McDonald’s purchases over 3.4 billion pounds of USA-grown, pesticide-laden potatoes every year. Pesticide drift causing residents that live near potato fields to develop serious chronic health issues, many farmers have lost their livestock to pesticide-induced illness.
Participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce after only a week long change in diet. Consumption of an organic diet for one week signiﬁcantly reduced pesticide exposure.
USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), small farmers and large organic producers fought over what organic label should mean. There are exceptions what is and isn’t allowed in USDA certified organic produce. small farmers and “Big Organic” in dispute on how to handle these exceptions.
In real world it means that small farmers will be put into debt to Monsanto, so they can grow (until they go bankrupt) GMO food crops. Eventually these small farms will become part of even bigger corporation.
Researchers at Harvard University found rising levels of CO2 are affecting human nutrition by reducing levels of very important nutrients in food crops, predicted 2050-levels of CO2 in wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans significantly reduce the amount of iron, zinc, and protein in the crops.
The Pentagon, despite the reduction of the US Armed Forces and their funding, intends to strengthen its military presence around the world and enhance defense cooperation with allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said speaking at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.
Why Monsanto and other GMOs companies would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be next major GMO crop. Company plans to manipulate “medical marijuana.”Pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with ability to produce more active compounds which are patented.
Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Italy has refuted an Italian farmer’s request to freely sow biotech corn seeds, citing precautionary principle which allows governments to take protective measures to protect human health and the environment without having to wait for possible risks to be realized.
Activists wanted to be heard at National Organic Standards Board Meeting (NOSB). discussing integrity of organic foods arrested after protest against watering down organic standards by USDA and Obama political appointee’s, reduce determinations which allow synthetic ingredients in food.
After months of regular visits by citizens to city council meetings, Dallas City Council decided last week to stop water fluoridation. Perhaps it was economic incentive. Citizens continuously probed council members about why they would fluoridate city water when it has been proven dangerous to health.
When planning transport systems in developing countries, one of the main challenges is to evaluate the proportion of income spent by poorer households on transport as well as in understanding transport patterns in relation to residential location, travel distance and travel mode.
EcoWatch, USC Canada, a non-governmental agency, is working to create a stronger domestic seed industry through the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Their hopes are that the initiative will help protect against the negative effects of climate change on food security.
Number of GMO-free countries growing – especially in Europe. Bavarian Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber, signed GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with President of European GMO Free network, and Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.
they are not just passively ignoring alternative energy sources; they are actively opposing them.
President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) Volodymyr Klymenko: we propose the legalization of the use of GM seeds, which had been tested in the United Stated for a long time, for our producers. Monsanto winner of US State Department 27th Annual World Food Prize in 2013.
Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of the biotech giant’s RoundUp herbicide in our food, researchers found high levels of RoundUp on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants. Studies have proven there are ‘anti-nutrients’ in GM food.
"Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed," Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Slovenia southwest of the country’s capital, Ljubljana, at a depth of 12.4 kilometers, says USGS. The earthquake took place about 200 kilometers from a nuclear power plant at Krško, a town in eastern Slovenia.
First Russia, Tasmania, and Mexico say no to Monsanto and now, the Netherlands have passed a similar ban, determined to keep Glyphosate-laced herbicides away from the general public. Citizens of the Netherlands have been expressing their concern over glyphosate chemicals.
The Russian government will postpone the introduction of certifying genetically-modified seeds for another three years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during his annual report before the country's lower house of parliament.
Those who can't smell the carbon dioxide ravaging the earth for hedonistic profit - enabled by federal and many state and local governments - will find out that just because you can't smell global warming does not mean that it is not brewing a cauldron of devastation just over the horizon.
China refused five total shipments of GM crops in just a month – all of it coming from the U S. Chinese Minister of Agriculture unable to issue safety certificate unless these strict scientific proofs utilized. Three shipments of US GMO corn without safety certificates, approval documents destroyed.
United States farmers have interest in Ukraine situation, regional instability could have consequences on wheat and corn supplies around world, possible disruptions in country’s supply chain. Western sanctions on Russian wheat output could have repercussions on American farms and elsewhere.
Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine research: royal jelly helps maintain blood sugar levels, controlls oxidative stress. May prevent, reverse Type 2 diabetes. “After royal jelly supplementation, blood glucose decreased. Royal jelly; secretion from honey bees, nurtures larvae, queen bees.
Florida couple challenge the state when they were told they would be fined $500 simply for having a vegetable garden on property they owned for over 20 years. Florida officials claim it was an eyesore
Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.
France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.
Study published in journal Biomedical Research International: Roundup herbicide 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. Pesticides contain adjuvants, kept confidential, called inerts. Inert adjuvants up to 10,000 times more toxic than glyphosate.
Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology study: animals and humans who consume GMO foods with glyphosate chemicals, main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp have high levels of glyphosate in their urine. People who eat organic foods, have lower levels of glyphosate in their urine.
2.5 million residents of a major city in west China have been ordered not to drink its tap water after the supply was contaminated with dangerous level of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. Panic buying of bottled water broke out in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province.
Suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. Most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) cannot treat cancer once it begins, this natural substance that occurs in pulp of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, can keep cancer from metastasizing (spreading). MCP is a preventative medicine for cancer, not a curative one, proven to be very effective.
Four months into 2014, the state has already experienced more earthquakes (252) than it did the entirety of 2013 – itself a record-breaking year with 222 quakes recorded. Some scientists say is linked to increased fracking operations in the state.
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation in US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess, backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states passing laws requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods. Bill linked to Monsanto and Koch Industries. War against“right to know” labeling.
California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381 this past week which would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Second attempt to pass GMO labeling legislation, will now move on to either the Senate Judiciary or Agriculture Committee, to be determined by the Rules Committee
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