Tag: Center for Food Safety

Americans Call on Food Companies to Can Monsanto's New GMO Corn

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In August, the gene altered (GMO) crop giant Monsanto announced it would for the first time sell a variety of GMO sweet corn, intended for marketing as canned and/or frozen whole corn. Since the vast majority of GMO corn has, until now, been used as animal feed or for highly processed foods, this development called…

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Son of Toxic Sludge: The Smell That Won’t Die

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Sewage sludge is the mucky residue of municipal wastewater treatment operations, consisting largely of human feces. Repackaged as “biosolids,” sludge is sold or given away to farmers and homeowners for use as a nutrient-rich fertilizer. But when used to grow food, our turds may bite back: sludge can contain heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, toxic chemicals, disease-causing…

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