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#1475010 --- 09/01/15 10:11 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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March Against Monsanto

Dave’s Killer Bread Sells Out to GMOs for $275 million, cash.

via TheLip.tv - August 26, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto/videos/1068860399799146/?hc_location=ufi


March Against Monsanto - 914,610 followers

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#1475011 --- 09/01/15 10:13 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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KILL THE DARK ACT:

“Consumers deserve and NEED to have this basic information, which is why we will drive a stake through the heart of the ‘DARK Act',” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, at a recent press conference.

Those are definitely some fighting words! Pick up the phone and call your Senator today. Tell them YOU NEED TO KNOW IF IT'S GMO - REJECT THE DARK ACT and any bill that bans GMO labeling. Tell them to co-sponsor and vote YES on S.511 (the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act) for mandatory GMO labeling. Find your Senator here:

http://tinyurl.com/KillTheDARKAct
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#1475013 --- 09/01/15 10:18 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Moms want to know why Big Food does not want labeling in the U.S. They do it for all these other countries. What are they afraid of?

Labeling Around the World

Currently, 64 countries around the world require labeling of genetically modified foods. Unlike most other developed countries – such as 28 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China – the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.

Below is a full list of countries that require labeling (courtesy of The Center for Food Safety):

Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Mauritius
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vietnam

http://www.justlabelit.org/right-to-know-center/labeling-around-the-world/
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#1475016 --- 09/01/15 10:27 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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MIT Scientist Stephanie Seneff

"Our gut bacteria contains the same metabolic pathway found in plants that is targeted and disrupted by RoundUp. Is it any wonder that leaky gut syndrome, IBD, colitis and other gastrointestinal diseases have spiked since the onset of RoundUp Ready Gmo crops."
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#1475017 --- 09/01/15 10:35 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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More About Glyphosate (RoundUp) 2011

This is a really good article with a lot of links to "Additional Sources and Studies about Glyphosate: For those who want as many scientific references, peer-reviewed studies, and reports as possible…"

Presented below are ten sobering facts about Glyphosate (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller, which the majority of Monsanto’s seeds are genetically engineered to withstand):

roundup-ready-crops

4) Glyphosate is not breaking down as promised

In 1996, New York’s attorney general sued Monsanto over the company’s use of “false and misleading advertising” about RoundUp. That case ended with Monsanto agreeing to stop calling Roundup “biodegradable,” and to pull ads claiming that Roundup was “safer than table salt,” “practically nontoxic,” and “stayed where you put it.”

Two decades after the advent of “RoundUp Ready” crops and their dominance in the agricultural marketplace, the evidence of their falsehoods abound: multiple studies have found significant levels of glyphosate in streams, soil, air, rainwater, and groundwater:

Wastewater: http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate_wastewater.html
Rain and Streams: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2909
Groundwater: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22101424
Soil: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/124999079/Ef...-Microorganisms (slideshow; see presentation here; view report here)
Atmosphere, Soil and Surface Water: http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6444.pdf
Mississippi and Iowa Streams: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abstract_162346.htm
Mississippi Air and Rain: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24549493
51 Midwestern Streams in 9 states: http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate02.html

In our food: a recent study found that Glyphosate residues in the main foods of the Western diet – sugar, wheat, and genetically modified corn and soy – inhibit critical enzymes in mammals [which] manifests slowly over time, as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Source: http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416


http://gmo-awareness.com/resources/glyphosate/
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#1475018 --- 09/01/15 10:51 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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A Very Different Kind of GMO is Headed to Supermarket Shelves

Paul Koberstein – August 17, 2015

Little is known about the environmental and public health impacts of crops using a new technology called RNAi

Soon, maybe within a year, Americans could be eating two new varieties of apple that won’t turn brown after slicing. To make these new transgenic apples, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc., a Canadian company, turned to an advanced biotechnology called RNA interference (RNAi). Okanagan insists its modified Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties— called Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny — are safe to eat. “By the time Arctic apples reach your market, they will be one of the most researched and tested foods on the planet,” the company says on its website. Despite this assurance, a number of disturbing questions remain about how RNAi technology might affect human health.

