GMOs

Monsanto’s Broccoli Patent

In case you hadn’t heard about this latest Monsanto trick: Patent on Broccoli will not be revoked

European Patent Office (EPO) canceled a public hearing on the controversial patent on a broccoli in October. The broccoli protected by the patent EP1069819 was derived by conventional breeding methods. The rights to the patents are being held by US company Monsanto. The company Syngenta which had appealed against the patent, has now surprisingly proposed the cancellation of the planned hearing. The EPO is following this request from industry. This means that the patent for the broccoli, which is derived by traditional breeding methods, will now be upheld with only minor modifications.

A Most Basic Right – To Choose What we Eat – Denied in Canada

A Most Basic Right – To Choose What we Eat – Denied in Canada

Michael Schmidt is “willing to die if it’s necessary” for responsible food freedom. That’s what raw milk farmer and activist Michael Schmidt said today at a Queen’s Park news conference in response to a question from a Toronto Star reporter. Of course dying for the cause wouldn’t b ...

Millions Against Monsanto – World Food Day!

Millions Against Monsanto – World Food Day!

Take Action This Sunday with Millions Against Monsanto! Join One of More than 100 World Food Day Events Nationwide! October 16: Biggest U.S. Day of Action Yet for Labels on Genetically Engineered Food! The Organic Consumers Association's Millions Against Monsanto campaign is marking Non-GMO ...

Fight Back: Corporate Attack on Food Freedoms

Fight Back: Corporate Attack on Food Freedoms

There are some things in the world that are so basic, it is hard to imagine they need to be stated, much less fought for. Air to breathe, water to drink, time to sleep and food to eat are the most basic. The unfortunate thing is, throughout history greedy, unscrupulous people have found that control ...

Poland calls for Europe-wide ban on GM crops

Poland calls for Europe-wide ban on GM crops

I am very glad to hear that Poland is stepping up and taking care of their people by taking this strong stance on genetically modified organisms. On August 24, 2011 President Bronislaw Komorowski vetoed the so-called “Seed Law” on GM crops, and referred to the bill as “legal junk.” Please re ...

Dump FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor

Dump FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor

It is always helpful when you have a specific target to go after. It has great potential to succeed as it focuses and amplifies the determination of the people. This petition is a great idea and I for one can't wait to see Michael (Monsanto Mike) Taylor dumped. This will be a good first step in clea ...

Genetically Engineered Food Alters Our Digestive Systems

Genetically Engineered Food Alters Our Digestive Systems

These days if you eat in North America, and increasingly all around the world, you are probably ingesting genetically modified organisms. If you eat a lot of processed food you are eating a substantial amount. I know many of us aren't surprised to hear this report on how the GM DNA transfers to inte ...

Monsanto: Saving the World and Other Lies

Monsanto: Saving the World and Other Lies

This article is written by Jeffrey Smith for The Institute of Responsible Technology. They are encouraging everyone to share and repost this information as widely as possible. More information on the history and goals of Monsanto are posted in this article: Monsanto: The World’s Poster Child for C ...

Boycott GMOs

Boycott GMOs

This is a practical post outlining several things you can do to stop supporting Monsanto and their cronies who have foisted genetically modified organisms on us. I though it was a helpful post--it gives a good list of numbers to call. Thanks to Myra Said It--please read the full article there. Th ...