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#1439083 --- 03/05/14 09:50 PM The Poisoning of our Food System
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Good article.

March 5, 2014

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not protecting our food supply. The FDA takes its orders from congress, and no amount of lobbying by the people has an effect upon the agency. Congress, being heavily lobbied by the chemical industry, has made numerous changes and exceptions to the laws in favor of the chemical companies. The following chronology of events shows that, although the U.S. government has taken steps to ensure the safety of our food supply, there has been an increasing acceptance of poisonous additives to our food. A little here and a little there won't hurt us, right?"

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-poisoning-of-our-food-supply
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#1439927 --- 03/14/14 01:33 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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NY's GMO Labeling Champion Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal says there are anti-GMO labeling lobbyists prowling the halls of our state capitol and sarcastically wonders why they're not talking to her. The answer is because the sponsor of bill A.3525 is incorruptible!
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#1442005 --- 03/28/14 08:02 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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"This demonstrates that Roundup Ready GM-soybeans sprayed during the growing season take up and accumulate glyphosate and AMPA. Further, what has been considered a working hypothesis for herbicide tolerant crops, i.e. that, as resistant weeds have spread:

“there is a theoretical possibility that also the level of residues of the herbicide and its metabolites may have increased” (Kleter et al. 2011) is now shown to be actually happening."

How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm

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#1442179 --- 03/29/14 11:38 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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I read an article last night about the rather recent dramatic increase in hospitalizations due to food allergies. There is much speculation as to the cause, but no data to support any theories....yet.
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#1442183 --- 03/29/14 11:50 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: twocats]
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Here's a quick stat:

From 1997 to 2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under age 18 years.
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#1442226 --- 03/29/14 10:47 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: twocats]
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This is a funny and informative vid!

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/what-food-ads-would-say-if-they-were-honest-parody_032014

Question: Is every American relationship like this? Please don't ask me why I think this may be true. If I were to answer truthfully, the one whose health I care about as much as my own might well ram a popsi...oh, never mind. grin
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#1442231 --- 03/30/14 01:40 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Question: Is every American relationship like this? Please don't ask me why I think this may be true. grin


Answer: I think many more are like this:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg
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#1442372 --- 03/30/14 10:17 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Hi,

I am the Campaign Director of GMO Free NY (www.gmofreeny.net and www.facebook.com/GMOFreeNYnet). Our mission is to advocate for the passage of a GMO labeling law in NYS. We are a founding member of the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign

(http://gmofreeny.net/nygelabelingcampaign.html).

GMO labels will give us the information we need to decide whether we want to continue being the unwitting guinea pigs of agrichemical and junk food companies. GMO labels will put the power back in consumers' hands, which is where it belongs. It's time for NY's lawmakers to stand up to corporate bullying and put people before profits.

That's why I signed a petition to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo, which says:

"Dear Governor Cuomo, New York State Senators, and Assemblymembers:

I have a right to know what is in my food. Genetically engineered foods (GMO foods) are pervasive in the U.S. food system yet largely untested, possibly harmful for humans to eat, and unlabeled. I deserve the right to be able to make informed choices when choosing foods to buy for myself and my family. I urge you to stand up for my rights as an American and support (and cosponsor) Assembly bill A.3525 and Senate bill S.3835, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods offered for retail sale in New York. "

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/make-gmo-food-labeling?source=s.fwd&r_by=7091125

Thanks! Stacie Orelle
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#1442386 --- 03/31/14 01:18 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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#1442387 --- 03/31/14 01:23 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Quote:
I deserve the right to be able to make informed choices when choosing foods to buy for myself and my family. I urge you to stand up for my rights as an American


I signed, but that's not an American right; it's a human right.
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#1442389 --- 03/31/14 01:33 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: twocats]
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Quote:
I think many more are like this:


There sure are! The question often comes down to: Try to pull the nail, or just give up and flee?
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#1443585 --- 04/07/14 05:15 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Koch Industries and Monsanto Team up to End Your Right to Know

April 3rd, 2014

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press...r-right-to-know
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#1452478 --- 07/02/14 07:01 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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It Does Not Pay to Bad Mouth Farmers

Gary Truitt
May 18, 2014
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Cause and effect is an easy thing to say but a difficult thing to prove. For example, an extremely cold winter does not mean a new ice age is coming; or back to back droughts do not mean global warming is real; or because bees are dying that a particular pesticide is to blame. Yet our government, the media, many scientists, and people in general are quick to jump to the assumption that because 2 things happen at the same time, one is causing the other. Thus, what I am about to suggest may not have a cause and effect relationship — but, then again, it just might.



