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#1469855 --- 04/28/15 12:51 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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MUST WATCH: how Monsanto is doing the OPPOSITE of feeding the world

"There's a humongous food shortage" she says because after they grow a gmo crop no other food will grow in the soil.

The first of a series of videos from mothers across the world talking about GMOs and chemical farming in their communities.

Alice from Uganda, Africa talks about the impact of GMOs and chemical farming on her health, her family and her village. With intro by Vandana Shiva, co creator of Moms Across the World. Interviewed and filmed by Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America.

3:20 Alice share about her long term infertility issues and being able to conceive after going organic
5:09 Alice shares about the loss of her father and the health issues which led up to his passing.
6:28 Alice learns the connection between the health of her village and the crops they are growing
7:18 Alice describes the crops her father and his village are growing with chemicals and the impact on the soil and the health of her village7:49 Alice describes food shortages since growing Monsanto's con and cotton
10:00 Alice share what she learned from Vandana and from the www.MADGE.org talks in Australia
14:24 Vandana Shiva tells Alice what she needs to do.
14:55 "It has to be stopped"
15:22 Do they have more food or less with GMOs?
16:37 Do you believe the GMO seed companies are feeding the world?

http://www.momsacrosstheworld.com/videos
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#1469871 --- 04/28/15 03:21 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Joel Fuhrman, M.D. : #1 New York Times Bestselling author, family physician specializing in nutritional medicine and natural methods

Unjust Attacks Against Dr. Oz

Posted: 04/23/2015

I have known Mehmet Oz, M.D. for over 30 years, well before he became famous on television.

To understand these issues, it is necessary to understand who these medical critics of Dr. Oz are and what their possible agenda is.

Was this recent public attack orchestrated to discredit Dr. Oz and protect Monsanto against his questioning the safety of genetically-modified food?

Many big egos in the medical profession demand respect, as if their medical drugs and procedures are anointed with a high degree of scientific certainty, when the reality is most of the studies are sponsored and influenced by pharmaceutical companies. These individuals often act like they have a superior intellect to understand and adjudicate scientific claims and findings, contemptuously attacking all that they do not know with the term "quackery."

I think it is important to recognize that drugs have real potential to do harm -- and what your doctor doesn't know about nutrition and healthy lifestyle can kill you, too.

There are thousands of doctors across the country who feel he represents the modern medical profession well. I am one of them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-fuhrm...rOzUnjustAttack
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#1469877 --- 04/28/15 04:47 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Judge: Vermont law on GMO food to stand

DAVE GRAM, Associated Press 8 p.m. EDT April 27, 2015

U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington on Monday ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers' Association and other industry groups in their request for a preliminary order to block the law from going into effect as scheduled on July 1, 2016.

"The safety of food products, the protection of the environment, and the accommodation of religious beliefs and practices are all quintessential governmental interests, as is the State's desire 'to promote informed consumer decision-making,'" she wrote, quoting from the state's court filings.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story...eling/26471455/
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#1469878 --- 04/28/15 06:03 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Moms Across America : 4/28/15

Syngenta makes a whole mess of extremely toxic chemicals, glyphosate parquat, atrazine and one which is so toxic Traxion (44.9% glyphosate) that it is not even allowed in the USA, only Canada. There is "no known antidote" for this chemical if ingested. Ummmmm...but they spray it on the ground for "burn off" and then plant our food in that same soil!

Syngenta is also Astra Seneca by the way...so they both make the toxic chemicals that make us sick and then they make the pharmaceuticlas to make us feel better.

Here is a list of the pharmaceuticals they make with the illness they treat. The therapy areas have been linked to be linked to toxic chemical exposure.

