Category Archives: Unhealthy

GM crops – coalition agenda ignores public opinion and current research

The normally hateful Daily Mail is right on it today, reporting that the current government are once more ignoring public opinion and pushing for the adoption of GM crops.

Controls on ‘Frankenstein Food’ crops should be slimmed down to clear the way for commercial cultivation, according to Britain’s science minister.

David Willetts, who has been heavily lobbied by GM campaigners and scientists funded by the GM industry, insists biotech crops could feed the world. Mr Willetts in the science department and the environment secretary, Owen Paterson, are pushing for EU controls on new GM crops and food to be relaxed

The agenda is clear although public opinion sits on the other side of the fence as

Official research by the Government’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) suggests shoppers actually want more information about GM and how it is getting on to dinner tables by stealth.

Currently, a large part of the meat, milk and eggs in stores comes from farm animals fed a GM diet, such as genetically modified soya and maize, however consumers are kept in the dark.

Ministers have ignored a recent FSA study which found that two in three people want any food derived from animals fed on GM to declare the fact on the label

quotes from the Daily Mail online at Ease curbs on GM food, says Willetts: Science minister says crops could be used to feed the world Continue reading

Monsanto out of Europe!

No way, Monsanto out of Europe? So it seems…

”In Europe Monsanto only sells GM corn in three countries. GM corn represents less than 1% of the EU’s corn cultivation by land area. Field trials are only in progress in three countries. We will not spend any more money to convince people to plant them,”

states Brandon Mitchener, Public Affairs Lead for Monsanto in Europe and Middle East, in an interview with Investigative Reporting Denmark.

Monsanto out of Europe
Monsanto out of Europe – source

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Prop 37 - for and against

Prop 37, what’s it got to do with us?

The proposition 37 (or Prop 37) vote in California last year concerned the labeling of GM foods, according to Wikipedia

Proposition 37 was a California ballot measure rejected in California at the state-wide election on November 6, 2012. This initiative statute would have required labeling of genetically engineered food, with some exceptions. It would have disallowed the practice of labeling genetically engineered food with the word “natural”

That seems very sensible to me but it failed to become law. Why? Why on earth wouldn’t you want to know what you are eating. As a vegan it’s a fairly normal question “what’s in that?”. I want to know. And I certainly want to know whether I’m eating GM food or not. Continue reading

New EU Seed Law on Plant Reproductive Materials – what it means

Well, what a hectic fortnight. Everyone we know has been lobbying hard, and thanks to the hundreds of thousands of people who have been emailing and writing about this, there were some important last-minute changes to the proposed EU seed law.

Considering the new EU seed laws
EU considering seed laws that affect us all

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March Against Monsanto

March against Monsanto in Durban South AfricaToday is March against Monsanto day. The following video is why people are marching against Monsanto. In Europe, Monsanto are pushing through a Law that will prevent private people from using whatever seeds they want. They not only want to take away YOUR right to eat what you want but also to grow what you want. This is a disgusting blow to everyone’s human rights. Monsanto are filth! Continue reading