GMO

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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From our friends at Food Democracy Now! It’s time to Stop Monsanto  – Join Us for the Food Fight of the Century to label GMOs! Dear Virgil, Tonight is Halloween and there’s nothing more frightening than the future that Monsanto and the giant pesticide companies have in store for us. In just six days, on […]

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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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Last week, a Stanford University study was published which got way more press that one would expect. For example, you can read one article written just after the study’s release in the New York Times: Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce. Essentially, the study claims that organic products are not […]

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Virgil on August 29, 2012

From Food Democracy Now! Dow Chemical is back at it again! Last week Dow Chemical donated $1.2 million to defeat Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods, which will appear on the ballot in California this fall. At the same time, they happen to be petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the approval of […]

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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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Virgil on June 27, 2012

The federal Senate voted on the bill to require products that contain GMOs to be labeled. The vast majority of Americans want to know what they are eating and have the ability to make a choice in selecting such products. Citizens in over 50 other countries have these very, very simple rights. BUT, not the […]

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Virgil on June 15, 2012

The following is a letter from Food Democracy Now! Please read it and Take Action! Why should the United States be the only developed country with no GMO food labeling? Right now the U.S. Senate is working to hammer out the final details on the farm bill and it isn’t pretty. While a number of […]

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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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