August 1, 2010
By Barbara H. Peterson
H.R. 5577 Exempts the USDA Certified Organics Industry from the labeling requirement and testing even if producers use GMO processing ingredients.
H.R.5577 – The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act was introduced by Dennis Kucinich on June 23, 2010. The bill’s intent is to require labeling of foods if they contain genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients, or are processed with genetically engineered materials.
This is a very good idea, and one that I support. However, does it go far enough? (more…)
April 1, 2010
February 12, 2010
Stop Monsanto’s GMO Contamination
By Adam Klaus
Thanks to Greg for this tip!
During the Bush administration, Monsanto illegally won USDA approval for its genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa by convincing regulators to bypass a mandatory environmental review. In response to a lawsuit by consumer groups, the courts then stepped in and banned GE alfalfa until the USDA followed the law.
In December, the USDA released its belated review of Monsanto’s GE alfalfa seed and determined that Monsanto’s alfalfa met the Obama Administration’s standards, despite the risk of organic contamination. (more…)
February 10, 2010
Posted by Barbara Peterson under food contamination
, Food Localization
, Food Safety Bills
, Global food control
, war on small farmers
| Tags: children
, traditional agriculture
A must-see short film about the connection between traditional agriculture methods and disease.
August 28, 2009
By Barbara H. Peterson
Hey, if the World Homicide Organization, excuse me, World Health Organization can make up a pandemic and get away with it, then why should they have all the fun? It seems that our medical community has been busy for quite some time inventing ridiculous diseases.
A California doctor named Steven Bratman determined in 1997 that a “fixation on righteous eating” is a disease he coined as orthorexia nervosa. “Those most susceptible are middle-class, well-educated people who read about food scares in the papers, research them on the internet, and have the time and money to source what they believe to be purer alternatives,” says Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association’s mental health group. (more…)