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U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can't force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

8/31/2014 - A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn. As reported by agriculture website Capital Press, Syngenta attempted to employ a 100-plus-year-old warehouse law to force the elevator company, Bunge, to accept...

Glyphosate - The silent danger causing lead poisoning in pregnant women

8/29/2014 - The fight taking place doesn't always involve guns on the battlefield. Sometimes the battlefield is something quiet and innocent like a field of crops. The gun is sometimes the chemical pesticides and herbicides soaking into the plants, loading up in the soil. The pesticides and herbacides fire back...

New experimental GMOs cause Public outrage after USDA colludes with biotech industry

8/26/2014 - Despite a groundswell of opposition from watchdog groups, doctors, scientists, 50 members of Congress and thousands of members of the general public, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to move forward with approval for three new genetically modified (GM) crops designed to be sprayed...

Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs

8/15/2014 - Organizations in Hawaii are attempting to block efforts by biotech firms to roll back regulations on GMO crops. In early August, a coalition of local farmers and environmental groups filed a motion in court to intervene in a lawsuit aimed at overturning a Hawaii County ordinance that imposes a moratorium...

7 ways GMOs are destroying humanity and the planet

8/7/2014 - No matter what personal views you might have on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), these relatively new biological creations are wreaking havoc on both the environment and human health, as thoroughly demonstrated in the scientific literature. And here are seven concrete examples of why: 1) GMOs...

The Agricultural Holocaust explained: the 10 worst ways GMOs threaten humanity and our natural world

7/27/2014 - Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists...

Herbicide-resistant crops threaten global environment, says intergovernmental report

7/14/2014 - The adoption of crops genetically modified (GM) for herbicide resistance leads to a dramatic increase in herbicide usage and herbicide resistance, and is a major threat to global biodiversity, according to a joint scientific report by the environmental agencies of Austria and Switzerland and the German...

Cancer death rates are twice as high where GM crops and agricultural chemicals are used

7/5/2014 - Agricultural regions that see a heavy use of chemicals and in which genetically modified (GM) crops are grown have a cancer death rate twice as high as the national average, according to a report by the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province in Argentina. "Once again, what we have complained about...

EU law would give biotech companies final say on national GMO bans

5/26/2014 - A new proposal under consideration by European Union politicians would essentially give biotechnology companies the final say over whether member states can ban some of the very products they make -- GMO crops. According to the anti-GMO activist organization Stop the Crop, environmental ministers...

Genetically engineered crops banned in Jackson County, Oregon in landslide victory against GMOs

5/21/2014 - A ban on the growing of all genetically engineered plants appears to be a landslide victory in Jackson County, Oregon. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting and a huge voter turnout of over 50 percent, nearly 66% of voters elected to ban all genetically engineered crops from being grown in the...

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...

GMO crops in Iowa fail as beetle larvae develop resistance

4/2/2014 - In the decades ahead, will humanity sit and watch, as the biotech industry continues to expand, keeping nature dominated, while decimating all those "pests" that eat away at corporate profits? How might genetically altered seeds and pesticides push honeybees to total collapse, as vegetables and herbs...

Monsanto's new herbicide-resistant GM crops threaten American vegetable farmers

3/19/2014 - Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today's farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing...

GMOs will unleash global killer 'ecocide' across the planet, warns prominent scientist

3/11/2014 - A top scientist and "risk engineering" expert is now publicly warning that GMOs pose a dire, genuine threat to the continuation of life on Earth. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, says that GMOs have the potential to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale,...

Why are taxpayers subsidizing bad food choices?

3/2/2014 - One quick perusal of the recently passed agricultural bill in Congress will show you what is inherently wrong with it: Taxpayers are being forced to heavily subsidize some of the worst crops in terms of our health. According to The Washington Post's Tamar Haspel, two of those crops -- corn and soy...

Russians successfully grow edible food crops in space

2/11/2014 - Space is not the first place you think of when the subject turns to agriculture, but at some point in the future it might, thanks to some recent breakthroughs by Russian cosmonauts/scientists. According to tech news site Betabeat and Russian media, "Russian space farmers" have managed to grow "a...

GM crop ban extended indefinitely in Tasmania

1/29/2014 - Tasmania recently extended its ban on GMO crops indefinitely. This move will enable the Tasmanian island state of the Australian Commonwealth, located 150 miles off the southeast coast of mainland Australia, to maintain export leverage to European nations and others that won't import GMO foods. The...

