Tag Archives: biotech

Great news: Monsanto abandons plans for GMOs in Europe

GMO-protest-in-France

The world’s largest seed corporation says it has dropped its bid to get more genetically modified crops onto the European market due to the wide-spread popular opposition. The biotech giant says it will expand its share of the natural seed market instead. “We will no longer be pursuing approvals for cultivation of new biotech crops in Europe. Instead, we will ... Read More »

Food industry front groups exposed in new report: Monsanto, Coke, Pepsi and more

Coke and Pepsi

Some say it’s the best public relations that money can buy, because when you can’t refute the truth about an issue, the next-best thing to do is stack the deck in your favor. The third edition of a report released last month by the International Food Information Council Foundation is anything but the “reasonable and helpful document” it may outwardly appear to ... Read More »

GM wheat could permanently damage human genetics by silencing hundreds of genes throughout the body

GMO wheat

It is one of the only major food crops left without a genetically-modified (GM) counterpart, but this could soon change if the Australian government gets its way in approving a GM wheat variety developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Australian government. Despite being hailed by its creators as a breakthrough in food production technology, ... Read More »

Hacking the President’s DNA

President DNA

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace. This is how the future arrived. ... Read More »

Monsanto enters pharmaceutical business, acquires key ‘gene silencing’ technology for use in humans

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The Monsanto company has forged a new partnership with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company whose primary focus seems to be on figuring out how to best crack the genetic code so as to manipulate the way genes inherently express themselves. And based on the agreement the two companies have made publicly with one another, it appears as though Monsanto ... Read More »

The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed

GMO ban

The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth that “GMOs are safe” are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry. GMOs are an anti-human technology. They threaten the continuation of life on our planet. They are a ... Read More »

GMO alert: Eating GM wheat may destroy your liver, warn scientists

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Genetically engineered wheat contains an enzyme suppressor that, when consumed by humans, could cause permanent liver failure (and death). That’s the warning issued today by molecular biologist Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury in Australia. Heinemann has published an eye-opening report that details this warning and calls for rigorous scientific testing on animals before this crop is ever consumed by humans. The enzyme ... Read More »

Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics

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They beat like real heart cells, but the rat cardiomyocytes in a dish at Harvard University are different in one crucial way. Snaking through them are wires and transistors that spy on each cell’s electrical impulses. In future, the wires might control their behaviour too. Versions of this souped-up, “cyborg” tissue have been created for neurons, muscle and blood vessels. ... Read More »

Monsanto’s Top 7 lies about GMO Labeling and Proposition 37

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Due to the near future voting on November 6, 2012 for California’s Proposition 37, there has been a lot of heat going back and forth concerning GMO foods. Up until now, 10′s of million of dollars have been funneled into the opposing side of the bill, with biotechnology giant Monsanto dishing out a whopping $4.2 million alone. Monsanto has even recently ... Read More »

Fake eco-friendly corporations shell out millions of $ to stop GMO labeling (infographic)

prop37-GMO poster

By now most of us know of the enormous issue surrounding GMOs, GMO labeling, and California’s Proposition 37. Proposition 37, a bill that would require all genetically modified foods to be labeled in California, has gained tremendous support from the public. But while an overwhelming number of individuals want nothing more than GMO foods to be labeled, others are doing ... Read More »