Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
Part I: OBAMA ADMIN’S new mission to squash “burdensome” regulation & play nice with BIG Farm businesses CREATES frenzy green-lighting genetically engineered crops
FarmAID.com — Just weeks into the new year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the full deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa—a genetically engineered crop variety designed to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The move gave the OK for commercial planting to take place this spring without restrictions. A week later, USDA announced the deregulation [...]
NATIONAL MAIN STREET CENTER CONSULT COMES TO BUFFALO FOR RECON MEETING AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATION ON PROGRAM
National and Wyoming Main Street folks came this Thursday to visit Buffalo Main Street — giving advice, ideas and a lot of history for the standing room only crowd at City Hall. There seemed to be someone there representing a vast spectrum of interests in Buffalo’s Downtown Historic District. There were representatives from City and County government, several members of the Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo banks, Main Street merchants, civic groups and the arts.
One by one, the establishment is picking off the favorite foods and supplements that millions of Americans rely upon to keep us healthy and out of the clutches of the drug and medical industries. Two weeks ago it was eggs. We showed that it was another research group that was heavily influenced by it’s funders that skewed their own research data.
For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture, aided and abetted by indentured politicians and regulatory agencies, supermarket chains, giant food processors, and the so-called “natural” products industry. They have blocked healthier products from coming to market, while keeping products – especially food additives – in the US food supply that have shown themselves to be less than healthy for us.