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“A Blatant Display of Unscientific Propaganda:” Cornell Student Exposes GMO Propaganda in Scathing New Letter | AltHealthWorks.com
“A Blatant Display of Unscientific Propaganda:” Cornell Student Exposes GMO Propaganda in Scathing New Letterby Nick Meyer | August 22, 2016 Photo via Robert Schooler My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow…
Campbell Soup Ditches Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Commits To Label GMO Ingredients
by Jenny Hopkinson (with help from Catherine Boudreau, Luis Sanchez, Doug Palmer, and Helena Bottemiller Evich) for Politico, 21 July 2017 Campbell Soup Co. will leave the Grocery Manufacturers Association by the end of the year over concerns that the trade association no longer represents its views. The move stems from GMA’s hardline stance on GMO labeling. Campbell Chief Executive Denise Morrison told investors earlier this week that the move was not for financial reasons but instead was “driven by purpose and principles”. Campbell has long been vocal about increasing transparency of its ingredients. The company, which owns the Pepperidge Farm, Prego and V8 brands, split from the rest of the food industry in January 2016 with a commitment to label all of its products containing genetically modified ingredients. It also supported efforts to make such labeling mandatory. GMA at the time was still pushing for a prohibition on GMO disclosures on food products. “We have always believed that consumers have the right to know what’s in their food,” CEO Denise Morrison said in a memo to employees at the time on the company’s decision. Goodbye, old friend: GMA spokesman Roger Lowe noted in a statement to MA that companies drop their membership from time to time, and highlighted that the group has brought on new members of all sizes from throughout the industry this year. “They tell us they are joining GMA because they want to be part of our work committed to consumer transparency, sustainability, food safety, nutrition and retailer collaboration,” Lowe said, adding: “We will miss Campbell’s participation and wish them well.”[...]
Robot Discovers Melted Nuclear Fuel Heaps Inside Damaged Fukushima Reactor
by MARI YAMAGUCHITOKYO, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that sits underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima’s Unit 3 reactor, said the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused multiple meltdowns and destroyed the plant. The three-day probe of Unit 3 ended Saturday. Locating and analyzing the fuel debris and damage in each of the plant’s three wrecked reactors is crucial for decommissioning the plant. The search for melted fuel in the two other reactors has so far been unsuccessful because of damage and extremely high radiation levels. During this week’s probe, cameras mounted on the robot showed extensive damage caused by the core meltdown, with fuel debris mixed with broken reactor parts, suggesting the difficult challenges ahead in the decades-long decommissioning of the destroyed plant. TEPCO spokesman Takahiro Kimoto said it would take time to analyze the debris in the images to figure out debris removal methods. The original article by Mari Yamaguchi and photos of the nuclear fuel findings can be viewed at komonews.com.[...]
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