Two years ago the restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill embarked on a marketing strategy to set themselves apart and drive business from the lucrative millennial generation. Their campaign was to claim their food was better, safer, and healthier because it came from local, organic, and humane sources. Furthermore, they portrayed food that came from other sources as bad. They used very creative and aggressive commercials to make their point. These commercial videos offended and outraged the traditional ag community. The protestations of ag bloggers and farm groups fell on deaf ears as Chipotle stock rose and sales increased.



The farmers that Chipotle was so quick to disparage may have the last laugh. Things are not going to well for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Chipotle’s stock shares have fallen 7% to $495.92. In addition, last Thursday 77% of shareholders voted against the company’s executive pay plan. The result will prompt a full review of how much Chipotle pays its top executives and how its compensation packages are structured. Last year, Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells’ total compensation was $25.1 million, while his counterpart, co-CEO Monty Moran, received $24.4 million. The company’s chief financial officer took in $9.9 million, and the chief marketing officer got $5.9 million. Wall Street analysts say Chipotle’s top management earn 5 times more than top execs in other similar restaurant chains.



Another restaurant chain that has attempted to gain market share by bashing farmers is Panera Bread. But here, too, the financial news has not been good. Panera Bread’s first-quarter results disappointed investors, especially when it announced that same-store sales rose only 0.1% systemwide. Panera has seen their shares fall almost 12% in the past year. If you remember, top Panera officials angered the ag community when they referred to farmers who use biotechnology as “lazy.”



One major food chain that has not bashed farmers but instead works with farmers and farm groups has seen significant growth and financial success. McDonald’s has seen its profits improve and its stock increase by over 7%. The company has also boosted its annual sales per share every year for the past 10 years. That is a very impressive track record. Dodge Ram truck, which swelled the heads of farmers with their “God Made A Farmer” ad, has also had good fortune, being named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in 2014. Sales of Ram trucks in April were up 17% over a year ago.



So, to sum up, brands that have negative messages about farmers find themselves in some financial difficulty, while those who work with and support farmers have success. Cause and effect? Well, I can’t say. It is an interesting coincidence and one that top executives in the food industry might want to consider before they start bashing farmers.

By Gary Truitt
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#1459338 --- 09/17/14 09:43 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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You are completely WRONG! Chipotle's business is BOOMING! They've had to look to other countries to get non gmo meat because they can't get enough in the USA to meet their needs for all their restaurants.

Farmers and Monsanto are scared and they should be. As more people understand genetic modification of seed and the skyrocketing rates in illness, especially in our children, gmo farmers and Monsanto will be on the losing end.

America's moms and dads are waking up and learning what has changed in the food system; the who, how and why.

Parents, check out Moms Across America's website and view the videos from the parents who have healed their kids or themselves of illnesses and allergies just by eating organic food (organic just means it's real food). Research for yourself. Do not take the word of a politician, doctor, public health official, any US government agency, any US corporation and especially a gmo farmer.

Don't let these crooks decide for you. It's just like the fracking, politicians got paid off, corporations got their way. This has been going on since 1994, right under your nose and in your grocery stores since 1996.

DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR YOUR OWN FAMILIES.
http://action.responsibletechnology.org/...94#.VBpFt410yAK

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/zenhoneycutt/mom_s_testimonials
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#1459356 --- 09/18/14 12:16 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Because Chipolte isn't a big corporation trying to get you to buy their product. wink

A more truthful Ad http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/da66b8f1aa/honest-scarecrow

Don't worry cannabis is good for you wink

According to Chipotle's website, all soy bean oil and corn products contain GMOs. That doesn't sound so bad, except that Chipotle chicken, steak, fajita vegetables, rice, tortilla chips, and tortillas all contain one or both of these items.

Chipotle's definition for "locally sourced" means that an ingredient was grown no more than 350 miles from a restaurant—which is 50 miles closer than the USDA recommendation—a worthy goal. But right now, the only locally sourced ingredients at Chipotle are onions, avocados, peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro—all of which are mixed with nonlocal items to produce the items you see on the menu.
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#1459401 --- 09/19/14 10:10 AM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: cwjga]
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So you can keep buying the slick marketing of firms like Chipolte, if you don't want to eat GMO's just have your sources label them as such. Just stop the fear-mongering that is based on nothing scientific.