Farmers' lawsuit against Monsanto headed to U.S. Supreme Court

9/19/2013 - A lawsuit challenging biotech giant Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) seed patents is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. The St. Louis-based chemical company, known for its Round-up glyphosate herbicide and the patented GM crops bred to withstand glyphosate use or to create their own pesticides...

Monsanto gives up on GM crops in Europe, pursues patenting of conventional crops

7/24/2013 - The world's most evil corporation, Monsanto, has announced it will cease trying to introduce any new genetically-modified (GM) crops into Europe following years of widespread public opposition to the controversial and untested technology. Instead, the multinational biotechnology behemoth will re-focus...

How GMOs are to blame for the rampant overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture

7/20/2013 - It's no secret here, Natural News has long reported what the mainstream media generally has not regarding the risks of GM foods and how they are creating a host of dangers to our food supply. Now, it seems, science is making it much more difficult to ignore these facts. A new study has found that...

Monsanto hypocrisy: GMOs supposedly identical to natural crops on safety, but unique for patent enforcement

6/26/2013 - The biotechnology industry has pulled a fast one with regards to the legitimacy of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Straddling both sides of the fence, multinational corporations like Monsanto continually claim that their GM monstrosities are "substantially equivalent" to natural crops when it...

More countries abandon GM seeds, crops in response to widespread public disapproval

6/18/2013 - Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto...

Urgent action alert: EPA about to raise allowable concentrations of glyphosate on food crops, edible oils and animal feed - comments needed by July 1

6/18/2013 - This is an urgent action alert from Natural News and the Health Ranger. Public comments are due by July 1 to object to new EPA regulations which are already in place, allowing glyphosate contamination of food crops, edible oils and waterways at concentrations which are thousands of times higher than...

Down with GMOs

6/15/2013 - Recently, In one of Hawaii's only newspapers that is for the people and free, The Honolulu Weekly, an article written by Tiffany Hervey put the GMO issue in an incredible, proper perspective. The problem is that before any change can take place, we have to somehow negate the efforts of Monsanto's "hooker"...

Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

6/4/2013 - It's a scandal. Monsanto has just announced it's giving up on most of Europe: people there don't want GMO food. In America, the struggle is for labeling GMOs. This is some kind of "fairness doctrine." Let the US consumer decide what kind of food to buy. Choice. It's the American way, right? No,...

Monsanto: The worst of the worst

5/30/2013 - Monsanto lies about everything and will commit any atrocity against the people to ensure profits. Recently, the Cornucopia Institute reported about the French farmer that was poisoned by one of Monsanto's "safe" pesticides. Read it for your self. A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine...

Over 800 world scientists agree: GM crops are nothing short of a bio-war on our food

5/22/2013 - You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand why genetically modified foods are dangerous, but if you look closely, you may just find the name of one listed among the names of more than 800 scientists from around the globe who have joined forces in an open letter to all world governments, outlining...

Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states' rights to label GMOs

5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...

GMO multi-toxin crops continue to backfire as more insects become resistant to crop chemicals

4/29/2013 - Promises made by the biotechnology industry about the alleged robustness of its genetically modified (GM) crops are proving to be false, as research out of the University of Arizona (UA) uncovers a growing resistance by pests to even the most advanced crop chemical technologies in use today. Published...

CO2 myth busted: Why we need more carbon dioxide to grow food and forests

3/31/2013 - If you talk to the global warming crowd, carbon dioxide -- CO2 -- is the enemy of mankind. Any and all creation of CO2 is bad for the planet, we're told, and its production must be strictly limited in order to save the world. But what if that wasn't true? What if CO2 were actually a planet-saving...

Monsanto: Patents on life?

3/4/2013 - The press and public have fixated on the sticky legal details of the case, and the classic David vs. Goliath nature of the fight. But win or lose, Mr. Bowman's predicament is part of a much bigger problem. The real issue is this: Why have we surrendered control over something so basic to human survival...

China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure

2/23/2013 - On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first...

Hidden, deadly viral gene found in commercial GMO crops

2/7/2013 - Just a few months after a now-famous Italian study found that Monsanto's NK603 genetically-modified (GM) corn causes serious organ damage and tumors in mammals, a report issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has uncovered that most GMOs in commercial use today contain a hidden viral gene...

