This is a photo of the kind of egg you don’t see at the supermarket or even hear about. Why? You’re not supposed to know about them. If you did, the industry knows how turned off you might become. Eggs like this are truly a “freak of nature,” that is, a product of man’s manipulation of nature. A far cry from the images and language of egg marketing huh? Farm fresh, pasture raised, cage free, free range, organic.
While organic milk sales soar, the public remains largely in the dark about one very important point: Even organic milk is full of naturally-occurring hormones, powerful antibodies, growth factors and proteins that are critical to the survival of a newborn calf but can actually accelerate aging in humans, promote cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases that plague the affluent dairy-addicted world.
Advocates of sustainable agriculture are shocked by the recent discovery of significant financial connection between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and agribusiness titan Monsanto.
In August, a financial website published the Gates Foundation’s investment portfolio, which included recent purchases of 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock estimated to be worth over $23 million. (See the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission).
Drought resistance in organic corn reportedly 31% higher than its genetically engineered counterpart, according to a new study by the Rodale Institute.
For a long time now a big selling point for GMO crops has been their superior ability to resist drought and disease. But how do they stack up against traditional and organic varieties? Current research by major peer-reviewed science is challenging this claim and arriving at very different conclusions. Read more.
Most people have never heard of AuquaBounty and its AquAdvantage® salmon and trout, unless your a fish farmer who is looking to grow fish that are engineered to grow much faster and healthier and therefore make you more profitable. But are these “fake” fish safe to consume? And will they be labeled as such? Those are the decisions the FDA is currently making with AquaBounty with, up to now, little or no public input.