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#1494928 --- 02/01/17 06:34 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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American Chemistry Council Attacks Independent Science Conducted by International Agency

(Beyond Pesticides, January 30, 2016) The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer research branch, is again under attack. The most recent assault comes from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents major U.S. chemical companies such as Bayer, Dow, Dupont and Monsanto and is calling on WHO to rein in IARC, claiming the agency of “dubious and misleading work” when classifying potential carcinogens. According to the ACC’s website, the Council launched the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research this past Wednesday and it is unclear what steps it will take try to undercut the agency. The ACC is specifically criticizing IARC’s monograph program, claiming that the program “suffers from persistent scientific and process deficiencies.”

Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops, Says U.S. Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions Friday on whether federal and Hawai'i state laws preempt Hawai'i counties' authority to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticide use. Of significance to state and local communities throughout the U.S., the Ninth Circuit ruled that federal law—specifically, the Plant Protection Act—does not prohibit states and counties from passing local laws to regulate and ban commercially-grown GE crops.


Judy Hoy on Glyphosate and Wildlife

Wildlife biologist Judy Hoy of Montana, all of 77 years old, speaks with Tony Mitra of British Columbia, about Glyphosate's effect on global ecology and the decline of North American wildlife.

Autism Explained Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate, by Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, opens our eyes to the synergistic role of aluminum and glyphosate in autism. Glyphosate is the so-called active ingredient in Monsanto's ubiquitous and toxic herbicidal concoction Roundup. She also discusses glyphosate's role in diabetes, Alzheimer's, digestive system disorders, infertility and birth defects

European Nations Reject GM Crop Cultivation in Groundbreaking Votes

“With Europe’s nations divided, the Commission must protect our right to grow and eat GM Free by sending these crops packing. GM Bt maize is designed to kill pests but its impact on beneficial insects like butterflies is poorly understood. National bans are supposed to give countries control over their farms but no measures have been put in place to protect those who have used the “opt-out” mechanism (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) from contamination. Maize pollen travels kilometers and is no more likely to respect a national border than to turn left at a roundabout so keeping GM out of your own back yard is never going to be enough.

German film "Poison Fields," in English. Drs. Seralini, Huber and Zen Honeycutt make appearances in this film, among many others. This is a great film to share with our farmers.

Bob’s Red Mill: Our Sourced Non-GMO Pledge

Our Sourced Non-GMO Pledge means that the ingredients we source for our wholesome products have been declared by their suppliers to be made without the use of modern biotechnology. The truth is, we’ve always sourced using this practice, but now we’re making our commitment visible on Bob’s Red Mill packages so that you can purchase with confidence.

Trader Joe’s

Do Trader Joe’s products contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)*?
Why doesn't Trader Joe's label its products as "Non-GMO"?
Does Trader Joe's offer organic products?

The Mineral Power for Your Body’s Electrical Supply | Stephanie Seneff

Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret on Glyphosate Cancer Review

"Since Monsanto's communications with the EPA remain secret, these known lobbying efforts are only the tip of the iceberg of Monsanto's collusion with the EPA. Monsanto's bad acts in violating U.S. regulations through secret communications with the EPA should not by rewarded by allowing them to keep these communications secret by merely stamping them 'Confidential,'" the plaintiffs' attorney state in the filings. "These documents summarize communications with EPA which are not elsewhere memorialized; they are not trade secrets and the public has a compelling interest in disclosure."

Rep. Tim Ryan actually says "We’re poisoning our kids right now with what we feed them." at 1:15 - 2:35.

Seneff: “Europe is not nearly so enamored of GM crops as the U.S. is. These new GM crops have insecticide built in and are resistant to the herbicide glufosinate - a non-coding amino acid analogue of glutamate, which works in a way that is similar to glyphosate, a non-coding amino acid analogue of glycine. Fortunately for Europe, they rejected these new GM crops, at least for now.”

EU: no member state licensing for the three GMO cultures

Seventeen member states (Bulgaria, Germany, Cyprus, Latvia, Greece, Croatia, France, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Luxembourg and Denmark) have thus decided to refuse GMO culture. Equally so have four regions, being Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Wallonia.

Currently, the MON 810, made by the major player Monsanto, is the only authorised GMO in the EU. The licence holder since 1998, MON 810 is grown in Spain, Portugal and, to a lesser extent, in the Czech Republic.

