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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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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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

Vermont labeling bill, H.112 passed by judiciary committee

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Yesterday VT Right To Know GMOs labeling bill, H.112 was passed by the judiciary committee 7-4. It will now go to the floor of representatives for a full vote.

All seven of the votes in favor of the bill came from Democrats, while the committee’s three Republicans and one Independent were against the bill.

The NO votes on the House Judiciary Cmte were Tom Koch, Tim Donovan, Andy Donaghy and Vicki Strong – you can find them here: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/alpha.cfm

Ask your legislators to move the GMO bill! http://bit.ly/10EQpuU

More info: http://www.vpirg.org/news/gmo-labeling-bill-passed-by-house-judiciary/

New genetically engineered pig — “Pig 26”

This new pig called “pig 26” has been engineered using a new method called “gene-editing” which scientist claim is precise. The reason? Immunity to African swine fever, a virus which can kill European pigs within 24 hours of infection.

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Article “Move over Dolly the sheep, here’s the genetically engineered pig that could bring home the bacon” http://bit.ly/Zaj6oQ

The gene edit was taken from a wild pig that cannot naturally breed with European pigs.

This new gene-editing was “Method of the Year 2011: Gene-editing nucleases” – by Nature Video. More details on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zDkUFzZoQAs

I wonder what happened to Pig 1 to 25?

Big money defeated reason, ethics and consumer rights

On Tuesday, California voted on proposition 37, whether or not to label GMOs. Although not all the votes have been counted yet, and we won’t know the official result until December 7th-14th, the votes counted so far, show Prop 37 defeated 53% to 47%.

Click here to read about this proposition, and how big money defeated reason, ethics and consumer rights.

The main contributor to the No On 37 campaign was the omni-powerful Monsanto who pumped over $8 million into the $46 million coffers to defeat Prop 37. You can find out what kind of corporation is leading the fight to deny your right to know by watching the movie “The World According to Monsanto.”

Click here to watch The World According to Monsanto.

Only 4 days to the BIG vote!

The vote in California to label GMOs — Prop 37 (Tuesday, 6th November), is going to make history. And over $1 million a day is being spent to try to make sure it doesn’t pass. What happens in California, affects all Americans. If the vote passes, it will send ripples all across America. The stakes are extremely high.

Where’s all this money coming from to stop you knowing your food is GMO? These people…

It doesn’t exactly give you the warm fuzzies does it? All that money is being spent on downright lies, lies and more lies. I just heard that the Justice Dept. is going to be investigating. Continue reading