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#1484181 --- 04/27/16 11:52 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Video Project Gives Kids a Voice in the Debate on GMOs

The landscape of childhood has changed in America, and other countries are asking our children to talk about it.

There is something bitter sweet in a new campaign launched in the UK that is calling on American kids to tell their food stories. Our generation of American kids is the first raised on unlabeled, genetically engineered foods. Our kids are also the first to be called “Generation Rx” and the first to have 1 in 13 in their cohort with a food allergy, 1 in 10 with asthma, 1 in 68 with autism, more with ADHD and diabetes and classmates where cancer as the leading cause of death by disease. In other words, they are the first where EpiPens, insulin pumps, ADHD and other meds are part of every classroom.

And they are being asked to share their stories with kids around the world, as seen in the announcement below:

https://robynobrien.com/video-project-gives-kids-voice-debate-gmos/



A note from scientist Anthony Samsel of USA - 4/26/16

Thanks Tony,

You are doing a stellar job, getting attention drawn to this issue not only in Canada, but here in the US too. Keep this in mind when addressing the issue before Canadian authorities. ….. I hope they give in and release the documents, however, the US EPA has not opened the files, because they would have to open the files on all pesticides, herbicides and fungicides declared TRADE SECRET. Glyphosate is just the tip of the iceberg.

Glyphosate ester, Isopropylamine glyphosate and the salts: Potassium glyphosate, Sodium glyphosate and the Ammonium glyphosates, have NEVER been long-term CHRONICALLY tested. Thus, all registrations are based on false assumptions of safety…. you may quote me …. This whole thing is a sham and they know it …

I will be meeting with the EPA and others in June about glyphosate, it should prove very interesting when I lay it on the line to them …

Our new paper Glyphosate Pathways to Modern Diseases V: Amino Acid Analogue of Glycine in Diverse Proteins has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication. It will appear in the June issue of the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry. I believe this paper is a game changer. I think one of the highlights from this paper are my findings about glyphosate’s connection to Cataracts and Alzheimer’s disease. The beta amyloid plaques that form cataracts and brain plaques have been determined to be IDENTICAL ……. I finally get to present a strong case against cataracts found in Monsanto’s Trade Secret papers and Alzheimer’s. Stephanie was blown away when I sent her this evidence and supporting papers … I find this material very compelling

Here’s a little tease from the new paper these are a few selected paragraphs from these sections of text ::::

5.2 Alzheimer's Disease, Prions and Amyloid-beta

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60% to 80% of all cases [189]. Worldwide, the prevalence of dementia was more than 35 million in 2010, and
projections are predicting more than 65 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 [190]. The incidence of Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, in step
with the dramatic rise in the use of glyphosate on corn, soy and wheat crops [30]. A is now well established as a causal factor in Alzheimer's disease, although the mechanism of toxicity remains controversial [191]. The Amyloid beta that accumulates in the Alzheimer's brain consists of deposited insoluble fibrillar components, monomers, and soluble oligomers, the latter being
the most toxic form. The levels of the monomer and the deposited precipitates are orders of magnitude greater than the levels of the toxic soluble oligomers, which are known to cause both acute synaptotoxicity and neurodegeneration [190]. …………..

5.3 Cataracts and Alzheimer's Disease

Crystallin is the dominant protein found in the lens of the eye. Cataract formation is the result of amyloid protein aggregation from crystallins, which results in insoluble beta amyloid deposits in the lens [213]. Postmortem studies on Alzheimer's patients revealed
that Amyloid beta is also present in the cytosol of cells from the lenses of people with Alzheimer's disease and that it is associated with cataracts [214]. In fact, amyloid plaques in cataracts and in the brain in Alzheimers patients were identical. Furthermore, B-Crystallin is found in association with brain plaques and brillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and Parkinson's diseases. ……….

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given these cataract risk factors linked to defective crystallin, Monsanto's own early rodent studies found a link between glyphosate exposure and cataract formation [29]. Monsantos 1990 Stout and Ruecker chronic rat exposure study found significant incidence of y-sutures and other opthalmic degenerative lens changes caused by glyphosate. The pathologist for the study, Dr. Lionel Rubin, noted in his ophthalmoscopic
examination report that: "There appears to be a dose-related occurrence of cataract affecting male group M3. The type of cataract affecting this group is the diffuse posterior sub-capsular type and to a lesser extent, anterior polar and sutural types.” Displacement of pupils and ocular opacities in the presence of glyphosate were also noted in 1983 by Knezevich and Hogan [29].

Warm regards, Anthony

https://www.facebook.com/Tonumitra/posts/10153721117527893?fref=nf



Tony Mitra has been working on the Canadian Government to disclose safety test records of glyphosate... China has taken notice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-oiY9hKey0



Don’t Let Congress Give Your Money to Monsanto!

Remember the Monsanto Protection Act? Well, Monsanto’s minions in Congress have a new one for you: The Monsanto Promotion Act.

Now that the IRS has filled the government’s coffers, Congress gets to decide how to spend your hard-earned money.

TAKE ACTION! Ask your Member of Congress and Senators to remove the Monsanto Promotion Act. Tell them you don’t want your taxes to be spent on corporate welfare or industry propaganda, especially not to promote Monsanto’s GMOs!

https://action.organicconsumers.org/o/50...X.tebAX4c2.dpuf



Thousands of US Farms Switch to Organic as Demand Continues to Boom

Costco’s CEO, Craig Jelinek, says that the way things are now, the company simply can’t keep up with the demand for organic food, which is why the company is offering to ‘help’ farmers. Though this bodes well for organics overall, it could put small family farms in the crosshairs of big business again, which hasn’t been an auspicious enterprise for organic farmers thus far.

http://theantimedia.org/us-farms-switch-to-organic/



Moms sound warning against commonly used herbicide

She’s asking the EPA to ban glyphosates. Moms Across America, a group she founded three years ago, has generated nearly 60,000 signatures on an online petition in only one week demanding the EPA revoke glyphosate’s license.

“Forty years ago, we did not use this chemical. We’ve been maintaining landscapes and gardens for thousands of years without toxic chemicals. We don’t need it,” she said.

http://www.sgvtribune.com/environment-an...-used-herbicide



Can Cuba Supply America’s Growing Appetite for Organic Food?

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/05/cuba-organic-food/



National Health Billboard Campaign Targeting Senate Ag and HELP Committee Home States

She continued, “Our intention is to reach millions of American consumers and our policy makers. We targeted the capitals of the home states of the Senate Ag and HELP Committed members, who make the decisions about whether to subsidize organic or label GMOs. We want them to support health, safety and honest labeling.”

Since the inception of Moms Across America 3 years ago, Honeycutt and her organization have received hundreds of testimonials from their supporters sharing how grateful they are that they learned about GMOs and related pesticides, describing the health improvements in detail.

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/national_health_billboard_campaign



Congratulations to these Seneca County Farmers...

Tim and Sarah Hayes, owners of Autumn's Harvest Farm. They've been raising grassfed animals for sometime now, but were recently certified grassfed by the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA). Stop by their facebook page and congratulate them.

If you haven't tried their meat, stop by their store on McDuffie Townline Road in Romulus on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seasoned farm and store professional, Smitty, will greet you with a smile and will happily assist you.

https://www.facebook.com/Autumns-Harvest-Farm-362498799331/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/AnimalWelfareApproved/?hc_location=ufi

And...

Also, not confirmed but I heard through the grapevine that a HUGE SENECA COUNTY FARMER who will start growing non gmo seed this year. Farmers are very likely making the switch or adding non gmo crops to the list of the crops they grow due to the amount of money they can make.

Please support your local organic non gmo farmers:

Autumn's Harvest Farm in Romulus
Blackbrook Farm in Seneca Falls
Felenz Family Farm in Phelps

You can also find more organic food at Aldi's, Tops, Wegmans and of course my favorite store, Trader Joe's.



Lakeview Organic Grain

http://www.lakevieworganicgrain.com/info_docs/newsletter%20-%20mid%20winter%202013.pdf



GMO Fraud: Your Food, Your Health, Your Government – Guest: Attorney Steven Druker

Author of the Newly Released and Riveting book, ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth-How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.‘ Atty. Druker is the founder of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity speaks openly about his lawsuit against the FDA & uncovering thousands of documents about GMO products hidden from the American public. Learn about the blatant dereliction of duty by our nation’s premier ‘watchdog‘ agency–the FDA. Riveting lessons and detective work from a public interest attorney devoted to truth, transparency, and the public good!

http://www.thelegaledition.com/



Scotts Miracle Gro’s To Eliminate Neonics in Ortho Brand (Beyond Pesticides, April 18, 2016)

Major pesticide manufacturer Scotts Miracle Gro announced on Tuesday that it will immediately being phasing out neonicotinoid insecticides, including imidacloprid, clothianidin, and dinotefuran from its outdoor-use Ortho brand by 2017. Neonicotinoids (neonics) have consistently been implicated as a major contributing factor in pollinator declines. They can cause changes in bee reproduction, navigation, and foraging, and even the suppression of bee immune systems. In its press release, the Ortho brand announced that it was partnering with Pollinator Stewardship Council to help educate homeowners on the “safe and appropriate use of pesticides.”

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...in-ortho-brand/



Keegan-Filion switching to non-GMO feed; warns meat prices will rise

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20...rices-will-rise



If a cow eats genetically modified feed, should its milk be labeled as GMO?

http://michiganradio.org/post/if-cow-eat...ed-gmo#stream/0



Nexium And Prilosec Causing Massive Health Problems, Including Kidney Failure - Thom and Papp, 3 minute video

http://trofire.com/2016/04/18/nexium-pri...dney-failure-2/



Thai people’s networks oppose opening to GMOs in Thailand

In the end, on 15 Dec 2015, the military government, represented by the Prime Minister, made a public announcement that the consideration of the GMO bill had been suspended.

https://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/ent...mos-in-thailand



Hidden Dangers to our Health - Interview with Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

http://wisetraditions.libsyn.com/hidden-dangers-to-our-health?fb_action_ids=10209156198169834&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B936373209749971%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.shares%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D



'Increasing number of deaths due to glyphosate'

The pesticide glyphosate is used worldwide, also on soybean and cotton plantations in Argentina. It's causing more cases of cancer, miscarriage and deformation there, says pediatrician Ávila Vázquez.

http://www.dw.com/en/increasing-number-of-deaths-due-to-glyphosate/a-19183357



Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Economic-Hit-John-Perkins-ebook/dp/B001AFF266



Nutritionally-enhanced GM crops? Too bad about the deformed butterflies

It looked like such a good idea: take the pressure off wild fish stocks by growing GM oilseeds that produce health-enhancing long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, writes Claire Robinson. But as a new study has established, those fish oils, novel in terrestrial ecosystems, cause wing deformities in cabbage white butterflies. Yet a third open field trial of these GM crops could soon be under way.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_an...utterflies.html



Europe bans two endocrine-disrupting weedkillers

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/19/europe-bans-two-endocrine-disrupting-weedkillers



Govt stops sale of GM corn seeds as pressure builds

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1086260/appe...ressure-builds/



Did you know that over 137 million pounds of Roundup/Glyphosate sprayed chemicals are sprayed in the USA every year?

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/national_toxin_free_town_campaign



Sobering Fact: The Top Investors for Both Facebook and Monsanto are Virtually Identical

http://www.healthynaturalcures.org/sober...ally-identical/



On this episode of the G and Coletti show we got to speak with 16 year old activist Rachel Parent. She recently returned from Monsanto Headquarters where she was able to ask Hugh Grant, their CEO some really important questions. We get into many of the topics associated with standing up for what you believe in and the "Right to Know" movement.

https://soundcloud.com/gandcoletti/rache...medium=facebook



Glyphosate Testing Revolution – The New Science

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/04/20/a-guide-to-the-glyphosate-testing-revolution/#.Vxg7p-T2Zhj



Monsanto Ordered To Pay $93 Million For Poisoning Residents With Agent Orange

http://www.healthynaturalcures.org/monsanto-ordered-pay-93-million-poisoning-residents-agent-orange/



Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Top Ice Cream Brands

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/04/21/n...s/#.Vxkg2-T2Zhj



It's okay, Cornell, you can say it doesn't contain gmo. We know what kosher means.

Cornell Dairy receives all clear to go kosher

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/04/cornell-dairy-receives-all-clear-go-kosher



Interesting new technology -- potential to detect glyphosate's presence in food at the grocery store!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A5zVp9upco



Moms Across America addresses the widespread contamination of glyphosate in our food supply and asks the NOSB to take action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rqwTSz6JaU



Don't allow GMOs to go untested and unlabelled. Sign the petition!

https://act.greenpeace.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1844&ea.campaign.id=50199



City of Milwaukie, OR Passes Resolution to Protect Pollinators (Beyond Pesticides, April 25, 2016)

Last week, the City Council of Milwaukie, Oregon passed a resolution that halts the use of bee-toxic neonicotinoid insecticides on city government and public property, joining the growing number of local governments protecting pollinators. Neonicotinoids (neonics) have been widely cited in the demise of both managed and wild bee and pollinator populations. The resolution specifically restricts city government agencies from purchasing plants and seeds that have been treated with neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides and urges public and private landscapers and homeowners to plant bee-friendly habitats. Clackamas County will join with the Mayor’s office and City Council of Milwaukie to adopt an Integrated Pest Management Plan that mirrors the resolution.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...ct-pollinators/



World-famous scientist issues warning about genetically modified vaccines

http://hsionline.com/2016/02/10/gm-vaccine-viruses/



Why The Hell Is March Against Monsanto Talking About Vaccines?

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/why-the-hell-is-march-against-monsanto-talking-about-vaccines/



Why Are These Male Fish Growing Eggs?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/...ldlife-refuges/



Corn: It's Everything

What happens to all that corn grown by Iowa farmers? Much of the corn grown by Iowa farmers becomes livestock feed and ethanol fuel, or is exported as value-added products.

But that’s not all. Corn is in everything

http://www.iowacorn.org/en/corn_use_education/corn_its_everything/



Mexico Ready to Ship More Sugar to U.S. as Buyers Snub Beets

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...yers-snub-beets



Guess what?! Strawberry pesticides are in the air.

http://www.panna.org/blog/guess-what-strawberry-pesticides-are-air



Occupational Glyphosate and Sun Exposure Linked to Increase in Skin Cancer

http://www.gmoevidence.com/occupational-...in-skin-cancer/



Dr. Jonathan Lundgren: USDA Whistleblower

http://foodintegritynow.org/2016/04/08/dr-jonathan-lundgren-usda-whisleblower/



50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies

Fifty members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans—banking tycoon David Rockefeller Sr., Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, stockbroker Charles Schwab and dozens of other billionaires—received at least $6.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis. And these fat cats likely received even more subsidies through the federal crop insurance program.

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/19/billionaires-farm-subsidies/



Understanding the Effects of Chemical Fertilizers

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/effects-of-chemical-fertilizers.html



Monsanto’s Evil Twin: Disturbing Facts About the Fertilizer Industry

Here’s a list of underreported facts that raise disturbing environmental and regulatory questions about Monsanto’s Evil Twin—the chemical fertilizer industry.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/monsanto%E2%80%99s-evil-twin-disturbing-facts-about-fertilizer-industry



Lawn care affects human health

Once applied, chemicals last on lawns for three to five weeks and collect in our homes, in the carpets, and furniture where it is difficult to remove. The first to be infected are children, pets and other wildlife.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/o...ealth/81485256/



I Wouldn’t Feed This Stuff To A Dying Animal” – Terminal Hospice Patient Exposes Ensure Drinks…

But really what people who consume Ensure are actually getting is a product that is filled with preservatives and chemicals, produced by a major supporter of the pro-GMO Grocery Manufacturers Association. To date, Abbott Nutrition has spent nearly a million dollars to fight GMO labelling in the U.S.

http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/wouldnt...-ensure-drinks/



Organic diet cuts pesticide exposure in children, UC Berkeley study finds

http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_295...ren-uc-berkeley



Why Don’t The Amish Get Cancer?

http://www.theearthchild.co.za/why-dont-the-amish-get-cancer/



Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is hiring in their Syracuse office.

http://www.citizenscampaign.org/



Fibroids anyone?

Endocrine Disruptors Lead to Female Reproductive Disorders Costing Billions (Beyond Pesticides, April 26, 2016)

A study published last month finds that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) plays an important role in the development of certain female reproductive disorders, and ultimately results in significant economic costs to society. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &nMetabolism, and authorized by a team of scientists from New York University School of Medicine and Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences, looked at the monetary impact of EDC-attributed female reproductive disorders in the European Union (EU). This economic valuation is part of series of analyses undertaken by the research team, which determined last year that over €150 billion ($162 billion) in yearly health care costs in the EU are attributable to the loss of brain function induced by EDCs.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...sting-billions/



Boulder County In Colorado To Phase Out GMO Crops

http://www.healthnutnews.com/boulder-county-in-colorado-to-phase-out-gmo-crops/




Our Latest Ad In The Hill Asks Congress: “Are millions suffering needlessly because the EPA hid the dangers of Roundup?”

http://responsibletechnology.org/our-latest-ad-in-the-hill-asks-congress/



The Farmer's Share Of The Retail Dollar

http://nfu.org/farmers-share



Follow the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in Washington, DC #NOSB

You can also stay updated throughout the meeting right here

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/04/follow...ington-dc-nosb/


US state of Vermont seeks documents on GMOs from seed, food companies

Vermont’s attorney general has asked a federal court to force big seed and food companies to turn over internal research on genetically modified crops, escalating a legal battle as the state defends its law requiring labels for GMO ingredients.

https://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/ent...-food-companies
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#1484235 --- 04/30/16 03:41 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Registered: 12/18/11
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Loc: Waterloo, NY
ABC7 News Coverage of Glyphosate in Wine

(Fyi, The second segment of ABC 7's coverage on the Glyphosate contamination of wine and how a vine grower farms without toxic chemicals, which was supposed to air tonight, got pulled. The word is, Monsanto sent a memo. So for the time being the second segment is not playing.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6_h8bn24QA



Mom explains Gmo in 6 minutes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXJE2OkRH0s



Moms Across America

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica?fref=ts
http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/
https://instagram.com/momsacrossamerica/
https://twitter.com/yesmaam74
https://www.pinterest.com/UnstoppableMoms/



The documentary about gmo seed and glyphosate.

Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

10 minute trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB5EBFUwaw0
free on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-fQRYjPBI&nohtml5=False
film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-WUsaASEkc


Seralini on the Real Risk of Roundup and Gmo Crops

Professor Seralini says that the untested co-ingredients in glyphosate, a/k/a roundup, is a "thousand times more dangerous than glyphosate."

World renowned French scientist Professor Seralini who conducted the only public studies on Roundup with his team, explains how faulty the EPA approval process is and how toxic the product truly is. Interviewed by Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director of Moms Across America, 3 minute clip

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/videos

Professor Seralini Full interview with Moms Across America, 30 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARD0INBXDA&feature=youtu.be

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#1484406 --- 05/09/16 12:44 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Keystone Mills, Route 336, Romulus, NY

This farm is letting other Seneca County farmers know that they are adding non gmo crops this year. This is good news. Remember the "tipping point of consuming rejection?" Well, we are over the tipping point and more food producers need non gmo ingredients for their products.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keystone-Mills/666157936850693



Moms Across America delivers petitions - EPA Rally at Whitehouse - 5/4/16

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmeri...e=2&theater



NEW STUDY: Metabolism of glyphosate to formic acid - Two metabolic pathways lead to Formaldehyde

Evidence that glyphosate is a causative agent in chronic sub-clinical metabolic acidosis and mitochondrial dysfunction

Nancy L. Swanson, PhD, Judy Hoy, BS and Stephanie Seneff, PhD

https://onecellonelightradio.files.wordpress.com/…/swanson-…



Farmers, please watch.

Dr. Jonathan Latham - GMO Hazards to Health and Ecosystems - (1 hour, 13 minutes)

"But the new trick of the industry is to introduce plants that are doublely and triplely resistant to herbicides. So Monsanto now has crops that are resistant to Dicamba and 2,4-D and to Roundup, but they are going to have to spray all of these...so 2,4-D and Dicamba are not replacements for Roundup. "So basically, Roundup is being sprayed even more but these herbicides are going to be used on top of that."

British Scientist Dr. Jonathan Latham talks about the new and old research into the hazards of GMOs and the lack of regulatory supervision in the United States.

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



Quaker Oats’ ‘100% natural’ claim questioned in lawsuit

http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/health/quaker-oats-100-natural-claim-questioned-lawsuit



Stephanie Seneff: "I was mesmerized by this article on CRISPR. This is the best I've seen to help you understand exactly what CRISPR is and why it's dangerous."

God’s Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing

"Thus CRISPR itself will need tweaking before it can be useful for safe commercial products, and that is the first error of the tweaking argument. So far, it is technically not possible to make a single (and only a single) genetic change to a genome using CRISPR and be sure one has done so (Fichtner et al., 2014). As Fichtner noted “in mammalian systems Cas9 causes a high degree of off-target effects”. And at least until modified versions come into use, this will limit the safety, and hopefully limit the application, of CRISPR and related biotechnologies. There is, furthermore, no guarantee that more precise versions of CRISPR are even biologically possible. Technically therefore, precision is a myth: no form of genome editing can do what is currently being claimed."

"Why is this discussion of precision important? Because for the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under the pretense that they would function without side effects or unexpected complications. Yet the extraordinary disasters and repercussions of DDT, leaded paint, agent orange, atrazine, C8, asbestos, chlordane, PCBs, and so on, when all is said and done, have been stories of the steady unraveling of a founding myth of precision and specificity.

Nevertheless, with the help of industry propagandists, their friends in the media, even the United Nations, we are once again being preached the gospel of precision. But no matter how you look at it, precision is a fable and should be treated as such."

http://www.independentsciencenews.org/sc...genome-editing/



Omaha Law Firm Launches Investigation in Cases of Farmers with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Exposed to Glyphosate

http://lymphomanewstoday.com/2016/03/22/farmers-diagnosed-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-take-action/



Why your morning porridge could be KILLING you

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fea...ILLING-you.html



"Non-GMO" Cheerios Oats Still Sprayed With Roundup, Supplier Announces

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/non-gmo-cheerios-oats-still-sprayed-roundup-supplier-announces-1



Sign this petition to get rid of glyphosate one retail store at a time (starting with Costco) until the rest of the world awakens.

https://www.change.org/p/costco-stop-sel...medium=copylink



Chemical Trespass - An issue people are starting to talk about as neighbors using these chemicals are contaminating their neighbors organic plants and wells.

http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/Getting%20the%20Drift%20on%20Chemical%20Trespass_0.pdf

https://www.dirtdoctor.com/



2,4-D was a major component (about 50%) of the product Agent Orange used extensively in Viet Nam... The same conclusions may be drawn for 2,4-D's potential to cause ..

INTERACTIVE MAP link HERE - You can click on your County (go to map on website) to see how many schools are within spray areas

https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/ewg.j49ac68j/page.html



Fast Food Identified as a Significant Source of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl..._rid=1459985372



Stephanie Seneff: "I've long thought that the anti-vaccine movement and the anti-GMO movement should unite! They have much in common!"

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/why-the-hell-is-march-against-monsanto-talking-about-vaccines/



Pesticides Found in Turtles in Sequoia National Park

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...-to-bumblebees/



Study Finds Neonicotinoids Cause Compound-Specific Harm to Bumblebees (Beyond Pesticides, May 2, 2016)

A study published online last week has examined the effects of three neonicotinoids (neonics) on bumblebee colonies, from live bee kills to changed sex ratios. Neonics have been widely cited as contributing to the demise of both managed and wild bee and pollinator populations. They can cause changes in bee reproduction, navigation, foraging, and even the suppression of bee immune systems.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...-to-bumblebees/



Drive the tipping point and buy organic.

Who Approved the Genetically Engineered Foods Coming to Your Plate? No One.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/60129...r-plate-no-one/



Red Gold ousts most GMOs, liner chemical

ELWOOD — In an effort to make its products as safe as possible, Elwood-based Red Gold says it won't use plant products that contain genetically modified organisms, nor will it use industrial chemical BPA in the lining of its cans.

Of the 93 products produced by the tomato product production company, 90 will now carry a label identifying them as not containing GMOs or using liners with bisphenol A, or BPA

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local...ec02ac27c6.html



Grain Traders Rejecting New Monsanto Soybeans

U.S. grain companies plan to reject Monsanto Co.'s new genetically modified soybeans because of concerns that they could disrupt international trade without a key regulatory approval from the European Union.

Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/grain-trad...3#ixzz47ZOcH6Gl



Development MEPs urge G8 not to support GMOs in Africa

https://www.agra-net.com/agra/agra-europ...rica-513328.htm



Lawsuit: Quaker Oatmeal, Branded as All-Natural, Contains Weed Killer

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/05/02/lawsuit-quaker-oats-branded-all-natural-contain-weed-killer



VIDEO: Hawaii Democrats Say No To Roundup Spraying

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2016/05/02/video-hawaii-democrats-say-no-to-roundup-spraying/



Monsanto trims some claims but fails to toss Roundup cancer suit

A man suing Monsanto claiming that the company's blockbuster herbicide gave him cancer can proceed with a claim that the agrochemical giant failed to warn the public about Roundup's risks, but allegations about the sufficiency of its warnings to U.S. regulators are preempted, a federal judge in California has ruled.

http://www.reuters.com/article/products-monsanto-ruling-idUSL2N1800AL



Connecticut Legislature Votes Unanimously to Adopt Pollinator Protections (Beyond Pesticides, May 3, 2016)

In a bipartisan victory for bees, last week the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously (147-0) passed a wide-ranging bill aimed at protecting declining pollinator populations within the state from toxic neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides. Bill No. 231, An Act Concerning Pollinator Health, was also passed unanimously (36-0) through the Connecticut State Senate on April 21, and now goes to Governor Dannel P Malloy for his signature. Earlier in April, both houses of the Maryland legislature passed the Maryland Pollinator Protection Act, which is currently awaiting action by Governor Larry Hogan (R).