Since then, all attempts to introduce other GMOs cultures have failed, faced with opposition from member states. The situation is different concerning the importing and marketing of GMOs.

Girl Scouts launch their first Non-Gmo Cookie

Moms attend Monsanto Shareholders Meeting

There were lies and more lies from one of the biggest bully corporations of today, Monsanto. Today was Monsanto’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Louis. Zen Honeycutt and Anne Temple from Moms Across America had an opportunity, through proxies, to attend that meeting and to speak up on the behalf of all of us who know the truth about Monsanto’s products and technology! Two of the subjects discussed were Glyphosate (RoundUp) and Dicamba. Both of these products are widely used in this country and are presenting a huge health threat to many.

Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides

“Federal regulators have abandoned the interests of farmers, the environment and public health,” said George Kimbrell, of the Center for Food Safety and counsel in the case. “We won’t allow our food to be dragged backward into a pesticide-soaked nightmare — not without a hell of a fight.”

Dicamba is linked to increased rates of cancer in farmers as well as birth defects, while glyphosate was recently classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Farmers are extremely alarmed by dicamba’s propensity to drift and damage neighboring crops, while conservationists are concerned about its impacts on biodiversity. Dicamba drift threatens plants that provide nectar for pollinators and habitat for animals, and is frequently detected in surface waters.

Burkina Faso says cotton production increases after it discontinues Monsanto variety

Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Next week, Monsanto and California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency's plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California's long-established regulatory program.

Pesticide-Induced Diseases: Cancer

Synergistic Destruction: How Vaccines and GMOs Converge to Fuel Autism and Neurodegenerative Conditions
By: Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D.

In order to solve our collective health challenges and the explosion of chronic degnerative diseases, it is imperative that we bring sanity back to our food production and disease prevention. Doing so means eliminating the scourge on humanity that Monsanto represents, and educating people about the necessity of detoxification strategies and nutrient repletion.

A Database where you can look up any information on a case by case basis.

Information Systems for Biotechnology - USDA Field Tests of GM Crops - Search the Release Data

Search: GM, GMO, Pharma, Database Master list

Pesticide, Gene Polymorphisms and Bladder Cancer among Egyptian Agricultural Workers

Crunchies of Rochester
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#1494964 --- 02/02/17 02:25 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Check out the redacted document and tables in and at the end of the article.

Seneff: “This is an excellent article by James Lyons Weiler on why "science" can no longer be trusted to be valid.”

Fake Science: When is Medical “Science” Not Science?

WE HAVE BEEN WARNED by our government and by specific social media outlets that much of the “news” we read online falls into a category of “Fake News”. This warning has been identified as a very real threat to the freedom of expression and a move toward censorship. I have witnessed first-hand how facts have been obliterated by government officials at press conferences, in testimony fake-news to Congress, and in conference calls to the scientific community.

Throughout my scientific career, I have championed objectivity, first-hand, with hands-on data, data analysis plans, study designs, reporting, writing papers, publishing, participating on NIH grant review panels, conducting peer review on studies submitted to dozens of different journals. I served as founding Editor-in-Chief on a journal that was my brain child, and led a dozen or so of the Editorial Board in a threat of mass resignation against the publisher if they weakened the peer-review system I had established. (I learned later that the idea came from a sick, jealous colleague of mine, who wished to weaken the journal). To the publisher’s credit, he saw wisdom in keeping a blind peer-review process, and both the journal, and the online, open-access publisher, are thriving.

The appearance of news foretelling future censorship of so-called “Fake News” on social media is chilling. But it raises an interesting question: what about Fake Science? If the corporate masters wish to dictate what “news” we know, will our benevolent information screeners allow Science to proceed unabated? What would Fake Science look like? And how would we know?

Having been trained every year for 16 years on the standards for regulatory compliance of proper conduct of science, and having taught courses on research study designs and research ethics, I have a fairly granular view on Fake Science. To understand what Fake Science would look like, we could start with funding agendas.

