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Can GM Foods Modify US?

Most of the corn sold in the US, even in health food stores, is genetically-modified (GM), and is engineered to produce its own toxic pesticide. When insects attack it, the toxin from the plant splits open their stomachs and kills...
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Superweeds Sprouting Up

Starlink corn was genetically engineered to remain alive while being sprayed with the pesticide Roundup, which kills the weeds but not the GM corn--but this isn't working as well as it used to, so Dow has created a NEW pesticide, based on the defoliant Agent Orange...
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Seed Wars

The US is threatening nations that want to ban Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds with trade sanctions. This includes some of our major Western trading partners, such as France, which has banned the planting of the aggressive GM Starlink variety of corn...
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The US Corn Crop May Fail

If the drought that is now gripping the Midwest is not interrupted soon by substantial rain, the US corn crop could fail entirely, or be brought in at a much diminished level (is this one reason why some...
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Why Butterflies are Disappearing

In summer, people in certain parts of the Midwest expect to see Monarch butterflies, but they're becoming scarce. Experts think that this is because farm fields are now planted with genetically-modified corn and soybeans that are resistant to the herbicide Roundup, so farmers to...
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Should We Surrender?

Genetically-modified food seems to be taking over--should we surrender? Organic farmers may have to, but a major problem is that Roundup--the pesticide that is sprayed over fields of GM crops that the crops themselves are resistant to--may turn out to be dangerous to humans who eat these foods, something that of special concern to...
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Skin Disease May Be Linked to GM Food

Many people?and most physicians?have written off Morgellons disease as either a hoax or hypochondria. But now there is evidence that this mysterious disease may be REAL and related to GENETICALLY-MODIFIED food!

The skin of Morgellons victims oozes mysterious strands that have been identified as cellulose (which cannot be manufactured by...

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GM Foods Report Buried on Christmas Eve

The U.K. government denies trying to bury a report about contamination of regular crops with genetically modified crops in nearby fields by releasing it on Christmas Eve. The same tactics are being used here in the U.S. On December 26, we wrote, "Changes to the Clean Air Act's New Source Review program were announced the Friday before...

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Starlink Forever

John Wichtrich, a top executive from Aventis, the companythat manufactures genetically-modified StarLink corn, saysthe world's food supply will never be able to get rid of theGM corn. Since StarLink contamination is inevitable,Wichtrich is calling for a change in federal regulations toallow StarLink into human food.

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Genetically Modified DNA Absorbed by our Bodies

Scientists now have proof, for the first time, that bacteriain the human intestines can absorb DNA from geneticallymodified food. Although the amount absorbed is small andonly occurs during special circumstances, opponents of GMfoods warn that if intestinal bacteria can absorbantibiotic-resistant genes, this threatens the effectivenessof...

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Stricter GM Food Labeling in Europe, But None Here

The European Parliament has voted to introduce stricterlabeling on foods containing genetically modifiedingredients. Right now, only food with more than 1% of GMingredients has to be labeled. This means that GMingredients which do not necessarily show up in testing,such as sugar and oils, would still have to be listed on thelabel. But the...

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GM Crops May Contaminate Food Supply

A group of consumer and environmental groups in the U.S. isasking the USDA to prohibit a new kind of GM crop that couldcontaminate our food supply. These are crops that areengineered to contain prescription drugs or industrialchemicals. The news crops are already planted in over 300fields in secret locations throughout the U.S. They...

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What Makes GM Crops Dangerous?

The United Nations World Food Summit met recently to decide whether genetically-modified crops will save poor countries from famine or will contaminate normal crops, presenting a danger to food supplies around the world.

Despite a ban on planting GM corn there, Mexican corn crops have been contaminated by the GM StarLink strain, and this...

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Gencorn Said not to be Allergy Danger

The U.S. government has stated that there is no evidence that anyone has had an allergic reaction to genetically modified StarLink corn. The corn has spread throughout the U.S. food supply, despite the fact that it was originally supposed to be kept separate and used only for animal feed. The results of recent tests could clear the way for the...

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