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#1471716 --- 06/01/15 10:31 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Another GMO Insider Victory!

Hellmann’s Offers Non-GMO Mayo Option!

By Anna • May 26, 2015

2015 shows us that tides are changing and food companies are finally realizing it is time to meet consumer demands around health and sustainability by providing non-GMO products.

http://gmoinside.org/another-gmo-insider-victory-hellmanns-offers-non-gmo-mayo-option/
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#1471717 --- 06/01/15 10:37 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Vermont Corn Trials Reveal Higher Non-GMO Yields Over GMOs

June 1, 2015/By Ken Roseboro/

University of Vermont (UVM) field trials of short- and long-season corn found that non-GMO seed varieties performed as well as or even better than some genetically modified varieties. A cropping system trial found that corn grown in a diversified crop rotation produced higher yields and better soil quality than corn grown continuously year after year.

http://robynobrien.com/vermont-corn-trials-reveal-higher-non-gmo-yields-over-gmos/
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#1471718 --- 06/01/15 10:43 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1471770 --- 06/02/15 09:33 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Erin Brockovich

Recently we demanded Home Depot stop selling formaldehyde contaminated wood flooring products ...and they did! Now we need to stop them from selling these deadly neoniconoids contaminated plants.

Do not, I repeat, do not buy plants treated with neoniconoids. Bees take the pollen back to the hive and feed it to the brood.
This is the number one cause of colony collapse!

Neonicotinoid residues are found in pollen and nectar consumed by pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The residues can reach lethal concentrations in some situations.

Neonicotinoids can persist in soil for months or years after a single application. Measurable amounts of residues were found in woody plants up to six years after application.

Untreated plants may absorb chemical residues left over in the soil from the previous year.

Products approved for homeowners to use in gardens, lawns, and on ornamental trees have manufacturer-recommended application rates up to 120 times higher than rates approved for agricultural crops.

There is no direct link demonstrated between neonicotinoids and the honey bee syndrome known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). However, recent research suggests that neonicotinoids may make honey bees more susceptible to parasites and pathogens, including the intestinal parasite Nosema, which has been implicated as one causative factor in CCD.

Many neonicotinoid pesticides that are sold to homeowners for use on lawns and gardens do not have any mention of the risks of these products to bees, and the label guidance for products used in agriculture is not always clear or consistent.

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#1471773 --- 06/02/15 10:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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WikiLeaks issues call for $100,000 bounty on monster trade treaty

Today WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a $100,000 reward for America’s Most Wanted Secret: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

https://wikileaks.org/WikiLeaks-issues-call-for-100-000.html
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#1471805 --- 06/03/15 04:18 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Non-GMO Uprising: GMO-free groups emerging across the US

By Ken Roseboro - April 30, 2013

She was driven by her fear and opposition to GMOs. “I was appalled that our seed supply was being taken over.”

“People are really energized by it and really want to get behind the fight for our right to know what’s in our food,” she says.

Regardless of whether the bills pass or not, Cook-Littman says “We will keep going and ignite our flame higher.”

http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/ma...h.j5AxliQX.dpuf
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#1471806 --- 06/03/15 04:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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ISIS Report 01/06/15

Roundup Listed Carcinogen by Danish Authority

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Roundup_Listed_Carcinogen_by_Danish_Authority.php
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#1471807 --- 06/03/15 04:21 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1471810 --- 06/03/15 04:49 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO Free NY *** BREAKING NEWS ***

Last night the NY Senate Consumer Protection committee moved the GMO labeling bill (S.485-A) forward to the Rules committee! (The Senate has a rule that allows them to "discharge" bills from committees without having actually voted on them, but the net effect is the same as if the bill had been successfully voted on -- it moves forward to the next committee.) WOOHOO!

Here's the press release from our coalition:

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Contact: CJ Macklin, 646-355-0718, cj.macklin@berlinrosen.com

GMO LABELING BILL CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM AS IT MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO PASSAGE

Bipartisan Bill Successfully Moved out of NYS Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee

Pressure Now on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Leadership to Get Something Done in Final Weeks of Session, Bring Bill to Floor Vote

Albany – The bipartisan GMO labeling bill moved one step closer to passage yesterday when it was moved out of the New York State Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee (S.485-A) by Senator Michael Venditto, chairman of the committee. Through the stewardship and leadership of bill-sponsor Senator Ken Lavalle (R-Port Jefferson), the legislation continues to build momentum, and it now heads directly to the Senate’s Rules Committee. The pressure is now on Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to act in the final weeks of session and bring this bill to a floor vote.

