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  1. Research Links Genetically Modified Food To Long Term Sterility
    A new study done by Russian scientists suggests that Genetically Modified Food may cause long term sterility, that is, sterility in second and third generations.
  2. Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds


    DYERSBURG, Tenn. — For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides.

  3. Monsanto plans to slash prices of GM seeds

    by Rajvir Khanna

    The world's biggest seedcompany Monsanto Co. is currently mulling over a probable price cut on genetically modified (GM) seeds to boost the acceptability of the new seeds in the globalmarket.

  4. GM barley to be trialled in Western Australia

    The CSIRO hopes to plant its first trials of genetically modified barley in Western Australia within weeks.

    The scientific organisation planted trial sites of GM wheat and barley in NSW last year and has applied to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator for permission to extend those trials into the west this year.

  5. Genetically Engineered ‘EnviroPig’ Waiting For US Approval


  6. Illegal GMO Rice Widely Available in Hubei Province

    On April 1, China Newsweek reported widespread cultivation of illegal genetically modified pest-resistant rice in Hubei Province.

    The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture had approved the genetically modified organism (GMO) security certificate for two types of rice and one type of corn for experimental use only in August 2009.
  7. E.U. Says Potato
    Oxford Analytica, 04.07.10, 6:00 AM ET

    Approval of the genetically modified Amflora potato for non-food use shows Europe's views on the matter are bending, not breaking.

  8. Genetically modified foods need a sieve

    The author is president of the Beijing Chaoyang Diabetes Hospital.

  9. The Bad Seed Revisited


  10. Genetically Modified Flowers To Have Long Lasting Aroma

    Flowers, due to global warming are losing their fragrance and the only way out is to introduce genetically modified flowers. Making genetically modified flowers, as the only solution, has been suggested by Dr. Abdul Latif Mohamad, the Science and Technology Professor at University Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
  11. How contaminated is your produce?


    Everyone knows organic food is better for you.

  12. Bangladeshi scientist dismisses GM foods as no food at all

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  15. Bulgaria bans genetically modified crops
    SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 18 (UPI) -- The cultivation of 

  16. Greenpeace: Wal-Mart Illegally Selling GM Rice In China

    According to a report released by the global environmental organization Greenpeace, the U.

  17. INDIA:

    Hardy Cotton-Munching Pests Are Latest Blow to GM Crops
    Pallava Bagla

    Monsanto has revealed that a common insect pest has developed resistance to its flagship genetically modified (GM) product in India. The agricultural biotechnology leader says it "detected unusual survival" of pink bollworms that fed on cotton containing the Cry1Ac gene from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, which codes for a protein that's toxic to many insect pests.

  18. First GM bananas harvested

    By Siobhan Barry

    Researchers say the first genetically modified (GM) bananas to be harvested in Australia are showing positive early results.

    The crop was planted last year in the South Johnstone area, south of Cairns in far north Queensland, and the first fruit has now been harvested.

  19. The Scary Truth about Genetically Engineered Insect Control

    Facts You Must Know…

    By Jeffrey M. Smith

    The biotech industry is fond of saying that they offer genetically modified (GM) crops that resist pests, conjuring up the image of insects staying away from GM crop fields.

    But "resisting pests" is just a euphemism, for "contains its own built-in pesticide." When bugs take a bite of the GM plant, the toxin splits open their stomach and kills them!

    The idea that we consume that same toxic pesticide in every bite is hardly appetizing!

    But the biotech companies and the Environmental Protection Agency-which regulates plant produced pesticides-tell us not to worry.

  20. Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails massively in South Africa

    Posted Mar 29, 2009 by  Adriana Stuijt
    South African farmers suffered millions of dollars in lost income when 82,000 hectares of genetically-manipulated corn (maize) failed to produce hardly any seeds.The plants look lush and healthy from the outside. Monsanto has offered compensation.
  21. GM crops cause liver and kidney damage

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by: E. Huff, staff writer

    (NaturalNews) A report published in the International Journal of Microbiology has verified once again that Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems.

  22. Building a million votes against GM foods in Europe

    Time to sit up and take action on this – armchair action anyway: signing an e-petition.

  23. Is that pig or mouse-pig? Genetically modified meat may be headed for the dinner plate.

    Brian Lilley

    I'm the type of guy who will 

  24. What are Acceptable Alternatives to Agave?

    If you are craving something sweet, your best bet is to reach for an apple or a pear. And if you give yourself a sugar holiday for even a couple of weeks, you will be amazed at how much those cravings will decrease. But be sure and count the grams of fructose and keep your total fructose from fruit below 15 grams per day as you are sure to consume plenty of "hidden" fructose in the other foods you will be eating.

    You can use the table below to help you count your fructose grams.

  25. Cont. from Part 1

    Sales are Sweet for Agave Companies and Bad for You and Your Family

    Growing consumer resistance to HFCS has been a hole-in-one for the agave industry. Need a healthy alternative to those evil HFS products?

    Agave syrup to the rescue!

    In case you doubt the influence of marketing in setting trends and consumer buying habits, look at these statistics:

  26. Many people interested in staying healthy have switched to agave as a safer "natural" sweetener. They want to avoid well documented dangerous sweeteners like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but are unaware that agave is actually WORSE than HFCS.

    So just what is agave?

    Blue agave is an exotic plant growing in the rich volcanic soil of Mexico under a hot tropical sun, boasting a stately flower stem that blooms only once in its lifetime.

  27. Watchdog Group Applauds Court Ruling Against Company For Genetically Modifying U.S. Rice Supplies

    Linda Young - AHN Editor

    Brussels, Belgium (AHN) - A non-profit European watchdog of multi-national corporations said Wednesday that it welcomed an Arkansas court ruling finding that German corporation Bayer CropScience had 'intentionally' contaminated United States rice supplies.

  28. Scientists reveal negative impact of Roundup Ready GM crops

    by E. Huff, staff writer 

    (NaturalNews) Five studies published in the October 2009 issue of The European Journal of Agronomy reveal the negative impacts of using Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, a formula developed specifically for the company's line of genetically modified (GM) "Roundup Ready" crops.

    Legal setback for Monsanto in Argentine soy dispute

  30. Lawsuit filed over GMO crops in nature refuge

    Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY Tue Mar 2, 2010 2:23pm EST (Reuters) -

    Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Monday accusing the service of illegally allowing farmers to grow genetically modified crops in a national wildlife refuge. GREEN BUSINESS The groups said up to 80 other national wildlife refuges across the United States are now growing genetically engineered crops and could be vulnerable to similar legal action.

  31. Washington, Mar 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Food And Drug Administration has asked consumer product giant Procter and Gamble for Pringles recall. The company in accordance to the orders issued by the Food And Drug Administration has promised to recall all of the 80,000 Pringles Potato Snack packets. It is believed that all those packets of Pringles Potato snacks contains contaminated salmonella which is a genetically modified preservative that is prohibited in Japan.

  32. People eating genetically modified food may have rat-short lifespan

    Leading expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute for higher nervous activity and neurophysiology, Doctor of Biology Irina Yermakova, conducted an experiment on rats. The rodents are traditionally used for important experiments as they have morphology and biochemistry resembling the human ones.

  33. Physicists show theory of quantum mechanics applies to the motion of large objects
    (Nanowerk News) Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have provided the first clear demonstration that the theory of quantum mechanics applies to the mechanical motion of an object large enough to be seen by the naked eye.
  34. Fury as EU approves GM potato
    Monday, March 08, 2010 08:00 IST 
    Martin Hickman and Genevieve Roberts

    The introduction of a genetically modified (GM) potato in Europe risks the development of human diseases that fail to respond to antibiotics, it was claimed.
  35. Should companies be allowed to patent higher life forms like lab mice?



    If we start granting patents for genetically modified lab mice (and other life forms) we'll be walking into a trap.

