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#1464618 --- 01/08/15 11:56 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Thurston County, Washington Bans Neonics from County-Managed Lands

Beyond Pesticides, January 8, 2015

At the close of 2014, Thurston County in Washington State became the first county government to ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides on county-owned and managed lands. The ban comes in the form of an amended pest and vegetation policy and was passed by County Commissioners by a 3-0 vote in favor of the amendment. According to The Olympian, the ban will impact 77 acres of county facilities, 2,646 acres of parks, 47.1 miles of trails, and one mile of right-of-way landscape.

Commissioners instituted the ban because of concerns over the pesticides effects on pollinators. Neonicotinoids (“neonics”) are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of thurston countyaction that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Recent scientific research has uncovered many uncertainties and new information on neonic-induced adverse impacts with regard to the environmental fate and sublethal exposure on foraging behavior of pollinators.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14778
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#1464620 --- 01/09/15 12:01 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO-Free Food Sales Explode Amid Public Awareness

January 5, 2015

This ought to give Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and the huge food corporations a run for their suicide-seed money: A staggering 80% of consumers sought out non-GMO products in their survey. The non-GMO issue has emerged as a consumer hot-button.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-free-food-sales-explode-amid-public-awareness/#ixzz3OHHO13J5
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#1464621 --- 01/09/15 12:04 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Anti-GMO Petition Receives 59,742,753 Signatures

January 6, 2015

It isn’t a small minority anymore asking our regulators to limit biotech’s far-reaching arm. There is now an open letter endorsed by more than 59 million people asking both US and UK officials to be more prudent in questioning the hazards of genetically modified crops.

The open letter is signed by celebrities, scientists, farmers, academics in various fields, business tycoons, and every day people like you and me. It’s called the letter from America, but it is getting global attention. No longer can Americans be called sheeple. We are clearly voicing or disdain for GM crops in ever growing numbers, and our eyes are wide open.

One high-profile signatory, actress Susan Sarandon says:

“We’ve had GMOs in the US for nearly 20 years. Instead of bringing certainty and security they have raised more and more worrying questions about their effectiveness, their necessity, and even their safety. Polls show that the majority of US citizens – and in fact citizens everywhere – either want them labelled or taken out of the food system altogether. It’s important to keep pressing our elected representatives to act in accordance with this strong public mandate.”


Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/anti-gmo-petition-receives-59742753-signatures/#ixzz3OHHuxOIf
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#1464622 --- 01/09/15 12:13 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Thom Hartmann

Jan. 8, 2015

Why Half Of All Children Could Be Autistic by 2025

http://www.thomhartmann.com/bigpicture/why-half-all-children-could-be-autistic-2025
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#1464635 --- 01/09/15 12:09 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Arguments in Favour of Genetically-Modified Crops

Harvard Website
Ben Miflin

Genetic modification (GM) of crops, like any other new technology, should be viewed in the light of what has gone before. Mankind has been manipulating the genetics of crops for around 10,000 years. Wheat, the world's major crop, is a hybrid of different species. It probably arose from a rare natural occurrence but has subsequently been maintained artificially.

The modern (non-GM) wheat is unable to exist in the wild because it cannot disperse its seed. Furthermore, plant breeders have spliced in pieces of chromosomes from several other species. The crop has been spread from a small fertile crescent in the middle east to nearly every country in the world. Much experience has been gained in this evolution that is relevant to GM crops. The new GM technology allows genes to be added more precisely than before and their effects to be studied more carefully. However, because it also allows almost any source of genes to be used it is an extremely powerful technology that has to be treated with care and respect.

GM technology is the only technology to be regulated from its inception, before any mishaps had occurred. Researchers who developed the technology set up a series of voluntary regulations in 1974 which have generally become officially incorporated by governments throughout the world. GM crops have been extensively tested in hundreds of thousands of field tests. Foods from these crops have to pass much more rigorous regulations than from conventionally bred crops.

Over the last 12 years between 50-100 million euros have been spent by the EU on bio-safety research. GM technology is used widely in the production of foods (e.g. the majority of cheese in the UK and US is made with an enzyme that is the product of GM technology) and medicines (e.g. the production of human growth hormone by GM methods removed the major cause of CJD). GM crops have been grown on many millions of acres since 1966 in North and South America and Asia. There are no proven examples of GM products adding risks. In contrast, there are many examples of the technology reducing risks. GM technology is not safe - nothing is - but it has a very effective record.

