In 2009, a front page Washington Post article, “Integrity of Federal ‘Organic’ Label Questioned.” explained how Martek iosciences’ synthetic DHA and ARA ended up in organic infant formula. In 2006, National Organic Program staff told Martek that its synthetic DHA and ARA couldn’t be used in organic because they were synthetic and not [...]
The eminent fisheries writer Paul Greenberg recently gutted and filleted the rationale for a novel type of farmed salmon genetically altered to grow faster. The “improved” fish, created by a Massachusetts-based company called AquaBounty Technologies, threatens to “escape and contaminate wild populations of salmon,” Greenberg wrote. And the business model AquaBounty has in [...]
Organic Consumer Association, a most excellent source of organic news, has linked a short investigative film that documents the ties of Board Members in the Organic Trade Association to Big Business Agriculture companies which pedal GMO foods in their products. How can the biggest Organic lobby group allow this? It’s always about money. Watch the [...]
Monsanto’s New “Drought-Resistant” Corn: Tell USDA, “Don’t Approve Failure”
Why deregulate and risk contamination of organic and non-GMO crops for an experiment that didn’t work and has no foreseeable benefits?
Monsanto’s years of investment into so-called “drought-resistant” biotech crops has been a nothing more than a risky and very expensive failure. Based on company data [...]
Bt is one of those supposedly “safe” insecticides for human exposure, but it’s overuse is becoming a problem. Much like antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are only effective while the receptive species does not have an immunity to them. Now we see that this particular pesticide is contaminating the waterways nearby where the Bt corn [...]
The FDA has done it again. They’ve come out and released a preliminary statement that the Frankenfish is safe, despite a complete lack of safety studies to determine what sort of dangers this genetically modified organism will have on the environment or on those who consume it.
Public commentary is still scheduled to begin September [...]