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#1464286 --- 12/29/14 09:40 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Mother Shocked to Find GMO Propaganda in Children’s Science Book By Nick Meyer On December 3, 2014

The Biotech and GMO food industries have long spent big bucks on lobbying to influence public opinion, but it’s not just the hearts and minds of our Congresspeople that Monsanto and others are after: they also have a long history of going after children as well.

- See more at: http://althealthworks.com/4596/no-bugs-m...h.YUOeAHTX.dpuf
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#1464287 --- 12/29/14 09:45 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1464288 --- 12/29/14 09:55 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Today I made homemade eggnog and am enjoying it with Wild Turkey 101. Awesome.


Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell is a little more cautious. During a tour of the Lawrenceburg, Ky., distillery, he told photographer/blogger Michael Kellstrand why Wild Turkey doesn’t use GMO grains:

The whiskey distilled today will not become a bottled product for another four to 15 years. If a GMO grain is discovered to have an issue five years from now, or if the government decides any GMO products must be labeled as such, then the distillery would be in quite a bind with all that aging product now affected. The premium they pay for non-GMO grain is considered insurance against any possible issues later.

Colin O’Neil, regulatory policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety, says he hasn’t seen any science pointing to genetic material passing through the distillation process. But, as he sees it, that’s not the only cause for concern.

“To assume that the only real risk is contamination of genetic material ignores the fact that these crops by and large either produce an insecticide (which has been shown not to break down in the human gut) or they are engineered to withstand exposure to herbicide.” And farmers are spraying an increasing amount of Roundup and other weed killers as a result of herbicide-resistant “superweeds,” he points out.

“I don’t know what types of pesticide residues are on the corn that goes through the distillation process,” O’Neil adds, “but residue in any form presents an increased exposure to consumers.”

http://grist.org/corn/2012-01-06-bourbon-of-proof-will-kentuckys-heritage-be-compromised-gmo-corn/


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#1464293 --- 12/29/14 11:05 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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House Republicans Just Passed a Bill Forbidding Scientists From Advising the EPA On Their Own Research

November 19, 2014

The "reform" measure makes room for industry-funded experts on the EPA's advisory board.

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/19/house_re...r_own_research/
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#1464299 --- 12/30/14 12:39 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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May the Farm be with you. (Star Wars themed.)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152526815338202&fref=nf
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#1464300 --- 12/30/14 01:13 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Institute for Responsible Technology

Jeffrey updates us for 2015

http://youtu.be/1TpmEgSPKKs
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#1464301 --- 12/30/14 01:47 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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A Journalist Asked a Former Monsanto VP (and Current FDA Food Safety Czar) About a Conflict of Interest..His Answer Shows What Kind of People We’re Dealing With By Nick Meyer On July 22, 2014

- See more at: http://althealthworks.com/3195/a-journal...h.GPMAWyBx.dpuf
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#1464352 --- 01/01/15 12:03 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The World According to Monsanto || High Quality || Part 5 of 10

10 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBSxRA4qjo4&feature=share
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#1464353 --- 01/01/15 12:15 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Jeffrey Smith: GMOs & Their Impact on Health
What You’ll Hear
0:10 – Cool Fact of the Day!
0:58 – Welcome Jeffrey Smith
2:05 – The basics of genetic modification
7:55 – The unknown effects of genetic engineering
11:00 – The generational impact of our existing GMO efforts
13:06 – A journey of death, disease, destruction, and despair
16:35 – Is BT toxin safe for humans?
25:19 – GMO drugs and microbes
29:21 – The science behind Roundup (Glyphosate)
36:53 – How to avoid GMOs
40:10 – What it will take to eliminate the GMO problem

https://www.bulletproofexec.com/jeffrey-smith-gmos-their-impact-on-health-178/
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#1464355 --- 01/01/15 07:30 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1464356 --- 01/01/15 07:33 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1464397 --- 01/02/15 09:02 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Kathleen Hallal, one of the founding members of Moms Across America, interviews Dr Don Huber, a whistle blower in the food world. It's in four parts and if you can't take the time to watch all four, at least watch Part 3 and 4.

Dr. Huber is Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, a land grant institution, and has been studying plants for 55 years. He has received various awards for his scientific accomplishments and contributions to government. He was Cereal Pathologist at the University of Idaho for 8 years before joining the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971. His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soil borne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of host parasite relationships. He’s in his 80s, and he is also a father, a grandfather and has had a 41-year military career as a retired Colonel.

Part 1
Time Code List
1:50 Thank you for meeting with me
3:05 Dr. Huber's background
4:45 What are GMOs?
5:49 Is it true that GMOs are created using viruses and bacteria?
8:10 Are any of those viruses or bacteria still active when we eat the food?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlztFOWxdqo

Part 2
Question: How many ways are glyphosate containing herbicides used on crops that end up in our food supply?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7U2rEYHbFA

Part 3
Time Code List
0:01 Which crops exactly would be sprayed with glyphosate that mothers would have to look out for in the super market?
2:14 I was completely unaware that GMOs were grown in home gardens. I thought it was strictly for industrial agricultural production. Don't they sell BT corn at Walmart?
2:46 Please tell us what you are being told about the health of farm workers exposed to glyphosate. Has the application rate of glyphosate changed since 1996?
4:10 Why did the EPA raise the residue limits? Endocrine disruption (EDCs)?
5:26 Have GMOs been proven safe by the FDA?
7:03 What do scientists say about GMOs in the world community consensus?
8:35 Recap - FDA and safety, FDA scientists studies.

