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!

Update 3/14/2013 from Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Greetings!

As we alerted you yesterday, Monsanto and Agribusiness companies have managed to insert two dangerous provisions into the Continuing Resolution (“CR”) that is about to be voted on by the U.S. Senate.

The first provision is the “Monsanto rider” that destroys the few protections that currently exist against the planting of […]

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 legislature.
Even the […]

New Report Exposes Devastating Impact of Monsanto Practices on U.S. Farmers

by Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety and Save Our Seeds Investigate Role of Seed Patents in Consolidating Corporate Control of Global Food Supply

Today, one week before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Save our Seeds (SOS) – two legal and policy organizations […]

Seeds of Discontent: A Texas Organic Cotton Farmer Takes On Monsanto

by Eva Hershaw
TexasObserver.org and ReportingTexas.com

This story was produced as part of a joint venture with Reporting Texas, an online publication at the University of Texas-Austin’s School of Journalism.

Through the windows of LaRhea Pepper’s pickup, turnrows of blooming Texas cotton stretched to the horizon under an impeccably blue sky. We barreled down a dirt road toward her brother-in-law […]

How GMO Seeds Lead to Suicides in India and Threaten Native Heirloom Seeds

Two Options: The story of an environmental activist (Dr. Vandana Shiava) and a farmer (Bija Devi) and their fight to preserve heirloom seeds in India amidst great opposition.

In this brief video Dr. Vandana Shiava explains how the policies of Monsanto have led to farmer suicides (they lose their farms after believing they will get […]

Viral Gene in Genetically Engineered Foods Could Promote Disease

By Dr. Mercola

I’ve previously warned of the potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods for many years now, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences.

In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct, and now researchers have released yet another bombshell.

Genetic manipulation of crops, and more recently food animals, is a dangerous […]

Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver […]

Family Farmers to Travel to Washington, D.C. to Take on Monsanto

by The Cornucopia Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   Dozens of family farmers, Plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto,will travel from across America to Washington, D.C. this week to take on Monsanto and demand the right to farm. They will attend the January 10th Oral Argument in the Appeal […]

General Mills Gets a Taste of the Backlash After it Spent Over $1.1 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling Initiative

By Dr. Mercola

Organic foods are required by U.S. federal law to be produced in ways that promote ecological sustainability, without common toxic and genetically engineered ingredients.

But organic products are increasingly being forced to compete with products that are labeled as “natural.” There are no restrictions on the term “natural”, and it often constitutes nothing […]