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#1468363 --- 04/01/15 03:23 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1468365 --- 04/01/15 03:29 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1468369 --- 04/01/15 03:36 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Weather Modification and Monsanto

By COVVHA - March 1, 2015

Think twice before you say weather control is just a conspiracy theory. Then ask yourself why Monsanto&#8236; owns patents in Geo-engineering.

Conceivably, with enough lead time and the right conditions, you could get “made-to-order” weather.

Vietnam War Weather Modification – Operation Popeye

http://covvha.net/monsanto-weather-modification-operation-popeye/
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#1468370 --- 04/01/15 03:38 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1468375 --- 04/01/15 04:26 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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NY Organic Farmer...

GMO Poison: Margaret Bruegel

Published on Mar 29, 2015 (26 Minutes)

Organic farmer Margaret Bruegel of Forestville NY, describes the correlation between the skyrocketing phenomenon of chronic diseases and the increased use of glyphosate (Monsanto's 'Roundup') in genetically modified foods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMrMGaOvE0w#t=1467

http://roohavenfarm.com/index.html
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#1468380 --- 04/01/15 05:34 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms

Published on Mar 16, 2015 (14 Minutes)

By Michele Merkel, Attorney and Co-Director of Food & Water Justice

"I also quit my job at the EPA because I couldn't do my job and now I sue them."

"So the game is rigged in all three branches of government. Big agribusiness wields tremendous control and influence."

https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advo..._subsrc=033015a
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#1468381 --- 04/01/15 05:39 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1468412 --- 04/02/15 07:45 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Right, because people are to stupid to put a GMO free sticker on the apple unless the Government tells them to. crazy

Of course you do know that all those apples have been genetically modified.


Edited by cwjga (04/02/15 07:47 AM)
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#1468413 --- 04/02/15 07:46 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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https://youtu.be/Oht9AEq1798

a Must watch video
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#1468643 --- 04/06/15 06:43 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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FDA Release Intentionally Misleads Public on GMO Food Safety—Again

By Sara Jennings April 6, 2015

“it is the companies themselves who are fully responsible to determine that their GMOs are safe.”

“the FDA has not performed a genuine scientific assessment that’s competent to certify safety – and the manufacturers have not done so either. The voluntary consultation process is mere window dressing designed to create the illusion that such assessments are occurring.”

The FDA’s press release gives the false impression that the agency used a competent, scientific protocol for its safety review. According to Smith, “Companies can submit whatever data or summaries they want; there are no standards for testing; no requirements for modern analyses; and no adherence to recommendations made by international bodies or scientific organizations.” He adds, “Since companies never actually provide raw data from feeding studies, the FDA is not in a position to verify the producers’ safety claims.”

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/pos...d-safety-again/
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#1468667 --- 04/07/15 10:17 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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http://www.foodinsight.org/pesticide-residue-food-safety-myth

