Category Archives: GMOs

USDA approves genetically engineered potatoes despite GMO backlash

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 7 November 2016
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Once more, the social change engineers and bureaucrats “in charge” of the country are acting like they know best when it comes to the issues of food freedom and food health. Continue reading USDA approves genetically engineered potatoes despite GMO backlash

Corporate Takeover: All signs point to a corporate takeover of the marijuana industry by Bayer, Monsanto

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 19 October 2016
Author:Samantha Debbie

(NaturalNews) Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 billion. The merger is reported to be the largest all-cash deal on record. Continue reading Corporate Takeover: All signs point to a corporate takeover of the marijuana industry by Bayer, Monsanto

A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

With all the so called debate raging still about glyphosate & GM food (really not rocket science when you read the research, they just split hairs in the interests of corporate greed) this is an excellent listen. When somebody who has been part of the industry, switches sides & speaks out, we need to sit […]

via A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 17 August 2016
Author: Julie Wilson staff writer

(NaturalNews) A coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto seed facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of the plant by descending on the property in masses and refusing to leave. Continue reading Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned

Health food advocates, consumers in Vermont suffer devastating blow as state announces halt to GMO-labeling

Main Source: Natural News
Date: 8 August 2016
Author: Julie Wilson staff writer

(NaturalNews) Vermont announced on Tuesday that it is no longer enforcing GMO-labeling following the passing of a federal law that gives food companies the option to disclose the controversial ingredients through digital, off-package labeling. Vermont said mandatory labeling in the state will stop immediately despite the fact that the new federal law will not go into effect for two years. Continue reading Health food advocates, consumers in Vermont suffer devastating blow as state announces halt to GMO-labeling

Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

Main Source: World News Daily Report
Date: April 9th, 2015
Author: Bob Flanagan

St-Louis, MO | Monsanto, the multi-billion agribusiness giant, has announced today it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana.

The news that has been welcomed by scientists and leaders of the agriculture business alike as a move forward towards the industrial use of marijuana and hemp products could bring a major shift towards marijuana policies in the U.S.A. and ultimately, to the world. Continue reading Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

Farmers now turning to ‘Weed Terminator’ robot to combat herbicide-resistant weeds caused by GMOs

Main Source: Natural News
Date: 4 April 2016
Author: Sarah Landers

(NaturalNews) The biotech industry has been under a lot of scrutiny recently for its part in causing the development of herbicide-resistant weeds, which are becoming a huge problem for farmers. This resistance, combined with the toxicity of herbicides, means that it is crucial that we find an alternative way to get rid of those pesky weeds – and that’s where Ibex, a.k.a. “The Terminator,” comes in. Continue reading Farmers now turning to ‘Weed Terminator’ robot to combat herbicide-resistant weeds caused by GMOs

WA organic farmer must pay $804,000 in court costs after losing GM legal battle

Date: 22 March 2016
Author: Australian Associated Press

Steve Marsh had tried to sue his GM-canola-cultivating neighbour Michael Baxter over claims his herbicide-resistant crop contaminated his organic farm

Farmer Steve Marsh surrounded by supporters outside the Western Australia supreme court in September. Photograph: Rebecca Le May/AAP

A West Australian farmer who tried to sue his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew on to his land, contaminating his organic crop, must now pay a hefty court costs bill after a stay order was lifted. Continue reading WA organic farmer must pay $804,000 in court costs after losing GM legal battle

Global Glyphosate Herbicide Market IS Driven by Genetically Modified Crops

Date: 18 March 2016
Author: Christina Sarich

Contrary to biotech claims, GM crops increase pesticide use

Even Harvard has bowed to the Biotech Giants, stating that herbicide use is “ubiquitous” and may or may not increase with the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. However, GM crops accounted for 45.2% of the global glyphosate market in 2012 and have been increasingly cultivated. Without GMOs, there would be a great decrease in the use of carcinogenic glyphosate. Continue reading Global Glyphosate Herbicide Market IS Driven by Genetically Modified Crops