Brand name Generic name Therapy area

Accolate, Accoleit, Vanticon zafirlukast Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Arimidex anastrozole Oncology
Atacand, Atacand HCT, Atacand Plus candesartan cilexetil Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Axanum acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and esomeprazole Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Bricanyl Turbuhaler terbutaline in a dry powder inhaler Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Brilinta, Brilique ticagrelor Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Bydureon exenatide Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Byetta exenatide injection Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Caprelsa vandetanib Oncology
Casodex, Cosudex bicalutamide Oncology
Crestor rosuvastatin Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Cubicin daptomycin Infection
Diprivan propofol Neuroscience
Duaklir Genuair aclidinium/formoterol Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
EMLA EMLA Neuroscience
Eklira Genuair/Tudorza/Bretaris aclidinium, a LAMA Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Entocort budesonide Gastrointestinal
Faslodex fulvestrant Oncology
FluMist, Fluenz influenza virus vaccine live, intranasal Infection
FluMist Quadrivalent/Fluenz Tetra influenza vaccine live, intra-nasal Infection
Forxiga dapagliflozin Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Iressa gefitinib Oncology
Kombiglyze XR saxagliptin and metformin XR Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Komboglyze saxagliptin and metformin HCl Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Losec, Gastroloc, Mopral, Omepral, Prilosec omeprazole Gastrointestinal
Lynparza olaparib Oncology
Merrem/Meronem meropenem Infection
Naropin ropivacaine Neuroscience
Nexium esomeprazole Gastrointestinal
Nolvadex, Istubal, Valodex tamoxifen citrate Oncology
Onglyza saxagliptin Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Plendil, Modip, Splendil, Munobal, Flodil felodipine Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Pulmicort Respules budesonide inhalation suspension Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Pulmicort Turbuhaler budesonide Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Rhinocort budesonide Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Seloken ZOK, Toprol-XL, Betaloc ZOK metoprolol succinate Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Seroquel IR quetiapine fumarate Neuroscience
Seroquel XR quetiapine fumarate Neuroscience
Symbicort Turbuhaler budesonide/formoterol Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Symbicort pMDI budesonide/formoterol Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Symlin pramlintide acetate Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Synagis palivizumab Infection
Tenormin, Tenormine, Prenormine, Atenol atenolol Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Vimovo naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium Neuroscience
Vimovo naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium Neuroscience
Xylocaine lidocaine Neuroscience
Zestril lisinopril dihydrate Cardiovascular & Metabolic
Zinforo ceftaroline fosamil Infection
Zoladex goserelin acetate implant Oncology
Zomig, Zomig Rapimelt, Zomig Nasal Spray, AscoTop, Zomigon zolmitriptan Neuroscience

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/posts/448328908666985
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#1469887 --- 04/28/15 01:21 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: cwjga]
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#1469889 --- 04/28/15 03:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: cwjga]
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http://gizmodo.com/chipotles-anti-gmo-stance-is-some-pandering-bullshit-1700437048

Chipotle's Anti-GMO Stance Is Some Anti-Science Pandering Bullshit
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Sarah Zhang

Chipotle's Anti-GMO Stance Is Some Anti-Science Pandering Bullshit

Chipotle, a company known for making oversized burritos and publishing literary fiction on items of trash, announced today that it has stopped serving food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Oh hooray, yet another victory for misinformation.

There is a broad scientific consensus that genetic modification is a safe and likely necessary technology for feeding the world’s growing population. But lots of organic-minded people are still unwilling to accept the stance. Sure, Chipotle is giving people a choice here, but it’s also capitulating to the idea there is something fundamentally wrong with GMOs—while burnishing its own corporate image.

Here’s why Chipotle’s move especially smells like pandering BS. For the past couple of years, Chipotle has been getting its suppliers to get rid of GM corn and soybean. Today’s “GMO-free” announcement comes as Chipotle has switched over to non-GMO corn and soybean oil, but it still serves chicken and pork from animals raised on GMO feed. (Its beef comes from pasture-fed cows.) A good chunk of the GM corn and soybeans grown in America actually goes to feed livestock, so a truly principled stance against GMOs should cut out meat from GM-fed animals, too.

Any guesses why Chipotle hasn’t stopped serving GMO-fed chicken and pork? Because it’s not economical to do so. What is good for business, though? Declaring yourself GMO-free for publicity points.


FYI pasture fed beef is fed grain at the end to fatten it for sale. OOps


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#1469892 --- 04/28/15 04:17 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Update from Moms Across America : 4/28/15

Our leader, Zen Honeycutt is in Switzerland. She was to attend the Syngenta board meeting. You can close your doors on us, but we're not going away. We have mom (and dad) members from all over the world educating parents every day.

Zen Honeycutt

"The Syngenta Shareholder meeting was eventful. Great people gathered to protest outside. Thank you all who called Syngenta! When I tried to register and enter the Head of Legal said no ( after several rounds of discussion) and they offered to have heads of Dept's meet with me. Which might have been better. We'll see. I met with three mothers: two heads of R&D for pesticides and GM and one Head of Social Policy and Performance. They listened and we talked for nearly 2 hours. Much longer than 3 minutes and Mothers! I gave them everything I got. I think they really got that as the world's largest pesticide producer, they have the hardest to fall. They seemed to really listen and be genuinely concerned. Again we'll see. It's time for them to change direction and mitigate risks. Thanks again to all who called!"

.........

Syngenta makes a lot of products. If you haven't heard of Tyrone Hayes, you've got to see his talk about the frogs being desexed because of Atrazine getting in our water. See my post, Frogs under Pets and Animals.
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#1469893 --- 04/28/15 05:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2015/04/27/chipotle-the-strangest-restaurant-menu-ever/

Chipotle: The Strangest Restaurant Menu Ever
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Chipotle announced that it will now be GMO-free. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Chipotle Mexican grill CMG +0.98% announced that beginning today (April 27), none of the offerings at its more than 1,800 restaurants will contain ingredients from “genetically modified organisms.” According to Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive, “This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food.”