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/a_very_different_kind_of_gmo/
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#1475019 --- 09/01/15 10:59 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Steven Druker Interview

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – The FDA’s Illegal Release of GE Foods

August 25, 2015 by Carol Grieve'

I spoke with Steven Druker, attorney and author of the page-turning book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. In his book, Druker meticulously details the evidence he discovered through the discovery process of the lawsuit. He writes about how genetically engineered foods (GE foods), which the FDA said were generally recognized as safe (GRAS) first achieved commercialization only because the FDA covered up the extensive warnings of its own scientists about their abnormal risks, lied about the facts, and deliberately violated federal food safety law by allowing them onto the market without having been proven safe through standard testing. Druker outlines how the FDA and other GE proponents have created so much confusion that although US food safety law in regard to GE foods is much stricter than EU law, most people are under the illusion it’s weaker. He explains that these inadequately tested foods have entered the American market, not due to the law’s failings, but to the FDA’s failure to obey it.

http://foodintegritynow.org/2015/08/25/a...se-of-ge-foods/
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#1475027 --- 09/02/15 09:52 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Institute of Society in Science

Announcement 20/08/15

Underlying its success has been the repeated claim that the chemical is benign for human health, that its killing mechanism for plants works via an enzyme that does not exist in animals and is therefore safe for both human and animals. This claim goes counter to evidence that existed right from the start. Studies revealed both carcinogenicity and teratogenicity as far back as the 1980s, but were buried by industry with the support of regulatory bodies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority (see Chapter 5 and [4] EU Regulators and Monsanto Exposed for Hiding Glyphosate Toxicity, SiS 51).

Meanwhile, overwhelming evidence of glyphosate toxicity across the globe has come to light. Everywhere, people are seeing steep rises in cancers, birth defects and other serious illnesses as glyphosate use increases. The World Health Organisation’s recent re-assessment of glyphosate as a ‘probable carcinogen’ vindicates the evidence witnessed by communities, researchers, doctors and campaigners for many years.

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Banishing_Glyphosate.php#.VdX7TMMNyUo.facebook
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#1475028 --- 09/02/15 09:55 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Originally Posted By: MissingArty
More About Glyphosate (RoundUp) 2011

This is a really good article with a lot of links to "Additional Sources and Studies about Glyphosate: For those who want as many scientific references, peer-reviewed studies, and reports as possible…"

Presented below are ten sobering facts about Glyphosate (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller, which the majority of Monsanto’s seeds are genetically engineered to withstand):

roundup-ready-crops

4) Glyphosate is not breaking down as promised

In 1996, New York’s attorney general sued Monsanto over the company’s use of “false and misleading advertising” about RoundUp. That case ended with Monsanto agreeing to stop calling Roundup “biodegradable,” and to pull ads claiming that Roundup was “safer than table salt,” “practically nontoxic,” and “stayed where you put it.”

Two decades after the advent of “RoundUp Ready” crops and their dominance in the agricultural marketplace, the evidence of their falsehoods abound: multiple studies have found significant levels of glyphosate in streams, soil, air, rainwater, and groundwater:

Wastewater: http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate_wastewater.html
Rain and Streams: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2909
Groundwater: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22101424
Soil: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/124999079/Ef...-Microorganisms (slideshow; see presentation here; view report here)
Atmosphere, Soil and Surface Water: http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6444.pdf
Mississippi and Iowa Streams: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abstract_162346.htm
Mississippi Air and Rain: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24549493
51 Midwestern Streams in 9 states: http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate02.html

In our food: a recent study found that Glyphosate residues in the main foods of the Western diet – sugar, wheat, and genetically modified corn and soy – inhibit critical enzymes in mammals [which] manifests slowly over time, as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Source: http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416


http://gmo-awareness.com/resources/glyphosate/


Huhh, good read thanks for actual data.