  36. Genetically engineered cows could be slaughtered by AgResearch if an application to create more animals with the aim of producing a medicinal super-milk is rejected.

    Hearings will begin on Monday into the Crown research institute's application to mix the makeup of cows, sheep and goats with human DNA, and the outcome could have implications for up to 200 cows the agency has already created.

  37. Ever wanted a rose that smelled like bananas? Maybe a petunia that reeked of root beer? Researchers at the University of Florida Gainesville have isolated 13 genes in flowers that key for the blossom’s fragrance. These same genes hold the secrets to improving the tastes of some fruits.

  38. Canadian scientists say GM crops need buffer zones

    Canadian research has found an 800-metre buffer zone between genetically modified crops and non-GM crops is essential.

  39. Scientists identify enzyme for healthy heart

    Scientists have come up with evidence to show that calcineurin, an 
  40. Norway says ‘no’ to genetically modified seeds



    Sarah Hiddleston








    CHENNAI: “The main instrument for global food security is national food production.

  41. Genetic Roulette: Is GM Food Causing Organ Failure and Lowering Fertility?

    London, UK - 9th February 2010, 01:10 GMT

    Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

    [Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral.

  42. Greenpeace scores RP for promoting GM crops, calls for ecological farming instead
  43. Report: Genetically Modified Wheat Could Taint Montana Wheat Market

    By Deb Courson, Public News Service, Guest Writer, 2-02-10

  44.  Studying heart failure of mice and men

    By Communications Staff
    Monday, February 1, 2010
    Scientists at Robarts Research Institute, working in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, have used a unique genetically-modified mouse line to reveal a previously unidentified mechanism contributing to heart failure.
  45. Melbourne medical breakthrough means pig lungs could be transplanted into humans

  46. Genetic marriage
    GM tomato gives 45-day shelf life
    Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, Feb 1, DHNS:

    Here is some good news for housewives: A new variety of tomato, which will not rot even after 45 days but remain meaty and succulent, its smooth skin enclosing a jelly of golden seeds and dripping crimson juice, will soon be available with your locality vegetable vendor.
  47. The Herald (Harare)
    Published by the government of Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe: Caution Needed Over GMO Foods

    30 January 2010

    Harare — It is not the first time that the Grain Millers Association has urged the Government to allow them to import genetically-modified grain.

  48. Greens MLC Mark Parnell has urged the State Government to maintain the moratorium on genetically-modified crops in South Australia.

    The call is in the wake of Western Australia's decision to allow GM crops to be grown in WA.

    “WA’s foolish decision to open up themselves to GM crops should not influence SA at all,” Mr Parnell said.

    “We need to make our own decision about what is best for our State.

  49. About 300 people protested in the centre of Sofia against proposed amendments to the Genetically Modified Foods Act (GMFA) on January 31 2010, Bulgarian news agency BTA said.

    Protests were held in front of the National Library, under the motto "Clean food, a healthy earth! Bulgaria GM foods free." Later, protesters marched to the buildings of Bulgarian National Television and the Bulgarian Parliament.
  50. Do we know what's in school lunches?

    There's been much recent controversy among many scientists as to the claims made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that genetically modified foods (commonly called GMOs or GMs) are 100 percent safe. They are banned in many other countries outside of the U.S., and we have never performed safety tests on them in this country. Or I should say, we are the test population.

    In light of the controversy, I called the Shasta County Office of Education to ask what the official position on GMOs in school lunches was.

  51. January 29, 2010

    USDA Weighs Plan to Bring GM Eucalyptus to Southeast Pinelands

    Genetic engineering is coming to the forests.

    While the practice of splicing foreign DNA into food crops has become common in corn and soy, few companies or researchers have dared to apply genetic engineering to plants that provide an essential strut of the U.

  52. January 27, 2010, 8:40 am

    Questioning the Purity of Organic Cotton

  53. Fight Back against the GMO Assault on Our Immune Systems (Opinion)

    by Paul Fassa, citizen journalist
    See all articles by this author
    Email this author

    (NaturalNews) With Michael Taylor ensconced in the White House as the Food Safety Czar, we have the proverbial fox guarding the hen house.
  54. Is Genetically Modified Corn Toxic?

    By Michael Reilly | Sat Jan 23, 2010 07:13 PM ET

    In the United States, we grow and eat corn whose genes have been tweaked to make the plants more resistant to pests and pesticides.

  55. Ronnie Cummins

    Posted: January 21, 2010 06:27 PM
  56. Supermarkets urged to lead debate on nanotechnology in foods

    (Nanowerk News) Big-name retailers like Tesco and Carrefour should help prepare consumers for innovations in the food sector, according to the top civil servant in the EU executive's directorate for health and consumer protection.

  57. Scientists chew on possibilities for engineered meat
    They have not tasted the pork made in petri dishes, but see tantalizing potential.

    LONDON -- Call it pork in a petri dish -- a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock and help alleviate world hunger.

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    Soon, rabbit milk to help treat heart patients
    Scientists are concentrating on creating herds of dairy rabbits to help treat heart patients with their milk.
  59. Supreme Court to take up Monsanto alfalfa case

    St. Louis Business Journal

    The Supreme Court said Friday it would consider overturning a court order that has blocked

  60. Eco-Scandal: Compostable Greenware Is Made from Genetically Modified Corn


    Eco-conscious diners have been patting themselves on the back recently for patronizing places that use environmentally-friendly "Greenware," but maybe we're not being as virtuous as we think.
  61. Monsanto GMO Ignites Big Seed War

    Even though deep snowdrifts cover his fields in eastern Kansas, Luke Ulrich, a corn and soybean farmer here, is thinking about spring. It's time to buy seed again, but hundreds of seed companies have gone under in the past two decades.

  62. Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Corn Causes Organ Damage in Rodents

    by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York
  63. Monsanto hails GM launches as 'game-changers'

    Mike Abram
    Monday 11 January 2010 03:43
    Launches of genetically modified crop traits in North America mark the beginning of an explosion of high-impact products, leading biotech firm Monsanto says.
  64. Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

    Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

    11th January, 2010

    Despite promising the world in 2009, biotech corporations have increasingly raised the hackles of scientists and citizens worldwide

    2009 was a year in which the biotech industry, Gates and their US Administration allies did everything in their power to drive the world down the GM road, but it was also a year marked by remarkable global resistance.

  65. Government is 'dangerously deluded' on GM

    THE Government is ‘dangerously deluded’ if it believes genetically modified crops will solve the world’s food security issues, members of the breakaway Oxford Real Farming Conference warned.

  66. Expert in bio-genetics is new head of agriculture program for Gates Foundation

    SEATTLE — A man who has focused much of his career on agriculture technology, including development of genetically-modified seeds, was named Friday as the new head of agriculture development for the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation.

  67.  BBC probes bias in its coverage of science and the environment

    By Paul Revoir
    Last updated at 8:17 AM on 07th January 2010


  68. Printed from


    Running on Algae

    Research Blooms on an Innovative Biofuel

    By Ethan Goffman

  71. Genetic modification needs monitoring says Dr. Swaminathan

    The world–renowned scientist Dr. M.S.Swaminathan has stressed the need to set up a national regulatory body to mitigate the anxiety caused by genetically modified agricultural produce.

  72. PREVIEW-Monsanto, Mosaic seen looking ahead for profits

    Mon Jan 4, 2010 5:45pm EST

  73. Can We Feed the World Without Damaging It?'

    Last in a five-part series about genetically modified crops.

  74. Large Scale Production of genetically Modified Rice in China starting 2011

  75. Alappuzha, January 2, 2010

    Call for moratorium on GM food products

    Staff Reporter
  76. Company of the Year
    The Planet Versus Monsanto
    Robert Langreth and Matthew Herper 01.18.10, 12:00 AM ET



    Monsanto biochemist Roy Fuchs takes fish oil pills every morning in hopes of warding off heart disease.


  78. Whole Foods debuts first Facebook app, promoting nonprofits

  • Soy in Illinois prison diets prompts lawsuit over health effects

    CHICAGO — Soy-enhanced chili mac, turkey patties with soy, soy-studded country gravy, soy-blend hot dogs, soy-spiked sloppy joes, Polish sausages packed with soy, soy chicken patties.

    These aren't items from the latest vegetarian diet, but rather dishes served over a week at Danville Correctional Center, according to a recent menu.

    They're also the basis of a lawsuit filed in U.
  • Genetically modified rice hard for some to swallow

    • Source: Global Times
    • [02:37 December 24 2009]
    • Comments

    By Huang Jingjing

    The approval of two types of genetically engineered pest resistant rice for widespread production in China has generated safety concerns among experts.

  • Gates Foundation Gets into Genetically Engineered Food Fight

    By Michael van Baker
  • UA researcher says crop pests abroad resistant to controls
    UA researcher says finding poses no immediate threat
    By Tom Beal
    The genetically introduced toxin that kills the pink bollworm — the principal pest in Southwestern cotton fields — has proved so effective that experts are predicting the bug's eradication in the near future.
  • Germany Finds Unauthorized Biotech Rice in Chinese Vermicelli

    By Rudy Ruitenberg

    Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Germany reported finding unauthorized genetically modified rice known as Bt 63 in vermicelli from China, a notification to the European Union’s food alert system showed.

    The biotech rice was found in checks in September, the

  • A report has found that farmers are using more herbicides on genetically engineered soybeans, corn, and cotton because of resistant weeds.

    By Julie Masis Contributor to the Christian Science Monitor
    posted December 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm EST

    A report released by the Organic Center found that the amount of herbicides used on genetically engineered crops has increased in the past 10 years, not decreased as might be expected.

  • Department of Justice wants comments on pesticides in foods, confined animal feeding & food safety

    December 19, 8:19 AMTampa Health Care ExaminerCarolyn Chambers Clark

    Monsanto Co.
  • Study suggests GMO health hazards

    Posted by Matthew Schniper on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    A French

  • County group is holding film festival

    GMO-Free Monterey County is hosting a film festival to raise awareness about genetically modified foods from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Cannery Row IMAX Theater, 640 Wave St., Monterey.

    Four films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion exploring the moral, health and economic implications of the proliferation of genetically engineered crops.

  • Market eyed for delayed ripening papaya


  • As Patent Ends, a Seed’s Use Will Survive

    Facing antitrust scrutiny over its practices in the biotechnology seed business,

  • 17-12-2009 11:45 Parliament introduces mandatory labeling of GMO food products
    The Verkhovna Rada has introduced a mandatory labeling of foodstuffs containing genetically modified organisms (GMO).

    A total of 375 out of 450 MPs have voted in favor of the law on foodstuffs safety and quality (regarding reporting to citizens about GMO food products).

  • Genetically modified canola hits non-GM sites

    Genetically modified canola has been delivered to non-GM silos in western Victoria at Dunolly and Lillimur.

    Each silo received five tonnes of GM canola in a 500 tonne sample.

    Graincorp says that the canola is still non-GM overall, because the level of contamination is below industry standards.

  • Monsanto tops poll of firms accused over climate change

    FRANK McDONALD in Copenhagen

    MONSANTO, THE US multinational chiefly known for its aggressive marketing of genetically modified (GM) crops, has emerged as the surprising winner of the “Angry Mermaid” awards for business lobbyists against taking action on climate change.

    Presented here yesterday by author and activist Naomi Klein, the premier award went to Monsanto in a poll conducted mainly on the internet.

  • Bulgaria Parliament Set to Ease Laws on GM Crop Cultivation
    Monday, December 14, 2009

    The Bulgarian Parliament is set to allow a much wider use of genetically modified crops (GMOs) in the country, after the Commission for Environment and Water approved a change in the law on GMOs.

    After a lengthy debate the Parliamentary Commission decided to harmonize the legislation on GMOs with the EU requirements.
  • Soy as a Food Allergen 12/14/2009 - Soy is a food allergen and there are several main issues. Firstly, soy proteins, especially the trypsin inhibitor

  • Investigation Details Monsanto's Strong-Arm Tactics in Seed Business

  • USDA seeks comment on genetically modified alfalfa

    Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:30pm EST

    WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.

  • The New GMO Debate: Genetically Engineered Organic Crops

    by Sara Novak, Columbia, SC on 12.14.09
  • Should We Allow Organics to be Genetically Modified?

    by Kristin Underwood, Sacramento, CA on 12.
  • Genetically modified crops: the good news

    All discussions of genetically modified crops (Editorial, 4 December) should recognise that there are two basic types of GM. Agronomic GM seeks to improve the growing properties of the plant, for example making it weed- or pest-resistant.

  • Generex Inks Deal With Sanofi-Aventis for Insulin Supply
    Globe Newswire

    WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 9, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq:GNBT) (

  • Corn refuge acres decrease from 20 to 5 percent


    The agriculture world has drastically changed over the past 15 years through genetically modified seeds, and now corn is going to change again in 2010. Since 1996, corn seeds containing the bacteria protein, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have become farmer's staple corn seed because it has a natural insecticide built into its DNA that protects the plant against many insects, including the European Corn Borer.

  • Modified tadpoles help detect water pollution
    Monday, December 7, 2009
    By Paul Johnson

    LARAMIE — Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well for rapidly detecting water pollution.

    In an article published in Environmental Science and Technology, the scientists demonstrated that African clawed frog tadpoles “light up” in response to a pollutant, and can indicate the presence of several chemicals at the same time.
  • Students Samantha Butenas, Brian Noland, Kyle Plyman and Mark Wagner examined the effects of genetically modified organisms on wildlife around the world.

    "While genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have allowed for a new paradigm of development for agriculture, controversy remains as to the safety and potential adverse effects of GMOs on wildlife.

    Insect populations in particular, whose destruction remains the object of many GMOs, have rapidly developed resistance to GMOs and the pesticides required for their maintenance.
  • ‘Propagating GM crops a corporate ploy’


    BANGALORE:  ‘‘Scientists have become pawns at the hands of the corporates '' said noted agricultural scientist and food, trade policy expert Devinder Sharma.

  • GM seed prices soar

    Genetically modified seed prices are rocketing and, with further increases for 2010, growers are starting to question the value of GM crops, according to the Organic Centre USA.

    Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Centre said GM seed prices had risen so sharply they were starting to rival fertilisers and agrochemicals as the most expensive crop input.

  • Bayer Cropscience loses lawsuit in Genetically modified seed contamination.
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 14:04

    St Louis, Missouri, USA - A federal jury in St.

  • Genetically modified microbes engineered to make fuels, like ethanol and diesel, are creating a lot of buzz in biofuels.

    The following is a partial transcript; for full story, listen to audio.

  • GMO Bans, Laws, and Labels from Around the World

    by Collin Dunn, Corvallis, OR, USA on 12. 3.09

    Prince Charles has

  • GM pesticide claims wrong: Monsanto

    03 Dec, 2009 04:40 PM
    MONSANTO has hit out at a report from a controversial American academic which found that rather than reduce pesticide use levels, genetically modified crops actually use higher rates of chemical, and have led to severe problems with glyphosate resistance throughout North America.
  • Canada looks at soy as Omega-3 source

    With the hunt for alternative sources of Omega-3 in full swing, Canadian health officials are considering genetically modified soybeans adapted to produce the essential fatty acids.

    Omega-3 fatty acids, most commonly found in fish, are important for cardiovascular health and brain development in humans.

    For that reason, food guides in countries like Canada recommend people eat fatty fish twice a week.

    However, this advice is unsustainable, researchers claim.