Yes on Prop 37's biggest supporter was... Monsanto?

12/11/2012 - We've all heard about hidden agendas, divide and conquer, controlling the narrative, and problem-reaction-solution. These are certainly time-honored and effective strategies for political elites. To get simpler, we could just say lie-cheat-steal-kill. But let's approach all this from a somewhat...

GMOs and pesticides create super-pests

10/10/2012 - One of the expected advantages to genetically modified crops is their proposed ability to withstand onslaughts from weeds and other pests that could damage or destroy crops. Unfortunately, that's not the way mother nature works. Yes, these crops may be resistant to the original stains of weeds and pests...

The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity

9/21/2012 - The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth that "GMOs are safe" are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry. GMOs are an anti-human...

Nearly all conventional food crops grown with fluoride-laced water, then sprayed with more fluoride

9/10/2012 - The average American today is exposed to a whole lot more fluoride than he or she is probably aware. Conventional produce, it turns out, is one of the most prevalent sources of fluoride exposure besides fluoridated water, as conventional crops are not only irrigated with fluoride-laced water in many...

Is there fluoride in your grapes?

8/9/2012 - Most of the talk concerning fluoride exposure these days centers around the chemical's forced presence in many public water supplies, and how this is causing an epidemic of chronic health problems. But little do many people realize that fluoride exposure is also problematic throughout the food supply,...

Bill Gates dumps another $10 million into researching new GM crops for agricultural takeover of Africa

7/23/2012 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again busy funding efforts to promote the spread of the agricultural cancer that are genetically-modified (GM) crops, this time in the form of a $10 million grant it recently issued to a group of British scientists working on new GM crops that require no fertilizer....

The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

7/10/2012 - While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped into the...

The corruption of the Farm Bill, and why clean, organic food remains more expensive than conventional

7/6/2012 - If you have ever wondered why junk food is almost always artificially cheap compared to healthy food, you need look no further than federal agriculture policy. Little do most people know that the federal government funnels billions of taxpayer dollars via the "Farm Bill" into large-scale crop systems...

New technology can detect as little as 0.1 percent GMO contamination in crops, food

5/21/2012 - Identifying the presence of genetically-modified (GM) contaminants in food and food crops could soon become a whole lot easier and more accurate. Researchers from Lumora, a molecular diagnostics specialist company originating out of Cambridge University, have developed a unique method of illuminating...

'Agent Orange' crop chemicals challenged by coalition of US farmers and food companies

4/22/2012 - It is getting down to the wire for the potential deregulation of the toxic herbicide 2,4-D, aka "Agent Orange," and its associated crops, and food freedom advocates everywhere are turning up the heat on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop...

Study: Bt toxin in GM crops kills non-target species

3/6/2012 - A new study out of Switzerland confirms once again that Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin, the nefarious pesticide produced by certain genetically-modified (GM) crops, is harming non-target species. Published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe, the study reveals that two-spotted ladybird (Adalia...

PEER sues White House for withholding documents from Monsanto-linked lobbyist regarding protection of GE crops in wildlife refuges

3/2/2012 - The non-profit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a lawsuit against the Obama White House for refusing to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that would potentially unearth the administration's direct ties to Monsanto and the biotechnology...

Crops being sprayed with MSG, glutamic acid as chemical growth enhancers

2/2/2012 - Many Natural News readers know of government requirements for irradiating raw almonds and herbs, destroying their nutritional value, under the guise of food safety. This and pasteurizing milk are but two examples of how federal agencies are destroying our food's nutrition. Not so many health conscious...

Leaked documents reveal US diplomats actually work for Monsanto

1/11/2012 - Biotech giant Monsanto has been genetically modifying the world's food supply and subsequently breeding environmental devastation for years, but leaked documents now reveal that Monsanto has also deeply infiltrated the United States government. With leaked reports revealing how U.S. diplomats are actually...

Rep. Kucinich proposes legislation to ban open-air cultivation of pharmaceutical-producing GE crops

1/10/2012 - A long-time advocate of protecting the food supply from the detrimental, and most-likely irreversible, effects of genetically-engineered (GE) crops on the environment and humans, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has proposed new legislation to ban the open-air cultivation of GE crops programmed to produce...

Four ways Monsanto threatens the environment and public health

12/18/2011 - Biotechnology giant Monsanto has been the leader in genetically modifying the planet, altering the genetic structure of crops and seeds that are consumed by individuals around the globe. Scientific research has found that GM crops and herbicides are not only leading to a number of health disorders,...