“We applaud Senator Venditto for talking the lead on moving this bill forward. His support, along with the leadership of Majority Leader Flanagan and Senator LaValle, means New York parents and families are one step closer to knowing what’s on their dinner plates,” said Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director at Food & Water Watch. “Now it’s time for Senate leadership and Speaker Heastie to choose a side. They can either join the millions of New Yorkers and members of their delegation and bring this bill to a floor vote, or they can cave to giant corporations like Monsanto trying to maximize profits.”

The bipartisan state bill – also sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) – is currently before the Assembly’s Codes Committee (A.617-A).

Although agrichemical companies like Monsanto and big food and beverage companies like Kraft and Coca-Cola claim that GMOs are safe to eat, the Food & Drug Administration does not have a safety approval process in place.

"When it's my family's health we're talking about, I can't take a chance on not knowing what I'm feeding them. And the only way I can know for sure if I'm giving them GMO-produced foods is if they are labeled properly," said Margaret Maher, a Long Island mother of two. "I need the leaders in Albany to step-up and look out for my family. I need them to act on GMO labeling legislation now."

Last Monday, the makers of Similac Advance, the top commercial baby formula brand in the U.S., announced it would offer a GMO-free version of its product by the end of the month.

And in March, the World Health Organization reclassified glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – as a probable human carcinogen. The use of Roundup on farmland has skyrocketed since GMO crops were engineered to withstand it, and since then, agricultural use of the herbicide has increased 16-fold.

The U.S. currently lags behind 64 countries that already require GMO labeling. According to polls by Consumer Reports and The New York Times, over 90% of US consumers support GMO labeling. Alaska, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont already have labeling laws.

https://www.facebook.com/GMOFreeNYnet/ph...tif_t=notify_me
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#1471811 --- 06/03/15 04:59 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Home » New York » News » U.S. District Court »

Organic Similac the subject of new class action lawsuit

May 27, 2015 1:28 PM By LocalLabs News Service

The maker of organically labeled infant formula is being sued over allegations that its formula wasn't actually organic.

The lawsuit claims about 26 of the ingredients, which is more than half of the 49 ingredients listed, are not allowed in organic food. The suit said the ingredients were “irradiated substances, synthetic compounds, or produced from hazardous substances.”

The plaintiffs claim Abbot listed the product as organic in order to get consumers to purchase it, and to increase its own sales and profits.

http://legalnewsline.com/issues/class-ac...-action-lawsuit
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#1471813 --- 06/03/15 05:17 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Samsel on Glyphosate safety tests - Part 2 - Published on May 28, 2015

"...shows that that particular vitamin that they are adding to these feeds does induce cancers...In my last paper I cited a half a dozen different patents of how glyphosate works synergistically increases the toxicity of other chemicals...Bacteria communicate with our own cells and they turn our genes on and off, through the bio-molecules that they produce. So, when we start messing with our micro biome and bacterial species, all kinds of serious stuff happens. And we when we mess up our enzymes like CYP 450, and other enzymes, and we mess up our amino acids through herbicides, we are setting ourselves up for a life of isease and misery.

So, it would be my recommendation that every government on this earth, no matter where they are they need to ban herbicides. Not just glyphostate, all herbicides from the food supply and from the food supply of animals. It's unconscionable to feed animals with food that's contaminated with herbicides. It sets them up for disease and misery, just like it sets us up for disease and misery.

...they knew that glyphosate was problematic. They used historical controls to cancel out the truth. They still use historical controls today, to do that very same thing and that practice should be banned from science. We should not be using historical controls to get rid of the evidence."

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


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#1471829 --- 06/03/15 10:16 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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What Bill Nye Got Wrong in His About-Face on GMOs

The Science Guy’s errors let the pesticide/biotech industry off the hook.

By Doug Gurian-Sherman and Margaret Mellon on June 3, 2015

Until recently, he spoke and wrote about GMOs as environmentally risky technology.

