Showing posts with label GMOs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GMOs. Show all posts

Monday, July 5, 2021

Why GMOs aren't bad but will still poison you (Video)

 Why GMOs aren't bad but will still poison you with glyphosate (Roundup) and how they get past government regulations in Canada and the USA. Also learn what the mega agro corporations are doing to small farmers regarding seed. In a Nutshell's 'Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food'.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CFIA fast-tracked tests on genetically modified salmon eggs for exports, documents suggest

Documents show inspectors with the Canada Food Inspection Agency scrambled to meet deadline for time-sensitive salmon egg test. Story here.

A wild Atlantic salmon. Photo credit - Wikipedia.

Friday, November 4, 2016

EPA Re-Affirms Decision to Allow Toxic Chemical Concoction on Next Generation of GMO Crops


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-approved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enlist Duo after only a cursory review of troubling data showing the two chemicals in the pesticide combine to have "synergistic" effects that are potentially harmful to endangered species and the environment. Story here.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State


Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday. Story here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Venezuela’s Food Revolution

New Internationalist
That South American country has fought off big agribusiness and promoted agroecology, explains Nick Dearden. More here.
North America, on the other hand, embraces "Big Ag," with its warts, excesses, hazards and all. PinP photo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Roundup-Ready Alfalfa Goes Wild in the US West


A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. More here

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Austria and Italy Fully Ban GM Crops With EU Opt-Out


Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing the eight varieties of  GM maize permitted or set to be permitted at the EU level, thus there will now be a full ban on GM crops in both countries under new EU regulations. Story here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

No, GMOs Didn't Create India's Farmer Suicide Problem, But…

Mother Jones

Some anti-GMO activists have blamed the high suicide rate directly on biotech seeds—specifically, cotton tweaked by Monsanto to contain the Bt pesticide, now used on more than 90 percent of India's cotton acreage.

GMO enthusiasts, by contrast, counter that Monsanto's patented seeds are a boon to India's cotton farmers: They've boosted crop yields, driven down pesticide use, and alleviated rural poverty.

So which is it? Story here.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii's Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops

Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses. Story here.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine

The science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published. Story here.

RELATED:"A Canadian Senior Citizen's Open Letter to the Minister of Agriculture"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Scientists Seek Review of Glyphosate, Allege ‘Flawed’ Regulations

Manitoba Co-Operator

Reuters — U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Story here.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Condemnation After UK Lifts Ban on Bee-Killing Neonics


Temporary reversal on pesticide will allow farmers to access harmful chemicals for 120 days. Story here.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Scientists oppose GMO Biocolonization of Costa Rica

Agro Pages

Personalities from the eco-scientific and organic agriculture environments are speaking up against the letter from the American Embassy, in which the Costa Rican government is put under pressure to adopt transgenic seeds. Story here.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

GM Wheat No More Pest-Resistant Than Ordinary Crops, Trial Shows

The Guardian
GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more effective at repelling the bugs than standard varieties a major field trial has revealed. Story here.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage

Sustainable Pulse

Pope Francis slams both GMOs and pesticides in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. He has also called for the financing of independent and interdisciplinary research to study GMOs. Story here.


The Arctic may be sea-ice-free in summer by the 2030s

  Nature Communications                                                 Photo by Patrick Kelley   The Arctic could be sea-ice-free during th...