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Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits. By Doug Gurian-Sherman Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola — most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. “Transgenic” seeds reduce the use of some insecticides. But herbicide use is higher, and […]

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Judge gives go-ahead to add fluoride to city’s tap water supply – despite overwhelming public opposition

By JENNY HOPE Plans to add fluoride to tap water in Southampton were endorsed by a judge yesterday Plans to add fluoride to tap water in a major city were endorsed by a judge yesterday despite overwhelming public opposition. Mr Justice Holman rejected claims that the decision-making process was defective and dismissed a legal challenge to […]

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Judge gives go-ahead to add fluoride to city's tap water supply – despite overwhelming public opposition

By JENNY HOPE Plans to add fluoride to tap water in Southampton were endorsed by a judge yesterday Plans to add fluoride to tap water in a major city were endorsed by a judge yesterday despite overwhelming public opposition. Mr Justice Holman rejected claims that the decision-making process was defective and dismissed a legal challenge to […]

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GM cotton has not improved yields, but it has ruined sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson   Remember the promises made by Monsanto that genetically-modified (GM) crops would bring higher yields and a better quality of life to the world? A recent study put forth by anthropologists from Washington University (WU) in St. Louis has revealed that Bt cotton, a type of GM cotton […]

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Rising Food Prices and the Egyptian Tinderbox: How Banks and Investors Are Starving the Third World

by Ellen Brown “What for a poor man is a crust, for a rich man is a securitized asset class.” –Futures trader Ann Berg, quoted in the UK Guardian Underlying the sudden, volatile uprising in Egypt and Tunisia is a growing global crisis sparked by soaring food prices and unemployment.  The Associated Press reports that roughly 40 percent […]

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USDA Ruling Imperils Food Supply

By Christopher J. Petherick Despite widespread opposition to genetically modified (GM) crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved GMalfalfa, threatening organic farms across the United States. In a related development, official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents that were recently leaked show that the federal bureaucracy ignored concerns from its own scientists that a […]

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We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa

  Maria Rodale CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc. and book author Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem to spontaneously unite in opposition. This is one of those times. I am very honored to post this letter, written by some of the most informed, […]

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Perchlorate, Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water, To Be Regulated By EPA

DINA CAPPIELLO   The Environmental Protection Agency is setting the first federal drinking water standard for a toxic rocket fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson said that setting the standard will protect public health and spark new […]

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Genetically Modified Rice Now On Its Way To Fields in Several Countries

Rice is a staple food in much of Asia. For thousands of years, farmers have been cultivating and breeding rice. Biotech companies are now looking to make profits at the expense of health by using genetic engineering to alter the breeding objectives in several countries. Rice, maize, and wheat are the world’s most important crops. […]

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This Could Threaten the Future of Food – Destroying the Entire Food Chain…

Roundup, Monsanto‘s glyphosate-based herbicide, is causing Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a serious plant disease, in many fields. Study after study shows that glyphosate is contributing not only to the huge increase in SDS, but also to the outbreak of numerous other diseases. Glyphosate is the world’s bestselling weed killer; it was patented by Monsanto for […]

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