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Bug docs warn EPA that non-GMO corn best solution to insect resistance

By Rady Ananda Food Freedom

Last week, 22 corn entomologists sent a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency warning that insect resistance to genetically modified corn can be halted by planting non-GMO seed.

Increasing pesticide use or buffer zone size will not solve the growing problem of rootworm resistance to corn genetically modified with [...]

USDA’s Dramatic New Speedy Approval Process for GMOs

By Dr Mercola

Under new US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) rules, Monsanto and other biotech companies that create genetically modified (GM) crops will get speedier regulatory reviews of their genetically engineered food products.

The new rules will cut the time needed to approve biotech crops in half—from an average of three years, to about 13 [...]

Obama-Monsanto US-GMO strategy redacted from leaked email

By Dr Mercola

The White House has refused to release all of an email sent from a Monsanto-linked lobbyist to top Obama administration policy analyst Peter Schmeissner, requested by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) in a Freedom of Information Act request.  PEER believes the email could reveal the White House is colluding with [...]

Again, hundreds of Beebe birds die despite fireworks ban

UPDATES below

By Rady Ananda Food Freedom

Another New Years Eve, another mass bird kill.  On December 31, 2011, Beebe police chief Wayne Ballew initiated an emergency ban on fireworks around 7:15 pm after receiving reports of dead birds.

Little Rock television station KATV showed a radar image of a large mass over the [...]

Multidrug-resistant meat contaminations spoil holiday meals; prompt recalls

Tyson recalls 41,000 pounds of ground beef; Hannaford nearly all

By Rady Ananda Food Freedom

Per the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, on Dec. 20, Tyson Meats, Inc. recalled 41,000 pounds of its ground beef from 16 states, suspecting an E. coli O157:H7 contamination.  Last week, Hannaford Stores, a Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain, recalled [...]

Beyond Protest: Saving our planet with ‘Deep Green Resistance’

By Rady Ananda

From what makes an effective resister to effective resistance strategies, in Deep Green Resistance, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen lay out the reasons for and methods of bringing down industrial civilization.  The goal is saving the biosphere, and with it, Homo sapiens.

In Endgame, a two-volume tome that everyone should [...]

USGS: Glyphosate pollutes air, rain and rivers in US

By Rady Ananda

Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.

Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and [...]

Inspection finds of dreaded Khapra beetle increase 20-fold this year

By Rady Ananda

The Khapra beetle, “one of the top 100 most-feared pests in the world,” according to Customs and Border Protection, keeps showing up this year, with over 100 finds in personal belongings and commercial imports.  Normally, ag inspectors find the beetle only 3-6 times a year.  [Image]

Trogoderma granarium is incredibly destructive to [...]