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|12/2/2016 - It's not often these days that we get to view rapidly advancing technology in a favorable light, but this is one of those rare occasions where high-tech is an incredibly good thing.
As reported by the BBC, researchers are bringing high-tech to agriculture, as a way to raise crops while protecting...|
|11/10/2016 - If the recent projections published in the latest report from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) turn out to be correct, the world's population will continue to grow at a relatively high pace. With the planet's population expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050, which is a 33 percent increase from...|
|10/30/2016 - The utter failure of genetically-modified crops (GMOs) is once again on full display, this time with crop products made by companies other than the usual Monsanto. A novel variety of transgenic corn produced and marketed by both Dow Chemical Corporation and DuPont is not exactly working as claimed,...|
|9/30/2016 - Glyphosate, a toxic chemical found in popular weedkiller Roundup, is classed by the World Health Organization as a probable carcinogen. Roundup is commonly used across America in gardens, public parks and for agriculture – but studies have found that one of its ingredients – glyphosate –...|
|9/16/2016 - Farmers in 10 states have now reported damage to their crops as result of other farmers illegally spraying dicamba on newly approved genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The new GMO cotton and soybeans are able to withstand application of a chemical cocktail made from dicamba and glyphosate, the ingredient...|
|8/22/2016 - My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I'm not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain.
(Article by Robert Schooler, republished from Gmwatch.org)
Cornell, as an institution, appears to be complicit in a shocking amount of ecologically destructive,...|
|8/10/2016 - Farmers throughout the Midwest are having to battle a new pest that's not a weed or an insect, but an illegal chemical manufactured by the Monsanto Company as a pairing for "2 Xtend," the next generation of genetically-modified organism (GMO) that requires even more and harsher chemicals than first...|
|7/21/2016 - California residents are gathering signatures for a petition calling for Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Board to take action against the use of oilfield wastewater for food crop irrigation.
Concerned citizens gathered Saturday at grocery stores throughout the state, talking to fellow Californians...|
|7/11/2016 - Dozens of Nobel laureates have sent a letter to environmental activist group Greenpeace, pressing the organization to stop its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMO), claiming that the altered crops and foods are actually good for humans and the environment.
As reported by the Washington...|
|7/8/2016 - With such widespread use of pesticides on crops throughout the world, and the insistence of Big Agri and some farmers that its products are necessary for successful crop cultivation, one might start to wonder exactly how people managed to grow enough food to survive before this relatively modern poison...|
|7/5/2016 - The media is notorious for showcasing genetic engineering as some kind of miracle for food production, but what do actual farmers think of the technology? In a scathing op-ed piece published in The Des Moines Register, Iowa farmer George Naylor holds nothing back in debunking many of the common myths...|
|6/23/2016 - Soon, Nigerian farmers will no longer own their own seed or control the destiny of their own agriculture. Soon, they will have to get permission to use Monsanto's genetically modified seeds, year after year. Carcinogenic herbicide use will be required, because Monsanto's seeds are engineered specifically...|
|6/20/2016 - A new generation of herbicide-resistant crops will only worsen, not solve, the growing problem of chemical-resistant superweeds, warned a 2014 editorial in the journal Nature.
Around the world, more and more agricultural weeds have become resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, marketed by its maker,...|
|6/8/2016 - Over the years, genetically modified crops have been a controversial topic of intense global debate. While proponents claim that GMOs are safe and needed to feed our burgeoning population, health and environmental groups are concerned about the lack of long-term testing on the impact of GMOs on the...|
|6/2/2016 - A new landmark study has refuted many of the claims of the genetically modified organism (GMO) industry, demonstrating that many of the promises of GMO agriculture remain unfulfilled decades later.
The study by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that GMO farming practices have created pesticide-resistant...|
|5/29/2016 - In an op-ed published by Forbes last week, a pro-biotechnology mouthpiece who used to work for the tobacco industry wrote a provocative piece arguing that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision imperiled the constitutionality of mandatory genetically engineered food labeling. The claim is flat out wrong...|
|5/3/2016 - According to biotech industry and its army of mercenary trolls and science shills, glyphosate is perfectly safe to eat and doesn't cause cancer.
