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Are GM foods and Monsanto good for our farmers, our health and the environment?

Why is there so much debate about the proliferation of genetically modified (aka genetically engineered) foods? Who really benefits from this trend in agriculture. Read on to cut through the crap. Created by HippieGenes. Follow us @HippieGs

Video - What is Genetically Modified Food?

Great video breaking down the science into easy to understand language.

Organic Cotton Farmer Takes On Monsanto

This story was produced as part of a joint venture with Reporting Texas , an online publication at the University of Texas-Austin's School of Journalism.

Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies like Monsanto above the federal courts

Monsanto and the US farm biotech industry wield legendary power. A revolving door allows corporate chiefs to switch to top posts in the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies; US embassies around the world push GM technology onto dissenting countries; government subsidies back corporate research; federal regulators do largely as the industry wants; the companies pay millions of dollars a year to lobby politicians; conservative thinktanks combat any political opposition; the courts enforce corporate patents on seeds; and the consumer is denied labels or information.

Monsanto's Harvest of Fear

Monsanto already dominates America's food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation's tactics-ruthless legal battles against small farmers-is its decades-long history of toxic contamination. Gary Rinehart clearly remembers the summer day in 2002 when the stranger walked in and issued his threat.

USDA Greenlights Monsanto's New GMO Corn

You've got to keep an eye on US regulatory agencies.

Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research - NYTimes.com

Biotechnology companies are keeping university scientists from fully researching the effectiveness and environmental impact of the industry's genetically modified crops, according to an unusual complaint issued by a group of those scientists. "No truly independent research can be legally conducted on many critical questions," the scientists wrote in a statement submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Vancouver Island politicians vote to ban GMOs

In Canada, GMO labelling is not required. If the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities gets its way, genetically modified crops will no longer be welcome on Island soil.

The Organic & Non-GMO Report

What are genetically modified foods? GMO means genetically modified organism, which is a novel organism created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Scientists have cited many health and environmental risks with genetically modified (GM) foods. As a result of these risks, many people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and other nations are demanding non-genetically modified (non-GMO) foods.

Monsanto and GMOs: What you need to know in 2 minutes

Is RoundUp safe to eat? Here's a 2 minute video that covers what you need to know about Monsanto and GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)... We made this to help spread the word about GMO's.

| Genetically Engineered Foods/Tell FDA to Label

We Have the Right To Know. Most Americans haven't been told about some of the ingredients that are in the food they eat. So it's no wonder that 92% of Americans want to label genetically engineered foods.

Just Label It!

We Have the Right To Know! Most Americans haven't been told about some of the ingredients that are in the food they eat. So it's no wonder that 92% of Americans want to label genetically engineered foods. Want to get involved. Check out this website.

Institute for Responsible Technology -

The most comprehensive source of GMO health risk information on the web.

Infant Formula: Baby's First GMOs

Similac rejects a resolution that would've required labeling of products with genetically engineered ingredients-and eventually cut all GMOs.

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food

I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe.