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Virgil on January 19, 2014

The United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to either not ban foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or at least require labeling of said foods. Very sad commentary on the US and the power that agribusiness and their allies in the USDA and FDA have on Congress at the […]

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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 […]

Continue reading about Voter fraud on GMO labeling in CA on Prop 37? Say it ain’t so, Joe

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 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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Virgil on September 20, 2011

Genetically engineered-crops It is the prevailing wisdom pushed by the biotech agribusiness firms and their allies in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the only answer to world hunger is genetically engineered crops (GE), also called genetically modified organisms (GMO). Many people, especially in the US, buy into this, the propaganda is hard to avoid and […]

Continue reading about The myth of GMO crop yields

Anyone who knows me understands that I am violently opposed to genetically engineered or modified foods, particularly prevalent in vegetable and fruit crops. My good, but misguided, friend Jim Jangcuster, who works for the Alabama Extension Service, thinks I am wrong. He feels these types of crops are necessary to feed the booming population of […]

Continue reading about Genetic Manipulation of Foods – Selection vs Hybrids vs Modification