is that the organic industry is under a constant existential threat from genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
Even though organic food has never been more popular, nearly 80% of the food on supermarket shelves contains GMOs and organic farmland is shrinking, a very worrisome trend. While 64 nations around the world require GMOs to be labeled, the U.S. does not. Why?