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2,4-D corn and soybeans move toward approval; despite public disapproval

February 24th, 2014

A new generation of genetically modified crops, designed to resist the old-line herbicide 2,4-D, is fast nearing government approval, despite wide criticism from experts and an exasperated public . . .


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You cannot avoid GMO foods easily, but this Shopper’s Guide can help

February 19th, 2012

This month as I prowled the web getting educated on the GM food battle percolating in our capital and courtrooms (as farmers sue Monsanto, and vice-versa), I stumbled upon a useful little booklet: The “True Food Shopper’s Guide” to avoiding GMO foods.

Created by the Center for Food Safety, which has been all over this issue of genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods for several years, the guide is a lifesaver if you’re looking to reduce your exposure to edibles that have been genetically altered by Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta and Dow Chemical.


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Let’s get royally concerned about Monsanto, Roundup and the food we eat

May 9th, 2011

Prince Charles might seem like an unlikely champion for organic farming. But I’ll embrace reason wherever I find it.
During a recent talk at Georgetown University, the prince extolled the virtues of organic farming over conventional farming, because it doesn’t destroy the soil with chemicals. He pointed out that our current methods of blasting crops with chemicals are endangering our ability to continue to even grow crops; which doesn’t make sense ecologically or economically.
Here’s his quote from the Des Moines Register: “Capitalism ultimately depends on capital but our capital ultimately depends on the health of nature’s capital,” the prince said. “Whether we like it or not the two are inseparable.”


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