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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Experts and Sources
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Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

News Releases

GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector
2009-09-11
Organic Trade Association
GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has called the recent discovery of contaminated flax seed in Europe â#ounacceptable...

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Connexions Library: Food Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
Connexions Library: Science Focus
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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. T...
Deformities, sickness and livestock deaths: the real cost of GM animal feed?
Deformities, Sickness and Livestock Death
Wasley, Andrew
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Feeding animals a diet containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients or more specifically feed made from GM soya and sprayed with the controversial herbicide glyphosate is responsible for deformiti...
The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds
Donley, Nathan
Article
2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Investigating the agricultural impacts of use of Monsanto's herbicides, which has led to rapid development of herbicide-resistant weeds which pose difficulties for farmers and lead to further dependen...
Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism
Total Information Control
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people...
Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2017
Truthout
One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals,...
Genetically Modified Crops Can Thrive as the World Warms
Kirby, Alex
Article
2016
Truthdig!
Genetically engineering photosynthesis in plants could take advantage of rising global temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide, US scientists say. They believe this could achieve much high...
Genetically modified organism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
Pena, Devon G.
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace...
Global effects of GM crops questioned
Vidal, John
Article
2011
The Guardian
Twenty Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups have published a damning study, saying that GM (genetically modified) crops have failed to increase yield, whil...
GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide
Sirinathsinghji, Dr Eva
Article
2015
The Ecologist
A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them. The extra expenses arise...
GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
Pelaez Vicky
Article
2013
The Moscow News
Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily n...
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
Mattis, Kristine
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in ...
GMOs: Fooling -- er, "feeding" -- the world for 20 years
Grain
Article
2013
Grain
Myths and outright lies about the alleged benefits of genetically engineered crops (GE crops or GMOs) persist only because the multinationals that profit from them have put so much effort into spreadi...
GMOs, Glyphosate & Tomorrow
ACRES U.S.A.
Article
2011
Any time you have a single gene in so many different crops, especially a gene that impacts the normal resistance and defense mechanism in the plant, and you spread that same vulnerability across so ma...
Golden Rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions
Ocampo, Daniel
Article
2013
Ecologist
'Golden Rice' is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But Daniel Ocampo says it is for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept th...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2015
Independent Science News
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Rising suicide rate for Indian farmers blamed on GMO seeds
Article
2014
RT
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it's been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suici...
Scientists Write: EPA, Ban 'Agent Orange' Herbicide Mix and GMO Crops!
The undersigned
Article
2014
Ecologist
Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mi...
Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs
Null, Gary; Polonetsky, Richard
Film
2012
An exposition of the massive public health dangers associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
CounterPunch
If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy worl...
The So-Called Scientific "Consensus": Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over
Food & Water Watch
Article
2014
Food & Water Watch
Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asse...
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
Article
2015
Pambazuka News
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
There's Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2017
Independent Science News
A criticism of the notion that the issue of labelling GMO foods is too narrow in focus, detailing the complexities of the issue and arguing for the broader importance of labelling.

Sources Bookshelf

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.


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