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European Scientists Declare “No Consensus on GMO Safety”

European Scientists Declare "No Consensus on GMO Safety"

The first thing that GMO-apologists always do is attack the credibility of people in the organic industry. They’ll go after the Organic Consumers Association or people such as Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, the leading source of GMO-information, and say that they lack scientific credentials to make any negative statement against […]

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The first thing that GMO-apologists always do is attack the credibility of people in the organic industry.

They’ll go after the Organic Consumers Association or people such as Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, the leading source of GMO-information, and say that they lack scientific credentials to make any negative statement against GMOs.

However, they don’t seem to go after individuals such as Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University and among the most qualified scientists in the world to examine threats to America’s food supply. (Dr. Huber has written a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack warning of the discovery of a new pathogen and a possible link between Roundup Ready® (GMO) corn and soybeans and severe reproductive problems in livestock as well as widespread crop failure. See videos below.) Read more »


Talking About GMOs with Carol Alt on the Fox News Channel

Talking About GMOs with Carol Alt on the Fox News Channel

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Yesterday on the Fox News Channel, I was on A Healthy You and Carol Alt talking about genetically-modified food. Carol Alt, a supermodel who has been on over 700 magazine covers and is an author of several raw food books, hosts an amazing show dedicated to health. Much to […]

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Yesterday on the Fox News Channel, I was on A Healthy You and Carol Alt talking about genetically-modified food.

Carol Alt, a supermodel who has been on over 700 magazine covers and is an author of several raw food books, hosts an amazing show dedicated to health. Much to my surprise, it seems that Fox has given her absolute free rein in terms of content for her show.

Not only has she advocated for raw milk and talked about the dangers of vaccines on her program, but she enthusiastically agreed to discuss GMOs.

And for a major television network to allow the topic of GMO-labeling to be discussed is simply amazing. Read more »


Major Food Companies Launch A New Trick in Washington’s GMO-Labeling Campaign

Major Food Companies Launch A New Trick in Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign

The country’s most important GMO-labeling campaign is taking place right now in Washington State, and it is called I-522. There are a few key things about this campaign that I wanted to discuss with you. 1) Among everyone that I speak to in the industry, the general consensus is that getting GMO-labeling approved in our […]

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The country’s most important GMO-labeling campaign is taking place right now in Washington State, and it is called I-522.

There are a few key things about this campaign that I wanted to discuss with you.

1) Among everyone that I speak to in the industry, the general consensus is that getting GMO-labeling approved in our country will be a bottoms-up, rather than a top-down, approach.

This means that we have to win on the state level rather than have it be mandated above from the federal government. Politicians in Washington D.C. are so under the influence of lobbyists and corporations that getting any serious traction on a national level has proven to be incredibly difficult. Read more »


GMO OMG is an Important Movie That Every Person Needs to See

GMO OMG is an Important Movie That Every Person Needs to See

Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed. The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons. One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key […]

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Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed.

The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons.

One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key arguments surrounding the GMO debate, uncovering how prevalent GMOs are in our society, detailing the serious health risks that they pose – in easy-to-understand terms. Read more »


Recap of NY State’s GE-Labeling Hearings, Interview with Andrew Kimbrell from The Center for Food Safety

Recap of NY State's GE-Labeling Hearings, Interview with Andrew Kimbrell from The Center for Food Safety

Last week was a first for me. Even though I have attended a countless number of meetings, seminars and conference calls for the labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) food, and have been involved with many marches, rallies, and fundraisers across the country, I had yet to attend an official GE-labeling political hearing — until the one held […]

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Last week was a first for me.

Even though I have attended a countless number of meetings, seminars and conference calls for the labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) food, and have been involved with many marches, rallies, and fundraisers across the country, I had yet to attend an official GE-labeling political hearing — until the one held a few days ago in New York City.

And let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.

Ever since the narrow loss of last year’s Proposition 37, California’s GE-labeling ballot initiative, the momentum in the U.S. for the labeling of GE-food has never been stronger.

GE-labeling legislation is in various stages in 25 different states. Connecticut and Maine have passed GE-labeling bills, albeit with major provisional clauses, and the state of Washington will be voting on its own bill later this year. Read more »


Movie: Symphony of the Soil – NYC Showing, Panel Discussion, and Free Ticket Giveaway

Movie: Symphony of the Soil - NYC Showing, Panel Discussion, and Free Ticket Giveaway

In a world where we are in a daily struggle against the proliferation of GMOs and toxic pesticides, one essential aspect of our ecological system gets widely ignored – the quality of our soil. As I often say, the quality of our food is largely dependent upon the quality of the soil. Without healthy soil, […]

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In a world where we are in a daily struggle against the proliferation of GMOs and toxic pesticides, one essential aspect of our ecological system gets widely ignored – the quality of our soil.

As I often say, the quality of our food is largely dependent upon the quality of the soil. Without healthy soil, our plants cannot provide us with the vital minerals and nutrients that we need. And that holds true for organic food as well. (A farm needs only to be free of chemicals for three years in order to be certified organic.) Read more »


Genetically-Engineered Trees????? Yes, and Why Humanity Should be Petrified

Genetically-Engineered Trees????? Yes, and Why Humanity Should be Petrified

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 […]

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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?

Because the ag-biotech industry has “purchased” agricultural policy in our country, by spending $572 million on campaign contributions and lobbying from 1999-2010. Read more »