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...or-protections/



Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/05/environmental-law-group-threatens-suit-over-pesticides-on-kauai/



Listen to Steve Druker spell out the series of events that led to GMOs entering the food supply.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irHYVCtmNxA&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share



Stephanie Seneff: "I just gave a presentation at the U. of Toronto and it's available on youtube! This is Part 4, where I make a case for why glyphosate might be making MMR much more toxic than it would otherwise be."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTastJGpkVo&index=4&list=PLQbEG2hG6kVVl7555XWBBBXMGrdUuGgD2



GM mosquito firm investigated by lawyers as share price plummets

http://gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/16901



Pesticides spread by airplane linked to 25% increase in autism risk

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/pesticides-spread-by-airplane-linked-25-increase-autism-risk-1557519



Organic Consumers Association Sues to Keep Synthetics Out of Organic Infant Forumula (Beyond Pesticides May 3, 2016)

Last week, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed lawsuits against two popular infant formula makers for falsely labeling their products as organic. The claims against both The Honest Co. and Hain Celestial Group allege that their products contain ingredients that are prohibited under the Organic Food Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 as well as non-organic and non-agricultural ingredients.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...nfant-forumula/



400 Companies That DO NOT Use GMOs in Their Products

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/400-companies-use-gmos-products.html



EPA takes offline report that says glyphosate not likely carcinogenic

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-glyphosate-epa-idUSKCN0XU01K



Farm cartoonist loses 21 year job for criticizing Monsanto

http://www.healthnutnews.com/farm-cartoonist-fired-from-job-of-21-years-for-criticizing-monsanto-co/

Sigh....Rick Friday - Yesterday at 2:24pm ·
Again, I fall hard in the best interest of large corporations. I am no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for Farm News due to the attached cartoon which was published yesterday. Apparently a large company affiliated with one of the corporations mentioned in the cartoon was insulted and cancelled their advertisement with the paper, thus, resulting in the reprimand of my editor and cancellation of It's Friday cartoons after 21 years of service and over 1090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa.
I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon.
That's okay, hopefully my children and my grandchildren will see that this last cartoon published by Farm News out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, will shine light on how fragile our rights to free speech and free press really are in the country

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater



Pines International: If you watch farm programs on television at 5 a.m. or read the magazines that GMO farmers read, you quickly realize that they are being propagandized by Big Ag.

When farmers choose to join GMO programs, they are forced to buy their seed from the poison companies and are forced to buy the toxic chemicals they use from the same monopoly. They even have to pay additional fees just for the privilege of being in a GMO program.

Most of the revenue GMO farmers receive for selling their grain goes to the poison companies. GMO farmers are not only locked into contracts, but also, through very stringent control of the media, they are locked into a belief that there are no alternatives.

Meanwhile organic farmers are doing quite well providing certified organic grains to the rapidly-expanding organic food marketplace.

Firing this talented and free-thinking cartoonist for telling the truth demonstrates how the poison companies control the information being presented to American farmers.

How to help? Consider a quick note to Farm News about how badly Americans need a free, independent press to discuss farm issues.
Here’s the publisher’s contact information: Larry Bushman lbushman@messengernews.net

http://www.foodpolitics.com/2016/05/big-ag-forces-firing-of-long-time-farm-news-cartoonist/


Organic Bytes

https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/o...la-isnt-organic



Monsanto’s Next Weedkiller Uses RNA and It’s Far Worse Than RoundUp

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/04/monsantos-next-weedkiller-uses-rna-far-worse-roundup/



Hawaii becomes the first state in the country to help local farmers with up to a $50,000 tax break for growing organic food through a bill I passed this year. It means more local jobs, more healthy food, and less dependence on foreign imports. Thanks to the Hawai'i Center for Food Safety Action Fund and our local farmers for helping to push HB1689! Mahalo!

https://www.facebook.com/chrisleeforhawa...e=3&theater



The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.

http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/



Have a great lawn ... and clean water

Feldman said the most popular chemical products contain carcinogens that cause disease and are endocrine disruptors. He said they harm water, birds, bees, fish, aquatic plants, and humans.

“When you put a chemical out there you have all kinds of unintended consequences,” said Feldman. “We really don’t know as much as we should, considering the toxic capabilities of chemicals. Look at DDT, banned many, many years ago yet it can still be found in water.”

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20160505/NEWS/160509478/0/SEARCH



Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan: Food consumers are increasingly values voters

Cargill has been a staunch supporter of genetically engineered crops. But at the same time, it’s been developing GMO-free supply chains, in both corn and soybeans, for food manufacturers tapping a growing GMO-free market.

http://www.startribune.com/cargill-sells-condiments-business-to-ventura-foods/377965431/



Jane Sanders interview

“We’d like to see a closing of the revolving door, between lobbyists and big campaign contributors and corporate interests. And working in the FDA or the EPA or any of these – Can you imagine a Cabinet under Bernie Sanders with an environmentalist at the head of the EPA? With somebody without ties to Monsanto or the chemical companies at the head of FDA? I mean, those kinds of things, we want to say, ‘This is the future.'”

http://www.inquisitr.com/3046362/jane-sanders-presidential-appointments/#KtoSXbAK6z12AMFD.99



AP to cut Bt cotton crop area

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...ow/52017542.cms



DuPont’s Demand For Medical Waiver Clouds Kauai Pesticide Suit

http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/05/dupont-demand-for-medical-waiver-clouds-kauai-pesticide-suit/



The next generation of GMO food is here, and it's technically not a GMO

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/worlds-4th-largest-chemical-giant-183700210.html



Netherlands Decided to Ban Monsanto’s RoundUp to Protect the People From Carcinogenic Glyphosate

http://tophealthypage.com/2016/05/05/net...nic-glyphosate/



France says 'non' to TTIP following leaked documents

Hollande said: “We will never accept that principles essential to our agriculture, our culture, trade reciprocity, and access to public procurement are jeopardised; this is why at this stage, France says no to the current step of international trade negotiations.”

http://www.farmersjournal.ie/france-says...J6BGpo.facebook



http://www.nasdaq.com/article/grain-trad...#/ixzz47XkpXDZ2



Hillary Clinton’s Support for GMOs Confirmed by Gates Foundation

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/02/06/h...n/#.VyOyJOT2Zhi



New weed killer. How dangerous is this one?

http://preen.com/



The EPA Says 3 Common Pesticides Could Harm Nearly All Endangered Species

http://civileats.com/2016/04/26/the-epa-...ngered-species/



This is a dog that rolled in freshly sprayed Roundup grass. This needs to STOP!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater



Tell President Obama: Block the biggest GMO-chemical merger in history

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/chemchina_syngenta



EPA Uses Industry-funded Studies to Determine Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/glyphosate-05-02-2016.html



Aldi says it won't sell foods raised with major pesticides

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/new...with-major.html



GMO Mushroom Sidesteps USDA Regulations

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/19/gmo-mushroom/



The Link Between Gut Bacteria And Your Kid’s Behavior Just Got Stronger

http://www.fatherly.com/kids-health-and-...t-got-stronger/



GMO Chicken that Produces Drugs in Eggs Approved

http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/gmo-chicken-that-produces-drugs-in-eggs-approved/
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#1484758 --- 05/19/16 05:12 PM Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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SAN FRANCISCO — Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released Tuesday found.

Work on the 388-page report began two years ago and was conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It reviewed more than 900 studies and data covering the 20 years since genetically modified crops were first introduced.

Overall, genetically engineered (GE) crops saved farmers in the United States money but didn’t appear to increase crop yields. They have lowered pest populations in some areas, especially in the Midwest but increased the number of herbicide-resistant weeds in others. There’s also no evidence that GE crops have affected the population of monarch butterflies, the report said.

The review was thorough and systemic, assessing many of the issues that have been raised about genetically engineered crops over the years, said Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the non-profit watchdog group the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington D.C. The group was not involved in the report's creation.

The genetic material of GE plants is artificially manipulated to give them characteristics they would not otherwise have. The two most common are pest resistance and the ability to withstand certain herbicides. That allows farmers to spray fields with herbicide, killing weeds while not harming the crops. Drought tolerant traits are newer and also becoming popular.

The report, "Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects," was meant to be an objective overview of current research into the safety and environmental and social effects of these increasingly popular crops and the foods made from them.

Safe for humans

To gauge whether foods made from genetically modified crops were safe for human consumption, the committee compared disease reports from the United States and Canada, where such crops have been consumed since the mid-1990s, and those in the United Kingdom and western Europe, where they are not widely eaten.

No long-term pattern of increase in specific health problems after the introduction of GE foods in the 1990s in the United States and Canada was found.

There was no correlation between obesity or Type II diabetes and the consumption of GE foods. Celiac disease, which makes humans intolerant of gluten, increased in both populations. Patterns in the increase in autism spectrum disorder in children were similar in both the United Kingdom and the United States, the committee reported

Economic and ecological effects

Overall, the report found that GE crops save farmers money in terms of time spent tilling and losses to weeds and insects, but can have both positive and negative effects on pests, farming practices and agricultural infrastructure.

Pest-resistant crops have resulted in lower pest populations overall in some areas of the midwest, especially European corn borer, the report found.

However the use of herbicides on GE crops in some areas has resulted in the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds.

Despite claims by some proponents of GE crops, their adoption didn't appear to increase yields overall among U.S. farmers, the report found.

The report specifically addressed a commonly cited link between GE crops and falling populations of monarch butterflies.

As of March 2016, there was no evidence that the suppression of milkweed (the only food of the insect in its caterpillar state) by the use of herbicides caused declines in the monarch population, the committee found. In fact, the monarch population has seen a moderate increase in the past two years. Still, the report called for continued monitoring of the situation.

Mostly cotton, soy and corn

There are only 12 genetically modified (GM) crops grown commercially grown worldwide according to the report. The vast majority of GM acreage is concentrated in cotton, soybeans, corn, sugar beets and canola.

In the United States, the list of commercially grown GM crops includes cotton, soy beans, corn, sugar beets, canola, alfalfa and papaya, in addition to small amounts of zucchini and yellow summer squash, apples and potatoes.

However four of them are extremely popular with farmers. In 2015, 99% of sugar beets, 94% of soybeans, 94% of cotton and 92% of feed corn grown in the United States were genetically engineered to either be herbicide or pest resistant, or in some cases both, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.

Globally, 12% of all cropland is planted with genetically engineered plants, according to the report.

However there has been significant pushback against these crops, particularly in Europe.

GMO-free a selling point

A significant portion of American consumers are concerned about the safety or other effects of foods made with genetically modified crops, often called GMOs for genetically modified organisms.. A survey released last year by the NPD Group, a market research firm, found that 57% of Americans were concerned that genetically modified foods posed a health hazard.

The food industry has taken notice. In 2015, Progressive Grocer, a trade publication, reported that total U.S. sales of food and beverage products labeled “non-GMO” reached $10 billion during 2014.

Labeling foods as GMO-free has become a popular marketing and differentiation method for companies. The Non-GMO Project, a labeling program, has almost 35,000 verified products, according to its website.

Packaged Facts estimates that the global food and beverage market was worth more than $5 trillion in 2014 and that non-GMO products accounted for $550 billion of that. It projects that the global market for non-GMO foods and beverages will reach to $1 trillion by 2019.

The National Academies report will likely not sway these consumers, said Phil Lempert, a Los Angeles-based food industry analyst.

“It’s an emotional issue, it’s not a science issue,” he said.

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#1485000 --- 05/25/16 05:32 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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Sorry, Monsanto: GMO Crops Now Banned in 38 Countries, Grown in Only 28

http://althealthworks.com/9778/list-of-3...h.HGZScSe5.dpuf



Why the controversy over an Iowa cartoonist is no laughing matter

http://www.cjr.org/analysis/cartoonist.php



Landmark expose of the American Farm Bureau that aired on 60 Minutes on April 9, 2000

60 Minutes: Farm Bureau (Part 1 & 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4iiV8e0Y6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehDfBl_VKEQ



How to Use Vinegar & Salt As a Weed Killer

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-vinegar-salt-weed-killer-49329.html



Without Saying A Word, This Short 6 Minute Video Will Leave You Speechless

http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/without-saying-word-short-6-minute-video-will-leave-speechless/



Russian Organic Wheat takes world by Storm, US GMO Glyphosate losing out!

https://theinternationalreporter.org/201...ate-losing-out/



Common sense oversight needed to halt agency advocacy

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/278960-common-sense-oversight-needed-to-halt-agency-advocacy



German retailer announces GMO-free milk.

http://www.esmmagazine.com/lidl-germany-announces-gmo-free-milk-pledge/27206



Monsanto May Pull Its Biotech Soybean Seeds From Argentina

www.nasdaq.com/article/monsanto-may-pull...4#ixzz48IgX2cMX



Monsanto’s GMO Food and its Dark Connections to the “Military Industrial Complex”

One of the more damming studies on the safety of GM foods was led by biologist Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, which was the first study to examine the long term affects on rats that had consumed Monsanto’s GM corn and its Roundup herbicide. The study was conducted over a 2 year period – which is the average life-span of a rat – as opposed to Monsanto’s usual period of 90 days. The peer-reviewed study found horrifying effects on the rats health, with a 200% to 300% increase in large tumours, severe organ damage to the kidney and liver and 70% of female participant rats suffered premature death. The first tumours only appeared 4 to 7 months into the research, highlighting the need for longer trials.

Initially the study was published...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsantos-g...complex/5389708



EPA Finds Atrazine Threatens Ecological Health

..Shortly before atrazine’s most recent re-registration in 2003, University of California, Berkeley professor and scientist Tyrone Hayes, PhD was hired by Syngenta to conduct safety tests on the chemical regarding its impact on amphibian health. However, what he found was not what the company had hoped for: his experiments showed that atrazine could impede the sexual development of frogs, to put it lightly. After the company criticized his research, Dr. Hayes cut ties with the company. But he continued his research, this time releasing studies that described the effects of the chemical less gingerly, like the 2010 study, Atrazine induces complete feminization and chemical castration in male African clawed frogs, published in the esteemed journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. During this time, Syngenta continued to target not only Dr. Hayes research, but his personal life. (See: A Valuable Reputation, by The New Yorker). Through the discovery process on a lawsuit launched by public water utilities over widespread atrazine contamination, a list of goals produced by Syngenta’s public relations was brought to light. Goal #1: “discredit Hayes.”

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2016/05/epa-finds-atrazine-threatens-ecological-health/



FDA Seeks to Redefine ‘Healthy’

http://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-seeks-to-redefine-healthy-1462872601



Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic

http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/31931...2NEOn0.facebook



Namibia: Maize Imports Raise Fear of GMO

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605101197.html



30 Reasons to Never Put Another M&M in Your Mouth Ever Again

http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/30-reasons-never-put-another-mm-mouth-ever/



Yosemite, sponsored by Starbucks? National Parks to start selling some naming rights.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powe...u-by-starbucks/



POLITICO takes a look at some of the comments FDA received about how it should define the "Natural" food label in the future:

NATURALLY OPINIONATED: Well, you all had plenty to say about how or whether the FDA should define the term "natural" on food labels. While comments submitted at the deadline late Tuesday have yet to appear in the regulatory docket, and the roughly 5,000 already posted appear to be individuals or letter writing campaigns, those sent to MA by food, ag and consumer groups show that the FDA is going to have to reconcile a huge variety of thoughts on the issue. Here's a quick look at some comments:

- Center for Food Safety : "Because misuse of the term 'natural' has permeated the marketplace to such a great extent and has been corrupted beyond the point of rehabilitation ... FDA should prohibit using the term ... If FDA allows use of the term 'natural,' the term should only encompass single-ingredient foods ... In addition, if FDA promulgates a definition of 'natural,' the agency should explicitly exclude foods produced in whole or in part with genetic engineering because allowing GE foods to be labelled as 'natural' would be exceptionally misleading to consumers."

- Grocery Manufacturers Association : "The definition for 'natural' should allow acceptable post-harvest processing and production methods. Furthermore, other aspects of sourcing, such as agricultural practices, use of biotech seeds, and animal husbandry (e.g., attributes such as 'free range,' 'fair trade,' 'grass fed'), should have no bearing on the 'natural' status of an ingredient or food."

- Natural Products Association: "Natural should mean natural, which in our general view is no chemicals, no additives, and no kitchen chemistry."

- Animal feed groups : The Pet Food Institute, American Feed Industry Association and National Grain and Feed Association argue that FDA should follow in line with the Association of American Feed Control Officials standard for 'natural' as it looks to define the term for use in human food. That standard "recognizes that some forms of processing can be used - and indeed may be necessary - for foods to be appropriate for consumption by animals. It also acknowledges that the production of certain animal foods requires certain vitamins and minerals that can only be obtained in sufficient quantities if they are synthetically derived."

- Consumer Federation of America: The standard for "natural" should meet and exceed those maintained by USDA in its organic program to end consumer confusion about the difference between the two, the group argues. But if the the agency won't do that, "we recommend that FDA require the following disclaimer: 'Natural' means that this product contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients. It does NOT mean that this product meets USDA National Organic Program standards related to the use of pesticides or other synthetic chemicals, irradiation, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients, and bioengineering."

https://www.facebook.com/politico/



Stephanie Seneff: "They've identified my "top three picks" for the cause of the epidemic in autism: vaccines, electromagnetic fields, and glyphosate." 5/11/16

http://www.lecanadian.com/health/autism-...ve-factors.html



It's true. Pesticides are harming our children

http://www.panna.org/blog/its-true-pesticides-are-harming-our-children



Irish famers protest following TTIP leaks

The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Association, Patrick Kent said the possibility of American beef being imported into Ireland could make farming "unviable".

http://utv.ie/News/2016/05/04/Irish-famers-protest-following-TTIP-leaks-58463



Pepsi, Frito-Lay Quietly Adding GMO Ingredient Labels To Some Foods

Whether or not you agree with mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients, the Vermont law requiring this information on food sold in that state will go into effect on the first of July. Some companies — including Mars, Campbell Soup, and General Mills — have announced decisions to implement these labels nationwide, while PepsiCo appears to be quietly putting labels on its products.

https://consumerist.com/2016/05/11/pepsi...-to-some-foods/



Video from December 2015 well worth reposting.

Monsanto CEO on debate over GMO and food labeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ9YdDsGCVg



Namibia: Maize Imports Raise Fear of GMO

The Namibian Organic Association last year called on the Government to protect the nation against Monsanto's GMO crops in view of the extraordinary danger it represents for the entire biosphere and the particular economic and environmental risks it poses for organic producers. It is important to note that the current Southern Africa generation will be the first generation of humans consuming GM maize as a staple food.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605101197.html



Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of 'Healthy' Food

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016...of-healthy-food



What's With Wheat Official Trailer (3 minutes)

What’s With Wheat documentary investigates the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance, and why after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems.
Register for the FREE 7-day online screening coming June 2016 at http://www.whatswithwheat.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at8iIk14OtM



Transatlantic Trade: What the Latest Leak Means for Science-Based Safeguards

"The latest leak confirms what we believed all along – that TTIP will probably mean science-based safeguards that are less protective of the public and more beneficial for special interests."

http://blog.ucsusa.org/yogin-kothari/tra...utm_campaign=fb



Available: Videos to Promote Healthy Communities

Watch the videos here. You can access the playlist, which includes all of the available videos of the 2016 forum, as well as previous years, on Beyond Pesticides’ YouTube page.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...hy-communities/



EPA's Tie to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous for Us - May 11, 2016 - 6 Minutes

An EPA report on glyphosate was recently taken down just three days after it was published. And it's a move that has both Republicans - and progressives - up in arms. Conservatives are quick to declare how much they hate the EPA and it's "job-killing regulations." But progressives want to know why the EPA relies on so many studies conducted by the very industries that they're supposed to regulate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EHDEHha-d8&feature=youtu.be


Results of Glyphosate Pee Test Are in ‘And It’s Not Good News’

Last month, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) volunteered to take a urine test to see if glyphosate—the cancer-linked weedkiller—is in their system. Forty-eight MEPs from 13 different European Union countries participated in the test, and now the results are in.



Op-Ed In science, follow the money – if you can

Disclosure matters because when a special interest sponsors research, that research is likely to produce results in favor of the sponsor. This is not an opinion but a scientific conclusion based on studies of published research on drugs and devices, tobacco and chemicals. For instance, in 2006, a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry examined every publicly available trial funded by the pharmaceutical industry for five antipsychotic drugs. The paper found that nine out of 10 published studies concluded that the best drug was the one sold by the company funding the trial.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-...0512-story.html



BREAKING NEWS: Judge overturns the will of the voters in Josephine Co. Oregon by striking down their voter-approved GMO-free zone.

Truly a sad day for all Oregonians--especially the farmers who just want to grow safe, affordable food without having their fields contaminated by the corporate GMO food and poison system....

http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160516/judge-strikes-down-gmo-ban-in-oregons-josephine-county



Bayer Said to Explore Bid for $40 Billon Seed Company Monsanto

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...ompany-monsanto



Monsanto Pushes Their “Support” for GMO Labeling

https://robynobrien.com/monsanto-qr-codes-gmo-labeling/



Across America, confusion reigns in the supermarket aisles about how to eat healthfully. One thing on shopper’s minds: the pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/natural-health/pesticides/index.htm



Forbes attacks pro-organic group 'Moms Across America,' for promoting GMO-labeling through independent billboard campaign

http://www.naturalnews.com/053993_Forbes_hit_piece_Moms_Across_America.html#ixzz48VESh1tM



Dr Sachin Patel interviews Dr Stephanie Seneff

"Doctors! Have you noticed the there has been an increase in disease across all age groups. Children and adults are sicker than ever. The only explanation would be something in our environment.

I spoke with one of my heroes, MIT research scientist, Stephanie Seneff. Her research is showing some interesting correlations between chronic disease and what we spray on our food.

If you are a functional medicine doctor, this video is a must watch. You will realize in a short amount of time why your patients are so sick."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpoGUPwe40c



New Study Finds Clear Nutritional Advantage in Organic Foods

http://www.drfranklipman.com/new-study-finds-clear-nutritional-advantage-organic-foods/



Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=7791&catId=1



As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

Meanwhile, the amount of beet sugar looking for buyers has been increasing, while there's a shortage of cane sugar. That shortage is bad enough that sugar users, such as candy companies, are asking the USDA to allow more imports of cane sugar to ease the shortage.

Beyer says that he and his fellow sugar beet farmers are thinking about going back to growing non-GMO beets.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016...-hit-sour-patch



Organic Farmers Must Do These 11 Things Just to Prevent Being Contaminated (and Sued)

“If I decided to spray my house purple and I sprayed on a day that was windy, and my purple paint drifted onto your house and contaminated your siding and shingles, there isn’t a court in the nation that wouldn’t in two minutes find me guilty of irresponsibly damaging your property,” he said.“But when it comes to agriculture (since the advent of GMOs), all of a sudden the tables are turned.”

http://althealthworks.com/3510/how-organ...h.Xd3SqEbc.dpuf



McDonald's McTeachers are using public schools to market junk food to children

http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/mcdonalds_mcteachers



Glyphosate and baking bread

I got a note today from someone concerned about non GMO wheat being desiccated with glyphosate prior harvesting, and how it is causing problems with bread makers who find the dough does not rise enough if there is glyphosate present, and how some of the bakers are reluctant to accept wheat that has glyphosate in it etc. There was also a mention of presence of shikimic acid that might be the culprit. This information, about shikimic acid and dough not "rising" properly if glyphosate is present, got me intrigued and I passed this info and asked some questions to a few scientists. Received the following response from scientist Dr. Don Huber, ex purdue University professor, ex US bioterrorism expert and biologist that has been studying Glyphosate for decades. This is what he had to say:

"Tony, It isn't the high shikimic (product accumulating when the shikimatemate pathway is blocked by glyphosate) as much as the antibiotic effect of the residual glyphosate in the wheat from desiccation that prevents the yeast from working.

A couple of years back, there was a back-log of orders for the ABRAXIS kits for measuring gyphosate because the brewers were having to test each load of malting barley for glyphosate since levels were high enough to prevent fermentation. It has continued and only gotten worse! Don."

https://www.facebook.com/Tonumitra?fref=nf



Before someone comes to the wrong conclusion, no, Dr. Hayes has stated that he did not study Atrazine's affect on humans.

Biologist targeted for exposing the gender bending pesticide - Atrazine - poisoning America

Biologist, Tyrone Hayes is a soft-spoken professor at the University of California with a big message. One of the most commonly used pesticides in agriculture, atrazine, is responsible for feminizing amphibians, according to his research. More importantly, the chemical is effectively eliminating male chromosomes at an alarming rate, at levels which are three times lower than what are currently appearing in our drinking water. It isn't just lead and fluoride we need to be concerned about, but a known endocrine disruptor, created by Syngenta, that is utterly changing our gene pool.

https://www.sott.net/article/317851-Biol...campaign=buffer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hkf8W_UuSM



Moms Across America: The upcoming federal hearings in Honolulu are coming up soon! On June 15th all eyes will be on the outcome of the lawsuits that the agrochemical industry brought against Kaua`i, Maui, and the Big Island for their initiatives to regulate the industry. This is a vital time for the movements to protect the people and environment of Hawaii. What happens will have far reaching implications and by raising awareness to the bullying of the corporations we can demand accountability. Please share AINA and donate what you can to their cause. www.facebook.com/ainafeeds

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/



Movie trailer: Revolution: Food

http://www.revolutionfoodmovie.com/#main



How a Virginia Nonprofit is Helping Veterans Launch Careers in Farming

http://foodtank.com/news/2016/04/how-a-v...eers-in-farming



CropLife America Pressured House Committee to Investigate EPA Glyphosate Review

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/05/14/c...w/#.VzpTZeT2Zhh



Seeds, Monsanto in Iraq (3 minutes)

Interesting talk by Dr. Dahlia Wasfi from 2008 about seeds in Iraq.



UPDATE - just to keep all of you in the loop on our film, SECRET INGREDIENTS... We're just finishing up the editing process, adding music and doing all the post production. We know you can't wait to see it! Check out the trailer and give what you can to help us cross the finish line so you can see it soon! Thanks for being there with us. It's going to be POWERFUL!

www.secretingredientsmovie.com/trailer



Investing in Organics – a Profitable Endeavor

Overall, organic farming can produce better yield while lowering operating costs. Additionally, it enhances the natural capital (restoration of degraded land), and has climatic resilience.

Plus, organic farming produces positive externalities and the chance to monetize them – like global carbon stocks sequestration. There’s three times more carbon in the soil than in the air.

