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#1466403 --- 02/19/15 06:00 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Monsanto Is Making Us Sick: A Protest at Monsanto's Headquarters

09 February 2015 By Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association

On January 30, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) joined Moms Across America (MAA), SumofUs, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Harrington Investments and GMO Free Midwest in a protest and confrontation at Monsanto’s annual shareholder meeting.

The meeting was held at Monsanto corporate headquarters outside St. Louis, Mo., in a town called Creve Coeur—which in French means Broken Heart.

It’s a fitting name for the location of a company that has caused so much heartache with its toxic chemicals.

OCA’s mission on January 30 was to let Monsanto know, in no uncertain terms, that its so-called science—bought and paid for with dirty corporate money—is no match for the research being conducted by honest, independent scientists. And that research is clear: Monsanto is making us sick.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29004-a-lively-day-at-monsanto-headquarters#
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#1466428 --- 02/20/15 11:06 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Polish farmers block motorways for land rights, no GMOs

Oliver Tickell

9th February 2015

Key demands: land rights, no GMOs, legalize farm food sales

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_ro...ts_no_gmos.html
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#1466520 --- 02/22/15 11:13 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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"Freedom from Choice"

The producers of this film are allowing a FREE viewing through 2/27.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...ary_facebookdoc

To learn more about the film, watch the feature length version, or to purchase a DVD, please click here.

http://www.freedomfromchoicefilm.com/

"Bought" is free to watch now for a limited time only.

http://www.freedomfromchoicefilm.com/
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#1466521 --- 02/22/15 12:08 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Fields of Gold: GMO-Free Crops Prove Lucrative for Farmers

Non-Biotech Corn, Soybeans Fetch a Premium as Processors Respond to Rising Demand

Jacob Bunge Feb. 2, 2015

http://www.wsj.com/articles/fields-of-gold-gmo-free-crops-prove-lucrative-for-farmers-1422909700
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#1466522 --- 02/22/15 12:20 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Monsanto’s Roundup. Enough to Make You Sick.

By Alexis Baden-Mayer Feb 17, 2015

Eager to sell more of its flagship herbicide, Monsanto also encouraged farmers to use Roundup as a dessicant, to dry out all of their crops so they could harvest them faster. So Roundup is now routinely sprayed directly on a host of non-GMO crops, including wheat, barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, soybeans, dry beans and sugar cane.

http://foodrevolution.org/blog/monsantos-roundup-enough-make-sick/
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#1466523 --- 02/22/15 12:26 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Seedy Business: What Big Food Is Hiding with Its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs

February 10, 2015 Mercola

The purpose of this campaign is to deceive the public, to deflect efforts to win the right to know what is in our food via labeling that is already required in 64 countries, and ultimately, to extend their profit stream for as long as possible.

This campaign has greatly influenced how U.S. media covers GMOs. The industry’s PR firm, Ketchum, even boasted that “positive media coverage has doubled” on GMOs. The report outlines fifteen things that Big Food is hiding with its artful PR campaign on GMOs.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...ess_facebookdoc
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#1466524 --- 02/22/15 12:44 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Don M. Huber

"Genetic Engineering is a very powerful potential technology. Our understanding of what we're doing is very limited at this time. That's why every genetically engineered product has to be evaluated separately. Without that safety testing, we're playing Russian Roulette. We've pretty much sacrificed an entire generation of children."

Excerpt from bio:

His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soilborne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of hostparasite relationships. Research also includes nitrogen metabolism, micronutrient physiology, inhibition of nitrification, and nutrient-disease interactions.

http://farmandranchfreedom.org/bio-dr-don-m-huber/
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#1466525 --- 02/22/15 12:50 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Target doubling initiative on organics, naturals

Posted: 02/20/2015

The nation’s second-largest discount retailer is nearly doubling the number of brands and products in the organic and sustainable arena

http://chicago.suntimes.com/business/7/71/382810/target-organics-sustainable-made-matter
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#1466703 --- 02/24/15 03:14 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Glyphosate & Honeybees, interview with Don Huber 2014

Published on Feb 2, 2015

Jeffrey Smith talks to Don Huber about the effects of glyphosate and the dwindling bee population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFDeno_5vU&feature=youtu.be
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#1466720 --- 02/24/15 06:31 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1466741 --- 02/25/15 12:03 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Americans still have the right to decide what they eat.

