Tag: genetically-modified-foods

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Humane, low chemical, sustainable intensive agriculture, Dutch style.

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Foodies Can Order Meats From a Single Animal

Consumer demand for wholesome food is the driving force behind sustainable food production.

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Curbs Are Sought for Livestock Antibiotics

More on the damage being done to public health by the confinement livestock industry.

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Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

The New York Times says it has has “discovered” that the poisons routinely used to produce GMO crops are a danger to human health and soil fertility. The extent to which the mainstream press has averted its eyes from the obvious facts is a direct reflection of the degree to which big business concentrations in

Wall Street Journal and Monsanto Claim that GMOs Are a Necessity—for Farmers and the Environment

The Wall Street Journal publishes Monsanto’s claim that the World Health Organization has given GMOs a clean bill of health. But, is this true? Most GMOs have been modified to withstand pesticides, especially glyphosate-based Roundup. All corn, soy, cotton and many other crops are treated with glyphosate up to three times in their growth cycle.

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Are GMOs Really That Bad?

Since humans began raising food by farming and keeping livestock, we have bred for better plants and animals. This is not and never has been the problem with GMOs; attempts to portray GMO opponents as nuts fighting better plants are a red herring. In classic bait-and switch, the agro-giants promised food and anti-trust regulators that

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Bayer Proposes to Acquire Monsanto

American food production is increasingly dominated by a few trans-national conglomerates which have no commitment to any country, let alone to the welfare of the American people. “Conservatism” has somehow come to support the evolution of competitive markets into uncompetitive markets in which every industry is dominated by a few corporate giants and the huge

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The Corn-Fed Albatross Called Ethanol

Ethanol is a boondoggle foisted on the American taxpayers by so-called conservatives, in order to benefit their agribusiness cronies. The ethanol program is an economic and environmental disaster. NOTE: post originally appeared on WSJ.com on January 5, 2016 In the past two presidential-primary seasons, candidates crisscrossing Iowa before the caucuses would pay obeisance to corn

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Eat Your Cake and Have It Too

We have learned that the best tasting food is the most nutritious, and that good taste depends on soil fertility – not to be confused with fertilizer. Because soil fertility, nutrition and delicious food are part of the same thing: “Designer” coffee and chocolate and many other better tasting foods could be the norm for

Organic vs. Non-GMO Labels. Who’s Winning?

The organic qualifications are easily gamed and often doubtful. Many genuine small organic producers are blocked by red tape. GMO safety is meaningless without a discussion of the safety of chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) with which most GMOs are inseparable. NOTE: post initially appeared on WSJ.com on December 8, 2015 Organic and non-GMO companies push