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Monsanto Spokemen Call for End of Organic. "It makes us look bad."


Requiring "Produced With Genetic Engineering"  on labels will unfairly stigmatize GM crops and food processed from GM ingredients.   -- Krista Kafer, Independence Institute.   We continue to see this claim from the biotech public relations flacks who have been hired by Dow, Monsanto and Syngenta to defeat Prop 105 in Colorado. Their aim is to convince Colorado voters to reject labeling seeds, crops and food in the supply chain to maintain its identity all the way to your kitchen table. The crass calculation behind this claim deserves some scrutiny.   You can imagine the suits sitting around a luxurious conference room at the Monsanto headquarters in St. Louis, thoughtful faces asking "how can we fool these pesky Coloradoans?" (Hopefully...
Posted 1 day 10 hours ago

Nutrition & Health Articles


Vegetarians Found to Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease


People who eat vegetarian diets have a significantly lower risk of fatal and nonfatal heart disease, according to a study conducted at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.   Francesca L. Crowe, PhD, and her colleagues tracked the health of 44,561 men and women living in England and Scotland for almost 12 years. At the beginning of the study, 34 percent of the subjects described themselves as vegetarian—not eating any meat or fish.   The vegetarians tended to weigh less, had lower cholesterol levels, and had lower blood pressure compared with meat eaters. Their risk of ischemic heart disease was 32 percent less, though this risk was attenuated slightly after the researchers factored in the subjects’ weight.   Editor’s note: Many studies have shown that...
Posted 5 days 10 hours ago