To illustrate his point, he explained that GMO crops “put the herbicides and pesticide inside the plant, rather than spraying it on them and having it run down into streams.” In the case of herbicides, Nye is simply incorrect, and it’s an important error to point out.

http://civileats.com/2015/06/03/what-bil...h.vnSOT0rs.dpuf
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#1471831 --- 06/03/15 11:36 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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ISIS Report 03/06/15

How Grain Self-Sufficiency, Massive GM Soybean Imports & Glyphosate Exports Led China to Devastate People & Planet

China owns 70 % of world’s production capacity for glyphosate, more than 80% exported, mainly to USA, Brazil and Argentina, countries that have greatly expanded GM soybean production for export to China; excessive glyphosate spraying has sickened people & wildlife in GM soybean producing countries while a billion Chinese people are poisoned with toxic soybeans

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/China_to_Devastate_People_and_Planet.php
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#1471866 --- 06/04/15 10:56 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO Free NY - 6/4/15

Funny how the so-called "Cornell study" constantly cited by those opposed to the NY GMO labeling bill as evidence that food prices will rise if the bill is passed clearly states at the bottom of the cover page that the work does NOT reflect the opinion of Cornell University and was commi$$ioned by the Council for Biotechnology Information--a lobbying group that represents Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, etc. Then again, why should the facts ever get in the way of a good sound bite?



https://www.facebook.com/GMOFreeNYnet/ph...tif_t=notify_me
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#1471867 --- 06/04/15 11:30 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Reno, Nevada approves Pesticide Free Parks

Published on May 28, 2015

Goes to show you that with a little persistence and courage, you can accomplish great things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvCra2Y51QY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.facebook.com/groups/809015852551493/?hc_location=ufi

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#1471868 --- 06/04/15 11:37 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Institute for Responsible Technology

Stop the rising tide of poison. Organize your community to ban glyphosate. This graph from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the incredible increase in use of glyphosate since the beginning of Roundup Ready crops. This cannot be "safe" for people or the planet. Look for more information about glyphosate at IRT's new website: http://rounduprisks.com/

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#1471883 --- 06/05/15 10:43 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Congress Continues Attacks on Clean Water Act Protections

(Beyond Pesticides, June 05, 2015)

Contrary to Senator Crapo’s claims, the CWA permit serves as a valuable tool that lets authorities know what is sprayed and when it is sprayed, so that the public may know what chemicals are used in their waterways and the potential dangers to sensitive aquatic ecosystems. Existing pesticide regulations under FIFRA do not achieve these protections and most agricultural pesticide applications are exempt from CWA permit requirements. Permits do not prevent applicators from using pesticides, especially for public health emergencies. The permits do require basic protections for water quality and aquatic wildlife. Applicators must record their pesticide applications and monitor application sites for any adverse incidents, which must be reported. For many states, the cost of the permit is as low as $25. The myth that the CWA permits for pesticide discharges near waterways are burdensome for farmers has not been substantiated.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=15807
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#1471884 --- 06/05/15 11:09 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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TPP Corporate Insiders

Below is a list of 605 corporate advisers who have been allowed access to the TPP text, while the public and members of congress have been kept in the dark. (This list was originally published by Sojourners.)

http://www.flushthetpp.org/tpp-corporate-insiders/
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#1471887 --- 06/05/15 11:47 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1471893 --- 06/05/15 12:17 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: cwjga]
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For those that want reality.


Reality is Folta's a Monsanto-cheerleading nutbar...

The truth according to Kevin Folta

GMWatch
15 February 2015


The pro-GMO scientist Kevin Folta says he bases his statements on GMO safety on science – but some of his views look more like ideology. An expert in nutrition and public health weighs in with a commentary exclusive to GMWatch

Kevin Folta is a scientist and a pro-GMO activist who vigorously goes after anyone that disagrees with his ideology. Folta claims – as though he is the arbiter of truth – that GMO opponents are fearmongers who spread misinformation.

But let's take a look at Folta’s background and compare some of his claims to published research, the perspective of a prominent nutrition expert, and obvious fact.

Folta is a molecular biologist with no known health background. On GMOanswers, a website run by the GMO industry, it says, “Kevin Folta is a professor in and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He got his PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998, and he has worked at University of Wisconsin before settling in at University of Florida. Dr Folta researches the functional genomics of small fruit crops, the plant transformation, the genetic basis of flavors, and studies at photomorphogenesis and flowering. He has also written many publications and edited books, most recently was the 2011 Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Berries. Dr Folta received the NSF CAREER Award, an HHMI Mentoring Award and was recognized as "University of Florida Foundation Research Professor" in 2010.”

If you want to know about the genetic basis of flavours or the functional genomics of small fruit crops, Folta is your man. But how likely is it that Folta, a professor in the horticultural sciences department, will know and understand the impact of diet on human health? Is he a doctor, dietitian or nutritionist? Nope. Does he have a master’s degree in public health or PhD in a related field? Nope. Does he understand how we determine if something is safe for humans? Nope. The bottom line is that he does not have the qualifications to weigh in on diet and human health. But does he? Yes, all the time.

