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Genetically-Engineered Apples that Won’t Turn Brown??? Tell the USDA “No”

Genetically-Engineered Apples that Won't Turn Brown??? Tell the USDA "No"

Let’s put this under the You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up category. Under a new USDA fast-track process, a Canadian company is asking the USDA to approve a genetically-engineered (GE) apple that will not turn brown when sliced. Now for some questions…… What happens when an apple is sliced open and exposed to oxygen? […]

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Let’s put this under the You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up category.

Under a new USDA fast-track process, a Canadian company is asking the USDA to approve a genetically-engineered (GE) apple that will not turn brown when sliced.

Now for some questions……

What happens when an apple is sliced open and exposed to oxygen? It turns brown.

Does it lose any of its flavor or nutritional value? No. Read more »


Major Food Companies Are Spending Millions to Keep GMOs Hidden from Consumers

Major Food Companies Are Spending Millions to Keep GMOs Hidden from Consumers

There is a battle brewing in California that every American needs to know about. Even if you don’t live in that state, it doesn’t matter at all. It still impacts every single one of us. The voting that will take place on the California ballot in November is called Proposition 37. This measure, which will […]

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There is a battle brewing in California that every American needs to know about.

Even if you don’t live in that state, it doesn’t matter at all. It still impacts every single one of us.

The voting that will take place on the California ballot in November is called Proposition 37. This measure, which will be voted on by the state’s citizens, would require that foods containing genetically-modified ingredients be labeled as such.

And if approved, the implications will be enormous. Other states will be more willing to pass a similar measure and will be less afraid of potential lawsuits from Monsanto et al.

Right now, President Obama and the USDA do not believe that citizens have the right to know if they are eating genetically-modified foods (GMOs) or not. Why? Read more »


StopMonsanto Film Project Aims to Get Young People Involved in the Organic Movement

StopMonsanto Film Project Aims to Get Young People Involved in the Organic Movement

I recently got word of a film executive produced by Academy Award nominee actress Mariel Hemingway, and it has a working title of the StopMonsanto Film Project. Interestingly, this is a scripted movie, instead of a documentary, about five young activists who protest the actions of Monsanto by launching a #StopMonsanto campaign. The story begins […]

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I recently got word of a film executive produced by Academy Award nominee actress Mariel Hemingway, and it has a working title of the StopMonsanto Film Project.

Interestingly, this is a scripted movie, instead of a documentary, about five young activists who protest the actions of Monsanto by launching a #StopMonsanto campaign.

The story begins with the main character attending an anti-Monsanto rally in an effort to impress his ex-girlfriend. While at the rally, he learns about Monsanto and soon becomes very involved in protesting against the company. Along the way, he teams up with several like-minded young people and they work together to raise awareness about Monsanto. Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress Not to Hijack the Regulatory Process for Genetically-Engineered Crops

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress Not to Hijack the Regulatory Process for Genetically-Engineered Crops

Sorry to give you GMO-related stories two days in a row (I do my best to space them out), but there is important news that I needed to share with you as soon as possible. As you probably know, Congress is now debating, drafting and cutting backroom deals regarding the Farm Bill. Since this massive […]

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Sorry to give you GMO-related stories two days in a row (I do my best to space them out), but there is important news that I needed to share with you as soon as possible.

As you probably know, Congress is now debating, drafting and cutting backroom deals regarding the Farm Bill. Since this massive policy initiative and spending bill is only passed once every four years, the stakes are enormous.

Through their massive lobbying efforts, chemical companies have inserted dangerous riders into the House version of the Farm Bill that would hijack the federal regulatory process for new genetically-engineered crops.

If the provisions pass, new GE-crops could be fast-tracked to the marketplace without evaluation by federal agencies. It is essential that federal agencies thoroughly assess the safety of GE-crops before they’re introduced to store shelves and our homes.

The proposed riders in the Farm Bill include: Read more »


Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat. Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems. My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – […]

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There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat.

Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems.

My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – tofu and miso, being two examples – and I only eat small amounts of them.  Soy milk is not fermented and is something that I completely avoid, even if it is organic.

One issue that is indisputable is that genetically-modified soy presents very, very serious health risks.

And given that 91% of the soy produced in the U.S. is genetically-modified, it is something that everyone needs to be aware of.

Here are the frightening facts about genetically-modified soy. Read more »


The YouTube Movie That Will Make You Shake Your Head: “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”

The YouTube Movie That Will Make You Shake Your Head: "Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineerin

TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST If you’re like me, you think of Hawaii as this pristine and gorgeous state where you’d love to own a retirement home. After seeing the YouTube documentary called “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”, I think you’ll change your mind pretty […]

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TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

If you’re like me, you think of Hawaii as this pristine and gorgeous state where you’d love to own a retirement home.

After seeing the YouTube documentary called “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”, I think you’ll change your mind pretty quickly.

As it turns out, Hawaii has been the global center for open-field testing for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Over 5,000 tests have been conducted by companies such as Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, Syngenta and BASF, and toxic chemicals get sprayed on an almost daily basis.

Furthermore, GMOs contaminate the local organic farms, which make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to grow or consume non-GMO food. Read more »


URGENT – TAKE ACTION: Please Support The Farm Bill Amendment Regarding the Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Foods

URGENT - TAKE ACTION: Please Support The Farm Bill Amendment Regarding the Labeling of Genetically-Engineered

I just got word from The Center for Food Safety that an amendment has been added to the Farm Bill regarding the labeling of genetically-engineered foods. Senators Sanders and Boxer have introduced amendment #2310 (Consumers Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food Act) that clarifies the existing authority that states have to require the labeling […]

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I just got word from The Center for Food Safety that an amendment has been added to the Farm Bill regarding the labeling of genetically-engineered foods.

Senators Sanders and Boxer have introduced amendment #2310 (Consumers Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food Act) that clarifies the existing authority that states have to require the labeling of genetically-engineered foods.

As I have written about many times before, the U.S. is the only developed country in the world that does not require genetically-engineered foods to be labeled and this must change.

Please contact your Senators today to ask for their support of Amendment #2310.  And it is important to do so as quickly as possible because the Farm Bill is being voted on as we speak. Read more »