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Scientists’ dire warning: GM salmon will breed with trout and permanently harm the ecosystem

June 15, 2013

Scientists’ dire warning: GM salmon will breed with trout and permanently harm the ecosystem

Full article here:  Scientists’ dire warning: GM salmon will breed with trout and permanently harm the ecosystem.

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Monsanto’s Worst Nightmare – Amaranth Plants Are Resisting Monsanto’s Glyphosate – Underground Health

June 2, 2013

On July 25, 2005, the Guardian published an article by Paul Brown, who revealed that the modified genes were passed to the natural plants, creating a seed resistant to herbicides.

It was is confirmed by experts at CEH (center for ecology and hydrology), and the finding contradicting claims of Monsanto and pro-GM scientists who always claimed that hybridization between a genetically modified plant, and natural plant was impossible.

“The epicenter of glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed is Macon County, Ga. That site is now 70 percent to 80 percent resistant and over 10,000 acres were abandoned in 2007,” said Bob Nichols with Cotton Incorporated.

Palmer amaranth is suspected to be resistant on 300,000 acres in 20 counties in Georgia; 130,000 acres in nine counties in South Carolina; 200,000 acres in 22 counties in North Carolina.

Resistant weeds to Roundup ready are making rethink their strategies and forcing them to go back to being weed managers.

“It only takes one successful crossing over millions of possibilities. Once it is created, the new plant has a huge selective advantage and multiplies rapidly. The powerful herbicide used here, based on glyphosate and ammonium exerted on plants enormous pressure which further increased the speed of adaptation,” said British geneticist Brian Johnson, specializing in issues related to agriculture.

Full article here:   Monsanto’s Worst Nightmare – Amaranth Plants Are Resisting Monsanto’s Glyphosate – Underground Health.

Unbelievable! USDA Power Grab Should Not Go Unchallenged | Cornucopia Institute

June 2, 2013

May 24th, 2013USDA violates the Organic Foods Production ActDraft rule on carrageenan, cellulose and “inert” synthetics in pesticides disregards decisions by the National Organic Standards BoardComment before Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ETPolitical corruption and power grabs usually happen behind closed doors. The Cornucopia Institute has consistently called for more transparency at the USDA’s National Organic Program, but quite frankly, this power grab, in broad daylight, is unexpected.The National Organic Standards Board NOSB, the citizen panel charged by Congress to determine which synthetics are allowed in organic food production, voted to prohibit the use of carrageenan in organic infant formula, to prohibit the use of synthetic microcrystalline cellulose as a food ingredient, and set a deadline for reviewing synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients in previously approved pesticide formulations.Organic_Watchdog_buttonBy law, the USDA cannot allow a synthetic material in organics unless it has been approved by the NOSB. But the agency seems completely uninterested in following the law governing organics, the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. The USDA’s proposed rule, released on May 3, disregards the NOSB’s decisions entirely on these three important topics.Please send a comment to the USDA—let them know that they are acting outside their legal authority and that we will not stand by quietly while they protect corporate interests rather than the health of consumers and the environment.INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING COMMENTTo submit your comment electronically:http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=AMS-NOP-11-0003-0029Docket Number: AMS—NOP—11—0003For the required field “Organization Name,” please enter “Citizen.”The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, June 3.

Link to full article:   Unbelievable! USDA Power Grab Should Not Go Unchallenged | Cornucopia Institute.

Dear American Consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

May 20, 2013
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Dear American Consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network.

Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield Hold Split-Screen Interview in Same Parking Lot – Dashiell Bennett and Philip Bump – The Atlantic Wire

May 18, 2013

” the blanket coverage of two true-crime stories led two news anchors to conduct an odd “satellite” interview from the very same parking lot, background traffic and all.”

via Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield Hold Split-Screen Interview in Same Parking Lot – Dashiell Bennett and Philip Bump – The Atlantic Wire.

Monsanto fined $1.5m for bribery

May 18, 2013

“Monsanto admitted one of its employees paid the senior official two years ago in a bid to avoid environmental impact studies being conducted on its cotton.”

via BBC NEWS | Business | Monsanto fined $1.5m for bribery.

Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized

May 18, 2013

Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized.