Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops | Cebu News, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman | philstar.com

… suporta sa proposed ordinance,” Secretaria said. Councilor Nestor Archival is lobbying for the passage of an ordinance seeking to prohibit the use of GMO crops in the city. The proposed ordinance, “protecting agricultural land and farmers against the threats of genetically modified crops providing penalties for violation thereof” is in consonance with Republic Act 10068, or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010. GMO crops are products of genetic engineering in which the genes of one organism …

Goodall on GMO’s: “I Truly Believe We’re Poisoning Ourselves” | KUER

… book, “Altered genes, Twisted Truth.” She herself wrote the forward and she said the book substantiated her concerns that genetically engineered foods were dangerous. “We’re poisoning the land, we’re poisoning animals, and I truly believe we’re poisoning ourselves,” Goodall said. She pointed to superbugs that have become resistant to pesticides, weeds resistant to herbicides, and isolated animal studies in Europe and Australia where she said rats and pigs suffered from a variety of …

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

By Ethan A. Huff | March 31, 2015 The sordid sequence of events that opened the floodgates for the genetic takeover of the American food supply — that is, the mass introduction of untested genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients on the sly — is outlined in an eye-opening new book by American public interest lawyer Steve Druker, entitled Altered genes, Twisted Truth. Drudging up several decades’ worth of historical facts surrounding genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and the way …

The organic way: Finland organization branches out to Mexico | Lake County News Chronicle

… her husband worked in Washington, D.C., lobbying against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), particularly vegetables, fruits and other crops which have had their genes altered artificially. Such efforts at the policy level are important, Welch said, but she and Cummins saw the need for an organization that tackled similar food issues using a grassroots approach. “When we first started out, there wasn’t an organization that dealt primarily with consumers and organics,” she …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… played by the gene, like turning the volume switch of a radio up or down. “Basically, what we found was a kind of cascading effect. By modifying the methylation of one particular gene, that affects others, in this case the Egfr gene, we could affect all the other genes involved in cellular growth,” Sebastian Alvarado of McGill University said. These complex traits appear to be influenced by environment as much as they are by genetics, the study revealed. The process might be …