Daily Archives: November 12, 2009

Why so many people don’t buy into GE/GMO foods

MonsantoLandBy April Reeves

So what is it about GE/GMO foods that we are so against? Why can’t we just all calm down and allow these big corporations to go merrily along their way and plant the world? Perhaps the following insights might give you some understanding as to why consumers are moving away from Genetically Engineered foods.

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I pick up the phone, I email, and I ask questions. I talk to Monsanto and the governments. Problem is, I can never get a black and white, yes or no answer.

If there are studies out there on the long-term effects (that show no harm) then why, WHY are we not privy to them? Surely a company with this wonderful data would be more than willing to share it with the world?

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Ireland Says Not in this Country: Bans Genetically Modified Crops

David Carter Brown sweet peppers artNovember 16 2009

Prince Charles has called it the “biggest environmental disaster of all time,” while Monsanto and others maintain it’s safe for humans and the environment. Genetically modified foods are a contentious issue, but Ireland is erring on the side of caution, placing a ban on growing any genetically modified crops.

Ireland will ban growing of GM crops, and a voluntary GM-free label can be placed on all animal products–such as meat, poultry, eggs, fish, crustaceans, and dairy–that are raised with GM-free feed, according to a GM-Free Ireland press release. Ireland joins Japan and Egypt as one of the few but growing number of countries that have banned the cultivation of GM crops.Smart Move for Irish Farmers
The agreement, signed by the government’s two coalition partners, declares Ireland a “GM-free Zone.” Continue reading

Environment group cries out over genetically modified rice

Could Bayer Cropscience be using Africa as a guinea pig for it's GM rice?By Ben Ezeamalu November 11 2009

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said that the legal action instituted by farmers in the United States against Bayer CropScience AG confirms the validity of the tests it carried out on rice samples in Nigeria and other West African countries at the same period which showed contamination.

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