If Chipotle makes good on that commitment, their menu will certainly accomplish that. In fact, it will be the strangest ever in an American restaurant.


Mr. Ells and his colleagues need a primer on genetic modification, which I am happy to provide.

There is a seamless continuum of techniques for genetic modification of crops, animals, and microorganisms that both predates and includes the advent of molecular techniques, which were invented during the 1970’s. Farmers and plant breeders have been selecting and hybridizing plants to enhance their desirable characteristics for millennia. See, for example, the second figure here, of modern corn and its antecedents, an illustration of how drastically corn has been modified by selective breeding. Tomatoes and wheat and innumerable other food plants have similar histories.

Another common technique for creating new plant varieties, which originated about a century ago, is radiation mutagenesis–subjecting seeds to radiation to scramble their DNA and create mutants. Thousands of plant varieties–including lettuce, wheat, rice, oats and the popular Rio-Sweet and Rio Star pink grapefruit–that we consume routinely were derived this way.

Some of the skeptics about modern genetic engineering would remonstrate that using “conventional,” or pre-molecular, techniques, adds no “foreign” genes to the genome of the resulting plant. They’re wrong.

Since the 1930&#8242;s plant breeders have performed “wide cross” hybridizations, in which large numbers of “foreign,” or “alien,” genes have been moved across what used to be thought of as “natural breeding boundaries” to create plant varieties that cannot and do not exist in nature. In these hybridizations, which are performed between organisms of different species or genera, the parental plants may be sufficiently compatible to produce a viable zygote but not compatible enough to permit the embryo to develop into a mature plant. To overcome this obstacle, laboratory scientists devised mechanical and biochemical ways to “rescue” the embryos and make them viable, and common commercial crops derived from wide crosses include tomato, potato, sweet potato, oat, rice, wheat, corn and pumpkin, among others.


Wide-cross hybridizations and radiation-induced mutagenesis represent far more drastic “tinkering with Nature” and create far greater attendant uncertainty about the results than the modern molecular techniques. As the U.S. National Research Council said in a groundbreaking 1989 analysis:


With classical techniques of gene transfer, a variable number of genes can be transferred, the number depending on the mechanism of transfer; but predicting the precise number or the traits that have been transferred is difficult, and we cannot always predict the [traits] that will result. With organisms modified by molecular methods, we are in a better, if not perfect, position to predict the [traits].

Let’s consider a real-world example, the man-made species Triticum agropyrotriticum, which was created by wide-cross hybridization from the combination of bread wheat and quackgrass (also known as couchgrass). The entire genome of quackgrass was transferred haphazardly into wheat. This new variety could in theory pose several types of problems because it takes an established plant variety, wheat, and introduces tens of thousands of foreign genes into it. Concerns include the potential for increased invasiveness of the plant and the possibility that quackgrass-derived proteins could be toxic or allergenic for some humans.

But neither regulators nor activists nor, apparently, the deep thinkers at Chipotle have evinced any concern about these possibilities. Plant varieties like T. agropyrotriticum, which harbor “foreign” genes and are indeed “genetically modified” according to any reasonable definition, are subject to no mandatory testing or review before entering the food chain. In contrast, if a single gene from quackgrass (or any other organism) were introduced into wheat using modern, precise molecular genetic engineering techniques, the resulting variety would be subject to hugely expensive—and increasingly biased and politicized—regulation. Inevitably, they would be targeted by activists…and shunned by Chipotle.

Where, then, does that leave Chipotle’s “no genetic modifcation” promise? That should limit their menu to wild berries, wild game, wild mushrooms, and wild-caught fish and shellfish. Virtually all of the other foods in our diets come from organisms that have been genetically modified in some way; and about three-quarters of the processed foods in American markets contain ingredients from organisms genetically engineered with molecular techniques.

I hope the chefs at Chipotle are cleverer than the people who run the company.

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#1469903 --- 04/28/15 10:41 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Fyi, if you feel the need, this website has an "ignore" feature you can use so that you do not see a particular person's posts.