  • EU GMO Approval May Clear Way for Soy Imports

    Dec 1, 2009 2:52 PM, Source: Brock Associates

    Richard Brock


  • GM weed found outside containment area

  • Monsanto Loss Hurts Farmers
  • China’s GMO Rice, Corn Approval May Boost Food Supply (Update2)

         Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- China, the world’s biggest grain producer, has approved strains of genetically modified rice and corn that may help ensure food supplies in a country facing shortages of water and farmland.

    The move “has huge implications because this is the first time a major grain producer is endorsing the use of GMO technology in a food staple,” said Zhu Zhen, biotechnology professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • China Approves First GM 'Phytase' Corn
    USAgNet - 11/30/2009

    The authorities have given approval to the world's first genetically modified phytase maize to Origin Agritech.

    Origin Agritech Limited, a biotech company based in Beijing, has received the Biosafety Certificate from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture as a final approval for commercial approval of the world's first genetically modified phytase corn.
  • Scientists 'grow' meat in laboratory

    The move towards artificially engineered foods has taken a step forward after scientists grew a form of meat in a laboratory for the first time.


    Meat produced in a laboratory could reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with real animals.
  • Church opposes GM foods
    Thursday, 26th November 2009. 4:48pm

    By: George Conger.

    The Church of South India (CSI) has urged its government to ban the cultivation of Genetically-modified (GM) foods in India.

    On October 15, the Indian government’s Genetic Engineer Approval Committee (GEAC) authorized the commercial cultivation of Bt brinjal, the trade name for genetically modified eggplant, or aubergine.

  • Natural produce: Labelling GM foods is crucial

    Natural produce: Labelling GM foods is crucialFans of natural skin care should be able to find out exactly what is in the foods they are consuming and whether or not they contain genetically modified (GM) elements, according to one expert.

    Emma Hockridge, policy manager for The Soil Association, said that the organisation is campaigning for clearer labelling of produce because people want transparency from food companies.

  • Would G.M.O. Apples by Another Name Taste Sweeter?

    Consumers might be more willing to bite into genetically modified apples if they were labeled differently, according to

  • GM Corn Pulled Due to Food Safety Concerns

    Monsanto has dropped its push for approval from European regulators on two types of "second generation" genetically modified seeds.
    The company informed the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that it was withdrawing its approval request for GM maize LY038 and  the stacked variety LYo38 x MON810, both of which were designed for the express purpose of accelerating the growth rate of animals.
  • Differing studies

    Cultivation of genetically modified plants: more or less pesticide?

    (17.11.2009) Two current studies on the environmental influence of genetically modified (GM) plants arrive at differing results. According to one study, significantly more pesticide has been applied to fields since the cultivation of genetically modified plants began in 1996.

  • Safety of Genetic Engineered Food Argument: Not a Scientific debate but Rhetorical dispute

  • Debate: Chickens fed GM feed means GM birds 27 Nov 2009

    An attack on poultry producer Inghams Enterprises could be based on a technicality with some scientific evidence indicating birds fed on genetically modified feed are not modified themselves, reports The National Business Review.

    The Commerce Commission recently issued Inghams with a warming claiming it risked breaching the Fair Trading Act through false advertising. The company advertised its products as being GM-free, contained no GM ingredients, no added hormones or artificial colours.

  • EXCLUSIVE-China gives safety approval to GMO rice

    Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:08am EST
    * China approves pest-resistant Bt strain as safe

    * Large scale production could start in 2-3 years

    * Approval follows phytase corn clearance last week

    * Corn, rice approvals are first for grains in China (Adds background, detail, quote)

    By Niu Shuping and Tom Miles

    BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) - China, the world's largest rice producer and consumer, has approved a locally-developed strain of genetically-modified rice, paving the way for large-scale production in 2 to 3 years, Chinese scientists said on Friday.

  • Opponents of GM crops are motivated by "emotion" not scientific reason

    Opponents of GM food are motivated by “emotion” and “ideology” rather than a “reasoned” scientific approach, according to a major report by a government funded quango.


    The study, which states one of its aims as helping people to "change their views" on the technology, came on the day a major review was launched into the restrictions on GM crops.

  • Watch What You Eat: New Report Proves that Genetically Modified Crops Increase Pesticide Use and Resistant Weeds

  • Chickens fed GM feed do not produce GM meat, scientist says

    A very public attack on poultry producer Inghams Enterprises could all be based on a technicality with some scientific evidence indicating birds fed on genetically manipulated feed are not modified themselves.

  • 'Right to know' on GM canola

  • France's highest court has ruled that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. The court confirmed an earlier judgment that Monsanto had falsely advertised its herbicide as "biodegradable" and claimed it "left the soil clean." Roundup is the world's best-selling herbicide.

    French environmental groups had brought the case in 2001 on the basis that glyphosate, Roundup's main ingredient, is classed as "dangerous for the environment" by the European Union.

  • Report claims farm chemical use has soared because of GM crops

    A report from an organic organisation in the United States says the use of chemicals like pesticide and herbicide has soared because of genetically modified crops.

  • The Commerce Commission has warned poultry producer Inghams Enterprises it risked breaching the Fair Trading Act with claims that its chickens contained no genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

    The commission said today it had completed an investigation into allegations that claims made in consumer and trade magazines and on television between January 2008 and June 2009 were false or misleading under the Fair Trading Act.

  • Can GM rice fill the world's shortfall?

    17 Nov, 2009 03:30 PM
    Genetically modified (GM) crops are not the only answer to 
  • Hungry for answers to the global food shortage

    November 15, 2009

    David Olive

  • Nigeria: 'U.S. Suit Confirms GM Rice Contamination in The Country'

    Nasir Imam With Agency Report

    12 November 2009

    Abuja — The legal action instituted against Bayer CropScience AG by farmers in the United States for allegedly contaminating their farms with Genetically Modified (GM) rice seeds in 2006 is a further confirmation of the validity of tests carried out on rice samples collected by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) in Nigeria and other West African countries within the same period which showed contamination.

  • Australia to trial genetically modified sugar cane
  • Unlocking the English countryside

    The South Downs have become a national park, writes Geoffrey Lean.

  • Experts urge for GM-free Karnataka
    BS Reporter / Chennai/ Mysore November 12, 2009, 0:41 IST

    “We do not want GM (genetically modified) crops which can prove apocalyptic for mankind. Let us say never to Bt-brinjal”. The declaration, along with the demand that state government declare Karnataka GM-free, was made at a state-level conference on genetic engineering, farming and food in Mysore on Saturday.

    The conference, jointly held by the Institution of Engineers, Mysore Local Centre, Mysore Grahaka Parishat and Deccan Development Society, Hyderabad, wherein experts placed views for and against genetic engineering (GE).
  • EU meeting on Syngenta GM maize ends in deadlock

    Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:05am EST

    BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - EU ambassadors failed to approve a genetically-modified maize made by Swiss firm Syngenta (SYNN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research,

  • Households for peace and wellness: Work for a GMO-free zone

    Nov 11 2009, 4:34 PM · UPDATED


    For the Auburn Reporter

    Did you know that more than 60 percent of the food in a supermarket in this country contains cancer-causing genetically engineered ingredients masquerading as “food.”

    If these products – corn, soy, sugar, cotton/cottonseed oil, canola oil and papaya—are not labeled “organic,” then they are probably genetically engineered.

  • Nigeria: 'U.S. Suit Confirms GM Rice Contamination in The Country'

    Nasir Imam With Agency Report

    12 November 2009

    Abuja — The legal action instituted against Bayer CropScience AG by farmers in the United States for allegedly contaminating their farms with Genetically Modified (GM) rice seeds in 2006 is a further confirmation of the validity of tests carried out on rice samples collected by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) in Nigeria and other West African countries within the same period which showed contamination.

