GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith (June 28-29, 2014)

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Register Now for GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith Are you so concerned about the safety of genetically modified foods that you want to do something about it? You may have read the studies, seen the documentaries or even participated in labeling initiatives in your community. If you’re like most who are somewhat familiar with… Read more »

Evolution by Natural Genetic Engineering

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New findings in genetics show that evolution happens by precisely targeted natural genetic engineering and not by the natural selection of random mutations, says leading molecular biologist James Shapiro, but what are the implications for the safety of GMOs and social policies? by Dr Mae Wan Ho A fully referenced version of this article is… Read more »

Please Help Us Save Heritage Organic Seed Collection From Loss on 6 June 2014

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We need your help to save New Zealand’s largest organic heritage or heirloom seed and tree collection by June 6th 2014. We are asking for your support for this campaign to secure the land the New Zealand organic heritage seed collection grows on before we lose it. Background: 30 years of organic heritage seed saving… Read more »

GMO Myths and Truths – Second Edition

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Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows. Click to download report (5.5mb PDF) The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths, co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson, was released on 19 May… Read more »

Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity (Podcast)

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Dr. Don Huber is an award-winning, international scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University. Today he spoke with Food Integrity about the dangers of GMOs and Glyphosate (Roundup). Dr. Huber’s 50+ years of research and expertise in the area of plant pathology with a focus on epidemiology and control of soil-borne pathogens… Read more »

The Woes of Industrial Agriculture

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Our relationship with the earth changed fundamentally when we began practicing agriculture some ten thousand years ago. The transition from nomadic to settler life allowed for the evolution of great civilizations, and the growth of human cultures. Agriculture also made possible the increased rise in population, which in turn created the need for more agriculture,… Read more »

Roundup Damages Pigs and Should Be Banned – Danish Farmer

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Danish pig farmer, Ib Borup Pedersen, believes that glyphosate damages pigs and that it should be banned, according to an article in Landbrugsavisen.dk, the main farming newspaper in Denmark. "It shocks me that the industry does not take the evidence of Roundup’s and glyphosate’s harmful effects more serious than it does," says farmer Ib Borup… Read more »

The Downfall of the Plastic Bag: A Global Picture

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by Janet Larsen and Savina Venkova Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute. Usage varies widely among countries, from over 400 a year for many East Europeans, to just four a year for people in Denmark and Finland. Plastic bags, made of depletable natural gas or petroleum… Read more »

Gut Microbes, Probiotics, Leaky Gut, and Autoimmune Disease

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A little background and history on gut microbes. You’ve probably already heard about how our little gut microbes (bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms) are a big deal! Maybe you’ve looked into probiotics (beneficial microbes) and eating probiotic rich fermented foods like kimchi or fermented beverages like kombucha as you started to learn the health benefits… Read more »

The 2014 Food Revolution Summit – Starts in a Few Days!

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Free online summit — April 26th to May 4, 2014 Joining John and Ocean Robbins are celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Jane Goodall, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Goodman, and more! These cultural persuaders are joining with expert doctors and food activists because they’ve realized that if we don’t do something now, we’re in trouble.

Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States

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by Janet Larsen and Savina Venkova, Earth Policy Institute Los Angeles rang in the 2014 New Year with a ban on the distribution of plastic bags at the checkout counter of big retailers, making it the largest of the 132 cities and counties around the United States with anti-plastic bag legislation. And a movement that… Read more »