Every year, the Federal Budget is constructed in a manner that is supposed to provide funding (immense amounts of funding) to agencies that conduct research, and that fund extramural research studies at Universities, Medical Research Centers, and the like. This funding often comes in the form of earmarks to fund research on specific public health concerns, such as cancer. However, the Senate does not like to be involved in deciding the specific types of studies, nor the focus of the studies, to be conducted. They have repeatedly stated that they would prefer to leave it up to “the Scientists”. In reality, however, it is often left up to the agenda of the agencies, rather than the full population of scientists who might apply. Much of it is never made available to extramural, independent researchers – and the process of securing funding for research within (intramural) research areas is ridiculously simple, and often lack rigor. Thus, science designed “to demonstrate” on point or “to disprove” another is inherently biased, and tends to fulfill policy, not scientific needs. Let’s look at the various levels of control by which public policy is infused into, or in some cases, obliterates, bona fide science and replaces it with Fake Science.

Bias #1. Piracy: Regulatory Capture of Agencies

When corporations send people to secure high-ranking positions within agencies, the process is called “Regulatory Capture”. When this occurs, it can alter the science that gets conducted in three important ways. The first is in the determination of what area(s) get prioritized in the large but finite budget. The second is the in the determination of the types of studies (randomized clinical trials, retrospective studies, animal studies, translational studies) that are given priority. If essential areas of research are not funded, then specific, important questions (Do cigarettes cause cancer? Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Do pesticides cause cancer in humans?) are never asked. And if earmarked dollars specify an area of research, the captured agency can still manipulate the types of questions that can be asked, either directly, or by restricting the type(s) of studies for which the funding will be allowed to be used. If the questions are particularly gnarly, with big consequences for corporations, they might even dispense with extramural funding altogether, and instead conduct all of the research in-house, where it can be more easily managed and controlled.

Bias #2. The Block: Non-Objective Peer Review (Grant Application Stage)

Let’s say some plug of funding escapes an agency, and makes it way into an independent researcher’s budget. They are funded after a process of peer-review, managed by the funding agency, many times in response to specific calls for proposals, or program announcements. Sometimes a cabal of scientists will work to review each other’s grants, and turf competitors’ grant applications with harsh reviews. The NIH has a process in which a huge percentage of the grant applications are “triaged” – returned without further review – because a superficial review found them not worthy of being carried forward. This is ostensibly a time-saving step; however, it can readily be used to send back grant applications that ask the “wrong” questions. I have witnessed this first hand while serving on an NIH review panel. One particularly aggressive reviewer claimed (without evidence) that their competitor must have “made up” the data in their grant proposal. Naturally, I asked them if they had any independent evidence other than their level of disbelief in the outcome of the study. He had none.

The Philosopher Karl Popper, father of falsificationism, taught us that the degree to which we are surprised by the outcome of an honest critical test of a hypothesis is correlated to karl-popper-open-society the degree to which the hypothesis has been corroborated by surviving the test. One should not use background knowledge to dispense with the corroboration afforded a hypothesis, it’s the other way around: our background knowledge may in fact need to be updated when the outcome of the test does not falsify the hypotheses, and our degree of surprise should point us to look closely at our background and our collective knowledge.

Bias #3. The Check: Non-Objective Peer Review (Submitted Manuscript Stage)

Scientific journals should pride themselves on being objective sources of knowledge. To have a study published in a scientific journal (usually) means that it has survived a rigorous process of peer-review, by people who have (by design) no known conflicts of interest that would work in favor of, or against, acceptance or rejection of a particular study they have been invited to review. This process should never be influenced by nor controlled by the authors of the manuscript (although journals often ask study authors for 2-3 names of potential reviewers, there is no guarantee that those suggested will be utilized).

That said, studies can be harshly critiqued by competitors, or, worse, entire journals can be, like agencies, wholly owned subsidiaries of corporations. They can be overtly captured, say via movement of people into Editors-in-Chief positions, or they can become owned more subtly, for example, via research program funding of the Editors-in-Chief by corporations, or by advertisement funds directly to the Journal.

