Category: GMOs

Steve Marsh’s GMO Case: Update

Steve Marsh’s court case finished on Feb 28, 2014, and although we are not sure when the verdict will be out, we will put an update on our website as soon as we know the outcome of this important landmark case that could change the future of farming in Australia and beyond. Steve’s legal costs have not been fully covered yet, so please consider making a donation if you can […]

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Avoid Eating Genetically Engineered Foods

Why are thousands of physicians advising patients to avoid eating GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) [1] and how did these high-risk foods get onto the market in the first place? The answers are disturbing, even shocking, but may help you get healthy and stay healthy. Foods with added bacterial or viral genes were quietly slipped into your diet two decades ago. Using the excuse that GMOs weren’t that much different, the […]

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New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

Studies document substantial differences of GM maize and GM soybean from their conventional non-GM counterparts, exposing a permissive regulatory regime that has failed miserably in protecting public health and biodiversity. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here. Several new studies carried out by scientists independent of the biotech industry are showing […]

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Hawaii’s Big Island Leads the Way in Banning GMOs

Hawaii’s Big Island bans GMO testing and cultivation while other counties step up their campaigns to regulate GM testing and farming, but agritech giants are already gearing up for a fight. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji The mayor of Hawaii County Billy Kenoi has signed Bill 113 into law, banning agritech companies and farmers from testing or growing genetically modified (GM) crops; except for GM papayas, which are already widely grown. […]

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One More Twitter Storm Before Steve Marsh’s Court Case!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on the last twitter storm and I hope more people can make it this time round! We are organising one more twitter storm — 3 days before Steve’s court case begins!!

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Twitter Storm for Steve Marsh – Friday, 24 January, 2014

Editor’s Note: Dear Readers, please support Steve Marsh. If Steve wins his upcoming courtroom battle it could set a legal precedent with wonderful consequences. I dream of the day where any farmer who wishes to grow GMOs will be required to protect their neighbour’s crops from contamination by doing so under a giant plexiglass dome…. I am writing to ask you all to join us in a Twitter storm organised […]

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Mae-Wan Ho Answers 11 Questions on GMOs, Science, and Life

Paul Haeder: Where is the GMO debate now worldwide? Mae-Wan Ho: The GMO debate should be over by now, at a time when the agronomic failures of GM crops are there for all to see (particularly in the United States, which has more than 40% of global GM crops planted) together with serious health and environmental impacts from scientific studies that fully confirm what farmers have been experiencing in the […]

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Help This Farmer Stop Monsanto’s GM Canola

You might not have heard of Steve Marsh yet but this man could lose everything to protect your right to eat GM-free food. Who is Steve Marsh? Steve Marsh is an Australian farmer who lost his organic certification when Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) canola blew onto his farm from a neighbouring property in 2010. Since then, Steve lost most of his income and has been struggling to get his organic […]

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Retracting Séralini Study Violates Science and Ethics

Publishing giant of fake pharmaceutical journals fame now retracting damning research findings against GMOs and Roundup herbicide on behalf of the biotech industry. by Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Peter Saunders Giles-Eric Séralini, a professor of molecular biology at Caen University, led a toxicological study on GM maize and Roundup herbicide involving 200 rats over a period of two years; it found an alarming increase in early death, large tumours […]

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Addressing the Causes of Land Degradation, Food/Nutritional Insecurity and Poverty: a New Approach to Agricultural Intensification in the Tropics and Subtropics

by Roger RB Leakey, Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. Photo 1: A multifunctional agriculture landscape in Viet Nam with many income-generating tree-based production systems on hillsides surrounding an area of intensive food production on the most fertile soils. Abstract The shortage of new land for agriculture and the poverty of smallholder farmers in the tropics are serious constraints on […]

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Can Genetically Engineered Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity?

A report was released today proposing a link between genetically modified foods and gluten-related disorders. Do you or a loved one suffer from gluten sensitivity? You may be wondering why you react to gluten now even though you never did in the past. You may be wondering why a gluten-free diet has helped, but has not completely resolved your symptoms. If you are on a quest to find all of […]

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Number of Scientists Who Say GMOs Not Proven Safe Climbs to 230

Editor’s Note: This is a press release update to this recent post. Developer of first commercialised GM food says debate isn’t over. The number of scientists, physicians and legal experts who have signed the group statement, “No scientific consensus on GMO safety”[1] has climbed to 230 in just over a week – and it’s still growing. The number of initial signatories stood at almost 100 on the day the statement […]

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