The USDA recently decided to drop regulations on Monsanto’s new corn (known as MON 87411), a type of modified maize that will not only be more resistant to strong weed-killers, but which will be able to better endure pests which damage root systems.

Monsanto modified the seeds to be more tolerant to Roundup, the weed-killing agent with a controversial main ingredient, the chemical glyphosate.…

As little as a decade ago, hummus was something to be looked forward to, a rare treat that you may only encounter at a specialty restaurant. More and more, however, it has become a commonplace healthy snack that you may pick up anytime at your local grocery store. Nutrition-conscious parents in particular have been relying on conveniently-packaged commercial hummus like Sabra to give their kids a healthy lunch.…

Groups appealing production approval for genetically-modified salmon eggs in P.E.I.

In Federal Court later this week, Environmental groups will attempt to overturn the decision (made by Environment Canada) to approve genetically-modified salmon eggs for production. They argue that the process is much too shrouded in mystery and that this does not bode well as an indicator of things to come in the industry.

According to the Living Oceans Society and The Ecology Action Centre, Environment Canada was, even by their own standards, not thorough enough in their assessment of the company that sought approval to produce the eggs.…

Is it possible that genetically-modified organisms are sneaking onto your dinner table? Let’s go over the essentials of what you should know.

GMOs (genetically-modified organisms, usually referring to food) are a controversial subject these days among both lay men and researchers. As the holiday feasts are nearly upon us, more and more GMO issues will come into focus in the coming weeks, so the best policy is probably to stay as informed as possible as we prepare for Thanksgiving in particular.…

The 11 countries that produce the most genetically modified crops understand their importance in today’s world. With over 800 million people living in poverty, the need for genetically modified crops has never been greater.

Genetically modified crops are defined as crops whose DNA has been modified in order to give them a characteristic that does not occur naturally in nature. This can allow crops to be resistant to pesticides or herbicides while allowing them to produce more nutrients while others can be made resistant from diseases. Cotton, corn, and soybean are some of the most genetically modified crops. If you …

The agrichemical company Monsanto Co (MON.N) plans to close three research development centers in 2016 with a loss of approximately 90 jobs. It was said on Monday that they will be restructuring operations in order to cut costs in a slumping agricultural market.

The centers are in Middleton, Wisconsin, and Mystic, Connecticut. They both focus on seed trait development research. The other center closing is in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, which focuses on research on plant screening and phenotyping.…

Infant formula may be polluted with arsenic. This is a suggestion of a study carried out by researchers from Dartmouth College and was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on February 23.

The study discovered that babies that are well fed with breast milk had lower levels of arsenic in their urine than the ones fed with baby formulas, even in areas where the water supply has lesser contamination of arsenic.…

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in preparing Monsanto’s widely used herbicide is a colorless and odorless chemical which might seem harmless to those who spray it on farmlands for cultivation. But recently the truth has surfaced that this chemical can be harmful to farmers who are exposed to it and to people living close to farming areas where this herbicide is used.…

The people not within the alternative health community are severally confused about the fact that the Amish don’t go for vaccination and are never infected with the Autism disease. The Amish never experienced Autism or any other form of learning disabilities that are epidemic in this our technological society. They live in a society that is made up of technologies and ideas that are by standard, low and obsolete.…

This Pennsylvania community is ready to ban GMOs and pesticides by carrying out the 2 activities mentioned below;

1. Breast Milk Testing

Lancaster County is an area known for agricultural activities. This made Swartz to say that pesticides pose a much greater threat on the area. There are wide areas of fields sprayed with pesticides that are close to children’s playing ground, Swartz said.…