7 Crazy Ways They're Trying to Scare You About Fruits and Vegetables
By FACTS Network | Apr 01 2015
Last updated Apr 03 2015
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Call it the straw that broke the camel’s very, very overwhelmed back.
The latest crazy headline driving people away from fruits and vegetables was too much for us. The last couple weeks have been a heyday for pesticide residue misquotes, misrepresentations, and misinformation. Here are seven of the worst offenders, along with why they don’t need to push you away from some of the most nutrient-dense foods in your kitchen: your produce.
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1. I read that pesticide residues can cause male infertility.
This question comes from one recent study. Because the study was "observational," it cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship. In addition, information on the amount of "pesticides" consumed was based on self-reported intake of fruits and vegetables that tend to have the highest level of pesticide residues.
Researchers also failed to record whether participants washed their produce. The amount of pesticide residue on each fruit or vegetable they actually consumed was essentially unknown. Participants completed just one food-frequency questionnaire to report how much produce they ate over an entire year. Could you recall all the fruits and veggies you ate over the past year?
Studies that make wild, headline-grabbing leaps like this could cause men to further avoid fruits and vegetables (which they already do in great numbers). If that’s the case, the health impacts would be far worse than a highly dubious linkage to sperm count.
2. Will pesticide residues on fruit and vegetables give me cancer?
Human epidemiology does not support the hypothesis that cancer or other human illnesses are related to pesticides as food residues. As Reuters described, “Regulators in the United States and many other countries have long considered glyphosate among the safest herbicides in use. A review of the chemical by the German government for the European Union last year concluded that no link to cancer has been established.”
The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on March 20, 2015, announced that it was classifying glyphosate [PDF link] as "probably carcinogenic." However, numerous experts have said that IARC's determination is based on flawed and discredited science. Shockingly, the scientist who conducted one of the studies that was key to IARC's findings stated that IARC's conclusion was "totally wrong" (emphasis added).
An article in Western Producer represents virtually the only attention the media has given to this disturbing revelation. The article further states: “National regulatory agencies around the globe have evaluated glyphosate and concluded the weed killer is not a human health risk. As an example, a recent German report concluded that glyphosate is probably not a carcinogen.”
The body of credible science stands in stark contrast to IARC's review, which bafflingly excluded several studies that showed glyphosate not to be carcinogenic.
3. I’ve heard pesticide residues on food cause autism in children.
A recent study attempted to link pesticide use to autism in children, of course spurring media attention and concerns among moms. However, experts called this assertion “inaccurate” and “misleading” to the public. According to Dr. Penny Fenner-Crisp, retired former Senior Science Advisor, Deputy Director, and Director of the Health Effects Division of the Office of Pesticide Programs at the EPA, “The study does not allow one to conclude with any degree of certainty that exposure to individual or classes of pesticides or insecticides results in increased rates of autism and other developmental disabilities in the offspring of potentially-exposed mothers.” It’s fear-mongering at its worst.
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4. Non-organic farmers just douse their land in pesticide and hurt the environment.
Farmers use pesticides only as necessary and within the strict rules established by the EPA. The precision with which farmers can apply pest control products is better than ever with the help of GPS technology, like that on our cell phones. Farmers pinpoint the exact areas that need pest control and leave other areas alone. Pesticides are expensive, so it would not be fiscally responsible for farmers to waste or overuse them. In addition, if pesticide use harmed the land, farmers wouldn’t use them, as they would be destroying their investment in their family’s future.
5. Isn’t biotechnology (imprecisely referred to as "GMOs") creating crazy pesticides that are worse for us?
Biotechnology has actually reduced pesticide use 37%. In fact, from 1996-2011, biotech crops have collectively reduced global pesticide applications by 1.04 billion pounds of the active ingredient. Biotechnology has played an important role in the reduction and more precise use of pesticides, and allowing for use of more environmentally friendly herbicides.
6. Pesticides can make farm workers sick, right? So isn’t it bad to ingest at any level?
Environmental and occupational exposure to pesticide, particularly in situations where handling instructions aren’t followed, is not remotely akin to trace amounts on food. Dr. Carl Winter, Director of the FoodSafe Program and Extension Food Toxicologist at the University of California, Davis, makes it clear that “dietary exposures to the most commonly detected pesticides pose negligible risks to consumers.” In fact, because farmers can use less insecticide with Bt crops, farmers are more protected from accidental poisoning.
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7. But I’m really better off eating organic, right?
Nope. Both organic and traditional farmers use pesticide (organic farmers cannot use synthetic pesticides, but may use approved naturally sourced pesticides), and both types of produce are nutritious and safe to eat. As if that weren't bad enough, organic fruits and vegetables are currently being recalled at much higher rates than their traditionally produced counterparts because of foodborne illnesses. But whether you choose organic or traditionally produced fruit and vegetables, the important thing is to get plenty of servings of fruits and vegetables each day and to handle all food safely to prevent foodborne illness.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as well as the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Cancer Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Institute of Nutrition, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition encourage parents to feed their children more, not less, of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Bring more produce into your family, and you’ll be better off.
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#1468703 --- 04/07/15 10:33 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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USDA Under Fire for Rules Permitting Agribusiness Interests like Monsanto to Intimidate Scientists

(Beyond Pesticides, April 7, 2015)

Scientists working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) don’t have adequate protections from pressure and retaliation when researching issues that threaten the interests of powerful agrichemical corporations like Monsanto,

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=15352
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#1468704 --- 04/07/15 11:01 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Editorial Reviews

“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”--Jane Goodall, Ph.D. (from the Foreword)

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is lucid, illuminating, and alarming. As a former New York City prosecutor, I was shocked to discover how the FDA illegally exempted GE foods from the rigorous testing mandated by federal statute. And as the mother of three young kids, I was outraged to learn how America’s children are being callously exposed to experimental foods that were deemed abnormally risky by the FDA’s own experts.”--Tara-Cook Littman, J.D.

“Steven Druker has written a great book that could well be a milestone in the endeavor to establish a scientifically sound policy on genetically engineered foods. The evidence is comprehensive, clear, and compelling; and its credibility is irrefutable. No one has documented other cases of irresponsible behavior by government regulators and the scientific establishment nearly as well as Druker documents this one. His book should be widely read and thoroughly heeded.”--John Ikerd, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri – Columbia

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will stand as a landmark. It should be required reading in every university biology course.”--Joseph Cummins, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Western University, London, Ontario
“Steven Druker's meticulously documented, well-crafted, and spellbinding narrative should serve as a clarion call to all of us. In particular, his chapter detailing the deadly epidemic of 1989-90 that was linked with a genetically engineered food supplement is especially significant. I and my Mayo Clinic colleagues were active participants in the attempt to identify the cause of this epidemic. Druker provides a comprehensive analysis of all the evidence and also presents new findings from our work. Overall his discussion of this tragic event, as well as its ominous implications, is the most comprehensive, evenlybalanced and accurate account that I have read.”--Stephen Naylor, PhD CEO and Chairman of MaiHealth Inc., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, & Pharmacology Mayo Clinic (1991-2001)