Bias #4. Mob Censorship/Study Assassination: Retraction of Published Studies Unfavorable to Corporate Agenda

Lately, a very disturbing trend has emerged in which studies that have found risk associated with corporate-owned medical products have been set upon by ostensibly well-intentioned denizens of the internet – the bloggist, or people with email who issue an “expression of concern”. With identities sometimes obscured, and pandering their presumed monopoly on scientific virtue with referential terms in their avatar or names, or their blog’s title (usually with terms referencing skepticism, reason, rationality… or some combination thereof), these individual set upon a peer-reviewed, published study with a frenzy and with a fine-tooth comb specifically seeking any minor flaw, or potential flaw in the study design, its implementation, or the author’s interpretation. Invariably, something is found – it is unlikely that any published study given a complete vivisection could ever be found that was completely flawless – and they amplify the significance of the flaw first in terms of its impact on the study conclusion. This is followed by a scorched-earth tactic in which they claim that if this study, which had been published previously, is allowed to exist unscathed, it will bring about fire and brimstone of plague and pestilence on the earth never seen before.

Nowhere in their communications do they reference the Journal’s stated policies for retraction. Authors of studies enduring such attack should reference the Journal’s stated policies for grounds for retraction when mounting their defense (if given the opportunity to do so).

This tactic has become so ridiculous that a study that was scheduled to be published after a first course of peer review was recently turfed by one journal due to few strongly-worded tweets encouraging scientists to take their papers to other journals unless a specific paper a Tweeter happened to not like is not retracted. If Science is to survive in the new Corporatocracy, this practice must be met with strongly worded letters to the deciding Editor by the Editorial Board with threats of mass resignation and counter-boycott, if necessary. An Editorial Board must stand by the Journal’s peer-review process, and the Journal must stand by the outcome of that process. To do otherwise is to allow Corporations to sanitize the literature of what they deem to be “problematic” studies, one study at a time.

As an exercise in serving them their own medicine, I and co-authors recently found seven fatal flaws in a study by Zerbo et al. that originally found association of autism with vaccines given the first trimester, until they lost the association via statistical shamwizardry (a term I coined in “Cures vs. Profits”).

Bias #5. Flawed Meta-analyses, Inflated Presumption of Statistical Power

Once the scientific literature has been sanitized of any studies that could show harm for a corporation’s product, someone is funded (usually by the corporation with financial interest) to conduct a special type of study called a meta-analysis. In a meta-analysis, a supposedly unbiased sample of available studies are pulled together, and their statistical analyses and results condensed into one, large conclusion. Well, if the previous four biases were not enough to sanitize the literature, there is always obfuscation by combining studies of different types, or rejection of studies with significant effects for having too small sample sizes – even though the positive result already demonstrated sufficient power at the sample size at which the study was conducted. The meta-analysis then finds no overall significant negative effect, and is cited as being “the largest study to date”, based on “over a million patients”, both of which are non-sequitur descriptors of meta-analyses, and are therefore patently untrue. One hundred poorly designed, under-powered studies that found no significant negative effect will result in one large meta-analysis that conclude no significant effect – so the citation of hundreds of thousands of patients involved in a meta-analysis does not imply increased power.

Bias #6. Flawed Medical Education and Kick-Backs

Medical education programs that are based on an intrinsically biased scientific literature are harmful to medicine, because they fail to transmit the full body of knowledge that exists on, say, risks of harms, serious adverse events, etc. to practitioners of medicine. Well before receipt of their degree, medical professionals are bombarded with messages of the utility and efficacy of certain drugs and medical procedures – and they learn that even though it is illegal for individual medical doctors to receive kickbacks to incentivize specific medical options, their practices can be given significant kick-backs (monetary incentives) or selecting the medical options being promoted by very wealthy corporations.

There are ethical individuals, such as the 80% of opthamologists who refuse to use Avastin to treat patients when Lucentis is clearly a clinically equivalent drug (see See Andrew Lam’s 2015 Commentary in the Chicago Tribune: Why do doctors choose a $2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good?).

Those with clear vision will see, as I point out in “Cures vs. Profits”, that the profit motive thereby has a dramatically homogenizing effect on medicine – all for one, not one for any. This homogenization effect restricts the freedom of choice to the health care consumer, whose options are preselected by what the law has referred to as “learned intermediaries” led by industry cheerleaders called “Key Opinion Leaders” who spin the positive and further minimize the negative consequences of a drug or medical procedure they are peddling. [See See Carl Elliott’s “The Secret Lives of Big Pharma’s ‘Thought Leaders”, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010].

