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Here are selected articles about the hazards of GMOs in our food.

Green Time TV: Should the Global Food Supply Be Genetically Engineered?

on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 5:24pm

Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being used to enable a few corporations to control the world’s food?  Green Time episodes during September explore multiple concerns regarding GMOs.

This month, there will be events across the worldregarding Monsanto’s increasing control of food and its aggressive development of GMO technology.  Called “Occupy Monsanto” globally the St. Louis portion of the events is “GMO Free Midwest.”  The first Green Time show in September will feature Barbara Chicherio and Daniel Romano reviewing topics to be covered during St. Louis activities.

What Part of FREE SPEECH Does Whole Foods Not Understand?

on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 9:50pm

by Don Fitz

On Saturday August 18 several cars and a pickup truck with signs on top, in the windows or on bumpers drove into the Whole Foods Market (WFM) parking lot in Brentwood, which borders St. Louis, Missouri.  Police approached as soon as they arrived.

“Yes, officer, we will take the signs off of the cars if you tell us which ones to remove and which can stay on.”

“Take them all off,” the cop scolded from inside his squad car.

“Could you tell us why some signs are allowed on the top of cars and others are not?” I asked.

More GM Crops in Puerto Rico

on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 9:36pm

by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

The US-based Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company and undisputed world leader in agricultural biotechnology, announced in June 2011 that it would increase its activities in Puerto Rico. The corporation is investing $4.3 million in the construction of a 20,000-square foot laboratory for corn and cotton seed development in the southern municipality of Juana Diaz. These will be genetically modified (GM) seeds, no doubt, since Monsanto spends the bulk of its research and development budget on this technology.

Former Monsanto Employee Talks GE Crops Concerns Amid Deregulation Efforts

on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 12:18pm

by Sara Damian, Organic Consumers Association

This week the Food Nation Radio Network interviewed former Monsanto employee Kirk Azevedo about his concerns with the leading biotech company's practices, a timely interview as the battle over genetically engineered (GE) food regulation continues on a state, national, and international scale.

GMOs and Whole Foods Market in St. Louis

on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:04pm

by Don Fitz, Daniel Romano, and Barbara Chicherio.

Even in a city full of people working for Monsanto, virtually everyone  wants labels on food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).And that could mean trouble for Whole Foods Market (WFM).This is what is  suggested in a survey released May 10, 2012 by the Gateway Green  Alliance and Safe Food Action St. Louis.

Genetic modification (GM) consists of modifying the genetic structure of  an organism by inserting a gene or altering an existing gene.The result  is a genetically modified organism (GMO).GMOs are now used extensively in food.