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#1470074 --- 05/01/15 01:38 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

May 15, 2014 by True Activist

List of companies that uses Monsanto products.

http://www.trueactivist.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

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#1470075 --- 05/01/15 02:09 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's ice cream speaking the truth on GMO labeling in Albany!

"Food companies are changing their food labels and packaging all the time whether it's different ingredients, whether its new marketing claims and it's just something that's in the normal course of business."

https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto/videos/1002809633070890/
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#1470089 --- 05/01/15 08:52 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Clear as glass, just as sharp! Jerry gets it.
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#1470107 --- 05/01/15 01:45 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Originally Posted By: MissingArty
Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's ice cream speaking the truth on GMO labeling in Albany!

"Food companies are changing their food labels and packaging all the time whether it's different ingredients, whether its new marketing claims and it's just something that's in the normal course of business."

https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto/videos/1002809633070890/


Amazing B&J can label their products the way they want to, without government. Who knew. whistle
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#1470109 --- 05/01/15 01:54 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food
By MARK LYNASAPRIL 24, 2015


NAIROBI, Kenya — Mohammed Rahman doesn’t know it yet, but his small farm in central Bangladesh is globally significant. Mr. Rahman, a smallholder farmer in Krishnapur, about 60 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka, grows eggplant on his meager acre of waterlogged land.

As we squatted in the muddy field, examining the lush green foliage and shiny purple fruits, he explained how, for the first time this season, he had been able to stop using pesticides. This was thanks to a new pest-resistant variety of eggplant supplied by the government-run Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute.

Despite a recent hailstorm, the weather had been kind, and the new crop flourished. Productivity nearly doubled. Mr. Rahman had already harvested the small plot 10 times, he said, and sold the brinjal (eggplant’s name in the region) labeled “insecticide free” at a small premium in the local market. Now, with increased profits, he looked forward to being able to lift his family further out of poverty. I could see why this was so urgent: Half a dozen shirtless kids gathered around, clamoring for attention. They all looked stunted by malnutrition.

In a rational world, Mr. Rahman would be receiving support from all sides. He is improving the environment and tackling poverty. Yet the visit was rushed, and my escorts from the research institute were nervous about permitting me to speak with him at all.

The new variety had been subjected to incendiary coverage in the local press, and campaign groups based in Dhaka were suing to have the pest-resistant eggplant banned. Activists had visited some of the fields and tried to pressure the farmers to uproot their crops. Our guides from the institute warned that there was a continuing threat of violence — and they were clearly keen to leave.

Why was there such controversy? Because Mr. Rahman’s pest-resistant eggplant was produced using genetic modification. A gene transferred from a soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (more commonly known by the abbreviation “Bt”), produces a protein that kills the Fruit and Shoot Borer, a species of moth whose larvae feed on the eggplant, without the need for pesticide sprays. (The protein is entirely nontoxic to other insects and indeed humans.)

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Conventional eggplant farmers in Bangladesh are forced to spray their crops as many as 140 times during the growing season, and pesticide poisoning is a chronic health problem in rural areas. But because Bt brinjal is a hated G.M.O., or genetically modified organism, it is Public Enemy No.1 to environmental groups everywhere.

The stakes are especially high because Mr. Rahman is one of only 108 farmers in Bangladesh currently permitted to try out the new variety. Moreover, this is among the first genetically modified food crops to be grown by farmers anywhere in the developing world. Virtually every crop, in every other country, has so far been blocked.

In neighboring India, green campaigners managed to secure a nationwide moratorium against the genetically modified eggplant in 2010. In the Philippines, a Greenpeace-led coalition has tied up the variety in litigation for two years. Greenpeace activists took the precaution of wrecking field trials first, by pulling up the plants.

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I, too, was once in that activist camp. A lifelong environmentalist, I opposed genetically modified foods in the past. Fifteen years ago, I even participated in vandalizing field trials in Britain. Then I changed my mind.

After writing two books on the science of climate change, I decided I could no longer continue taking a pro-science position on global warming and an anti-science position on G.M.O.s.

There is an equivalent level of scientific consensus on both issues, I realized, that climate change is real and genetically modified foods are safe. I could not defend the expert consensus on one issue while opposing it on the other.

In Africa, however, countries have fallen like dominoes to anti-G.M. campaigns. I am writing this at a biotechnology conference in Nairobi, where the government slapped a G.M.O. import ban in 2012 after activists brandished pictures of rats with tumors and claimed that G.M. foods caused cancer.

The origin of the scare was a French scientific paper that was later retracted by the journal in which it was originally published because of numerous flaws in methodology. Yet Kenya’s ban remains, creating a food-trade bottleneck that will raise prices, worsening malnutrition and increasing poverty for millions.

