Genetically Modified Organism

Note: I recently ran across this article I wrote in 1998. I have intentionally not revised it and offer it now (2017) as an historical document that is much more relevant today than it should be. 20 years ago, genetically engineered food was a threat and, today, it still is, and continues to be a […]

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Message from the great organization, Food Democracy Now! From me: Please take action, we are up against the combined onslaught of huge corporations and federal agencies, like USDA and FDA, that care nothing for the wishes of the citizens or their health. Thanks to you, nearly 100,000 Food Democracy Now! members have expressed their outrage […]

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Virgil on October 3, 2012

Making a huge splash in the press recently is that it looks like some folks are finally admitting that genetically engineered (GE), also called genetically modified organisms (GMO), crops cause a new class of weeds resistant to herbicides. They are being dubbed superweeds because the increased use of herbicides on GE crops has super (no […]

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Virgil on August 9, 2012

Well, at least California has something right. While the federal Senate overwhelmingly voted against GMO labeling in June, California voters will get the opportunity to vote on this issue for their state, in November. Even very liberal senators, like Al Franken, are in the pockets of big agribusiness companies, as is the USDA. The California Right to […]

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I can be an activist, but this food blog was started as a celebration of food. The intent was positive writing that reflected my joy in cooking and eating food in diverse places and circumstances. Even my Warzone category has tried to stay positive and avoid my commentary on the wars and US policies except […]

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Virgil on May 26, 2012

I just read about some new developments in technology that shouldn’t be necessary, but are, unfortunately. This is the use of bioluminescent technology for easy tracking of GMO. This research falls into the “scary” category because there should be no genetically modified organisms (GMO). If there were no GMOs, we wouldn’t need a quick and […]

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It is no secret that I don’t like my food being any genetically modified organism (GMO), also called genetically engineered crops and many less flattering names. They are often touted as being environmentally more friendly for farming than conventional seed. I would beg to differ and here is a glaring example of why. The latest […]

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