Tag Archives: United States Department of Agriculture

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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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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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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Speaking With One Voice to Stop Monsanto and Biotech

Gary Hirshberg Chairman, President and CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm   This past Friday’s thoroughly inaccurate, irresponsible and deeply misguided attack on Stonyfield, Whole Foods and Organic Valley by Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association represented a truly painful example of why progressives are being outflanked by far more disciplined conservatives in this country. Leaving aside the […]

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Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

Friday, January 28, 2011 by: Jeffrey M. Smith The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto‘s Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity.Please tell […]

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Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

Friday, January 28, 2011 by: Jeffrey M. Smith The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto‘s Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity.Please tell […]

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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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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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