Critics claim that GMOs may increase use of chemical pesticides and increase the profits of agribusiness. Pigs might fly. It is a matter of fact that GM crops have drastically cut the use of such pesticides. GM cotton, containing a built in insecticide, uses 50% less chemical insecticides. In 1998 around 1000 tonnes less insecticide was used in the US cotton belt than before the introduction of GM cotton. That insecticide was mainly sprayed from planes. Only a small percentage reached its target. The rest drifted into the wider environment killing susceptible insects, whether pests or not. GM cotton only kills those insects that feed on the crop.

Independent studies on commercially grown herbicide-tolerant GM crops in North America have shown up to 50% reduction in herbicide use by farmers. Economic analyses suggest these commercial crops have led to a transfer of value from the agrochemical industry around half of which has gone to the farmer. The overall value (chemicals plus seeds) retained in the multinational agricultural supply industry has therefore gone down.

With this record of proven environmental benefit in practice, I find it hard to explain why there is such fierce opposition to the technology. Why are Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace trying to block technology that is decreasing pesticide use? I appreciate that some people have an intrinsic dislike of such powerful manipulation of genetics.

I also think the introduction of the GM soya products into Europe will go down in the marketing text books as a classic example of how not to launch a product. This was a shame after Zeneca's excellent launch of the GM tomato paste. But GM technology is not the real target but rather the weapon to use against multinationals and global corporations. It is effective because it can be used to stir emotions - 'Frankenstein Foods' might be nonsense but it is an eye-catching, gut-wrenching headline.

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#1464636 --- 01/09/15 12:39 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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More hogwash. You just love falling for that corporate marketing, don't you.

Originally Posted By: MissingArty
Thom Hartmann

Jan. 8, 2015

Why Half Of All Children Could Be Autistic by 2025

http://www.thomhartmann.com/bigpicture/why-half-all-children-could-be-autistic-2025


http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/20...cientists-view/

Will my child be born autistic if I eat GMOs? A scientist’s view
Layla Katiraee | January 5, 2015 | Genetic Literacy Project
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Cyberspace has been awash with claims over the past two weeks that glyphosate, an herbicide used with some genetically modified crops, causes autism. “Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT,” blared a headlined article on a natural products website that was shared by more than 100,000 people. Other sites had similarly headlined articles.

Similar near hysterical claims appear like clockwork every few months on the Internet, promoted by natural products and supplement sites working in concert with anti-GMO activists. The alleged link between autism and GM foods is heavily promoted by notorious alternative medicine and natural products advocates, such as Dr. Joseph Mercola, as well as by Jeffrey Smith, the controversial founder of the anti-GMO one-man Institute for Responsible Technology. Mercola even promotes a Smith video headlined: “Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease”.

[Editors’ suggested reading: Mother’s science-based view: Organics and Whole Foods are ‘scam of the decade’]

Is there any truth to the claims of a GMO-glyphosate-autism link?

The autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by “difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors”. There is a broad range in the severity of these symptoms, which is why the term “spectrum” is used in the definition of the disorder. It is hypothesized that there are multiple causes for ASD, including genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. The heritability of autism has been studied in twins and historical data suggest 80-90 percent values, while more recent data using different ascertainment criteria suggest roughly 50 percent heritability.

A study in 2011 found that the recurrence risk of autism is ~19 percent in infants if an older sibling is autistic, with a roughly three-fold increase in risk if the infant is male and a two-fold increase in risk if there is more than one older sibling with autism. A recent review highlighted that a genetic cause can be elucidated in 10-30 percent of cases of ASD depending on the technology used and cohort examined, and that exome and whole genome sequencing of ASD patients has led to the discovery that there are “hundreds of genes” involved in the disorder.

However, genetics does not account for all cases of autism and many studies have focused on identifying non-genetic causes of ASD. Environmental risk factors that have been associated with ASD include parental age, pre- and perinatal complications (particularly respiratory distress), air pollution, maternal use of valproate and maternal exposure to pesticides, among others. It is this last factor that is being exploited by Mercola and Smith to fuel their campaign against genetically modified foods.

