Chlorinated chicken, Hard Brexit, American trade deal and fake news

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut There’s a lot of fuss today in the press about a trade deal with Trump meaning that we would have to accept imports of American chlorinated chicken and also GM foods. So here’s a few points of information on that: Firstly, no-one should be eating mass produced chicken anyway because all non-organic…

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Find your nearest GM-free supplier at the touch of a button with our free app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK

One of the great features of our free-to-download Shop GMO-Free in the UK app is a quick fire button to help you quickly find your nearest organic and GM-free suppliers.

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BBC Panorama under attack for its false portrayal of GM aubergines in Bangladesh as a ‘success’

By GM Watch BBC Panorama’s programme, “GM Food: Cultivating Fear”, has come under attack from a Bangladeshi journalist for falsely portraying Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) cultivation in Bangladesh as a success. The programme, which aired on 8 June, featured pro-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas visiting a Bt insecticidal brinjal field and enthusing about the performance of the…

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Tell the World – which products in UK shops contain GMs

The power of social media is ballooning every day, with politicians and various other assorted villains becoming more and more wary of becoming the subject of a Twitter bomb, or a huge furour on Facebook. This is why we’ve incorporated a very special feature in our free-to-download app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK, in which…

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TTIP, which will bring GM foods flooding into our shops, has now been rubber stamped through EU parliament

Today I heard that certain members of the European Commission were expressing concern, after the Greek referendum No vote, that the ‘contagion of democracy’ may spread further to other countries. It’s when this sort of sentiment trickles out from what is in effect an unelected, unaccountable and unaudited ruling junta of non-tax paying billionaires that…

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TTIP will bring GM foods flooding into our shops, and they won’t be labelled

Currently, all food producers selling their products in the UK are legally required to list on the package label when it contains GM ingredients … but all that is set to change under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). When TTIP passes through Parliament into law here – I’m not saying ‘if’ because of…

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Put it in your diary: Saturday May 23rd – Mums Say No GMOs March in London

Mums Say No To GMOs are marching in London on Saturday 23rd May  – meet at Richmond Terrace, London SW1 at 12 midday. Mums Say No to GMOs is a new group of articulate, intelligent women in the UK speaking out against GMOs. It was founded in response to Beyond GM’s Letter from America campaign…

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So-called ‘independent authors’ of ‘independent study’ on GMs for government, are funded by the GM companies

By Sean Poulter and Ben Spencer of the Daily Mail Government advisory body presented an ‘independent’ report on Thursday It was used to support a bid to speed up the use of GM food in the UK But in fact all five authors have a vested interest in promoting GM crops

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How to stop GM potatoes entering UK supermarkets

The only way to stop GM potatoes entering UK supermarkets is to boycott them… in other words, don’t buy them. GM potatoes are on their way, according to various media sources which are trying to soften up the British public by telling them that GM potatoes are safe, despite them not being tested for human…

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The media war against those who eat natural, health-giving foods

by Timothy Wise Since when is the safety of genetically modified food considered “settled science” on a par with the reality of evolution? That was the question that jumped to mind when I saw the cover of the March 2015 National Geographic and the lead article, “Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?”

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Feeding GM soya to goats reduces the size of their kids

A recent scientific publication has reported significant impacts on the offspring of goats fed with genetically engineered soybeans. According to the publication prepared by the University of Naples (Italy), there were changes in the composition of the goats’ milk and the weight of the kids was significantly reduced.

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Hundreds of US farmers are suing Syngenta over GM corn

Corn growers in the U.S. lost an upwards of $3 billion in revenue last year after the Chinese boycotted shipments of American corn following the discovery of a genetically modified seed that had not yet been approved in the country.

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Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud over GMOs

Most of us know Dame Jane Goodall – a hugely respected primatologist and animal rights campaigner. Steven Drucker shot to prominence a few years ago when as a public interest attorney, he initiated a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that forced it to divulge its files on GM foods. Steven Druker has…

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Record number of US companies switching to non-GMO crops this year

This article by Christina Sarich shows just how effective it’s turning out to be,  to vote with our shopping baskets when it comes to GMOs. By Christina Sarich “Non-GMO is more profitable.” This is the rising sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them to become pro-organic. From falling GMO…

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Psychiatrists declare that those who eat natural healthy foods have some kind of psychological disorder…

by Jefferey Jaxen In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense,…

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Monsanto caught in fraudulent patent application for GM tomatoes – now revoked by European Patent Office

Patent EP1812575 held by Monsanto has been revoked by the European Patent Office (EPO) after the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! filed an opposition in May 2014. A further opposition was filed by Nunhems / Bayer CropScience. In November 2014, Monsanto requested that the patent be revoked in its entirety and the EPO complied…

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Bill Gates condemned by scientists for using Iowa students as guinea pigs for GM bananas

by Ethan A Huff At least 124 food and outreach organizations, as well as 26 individual scientists, have signed onto a letter sent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation protesting ongoing human trials of genetically modified (GM), beta-carotene-enriched bananas intended for Africa.

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GMOs facing downturn on world market

By Carolanne Wright Farmers in the U.S. are beginning to wake-up to the fact that genetically modified crops are poor business indeed. With countries around the world taking a firm stand against GM imports, not only are farmers who grow GMOs suffering from dwindling export opportunities, but also those whose crops have been cross-contaminated with…

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Doctor finds that the chronically ill have higher glyphosate levels from Monsanto’s Roundup

by Henry Rowlands This German based new study concludes that glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through feed and excreted in urine. Presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations.

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Another British supermarket now selling GM foods

Marks & Spencer has come under fire for abandoning its policy of selling only GM-free food. We’ve just updated our app to show that it’s now selling six products containing genetically-modified soya or corn despite having long presented itself as being opposed to such engineered products.

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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – The biggest scientific fraud of our age

The much-awaited Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will be published in few weeks time. Its author, Steven M Druker, has a highly credible record as a powerful activist within the GM debate. As the executive director of The Alliance for Bio-Integrity, he was coordinator and attorney of the lawsuit which is pushing for the US Federal…

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Commodity buyers worldwide are rejecting Syngenta’s GM corn

One of America’s biggest manufacturers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Ingredion, has just announced that it will not be using a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn from biotech company Syngenta. This is huge news in the fight against GM crops in the States.

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How to get British supermarkets to return to GM-free meat and dairy

Nowadays, voting for politicians or political parties that have been bought out by global corporate interests is an exercise in futility. But there is one lever of power still left to us – and that is voting with our shopping baskets. Last month, there was a shining example of consumer power in action as the…

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Regaining our food sovereignty in the UK with the new Shop GMO-Free app

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir What is food sovereignty? Food sovereignty is about the right of us all to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and the right to define our own food and agriculture systems. In other words, we have a right to a choice about what we eat…

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The wife of a GM grain farmer explains why she hates GMOs

I’m a farm wife – of a grain farmer. A GMO grain farmer. There’s been a lot of heated debates about GMOs lately, as there should be, and it seems like I hear the same things repeated over and over in our agricultural community. If you’re against GMOs, you’re against farmers. If you’re against GMOs,…

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Changes to EU legislation mean that GM crops can now be grown in Britain

Britain’s Minister for the Environment Owen Paterson has acted against the wishes of the British people by encouraging legislation to allow GM crops to be legally sown in Britain. This change has now gone through, meaning that GM crops can now be legally sown in Britain, probably within the year… and how soon after that…

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