Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, Harvard finds – Telegraph

… of business administration at Harvard’s Marketing Unit. “But those same shoppers often feel virtuous, because they are acting in an environmentally responsible way. “That feeling easily persuades them that, because they are being good to the environment, they should treat themselves to cookies or potato crisps or some other product with lots of fat, salt, or sugar.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… a matter of corporate profits and the heck with human health. Apparently, it has come to light in recent days that in 1985 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified Roundup/glyphosate as a Class C carcinogen. A Class C carcinogen implies suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential. In 1991, after Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lawyer, started working for the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA), the EPA reversed the decision. The FDA classified GMO’s as “substantially …

GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

… are inferior, and that GMOs address the problems of drought and pestilence that lead to reduced yields, and in some cases food shortages. But the science behind these claims is lacking, and many scientists and researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) who were tasked with reviewing GMO safety and effectiveness prior to their commercial approval vocalized this. As explained in Druker’s book, the concerns of these FDA scientists were largely ignored, and GMOs were rammed …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… I’m very concerned about genetically modified foods and wish the Food and Drug administration would insist on GMO labeling. I mean, there is a huge set of strict and specific rules around how frozen peas are labeled, but no requirements to label genetically modified foods. When I see a product like a GMO salmon that grows to 50 pounds in two months, I’m not touching it. No way. It’s just wrong on so many levels. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via True …

FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ

By Tennille Tracy, Posted March 20 2015 The Food and Drug administration signed off on genetically modified varieties of apples and potatoes, and for the first time suggested the products might need to carry a label to inform consumers about the ways in which they’re different from conventional varieties. The so-called Arctic apple, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. in Canada, has been designed to resist browning when cut open or sliced. The Innate potato, developed by the …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… captured by the industry. As I outlined in my book Foodopoly, Monsanto’s roots in the biotech game date back decades, and they have a long history of subverting public policy. In effect, the company used its relationship with the Reagan administration to create a weak regulatory process that would help the company bring its products to market quickly and smoothly. A 1985 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruling that allowed for plants to be patented further entrenched Monsanto’s power in …