The European Commission has just approved growing genetically modified crops for the first time in 12 years, putting the GM lobby’s profits over public concerns — 60% of Europeans feel we need more information before growing foods that could threaten our health and environment. A new initiative allows 1 million EU citizens a unique chance… Read More
A German-engineered potato on Tuesday became the first genetically modified organism in 12 years to win approval for cultivation in the European Union, sparking celebration among GMO manufacturers and outrage among opponents. http://bit.ly/aZL8FV
A great opinion piece in the London Times discussing the forthcoming, award winning documentary, Food Inc. Unfortunately it will not be getting a full release in Ireland, but will be showing for one day only at the Vue Cinema, Liffey Valley S.C, on Monday 15th February. (see the trailer in an earlier blog entry below)… Read More
Codex Alimentarius committees (of which there are more than 20), “regional committees” and “task forces”, prepare and develop standards and guidelines on every aspect of food, “from farm to fork”. After these committees and task forces formulate standards which become ready for ratification (once they reach step 8 of the forumlation process), they are then… Read More
I stumbled on this trailer on Youtube a while back. It’s for a documentary that seems to be coming out sometime soon. It looks interesting: Then today a friend sent me a link to this article about it: Behind the food industry’s iron curtain There’s also an interview with the director there.