There are also higher value markets that demand a massive premium (three times as much for corn) and more profitable farming – $300 versus $100 per acre than in conventional farming.

http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2016/05/12/invest-organic-farming/#.VzepB8T1_O0.facebook



Tell the EPA: Ban nerve-damaging pesticides harming nearly all endangered species

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/epa_pest...rce=fb_share_sp



Major Grocery Chain Expanding Organics to Meet Consumer Demand

http://www.realfarmacy.com/organic-grocery/



Guide to Avoiding GE Fish (not updated since 2013)

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/ge_fish_guide_may_56493.pdf



Disgusted with Ensure and Other Formulas, This Woman Created An Alternative Made From Real Food Ingredients

http://althealthworks.com/10010/organic-ensure-substituteyelena/#sthash.YrtAoFcV.dpuf



This Ingredient Isn’t Food, But Most Americans Eat It.

Cottonseed oil is made from a byproduct of the industrial waste from the cotton farming industry, which isn’t a food crop. Cotton crop waste is also used is to make some “cellulose” additives (when wood isn’t used) that’s added to products like Kraft shredded cheese. You’ll find these cotton byproducts in hundreds of mainstream processed foods because they’re cheap to produce and have a long shelf life. Cotton waste is also fed to conventional farm animals as a way to cheaply dispose of it and artificially bulk up their feed.

http://foodbabe.com/2016/05/16/this-ingredient-isnt-food-but-most-americans-eat-it/



China Agriculture Ministry: No Approval for Monsanto’s RR2 Xtend GMO Soybeans

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/05/17/c...l/#.VzzkgeT2aWe



BREAKING NEWS: Monsanto Suspends New GMO Soybean in Argentina. Monsanto requested Argentine exporters inspect soybean shipments to ensure farmers are paying royalties for using their products, but the Argentine government refused. In other words, Monsanto wanted the Argentine government to function as their private seed police. The Argentinians aren't having any of that. Good riddance, Monsanto. Nobody needs your toxic soybeans.

READ: http://www.reuters.com/art…/monsanto-argentina-idUSL2N18E1G4



A Decade into the Pollinator Crisis, Unsustainable Bee Losses Continue

(Beyond Pesticides, May 17, 2016) It was 10 years ago that commercial beekeepers first reported widespread, unsustainable winter losses of their honey bee colonies. A decade after the alarm was first sounded on pollinator declines, results of 2015-16 Colony Loss Survey show no sign the crisis of abating. According to the Bee Informed Partnership survey, beekeepers lost 28.1% of their colonies over this past winter, and a total of 44% of their colonies over the last year.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...osses-continue/



GMO Foods: Science, PR, and Public Backlash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5epdNz4T_x0



Bayer Makes Move for Monsanto in Agrichemicals Mega-Merger

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business...-merger-n576641



‘Symphony Of The Soil’: New Documentary Connects Soil Health To Human Health

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/soil-health-human-health_n_1526958.html



European Commission Fails to Push Through Glyphosate Re-Approval

A decision on whether or not to re-approve the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was postponed Thursday for the second time, following disagreement among representatives of EU governments, as the Great Glyphosate Rebellion continues.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/05/19/e...l/#.Vz4b3-T2aEP



Look at the last 2 pages for percentages of specific crops being treated with Roundup

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-pJR4cGo9ckb3k4UDczbVdiT1E/view?pref=2&pli=1



Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs

The National Research Council's ties to the biotech industry and other corporations create conflicts of interest and raise questions about the independence of their work.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/under-influence-national-research-council-and-gmos



Conflict of Interest Concerns Cloud Glyphosate Review

http://usrtk.org/pesticides/conflict-of-...erbicide-risks/



Organic Bytes

https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/organic-bytes-510-downright-dangerous



http://www.ewao.com/a/new-norwegian-study-accuses-monsanto-falsely-claiming-gmos-safe/



https://www.minds.com/blog/view/455178136150085632/student-science-experiment-shows-plants-won%E2%80%99t-grow-near-wi-fi-router
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#1485078 --- 05/26/16 10:11 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2...food/84458872/

SAN FRANCISCO — Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released Tuesday found.

Work on the 388-page report began two years ago and was conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It reviewed more than 900 studies and data covering the 20 years since genetically modified crops were first introduced.

Overall, genetically engineered (GE) crops saved farmers in the United States money but didn’t appear to increase crop yields. They have lowered pest populations in some areas, especially in the Midwest but increased the number of herbicide-resistant weeds in others. There’s also no evidence that GE crops have affected the population of monarch butterflies, the report said.

The review was thorough and systemic, assessing many of the issues that have been raised about genetically engineered crops over the years, said Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the non-profit watchdog group the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington D.C. The group was not involved in the report's creation.

The genetic material of GE plants is artificially manipulated to give them characteristics they would not otherwise have. The two most common are pest resistance and the ability to withstand certain herbicides. That allows farmers to spray fields with herbicide, killing weeds while not harming the crops. Drought tolerant traits are newer and also becoming popular.

The report, "Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects," was meant to be an objective overview of current research into the safety and environmental and social effects of these increasingly popular crops and the foods made from them.

Safe for humans

To gauge whether foods made from genetically modified crops were safe for human consumption, the committee compared disease reports from the United States and Canada, where such crops have been consumed since the mid-1990s, and those in the United Kingdom and western Europe, where they are not widely eaten.

No long-term pattern of increase in specific health problems after the introduction of GE foods in the 1990s in the United States and Canada was found.

There was no correlation between obesity or Type II diabetes and the consumption of GE foods. Celiac disease, which makes humans intolerant of gluten, increased in both populations. Patterns in the increase in autism spectrum disorder in children were similar in both the United Kingdom and the United States, the committee reported

Economic and ecological effects

Overall, the report found that GE crops save farmers money in terms of time spent tilling and losses to weeds and insects, but can have both positive and negative effects on pests, farming practices and agricultural infrastructure.

Pest-resistant crops have resulted in lower pest populations overall in some areas of the midwest, especially European corn borer, the report found.

However the use of herbicides on GE crops in some areas has resulted in the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds.

Despite claims by some proponents of GE crops, their adoption didn't appear to increase yields overall among U.S. farmers, the report found.

The report specifically addressed a commonly cited link between GE crops and falling populations of monarch butterflies.

As of March 2016, there was no evidence that the suppression of milkweed (the only food of the insect in its caterpillar state) by the use of herbicides caused declines in the monarch population, the committee found. In fact, the monarch population has seen a moderate increase in the past two years. Still, the report called for continued monitoring of the situation.

Mostly cotton, soy and corn

There are only 12 genetically modified (GM) crops grown commercially grown worldwide according to the report. The vast majority of GM acreage is concentrated in cotton, soybeans, corn, sugar beets and canola.

In the United States, the list of commercially grown GM crops includes cotton, soy beans, corn, sugar beets, canola, alfalfa and papaya, in addition to small amounts of zucchini and yellow summer squash, apples and potatoes.

However four of them are extremely popular with farmers. In 2015, 99% of sugar beets, 94% of soybeans, 94% of cotton and 92% of feed corn grown in the United States were genetically engineered to either be herbicide or pest resistant, or in some cases both, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.

Globally, 12% of all cropland is planted with genetically engineered plants, according to the report.

However there has been significant pushback against these crops, particularly in Europe.

GMO-free a selling point

A significant portion of American consumers are concerned about the safety or other effects of foods made with genetically modified crops, often called GMOs for genetically modified organisms.. A survey released last year by the NPD Group, a market research firm, found that 57% of Americans were concerned that genetically modified foods posed a health hazard.

The food industry has taken notice. In 2015, Progressive Grocer, a trade publication, reported that total U.S. sales of food and beverage products labeled “non-GMO” reached $10 billion during 2014.

Labeling foods as GMO-free has become a popular marketing and differentiation method for companies. The Non-GMO Project, a labeling program, has almost 35,000 verified products, according to its website.

Packaged Facts estimates that the global food and beverage market was worth more than $5 trillion in 2014 and that non-GMO products accounted for $550 billion of that. It projects that the global market for non-GMO foods and beverages will reach to $1 trillion by 2019.

The National Academies report will likely not sway these consumers, said Phil Lempert, a Los Angeles-based food industry analyst.

“It’s an emotional issue, it’s not a science issue,” he said.

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#1485554 --- 06/12/16 08:23 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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Petition - OIL WASTEWATER SHOULD NOT BE USED TO GROW OUR FOOD!

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19080



Jury Awards $46.5 Million To Three Individuals In PCB Lawsuit

The three individuals are alleging that they absorbed PCBs through the course of their daily lives, by eating food, drinking liquids, or breathing air that contained traces of the chemical. The St. Louis jury awarded the plaintiffs, one of whom has died, $17.5 million in damages and $29 million in punitive damages.

http://www.legalreader.com/jury-awards-46-5-million-to-three-individuals-in-pcb-lawsuit/



Congratulations to Brucker Farms on their organic certification as of yesterday! Amanda was kind enough to send this photo with the message:

"Today is our day - we are officially a certified organic dairy farm. Thought I would send you a picture of all of us. We are so excited about today. This adventure has brought us all closer together and it has been such a blessing!! Thank you!!"

We couldn't say it better ourselves. If you are newly certified, please send us any messages or photos. We'll be sure to share!

https://www.facebook.com/nofanewyork/pho...e=3&theater



Costco leaders bankroll organic fast-food chain

The more she became involved in buying organic food for Costco, and moving her own household toward eating and using more organic products, the more she “saw this huge hole in the market,” Welton said.

“Just being a working mom, whether traveling for business or running around with my kids, you need something quick and on the go,” Welton said. “There were no options (for quick organic food) for me and my family.”

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/costco-leaders-bankroll-organic-fast-food-chain/



The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Farmers and Make Seed Companies Richer

Here’s why experts say the trade deal is a “big win” for the biotech seed industry.

http://www.thenation.com/article/the-tra...mpanies-richer/



The Empowering Neurologist - Dr. Stefanie Seneff

Published on Jun 1, 2016
I recently had the great pleasure of discussing Glyphosate and its impact on human health with Dr. Stephanie Seneff of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Seneff's work focuses on the role of toxic chemicals and how they can affect the environment, and importantly, your health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6j0wIhUr1M&feature=share



Glyphosate Pretending to be Glycine: Devastating Consequences - Stephanie Seneff, PhD

Published on May 25, 2016
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide, Roundup. Glyphosate's inventor, Monsanto, has assured us that glyphosate is nearly nontoxic to humans. This is blatantly untrue. Glyphosate's toxicity is insidious, and it comes about mainly because glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. When you replace glycine, an amino acid, with glyphosate, a synthetic amino acid, in a protein, often the protein no longer works as intended. Sometimes it can't be broken down and it accumulates in the brain, causing neurological disease. Other times, it is inactivated as an enzyme or it can't attach to a membrane. Glyphosate also pretends to be glycine at glycine receptors. Glycine is a neurotransmitter, but glyphosate fools the receptor and then doesn't behave as expected. This wreaks havoc on human physiology in multiple ways, leading to a nearly complete explanation for the strong correlations between the rise in glyphosate usage on crops and the increased incidence in a host of chronic modern diseases, including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, adrenal insufficiency, anemia, spina bifida and autism. In this talk, I will try to keep the scientific jargon as simple as possible, while presenting an amazing story about biochemistry gone awry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snNRfAfSeUk&list=PLtw9iWxwfPlcrI9Fc0RgunB5dTF7u1ush&index=1



Putin Is Growing Organic Power One T-34 Tank-Tomato at a Time

“Russia is able to become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food, which Western producers have long lost,” Putin told parliament after the Turkish ban was imposed.
Russia last year joined dozens of nations in banning the commercial planting of genetically modified organisms and has since barred GMO imports -- putting Putin at the vanguard of an increasingly vocal global movement.
But the crowning achievement of his food strategy so far is grain. Russia overtook the U.S. this year to become the biggest exporter of wheat -- a milestone that followed bumper yields of corn, rice, soybeans and buckwheat.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2...omato-at-a-time



Group Encourages Residents to Stop Using Pesticides

https://www.greenwichsentinel.com/2016/06/06/group-encourages-residents-to-stop-using-pesticides/



U.S. lawmakers question whether EPA staff influenced WHO glyphosate review

One question that lawmakers are trying to answer, according to sources: whether EPA staff are allowing personal bias to color the agency's scientific review.
According to the committee's letter to the EPA, and reviewed by Reuters, lawmakers want congressional staff to interview four top EPA officials who were involved in one or both reviews of glyphosate, to better understand agency processes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters...l#ixzz4B9XZebin




First crop of GMO Granny Smith non browning apples is set to hit the market in September. Dried apple slices are already on the shelves. The apples were created using a genetic engineering technique known as RNAi (RNA interference). There have been no feeding trials - human or animal - to prove that these are safe for consumption. The apples will be labeled "Arctic Apple" and are being marketed to children. How will you know when it's rotten? You won't. Watch the time elapse video to see what a rotten GMO apple looks like. Buy organic! Read the rest to find out which GMO apple varieties are coming next…

http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/08/gmo-arctic-apple-harvest/



Monsanto’s Glyphosate to Blame for Horrific Animal Deformities in Argentina

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/glyphosate-to-blame-for-horrific-deformities/



EU Fails to Get Sufficient Majority in Vote to Extend Glyphosate Use

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-fails-to-...-use-1465211358



Bunge adds non-GMO feed product to portfolio

“The most logical thing for us to do was to have a path to a larger program,” he said. “To do that we started with one facility – Crete is the only facility where we’re having non-GMO runs right now.”

Bunge has contracted acres in advance with growers to potentially increase amounts milled in the fall, said Ellis. It is planning for steady growth over time, but, several of the production decisions will be based on demand.


“We had to put a stake in the ground,” he said. “We’ve set ourselves up to have corn coming out of the ground on farms in Crete’s mill shed and Danville Illinois’ mill shed – that will be part of the steady growth to this.”

Bunge is also in the process of having another mill approved by for GMO-free production, he added.

http://mobile.feednavigator.com/Supplier...paign=copyright




New Govt. Spending Bill Allocates Millions to Push GMOs on Unsuspecting Public

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ne...pecting-public/



At 25:00 Moms Across America has received funding for free glyphosate testing. Published on May 28, 2016


Increasing numbers of our children and family members are sick. Moms are researching, getting active, and taking on the current system in unprecedented ways. We are making progress. Find out what inspiring moms are doing, how their families are getting better, and what you can do.

Zen Honeycutt, founder and director of Moms Across America, will report on the status of glyphosate testing projects, the EPA's asessment of glyphosate, and the impact of this chemical and other chemicals on our health. She will review actions you can take to eat better, reduce toxic burden, get involved, and have a new pathway to health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QboE6a7ExE&feature=share




Environmental activist Vandana Shiva discusses the devastating impact of genetic engineering and the corporate control of seed on Indian farmers. She exposes the fallacies and marketing tactics used to encourage farmers to buy into a false dream. 8 minutes.

https://vimeo.com/146250301



Co-Formulants in Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Disrupt Aromatase Activity in Human Cells below Toxic Levels


Nicolas Defarge 1,3, Eszter Takács 2, Verónica Laura Lozano 1, Robin Mesnage 1,3,Joël Spiroux de Vendômois 3, Gilles-Eric Séralini 1,3,* and András Székács 2


1 Institute of Biology, University of Caen Normandy, EA2608 and Network on Risks, Quality and Sustainable Environment MRSH, Esplanade de la Paix, CS 14032, Caen Cedex 5, France2 Agro-Environmental Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, H-1022, Herman Ottó u. 15, Budapest, Hungary3 CRIIGEN, 81 rue Monceau, 75008 Paris, France
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Huixiao Hong
Received: 2 November 2015 / Revised: 19 January 2016 / Accepted: 15 February 2016 / Published: 26 February 2016


http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/3/264



Danone goes GM-free

http://www.farmersjournal.ie/danone-goes-gm-free-in-the-us-210921




Soy Farmers in the U.S. Spend 88 Percent More on Pesticides Than They Did 6 Years Ago, Study Says

http://althealthworks.com/10244/american...h.WsHy3ox6.dpuf




Germany will abstain in a European Union vote next week on the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers, because ministries run by different parties remain at odds over the chemical which some experts say could be carcinogenic.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-eu-glyphosate-idUSKCN0YP1IQ




CONSUMED, the movie, now available to rent or buy.

http://www.consumedthemovie.com/




Our waterways are filled with traces of drugs, says a new study conducted by the USGS.

https://weather.com/science/environment/...d-by-usgs-study




New EPA Report Will Lead to Virtual US Ban on Atrazine Herbicide

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/03/n...e/#.V1FWY9djqDd



GOP Lawmakers Capitalize on Zika Threat to Pass Bill Dubbed 'Making Pesticides Great Again' Act


The Republican-controlled U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation—newly rebranded with the word "Zika" in it—that Democrats say is in fact not at all about the addressing the threat of the virus but making it easier for pesticides to contaminate the nation's waterways.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05...des-great-again




Congressional Staff Briefing: The Harmful Impacts of Glyphosate (Roundup)

Congressional Staff Briefing on the Harmful Impacts of Glyphosate on Health, and the Climate Crisis Change, and Zika Virus, and Necessary Actions to Protect Humans, Animals and the Environment


June 14, 2016 from 9:30 am to 11:30, Washington, D.C. 20515


Congressman Ted Lieu will introduce Independent Scientists including Dr. Anthony Samsel (Research Scientist-NH); Dr. Stephanie Seneff (Research Scientist-MA); Dr. Thierry Vrain (Genetic Engineer & Soil Biologist-B.C., Canada); Dr. Stephen Frantz (Pathobiologist Research Scientist-CA); Cynthia L. Smith (Clinical Nutritionist-IL); Sterling Hill (DNA Research Scientist-LA); Ben Dobson (Regenerative Biological Agriculture Practitioner-NY) and Science Advocates including Zen Honeycutt (Moms Across America-CA); and Jay Feldman & Nichelle Harriott (Beyond Pesticides-DC) who wish to brief Congressional Staff about the harmful effects of glyphosate and the necessary action needed to protect the public, animals, and the environment. We will conclude with a question and answer session.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congression...ets-25789769896



U.S. organic food, fiber sales booming

http://www.capitalpress.com/Organic/20160524/us-organic-food-fiber-sales-booming



Russian Organic Wheat Takes World By Storm, US GMO Glyphosate Losing Out!

http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/russian-organic-wheat-takes-world-storm-us-gmo-glyphosate-losing/



Flashback: Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Supports Monsanto

http://naturalsociety.com/flashback-presidential-candidate-hilary-clinton-supports-monsanto/



Viewpoint on Organic Hemp: a potential alternative to GMO crops?

http://theorganicreport.com/viewpoint-organic-hemp-potential-alternative-gmo-crops



Speaking of glyphosate Dr. Don Huber stated,“Future historians will look back on our time and write not about how many pounds of pesticides we do or don’t apply, what they’ll write about is how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations just for this massive experiment that we called genetic engineering that’s based on failed promises, flawed science – just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise.”

https://ban-gmos-now.com/2016/05/30/gmo-information-may-30-2016/



Organic Pesticide Being Tested

http://www.abqjournal.com/762700/organic-pesticide-being-tested.html



Monsanto Ordered to Pay $46.5 Million in PCB Lawsuit in Rare Win for Plaintiffs

http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/26/monsanto-losses-pcb-lawsuit/



Maui Completely Stops Spraying RoundUp, Switches to Organic Herbicides

http://undergroundreporter.org/maui-stop...n=SocialWarfare



Bold, fruity, with a hint of RoundUp…

http://www.sonomanews.com/news/5641317-181/bold-fruity-with-a-hint?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5743c68104d301046e91eaa2&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&artslide=0



Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05...gainst-monsanto



In Memory of Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho (November 12, 1941 – March 24, 2016) was an unusual scientist, as she herself recognized. While GMO supporters and advocates criticized her, this was further proof that she was right about GMOs. Some say she was visionary, and many of the predictions she made about GMOs decades ago have – alarmingly – come to pass. Long before the human genome project announced their findings about their discovery of how genes work in 2001 (which fundamentally nullified the Central Dogma of biology), Dr. Mae-Wan Ho had already been talking about this for years. She published a book that covered this in 1998; a second edition appeared in 2000:

https://ban-gmos-now.com/2016/05/20/in-memory-dr-mae-wan-ho-ban-gmos-now/



NAS Report Shows GM Crops ‘Clearly Not the Answer to World Hunger’

The report also found there was no evidence that GMO crops have improved yields. The report found “no significant change in the rate at which crop yields increase could be discerned from the data.”


Hansen concluded, “Despite industry claims, these crops are clearly not the answer to world hunger. It’s equally clear that consumers deserve an informed choice about the products in the marketplace.”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/05/17/n...r/#.V1WopG0rKVN



Hillary Clinton’s Support for GMOs Confirmed by Gates Foundation

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/02/06/h...n/#.V1Wq120rKVM



Disgusted with Ensure and Other Formulas, This Woman Created An Alternative Made From Real Food Ingredients

http://althealthworks.com/10010/organic-ensure-substituteyelena/#sthash.U7UGGcaF.dpuf



Private Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide in Breakfast Foods; FDA mum on Its Assessments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/private-tests-show-cancer_b_9723758.html



CITIZENS TELL AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: COMPLY WITH THE LAW OR WE’LL SUE


Agency allowing millions of gallons of polluted water to flow into the ocean every day

http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2016/...w-or-we-ll-sue#



Scientist who discovered that GMO’s cause tumors wins lawsuit

A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.

March-against-monsanto.com reports:

Now, Prof. Séralini is in the news again – this time for winning a major court victory in a libel trial that represents the second court victory for Séralini and his team in less than a month.
On November 25, the High Court in Paris indicted Marc Fallous, the former chairman of France’s Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and the “use of forgery.” The details of the case have not been officially released.

But according to this article from the Séralini website, Fallous used or copied the signature of a scientist whose name was used, without his agreement, to argue that Séralini and his co-workers were wrong in their studies on Monsanto products, including GM corn.A sentencing for Fallous is expected in June 2016.
Second Court Victory Reached

This was the second such court victory for the professor’s team, following a November 6 victory in a defamation lawsuit over an article in the French Marianne magazine which categorized the Séralini team research as “scientific fraud”.

What few people realize about the original Séralini study on GMOs is that it was only retracted after a serious PR offensive from Monsanto and the Biotech industry, one that included the creation of a whole new position on the original Food and Toxicology journal: Associate Editor for Biotechnology.
The new position was actually filled by a former Monsanto employee who helped convince the journal’s author to retract the study.

Now more than 2 years later, these are the facts: Séralini and his team’s original study has been republished in a different peer-reviewed journal,Environmental Sciences Europe.

They have won two key lawsuits against those who have attempted to ruin their reputations; and a recent peer-reviewed letter even asserted that Séralini and his team may have been right after all on their discovery showing tumors in lab rats fed GMOs.

In other words, the jury is still out on GMO safety to say the very least, just as countless independent scientists have warned, and Séralini’s study stands as yet another cause for concern with the ongoing GMO experiment.
It also shows the lengths that the Biotech industry will go to in order to discredit any independent science that clashes with their own version of science.

http://www.healty365days.com/?p=749



Red Gold ousts most GMOs, liner chemical

Many believe genetically modified organisms aren't safe

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local...ec02ac27c6.html



Who Approved the Genetically Engineered Foods Coming to Your Plate? No One.

The debate over genetically modified foods is about to get a lot more heated in Washington, D.C.
DuPont Pioneer’s new waxy corn hybrid and a Penn State plant scientist’s “anti-browning” white button mushroom are the latest additions to a fast-growing pile of new genetically engineered crops that have so far avoided any government regulation.

New gene-editing techniques like CRISPR are making this possible, and they are underscoring the fact that the regulatory system hasn’t kept up with the breakneck pace of biotechnological innovation.

It’s not for lack of trying. Last summer, the White House called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration to “modernize” the federal system for regulating “products of biotechnology,” including crops. In line with that, in February the USDA informed the public of its intent to change its system for regulating genetically engineered organisms.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/60129...r-plate-no-one/



Petition

Remember the Monsanto Protection Act? Well, Monsanto’s minions in Congress have a new one for you: The Monsanto Promotion Act.

Now that the IRS has filled the government’s coffers, Congress gets to decide how to spend your hard-earned money.

TAKE ACTION! Ask your Member of Congress and Senators to remove the Monsanto Promotion Act. Tell them you don’t want your taxes to be spent on corporate welfare or industry propaganda, especially not to promote Monsanto’s GMOs!

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/salsa/web/tellafriend/public/?tell_a_friend_KEY=9910



Multiple efforts underway to increase U.S. organic farm land
http://non-gmoreport.com/articles/multip...h.NzpcYKRB.dpuf



Scientists unveil plan to create synthetic human genomes

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-scientists-unveil-synthetic-human-genomes.html



Update: Who Owns Organic Chart Reflects Further Organic Consolidation

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/01/update...-consolidation/



Moms Across America - How Glyphosate Can Cause a Chain Reaction of Illness

Published on Jun 6, 2016 by Dr Stepahnie Senefff interviewed by Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America. Glyphosate is the declared "active cheical ingredient in Roundup, the most populr herbicide in the world which is allowed, by the EPA to be on our food at residue levels far above those which have been shown to stimulate breast cancer cells, non Hodgkins Lymphoma, endocrine disruption and the distruction of gut bacteria ( ie immune system)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1NEKFDYD9E



What You Need to Know About the EPA’s Assessment of Atrazine

The agency’s new report on the second most widely used herbicide in the U.S. shows serious risks to birds, mammals, and fish.

http://civileats.com/2016/06/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-epas-assessment-of-atrazine/



Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases†

Anthony Samsel 1
and Stephanie Seneff 2,*

1 Independent Scientist and Consultant, Deerfield, NH 03037, USA2 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

† Note added by the Publisher: The editors of the journal have been alerted to concerns over potential bias in opinions and bias in the choice of citation sources used in this article. We note that the authors stand by the content as published. Since the nature of the claims against the paper concern speculation and opinion, and not fraud or academic misconduct, the editors would like to issue an Expression of Concern to make readers aware that the approach to collating literature citations for this article was likely not systematic and may not reflect the spectrum of opinions on the issues covered by the article. Please refer to our policy regarding <a href='http://www.mdpi.com/about/controversial-articles'>possibly controversial articles</a>.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 15 January 2013 / Revised: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416


Great Glyphosate Rebellion Continues as Europe Refuses Temporary License Extension

A spokeswoman for the German Environment Ministry stated Monday; “There was no majority for glyphosate in the consultations today”.

