Tagged: genetically modified foods

Why voting to leave the EU is the only way to keep out GM foods

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

As the TTIP leaks have gradually unfolded over the last few days, it’s become abundantly clear that there is only one option for anyone who wants to keep genetically modified foods out of the Britain. That is to vote to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum on June 23rd.

We used to have a feeling of security about the EU’s attitude to GMs. We believed that being part of Europe would protect us from our own ministers in Britain who are trying to bring them in. Unfortunately, that’s turning out to be a feeling of false security, which was already unravelling fast before last weekend’s leaks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty. Here’s why: Continue reading

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 also endorsed our book (now an app) Shop GMO-Free in the UK. Continue reading

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 genetically modified pollen. Continue reading

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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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 top German supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, delivered a huge blow to the biotech industry by forcing their poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. Continue reading

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

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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 will GM foods start flooding into the shops?

Paterson is not representing the view of the British people in Brussels, but the interests of Monsanto and other biotech companies. However, the British people are not being told about this change in the mainstream media.

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McCarthyism Over Climate Change is a Distraction From the Real Green Issues

climate change mapBy Ishtar Babilu Dingir

I’m heading up this article with a graph showing how our Earth’s climate has changed over the last 10,000 years because the way some politicians today go on, you’d think they invented it. One wonders if the Palaeolithic cave men were taxed for burning too many trees?

The mainstream media, under governmental nudge unit’s instruction, are now being told to replace the term ‘climate change’ to ‘climate disruption’. This by the way, is a second change in the wording, after ‘global warming’ failed to stick when no matter how much they juggled the figures, it was obvious that the planet hadn’t warmed for more than 15 years. Continue reading

Organic farmers are struggling in the US, against GM onslaught

white-house-organic-farmThe above picture is of vegetables growing in a field of the organic farm at the White House in Washington. Obviously, the President of the United States understands the importance of eating food that is free from pesticides and herbicides, and that is also derived from natural seeds. You’d think then that he would have some sympathy with the organic farmers in the United States who are fighting crop ruination and bankruptcy because of infection from nearby GM crops, as this new article on Grist explains. Continue reading

Can 297 scientists be wrong? “GMOs not proven to be safe.”

gm-picBy Jon Rappoport

The statement was drawn up by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, and released on October 21, 2013.

Since then, 297 scientists and experts have signed it, thus exploding the myth that “the science is settled.” Continue reading

Cheerio to GM Cheerios could signal tipping point in food industry

kids-eating-breakfastThey ignore our protest marches… and goodness know what they do with our petitions. But letters to the right person can work wonders, it seems. Within weeks of a letter-writing campaign in the US, which was instigated by GMO Inside, General Mills has buckled under people pressure and agreed to wave cheerio to the GMOs in its iconic flagship brand, Cheerios. Next to quickly follow was Post Foods, with its equally popular favourite breakfast cereal, Grape Nuts. Continue reading

Monsanto wins award of ‘least ethical company in the world’

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By Grace Kiser, Huffington Post

This week, the Swiss research firm Covalence released its annual ranking of the overall ethical performance of multinational corporations. The idea behind the Covalence research is that there’s value — both for companies and consumers — in measuring corporations against an ethical standard. (We’re hoping this idea also applies to Wall Street firms.) Continue reading

This Viral Gene Could Spell THE END For GM Agenda

viral geneA  hidden viral gene, from cauliflower mosaic virus, has been discovered by EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) in GMO crops, which has caused shockwaves across the World. Continue reading