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USDA is once again trying to blame organic and non-GE farmers for being victims of GE contamination. Tell USDA that “co-existence” isn’t protection; it is forced GE contamination. Right now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened a comment period on the so called “co-existence” of organic, conventional and genetically engineered crops, but the […]

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Virgil on February 12, 2014

I didn’t know that Mexico was one of the top exporters of honey in the world. Much of their honey goes to European Union countries that, unlike the United States, ban or heavily regulate anything with GMO content. At least the EU knows that GMOs are a problem, I think the US also knows, but […]

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Virgil on February 7, 2014

Dow Chemical, the company that brought us Napalm and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for approval of genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange. USDA is on-board with Dow and […]

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from our friends at Food Democracy Now! Last week, Maine’s Republican Governor, Paul LePage, signed a GMO labeling bill passed last spring, making Maine the 2nd state to pass and sign a GMO labeling bill into law. LePage’s signature on the bill was preceded by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, who signed the nation’s […]

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Virgil on November 14, 2013

I reported on the outing of various “all natural” foods that were not natural, including the lawsuit against PepsiCo, owner of Naked Juice. See “‘Natural’ doesn’t mean natural, organic, or good.” The problem with the misrepresentation of Naked Juice was that it has both GMOs and synthetic chemicals in it. Now, you can get up […]

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Virgil on September 21, 2013

I have discussed the philosophy of known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknowns. With artificially genetically engineered crops, those with genetic modifications that could NEVER happen naturally, those who make the seed and promote their use tell us that they know all the known-knowns and all is well. They do not even acknowledge known-unknowns or, horrors, unknown-unknowns. Yet, […]

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Virgil on July 3, 2013

From our friends at Food Democracy Now! They need all the help we can give to allow them to help us. For the past 20 years Americans have been denied the right to know what’s in their food, but that’s about to change! With your help, GMO labeling bills have passed in two separate states in the […]

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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 December 18, 2012

With all the issues surrounding the economy and looming fiscal cliff, people aren’t paying attention to everything going on in Congress. Monsanto and the other GMO producing and pushing companies have suceeded is slipping disastrous riders into pending legislation. The goal is to make it impossible for GMO seeds and crops to be proven safe before they […]

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What appear to be legitimate concerns about voter fraud have arisen in California’s Proposition 37 vote. A Yes vote would require labeling of products containing GMOs. On a national level, due to the vigorous efforts of agribusiness companies and their bought and paid for allies USDA, FDA, and most members of Congress, including Al Franken, GMO […]

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