The Commission’s plan had ignored scientific evidence that glyphosate is a probable cause of cancer and fails to limit human exposure to the herbicide, said Greenpeace.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/gr...cense-extension




Why I don’t need Roundup in My Garden

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=ch...ultural+vinegar



Health Freedom Congress - July 31st to August 2nd

The United States Health Freedom Congress brings together over 40 health freedom organizations and their trusted leaders from across the nation and numerous other health freedom leaders and general participants. The attendees will join and work together for three days, culminating in the Tuesday evening Health Freedom Awards Banquet and Keynote Speech with Ronnie Cummins, International Director of Organic Consumers Association.`

http://healthfreedomcongress.com/




http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8o1DC_5hn4&feature=share




https://www.facebook.com/TheCurrentUnder/videos/1718904181691646/?pnref=story




http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/americas-first-certified-organic-fast-food-chain-pays-16-hour/
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Monsanto’s Corrupt Senators Desperately Trying To Stop Vermont’s Impending GMO Labeling Law

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/mo...o-labeling-law/



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

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

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

And help he did — more than anyone could have ever imagined. Today, the politically motivated policy lives on, even though it contradicts modern scientific consensus.

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



15 Things You Should Know About Monsanto

http://naturallysavvy.com/live/15-things-you-should-know-about-monsanto



Agrochemical industry wins again…Judge rules: no right to know hazardous pesticide ingredients

A federal judge has ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency is under no obligation to force pesticide makers to disclose supposedly 'inert' ingredients in their products - even where those ingredients are seriously hazardous to health or environment.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_ro...ngredients.html



Stephanie Seneff: “The egg shells of non-organic chicken eggs are thin and fragile these days. Why wouldn't the bones of children exposed to glyphosate also be thin and fragile?? A tragic mistake if a parent goes to jail for something caused by glyphosate.”

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Opens the Legal Door to Retry All Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions

http://vaccineimpact.com/2016/supreme-ju...me-convictions/



Scientists Brief #Congress & #EPA on Dangers of #Glyphosate

Washington, DC - June 15, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Yesterday, a delegation of independent scientists and advocates from around the country held a morning Congressional Staff Briefing in the Cannon House Building, an afternoon meeting with the EPA in the O'Neill House Office Building, and a Press Conference afterward. This series of events was graciously sponsored by Congressman Ted Lieu with the purpose of presenting compelling evidence that glyphosate does not meet the regulatory standards necessary for EPA re-registration. That is, glyphosate-based herbicides pose an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment.

Glyphosate is a primary ingredient in Roundup and other name brand herbicides. It's the most widely used herbicide in the world. It is also patented as an antimicrobial and a chelating agent. More than 60 people including Congressional staffers from the House and Senate, along with the public, packed the morning briefing room to learn about the many ill effects of glyphosate. Most people did not realize that exposure to this chemical is linked to autism, cancer, birth defects, obesity, gluten intolerance, dead butterflies and bees, crippled elk, climate change, and much more.

"The big news of the day was new research showing that glyphosate is an analog of the critical amino acid glycine," said Dr. Stephen Frantz, Pathobiologist Research Scientist who organized the events. "This means that when a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine, form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it's medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result. And because glyphosate negatively affects the soil microbiome, it is destroying the ability of soil to be a nutritive medium for producing crops. Organic or biological regenerative agriculture is the solution for the sustainable agricultural sector and will conserve soil, air and water quality, and sequester carbon that helps to mitigate the climate crisis. We call for a ban on glyphosate."

The most troubling part of the day was with the EPA that politely listened to the 11 presenters, but appeared to not be alarmed about the research showing glyphosate as a glycine analog. Instead of sounding concerned, the EPA said that it could take well into 2017 before a final decision is made.

Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt added "mothers and caretakers are seeing their loved ones get sick on GMOs and glyphosate/herbicide sprayed foods and get better when they avoid them. Because glyphosate is contaminating our urine, water, breast milk and nearly all our foods, we are systematically causing sickness throughout America. For the sake of our country, this must stop. We simply cannot afford glyphosate."

"Glyphosate is impacting DNA and causing disease. These diseases are skyrocketing and we will only see more of this if we do not put a stop to the use of glyphosate," said Sterling Hill, DNA Research Scientist.

MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff said "it is going to be incomprehensible to future generations how our generation could have let glyphosate poison the earth's ecosystems, cause multiple species die-offs, and destroy global human health for over four decades, while standing by and doing nothing to stop the devastation."


http://www.investorideas.com/news/2016/renewable-energy/06151.asp

Zen’s DC report, six minutes.

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/videos/610118305821377/



Foreign-connected PACs spent $10 million on the US election so far - German chemical giant

The biggest German-connected PAC contributing to the US election candidates is that of chemical giant BASF, ranking fifth among foreign-affiliated PACs. BASF's US PAC so far spent $312,250 on federal election candidates. Among those receiving the biggest contributions ($8,500) is Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy, currently the Majority Leader in the US House of Representatives.

http://www.dw.com/en/foreign-connected-p...acebook-sharing










Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sfn/f09Herbicide



Searching for Middle Schools to Test Pilot STEM Maker Kits

http://www.agfoundation.org/news/searching-for-middle-schools-to-test-pilot-stem-maker-kits




Engineered food and your health: the nutritional status of GMOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiU3Ndi6itk




EPA Finds Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in U.S.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/ep...ants-animals-us



London council bans contractor use of glyphosate in parks

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is the first council in London to halt the use of herbicide sprays in parks and open spaces and is pioneering trials of chemical-free weedkillers.

http://www.hortweek.com/london-council-b...article/1398373



5 Ways You Support Monsanto Every Day Without Even Knowing It

http://althealthworks.com/10096/5-ways-you-support-monsanto-every-day-without-even-knowing-it/



Controversy Ensues: Is Growing Your Own Vegetables a Fundamental Right?

http://www.healthyadviceteam.com/controversy-ensues-growing-vegetables-fundamental-right/



Atrazine and Glyphosate More Harmful Than Scientists Once Thought

Because of atrazine’s health hazards and its persistence in groundwater, the European Union has banned it in agriculture.

http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/09/gmos-weed-killer-farmland/?fb_ref=Default&fb_source=message



Stephanie Seneff: “The answer is very straightforward to me: Glyphosate substitutes for glycine in myosin, and this causes it to stick too well to the actin cytoskeleton. This makes the muscle cell motors move much too slowly. There's a glycine residue at position 699 of myosin that is essential for proper function of the protein. If it's replaced with alanine in all the myosin molecules, motility decreases by a factor of 100. But even if just 2% of the molecules are affected by alanine substitution, you still get a 50% reduction in overall muscle strength: the impaired myosin molecules get in the way of the healthy ones and disrupt their motility. This disease first appeared after glyphosate was introduced in the food chain. My straightforward hypothesis is that glyphosate is displacing glycine 699 in the molecule some of the time, having an effect that is probably worse than the effect of displacement by alanine.”

NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.v...UrlrUE.facebook



Breaking: New York Moves Forward With GMO Labeling Bill

GMO label Bill A.617 was successfully voted out of Assembly Consumer Affairs & Protection Committee in a 9 to 6 vote. At present, it now just needs to make it through a Codes Committee.

http://www.ewao.com/a/1-breaking-new-york-moves-forward-with-gmo-labeling-bill/



Your clothes could make you sick (Gmo cotton is one of the top herbicide sprayed crops.)

Soleymani explained. "I always tell patients with skin issues or asthma to stay with fabrics that are 100 percent cotton."

However, avoiding clothes with chemicals can be very difficult. Kaye even created her own line of organic clothing called "Farm to Form." It's made of all-natural materials, but finding the fabrics without added chemicals proved extremely challenging.

http://www.news4jax.com/consumer/clothes-could-make-you-sick

Organic Clothing Alliance

http://www.organicclothingalliance.com/index.html



Does America Have the World’s Worst Food Quality & Safety?

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/america-worst-food-quality-safety/



Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate

More bad news for Quaker Oats. A random inspection from Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected glyphosate in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products it tested, exceeding the country’s legal limit.

http://ecowatch.com/2016/05/27/taiwan-quaker-oats-glyphosate/



Report Details Industry Efforts to Derail Pollinator Protections - (Beyond Pesticides, June 17, 2016)

The pesticide industry has weakened and delayed pesticide reforms and is shaping new state pollinator “protection” plans nationwide that do little to protect bees, according to a new Friends of the Earth report. The report is being released in advance of Pollinator Week (June 20-26, 2016), as people assemble to ask for improved protection for pollinators.

The investigation, Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the U.S., reveals an array of pesticide industry tactics to slow urgently needed pollinator protection measures at federal and state levels. The report details how new state pollinator protection plans, many still unfinished, have been heavily influenced by pesticide industry interests. According to the report, industry is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on lobbying to delay state and federal action on the chemicals they manufacture. As a result, state pollinator protection plans across the U.S. are falling short in several ways, including:

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...or-protections/



Organic Agriculture Boosts Local Economies - (Beyond Pesticides, June 16, 2016)

New research links county-level economic health to agriculture, and finds that organic food and crop production, along with the business activities accompanying organic agriculture, creates real and long-lasting regional economic opportunities. The recently completed White Paper, U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies, was prepared for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) by Penn State Agricultural Economist Edward Jaenicke, Ph.D. It finds organic hotspots –counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity– boost median household incomes by an average of $2,000 and reduce poverty levels by an average of 1.3 percentage points. The research highlights the success of organic agriculture and demonstrates, yet again, that organic agriculture can and must feed the world.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2016/06/organic-agriculture-boosts-local-economies/



New research shows regulatory “safe” limits for glyphosate may not be safe at all

The secretive so-called "inert" ingredients/poisons are more toxic than the so-called "active" ingredients/poisons; moreover, in the case of Roundup, Gilles-Éric Séralini has alarmingly but unsurprisingly found both glyphosate, Roundup and each one of its so-called "inert" ingredients to be endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs):

http://www.gmoseralini.org/new-research-shows-regulatory.../



Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto’s RoundUp

Dr. Stephen Frantz, Pathobiologist Research Scientist led the team. “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”

RoundUp also harms crops’ ability to capture carbon from the air, an important factor in fighting climate change. “Glyphosate negatively affects the soil microbiome,” said Frantz. “It is destroying the ability of soil to be a nutritive medium for producing crops. Organic or biological regenerative agriculture is the solution for the sustainable agricultural sector and will conserve soil, air and water quality, and sequester carbon that helps to mitigate the climate crisis. We call for a ban on glyphosate.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judy-frankel/scientists-seek-ban-on-mo_b_10508974.html



What's With Wheat? Official Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at8iIk14OtM



Top-selling pesticide chemically castrates males

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgKZ-DnnKlQ&feature=youtu.be



Another interview of Dr. Seralini when he was in the US in March. He starts talking at about 5:00.

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

Seralini - 2013 - 8 minutes regarding labelling in the US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qgRo7HLbU0



Dr. David Suzuki (Canada) on Genetically Modified Trees - 2012

What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? You need to know!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjy-CJlzbM



The story of gmo: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives (1 hour, 24 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-fQRYjPBI



Brazil Has Now Refused All Imports of U.S. Grown GMO Crops

Ironically, Brazil is the the second largest producer of GM crops in the world after the U.S., and grows 29 varieties of GM corn, so they are likely pulling rank for trade rather than hoping to save their population’s health — but at least the chicken farmers see the detriment from using GM corn.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/06/17/brazil-now-refused-imports-u-s-grown-gmo-crops/



Cancer Concerns Cloud Herbicide's Future

DONLEY: European regulators thought that this was going to be a walk in the park to reapprove glyphosate. But the public is starting to speak with one voice on this — the anger and the uproar that’s happening in Europe right now — you know, that decision will potentially affect people’s health.

http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=16-P13-00025&segmentID=4



Five Examples of How Monsanto Brainwashes School Children with Propaganda

http://althealthworks.com/2433/five-exam...gmo-propaganda/



FDA Says No Regulation Needed for “Healthier” New Sweetener Made from Genetically Engineered Yeast

The substance is set to hit store shelves sometime this year and while the company is marketing it as being similar to stevia, the truth is that it is anything but natural.

http://althealthworks.com/10281/fda-says...gineered-yeast/



Mutant cows show exactly what's wrong with the meat industry

It comes at a cost for the cow. The lives of these animals are very difficult because of their size. Beginning with pregnancies, which are usually very difficult (with the animals regularly requiring C-sections), the calves are born with a potential number of birth defects. Some have enlarged tongues, making it difficult—or even impossible—for them to nurse. Others may have cardio-respiratory, bone, and joint problems, among other ailments.

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/574769305854418951



Gmo Free NY: **** FINAL UPDATE****

I'm unhappy to report that the NY Legislature adjourned for the year at 6:00 am this morning without bringing back the GMO labeling bill for a floor debate. Whether that was because they ran out of time (session was supposed to have ended on Thursday night) or because they never had any intention of debating and voting for it on the floor in the first place but moved it as close as possible in order to appease us and the legislators calling for its passage, will probably remain a mystery to us.

So that's the bad news. The good news is that after years of getting stuck in committees and dying, this year -- thanks to the thousands of phone calls, emails, petition signatures, letters to the editor/op-eds, office visits, and rallies you guys participated in that educated and convinced a majority of legislators to support our right to know if it's GMO -- the bill came THIS CLOSE to a floor vote!

This is a major achievement and a testament to our collective efforts these last 3 years!! (For comparison's sake, it took 11 years for the legislature to pass the bottle deposit bill.) We are the little train that could, up against some of the biggest and most powerful companies in the world and up until 6:00 am this morning they were quaking in their boots!
Thank you to lead sponsors Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Ken LaValle for shepherding the bill so far this year!!! And thank you to my fellow members of the NY GMO Labeling Coalition who worked their butts off with me to make this incredible progress in the face of a wall of opposition!!!
So, be proud of all we accomplished this year, stay motivated to keep fighting here in NY, do all you can to keep Congress from passing any version of the DARK Act, and as always, stay tuned here!!
with much love and gratitude, Stacie



National Toxin Free Town Campaign

Did you know that over 137 million pounds of Roundup/Glyphosate based chemicals are sprayed in the USA every year? And that 54% of that is used in our public spaces?

Parks, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, schools, day cares, universities, sports fields and play grounds are being sprayed with Roundup in many parts of the country, right now.

Glyphosate has been deemed a probable carcinogen and has been connected to multiple serious health issues that have all skyrocketed in the past ten years- coincidentally, 70% of the use of all glyphosate that has ever been sprayed, has been used in the past ten years as well.

In addition, the city workers spraying glyphosate are not being directed to follow the label directions, which is to "keep people and pets away." This mean pets, children and non English speaking people who do not see a warning sign, if they are posted, walk right into these areas, come in direct contact with these proven toxic chemicals and track them into their homes.

This is NOT following the law and does NOT protect our children!

The EPA has recently confirmed that the common practice of spraying Roundup without barriers for 4 hours is in fact, against the directions on the label and against the law.

We are requesting that cities and communities discontinue the use of glyphosate based herbicides and toxic chemicals in pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides as cities in CT, OR, HI and CA have done, and use organic alternatives instead.

Until those steps are taken we insist that the law be followed and that residents are protected as according to directions.

Please see the above tab for information you can use to get started and present letters to your council.

Please sign our petition to revoke the license of glyphosate too! Thank you! Zen Honeycutt and MAA Team

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/838/281/5...nse-to-pollute/



Support the Toxin Free Town Tour!

Help us get GMOs, Roundup and Toxic Chemicals OUT of our Country!!! Now!!

I am Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America and my family and I are driving cross country on the National Toxin Free Town Tour to raise awareness about toxins and empower citizens to take action and get Roundup and toxic chemicals OUT of their Towns and GMOs off their tables.

We are able and willing to meet with locals and supporters in 40 stops roundtrip and give out free flyers, banners and materials to help create healthy communities. Every person who receives these materials gives their community new solutions and reverses the health crisis America! It's time!!!

Supporting this tour also helps to release the grip of our country from corporate control. The chemical companies only power they have over our government because we give them our money by buying their products. Together we can raise awareness and regain health, justice and freedom in America!


We need about $7,000 for the trip: $2000 for gas, $2000 for video editing and graphics for the video we will make about the organic farms we visit and the supporters and their stories along the way, $1800 for RV spots and $1200 for support for logistics.
We are super grateful that Dr.Bronner's will match donations! The additional funds will go towards support of the tour- the program support, T shirts, materials, flyers, lawn signs, and organic food donations to local food banks.
It would mean so much to us to meet our supporters, raise awareness cross country, empower action for healthy communities and donate to food banks.
If we do not raise the full amount, priority goes towards gas, materials and the video. We hope to raise more than enough to give freely to food banks and have plenty of supplies to give out!

It is not enough for your family or my family to eat organic. Our children's future spouses are out there somewhere- likely eating GMOs and toxins. So this is a community issue, a national and global issue. One family at a time we can make a difference and protect future generations.
I will be so thankful for your support. This is my life's passion, and my family is utterly devoted to this cause. I promise your donation will make a difference for generations to come. Thank you!

We have 14 meetings with supporters planned on the way over . We have SUPPORT and SOLUTIONS. If you want to meet us along the way, get free materials, have Zen do a talk or meet with your group members, please contact Terra at: tswan718@me.com
National Toxin Free Tour Campaign Scheduled Stops
First Leg
Zion, UT
Ephraim, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Fruit Heights, UT
Grand Teton, WY
Yellowstone, WY
MeadowLark, SD
Chamberlaine, SD
SiouxFalls, SD
Sioux City, IA
Waterloo, IA
Hartland, WI
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#1486260 --- 06/29/16 07:37 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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NEW YORKERS: Your calls are needed now.

Monsanto's Dream Bill, aka the DARK Act (S. 2609), would ban states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) and create a sham labeling scheme that will allow companies to hide information about whether GMOs are in their products. Please call and let our Senators know that you oppose this legislation.

Your tens of thousands of calls and emails have held back Monsanto so far this year — but they are desperate to pass this bill.

This bill they want to pass would put a “QR code” on packaging. You’d have to have a smart phone to use the code and you’d have to spend time at the market looking up the code to see what the ingredients are. Most seniors and many poor people don’t have a smart phone and/or can’t afford one. Let our Senators know that you want genetically modified ingredients labeled on the package and that states should have the right to set their own rules for gmo labelling. State that you oppose the Dark Act.

Vermont has passed this legislation and it is going into effect July 1st. This is why the bought-off Senators Stabenow and Roberts is pushing this bill for Big Ag so they can hide what is in our food. No matter which side of the fence you are on, we all want to know the ingredients we are feeding our families. A quick call to these phone numbers will get you a staff person and you just let them know what you think and they will ask for your zip code. Takes just a minute to do.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer:
Call him: (202) 224-6542
Email him: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:
Call her: (202) 224-4451
Email her: https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/


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Betrayed By Our Own: Just Label It, EWG, Whole Foods and The Organic Trade Association Are No Better Than Biotech, Sold Out Safe Food Movement

In news that should surprise no one, Monsanto and the GMA have been lurking on the Hill for the last several weeks, writing checks and bribing senators in hopes of stopping Vermont’s impending mandatory, GMO-labeling bill.

It seems their efforts have literally paid off...

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/be...-food-movement/



Food Movement Opposes “Backroom Deal” on GMO Labeling


Coalition of 70 groups condemn “compromise” bill that would keep the public in the dark

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/06/28/food-movement-opposes-backroom-deal-gmo-labeling



Coca-Cola May Pull Products From Vermont to Comply With GMO Law

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...ly-with-gmo-law



Consumers Union Opposes New Senate GMO Labeling Proposal

“This deal is unacceptable to the nine out of ten Americans who support mandatory GMO labeling. Consumers deserve to know what’s in their food and to be able to make informed decisions. They have been clear that they want straightforward GMO labels that they can read and understand at a quick glance when shopping. This law would instead allow GMO disclosure to be done through scannable codes, phone numbers, or websites – making it difficult, if not impossible for the average consumer to find out what they want to know as they try to decide which kind of cereal or snack to buy.

“While we appreciate efforts by Senator Stabenow and others to seek a better bill than the one passed by the House last summer, this deal does not meet consumer needs. QR codes, 1-800 numbers, or websites aren’t a solution. The new Senate bill is just another way to allow companies to keep consumers in the dark – especially the one-third of Americans who don’t own a smartphone and those in rural areas without reliable broadband service.

http://consumersunion.org/news/consumers-union-opposes-new-senate-gmo-labeling-proposal/



Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals

This strength shown by the Russian government was also shown early in 2016 when they dealt a huge blow to U.S. farmers, by banning all imports of U.S. soybeans and corn due to microbial and GMO contamination.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/25/r...s/#.V3FBausrKVP



U.S. IMPORTERS BOUGHT ABOUT 44,900 T ORGANIC CORN FROM ROMANIA

"This is organic grade, non-GMO corn," one European trader
said. "I think we could see more purchasing like this as sales
of organic foods in the United States increase."

http://www.agriculture.com/content/us-importers-bought-about-44900-t-organic-corn-from-romania



Glyphosate: The Pesticide Industry Keeps the Data Secrecy Scandal Going in the Name of ‘Investment Protection’

http://www.globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-...tection/5532565



New Interview with Dr. Don Huber

B: “How are you able to be a leading voice of anti-gmo and anti-glyphosate and hold a position at a major university? It seems like it’s hard to do that these days.”

H: “Well, I’m retired, that makes a big difference. A young professor would have extreme difficulty in surviving in the environment as we find it in academia today.”

B: “So the fact that they can’t fire you gives you the power to speak the truth.”

H: “Right, at least it’s a major incentive…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGwSnG7ds4



Roberts, Stabenow reach deal on GMO labeling

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - A landmark Senate agreement on national disclosure standards for genetically engineered foods would allow companies to disclose GMO ingredients through digital codes rather than on-package language or symbols.

The agreement, reached between Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, also would use a narrow definition of genetic engineering that would exempt the newest biotech methods such as gene editing from the national disclosure standards.

Both the definition and the option for digital codes rather than on-package labeling represent major victories for farm interests, biotech developers and food companies that have long resisted mandatory GMO labeling out of fear that it would stigmatize the technology.

The legislation, which will need 60 votes to pass the Senate, would nullify Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1, and would bar any other state from enacting labeling requirements that differ from the federal standards.

Under the legislation, most food companies would have the option of disclosing GMO ingredients through either a digital, smartphone code, the industry's preference, or through an on-package symbol or language that the Agriculture Department would approve. The code would be accompanied by: “Scan here for more food information.”
Better Food Better World

Small companies would have the option of putting a phone number or website URL on labels instead of the digital code.
The Vermont law requires products with biotech ingredients to be labeled as produced or partially produced with genetic engineering. Such text would be optional under the Roberts-Stabenow deal.

The definition of genetic engineering, or “bioengineering,” would be restricted to traits developed through recombinant DNA techniques, which involve transferring a gene from one organism to another. Techniques such as RNA interference and gene editing would be exempt.

Roberts said the disclosure system would protect biotech products from being denigrated by opponents. “We saved agricultural biotechnology,” said Roberts.

Stabenow called the bill a “win for consumers and families. For the first time ever, consumers will have a national, mandatory label for food products that contain genetically modified ingredients.”

USDA issued a statement applauding the agreement. “It is our hope that their colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives recognize the difficulty of their work, and the importance of creating a path forward. The most impressive outcome of their agreement is that this measure encompasses over 24,000 more products than the Vermont law, which should assure people that this measure can be transparent without sending the wrong message about the safety of their food options.”

The agreement is the result of months of on-and-off negotiations that followed the failure of a committee-passed bill to pass the Senate in March when a motion to advance the measure failed, 48-49, well short of the 60-vote majority needed.

The big question now, besides whether there will be enough Democratic support for the agreement, is when the Senate and House will act on it. The Senate is unlikely to vote on the legislation until next month because it is tied up with pending appropriations bills, aides said. Both chambers are out of session after the middle of July for the national party conventions and the annual August recess.

The House, which is on break until July 5, must approve the legislation since it differs dramatically from the bill that chamber passed last July.

Other key aspects of the agreement:

-The standards would become mandatory after USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service finalizes a rule laying out the disclosure requirements, including the optional on-package text and symbol. AMS would have two years to write the rule.

-USDA would be required to survey the availability of scanning devices and the internet and provide additional disclosure options if officials determine that shoppers “would not have sufficient access to the bioengineering disclosure through electronic or digital” methods.

-Food manufacturers defined as “very small” would be exempt from the disclosure requirement entirely. AMS would define the thresholds for small and very small businesses. The Food and Drug Administration sets those thresholds at $10 million and $1 million for nutrition labeling. Restaurants also would be exempt.

-Meat and dairy products wouldn't be considered GMOs just because the animals were fed GMO feed, and products such as pizza where meat is the lead ingredient also would be exempt even if there is a minor biotech ingredient such as high fructose corn syrup. Animals such as salmon that are genetically engineered would fall under the disclosure requirements.

-USDA would have no authority to require recalls of products that don't comply with the labeling requirements, and there would be no federal penalties for violations. States, however, could impose fines for violations of the standards under state consumer protection rules.

The bill also includes a provision sought by the organic industry that could help broaden support for the legislation: Products that are certified organic by USDA could be labeled as non-GMO.

The Organic Trade Association applauded the bill, saying it “would for the first time require mandatory GMO labeling nationwide.

“This legislation includes provisions that are excellent for organic farmers and food makers - and for the millions of consumers who choose organic every day - because they recognize, unequivocally, that USDA Certified Organic products qualify for non-GMO claims in the market place,” OTA said.

The relatively tight definition of “bioengineering” that is in the labeling bill would not affect other federal regulations for biotechnology.

Following stories about GMO? Sign up for an Agri-Pulse four-week free trial subscription to stay on top of this and other ag, rural policy and energy news.

The House voted 275-150 last July to approve its Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act (HR 1599), which, in addition to preempting state biotech labeling requirements, would set up a process for labeling foods as non-GMO, a provision left out of the Senate agreement. Some 45 Democrats voted for the bill, while 12 Republicans opposed it.

The Senate agreement also omits a provision of the House bill that would require FDA to define the use of the word “natural” on food labels but would leave it to the agency whether to allow genetically engineered ingredients.
Stabenow was long the key to the deal because of the 60-vote requirement for moving legislation in the Senate. She has long supported preempting state labeling laws but insisted that there be some kind of mandatory disclosure requirement. Roberts' negotiating leverage was limited because of the looming Vermont law and the decision by major food companies to begin complying with it. In the end, however, he cut a deal that largely met their priorities.
To read the bill, click here.

http://agripulsetest.com/Roberts-Stabenow-reach-deal-on-GMO-labeling-06232016.asp



EPA Admin grilled on &#8234;#&#8206;glyphosate&#8236; this week at House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing -Rep Lucas - June 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkzyJUERa2I



Contributions to Federal Candidates, 2016 cycle

Monsanto: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00042069

Grocery Manufacturer’s Assoc: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00250068






Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited from Organic Production

Yesterday, Judge Corley of the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of California agreed, ruling that USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) violated the law when it issued what it called a “guidance” that weakened the long-standing prohibition on synthetic pesticides in organic compost, and striking it down.
The organic watchdog nonprofits lauded the victory:

“The court’s decision upholds the integrity of the organic standard and is an incredible victory for organic consumers, organic farmers and the environment. On the flipside, the decision is a resounding defeat of industrial food actors trying to sell out organic integrity to pad their own pocketbooks,” said senior CFS attorney George Kimbrell, counsel for the plaintiffs.

