The Maca Team, Aug. 3, 2011
SUMMARY: “The Plenary Session of the Congress, approved the opinion of the law project that declares a moratorium of ten years that prevents the import of Genetically Modified Organisms on the national territory for cultivation, breeding or of any transgenic production.”
Farm Wars, July 28, 2011
Testbiotech and GeneWatch UK formally request withdrawal of EU market authorisation of Monsanto´s genetically engineered maize Genuity VT Triple PRO Corn with synthetic toxins.
The non-profit organisations Testbiotech (Germany) and GeneWatch UK have submitted a formal request to the European Commission to re-examine market authorisation of a genetically engineered maize produced by Monsanto sold under brand Genuity VT Triple PRO Corn (event MON89034 x MON 88017) that produces a synthetic toxin, intended to kill insect pests. This maize was approved for usage in food and feed by the EU Commission on 17th of June. It produces a combination of three different insecticidal toxins, one of which is synthesised artificially. Further, the plants are made tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate (known as Roundup).
American Chronicle, Apr. 25, 2011
For some time now most of food that we buy in grocery stores chances are that food purchased has been altered in some way or other. I for one don’t relish the idea of eating genetically altered or modified food of any sort but probably we are all eating them anyway.
Genetically modified seeds that are engineered in laboratories all over the world have infiltrated into most of the crops like corn, soy, rice and wheat which make up a good percentage of much of the food we eat. More than 90% of the corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects.
The biggest issue is that our government and the large biotech corporations have purposely withheld vital information concerning the dangers of genetically modified foods from the mainstream media and outside of the public’s awareness.