Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week
If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” –Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 In this day and age, we are so very fond of our apocalypse tales. From zombies to meteors to tidal waves to alien invasions–it’s almost as if we can’t wait for the end of the world to arrive.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display
Not a day goes by without some politician or another doing something utterly hypocritical. It is increasingly apparent that anyone who goes into politics isn’t actually a human, but rather a person-shaped alien who is lacking the gene marker for what we earthlings call “shame.” But with the passage of the SAFE Act–the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act–through the Senate Agriculture committee, Americans are one step closer to not being able to know what GMOs are in our food.… Read the rest

Why we shouldn’t trust General Mills and their GMO labeling announcement

Why we shouldn’t trust General Mills and their GMO labeling announcement
Corporations announce plans to proactively label their GMO products–should we trust them?     They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth. But one wonders if that old adage needs a bit of updating in a much more cynical and conniving age. For instance, if that generous giver of all things equine is someone known to you, perhaps someone who has a reputation for shady dealings in the area of horsey donations, you might at least ask yourself one or two questions regarding his motivation, mightn’t you?… Read the rest

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists   There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest

TEFLON IS BACK

TEFLON IS BACK
Teflon Chemical Proving Quite Sticky: Found In Numerous Us Drinking Water Sources DuPont’s Teflon Making A Comeback, But Not The Kind You Want: Pfoa Turning Up In Drinking Water Sources Worldwide Remember Teflon? The miracle non-stick cooking surface that spawned a thousand cheap imitators that would peel and flake out of the pan within a week? Well the perfluorinated chemical used to make it is turning out to be surprisingly sticky, in terms of its ability to hang around in the environment.… Read the rest

GLOBAL DROP IN GMO CROPS

GLOBAL DROP IN GMO CROPS
Following 20 Years Of Astounding Growth, For The First Time GMO Crops Have Declined. What Gives? For the First Time In 20 Years The Number Of GMO Crops Dropped. What Happened? In many ways there has never been a better time to be on the side of organic, non-GMO food. The GMO wars have certainly amped up in recent months, as the forces of Monsanto and the big food manufacturers who avail themselves of their products have been dealt a couple of tough defeats recently.… Read the rest

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On
Ideally we would all be buying organic all the time. But the cost of shopping healthy is high. The joke is: Whole Foods? How about “whole paycheck?” The question then becomes how much is your and your family’s health really worth? By now we have all heard about Monsanto and its anti-environmental, genetically-modified crops. And as horrible as Frankenfood is, what’s possibly even more dangerous about the agro-chem company is the wild overuse of its signature herbicide Roundup(R).… Read the rest

New Study Links Even Small Amounts of Aspartame to Leukemia, lymphoma

New Study Links Even Small Amounts of Aspartame to Leukemia, lymphoma
New study has shown strong links between aspartame in diet soda and leukemia, lymphoma, even in small amounts One can of diet soda per day containing aspartame can lead to leukemia A groundbreaking study has shown that there is a strong link between aspartame, even in small amounts, and the occurrence of leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and myeloma. Aspartame is the artificial sweetener found in many diet sodas, lowered calorie yogurt, Nutrasweet, Equal, and thousands of other consumer products.… Read the rest

Why is NOT Labeling GMOs So Important? What Are Pepsi, Coca-Cola Got Hiding?

Why is NOT Labeling GMOs So Important? What Are Pepsi, Coca-Cola Got Hiding?
Just why is Big Food Fighting So Hard, and Paying So Much Money, to Prevent Labeling GMOs?  Because They Are Toxic and Nobody Wants Them?  Yes, That Could Be It! A couple of notable quotes directly from the genetically engineered horse’s mouth make the point: “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food.… Read the rest