Tag Archives: Genetic engineering

No seeds, no independent research

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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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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USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

Friday, January 28, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is […]

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Perpetuating the Eternal Food Fight

Eric Holt Gimenez Executive Director, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy   In his January 10 New York Times blog spot “Beyond the Eternal Food Fight,” Andrew Revkin appeals to whom he considers to be the Alpha and Omega of food and disaster experts, Lester Brown and Vaclav Smil. He asks whether the current food […]

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GMO lies: Deliberate misuse of the term “genetically modified” designed to mislead people

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com It’s one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There’s nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they’re referring to is the geneticselectionused in the long, slow […]

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GMO lies: Deliberate misuse of the term "genetically modified" designed to mislead people

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com It’s one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There’s nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they’re referring to is the geneticselectionused in the long, slow […]

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GM chickens created that could prevent the spread of bird flu

I’d rather get the flu… Researchers produce genetically modified (GM) chickens that may cut the risk of new bird flu strains transferring to humans   Alok Jha, science correspondent The Guardian   Scientists have produced genetically modified chickens that appear to prevent the spread of avian influenza. Though the chickens can themselves become infected with flu […]

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Bill Gates Funds Approval of GM Mosquitoes to Combat Dengue

What do I think?  Biological warfare. Activist Post There has been much debate about the pending FDA approval of genetically modified salmon that grows to maturity twice as fast as a natural salmon.  Its many detractors have labeled it “Frankenfish” and say it will spoil the natural marine environment, as well as being potentially harmful for […]

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Genetically Modified and Processed Foods Have Become Ubiquitous in Our Food Supply

You may not know it, but genetically modified and processed foods are everywhere. The odds are excellent that you’ve already eaten something made with at least one genetically modified ingredient today, and you probably had no idea! But it is important to know this because, despite what food manufacturers would have us believe, it’s not […]

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Public outcry is working to stop GMOs

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson The fight against genetic modification (GM) seems like a never-ending, uphill battle. But Lord Melchett, former director of Greenpeace and current policy director at the Soil Association, says that, despite what the biotechnology giants would have you believe, most nations of the world are rejecting GMs and thus […]

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