Anti-GMO Dr. Bronner’s Ad Stirs Controversy

David Bronner, CEO or Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, recently wrote an advertorial “in response to Michael Specter’s recent New Yorker takedown of anti-GMO crusader Vandana Shiva. He first published his critique on Huffington Post, and then decided to publish it as an ad in a variety of high-profile magazines, because he felt that The New Yorker is highly influential among liberal elites, and he wanted to get his dissenting view out,” according to Mother Jones.

The ad was accepted by nearly all publications to which it was sent, except for Science and Nature magazines – two of the world’s leading scientific publications – for fear that it would stir too big a controversy and pit the GMO industry against them.

However, their decision NOT to run the ad is becoming a big deal in the Non-GMO activist community. You can view the full Mother Jones article here, and Dr. Bronner’s advertorial here.

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Non-GMO Pick: Veganaise

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Lauren and Dan can’t eat a sandwich without this egg-free, gluten-free, Omega-3-packed mayo substitute! The Original spread is made with expeller-pressed canola oil, and we also have varieties made with grapeseed oil, reduced fat ingredients, and all organic ingredients. Flavors range from horseradish to chipotle… barbecue… pesto… roasted garlic, and more!

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The More You Know: GMO’s

Over 80% of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs,” which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture, and are developed and sold by the world’s biggest chemical companies. The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.

Visit our Facebook page today for your chance to WIN a Non-GMO Project canvas tote bag, cookbook, and verified non-GMO package of Upton’s Bacon-Style Seitan – The ultimate non-GMO breakfast starter kit!

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Standing up to Monsanto: Chipotle

“With voters in Colorado and Oregon set to decide measures requiring clear labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients, Chipotle, the Denver-based fast-food chain, is urging residents to approve the initiatives that Monsanto, Kraft, and Pepsico have spent millions to defeat.

‘Fundamentally, we believe that people have a right to know what’s in the food they eat,’ Chipotle chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said Tuesday in a statement, Denver Westward reported. ’Consumers want this information, and we are already giving it to them. But well-funded opposition groups continue to fight labeling efforts, with opponents putting their own profits ahead of consumer preferences.’”

- via Bloomberg.com

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Non-GMO Pick: Westsoy Seitan

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This week, Sharon presents her favorite meat substitute: Seitan!

Seitan is a soft, tasty, protein-packed derivative of wheat. Sharon plans to use hers with some fresh organic veggies in a stir fry, but it’s also great in soups, stews, and much more. :)

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Crops at Risk of GMO Contamination

The following crops are at risk of being genetically engineered, either because GMO varieties are in commercial production, or because of contamination from unapproved trial varieties. Ingredients from these crops may not be used in Non-GMO Project Verified products unless DNA testing shows them to be compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard:

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The World According to Monsanto

“There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food…”

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Staff Pick: Non-GMO Project Totes

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Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving away several of these big, sturdy, and stylish canvas totes as a part of our Non-GMO Month celebration! Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win one of your own!

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Non-GMO Giveaway!

This October, our regular Monday Giveaways on Facebook will be exclusively NON-GMO GIVEAWAYS in celebration of Non-GMO Month!

Tune in every Monday morning and answer a GMO-themed trivia question for your chance to win some great Non-GMO Project Verified products throughout our store. Today you have a chance to win a pack of super-soft, gluten-free, and vegan Liz Lovely cookies! ;)

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Customer Empowerment Labeling: Non-GMO

Since it’s the beginning of Non-GMO Month, we thought it’d be a good idea to remind you that our custom royal blue “NON-GMO” labels make it simple to spot the Non-GMO products you’re after! At The Corner, it’s just that simple. ;)

You may remember our post on our new Customer Empowerment Labeling from this summer…  Continue reading

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