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yikes!!!!! the future of agriculture or science fiction?

In a recent ECONOMIST article, the future of agriculture is controlled by computers, genetic manipulation, big data, and the assumption that we humans know what is going on with soil-plant relationships (*sarcasm*). This article reads scarily of science fiction. http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/external/tq2016/images/tq2.jpg "Farms, then, are becoming more like factories: tightly controlled operations for turning out reliable products, […]

Posted: June 16 2016
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monsanto cancels building new industrial plant

The Gazette, and Iowa City newspaper, recently published a story mentioning the "struggling farm economy" being the cause of the cancellation of a $90,000,000 Monsanto seed corn plant. The story can be found here, but one must ask the question: Is consumer awareness prohibiting the expansion of these GMO giants? Keep putting your money where […]

Posted: December 30 2015
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jackson county oregon ban on GE alfalfa settlement reached

After months of negotiations, OFFC and the Center for Food Safety have reached a proposed settlement with the two GE alfalfa growers that had sued to overturn Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops. The settlement still needs to be approved by the County and federal court, but we expect it will be. Under the […]

Posted: December 16 2015
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muzzled by monsanto

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous? By Caitlin Rockett After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn’t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor. “There’s DNA in […]

Posted: December 4 2015
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risk awareness re: rnai insecticidal crops

Posted: November 5 2015
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monsanto's pr- attempting to control science

BREAKING! DR. VANDANA SHIVA EXPOSES DETAILS OF MONSANTO'S INSIDIOUS AND DARK ORCHESTRATED WRITERS-FOR-HIRE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN. Dr. Shiva shines the light on Monsanto's high stakes network of pseudo-journalist propagandists in this incisive MUST READ article. Please read and then SHARE WIDELY. "Currently, as Monsanto’s push in India, through corruption and lobbying, to get approval for Genetically […]

Posted: November 5 2015
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how did your rep vote?

The House of Representatives voted to put the interests of Big Food companies like Monsanto ahead of the American people by passing H.R. 1599, a bill to block state efforts to label GMOs — denying us the right to know what’s in our food. This is known as THE DARK ACT. How did your representative […]

Posted: July 27 2015
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protect conneticut gmo labeling law

We need ALL hands on deck.  Please call and e-mail your Congressman today and make sure they are voting NO on the DARK Act, if you have not already called.  Please state the following:  "Thank you for protecting CT's GMO labeling law.  We need your help defeating the DARK Act (HR 1599)  Please speak with […]

Posted: July 20 2015
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class action lawsuit to ban GMOs and pesticides in argentinaG

From Sustainablepulse.com A federal judge in Argentina has ruled that an unprecedented class action lawsuit, demanding a ban on the release of GMOs and their associated pesticides, can proceed. Source:  www.lacapital.com.ar (Spanish) Translated by GM Watch The lawsuit asks the government to provisionally suspend the uncontrolled open release of GMOs – for example, the sale of RR2 […]

Posted: June 25 2015
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usda develops label to verify "gmo free"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The certification is the first of its kind, would be voluntary — and companies […]

Posted: May 28 2015
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interview with claire hope cummings, seed advocate extraordinaire!

Interview can be found on ethicalfoods.com! Seeds live at the heart of our food system. Seeded plants provide us with just about everything we need to live, from most of our foods, clothing, shelter, and even the air we breathe! Seeds are living organisms and part of the great web of life. So to have […]

Posted: November 13 2014
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maui voters support gmo moratorium, monsanto strikes back!

KAHULUI, Hawaii —The cheers went well into the night. A small army of Maui residents rose up against the big guys and forced a moratorium on genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Now they have to dig in because this fight's not over. One of the big guys is already battling back. Monsanto released a statement […]

Posted: November 13 2014
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china refuses gmo corn from USA, cargill loses 90 million dollars

CHICAGO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Cargill Inc has suffered more than $90 million in damages from China's rejections of U.S. corn containing a genetically modified trait developed by Syngenta AG, the grain trader said in a lawsuit on Friday. The damages are a "direct and proximate result" of Syngenta's decision to sell its Agrisure Viptera […]

Posted: September 12 2014
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letter sent to pope francis regarding GMOs

At the request of major peasant organizations, a group of scientists and agricultural experts sent a letter and document on the problem of genetically modified seeds to the Vatican on April 30, 2014.  Signed by eight experts from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, India and Canada, the letter and accompanying document call upon His Holiness to speak out against […]

Posted: August 15 2014
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monsanto and foreign aid: forcing el salvador’s hand

From this June's Foreign Policy Journal The United States will withhold the Millennium Challenge Compact aid deal, approximately $277 million in aid, unless El Salvador purchases genetically-modified seeds from biotech giant, Monsanto. The Millennium Challenge Corporation is “a U.S. foreign aid agency that was created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004,” according to Sustainable […]

Posted: July 25 2014
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republished and open for peer review: long-term toxicity of a roundup herbicide and a roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

In 2012, the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology published a study on the chronic toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and GM corn (Monsanto NK603). This study was met with much opposition and after a year of intense pressure, the journal retracted the study. It's back! This study has been republished by Environmental Sciences Europe and contains extra material […]

Posted: July 3 2014
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kyrgyzstan bans all gmo products and gm crops!

The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan's recent vote to ban all gmo products and gm crops is important. Why? It is estimated that 90% of all temperate fruit in the WORLD genetically comes from this region. With food forests dotting the mountainous countrysides of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, it is the Eden of the world, brandishing […]

Posted: June 13 2014
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stop the spread of gmos in the environment

Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! Several examples of the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered plants into wild populations and ecosystems have been documented: cotton in Mexico, oilseed rape in North America, Japan, Switzerland and Australia and grasses in the USA. There are also cases of repeated […]

Posted: May 22 2014
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superweed map of the usa

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, has spawned a new generation of superweeds that are spreading rapidly across the United States. Since farmers planting Monsanto's genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops no longer need to worry about overdosing their crops with herbicide, they tend to spray more of it. And just as antibiotic overuse […]

Posted: April 17 2014
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new york: buzz with rev. billy's honeybeelujah campaign

  Springtime Greetings to the Citizens of Earthalujahville! This spring we run our parallel performances - our nonviolent dramatic activism and our run at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on May and June Sunday afternoons in New York.  The outside and inside stages feed off each other, with information, arrests and whoops of "Earthalujah!" Buzz with […]

Posted: April 10 2014