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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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.
Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling.
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.
The 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
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,
After 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
A documentary film by Jeremy Seifert
Submarine Deluxe to release film in New York September 13, Los Angeles September 20 and Seattle September 27 Continue reading
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
“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
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.