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  • Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
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GMO crops continue to foster development of super bugs

Mar 20, 2014

  A study out of Iowa State University, published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  has documented the continued development of resistant pests in response to genetically modified (GM) crops. Specifically, the researchers examined resistant varieties of western corn rootworm to Bt corn. They show that western corn rootworms have [...]

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Organic shows healthiest nutritional profile in soybeans: GM soybeans have high pesticide residues

Jan 14, 2014

A recent article published in the journal Food Chemistry found that organic soybeans have a healthier nutritional profile than conventionally grown soybeans.  The study compared organic soybean batches from Iowa with genetically modified (GM) soybeans and conventional non-GM soybeans grown in the same state.  They found that “organic soybeans showed the healthiest nutritional profile with [...]

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Easy Weeknight Chicken and Rice Casserole

Nov 08, 2013

Chicken and Rice Casserole This was inspired by a recipe I found in my grandmother’s recipe box after she passed away.  It’s perfect when you’re crunched for time but need a healthy, hearty meal.  Use organic ingredients whenever possible. The Research One of the reasons I eat organic is to avoid accidentally consuming genetically modified [...]

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GM Crops Do Not Offer Yield Benefits

Oct 01, 2013

In a study published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, University of Canterbury researchers found that the biotechnologies used in North American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to Western Europe. Researchers analyzed data on agricultural productivity in North America and Western Europe over the last 50 years, and found [...]

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Genetically Modified feed has negative effects on pig health

Sep 22, 2013

In a study published in the Journal of Organic Systems, researchers found that feeding pigs Genetically Modified (GM) corn and soy resulted in a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs fed non-GM diets.  The study, let by Dr. Judy Carman, showed that GM-fed female pigs also had on average a 25% heavier uterus than [...]

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Resistance to Bt Genetically Modified Crops found in 5 major pests

Sep 20, 2013

Since the introduction of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) into genetically modified (GM) crops in 1996, scientists have feared that the widespread of use of Bt would spur rapid evolution of resistance in pests.  Now, with over a billion acres of Bt corn and cotton, researchers Bruce Tabashnik, Thierry Brevault, and Yves Carriere, examine the biological reality [...]

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Study: GMOs linked to leukemia and anemia

Sep 11, 2013

Be careful what you eat!  Toxins produced by some Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) may be linked to developing leukemia and anemia.  A new study published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases has found that Cry proteins, which are produced in some GMOs, may lead to toxic effects on blood cells. Even at the [...]

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Genetically modified genes may enter the blood stream through diet

Sep 01, 2013

A new research study published in PLOS ONE found that complete genes may be able to pass from food into the human blood stream. It was previously thought that the circulatory system was insulated from the digestive tract, and that long chains of DNA ingested in food were unable to enter the blood stream. This [...]

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The importance of monitoring harm of GMOs on butterfly populations

Aug 24, 2013

Researchers in Europe have published a new study explaining the importance of and detailing the methods for how to monitor adverse effects on butterflies and moths from genetically modified (GM) crops. Butterflies and moths were the first biological indicators considered for GM crop monitoring because their populations are sensitive to many environmental changes. Over the [...]

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The Consequences of GMOs

Aug 05, 2013

A new paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Protection documents several consequences of GM (Genetically Modified) crop use.  The researchers found many unintended negative effects associated with increased use of GM crops, including environmental, dietetic, and economic problems. Environmental side effects include increased use of the herbicide glyphosate.  The main metabolite of this [...]

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