Scientists respond to overuse of agricultural chemicals by genetically engineering crops to produce their own fertilizer

8/24/2011 - A couple of researchers from the University of Alberta (U-A) in Canada say they have come up with a novel new way to eventually end the practice of having to apply environmentally-harmful fertilizer chemicals to commercial crops. Unfortunately, though, the plan has nothing to do with eliminating...

Farmers speak out: GMOs are a trap that Monsanto is using to take over agriculture

8/19/2011 - Most Americans have no idea just how pervasive genetically-modified organisms (GMO) have become throughout the food supply. Predatory marketing practices have lured many farmers into converting over to GMOs, and craftily-designed, proprietary growing systems have kept them there. Meanwhile, multinational...

Deadly new disease linked to recent crop failures and animal miscarriages caused by GM crops, pesticides

7/19/2011 - The recent upswing in crop failures and spontaneous animal miscarriages appears to be the result of a deadly new plant disease, suggests a prominent researcher. According to ongoing research being conducted by Emeritus Professor Don Huber from Purdue University in Indiana, this disease is likely a result...

Stink bug invasion strikes fruit, grain crops in North America

7/9/2011 - Stink bugs are more than annoying for many people in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. One variety, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is wreaking havoc on many crops in the region. This invasive bug is native to Asia and was first encountered on US soil in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s....

Disgruntled neighbor spurs New Jersey town to cite backyard organic farmer for growing vegetables, demands crops be left unattended to die

6/10/2011 - Hostility towards individuals who grow food in their suburban or semi-rural backyards appears to be on the rise, this time in the New Jersey township of Chatham. Officials there have twice cited Mike Bucuk, a 24-year-old organic farmer, for the crime of growing vegetables in his backyard and giving...

Soil microbes are the immune system that protects plants, crops from disease

5/11/2011 - New research conducted by the US Department of Energy (USDE) provides even more proof that synthetic pesticides and herbicides are completely unnecessary when the right balance of natural microbes are present and flourishing in soil. Gary Anderson and his colleagues from both the USDE and Wageningen...

Study: Pesticides, toxins can absorb directly into crops through soil

4/4/2011 - A recent study put forth by Nanjing Agricultural University and funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China provides further insight into the delicate relationship between plants and the soil in which they are grown. An experiment involving ryegrass shed light on how environmental toxins,...

Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals

2/23/2011 - In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen -- previously unknown to science -- that's causing widespread spontaneous abortions among...

Monsanto nation: Exposing Monsanto's minions

2/9/2011 - My expose last week, The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now? (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22449.cfm) has ignited a long-overdue debate on how to stop Monsanto's earth killing, market-monopolizing, climate-destabilizing rampage. Should we basically resign ourselves...

The Organic Elite Surrender to Monsanto - What Now?

2/1/2011 - "The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must." - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and...

USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

1/28/2011 - After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto,...

Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....

Crops absorb pharmaceuticals from sewage sludge spread on farmlands

12/26/2010 - Agricultural crops can absorb pharmaceuticals found in the water used to irrigate them or the sewage sludge used to fertilize them, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toledo-Ohio and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. When humans consume...

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,...

Protestors of toxic GM crops resort to literally destroying them

8/24/2010 - Biotechnology giants like Monsanto continue to push their genetically-modified (GM) crop seeds on the nations of the world, in most cases bypassing the clear will of the people in the process. But some people have decided that enough is enough. For the second time in two years, a group of protestors...

US food crops absorb toxic pharmaceuticals and personal care products from treated wastewater

8/13/2010 - Several major reports have come out in recent years about the dangers of pharmaceutical drug residues being found in the nation's water supplies. But a new study has shown that major American food crops like soybeans are also absorbing these chemicals, and others, from the treated wastewater that farmers...

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...

Common herbicide used on U.S. crops castrates male frogs

5/27/2010 - The dangers associated with pesticide and herbicide use have been receiving increased attention in the media these days. Everything from their contamination of local water supplies to their residue on food has been making headlines. But a new study has found that one popular weed killer is actually...

GM crops cause liver and kidney damage

3/17/2010 - A report published in the International Journal of Microbiology has verified once again that Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems. A legal challenge issued against Monsanto forced the multi-national agriculture giant to release raw data revealing that animals...

Innovative anti-insect netting protects crops without pesticides

1/15/2010 - When agricultural pesticides first came on the scene in the 1920s, farmers quickly adopted them as a working solution for eliminating pests that were destroying millions of dollars worth of crops. Resistance to pesticides quickly developed, requiring new formulas and additional applications that drenched...

Three Approved GMO Crops Linked to Organ Damage, New Study Shows

1/13/2010 - Genetically Modified crops (or GM) are genetically modified organisms (GMO) that have been altered to meet a specific profile. They have also been the subject of controversy almost since their introduction two decades ago. A new study pinpoints three variations of GM corn (maize) as being linked to...

Genetically Engineered Crops have Led to Massive Increases in Pesticide Use

12/3/2009 - According to a recent report compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, the growing of genetically engineered crops has led to a 383 million pound increase in U.S. pesticide use during the time period spanning from 1996 to 2008. The Organic Center (TOC), the Union for Concerned Scientists...

UCS Study Says Genetically Modified Crops Have Failure to Yield

9/19/2009 - A 43-page study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that since the inception of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, no significant increases in crop yields can be attributed to them. This is directly contrary to what Monsanto and other seed-makers have often pointed out in...

How to Fight Back Against Genetically Modified Foods

8/25/2009 - With genetically modified (GM) foods dominating the United States' corn and soybean crop today, Monsanto - the company most responsible for GM foods - has also dominated most of South Africa`s seed crops as well. As reported by Barbara Minton here at Natural News in April, a huge crop failure there...

Genetically Modified Crops Implicated in Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

1/11/2009 - As the disappearance of honeybees continues, researchers are trying desperately to discover the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). General concensus at this point is that there is more than once cause and the latest culprit may be genetically modified crops. This is one area of research being...

Bringing the Culture Back in Agriculture

12/2/2008 - After the turn of the previous century there was a lot of experimentation with mono cultures. By that is meant growing only one field crop, e.g. corn or wheat. This is a principle that goes against nature, which works with ecosystems based on synergy and complex wholes, whereby plants work together...

Ancient Seeds: The Key to Feeding the World

11/3/2008 - All over the world, crops are failing because they are unable to cope with more frequent extreme weather changes. One day there could be a snap frost, while another day, it could be extremely hot. In these conditions, our modern day seeds are not able to produce the crops we need. The basis to our...

Proposal Could Lead to Growing Crops on Preserved Land

9/13/2008 - There are approximately 34 million acres of land across the U.S. that the government has paid farmers to stop growing row crops including corn and soybeans on. This land is currently designated as conserved land that is part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The purpose for CRP has been to...

New Generation of Drug-Producing GM Crops Could Threaten Food Supply and Devastate US Farmers

9/11/2008 - A new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops, engineered to produce pharmaceutical or industrial products and ingredients, poses an even more serious threat to health and the environment than older GM crops, the Union of Concerned Scientists has warned. Presenting at the conference of the...

The Truth About Honeybees Provide Clues to Their Disappearance

1/24/2008 - Honeybees are disappearing. Searching for likely causes leads us to find out about adulterated honey, poison in beehives and other shocking realities that few of us recognize. By now you've probably heard of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It sounds bad and it is. When a hive is affected by CCD, the...

The future of food: Why GM crops threaten the sustainability of the human race (opinion)

2/23/2007 - Corporations like Monsanto are playing God with the food supply. Did you ever wonder what happens when all the genetically modified, pesticide-compatible, gene-terminated, laboratory-concocted Frankenfoods end up genetically contaminating the natural crops we depend on for a sustainable food future?...

Radical weather patterns devastate California crops, endanger residents with rare freeze

1/16/2007 - Millions of dollars worth of California crops were devastated Friday when an arctic cold snap hit the state, even in areas where such weather is rare, such as Montclair and Chino. A freeze watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Monica mountains and the San Fernando, San Gabriel...

Declining pollinator populations threaten future crops, ecosystems

10/23/2006 - The National Research Council recently released a report that suggests population trends for pollinators -- such as bees, birds, bats and other creatures that spread pollen and encourage plant fertilization -- are "demonstrably downward." Three quarters of all flowering plants -- including those...

Crops being engineered for biofuels production, but ecological concerns persist

9/11/2006 - Biofuels are just one renewable energy source being considered as the price of fossil fuels continues to soar, but a group of scientists has taken the idea one step further by developing genetically engineered crops for use as biofuels. The idea has been adopted by many big names in the chemical...