Bias #7. Failure of Duty to Warn, Neglect of Rights to Informed Consent

Seven minutes, per patient, $400 per fully vaccinated child. Those two numbers should stick in your head. Pharmaceutical companies incentivize doctor’s practices with $400 per fully vaccinated pediatric patient – and yet the goal for an entire well-child visit is seven minutes. Health care providers shame parents who ask questions about vaccine risk by putting down “those crazy anti-vaxxers”. Each and every time a health provider fails to give a patient, or their parent, a vaccine information sheet, that patient/parent pair is being denied the right to informed consent. The pressure to restrict each well-child visit to seven minutes is to ensure as many patients are seen as possible, increasing the practice’s profit. In 2016, the AAP encouraged its members to refuse medical care to children whose parents ask too many questions – the threat of which by any definition is “coercion”.

Informed consent laws and rights exist, are enforceable, and the very point of consent procedures is to limit deception and coercion and exploitation. Our modern culture of respect for informed consent derives in part from the cruelty of Nazi experiments, which led to the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, which stipulated, “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential”. Vaccines, of course, are on ongoing clinical trial, the safety of which is assessed via post-market surveillance.

Which explains why the 21st Century Cures Act has made is possible for those conducting medical experiments to enroll any American citizen in a clinical trial – without their consent – as long as those conducting the trial can convince their IRB the risk is minimal. According to the interpretive summary,

“(Sec. 2263) Clinical testing of medical devices or drugs no longer requires the informed consent of the subjects if the testing poses no more than minimal risk and includes safeguards.”

Rational analysis of the change in the wording points to an attempt at a CYA over retrospective vaccine safety studies. It seems unlikely that the 21st Century Cures obliteration of informed consent will ever be invoked. Clearly, the clause in the 21st Century Cures Act cannot apply to any American because the risk to those enrolled in clinical trials cannot be known until the conclusion of the trial. There remains a very large body of regulation and rules that exists that guarantees informed consent.

Vaccine information sheets exists because parents do not always even know which questions to ask. If you are a parent of a vaccinated child, and you were not handed a physical copy of the Vaccine Information Sheets from the CDC for each and every vaccine administered to your child, you have been denied your right to informed consent under the law. You may find that your doctor cannot or will not answer straightforward questions about vaccine safety, such as those provided to parents by The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (see IPAK Informed Consent Flyer).

Bias #8. News Media Blackout

Those following the story of Ebola will recall how, after daily stories of the drama unfolding that could kill the world, the news media suddenly stopped reporting on Ebola. This was the direct result of the White House asking the Associated Press to stop reporting on suspected cases returning from countries in which Ebola was circulating in their populations. You will also notice that I managed to find 2,000 studies in Pubmed to read that show the specific mechanisms that cause vaccines to induce encephalopathy-mediated autism in some people, yet the press is extremely reluctant to cover new studies that support the link between vaccines and autism. It took Robert De Niro’s pulling of the movie “VAXXED” from the Tribeca Film Festival to get the media to pay attention to a film produced by Del Bigtree, the former producer of the television show “The Doctors”. This, in spite of the appearance of two celebrity medical doctors who changed their views on the autism/vaccine issue upon being shown the evidence that Dr. William Thompson provided to Dr. Brian Hooker showing that CDC sanitized the results of a key report that was to made to the Institutes of Medicine during their consideration of the available science on vaccines and autism.

Of course, news media outlets are more than happy to carry forward the party line about a drug or medical procedure as long as the Direct-to-Consumer advertising fees keep streaming in from Pharma. When confronted with ANY new study showing any connection between vaccines and autism, they don their cloak, and beat themselves about the head with wooden planks with their Gregorian Chant:

Watch VAXXED and let Dr. Wakefield tell you himself what he concluded in his study, which was retracted after a reporter – not a scientist – alleged impropriety in study design approval. Which, by the way, is precisely one of the complaints of the CDC Whistleblower about the CDC studies conducted to disprove Wakefield’s hypothesis.

Bias #9. Government Agency Censorship of Informed American Citizens

By law, the CDC must collect public comments during a period of time before issuing new rulings on changes to Vaccine Information Sheets. Having read the Vaccine Information Sheets for accuracy and completeness for another project, I was aware of the deficiencies 3in the MMR and MMR-V sheets. I was therefore astonished to read comments from certain well-known anti-vaccine risk awareness individuals that called, specifically, for a weakening for the MMR and MMR-V information sheets. An associate of mine and I prepared a joint comment, and a rebuttal to the dangerous call for less information on risk in the vaccine information sheets, and we waited.