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In Uganda, the valuable banana crop is being devastated by a new disease called bacterial wilt, while the starchy cassava, a subsistence staple, has been hit by two deadly viruses. Biotech scientists have produced resistant varieties of both crops using genetic modification, but anti-G.M.O. groups have successfully prevented the Ugandan Parliament from passing a biosafety law necessary for their release.

An eminent Ghanaian scientist whom I met recently had received such a high level of harassment from campaigners that he was considering taking a dossier to the police. Activists in his country have also gone to court to stall progress in biotech development.

The environmental movement’s war against genetic engineering has led to a deepening rift with the scientific community. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Science showed a greater gap between scientists and the public on G.M.O.s than on any other scientific controversy: While 88 percent of association scientists agreed it was safe to eat genetically modified foods, only 37 percent of the public did — a gap in perceptions of 51 points. (The gap on climate change was 37 points; on childhood vaccinations, 18 points.)

On genetic engineering, environmentalists have been markedly more successful than climate change deniers or anti-vaccination campaigners in undermining public understanding of science. The scientific community is losing this battle. If you need visual confirmation of that, try a Google Images search for the term “G.M.O.” Scary pictures proliferate, from an archetypal evil scientist injecting tomatoes with a syringe — an utterly inaccurate representation of the real process of genetic engineering — to tumor-riddled rats and ghoulish chimeras like fish-apples.

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In Europe, leaders in Brussels propose to empower all member states of the European Union to ban genetically modified crops, if they so wish. Hungary has even written anti-G.M.O. ideology into its Constitution. Peru has enacted a 10-year moratorium.

As someone who participated in the early anti-G.M.O. movement, I feel I owe a debt to Mr. Rahman and other farmers in developing countries who could benefit from this technology. At Cornell, I am working to amplify the voices of farmers and scientists in a more informed conversation about what biotechnology can bring to food security and environmental protection.

No one claims that biotech is a silver bullet. The technology of genetic modification can’t make the rains come on time or ensure that farmers in Africa have stronger land rights. But improved seed genetics can make a contribution in all sorts of ways: It can increase disease resistance and drought tolerance, which are especially important as climate change continues to bite; and it can help tackle hidden malnutritional problems like vitamin A deficiency.

We need this technology. We must not let the green movement stand in its way.
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#1470125 --- 05/01/15 04:38 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Mercola and Ronnie Cummins Talk About GMO Updates

R.C. is the founder of the Organic Consumers Association : Apr 19, 2015

"...and we'd better know what's in our food and we better pay attention to that because it's impacting our health in a very serious way. Right now we have an epidemic...of chronic disease across the country it's getting worse and worse and it's directly related to toxins in the environment in our food and our water."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQM0NnYqzU&feature=youtu.be
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#1470129 --- 05/01/15 05:13 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Mercola and Ronnie Cummins Talk About GMO Updates

R.C. is the founder of the Organic Consumers Association : Apr 19, 2015

"...and we'd better know what's in our food and we better pay attention to that because it's impacting our health in a very serious way. Right now we have an epidemic...of chronic disease across the country it's getting worse and worse and it's directly related to toxins in the environment in our food and our water."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQM0NnYqzU&feature=youtu.be



Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has spent a lifetime as a professional activist. Since getting his start in anti-war activism in 1967, he has dabbled in the “human rights, anti-nuclear, labor, consumer, and sustainable agriculture” movements. From 1992 to 1998 he served as a campaign consultant and director for anti-technology zealot Jeremy Rifkin’s Foundation on Economic Trends.

The guy makes a living getting people worked up. laugh laugh
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#1470157 --- 05/02/15 10:28 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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These chemicals are used in agriculture, playgrounds, roadsides, paths and railroads, just to name a few.

Railway weed control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KiTxRNY1vE
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#1470160 --- 05/02/15 11:23 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Op-Ed: Roundup's glyphosates are killing our gut microbes

By Karen Graham Apr 12, 2015.

Celiac disease and gluten-intolerance is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe. The causative factor in the increase of these disorders can be explained by studies done on the use of Roundup on the foods we eat.

Even though many private laboratories have seen an increase in the number of food products being tested for glyphosate residues, it is with surprise that this Digital Journalist discovered the Internet is filled with studies on the dangers of Monsanto's Roundup, and its effects on the human gut microbes.

Most studies of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup have not gained a great deal of media attention, perhaps because the signature product of the internationally known company is being used on all our food crops. But studies being done around the world are all coming up with similar results.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/healt...3#ixzz3YzlG1oGG
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#1470171 --- 05/02/15 04:21 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:57 By Nathan Weller

In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to thousands of family farmers. Local seed has consistently outperformed the transnational product, and farmers helped develop El Salvador’s own domestic seed supply–all while outsmarting the heavy hand of free trade.

