Anna Groves | Discover | August 9, 2019 “We all care about the environment at least a tiny bit. Some of us more than others. But there are things a few of us do with the best intentions that, it turns out, fall somewhere between not helpful and completely counterproductive. Here are some of the… Read More 9 Things You Think Are Environmentally Friendly — But Aren’t
Bayer’s subsidiary Monsanto is expanding production of genetically modified seeds in Chile, prompting an outcry from environmental groups. The Latin American country is a leading exporter of seeds worldwide. Sophia Boddenberg | Deutsche Welle | May 30, 2019 “Fuera Bayer-Monsanto de Chile” (Bayer-Monsanto out of Chile) is written on the colorfully painted posters held by… Read More Environmentalists Outraged Over Bayer Seed Factory Expansion in Chile
By Jonathan Knutson / Agweek on May 27, 2019 GMO plants and crops are controversial worldwide — especially so in Europe, where they’re strictly regulated. Now, a new study by Danish researchers finds that the regulations aren’t justified and may stand in the way of important agricultural innovation. In a related development, the Danish Council… Read More Study: GMOs get bad rap in Europe
By Deb Gangwish Special for CommonGround May 12, 2019 Omaha World-Herald If you’re involved purchasing food for yourself, your family or your business, you’re likely aware of genetically modified crops – also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), GE crops or biotech crops. GMOs have been widely misunderstood. People are concerned about their health and… Read More Nebraska Farmer: Nothing to Fear About GMO’s
Greenpeace is attempting to deny that Patrick Moore was a co-founder of their organization. This according to Patrick Moore who is an Ecologist and co-founder of the group but instead Greenpeace accuses Moore of being a paid lobbyist, not an independent source after he came out against the Green New Deal. However, according to The… Read More Greenpeace Co-Founder Calls Out His Former Group For Historical Revisionism
Myles Power asks a silly sounding question that, once again, exposes the double standards that lie at the core of Greenpeace and shows their opposition to GMOs to be hypocritical and irrational. That question is, Why do Greenpeace like butterflies? PHOTO CREDIT: © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com / Used with permission
Investigative reporter Kevin Mooney has a column with the Washington Examiner blasting the strong-arm tactics of the Non-GMO Project. Mooney equates their methods with the mafia and if a food producer don’t do as they are told, the manufacturer will be on the receiving end of a marketing campaign to ruin their reputation and slander… Read More The Anti-GMO Movement’s Mafia-Like Tactics?
Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has… Read More Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism
Smirnoff made some waves back in October when they announced they’re going Non-GMO with their vodka. The reaction to this move has also been noteworthy. A couple of farmers from Kansas who also own a liquor store made headlines by boycotting Smirnoff products in their store.
Michelle Miller (aka Farm Babe) authored a very good op-ed in AG Daily pointing out not only the similarities between the anti-GMO and anti-Meat movements but that since both campaigns view agriculture as evil, they naturally bond as friends, or allies. Miller says: The money trail behind the food companies and activist groups is shocking,… Read More Farm Babe: Anti-GMO and Anti-Meat Movements Are Alike