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study
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#1459413 --- 09/19/14 07:19 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Nice post. I just started buying grass fed, grass finished beef. No antibiotics, no hormones, no gm feed. Best I've ever had!

The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist
—By Tom Philpott| Fri Feb. 24, 2012 4:18 PM EST

Earlier this month, Forbes.com published an op-ed by Jon Entine in which he purported to debunk Dashka Slater's must-read recent Mother Jones profile of Tyrone Hayes, the UC Berkeley professor who found that tiny doses of the widely used herbicide atrazine affects frogs' sexual development.

Entine, who describes himself as an "author, think tank scholar, leadership and sustainability consultant, media commentator, and public speaker on the DNA of human behavior," accused Slater of blatantly overstating the dangers of atrazine, which shows up at low levels in drinking water in farming-intensive areas in the Midwest and South. According to Entine, as it's currently used on American fields, atrazine poses no risks to people or farms. Entine called out Mother Jones for promoting "End of Days hysteria" and displaying "a devastating lack of respect for science." Now, Entine's critique of the science indicting atrazine is sophisticated and deserves to be answered. I have written critically about atrazine before, and much of Entine's critique of Slater's piece applies to my work as well. I'll be digging into that in a forthcoming post.


Advertise on MotherJones.com

But what caught my eye about Entine's post in the first place is that his name had shown up in a recent report by the Center for Media and Democracy (part one, part two) about the efforts of Syngenta, the globe's largest agribusiness firm and the maker of atrazine, to protect its lucrative chemical from possible regulatory action by the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is currently reviewing the herbicide's registration. Last year, a panel of independent scientists convened by the EPA recommended that the agency revise its assumption that atrazine is "unlikely to cause cancer." Pointing to what it called "strong" epidemiological evidence linking atrazine to thyroid cancer, the panel states that the agency is currently acting with "inadequate information to assess carcinogenic potential." The European Union banned atrazine in 2004, based mainly on its tendency to run off into drinking water. A similar move by the EPA would cut into Syngenta's profits in the United States, where atrazine sells briskly as an herbicide for our massive corn crop.

The CMD's report is based on Syngenta documents that show how the company's PR operation has tried to influence news coverage—while also keeping tabs on journalists who have reported on atrazine's potential health risks. These internal documents, according to CMD, expose the company's campaign "to influence the media, potential jurors, potential plaintiffs, farmers, politicians, scientists, and the Environmental Protection Agency." One Syngenta document reveals that in 2009, the company toyed with the idea of obtaining "the services of a well-know [sic] investigative reporter to probe around the EPA…At the very minimum to utilize the advice of an Investigative Reporter to council [sic] us on what buttons to push and cages to rattle."

Jon Entine: Wikimedia Commons
Jon Entine: "author, think tank scholar, leadership and sustainability consultant, media commentator, and public speaker on the DNA of human behavior" Wikimedia Commons
Entine turned up in the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation because last year he authored a book, published and promoted by the American Council on Science and Health, called Scared to Death: How Chemophobia Threatens Public Health. "In response to the growing level of chemophobia—the irrational fear of chemicals—among the American public, ACSH compiled this resource book and position to educate legislators, industry, media, consumers and parents on the actual risks of chemical exposure and use in everyday products," a press release for the book states. The book mounts a brief (nearly 30 of its 120 pages are bibliography) yet vigorous defense of industrial and agricultural chemical use, backed up by two case studies, one of which is on atrazine.

Syngenta has funded the American Council on Science and Health, CMD found. An email dated August 28, 2009 (PDF) from ACSH's executive director to his "Syngenta friends" refers to the "general operating support Syngenta has been so generously providing over the years, which we request to continue at current or increased levels." It adds: "Such general operating support is the lifeblood of a small non-profit like ours, and is both deeply appreciated and much needed." The letter doesn't specify the level at which the company has supported ACSH. The organization, according to CMD, has annual revenues of more than $2 million a year; its president, the high-profile pro-agrichemical polemicist Elizabeth Whelan, draws a salary of $350,000.

The ACSH email to Syngenta stated that "separate and distinct" from Syngenta's operating support, the group was seeking funding for a paper on the "general subject of pesticide exposure and consumer health." The paper, the budget for which ACSH put at $100,000, wouldn't focus exclusively on atrazine, but the "recent and ongoing 'controversy'" over Syngenta's herbicide would be a "primary focus." The email went out less than a week after the New York Times ran an investigative piece on the presence of atrazine in Midwestern drinking water and shortly after the Natural Resources Defense Council released a report (PDF) called "Poisoning the Well: How the EPA is Ignoring Atrazine Contamination of Drinking and Surface Water in the Central United States." ACSH said it would "consumerize" its pro-atrazine paper into a "consumer-friendly booklet," which then would be widely distributed to media, and "used as the basis for Op-eds, letters to the editor, media appearances, etc."

