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

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Robyn O’Brien, TEDx Austin

Robyn O’Brien, Founder of the Allergy Kids Foundation, shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a “Real Food” evangelist.

Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a “typical” breakfast.

Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

GMO Myths & Truths

gmo-myths-and-truths-2nd-editionAn evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops. This 2nd edition 2014 document is prepared by the preeminent researchers and scientists John Fagan, PhD, Michael Antoniou, PhD and Claire Robinson, MPhil.

Based on the evidence presented in this report, there is no need to take risks with GM crops. Effective and sustainable solutions already exist without the need for GM technology. Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.

This report is both in-depth, and yet easy to read with “at a glance” boxes for quick facts.

Click here to download a PDF of GMO Myths & Truths.

10 reasons why we don’t need GM foods

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Genetically modified (GM) foods are often promoted as a way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether.

1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis

A 2008 World Bank report concluded that increased biofuel production is the major cause of the increase in food prices.[1] Biofuels are crops grown for fuel rather than food. GM giant Monsanto has been at the heart of the lobbying for biofuels — while profiting enormously from the resulting food crisis and using it as a PR opportunity to promote GM foods!

“The climate crisis was used to boost biofuels, helping to create the food crisis; and now the food crisis is being used to revive the fortunes of the GM industry.” — Daniel Howden, Africa correspondent, The Independent (UK).[2]

“The cynic in me thinks that they’re just using the current food crisis and the fuel crisis as a springboard to push GM crops back on to the public agenda. I understand why they’re doing it, but the danger is that if they’re making these claims about GM crops solving the problem of drought or feeding the world, that’s bullshit.” – Prof Denis Murphy, head of biotechnology, University of Glamorgan, Wales.[3] Continue reading

The World According to Monsanto

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The World According to Monsanto by award-winning French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, is an in-depth look at the domination of the agricultural industry from one of the world’s most insidious and powerful companies. A bold, brilliant film and a definite must-see for anyone who is interested in learning more about the multi-billion dollar, omni-powerful Monsanto.

Dear Store Manager:

The letter to the store manager is great, because managers are in a position to influence suppliers, educate shoppers and make non-GMO shopping easier…

Mail it, or just give it to the checkout clerk when you do your next shop.

“It’s such an awesome document – I want to share and use it!!!”
~ Cynthia Eustice LaPier