In a recent blog post he implied that food additives are safe, saying, “Food additives need FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval, and that requires testing.”

However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine found that between 1997 and 2012 all of the members on panels to determine if a food additive was safe had ties to the industry that created them, either as an employee or consultant. Additionally, the FDA allowed companies that created food products to determine whether or not a food additive was generally recognized as safe, also known as GRAS. In some cases, these companies did not even notify the FDA of this determination!

Food politics guru Marion Nestle, PhD, who actually has a degree in nutrition, wrote a commentary on the study, saying, "How is it possible that the FDA permits manufacturers to decide for themselves whether their food additives are safe?" How indeed.

Folta says, “After 17 years no epidemiological trends have been established between GM and health concerns.” But this is clearly a reflection of his lack of scientific understanding. To date, there is not a single human epidemiological study. To say there are no epidemiological trends between GMOs and health is actually impossible to confirm since GMOs are not labeled. And as Consumer Reports says, “Saying there’s no evidence of harm isn’t the same as saying they’ve been proved safe.”

Folta also says that there is no “plausible mechanism” for harm from GMOs. When it comes to diet and health, we often have no idea why a particular substance causes harm, but that does not stop health professionals or health organizations from making recommendations. A case in point is sugar. NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) recently published research that found a 38 per cent increased risk of heart disease for those who consumed 17 to 21 per cent of calories from sugar compared with those who consumed less. They also go on to say, “The biological mechanisms underlying the association between added sugar intake and CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk are not completely understood.” This highlights the well known fact that we often do not know the mechanism for harm for particular foods, such as sugar or red meat, but we do recommend limiting these foods since they are linked with negative health outcomes.

In response to the claim that organic produce is higher in vitamins and minerals, Folta says, “notsomuch”. Yet his views are clearly out of accord with research.

Organic fruits and vegetables are generally 5 to 15 per cent higher in nutrients, but they can be 30 to 100 per cent higher in some cases. And they are much higher in the health-enhancing phytochemicals that plants create to fight off pests. They also have a longer shelf life since they have more antibacterial phenolic acids under their skin, which helps prevent mold, bacterial growth, and thus spoilage. Additionally, organic foods have more microbial diversity, with plenty of healthy bacteria. So if unhealthy bacteria are introduced, they may not be as likely to multiply and cause health problems for us.

Organics also are lower in pesticides. Nestle says, “Research clearly demonstrates that pesticides harm farmworkers exposed to high doses. But recent studies report slightly lower IQ levels in children born to urban women with higher blood levels of pesticides. Although these studies did not control for socioeconomic and other variables that might influence IQ, they raise the possibility that even low levels might be harmful.”

Her advice? “Buy organic. Pesticides, invisible and unlabeled as they are, constitute a good reason to do so.”

Folta does not support labeling of GMOs and says, “GMO labeling and GMO policy should be dictated strictly by science and evidence and not by manipulation of emotion.” Yet Nestle says, “Labeling GM foods should be a no-brainer.” But Folta and the biotech industry are afraid consumers will reject GMOs. Nestle continues, “If consumers distrust GM foods, the industry has nobody to blame but itself. It has done little to inspire trust. Labelling promotes trust. Not labelling is undemocratic; it does not allow choice.” In fact, the biotech industry has spent close to 100 million dollars to squelch GMO labeling. What are they trying to hide? And just think how many hungry mouths we could have fed or how much blindness from vitamin A deficiency we could have prevented with 100 million dollars.

Folta says that people often accuse him of working for or being funded by Monsanto. But he replies, “I have never received any financial compensation for my time,” implying that he does not have a conflict of interest with regards to his work around GMOs. However, he works for a university that receives funding from the GMO industry. So he stands to benefit if GMOs do well and could potentially lose his job if funding for GMO research wanes.

Folta believes he is science-based and says on GMOanswers, “My answers are 100% consistent with the peer-reviewed literature.” But the examples above cast doubt on these claims.

While Folta might be viewed as having a hard time getting his facts straight, he also misperceives his own behaviour. On his 25 October 2014 blog post, he said: “Some recognize me for unending patience and softness, even in the presence of insults and idiocy.”

Kevin Folta tweetsBut Folta’s perception of himself is far from reality, as these tweets (right), a few of many, demonstrate.

Hmm, so much for softness and patience.

Folta’s version of the truth appears to be a few notches short of reality. Please remember to take what he says with a very large grain of salt.

http://www.gmwatch.eu/index.php/news/archive/2015-articles/15949-the-truth-according-to-kevin-folta

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