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Richard Warden May 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm
Recently I was searching online for US Senators who receive lobbying support from Monsanto andRead More there's the list! - I knew there must be SOME reason why people would not want us to know what we are eating... It would be interesting to see lists of US congressmen and senators who are NOT on the Monsanto dole.
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Richard Warden May 22, 2013 at 10:17 am
"...the Connecticut State Senate voted 35-1 in favor of CT State GMO Labeling bill, S 802,Read More which now goes to the CT Assembly for vote." - Great news, very encouraging. Sorry, Monsanto. Well, not so sorry at all.
Richard Warden May 27, 2013 at 11:59 am
It's really a shame the US Senate decided to vote down state rights to know what is in foods.Read More Perhaps all the lobbying by Monsanto has something to do with this?
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Richard Warden May 16, 2013 at 09:31 am
You can also "like" facebook GMO free Long Island:Read More https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Long-Island/157667827636680 and GMO free NY: https://www.facebook.com/GmoFreeNY - This fb has the Twiiter addresses to Tweet NY senators on this issue.
Deborah Klughers November 12, 2012 at 07:32 pm
I just started a petition to President Obama to "Require labeling of all foods that areRead More genetically modified and foods that contain genetically modified ingredients." For our President to consider our petition we need 25,000 signaures by December 12. Please go to the White House petition page and sign this very important petition. http://wh.gov/9osS Please pass the link on to everyone you know who eats food. http://wh.gov/9osS. The petition reads: "American citizens should have the right to know if the food we eat contains genetically modified ingredients, but under current FDA regulations, we do not. Over 1 million people submitted comments to the FDA through the 'Just Label It' campaign in favor of labeling genetically modified foods. The FDA has yet to act. America is the only industrialized nation that does not require labeling of genetically modified foods. President Obama, we the undersigned American citizens demand to know what is in our food! We demand the right to know if the foods we eat contain genetically modified ingredients. Please require mandatory labeling of all genetically modified foods so that the American public will have the freedom to choose whether to consume genetically modified foods or not." http://wh.gov/9osS
Deborah Klughers November 8, 2012 at 03:03 am
$46 million in campaign contributions to defeat Proposition 37 worked. 53.1% of Californians votedRead More down what would have made Cali the first state in the nation to require labels on foods whose DNA has been altered by scientists... bla
Jim September 17, 2012 at 09:04 pm
Monsanto can spend all the money they want (and I hope they spend all they have). They're gonnaRead More lose.
Lisa Linson September 17, 2012 at 09:22 pm
There was an article in the LA Times today:Read More http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-fi-drought-corn-research-20120917,0,2177728.story All this Frankenbusiness has got to stop!
DogTown Daycare September 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm
This is so scary, thanks for putting it out there. The movie trailer made me cry, because peopleRead More dont care about the harm they will do to others all for money. People also need to know this is in dog food and dogs have all of the same reactions people do, allergies are out of control right along with cancer and may other illnesses that DR.'s cant explain. We need to wake up this country and people need to be proactive in their lives.
Wendy Raebeck August 5, 2012 at 05:06 pm
I love how California is expected to lead the way. Like dominoes, every other state will followRead More right along, but take the lead? I think it's Tennessee's turn to step up against GMOs. What a nation of losers we are. Here in Hawai'i, the GMO fight is fairly strong, but only because all the testing is done right here, destroying Hawaiian soil and draining off into the Pacific, and we're literally watching it. Beautiful Hawai`i is the HOST organism for Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Pioneer and other GMO companies. Why? Because they can get away with anything way out here. Why else? Our state government is dumb enough to sell out completely in the name of jobs. They call it "agriculture." And I suppose "rape" is "making love." California, please help!
