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Amidst the hot debate about the dangers of GMOs, one thing is certain: There’s a lot more we do not know about the long-term effects of genetically modified foods than we do know. That’s a fact. Even the manufacturers can’t deny it because all the government-accepted data pronouncing them “safe” has come from their in-house […]

Grocery shopping can be a difficult task, let alone worrying about organic vs. non-organic foods. On the one hand, I’m sure that you want to provide the best for your family and minimize (if not completely cut out) the toxins that they are exposed to. On the other hand, I’m sure that many of you […]

Monsanto may be the boogeyman after all. On March 10, the chemical monolith lost a court challenge to keep glyphosate off California’s public list of cancer-causing chemicals. Now, there is physical evidence Monsanto and an Environmental Protection Agency official were in cahoots to thwart another agency’s investigation into glyphosate, the key chemical in the herbicide […]

Why are genetically modified organisms (GMO) now linked to the National Sea Grant College Program Act, a 50-year-old piece of legislation that has nothing to do with farming or the U.S. Department of Agriculture? Welcome to politics and the big-dollar influence of lobbyists … The National Sea Grant College Program Act was instituted in 1966. It […]

Genetically modified organism, it sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. However, genetic modification affects many of the products we consume on a daily basis. The Center for Food Safety estimates up to 92 percent of U.S. corn is genetically engineered, as are 94 percent of soybeans, and 94 percent of cotton (cottonseed oil is often […]

Monsanto originated in St. Louis in 1901, with John F. Queeny producing an artificial sweetener, saccharin. From 1903 to 1905, Monsanto’s entire saccharin output was shipped to Atlanta (saccharin was one of the secret ingredients in original Coca-Cola). Named after Queeny’s wife, Olga Mendez Monsanto, the company eventually expanded to other products such as caffeine and aspirin, as […]

In an increasingly processed and packaged world, most of us have a decent understanding of what is “real food” and what is not. We avoid the nitrates, the additives, and the mile long list of chemicals that manufacturers try to pass off as ingredients. When we first begin attending to our health, it can be […]