Americans have a right to know that their food has been changed.

Americans have a right to know that corporations can rig their in-house science and the fda will accept it, no questions asked.

Americans have a right to know that the education they received may have been influenced by corporations to their benefit.

Americans have a right to know their politicians are crooks and their federal agencies, in charge of protecting them and the environment, are crooks in the pockets of corporations. See link below.

Americans have a right to know that their news sources have been corrupted and the news is edited to protect corporate and political interests.

If you want to continue to eat poison, that is your right. Aren't you glad you have that right to choose?

Here is some background on the crap you like to eat. You can thank Bush and Quale for "substantially equivalent" food.

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20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food - 05/30/2012

Twenty years ago this week, then-Vice President Dan Quayle announced the FDA's policy on genetically engineered food as part of his "regulatory relief initiative." The policy, Quayle explained, was based on the idea that genetic engineering is no different than traditional plant breeding, and therefore required no new regulations.

Five years earlier, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush visited a Monsanto lab for a photo op with the developers of Roundup Ready crops. According to a video report of the meeting, when Monsanto executives worried about the approval process for their new crops, Bush laughed and told them, "Call me. We're in the dereg businesses. Maybe we can help."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-murphy/dan-quayle-and-michael-ta_b_1551732.html

VP Bush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGLfPAyItmE&list=PLKpK7w40NKS6YC6S-7j5Sdh1zRs-wT3gz&index=10


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#1466742 --- 02/25/15 12:05 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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5/30/2012

Dave Murphy, Founder, Food Democracy Now!

20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food

Twenty years ago this week, then-Vice President Dan Quayle announced the FDA's policy on genetically engineered food as part of his "regulatory relief initiative." The policy, Quayle explained, was based on the idea that genetic engineering is no different than traditional plant breeding, and therefore required no new regulations.

Five years earlier, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush visited a Monsanto lab for a photo op with the developers of Roundup Ready crops. According to a video report of the meeting, when Monsanto executives worried about the approval process for their new crops, Bush laughed and told them, "Call me. We're in the dereg businesses. Maybe we can help."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-murphy/dan-quayle-and-michael-ta_b_1551732.html
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#1466743 --- 02/25/15 12:08 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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February 23, 2015

Stacy Malkan

How National Geographic Got it Wrong on GMO Science

Judging a book, or in this case a magazine article, by it’s cover, I was prepared to dislike Joel Achenbach’s “War on Science” story in National Geographic. Turns out it’s an insightful, beautifully written piece about the psychology that influences scientific belief.

Too bad Achenbach got it wrong on the science of genetic engineering, and allowed his piece to be used as PR fodder for the agrichemical industry. I’m guessing that the higher ups at Monsanto and their PR firms have already ordered up poster-sized copies of the cover image, which conflates concerns about GMOs with climate change denial – a talking point the PR gurus have been pushing hard.

http://usrtk.org/gmo/how-national-geographic-got-it-wrong-on-gmo-science/
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#1466745 --- 02/25/15 12:46 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Erin Brockovich

“What is wrong with a consumer's Right to Know?

If you want patent protection... and you want to sell your products to me, don't I have a Right to Know that it has been genetically altered.

What is the problem with notification? What is there to hide?

If it is safe... great; tell me and let me make my decision informed.

Monsanto, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (an industry front group) and others have already spent over $100 million to keep consumers in the dark in Washington, California, Oregon and Colorado alone. And with millions more at their disposal, you can bet that Big Food will be pulling out all the stops to get [the DARK Act] passed this year. Let’s prove that the American people are louder than Big Food lobbyists.”

CALL & EMAIL your Representatives and tell them NOT TO SUPPORT Pompeo's "The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act." Tell them to support the "Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act” instead. We need to know if it’s GMO!

