Monsanto ordered to stop making false advertising claims about GMOs in South Africa

monsantoguilty(NaturalNews) As genetically modified crops fail in several regions around the world and are exposed as a detriment to health, many are beginning to see right through the high-dollar false advertising claims projected by biotech corporations like Monsanto.

(Note that in the 40s and 50s Monsanto made false safety claims about their own insecticide, DDT. By 1972, independent research showed the horrific consequences of this insecticide which ultimately led to the chemical being banned worldwide.) (more…)

Hawaii’s ‘Big Island’ passes bill forbidding biotechnology companies, GMOs

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(NaturalNews) Legislation outlawing all future plantings of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as well as the very companies that manufacture and spread them has become law on Hawaii's "Big Island" following the historic passage of Bill 113. According to reports, the new law prohibits biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Dow from further experimenting with GMO crops and seeds on the Big Island, and also forbids any new GMOs from being cultivated there. (more…)

“GMO OMG” documentary explores one of the biggest issues of our generation

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GMO OMG is the next documentary you want to put on your to-watch list. Coming out on September 13th, the film by Jeremy Seifert explores a topic that ranks up there as one of the biggest of our lifetime, along with plastic pollution and, you know, global warming. Genetically Modified Organisms and omg! what does it mean for our food, our health, and our economy. Specifically, it "explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds." (more…)

Maine passes second GMO label law in the U.S.

mainegmoYesterday, Maine's state senate easily passed a bill that may one day mandate the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. The law passed 35-0, but before labels are required, five consecutive states must also pass labeling laws.

For Maine, that means the GMO labeling will only go into effect if New Hampshire, the only state with which it shares a boarder, passes a similar law. (more…)

Is a Non-GMO Food Industry Possible?

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While General Mills may be turning a deaf ear to those of you who want labels on food products that contain genetically modified ingredients, plenty of companies are jumping past the labeling-laws discussion and are actively looking to remove genetically engineered ingredients from their products to meet growing consumer demand.

But according to The New York Times, the race to replace genetically modified ingredients has proved challenging. “Roughly 90 percent or more of four major crops—corn, soybeans, canola and sugar beets—are grown from genetically engineered seeds,” writes Stephanie Strom. “Additionally, the livestock industry is increasing its demand for non-GMO crops to meeting growing demand among consumers for eggs and meats sourced from animals that have never eaten genetically modified feeds.” (more…)

DOJ Mysteriously Quits Monsanto Antitrust Investigation



There's an age-old tradition in Washington of making unpopular announcements when no one's listening—like, you know, the days leading up to Thanksgiving. That's when the Obama administration sneaked a tasty dish to the genetically modified seed/pesticide industry.

This treat involves the unceremonious end of the Department of Justice's antitrust investigation into possible anticompetitive practices in the US seed market, which it had begun in January 2010. (more…)