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|3/24/2016 - Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) purport that there is no real difference between organic and non-organic foods, since both are molded by the hands of man. Once the surface of non-organic food is scratched and the layers are pealed back, however, the nutritional quality unearthed...|
|11/3/2015 - The biotech industry is at it again.
However, the latest news isn't about the industry's involvement with your food or some pills you may be taking, but about tapping into society's seemingly collective love of adorable animals.
Specifically, Chinese biotech firm BGI has focused on creating the...|
|7/19/2015 - There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption...|
|3/2/2015 9:22:03 AM - Tufts University's Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute (Timothy Wise) points out:
There is no ... consensus on the safety of GM food. A peer-reviewed study of the research, from peer-reviewed journals, found...|
|2/14/2015 - Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated "science" as fact.
|12/1/2014 - Story by Daisy Luther, republished from Eat Local Grown with additional editing by Natural News.
What's the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days?
Should you consume them? Are they okay in moderation? Should you strictly avoid them at all times? And if so, how...|
|8/18/2014 11:10:34 AM - The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.
With heirlooms, you save the seeds of a fruit or vegetable with favorable characteristics. Other than...|
|2/1/2014 - The company responsible for developing genetically modified (GM) salmon that grows at twice the normal pace is the subject of a new lawsuit in Canada. CBC.ca reports that the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and the British Columbia-based Living Oceans Society (LOS) are jointly taking Environment...|
|8/5/2013 - New science is emerging and converging which allows parents to pre-fabricate the genetic sequence of their children. New generation gene sequencing, coupled with in-vitro fertilization will allow parents to choose the genetic makeup of their child. A new controversial procedure called mitochondrial...|
|1/22/2013 - A Natural News investigation into the probiotics industry has turned up alarming information about how probiotics are formulated and labeled. We've found that nearly all probiotics available in the U.S. market today are secretly formulated with genetically modified ingredients that are intentionally...|
|11/12/2012 - Big money wins yet again -- this time defeating Prop. 37 in California. Monsanto, DuPont and others contributed $45 million to keep the American public in the dark about genetically modified organisms. Even though the failure of this ballot measure is a blow to those who value safe food, the battle...|
|10/4/2012 - Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association has been protesting Whole Foods for several years, demanding the company label the GMOs it sells. Whole Foods management has foolishly ignored him.
In fact, until recently his efforts achieved relatively little traction, but all of a sudden "he...|
|10/3/2012 - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are everywhere. Even when we make our best effort to eat organically, a GMO will slip through here and there -- we eat out or cheat with a few conventional corn chips. Usually the body can handle a few mishaps every once in a while, but shocking information about...|
|9/14/2012 - Dow Chemicals releases new genetically modified seeds in an ongoing effort to maximize profits while putting people at risk for serious diseases. Dow's genetically modified corn has been dubbed "Agent Orange corn" because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles...|
|5/1/2012 - There is a conspiracy of selling out happening in America. Politics and personal interest it would seem determine government policies over and above health and safety issues. When President Obama appointed Michael Taylor in 2009 as senior adviser for the FDA, a fierce protest ensued from consumer groups...|
|12/9/2011 - One of the most vulnerable segments of the population -- infants -- are being affected as chemical giant Martek Biosciences uses cronyism to have its patented GMO products classified as organic. The National Organic Program is trying to correct this, but in the meantime the "organic" infant formula...|
|7/20/2011 - Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the only essential fats that humans need from dietary sources. Although studies are inconsistent, some evidence indicates that consuming more omega-3s relative to omega-6s could be beneficial to the cardiovascular system and possibly have other health benefits as...|
|7/17/2011 - Thanks to a recent admission by the USDA that it does not have the regulatory framework to even regulate GMOs, the world of biotech is set to unleash a tidal wave of genetically modified seeds upon the United States. This is the upshot of Scotts Miracle-Gro challenging the USDA over its GMO grass seeds,...|
|6/24/2011 - Food that contains genetically engineered organisms can transfer genetic material into the DNA of bacteria in the intestinal tract leading to a myriad of health consequences. Responsible scientists have been warning about the potential dangers of releasing genetically modified organisms into the food...|
|4/4/2011 - There seems to be no limit to the violations of natural law that will be committed in the name of "science." The latest is an effort to make cows produce human breast milk by using genetically modified embryos crossed with human genes, then implanted into surrogate cows. The result is a cow that produces...|
|3/25/2011 - Washington, DC March 14, 2011. A growing number of consumer activists are staging demonstrations all over the US, with the largest so far at the White House on March 26, 2011.
