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
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
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
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.
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
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.
By 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
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
They 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
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
A 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