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

… are still large quantities of GMO foods (mainly GM soya) being imported in to Russia. In February 2014, a group of senators from Russia’s Federation Council introduced a bill seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOs in Russia. Read full, original post: Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture Source: Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

… also been associated with a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease, immune system problems and hypothyroidism. “Because of the approval of Enlist Duo for use on GMO crops, we expect the use of 2,4-D to increase up to seven-fold by the end of the decade,” said Kustin. “Since the federal government has failed to curb the overreliance of glyphosate and 2,4-D, mandatory GMO labeling is essential so that consumers can know whether they are buying GMO foods that rely heavily on these toxic …

Countries That Ban GMO Foods

By Morgan Chilson | June 2, 2015 Numerous countries around the world restrict the growing or importing of GMO crops. These international restrictions are always held up as examples pointing to the lack of regulation of genetically modified organisms in the United States. The reality is that many nations in the world are in flux about whether to allow or ban GMOs. While countries may ban the growing of GMO crops, most don’t completely ban imports of GMO foods. And some countries that banned …

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

… for food without biotech ingredients. For Dammann and other Midwest farmers, the burgeoning interest in non-GMO foods has increased how much they get paid to grow crops in fields once populated exclusively with genetically modified corns and soybeans. The revenue hike is a welcome benefit at a time when lower commodity prices are pushing farm income down to what’s expected to be the lowest level in six years. “We never really thought we would go back to (non-GMO). But the consumer, …

Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post

By Melody Dareing | April 9, 2015 Those looking for a new hot product to invest in might find money put into non-GMO products worth the effort. Non-GMO foods are becoming the latest hot products, and younger entrepreneurs are learning to take advantage of the new demand. With spring here and many buying seeds, predictions state that growth in the niche market is here to stay for several years. The term genetically modified organisms (GMO) refers to the artificial means in which food – all …

Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab

… plants woven into the Chez Panisse experience,” for which reservations alone cost $25, payable by credit card. Friday is Mission Heirloom’s turn, with a $40 dining experience from a restaurant that promises organic and non-GMO foods with “head to tail goodness.” (“This means nothing goes to waste,” the Berkeley restaurant explains). To continue reading this article, click on this link: via Berkeley-Based Wild Food Week Aims to Convince People to Eat Weeds – CityLab. …

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

… equivalent” to non-GMO foods and “Generally Recognized as Safe.” This classification exempts them from any pre-market safety testing. And Monsanto wants to keep it that way. In recent days Kansas House Republican Mike Pompeo has reintroduced what has been dubbed the DARK Act, the “Denying Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. The bill would prevent states from adopting their own Genetically Engineered/ Modified labeling laws as well as prevent the FDA from requiring companies to label …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… largely address the need for more calories in the future.” The Just Label It campaign, which advocates for mandatory federal labeling of GMO foods, provided funding support for this new report. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Just Label It, said, “Biotech companies and their customers in chemical agriculture have been attempting to sell the benefits of GMOs for two decades. Between exaggerated claims about feeding the world and a dramatic escalation in the use of toxic pesticides, it is no …

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

… surrounds the development and use of new foods whose DNA has been manipulated to incorporate traits not found naturally. Backers claim that engineered strains offer a future of plentiful crops, resistant to drought and disease. Their opponents insist that the long-term health risks and environmental impacts are not known, and warn that global corporations behind GMO foods exercise undue influence over governments and farmers. With his banana crop under threat, Semakula is among those who want …