CMD's investigation does not establish whether ACSH ever got Syngenta funding for that project. But CMD raises the possibility that Entine's slim volume Scared to Death might be the very booklet that ACSH's executive director envisioned in his letter to Syngenta. Entine flat-out denied this suggestion in an email exchange. "Syngenta is not a client and never has been. I have no clients in the agricultural or chemicals businesses," he wrote. As for publishing a book with the Syngenta-funded ACSH, Entine responded:

No relationship with ACSH. I read a draft of an early version of a manuscript on chemical risk and thought it wasn't balanced—too critical of advocacy groups. They asked if I would write a new one. I said yes only if I had complete editorial independence. They agree. [sic] After publication I declined to be involved in any PR involving it. I hold the copyright not ACSH.

He added that he had "no idea" that ACSH had received Syngenta cash until he read the CMD story.

Though he denies being a hired gun for Syngenta, Entine cuts an odd figure as an independent ally of atrazine. Since 2003, he has been listed as a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the pro-business, anti-regulation think tank. Entine told me that he organized a 2009 conference on pesticides for AEI, moderating a panel featuring a Syngenta researcher; a rep from Croplife America, the main agrichemical industry lobbying group; and prominent pesticide critic Jay Feldman of Beyond Pesticides. Despite his affiliation, Entine said his title with AEI is "honorific." He explained in an email, "I don't work for AEI. I get zero dollars from AEI."

caption TK: USGS
Something in the water: Predicted Atrazine occurrence in shallow ground water in farming areas US Geological Survey
Entine also runs a consultancy, ESG MediaMetrics. The firm's homepage lists Monsanto as a "select client." Among its "core services," it lists "Media strategy, writing, speechwriting, and engagement with critics." Describing its media services, it declares, "We manage and create reputations. We bring to every challenge our vast experience as active journalists, public relations and media specialists, international scholars, and advisers for Fortune 500 corporations." On the bio of personal web page, Entine has this to say about ESG MediaMetrics: The group "advises corporations and NGOs on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues, and on brand reputation and strategic communications." It adds: "Recent clients have included KKR, The Carlyle Group, The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, P&G, American Greetings, Monsanto, DHL/Deutsche Post and Nicor."

However, when I referred to ESG MediaMetrics as a PR firm in an email to Entine, he objected forcefully:

I consult with organizations, from fair trade groups to the Environmental Defense Fund to corporations. I'm committed to science. I do no corporate PR work. You can misrepresent what I do and call it PR work, but that would be deceitful. People who do what I do are generally called "green consultants," which I'm sure you'd never use as then I'd seem like a good guy and it's much easier to put people and what they do in neat little boxes that prevent real thinking.

As for listing Monsanto as a client on the ESG website, Entine wrote: "Nine years ago, I did a $2000 research project for v-Fluence, a social media company formed by former Monsanto executives. That's the entirety of my Monsanto relationship."

To hear Entine tell it, his defenses of atrazine and other pesticides are entirely pro bono and driven by his own initiative. He told me he gets "almost all" of his income from the Genetic Literacy Project, which, he added, is funded by what he called the Templeton and Searle foundations. The project is housed at the Statistical Assessment Service program at George Mason University, where Entine is a fellow. Though Entine would not specify which Searle trust funded the GLP, the Searle Freedom Trust's 2010 tax form lists a $154,000 grant to STATS for a "Gene Policy and Science Literacy Project," which sounds an awful lot like Entine's. Founded by pharmaceutical and Nutrasweet magnate Daniel C. Searle, the Searle Freedom Trust funds all manner of conservative and free-market think tanks, including the Manhattan and Heartland Institutes.

According to an earlier version of the Genetic Literacy Project's website, it "fosters dialogue about the scientific, social and ethical implications of genetic technologies…It respects the uncertainties inherent in science but is grounded in the belief that genomic research is an engine of innovation and job creation." But the site included almost no information about what the project actually does. A "news" tab opened a page featuring links to several Entine op-eds on topics that have nothing to do with genetics: pieces defending plastics, fracking, atrazine, and BPA.