  • GM traces prompts bread recall in Denmark

    16 Nov, 2009 03:30 AM
    THE removal of several bread labels from supermarket shelves in Denmark this week due to traces of genetically modified grains has not shifted the mood of the country's government to push ahead with research into the highly controversial crops.
  • 'Superweeds' jam the pesticide treadmill

    The introduction of genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant crops has created a dire situation in the U.

  • Environment group cries out over genetically modified rice
  • Monsanto’s New Soybean Yields at Low End of Forecast (Update2)

    By Jack Kaskey

    Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co.

  • CORRECTED: TIMELINE: History of Monsanto Co

    Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:44pm EST

    In 1982 entry, corrects reference to Monsanto and Times Beach controversy

    (Reuters) - Over its 108-year history, Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, has evolved from primarily an industrial chemical concern into a pure agricultural products company.

    Following is a timeline of the St.

  • FACTBOX: Who's who in biotech seed arena

    Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:07pm EST

    (Reuters) - While Monsanto Co is considered a leader in research, development and marketing of genetically modified crops, a handful of other corporate giants are also staking a claim to feeding the world with biotech corn, soy and other crops.

    The companies all say they are focused on products that will increase crop yields, aid farmers and offer better nutrition for consumers. Here's a look at some of the top players:

    * Monsanto Co - Based in St.

  • Proceed with caution


    THE release and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) remain controversial and there is still a debate going on regarding their risks and adverse impacts on health and the environment.

    GMOs are regulated internationally and at the national level, as evidenced by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which has been ratified by 157 countries, including Malaysia.

  • Learn the Truths and Myths of Morgellons

    by Zephyr Faegen, citizen journalist
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    (NaturalNews) The Mystery of Morgellons disease has been debated for years by medical professionals and lay persons who have dedicated their time to studying this cryptic and debilitating condition.
  • From
    November 8, 2009

    A wonder food to be taken with a pinch of salt

    getting the section url from article.
  • Monsanto puts across GM case

    THE world’s farmers and growers have been set a monumental challenge – they must produce as much food over the next 50 years as they have during 10,000 years of civilisation.


    Only then will there be enough food for a population set to reach 9 billion by 2050 says the UN.

  • FSA fails to alert public to banned GM ingredient


    November 6th, 2009

    Campaign group finds traces of unauthorised GM linseed in loaf of Marks & Spencer bread and calls on Government food watchdog to issue public alert

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has defended itself after failing to alert consumers to the presence of unapproved genetically modified food in UK supermarkets.

  • GM grass trial aims to cut cows' gas

    4:00 AM Friday Nov 6, 2009

    A plan to grow paddocks of genetically modified grass created to cut the greenhouse gases produced by cows is in the pipeline at Crown-owned company AgResearch.

    The proposal has already provoked criticism from anti-GM groups, who say outdoor trials could jeopardise New Zealand's reputation as a GM-free dairy exporter.

  • Nope, it’s not a spooky tale left over from Halloween. After word got out that Canada’s flax seed crops had been cross-contaminated with a genetically modified variety, the country’s entire flax industry is in peril.

    When the European market got wind of the contamination, they blocked all Canadian flax imports. According to an article in the Globe and Mail, flax prices have fallen from around $11 per bushel to $2 or $3.


    Research and Markets: This Global Outlook Series on Genetic Engineering Provides a Collection of Market Briefs and Concise Summaries of Research Findings

    Thu Nov 5, 2009 6:24am EST
    DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--
    Research and Markets
  • November 6, 2009

    Rules on Modified Corn Skirted, Study Says

    As many as 25 percent of the American farmers growing genetically engineered corn are no longer complying with federal rules intended to maintain the resistance of the crops to damage from insects, according to a report Thursday from an advocacy group.

  • Monsanto makes more inroads in China
  • AU: Horticulture body sits on the fence on GM produce

    Fruit and vegetable representative groups think it's too early to have a position on genetically modified food.

    India has just released a GM eggplant and field trials of GM bananas are underway outside Innisfail in north Queensland.

    Kris Newton, from the Horticulture Australia Council, says most of the fruit and vegetable breeding research is done with natural techniques.
  • GM potato gets roasting in South Africa

    afrol News / SciDev.Net, 4 November

    The Pretoria government's Executive Council for Genetically Modified Organisms dismissed the application for a permit to release the potato.

  • GM-food regulation creates controversy in Turkey

    ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

     New regulations regarding controls for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are “insufficient and imprecise,” according to experts.

    Activists, meanwhile, are up in arms against allowing genetically modified food, or GM-food, in Turkey, due to the unpredictable results on human health and nature.

  • Time for food manufacturers to provide info on GM products

    The link between soft drinks and genetically modified (GM) foods is just one facet of the wide use of GM crops in food products. It is estimated that about half of the grains imported by Japan are GM foods whose safety has been confirmed. While GM crops are not used in such products as natto (fermented soybeans), tofu and snack foods, GM-derived cooking-oil, as well as beef and eggs from cows and chickens that have been given GM feed are already on the market.


    Published: 7:03PM Monday November 02, 2009

    Source: ONE News


    WATCH the video (1:50)

    The Green Party is calling on food safety authorities to join the European Union in withdrawing approval for genetically modified corn.

  • Beware: Genetically modified omega 3 oils to appear in foods

    October 30, 11:59 AM Atlanta Wellness Examiner James Williams

    Monsanto, the company which spent an astounding

  • GM Crops Dominate US Farms, but Organic Increasing

    29 October 2009

    As farmers across the United States are bringing in the harvest, silos are filling up with record or near-record quantities of corn and soybeans.

  • Monsanto asks Supreme Court to review alfalfa ban

  • COA chief vows no imports of genetically modified rice

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    By S.

  • Roses are red- Wait, no they're not!

    A Japanese firm has announced it is set to sell the world's first genetically-modified blue rose.

    There is no natural blue pigmentation in the flower to allow a blue rose to be genetically bred naturally.

    But in 2004, a company managed to develop a natural blue rose by splicing the gene that leads to the synthesis of the blue pigment Delphinidin in petunias.

    What Happens When Wild Boars And Fallow Deer Snack On Genetically Modified Corn?

    ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2009) — The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation funded a study to address two controversial questions: When wild boar and deer, traditional menu items in the fall, eat genetically modified corn, do transgenic residues accumulate in their meat? Do they spread GM corn via their feces? The answer in each case is no, according to scientists at TUM, the Technische Universitaet Muenchen.

    Modified Crops Reveal Hidden Cost Of Resistance

    ScienceDaily (Oct.

    HUNGER/ Hypocrisy and the U.N.

    Henry Miller

    venerdì 23 ottobre 2009




    Bill Gates may be the world's richest person--and also the most generous, as measured by amount of philanthropy--but we shouldn't assume this makes him the most perspicacious.

     GM crops no panacea for food security: US scientistSaturday, October 24, 2009
    By Shahid Husain

    KARACHI: Senior US scientist Dr Michael Hansen has said genetically modified crops are not the panacea for food security.

    Ireland Bans Gm Crops

    Ireland has been making eco-headlines of late for taking the unusual step of banning the cultivation of genetically modified crops.  The Green Isle now joins a growing number of countries that have opted to ban the growing of GM crops including Japan, Egypt and Germany.

    GM Free Ireland reports that the Irish Government will now ban the cultivation of all GM crops and introduce a voluntary GM-free label for food – including meat, poultry, eggs, fish, crustaceans, and dairy produce made without the use of GM animal feed.

    Are GM Foods The Key To Feeding The World?

    In a somewhat controversial statement made on Wednesday, England’s elite science academy, The Royal Society, said that world must utilize genetically modified crops in order to feed a rapidly growing global population and reduce the environmental damage of large-scale farming.

    The academy’s report referred to the “grand challenge” of feeding an additional 2.

    Call to ban Bt Brinjal

    Express News Service
    First Published : 21 Oct 2009 03:09:00 AM IST
    Last Updated : 21 Oct 2009 06:49:10 AM IST

    CHENNAI: A week after the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, the biotechnology regulator of India, gave its nod to cultivate Bt brinjal, activists and farmers under the banner of Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective staged a demonstration in the city demanding a complete ban on the crop in the country.