Find your Reps here: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

Feb 12, 2015

Boxer, Blumenthal, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
http://defazio.house.gov/media-center/pr...ire-labeling-of
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#1466746 --- 02/25/15 01:15 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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“CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy”

Fifteen things Big Food is hiding with its slick PR campaign on GMOs

#1: The agrichemical companies have a history of concealing health risks from the public

If there were something wrong with genetically engineered food, would Monsanto or the other agrichemical companies tell us? If there were health risks, would the companies disclose them? Their history suggests that the answer is: probably not.

The big agrichemical companies have a well-documented record of hiding the truth about the health risks of their products and operations. Let’s review some key moments in that history.

#2: The FDA does not test whether GMOs are safe

In recent testimony before Congress, the FDA stated that it is “confident that the GE foods in the U.S. marketplace today are as safe as their conventional counterparts.

However, FDA does not itself test whether genetically engineered foods are safe. The FDA has repeatedly made this clear. As Jason Dietz, a policy analyst at FDA explains about genetically engineered food: “It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to insure that the product is safe.” Or, as FDA spokesperson Theresa Eisenman said, “it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that the [GMO] food products it offers for sale are safe…”

Nor does the FDA require independent pre-market safety testing for genetically engineered food. As a matter of practice, the agrichemical companies submit their own studies to the FDA as part of a voluntary “consultation.” Moreover, the FDA does not require the companies to submit full and complete information about these studies. Rather, as the FDA has testified, “After the studies are completed, a summary of the data and information on the safety and nutritional assessment are provided to the FDA for review.

See, page 11.

http://usrtk.org/seedybusiness.pdf
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#1466749 --- 02/25/15 01:30 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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They will be coming to our state soon to confuse the consumer, try to convince you that gmo food is the same as real food, that they have over 400 safety studies (their own), that it's needed to feed the world, that the cost of food will skyrocket because of the addition of two words to an ingredient label.

Take a look at the chart to see who is spending millions so that those two words are not added to a label.

Page 61 to 63.

http://usrtk.org/seedybusiness.pdf
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#1466754 --- 02/25/15 03:09 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO foods are way too risky. I would much rather use pesticides. They have been around longer and have better known side effects. DDT got a bad wrap. These environmentalist types are WAY too concerned with preserving the world.

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#1466763 --- 02/25/15 04:50 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Gmo plants produce their own pesticide. Please watch:

Free version for a limited time
http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/...effrey_M_Smith/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAMlir8oprw
http://geneticroulettemovie.com/

Crops such as Bt cotton produce pesticides inside the plant. This kills or deters insects, saving the farmer from having to spray pesticides. The plants themselves are toxic, and not just to insects. Farmers in India, who let their sheep graze on Bt cotton plants after the harvest, saw thousands of sheep die!

Herbicide tolerance lets the farmer spray weed-killer directly on the crop without killing it. Comparative studies on the toxic residues in foods from such crops have not yet been done.

Pollen from GM crops can contaminate nearby crops of the same type, except for soy, which does not cross-pollinate. In fact, virtually all heritage varieties of corn in Mexico (the origin of all corn) have been found to have some contamination. Canola and cotton also cross-pollinate.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education

But resisting pests is a euphemism for contains its own pesticide. When bugs take a bite of the GM plant, the toxin from the plant splits open their stomach and kills them.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...corn-chips.aspx

The Dangers of GMOs: 'Eye-Opening' Facts You MUST Know Part1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glqK1x000Hs&list=PLKpK7w40NKS4BlItHSP8q2dD3T4rudA84

The Dangers of GMOs: 'Eye-Opening' Facts You MUST Know Part2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltenDz-Hq78&list=PLKpK7w40NKS4BlItHSP8q2dD3T4rudA84&index=2

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#1466764 --- 02/25/15 04:54 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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February 24, 2015

Willie Soon’s Failure to Disclose Industry Funding for Contrarian Climate Research is Another Reason to Support Transparency

Aaron Huertas, science communication officer

Article relating to climate change but another example of scientists for sale? Lack of Disclosure.

http://blog.ucsusa.org/willie-soon-clima...utm_campaign=fb
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#1466765 --- 02/25/15 05:00 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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I found a free version of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.

I do not know how long it will be free. Please watch.

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/...effrey_M_Smith/
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