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In Cali, big organic brands supporting Monsanto on GMO labeling

California’s right-to-know ballot initiative, Prop 37, continues to lead in the polls. For some reason, consumers think it’s a good idea to require manufacturers to label which foods contain Genetically Modified (GMO) ingredients, so they can decide for themselves what they want to put into their bodies. So why would healthy organic brands like Odwalla, […]

October 10th

Game on! Supreme Court takes up Monsanto’s patented seeds

It’s a question a lot of people have been asking: How on Earth can a corporation like Monsanto patent a seed? Now, the issue will finally be looked at by the Supreme Court. The interesting question is, which way the court will go? On the one had, the conservatives who dominate the court have been […]

October 8th

Shocking long-term study reveals massive tumors in rats fed GMOs

In the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of Genetically Modified (GMO) food, genetically engineered corn has been linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in rats. The study examined the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize. “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the […]

September 19th

GMO food-labeling initiative cruising to victory in California

Despite millions of dollars spent by big ag companies like Monsanto and Dow – that would prefer to keep consumers in blissful ignorance – California’s Proposition 37 is leading in the latest poll. The measure  would mandate all genetically modified (GMO) foods carry an identifying label. Big ag has argued for years that it’s unfair […]

September 14th

Brazil court ruling will cost Monsanto $billions

Monsanto, the multinational agribusiness giant that brought us genetically modified (GMO) corn, soy, and cotton (as well as Agent Orange, dioxin, and other nasties), broke the rules in Brazil, and it’s going to cost them. While US courts have been pretty tolerant of Monsanto (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto employee), the […]

June 19th

How Monsanto and their GMO agenda dominate our colleges and universities

We’ve told you how Monsanto dominates American agriculture. We’ve told you how they dominate the government departments that are supposed to be overseeing them (see: Monsanto empoloyees in the halls of government). And we’ve told you how Monsanto dominates the researchers who should be determining the safety of their GMO products (see: Monsanto blocks research […]

New study: Monsanto’s toxins kill human kidney cells

How safe are Monsanto’s  genetically-modified (GMO) food crops? Not so much. A new study shows that both of Monsanto’s major products (which the company claims are harmless to people) in fact can cause damage to human kidney cells. Bugkiller + weedkiller On the one hand, the study by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen, France, found that […]

March 14th

Monsanto’s GMO bt sweet corn comes to Walmart

Typically, food conscious individuals can go into a store and choose to avoid products containing high fructose corn syrup, along with foods that are not up to their standard of natural, whole, and organic. Walmart has made substantial progress to include organic products, responding to consumer demands, but this summer Walmart plans to offer America’s […]

February 29th

Organic farmers’ lawsuit against Monsanto dismissed

In a huge disappointment to everyone concerned about healthy food and small, sustainable farming, the judge in the class action suit against Monsanto has dismissed the case. A large number of organic farmers and support organizations, led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGTA) had sought an injunction to prevent Monsanto from continuing their aggressive history of […]

February 28th

Monsanto’s GMO corn comes to Mexico

Monsanto has been pushing to get their GM corn into Mexico since 2008, and there have been quite a few test plantings in Mexico already. So, what’s going on now with GMOs in Mexico? Back in 2011, Mexico experienced a severe cold snap and drought that devastated corn crops. Monsanto used the corn shortage to start […]

February 27th

Obama administration wants to make (GMO) life even easier for Monsanto

While activists have been pushing for years to have more oversight and more scientific analysis in the approval process for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it looks like the Obama administration is moving in the other direction. Michael Gregoire, a USDA deputy administrator, said today they are looking to streamline the approval process and cut the […]

February 22nd