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#1475029 --- 09/02/15 09:59 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Bernie Sanders Slams Monsanto: “The U.S. Should Have the Right to Label GMO!”

Christopher Delamo - August 14, 2015

At 3:35

http://www.iquestioneverything.net/2069/.../#ixzz3kaabwHs4
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#1475031 --- 09/02/15 10:19 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Bernie Sanders Slams Monsanto: “The U.S. Should Have the Right to Label GMO!”

Christopher Delamo - August 14, 2015

At 3:35

http://www.iquestioneverything.net/2069/.../#ixzz3kaabwHs4


Food can be labeled Non-GMO and it dose not take any government intervention. shocked
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#1475035 --- 09/02/15 01:45 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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New York Times 2001 !!! This article is five pages long and very worth your time.

Biotechnology Food: From the Lab to a Debacle

By KURT EICHENWALD, GINA KOLATA and MELODY PETERSEN - Published: January 25, 2001

A few excerpts...

Government guidelines, the executives reasoned, would reassure a public that was growing skittish about the safety of this radical new science...

It was an outcome that would be repeated, again and again, through three administrations. What Monsanto wished for from Washington, Monsanto — and, by extension, the biotechnology industry — got...

"I said to Janet, `There's a human experiment I don't want to be part of,' " Dr. Pollack said in a recent interview.

"People talked about there being species barriers — you're reorganizing nature in some way."

"I don't think they really thought through the whole darn thing," Dr. Virginia Walbot, a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University, said of Monsanto's decision to market products that benefited farmers rather than general consumers.

The scientists were displaying precisely the concerns that Monsanto executives from the 1980's had anticipated — and indeed had considered reasonable. But now, rather than trying to address those concerns, Monsanto, the industry and official Washington were dismissing them as the insignificant worries of the uninformed. Under the final F.D.A. policy that the White House helped usher in, the new foods would be tested only if companies did it. Labeling was ruled out as potentially misleading to the consumer, since it might suggest that there was reason for concern.

In recent months, biotechnology has been struggling with the consequences of its blunders. Leading food companies like Frito-Lay and Gerber have said they will avoid certain bioengineered food. And grain companies like Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill have asked farmers to separate their genetically modified foods from their traditional ones. That, in turn, creates complex, costly and — as the Starlink fiasco shows — at times flawed logistical requirements for farmers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/25/business/25FOOD.html?pagewanted=5
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#1475057 --- 09/02/15 07:25 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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"Organic food continues to grow strongly, with annual sales reaching $8 billion, up almost 12 percent over three years on an annualized basis.1"

Jul 22, 2015 | PRESS RELEASE

Campbell Continues to Shift Portfolio Toward Faster-Growing Categories and Regions - Announces Recipe Changes and Expanded Organic Products in Core Business

To meet the growing demand for simple food, Campbell will increase its organic offerings with line extensions in its core portfolio. Organic food continues to grow strongly, with annual sales reaching $8 billion, up almost 12 percent over three years on an annualized basis.1 Building on Campbell’s Organic soups that launched in January, the company will introduce Campbell’s Organic soup for kids in three kid-friendly chicken noodle varieties. Available in August, these new organic soups for kids will be non-GMO and use ingredients sourced from certified American organic farms.

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/press...es-and-regions/
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#1475058 --- 09/02/15 07:29 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Citing GMO-Herbicide Link, Renowned Children’s Health Expert Calls for GMO Labeling

By Libby Foley, Policy Analyst - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Titled “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health,” the paper by Philip J. Landrigan, M.D. and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D. focuses on the widespread adoption of GMO crops across the U.S. and the resulting explosion in the use of toxic herbicides – some of them, like Monsanto’s glyphosate, linked to cancer – and argues that labeling these foods is a matter of protecting public health.

