Countries That Ban GMO Foods

… increase its surveillance of GMO products to make sure rules are being followed. The country’s ministry has been sued by a group of individuals who want more transparency relating to GMOs. AgWeb reported that GMO soybeans and corn are used in the country for feeding animals, but GMOs can’t be in food except for cooking oil and papayas. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Countries That Ban GMO Foods …

We have the right to know what we are putting in our bodies – Columbus healthy living | Examiner.com

… liver, kidneys and bladder. General Mills’ cereals have to be labeled in the UK as being GMO. China, Russia and Japan will not allow shipments of GMO corn and soybeans to be imported. Monsanto has bought off Congress through SuperPACs and lobbyists, gotten immensely favorable treatment by the Supreme Court of the US, and is now battling the European Union’s labeling of Roundup as “probably cancerous”. In the meantime, the USDA has increased the allowable limits of residual glyphosate …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

By Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News | April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON • A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Penn State University. That shows a potential …

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, …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… Genetically modified foods have also generated much alarm in many sectors of the health industry. Scientists, doctors, and health educators have long cautioned the public about the injurious effects of GM crops on the health of animals and humans. As it stands now, we have about a 70-75% chance of picking a product with GMO ingredients without even realizing it! To date, the biggest GM crops are soybeans and corn, from which thousands of processed foods are made. While washing and rinsing may …

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

By Elena Day | April 3, 2015 I was gratified to read the article in the New York Times March 27 about the findings of the World Health Organization regarding Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Roundup was “invented” in 1974 and within the last 15 years its use has skyrocketed with the development of crops that are genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup. In 2012, 280 million pounds of Roundup was used on our foodstuffs, including corn, soybeans, …

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

… security” and have instead increased the use of toxic herbicides and led to herbicide-resistant “superweeds”. Over the last 20 years, yields of both GE corn and soy have been no different from traditionally bred corn and soy grown in Europe, where genetically engineered crops are banned, she found. Corn and soybeans account for roughly 80 percent of the global land area devoted to growing GE crops, and both are overwhelmingly used for animal feed and biofuels, not for food. This is …

FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ

… from the existing roster of genetically modified crops in that they provide benefits to consumers. Other modified crops, like corn and soybeans, are made to withstand certain pesticides, making them easier for farmers to grow. The FDA said Friday that it didn’t think the Arctic apple or the Innate potato posed a risk to human health, concluding that “these foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.” The FDA is still deciding whether to require labels on the apple …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

By Carolyn Heneghan, Posted March 16 2015 So goes the saying, “An apple a day…” But do you really pay much attention to this beloved fruit otherwise? Apples make headlines frequently, and the past few months have been no exception. Here are a few of the latest headlines you should know about in the apple industry: Apples become genetically modified This is arguably one of the biggest pieces of news in the apple industry at the moment. Corn and soybeans are the most commonly known …

Agricultural Production Affects Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Cycle | Climatology, Geophysics | Sci-News.com

… University. Prof Friedl and his colleagues gathered global production statistics for four leading crops – corn, wheat, rice and soybeans – that represent about 64 percent of all calories consumed worldwide. They found that production of these crops in the Northern Hemisphere has more than doubled since 1961, and translates to about a billion metric tons of carbon captured and released each year. “These croplands are ecosystems on steroids. They occupy about 6 percent of the vegetated land …