Terry Daniels July 3, 2012 at 03:47 pm
The idea that these chemicals forced at high pressure a mile or two under ground could everyRead More entirely be recaptured defies any sort of logic. I wonder if I could set up a rig in my backyard, inject my own "proprietary" chemicals under 'my' property and not anger the neighbors a bit. How is this possible that they can not be required to list the chemicals they are pushing underneath leased land all over the state? I suspect powerful lobbyists at work to push a short sighted and deply harmful energy policy to enrich a few the full cost to be borne by the many for years to come if we don't act to stop this. Smells like a whole lot of methane to me. Terry Daniels
Erin Schultz July 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Stephan Husak said on Facebook: "Disaster waiting to happen"
Darr Reilly May 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Very powerful article moving me to go beyond 'read it an weep.' Thanks Kathleen for this compellingRead More reporting.
highhatsize May 18, 2012 at 03:46 pm
Quote: "Roundup Ready genes, the ONES SPICED INTO the cells of and SPRAYED ON GMO (GeneticallyRead More Modified Organisms) crops, no longer work." The above sentence may just be poorly written but it suggests that the author is unclear about the nature of GMO crops. GMO seed is altered in the laboratory, far away from the fields. That's the only location where a mutagen is likely to be "sprayed on" the seed. (Actually, I think that it is a more discreet process than that. Moreover, since the mutated crop produces viable GMO seed, propagation subsequent to initial treatment would be by natural means.) The glyphosate is another matter. It's an insecticide and carries the risks of insecticide use that we all know about. The only GMO crop with which I am familiar is Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" soybeans. Fields planted with it can be doused with strong concentrations of Roundup and everything therein will die except the soybean plants that have been genetically modified to be impervious to it. Unsurprisingly, after years of use, natural selection has produced "super-weeds" on which it is ineffective. Monsanto, notoriously, sued "unlicensed" farmers in whose fields Roundup Ready plants were found, generated from seed blown in from Monsanto's adjoining fields, so anxious were they to protect their patented seed from infringement. They made object lessons of innocent farmers, causing them to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending themselves from frivolous suits.
Deborah Klughers May 18, 2012 at 03:48 pm
What is the story in New York? How do we get labeling of our food here??? Thanks for the PANNA paperRead More on pesticides and the effects on pollinators!! Its really good- and really bad..... PS- Save seeds and grow food... and PLEASE dont use pesticides- the future will thank you!
Patti Robinson May 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm
Hi Kathleen, I just recognized your name from the Kitchen Cabinet. Really love this article. I'm aRead More big fan on dandelion greens and fellow Patch blogger.
Marianne Klepacki April 12, 2012 at 06:23 pm
Very factual. Another link for ABC News regarding the pig weed:Read More http://abcnews.go.com/WN/pig-weed-threatens-agriculture-industry-overtaking-fields-crops/story?id=8766404#.T4cbFO24LFI
Deborah Klughers April 13, 2012 at 12:51 am
You can sign a petition and send comments to the United States Department of Agriculture byRead More following the link to the Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA) http://www.panna.org/about Here is a link to the petition....http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9109 which reads... "We are writing to urge you not to deregulate a new generation of genetically engineered crops designed to survive repeated spraying of the herbicide 2,4-D. Simply put, 2,4-D resistant seeds are a bad idea. Allowing these seeds on the market will drive up use of an antiquated, dangerous herbicide that is associated with cancer, reproductive toxicity and endocrine disruption. The history of glyphosate use in conjunction with RoundUp Ready crops tells us that widespread planting of 2,4-D resistant corn will lead inevitably to a surge in 2,4-D application. " (more below)
Deborah Klughers April 13, 2012 at 12:52 am
continued... "2,4-D is well known to drift, both directly and through volatilization. This willRead More devastate adjacent ecosystems and poses a very real threat to rural economies and farmers growing non-2,4-D-resistant crops. Conventional farmers will lose crops while organic farmers will lose both crops and certification, resulting in an economic unraveling of already-stressed rural communities. "2,4-D resistant corn follows the same short-sighted approach to farming taken by Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" corn, which was engineered to resist glyphosate. The RoundUp Ready seed line is responsible for new breeds of superweeds and superbugs that have afflicted millions of acres of farmland across the Midwest and South. Please don't make the same mistake in approving 2,4-D-tolerant GE crops. We urge USDA to reject Dow’s petition for approval of its 2,4-D resistant seed lines (whether corn, soy or cotton) and to devote more attention instead to research and development of safe and smart 21st century ecological approaches to weed management. These approaches can protect public health, conserve the environment and assure sustainable crop production by America’s farmers for generations to come. " The future will thank you...
Samantha Paitakis March 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm
Thank you for posting the links. I shared. I think it's VERY important to know what is in the foodsRead More we eat. When they don't inform the people, they take away our right to choose and for some not only for themselves but also for their children's health.
Marianne Klepacki February 25, 2012 at 03:39 am
We are what we eat.This will be a significant gathering of educated people who know the foodRead More industry and know volumes about nutrition and our food supply. Just to give everyone a clue about the people Kathleen mentioned: Dr. Marion Nestle is a very well respected professor who teaches nutrition at NYU. She has written numerous books and I consider her a very credible source for nutrition information. "Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell..... From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. She is the author of three prize-winning books.... In 2011, the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley named her as Public Health Hero, Time Magazine included her Twitter among its top most influential 140 and its top 10 in health and science....." http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Marion_Nestle Thank you, Kathleen, for keeping us informed.
David List March 1, 2012 at 05:27 am
Food Matters, Food Inc, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, All must see, so sad that America is reallyRead More mislead when it comes to what is actually healthy.
BillLongisland March 1, 2012 at 06:32 am
This is the "Face" of the socalled "Occupy Movement" that Kathleen doesn't wantRead More you to see... http://youtu.be/pRij-_SnIMM This is what happened when "Occupy Oakland" protested against Whole Foods. Video uploaded above
Tom McCarter February 23, 2012 at 02:19 pm
So who decides what food gets subsidized in our country and what is the criteria? I'm all forRead More labeling GMO food and supporting small and organic farmers, but the article did not deliver the information the headline said it would. I read a fascinating documentary called "The King of Cotton" about cotton farming in California and how it gets subsidized even though it doesn't need to be. I am curious about how other farmers get subsidized and why Congress repeatedly fails to correct this problem while at the same time complaining that we are spending too much. I saw a letter awhile back that someone wrote to their senator asking which crops he could be paid the most for for NOT growing.
BillLongisland February 28, 2012 at 09:29 am
Share with us what Chucky wrote to you, please ?
BillLongisland February 28, 2012 at 09:31 am
Marianne, Here is what your "Occupy Oakland" friends did to Whole Foods in Oakland CA...Read More That's some demonstration of what "not politics" is in the video... http://youtu.be/rqoFR1MPSH0
BillLongisland February 28, 2012 at 09:38 am
Here's another video of the same...ahem..."event"... Some Boob there yells..."NotRead More Film This" ! No wonder "why" ! http://youtu.be/clVseL4nm9U
Hazel Wilkonson the First March 1, 2012 at 01:12 pm
Congratulations, Bill, you have managed to label a an entire group of people as violent anarchistsRead More because of on video you saw on youtube.
Preliator March 1, 2012 at 02:22 pm
Umm, what I seem to remember plenty of reports about the various OWS camps involving rape, sexualRead More assault, assault, arson, drug use, drug sales, theft, vandalism, trespassing not to mention the filthy and unsanitary conditions their illegal occupation of public spaces created and the millions of dollars in legal bills, clean up costs and medical bills for injured law enforcement officers. Yes, shinning pillars of the community, one and all.
BillLongisland March 1, 2012 at 02:49 pm
Hazel, Kathleen is referring you to and asking you to support, "organizations": whoRead More support the socalled "Occupy Movement", financially and with warm bodies. If you are interested, go that "organicconsumers.org" site and see "what" that organization is about. This Occupy Oakland "event" is what "Occupy" is all about...harassing legitimate businesses with Organized Violence, and trying to shut them down. I can understand why Kathleen doesn't want people to know this, Maybe you should take the time to see what you are Really supporting and what Political Agenda, Kathleen is forwarding here.
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