(Note that Dr. Huber said animals won't eat gmo corn but, remember, the meat you are buying in your grocery store is from animals that are forced to eat this gmo corn. I am greatful for Autumn's Harvest Farm, right here in Seneca County for going organic, non gmo.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFO_TvWTNy8

Part 4
Super bugs and super weeds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWQodcnkYD0&list=PLWlbMkC0m_Fa8vSUIsHJV-BrYf9xrNYpj&index=29
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#1464400 --- 01/02/15 10:31 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO Roundup Ready grass will result in a further increase in the use of Roundup, which will contaminate our groundwater and drinking water. Imagine your children & pets frolicking around in a sea of herbicidal poison. Because of inevitable contamination, the grass is likely to be eaten by grass grazing animals. There has been no toxicity testing and the potential harm to animals eating this GMO grass is unknown. Will we be saying good-bye to pasture raised meat? Lastly, it is a scientific fact that weeds will evolve to develop resistance to Roundup, leading to ever increasing amounts being applied.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/354/661/966/stop-scotts-gmo-grass-in-its-tracks-now/
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#1464401 --- 01/02/15 10:38 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Comedian Bill Maher Comments On Maui’s Monsanto Predicament

December 29th, 2014

MN: Similarly, you may have heard that Maui had its own “power of the people” moment with respect to passing a bill calling for the suspension on the growth, testing and cultivation of GMO crops here in Maui County?

BM: All I can say to the folks on Maui who were a part of this is “You go, girl!” That’s fantastic. I’m jealous. We tried to do something like that in California a couple years ago.

In that case, we weren’t asking Monsanto to change anything. We were just asking that they let us know: Give us the information, label the products, so we can decide for ourselves.

Well, of course, a company like Monsanto, which owns all the great lobbyists in the world, went to work and they convinced people that it would cost them more money at the grocery store.

It was a disingenuous and dishonest thing to say, but it worked and people voted it down.

But we’ll be back again.

These things always take more than one time – medical marijuana, legal marijuana, gay marriage – it takes a while before people get used to an idea. They’ll get used to this, and we’ll have success.

MN: On this end, the bill is moving to federal court. The giant is awake, as it were. From your own firsthand experience ruffling political feathers, do you have any advice you can share?

BM: Get a good lawyer!

You have got to fight these people on their own turf with their own tools. You can’t fight them singing Kumbaya.

Monsanto is – from my point of view – the most evil company in the world and that’s saying something in a world that also includes ExxonMobil, pharmaceutical companies, defense department companies and all sorts of merchants of death.

Monsanto has the potential to REALLY f#@k with all of us.

And they’re ruthless. They’re the Scientologists of the corporate world. I worry a lot about Monsanto, honestly, and I suppose my advice would be don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

http://mauinow.com/2014/12/29/comedian-bill-maher-comments-on-mauis-monsanto-predicament/
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#1464402 --- 01/02/15 11:02 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Listen to what these Indiana farmers have to say about Monsanto and gmo seed. 14 minutes.


http://althealthworks.com/4125/knock-kno...t-evil-company/
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#1464403 --- 01/02/15 11:15 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Monica Andreassenab*, Elena Roccaa, Thomas Bøhnac, Odd-Gunnar Wikmarka, Johnnie van den Bergd, Martinus Løvike, Terje Traavikac & Unni Cecilie Nygaardb

Publishing models and article dates explained

Received: 15 Oct 2014
Accepted: 2 Nov 2014
Published online: 11 Dec 2014

NEW STUDY: A Bt toxin protein in GMO corn may be a respiratory allergen when exposure occurs through inhalation. The findings are in agreement with previous studies that have found immunogenic responses after administration through other routes of exposure. One limitation of the study is that the sporadic exposures did not reflect real-world situations, in which humans, domestic and wild animals are exposed 24/7 for extended periods of time, with simultaneous exposure to a varying number of other foreign substances. So this protein may actually be MORE allergenic and immunotoxic than this study suggests. Can you say Bt TOXIN? READ:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540105.2014.988128?journalCode=cfai20&#.VKd5740tGAI
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#1464406 --- 01/03/15 07:29 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMOs Are Nothing to Fear
Genetic modification is a safe and effective way to make America’s crops resilient.


By Pamela Bailey Nov. 4, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. EST + More

Italian scientists recently read and summarized 1,783 scientific studies to conclude that there is, in fact, scientific consensus around the safety of genetically modified organisms. "The scientific research conducted so far has not detected any significant hazards directly connected with the use of genetically modified crops," they concluded, agreeing with the World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association.