Entine had an explanation for this, too:

Until I got your email, I had no idea that the holding site for GLP had ANY articles on it, as it's supposed to just be a single page, and I haven't looked at it in a year. It's supposed to just have a summary…and as of later this afternoon [Feb. 16] it will only have that until the full GLP site goes up in a few weeks, as I just called the webmaster, who apparently had been rotely posting some of my articles.

And indeed, the GLP website has been reduced to a stub; the links I provided above are to archived pages. The real Genetic Literacy Project site will be brimming with information about genetic science and related social issues, Entine assured me. "Unlike advocacy genetic sites," he added, "it will not have a specifically pro or anti genetics agenda. It's meant to be a transparent information site for policy and media people."

But then again, according to Entine, neither he himself, nor the organizations he affiliates with, ever have an agenda. At one point in our correspondence, I asked him about the famously right-wing, pro-corporate American Enterprise Institute. "I don't know your beef with AEI, but anybody who affiliates with them is totally independent," he wrote. "I'm an Obama Democrat and there are many non-ideologues there."
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#1460039 --- 09/29/14 02:13 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Well, you just keep eating them gmo's.

"“To date we have eliminated virtually all of the G.M.O. ingredients in our food,” Ells recently told Food Business News. “Our corn and flour tortillas are the only foods we currently serve that are made using ingredients that contain or could contain trace amounts of G.M.O.s, and now we are testing new non-G.M.O. recipes for these tortillas and we hope to be able to roll them out by the end of the year.”

http://www.organicauthority.com/chipotle-menu-now-practically-100-percent-gmo-free/

Regarding your reference to junk science.

"Scientists for Sale"

http://www.hulu.com/watch/688124#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc
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#1460043 --- 09/29/14 03:11 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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My post from Health & Wellness:

Well, since you know-it-all, why don't you provide some legitimate sources, science by someone other than the corporation pushing the poison.

Dr. Oz's name has been hijacked by many companies trying to sell you their garbage. He states this fact and also references you to a list of "trusted partners" at the end of many of his shows. "Trusted partners" means products he has endorsed. If you had watched the segment I provided a link for, you would have seen that. BTW, FYI, I don't buy any of his products and I only watch his show when there is a subject matter I'm interested in.

Stupid is as stupid does or in your case, you are an employee of a Big Ag, Big Pharma, etc. and you are protecting your paycheck. You might want to look into further education as you are losing and you know it. (Btw, anyone been visited by their friendly pharmacy lately pushing refills? I have several times so I switched to a one man pharmacy.)

All you have are bullying tactics and stupid comments to try to shut the people up. You guys picked a good county/area of NY. Most people don't care and I guess you know that. There are so many people like you that ruin a good conversation that no one wants to even read these forums.

I care. You can't shut me up. Come on, bring it on. Give me all that great science that GMO food is safe for the residents of the eight counties that this website covers.

Americans are waking up. Grandparents and Grandfriends know that kids didn't have all these illnesses when we were growing up. Oh, I'll bet you'd say if there was something wrong with the food our doctors would tell us. Yea, right. No sick people, no money.

Forum folks, please do not let people like this deter you from getting important information that you need to know about. Put them on ignore. There are honest scientists and researchers that are trying to warn you what has been done to you and your children. (Warning, the troll will post bullying comments about these scientists. This is the only course of action they have left. I have a really good example of this, I'll post the link when I find it.)

For those of you interested, let's start with your government. You trust them to protect you, your food, right? Sorry, your government betrayed you.

http://action.responsibletechnology.org/...94#.VCm3pY10z3i

The producer of Genetic Roulette on Thom Hartmann's The Big Picture (really great show btw if you want to know what really is going on in the USA.)

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/category/video/

Remember all those news reports you heard on mainstream media (MSM)? Eggs are bad for you, now they're good for you. Use Canola oil, it's healthier.

"Scientists for Sale" "Masters of hustling science."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/688124#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc
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#1460049 --- 09/29/14 04:02 PM Re: The Poisoning of our Food System [Re: MissingArty]
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Peer Reviewed Publications on the Safety of GM Foods

Results of a search of the PubMed database for publications on feeding studies for GM crops.

By Dr. Christopher Preston,
Senior Lecturer in Weed Management,
University of Adelaide;
christopher.preston@adelaide.edu.au

Introduction

There has been considerable recent comment on the lack of peer-reviewed scientific studies on the effect of GM food and feed on livestock, other animals and humans. A report by Pryme and Lembcke (2003) described 10 such studies. This report and the small number of studies is often quoted by groups opposed to the use of GM crops as justification for banning their use in the food chain. To determine the current state of the literature, I conducted a search of the PubMed database for publications on this topic.