Of course, that claim holds about as much scientific credibility as Big Tobacco's claim that "smoking cigarettes doesn't cause lung cancer or heart disease"...|
|4/24/2016 - Food companies continue to find ways to deceive their customers – the food-buying public – as they aim to maximize their profits. In the latest example, one company has found a way to pass off genetically engineered crops as "non-GMO."
How can they get away with such deception? It all...|
|4/1/2016 - Experimental crops genetically engineered to withstand high doses of pesticides are growing all over the U.S., and in some cases illegally. However, rarely does the biotech industry suffer repercussions, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency responsible for oversight, largely ignores...|
|3/15/2016 - In the quest for power and control, mankind has lost reverence for the biology and interconnected ecology that supports life on Earth. As mankind seeks dominion, he continues to separate himself from his natural surroundings, entering a state of disharmony that ultimately affects the natural systems...|
|2/12/2016 - A basic premise of the official biotechnology narrative is that genetically-modified (GM) food crops contain genes that affect only specific proteins in isolation, and that the rest of the organism functions as normal and is substantially equivalent to its natural counterpart. But this is hardly the...|
|2/9/2016 - All but one of the animal feeding studies performed by independent researchers found significant effects from GM feed (Story by GMWatch, republished from GMWatch.org.)
Glyphosate residues in GM Roundup Ready crops are largely ignored in studies used for GMO regulatory safety assessments, according...|
|2/5/2016 4:21:43 PM - Ever since ancient times, the human race has sought to understand the world around it and grasp the roots of the phenomenon of life. In its assiduous quest to gain more knowledge, humanity has often experimented with other life forms, such as plants or animals. Our pursuit of a complete understanding...|
|12/26/2015 - Humans have been domesticating and cultivating agricultural crops for only slightly more than 10,000 years. In contrast, species of ants have been cultivating crops for 50 million years -- so long that the ants and their crops have co-evolved to become dependent on each other, according to a study conducted...|
|12/17/2015 - New strains of GM crops that produce pesticides in their own tissues are being approved without rigorous safety testing, even though they may carry "serious health and environmental risks," according to a research review conducted by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the...|
|11/23/2015 - A program to test a variety of genetically modified (GM) eggplant in Bangladesh is in shambles, but continues to be forced through by the government, according to an independent investigation by the development policy research group UBINIG.
UBINIG launched the investigation after hearing the government...|
|10/15/2015 - European nations are leading the world in rejecting genetically modified organisms in food and crops, with two more countries recently joining the list: Italy and Austria.
As reported by Nation of Change, Italian ministries have opted to utilize the newly created European Union rules that permit...|
|9/22/2015 - California's farmers have been lured by an affordable water recycling program in which the water used for their crops costs about $33 per square foot. Compare this to the $1,500 per square foot cost of freshwater, and it's easy to see why farmers, whose crops have been hard hit by the state's severe...|
|9/20/2015 - At the same time that Monsanto's corruption is infiltrating every corner of U.S. academia, government regulators and corporate-controlled media, Russia has just announced a total ban on the cultivation of GMO crops.
"A senior Russian government member told reporters the cabinet decided that any food...|
|9/13/2015 - A food activist organization has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alleging that one of its agencies is in violation of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provisions after failing to provide requested documents.
The Center for Food Safety, in its suit against the USDA's Animal...|
|9/9/2015 2:52:16 PM - As news swirls around the internet that Agri-giants like Monsanto pay academics and scientists to be shills for their companies, it is worth recalling that these same firms also engage in other reprehensible and unethical types of corporate behavior.