    EU farm ministers refuse to okay new GM maize strains

    LUXEMBOURG — European Union farm ministers refused to give their seal of approval on Monday to plans to allow the import of genetically-modified maize from US growers, diplomats said.

    During a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Luxembourg dominated by crisis in the dairy sector, nations were unable to agree on proposals to greenlight the latest batch of so-called 'Frankenstein foods.

    GM food can cause cancer

    French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini unmasked the dangers of genetically modified brinjal, almost approved for commercial production in India. He shared with Savvy Soumya Misra his findings on Bt brinjal and Roundup Ready soybean

    On the data submitted on Bt brinjal by Mahyco for approval from the Indian government

    The data submitted to the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (geac) of the Union environment ministry is not valid; it has not been signed by the scientist who conducted the tests.

    Too late to shut the door on GM foods

    Consumers said no to the GM farming giants a decade ago, but that didn’t stop millions of tonnes of their soya entering the food chain
    Farmers plead for GM crops ban in Orissa

    Bhubaneswar, Oct.

    Publish Date: Sunday,18 October, 2009, at 11:36 PM Doha Time


    By Felicity Lawrence/London


    Ten years ago, when the genetic modification of food was first offered to the British public, it responded with a resounding no, and politicians and the food industry said GM would not be foisted on reluctant consumers.

    Opensourcing GM flowers: “Biopiracy” in the name of art

    Imagine a do-it-yourself genetic piracy kit where you could clone genetically modified (GM) plants in your own kitchen and, if you were crazy or creative enough, set them free. Well that’s exactly what the Common Flowers / Flower Commons project has set out to do: revert flower cuttings into their genetically modified origins by transforming cuttings with basic kitchen utensils to create living flowers.

    Britain will starve without GM crops, says major report

    A new row over genetically modified foods being introduced into our shops has broken out after a Royal Society report recommended GM crops should be grown in Britain.

    Oilseed rape, one of the four main commercial genetically modified crops Photo: EPA

    The study concluded that GM crops are needed to prevent a catastrophic food crisis by 2050.

    Bill Gates says ideology threatens hunger fix

    Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:29pm EDT

    By Christine Stebbins and

    Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-The-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was getting lots of appreciative applause and head nods from the packed hall at the Community Food Security Coalition conference today, held in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Why You Should Say No to GMOs (Opinion)

    by Hesh Goldstein, citizen journalist
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    (NaturalNews) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the latest travesty thrust upon an unsuspecting public by the greedy, control minded corporations that see the Almighty Sign ($$) as the ultimate in achieving the highest "bottom line" possible.
    Indian go-ahead for GM food crop

    Indian regulators have for the first time approved the introduction of a genetically-modified (GM) food crop.

    The new variety of aubergine has been developed by one of India's largest seed companies, Mahyco.

    It says the GM vegetable is more resistant to natural pests, but anti-GM groups oppose its introduction, saying that there are serious health concerns.

    However it is expected to be approved by the Indian government, which already allows GM cotton to be grown.

    Genetically modified food is dangerous
    By Jeffrey M Smith

    All genetically modified crops, in fact, should be considered high-risk. Irrespective of which gene you insert, the process of genetic engineering itself results in massive collateral damage within the plants’ natural DNA.

    GM Soy Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects

    by David Gutierrez, staff writer

    (NaturalNews) The active ingredient of the popular herbicide Roundup, widely used on lawns and genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide, causes birth defects of the brain, heart and intestines even in minuscule doses, Argentinean researchers have found.

    "The observed deformations are consistent and systematic," said lead researcher Andres Carrasco, director of the Laboratory of Molecular Embryology at the University of Buenos Aires.
    Nestlé India commits to provide GM-free food now & in future: Greenpeace India
    Monday, October 12, 2009 08:00 IST
    Mamata Chanda, New Delhi

     Greenpeace India, an international Non-Government Organisation (NGO), has delivered anti-Genetically Modified messages on behalf of more than 28,000 consumers across India demanding that Nestlé India commit to providing GM-free food now and in future.
    Are Nanofoods the Next Consumer Nightmare?
    Posted by: Dr. Mercola
    August 19 2008 | 37,666 views

    nanotechnology, nanofoods, nano, technology, food, additives, flavorings

    UPDATE 2-Bill Gates says ideology threatens hunger fix

    Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:24pm EDT

    * Fight over GMO crops threatens work on hunger

    * Biotechnology one of many tools needed to raise yields

    * Gates funding to focus on small-holder farmers

    * Working on "royalty-free" drought-resistant maize

    * G8 must spell out details of its ag development funding (Adds new quotes from Gates, AGRA president Ngongi)


    Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:49am EDT

    * Bayer pins hope of faster development on genetic map

    * Had 250 mln euros in sales related to rapeseed in 2008

    * Bayer is world's largest supplier of GM rapeseed (Adds quote, details, background)

    FRANKFURT, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer (BAYGn.

    Roger Beachy: GM crop pioneer now US farm science chief

    US farm research is getting a shake-up with the creation of a

    US agrochemical giant Monsanto has reported wider losses in the fourth quarter, after a drop in sales of its Roundup herbicide brand.

    The group made a net loss of $233m (£147m) in the quarter, compared with a $172m loss a year earlier.

    Revenue fell to $1.88bn from $2.05bn the previous year. Sales in its agricultural chemical division, which includes Roundup, fell 12.5%.

    Monsanto is the world's best-known maker of genetically modified crops.

    Genetically modified food in Russia: something to worry about?

    This online supplement is produced and published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Russia), which takes sole responsibility for the content.


    Q&A: We asked a Greenpeace campaigner how Russia fares in the debate on genetic modification:

    What is the situation regarding genetically modified (GM) standards in Russia’s food industry?

    Growing genetically modified plants is banned in Russia, says Natalya Olefirenko, a co-ordinator of Greenpeace’s GM campaign.

    Uproar as GM canola 'contaminates' beehive

    October 2, 2009
    GENETICALLY modified canola has jumped containment lines and "contaminated" a commercial beehive in western Victoria, prompting claims that people are not being told enough about what they eat.

    GM will be widespread by 2050 – FAO

    GENETICALLY modified crops will be used ‘to a much greater extent’ over the coming years after the UN issued a rallying cry to farmers to boost production by increasing crop yields without cultivating more land.   


    A discussion paper put forward by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) last week said a boost in production was essential to feed a global population set to increase by 2.

    Cocoon, the fish and meat maker, is the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 competition.  The appliance will supposedly grow meat and fish from prepackaged “genetically modified” meat and fish.  Of course, we are talking about something in the future and not something that is expected to be sold anytime soon in your local Wal-Mart.

    The design lab competition ultimate winner was Swedish design student

    SHANE MCLEOD: A group of concerned famers in country New South Wales claims to have found genetically modified canola plants growing on the side of the road, just metres from their non-GM fields.

    The farmers who want to remain GM free are worried their international reputation is being ruined because the GM canola seeds could easily blow into their crops.

    The company that produces most GM canola in Australia denies it's a breach of bio-security and says the chance of the plants infiltrating the farms is low.

    Science Matters: More science needed on effects of genetically modifying food crops

    In gearing up for the 2010 release of its super-genetically modified corn called "SmartStax," agricultural-biotechnology giant Monsanto is using an advertising slogan that asks, "Wouldn't it be better?" But can we do better than nature, which has taken millennia to develop the plants we use for food?

    We don't really know.

    The powerful agriculture biotech industry is dismissive of Smith’s assertions. It portrays Smith as a scaremonger whose claims about the health risks are short on scientific credibility. But this is exactly the point that Smith makes in his even more damning second book, Genetic Roulette: that there is very little science to prove that GM foods are harmless, as the industry claims. On the other, he lists 65 known health risks from GM foods, all of them drawn from well-documented scientific studies and emerging evidence from across the world.

