If you’re just starting to learn about GMOs, you might not know quite where to begin. These links provide an introduction to the issues, players and politics of the GMO controversy.
If you are well educated on this topic and would like a great tool to awaken others to the blight of GMO’s on humanity and the global biosphere … this is a good starting point.
10 Reasons Why We Don’t Need GM Foods (pdf-36kb)
10 Reasons Why GM Won’t Feed The World (pdf-72kb)
GM Food: A Guide for the Confused – Clear answers to common questions about GMOs.
Why GM Free? – All the reasons you need to Say No To GMOs!
Who’s Afraid of GMOs? Me! – A thoughtful rebuttal to the ‘GMOs will feed the world’ argument and more.
The Myths Of Agricultural Biotechnology – Exposing the flawed premises of biotech in agriculture.
Confronting Contamination – The only way to stop GMO contamination is to stop growing GMOs.
Are GMOs Safe?
GMO Science – A list of over 1200 studies, surveys, and analyses that suggest adverse impacts of genetically engineered crops, foods and related pesticides.
No scientific consensus on GMO safety – A statement and signatories from ENSSER.
GMO Myths and Truths – Scientists speak out to counter industry myths. NEW EDITION
State-of-the-Science on the Health Risks of GM Foods (pdf-933kb) – Well-referenced summary of current research.
Scrambling and Gambling with the Genome – The process of genetic engineering is neither predictable nor reliable. Can you say ‘Russian roulette’?.
Unraveling the DNA Myth – The basic assumptions of genetic engineering are debunked by Dr. Barry Commoner.
Risks of GM Food – Professor David Schubert of the Salk Institute offers insight and words of caution.
A Deadly Epidemic and the Attempt to Hide its Link to Genetic Engineering – How this happened and why it didn’t make the news.
The Virus Hazard – Genetically engineering crops using genetic material from viruses has serious implications that are dismissed by industry and regulatory agencies.
Regulation and Labeling
Flaws in the FDA’s Policy on GMOs – Analysis of a 1998 lawsuit that exposed and challenged the FDA’s policy on GMOs.
How It Happened That We Don’t Regulate Biotech – In the ’70s when gene splicing was in its infancy, a questionable study was used in its defense.
Are GMOs Being Regulated or Not? – How and why regulatory oversight of agricultural biotechnology is failing to protect the public interest.
Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled? – Comprehensive discussion of the FDA’s twisted GMO labeling rationale by Craig Holderge.
Sensible Regulations For GE Food Crops – Read this if you think that GMOs are being adequately regulated and tested.
Investigate more about Regulatory issues.
GMOs and Childern
Genetically Engineered Foods Pose Higher Risk for Children – Why children are at risk from the effects of genetically engineered food.
“Agriscience Bus” Takes Teachers For a Ride – How industry enlists teachers to influence future generations’ acceptance of GMOs.
Corporate ties to academia also influence curriculum and research.
Force-Feeding the World – America’s ‘GM or Death’ ultimatum to Africa reveals the depravity of its GM marketing policy by Robert Vint
Monsanto: A Profile of Corporate Arrogance – Monsanto currently dominates the GMO seed market. Want to know more about their history and MO?
Corporate Serfdom Official – Corporate ownership of life-forms is very profitable and a way to dominate and control the food chain.
Food as Political Weapon – Illuminating Acres USA Interview with Indian journalist, Devinder Sharma
US States Passing Laws to Block Local GMO-free Ordinances – Democracy and grassroots action face challenges from corporate money and influence.
Learn more about how GMOs will impact the global south
Biohazards: The Next Generation – Crop plants are now being genetically engineered to manufacture industrial and pharmaceutical proteins. Have you lost your appetite yet?
Fear of Pharming – Growing drugs in food crops is a bad idea, period, but the industry keeps pushing forward.
Nanofood – Do we really need another untested technology polluting our food, environment and bodies.
In addition to pharm crops and trees, other GMOs in development include genetically engineered animals, fish, insects and even humans.
Genetically Engineered Trees – Genetic engineering may do as much damage to forests and wildlife habitat as chain saws and sprawl.
Why Is Release Of Transgenic Crops Into The Environment A Risk? – What are GMOs doing to our environment?
TLB recommends you visit SAY NO TO GMOS. Once you’re a little more familiar with the issues, you can search the site or visit the yearly archives to find additional information. Please note that this site is no longer being updated but is being kept online as an historical resource.