Via Naples Citizens for Positive Change

GMO OMG

First Friday Film Series
Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua
3024 Cooley Road
Friday, May 1, 7pm

Please join us. No admission. All are welcome.
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#1469905 --- 04/28/15 10:56 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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http://www.iowacornstalk.com/2014/02/6-things-chipotle-doesnt-want-you-to.html

6 Things Chipotle Doesn’t Want You To Know
Nicole Patterson_CommonGroundAs a woman who grew up on a crop and hog farm, and as a woman who will be joining another crop and hog farm I consider myself to be a pretty lucky girl. I consider myself lucky because I know the truths about today’s farmers and the awesome job they are doing to provide quality products for our stomachs. When my crops and hogs get attacked, it gets personal. It get personal because I know what’s really going on because I’ve lived it for 20 years. It gets personal because it’s attacking my families’ way of life.
The Chipotle series called Farmed and Dangerous is using humor, and scary marketing ploys to scare consumers into buying organic and antibiotic free food. They are creating fear in food, not farmers. My family has been treating their hogs with antibiotics for years, and none of us has ever gotten sick from consuming our products. We consume the pork we grow, so it’s in our best interest to use the best practices in our operation to get the best products on the market possible.

Six things Chipotle doesn’t want you to know:
1. 96% of farms are family farms. Look at these awesome farm families that are working hard to put that food on your plate today! farmersfeedus.org

2. Antibiotics that are used in livestock production are out of the animals system before entering the market. Farmers have to follow strict regulations of withdrawal periods before sending their livestock to market. (Meaning, the antibiotics must have completely left the animals system) Click here for more information.

3. Organic producers still use certified chemicals on their crops, they are just derived from a natural source rather than a synthetic source. Don’t believe this? Check it out from the EPA here. e

4. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) go through several tests and approximately 13 years of approvals before entering the market. The government also regulates this. Want to know more about GMOs? Check out this great source.

5. GMOs allow farmers to use less chemicals on their land, not more. (Ask a farmer, he/she’ll tell you!) Here’s another great source for your GMO questions.

6. Pork and poultry are not treated with hormones, because it’s been tested to see there is no added benefit. Look at this great site to explain more on hormone use!

We as farmers have nothing to hide. We don’t have any secret laboratories or facilities where we are concocting a new way to make money. In fact, I bet most farmers would be glad to have you out to their farm to talk about how they are growing the corn that is going into your corn flakes, or the beef that makes your juicy hamburgers, or how about the soybeans that are put into your Hershey’s chocolate? (Soy lecithin, an oil coming from soybeans to make your chocolate creamy and smooth)

Our farms are not top secret or restricted. We’re not hiding anything behind our barn doors. Come take a peek as to what’s really going on, and I promise it isn’t anything close to what Chipotle is insinuating.

Chipotle, I’m disappointed that you had to go so low as to put down a farmers way of life and use scare tactics in order for you to make more money. Is it getting too expensive for you to provide only organic, hormone and antibiotic free products for your customers that you’re begging for more business in the wrong way?

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#1469906 --- 04/28/15 11:10 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Please text "label" to 69866.

Food & Water Watch

Hundreds of people, including Ben & Jerry's own Jerry Greenfield, turned out to the New York state capitol building in Albany today to call for labels on GMO foods!

https://www.facebook.com/FoodandWaterWat...tif_t=notify_me
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#1469907 --- 04/28/15 11:28 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Gary Hooser Defends Kaua'i and Speaks at Syngenta Shareholder Meeting 2015 in Basel Switzerland : 4/28/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdZxGDl87Zw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueSdW2TA77o&feature=youtu.be
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#1469909 --- 04/28/15 11:35 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Victory!!!

US District Court Upholds Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Apr 28 2015 - by Sustainable Pulse

Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) hailed the just-issued federal court decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont affirming the constitutionality of Vermont’s genetically engineered food labeling law, Act 120. The ruling fully denied the preliminary injunction motion brought by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Snack Food Association, and other plaintiffs to try and halt the law’s implementation, and granted the State of Vermont’s motion to dismiss on several claims.

“This important ruling affirms the constitutionality of genetically engineered food labeling, as well as the rights of Vermonters and U.S. citizens across the country,” said George Kimbrell, senior attorney for Center for Food Safety and counsel in the case. “Americans are demanding the right to know if their food is produced through genetic engineering, for health, environmental and many other reasons. This decision is a crucial step in protecting those rights.”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/04/28/u...w/#.VUALDY0tH3h
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#1469910 --- 04/28/15 11:48 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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We all need to fight TPP which will remove all gmo labels and much more. It has passed house and senate committees, time is short.

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#1469911 --- 04/28/15 11:56 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Don't buy this poison...



Buy this...and it works without the salt and the dishsoap...remember to buy non gmo vinegar...



Don't spray these...



Protect our bees.

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#1469913 --- 04/29/15 12:06 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1469914 --- 04/29/15 12:07 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1469915 --- 04/29/15 12:09 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1469916 --- 04/29/15 12:10 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1469917 --- 04/29/15 12:12 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Gmo cotton used in the making of your personal care products.

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