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What’s the scoop on chia seeds?

Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as protein and fibre; does this ancient Aztec superfood stand-up to the hype?

GMO risks – the articles you should read

8 October, 2012

Want to know more about genetic modification?

At NYR Natural News we are very vocal campaigners against the genetic modification of food. For easy access we’ve pulled together some (but by no means all!) of the articles and news reports that we’ve published  recently. Feel free to pass the link on to friends and family.

Séralini study on GMO/Roundup toxicity republished

June 24th, 2014

The controversial study showing high levels of kidney and liver toxicity – and unexpected tumours – in rats fed a diet of GMOs and Round-up is returned to the scientific, peer-reviewed literature

Q&A: Why should I worry about non-food GMOs?

May 11th, 2014

It’s a question that needs to be asked: if you don’t eat them are GMOs OK? The answer is definitely NO!

GMO herbicide found in breast milk of American women

April 9th, 2014

Samples of breastmilk taken from volunteers in America has shown that some contain the herbicide glyphosate – what does this mean?

Higher levels of glyphosate found in chronically ill people

March 19th, 2014

Evidence is mounting that glyphosate, the active component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is toxic to farm animals and people

Glyphosate: The GMO pathway to ill health and disease

March 11th, 2014

We may be seeing early signs of how glyphosate – the herbicide used with impunity on GM crops – causes significant ill health

Peddling GMOs to Africa: EU Chief Scientist faces sharp criticism

February 20th, 2014

Anne Glover is coming under sustained criticism for her claims about the safety and necessity of GM food

£3.2 million GM potato “a waste of money”

February 17th, 2014

Unless you are brainwashed by the pro-GM BBC, in which case you will actually believe it is a “game changer”

Slicing through the health hype on GM purple tomatoes

February 3rd, 2014 Health claims for the latest crop of GM tomatoes – which cost £900,000 of EU taxpayers’ money to develop – are all hot air and hype

Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’?

September 12th, 2013

GM plants absorb more of the pesticides we use on them – how can THAT be safe to eat?

Are there GMOs in your honey?

October 28th, 2013

European bureaucrats are trying to reclassify pollen as a “natural constituent” of honey, instead of an ingredient, so they won’t have to label GMO-contaminated honey. It’s time to say NO.

Bad seeds – GMO health risks hit the mainstream

August 1st, 2013

Elle magazine might be more well known for its fashion tips than its activism, but a courageous article on GMO health risks has taken the issue to a whole new audience

Why do we keep banging on about GM?

June 25th, 2013

The issue of GM may seem remote or removed from our health and our daily lives, but it isn’t. What we do now about GM has a direct effect on the kind of future we can expect to be living

GM in the UK? Great speech, shame about all the lies

June 20th, 2013

UK environment secretary Owen Paterson’s speechwriter deserves a pay rise – and a spot in the George Orwell Hall of Propaganda

Genetically modified failures

June 20th, 2013

The multiple failures of genetically modified crop technology show it’s simply not fit for purpose and has no place in the future of our food system

Why millions marched against Monsanto

May 30th, 2013

Last weekend more than 2 million people worldwide joined a March Against Monsanto – here’s why

10 ways to avoid GMOs when you eat out

May 21st, 2013

You want to eat out, but you also want to ensure you are not eating GM tainted food; here’s how

Feeding the world without GMOs

February 27th, 2013

Natural plant breeding techniques are vastly improving rice yields for some of the world’s poorest people – who needs risky GMOs!

Boycott the brands that support GMOs

February 7th, 2013

A lot of big food companies, who make a lot of money from natural and organic brands paid to stop GMO labelling – don’t give them money

EU delays approval of genetically modified crops until 2014 – sort of

January 23rd, 2013

The EU has called ‘time out’ on GM crop approval while it tries to convince anti-GM member states to fall in line

Genetically modified salmon – take action now!

January 21st, 2013

Now’s the time to speak out against GM salmon; follow the links here to tell the FDA what you think, and sign the Avaaz petition

GM labelling – if the Government won’t do it, do it yourself

December 6th, 2012

It’s more important than ever for each of us to take action in support of a safe food supply – enter the Non-GMO Project

EU bank offers Monsanto a helping hand with public funds

December 3rd, 2012

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) set to give Monsanto a helping hand to the tone of £25 million of public money? Are you angry yet?

EU approval of Monsanto’s Roundup ‘based on bad science’

November 20th, 2012

A combination of regulatory failures and bad science means we’re getting a dose of Monsanto’s toxic Roundup in our daily bread

UK media – a conspiracy of silence over GM health risks

September 24st, 2012

Why did BBC-TV, the Guardian, the Times, The Independent amongst others ignore a recent study linking GM corn to cancer?

GMO apologists running out of excuses for tumours in GM-fed rats

September 21st, 2012

The scramble to discredit the recent GM feeding study is losing ground as the excuses get sillier and sillier

Multiple tumours found in rats fed on Monsanto’s GM corn

September 19th, 2012

A new French study shows that rats fed a lifelong diet of GM maize develop tumours and multiple organ damage

Concerned about genetic modification? Join our campaign!

September 10th, 2012

Citizens Concerned About GM – a new people’s campaign The use of genetic modification (GM) in food and farming is on the increase and is being heavily promoted by government- linked industry. But evidence continues to emerge of the very real risks: •to human and animal health  to biodiversity and the environment …

Eat GMOs, get fat

August 7th, 2012

Animals fed a diet of GM corn put on weight, were less able to digest proteins and suffered immune system disruption

Exposed: Biotech giant’s lies about the safety of GM corn

July 2nd, 2012

New evidence suggests biotech firm Syngenta lied in court about the role its GM corn played in livestock deaths

Where’s the proof that GM food is safe to eat?

July 2nd, 2012

Genetically modified food has caused illness in several animal species – why should humans be the exception?

Citizens Concerned About GM – a new people’s campaign

May 16th, 2012

Scientists, the media and Government are not asking the right questions about genetic modification; it’s time to bring some people power into the conversation

Will you help Take the Flour Back?

May 3rd, 2012

Join like-minded people for a day of action and celebration and help keep GM wheat out of UK fields and out of the UK food supply

GM Crops in the United States

March 12th, 2012

How Bad is the Problem?

Scientists to EPA: “Ban GM Crops”

March 16th, 2012

Two dozen top scientists have written to the Environmental Protection Agency to demand urgent action on genetically engineered crops

Genetically modified foods – don’t believe the hype

February 14th, 2012

GM hasn’t gone away – it’s just made a tactical retreat. We must remain vigilant and keep it out of farming and food

Pathogen ‘new to science’ found in GM crops – what does it mean?

December 21st, 2011

A US scientist says a newly discovered genetically modified pathogen could cause the collapse of soya and corn crops

Organic – so much more than a lifestyle choice

November 8th, 2011

Organic is the only rational choice for sustainable and productive farming system that ensures the quality of the foods we eat

More evidence of GMOs contaminating our foods

October 18th, 2011

A new report has shown that popular ‘natural’ cereals are contaminated with genetically modified organisms

GM toxins found in the blood of mothers and babies

May 20th, 2011

Most women and their unborn babies are carrying toxins from GM crops in their blood, say Canadian researchers


  • This page is periodically updated to gather together all our GM articles