Wednesday, April 17, 2013



In the U.S., we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions.  Under current FDA policy, we don't have that choice when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in the foods we purchase and feed our families.  But thanks to your tireless support, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will introduce new Federal legislation next week that would require the labeling of all genetically engineered (GE) foods; the first labeling bill to be introduced in the Senate in over a decade!

Tell your Senators and Representative to Co-Sponsor the GE food labeling bill!

Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families.  Sixty-four countries have mandatory labeling policies for GE foods including South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, South Africa, Australia, the the European Union, and many others.  The U.S. is one of the only developed countries in the world that doesn’t require labeling.  Yet there is overwhelming public demand—consistently near 95%—for the labeling of GE foods.  Already in 2013, 53 GE labeling bills have been introduced in 26 states, including Hawaii, Washington, Indiana, Missouri, and Vermont, with more expected by year’s end.

New GE Labeling Bill Being Introduced in Congress!

Send an email to your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the new federal
GE labeling bill


Monday, April 15, 2013


GMOcorn3 263x164 Analysis Finds Monsantos GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly ToxicAnalysis Finds Monsanto’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic

Mike Barrett
April 15th, 2013
Updated 04/15/2013 at 4:44 am

Is GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn? Monsanto will tell you the answer is a big ‘yes’, but the real answer is absolutely not. And the simple reality is that they are continuing to get away with their blatant misinformation. In fact, a 2012 nutritional analysis of genetically modified corn found that not only is GM corn lacking in vitamins and nutrients when compared to non-GM corn, but the genetic creation also poses numerous health risks due to extreme toxicity.
With the recent passing of the Monsanto Protection Act, there is no question that mega corporations like Monsanto are able to wield enough power to even surpass that of the United States government. The new legislation provides Monsanto with a legal safeguard against federal courts striking down any pending review of dangerous GM crops. It is ironic to see the passing of such a bill in the face of continuous releases of GMO dangers.

Non-GMO Corn 20x Richer in Nutrition than GMO Corn

The 2012 report, entitled 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, found numerous concerning and notable differences between GMO and non-GMO corn, none of which are particularly surprising. First, the report found that non-GMO corn has considerably more calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, and zinc.
  • Non-GMO corn has 6130 ppm of calcium while GMO corn has 14 – non-GMO corn has 437 times more calcium.
  • Non-GMO corn has 113 ppm of magnesium while GMO corn has 2 – non-GMO corn has about 56 times more magnesium.
  • Non-GMO corn has 113 ppm of potassium while GMO corn has 7 – non-GMO corn has 16 times more potassium.
  • Non-GMO corn has 14 ppm of manganese while GMO corn has 2 – non-GMO corn has 7 times more manganese.
As far as energy content goes, non-GMO corn was found to ‘emit 3,400 times more energy per gram, per second compared to GMO corn’, as reported by NaturalNews. Overall, the paper found that non-GMO corn is 20 times richer in nutrition, energy and protein compared to GMO corn.
Corn Comparison 1 Analysis Finds Monsantos GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic
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GMO Corn Also Found to be Highly Toxic

Not surprisingly, the report found what many of us already know – that GMO corn is highly toxic. While non-GMO corn was found to be free of chlorides, formaldehyde, glyphosate (active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide Roundup), and other toxic substances, GMO corn is riddled with these toxins.
Based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, the maximum amount of glyphosate allowed in drinking water is 700 parts per billion, which equates to .7 ppm. The amount is a set “level of protection based on the best available science to prevent potential health problems”.  Europe allows even less glyphosate in water, at .2 ppm. The report found that GMO corn contains 13 ppm – that’s 18.5x the “safe amount” set by the EPA.
Similarly, GMO corn contains concerning levels of toxic formaldehyde, at 200 ppm. According to Dr. Don Huber, a respected expert on GMOs, at least one study found that 0.97 ppm of ingested formaldehyde was toxic to animals. The GMO corn was found to contain 200 times more formaldehyde than this ‘maximum’ safety amount.
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Biotech Giants Like Monsanto Caught Lying Again

Monsanto has been making the claim for years that genetically modified foods are equivalent or even of higher quality than non-GMOs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Numerous studies have shown us the dangers of GMO foods such as GMO corn, along with the dangers of the massive amount of pesticides that accompany GMO crops. This 2012 report reminds us once again that corporations like Monsanto simply can not be trusted, and that the company will continue making false claims until the end of days in order to profit and slowly genetically engineer the world.

The 2012 report 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, was reportedly shared with the owners of by De Dell Seed Company, the only non-GMO seed supplies in Canada. De Dell Seed Company received the document from a company called ProfitPro, based in Minnesota.
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Genesis Farm Update     April 11, 2013
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Please Support GMO Labeling
Recently there has been huge public outcry over the infamous rider to a massive congressional funding bill signed into law. The provision, dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act,” protects Monsanto's genetically engineered crops from judicial review.

One way to counteract Monsanto's outrageous influence over food policy is by passing mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified food. Though Monsanto has already spent many millions to quash labeling law initiatives, there is increasing public support for it in the United States. Thirty states are now considering labeling laws; New Jersey is one of them. (A draft of the New Jersey bill is here.)

Take Action Today: In addition to state initiatives, new federal legislation is about to be introduced that would mandate the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. Please take a moment to contact your federal legislators about this critical issue. The Center for Food Safety has organized a convenient interface for sending a message to your elected officials.

Need more info?
Food and Water Watch has prepared fact sheets on the following:

Earth Day and Farm Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 10am - 4pm

The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm will be hosting an Earth Day and Farm Celebration on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. (Rain date is Sunday, April 28th.)

This free event celebrates local agriculture, healthy food, and the northwest New Jersey region. Fun activities for children and adults will take place throughout the day. Hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, hooping performance, animal & nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.

Farmers will also be on hand to discuss the sustainable farming techniques that have guided our award-winning CSA for the past twenty-five years. Please come and celebrate! More information on the CSG website.