William Engdahl– No-No GMO: ‘Time to support local organic framers’ | Genetically-modified foods are widely treated with suspicion; in Russia producers could end up being classed as terrorists. For more on this issue, RT is joined by geopolitical strategist and author of the book ‘Seeds of Destruction: The hidden agenda of genetic manipulation‘ William Engdahl. http://youtu.be/39KJ3chcRVY
A German farmer has revealed shocking GMO company tactics to silence him in an exclusive interview with RT Op-Edge.
German dairy farmer, Gottfried Glöckner, has told William Engdahl about attempted blackmail, character assassination and, ultimately, wrongful imprisonment he suffered when he refused to back off his charges that the Anglo-Swiss GMO company, Syngenta, had provided him with highly toxic GMO Maize seeds that ruined his prize dairy herd and his land.
After spending two years in prison, Glöckner is traveling round the world to tell the story and warn the public of the extreme danger of GMO seeds. CONTINUE READING ARTICLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/
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5 GMO Myths Busted by James Corbett | Every year, a greater and greater percentage of our food supply sources back to genetically modified ingredients. Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, DuPont and the other biotech giants have made GMOs into a multi-billion dollar industry and unsurprisingly have launched one of the largest pr campaigns in the history of the food industry to convince the public that their products are safe, healthy and beneficial. Let’s examine five of the main claims of this PR campaign and see how they stack up to reality. http://www.corbettreport.com/5-gmo-myths-busted/
Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds and the Reason Will Surprise You | “We get the same or better yields, and we save money up front,” crop consultant and farmer Aaron Bloom said of non-GMO seeds. Bloom has been experimenting with non-GMO seeds for five years and he has discovered that non-GMO is more profitable.
The re-converts to non-GMO seeds are not hippies but conservative Midwestern farmers who are making a business decision, Modern Farmer discovered. They are switching back to natural seed because it is more profitable — not because of any ideology.http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/01/farmers-abandoning-gmo-seeds-reason-will-surprise/
Are GMOs worth their weight in gold? To farmers, not exactly | Harn Soper has a real-world laboratory to test the benefits of farming with genetically modified (GM) seed. Soper’s family owns seven farms near Emmetsburg, Iowa, with organic crops on 410 acres and GM crops on some 300 acres. The farms are all in the same microclimate: If a torrential cloudburst hits one farm, it hits them all. So Soper can compare the economics of one farming style against the other. And it’s clear, when the numbers are tallied, that he’s making a lot more money farming organically than farming with GM seed. http://grist.org/food/are-gmos-worth-their-weight-in-gold-to-farmers-not-exactly/