GMO: Genetically Modified Organisms

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The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop - Pravda


The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Pravda
Neither in the case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for human consumption, the so-called transgenic foods, these considerations suppose a trivial question. There are many independent studies that have pointed out possible pathological side ...

A personal choice - Coastal Courier


A personal choice
Coastal Courier
Recently I made the decision to try to cut down my meat consumption for a variety of reasons. The inhumane treatment of animals at some of the industrialized concentrated animal feeding operations around the United States, being one reason. Diseases ...

Monsanto Woodland Protestors' Chance to 'Put Monsanto on Trial for Poisoning the World' Postponed until January - The People’s Vanguard of Davis


The People’s Vanguard of Davis

Monsanto Woodland Protestors' Chance to 'Put Monsanto on Trial for Poisoning the World' Postponed until January
The People’s Vanguard of Davis
The day of the Woodland protest there were more than 400 “Anti-Monsanto/Anti-GMO” demonstrations worldwide in 47 states and 52 countries, and Woodland was a major target. The Woodland Monsanto plant is the world's largest Biotech seed facility in the ...

UN Agency to Congress: Drop Dead - Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)


Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)

UN Agency to Congress: Drop Dead
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog)
Even GMO foods are on the agency's hit list. The well-funded, carefully coordinated effort to eradicate weed-eradicating glyphosate has also involved a number of devious, secretive, deceptive actions. The 2014 advisory group that decided IARC would ...

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Roundup cover-up? Book paints troubling portrait of the world's most popular weed killer - Mother Nature Network


Mother Nature Network

Roundup cover-up? Book paints troubling portrait of the world's most popular weed killer
Mother Nature Network
If crops aren't genetically engineered, like wheat, the farmer can't spray it directly over the crop until the crop is ready to be harvested and the grain is fully formed. They'll do the same thing with oats. It works for the farmer. It maybe makes ...

Indoor Agriculture Brand Fresh Farms of America Launching in the Las Vegas, Nevada Market - SYS-CON Media (press release)


Indoor Agriculture Brand Fresh Farms of America Launching in the Las Vegas, Nevada Market
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"Consumers want to know where their food is coming from, they want to know it is the best they can serve their families in terms of purity and nutrition, and the Fresh Farms of America brand exemplifies that," says Martin. "Our produce is grown with no ...

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COMMENTARY: A cornucopia of carcinogenic conjecture - Monitor


Monitor

COMMENTARY: A cornucopia of carcinogenic conjecture
Monitor
Consider this: The USDA, FDA, and EPA all have to sign off on new GMO foods before they can be sold to the public. Still worried? After nearly 20 years of studies scientists say there's no reason to be concerned. People want choice. Some families don't ...

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There is No Sheltered Rear: So Stand Up, Get Angry, and Don't Take it Anymore! - Dissident Voice


There is No Sheltered Rear: So Stand Up, Get Angry, and Don't Take it Anymore!
Dissident Voice
Plus, the supposed “benefits” of the two known HPV vaccines, Gardasil (made by Merck) and Cervarix (made by GSK-GlaxoSmithKline), wear off after a few years, meaning that even if they do work, the cancer only lasts a few years anyway before a normal ...

Addressing GMOs' promise, problems - Guardian (blog)


Guardian (blog)

Addressing GMOs' promise, problems
Guardian (blog)
Excited by two recent contradictory events about GM crops in West Africa – the decision of the Government of Burkina Faso to stop growing Bt-cotton; and the decision of the Nigerian Government to authorize its cropping- the Anti-GMO proponents became ...

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Organic Food - BloombergQuint


BloombergQuint

Organic Food
BloombergQuint
Health-food stores began appearing in the 1960s. After the U.S. passed the Organic Foods Production Act in 1990 establishing national standards, organic products became more common. In China, demand for organic food skyrocketed after a series of ...

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Organic Foods' Premium Prices and Uncertain Benefits: QuickTake - Washington Post


Washington Post

Organic Foods' Premium Prices and Uncertain Benefits: QuickTake
Washington Post
Health-food stores began appearing in the 1960s. After the U.S. passed the Organic Foods Production Act in 1990 establishing national standards, organic products became more common. In China, demand for organic food skyrocketed after a series of ...

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EU re-approval of glyphosate herbicide dodges farming economic woes—for now - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

EU re-approval of glyphosate herbicide dodges farming economic woes—for now
Genetic Literacy Project
And a lot of food grown with glyphosate is imported into Europe. Annually, the EU imports tens of millions of tons of genetically modified (“Roundup Ready”) soybeans and other crops, used for animal feed. This import could be halted if the EU decides ...

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Coffee and Your Health - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)


Coffee and Your Health
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
Monsanto said Mexico has revoked its permit to commercialize GMO soybeans in seven Mexican states, calling the action unwarranted on legal and technical grounds, according to Reuters. Mexican newspaper Reforma said the permit was ... For example, a ...

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EU deadlock over weedkiller goes to appeal - Times of Oman


Times of Oman

EU deadlock over weedkiller goes to appeal
Times of Oman
French farmers from the Coordination Rurale Union demonstrate to protest the importation of glyphosate-treated GMO soybeans in Montoir-de-Bretagne, France, on November 21, 2017. Banner reads, "Stop imports of GMO soybeans that are killing us".

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A cornucopia of carcinogenic conjecture: Guestview - Pensacola News Journal


Pensacola News Journal

A cornucopia of carcinogenic conjecture: Guestview
Pensacola News Journal
Many are worried about genetically modified foods (GMOs)—most corn, for instance—and some have pushed for mandatory labels on these foods, as if they deserve to be stigmatized. Hardly. Consider this: The USDA, FDA, and EPA all have to sign off on new ...

Are Nigerian food vendors merchants of deaths? - The Punch


The Punch

Are Nigerian food vendors merchants of deaths?
The Punch
It is most disheartening that the government is trying to promote Genetically Modified Organisms consumption. It is widely believed that they are unsafe. It is imperative for Nigerian health officials responsible for food safety and security to ...

CRISPR breathing new life into crop breeding—can it avoid GMO controversy? - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

CRISPR breathing new life into crop breeding—can it avoid GMO controversy?
Genetic Literacy Project
More specifically, they would like the benefits of CRISPR technology to avoid the public opinion and regulatory snags that have slowed down acceptance of transgenic and so-called “GMO” applications to plants, crops and food. To that end, food industry ...

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Viewpoint: FDA regulations 'a disaster' for genetically modified animal research - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

Viewpoint: FDA regulations 'a disaster' for genetically modified animal research
Genetic Literacy Project
Congress has established limited controls over runaway agency rule-making, such as a public notice-and-comment process and judicial review of regulations. However, agencies increasingly skirt the formal requirements by issuing, non-binding guidance ...

To eat or not to eat? - Cumberland News Now


To eat or not to eat?
Cumberland News Now
... especially when it comes to something as personal as the food we consume. It is fair to say that the news media has left a large portion of North Americans with the impression that any genetic alteration or genetic engineering is bad or even ...

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