“Steven Druker has written one of the few books I have encountered, in my many years of public interest work, with the capacity to drive major change in a major issue. What Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed was to the auto industry and what Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was to synthetic pesticides, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will be to genetically engineered food. It is profoundly penetrating, illuminating, and compelling, and it could stimulate a monumental and beneficial shift in our system of food production.”--Joan Levin, JD, MPH
“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is very readable, thorough, logical and thought-provoking. Steven Druker exposes shenanigans employed to promote genetic engineering that will surprise even those who have followed the ag-biotech industry closely for years. I strongly recommend his book.”--Belinda Martineau, Ph.D., a co-developer of the first genetically engineered whole food and author of First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr™ Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Foods

“Druker’s brilliant expose catches the promoters of GE food red-handed: falsifying data, corrupting regulators, lying to Congress. He thoroughly demonstrates how distortions and deceptions have been piled one on top of another, year after year, producing a global industry that teeters on a foundation of fraud and denial. This book is sure to send shockwaves around the world.” –Jeffrey Smith

“Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is a remarkable work that may well change the public conversation on one of the most important issues of our day. If the numerous revelations it contains become widely known, the arguments being used to defend genetically engineered foods will be untenable.”--Frederick Kirschenmann, Phd Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, Author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

http://www.amazon.com/Altered-Genes-Twis...ASIN=0985616903
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#1468706 --- 04/08/15 12:41 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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What about the bees, Mr. Farmer, Academics?

Glyphosate & Honeybees, interview with Don Huber 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFDeno_5vU&feature=youtu.be
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#1468721 --- 04/08/15 11:38 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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USDA Under Fire for Rules Permitting Agribusiness Interests like Monsanto to Intimidate Scientists

Groups Challenge Major USDA Change to Organic Rule

(Beyond Pesticides, April 8, 2015)

At issue in the lawsuit is a rule that implements the organic law’s “sunset provision,” which since its origins has been interpreted to require all listed materials to cycle off the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances every five years unless the NOSB votes by a two-thirds majority to relist them. In making its decision, the NOSB is charged with considering public input, new science, and new information on available alternatives.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=15363
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#1468723 --- 04/08/15 12:32 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The Glyphosate Saga, & “independent scientific advice” according to Germany, the UK & France

April 2nd 2015

http://corporateeurope.org/food-and-agri...ding-germany-uk
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#1468724 --- 04/08/15 12:39 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Ever heard of RACTOPAMINE?

It's a controversial drug lurking in your dinner. The idiocy and irresponsibility never ends!

Ractopamine is a feed additive banned or restricted in dozens of countries – including China, Russia, and all of the European Union – but not in the United States, where it is fed to cattle, pigs, and turkeys to boost growth rates. An estimated 60 - 80% of pork sold in U.S. supermarkets comes from pigs treated with the drug.

What’s wrong with ractopamine? Ractopamine is connected to “downed” animals, muscular tremors, and increased aggressiveness in animals. It was even found to increase incidence of cattle deaths in a 2014 peer-reviewed article.1 Yet its effects on human and environmental health have not been well studied by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of animal drugs.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091177
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#1468725 --- 04/08/15 12:47 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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"The truth about our deadly "agricultural" system is coming out and there is nothing that can prevent it from happening."

HUGE WIN! Former Monsanto Employee Fired from Major Scientific Journal’s Editor Position

The tides are turning

It looks like one scientific journal has decided to get real, replacing a pro-GMO editor in a major scientific journal. An ‘unbiased’ Editor-in-Chief will be replacing the completely biotech-biased A. Wallace Hayes, who retracted the controversial paper by the Seralini team which showed the toxicity of GMOs beyond any shadow of doubt.

http://naturalsociety.com/huge-win-forme.../#ixzz3WjlmRuUh
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#1468731 --- 04/08/15 04:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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(Maybe a gmo farmer could explain "art." Would that involve chemicals? Glyphosate?


Non-GMO premium draws growers

Amber Selman, The Southern News Services

April 07, 2015

Her family crunched the numbers and found they could increase profits if they weren’t paying a technology fee for GMO traits in addition to receiving a premium on non-GMO ranging from $1.80 to $2.10 per bushel.

Luke Davies, DuPont Pioneer commercial unit lead, said there has been a strong market for non-GMO soybeans because there has been strong demand.

“Growing high-yielding non-GMO beans is an art, and those who have been in the industry awhile have mastered that art,” he said.

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-...309f9ba368.html
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#1468751 --- 04/09/15 12:56 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Monsanto Admits Paying for GMO Farmer’s Legal Defense in Australia Court Case

Posted on Apr 8 2015

http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/04/08/m...e/#.VSYGto0tGAK
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