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press...nic-production#



Federal Court Finds USDA Process for Allowing Pesticide-Contaminated Compost Improper and Stops Use - (Beyond Pesticides, June 22, 2016)

In a ruling that organic advocates say is critical to the integrity of the USDA organic label, a U.S. District Court judge found Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated public process when it decreed that pesticide-contaminated compost is allowed in organic production. Three groups that bridge environmental, consumer, and farmer interests sued USDA for ruling that green waste compost, which comes from lawn clippings and plants, may contain levels of the insecticide bifenthrin and other pesticides that have not been approved for use in organic systems through proper public hearing and comment procedures. The case focused principally on whether USDA, in failing to conduct a formal public review, was operating “at its whim.” The court found that is exactly what USDA did and ordered the agency to stop allowing the use of contaminated compost by August 22, 2016.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...oper-stops-use/




Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton on Monsanto

What's the difference in Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton when it comes to Monsanto and your right to know what is in your food?

https://www.facebook.com/VivaBernie2016/videos/1550955871890570/



Glyphosate herbicide disrupts uterine development

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17047



What's With Wheat? Why have we become so wheat intolerant?

‘What’s With Wheat?’ documentary investigates the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance and why after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems.

Register NOW to watch the FREE 7 day global online screening available between 24-30 June.

http://whatswithwheat.com/



The 9th GMO FREE ZONE in the USA stands on hold, for now. The most recent news: we are moving forward today and filing an intent to appeal.

The judge has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit in which we have intervened. We are disappointed, but we know that change can take a long time, especially when in a difficult fight against the largest chemical company in the world!

We fight on behalf of Josephine County voters to maintain the ban on GMO crops and stand ready to continue the fight.

Community meetings held in early June let us know that the citizens of Josephine County stand with us and stand strong!

We are working with groups in Cave Junction, Williams and Grants Pass to continue to spread the word of what has happened and to plan our next moves.

A three-pronged approach is being set into motion this week that includes: an appeal to our case, a political strategy to obtain a legislative change for Josephine County, and a statewide coalition to protect all of Oregon from the threat of genetic contamination via pollen drift.

Also, the attorney for the plaintiffs filed a petition asking for attorney fees to the tune of nearly $30,000. Our legal team is set to file a reply to vigorously fight against it; case law is on our side with this. In fact, plaintiff’s attorney is unlikely to win if the judge follows the correct legal standard. We will post these documents soon on our website under 'Legal Filings.'

The bottom line is, a bully has sued the county and overturned the vote of the people; now this same bully is sending the bill to the people of Josephine County. This outrageous request will be decided in the coming weeks.

We’ll continue to post updates on www.osff.org as things develop. Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to protect the 9th GMO FREE ZONE in the US

Sincerely, Mary Middleton, Director, Oregonians for Safe Farms and Families

http://www.oregoniansforsafefarmsandfamilies.org/



Seventy Percent of Brazilian Food Contaminated by Agrochemicals

http://www.globalresearch.ca/seventy-percent-of-brazilian-food-contaminated-by-agrochemicals/5531682



WeedFree On Track Spray Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp3GPaQL0Hg


THE WORM IS TURNING

“ We’re eating World War 2's leftovers! ”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfbPrFK2_I



Monsanto, America's Monster // Empire_File029

In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin issues a scathing expose on the corporate polluter, chronicling it's rise to power, the collusion of its crimes by the US government, and highlighting the serious danger it puts us in today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi0_ZQtPTY



Cotton crisis

Some facts are indisputable. Cotton production has not increased as promised since BT cotton was introduced. The decline is not fully reflected in the data released by the government because it has changed the measure used to determine the output, which is counted in the number of bales. Previously, each cotton bale weighed 176 kilogrammes. Since 2011 it has been reduced to 150kg. Using the old measure we know that cotton production had hit a record figure of 14.6 million bales in 2004. That figure has never been reached again and last year it was less than 9m bales (by the old measure).The per hectare yield as well as the area of cotton cultivation have been erratic. In FY2012, 2.8m hectares (about seven acres) were cultivated and the yield was 815kg per hectare. In FY2016, these figures were 2.91 hectares with a yield of 587kg per hectare respectively, which means the slight increase in acreage was offset by the lower yield.

http://www.zubeidamustafa.com/



Deformities, sickness & livestock deaths: the real cost of glyphosate & GM animal feed? - 2013

At first glance the frozen bundles could be mistaken for conventional joints of meat. But as Ib Pedersen, a Danish pig farmer, lifts them carefully out of the freezer it becomes apparent they are in fact whole piglets - some horribly deformed, with growths or other abnormalities, others stunted.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_an...nimal_feed.html



Canada to regulate CRISPR technology

http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-op...-more-as-novel/


Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches - Monsanto’s PCB’s

http://www.nature.com/news/man-made-poll...=TWT_NatureNews



Cuba's organic honey exports create buzz as bees die off elsewhere

http://news.trust.org/item/20160209120235-5me2q/?source=reOtherNews3



http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...ine-disruptors/



http://www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/aloe-vera-added-to-prop-65-list/



http://lymphomanewstoday.com/2016/03/22/farmers-diagnosed-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-take-action/
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#1486327 --- 07/01/16 09:06 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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Registered: 12/18/11
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Loc: Waterloo, NY

US FDA Slams New GMO Labeling Dark Act over QR Codes and Bioengineering

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its technical comments to the Senate Agriculture Committee on the proposed GMO labeling Dark Act bill being put forward by Senators Roberts and Stabenow, and they are strongly critical.

Most notably the FDA red flags the bill’s narrow and ambiguous definition of “bioengineering,” which “will likely mean that many foods from GE sources will not be subject to this bill. For instance, oil made from GE soy would not have any genetic material in it. Likewise, starches and purified proteins would not be covered.”

The FDA further comments that it “may be difficult” for ANY GMO food to qualify for labeling under the bill in that it would have to be proven that a GMO product’s modification could not be achieved through conventional breeding or be found in nature – something near impossible to determine. This means most GMO foods would not be subject to mandatory labeling under this bill.

The FDA’s technical comments also highlight that the proposed bill’s allowing of electronic labeling is “in tension” with the FDA’s requirements that all labels be on package. Additionally the agency points out numerous instances of poor and vague drafting in the bill that would cause significant confusion in the marketplace. The FDA also notes a number of areas where the proposed bill conflicts with the FDA’s authorizing statute and its regulations.

The FDA points out many of the same flaws in the bill’s language that a national coalition of more than 70 consumer, food safety, farm, environmental, and religious groups along with several food corporations sent in a joint letter to all members of the Senate yesterday.

“The FDA critique makes it very clear that this is really a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill. Its very definition excludes vast numbers of, and potentially all, GMO products from labeling. Preempting the democratically decided upon laws of five states based on this poorly written, discriminatory and ineffective legislation would be a travesty. A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the “backroom dealing” that created this deeply flawed draft. As it stands, this bill is a sham and a legislative embarrassment,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/30/u...g/#.V3WDY-srKVO



The Senate Voted to Advance the Bill to Ban GMO Labels

NY's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand voted No

http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteInfo&amp%3BvoteId=23792



Sanders To Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation


Vows to do ‘Everything I Can to Defeat This Bill’

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/p...ing-legislation



FDA warns GMO labeling bill could exempt some ingredients


WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate bill requiring foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled potentially could exclude thousands of items, including many with biotech soy oil and other ingredients, according to the Food and Drug Administration....

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/m...ients/86516278/



At ‘Crucial Moment’ For GMO Labeling, Organic Industry Finds Itself Divided

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/at-crucial-moment-for-gmo_b_10724758.html



Whole Foods is denying support of the Dark Act and says that Mike Adams is lying. Here is the proof at 7:25...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twEYNf79gPw&feature=share



Please sign the petition

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/cms/t...;rd=1&taf=1



Tax credit seeks to help young farmers

In Colorado, older farmers can now get a tax credit for renting their land to younger farmers, who often have a hard time affording farmland. But the credits are only part of the solution: "We need to create a full suite of tools that allow young farmers to access land, steward water and build viable farm and ranch businesses, while helping close the farmland succession gap.” — Kate Greenberg, NYFC Western water program director.

http://www.durangoherald.com/article/201...p-young-farmers

The National Young Farmers Coalition

https://www.facebook.com/youngfarmerscoa...467231348302129



6/29/16 – Dr. Hildy® and Dr. Don Huber Re-Visit: GMOs, RoundUp and Glyphosate Dangers

Dr. Huber comes in at 9 minutes into the podcast....

https://onecellonelightradio.wordpress.c...hosate-dangers/



Monsanto Earnings Disappointment Seen Helping Bayer With Its Bid

http://24h.bestthenews.com/article/monsa...92016-2009.html



New Hampshire Senator Ayotte Targeted in New Ad for Choosing Monsanto $$$ Over States' Rights and GMO Labeling

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2016/jun/20



Congratulations to Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY, the first hops and grain farm brewery in New York State to be certified organic. Bravo!

https://www.facebook.com/arrowoodfarms/



Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Is Now In Effect. Here Are The Labels Senate Is Trying To Get Rid Of

https://consumerist.com/2016/07/01/vermo...-to-get-rid-of/


What Senate backers aren’t saying about the GMO “compromise” bill

The backers of the Senate bill are portraying this as a big victory for those of us who don’t live in Vermont, which passed a GMO labeling law that goes into effect today. (The Senate committee’s Twitter feed even posted a map showing that their bill would spread Vermont-style labeling across all 50 states.) But this is a misleading claim.

The Vermont law is about clear, on-package labeling, but that’s not what the Senate is proposing. This bill is not about expanding GMO labeling; it’s about preventing states like Vermont from taking action. As the bill states, it would "immediately prohibit states or other entities from mandating labels of food or seed that is genetically engineered.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/e...fkXerM.facebook



Deny, attack and LIE... Big Food manufacturers panic as Health Ranger reveals mass toxins in wide range of products in new Food Forensics book

"You're blacklisted!" they exclaim, as food manufacturers ban the Health Ranger from purchasing their products for further testing, showing the great fear they have of the public finding out what these food manufacturers, distributors and sellers already know: that their products are slow-killing Americans, while raking in that cold, crisp cash.

"It's of no concern!" they cry, contending that the FDA and USDA don't even test for heavy metal toxins in foods, including organic foods.

"They're naturally occurring!" they argue, as they lie through their teeth about the chemical contaminants in their food products imported from China and Southeast Asia – including high levels of lead, aluminum, arsenic, tungsten and cadmium.

http://www.naturalnews.com/054508_Food_Forensics_Mike_Adams_heavy_metals.html#ixzz4DBtVFs3e



This week, Senators used a tactic that has not been used since 1976 to try to push this Darkest of Dark Acts through to deny our right to know what is in our food.

They snuck the Dark Act in a Planned Parenthood defunding bill and called for a "test vote". The results were that 68-29 voted FOR calling for a cloture (stop debate, no amendments) to move forward with the bill.

On Wednesday, July 6th they will vote for cloture. If they get 60 Yeay votes, then the following vote to approve it will simply be a formality, and we will have lost state rights to a sham of a "labeling law" that isn't mandatory, does not label ( they do NOT have to say "Produced with genetic engineering"), allows QR codes or websites instead, only labels a very narrow definition of GMOs so most would not require labeling, and eliminated Vermont's state rights. Even the FDA criticizes this bill.

The bill also moves the jurisdiction over labeling from the FDA to the USDA. Who is the head of the USDA? Tom Vilsack. The man who once, with a simple announcement, overturned the ruling of the Supreme Court (who denied GMO Alfalfa) by deregulating GMO alfalfa.

The corporations are simply rigging the system. This is not their country, this is our country!

This bill destroys democracy, does not label all GMOs, and discriminates against the lower income, children and elderly who do not want or have Smart phones.

We must stop it. We need everyone reading this to take action!
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Please visit, email, fax and/or call our Senators TODAY.
All Senators can be reached at 202-224-3121. Just say your state. Call twice.
We need to turn 9 votes.

The following Senators are particularly important. Thank you to GMO Free USA for the below list.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAAMLeaders/permalink/591429881028881/


Republicans:


Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) - up for re-election this year
202-224-3324
FB: https://www.facebook.com/KellyAyotteForNH
Twitter: @KellyAyotte

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
202-224-2523
FB: https://www.facebook.com/susancollins
Twitter: @SenatorCollins
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)
202-224-6244
FB: https://www.facebook.com/SenDeanHeller
Twitter: @SenDeanHeller
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
202-224-5444
FB: https://www.facebook.com/senatormikelee
Twitter: @SenMikeLee


Democrats:


Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
202-224-9787
FB: @senatortammybaldwin
Twitter: @SenatorBaldwin & @TammyBaldwin
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) - up for re-election this year
202-224-5852
FB: https://www.facebook.com/senatorbennet
Twitter: @SenBennetCO
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
202-224-2315
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sherro
Twitter: @SenSherrodBrown
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
202-224-2441
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tomcarper
Twitter: @SenatorCarper
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
202-224-5042
FB: https://www.facebook.com/senatorchriscoons
Twitter: @ChrisCoons
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
202-224-6324
FB: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Twitter: @SenBobCasey
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
202-224-3841
FB: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorFeinstein
Twitter: @SenatorFeinstein
Sen. Angus King (D-ME)
202-224-5344
FB: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorAngusSKingJr
Twitter: @SenAngusKing
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
202-224-5274
FB: https://www.facebook.com/billnelson
Twitter: @SenBillNelson
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
202-224-2841
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Didn’t vote - we need their vote:
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
202-224-2152
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
202-224-3954
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
202-224-2023
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On the fence:
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
202-224-4744
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I remember feeling nervous to go visit my Senator's office the first time, but it really is not scary at all. The staffers are smart, attentive, twenty-something year olds whose JOB it is to listen to you. Go connect with them. You will be glad you did.

Ask them how their Senator will vote. Remind them that their constituents will not vote for Senators who do not protect them and state rights.

Please go visit the staff at their local office and tell them what you want: clearly written GMO labeling ON THE PACKAGE, mandatory, in Vermont and federally. We simply need to know what is in our food, it is the number on factor in our health and we are in a health crisis in America.

It is time to protect our children, our country and our democracy. Thank you.

Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America Team
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Senators Hold Press Conference Decrying GMO Labeling Proposal as Inadequate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFsKI0qCg4g



Organic Consumer Association Protest

https://www.facebook.com/organicconsumers/videos/10154009085449934/



Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass

http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_N...eered-bentgrass



Judge Rules Against Monsanto in Cancer Lawsuit

http://www.newser.com/story/227533/judge-rules-against-monsanto-in-cancer-lawsuit.html



Malibu, CA City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Pesticides on Public Property - (Beyond Pesticides, July 5, 2016)

Last week, Malibu City Councilmembers, in a unanimous decision (5-0), voted to make Malibu, California’s (CA) public spaces poison free, which means an immediate ban on all pesticides, rodenticides and herbicides. During a marathon meeting that ran into the early hours past midnight, more than 24 Malibu residents and stakeholders came to give public comments on pesticide use on public parks and city property. You can view the city council meeting here. The entire discussion and vote is included, starting at 3:29:37 (or section 6.A.).

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...ublic-property/



Folic Acid and Glyphosate - Posted on May 4, 2016 by Stephanie Seneff, PhD

One has to wonder whether somebody involved in the introduction of this law knew something about the potential of glyphosate to cause spina bifida. It would not take a rocket scientist to think that disruption of the gut microbes that naturally produce folate for the host would lead to folate deficiency. In fact, it is a direct hit: folate is produced from products of the shikimate pathway, and this is the pathway that even Monsanto admits is disrupted in plants and microbes by glyphosate. Furthermore, the microbes that synthesize folate for the host, lactobacillus and bifidobacteria,3 are the ones that glyphosate preferentially kills.4 A continued rise in spina bifida would raise public awareness of a hidden environmental toxicant that might be causing this rise. Making sure that pregnant women were well supplied with external folic acid might mask the problem.

http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/folic-acid-glyphosate/



Stephanie Seneff: “Lactobacillus reuteri reverses autism in mice. I'd wager that glyphosate (Roundup) is causing a reduction in Lactobacillus species in the gut. Christie Fulton Abercrombie.”

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in Cell. By adding this bacterial species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits, which are reminiscent of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in humans. The investigators are now looking to explore the effects of probiotics on neurodevelopmental disorders in future work.

http://scienmag.com/a-single-species-of-...havior-in-mice/



Remember the Summer of 2015 Seneca Lake algae blooms?

Stephanie Seneff: “The water that's causing the algae blooms is loaded with pesticides. There wouldn't be a problem if the agriculture in the run-off area were organic!”

Thick, Putrid Algae Bloom Overwhelms Miles Of Florida Coastline

http://nprillinois.org/post/thick-putrid-algae-bloom-overwhelms-miles-florida-coastline#stream/0




I Will Do Everything I Can to Defeat This Terrible GMO Bill - Senator Bernie Sanders

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/p...rrible-gmo-bill



107 Nobel Laureate Attack on Greenpeace Traced Back to Biotech PR Operators by Jonathan Latham, PhD - 7/1/16

Afterwords, Schwab told us “Some NGOs were invited: Really? Why not Greenpeace—the subject of this campaign?”

Nor was the security person just anyone. Schwab and Cray recognised him as Jay Byrne. Byrne is the former head of corporate communications for Monsanto (1997-2001).

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/n...h-pr-operators/



All that Glitters is not Gold - The Truth about GE 'Golden' Rice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxSGKD50ioE



Monsanto into the Community

http://www.monsanto.com/soda-springs/pages/monsanto-in-community.aspx

http://www.political-correctness.net/monsanto-brainwash.../

http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-visits-local…

http://articles.mercola.com/.../monsanto-4-h-programs.aspx

http://naturalsociety.com/bill-gates-donates-5-6-million.../



SCIENTISTS DEVELOP GM BANANAS WITH LONGER SHELF-LIFE

http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=14535



BREAKING NEWS!: IARC Senior Scientist: Glyphosate Can Cause Cancer (3 minute video and transcript)

euronews: “But as a consumer, as a farmer, as an occasional beer drinker, as somebody who likes to sit in parks that have been treated with glyphosate, what and who should I believe?”

Kurt Straif: “I think it’s important to understand the literature that our assessment that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans still stands, and then you have to look at the other assessments for the specific scenarios, and that is not my authority to comment on these evaluations.”

euronews: “There were credible reports that emerged after this joint FAO-WHO panel back in May that some of the scientists had received payoffs by Monsanto, the number one producer of glyphosate. As a scientist are you disturbed by these kinds of reports?”

Kurt Straif: “It is an important topic that needs important scrutiny, yes.”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/02/i...r/#.V3cnROsrKVN



US FDA Slams New GMO Labeling Dark Act over QR Codes and Bioengineering

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/30/u...g/#.V3cq4-srKVP



Lines Out the Door for Nation’s First Organic Drive-Thru Restaurant

http://althealthworks.com/7050/lines-out-the-door-for-nations-first-organic-drive-thru-restaurant/



Pro-GMO Spin Masquerading As Science Courtesy Of “Shameful White Men Of Privilege”

“W all due respect, science is about evidence not authority. What do they know of agriculture? Done relevant research?” He added that the 107 Nobel laureates comprised one peace prize winner, eight economists, 24 physicists, 33 chemists and 41 doctors.

The type of PR Roberts is engaging in relies on the media and public bowing down to a scientific priesthood whose authority should never be questioned. But it should be and it has been. And, in questioning the claims Roberts makes, it soon becomes clear he is not basing his position on facts, but falsehoods and misrepresentations.

http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/pro-...-men-privilege/



GREAT NEWS!!! Minnesota courts rule that organic farmer can sue neighboring farms for contamination and damages!

COURT RULES ORGANIC FARMERS CAN SUE CONVENTIONAL GMO FARMERS WHOSE PESTICIDES ‘TRESPASS’ AND CONTAMINATE THEIR FIELDS

But after appealing, the Johnson’s received favor from the Appeals Court, which ruled that particulate matter, including pesticides, herbicides, and even GM particulates, that contaminates nearby fields is, in fact, considered illegal trespass, and is subject to the same laws concerning other forms of trespass.
In a similar case, a California-based organic farm recently won a $1 million lawsuit filed against a conventional farm whose pesticides spread through fog from several miles away, and contaminated its fields.

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/court...e-their-fields/



How much gmo money did your Senators take? Roberts and Stabenow - OVER 4 MILLION!

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=57E8D0BA



From 2015 - Lawsuit Unleashes Documents Alleging FDA Covered up Risks of GMOs Since 1991

http://www.ewao.com/a/lawsuit-unleashes-documents-alleging-fda-covered-up-risks-of-gmos-since-1991/



Published on Jun 14, 2016


Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho, a Ph-D from Michigan State University, and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was Cereal Pathologist at the University of Idaho for 8 years before joining the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971. His agricultural research the past 55 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soilborne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, nutrient-disease interactions, pesticide-disease interactions and techniques for rapid microbial identification. On today’s episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and Dr. Huber talk about glyphosates, GMOs, natural mycotoxins, fertility, concerns for the global population, biological system and more. Enjoy the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGwSnG7ds4



Mother-of-Three Sues Monsanto Claiming Roundup Caused Her Cancer

http://ecowatch.com/2016/07/01/mendoza-monsanto-cancer-lawsuit/



Glyphosate Herbicides Cause Tragic Phosphorus Poisoning of Lake Erie

Christopher Spiese, a chemist at Ohio Northern University, says a combination of factors is causing the problem. But at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference held earlier this year in Ada, Ohio, he focused in on one specific practice that’s changed over the last few decades — the use of glyphosate.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/04/g...e/#.V3nOuusrKVN



Phosphorus: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Libby Dayton, the Ohio State soil scientist leading the data collection, says, “The frustration I hear from farmers is that they understand there’s a problem but don’t have the guidance they need in terms of which practices to adopt in order to reduce their [phosphorus] runoff risk.”

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/07/phosphorus-too-much-of-a-good-thing/



Argentinian Study: Tampons, Sanitary Pads and Sterile Gauze Contaminated with Probable Carcinogen Glyphosate


He continued: “There is a basic premise in research that when we complete testing on out target we have to contrast it with something ‘clean’, so we selected sterile gauze for medical use, found in pharmacies.”

“So we went and bought sterile gauze, opened the packages, analyzed and there was the huge surprise: we found glyphosate! Our first thought was that we had done something wrong, so we threw it all away and bought new gauze, analyzed them and again found glyphosate,” Dr. Marino concluded.

http://detoxproject.org/argentinian-stud...gen-glyphosate/



Gene expression analysis confirms Roundup causes liver and kidney damage at very low doses - 2015

Lead author Dr Michael Antoniou said: “The findings of our study are very worrying as they confirm that a very low level of consumption of Roundup weedkiller over the long term can result in liver and kidney damage. Our results also suggest that regulators should re-consider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.”


http://gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/1637...-very-low-doses



Protect Mother Earth:


Lead on a global treaty to halt climate change. End destructive energy extraction: fracking, tar sands, offshore drilling, oil trains, mountaintop removal, and uranium mines. Protect our public lands, water supplies, biological diversity, parks, and pollinators. Label GMOs, and put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe. Protect the rights of future generations.

http://www.jill2016.com/plan



Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...fool-the-people



Spain: Farmers abandon Monsanto’s GM maize en masse

“It’s a clear trend. The producers of the area, one of the largest with more than 700 hectares, have stopped growing GM maize. They have realized that after several harvests, production is much less profitable," explains Juanjo Mayén, a farmer from Binéfar in Huesca, Aragon.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17093-spain-farmers-abandon-monsanto-s-gm-maize-en-masse



Lidl to list GMO-free dairy products in its German stores

Linnea Pettersson, from Bord Bia’s Düsseldorf Office, has said that with this move, Lidl clearly marks its stance against the use of genetically modified fodder within the dairy production process, as does their decision to replace conventional, non-GMO products by retailing the GMO-free Milbona range at the same price in their stores.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...s-german-stores



Actor Mark Ruffalo Just Added To Terror Watch List Before Anti-Fracking Documentary Screening

http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/06/ac...tary-screening/



Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was mandated in 2007—requiring that gasoline be diluted with corn-based ethanol—there have been terrible unintended consequences:

— The average American family now pays about $2,000 more for food because of the RFS.
— Higher food costs, driven by the RFS, are hurting families across the country.
— Higher ethanol blends could damage engines—car engines, but also boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, lawnmowers, and other gas-powered equipment.

