Category: GMO

Canada Rules GM Salmon Needs Testing Before Commercial Production Rollo Bay, PEI Site

  Canada’s federal government says GM salmon needs scientific assessment before commercial production at Rollo Bay, PEI Despite reports that no federal assessment is necessary before growing genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at Rollo Bay in PEI, the government has confirmed that the company AquaBounty does not yet have federal approval to commercially produce GM…

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Kudos To Campbell Soup Company

By Catherine J. Frompovich Campbell Soup Company [1], headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, near the produce-growing fields of South Jersey, has heard the voice of the people about eating non-contaminated, non-chemicalized food and, therefore, decided to ‘go it alone’ regarding transparency about GMOs in the products it makes; transparency in product advertising; and exiting membership…

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Campbell Soup Just Dropped the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Campbell Soup just announced that it is leaving the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. What could it mean? Is this another gunshot wound to Big Food? It gets even more interesting, however, when you consider Campbell’s reasons for leaving the group. The GMA has been described as Big Food’s national lobbying group. It is an organization…

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The People Told USDA NO to GE Trees, Biotech Retreats

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees NEW YORK – New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an astounding 280,000 individual comments, as well as 500 organizations representing millions of people…

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GMOs Just Got A Lot More Frightening With Approval Of New Monsanto Product

By Christina Sarich Forget spraying pesticides on your food, now they’ll be genetically engineered to be in your food, thanks to Monsanto’s latest quiet approval via the US Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA just told Monsanto they could go ahead and bypass spraying our crops with carcinogenic chemicals like Round Up and just go ahead and breed them right into…

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What They Aren’t Telling You About the Dicamba Crisis

By Heather Callaghan, Editor There’s a reason Arkansas and Missouri just issued emergency, temporary dicamba bans. Dicamba pesticide isn’t new – but the biotech feats that are bolstering its indiscriminate use are unsurprisingly causing new problems If you know agriculture, you know that sometimes – drift happens. If you live near farm fields, you know when it’s time to close…

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Genetically Modified Bread Given Green Light by Vatican

By Julian Rose In what will surely to be considered a highly controversial statement, Vatican cardinal Robert Sarah has stated that Catholic priests can use genetically modified bread during the Eucharist – but not ‘gluten-free’ bread. In an article in the Guardian online* Sarah is quoted as saying that guidance was needed now that Eucharist…

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One in Two Chance of Cancer in Canada as GMO Products Flood Food Supply

By Brandon Turbeville It’s been a familiar retort for the last decade, that correlation does not equal causation. That may be true but it is also true that correlation is irrelevant or that it has no bearing to causation. Most reasonable people could agree that when it comes to health and human life, potential dangers should…

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Roundup Weedkiller to Officially Receive Cancer Warning July 7

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Good news! Despite the cover-up antics of Big Agri – glyphosate – the main ingredient in herbicides such as Roundup – will be officially listed as a substance known to cause cancer in the state of California. Therefore, after a long-time coming, the toxic product will finally receive the warning it deserves. This…

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