October 22, 2014

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Hawaii War Zone: GMO Biotech versus Korean Natural Farming Hawaii War Zone: GMO Biotech versus Korean Natural Farming

Just as Hawaii was the focal point of the U.S. conflict during World War II, so today it appears that it is the focal point in the agricultural war of the 21st century. Hawaii today is the centerpiece for two vastly contrasting methods of producing food: the development of genetically engineered seeds and the development of Korean Natural Farming.

Hawaii, with its isolated and pristine ecosystems, is a perfect testing ground for the biotech’s testing and development of genetic engineering. The residents of Hawaii, though few in number, have observed and experienced the results of such testing. On the other side of the battle are farmers who have discovered a simple, traditional method of farming from Korea: Korean Natural Farming. Korean Natural Farming is about culturing a healthy climate for biology to thrive via indigenous micro-organisms.

Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act! Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act!

The Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire at the end of September, with the temporary spending measure, but might be rolled in to the next one if we don’t act now. Senator Jeff Merkley is planning to introduce an amendment to the upcoming Senate Farm Bill which would repeal the provision. If we can we get rid of it now, it would be a signal from the American people that nothing like this sneak provision, stuck without warning into must-pass, unrelated legislation, should never again be attempted.

US EPA Hikes Glyphosate Limits in Food and Feed – Again US EPA Hikes Glyphosate Limits in Food and Feed – Again

In obedience to a demand from Monsanto, the US EPA is proposing to hike the allowed residue limits — yet again — of the herbicide glyphosate in various food and feed crops.

Glyphosate: World’s Top Weed Killer May Kill You Too According to New Study Glyphosate: World’s Top Weed Killer May Kill You Too According to New Study

Glyphosate is assumed to be safe for humans. As a result, it’s become the world’s best-selling herbicide. However, a groundbreaking study documents that it may actually be fueling the plague of chronic & immune diseases, including cancer and autism. This study documents the underlying systemic damage produced by glyphosate, then discusses how that damage leads to specific diseases.

“Monsanto Protection Act” Triggers a Firestorm of Protest and Public Outrage “Monsanto Protection Act” Triggers a Firestorm of Protest and Public Outrage

It’s being called the straw that broke the camel’s back. Bloomberg, The New York Times, Politico—media of all political persuasions—ran searingly critical articles about the biotech rider that the Senate slipped into the Continuing Resolution despite messages pouring into Congress.

Big Agriculture Takes Control of Congress – Gets Immunity from GMO Lawsuits Big Agriculture Takes Control of Congress – Gets Immunity from GMO Lawsuits

Health Impact News Editor Comments: Since the Alliance for Natural Health published this report below, more information has been uncovered about the GMO protection rider that Food Democracy Now had labeled “The Monsanto Protection Act.” The law containing the rider was signed by President Obama late last night (March 26th). David Rogers of Politico has […]

How Monsanto outfoxed the Obama administration How Monsanto outfoxed the Obama administration

By Lina Khan Salon.com Excerpts: Last November, the U.S. Department of Justice quietly closed a three-year antitrust investigation into Monsanto, the biotech giant whose genetic traits are embedded in over 90 percent of America’s soybean crop and more than 80 percent of corn. Despite a splash of press coverage when the investigation was initially announced, […]

Senator Tester Offers Amendment to Remove GMO Rider Senator Tester Offers Amendment to Remove GMO Rider

Sen. Jon Tester, on his Montana Organic Family farm. Sen. Jon Tester’s office/Flickr UPDATE 3/21: “Bad news. Monsanto Rider is in the Senate passed continuing resolution (CR) and will likely remain in the final version passed by the House later today. Good news. The rider will only be in effect for the next 6 months […]

Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today!

Update 3/14/2013 from Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: Greetings! by Food Democracy Now! URGENT: Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Like a zombie rising from the dead, the “Monsanto Protection Act” is back and alive in the U.S. Senate and we need your help to stop it! Click here to help stop the Monsanto Protection […]

GMO fail: Monsanto foiled by feds, Supreme Court, and science GMO fail: Monsanto foiled by feds, Supreme Court, and science

By Tom Laskawy Grist.org Excerpts: It’s been a good week if you enjoy a little GMO schadenfreude. The FDA has reportedly bowed to public pressure to extend the comment period on its approval of genetically engineered salmon, and Illinois, Maryland, and Iowa are the latest states to buck GMOs by introducing labeling bills into state […]



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