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FOOD INC. – A MUST SEE

FOOD INC. – A MUST SEE

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted … Read entire article »

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Health Effects of GMO

Health Effects of GMO

Only 1 in 4 consumers in the United States are aware that they have been eating GM foods at one or another point in their lives. So what are GM foods and what’s the big deal? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. This process is different from traditional cross breeding breeding in that … Read entire article »

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Genetically Modified – Largest Uncontrolled Experiments In History

Genetically Modified – Largest Uncontrolled Experiments In History

by Martha R. Herbert BOSTON – Today the vast majority of foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified substances whose effects on our health are unknown. As a medical doctor, I can assure you that no one in the medical profession would attempt to perform experiments on human subjects without their consent. Such conduct is illegal and unethical. Yet manufacturers of genetically altered foods are exposing us to one of the largest uncontrolled experiments in modern history. In less … Read entire article »

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Genetic Engineering – What’s The Problem?

Genetic Engineering – What’s The Problem?

Food is central to life. How we grow it affects the land, water and wildlife around us, as well as farm animals, our health and rural communities. It’s hard to resist cheap food or ‘buy one get one free’ offers but the environmental cost of the culture of intensive farming, over-production and over-consumption is enormous. Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals … Read entire article »

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