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Angry Bangladeshi farmers demand compensation after failure of Monsanto's GM eggplant

9/6/2014 - In India, eggplant is known as brinjal. It's the same fruit. Monsanto, through associates and subsidiaries, offered free Bt brinjal saplings to poor farmers as an open experiment to gain more GMO acceptance in South and Southeast Asia. Seems this field test backfired. Bt genetic technology claims...

Bollworms develop resistance to Bt cotton, destroy GM crop fields in Pakistan

7/30/2014 - Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics. Through time, research and field trials, this has proven to be a false promise. All over the world, plants and insects are...

Texas' emergency request to use dangerous herbicide on cotton fields denied by EPA

7/28/2014 1:19:48 PM - Federal regulators with the Environmental Protection Agency have denied a request from the state of Texas to permit its farmers to use a very powerful and dangerous herbicide against invasive "superweeds" that are threatening to overtake cotton crops. EPA officials cited added risks to drinking water...

Malawian civil societies oppose Monsanto's push for GM cotton release

7/12/2014 - In a press release issued on July 4 by the organization Commons for EcoJustice, 19 separate civil society organizations and an organic vegetable farmers group have called on the government of Malawi to reject Monsanto's application to commercially plant genetically modified (GM) cotton. The list...

The link between GM cotton and antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea - scientists sound the alarm

5/20/2014 - We may not associate much risk with seemingly "inedible" genetically modified crops like cotton, but the dangers are very real. GM cotton actually poses a triple threat -- Bt pollen, widespread use of cottonseed oil in the food industry and cottonseed cake fed to animals. Researchers are now concerned...

Eating industrial waste byproducts like cottonseed oil - a daily dose of cancer

5/16/2014 - Vegetable oil sounds harmless. You would think that oil coming right from pressed seeds of this earth would be healthy, but in this modern day of hyper-processing and genetic modification, this couldn't be further from the truth. So what's the deal with cottonseed oil, other than that which comes from...

GMO cotton seeds made by Monsanto collaborator banned in Indian state after crops fail

4/17/2014 - Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a collaborator with international biotech kingpin Monsanto, has officially been banned from the Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the heavily hyped transgenic crop failed...

Weight loss-obsessed girls eating GMO cotton balls soaked in lemon juice

12/4/2013 - A practice being promoted on YouTube as a fad diet is actually a form of disordered eating that can pose serious health risks, health professionals are warning. In videos promoting "the cotton ball diet," young girls soak cotton balls in lemonade or orange juice and then swallow them. The girls claim...

A must read for women

5/13/2013 - My friend, Andrea Donsky, that has the website www.naturalsavvy.com, wrote an incredible article that is extremely relevant to all women that have a monthly cycle. She has given me permission to submit it here. As you read the article and become upset there is a link to go to to sign a petition. It...

Innocent farmers being blamed for failure of Monsanto's frankencrops

2/22/2013 - So, if you're a farmer and your yields are consistently lower each year, it's your fault, right? If you're using a Monsanto product, then the company would tell you yes, indeed it is your fault. But what happens when Monsanto-designed Bt cotton in India, which is supposed to be resistant to the...

GM cotton has not improved yields, but it has ruined sustainable agriculture

2/9/2011 - Remember the promises made by Monsanto that genetically-modified (GM) crops would bring higher yields and a better quality of life to the world? A recent study put forth by anthropologists from Washington University (WU) in St. Louis has revealed that Bt cotton, a type of GM cotton that produces its...

Organic cotton suddenly in demand among top textile brands

12/19/2010 - Consumer concern over environmental destruction has turned organic cotton into a hot commodity for top textile brands from Nike to Levi Strauss. "There's a paradigm shift in the textile sector," said John Mowbray, editor of the magazine Ecotextile. "Three years ago sustainability was not on the...

Why You Should Buy Organic Cotton

10/1/2010 - Cotton is everywhere - clothing, towels, blankets, even diapers and feminine hygiene products. It's used more than any other natural fiber including wool. The cotton industry produces an estimated 20 million bales of cotton a year. It's ironic that the "fabric of our lives," as the commercial goes,...

Pests invade GM cotton crops in China

9/26/2010 - The wide scale adoption of genetically modified (GM) cotton crops in China has led to an explosion of insect pests, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and published in the journal Science. "This is a massive issue in terms of the environment,...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Choose Naturally Colored Cotton

11/18/2009 - Most people think that cotton only comes in the color white and then needs to be dyed, but in reality cotton can be grown in a variety of colors including tan, green, yellow, red, and brown. Colored cotton agriculture began in Indo-Pakistan, Egypt, and Peru around 2700 B.C. It was the Industrial...

Do You Know What Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Your Clothing?

3/10/2008 - You know that if you eat that sugar-filled cookie, it might spike your insulin, and if you put on cosmetics with chemicals in them, they will probably end up in your blood. But have you ever thought twice about putting on your favorite T-shirt, or snuggling into your cotton sheets? A growing number...

The dark history of modern medicine: U.S. surgeons routinely operated on babies without anesthesia

8/10/2006 - A warning to readers: this is a gruesome story. Do not read this if you are squeamish. It's a hard-to-believe (but true) account of the horrors of conventional medicine and its barbaric surgical procedures, many of which are still practiced today. We begin by examining the astonishing practice of...

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