GMOs




Hear him out before you comment, y’all! Self-described liberal Saul of Hearts finds things to like regarding GMOs, if not Monsanto, writing at Medium: Let me get a few things out of…


Truthout on the regime of rural surveillance and suspicion instituted by multinational seed companies: The GMO regime has initiated a “new era of feudalism,” by powerful multinationals who have consolidated their control over…











Yes you read that right, no longer satisfied with creating unsafe plants for us to eat, genetic engineers are now unleashing frankentrees, per T. V. Padma’s report for SciDev.Net: Genetically modified (GM)…


CBS News ponders whether America is being poisoned by food we “improved” via technology: Modern wheat is a “perfect, chronic poison,” according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a…


It might be grandstanding by the Russians, but the issue of Roundup being carcinogenic is nonetheless alarming. From The Register: Monsanto’s GM corn, the centre of a storm inspired by the now-notorious…






Reports Tom Philpott on Mother Jones:

In November, California voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing ingredients from genetically modified crops. The initiative made it to the ballot after almost 1 million Californians signed a petition in favor of it—nearly double the 504,760 signatures needed under the state’s proposition rules. The campaign that organized the push to get the measure on the ballot focused on possible health effects of GMO foods.

This news will not likely be applauded by my friends over at Croplife America, the main trade group of the GM seed/agrichemical industry. The big GMO crops—corn, soy, sugar beets, and cotton—are processed into sweeteners, fats, and additives used widely by the food industry. Everything from high fructose corn syrup-sweetened Coke to soybean oil-containing Hellman’s mayo would have to bear a label reading something like “Contains GMO ingredients.”…



When your government is so beholden to agribusiness that it won’t listen to overwhelming consumer demand for foods to be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms, what do you do? Create…