Category Archives: GMOs

Major Grocery Retailers Across North America Reject Genetically Engineered Fish

Source:Natural Blaze
Date: 17 November 2017

BIG NEWS – despite biotech & the FDA pushing their unlabeled franken-creatures onto dinner plates, major chains have listened to the public and are rejecting sales!

WASHINGTON, D.C., HALIFAX. November 17, 2017 – As the world’s first sale of genetically engineered fish is underway in Canada, the top food retailers across Canada and the U.S. have made public statements that they have no plans to sell the genetically engineered salmon.

Sobeys (TSX:SBY) is the latest and last of Canada’s national retailers to inform customers that it will not be selling the genetically engineered Atlantic salmon.(1) Sobeys joins the two other top retailers Loblaw (L.TO) and Metro (MRU.TO); the three together represent over 50 percent of the Canadian food retail market. The Overwaitea Food Group, along with regional retailers such as Federated Co-operatives Limited and Longo’s have also said they will not sell genetically engineered salmon.

“Now that some genetically engineered salmon is being sold in Canada unlabeled, it is vital that consumers have this information from their grocery stores,” said Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of CBAN.

The Canadian stores join major North American chains Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Costco (NASDAQ:COST) and Whole Foods (WFM:US) as well as nearly 80 other U.S. retailers including Kroger (NYSE:KR), Trader Joe’s, Target (NYSE:TGT), and Aldi in making a commitment to not sell genetically engineered salmon.(2)

“People have a right to know where their food comes from and exactly what’s in it, so that they can make informed choices about what they eat,” said Dana Perls, senior campaigner at Friends of the Earth U.S. “Shrouding this genetically engineered fish in secrecy is unfair to consumers, to say nothing of the fact that genetically engineered salmon are unsustainable and pose serious potential health and environmental risks. We thank these forward-thinking retailers for their leadership and for listening to consumers.”

The genetically engineered salmon was first sold into the Canadian market in June of 2017. It remains unlabeled and its sale locations are not disclosed, making it nearly impossible for consumers to make informed purchases.

In the wake of controversy over the U.S. approval, the U.S. instituted an import ban on genetically engineered salmon until labeling standards are established.

A full list of stores that have made commitments to not sell genetically engineered seafood and salmon and letters sent to companies by Friends of the Earth U.S., CBAN and allies, and a list of coalition partners are available at www.gefreeseafood.org and www.cban.ca/retailerstatements

NOTES:
(1) www.cban.ca/retailerstatements
(2) www.gefreeseafood.org

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) brings together 16 groups to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN members include farmer associations, environmental and social justice organizations, and regional coalitions of grassroots groups. www.cban.ca/fish

Friends of the Earth fights to create a more healthy and just world. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are safe and sustainable, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.

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Infowars reporter Millie Weaver takes us to an organic family farm in Saline County, MO getting a firsthand account of why this family chose ‘organic’ over conventional ‘GMO’ farming. In contrast, Millie interviews other residents living in the surrounding area who detail their own personal experience dealing with the serious consequences of conventional farming and the heavy use of herbicides.

Matthew ConclusionThis let you know that Organic is healthy for every human and healthy for environment. We needs to reject GMOs (genetically modification organism) and round up herbicide; start going organic because healthy soil equals healthy plants; healthy plants equals healthy people. GMOs(genetically modification organism) equals not health but sickness

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