    Vietnam to label GM foods from 2015
    15:59' 23/09/2009 (GMT+7)

    VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s Government is drafting a decree governing the safety of biotechnology-based foods, so the labeling of genetically modified foods is expected to start from 2015, according to the HCMC Biotechnology Center.

    Judge overturns deregulation of genetically modified sugarbeets amid Oregon concerns

    By Scott Learn, The Oregonian

    September 22, 2009, 4:46PM
    Regulators improperly granted agricultural giant Monsanto permission to freely sell genetically engineered sugarbeets and seeds, a federal judge has ruled in a lawsuit that sprung from the Willamette Valley.

    Monsanto gets nod for genetically modified business
    22 Sep 2009, 0033 hrs IST, ET Bureau

    NEW DELHI: The agriculture ministry has okayed Monsanto India’s plan to do business in genetically modified material.

    Nigeria: Issues on Genetically Modified Crops

    21 September 2009


    Lagos — "With the global movement towards cleaner, renewable energy sources assuming not just greater urgency but becoming an obsession, the country must position itself to pursue all available forms of non-petroleum export earnings."

    It is imperative that there should be a holistic and detailed debate on the benefits and safety of genetically modified crops (GMCs) and determine whether their formal adoption for human consumption in Nigeria will be in the national interest.

    Ag-tech upstart is armed to take on Monsanto

    Posted by Jeffrey M. O'Brien

    Cibus Global uses bioscience to enhance plant genes with a different approach than agribusiness giants.

    AG-Biotech, innovation, startups

    With $37M Investment and New Corporate Partner, San Diego’s Cibus to Develop Enhanced Crop Strains for Europe

    Bruce V. Bigelow 9/21/09

    Agricultural products company Makhteshim-Agan of Tel Aviv, Israel,

    UCS Study Says Genetically Modified Crops Have Failure to Yield

    by Aaron Turpen, citizen journalist
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    (NaturalNews) A 43-page study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that since the inception of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, no significant increases in crop yields can be attributed to them.

    UCS Study Says Genetically Modified Crops Have Failure to Yield

    by Aaron Turpen, citizen journalist
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    (NaturalNews) A 43-page study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that since the inception of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, no significant increases in crop yields can be attributed to them.

    It turns out that when the heat was coming down on Barry Bonds for steroid use, in a paranoid fit he dumped his stash powerful performance enhancing powders, pills, and perks into Canada's Lake Diefenbaker. A few short years later, Barry's trainer turns into a snitch, sports writers hate steroids, and Lake Diefenbaker anglers start shattering IGFA World Records.

    "GM Crops", first international peer-reviewed journal of its kind
    Friday, September 18, 2009

    In July 2009, GM Crops, the first international peer-reviewed journal of its kind will be launched to focus exclusively on genetically modified crops.

    Why I Still Oppose
    Genetically Modified Crops

    Introduced more than a decade ago, genetically modified crops are now planted on millions of acres throughout the world. But the fundamental questions about them remain — both about their safety and their long-term impact on global food security and the environment.

    by verlyn klinkenborg

    For the past dozen years, I’ve been writing editorials opposing the introduction of genetically modified crops.

    ‘We were wrong,’ scientist says
    By Greg Henderson (9/17/2009)

    Speculations about high-fructose corn syrup were a stretch.

    This week America mourned the passing of Norman Borlaug, the great scientist whose development of dwarf wheat varieties helped Third World countries fend off starvation for many of their citizens. Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work and is generally credited for helping save over 1 billion people from starvation.

    Food, Inc.

    July 14, 11:40 AMNew Milford Vegetarian ExaminerLisa Burke

    A great 90 minute film is in theatres now called “Food, Inc.” If you haven’t seen “The Future of Food”, you may be interested in the eye-opening but sickening details in this movie by award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner.

    European alert over GM flax 'devastating': NFU
     By Neil Scott, Saskatchewan News NetworkSeptember 12, 2009
     There were differing opinions Friday about the potential impact on Canadian flax imports to Europe after an alert was issued about Canadian flax contaminated with genetically modified material being possibly discovered in Europe.
    A plate full of toxins
    Vandana Shiva

     Sept.11 : In times when food is genetically manipulated and chemically contaminated, the metaphor "food for thought" can also stand for manipulated information and be toxic food for thought. Unfortunately, Dr M.S. Swaminathan's GM: Food for Thought (August 26), is as manipulated as the genetically-modified (GM) foods which were the subject of his article.


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    Food Standards Agency to consult consumers on GM foods

     LONDON - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is assembling a steering group to investigate consumer attitudes to genetically modified (GM) food.

    Anti-GM extremists strike again

    When those who oppose something consider it legitimate to destroy it, they are viewed as extremists, perhaps even fundamentalists or terrorists. These days we mostly hear about the Islamic kind, but in Europe there are also anti-GM extremists.

    Last month, field trials of genetically modified barley were destroyed in Iceland.

    GM flax puts market in turmoil
    this document web posted: 2009-09-17

    Saskatoon newsroom

    Flax trade with Europe has come to a grinding halt as officials try to sort out why an unregistered genetically modified flax variety is showing up in food products, according to European lab tests.

     Why GMO Foods Have Failed at Producing Healthy Food for More People

    by Timothy J. LaSalle, Rodale Institue, Kutztown, PA on 09.

    09.08.2009 - 03:06PM

    Category: Green Products & Services


    Know Your Food – Quick Tip

    By Diane Hatz

    The entire Guide to Good Food series has been developed to help you get to know your food, but here’s an easy tip to help you when shopping.
    FMCG majors in Greenpeace 'Red' list on GM foods
    09 Sep 2009

    Greenpeace, the ecology campaigners, have okayed Pepsico, ITC, MTR, Dabur and Haldiram. But given a thumbs-down to Britannia, Cadbury, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Safal.
    Seed company Monsanto plans deeper staff cuts
    September 10, 2009 3:07 PM EDT

    ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Thursday it plans to make deeper work force cuts than previously announced, saying it will reduce its staff by about 8 percent to cut costs.

    The St. Louis-based company also said its 2009 earnings would come in at the low end of its previous forecast due in part to weaker than expected results from Roundup and other herbicides.

    great website. good work on GMO. can't believe it is even called food

    Egypt outlaws GM foods' imports-exports

    Egypt announced it won't allow any agricultural import or export of genetically modified foods, especially wheat, corn and soya beans.

    What Genetically Modified Food Labeling Looks Like

    The U.K. has started labeling GM foods without any problems. What is the U.S. waiting for?

    You will recall that the FDA’s 1994 stance on labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods was that labeling foods as GM or non-GM would be misleading  because the foods are no different.

    Monkey DNA Swap Paves Way to Engineered Babies August 31st, 2009 by Aaron Saenz

      Filed under genetics,

    New Research on GM Fish Urges Caution

    Feature Article of Saturday, 5 September 2009 Next Article

    Obama Pushes GM Foods on Ghana, Africa

    What's on your plate?

    Next time you are asked to eat up your vegetables, find out if it was organically cultivated. Ask if pesticides were used. Try to eat healthy to stay healthy. GM is a science that works to bring in changes in the genetic makeup of organisms like plants, animals or seeds. Basically it is about altering their natural state.

    How many times were you convinced that vegetables, notably of the green variety were designed to kill? For once you might just be right.

    Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer.

    Strilli Oppenheimer’s indigenous African chickens were refusing to eat the mealies in the chicken feed bought from a large supplier. Concerned that the birds may be ingesting genetically modified maize, she had the maize tested.

    The results confirmed Oppenheimer's initial suspicion -- the maize had been genetically engineered to produce proteins that are toxic to certain insects and weeds.