I do not use the word “exploit” lightly, but can find no better term. The link between autism and GMOs is most often restricted to the criticism of glyphosate-use. Glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, is used on genetically modified crops that are made to resist this herbicide. However, whether you are searching for a link between autism and GMOs or autism and glyphosate, your findings can be summarized in one brief sentence: “there is no data that I could find”.

Throughout the course of doing research for this piece, I contacted several research scientists including my former lab, which is now one of Canada’s leading autism research laboratories and part of a project that is sequencing the genomes of 10,000 ASD patients (note that I am not an ASD research scientist). My request for an opinion on the topic was passed from one research scientist to the next and across the board, I got the same message: “there is no evidence-based data we are aware of.” That is not to say that a link does not exist or may not be identified in the future, but as I write this article, there is no credible research linking GMOs to autism.

However, the memes and websites preying on the fears of parents and the vulnerabilities of those with autistic children abound, which is why I consider this to be exploitation of the worst sort. The recent spate of articles and Mercola’s website feature interviews or talks by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Massachusetts of Technology computer scientist and electrical engineer who has written about autism and glyphosate. Seneff, whose previous work include a thoroughly lambasted paper in a low tier journal claiming a “link” between autism and vaccines, also wrote a paper in 2013 in a similar marginal journal outlining a hypothetical link between glyphosate and multiple disorders, including “gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Neither paper included any novel research. But her work was legitimized by Carey Gillam, a reporter for Reuters, whose news story was headlined “Roundup linked to health dangers”.

Seneff’s latest claim, eagerly promoted by anti-GMO alternative medicine sites, is that half of the US childhood population will be born autistic within 10 years as a result of GMO use:

At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

A fellow panelist reported that after Seneff’s presentation, “All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.”

Multiple reviewers, including most recently David Gorski, a surgical oncologist and well known science blogger, have noted the incoherent nature of Seneff’s claims and papers and the pay-for-play nature of the publishing journal. Seneff hypothesized that glyphosate causes nutritional deficiencies and systemic toxicity, primarily by impacting the bacteria in the gut, yet fails to provide any evidence supporting her hypothesis.

There have been very few studies that have specifically examined glyphosate and ASD. In 2007, one study examined maternal exposure to pesticides during gestation and ASD among children in the California Central Valley. The pesticides selected for analysis were based on the toxicological and physical properties of the compound, as well as substances that were of community concern. The final list of pesticides included in the analysis lists glyphosate, yet fails to find association between maternal exposure to the chemical and ASD.

Pesticide use is recorded in the United States and there are multiple databases that house this information, ranging from the amount of pesticide used to the exposure that handlers have experienced. As such, it stands to reason that if glyphosate were associated with autism, there would be more instances of ASD in regions of the U.S. where glyphosate use is high. Geographic clusters of ASD cases do exist in the U.S. (see here and here for example studies), but the analysis of these clusters has not identified glyphosate exposure as a possible cause, despite the availability of data.

The onus is on the researcher to disprove the null hypothesis, i.e. to prove that something exists or that there is a link. Until that point in time, there is no link. Seneff points to glyphosate as the cause of autism based on her observation that glyphosate use has increased while the rate of autism has increased in the same time period. Seneff states, “I’ve watched the rate of autism skyrocket in the last five years. It’s extremely scary. One in 150, one in 100, one in 88, and the most recent numbers from March 2013, one in 50… You do the math… 20 years from now every other boy in this country will be diagnosed on the autism spectrum.”

Yet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that “the recent prevalence increase [of ASD] is likely attributable to extrinsic factors such as improved awareness and recognition and changes in diagnostic practice or service availability”. This is supported by the fact that recent statistics have noted an increase in the incidence of autism in specific populations and racial backgrounds, suggesting increasing awareness in such groups. But for the sake of argument, let’s acknowledge that there has been an increase in the occurrence of autism. The link is a classic case of association with no causation.

There’s a plethora of items whose prevalence or use has increased during the past 20 years: the number of electronics we own, the number of pedicures women get, the amount of coffee we drink, etc, and each would make an equally convincing graph if their rate was compared to the incidence of ASD over time. This is not to say that glyphosate should not be studied; yet until a link is identified, its association with ASD is equivalent to that of eating organic food, whose salves have also risen in tandem with the increase in incidences of autism.

