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  2. Russia Rejects GMO Products, says Medvedev

    File under #ShotsFired.

    Sure, Medvedev’s anti-GMO message falls neatly within the signs of economic warfare brewing between Russia and the United States, but you’re probably saying “Who cares?” if you hate GMOs.

    Source: RT.com.

     

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    GMO A-Go-Go!

    They even got to my friend, Papaya…

     

  4. (Laughing) Could it happen? You have to admit, it’s not pasteurized.

    Artwork by John Caelan

    song currently stuck in my head: “telephone” - erykah badu

     


  5. Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
    — 

    The Drug Store in American Meat by Martha Rosenberg.

    Source: Counterpunch

     

  6. Americas largest health provider warns about the dangers of GMOs. This is HUGE news.

    h/t WillametteLive.com

     


  7. Research studies show that genetically modified crops have harmful effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials and on the environment during cultivation. They have increased the use of pesticides and have failed to increase yields. Our report concludes that there are safer and more effective alternatives to meeting the world’s food needs.
    — 

    From Dr. Michael Antoniou—a genetic scientist.

    Find more scientific bombshells in the report  GMO Myths and Truths: An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops, written by Dr. Antoniou, Dr. John Fagan and Claire Robinson. [PDF]

    Admit it—blows your mind that, stereotypically speaking, a whole-grain chewing, tree bark smoking activist wasn’t at the other end of that quote.

    H/T: Earth Open Source

     


  8. cornucopia institute report says USDA orgainic food corrupted by big companies kambui blog tumblr mental unrest

    I’ve been saying for a while that I’ve lost virtually all faith with organic food as blessed and regulated by the US government, and the Cornucopia Institute's Organic Watergate report [link] that says – surprise, y’all – the United States Department of Agriculture has allowed the big food companies to put wacky, and possibly dangerous, additives to organic foods does not make me feel any better. Cornucopia’s accusations get heavier – they talk about the government’s organic advisory board being stacked with Big Food influence.

    Look, if you’re not buying food from a farmer you trust, why bother? And please don’t tell me Whole Foods is the solution. You might as well eat salads from McDonald’s or Chuck E. Cheese…

    song currently stuck in my head: “we the people” - the soul searchers

     


  9. Monsanto is committed to sustainable agriculture. It makes good business sense to support sustainable agriculture and that’s why they want to use their time, talents and resources to contribute positively to honey bee health.
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    Jerry Hayes of Beeologics tries to explain why Monsanto, a creator of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) suspected of altering your genes and herbicides accused of driving down the world’s honey bee population, bought his company, which is focused on saving these bees from extinction.

    I’m hoarding honey jars, y’all…

    song currently stuck in my head: “keep on dancing” - commodores

    Monsanto buys Beeologics GMO to fight Colony Collapse Disorder sustainable farming kambui blog tumblr mental unrest

     

  10. Is the US government ban on mad cow disease testing still in effect? I know government needs to help businesses remain viable, but Yo…!

    Source: USA Today

    song currently stuck in my head: “black nile” - wayne shorter

     


  11. We concur with the information shared by the coroner’s office that the grossly excessive ingestion of any food product, including water, over a short period of time with the inadequate consumption of essential nutrients, and the failure to seek appropriate medical intervention when needed, can be dramatically symptomatic.
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    Karen Thompson, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Oceania, responds to reports that 30-year old New Zealand resident Natasha Harris died as a result of drinking more than 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day.

    Common-sense qualifiers for soda drinkers aside — let’s face it, drinking two gallons of Coca-Cola a day is off the damn graph — should companies like Coca-Cola, AT MININUM, attach label warnings for ingestion limits? [Laughing] any politician who makes that proposal had better hire bodyguards…

    Quote source: MSNBC

     


  12. As one who has dedicated my career to food safety, I want to take the opportunity to inform the American public that [pink slime] is 100% beef, plain and simple.
    — 

    Russell Cross, head of Texas A&M University’s Animal Science Department and former United States Department of Agriculture official, in USA Today op-ed where he voices support for lean finely textured beef (aka LFTB or “pink slime”).

    Even if we considered ammonia-gassed extractions from cows’ tendons “100% beef” because of a big food processor’s wishful technicality, can we honestly call this stuff meat? And would Cheerleader Cross be willing to eat a patty that is 100% pink slime? I’ll bring the ketchup and a camera…

    song currently stuck in my head: “every time he comes around” - minnie riperton

     


  13. I’m dubious of the attitude that says there is no salvation outside GMOs.
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    From Herve Guyomard, scientific director for agriculture at France’s National Institute for Agronomical Research (INRA). Quote captured by AlertNet article “EU Farmers Lose Out As Consumers Oppose GMOs

     


  14. We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles.
    — From sustainable farmer Joel Salatin. Quote captured by Amy Eddings on WNYC Culture blog.