Check out Marion Nestle's blog post about “food company sponsorship of nutrition research and practice.” http://www.foodpolitics.com/2013/11/more-on-food-company-sponsorship-of-nutrition-research-and-practice/ She advises: "In my opinion, agriculture, food, nutrition, and health professionals should dismiss industry-sponsored research out of hand, and journals should not accept industry-sponsored papers."
Did you know that the current GMOs used in the US are all reliant on the high usage of pesticides? The same companies creating and patenting those GMOs are also creating the toxic pesticides used to grow these crops. Get informed: http://gmoinside.org/faqs
This Verlyn Klinkenborg quotation is from the Yale Environment 360 article "The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins: Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself." http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_folly_of_big_agriculture_why_nature_always_wins/2514/
Thanks to GMOs and the toxic chemicals associated with their use, the Monarch butterfly has suffered a significant loss of habitat. It does not look good for our precious Monarch butterflies. Some experts fear that their spectacular migration may be near collapse. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=667265196647280&set=a.468695639837571.108816.402058139834655&type=1&theater
This week, Green America President Alisa Gravitz sent a letter to California State Senator Noreen Evans, thanking her for introducing SB 1381, a new bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Bill Update: SB 1381 passed out of the health committee 5-2 and moves forward to the agriculture committee. More here: http://gmoinside.org/green-america-supports-ca-bill-label-genetically-engineered-food
Let's not confuse what we're paying for with cheap food produced by industrial agriculture! Join us to demand a safer and sustainable food system! www.fooddemocracynow.org #food #organic #sustainability #quote
The New York Times is reporting that a "tidal wave" of "a disease that few farmers had seen until five years ago" called Goss's Wilt has been sweeping GMO corn crops in the U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/science/earth/a-disease-cuts-corn-yields.html QUESTIONS: How great a threat to our food security are GMO crops? Why are US taxpayers being forced to subsidize these failing (and health and environmentally risky) GMO science experiments?
Why are we not working to rejuvenate our own soils with sustainable composting, waste management, and organic agriculture practices, instead of depleting the very fragile, tropical soils of other countries to meet the American demand for faddish specialty foods? http://pinterest.com/higherinspire/super-foods-quinoa-taking-back-our-power/ http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-environmental-impact-of-imported-superfoods/
Smart Health Talk Most Important for Health: GMO vs Organic: What should we be labeling here...? Find #local #sustainable #food @ eatlocalgrown.com/ Smart Health Talk top recommendation if can't grow your own. Find local farmers markets and CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) that will feed, & deliver just picked organic food to your house. Is so awesome/delicious. Make meals from what you get. Learn from CA GMO efforts: www.smarthealthta...
In a paper published in the peer-reviewed Environmental Sciences Europe, Chuck Benbrook, research professor at Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, found that Monsanto's Roundup Ready #GMO technology, which dominates corn, soy, and cotton farming, has called forth a veritable monsoon of herbicides, both in terms of higher application rates for Roundup, and, in recent years, growing use of other, more-toxic herbicides.