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Natural Society Launches Petition: Don’t Let the USDA Ruin GMO Labeling!
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The USDA has officially announced that it will soon be rolling out their new ‘Non-GMO labels’ worldwide. This is an organization that has admittedly given Monsanto ‘fast track approval‘ with less safety testing for their latest GMO crops. Now is the time to hold the USDA accountable for their Non-GMO labels, and to demand that the agency recruits the help of independent scientific agencies to verify the accuracy of these labels. We have officially launched an accountabil [...]
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Monsanto is Running the USDA: Two GMO Crops Approved This Year
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While other nations ban GMOs. [...]
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Huge Victory: USDA Introduces Official Non-GMO Label
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For years the public has been asking the U.S. government to institute mandatory labeling for any products containing genetically modified ingredients. Now, in response to the sounds of public outcry and vital activism, the United States Department of Agriculture is being forced to do something. The agency has developed a new government certification which companies can use to show that the product is completely free of GMOs. Though the food advancement is arguably just tip-toeing around mandator [...]
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USDA recommends eating months-old food, using FoodKeeper app to reduce food waste
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(NaturalNews) Each year in the U.S., literally billions of pounds of good food are thrown away because consumers are unsure about the freshness or safety of many items in their refrigerators and cupboards. The USDA estimates that as much as 21 percent of the country's available food... [...]
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Organic Producers Sue USDA for Changing Organic Rules without Public Input
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Click image to enlarge. Groups Challenge Major USDA Change to Organic Rule Customary Public Comment Process Averted to the Chagrin of Petitioners by Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association Washington, D.C., April 8, 2015 – Organic stakeholders have filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated the federal rulemaking process when it changed established procedures for reviewing the potential hazards and need for allowed synthetic an [...]
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Were USDA Scientists Harassed for Questioning Roundup’s Safety?
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It continues to be revealed to the public that the only legitimacy Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry tout comes from payoffs, censorship, and bullying. On March 26th, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an advocacy group for local, state, and federal researchers, filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to stop the “political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating allegations of scien [...]
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Are USDA Scientists Warning Public on Dangers of Glyphosate and GMOs Being Censored?
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USRTK CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF MONSANTO COVER UP, HARASSMENT OF USDA SCIENTISTS by U.S. Right to Know U.S. Right to Know sent letters today to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees, and to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting an investigation of a possible cover up for Monsanto, and whether USDA scientists are being harassed when their work runs counter to the interests of the agrichemical industry. The letters are [...]
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How the USDA food recommendation guidelines traded one disease for another
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(NaturalNews) In the late 1970s, a senate committee pushed its "Dietary Goals for the United States" urging Americans to eat less fat. It was thought that red meat, eggs, and dairy were killing Americans.By the 1980s, nearly a million Americans were dying of heart disease each... [...]
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Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA
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What’s an intentional mutation? Nothing more than a fancy technological phrase which describes a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. Scientists have already created ‘designer monkeys’ by orchestrating precise genetic mutations. The same technology used to achieve this feat more than ten years ago is now being used by companies like Scott’s (of famed and failed GMO grass) to create genetically modified food without the oversight of th [...]
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USDA betrays American people, approves Monsanto's new GMOs
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(NaturalNews) In a sop to biotech and agriculture giant Monsanto, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the company's controversial genetically modified herbicide-resistant strains of soybean and cotton, leaving critics to speculate that the corporate giant's influence within... [...]
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USDA Approves First GMO Apple For Planting
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Adding another genetically modified food to the growing list of biotech creations, the USDA has now approved the first GMO apple for commercial planting inside the United States. Slated for your dinner table, the new GMO apple is reportedly ‘resistant to turning brown when sliced or bruised.’ Coming just months after the USDA approved the first genetically modified potato, the news reminds us of the USDA’s declaration to give Monsanto and other biotech organizations ‘spe [...]
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USDA Approves First GMO Apple For Planting
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Adding another genetically modified food to the growing list of biotech creations, the USDA has now approved the first GMO apple for commercial planting inside the United States. Slated for your dinner table, the new GMO apple is reportedly ‘resistant to turning brown when sliced or bruised.’ Coming just months after the USDA approved the first genetically modified potato, the news reminds us of the USDA’s declaration to give Monsanto and other biotech organizations ‘spe [...]
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USDA Approves First GMO Apple For Planting
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Adding another genetically modified food to the growing list of biotech creations, the USDA has now approved the first GMO apple for commercial planting inside the United States. Slated for your dinner table, the new GMO apple is reportedly ‘resistant to turning brown when sliced or bruised.’ Coming just months after the USDA approved the first genetically modified potato, the news reminds us of the USDA’s declaration to give Monsanto and other biotech organizations ‘spe [...]
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Deadly Agent Orange GMOs receive USDA approval despite overwhelming risks to humans, environment
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(NaturalNews) Agriculture officials have once again ignored science by suggesting deregulation of two new GMO crops from Monsanto that contain built-in resistance to chemicals derived from the same family as Agent Orange. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton... [...]
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New Genetically Modified Tree Approved by USDA with No Assessments
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Are you worried about genetically modified trees replacing what was once known a nature? Protection groups from around the globe have unified to publicly condemn the US government for allowing the first genetically modified tree to be legalized with zero government or public oversight and zero environmental risk assessments. What’s more, the decision was made despite overwhelming public opposition. A letter from the USDA to GE tree company ArborGen dated last August was recently exp [...]
