The Wall Street Journal
January 2, 2014
General Mills Inc. GIS -0.02% has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified content, making the 73-year-old breakfast cereal one of the highest-profile brands to change in the face of growing complaints over such ingredients from activist groups and some consumers.
The change—which only affects original Cheerios, not other varieties like Honey Nut Cheerios—has been in the works since about a year ago, when General Mills began working to change manufacturing for Cheerios to eliminate ingredients containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Continue reading General Mills Starts Making Some Cheerios Without GMOs
January 5, 2014
A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies.
Although some giants such as General Mills have recently taken timid steps toward being more upfront with consumers, the United States, unlike some 60 other countries, lacks a legal requirement to do so.
Continue reading Battle over GMOs percolating in U.S., with 93 percent of Americans in favor of labeling
November 7, 2013
At an estimated cost of $150 billion, the Fukushima nuclear power plant ‘cleanup’ efforts have suspicious ties to organized crime and many on-site workers lack the required expertise to handle such nuclear disasters safely or effectively. With over 7 layers of poorly-supervised sub-contractors, like Tepco, Kajima and Obayashi Corp. – workers are routinely being exposed, in less than 1 hour, to deadly levels of radiation. But, there’s more to this story and the truth needs to be told.
Continue reading Fukushima cleanup efforts put northern hemisphere on alert
November 6, 2013
As of this writing, Washington state I-522 looks to have narrowly failed at the ballot box.This link shows election results county by county.
Continue reading GMO labeling initiative 522 seems to have failed, proving once again that corporate money can buy food secrecy
October 8, 2013
If you use store-bought, conventionally-formulated shampoos, conditioners, body washes and other similar personal care products on a regular basis, you could be exposing yourself to high doses of a cancer-causing chemical that few people are even aware exists. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) recently published the findings of an independent study it conducted which found that 98 tested shampoos, soaps and other personal care products contained high levels of cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a hidden foaming and thickening agent that is a known carcinogen.
Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical found in nearly 100 common soaps and shampoos: Study
The commercial release of Bangladesh’s first GM crop has been blocked by the courts.
This is very good news and comes hard on the heels of the Court of Appeals in the Philippines ruling against field trials for GM eggplant there.
India has a moratorium on the release of GM eggplant.
Continue reading High Court bars GM eggplant’s release in Bangladesh
September 25, 2013
We all know that stress can be like a wrecking ball to the body. It depletes the nervous system, interferes with sleep, and has been the called the mother of all disease. Stress is, in fact, a complex set of responses that affect the central nervous system, the adrenal glands and the cardiovascular system. Whenever homeostasis (feeling peaceful) is threatened, the body begins the stress cycle. Stress affects our appetites, our world-view, and our intestinal health. It can cause depression and even adrenal fatigue if we stay stressed out frequently over a relatively short amount of time. Fortunately, there are 5 easy ways to stress-proof your diet so that you can stay happy, easy-going, and healthy!
Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Stress Proof Your Diet
Eat Local Grown
The Environmental Working Group has released its 2013 list of The Dirty Dozen Plus and The Clean Fifteen.
The suggestions given by EWG are based strictly on the levels of contamination from pesticide. The Clean 15 list does contain items that are potentially genetically modified, so you must be aware of this fact when shopping, as I recommend strict avoidance of GMOs. Field corn and nearly all papayas from Hawaii are genetically modified. Some varieties of sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini are also genetically modified.
Continue reading 14 Fruits and Vegetables to Always Buy Organic
September 20, 2013
Like so many of these stories that come out quietly every day in this country, another farmer’s crops have been tainted with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Continue reading Another Farmer’s Field Tainted with GMO; Monsanto Says Levels Are ‘Permissible’