    United Kingdom: Supermarkets hardly can further avoid gene-technology food products

    (07 September 2009) The large supermarket chains in the United Kingdom do not obtain enough ‘gene-technology-free’ raw materials on the world market. This results in significant difficulty in continuing to sell only food products without gene-technology constituents that are subject to labelling.

    Headline : Biotech is not just GM


    Michael Antoniou teaches Molecular Genetics at King’s College, London. In his spare time, he likes to help non-profits with information on the science of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

    Monday, Sep. 14, 2009

    Edible Cotton


    It's as true in today's world as it was in the antebellum South: cotton is king. The plant has been cultivated for its fiber for over 7,000 years, and today it's grown by more than 20 million farmers in some 80 countries. But while cotton accounts for nearly 40% of the fiber used worldwide to make clothing, there's one thing the plant has never been able to do well: feed people.

    PepsiCo Chooses to Continue Using GE Ingredients Despite Evidence of Harm

    by Dave Gabriele, citizen journalist
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    (NaturalNews) PepsiCo's 2009 shareholder proxy report contains a proposal (pg.
    Check out this piece on genetically modified foods by Kimberly Wilcox.

    In Coming Harvests, Farm-aceutical Corn - Even Spermicide

    NEBRASKA, Oct. 8, 2002

    "Instead of spending several hundred million dollars and waiting five years to build a factory you can actually increase the amount of antibody you make by growing more corn." - Mich Hein, founder of biotech firm Epicyte

    (CBS) It's in the middle of nowhere Nebraska, an island of corn in an ocean of soybeans.


    Saturday August 15,2009

    By Louise Barnett

    Comment Speech Bubble


     Monsanto to Charge as Much as 42% More for New Seeds (Update3)
    By Jack Kaskey


    Egypt denies banning GMO crop imports

    Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:05am EDT

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's agriculture minister has not issued a decision to ban the import of genetically modified crops, the state news agency MENA said on Thursday, denying an earlier report.

    The agency quoted an unnamed official at the Agriculture Ministry as stating that earlier reports citing Amin Abaza ordering that a certificate accompany all imports to show they were free of genetically modified materials were "not correct.

    Egypt bans trade in GM food

    CAIRO — Egypt is banning food imports and exports that are not certified free of genetically modified products, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

    Agriculture Minister Amin Abaza "gave instructions.


    New GMWatch website rises after relentless cyber attacks

    August 9, 8:46 AM · NJ Jaeger - LA Environmental Health Examiner

    The newly designed

    GM food is the answer

    Nina Fedoroff, Agweek
    Published: 08/10/2009

    WASHINGTON — Even as each crisis sweeps the previous one out of awareness, it is important to recognize that the current food crisis is neither sudden nor quickly fixed.


    It has developed gradually as a result of relentless increases in demand in the context of a finite natural resource base and decreasing global investment in agricultural research and development.
    Enjoying the blog and videos. Good luck on the juice feast.

    Saying No To Genetically Modified Foods In Japan

    by, Tokyo, Japan
    on 10. 3.08

    No genetically modified crops are grown commercially in Japan, perhaps one of the countries in the world with the strongest consumer opposition to "unnatural" GM foods.

    DuPont backs Monsanto critic
    When the Organization for Competitive Markets holds its annual conference in
    downtown St.
    August 9, 2009

    Scientists urge better seed access

    The News Journal

    Scientists and advocates are sounding the alarm on a practice of high-tech seed producers: limiting the independent research that can be done on those seeds.

    Great Reference Article.


    From Tuesday's Globe and Mail


    Next spring, farmers in Canada will be able to sow one of the most complicated genetically engineered plants ever designed, a futuristic type of corn containing eight foreign genes.



    Plants Can Recognize, Communicate With Relatives, Studies Find

    James Owen
    for National Geographic News
    June 14, 2007
    Plants have family values, too, it seems, with new research suggesting they can recognize close relatives in order to work together.
    Smart chickens weren't be duped by foul play

        August 02 2009 at 11:20AM

    By Eleanor Momberg

    Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer.

    GM foods impact on our health

    July 30, 11:12 AM · Kate Johnson - Minneapolis Nutrition Examiner


    Genetically modified, or GM, foods are negatively affecting our health and are linked to increasing rates of infertility in our population. In a study by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety lab rats fed GM corn showed a dramatic decrease in fertility rates.

    GM crops: food of the future?

    t's no secret that I have a difficult time accepting genetically modified (GM) foods at face value. My primary concerns have to do with what we know, and, more importantly don't know about how this "promising" technology may or may not be impacting human health and our environment.

    For those who prefer to avoid serving as human lab rats, myself included, our non-GM food options, according to advocates of GM food, boil down to eating USDA Certified Organic, which do not allow any genetically modified seed or crops to be used on such labeled food products.

    Call for GM crop 'ceasefire' Monday, July 27, 2009, 10:00 2 readers have commented on this story. Click here to read their views.

    A "CEASEFIRE" should be called between ministers and anti-GM protesters to allow trials to go ahead unhindered.

    Campaigners, farming leaders and MPs insist the stand-off with opponents of genetically modified food is limiting the ability of scientists to prove whether or not GM crops are safe to eat.

    Monsanto GM Corn a Disaster in South Africa

    by David Gutierrez, staff writer

    (NaturalNews) Farmers in South Africa have reported an inexplicable failure to seed in three different varieties of corn genetically modified (GM) by the Monsanto Corporation.

    "One can't see from the outside whether a plant is unseeded," said Kobus van Coller of Free State province. "One must open up the cob leaves to establish the problem.

    Most grocery shoppers are aware of the stickers found on the majority of produce. These stickers assist the teller in determining exactly what type of produce you are buying and charging it out correctly at the register in addition to assisting in inventory management.

    So how can you tell if you are purchasing conventional, organic or genetically modified produce? Well, it’s easier than you may have thought; just look at the code. Organic produce has a five digit code beginning with a 9, conventional produce has a four digit code and genetically modified produce has a five digit code beginning with an 8.

    GM mosquito trials raise concern in India

    Business News - Local News

    Germany wants to ban Monsanto corn


    New multi-trait GM corn approved in U.S., Canada
     |  Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Activists campaign against introduction of GM food

    July 18th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS

    Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Dozens of green activists, dressed to pose as brinjals, Saturday held demonstrations and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to introduce genetically modified (GM) food in the country, saying it is a biological and health hazard.

    Monsanto Co. is moving back into the business of developing genetically modified wheat, a development that the Washington Grain Alliance says will help keep wheat competitive with other food crops.
    The world' leading seed producer announced a deal Tuesday to pay $45 million to buy a Bozeman research and development business, marking the end of Monsanto' five-year hiatus from changing the genetic structure of wheat.
    France will maintain a ban on genetically-modified corn from U.S. biotech giant Monsanto Co. (MON) until the environmental risks are clarified, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Thursday.

    "France is maintaining the suspension while it awaits a (European) Commission decision which it will respect," Fillon said at a joint press conference with commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels.

    His comments came shortly after France’s food watchdog said it had concluded that the genetically modified corn is safe, contradicting an earlier report that led to the French ban.
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    Clinton harps on `technology' to provide food security

    NEW DELHI: Days after the government said it was planning to introduce genetically modified food crops in the country in three years, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave a clear indication of the US administration's approval of deploying `cutting-edge technology' to raise crop yields.

    Scientists Warn of Hazards of GMOs

    • Agence France-Presse, July 8, 2009
      Straight to the Source

    NOTE: Translated from French original by Claire Robinson for GMWatch.

    Austria pushes for GMO opt-out clause
    European Biotechnology News, July 15 2009

    The cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union could soon no longer be decided by scientific facts, but by political preferences. Fourteen member states – among them France, Poland and Portugal – say each of the 27 nations of the EU should be allowed to decide independently of scientific risk assessments whether or not to allow GMO cultivation on their territory.