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3 Actions for the Food is Love Revolution

Stacy Malkan  |  February 2014

bee loveThere's a seat at the table for you at the Food is Love Revolution. Are you in?  

I say “food is love” because in my family, especially for the women, preparing and offering food is the deepest expression of love. It’s how we connect and share ourselves. What happens to our food is as personal as it gets. 

That's why it matters that corporations are changing the DNA of our most important food crops for profit, in ways that can't be undone.

And it's why I believe the Food Revolution is unstoppable -- it’s based in love, not fear. It’s rooted in possibilities for creating a healthy food system that feeds the world without harm. 

Thanks to all who joined the GMOs What You Need to Know online conference. Nearly 10,000 registrants and so many great comments on the blog,…

Connect with Our Experts: GMO Resources on Science, Politics, Ecology

Stacy Malkan  |  February 2014

Please comment on this post below and share your thoughts at #GMOtalk! Thanks to our 9,500 registrants!

whose responsibleWhat’s going on with GMOs in our food? I was inspired to create the GMOs What You Need to Know virtual conference because it’s getting harder to find unbiased information about GMOs in the media. 

Why? As Monsanto’s director of communications Phil Angell told Michael Pollan in 1998, “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 1992 policy on GMO foods…

Did You Eat Monsanto’s Pesticide GMO Sweet Corn This Summer?

Stacy Malkan  |  First appeared in Civil Eats | November 2013 

monsanto-corn-blogAs we were roasting sweet corn over our barbecues this past summer, we wanted to know: Was this the same corn on the cob we'd been eating all our lives, or was it a new type of corn genetically engineered by Monsanto to contain pesticides and tolerate herbicides?

Until now, Monsanto's genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been commodity crops for processed food and animal feed. Very few GMO fresh foods are in stores — just papaya from Hawaii and a little bit of squash. While Syngenta has offered GMO sweet corn for about a decade, most farmers opted not to grow it.

But the DNA of sweet corn is changing. In 2011, Monsanto began selling seeds for its first direct-consumption vegetable product, a "stacked trait" sweet corn genetically engineered with two Bt-toxin genes that make the corn an insecticide,…

Why GMO Labeling is a Story of Solutions