USDA seeks comments on genetically engineered wheat

APHIS will consider all comments received on or before Oct. 26, 2015. Comments can be submitted by going to where other relevant documents are also available.

The Federation of German Scientists has given the 2015 Whistleblower award to Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, who was the first to publish animal test results demonstrating the toxic and carcinogenic properties of the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, the glyphosate-based “Roundup” by carrying out a two-year feeding test on rats. Immediately after the publication of his research study in 2012 in the journal Food and Chemical
Toxicology (FCT), published by Elsevier, he was attacked in a vehement campaign by ‘interested circles’ from the chemical industry as well as the industry-financed British Science Media Centre.

Poland opts out of GMOs,Poland-opts-out-of-GMOs

Monsanto connections motivate Iowans to drop support for Hillary Clinton

Glyphosate Free Certified

BioChecked™ launches Glyphosate Free Certified™ certification for food and produce products. BioChecked™ a leading independent 3rd party certification company is offering packaged food producers and fresh produce producers a service where they can get their produce, ingredients and products tested and be reviewed and placed into their new Glyphosate Free Certified™ program. This program consist of regular testing of a producers produce or products for a chemical that is used as a herbicide on plants that normally are genetically modified. With the current industry hype for GMO labeling, one of the more critical issues that is not being talked about is the actual contamination of this herbicide into our food.

It’s quite crucial to understand that glyphosate contamination is systemic, meaning it is present in every cell of the plant, from root to tip. It’s not just an issue of topical contamination, as with many other agricultural chemicals sprayed on crops. Normally, you need to thoroughly wash your produce to remove topical residues, but you simply cannot remove glyphosate from your produce. And neither can food and animal feed manufacturers who use GE ingredients in their products.

"Of the 205 permit applications listed at the end of 2003 for GMO trees, 73.5% originated in the USA. A whopping 32% of the permits were asked for based on herbicide tolerance. Who is the biggest maker of herbicides? There are ten big ones in the world, but Monsanto is at the top of the list, even though regulators of these chemicals knew they would cause birth defects when used."…/…

Maryland County Bans Cosmetic Lawn Pesticides on All Land in County, One Million People Affected - (Breaking News, October 6, 2015, Washington, DC)

Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

Monsanto plans to cut 2,600 jobs in cost-saving effort, posts 4Q loss amid falling seed sales

GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science - 10/4/15

Research has shown that upstream scientists -- such as biotechnologists, agricultural technicians, or any scientists who create technologies -- carry far less concern for potential risks than do downstream scientists -- such as public health practitioners, epidemiologists, and environmental toxicologists. Where was the voice of the downstream scientist on the Daily Show? I've worked with biotechnologists personally who have expressed to me that they do not even consider risk or unintended consequences of GM technology. I also sat in a toxicology class where an upstream scientist said that he and his colleagues could never have imagined the rapid and prolific emergence of superweeds in response to Monsanto's glyphosate-resistant GM crops (and the copious use of glyphosate). Meanwhile, environmentalists immediately and fully predicted the resultant herbicide-resistant superweeds that these agricultural experts did not.

Perhaps 20% of the scientists in the Pew poll work directly or indirectly on GM technology -- either upstream of downstream. But science, like every other industry, is a social structure. For career purposes and in order to maintain ties to the larger community, scientists tend to support other scientists -- especially the scientists who have the money and prestige. The scientists with money and prestige are largely upstream scientists. Upstream scientists are not threatened, discredited, defamed, and scrutinized the way downstream scientists are. Downstream scientists have to produce immaculate, indisputably rigorous research -- and even when they do they are questioned by the ubiquitous industrial PR machine. Downstream scientists are not a large part of the community.

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Natural health expert and founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Marion Nestle, about the pernicious influence of soda industry on public health.

The Difference Between Genetically Modified (GM), Heirloom and Hybrid Foods

By Barry Estabrook, "Heirloom to Hybrid to GM," July/August 2015

Colorado Consumers Sue Over Illegal Pesticides in Marijuana - (Beyond Pesticides October 8, 2015

Published on Jan 21, 2015
Increasingly, glyphosate is being used as a "ripener" for wheat, sugarcane, barley and other crops leading to an alarming increase of this pesticide in our food.

Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Seneff (Full Interview)

Recently updated version was released -- an entire chapter on glyphosate being carcinogenic. So if you have the previous version (released in August), be sure to update with this one, updated on September 15, 2015

New Study Finds A “Very Strong” Correlation Between GMOs And Two Dozen Diseases - 8/26/15

Monsanto Fights Back Against Cancer Lawsuits as Company Eliminates 12% of Workforce - 10/9/15

[Update: EcoWatch was provided documentation today, Oct. 9, regarding the Judi Fitzgerald vs. Monsanto Company lawsuit. The documentation dated Oct. 6, says, “Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4l(a)(l)(A)(i), Plaintiff Judi Fitzgerald, by and through her undersigned counsel, hereby gives notice that the above-action against Defendant Monsanto Company is voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.”]

Pest blights India's GM cotton crop, fuelling debate over risks - 10/9/15

The farmers' union allied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is stepping up its opposition: It wants Bt cotton banned and is trying to block the introduction of crops like GM mustard - an oilseed - now in development.

RED ALERT: This Is How You Spot Harmful Bleach And Chemical Laden Garlic From China

Why aren’t Americans more concerned about GMO labeling?

After Decades of Discrimination, Farm Workers Get Pesticide Protections - 9/28/15

The full list of regulations can be found at the EPA website.

"Farm workers deserve to be healthy and safe while they earn a living," McCarthy said on a press call Monday. "We will not turn our backs on the people who help feed this nation."

Wales Joins 15 EU Countries with New Total Bans on GM crops

Imagine No More Safe Chocolate To Eat — 70% Of World’s Chocolate To Be Genetically Modified

Family Poisoned on Vacation

Eat Sh*t! Toxic Sewage from Wastewater Treatment Plants Sold as 'Organic' Compost

Nestle Being Sued for $100 Million Dollars Over Hazardous Lead in Food

Nestle Being Sued for $100 Million Dollars Over Hazardous Lead in Food

'Corporations Bleeding Rural India, Killing Our Farmers' - 10/12/15

Scientist and longtime activist against genetically modified BT seeds, Dr. Vandana Shiva, talks about why BT has a devastating fallout.

Pragya Singh Interviews Vandana Shiva

Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Resistance Grows - 3/5/15

New Iowa State research: Human activity affecting microbes in soil - Sep 23, 2015

Glyphosate…Misery in a Bottle!

We live in a society that becomes upset when learning of an automobile manufacturer that hid evidence of faulty mechanicals resulting in the injury or death of numerous people; or of one that manipulated engine software to give false data regarding air pollution that had adverse effects on many people and the environment. Such concern is totally warranted. But, oddly, we seem almost inured to the consequences of all-pervasive pesticides such as GLY that have resulted in a far greater loss of life and quality of life on a global scale — whether it be human, animal, microbe, or the environment, all suffer.

Majority of EU Countries Opt-Out of Approved GE Crops - (Beyond Pesticides, October 13, 2015)

Seed Industry Structure

Consolidation has increased in the international seed industry in recent decades. The chart below depicts changes in ownership involving major seed companies and their subsidiaries, primarily occurring from 1996 to 2013.1 The largest firms are represented as circles, with size proportional to global commercial seed market share.2

Millennials are driving an $18 billion food revolution

$18 billion. That’s the market share lost by the top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies in the last five years.

Hillary Clinton Suddenly Opposes Biotech’s Favorite Bill: The TPP
A bill that would promote GMOs heavily

PCB case against Monsanto ends in mistrial - Oct 12, 2015

Chipotle: Proposed class action over non-GMO products has no merit

Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetable domination might

HECTOR VALENZUELA: Environmental Risks of Crop Biotechnology - Dec 25, 2013

Hector provides proof of fraud with corporations and their corrupt politicians using deceptive tactics to implement dangerous environmentally-damaging practices that jeopardize human life.

Hector Valenzuela is with the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

New Database Shows Nanotechnology in Common Food Products - October 5th, 2015

Facebook Protestors Shut Down Family Farm Raid

EFSA Says Glyphosate Contaminated Lab Chow Okay!

"This is not rocket science, folks. If you use rodents for toxicology testing that are already being fed a toxic substance such as Glyphosate, a patented metal chelator, herbicide and antibiotic during the trial, doesn’t it stand to reason that these tests would be inaccurate? To not even consider the ramifications of this and to dismiss Dr. Samsel’s findings outright is outrageous."

GM eggplants send Bangladesh farmers into poverty as they fail for second year in a row

October 13, 2015 Founder of Moms Across America Zen Honeycutt gives a talk called "What's Wrong With GMO's" at the Unitarian Church in Des Moines, Iowa

Europe GMO Debate Not Over: EU Votes to Allow GMO Imports Despite Opposition

Indian scientist warns of ‘golden rice’ impact
Arty turns 11 this summer.