“I have no ideological grounds against Monsanto. For me it’s the scientific argument. They have not done a proper job of testing, and they are just using their political and economic muscle to foist it on us.”(Professor Arpad Putsztai, quoted in The Guardian, 2008) “Censorship of research into the risks of a technology so intertwined…

Read More

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 the opposition to the use of GE in agriculture is based on scientists’…

Read More

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 modified/manipulated (GM) food crops are hailed by its proponents as the solution for…

Read More

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 industry “regulatory relief” in 1992. The US government public health safety policy shifted…

Read More

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 human, it affects other hormones and it can have a whole cascade of…

Read More

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 safety hazards of glyphosate, which is the primary chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide,…

Read More

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 industry; eradicating crop diversity with genetically engineered mono crops that are infested with…

Read More