Anti-hunger advocates, consumer groups, and many others support ending the ethanol mandate. Please add your voice to this effort. Email the EPA now to oppose any expansion of the RFS mandate.

http://act.energycitizens.org/default.as...016-RFS-Farm-FB



Group drops $2,000 on Senate floor to protest GMO bill

http://thehill.com/regulation/legislatio...o-labeling-bill



U.S. Senate Moves to Limit GMO Labeling - (Beyond Pesticides, June 7, 2016)

Despite an outpouring of letters, calls and protests, in a key procedural vote yesterday, the Senate voted to deny Americans the right to know what is in in their food products, and to preempt states’ rights to create their own genetically engineered food labeling laws. In a cloture vote of 65-32, the highly-flawed genetically engineered (GE or GMO) labeling bill, S.B. 764, offered by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KY), also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, passed through the Senate. This “compromise” bill allows producers to use QR codes and “smart labels” instead of clear, on-package labeling of food products that contain genetically modified organisms, which means that consumers will need to use a smart phone for the information. The bill also exempts major portions of current and future GE foods from being labeled, and, in an affront against democracy, preempts the genetically engineered food labeling laws in Vermont (which went into effect July 1), Connecticut, Maine and Alaska.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/


















https://www.facebook.com/GMOFreeUSA/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1467254809349796


https://www.facebook.com/gmofreecny/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1467331595187747


https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMon...467408160446783


https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1467273653140842


http://www.forksoverknives.com/meet-physician-farmer-grows-plants-prescribes-patients/


http://www.ewao.com/a/1-vegan-doctor-sells-clinic-and-purchases-an-organic-farmbased-practice/
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Sanders launches final push to derail Senate GMO bill

“Ultimately, this compromise is no compromise at all if the federal government will simply override states’ laws on GMO labeling without a meaningful federal standard to replace them,” Sanders wrote. “I urge you to oppose the current Roberts-Stabenow language, and instead support my comprehensive national labeling amendment, which would provide what nearly 9 out of 10 consumers want.”

http://www.vermontpressbureau.com/2016/07/07/sanders-launches-final-push-to-derail-senate-gmo-bill/



Inside Scotts Miracle-Gro's Plan For GMO Grass

That means gardeners can spray weed killers without worrying about it destroying their lawns. Trials are already running today. Scotts hopes the new types of grass will hit the market within three years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander...s/#3046ea956cd6



Russian President Putin signs law banning GMO production

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law banning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and production in Russia, excluding examinations and scientific researches. The law was passed by the State Duma (lower house of parliament) on June 24 and approved by the Federation Council (upper house) on June 29, 2016.

https://www.sott.net/article/321541-Russian-President-Putin-signs-law-banning-GMO-production



2014 - California Pediatrician Michelle Perro talks about the effect GMOs and the related herbicides and incorporated Bt insecticides are having on our children's health. In her practice, she's seeing major increases in digestive problems, including one new case of celiac disease a week (!), increases in asthma, chronic infections of the tonsils, adenoids, chronic ear infections off the charts...autism spectrum disorder has reached epidemic proportions, immunologic/based disorders - kids who can't fight infections - they get sick and can't kick it; endocrine and hormonal issues - kids with diabetes/pre-diabetes; boys with autoimmune thyroid diseases... What the heck?? "I see so many sick kids in my practice - they are living proof that we are living science experiments." ~Michelle Perro, MD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47K7634MD0



East Chicago greenhouse to become organic garden for needy

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/...592cc1fbf1.html



The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”

http://www.realfarmacy.com/monsanto-history/



Top-Selling Kid’s Vitamins Contain GMO, Food Dyes & Toxic Chemicals

http://wisemindhealthybody.com/dr-axe/vitamins-gmo-food-dyes-toxic-chemicals/
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GMO Debate, July 7, 2016 - Senator Bernie Sanders speaks AGAINST the DARK Act Senator Bernie Sanders only has so much time to point out everything that is wrong with this bill, but in the short time allotted, he manages to get the main points across as fellow Vermont Senator, Patrick Leahy asks Bernie questions along the way, allowing for clarification of specific points not previously mentioned by anyone else

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4609441/gmo-debate-july-7-2016-senator-bernie-sanders-speaks-dark-act
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First Commercial Crop of GMO Arctic Apples About to Hit Market

The apples stirred up major controversy in February 2015 when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) deemed both the Arctic Golden Delicious and Arctic Granny varieties safe for human consumption. It was the first time the federal agency approved an aesthetically-improved genetically engineered food.

According to Good Fruit Grower, a publication from the Washington State Fruit Commission, after 20 years of development, Okanogan Specialty Fruits is expecting to harvest its first commercial crop of about 50 bins of Arctic Golden Delicious in Washington this year.

The Canadian company will also plant its first Arctic Granny Smiths this year and is awaiting approval from the USDA for a third variety, the Arctic Fuji. On Dec. 31, 2015, the company formally submitted a petition to the USDA requesting the deregulation of its GMO Fuji, and announced plans for its fourth variety, the Arctic Gala.

http://www.ecowatch.com/first-commercial...1891167341.html



Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine and their Chlorometabolites DACT, DEA and DIA Listed Effective July 15, 2016 as Reproductive Toxicants

On March 27, 2015, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) provided notice that atrazine, propazine, simazine, des-ethyl atrazine (DEA), des-isopropyl atrazine (DIA) and 2,4-diamino-6-chloro-s-triazine (DACT)[1] would be added to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65[2] with a delayed effective date due to pending litigation.

The listing of these chemicals was initially to be effective on August 3, 2015. Due to Syngenta Crop Protection’s[3] legal challenge to the listing, this was later changed several times because of delays in the litigation. Syngenta’s challenge was unsuccessful in the trial court. Although the case has been appealed, no stay of the listing has been granted. Therefore, atrazine, propazine, simazine, des-ethyl atrazine (DEA), des-isopropyl atrazine (DIA) and 2,4-diamino-6-chloro-s-triazine (DACT) are being added to the Proposition 65 list on July 15, 2016.

In summary, these six chemicals are listed under Proposition 65 effective July 15, 2016 as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity, as follows:

http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/crnr/...t-dea-and-dia-0



Decades of EPA deception and Senatorial corruption By Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America Founder

On June 14th, with a team of 8 scientists and a farmer, I met with EPA directors of the Pesticide Division and Review Board. After an hour of scientists presenting challenging scientific information, about a myriad of ways in which glyphosate, the declared active ingredient of Roundup, harms life and the soil, I had an opportunity to ask a question. Although I had many questions to ask I chose to ask a very important one.

"Do you have any long term animal studies on the final formulation of Roundup?"

The director looked at his team and one answered, "Well there are hundreds of formulations."

I was irritated that she was trying to dodge the question.

"On any of them? Do you have long term animal studies on any of the final formulations of Roundup?"

There was an awkward moment.

"Long term animal studies on the final formulation? No, not that I know of."

Stunning. Even though I knew, from scientist Anthony Samsel's findings, that they did not have any, it was still stunning to hear them admit it.

"Then, how do you claim that it’s safe?"

I looked at the team incredulously. The tension in the room was thick.

The director stepped in to answer..and to not answer the question. He said, essentially, "We know you have a lot of questions and you have all brought us a lot of information. We are here to listen to your information and review it."

They refused to answer the question, because they couldn’t.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/e...rial-corruption



Stephanie Seneff: “Now we have resistance to both dicamba and glyphosate in the GMO soy crop - and Monsanto expects to make lots of money selling dicamba to control the glyphosate-resistant weeds. Who knows what kind of synergistic toxicity we'll find once these two chemicals end up routinely together on our dinner plate.”

Monsanto, DuPont sign supply agreement for dicamba herbicide

U.S. seed and agrochemicals companies Monsanto Co and DuPont said on Thursday they have signed a multi-year supply agreement for the weed killer dicamba in the United States and Canada.

Under the deal, whose terms were not disclosed, Monsanto will supply its farm seeds and chemicals rival with the herbicide, which will be sold as DuPont FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, the companies said.

http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/nation-...camba-herbicide



Monsanto Tries to Build a Society of GMO and Pesticide Devotees, One Child at a Time By Lorraine Chow / AlterNet July 4, 2016


The company covertly indoctrinates children through education propaganda.

On Oct. 14, 2015, the International Food Information Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation released a free, 38-page, downloadable lesson plan called “Bringing Biotechnology to Life: An Educational Resource for Grades 7-10.”

The International Food Information Council is a front group funded by some of biggest names in biotech and junk food: Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Nestle and more. The American Farm Bureau Federation, according to SourceWatch, is a “right-wing lobbying front for big agribusiness and agribusiness-related industries that works to defeat labor and environmental initiatives, including climate change legislation.” The organization is adamantly against GMO labels, and even spoke out against Roberts’ and Stabenow’s deal for being too lenient.

The lesson plan created by the International Food Information Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation is deceptively innocuous until Lesson 7, which includes the theme, “Where would we be without ‘GMOs’?” In the “discussion prompt” section, students are asked to choose between planting magical, problem-solving GMOs or allow people to get sick, go hungry or exploit the environment by not planting GMOs.

Here’s the first prompt:

Imagine you are a sugar beet farmer. You love growing sugar beets that provide about half the sugar in the U.S., but managing the weeds on your farm is very difficult. Each year the weeds threaten to choke out your crop, and you have to spray more herbicides to control them. You find out about a new genetically engineered sugar beet that is resistant to glyphosate, a common herbicide. This plant will allow you to spray glyphosate directly on your crop, which is less toxic than the other herbicides you have been using, without harming the sugar beet. What do you do?



http://www.alternet.org/food/monsanto-indoctrinates-children-through-educational-propaganda



UK farmers link Brexit vote and glyphosate

https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/video/british-farmers-on-brexit-and-glyphosate/



Many Foods Subsidized By the Government Are Unhealthy

Americans are fat and sick

http://time.com/4393109/food-subsidies-obesity/



Monsanto, Bayer and the Push for Corporate Cannabis

Monsanto now appears to be developing genetically modified (GMO) forms of cannabis, with the intent of cornering the market with patented GMO seeds just as it did with GMO corn and GMO soybeans. For that, the plant would need to be legalized but still tightly enough controlled that it could be captured by big corporate interests. Competition could be suppressed by limiting access to homegrown marijuana; bringing production, sale and use within monitored and regulated industry guidelines; and legislating a definition of industrialhemp as a plant having such low psychoactivity that only GMO versions qualify. Those are the sorts of conditions that critics have found buried in the fine print of the latest initiatives for cannabis legalization.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/36746-monsanto-bayer-and-the-push-for-corporate-cannabis



GMO Foods, Glyphosate, Autism & Obesity - Stephanie Seneff - video and transcript

http://highintensityhealth.com/stephanie-seneff-phd-gmo-foods-glyphosate-autism-obesity/



Published on May 27, 2016

“It’s just crazy to me that the government is fine with this.”

The microcephaly epidemic in NE Brazil "due to the Zika virus" has been well publicized in the international media. But is the Zika virus actually the cause? This area of Brazil produces a lot of GMO Roundup-Ready corn, soy, and cotton for export. This means considerable exposure to glyphosate in Roundup and other formulations in the water and the air, on top of whatever is present as a contaminant in food sources. Furthermore, the Tdap vaccine was aggressively administered to pregnant women in Brazil starting in 2015, cooincident with the microcephaly outbreak. Tdap contains aluminum, a well-established neurotoxin. Together with colleagues, I have published a paper arguing that aluminum and glyphosate are synergistically toxic in the brain.

Microcephaly is one of the conditions linked to neural tube defects, which, in turn, are linked to folate deficiency. Impaired folate metabolism is also a common feature in autism. Folic acid fortification of wheat-based products was introduced in the U.S. in 1998, coincident with the rapid rise in the production of GMO Roundup-Ready corn and soy crops. Folic acid is a synthetic, oxidized, and unmethylated form of folate, and it has important flaws in terms of how it's metabolized. In this talk, I will argue that folic acid and glyphosate are synergistically toxic, and their disruption of the methylation pathways can lead to both neural tube defects and autism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj-hOG1zq_E



From DDT to Glyphosate: Rachel Carson, We Need You Again - 10 minute video on DDT and glyphosate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF2iS5vIamg



Rachel Carson Lecture 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UD2lfivkDI



Corporations Should Have To Tell Us What's In Our Food? (w/Guest: Patty Lovera)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-tbXFCrUKA


West Africa: Organic cotton & increased yields

http://www.panna.org/global-stories-field/west-africa-organic-cotton-increased-yields



Sign the petition to the Dept. of Justice to stop the Big Ag mergers

Tell the Dept. of Justice to block the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont, the potential merger of Bayer and Monsanto, and any subsequent merger attempts between the Big Six agrichemical-seed companies (Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, DuPont, Monsanto, and Dow Chemical). Seed monopolies are bad for farmers, bad for people and bad for the planet. Make your voice heard!

http://seedmatters.org/mr-seed-dc/?referrer=gfu



Don’t Eat the Yellow Rice: The Danger of Deploying Vitamin A Golden Rice

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/h...rice/#more-2154

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16025655



WHOLE FOODS CAVES TO MONSANTO TO KILL GMO-LABELLING BILL?

Perhaps some of the names of GMO supporters are unsurprising, but when a company like Whole Foods, which is so dedicated to marketing themselves as the go-to for healthy, honest living, appears to side with the industry giants, it begins to feel as though corruption knows no limits.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016...labelling-bill/



CDC, EPA Urge Aerial Mosquito Spraying in Puerto Rico Amid Protest - (Beyond Pesticides, July 11, 2016)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last Wednesday, July 6 that Zika is spreading rapidly in Puerto Rico, and recommends aerial spraying of the toxic pesticide Naled for mosquito control, much to the dismay of many area farmers, activists and concerned citizens who feel that the decision was made without consultation or information provided to the local population. Aerial spraying of pesticides have long been used for mosquito control, but many experts believe that these methods fail to sufficiently manage mosquito populations, increase pesticide resistance, and kill other species that would have acted as a natural predator to mosquitoes. Many experts agree that combating mosquito-borne diseases should include good surveillance and scientific understanding for controlling mosquito populations, including a focus on eliminating or managing breeding areas, utilizing biological controls, exclusion from indoor environments with screening, and repellents.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...o-amid-protest/



Roundup Ready GMO Grass Coming to a Lawn Near You?
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is developing another variety of GMO grass that's engineered to withstand applications of glyphosate

http://www.ecowatch.com/scotts-roundup-ready-gmo-grass-1915521468.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb



Over 200 tons of poisonous herbicides are dumped on North America’s wild lands every year

http://inhabitat.com/study-shows-200-ton...nds-every-year/



The National Young Farmers Coalition

"It’s absolutely essential that we have good public policy at the federal, state and local levels to compliment the passion that our young farmers have for doing this work." - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney presenting his comprehensive new bill today, The Beginning Farmer Agenda Act.

This bill is the direct result of young farmers speaking up for their needs and will pave the way for important &#8234;#&#8206;FarmBill&#8236; changes. Thank you Representative Sean Patrick Maloney for championing this important effort!

https://www.facebook.com/youngfarmerscoalition/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1468260876284676


Glyphosate Herbicides Cause Tragic Phosphorus Poisoning of Lake Erie

The study follows a joint agreement by the U.S. and Canadian governments earlier in 2016 to seek a 40% reduction in phosphorus runoff into sections of Lake Erie plagued by harmful algae blooms that foul drinking water and kill fish.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/gl...oning-lake-erie


IT'S TIME TO BAN ATRAZINE NOW

A new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency paints a grim picture for wildlife in the United States. The country's second-most commonly used pesticide, atrazine, is likely harming most species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, especially in the Midwest where its use is highest.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17476



Post Foods faces lawsuits over 'natural' cereal claims

In New York and California, the lawsuits are proposed class actions brought by consumers. Advocacy group Organic Consumers Association filed the lawsuit in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the general public. All three lawsuits were filed June 22.

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/...ral-cereal.html



U.S. IMPORTERS BOUGHT ABOUT 44,900 T ORGANIC CORN FROM ROMANIA

"This is organic grade, non-GMO corn," one European trader said. "I think we could see more purchasing like this as sales of organic foods in the United States increase."

http://www.agriculture.com/content/us-importers-bought-about-44900-t-organic-corn-from-romania



Cotton crisis

At the heart of the crisis was a massive decline of 27.8pc in cotton production. It should be remembered that cotton is the mainstay of our agriculture and textile industry. The cotton crisis has emerged as a very controversial issue. Well-informed farmers attribute this disaster to the widespread use of genetically modified seeds that were formally introduced in the country in 2010 but were being smuggled since 2005. Now BT cotton (a genetically modified variety) is grown in 88pc of the cotton-cultivated area.

http://www.zubeidamustafa.com/cotton-crisis



Watch this short video of President Obama on the campaign trail in 2007, when he promised to label GMOs. Then sign the White House petition to hold him to his promise.

President Obama: VETO the DARK Act should it make it to your desk. Sign the petition:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/veto-dark-act-s764



FRESNO COUNTY RANCH GROWING ORGANIC AND READY TO LEARN FROM A DISTANT LAND

Cameron has watched the change over the years. Currently, the ranch is expanding its organic fields by another 70 acres. It's a process that takes about three years.

"We're market driven, and if the consumer wants organic food, we'll do our best to grow it," said Cameron.

READ: http://abc30.com/…/fresno-county-ranch-growing-org…/1389095/



Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk in People with Specific Gene

The findings show that for people with certain genes, exposure to pesticides may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease two to six times, the researchers said.

"We should be much more careful in our industrial agriculture with the agents we're putting out in the environment," said study author Dr. Beate Ritz, a professor of epidemiology at University of California, Los Angeles and co-director of the school's Center for Gene-Environment Studies in Parkinson's Disease. "All of this is environmental exposure, not occupational exposure. It can be quite harmful."

http://www.livescience.com/43069-pesticides-parkinsons-disease-genes.html



Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals

Russia’s State Duma adopted Friday the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes.


The Sate Duma has also given the Russian Government the right to prevent the import of products containing GMOs in to Russia, if it is revealed that a specific GMO has a negative impact on human health and/or the environment

Russia’s Agriculture Minister, Alexander Tkachev, stated Friday; ”The Ministry of Agriculture is strongly against GMOs, Russian products will remain clean.”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/25/r...s/#.V4ZmG0YrKVP


Monsanto and DuPont Announce New Weed Killer for GMO Crops

The rival seed and agrichemical companies have signed a multi-year supply agreement for the weed killer dicamba in the U.S. and Canada, Reuters reported. The new product, DuPont FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, will go with Monsanto's new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans which are genetically altered to resist dicamba and glyphosate.

http://www.ecowatch.com/monsanto-dupont-weed-killer-gmo-crops-1910876805.html



Another “Too Big to Fail” system in GMOs

Just like the financial system before the 2007-8 crisis, the GMO agriculture system is fragile and unstable, according to investment expert Mark Spitznagel and risk expert Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

The GMO experiment, carried out in real time and with our entire food and ecological system as its laboratory, is perhaps the greatest case of human hubris ever. It creates yet another systemic, “too big too fail” enterprise — but one for which no bailouts will be possible when it fails.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/16300



Pesticides Are Associated with Allergic and Non-Allergic Wheeze among Male Farmers

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/advpub/2016/7/EHP315.acco.pdf



Addressing the issue of horizontal gene transfer from a diet containing genetically modified components into rat tissues - 2014

http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJB/article-full-text/BE5331948800



Petition - Mr. Seed Goes to Washington

http://seedmatters.org/mr-seed-dc/?referrer=gfu



Government approves GMO ban extension

Currently the government only allows genetically modified crop field trials on a case-by-case basis under strict conditions. The plants have to be located in a covered area and monitored by the police to prevent vandalism by anti-GMO activists. They will have to be planted at least 300 metres from other species to prevent cross-pollination. Machinery and test materials have to be cleaned and correctly incinerated.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/genetically-...ension/42260828



Applegate Farms Moves to Make Its Meat GMO-Free

Applegate Farms has started shipping Non-GMO Project Verified organic chicken nuggets to retailers nationwide.

http://www.agweb.com/article/applegate-farms-moves-to-make-its-meat-gmo-free-blmg/



Protect Science from Corporate Interference

We need your help in standing up to these baseless attacks. Chairman Smith recently issued subpoenas to the Union of Concerned Scientists, several other nonprofit organizations, and state attorneys general demanding all correspondence related to our work to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable. It's not just an attack on our First Amendment rights to freely associate and petition the government—it's also a crass attempt to stop UCS and state prosecutors from holding ExxonMobil accountable.

Add your name to our letter demanding Chairman Smith stop this abuse of power and cease his attacks on UCS and other private organizations.

https://secure3.convio.net/ucs/site/Advo...subsrc=facebook



Organic Farmers Leave Organic Trade Association over GMO Labeling Betrayal

OSGATA’s decision was prompted by OTA’s duplicity towards organic farmers and consumers when a small number of OTA board members endorsed a dangerous Senate bill that would immediately preempt existing strong state GMO Labeling laws that are widely supported by the Organic community and ninety percent of consumers.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/13/o...l/#.V4aN2kYrKVN



Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/maryland-to-become-first-state-to-ban-bee-killing-pesticides.html?t=ROL&cid=soc_Rodale%27s%20Organic%20Life%20-%20Rodale%27s%20Organic%20Life%20-%20RodalesOrganicLife_FBPAGE_Rodale%27s%20Organic%20Life_ThirdPartyonly:%20HealthyHolisticLiving_



At 30:00, Roberts/Stabenow gmo labelling bill, RT News, 10 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJn61xoXMaw
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Hillary considers Monsanto shill Tom Vilsack as VP.

Two names emerge from Clinton’s VP deliberations: Kaine and Vilsack

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/..._alert-politics



On the President’s desk, biotech’s fake gmo labelling bill

S.764 - A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/764/text



US: “Gene-edited” foods wouldn't be affected by GMO labelling law

As it is currently written, gene-editing would not fall under the bill’s current definition of "bio-engineering". In other words, crops or packaged foods that include a gene-edited ingredient would require no label at all.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...o-labelling-law



Dicamba injury reports mount

Reed and Curtis Storey didn't plant dicamba-tolerant crops this year, but their soybean crop has been injured twice by applications made by neighboring farmers who did.

The Marvell, Arkansas, farmers aren't alone. Crop injury complaints continue to mount this summer across the Midsouth, along with heated discussions about who gets the blame.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17111-dicamba-injury-reports-mount



Peeling Back the Curtain On Monsanto

From her home in the key farm state of Kansas, Gillam spoke with me about her coverage of these hotly debated issues and how pressure from Monsanto has gotten much uglier in recent years. Our conversation follows, condensed and edited.

“Monsanto does what all companies do to reporters: They get angry; they call your boss; they ask for a retraction or a clarification. But they were more aggressive than most companies. They’d call me at home, because they had my cellphone, and accuse me of being biased. They wanted to know if I had organic milk in my refrigerator, for instance. [Laughs] What kind of food did I feed my children. It was always a little odd.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-thacker/peeling-back-the-curtain-on-monsanto_b_9867902.html



Malta Set to Become First European Country to Fully Ban Glyphosate

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/15/m...e/#.V4mrZ0YrKVP



Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before the Crops Come In

The clamor for organic crops is so intense that major food brands, like General Mills, Kellogg and Ardent Mills, are helping to underwrite the switch. General Mills, for instance, recently signed a deal to help convert about 3,000 acres to organic production of alfalfa and other animal feeds. Ardent offers farmers a premium for crops grown on land while a farm transitions to organic.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/busine...-share&_r=0



Steven Druker, Executive Director of Alliance for Bio-Integrity, Public Interest Attorney and Author of "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth", went head to head with a well-known GMO & pesticides pusher, Robert Wager, on Canada's TVO The Agenda program. Watch the debate and read Druker's followup thoughts… 27 minutes

HOW GMOs ARE DEFENDED BY DISTORTING THE FACTS

http://www.gmofreeusa.org/news/articles/how-gmos-are-defended-by-distorting-the-facts/



Poison Fields

http://onlinefilm.org/de_DE/film/63402



Dupont, Chemours Handed Another Loss in Teflon Chemical Case

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...chemours-to-pay



Hillary Rodham Clinton on GMO crops. This was a paid speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJaic2ek8aY&feature=youtu.be



Hillary Clinton And The GMO Agenda: What The Mainstream Media’s Not Telling You

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politi...ton-foundation/



Clinton's Statements On GMOs Vary Depending on Who Is Listening

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/clinton-s-statements-gmos-vary-depending-who-listening-n608801



CDC Official Resigns after Crony Ties Exposed

She was helping Coca-Cola influence world health officials on sugar limits.

http://www.anh-usa.org/cdc-official-resigns-after-crony-ties-exposed/



Denmark Is Set To Become World's First 100% Organic Country

http://www.organicandhealthy.org/?m=1



Bob's Red Mill adds 'Sourced Non-GMO Pledge' to packaging

Bob’s Red Mill is introducing a new emblem on its packaging to indicate its commitment to non-bioengineered ingredients. The new “Sourced Non-GMO Pledge” emblem indicates that all ingredients sourced for a product have been declared by their suppliers to have been made without the use of bioengineering.

http://www.world-grain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2016/07/Bobs_Red_Mill_adds_Sourced_Non.aspx?ID=%7BE76A6A07-BA75-4A65-944F-AB91ECBB6BB5%7D&cck=1



Rachel Carson Lecture 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UD2lfivkDI



Is Gluten Taking the Blame for an Herbicide Problem?


As a nutritionist, I regularly help people improve their health by eliminating wheat and/or gluten from their diets but even I am becoming uncomfortable with the level of intolerance. How can so many people react so badly to the staff of life?

In a search for answers, I called MIT senior researcher, Stephanie Seneff. Dr. Seneff and a colleague published two papers pointing the finger at the herbicide, glyphosate. Glyphosate…

http://impactadhd.com/organize-your-life...ticide-problem/



Farmers Rebel After Organic 'Elites' Throw Support Behind Sham Label Law

"It’s important for the world to understand that it was the Organic Trade Association that killed our state GMO labeling laws by backing Monsanto’s Stabenow-Roberts bill," said Maine organic seed farmer and longtime OSGATA president, Jim Gerritsen, who in 2011 was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Monsanto.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07...-sham-label-law



Malibu Follows Topanga Example of Eliminating Pesticide Use

http://www.topangamessenger.com/story_detail.php?ArticleID=8381



FDA Says No Regulation Needed for “Healthier” New Sweetener Made from Genetically Engineered Yeast

The association says that it is not the same as stevia by any measure, and notes that it is actually made through a synthetic genetic engineering process. The group says it is concerned that stevia’s reputation may be damaged if more food companies decide to adopt the supposedly stevia-inspired product.


http://althealthworks.com/10281/fda-says...gineered-yeast/



Monsanto Fingerprints Found All Over Attack On Organic Food

Yet two email exchanges in 2010 reveal plans to find corporate funding for Academics Review while keeping corporate fingerprints hidden.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-malkan/monsanto-fingerprints-fou_b_10757524.html



GM potato trial given the go-ahead in UK

The leader of the GM potato project is Jonathan Jones. Jones co-founded a biotech firm, Mendel Biotechnology, that had Monsanto as its main customer for several years. Mendel owns GMO patents and has partnered with Monsanto and Bayer.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17020-gm-potato-trial-given-the-go-ahead-in-uk



Published on Jul 23, 2015
The story of a 4th generation farmer and seed cleaner who went toe to toe with Monsanto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZGueeao0tE&feature=youtu.be



Published on Jun 14, 2016
Few corporations in the world are as loathed—and as sinister—as Monsanto. But the threat it poses to people and planet could be reaching new heights, as the World Health Organization has recently upgraded Monsanto's main product as carcinogenic to humans.

With protests against the agrochemical giant held in over 40 countries in May, learn why the global movement against Monsanto is of critical importance to our future.