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GMOInside.org, an organization that promotes the labeling of GM ingredients, also has an article promoting the autism-GMO link on its site. The article shares anecdotal stories about the commonality of gastrointestinal symptoms between autistic patients and GMO-fed animals. Gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with ASD are well documented and recent funding grants will infuse hundreds of thousands of dollars to better understand this relationship. But as it stands today, “there is no data”.

I’ve searched publication databases to find a scientific article providing evidence for gastrointestinal symptoms associated with GMOs and was unable to find even one. Additionally, glyphosate is not used exclusively on GMOs: it is used for a wide-range of different applications including “weed control in vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, grass pastures, forestry, parks, gardens and underwater usage in rivers and lakes”. In fact, it could not be avoided through a GMO labeling law or ban.

There are those who will read this article and will conclude that research has not been done examining the link between autism and GMOs because corporate interests have silenced researchers, that corporations paid off scientists or that universities threatened to cut off funding. However, I think that there are very few scientists who wouldn’t give their life savings and the naming rights for their first born for the opportunity to identify an environmental cause for autism. Monsanto, Dow Agro, and Syngenta combined aren’t big enough to silence that. The reason it hasn’t been examined is far simpler: there is no likely connection based on the known comparatively benign toxic profile of glyphosate and most researchers do not want to waste their time and effort and preciously limited support dollars on a project that would most likely find no association with ASD.

Although the world of science has tried to study the emotional toll that ASD takes on families, I think that there’s nothing that could fully describe the full range of emotions that parents experience when their child is diagnosed with ASD. I know I’m lucky to be the parent of a healthy and rambunctious toddler, and I feel arrogant even imagining myself in the shoes of families with ASD. But there is one thing that I know that I share with all parents: we are equally concerned about the health and well-being of our children.

I wrote this article more harshly than I generally would and condemned scientists for poor research more strongly than I generally would because they have made conclusions where none are to be made and would have us believe facts where none exist by exploiting the concern we have for our children. So rather than listening to the advice of Mercola, Seneff or Smith, consult your pediatrician or GP and have them address any concerns that you may have about your family’s diet.

Note: This piece, in large measure, was originally posted on May 9, 2014

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#1464719 --- 01/09/15 11:06 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The #1 Reason You Must Read Ingredient Lists: The FDA Admits They Can’t Do Their Job

The FDA is asleep at the wheel and the Food Industry is in charge.

By Food Babe

While there are some food additives that the FDA has approved before they hit the shelves, this has proven to be a burdensome process. The FDA claims that so as not to waste government resources, they will just let the manufacturer decide whether an ingredient is safe to eat or not.

That’s right – all an ingredient manufacturer has to do is hire their own experts to claim under “reasonable certainty in the minds of competent scientists that the substance is not harmful under the intended conditions of use” and the manufacturer may deem it as “GRAS”, which stands for “Generally Recognized as Safe”. This is the green light to start adding it to food products.

http://foodbabe.com/2015/01/06/read-ingredient-lists/
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#1464727 --- 01/10/15 12:47 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Mom Receives Glyphosate Task Force Studies on Glyphosate Submitted to the EPA

Posted by Zen Honeycutt 1630.20GS on December 02, 2014

Six months ago today, June 1, a few days after our meeting with the EPA, I requested per my right as a US citizen, by way of the Freedom of Information Act, to receive copies of all of the documents submitted to the EPA regarding glyphosate. Never in my life did I imagine I would be asking for potentially thousands of pages of scientific studies about a toxic chemical. I loved science when I was in sixth grade, even imagined being one someday. But I did not think I was good at math, all the rote learning without understanding was more condescending than the looks my math teacher gave me, so I dismissed the possibility of being a scientist and headed down a more artistic path as a designer.

I have a creative background, but I could not make up what I am about to share with you.

It is incredible that any scientist or non scientist could look at this information think glyphosate safe.

I received 9 files, ranging from 67-293 pages. Most were the actual studies, two were assesments of other studies. I do not believe I received all of the studies submitted to the EPA, and will be asking for the full set of documents. What I did receive however, in my opinion, is reason enough not to re register glyphosate.

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_task_force_studies_on_glyphosate_submitted_to_the_epa
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#1464739 --- 01/10/15 05:05 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Food Industry Poisoning Consumers with Trillions of Nanoparticles

January 1, 2015

Would you like a side of toxic nanoparticles with that?


http://massreport.com/food-industry-pois...h.5PmPGD4R.dpuf
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#1464740 --- 01/10/15 05:10 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Seedy Big Agriculture, Big Government Team Up Against Gardeners

December 30, 2014

What’s so threatening about “seed libraries”?

