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Genetically engineered "golden rice" suffers "metabolic meltdown" and devastating yield plunge as GE technology goes horribly wrong
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(Natural News) Supporters of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have long claimed that Golden Rice is key in alleviating vitamin A deficiency, but it turns out that’s not at all the case. According to a new report by Indian researchers, the genes necessary to produce Golden Rice cause unintended side effects, Independent Science News reported recently.... [...]
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Genetically engineered coconuts now invading U.S
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Nobody even thinks about it; certain foods are being genetically modified that even health nuts aren't considering. Consider coconuts: There are more than 50 million tons of coconuts grown and produced every year, and 80 percent of them come from the Philippines, India, Thailand and Indonesia. Could many of those coconuts be absorbing cancer-causing radiation from the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan? How often do you check the country of origin when you buy coconut water? Well, that's just the beginning of your search for toxins now, because it's getting scary fast. Biotechnology firms have already begun to work their evil in laboratories to create agronomic traits for coconuts so that they are resistant to insect pests, particularly the larvae of moths and butterflies. Right now, in Vietnam, genetically modified coconuts are being rolled out to change the characteristics of the composition of the fatty acids (the oil). Not only are field trials underway, but somehow, GM coconuts have found their way into American foods, including dessert items. Research projects are claiming that the genetically mutated coconuts are limited to the laboratory and greenhouses, but that's a big lie. One dessert called flan, which is sold in America, lists the genetically modified coconut right on the label, and says the product is made in Bedford, Illinois. So how's that a field trial? That's a pretty big field – it must stretch from Vietnam to Illinois, right across the ocean! The product is Raymundo's Homestyle Classics Caramel Flan. The ingredients list on the front of the product lists milk, water, sugar, modified food starch, eggs, corn syrup, and "coconut produced with genetic engineering." Desserts in America already contain genetically modified coconuts So, certain coconuts now contain toxins that kill moths and butterflies, and surely the science journals will tout it, celebrating "science!" and how profits and production are now increased for the starving masses, who otherwise wouldn't be able to find or afford anymore coconuts. Sure. And when the great flood, or drought, or tsunami hits the world, everyone will be saved by GM foods, supposedly, and everyone will also be dying of cancer and dementia, like those "pesky" bugs that eat "our" coconuts. You see, biotechnology corporations are doing everything they can to ruin the best, healthiest foods on the planet. Coconuts provide an excellent source of good fat, and the oil is known to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Along with organic olive oil and avocado oil, coconut oil is one of the last pristine, clean oils fueling longevity. Coconut fat is found in chocolates and chocolate coatings. The water contains many vitamins, and makes a great substitute for drinking water where countries like the USA pollute the tap water with fluoride. Coconut is also a constituent of cosmetics, such as in soaps, shampoos, creams and body oils. How soon will GM coconuts become the norm, like GM cor [...]
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Why a genetically modified mushroom gets to skip USDA oversight
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That kind of staggering schism between scientific consensus and public opinion — mixed in with a deep mistrust of Monsanto, the company most publicly associated with the push to grow GMO food crops — makes it seem at times impossible to have a level ... [...]
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Massive food deception: Genetically engineered crops soon to be marketed as 'Non-GMO'
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(NaturalNews) Food companies continue to find ways to deceive their customers – the food-buying public – as they aim to maximize their profits. In the latest example, one company has found a way to pass off genetically engineered crops as "non-GMO."How can they get... [...]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: It's Not What You Think!
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GELFAND'S WORLD--UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (the IOES) hosted a panel this week on GMOS: Global Solution or Global Risk? The GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. You might have expected a resurfacing of the ... [...]
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Farmers seeking to overturn the ban against genetically modified crops in …
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Oregon lawmakers pre-empted most local GMO regulations in 2013 but Josephine County voters approved a ballot initiative banning such crops the following year. Landowners Robert and Shelley Ann White filed a lawsuit challenging the GMO ordinance ... [...]
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Mexico busts farm with genetically modified marijuana : News : ValleyCentral.com
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Officers found a total of 7,000 "mother plants" of marijuana that had been genetically modified and cloned. (Image license.) / Brett Levin / Flickr via MGN. Slideshow. Photo: 1 of 2. More slideshows ». MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal authorities in Mexico ... [...]
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GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release
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Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW 2014/12/16 1 Comment 1,124 Views Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes haven’t even been officially approved, but Oxitec, the British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida. The only hope is a very vocal grassroots effort to tell the Governor of Florida that these mosquitoes will ruin tourism and possibly turn the natural ecosystem there on its head. The GM mosquitoes could be released in the Keys as early January or February of next year. Though the approval process is still underway, Oxitec is so sure they will have its way that it shipped the mosquitoes in anticipation. So far, there are no reported cases of dengue fever in Florida this year, so why do they need GM mosquitoes meant to prevent the spread of such diseases? When they were used in Brazil, they increased dengue fever while upsetting the ecological balance of the area. They did not ‘pave the way for dengue fever protection’ as Oxitec propagandized. A state of emergency actually had to be declared in the town where the GM mosquitoes were released. Why on earth would Floridians want to be subject [...]
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