In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin issues a scathing expose on the corporate polluter, chronicling it's rise to power, the collusion of its crimes by the US government, and highlighting the serious danger it puts us in today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi0_ZQtPTY



German doctors demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Agriculture building to voice their opposition to the re-approval of glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen. "Cancer researchers of the World Health Organization have clear scientific evidence that glyphosate is genotoxic (damaging to DNA). For such genotoxic effects, there is no safe threshold. That alone must rule out a re-registration,” said Ludwig Brügmann, MD, Internal Medicine. MEANWHILE, back in the USA, most doctors are oblivious. What's wrong with this picture? Glyphosate needs to be banned worldwide!

READ (use google translator to translate from German)

http://www.presseportal.de/pm/64126/3345366



Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

https://www.facebook.com/farmtoconsumerl...468760746539195



Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/07/biodiversity-gmos-gene-drives-militarized-mind/



Bangladesh: Bt Brinjal In the Dock (film 48 minutes, English subtitles)

But it soon becomes clear that the GM Bt brinjal programme in Bangladesh is an American project, controlled by US interests in partnership with private seed companies, including Monsanto and its Indian subsidiary Mahyco, and the Bangladeshi firm Lal Teer. The programme is funded by USAID under the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSP-II). It is promoted by Cornell University in the US in collaboration with its Bangladeshi partner, BARI (the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute).

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17108

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6og0Pjxe8



Corn rootworms quickly evolve resistance to multiple Bt toxins in GM maize

In the first study (abstract below), US researchers found that the Western corn rootworm pest is resistant to multiple Bt toxins. The study also found that cross-resistance is prevalent and evolves rapidly – in other words, exposure to one type of Bt toxin causes the pest to become resistant to that Bt toxin and also to other Bt toxins to which it has not been exposed.

The findings show that stacking (“pyramiding”) multiple Bt toxins in one crop in the hope that resistance will be delayed or avoided is a doomed strategy.


http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...ins-in-gm-maize



Monsanto and DuPont announce new weedkiller for GMO crops

Monsanto's own analysis has indicated that dicamba use on cotton and soy will rise from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million pounds used per year.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...r-for-gmo-crops



I was barred from Nobel laureate press conference by PR consultant with Monsanto ties

In the search for answers, I went to the official press event at the National Press Club in Washington. But as soon as I disclosed my affiliation with Food & Water Watch, a man guarding the door refused my entry. A representative from Greenpeace was also turned away—even though he was there to offer a response to the letter that the Nobel laureates had sent his organization. Without press credentials, the man told us, we weren’t allowed in.

Moments later, the man allowed a representative from Center for Science in the Public Interest, which supports the use of GMOs, to enter the press event.

And then I realized who this bouncer was: Jay Byrne, a former Monsanto communications executive who now runs a private consulting firm that works with biotech companies.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...h-monsanto-ties



Vermont advocates slam US Senate approval of federal GMO bill

Rural Vermont Executive Director Andrea Stander [said,] “This bill had no hearings. It had no witnesses. It had no testimony. They didn’t allow any amendments. I mean it’s just an outrage. I mean over 90 percent of Americans in poll after poll after poll have said they want this information and they want it in a simple accessible way. What the Senate passed last night does none of that.”

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...ederal-gmo-bill



Organic traitors and highway robbery

The bill passed last night is intended to hide information (behind electronic codes) from consumers, not provide it — in plain English, on a label.

The bill passed last night is intended to exempt the vast majority of GMOs from even having to be hidden behind codes, much less labeled in plain sight.

The bill passed last night is voluntary — it contains no enforcement mechanism, no penalties for non-compliance.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17099-organic-traitors-and-highway-robbery



Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Senate GMO Bill Creates Illusion of Transparency

http://gabbard.house.gov/index.php/press...of-transparency



Sen. John Tester speaks AGAINST the DARK Act EXTREME - July 6, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=livArN-4EEs



Glyphosate Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study - (Beyond Pesticides July 18, 2016)

Stephen Frantz, Ph.D., a pathobiologist research scientist who led the research team explains it like this: “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...hronic-disease/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/



State Cancer Profile

https://www.statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/



Monsanto’s Seed Imperialism Halted In Canada Thanks To Massive Protests

Dairy and livestock farmers in particular rely on alfalfa to feed their animals year-round. In fact, it is probably the most important staple crop currently grown in Quebec, which is why many farmers are speaking their mind about this potentially irreversible change to the agricultural process. Canada’s organic market has tripled since 2006, topping $3.7 billion annually, but this entire market is threatened with elimination by GM alfalfa.

http://www.realfarmacy.com/monsantos-seed-imperialism-halted-in-canada-thanks-to-massive-protests/



Monsanto knew of glyphosate / cancer link 35 years ago - 2015

Research scientist Dr Anthony Samsel says: "Monsanto's Trade Secret studies of glyphosate show significant incidence of cell tumors of the testes and tumorigenic growth in multiple organs and tissues. They also show significant interstitial fibrosis of the kidney including effects in particular to the Pituitary gland, mammary glands, liver, and skin. Glyphosate has significant effects to the lungs indicative of chronic respiratory disease. Glyphosate has an inverse dose response relationship, and it appears that its effects are highly pH dependent. Both Monsanto and the EPA knew of the deleterious effects of this chemical in 1980 at the conclusion of their multiple long-term assessments, but the EPA hid the results of their findings as "trade secrets." Monsanto has been lying and covering up the truth about glyphosate's harmful effects on public health and the environment for decades. The increases in multiple chronic diseases, seen since its introduction into the food supply, continue to rise in step with its use. Monsanto's Roundup glyphosate based herbicides have a ubiquitous presence as residues in the food supply directly associated with its crop use. Nations must stand together against Monsanto and other chemical companies who continue to destroy the biosphere. We are all part of that biosphere and we are all connected. What affects one affects us all."

http://www.gmfreecymru.org/documents/monsanto_knew_of_glyphosate.html



GMO Concerns Stop Brazil Chicken Producers Buying U.S. Corn

Yet there have been no imports from the U.S. so far this year, even though the corn shortfall is so severe that the chicken producers have cut output by 10 percent in recent months. The companies aren’t buying American grain because they’re concerned that Brazil’s stringent regulations on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, threaten to hold up shipments, according to people familiar with the situation.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...buying-u-s-corn



Gathering of the Agrarian Elders

Their end goal: a future where communities with healthy economies almost completely feed themselves based on their local food systems.

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/07/gathering-agrarian-elders/



Deformities, sickness & livestock deaths: the real cost of glyphosate & GM animal feed? 2013

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_an...nimal_feed.html



Obama Promises to Label GMOs

While on the campaign trail in 2007, Barack Obama promised to label GMO foods if elected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI



Multiple efforts underway to increase U.S. organic farm land

Initiatives aim to boost organic supply to meet soaring demand for organic food

http://non-gmoreport.com/articles/multiple-efforts-underway-to-increase-u-s-organic-farm-land/



SHOCKING NEW ROLE FOUND FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: CONTROLLING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

The researchers note that a malfunctioning immune system may be responsible for “social deficits in numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders.”

https://news.virginia.edu/content/shocki...al-interactions



Avoid “miracle” rice, just eat a carrot!

Vandana Shiva weighs in on the Nobel laureates’ GMO golden rice promotional

How many Nobel laureates does it take to write a letter? Easily ascertained — the dead Gilman and 106 others were enlisted in “supporting GMOs and golden rice”. Correct answer — 107, dead or alive.


Cornell University is a “chosen” institution — central to genetically modified public relations. The Cornell Alliance of Science is funded by Bill Gates, just like the failed golden rice experiment.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17114-avoid-miracle-rice-just-eat-a-carrot



HOW GMOs ARE DEFENDED BY DISTORTING THE FACTS

A spirited discussion about genetically engineered foods was broadcast January 25, 2016 on The Agenda, the flagship current affairs program of TVO, Ontario’s public television network. (These products are also called “genetically modified organisms” or GMOs.) I presented evidence-based reasons for regarding these foods as abnormally risky and the current regulatory system as deficient, while Robert Wager, a biologist at Vancouver Island University, defended the foods and the system. However, his arguments substantially relied on assertions that were either flat-out false or significantly misleading. Some of his most serious distortions are detailed below, with citations to evidence that decisively demonstrates their erroneousness.

http://www.gmofreeusa.org/news/articles/how-gmos-are-defended-by-distorting-the-facts/



Cuba creates pro-GMO media campaign

In this month of July alone, Cubadebate has published two articles (which both essentially say the same thing), which rally against critical environmentalists who speak out against the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in farming, and who promote food sovereignty.

http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=120065&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+havanatimes%2Fapge+%28Havana+Times+Posts%29



American farmers struggling to feed the country's appetite for organic food

Consumer appetite for organic foods reached $13.4bn in the US last year – so why is only 1% of the country’s cropland dedicated to organic farming?

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...or-organic-food



Journalist hits back at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science over Bt brinjal in Bangladesh

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...in-bangladesh-2



Campaigner Rachel Parent challenges Canada’s minister of health on GMO labelling

Despite this, in a 2015 meeting with two senior officials from Health Canada, Parent was informed that the agency does not carry out its own safety studies on GMOs: it merely reviews the data given to it by the industry and approves GM foods based on non-peer-reviewed industry-submitted information. One of the officials stated, “It’s up to them [the industry] to demonstrate the safety.” She was told that because some of the data is proprietary data, Health Canada is not going to divulge information to anyone else to test the product.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...n-gmo-labelling



Emails reveal role of Monsanto in Séralini study retraction

In November 2013 the Séralini study was retracted by the journal’s editor, A. Wallace Hayes, after the appointment of a former Monsanto scientist, Richard E. Goodman, to the editorial board and a non-transparent review process by nameless people that took several months.


Did Monsanto pressure the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) to retract the study? French journalist Stéphane Foucart addresses this question in an article for Le Monde.


The article shows the total subordination of Goodman to Monsanto. It also reveals how Hayes played a double role in the retraction of the study, acting behind the scenes to encourage Monsanto scientists to join the reviewing panel that would feed their views into the decision to retract.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17121



After years of rise, cotton cultivation declines in India

Farmer activist Kishor Tiwari [said,] "Maharashtra started growing Bt cotton in 2004. That is the year when the crisis of farmer suicides took off in Maharashtra. Most of those who took their lives were cotton growers. Bt cotton didn't give them good returns due to rising cultivation cost, staggering yield, increasing resistance and other factors."

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...clines-in-india



Hillary considers Monsanto shill Tom Vilsack as VP.

Two names emerge from Clinton’s VP deliberations: Kaine and Vilsack

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/..._alert-politics



Bunge introduces corn ingredients, oils with Non-GMO Project verification

http://www.world-grain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2016/07/Bunge_introduces_corn_ingredie.aspx?ID=%7B80457B8F-A77C-43DE-B6BC-111FB902A67D%7D&e=sarajennings3%40hotmail.com&cck=1



Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon

A Native American tribe in Washington state has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government's approval of an Atlantic salmon genetically modified to grow faster

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2...lmon?src=usn_fb



Designated Pollinator Habitat Areas Still Put Pollinators At Risk - (Beyond Pesticides, July 20, 2016)

Farmers and land managers across the U.S. are being encouraged to plant pollinator habitat adjacent to farmlands to provide shelter and food for pollinator species. But according to a new study published last week, these conservation areas still put bees at risk for pesticide contamination, as they fail to provide spatial or temporal relief. This study emphasizes that meaningful solutions to reversing pollinator decline does not lie with focusing on planting pollinator habitat, but ensuring that these refuge areas are free from pesticide contamination, highly toxic to bees and other pollinators, and reducing the reliance on toxic chemical inputs in agriculture and other landscapes.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...llinators-risk/



Russia Set to Limit Imports of GMO Animal Feed

Russian authorities are stepping up efforts to limit the import of GMO animal feed, the country’s food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Thursday. The move comes following a complete ban on the cultivation of GM crops and the breeding of GMO animals that was signed in to law by President Vladimir Putin in June.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/21/russia-set-to-limit-imports-of-gmo-animal-feed/#.V5GzF0YrKVO



VILSACK VP PICK REINFORCES PRO-CORPORATE CLINTON BIAS

Presumptive Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as her running mate for the presidency. In response, Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement:

http://foeaction.org/news-release/vilsack-as-vp-would-destroy-food-safety-standards/



Open Letter to Michelle Obama

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/open_le...campaign=buffer



California highlights atrazine harms

There’s no doubt that atrazine fits the bill. It’s an endocrine disruptor, which means it can derail the hormone system even at low levels of exposure. The pesticide has been linked with birth defects, irregular menstrual cycles, delayed puberty and infertility. It can also increase risk of ovarian and thyroid cancer, as well as non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

http://www.panna.org/blog/california-highlights-atrazine-harms



Strawberry pesticide usage stats from Cedar Circle Farm

https://cedarcirclefarm.org/pdf/strawberries.pdf



Tyrone Hayes: “We have to be very careful...in syngenta's own notes shown here...they released an atrazine replacement (tba) in europe just months after they wrote this note stating that tba is even worse than atrazine (and causes mammary and testicular cancer)! further, if we get rid of triazines altogether...this will open up the market and increase the sales and use of monsanto's round-up ready gmo corn and the spraying of even more round-up (glyphosate)!”

https://www.facebook.com/tyrone.hayes.9/...469128041147454

https://www.morningagclips.com/atrazine-...tm_medium=email
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#1487649 --- 07/31/16 02:17 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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President Obama Signs GMO ‘Non-labeling’ Bill, Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press...ns-in-the-dark#




From the Institute of Responsible Technology

Dear Friends,

As you may know by now, Congress passed legislation (S.764) that wipes out Vermont’s excellent GMO labeling law and substitutes a fake national GMO labeling regime. President Obama signed the bill into law Friday, July 29th. This sham labeling bill:

1. Excludes most processed foods from requiring a label;

2. Defines genetic engineering so narrowly, that most GMOs on the market don’t qualify; and

3. Gives the USDA two years to come up with additional criteria for labeling, which will likely contain even more loopholes.

For products that will require labeling, companies can avoid actually stating on the package that it contains GMOs. Rather, they can force consumers to go on a wild goose chase by calling a listed 800 number to find the answer, or using their smart phones—if they have one—to scan a QR code and then navigate a website.

And to make this law even more irrelevant, if companies decide to ignore the labeling requirements altogether, there is no enforcement or penalty.

Although this is clearly a defeat in our campaigns for getting mandatory labeling in the United States, we are still winning the bigger, more important effort to ELIMINATE GMOs from the market altogether.

Mandatory Labels are not Required for Victory

Labeling GMOs was never the end goal for us. It was a tactic. Labels make it easier for shoppers to make healthier non-GMO choices. When enough people avoid GMOs, food companies rush to eliminate them. Labeling can speed up that tipping point—but only if consumers are motivated to use labels to avoid GMOs.

Therefore, if mandatory labels had been put into place, we would still be required to educate and motivate consumers.

The good news is that the tipping point is already underway based on the voluntary non-GMO labels being put on packages. Major food companies already realize that making non-GMO claims gives them a competitive edge. Why else would Nestles dedicate time during their extremely expensive TV commercials to brag that their coffee creamer is non-GMO? Why else would Dannon announce that their feed for dairy cows will be non-GMO within three years? And why else would Del Monte, Campbell’s, Hershey’s, Post, General Mills, Red Gold, Applegate, and so many others make similar non-GMO commitments? They are scrambling to get the non-GMO sales advantage before their competitors. The flood gates are opening. We are totally winning. Let that sink in.

Behavior-Change Messaging is the Key Success Factor

This major shift in the marketplace has come about due to compelling, behavior-change messaging. And that’s IRT’s specialty. It involves:

1. Accurately conveying the health dangers of GMOs in compelling ways, and

2. Exposing the lies, cover-ups, and outrageous behavior of the pro-GMO forces.

IRT participated in labeling campaigns around the country using these potent behavior-change messages.

We think it was an unfortunate decision by several of the state and national labeling groups to focus almost exclusively on the “Right to Know” message, which, by itself, doesn’t motivate healthier non-GMO choices. In fact, the vast majority of the money raised for labeling was used to support the Right to Know platform.

If there is a silver lining to the recent defeat of mandatory labeling, it is that our movement can now put our collective attention back on the key success factor—tell people the truth about GMOs and how they can protect themselves and their families from the dangers.

We’d like to thank and celebrate the thousands of GMO labeling campaigners and supporters who have worked so hard for these years. Our collective efforts alerted tens of millions of people that GMOs were indeed in the food supply and we created a national conversation about the topic.

Our ultimate goal, to eliminate GMOs, is happening more and more with each non-GMO announcement. Now let’s focus our attention on getting the word out in the most effective manner, and achieve final victory. Safe eating, Jeffrey

http://responsibletechnology.org/

Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-fQRYjPBI




Shining Light on the DARK Act

The mandatory labeling movement has achieved unimaginable success in raising awareness about the GMO issue. In the past few years, national media attention and the corresponding public understanding inspired by state labeling efforts have brought a once obscure term—GMO—into the spotlight. When we started the Non-GMO Project 10 years ago, it always took me a few minutes to explain what I did, because only rarely had my audience ever heard of genetic engineering. Fast forward to a 2014 Consumer Reports survey in which 72% of Americans say it’s important to them to avoid GMOs when they shop. Knowledge is power, and this public awakening is shifting the scales in a way that can’t be undone, even by this horrendous bill. Our elected officials have utterly failed to represent the will of the people this time around, but they can’t stop the deep sincerity with which Americans are now pursuing information and choices when it comes to GMOs.

This brings us to our next ray of light, and it’s a big one. We all vote with our wallets every time we shop, and collectively we DO have the power to change the way our food is grown and made. This is the premise that the Non-GMO Project was founded on a decade ago, and it is indeed proving to be powerful. As the availability of non-GMO food choices skyrockets, GMO crops are on the decline for the first time since their introduction.

http://livingnongmo.org/2016/07/29/shining-light-on-the-dark-act/




Illegal GMO Wheat Discovery in Washington State Causes Global Export Panic

This is the third discovery of genetically engineered wheat in the U.S. in recent years. In the spring of 2013, a farmer in Eastern Oregon found glyphosate-resistant wheat in one of his fields. An APHIS investigation was unable to pinpoint the source of the wheat.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/29/g...c/#.V5vAIWgrKUl




Roundup Cancer Link Makes Weedkiller Unreasonably Dangerous, Lawsuit Alleges

http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/roundup-can...q.W1cZA8Aj.dpuf




Councils Band Together to Create Official GM Free Zones

Outdoor use of GMOs is roundly opposed by a growing number of councils, communities, mana whenua, primary producer boards and other big agricultural players such as Beef and Lamb, Horticulture New Zealand, Dairy NZ, Zespri and Fonterra. This is not surprising given the potential serious risks involved, including transgenic pollution, loss of key markets, and loss of premiums for existing non GM primary producers

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1607/S0...-free-zones.htm




What Natural BT Toxin Does to Bugs - 4 minutes

If this is what it does to bugs, what does it do to us or livestock when it is genetically engineered to constantly reproduce more toxins and inserted into the corn we eat?

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




Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/direct-marketing-farms-have-double-regional-impact




Lies About The GMO ‘Labeling’ Bill

We know that this so call labeling law is a farce and a direct attempt to destroy democracy. We know that many of our Senators and Congress members are lying to the American public and to our president.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zen-l-honeycutt/lies-about-the-gmo-labeli_b_11109200.html




How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

While the federal government recommends that people fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables to help prevent obesity, only a small fraction of its subsidies actually support the production of fresh produce. The vast majority of agricultural subsidies go instead to commodity crops that are processed into many of the foods that are linked to the obesity crisis.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/how-the-government-supports-your-junk-food-habit/?_r=1





WHO IS DR. DON M. HUBER?

For 50 years, he's been a scientist studying plant diseases in the U.S. and around the world and spent 35 years at Purdue University as Professor Emeritus of plant pathology.

He has a 41-year military career as a retired Colonel, evaluating natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks.

He coordinates the “Emergent Diseases and Pathogens Committee” as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System under Homeland Security.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/dr_hubers_warning/




Seneff: “I'm very happy to see someone writing a commentary on the new paper by Anthony Samsel and myself on glyphosate acting as a glycine analogue and the devastating consequences.”

Groundbreaking Review Shows How Glyphosate Alters DNA Toward Chronic Illness

A new review of scientific literature is linking one of the most well known and notorious herbicides in the United States to a variety of diseases as a result of a mechanism that modifies the function of human DNA.

http://www.brandonturbeville.com/2016/07/groundbreaking-review-shows-how.html#more




West Virginia Raw Milk: Making the Legal Illegal

The commissioner [of Ag] states in the emergency regulations that they are 'necessary to ensure the safety of those who have entered into a Shared Animal Ownership Agreement to consume raw milk,' but this is really about ensuring that no herd share operation in West Virginia ever gets off the ground. The commissioner and [the Department of Health and Human Resources] are in effect trying to nullify SB 387 and make herd shares illegal.

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/blog/2016/07/20/west-virginia-raw-milk-making-legal-illegal/




WHO'S IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?

As Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack was a leading advocate for Monsanto, genetic engineering, and factory farming. President Obama proudly lauded his new Agriculture Secretary for "promoting biotech."...

Michael Taylor should not be a senior FDA food safety adviser. The Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto Corp. from 1998 until 2001, Taylor exemplifies the revolving door between the food industry and the government agencies that regulate it….

https://www.organicconsumers.org/old_articles/usda_watch.php




Health Canada Moves to Limit Exposure to Boric Acid Pesticides - (Beyond Pesticides, July 26, 2016)

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced this week it will cancel certain formulations of boric acid-based pesticides. The announcement reflects the latest science showing that certain products, such as those in dust formulations or open baits, put residents at inhalation and ingestion exposure risk, respectively, to the naturally occurring element boron and borate compounds. PRMA’s decision is part of the Health Canada’s registration review of boric acid, which, like that of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is conducted every 15 years.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...cid-pesticides/




Oregon Prohibits 14 Horticultural Products Used in Marijuana Production, Not Labeled as Containing Pesticides - (Beyond Pesticides July 25, 2016)

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) last week issued 12 notices of statewide detainment and stop sale and removal orders for horticultural pesticide products that contain active ingredients not listed on the label. The orders call for the product manufacturers to immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution in Oregon. This is the latest effort by a state with a legalized marijuana market to try to curb the use of illegal pesticides in cannabis production, a practice that poses potential health threats to consumers, creating a regulatory challenge for state officials in states that have legal marijuana for medicinal and or recreational purposes. Because the U.S. government classifies cannabis as a narcotic, the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) does not register pesticide products for use in its production, leaving consumers exposed to hazardous pesticides through inhalation, ingestion, and dermal absorption without any evaluation of potential health effects.

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...ing-pesticides/




Andrianna Natsoulas Named as New NOFA-NY Executive Director

https://www.nofany.org/events-news/news/...cutive-director




Thank you to Center for Food Safety for running this ad in today's Philadelphia Inquirer to coincide with President Obama's presence at the Democratic National Convention:


http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/




Farming’s Next Generation Seeking Room To Grow

“We have chosen to focus on land trusts because we believe that it is critically important for farmers to own the land they’re farming on or have the ability to build equity on that land if they want to grow and maintain a viable farm business,” she explains.

http://www.growingproduce.com/farm-manag...g-room-to-grow/




Effects of propionic acid, a bread preservative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ejL1B3pVpA




Weed killer linked to 'birth defects' and 'kidney failure' banned by Frome town councillors
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/weed-kille...g5qPmlagUPGt.99




Growing health concerns surrounding pesticides, including two commonly used in Iowa

Still, he said it is common for people who develop cancer or some other chronic disease to look back at exposures to things like pesticides and wonder whether there is a connection.

http://investigatemidwest.org/2016/07/22...y-used-in-iowa/




Investigation: EPA Approved Nearly 100 Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Chemical Mixtures

Synergistic Effects Found for More Than Two Thirds of Recently Approved Multi-ingredient Products

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/pesticides-07-19-2016.html




Prawns injected with silicon gel to make it look big.

https://www.facebook.com/cheah.oon.75/videos/235635843469578/




Emails reveal role of Monsanto in Séralini study retraction

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...tudy-retraction




Insecticide Can Cut Bee Sperm by Nearly 40 Percent, Study Finds

A new study of male honeybees shows that two insecticides, banned in some European nations but still used in the United States, can significantly reduce the bees’ ability to reproduce.

The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the leading biological research journal of the Royal Society, found that thiamethoxam and clothianidin, two chemicals from the neonicotinoid family of insecticides, reduce living sperm in male honeybees, called drones, by almost 40 percent.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/scienc...-share&_r=3




"So, not only are surgeons removing these organs unnecessarily, but also in their nutritional ignorance they are telling patients that their gallbladders do not serve any purpose and they can live perfectly well without them.

This is a lie."

http://articles.mercola.com/…/…/2002/02/13/gall-bladder.aspx
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#1487699 --- 08/02/16 02:27 PM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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Registered: 12/18/11
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Loc: Waterloo, NY
A student at Cornell speaks out about Cornell's one-sided view of GMOs.

The GMO Debate: One Student’s Experience of Pro-GMO Propaganda at Cornell University

We live in somewhat of a scientific dark age. Our universities have become extensions of corporate power, at the cost of our health, livelihoods, and ecology. This has to stop, yesterday. We cannot afford to spread lies to our undergraduate students. Cornell, please reconsider your ways. Until you do, I will be doing everything in my power to counter your industry GMO propaganda efforts with the facts.

A student-led, expert-backed, evidence-based GMO course

I have decided to host an independent course on the current GMO paradigm, in response to Cornell’s course. It will be held on campus, but will have zero influence from Cornell or any biotech organization. Every Wednesday evening, from September 7th to November 16, we will host a lecture. This lecture series is completely free, open to the entire Cornell community and broader public, and will be published online (for free, forever) at my project, gmowtf.com.

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/h...ell-university/
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#1487883 --- 08/08/16 08:36 AM Re: Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health [Re: MissingArty]
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Registered: 12/18/11
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This morning, I was delighted to come to the forums to find a thank you note from a reader. These few thank you's I get mean a lot to me as it's hard to keep doing this. It's just copy and paste, I know, but I read most of this stuff and it's very time consuming and a lot of it is a real downer. I try not to feel hopeless and for the love of my family and the children being poisoned by their food without their parent's knowledge, I will continue on. MissingArty.




