Weapons of mass decepetion: false claims, corrupted science

Proponents of genetically engineered / modified (GE/GM, GMO) food often characterize the debate as one of science versus superstition. The implication is that those opposed to GE/GMOs are irrational anti-science cranks or they are misguided by religious ideas. In fact, most of . . . Continue reading →

How American consumers became de facto guinea pigs

Genetic engineering – the experimental process of manipulating an organism’s genetic core (DNA) – including insertion of genes from one species into another – is one of the most polarizing issues in medicine and in food production. Genetically engineered (GE) a.k.a. genetically . . . Continue reading →

How Monsanto Rigged the System: through Politics & Propaganda

A profit-enhancing policy trumps public safety & scientific integrity In the mid-1980s, the U.S. executive branch was persuaded that the biotechnology industry would boost the U.S. economy out of its doldrums. To accommodate this newly developing industry, the executive branch gave the . . . Continue reading →

A GMO Debacle: Growth Hormone Contaminated Milk

Why milk with added bovine growth hormone (BGH) was rejected in Canada, but approved by the US FDA   Dr. Richard Wolfson describes why Health Canada rejected its approval of BGH milk. “When we inject a hormone into an animal or a . . . Continue reading →

Biotech Agriculture Failed to Increase Crop Yields, but Increased Use of Herbicide

Monsanto’s pledge of benefits from genetically engineered/modified (GE, GM, GMO) crops: “Over the last decade, Monsanto’s innovative products have increased crop yield as well as reduced the use of pesticides…Farmers are seeing real economic benefits, with 10 to 18 percent average yield gains across the countries…biotech crops improve yield, cut costs, and . . . Continue reading →

EPA Caves to Monsanto’s Objection

Few Americans are aware that in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO)  declared glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen.” The Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Panel was scheduled to meet on October 18-21 to assess the . . . Continue reading →

The merger of two mega corporate rogues: Bayer & Monsanto

Fifty-four years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s clarion call, against a Silent Spring,  the pesticide sector of the agricultural industry is vastly energized by genetically engineered (GE) food crops. Behemoth monopolies are being forged by biotech corporate rogues who have deluged the farming . . . Continue reading →