Gardeners and other traditional traders in the “locally grown” food market are sharing seeds. Not exactly formidable competition to larger corporations like Monsanto, this voluntary exchange is an alternative. That seems to be enough to make “seed libraries” illegal in some states. Big government strikes again!

http://www.voicesofliberty.com/article/s...inst-gardeners/


Will there be a standoff? Will anyone be arrested, fined, or feel the force of the state over saving and trading seeds?

http://theantimedia.org/department-agric...agro-terrorism/
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#1464946 --- 01/15/15 10:02 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Are the drug companies buying your doctor?


http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
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#1464951 --- 01/15/15 01:03 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Originally Posted By: MissingArty
Are the drug companies buying your doctor?


http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/


A simple solution, get rid of the government price cap on drugs.

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#1464984 --- 01/16/15 04:48 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The life and work of biologist Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD, reads like the script of a Hollywood blockbuster: Scientist whistleblower takes on global agribusiness responsible for environmental havoc; a web of lies, corporate shenanigans, and mystery ensues. So it’s somehow fitting that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme took on Hayes’ story for a segment in the Amazon Original TV series pilot, "The New Yorker Presents."

Tyrone Hayes on the misfortune of frogs, crooked science and why we should shun GMOs

January 15, 2015

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-ag...-shun-gmos.html
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#1464985 --- 01/16/15 05:06 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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From 2011 but still going on today.

This Company Spends Over $5M a Year to Lobby U.S. Government to Make You Sick

July 07, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)—Monsanto’s Evil Twin—is pulling out all the stops to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture.

Finally public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...e-you-sick.aspx
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#1464986 --- 01/16/15 05:11 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Ukraine agreed to a Monsanto "Land Grab" to Get a 17B Loan From the IMF

January 11, 2015

"Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-agr...und-imf/5424058
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#1464987 --- 01/16/15 05:15 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Here we go, another doctor speaking out...

Streamed live on Jan 12, 2015

Dr. Buckley will review exactly how the destruction of our gut bacteria from glyphosate can lead to inflammation in the brain and body, leading to the sky rocketing illnesses we are seeing in America today. Glyphosate is sprayed in GMO food and on non orgnaic food as a drying agent before harvest. It does not dry, wash or cook off and it has been found in water, air, rain, urine, breast milk and pediatric feeding tube liquid.

36 minutes, be patient. Brought to you by Moms Across America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEKj_UxBq8g&noredirect=1
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#1464988 --- 01/16/15 05:18 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dangerous Loophole in Law Permits Food Companies to Market Novel Chemicals Without Safety Disclosures

December 17, 2014

Dr. Mercola


The fact that processed foods contain added ingredients that aren't necessarily food isn't secret knowledge. A simple read-through of just about any processed food label will tip you off to this fact with its listing of impossible-to-pronounce chemicals.

Many of these additives have questionable safety profiles, or none at all, since only a small percentage has ever been properly tested. This situation has become the norm courtesy of a regulatory system that favors industry profitability over public health and safety. This too is a well-known fact by many.

What may come as a complete shock, however, is that companies are allowed to add chemicals to their food without disclosing what they are to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or having to prove their safety before putting them into use.

All they have to do is have their expert evaluate it on their terms. There is no independent third party objective evaluation. This is reprehensibly irresponsible on the part of governmental agencies that are assigned the task of looking out for our health. According to EcoWatch

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...ure_facebookdoc
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#1464989 --- 01/16/15 05:20 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity

April 8, 2014

“We’ve pretty much sacrificed an entire generation of children. The longer we go, the more damage that is going to accumulate.”

http://foodintegritynow.org/2014/04/08/dr-don-huber-gmos-glyphosate-threat-humanity/
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#1464990 --- 01/16/15 05:23 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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3 Companies Using GMOs in Baby Formula

Similac
Enfamil
Gerber Good Start

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/3-companies-using-gmos-in-baby-formula.html?t=ONGR#
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#1465027 --- 01/17/15 03:41 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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USDA Gives Monsanto the Green Light

By Sara Jennings in Blog Posts, Spilling the Beans Newsletter

January 16, 2015

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/usda-gives-monsanto-the-green-light/
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