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Small Raisin Farmers Stand Up to the USDA: Case to be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court
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by Zach Weissmueller Reason.com Excerpts: The Supreme Court has decided to hear an important property rights case involving raisin farmers who aren’t allowed to keep and sell their own crop. Every year, their raisins are seized by a Depression-era bureaucratic organization called the Raisin Administrative Committee, as Damon Root noted yesterday (January 16, 2015). Reason TV profiled the couple at the center of the case, Marvin and Laura Horne, two years ago when the case was on its way t [...]
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GMO Pigs Coming Soon with Help of USDA and Biotech
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Is it any surprise that the swine of biotech and the infiltrated USDA are trying to create GMO pigs? An unfunded cooperative agreement between the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and a currently unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs by altering a pig’s genome. Yep – GMO pigs are in the making, all because the male pigs have an ‘offensive odor’ that can make their meat ill-fit for ma [...]
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Don’t Worry: USDA Says Pesticide-Laden Food is Safe to Eat
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Despite the U.S. food supply already being riddled with copious amounts of pesticides, the United States Department of Agriculture continuously approves new pesticides to be used on U.S. crops. The most recent case of approval revolves around the sale and planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. Even more concerning, though, is that the USDA recently claimed that current pesticides levels on food are mostly nothing to worry about, and that we should [...]
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USDA Takes Important Step Towards Protecting Environment, Wildlife
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USDA refuses to test foods for glyphosate contamination, says pesticides are safe to eat
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(NaturalNews) The American food supply is teeming with deadly pesticides. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), headed by former Monsanto lawyer Tom Vilsack, says people shouldn't worry because pesticides are completely safe to eat!The latest pesticide data released by... [...]
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USDA May ‘Regulate Non-GMO Seed Banks To Death’
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If the various agencies of the US Department of Agriculture have their way, seed banks will soon be a thing of the past. Currently, there are thousands of seed banks across America saving heirloom and specially cultivated seeds for everything from cannabis to cauliflower, but with outlandish regulations proposed by Big Ag and the Dept of Ag, all those seeds could soon be in danger. Just last year, officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sent a terse letter to a seed bank/seed exc [...]
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Monsanto USDA Study: Mixing Non-GMO Seed with GMOs Not Helping Pest Resistance
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by Heather Callaghan, Activist Post: Did you know that farmers who plant genetically engineered crops need to also plant some non-GE crops in the same field? It is supposed to delay pest resistance to Bt corn crops. Chemical and biotech companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer et al. have a long history of blaming farmers for failures of genetically modified crops and herbicides. When crop yields don’t provide, when corn rootworm takes over, and when farmers have to hire extra help to hac [...]
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Investigation: Largest Factory Farms Producing USDA Certified “Organic” Milk and Eggs
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Herbruck’s Eggs in Saranac, Michigan. The scale of this “organic” egg operation can only be appreciated if you note the semi-trailers in the forefront of the photo. These two-story buildings likely contain over 100,000 birds using aviary systems. The farm itself is licensed for over 1 million. Photo by Cornucupia.org. Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs by The Cornucopia Institute Regulations Not Being Enforced—Watchdog Asks  [...]
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USDA Power Play Threatens the Future of Organic Foods
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Click to expand image. By Alliance For Natural Health Last week saw an inter-agency power grab. It begins with the weakening of organic standards—and could end with the term “organic” becoming practically meaningless. Action Alert! In September, the USDA announced changes to its interpretation of the “sunset” provision in the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), an incredibly important piece of legislation that Congress passed into law in 1990. These changes override the powers of the [...]
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USDA continues secret process of appointing corporate factory farm executives to Organic Standards Board
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(NaturalNews) Passed in 1990, the Farm Bill's intent was to set regulations for the agricultural sector, implementing provisions for food, nutrition, forestry, natural resource conservation, environmental protection and rural development, among other facets.Also referred to as... [...]
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USDA Dietary Guidelines Nutritionist Condemns Coconut Oil
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Alice H. Lichtenstein is the Vice Chairman for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the USDA. She says “it is best to avoid consuming coconut oil because it is relatively high in saturated fatty acids.” Image source NIH.gov. by Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor How Coconut Oil Became Popular in the U.S. As the leading publisher of information on the health benefits of coconut oil for the past decade, I am amazed at how far coconut oil’s reputation has come i [...]
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USDA Approves Toxic Herbicide Amidst Great Public Outcry
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Dr. Oz Show “New GMO Pesticide Doctors Are Warning Against” Originally aired on 9/22/2014 Health Impact News Editor Comments Dr. Oz caused a lot of controversy last week when he aired a show titled: New GMO Pesticide Doctors Are Warning Against. The show was highlighting the recent USDA approval of Dow Chemical’s herbicide “Enlist,” which is expected to gain the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This EPA approval would clear the path for the her [...]
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USDA to Approve MORE Pesticide-Laden GE Crops
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What a surprise – the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to make a decision to fully deregulate Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybeans, genetically engineered to be repeatedly sprayed with the herbicide 2,4-D and glyphosate. When does this agency ever choose to protect our food supply? Now, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) is condemning this action, though it isn’t much different from all the other ridiculous actions the USDA and FDA usually make. Andrew Kimbrell, executive d [...]
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