Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Organic expert receives chilly reception at “coexistence” conference re GMOs

From Ken Roseboro, on “The Organic and Non-GMO report”:

“The outlook for peaceful coexistence between organic and genetically modified agriculture looks bleak if the chilly reception given to an organic industry expert at a recent conference is any indication.

Lowell Rheinheimer, farm resource manager at Organic Valley was one of several organic industry experts invited to speak at a “Coexistence, Choice, and Sustainability in Crop Production” conference organized by Iowa State University’s Biosafety Institute on Genetically Modified Agricultural Products held at university in April.

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Michael Schmidt’s “back from Europe” report from Prague, part 1

Glencolton Farms was blessed in the last two weeks with grade 3 students, home schoolers, grade nine students and the adult education students from the Steiner Center in Toronto

This just in from Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt:

We just got out of Europe before they grounded the airplanes because of volcanic ashes. Toooo bad.

The culture of food in Europe once again keeps amazing me every time I cross the pond. Continue reading

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Evidence emerges that European E.coli O104:H4 superbug was bio-engineered

From Mike Adams at Natural News:

“(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.

This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the “mutation pressure” that nudges them toward complete drug immunity. Continue reading

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