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    Monsanto backing away from new GMO applications in Europe2

    Monsanto backing away from new GMO applications in Europe

    Read this July 17 story from Reuters on Monsanto’s change in course with its GMO operations in Europe. (Reuters) – Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it will withdraw all pending approval requests to grow new types of ge...


    Are 'Frankenfish' Swimming Your Way? FDA Debates GM Salmon

    Are ‘Frankenfish’ Swimming Your Way? FDA Debates GM Salmon

    The seemingly straightforward question, “What are we having for dinner?” may get trickier to answer, due to a revolution in science. Many people call it “frankenfood” when the answer to the dinner question could...



    Innovative growing methods in Vietnam

    System of Rice Intensification Ups Yields

    Read about Vietnam's System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a package of good agricultural practices for hand-planted rice that increase yields while using less seeds, water, and fertilizers in an article from Soleak Seang and O...


    Monsanto and Cargill’s Plan for Soy-based Factory Aquaculture Industry

    Monsanto and Cargill’s Plan for Soy-based Factory Aquaculture Industry

    Read this story from commondreams.org on corporate food behemoths Monsanto and Cargill’s plans for a large-scale, GMO soy-based aquaculture industry. (July 2, 2012) Agribusiness behemoths including Monsanto and Cargill ar...



    War on Wheat

    The War on Wheat

    Read this story from CBC.ca on the new diet and movement building around the bestselling book Wheat Belly and growing concerns about the health impacts of wheat. (Oct. 8, 2012) An increasing number of books, blogs and celebriti...


    Rick Mercer

    XL Too Big for Food Safety – Rick Mercer Rant Nails It

    The tainted meat scandal that continues to dominate Canadian news headlines has provoked harsh criticism of XL Foods – the company at the centre of the nation’s largest ever meat recall – regulator the Canadia...



    American robins killed by DDT as shown in Michigan State University research in 1961.From Introduction to Ornithology, 3rd Edition, 1975

    Sick, Stupid and Sterile: The 50th Anniversary of ‘Silent Spring’

    In September 1962 – 50 years ago this month – a book was published which changed the way we looked at the post-World War Two chemical revolution. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring – a clarion call about the perils of pestic...


    In-Depth CBC Report: Food Lobbies Have Been Controling Canada’s Food Guide, Nutritional Info for Years

    Check out this in-depth report from CBC on the history of manipulation of Canada’s Food Guide and nutritional recommendations for the public by power food lobbies. (July 30 ,2012) The 1992 food guide marked “a new e...



    Deconstructing Dinner creator Jon Steinman

    Deconstructing Dinner: BC Food Broadcaster Launches Fundraising Campaign for New Series

    For five years, Jon Steinman broadcast and podcast his radio program Deconstructing Dinner from the Nelson studio of Kootenay Co-op Radio to audiences around North America. The show, which delved into the serious questions surr...


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    Attack of the Biotech Guys

    In the late 1980s, executives at Monsanto were told, “genetic engineering offered the best prospect of preserving the commercial life of Monsanto’s most important product, Roundup, in the face of the challenges Monsanto...