When Even The Pope Disapproves: Pope Francis Delivers Harshest Statement Yet Against GMOs

When Even The Pope Disapproves: Pope Francis Delivers Harshest Statement Yet Against GMOs
Pope Francis Celebrates World Food Day With Powerful Polemic Against GMOs And The Biotech Industry As biotech and GMOs come under an increasingly harsh spotlight on the news that Bayer and Monsanto are planning an unholy $66 billion merger that would give the combined entity control over 29 percent of the world’s seeds, more and more people are waking up to the frightening direction all of this could be heading.… Read the rest

Quasi-Slave Labor For Migrant Workers At Agrichemical Companies’ Facilities

Quasi-Slave Labor For Migrant Workers At Agrichemical Companies’ Facilities
Near-Slave Labor Conditions Still Exist Today In The U.S.: Workers For Big Ag Open Up About Horrors The litany of complaints against Monsanto and its brethren in the big agrichemical industry is lengthy and legitimate. Of course there are the seeds that are engineered to not self-reproduce, locking farmers in a cycle of debt; there are the chemicals, glyphosate which has blanketed the earth in its poison embrace, with over 8.6 billion kilograms (18 billion pounds) of the stuff having been sprayed in the U.S.… Read the rest

Monsanto’s Links To The Tools Of War: Forget Roundup–Here Is Where The Company Shows Its True, Deadly Colors

Monsanto’s Links To The Tools Of War: Forget Roundup–Here Is Where The Company Shows Its True, Deadly Colors
Monsanto And White Phosphorus: Company Is So Much Worse Than Roundup And GMOs As the proposed merger of Monsanto with Bayer continues to draw scrutiny, there are some facts we should revisit about Monsanto. It is somewhat fashionable these days to espouse a contrarian view of the agrichemical giant, a view that is no doubt heavily fueled by the company’s army of publicity flacks, both overt and hiding in plain sight in chat rooms and comment boards.… Read the rest

In A Sea Of Unhealthy Choices, Some Are Worse For You Than Others: Foods To Avoid At All Cost

In A Sea Of Unhealthy Choices, Some Are Worse For You Than Others: Foods To Avoid At All Cost
Swimming In Unhealthy Food Choices, But Here Are Some Things To Avoid To Keep From Drowning It’s almost laughable how horrible for you the food is in a typical western diet. Or at least it would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic. You can’t drive down a main street in any U.S. town without being inundated with brightly colored signs advertising all manner of junk food–and that’s just the restaurants.… Read the rest

Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Connects The Dots On The Consequences Of Genetically Engineered Food Around The World

Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Connects The Dots On The Consequences Of Genetically Engineered Food Around The World
Global Consequences And Connecting The Dots On Gmos: Independent Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Makes A Huge Impact When we talk about the problems with genetically modified crops and their effects on humans and wildlife, we often end up talking in very abstract terms. There is the honeybee die-off, likely caused by the ubiquity across the U.S. of Monsanto’s glyphosate-laden Roundup. Then there are the numbers, the crop acres that are devoted to growing GMO soy and corn in the U.S., and the numbers of tons of the stuff that we feed to the animals that will become our food.… Read the rest

The Casualties From The Sellout Of Organic Groups To Anti-GMO Labeling Concerns Continues

The Casualties From The Sellout Of Organic Groups To Anti-GMO Labeling Concerns Continues
GMO Labeling Sellouts And The Damage They’ve Caused: Organic Trade Association Grows Smaller Following Their Betrayal The dust has settled somewhat on Congress’ recently passed renewed DARK Act, the anti-anti-GMO labeling bill that was hastily, crudely crafted to overrule any state’s attempt to provide consumers easy access to information on genetically modified foods in their products. However, the fallout continues to take its toll on the Organic Trade Association as yet another manufacturer has quit in protest of the group selling out.… Read the rest

Pro-GMO Forces Line Up Against Chipotle: Curious Timing From The MSM Hurling Accusations

Pro-GMO Forces Line Up Against Chipotle: Curious Timing From The MSM Hurling Accusations
Retaliation For Trying To Go Non-GMO: Big Ag’s Many Friends In The MSM Take Potshots At Chipotle It was a first in an industry where the bottom line is always the most important thing, back in 2013 when Chipotle announced that it would be sourcing all its ingredients from growers who were certified to only grow non-genetically modified crops. For a fast food chain to make such an announcement was tantamount to heresy: don’t these hippies understand that if it is cheaper, it is better?… Read the rest

Indigenous Groups In Mexico Win Victory Over Monsanto, Biotech Giant Has GMO Soy Permit Suspended

Indigenous Groups In Mexico Win Victory Over Monsanto, Biotech Giant Has GMO Soy Permit Suspended
Monsanto Loses Key Battle Against Mexican Indigenous Groups Over Planting Its GMO Soy It’s difficult to overstate just how fiercely the game is rigged in favor of the powerful and wealthy. Just in case you weren’t paying attention: in 2008 Wall Street got bailed out of a mess of its own making to the tune of trillions of dollars while millions of Americans got nothing and lost their homes; the Supreme Court ruled that unlimited money is allowed in political contributions, and Big Pharma continues to make headlines by continuing to gouge the sick, as evidenced by the latest, the EpiPen scandal and its 600 percent price hike.… Read the rest

Closed Circle: Documentary Circle Of Poison Shows How Even Banned Pesticides Come Back To Haunt Us

Closed Circle: Documentary Circle Of Poison Shows How Even Banned Pesticides Come Back To Haunt Us
A Perfect Circle: New Doc Circle Of Poison Paints Alarming Picture Of Pesticides Coming Back To Us Even After They’re Banned “Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies…” “Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.” You may have heard some variation of this child’s rhyme growing up–heck, your own children may know it. It’s a seemingly innocent chant that is part of a game in which children hold hands and dance in a circle until it’s time for the falling down part, or in some cases a bow or a curtsey.… Read the rest

Roundup Ingredient May Kill Human Cells: And You Thought Glyphosate Was Bad

Roundup Ingredient May Kill Human Cells: And You Thought Glyphosate Was Bad
Roundup Ingredient May Kill Human Cells: And You Thought Glyphosate Was Bad It’s been two decades since glyphosate sales really hit their stride, with products like Monsanto’s Roundup taking the lead in the herbicide wars. And although its taken a long time, finally the news seems to be out that glyphosate is a dangerous chemical, not only to humans who prefer not have cancer, but also to honeybees, butterflies, fish, birds and life on earth in general.… Read the rest