Methods

The search strategy I used included the search terms (genetically and modified and food) coupled with crop species with known genetic modifications, including maize, soybean, canola, cotton, potatoes, tomatoes and peas. Searches also included the word transgenic instead of genetically and modified. A large number of hits were obtained by this search strategy, with most having little or nothing to do with GM food tests.

I collected papers that had:

1. An abstract in PubMed;

2. Were a research publication, not a review or commentary

3. Reported a feeding study involving food or food products from GM crops (not purified proteins from other sources such as bacteria or other GM products) in the abstract;

4. Test subjects were mammals, birds or fish; and 5. Reported at least one measure of comparison with non-GM food.

Results

In all, 42 publications abstracted in PubMed passed these tests. The search strategy extracted most of the studies covered by Pryme and Lembcke (2003). The ones absent were not apparently abstracted in PubMed (e.g. Pusztai 1998) or were reviews (Pusztai 2002). My search uncovered several publications between 1999 and 2001 that were not captured by Pryme and Lembcke (2003).

Of the 42 publications, most examined the effects of feeding GM crop products to livestock including cattle, pigs and poultry. A smaller number examined effects on rats and mice with two on fish. As reported in the abstracts of the publications, 36 studies found no significant effect of GM crop products on the parameters measured or concluded GM and non-GM products were equivalent. Four studies reported a positive effect of the GM feed (however, two of these were GM plants engineered for improved food quality) and two reported negative effects. The studies reporting negative effects were published in 1998 and 1999 (references 3 and 4 in the list). Since 2000, 35 publications have reported no important differences or positive effects of feeding GM crops.

Almost two thirds (27) the publications extracted from the database have been published since 2002. Many of these examined the potential effects of GM crop on livestock performance and were clearly aimed at determining whether the reports of dangers of GM crops to livestock in the press were true.

Conclusions

There are at least 42 publications extractable from the PubMed database that describe research reports of feeding studies of GM feed or food products derived from GM crops. The overwhelming majority of publications report that GM feed and food produced no significant differences in the test animals. The two studies reporting negative results were published in 1998 and 1999 and no confirmation of these effects have since been published. Many studies have been published since 2002 and all have reported no negative impact of feeding GM feed to the test species.

References

Pryme, IF, Lembcke R. 2003. In vivo studies on possible health consequences of genetically modified food and feed - with particular regard to ingredients consisting of genetically modified plant material.

Nutr Health 17:1-8.

Pusztai A. 1998. SOAFED flexible fund project RO818 (cited in Pryme and Lembcke 2003).

Psztai A. 2002. Can science give us the tools for recognizing possible health risks of GM food'? Nutr. Health 16:73-84.

Appendix

List of publications collected from PubMed by year.

1. Hammond BG, Vicini JL, Hartnell GF, Naylor MW, Knight CD, Robinson EH, Fuchs RL, Padgette SR. 1996 The feeding value of soybeans fed to rats, chickens, catfish and dairy cattle is not altered by genetic incorporation of glyphosate tolerance. J Nutr. 126:717-27.

2. Brake J, Vlachos D. 1998 Evaluation of transgenic event 176 "Bt" corn in broiler chickens. Poult Sci. 77:648-53.

3. Fares NH, El-Sayed AK. 1998 Fine structural changes in the ileum of mice fed on delta-endotoxin-treated potatoes and transgenic potatoes. Nat Toxins. 6:219-33.

4. Ewen SW, Pusztai A. 1999 Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine. Lancet. 354:1353-4.

5. Hashimoto W, Momma K, Yoon HJ, Ozawa S, Ohkawa Y, Ishige T, Kito M, Utsumi S, Murata K. 1999 Safety assessment of transgenic potatoes with soybean glycinin by feeding studies in rats. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 63:1942-6.

6. Pusztai A, Bardocz GG, Alonso R, Chrispeels MJ, Schroeder HE, Tabe LM, Higgins TJ. 1999 Expression of the insecticidal bean alpha-amylase inhibitor transgene has minimal detrimental effect on the nutritional value of peas fed to rats at 30% of the diet. J Nutr. 129:1597-603.

7. Tutel'ian VA, Kravchenko LV, Lashneva NV, Avren'eva LI, Guseva GV, Sorokina EIu, Chernysheva ON 1999 [Medical and biological evaluation of safety of protein concentrate from genetically-modified soybeans. Biochemical studies] [Article in Russian]. Vopr Pitan. 68:9-12.

