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Another win for Monsanto: US raises allowable levels of company’s pesticide in crops

Biotech giant Monsanto has been awarded yet another victory by the federal government thanks to a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to allow larger traces of the herbicide glyphosate in farm-grown foods.

Despite a number of studies linking exposure to the chemical with diseases including types of cancer, the EPA is increasing the amount of glyphosate allowed in oilseed and food crops. Read more….

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This summer, your sweet corn might have traces of a notorious toxin. Find out how to avoid it.

Years ago, the agri-business giant Monsanto brought an evil spawn into the world — Roundup Ready crops. It was genetically modified (GM) to survive drenchings of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

If “evil spawn” sounds a little overdramatic, well… I’m sure we could find thousands of farmers who would agree.

More recently, Monsanto introduced RR seed for sweet corn. That’s the corn you buy in bins at your local supermarket. But this corn has a little something extra. Scientists modified the genes to include a trait called Bt.

Bt kills insects.

That’s right. Sweet corn. On your dinner table. Genetically modified. Drenched in weed killer. Infused with insecticide.

Scary? Oh, I’m just getting warmed up…. Read more…

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GMO alert: top 10 genetically modified foods to avoid eating

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The question of whether or not genetically modified foods (GMO’s) are safe for human consumption is an ongoing debate that does not seem to see any resolution except in the arena of public opinion. Due to lack of labeling, Americans are still left at a loss as to whether or not what is on the table is genetically modified. This lack of information makes the avoiding and tracking of GM foods an exercise in futility. Below are just some of the food products popularly identified to be genetically modified:

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petition against Kellogg’s and Monsanto

There is a petition from The Organic Consumers Association online that is warning Kellogg’s, if they use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in their foods, they would face a consumer boycott

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