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Bayer Unleashes Army Of Re-Educated Farmers From GMO Training Program

By Brandon Turbeville Set to become the world’s largest seed technology company, if it is successful in acquiring Monsanto – Bayer’s Adrian Percy, a global head of Research and Development with Bayer, has publicly bemoaned the fact that consumers in Europe are staunchly resisting genetic engineering and even stated that he believes that the battle over […]

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Farmers Sue USDA for Appointing Unqualified Individuals to Organics Board

The Cornucopia Institute, a public interest group of thousands of organic farmers and consumers, and two of its members have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, alleging unqualified individuals have been put in place to determine what is “organic.” The lawsuit points to the USDA as well […]

Farmer Finds Surprising Results When He Sends GMO Crop ‘Dust’ to Lab Farmer advised to wear face mask for protection

Farmer Finds Surprising Results When He Sends GMO Crop ‘Dust’ to Lab Farmer advised to wear face mask for protection

It should come as no surprise that crop dust – that is, dirt and other contaminants that accumulate mostly during harvest season – is full of some questionable ingredients. What one farmer found when he sent some dust from his hog building outside his brother’s and father’s farms where they grow Liberty Link and Roundup Ready corn […]

Biotech industry pushing genetically engineered crops that they insist aren't genetically engineered

Biotech industry pushing genetically engineered crops that they insist aren’t genetically engineered

In the face of a growing public sentiment against genetically engineered (GE) crops, the biotechnology industry is pursuing a new strategy: Claiming that new GE technologies are so different from older ones that products produced using them should not be classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The industry is now using these techniques to introduce […]

Canada, Australia, and Japan Issue Warning over GMO Contamination While the USDA says it is 'completely normal'

Canada, Australia, and Japan Issue Warning over GMO Contamination While the USDA says it is ‘completely normal’

We’ve been warning about GM contamination risks for a while at Natural Society, but the USDA doesn’t seem to want to contain the issue. This, while three major countries jointly issue a warning that genetically modified organisms pose too large a risk for contaminating other plants. This follows the EUs recent authorization of 17 new GMOs […]

Meet the Senator Who Just Stood up to GMO's and Said ‘No Way’

Meet the Senator Who Just Stood up to GMO’s and Said ‘No Way’

Gary Hooser stands up for the island of Kaua’i as one of the city council members and one of the few former senators who is speaking out against biotech. Specifically, this fight is against biotech giant Syngenta, a company which doesn’t even spray its own chemicals in its native country of Switzerland. As Hooser points out, one […]

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs

Natural Society reported on organic farmer Steve Marsh’s dilemma with GMO cross pollination of his organic farms a while back, but some shocking news has recently bubbled to the surface about Monsanto’s involvement. One of the secrets of monopolizing Monsanto is that it contributed big bucks to the defense of the Australian farmer whose GMO canola crop […]

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies. Although some giants such as General Mills have recently taken timid steps toward being more upfront with consumers, the United States, unlike some 60 other countries, lacks a legal […]

Monsanto's new herbicide-resistant GM crops threaten American vegetable farmers

Monsanto’s new herbicide-resistant GM crops threaten American vegetable farmers

Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today’s farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing the hybrid corn and soybeans to thrive. While this science seems […]

FDA unleashes despotic food safety war targeting organic farms

FDA unleashes despotic food safety war targeting organic farms

The provisions guiding the infamous Food Safety Modernization Act are slowly starting to come into effect, and many small-scale farmers across the United States are discovering that they are the primary targets of an oppressive new food safety war being waged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against America’s food producers. The Los Angeles Times reports that […]