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The chemical industry has been caught lying to the general public

By Landsman:(NaturalNews) Pro-GMO activists would have us believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are 'perfectly safe'. They'll tell us that GMOs make agricultural practices more sustainable; increase crop yields, reduce the use of pesticides, provide more nutritious foods and (my favorite lie) help make farming easier and more profitable.

Only biotech-funded studies claim GMOs are safe: Independent scientists warn otherwise

By Huff: (NaturalNews) The general consensus on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that there really is no consensus at all, at least not among independent scientists looking honestly and unbiasedly at the issue. A peer-reviewed evaluation of the cohort of published literature on GMOs reveals that nearly every study declaring GMOs to be safe is backed by biotech interests.

NY legislators pass bill to protect farmers from biotech industry lawsuits

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) On February 11, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that would protect farmers from being sued by biotechnology companies in the case of genetically engineered (GE) crops accidentally growing in their fields.

In contrast with conventionally bred crops, GE crops are typically held under a patent which prohibits anyone from planting them without the express permission of the patent-holding company. They are also usually sold with a license that prohibits saving seeds for re-planting. Instead, the seeds must be re-purchased each year.

15 reasons to ignore biotech PR and label dangerous GMOs

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Chemical companies and their food conglomerate allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years fighting against your right to know what's in your food. No matter how the industry tries to spin the issue, people have a right to know if they're eating patented genetic material that has never been proven safe, yet mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) still isn't a reality in the U.S.

Three lies Big Biotech uses to justify GMOs

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) An international conference, the "Oxford Real Farming Conference," was held in England's historic, massive Oxford Town Hall on January 6-7, 2014. It was reported on by an excellent paper, "Oxford Real Farming Conference: power, lies, and agrarian resistance" by Colin Tudge, one of the conference's co-founders

GMO cultivation declining in developed nations, despite industry promotion suggesting the opposite

For the first time since their initial commercialization in the mid-1990s, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are on the decline in the industrialized world, says a new report by the pro-biotech lobbying group International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, or ISAAA.

10 Years of Failure: New film documents struggle of farmers deceived by biotech industry

It has been 10 years since the Philippine government approved the country's first genetically modified (GM) crops for commercial cultivation, and its farmers are now far worse off becauseo f it. In the new documentary film 10 Years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM Corn, the farmer advocacy group Farmer-Scientist Partnership for Development, or MASIPAG, reveals the plight of GM corn farmers in the Philippines who were hoodwinked by the biotechnology industry and are now suffering from massive debt, poor yields and even starvation as a result.

Biotech industry goes to court to fight Hawaii's GMO and pesticide restriction bill

Anti-GMO activists and Kauai County council members in Hawaii had to dig in as Kauai mayor Bernard Carvalho made a plea to not override his veto of Bill 2491. That's a bill that would monitor and restrict GMO planting and pesticide use in that county. The council got the necessary votes to overturn Carvalho's veto, and now Bill 2491 is set to go into law August 16, 2014.

'Monsanto Protection Act' to grant biotech industry total immunity over GM crops? Learn more:

While millions of Americans were busy celebrating freedom from tyranny during the recent Independence Day festivities, Monsanto was actively trying to thwart that freedom with new attacks on health freedom.