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  • The real reason the French don’t get fat (Tasty Food)

    06/01/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 104 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Timothy Bond
    Last month, I ate a strawberry. The taste exploded in my mouth as my throat was bathed in rich juices. The meat of the berry was soft and succulent. I was in France. Last week, I ate another strawberry. There was a slight reddish flavour, which combatted the petroleum essence of the packaging. The meat of the berry was corky, dry and flavourless. I was in Canada.
  • Vermont governor signs GMO food labeling into law

    05/11/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 200 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dana Ford and Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- Vermont's governor on Thursday signed a bill into law that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods -- hailing it as the first such law in the nation. Under the new law, food offered for retail sale that is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering must be labeled as such by July 2016. "Vermonters take our food and how it is produced seriously, and we believe we have a right to know what's in the food we buy," said Gov. Peter Shumlin. "More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one...
  • BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues

    04/12/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 164 replies
    MyNews3.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | KSNV MyNews3.com
    BUNKERVILLE (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announcement came as Bundy was meeting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the week-long dispute. The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy's 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees. As of Friday they had secure 389 cattle from the Gold Butte area, nearly 90 percent of...
  • Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

    04/10/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Chris Adams
    <p>WASHINGTON — Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is pushing a bill in Congress that would shift responsibility for any labeling of genetically modified foods to the hands of the federal government, potentially stopping the efforts underway in many states to mandate labels on such foods.</p>
  • China rejects shipments of genetically modified corn

    12/27/2013 4:12:27 PM PST · by gooblah · 53 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 27 2013 | Ricardo Lopez
    China rejected two shipments -- almost 546,000 tons -- of U.S. dried distillers' grain, a corn byproduct, because it contained genetically modified material, state media reported Friday.
  • The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic: Have the elite hijacked healthy eating?

    11/26/2013 6:20:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | Published in Reader's Digest Magazine October 2013 | By David H. Freedman The Atlantic
    Late last year, in a small health-food eatery called Cafe Sprouts in Oberlin, Ohio, I had what may well have been the most wholesome beverage of my life. The friendly server guided me to an apple-blueberry-kale-carrot smoothie-juice combination, which she spent the next several minutes preparing, mostly by shepherding farm-fresh produce into machinery. The result was tasty. But at 300 calories (by my rough calculation) for a 16-ounce cup, it was more than my diet could regularly absorb without consequences. Nor was I about to make a habit of $9 shakes, healthy or not. Inspired by the experience nonetheless, I...
  • Genetic Literacy Project Infographic: Is labeling GMOs really about our “Right to Know”?

    11/01/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 194 replies
    Genetic Literacy Project ^ | October 31, 2013 | Jon Entine
    If one believes the backers of Washington State Initiative 522, Tuesday’s vote is simple commonsense: It’s about the “right to know” what’s in our food... “To be clear the Just Label campaign is not an anti-GMO effort,” says Gary Hirshberg, founder of organic food maker Stonyfield Organic, and head of Just Label It... But in less guarded moments, Hirshberg makes it clear that the labeling movement has nothing at all to do with science, information and discourse—it is exclusively an anti-GMO effort...
  • USDA will not take action in case of GMO alfalfa contamination

    09/23/2013 8:17:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2013 | Carey Gillam
    The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer's non-GMO alfalfa crop constitutes a "commercial issue" only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The Washington state farmer had complained in late August to state agricultural officials that his alfalfa hay had been rejected for export sale because of the presence of a genetically modified trait that makes the crop resistant to herbicide. The event triggered a wave of concern from consumer and agricultural groups who have fought the government for nearly a decade to keep...
  • Leftist Hysteria Over Monsanto

    09/23/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    The left is in a frenzy over the American agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto and other agribusinesses that tinker with crop genetics. Is there any truth to their scare stories asserting that we’re being poisoned with “Frankenfood,” breeding new strains of superbugs and superpests? Genetically modified crops, known as GMOs (genetically modified organisms), have been used by American farmers since the mid-1990s in order to increase crop yields and reduce the use of pesticides. The FDA has approved their use. Today, 70-80 percent of grocery products in the U.S. include genetically engineered ingredients. In contrast, only 5 percent of the food...
  • Bacterial molecules may prevent inflammatory bowel disease

    07/13/2013 5:53:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Science News ^ | July 9, 2013 | Jessica Shugart
    Common compounds produced by gut microbes quench colitis in mice Common molecules made by bacteria in the gut may act as chill pills for the immune system. Molecules secreted by intestinal bacteria work to prevent misplaced immune attacks in inflammatory bowel diseases like colitis, a new study finds. “It is a huge advance,” says Sarkis Mazmanian of Caltech. “This opens up the notion that a very easy and potentially very safe therapy for inflammatory bowel disease could exist.” Decades of research have hinted that microbes play a role in immune-related diseases such as obesity, allergy, inflammatory bowel disease and colon...
  • Farmers falling back on chemical pesticides as GMO seeds falter