Glyphosate Pretending to be Glycine: Devastating Consequences

..." Monsanto, has assured us that glyphosate is nearly nontoxic to humans. This is blatantly untrue. Glyphosate's toxicity is insidious, and it comes about mainly because glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. When you replace glycine, an amino acid, with glyphosate, a synthetic amino acid, in a protein, often the protein no longer works as intended. Sometimes it can't be broken down and it accumulates in the brain, causing neurological disease. Other times, it is inactivated as an enzyme or it can't attach to a membrane. Glyphosate also pretends to be glycine at glycine receptors. Glycine is a neurotransmitter, but glyphosate fools the receptor and then doesn't behave as expected. This wreaks havoc on human physiology in multiple ways, leading to a nearly complete explanation for the strong correlations between the rise in glyphosate usage on crops and the increased incidence in a host of chronic modern diseases, including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, adrenal insufficiency, anemia, spina bifida and autism. In this talk, I will try to keep the scientific jargon as simple as possible, while presenting an amazing story about biochemistry gone awry. "...
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http://www.autismone.org/…/glyphosate-pretending-be-glycine…




MIT Scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff’s home page

https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/





Bayer Loses Fight With EPA, Will Stop US Sales of Insecticide

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer AG has lost a battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over flubendiamide, an insecticide used on about 200 crops in 49 states.

http://www.chem.info/news/2016/08/bayer-loses-fight-epa-will-stop-us-sales-insecticide?et_cid=5428665&et_rid=821476188&type=headline&linkid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chem.info%2Fnews%2F2016%2F08%2Fbayer-loses-fight-epa-will-stop-us-sales-insecticide%3Fet_cid%3D5428665%26et_rid%3D%25%25subscriberid%25%25%26type%3Dheadline




Attorney General Will Not Enforce GE Food Labeling Law, Will Advocate For Clear On-Package Labels

http://ago.vermont.gov/focus/news/attorn...kage-labels.php




‘Dark Act’ won’t truly label GMO’s - 5 minutes

Independent food and agriculture consultant Elizabeth Kucinich joins RT America’s Lindsay France to discuss the law, which she claims “won’t truly label GMO’s.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ8We2ycgzI&feature=youtu.be




Citrus Production Increases with Reduced Inputs

Among other things, Page greatly reduced herbicide use and now controls weeds primarily by discing and chopping. He believes the discing incorporates organic matter into the soil.

“We actually made a profit last year,” Page said. “Not everybody can say that … It makes me wonder, if we can maintain them (trees) long enough, can they acquire, within themselves, some sort of immunity to the disease (HLB)?”

http://citrusindustry.net/2016/07/08/citrus-production-increases-reduced-inputs/




WOMAN CRIES After Seeing How Easily Our Votes Are Stolen By Electronic Voting Machines [VIDEO]

“There are people out there who are giving their lives trying to make our elections secure and they’re being called conspiracy theorists and technophobes. And these vendors are lying and saying ‘that everything’s alright’ and it’s not alright. It’s as though our country is one country and pretending to be another country. How can this be happening in our elections?”

http://endingthefed.com/woman-cries-afte...ines-video.html




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BECOMES OFFICIAL PR ARM FOR MERCK & OTHERS

...Perhaps the biggest slap in the face for the handful of diehard ACS supporters left after their recent press release can be found on the organization’s corporate support page. The ACS webpage, containing the statement “gratefully acknowledging those many corporations who actively support its mission” pays homage to their contributors who annually donate. Among those corporate contributors listed are none other than HPV vaccine manufacturer Merck & Co [annual contribution of $250K-$499,99]. Other contributors to ACS’s mission include Pfizer [annual contributions of $250K-$499,99], Eli Lilly and Company [annual contributions of $250K-$499,99], Bristol Myers Squibb Company [annual contributions of $250K-$499,99], Johnson & Johnson [annual contributions of $250K-$499,999], Celegene [annual contributions of $250K-$499,000], Genetech [annual contributions of $500K-$999,999]. Of notable mention are ACS’s corporate sponsors Lockheed Martin Co [annual contributions of $500K-$999,999] and Northrop Grumman [annual contributions of $250K-$499,999]. Why are makers of military arms and equipment major supporters and contributors to the American Cancer Society?

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/american-cancer-society-becomes-official-pr-arm-for-merck-others




THE “NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED” SEAL - Helping you make informed shopping decisions

The verification seal indicates that the product bearing the seal has gone through our verification process. Our verification is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance:

http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal





Organic Standards - USDA

https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/organic-standards




Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West

A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_ro...in_us_west.html




10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING AT THE FARMERS MARKET

https://thrivemarket.com/blog/10-questions-you-should-be-asking-at-the-farmers-market




Advocates Consider Suing to Restore Vermont GMO Law

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/ar...campaign=buffer




What’s On My Food?

What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.

How does this tool work? We link pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable for the first time.

Use the tool, share it with others: we built it to help move the public conversation about pesticides into an arena where you don’t have to be an expert to participate.

http://whatsonmyfood.org/





We Don’t Need Genetically Modified Foods – Agyin Asare

http://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/social/201607/287116.php




OIL WASTEWATER SHOULD NOT BE USED TO GROW OUR FOOD!

Well, add toxic oil wastewater to that list, because that’s what is being used to irrigate California crops.

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19080




Ban Hospital Food CarciNOgens

https://www.facebook.com/Ban-Hospital-Food-CarciNOgens-842181272568727/?hc_location=ufi




USDA: Beekeepers Lost 44% of Honey Bee Colonies Last Year

On Tuesday the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released its annual report on honey bee losses in the U.S. Beekeepers reported losing 44 percent of their total number of colonies managed over the last year—close to the highest annual loss in the past six years. These losses are considered too high to be sustainable for U.S. agriculture and the beekeeping industry.


http://www.ecowatch.com/usda-beekeepers-lost-44-of-honey-bee-colonies-last-year-1891129451.html




WOMAN CRIES After Seeing How Easily Our Votes Are Stolen By Electronic Voting Machines [VIDEO]

“There are people out there who are giving their lives trying to make our elections secure and they’re being called conspiracy theorists and technophobes. And these vendors are lying and saying ‘that everything’s alright’ and it’s not alright. It’s as though our country is one country and pretending to be another country. How can this be happening in our elections?”

http://endingthefed.com/woman-cries-afte...ines-video.html




Is the Hidden Viral Gene Safe? GMO Regulators Fail to Convince

Having unwittingly allowed a viral gene into the food chain, the response of regulators so far has been to release statements intended to allay public concerns. These statements, however, are inadequate to meet a potentially major food crisis. Not only do they fail to address important issues but they are also scientifically questionable even within their chosen frame of reference.

http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/gmo-regulators-hidden-viral-gene-vi-regulators-fail/




Carrageenan: New Studies Reinforce Link to Inflammation, Cancer, and Diabetes

Research links carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation, including higher rates of colon cancer, in laboratory animals. Yet it is still found in many foods, including some certified organic foods.

http://www.cornucopia.org/carrageenan-how-a-natural-food-additive-is-making-us-sick/




Please sign this letter asking the Big Food companies that had already started labeling for Vermont's GMO labeling law -- eg, Campbells, Mars, General Mills, PepsiCo -- to continue to label their products despite the passage of the DARK Act! Thank you to Consumers Union for putting this together!


https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/Advocacy…




Indian farmers turn to non-GMO indigenous seed, in blow to Monsanto

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...low-to-monsanto




Illegal dicamba use damages soybeans, threat of spread outside ag

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...read-outside-ag




US State Dept employee confirms GMO golden rice is Trojan Horse crop

A couple of years ago we met with an employee of the US State Department who sat down to talk to us about the benefits of GMO crops for farmers and consumers in the Global South. We asked about whether or not farmers would have to pay a technology fee and purchase the Golden Rice seed each year. He said the companies that own the patents would be willing to make the Golden Rice and virus-resistant cassava available at no cost if the countries involved would be willing to adopt US patent regimens to protect other GMO crops. From a policy perspective, that raises the question of whether these crops are being developed as a humanitarian gesture or a means to ensure the profits of the companies who hold the patents.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...ojan-horse-crop




Monsanto’s GMO dicamba-tolerant soybeans lead to spray damage of farmers’ crops

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...f-farmers-crops




Japan defers Western white wheat purchases until new test in place

Japan has deferred new purchases of Western white wheat until a validated test is in place for the genetically engineered wheat under investigation in Washington state, a U.S. Wheat Associates spokesman says.

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is investigating 22 genetically engineered wheat plants found in a fallow field in Washington state.

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...w-test-in-place




Poisoned Fields - Glyphosate, the underrated risk?

http://www.gmwatch.org/videos/food-safet...underrated-risk




AquaBounty Starts AquAdvantage Salmon Trials in Brazil, Argentina

http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/2798...azil-argentina/




Plaintiffs File Motion to Consolidate Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/plaintiffs-consolidate-monsanto-roundup-cancer-lawsuits/





Monsanto’s Superweeds Saga Is Only Getting Worse

As NPR reports, a scourge of superweeds that have become resistant to glyphosate is plaguing soybean farmers in parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. They’re not alone. This graph from the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds shows how the number of unique cases of herbicide resistance in weeds in the U.S. shoots off like a rocket in the years following Monsanto’s introduction of Roundup Ready GMO seed in the mid-1990s

https://www.yahoo.com/news/monsanto-superweeds-saga-only-getting-worse-000354904.html




GMO WTF

Our mission:

1) Provide an accurate, updated, and free reference on GMO science, ethics, and policy during a period of intense scientific and academic corruption. This reference is intended for all, yet aimed at students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. See our GMO Course.

2) Spark and grow a student-led revolution intent on ending corporate agriculture's anti-science presence in our universities. Example: end Monsanto's detrimental presence at Cornell University. See our activism.

3) In place of distractive, fad GMO solutions, promote safe, sound, and scientifically sane modalities of growing enough food, feeding everyone, and collectively healing the damage we have collectively done to our planet Earth. See our next steps.

http://www.gmowtf.com/




How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

There was just one hitch in the plan. A very big hitch, as it turned out. The Environmental Protection Agency has not yet approved the new dicamba weedkiller that Monsanto created for farmers to spray on its new dicamba-resistant crops. That new formulation of dicamba, according to Monsanto, has been formulated so that it won't vaporize as easily, and won't be as likely to harm neighboring crops. If the EPA approves the new weedkiller, it may impose restrictions on how and when the chemical may be used.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016...ans-in-arkansas




How to Know Your Food Freedom Rights

http://pantryparatus.com/know-food-freedom-rights/




Driscoll's Workers Call for Global Boycott over Alleged Abuses at World's Biggest Berry Distributor

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/9/driscolls_workers_call_for_cross_border




Florida Begins Aerial Spraying Campaign of insecticides to control Zika over the cities

http://www.healthnutnews.com/massive-aerial-spray-florida/




Hunza – The Only People In The World Without Cancer!

http://lifestyleinterest.com/hunza-people-world-without-cancer/




Argentina’s City of Death: Toxic Weed Killer Causing Cancer, Miscarriages

"In 2009, Andres Carrasco, the Argentine researcher and the president of CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), found out that a large concentration of this substance has a toxic effect on amphibian embryos and, consequently, on human embryos. Carrasco claimed that it might provoke various kinds of abnormalities and abortions. This is exactly what is happening now in Monte Maíz and other cities where the substance is sprayed," Vicente said.

http://sputniknews.com/latam/20160803/1043907667/glyphosate-carcinogenicity-argentina.html




On The Organic Trade Association’s Betrayal Of The Movement For Mandatory GMO Labeling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/on-the-organic-trade-association_b_11306156.html




Congress can help young farmers succeed

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article93788622.html




A YOUNG FARMERS GUIDE TO ELECTION SEASON:

http://www.youngfarmers.org/a-young-farmers-guide-to-election-season/




Are Glyphosate Laden Poisoned Proteins Being Made in Our Bodies?

It could explain the cases of rare diseases such as microcephaly that certain people want to connect with Zika Virus even though we have not had one confirmed case were it has proven to be the cause.

Areas where microcephaly has happened were heavily sprayed with pesticides including Roundup. In Brazil Genetically Modified mosquitoes were also released. Another case in Washington State had a cluster of extremely rare anencephaly where babies are born with NO BRAIN. There was a large amount of Roundup used around waterways to control weeds in the immediate area.

https://www.prlog.org/12575525-are-glyphosate-laden-poisoned-proteins-being-made-in-our-bodies.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POhtOUp15as




PETITION FOR RULEMAKING TO EVALUATE SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES DURING REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION REVIEW


Petition Calls on EPA to Require Pesticide Companies to Disclose Data on Chemical Mixtures. Agency Has Approved Nearly 100 Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Synergistic Effects


http://biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns...tic_Effects.pdf




GMOs lead the fight against Zika, Ebola and the next unknown pandemic

"But living cells must make proteins to survive, and they can be coaxed to produce medical proteins in bulk, requiring little more than the DNA instructions and SUGARY BROTH as fuel. Since these genetic blueprints must be inserted into the cells, many vaccines and drugs are technically the product of GMOs."

Seneff: “That sugary broth likely contains glyphosate and the GMO microbe that's producing the drug is likely incorporating that glyphosate (as a glycine analogue) into the drug/vaccine protein that's being manufactured by the microbe. Quite a nightmare scenario, in my opinion!”

http://info.cmsri.org/the-driven-researc...matory-cocktail



Cancer Patients File for Coordinated US Lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup

The motion was filed with the JPML on Wednesday. In it, the plaintiffs cited more than 20 similar cases pending in courts across the country.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/07/27/c...p/#.V6Y2YFUrKVO





Seneff: “Huge numbers of research dollars are being spent trying to find drugs that reduce either the tau plaque or the amyloid beta plaque that show up in Alzheimers' brains. The money is being wasted! The true problem is what creates those misfolded proteins in the first place, and my view is that glyphosate substituting for glycine during protein synthesis is a key factor. Anthony Samsel and I talk about this in our newest paper: Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins. You can find a link to this paper on the web.”

Promising Alzheimer’s treatment flops in new trial, crushing hopes

https://www.statnews.com/2016/07/27/alzheimers-drug-taurx/





New video of lecture Dr. Stephen Frantz gave recently on glyphosate - 26 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Kjk0aos0k&feature=youtu.be




Researchers Study Roundup as Possible Cause of Harmful Algal Blooms

“Our research is finding that Roundup is getting into the watershed at peak farming application times, particularly in the spring,” McKay explains. Their work has shown that glyphosate cannot be detected in the lake in April but can be found from mid-May through July, after crops are planted, which corresponds to the forming of the Dead Zone. They have also discovered that the blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are capable of using phosophonates.

“It turns out that many cyanobacteria present in Lake Erie have the genes allowing the uptake of phosphonates, and these cyanobacteria can grow using glyphosate and other phosphonates as a sole source of phosphorus,” Bullerjahn says.

http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/news/2009/fe052




The Chilling History of Monsanto’s Rise to Power

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/23/monsanto-glyphosate-contamination.aspx




Did Roundup Kill Jack McCall?

https://dailyhornet.com/2016/did-roundup-kill-jack-mccall/




As farms keep getting bigger and more mechanized, rural income inequality grows

Farms that once generated wealth for entire communities are now creating a new class of superfarms, which are concentrating wealth and income at the top,' creating a new class divide in rural areas, Patrick Jonsson reports for the Christian Science Monitor.


What most people think of as family farms don’t exist in large numbers anymore, but what exists are large family businesses … in the $3 to $5 million range' of annual revenue, David Peters, a rural sociologist at Iowa State University, told Jonsson.....


Those who have traditionally performed jobs on the farm are left out of any sort of share in the wealth that’s being produced.

http://irjci.blogspot.com/2016/07/as-farms-keep-getting-bigger-and-more.html




Amid Zika Scare, FDA Clears Way for GMO Mosquito Trial in Florida


Opponents warn that "the impact could be irreversible... Allowing uncontrollable genetically altered life forms into the wild is not justified."

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08...e=socialnetwork




2015 - Former US Marine Demands GMO Ban After Curing Health Problems By Going Organic

http://www.ewao.com/a/1-former-us-marine...-going-organic/




Why Big Pharma Wants to Switch Billions of Farm Animals to Vaccines From Antibiotics

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...campaign=buffer





The Top 5 things you and your friends should know about Jill Stein


4.) Jill Stein will rein in the evil agricultural corporation Monsanto and regulate GMOs.

Jill believes we should label GMOs, so we KNOW what we are putting into our bodies. She will put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe.

As president, Jill will support organic and regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry. She will invest in clean air, water, food and soil for everyone. She will clean up America and enact stronger environmental justice laws.

This means that a Stein administration will go the extra mile to ensure that low-income and communities of color are not disproportionately impacted by harmful pollution. She will do all she can to support America's conversion to sustainable, nontoxic materials and the use of closed-loop, zero waste processes in industry.

http://www.jill2016.com/5_things_you_should_know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4LVNxsNB0
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Chipotle new video: A Love Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKleQ1MXMCs




McDonald’s to Remove High-Fructose Corn Syrup From Sandwich Buns

Also rolling out Chicken McNuggets, breakfast items free of artificial preservatives

McDonald’s Corp. said Monday it will replace high-fructose corn syrup in its sandwich buns with sugar as part of an effort to simplify its ingredients and satisfy increasingly conscientious customers.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-to...buns-1470066295




NYS Counties where use of oil and/or gas brine is approved for certain roads

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210243047814307&set=gm.1211249515583659&type=3




Celebrating Local and Sustainable Food Systems During National Farmers Market Week

The “growing” popularity of farmers markets around America is a hopeful indicator that individuals and communities are assuming a more active role in reigniting a food system that operates under the premise of sustaining human, environmental and animal health and well-being.

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/...rs-market-week#




Farmers fight for the right to repair their own tractors


Farmers in Nebraska, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New York are staging something of a mechanical revolt. They're attempting to get legislation passed in their states that would enable them, for the first time since the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to repair their own tractors or get an independent mechanic to help.

At the root of the morass is the software that helps run modern tractors and their sensors, diagnostic tools, and other high-tech elements. If farmers so much as open the metaphorical hood to check out the computers they could be violating the federal act, reports Modern Farmer.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/25/farmers-fight-for-right-to-repair-their-own-tractors.html
https://consumerist.com/2015/05/20/gm-that-car-you-bought-were-really-the-ones-who-own-it/




This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Food Brands

In order to visually elucidate that point, Oxfam International created a comprehensive infographic that reveals the extensive reach of the “Big 10” food and beverage companies. Unlikely ties between brands we largely don’t associate with one another show how easy it is to be misinformed about the American food system. For example, PepsiCo produces Quaker granola bars, and Nestlé makes Kit Kat bars but also frozen California Pizza Kitchen pies. To the surprise of many, Pineapple Fanta isn’t sourced straight from the mythical Fanta Islands, but canned right alongside Barq’s root beer at the Coca-Cola factory.

https://food.good.is/articles/food-brands-owners




Help Save Monarch Butterflies - Petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeactio...p;z00m=27689701




2015 - The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Diseases - Hoy, Swanson and Seneff

Conclusion


Something is causing alarming increases in diseases and birth defects in wildlife. Something is causing alarming increases in diseases and birth defects in humans. Our graphs illustrating human disease patterns over the twelve-year period correlate remarkably well with the rate of glyphosate usage on corn, soy, and wheat crops.
Glyphosate is known to chelate vital minerals [US Patent #3160632 A]. Glyphosate is an anti- microbial and biocide [US Patent #20040077608 A1]. Glyphosate has been classified as an endocrine disruptor by the Endocrine Society. Glyphosate has been classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization and by the American Cancer Society. Glyphosate interferes with the shikimate pathway, essential to healthy gut microbes. Glyphosate inhibits the CYP enzyme activity, which is vital to a healthy functioning liver.


The strong correlations between glyphosate usage and disease patterns, the highly significant p-values and the known toxicological profile of glyphosate indicate that glyphosate is likely a major factor in the increases in the serious issues with human health documented here.


Our over-reliance on chemicals in agriculture is causing irreparable harm to all beings on this planet, including the planet herself. Most of these chemicals are known to cause illness, and they have likely been causing illnesses for many years. But until recently, the herbicides have never been sprayed directly on food crops, and never in this massive quantity. We must find another way.

http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/...2.php?aid=56471




“Protecting Children’s Health: Choosing Organic Food to Avoid GMOs and Agricultural Chemicals,” Cornucopia Institute, October 2015 (46 pages)


https://www.cornucopia.org/Organic/Childrens-Health-Report.pdf




7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

Recent experiments in small organic farming practices, and the release of a 30-year side-by-side farming study by the Rodale Institute, have shown this reasoning to be fundamentally flawed. Organic farming, both large and small scale, is more productive than ‘conventional’ chemical-dependent farming. Organic farming is not only the best way to feed the world – it is the only way to feed the world in a sustainable way.

Organic farms, contrary to conventional wisdom, outperform conventional farms in these ways:

http://learn.eartheasy.com/2011/10/7-ways-organic-farms-outperform-conventional-farms/



Wow!

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

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 175-year sentence for Fata, who pleaded guilty to fraud in September, admitting he raked in millions from insurance companies for needless treatments at seven clinics in eastern Michigan.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/far...tencing-n385161




Who We Are / What We Do - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund,

a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.

News Digest - What's Up?

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/...8e-1fd16ae9961d




How Widespread Is the Use of Glyphosate in Our Food Supply?

"Ubiquitous in food production, glyphosate is used not just with row crops like corn, soybeans and wheat but also a range of fruits, nuts and veggies. Even spinach growers use glyphosate."


The EPA is still trying to determine just how worrisome glyphosate is or isn’t. In the meantime, it’s worth a look at how widespread the use of glyphosate is in our food supply. A document released by the EPA on April 29 gives us a peek.

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/05/widespread-use-glyphosate-food-supply/




Glyphosate Pretending to be Glycine: Devastating Consequences - Stephanie Seneff, PhD

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




America’s First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain Is Here — and It Pays $16 an Hour

http://complete-health-and-happiness.com...ays-16-an-hour/




Seeds of Freedom Tanzania: A film

http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/blog/2016/aug/11/seeds-freedom-tanzania-film




DEMAND ACTION TO SAVE BEES FROM HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDES

https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Adv...ok_Promotion_re




Open letter to food manufacturers by Zen Honeycutt

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/291029-open-letter-to-food-manufacturers




The gmo food (glyphosate) and brain connection - Seneff - 8/11/16 - discussion after showing of VAXXED.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAAMLead...471032923643036




Why the Loss of Grasslands Is a Troubling Trend for Agriculture, in 11 Maps and Graphs

http://blog.ucsusa.org/andrea-basche/why...utm_campaign=fb




Blumenthal says he will fight federal GMO labeling restrictions

Blumenthal told a crowd of about 20 people at the farmers market that he will fight federal preemption of state labeling laws and plans to introduce legislation to repeal that provision in the next session.

“Consumers can vote with their feet and their pocketbook even if their elected representatives are not voting as they would like,” Blumenthal said. “Every survey of public opinion shows that the American people want this information.”

Any legislative change would face a steep battle in Congress, but Blumenthal hopes new members elected this November will be receptive.

http://ctmirror.org/2016/08/11/blumenthal-says-he-will-fight-federal-gmo-labeling-restrictions/




GMO Free NY

“OK, Governor Cuomo announced NY is launching its own voluntary food label -- New York State Grown & Certified -- so New Yorkers will know their farm produce was grown in the safest manner, complete with a full-on marketing push this fall. Whoopee. But what does "safe" mean according to the state? If we read between the lines in this article and the accompanying press release, it doesn't seem to be concerned with whether the food was grown from inadequately tested GMO seeds or whether it was doused in a multitude of pesticides before it was harvested. This seems more like a sound-good, feel-good program than anything meaningful for consumers. And it will only add more confusion to the marketplace for NYS consumers, since GMOs remain unlabeled and there are already farmers growing their crops -- inside and outside NYS -- without using toxic pesticides -- it's called USDA certified Organic. So forgive me for not being all rah rah about this new initiative.”


http://blog.timesunion.com/…/watch-at-9-a-m-cuomo-appears-…/

State to offer certification for NY-grown foods

While Cuomo touted the benefits of a state certification program, he did not offer such full-throated support of genetically modified organism labeling. GMO-labeling legislation again failed in the Legislature in 2016.

“GMO is very controversial because people argue about the definition and many will say there are good genetic modifications, it’s not necessarily true that all genetic modifications are bad,” he told reporters before centering his comments back on food safety and the new state certification initiative.

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/266360/watch-at-9-a-m-cuomo-appears-in-syracuse/




Weed control

http://www.weedtechnics.com/




New York City is doing it…

Department of Environmental Protection to Use Natural Weed Control Along City-owned Roads in the Watershed

Scientific pilot test shows natural control method will be effective for guiderail maintenance

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/press_releases/16-027pr.shtml#.V7CJM00rKVN




Friends of the Earth report on the declared "active chemical ingredient" glufosinate ammonium. Not good.

Conclusions

The development of herbicide-resistant crops is a strategy developed by a number of chemical companies to increase profits and ensure key product lines can compete in the market place. Aventis has targeted the broad-spectrum herbicide, glufosinate, as its linchpin product for the future and initiated a fast-track programme to produce a range of
crops resistant to glufosinate.

Aventis claims glufosinate is an environmentally safe herbicide. However, the studies outlined in this report demonstrate that it is a neurotoxin and can cause serious damage to growing foetuses in experimental animals; it may leach to drinking water sources; it could increase nitrate leaching; and is toxic to beneficial soil micro-organisms. The introduction of glufosinate-resistant crops increases the likelihood of these harmful effects in humans and the environment. MAFF*s Advisory Committee on Pesticides has highlighted concerns for levels of glufosinate residues in crops destined for both human and livestock consumption and the potential for glufosinate to contaminate surface and groundwater.

https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/impacts_glufosinate_ammon.pdf




Pesticide Sprayed Over Wynwood Is Banned in Europe, May Also Harm Fetuses

Though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CDC say naled can be safely sprayed in small amounts to kill mosquitoes, some American environmental scientists disagree and say spraying the chemical over a populated area ranges from a "necessary evil" to downright irresponsible.

In a dark twist, some studies have even shown that the family of chemicals naled belongs to can harm a growing fetus — which means the county could be harming the very same pregnant residents it's trying to protect.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/pestic...fetuses-8671169




Chevron won’t have to pay for its own version of Chernobyl

http://grist.org/news/chevron-wont-have-to-pay-for-its-own-version-of-chernobyl/
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