GMO Pink Pineapple From Del Monte Approved By FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has completed its evaluation of a variety of pineapple genetically engineered by Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) to have pink flesh, concluding that there are no unresolved safety or regulatory questions about the pineapple. DMFP submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh […]

How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

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Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified (GM) soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was recently introduced into the food supply on the premise that it is healthier than conventional soybean oil. But is that premise true? Just barely, […]

Alarming Levels Of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found In Popular American Foods

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A pesticide containing weedkiller has been found “at alarming levels” in popular foods across the US including cereal and snacks. Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes and Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers are among the affected products. These best-sellers were reportedly found to contain higher than average traces of glyphosate […]

Genetically Modified Golden Rice Falls Short On Lifesaving Promises

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Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years away from field introduction and even then, may fall short of lofty health benefits still cited regularly by GMO advocates, suggests a new […]

SEED: The Untold Story

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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials […]

GMO Salmon And Potatoes Recently Approved Novel Foods In Canada

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Canadian authorities have recently approved two genetically engineered products for both human consumption and animal feed use: on May 19, the AquAdvantage salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies, and on March 18, several Innate potato varieties developed by Simplot. Salmon The AquAdvantage salmon is the first genetically engineered animal approved for use in Canada. On May […]

Modified: GMOS AND THE THREAT TO OUR FOOD, OUR LAND, OUR FUTURE

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A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time–GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. […]

DNA Sequences In GMOs: Largest Database Now Publicly Available

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The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment. To date, this new database is the largest and most comprehensive in this area and could be key to developing […]

Bill Gates Foundation Will Pay College Students $900 To Eat Untested GMO Bananas

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On behalf of the Gates Foundation, researchers at Iowa State University will be paying students to eat genetically modified bananas. According to The Des Moines Register, these genetically modified bananas were developed by scientists at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. The bananas have allegedly been developed to help produce Vitamin A and has been targeted towards people […]

Genetically Engineered Soybeans Given To Goats Altered Milk and Stunted Offspring

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Pregnant goats fed with genetically engineered (GE) soybeans have offspring who grow more slowly and are shorter, according to a new Italian study. Publishing in the journal of Small Ruminant Research, the researchers were testing the results of supplementing the feed of female goats with Roundup Ready GE soybeans. Roundup Ready soybeans are engineered to […]