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Monsanto's Very Bad Week: 3 Big Blows for GMO Food

Why are Monsanto and the junk food industry willing to spend many tens of millions of dollars every year trying to keep you in the dark about your food?

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Monsanto tells us that their products are about the best thing to come along since sliced bread. For years they've been promising that GMOs would  reduce pesticide use,  increaseyields, reduce water consumption, and offer foods that are  more tasty and  more nutritious.

I wish they were right.

But in the 20 years since GMO crops first came on the market, studies have found that they have led to  higher pesticide use, and no meaningful improvement in  flavornutrition,yield or water requirements. Instead, what they've created are plants that are engineered to withstand  massive dosing of  toxic herbicides, and plants that function as living pesticide factories. Monsanto's Bt. corn, for example, is actually  registered with the EPA as a pesticide.

With concern about GMOs growing fast, and with the public being pummeled with vast amounts of misinformation, there is a tremendous need for clear, accurate and reliable information about GMOs. In response, the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology are co-sponsoring a free online  GMO Mini-Summit. From October 25-27, some of the top GMO experts on the planet will be providing insights and clear calls to action in this teleseminar that is also being broadcast without charge on the Internet. Monsanto probably isn't too happy about the prospect of tens of thousands of people getting informed and mobilized. But if you love life, safe food, and the truth, then you might want to  check it out.

And if you want to lend a hand to getting out the vote in the state of Washington, you can sign up to volunteer here.

Nobody knows what's going to happen in Washington between now and November 5. But from Mexico, to Hawaii and to the 64 nations that already have GMO labeling, this tide just might be turning.

Maybe we, the people, do get a say in what we know, and what we eat, after all.

Ocean Robbins is co-author of  Voices of the Food Revolution , and serves as adjunct professor for Chapman University and CEO and co-host (with best-selling author John Robbins) of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network. The GMO Mini-Summit starts October 25.  Find out more here.

 
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