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Gmo Health Risks

Public to FDA: Just Say No to GMO Voluntary Labeling

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The public has spoken and the public is correct. FDA should make GMO labeling requirements mandatory, not voluntary.

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

Let's get this straight: we're killing off hundreds of millions of acres not for human food, but primarily for fuel and feed? That's a real head scratcher right there.

GMOs: The Effects Of Emerging Technologies

Melody Meyer | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Melody Meyer

While many of these emerging technologies may hold potential for combating pests, disease and many of the world's woes, we do not have a good enough grasp on how they affect humans and the environment in the long term.

Kauai Official in Switzerland Urges Syngenta to Drop Lawsuit Blocking Enforcement of GMO Pesticide Law; Syngenta Replies, 'There Is No Lawsuit'

Judah Freed | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Judah Freed

At the annual shareholders meeting of the Syngenta Corporation in Basel, Switzerland, Kauai County Council member Gary Hooser urged the transnational chemical giant to withdraw from its lawsuit against the Hawaiian island county.

Watching the GMO Debate as a New Maui Resident

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 12.15.2014 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

As a new resident, I don't have to right to claim these lands like someone who has loved them for years or was born here. In our short time here, however, this has truly become our "aina" and we have fallen in love with every part of it.

Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) Have NOT Been Proven Safe

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Another View on Mark Bittman's Recent Note to Food Activists

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

We need to encourage people to eat better and to stay away from processed food. But I don't agree with setting up these examples as a way to squash debate on organics and GMOs.

GM Proponents Claim Genetic Engineering Is Just an Extension of Natural Plant Breeding

Lesley Daunt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Lesley Daunt

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

A Farmer's Perspective on GMOs

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. But he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by the biotech industry.

Yep, This Is The Perfect Ad For Monsanto

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

This spoof of Monsanto, the company that seems to have a stranglehold on agricultural seed production, doesn't pull any punches. It casts the company ...

What's the Big Deal About Genetically-Modified Organisms?

Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.

I strongly believe that the future of GMO labeling lies in education, full disclosure, and a decision on the part of the consumer that says NO to the food companies that insist on lying to us. How do we do that? By following the European model: If there is no demand, there is no fabrication.

Antibiotic in Animals: Where's the Outrage?

Tamar Haspel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

I have a question: Where's the grassroots movement demanding labeling of antibiotic use in animals? Where are the petitions? Where are the Facebook memes? Where is the outrage that we don't know what we're putting in our bodies?

GMOs Gotta Go!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
SidneyAnne Stone

It becomes very disheartening to those of us actually trying to live a genuinely healthy lifestyle only to find out that the fruits and vegetables you've been consuming may well be as bad for you as the red meat you've been avoiding.

Seeking Genetically Modified... Perspective

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If I lived in California, I would vote for Proposition 37; it makes sense to be informed. But wholesale opposition to genetic modification makes far less sense.

Corn: New Worries About an Old Favorite

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Despite being completely unnatural, hypoallergenic infant formulas are a critically needed feeding alternative for sensitive babies. But several years ago, I started to notice a problem -- and I suspected corn as the culprit.

Unsafe to Eat: A New Report Highlights the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

"Aren't critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn't the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ...

Is This Floor Gluten-Free?

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The unfunny reality is: For people who react badly to gluten, unclear labeling and convoluted manufacturing practices can turn eating into an extreme sport.

Labels Matter! What's in Your Compost & Your Food?

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

Ready to get genetically engineered foods labeled in your supermarket? You've come to the right place!

Pseudo-Scientific Defense of GMO Safety is Smoke and Mirrors

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith Three years after I wrote Genetic Roulette, pro-GM scientists have finally taken me up on my challenge to...