For all those who would like to know if they’re eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or not, or what like to avoid it, there’s some exciting news in Vermont. “Eleven state representatives in Vermont have submitted legislation to require labeling of genetically modified organisms,” Heather Carr of sister site Eat Drink Better reports. Here’s
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Get involved with LabelGMOs.org to help get GMO labelling on the 2012 ballot in California. Success in California should portend success across the rest of the country. We could be the next France…or Hungary. Cartoonist’s note: This image will soon be added to my Anti-Monsanto T-shirt store. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and aspartame, the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. But time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes —
people got sick/died and
Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit.
After initially saying ‘NO’ to Monsanto’s pilot project, Mexico has succumbed and agreed.
Greenpeace recently found genetically engineered maize from Monsanto, MON810, illegally growing in Italy. Now, activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining this GE maize. “Greenpeace has taken action today to prevent any further contamination from these hazardous and illegal GE crops,” said Federica Ferrario, Greenpeace Italy Agriculture campaigner. “For days these crops will
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has recently reported a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and adverse health effects. The AAEM is advising precaution because GM foods have not been properly tested for human consumption and because there is significant evidence of probable harm. Therefore they advise: Physicians to educate their patients, the
In a huge break for the United States’ anti-GMO movement, a federal judge ruled that the US Fish & Wildlife Service should not have allowed genetically modified crops to be planted within a Prime Hook, a national wildlife refuge in Delaware. [social_buttons] The suit, filed by the Center for Food Safety, Public Employees for Environmental
Any time you eat non-organic food, there is a 70 percent chance you are ingesting genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Modern genetic modification is different from historical alterations–such as plant breeding–because today, genes are transferred from one species to another. For instance, when you eat GM food, there is a good chance it has been injected with genes from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)—hence Bt Corn.
Are these GM foods a path to end world hunger and ensure a robust harvest in the face of possible harsh future climates? Or, is it a way for corporations to gain global control over agriculture for profit, releasing organisms that have unknown effects on the environment and human health?
According to the USDA, in 1996, less than 5 percent of soy products were genetically modified. Within 12 years, that amount increased to 90 percent. These have been in our foods for over a decade and as far as we can tell, nothing has really gone wrong. Is that why most Americans are not hearing about GMOs?