Landrigan and Benbrook write that since being introduced in the mid-1990s, 90 percent of U.S.-grown corn and soy has been engineered to tolerate being doused with weed-killing herbicides, resulting in an enormous increase in the use of herbicides:


Widespread adoption of herbicide-resistant crops has led to overreliance on herbicides and, in particular, on glyphosate. In the United States, glyphosate use has increased by a factor of more than 250 – from 0.4 million kg [kilograms] in 1974 to 113 million kg in 2014.

As a result of the overreliance on glyphosate, weeds have increasingly become resistant to the weed killer, forcing growers to add other herbicides, including 2,4-D, to control them. The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the sale of Enlist Duo, a new weed-killer made by Dow AgroSciences that combines glyphosate and 2,4-D. Landrigan and Benbrook argue that the agency’s risk assessment of the product relied on flawed science:


The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published, not an uncommon practice in U.S. pesticide regulation. These studies predated current knowledge of low-dose, endocrine-mediated, and epigenetic effects and were not designed to detect them. The risk assessment gave little consideration to potential health effects in infants and children, thus contravening federal pesticide law.

Worse still, they note,

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2015/08/children-s-health-and-pesticide-experts-call-labeling-gmo-food
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#1475059 --- 09/02/15 07:34 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Editorial: Iowa waterways are a disgrace

The Register's Editorial 4:02 p.m. CDT August 22, 2015

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/o...aches/32106641/
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#1475060 --- 09/02/15 07:41 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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El Salvador Kicks Monsanto & Their Seeds Out Of Country

June 27th, 2015

But if one delves deeper into the claims of activists and compares research being presented by Big-Ag companies and opposing campaigns, they, too, may come to the same conclusion countries like El Salvador have: that they - and the world - would be better off without biotech companies’ influence.

http://www.ewao.com/a/1-el-salvador-kicks-monsanto-their-seeds-out-of-country
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#1475075 --- 09/03/15 05:29 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato that resists late blight

Associated Press - Aug. 28, 2015 - By KEITH RIDLER

The Russet Burbank variety the USDA approved is the second generation of Simplot's Innate potatoes and also includes the first generation's reduced bruising and a greater reduction in a chemical produced at high temperatures some studies have shown can cause cancer.

The second generation potato also includes an additional trait the company says will allow potatoes to be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste.

Baker notes that the modifications were made by silencing existing genes or adding genes from other types of potatoes.

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/arti...gineered-potato
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#1475107 --- 09/03/15 06:21 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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BBC News

Scotland to ban GM crop growing

August 9, 2015

"Scottish food and drink is valued at home and abroad for its natural, high quality which often attracts a premium price, and I have heard directly from food and drink producers in other countries that are ditching GM because of a consumer backlash."

The announcement was welcomed by Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone, who agreed that the cultivation of GM crops would harm the country's environment and reputation for high quality food and drink.

But she called on ministers to go further by challenging big retailers to improve their labelling to show whether meat, eggs and dairy products come from animals fed on GM feed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-33833958
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#1475108 --- 09/03/15 06:26 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Global Scientists Support Scottish GM Crops Ban

Posted on Sep 3 2015

“Banning GMOs is a very brave step to take given the political power of the GM-crop proponents. I hope other governments in Europe will be encouraged by this and stand up to the interference of multinational biotech companies and their lobbyists in national decision-making processes, and will also stand up to lobbying by parts of the academic community which push GM-crop commercialization mainly as a justification for their own fundamental research funding.”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/09/03/global-scientists-support-scottish-gm-crop-ban/#.VejHTcuFP3i
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#1475109 --- 09/03/15 06:46 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Russia Approves Bill to Increase Fines for GMO Labeling Violations

Aug 19 2014

Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov believes that Russia must remain a GMO-free country. At a meeting of deputies representing rural areas organized by United Russia, he said that the government will not “poison their citizens.”

In February, a group of senators from Russia’s Federation Council introduced a bill seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOs in Russia.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/08/19/r...s/#.VejMyMuFP3h
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