TAG: genetically modified organisms

The Final Stand: Grassroots Movement Against Monsanto Explodes

Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Waking Times The international resistance against Monsanto and the genetic manipulation of the food supply has advanced to an all new level, with countless citizens around the world taking the fight online and partaking in the Monsanto Video Revolt grassroots movement. Though scheduled to officially take place on July 24th, we’ve seen thousands of citizens

Don’t Worry, GE Labeling Will Not Cause World Hunger

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Pesticide Action Network Waking Times The U.S. movement to label genetically engineered (GE) foods is gaining ground. More states introduced GE labeling bills this year than ever before. And word from D.C. is that a federal labeling bill will be announced in the next week or so. Whether or not these initiatives pass

Alert: Monsanto Rider Slips Through Senate, Hour Glass Running…

Waking Times On Wednesday morning, HR 933 passed with the new rider dubbed by activists as the Monsanto Protection Act therein. The rider has nothing to do with proposed government spending to keep it running for the next six months. Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA) reported earlier: Once the CR passes the Senate, it will

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Latin American Communities Fight to Protect Heirloom Seeds From Monsanto

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times In small Latin American countries, such as Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, most farmers do not know the pros and cons of using genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many do not even know what GMO means. But Monsanto is changing all of this with an aggressive strategy to expand internationally, threatening many

GMO Seed Freedom or Freedom from GMO Seeds – Which Will It Be?

Barbara H. Peterson, Farm Wars Waking Times  When is a fight for food freedom just the opposite? How about when that fight is about the right to plant second generation GMO seeds… We are not talking about conventional or organic seeds. We are talking about GMOs. Has everyone simply lost their collective mind? How self-destructive is

The GMO Lie Threatens Life on Earth Yet Some Resist

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times In 62 United States counties, citizens have to right to know if their food has been genetically altered, and more communities throughout the US (in some 37 states) are continuing to fight against unlabeled GM foods. The American population continues to learn of the harm GM is doing to

Common Modern Foods Which Cause DNA Damage

Raluca Schachter, Guest Writer Waking Times How important is it what you put in your mouth, after all? How much man made, toxic lab food can one ingest before negative symptoms show up? How much more sickness does this society have to endure before we finally stay united and demand more from our food system, through

Monarch Butterflies in Decline Due to Proliferation of GM Crops

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The monarch butterfly is yet another animal species that appears to be in rapid decline due to the rise in herbicide-resistant genetically modified (GM) crops. These butterflies lay eggs on milkweed plants, and once the eggs hatch, monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on the weed. Yet, the overuse of Monsanto’s

Poland Bans Genetically Modified Crops

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The North-Eastern European country, Poland, has become the latest EU nation to ban the production of genetically modified (GM) crops, although, the European Food Safety Authority has approved GM crops as being safe for cultivation. Poland’s Ministry of Agriculture has opted to take advantage of  a special ‘safeguard clause’

Unlabeled Genetically Modified Salmon Could Soon Be In Stores

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Genetically-modified (GM) Atlantic salmon is biotech’s next venture as they circumvent nature in an effort to create salmon that grows twice as fast as wild salmon – making fish production more profitable. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement last Friday, on the eve of a

GMO Pharmacy: The Pervasiveness of GMOs in Medicines and Supplements

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The concern over eating genetically-modified foods is growing as more people learn about the harmful effects of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Although not readily publicized by the mainstream media, GMOs have been linked to various health complications such as tumors, organ failure, DNA damage, immune system disturbances, and infertility, among others. Simultaneously,

Why Are We Being Kept in the Dark Over GMOs?

Dr. Mercola, Special Contributor Waking Times You may already be fully aware of the fight surrounding the latest California  GMO labeling legislation known as Prop 37, a bill which I have been very  passionate about supporting over the past few months. As it currently stands in  the United States, you are actually being completely kept

The Battle Over Genetically Modified Organisms

Howard Straus Waking Times  Controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been increasing in intensity. The biotech industry’s history of mendaciousness regarding GMO plants extends all the way back to the first test plots of GMO crops. We were assured (apparently without any basis in fact) there was no chance whatever of the genes spreading

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