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Are You Eating the 8 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods?

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The recent publicity and interest in “going green” has increased awareness to serious environmental issues surrounding global warming. However, genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—also called genetically modified foods or GM foods—are another significant environmental issue that has disappeared in the shadows lately.

GMOs celebrated: Monsanto Executive wins the world food prize

It can't be any more sickening than to watch an idea, so poisonous, become so celebrated, rewarded, and praised. A major World Food Prize award, started by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Norman Borlaug, was given out recently to Monsanto Executive Robert Fraley and two other biotech masterminds. Mary-Dell Chilton, founder of Syngenta Biotechnology and Marc Van Montagu, founder of the Belgium Institute of Plant Technology Outreach also received the reward this year at the Iowa foundation.

Soy-based lunch kills 22 children in India: Have GMOs and pesticides become instant killers?

At least 22 children in India have died as a result of eating soy-based school lunches served to them in the country's Bihar state, according to new reports. The tainted lunches, which were loaded with genetically-modified (GM) soybeans and pesticide chemical residues, were given to the student victims as part of a U.K.-based government meal program similar to the one currently being implemented in the U.S. by Michelle Obama for American public schoolchildren.

Pesticide use ramping up as GMO crop technology backfires: study

U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption of genetically modified crop technologies that are sparking a rise of "superweeds" and hard-to-kill insects, according to a newly released study.

GMO labeling initiative continues full-speed ahead toward victory: How are you supporting the movement?

Despite its recent defeat in the most populous state in the country, Proposition 37 in California, the bill that would have mandated the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), has spurred nationwide interest in passing "right to know" legislation. And just within the past few weeks, there has been considerable progress in the fight for full food transparency, including the passage of GMO labeling laws in both Connecticut and Maine.

Obama attempting to railroad EU acceptance of GMOs through new 'free trade' agreements

Contradicting promises he once made back on the campaign trail to protect the environment and defend the public against unscrupulous corporate interests, Barack Obama is currently pushing for the establishment of two new "free trade" agreements that would not only allow corporations to undermine the rule of law here in the U.S., but also railroad through forced acceptance of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union (EU) and elsewhere, where existing regulatory policies largely prohibit their cultivation and unlabeled sale.

The godfather of GMOs speaks out against anti-GMO activists

On July 8, Food Navigator USA published an interview with Dr. Roger Beachy, CEO, Global Institute for Food Security. Beachy, a professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Center for Plant Science and Biotechnology from 1978-1991, is best known as the godfather of GMOs as he helped develop the first genetically modified food in 1986; a disease-resistant transgenic tomato.