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US EPA Approves Monsanto’s “RNA Interference” Insecticide β€” GMO Maize/Corn Intended To Actively Interfere With The Healthy Functioning Of Pest Genomes

When you think of insecticides you probably think of dangerous chemical compounds that allow modern industrial agriculture (and its high yields) to occur, but that also have some negative effects on the environment and also on human/animal health. The effects of a certain class of insecticides on honeybees, for instance, may well be what comes […]

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DNA Startup Aims To Let Customers “Create Custom Animals”

A startup out of San Francisco, based around the ‘custom’ manipulation of DNA, is apparently aiming to take its current business to the predictable next-step of allowing customers to create ‘custom’ animals, plants, etc, according to recent reports. Said company — Austen Heinz’s Cambrian Genomics — currently creates custom DNA for “major” pharmaceutical companies, universities,

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Monsanto's reasons for fighting GMO labeling? It Loves You.

Nope, he didn’t actually say that. But he may. More on Monsanto Washington state’s fight to label GMOs Millions Against Monsanto Label GMOs Monsanto info via Sourcewatch And (if you prefer pretty pictures) my Monsanto cartoons Joe Mohr is a cartoonist for a variety of publications and children’s writer and illustrator. His first book ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN

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Brewers And Wineries Must Brace For Climate Change

Today’s suds are an endangered species, says Willy Blackmore, food editor for TakePart. (Photo: Cafe Bink, Carefree, Arizona.) So are the grapes and wines of the 20th century. Blackmore relates the phenomena to the power of climate change. The geography of earth’s agriculture will shift as global climate alterations disrupt historic weather patterns and raise

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GMO Crop Failure — African Caterpillars Develop Resistance To GMO Corn

One of the major agricultural pests of the African continent — the Busseola fusca caterpillar — has now developed resistance to the Bt-toxin that GMO corn relies on for its productivity. While the relatively fast emergence of resistance in the caterpillars is notable in its own right, what’s most interesting is that the resistance is

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Monsanto GMO March — March Against Monsanto Draws More Than Two Million People Worldwide

Over 2 million people participated in Saturday’s March Against Monsanto protest, according to protest organizers — marking the protest as a great success. The organizers have reported that protests were held in over 52 countries, and 436 cities — a truly global protest, reflecting public sentiment about GMOs. The protest on May 25 2013, while

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Common GMO Crops Approaching Inevitable Failure? Flawed Assumptions Behind Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops, Researchers Warn

Many of the assumptions that the use of GMO crops are based upon are not true, researchers at the University of Arizona have found. Specifically, the widely-used new strategy of planting GMO crops that produce two or more toxins to provide “redundant” killing of insect pests is based on assumptions that simply aren’t always true.

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GMO Herbicide-Resistant Crops Have Led To Massive Increases In Herbicide Use Thanks To 'Super Weeds,' Study Finds

  Herbicide use in the agricultural production of three GMO herbicide-tolerant crops (cotton, soybeans and corn) has been significantly and rapidly increasing, according to new research from Washington State University. It may sound counterintuitive to some people, but there have been warnings of just such a result since the beginning of GMO use in agriculture.

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What's a Crow?

I did this cartoon for the current issue of Yes! Magazine (see page 11). If you’re not yet a subscriber to Yes!, give it a look. It is a thoughtful, progressive, important publication… and it has great cartoons. πŸ˜‰ In case you’re wondering, crows won’t eat GM corn, and neither should we! Joe’s cartoon archive,

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Momsanto

  There are 3 quick steps you need to take today to STOP MONSANTO: Sign a petition to get the “Monsanto riders” out of the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill The rider would require — not allow, require — the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation

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Vermont May Soon Label GMOs, GMO Labeling Bill Introduced

  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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Join Protest at Monsanto's Annual Shareholders Meeting

  via Organic Consumers Association (on email), except for the image: What if Monsanto had to pay for its corporate crimes? It is inevitable that one day Monsanto will be held responsible for the enormous human health and environmental damages arising from the so-called “responsible” use of its toxic pesticides, chemicals, and mutant genetically engineered

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Genetically Modified Foods Causing Animal Miscarriages, but Who Cares?

Genetically modified (GM) food researchers still have a long way to go to show that GM foods are actually safe. In fact, the most recent news is that they cause miscarriages in animals. That’s what a scientist researching Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically modified crops has found. The miscarriages are linked to an organism that was

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Stop Monsanto Again–GM Alfalfa Threatens to Contaminate Organic Crops

More info and opportunities to take action on GM Alfalfa.From Rodale: Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Could Be Growing in U.S. Fields by Spring From EatDrinkBetter: URGENT: Stop Monsanto’s GM Alfalfa From Food and Water Watch: Take Action: Ask President Obama to Protect Organic and Stop Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa! From the Organic Consumers Association: Millions Against Monsanto

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Greenpeace Activists Quarantine Illegal GE Crops

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. β€œGreenpeace has taken action today to prevent any further contamination from these hazardous and illegal GE crops,” said Federica Ferrario, Greenpeace Italy Agriculture campaigner. β€œFor days these crops will

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Report: Genetically Modified (GM) Crops are Harmful to Your Health

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

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