• Monsanto Wins Dismissal of Patent Lawsuit, Farmers Plan Appeal
    Image courtesy OSGATA Monsanto and its shareholders can temporarily rejoice. The multinational seed conglomerate won a dismissal of a class-action lawsuit challenging the company’s patents on genetically modified seed. Monsanto is known for aggressively filing lawsuits against small farmer...
  • The Farmers vs. Monsanto
    Citizen’s Assembly. Courtesy of Simran Sethi The GMO debate continues to grow as the issue received national attention last week in a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan. Farmers filed a a class-action suit against the multinational seed and chemical corporation Monsanto, stating they are no lo...
  • EU Bans Airport X-Ray Machines, No Signs Show US Will Follow.
    You’re probably aware of the radiation risks associate with backscatter X-ray machines, the machines your friendly TSA agent uses to peep your naked body when you fly. Perhaps you’ve “opted out” from going through the machine and received weird looks from your TSA agent an...
  • Boulder Citizens Say No to GMOs, Will the Commissioners Listen?
    In Boulder, CO, the fight to keep GMOs off county lands is entering the final rounds. After months of deliberation, an agricultural policy group has recommended that GMOs be allowed on open space land and the people of Boulder county are making sure their leaders know they do not approve. Their m...
  • Drugging the Planet: Doggie Prozac and Female Viagra
    What? You’re not on drugs? Big Pharma is doing their best to change that. In its ever present bid to have every man, woman, child (and now dog) hooked on their wares, the US pharmaceutical industry continues to create new ‘syndromes’ while simultaneously claiming to possess the...
  • Dude, Where’s My Vitamin C?
    Maybe you are a person that buys vitamin C, herbal cough syrup, or probiotics when you think you might be coming down with a cold. Maybe you take Co Q10 to keep your heart healthy, or Red Yeast Rice to keep your blood pressure down because you don’t like the side effects or cost of pharmaceutical...
  • GMO Labeling Poised to Hit the Ballot in California

     Californians have the opportunity to make history and standup for our right to know what we are eating. Since the introduction of GMOs, Americans have allowed unelected officials in the USDA and FDA to decide that we don’t need to know what we are really eating. As a result, nearly 90% of the food in grocery stores today contains unlabeled food that has been genetically altered. The way polls are currently looking, Californians may lead the way in setting a precedent that changes all that.

  • Super-Weeds Clog the Cogs of the GMO Food Factory
    Artist: Paul Hoppe

    For the past 40 years, conventional farmers have been using chemical herbicides to kill weeds in their fields. It was touted as being easier on the farmer and the environment than the more traditional methods of tilling. Today, scientists are facing the grim reality that this chemical shortcut has now created a problem much larger than ever foreseen.

  • EPA Approves Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted emergency approval for the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide dinotefuran to control brown marmorated stink bugs in seven eastern states. Dinotefuran is a member of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides that is known to be highly toxic to bees and associated with Colony Collapse Disorder.

  • Arsenic in Your Chicken Anyone?

     According to an Associated Press story, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.