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Purdue University professor emeritus Dr. Don Huber addressed the dangers of glyphosate to American and European officials in 2011. His concerns centered on an electron microscopic pathogen which “appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings.” In a letter to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Huber added that preliminary experiments have reproduced the pathogen’s link to miscarriages. Read more...
Labeling GMOs Won’t Stall Monsanto - Ban on GMOs may be Required
Some say that GMO labeling will cause massive rejection of foods that contain GMOs and create a market tipping point, where GMOs are slowly phased out due to a lack of support from the American dollar. And while the fight against GMOs continues to grow, one has to wonder if there are truly enough people that that would take the time to reject the food-creations, or if GMOs have to be banned altogether for real change to occur.Family Farmers Mobilize in Ongoing Battle Against Monsanto | Common Dreams
Are people worried enough about GMOs to not buy the foods they’ve been buying forever? It may depend on where you live, but it seems that ‘mainstreamers’ are converting a little too slowly. From my personal experience, many people lack concern and even curiosity when a conversation about GMOs ignites.
The group's suit, first filed by lead plaintiff Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) in March 2011, argues (.pdf) that farmers who want nothing to do with genetically modified (transgenic) seed could have their crops unwillingly contaminated by it and "could quite perversely also be accused of patent infringement by the company responsible for the transgenic seed that contaminates them."