About Michael Kinnaird

Author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.

GM mosquitoes may be released in Florida

Oxitec's genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito

Oxitec’s genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.

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Free to view until the 12th only, Symphony of the Soil

This new documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, director of The Future of Food, is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. Filmed on four continents, it gives voice to an amazing cast of soil users : from scientists to farmers, activists to policy makers, historians to entrepreneurs featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers. It also highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling.

MDG : Monsanto GM soya impact on honey bees protest in Yucatan Peninsula in mexico

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

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New Book about GMOs: The GMO Deception

gmo deceptionThe GMO Deception

What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk.

Edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber
Foreword by Ralph Nader

“If you do not understand why there is so much opposition to GMOs, nationally and internationally, this book is the place to start.” —Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

“This eye-opening collection of essays by numerous experts lays bare what global corporations like Monsanto are attempting to foist upon us, as well as how activists around the world are fighting back to preserve our children’s future.” —Dick Russell, environmental author

“The GMO Deception is the most comprehensive resource covering all areas of this complex topic.”—Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher, The Organic & Non-GMO Report  Continue reading

What is the problem with GMO?

Here’s a good interview with Ken Roseboro who runs The Organic & Non-GMO Report.

Only 8 minutes long, and a good one to show to family and friends who maybe aren’t yet up to speed with what a GMO is and why we should avoid them.

Ken recently appeared in the documentary GMO OMG.

You can watch an interview with filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and see clips from the movie…

All the best,
Mike

 

Worm evolves to eat GM corn

worm eats cornAfter years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.

More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/03/voracious-worm-evolves-eat-biotech-corn-engineered-kill

Connecticut First in the Nation to Pass GMO Labeling Bill

Tara Cook-Littman, an advocate who pushed for the bill celebrates her victory

A bill that would mandate labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients passed the House Monday, making Connecticut the first state in the nation to pass this type of legislation.

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“The bill was re-amended by the Senate on Saturday and was approved today by the House. The trigger is now four states and the population size was reduced. The biggest amendment the Senate made, and by far the most important, was the removal of the exemption for farmers making less than $1.5 million dollars which really challenged the integrity of the bill. This is a compromise, but one that strengthens the integrity of the bill now. This will truly help other states move forward which will assist us with the trigger.” ~ GMO Free CT

Unapproved, Genetically Engineered Wheat Found in Oregon Farmer’s Field

wheat“USDA has once again failed to protect the food supply from GE crop contamination,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director at Center for Food Safety. “This incident underscores why stronger regulation is long overdue. Congress needs to investigate how this occurred and the prevalence of contamination. Until then, USDA, at a minimum, should immediately place a moratorium on open-air field testing of genetically engineered crops.”

Read More: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2253/unapproved-genetically-engineered-wheat-found-in-oregon-farmers-field

Seeds of Death: Unveiling the lies of GMOs

Very powerful new film from Gary Null featuring clips from the leading voices in the movement e.g. Jeffrey Smith, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Bruce Lipton Ph.D., David Murphy, Ronnie Cummins and Andrew Kimbrell.