Today’s publication of the 248-page leak of negotiating documents for the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) spells the end of the controversial EU-US deal, campaigners said today.
The texts of the TTIP negotiations have been kept strictly secret until today’s leak, which reveals European Commission negotiators preparing to trade away key sectors of the European economy in order to win contracts for multinational corporations in the USA. Continue reading
First General Mills announced its plans to label GMOs, and now two more Big Food companies are following the company’s lead. Both Kellogg’s and Mars will now label many of their products with the words, “produced with genetic engineering” if they contain GMO ingredients, starting in mid-April. Continue reading
Twenty-two years after the controversial introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into the U.S. food supply, with no independent safety testing nor labeling required, a critical mass of Americans1 have made it clear that they want to know whether the food they are eating contains genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.
Another significant segment, organic and natural health consumers, have made it clear that, given a choice, they will refuse to buy GMO-tainted foods, spending approximately $55 billion a year on foods labeled as “organic,” “non-GMO,” or “100 percent grass-fed.” Continue reading
Another country is taking action on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns. Taiwanese legislature passed amendments to the School Health Act a few weeks ago to stamp out raw genetically modified ingredients as well as processed food containing GMOs. Continue reading
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 how much MPs are being bribed to pass it – GM foods will come flooding into our supermarkets and the packets won’t be labelled. This is because there will no longer be any law to say they should be. The British public is already being mentally prepared by heavily-biased propaganda television programmes and as we speak, Monsanto is planning on moving to Britain, no doubt to be better placed to mop up all the tax-free breaks on this new windfall. Continue reading
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 and drink, and do not have to give in to others forcing genetically modified and otherwise adulterated foods upon us. Unfortunately, the biotech industry doesn’t agree, and it’s slowly infiltrating GM foods into UK food shops and supermarkets. Continue reading
In researching for our app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK, we were shocked to discover how many household name food producers couldn’t guarantee whether their meat and dairy came from animals fed on GM-free feed. These foods are classified as ‘secondary products’ – and under current EU legislation, food producers in the UK are not required to note whether their secondary products contain GM organisms on their labels.
In other words, they don’t have to tell us if their meat and dairy comes from animals which are fed on feed which contains GMs. However, when we wrote to them, very few were willing to guarantee that their secondary products were GM-free when they weren’t, and we’ve listed them in the app accordingly.
Many hid behind the ‘science’ but as this article shows, a study has just been published which confirms the health risks of eating meat and dairy products where the animals have not been fed GM-free fed.