8. Momma K, Hashimoto W, Yoon HJ, Ozawa S, Fukuda Y, Kawai S, Takaiwa F, Utsumi S, Murata K. 2000 Safety assessment of rice genetically modified with soybean glycinin by feeding studies on rats. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 64:1881-6.

9. Palombo JD, DeMichele SJ, Liu JW, Bistrian BR, Huang YS. 2000 Comparison of growth and fatty acid metabolism in rats fed diets containing equal levels of gamma-linolenic acid from high gamma-linolenic acid canola oil or borage oil. Lipids. 35:975-81

10. Sidhu RS, Hammond BG, Fuchs RL, Mutz JN, Holden LR, George B, Olson T. 2000 Glyphosate-tolerant corn: the composition and feeding value of grain from glyphosate-tolerant corn is equivalent to that of conventional corn (Zea mays L.). J Agric Food Chem. 48:2305-12.

11. Spencer JD, Allee GL, Sauber TE. 2000 Growing-finishing performance and carcass characteristics of pigs fed normal and genetically modified low-phytate corn. J Anim Sci. 78:1529-36.

12. Aulrich K, Bohme H, Daenicke R, Halle I, Flachowsky G. 2001 Genetically modified feeds in animal nutrition. 1st communication: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn in poultry, pig and ruminant nutrition. Arch Tierernahr. 54:183-95.

13. Barriere Y, Verite R, Brunschwig P, Surault F, Emile JC. 2001 Feeding value of corn silage estimated with sheep and dairy cows is not altered by genetic incorporation of Bt1376 resistance to Ostrinia nubilalis. J Dairy Sci. 84:1863-71.

14. Bohme H, Aulrich K, Daenicke R, Flachowsky G. 2001 Genetically modified feeds in animal nutrition. 2nd communication: glufosinate tolerant sugar beets (roots and silage) and maize grains for ruminants and pigs. Arch Tierernahr. 54:197-207.

15. Tutel'ian VA, Kravchenko LV, Sorokina EIu, Korolev AA, Avren'eva LI, Guseva GV, Chernysheva ON, Tyshko NV. 2001 [Medical and biological assessment of the safety of genetically modified corn lines MON 810 and GA 21: a toxicological-biochemical study] [Article in Russian]. Vopr Pitan. 70:28-31.

16. Chrenkova M, Sommer A, Ceresnakova Z, Nitrayova S, Prostredna M. 2002 Nutritional evaluation of genetically modified maize corn performed on rats. Arch Tierernahr. 56:229-35.

17. Cromwell GL, Lindemann MD, Randolph JH, Parker GR, Coffey RD, Laurent KM, Armstrong CL, Mikel WB, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2002 Soybean meal from roundup ready or conventional soybeans in diets for growing-finishing swine. J Anim Sci. 80:708-15.

18. Folmer JD, Grant RJ, Milton CT, Beck J. 2002 Utilization of Bt corn residues by grazing beef steers and Bt corn silage and grain by growing beef cattle and lactating dairy cows. J Anim Sci. 80:1352-61.

19. Humphrey BD, Huang N, Klasing KC. 2002 Rice expressing lactoferrin and lysozyme has antibiotic-like properties when fed to chicks. J Nutr. 132:1214-8.

20. Reuter T, Aulrich K, Berk A, Flachowsky G. 2002 Investigations on genetically modified maize (Bt-maize) in pig nutrition: chemical composition and nutritional evaluation. Arch Tierernahr. 56:23-31.

21. Reuter T, Aulrich K, Berk A. 2002 Investigations on genetically modified maize (Bt-maize) in pig nutrition: fattening performance and slaughtering results. Arch Tierernahr. 56:319-26.

22. Teshima R, Watanabe T, Okunuki H, Isuzugawa K, Akiyama H, Onodera H, Imai T, Toyoda M, Sawada J. 2002 Effect of subchronic feeding of genetically modified corn (CBH351) on immune system in BN rats and B10A mice. Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 43:273-9.

23. Brake J, Faust MA, Stein J. 2003 Evaluation of transgenic event Bt11 hybrid corn in broiler chickens. Poult Sci. 82:551-9.

24. Brown PB, Wilson KA, Jonker Y, Nickson TE. 2003 Glyphosate tolerant canola meal is equivalent to the parental line in diets fed to rainbow trout. J Agric Food Chem. 51:4268-72.

