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  1. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
    How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
  2. Dr. Stan Benda, Ph.D. (Law)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Canadian Federation of Agriculture
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  6. Connexions Library: Food Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
  7. The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. The assertion is that such bodies promote falsehoods and scaremongering about GM to protect their own interests and that the GMO agritech sector has fallen victim to this.
  8. Farmageddon
    Food and the Culture of Biotechnolgy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Kneen explains how corporations control the distribution of food with little knowledge or care of the health risks of engineered food.
  9. GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has called the recent discovery of contaminated flax seed in Europe â#ounacceptable,â## and said biotechnology companies must take
  10. Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers and whether or not it can actually feed the global population.
  11. GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in particular, their genetically modified crops. While we all like to believe that our scientific/rational brains see through the transparent marketing, public relations rhetoric exists because it greatly sedates critical thought.
  12. GMOs: Fooling -- er, "feeding" -- the world for 20 years
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Myths and outright lies about the alleged benefits of genetically engineered crops (GE crops or GMOs) persist only because the multinationals that profit from them have put so much effort into spreading them around.
  13. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  14. Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.
  15. Ontario Farm Animal Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  16. Patent Folly
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    The misuse of patents rights and associated dangers.
  17. Unnatural Harvest
    How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999

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