Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project

From www.geneticliteracyproject.org | June 24, 2015 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has announced that Russia will not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to increase productivity in agriculture, while he was speaking on Friday at a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. As a result of this decision Russian products will be “one of the cleanest in the world” in terms of technology use, Dvorkovich continued. “Of course, we must and will use the …

FlyPunch! founder builds brand for natural fruit fly killer from Greenville

… universe,” Franken says. “And to notice when things fall in front of you.” The 180 can be explained in two words – fruit flies. The pesky insects inspired Franken’s company, Aunt Fannie’s, and its signature product, FlyPunch!. The special formulation, which Franken developed over the course of four years, is the leading all-natural fruit fly killer on the market. The budding entrepreneur was inspired by his own family’s need to adhere to food allergies and …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

… not retain its freshness as long as a full head of lettuce. At some stores or farmer’s markets, you can save money by buying seconds or bruised produce, which can be either eaten soon after purchase or frozen for soups or smoothies. Shoppers with all types of budgets can appreciate a wholesome bargain. Exact prices, of course, depend on the store and the region, but no matter where you shop, the following foods tend to be a great deal when you consider their nutritional value. If you add these …

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

… rapeseed (canola), and sugar beets. A couple of weeks ago the World Health Organization in The Lancet Oncology, a respected British medical journal, classified Roundup/glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” It cited evidence that glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma in humans. Of course, Monsanto is screaming foul and wants a retraction. The usual corporate shills, including Patrick Moore (“there is no evidence of global warming, nuclear energy is great, and I was a founder of …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

From zeenews.india.com, posted March 18 2015 Wakiso: With his half-acre banana plantation, Charles Semakula can put his family`s favourite food on the table every day. Green cooking bananas, or matooke, are a feature of almost every main course for 38-year-old Semakula, his wife and four children, while sweet yellow ones make for pudding. Matooke is a national staple in Uganda, and many say a meal isn`t a meal without it. “When I spend a week without eating matooke, I don`t feel …

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

… is wisely skeptical of. Does this mean that it’s game over for the GMO labeling movement or that we should trust Monsanto’s word? Of course not. In fact, it means we should be more suspicious than ever. Companies like Monsanto hope that casting doubt on the GMO labeling debate will cause us to get caught up in the proverbial weeds of the issue. So let’s get something straight: the debate over GMOs isn’t just about GMOs. It’s about the current and future state of our food system—who …

Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News

… demanded that world powers take action to mitigate this harmful influence. Of course, in the case of Mars, there was no human influence to speak of, and thanks to its timeless dusty plains, we now have an excellent record of natural change on our hands via Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News. …