Category Archives: GMO

PR Watch: Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

After 12 years of battling to stop Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s organic farmland, the biggest retailers of “natural” and “organic” foods in the U.S., including Whole Foods Market (WFM), Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farm, have agreed to stop opposing mass commercialization of GE crops, like Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa. In exchange for dropping their opposition, WFM has asked for “compensation” to be paid to organic farmers for “any losses related to the contamination of his crop.” Under current laws, Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not subject to any pre-market safety testing or labeling. WFM is abandoning its fight with biotech companies in part because two thirds of the products they sell are not certified organic anyway, but are really conventional, chemical-intensive and foods that may contain GMOs and that they market as “natural” despite this. Most consumers don’t know the difference between “natural” and “certified organic” products. “Natural” products can come from crops and animals fed nutrients containing GMOs. “Certified Organic” products are GMO-free. WFM and their main distributor, United Natural Foods, maximize profits by selling products labeled “natural” at premium organic prices.

Read More

NaturalNews: Brave food sovereignty heroes destroy 6,000 genetically-modified sugar beets in Oregon

GMO Burning

GMO Burning is so fun!

(NaturalNews) It appears as though some Americans may finally be waking up to the grim reality that calling their politicians and signing petitions is simply not enough to stem the tide of evil that has overtaken this once free country. For perhaps the first time since genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced back in the 1990s, food freedom activists have literally taken to the fields to destroy them, making a bold public statement that We The People have had enough of being forcibly poisoned by these genetic abominations.

According to new reports, a total of 6,000 GM sugar beets planted in fields in southern Oregon were found uprooted in recent days. On June 8, roughly 1,000 GM sugar beets were found destroyed in fields leased and managed by the private, Switzerland-based biotechnology company Syngenta, while another 5,000 plants on a different plot, also owned by Syngenta, were found destroyed

Read More

Yahoo Shine: Restaurant Meal Named ‘Worst in America’

From the Editor: Fried foods, sugar and GMO’s should be the first things a healthy person removes from their diet. Unfortunately, these chemically warfare vehicles such as the Big Catch contain all three of these in deadly combination. A healthy person does not eat from any of the large chain fast food restaurants.

Long John Silver's Big Catch

Why would anyone eat this poison? Long John Silver’s Big Catch is the worst meal in America!

Nutritionists have been telling us to eat more fish for years, but not all fish is prepared in a healthy way. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has revealed the worst restaurant meal in the United States to be Long John Silver’s Big Catch.

On Tuesday, the consumer advocacy group tweeted:

The restaurant chain introduced the meal, which includes a piece of fried haddock, hush puppies, and onion rings, in late May for the bargain price of $4.99 writing in a press release, “The Big Catch is a premium menu item, with the classic taste that Long John Silver’s is known for.” While it may be a lot of food for a small amount of money, it’s no great deal in terms of nutrition.

Read More

U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products

The Agriculture Department has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products.

It is the first time that the department, which regulates meat and poultry processing, has approved a non-G.M.O. label claim, which attests that meat certified by the Non-GMO Project came from animals that never ate feed containing genetically engineered ingredients like corn, soy and alfalfa.

The U.S.D.A.’s Food Safety Inspection Service “allows companies to demonstrate on their labels that they meet a third-party certifying organization’s standards, provided that the third-party organization and the company can show that the claims are truthful, accurate and not misleading,” Cathy Cochran, a U.S.D.A. spokeswoman, said in a statement.

HuffingtonPost.com: Choice of Monsanto Betrays World Food Prize Purpose, Say Global Leaders

2013-06-26-WFP_HuffPoImage“This statement is supported by 81 Councillors of the World Future Council, a network of global luminaries who “form a voice for the rights of future generations,” and/or Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, often called the Alternative Nobel. Supporters’ names appear below.”

In honoring the seed biotechnology industry, this year’s World Food Prize — to many, the most prestigious prize in food and agriculture — betrays the award’s own mandate to emphasize “the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people.”

The 2013 World Food Prize has gone to three chemical company executives, including Monsanto executive vice president and chief technology officer, Robert Fraley, responsible for development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Yet, GMO seeds have not been designed to meet the Prize’s mandate and function in ways that actually impede progress toward the stated goals of the World Food Prize.

Read More

FoodSafetyNews.com: With Recent Victories, Movement to Label GMOs Gains Steam

Map indicating which states have pending GMO labeling bills or upcoming ballot initiatives. Credit: Right to Know.

Map indicating which states have pending GMO labeling bills or upcoming ballot initiatives. Credit: Right to Know.

More than six months after a big defeat in California, the movement to label foods containing genetically modified organisms appears to be picking up steam across the country.

In the past three weeks, Connecticut and Maine passed labeling bills, the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the first time approved a non-GMO label claim for meat products, Chipotle began voluntarily labeling menu items containing GMO ingredients online, and, perhaps most notably, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration funding to label genetically modified salmon if the agency approves the fish.

These are all small steps compared to what California’s Proposition 37 would have accomplished – since the populous state consumes a significant share of groceries in the United States, some speculated that food giants would have reformulated their products to avoid creating two supply chains – but the string of victories has many in the so-called ‘Right to Know’ movement confident the tide is turning in their favor.

Read More

‘Let Them Eat Grass’ documentary to expose massive government tyranny against small-scale farmers producing real food

(NaturalNews) There is a war being waged against real food – no, not the heavily-processed, chemical-laden garbage that fills the aisles of most major supermarkets today, but actual wholesome food grown on clean, family-scale farms across the U.S. And the upcoming documentary Let Them Eat Grass will expose the aggressors in this widespread fight, as well as urge people like us to fight back and defend our constitutional right to choose healthy food.

The film focuses on Wisconsin dairy farm Vernon Hershberger, who recently went to trial for the non-crime of providing healthy, unprocessed food to members of his private buying club. The Wisconsin state government went after Vernon, claiming he was in violation of state laws prohibiting the retail sale of food without a proper license, and tried to lock him up in prison for three years and bilk him for thousands of dollars in fines. But Vernon bravely stood his ground and fought back, and ultimately succeeded in stopping his state’s bureaucratic gestapo from trampling he and his family’s rights.

You can read all about Vernon’s victory here:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com

Read More

Most disease in America is not genetic, but doctors and media lie so you will accept it and stay sick

(NaturalNews) Who ever said doctors are evil? Are they just ignorant of the facts about natural remedies and food borne disease, or do they just like that $400,000 yearly income, that three-story home, that vacation home, those three new cars and that swimming pool in their backyard all too much to give it up?

Folks, let me tell you, CANCER AND ALZHEIMER’S are caused by food toxins, heavy metals, bleach and fluoride in water, and insane chemicals in vaccines. Rarely is cancer inherited, not even breast cancer. Some honest doctors may say that your genes may be “more prone” to get breast cancer if your parents had it (and yes, men get breast cancer too), but the fact is that more than 95 percent of cases are caused by food, drink, skin care and environmental pollutants that are ingested and warp your healthy cells. (http://cancer.stanford.edu/information/geneticsAndCancer/)

Alzheimer’s is caused when heavy metals, plastics, mercury, saturated fats and lab-made synthetics clog the blood (and when they cross the blood brain-barrier), damaging brain cells in the hippocampus, the frontal lobe and the medulla oblongata, the forethought and long term memory sections of the brain. When grandma or great grandpa can’t recognize their immediate family members, it’s not because their mom or dad had a “bad memory” and gave it to them at birth. (http://www.brightfocus.org)

Read More

NaturalNews: BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government

(NaturalNews) A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”

It’s called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040214_seeds_European_Commission_registration.html#ixzz2SdAlJnjj