Organic vs. Non-Organic

When to buy organic vs. non-organic

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…

Monsanto cannot say Roundup does not cause cancer

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…

GMO labeling

GMO labeling now hidden in plain sight

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…

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The ‘deregulated status’ of GMOs

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…

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History of Monsanto: What’s past is prologue

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).…

The truth about cancer and GMOs

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…