Genetically engineered crops contain latent pesticides that are activated when eaten by consumers

9/7/2006 - According to a recent article from the Institute for Responsible Technology, certain varieties of herbicides used on genetically modified (GM) crops -- though inactive inside the plants they protect -- can be re-activated after consumption and cause toxic reactions. Herbicide tolerance (HT) is a...

GM foods becoming an ecological disaster, warns institute

9/5/2006 - Genetically modified (GM) foods are out of control, according to an article by Institute for Responsible Technology reporter Jeffrey M. Smith. In his article, Smith notes that the bright future promised by the makers of GM foods has turned into a disaster that threatens human health and the environment. Unintended...

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Explores the five most effective, yet effortless strategies for transforming human health. Written for busy people and based on research involving 763 participants, this book reveals which health strategies deliver the most results with the least investment in time, money or effort.
How to Prevent and Reverse Prostate Cancer

Discover the little-known natural health secrets that can prevent and even reverse prostate cancer. This book shows you how to reduce your risk of prostate cancer to near zero using potent, clinically proven health strategies that far surpass anything offered by organized medicine.
The Ten Most Important Emerging Technologies For Humanity

In this book, author Mike Adams takes you on a fascinating tour that ventures far beyond conventional science and dares to suggest that as a civilization, we are spending too much time, money and effort on technologies that really don't help us while ignoring the technologies that can really make a difference in our lives.
Superfoods For Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina

In this free online book, you'll get the astounding truth on how these two superfoods are far more than just "supplements" like vitamins and minerals: they are disease preventing foods from nature that can actually help conquer cancer, diabetes, heart disease, clinical depression, and much more.
Take Back Your Health Power! How to reclaim your natural health power from the doctors, drug companies and food marketers who have stolen your right to be healthy

This courageous report tells you how to take back your power from those who have been exploiting your misfortune for their profit. Learn how to put yourself in control and transform your health outcome from this day forward.
The Five Soft Drink Monsters: how to kick the soft drink addiction for good

This downloadable ebooks reveals how to easily and permanently break the soft drink habit for good. This guide will show you, in clear understandable terms, how to recognize each of the five addictive elements of soft drinks -- and then beat them with a clever strategy that's already worked for thousands.
How to Beat the Bird Flu: how to protect yourself from the coming bird flu pandemic

This downloadable ebook arms you with the information you need to protect you and your family from the possible bird flu pandemic the World Health Organization is warning about.
The Seven Laws of Nutrition

Learn how to transform your health, reverse chronic disease and free yourself from pharmaceuticals by mastering the fundamental laws of nutrition.
The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D: an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Holick

In this interview, Dr. Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more.
The Healing Power of Water: an exclusive interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj

This exclusive interview with Dr. B reveals how Dr. B. discovered the healing ability of water and pioneered the emerging field of hydro-health. This is a must read report that will forever change the way you think about H2O.
Grocery Warning

How to recognize and avoid the common foods (and food ingredients) that cause disease. Names all the exact ingredients that directly cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood swings and many more.
The Food Timing Diet

Revealed: The Mike Adams secret to shedding body fat, experiencing phenomenal mental and physical energy and eliminating blood sugar swings -- all while eating enormous quantities of health-enhancing (and delicious!) food. Learn why it's not WHAT you eat as much as WHEN you eat!
The Weiss Method For Better Heart Health

Radically improve your heart health in just eight weeks! Discover the natural way to prevent and reverse heart disease with Decker Weiss, NMD, a leading authority on non-invasive heart disease treatments that combine the best of conventional and natural treatments.
The Real Safety Guide to Disease Prevention

More than 80% of all chronic disease is preventable, but only if you know how. Learn the proven, yet simple prevention strategies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's and many other degenerative health conditions.
The Real Safety Guide to Beating Cybercrime

Learn how to protect yourself, your children and your finances from cybercime in this sought-after safety guide that covers phishing, online identity theft, auction fraud, spyware, cyberstalking and much more.
The Real Safety Guide to Protecting Your Environment

Teaches you 120 practical, Earth-saving tips and strategies for energy conservation, detoxifying your home and work environments, clean air, clean water, recycling and much more. Instant download and hardcopy editions available. 50% of revenues donated to pro-environment non-profits.

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