They demand labeling of genetically modified foods and they're urging activists around the country to "Rally for the Right...|
|12/29/2010 - Concern about eating genetically modified foods alarms many health conscious consumers. Mike Adams has likened these genetically altered foods to the Frankenstein monster and has raised concerns about the FDA's approval of a genetically altered salmon for human consumption. He has called the GM salmon...|
|12/8/2010 - We've just released a hilarious new Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme that calls attention to the dangers of genetically modified foods. The short video is available now at NaturalNews.TV: http://www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=7169FB2DB98676A4616229E3A6356F20
The video is the first in a new series of videos...|
|11/16/2010 - Genetic modification of the food supply has run rampant within the past couple of years. A new genetically modified creation has emerged, and may soon end up on your dinner table. Researchers in India have developed a genetically modified potato, loaded with genetically altered amino acids. It seems...|
|10/27/2010 - The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Genetic Roulette - The Dangers of GMO's - with our special guest Jeffrey Smith, bestselling author of the #1 rated book on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). This show will reveal how the largest biotech companies in the world continue to...|
|10/14/2010 - As part of the October Non-GMO month, the Health Ranger has released a new rap music video called "Just Say No to GMO." Written and performed by Michael Adams (the Health Ranger), this new song takes aim at the biotech industry by exposing the dangers of genetically engineered foods while promoting...|
|10/12/2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now approved the first crop genetically modified for increased consumer appeal, promising to spark a new battle between biotech rivals DuPont and Monsanto over control of the genetically modified (GM) soybean market.
The approved crop is a soybean engineered...|
|10/11/2010 - We live in a world where genetic modification of the food supply is extremely prevalent. It is extremely important to be able to identify whether or not your food has been a target of genetic modification, or sprayed with pesticides. There are numerous methods of identifying the origins of your food...|
|9/27/2010 - As the FDA stands poised to approve genetically modified (GM) salmon safe for public consumption, the next logical question concerns how GM salmon would be labeled. Would the fish come with a large red warning that says, "Genetically modified salmon"?
As it turns out, no. In fact, the FDA has already...|
|9/22/2010 - Following a review from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel this past weekend, AquaBounty Technologies, a Mass.-based biotechnology company, has been denied approval for its genetically modified (GM) salmon "AquAdvantage" that grows twice as fast as natural salmon. The FDA panel said the...|
|9/16/2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared a genetically modified salmon fit for human consumption, and may soon approve it as a food product. In a September 3, 2010 briefing, the FDA announced their analysis that the GM salmon are "as safe to eat as food from other Atlantic salmon." The...|
|9/15/2010 - The FDA is set to rule on whether a genetically modified salmon is safe for human consumption. It is a decision that may soon serve up the first genetically engineered animal food product to consumers' plates. The fish under consideration is the AquAdvantage salmon, a bioengineered Atlantic salmon developed...|
|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...|
|2/25/2010 - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned that the public should avoid genetically modified (GM) foods, stating, "There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation."
A large number of studies and incidents have implicated GM foods...|
|2/16/2010 - In 2006, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Monsanto's genetically modified (GM), "Roundup Ready" alfalfa without conducting a proper Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and The Cornucopia Institute jointly filed a lawsuit against the USDA...|
|10/6/2009 - For those of us wondering how bad the untested genetically modified food experiment is going to get before it gets any better, a ray of hope was just offered. A San Francisco judge, the very honorable, Judge Jeffrey White just ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Animal and Plant Health Inspection...|
|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...|
|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...|
|6/11/2009 - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has issued a warning urging the public to avoid genetically modified foods and has also called for a moratorium on GMOs until long-term, independent studies can prove their safety. The group has also called for required labeling of foods that contain...|
|5/27/2009 - More than 70 companies have signed a pledge promising to avoid using sugar from genetically modified sugar beets "wherever possible."
Genetically modified sugar beets, engineered by the Monsanto Corporation to be resistant to its herbicide Roundup, were first harvested in fall 2008. By now, sugar...|
|4/29/2009 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has called for a boycott of the Kellogg Company, also known as Kellogg's, after the company refused to sign a pledge refusing to use genetically modified sugar in its cereal products.
Sugar from genetically modified sugar beets hit the U.S. market for the first...|
|1/26/2009 - A British lord and fertility researcher has announced plans to breed genetically engineered pigs, for the purpose of harvesting their organs for transplant into humans.
"Pigs' organs are the right size for human transplantation, and they work similarly to human organs," said Lord Winston, head of...|
|1/14/2009 - An investors' coalition called the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has launched a campaign to secure promises from companies not to use sugar from genetically modified (GM) sugar beets.
The www.DontPlantGMBeets.org campaign encourages consumers to write to 63 U.S. beverage, food...|
|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...|
|5/14/2008 - The problems with Genetically Modified (GM) foods are as many as they are varied. Respected scientists have risked everything to step forward and warn consumers that this new fast-track "solution to world hunger" is bad for their health and the environment, but to little avail. Giant agri-business companies...|
|12/7/2007 - It's an interesting question and if you began insulin treatment in the last 20 years, it's likely that your doctor didn't ask, "do you prefer genetically modified insulin or natural insulin?". For Pete's sake, even restaurants ask if you want bottled or tap water. When you're stabbing the hormone into...|
|3/19/2007 - (ConsumerWellness.org) Rice genetically engineered to produce more flavonoids was found to have higher antioxidant activity than unmodified rice, in a joint German-Indian study published in Metabolic Engineering. The rice was specifically engineered for the purposes of the study and has not been approved...|
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|3/14/2007 - The USDA is currently reviewing the second generation of agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" soybean for deregulation. If the USDA decides to deregulate, the crop could be planted and moved without permits or supervision, and it would probably be commercially introduced in 2009.
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