traces of glyphosate found in ben & jerry's icecream leads company to launch an organic range.
The Health Research Institute (HRI) laboratories recently reported that there were traces of glyphosate found in 13 out of 14 tubs of Ben & Jerry ice cream tested in the EU. The samples came from a range of countries including the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Glyphosate is one of the most controversial of weedkillers […]
fda questions safety of the 'impossible burger'
Recent documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the Impossible Burger, a meatless burger derived from a protein found in the root of the soy plant is not necessarily safe for human consumption. The burger in question has received a lot of high profile attention recently because despite containing no meat, it […]
vintage grange pin
Spotted this weekend at the NOFA Mass Winter Conference! Thanks to conference presenter Martin Dagoberto of MA Right to Know and MA Pollen Action for coming over to share this sweet swag with us!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmYLWoeX2d0] Galvanizing video by none other than Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir to support their amazing new project that maps playgrounds and parks that use round-up.
ASAP: demand that obama veto the DARK act!
The following message is from our friends at the Cornucopia Institute and references the recent GMO labeling law, so called the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, which purports to mandate GMO labeling while, in reality, does not give the FDA the ability to enforce the act, allows companies to opt for labeling […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCMFa60qErQ] Modified is a gorgeous and deeply personal feature-length documentary that delves into the labyrinth of asking why, if they are labelled in 64 other world counties, are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)-- not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States. Film maker Aube Giroux (the mastermind behind Kitchen Vignettes) has entirely self-produced the film […]
hawaiins fight in court to preserve GMO ban
In case you missed it, two weeks ago, our friends and allies at the Hawai'i Center for Food Safety took five cases through the 9th circuit appeals court focusing on the rights of local communities to regulate and legislate genetically engineered seed crops and pesticide use. The video embedded below has the live recording of court proceedings. […]
act now to prevent the soon-to-be largest chemical and gmo seed company in the world
http://cdn.chinabusinessnews.com/images/1280/1450685214413981-syngenta-once-again-under-shower-of-blessing-by-chemchina.jpg If you thought Monsanto was bad, this could be even worse: Chinese chemical giant ChemChina has begun a $43 billion merger with Swiss-based seed and pesticide company Syngenta to create one of the largest chemical and GMO seed companies in the world. This proposed merger could have huge ramifications in the U.S. and across […]
DARK Act Comeback
This just in from the Organic Consumers Association newsletter: DARK Act Comeback? Everybody loves a Comeback Kid—unless that "kid" is the DARK Act. In March, the Senate voted down the DARK Act, the bill that would Deny Americans our Right to Know about GMOs. Since then, Monsanto and its front groups, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) have been […]
do you know where the presidential candidates stand on agriculture?
This week, for In These Times, John Collins researches what the current presidential candidates have to say about agriculture-- and what he discovers might surprise you. For instance, Hilary Clinton has the most detailed proposition for supporting small farms, including mention of student debt reform. She even proposes doubling funding for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development […]
mars candy bars: pro gmo labeling and pro gmo
Mars’ Position on GMO Labeling in the U.S. At Mars, we not only ensure the safety of all raw materials in our products, we’re also committed to being transparent with our consumers so they can understand what’s in the products they love. In 2014, the state of Vermont passed a mandatory genetically modified (GM) ingredient […]
the dark act has been introduced into the senate
Monsanto's Dream Bill (H.R. 1599) would prohibit any state efforts to require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) — and it already passed in the House of Representatives and was just introduced in the Senate. We have to stop this bill in the Senate! The Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry group that represents Monsanto, Nestlé, […]
protect our babies
We're reposting this message from Michelle in California, as sent by Mom's Across America. It's powerful and important. Please take the time to visit, read, and consider signing and sharing the petition at the bottom. Trigger warning: content about birth defects, miscarriage, and infant death. "I lost my baby due to anencephaly. I was exposed to […]
sweet little cherry bombe
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NT05qEJxUk] Trailer for 2013 film More Than Honey about colony collapse in honey bees. The film has won a number of international awards and is rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
heck yes, the EPA revokes new DOW pesticide for GMO crops
“E.P.A. can no longer be confident that Enlist Duo will not cause risks of concern to nontarget organisms, including those listed as endangered, when used according to the approved label,” the agency said in its filing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Read more at the New […]
Consumed: a new movie thriller about GMOs
[vimeo 143568165 w=500 h=209] Help change the conversation on GMO! Attend a screening of a new movie thriller about GMOs in a theater near you! Consumed is an amazing film, so let's fill every seat to make sure the world knows how Monsanto controls our food supply! "Very entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative and a […]
gmo free and still doing big buisness
As you can read in the article below, Chipotle is at the top of fast food restaurants in sales, beating out KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. They are the leading the trend for sustainable fast food that we also see as Amy's Organic opens a drive-thru and Applegate shows up at rest stops next […]
What are young farmers doing after hours? Just hanging with Neil. NBD.