    07/10/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    RT ^ | July 10, 2013
    Though biotech companies like Monsanto spent many millions creating and inserting genes that would make corn plants poisonous to the corn rootworm but harmless to other creatures, the pest has begun to develop an immunity. Though the use of chemical pesticides has always been a source of contention, the advent of corn hybrid plants by biotech companies like Monsanto allowed farmers to cut back on their use. These new hybrids had been specifically designed using genes from a bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which provided a formidable defense against corn rootworm. Throughout parts of the midwest, however, farmers are now...
  • GM food off the menu in Parliament's restaurants- ministers telling public to drop their opposition

    06/30/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is ‘probably safer’ than other meals. Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs’ plates. This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming. He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had...
  • UPDATE Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat stored in Colorado through '11

    06/29/2013 8:19:45 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2013 | Cary Gillman
    Monsanto Co's unapproved, experimental genetically engineered wheat, which is feared to have potentially contaminated U.S. wheat supplies after it was found growing in an Oregon field this spring, was kept in a U.S. government storage facility until at least late 2011, according to documents obtained by Reuters. The revelation that the seed for the controversial genetically engineered wheat was kept viable in a Colorado storage facility as recently as a year and a half ago comes as the U.S. government is investigating how the strain of experimental wheat wound up growing in an Oregon field this spring. The probe by...
  • Ingram Gets His Day In Court - Three Weeks Late (Bees, Illinois State Gov't Tyranny!!!)

    06/11/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT · by Renfield
    Prairie Advocate ^ | 4-27-2012 | Tom Kocal
    CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 - CLICK HERE FOR PART 3 - CLICK HERE FOR PART 4APRIL 27, 2012, APPLE RIVER, IL – The little town of Apple River in northeast Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the hometown of a big man - Terrence Ingram. Though not big in a physical sense, when it comes to saving the American Bald Eagle, there is hardly anyone in the United States held in higher regard than Ingram. His years of documented research and expertise regarding eagles and the work of the Eagle Nature Foundation, founded by Ingram, is in great part responsible...
  • Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

    06/11/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed." The legal definition of the term is "any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount." The medical condition of poisoning is even broader: It can be caused by substances that are not even legally required to carry the label "poison." Therefore, can food become poisonous? Of course it can if it is infected, tampered with or altered...
  • Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

    06/04/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries. Genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified, or engineered, seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests. The Chicago Tribune reported that because genetically modified organisms are not listed on food or...
  • US genetically modified wheat stokes fears, Japan cancels tender

    05/31/2013 8:44:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 125 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2013 | Naveen Thukral and Risa Maeda
    - A strain of genetically modified wheat found in the United States fuelled concerns over food supplies across Asia on Thursday, with major importer Japan cancelling a tender offer to buy U.S. grain. Other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the situation after the U.S. government found genetically engineered wheat sprouting on a farm in the state of Oregon. The strain was never approved for sale or consumption. Asian consumers are keenly sensitive to gene-altered food, with few countries allowing imports of such cereals for human consumption. However, most of the...
  • USDA investigating detection of Genetically Engineered (GE) GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT wheat in Oregon

    05/30/2013 7:39:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    USDA ^ | May 29, 2013
    –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate the presence of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant wheat plants. Further testing by USDA laboratories indicates the presence of the same GE glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto was authorized to field test in 16 states from 1998 to 2005. APHIS launched a formal investigation after being notified by an Oregon State University scientist that initial tests of wheat samples from an Oregon farm indicated the possible presence of GE glyphosate-resistant wheat plants. There are no...
  • Obama: 'I Don’t Have Much Patience for People Who Deny Climate Change'

    05/30/2013 5:09:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Obama: 'I Don’t Have Much Patience for People Who Deny Climate Change' "My only interest is making sure that when I look back 20 years from now..." Daniel Halper May 30, 2013 7:02 AM At a fundraiser last night in Chicago, President Barack Obama signaled that he's interested in his legacy as a president and insisted that he's willing to work with anyone. "My only interest is making sure that when I look back 20 years from now, I say I accomplished everything that I could while I had this incredible privilege to advance the interests of the broadest number...
  • Seeking Food Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered (non GMO)

    05/29/2013 7:53:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | STEPHANIE STROM
    Food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones. Pressure is growing to label products made from genetically modified organisms, or “G.M.O.” In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legislature has approved bills that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, and similar legislation is pending in more than two dozen other states. This weekend, rallies were held around the globe against producers of genetically altered ingredients, and consumers are threatening to boycott products that are not labeled. And so, for many businesses, the pressing...
  • Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto

    05/28/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 149 replies
    http://topinfopost.com ^ | May 28th, 2013
    The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war. According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three...
  • Monsanto, Bayer Seek Answers to Bee Losses

    05/28/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 70 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Carey Gillam
    Monsanto is hosting a "Bee Summit." Bayer AG is breaking ground on a "Bee Care Center." And Sygenta AG is funding grants for research into the accelerating demise of honeybees in the United States, where the insects pollinate fruits and vegetables that make up roughly a quarter of the American diet. The agrichemical companies are taking these initiatives at a time when their best-selling pesticides are under fire from environmental and food activists who say the chemicals are killing off millions of bees. .. Die-offs of bee populations have accelerated over the last few years to a rate the U.S....
  • Illinois Illegally Seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills Remaining Queens

    05/28/2013 7:52:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 117 replies
    southmilwaukeenow.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Kristan Harris
    The Illinois Ag Dept. illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News. Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58 years. “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by stealing most of hisstock.
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Western Civilization Dumber Than 100 Years Ago

    05/23/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 23, 2013 | William Bigelow
    A new study may stimulate the old adage of respecting your elders; it says the general level of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere has declined since the Victorian Era. The study claims the IQ numbers are 14 points lower than from the 19th century. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Jan te Nijenhuis, professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam, says the cause of the movement toward stupidity is that smarter women have fewer children while those of lower intelligence have more children. But Dr. Gerald Crabtree, professor of pathology and developmental biology at...
  • Glyphosate ("Roundup") Responsible for Modern Human Diseases

    04/26/2013 11:32:02 PM PDT · by Renfield · 66 replies
    Entropy ^ | 4-18-2013 | Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff
    Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and...
  • Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers: U.S. study

    04/26/2013 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:49pm EDT | Carey Gillam
    Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie...
  • Why Do G.M.O.’s Need Protection?

    04/10/2013 7:20:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | Mark Bittman
    Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrageous rider slipped into the 587-page funding bill Congress sent to President Obama.[1] The rider essentially prohibits the Department of Agriculture from stopping production of any genetically engineered crop once it’s in the ground, even if there is evidence that it is harmful.
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup: Some Scary Facts to Consider Before You Gulp Down Soda

    03/29/2013 7:49:44 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 72 replies
    sugarshockblog.com ^ | Connie Bennett
    Did you know that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the U.S. -- which can be found in a plethora of cookies, candies and fast-foods -- has increased by a a whopping 10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005? So reports the USDA Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption report. Are you one of millions, who, according to the USDA report, consume one-quarter of your calories from added sugars, most of which comes from high fructose corn syrup, as mercola.com pointed out? Meanwhile, have you heard about the a recent study, which reveals that a diet...
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

    09/26/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 25, 2012 | Sean Poulter
    Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university. The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.Historically, biotech companies have proved the safety of GM crops based on trials involving feeding rats for a period of 90 days. However, experts at the University of Caen conducted an...
  • Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study

    09/19/2012 5:31:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 123 replies
    The Grocer UK ^ | Septembe 19, 2012 | Elinor Zuke
    The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals. In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group.“This research shows an extraordinary number of...
  • Vets Being Rounded Up Nationwide?

    08/25/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 24, 2012
    Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead, who represented wrongly-incarcerated marine Brandon J. Raub for free, appeared on Glenn Beck’s program to talk about how Brandon is unfortunately not alone in many ways.
  • GMO labeling measure receives prop number for November ballot

    07/14/2012 11:38:44 PM PDT · by quimby · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Judson Parker
    California’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will be on November’s ballot as Proposition 37, according to proposition numbers released late yesterday by the California Secretary of State’s office. The Right to Know measure calls for labeling genetically engineered foods and, if passed, would be the first law in the United States requiring labeling of a wide range of genetically engineered foods. “Prop 37 is about our fundamental right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our children,” said Stacy Malkan, a spokesperson for the California Right to Know campaign. “Given the broad support in the...
  • The case for mandatory GMO labeling

    06/18/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT · by southern rock · 26 replies
    Natural News ^ | 06/18/2012 | Mike Adams
    The case for mandatory GMO labeling - even if you believe in limited government and the free market (NaturalNews) Now that the GMO labeling ballot measure has been officially accepted onto the California ballot, Monsanto is gearing up its propaganda campaign that aims to convince people you don't need to know what you're eating! Trust us, we're the food companies! We never lie, do we? For the record, I'm an opponent of most government mandates against individuals. When the government says you have to give your children vaccine shots, that's a violation of your liberty. When Mayor Bloomberg says you...
  • Monsanto and Big Tobacco Blamed for Birth Defects