In 2012, The New American reported that the latest...|
|8/19/2015 - In the face of a growing public sentiment against genetically engineered (GE) crops, the biotechnology industry is pursuing a new strategy: Claiming that new GE technologies are so different from older ones that products produced using them should not be classified as genetically modified organisms...|
|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...|
|7/9/2015 12:45:03 PM - If a group of Chinese scientists gets their way, the future genome of the human race will be designed and mapped out by their genetic standards. Human genetics might one day have to pass strict genetic tests and go through genetic modification to meet the demands of developing a more perfect human race....|
|6/12/2015 - The biotechnology industry is scrounging for new inroads to slip more GMOs into the food supply, and a new study out of Denmark proposes accomplishing this task using fake organics. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Danish National Research Council believe they can get away with...|
|5/28/2015 - Vast quantities of non-organic crops are deliberately doused with the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate (trade name Roundup) in order to provide farmers with a more profitable harvest.
Roundup is one of the world's most popular herbicides, and the most widely used agricultural and residential weedkiller...|
|4/24/2015 - As biotech experts have warned, genetically modified corn has cross-pollinated with non-GMO strains of maize used by small-time farmers in South Africa, according to a new first-of-its-kind study.
Natural Society noted recently that the contaminant now present in Eastern Cape, South Africa, has essentially...|
|4/11/2015 - If you have the space, growing your own food is one of the best ways to survive a SHTF scenario. A reasonably good-sized backyard garden can provide enough food to substantially supplement your daily diet and help you maintain your self-sufficiency, whether you are dealing with a long-term emergency...|
|4/7/2015 - By planting strips of flowers along the edges of their fields, farmers can not only attract more pollinating bees but actually boost their population numbers, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sussex and published in the journal Molecular Ecology on March 23.
|3/18/2015 - A number of American corporations and foundations are spearheading efforts to spread genetically modified organisms to the African continent, including agri-giant Monsanto and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a just-released report.
"The U.S., the world's top producer of GM crops,...|
|2/27/2015 - The scandalous duplicity of the federal government on important issues like vaccines (unvaccinated children are a threat to the vaccinated, so everyone get vaccinated!) and genetically modified crops (they're perfectly safe and don't threaten non-GM crops in any way, so plant away!) reveals just how...|
|2/25/2015 - Many of the claims made concerning the supposed benefits of biotechnology and the effective containment of it through so-called "buffer zones" are patently false. Study after study continues to show that the patented traits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) easily spread and cross-contaminate...|
|2/25/2015 - In a sop to biotech and agriculture giant Monsanto, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the company's controversial genetically modified herbicide-resistant strains of soybean and cotton, leaving critics to speculate that the corporate giant's influence within the federal agency won out...|
|2/21/2015 - With four successive quarters of declining agricultural sales in Brazil, 2015 isn't looking so good for the world's fourth largest chemical company. The decrease in revenue, which dropped over 4 percent from October to December last year, is being attributed to pests' resistance to genetically modified...|
|1/19/2015 1:43:38 PM - Agriculture officials have once again ignored science by suggesting deregulation of two new GMO crops from Monsanto that contain built-in resistance to chemicals derived from the same family as Agent Orange. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton are now one step closer to commercial...|
|12/29/2014 5:26:56 PM - The idea that genetically modified (GM), conventional and organic crops can all coexist peacefully with one another while singing kumbaya next to the fire is an absolute delusion, as evidenced by a new study out of Europe. Researchers found that, despite bans on both the cultivation and import of GM...|
|12/29/2014 - A crop-devastating pest known as the armyworm has begun developing resistance to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) designed to kill it, according to a study conducted by researchers from Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of Florida, the U.S. Department...|
|12/18/2014 10:42:16 AM - For those concerned about crops being infected with fungus, as is the case in Argentina where the combination of slow-drying corn kernels and the area's wet weather conditions wreak havoc on corn, the solution may be in common essential oils. In particular, oregano essential oil has been found to protect...|
|12/10/2014 - More than 100 million pounds of the weedkiller glyphosate is applied annually to crops in the U.S., contributing to cancers such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and liver, pancreas and thyroid cancer, among other health complications. One of the main ingredients in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, glyphosate,...|
|11/17/2014 - Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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:
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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"...|
|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?
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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?...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
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|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.
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