Are GM Crops Spurring the Creation of Super Weeds? Transgenic oilseed rape, used to make canola oil, is interbreeding with related wild species, raising fears that herbicide-tolerance could spread among weeds.
The reality of GM
86% of us have said that we don't want to eat GM food. New GM labelling laws say that food or animal feed containing a GM ingredient or derivative over 0.9 per cent must be labelled as containing GM. But this isn't good enough.
Many are not aware that genetically modified food is funded by drug companies like Pharmacia and large, well-known corporations such as tobacco giant Phillip Morris, which owns Kraft Foods. Concern over the use of these altered foods has grown among many well-respected scientists, as the effects of such foods are virtually unknown. (read more...)
We may unknowingly eat lots of food with small amounts of GM that have escaped labelling. No one knows what this could do to our health.
Preliminary results show that GM soya has devastating effects on rats.
Products such as cheese, milk and eggs from animals fed on GM feed do not have to be labelled. This means you can't avoid them.
Up to 220 young children a day could be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of pesticides from just one apple or pear.(Friends of the Earth)
GM companies cannot be trusted to tell us the truth: Monsanto's Dubious GM Publicity
What we can do
Sign Friends of the Earth petition against GMO
Contact your supermarket to ask them to stop selling GM food
Avoid processed food like ready meals, where you are most likely to find GM ingredients.
Buy locally grown food and support your local economy at the same time. For the nearest farmers' market see www.farmersmarkets.net
Join the Soil Association!
Buy organic food. This has to be GM-free by law. For an organic directory, visit www.soilassociation.org
The Damaging Effects of GMOs Revealed
GM Labelling campaign
The Dangers of Genetic Engineering
Why genetically modified foods can devastate health
Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prepare a Takeover
Mixing GM Crops With Drugs and Beer is a Bad Idea
How to change the world by buying organic and supporting sustainable farming
Most Offspring Died When Mother Rats Ate Genetically Engineered Soy
Can GM Soy be Deadly?
The Damage GM Foods Can do to Your Body
How GM crops are getting into the UK through the back door (animal feed)
Overview on the Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods
The Global Blight of Genetically Modified Crops
Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating (by J.M. Smith)
Industry manipulation and political collusion—not sound science—are allowing dangerous genetically engineered food into your daily diet. Company research is rigged, evidence of health dangers is covered up, and political pressure is applied to push new products through to your dinner plate. Find out how you can protect yourself and your family.
Lords of the Harvest (by Dan Charles)
Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food
Biotech companies are creating designer crops with strange powers—from cholesterol-reducing soybeans to tobacco plants that act as solar-powered pharmaceutical factories. Dan Charles tells the story you won't hear from the biotech companies or their fiercest opponents—a tale of boundless ambition, political intrigue, and the quest for knowledge.