    04/11/2012 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    court house news.com ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | By IULIA FILIP
    " Monsanto's pesticides contaminated the farmers' non-tobacco crops, water wells and streams meant for family use, exposing their families to the toxic substances, the farmer say."
  • New study: Monsanto's toxins kill human kidney cells

    03/22/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Red Green and Blue ^ | March 14, 2012 | Jeremy Bloom
    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 despite Monsanto's protestations to the contrary, the Bt toxin can distrupt the cell membranes of human cells, leading to their death. The toxin is only supposed to do that in the guts of the bugs it targets. Bt has been used for...
  • Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides

    03/16/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 69 replies
    What was killing all those honeybees in recent years? New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds. The study, titled "Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds," was published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder.
  • Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

    01/30/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 20 replies
    President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto's now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations.
  • Sniper Detectors Coming to America's Heartland

    12/23/2011 5:34:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | December 22, 2011 | | Allison Barrie
    Gunshots ring out in the dead of night, and not a single person reports it. Yet police know exactly where the shots came from, even before they arrive on the scene. It sounds like a scene from The Minority Report, but it's real. A new technology called ShotSpotter enables law enforcement officials to precisely and instantaneously locate shooters, and it has been quietly rolling out across America. From Long Island, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., more than 60 cities in the U.S. have been leveraging ShotSpotter to make their streets safer.
  • Udder confusion: Cows flee cops on Marsha Sharp Freeway

    10/14/2011 1:26:01 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 35 replies
    KCBD Lubbock ^ | 10-14-2011 | Staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two cows caused a traffic jam Friday morning when they got loose on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. The cows were being loaded up from the Texas Tech Animal and Food Sciences Center when they made a break for it. It took a combination of 10 police units and ropers from the Texas Tech ranching team to catch them both. One cow was caught off the MSF between Quaker Avenue and Slide Road. The other cow jumped through a law office window before being captured on 19th Street and Avenue Q behind Lubbock High School. The cows...
  • Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment

    08/01/2011 1:45:40 PM PDT · by opentalk · 55 replies
    Natural news ^ | August 1, 2011 | Ethan A. Huff
    The proliferation of superweeds --weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula --continues to rise. But the individual plants' overall size and strength is also increasing. According to a series of new studies published in the journal Weed Science, farmers are having more trouble than ever dealing with out-of-control superweeds in their fields, some of which grow up to three inches a day in size, and are so strong and thick that they are destroying farm equipment.The studies reveal that there are currently at least 21 different weed species known to be resistant to...
  • IDF Nabs Hamas and Islamic Jihad Leaders

    05/08/2011 6:55:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Israeli forces have been busy rounding up terrorist leaders from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad organizations in Judea and Samaria over the last several days. The arrest of a major Hamas figure on Saturday followed another, when a top Hamas political leader was taken into custody two days earlier. Hamas spokesman Khaled Al-Haj, 45, was arrested Saturday as he approached a checkpoint at the entrance of Araba, about 13 kilometers southwest of the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin. Al-Haj, a prominent Hamas political leader in Jenin, was first imprisoned during the first and second intifadas for nearly 11 years, according...
  • This Week In Politics

    08/31/2010 8:28:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/28/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of noteworthy news that you may have missed from this past week. This week: the fake tea party, a census scandal, and the first Muslim Miss USA being against the Ground Zero mosque.
  • This Week In Michigan

    08/18/2010 8:36:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of noteworthy news that you may have missed from this past week. This week: Dems tampering with the Tea Parties, unions fighting for Viagra coverage, and Fannie Mae loses another $12 billion.
  • This Week In Politics

    07/27/2010 11:33:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/26/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of noteworthy news that you may have missed from this past week. This week: 'Cap and Trade' is dead, Wal-Mart deserves the Nobel Prize, a city outsources everything, and the most honest politician in the world.
  • This Week In Politics

    07/21/2010 9:31:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    A weekly round-up of noteworthy news that you may have missed from this past week. In this edition: gubernatorial race interviews, a rare death penalty case in Michigan, S.F. banning soft drinks, and St. Louis Cardinals' manager Tony LaRussa supporting the Arizona immigration law.
  • Morning ya'll!

    06/08/2010 1:41:03 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 6 replies · 25+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 8, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    The harpy 's seat is empty in the White House briefing room. Good riddance. *** The Marathon Pundit is advising reporters to save their cash--the media will be banned at this annual stockholder meeting. No surprise there. It's in Chicago and it involves Obammy's pals. *** "As we know, we have a controlled main stream media, which is trying to shape public opinion instead of reporting. Most often then not the public is not buying, what they are selling." - Orly Taitz, candidate for California Secretary of State***Lie to me. *** Obammy - keeping it cl-ass-y*** Ya think? "Israel’s regional...
  • In Case You Missed It...

    06/06/2010 12:26:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    Noteworthy news you may have missed this week. A weekly round-up