You want to check this out. Shaka Movement.org A model for addressing the GMO issue. The SHAKA Movement is an advocacy, communications and educational outreach program and hub, where people and organizations come together to work in unison toward sustainable practices to affect a positive change for the environment and for the people of the Hawaiian […]
belgium: civil action against gmos
The Field Liberation Movement and its sympathisers promote sustainable solutions for farmers and consumers and a transparent research funding of science in the interest of society. Public funds should benefit sustainable agriculture, and not the patenting of genes and crops by a handful of multinationals. The position of farmers in the food chain should be […]
high mowing organic seeds now verified as non-gmo!
High Mowing Organic Seed Company (HMOS) announced today that it is launching the first full line of organic, Non-GMO Project Verified vegetable seeds for farmers and gardeners. With over 90% of its varieties verified to date, HMOS’s entire line of over 650 varieties will be verified by late summer 2014. HMOS seeds are already Certified […]
maps of gmo free zones in europe
Anyone thinking about visiting a GMO free zone in Europe? These MAPS will lead the way.
dow chemical seeks usda approval for 2,4-d ready corn
Excerpts taken from the Pesticide Action Network Dow and USDA are hoping to quietly approve a new genetically engineered corn seed that basically swaps RoundUp (glyphosate) for a worse weedkiller (2,4-D). As with Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready lines, the herbicide with which these seeds are engineered to be used (2,4-D) will surge in use. Dow aims […]
video: gmo god move over
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news from food democracy now
http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/ This is one of the most important emails that we will ever send. We’ve been hearing rumors about this for months, but Monsanto and the GMA have made their move. Two days ago, Food Democracy Now! received an unpublished copy of Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association's (GMA) secret plan to try to sneak in […]
public support for labeling
An encouraging piece from the New York Times Strong Support for Labeling Modified Foods By Allison Kopicki, Published: July 27, 2013 Americans overwhelmingly support labeling foods that have been genetically modified or engineered, according to a New York Times poll conducted this year, with 93 percent of respondents saying that foods containing such ingredients should […]
the big potato swap
via the Field Liberation Movement. Way to go, Belgians! On May 29th 2011, hundreds of activists decontaminated a GM potato field trial in Wetteren (BE). They pulled up genetically modified potatoes and replaced them with organic varieties, which are naturally blight resistant. The voluntary introduction of 108 genetically modified potatoes in the environment was carried out […]
gmo rally in augusta, maine
Right To Know GMO: Citizen Lobby Day Thursday, May 30th 8:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m. At The Capitol In Augusta Please come to the State House to help us shore up support for Maine’s landmark legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. Momentum is building as the campaign moves forward. We need […]
calling all vermonters
Your tiny state is about to take on the wrath of monsanto. Courage! Solidarity! Get out the vote! Rural Vermont - ACTION ALERT & Legislative Update Now is the time for Citizen Action on Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods PLEASE JOIN US AT A GRASSROOTS ACTION FORUM! Montpelier tonight, Burlington and Middlebury tomorrow. With one week […]
important to watch these cases
Because that farmer is all alone out there facing a MEGA corporation with fangs. In a front page story on Saturday, the Post writes up a case that might go to the Supreme Court about a farmer who planted surplus seed from a grain elevator and is being sued by Monsanto, because some of it […]
a new, and super good looking DIY labeling campaign
to demonstrate how pervasive are GMO ingredients in processed foods: Print out the labels. Slap them around. Make sure your mother is adequately informed, and rallying up her posse to join in the furor. With consumer outrage there is retailer response. With retailer action comes brand action With brand action comes better farming practices. Better […]
mapping a GMO free europe
As you may know, recent studies conducted in France have shown significant toxic effects from the use of Roundup. And particularly tumors in rats in feeding studies. http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions/maps.html
Jeffrey Smith's brand new film, Genetic Roulette, can be watched free for the next week: http://geneticroulettemovie.com/ This is an incredibly comprehensive documentary about the impact of GMOs. If you eat food, and especially if the food you eat comes from a store, then you should watch this video. When the US government ignored repeated warnings […]
rock the barn
Rock the Barn, put together by three friends, is a (non-funded) promotional bicycle tour for prop 37, the labeling of GMO ingredients in California, and for small organic farms in California. We're going from San Francisco to Los Angeles on August 6 - 17. We're bringing a guitar, saxophone, and hand drum. Our band is […]
plant pathologist on GMOs
The Truth about GMOs Plant Pathologist Don Huber Reveals the Risks interview by Melinda Hemmelgarn for Natural Awakenings At least 70 percent of processed foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, mainly from corn, soy, canola, sugar beets and cottonseed oil. Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require GMO food […]
First Super Weeds, Now Super Insects -- Thanks to Monsanto May 30, 2012 by Dr. Mercola A new generation of insect larvae is eating the roots of genetically engineered corn intended to be resistant to such pests. The failure of Monsanto's genetically modified Bt corn could be the most serious threat ever to a genetically […]
a sugar beet discussion
Sugar Beet Industry's Opinion on Roundup Ready Sugar Beets and Frank Morton’s Response The pro-biotech web site “Truth About Trade & Technology” published an article written by a farmer named Noel Kjesbo, who is a sugar beet producer in the Red River Valley (North Dakota and Minnesota – he doesn’t say specifically which state he […]
label it yourself
http://labelityourself.wordpress.com/ The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign empowers people to make educated decisions about what is in their food, without waiting for government or corporations to do it for them.