25. Chen ZL, Gu H, Li Y, Su Y, Wu P, Jiang Z, Ming X, Tian J, Pan N, Qu LJ. 2003 Safety assessment for genetically modified sweet pepper and tomato. Toxicology. 188:297-307.

26. Donkin SS, Velez JC, Totten AK, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2003 Effects of feeding silage and grain from glyphosate-tolerant or insect-protected corn hybrids on feed intake, ruminal digestion, and milk production in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci. 86:1780-8.

27. Erickson GE, Robbins ND, Simon JJ, Berger LL, Klopfenstein TJ, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2003 Effect of feeding glyphosate-tolerant (roundup-ready events GA21 or nk603) corn compared with reference hybrids on feedlot steer performance and carcass characteristics. J Anim Sci. 81:2600-8.

28. Grant RJ, Fanning KC, Kleinschmit D, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2003 Influence of glyphosate-tolerant (event nk603) and corn rootworm protected (event MON863) corn silage and grain on feed consumption and milk production in Holstein cattle. J Dairy Sci. 86:1707-15.

29. Ipharraguerre IR, Younker RS, Clark JH, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2003 Performance of lactating dairy cows fed corn as whole plant silage and grain produced from a glyphosate-tolerant hybrid (event NK603). J Dairy Sci. 86:1734-41.

30. Taylor ML, Hartnell GF, Riordan SG, Nemeth MA, Karunanandaa K, George B, Astwood JD. 2003 Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from roundup ready (NK603), yieldgard x roundup ready (MON810 x NK603), non-transgenic control, or commercial corn. Poult Sci. 82:443-53.

31. Taylor ML, Hartnell GF, Riordan SG, Nemeth MA, Karunanandaa K, George B, Astwood JD. 2003 Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from YieldGard (MON810), YieldGard x Roundup Ready (GA21), nontransgenic control, or commercial corn. Poult Sci. 82:823-30.

32. Taylor ML, Hyun Y, Hartnell GF, Riordan SG, Nemeth MA, Karunanandaa K, George B, Astwood JD. 2003 Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from YieldGard Rootworm (MON863), YieldGard Plus (MON810 x MON863), nontransgenic control, or commercial reference corn hybrids. Poult Sci. 82:1948-56.

33. Tony MA, Butschke A, Broll H, Grohmann L, Zagon J, Halle I, Danicke S, Schauzu M, Hafez HM, Flachowsky G. 2003 Safety assessment of Bt 176 maize in broiler nutrition: degradation of maize-DNA and its metabolic fate. Arch Tierernahr. 57:235-52.

34. Brake DG, Evenson DP 2004 A generational study of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans on mouse fetal, postnatal, pubertal and adult testicular development. Food Chem Toxicol. 42:29-36.

35. Brake DG, Thaler R, Evenson DP 2004 Evaluation of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) corn on mouse testicular development by dual parameter flow cytometry. J Agric Food Chem 52:2097-102.

36. Chen X, Zhuo Q, Piao J, Yang X. 2004 [Immunotoxicologic assessment of transgenetic rice][Article in Chinese]. Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 33:77-80.

37. El Sanhoty R, El-Rahman AA, Bogl KW. 2004 Quality and safety evaluation of genetically modified potatoes spunta with Cry V gene: compositional analysis, determination of some toxins, antinutrients compounds and feeding study in rats. Nahrung. 48:13-8.

38. Hammond B, Dudek R, Lemen J, Nemeth M. 2004 Results of a 13 week safety assurance study with rats fed grain from glyphosate tolerant corn. Food Chem Toxicol. 42:1003-14.

39. Hyun Y, Bressner GE, Ellis M, Lewis AJ, Fischer R, Stanisiewski EP, Hartnell GF. 2004 Performance of growing-finishing pigs fed diets containing Roundup Ready corn (event nk603), a nontransgenic genetically similar corn, or conventional corn lines. J Anim Sci. 82:571-80.

40. Taylor ML, Stanisiewski EP, Riordan SG, Nemeth MA, George B, Hartnell GF 2004 Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing roundup ready (event RT73), nontransgenic control, or commercial canola meal. Poult Sci 83:456-461

41. Zhuo Q, Chen X, Piao J, Gu L. 2004 [Study on food safety of genetically modified rice which expressed cowpea trypsin inhibitor by 90 day feeding test on rats] [Article in Chinese]. Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 33:176-9. 42. Zhuo Q, Chen X, Piao J, Han C. 2004 [Study on the teratogenicity effects of genetically modified rich which expressed cowpea trypsin inhibitor on rats] [Article in Chinese]. Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 33:74-7.

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