In fact, there has never been a single credible scientific study showing GMOs to have harmful effects on humans, animals or our environment. But scientific consensus hasn't stopped activists from demanding mandatory labeling on all genetically modified foods. Yet there already exists an effective and uniform way for consumers around the country to identify non-GMO products: the presence of a USDA-certified organic label.

Genetic modification is a safe and effective way to make America's crops resistant to drought and pestilence, and it helps ensure the country produces enough food to feed our families and the world, especially developing nations. Simply put, GM technology means that scientists take the naturally-occurring, desirable traits of one plant and add them to another. No chemicals are involved.


Farmers have been using GMOs for nearly 20 years, and between 70 percent and 80 percent of the food you consume contains GM ingredients. The use of this technology ensures farmers can grow more food, fend off infestations and recover from drought faster. GM technology also helps to keep food prices lower. Without it, the cost of key agricultural commodities would go up 15 percent to 30 percent. GM technology is more environmentally friendly as well. From 1996 to 2011, biotech crops have collectively reduced global pesticide applications by 1.04 billion pounds.

Earlier this year, The New York Times profiled the use of GM technology to save Florida's oranges from deadly bacteria that would otherwise wipe out the entire crop. Similarly, scientists could save millions of children from malnutrition by infusing Asia's rice paddies with vitamin A, creating so-called "Golden Rice."

Currently, the FDA does not require foods to be labeled as having been produced with GM technology because it has found that there is no health risk associated with these foods or any material difference between GM and non-GM foods. Nonetheless, recently some groups have put forward state ballot initiatives and legislation to require special labels for products containing these ingredients.


These initiatives – which could mislead consumers into thinking GM foods pose a health risk or are materially different from conventionally produced products – would create an unnecessary patchwork of conflicting state labeling requirements, which would snarl interstate commerce, create confusion and increase costs for consumers.

There is a better way to be open with consumers about the food they eat. The FDA should maintain its role as America's foremost food safety authority and, when food ingredients are proven to impact consumer health, they should use their federal authority to label foods with those ingredients in all 50 states.

The FDA has determined, along with those 1,700-plus other studies, that GM foods pose no risk to America's families and, as such, do not warrant a label. We should follow the science and stop the fear-mongering. We don't need a series of regulations and labels to tell us what we already know: Genetically modified foods are safe.
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#1464417 --- 01/03/15 04:55 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Scientists Under Attack Watch Documentary (60 mins)
http://www.scientistsunderattack.com/

This is a documentary thriller about how Agro-Chemical multinational corporations victimize international scientists to prevent them from publishing their scary findings.

Appearances by:

Ignacio Chapella
Arpad Pusztai
Jeffrey Smith
Antonio Andrioli
Andrew Kimbrell

Review:
Scientists Under Attack goes on to show how the GM industry has blocked the evolution of scientific knowledge. When Russian scientist Irina Ermakova's study found high mortality rates and low body weight in rats fed GM soy, and when Austrian government research found that decreased fertility in mice fed GM maize, the industry carried out its usual campaign of vilification. If the industry were interested in scientific truth, it would push for studies to be repeated with the alleged "flaws" corrected. But this never happens. Instead, GM companies use their patent-based ownership of GM crops to deny scientists access to research materials the GM crop and the non-GM parent line control. So the original research showing problems with GM crops is buried under a deluge of smears and follow up studies are not done. For the public, the difficulty and expense involved in accessing full research papers makes it hard to find where the truth lies.
http://www.gmwatch.eu/…/12567-scientists-under-attack-film-…

Watch:
http://www.dailymotion.com/…/x248kai_scientists-under-attac…
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#1464420 --- 01/03/15 07:05 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The speaker in this video is actually an actress named Kate Miles, but the facts about produce and its marketing are 100% real. The audience is also real, and thus the looks of disgust are totally real too.

She opens with: "I'm going to give you some of the secrets about how we make you buy what we want you to buy. So, as a marketer, when I'm first given a project, what's my job? Well, my job is to make you want it, to crave it, to need it, to think that it is the best innovation in food since sliced bread."

It starts getting creepy from there. The reality behind food marketing is pretty damn eye-opening.

http://www.upworthy.com/no-one-applauds-...ds-together?g=2
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#1464423 --- 01/03/15 07:31 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Is there gmo yeast in Finger Lakes wines?

September 25, 2014

Napa Valley Register
by Erica Martenson

Genetic Engineering

Despite the Wine Institute’s recent statement that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be used in winemaking, the Sacramento Bee recently reported that, according to American Tartaric Products, the first wines made with a genetically modified wine yeast, ML01, will be released this year.

A few wineries’ decision to use this yeast could affect the entire North American market. Since these wines are unlabeled, the only way people can avoid them is to avoid all wines from North America, except those labeled organic, and few wines are labeled organic, due to the addition of sulfites during the winemaking process. Consumers in Europe and Asia are very informed regarding GMOs and have resoundingly rejected them. American consumers are becoming more aware, and polls show that a majority of Americans would prefer to avoid them.


A few wineries’ choice to use ML01 could also be a nuisance to other wineries, because this GM wine yeast could contaminate native and traditional wine yeasts through the air, surface waste and water runoff.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/dangers-genetically-modified-yeast-wine
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