Producing seed locally was no small feat. It involved savvy farming techniques, better business practices, and advocacy. It also required a government willing to take a critical look at the transnational agribusiness model that dominates the farming sector the world over.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29419...ador-with-seeds
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#1470176 --- 05/02/15 06:09 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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This is what happens when a livestock farmer took away antibiotics, hormones and corn

March 9, 2015

(at :55, 7 minutes)

In this clip from Food Forward, a rancher in Bluffton, Georgia de-industrializes his five generation old farm for the sake of his animals and the environment.

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/42173265...rmones-and-corn
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#1470178 --- 05/02/15 08:06 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Oregon needs our help.

Help Family Farmers Stand Up to Monsanto's GMOs!

We need your help defending farmers' ballot measure victory banning GMOs from Jackson County, Oregon and creating a GMO free sanctuary.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmofree/help-family-farmers-stand-up-to-monsantos-gmos
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#1470179 --- 05/02/15 08:09 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Argentina: 30,000 doctors and health professionals demand ban on glyphosate

on 16 April 2015

Following on from the conclusion of the International Agency for Research on Cancer that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, Argentina’s union of doctors and health professionals, FESPROSA, has issued a statement throwing the support of its 30,000 members behind the decision:

http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/ar...n-on-glyphosate
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#1470181 --- 05/02/15 08:19 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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2015 National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The NOSB was created by Congress to represent the interests of the organic community, rather than allowing the industry to be dominated by corporate lobbyists, as is the custom in Washington.

http://www.cornucopia.org/
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#1470183 --- 05/02/15 08:43 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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AG UNDERSECRETARY TRAVELING COUNTRY SELLING TPP ..

..Leaders of commodity groups that include pork, corn, rice and cattle traveled to San Antonio last week for a meeting with Alexis Taylor, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services.

The approximately 90-minute round table at the Wyndham Riverwalk hotel on Thursday was closed to the media. Alexis Taylor, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, said Texas growers and livestock producers widely favored the Trans Pacific Partnership’s potential to open new markets and lower tariffs that for beef are as high as 50 percent.

“By 2030, 66 percent of the world’s middle-class population is going to be in Asia,” Taylor said. “That’s huge market potential. And what’s the first thing people do when they make more money? They want to buy better food. They want to buy meat and protein, meat and dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, things Texas really excels

Taylor has been traveling the country for similar meetings. This was her eighth such round table and first in Texas. Nationally, the USDA has held 30 so far.

Judith Canales, a Uvalde native who is state executive director for the USDA Farm Service Agency, said San Antonio was chosen for the Texas meeting because it was the site of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement and is seen as a city whose economy has benefited from post-NAFTA trade with Mexico.

”http://www.expressnews.com/…/Texas-ag-open-to-trade-pact-wi…
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#1470232 --- 05/03/15 05:06 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Astoturfing. How corporate America controls your opinion.

Emmy Award Winning Journalist Exposes Corporate Censorship in Mainstream Media

By Dr. Mercola - May 3, 2015

http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/emmy-aw...h.CNYcVc9K.dpuf
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#1470234 --- 05/03/15 05:35 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Erin Brockovich: Why Do We Stand Around While Monsanto Hurts People?

by Erin Brockovich

How long must we standby and watch our elected and appointed leaders in Washington DC turn a blind eye to liars, cheats and killers? "We just want to feed the world"...really? Corporate greed hurts farmers and consumers alike.

A history of Monsanto lies:

http://offgridquest.com/green/erin-brockovich-why-do-we-stand-around-w
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#1470236 --- 05/03/15 05:55 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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#1470247 --- 05/03/15 08:13 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Milkweed is a monarch's best defence

April 30, 2015

A recent study suggests glyphosate is merely the first of a one-two toxic punch from industrial agricultural operations. The second is neonicotinoids, the controversial nicotine-based insecticides that have been identified as a chief culprit in the decline of honeybees, along with a host of birds, bees and butterflies. It appears that even at one part per billion, these chemicals can affect monarch caterpillar development, delivering a potential knockout blow for the imperilled insects.

Find out more about milkweed and information about how to bring monarchs back from the brink at the David Suzuki Foundation's Got Milkweed campaign website.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2015/04/milkweed-is-a-monarchs-best-defence/
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#1470249 --- 05/03/15 09:23 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Why You Can’t Have Organic Food Without Soil

Hydroponic farming is missing one very important ingredient, and a whole way of thinking that goes along with it.

By Eliot Coleman on April 13, 2015

Fertile soil is the most important factor in organic growing because of all its known and yet to be discovered benefits on the nutritional quality of crops. Hydroponic growing removes the crucial soil factor and replaces it with soluble nutrient solutions that can in no way duplicate the complex benefits of soil.

http://civileats.com/2015/04/13/why-you-cant-have-organic-food-without-soil/#sthash.UnrIvlyF.dpuf
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