After some 300 comments had appeared, our own, and another associate’s comment had not appeared. Finally, on December 23, 2016, our comment and rebuttal appeared, but altered. Key sections of both our comment, and of our rebuttal to the individuals calling for weakened information on risk had been redacted. The content of these comments are the subject of pending litigation.

Fake science would involve biased science funding agendas, regulatory capture of agencies, conflicts of interest, willful ignorance of risk, failure of duty to warn, profit pressures, media blackouts, and government censorship of private citizens. And that’s just in 2016.

Now you know why you think you know that vaccines do not cause autism.

And if you genuinely persist in your “knowledge”, in spite of this evidence of bias, I’ll point out the clearest evidence that exists that you do not know what you’re talking about. If you persist in your position that “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism”, I say to you: How do you know? In spite of what you think you know, not all vaccines have been studied for a link to autism, and some studies do, in fact, exist that have found association.

See the table at end of the article.
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#1495146 --- 02/08/17 02:52 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

Colorado court rejects appeal; rancher who waged war on mosquitoes to protect spouse faces jail

“The underlying decision, which the courts forcefully have affirmed, is that pesticide spraying can constitute a trespass on private property, organic farmers and people whose health is precarious.”

Monsanto's $975 million expansion breaking ground in Luling

The new facility, expected to be completed in 2019, will be used to launch Monsanto's Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System and produce a new herbicide called Dicamba. The Luling site already manufactures the herbicide Roundup, available for household use to kill weeds and grass.

Utica/Syracuse, NY attorneys advertising on facebook for people harmed by Glyphosate/Roundup.

New rules on GMO about to trigger debate

The ministry's logic is this: Unless the final product shows traces of GMOs, GMO labeling is unnecessary.

Consumers voiced their disagreement.

"Consumers want information about crops that were originally used," said Kim Young-mi from iCOOP, a consumer rights activist group, "not the information after processing."

Consumers and activists have demanded the government change this clause, but big food companies have also long pressured the government to keep it.

Rachel Carson

Catch Stephanie Seneff's New Interview on the Richie Allen Show covering California's new #glyphosate labeling proposal, its associated research, #Zika, and the failure of academia.

Starts at 23:00.

Monsanto’s Mind-Meld; Spin Machine in High Gear

The latest move, the formation of a group called “Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research”, (CAPHR) clearly promotes an agenda opposite to that which its name implies. Formed this month by the American Chemistry Council, whose membership includes Monsanto and other chemical industry titans, the group’s express purpose is to discredit the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a unit of the World Health Organization made up of independent scientists.

US Farmers Lose Superweeds Fight as Glyphosate Resistance Tops 75%

Giles stated; “GM crops are on the edge of failure in the U.S. as farmers are asked to fork out more and more money on herbicides to try to control the superweeds. We simply can’t afford it! It is near the end of the road for these crops and many of my friends in the Midwest are on the edge of turning back to conventional farming methods.”

Heilongjiang province, the bread basket of China, has banned the planting of genetically modified crops.

The Next Farmers -- Joel Salatin, 'Idea Salesman' of Polyface Farm

Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup

Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

Reclaiming Our Traditional Foodways

Feelings mixed on gene-edited mushroom

“Justifiably or not — I think, not — GMO food items are viewed negatively by a wide segment of consumers driven by much negative publicity — most unjustified — and by regional legislation seeking to limit or ban GMO items,” he said.

“This mushroom will be looked on by consumers as a GMO item even though the CRISPR technology does not introduce genetic material taken from a different organism as does the traditional method of gene splicing/replacement.

Dairy producers see opportunities with non-GMO milk

A small but growing number of U.S. dairy producers are getting their milk products non-GMO verified to meet consumer demand and differentiate themselves in a challenging dairy market.

Monsanto sees prolonged delay on GMO corn permits in Mexico

A ban on planting genetically modified corn in Mexico is likely to continue for years as a slow-moving legal battle grinds on, said a top executive of U.S.-based seed and agrochemical company Monsanto Co.

Last week, a Mexican court upheld a late 2013 ruling that temporarily halted even pilot plots of GMO corn following a legal challenge over its effects on the environment.

Seneff: ““A couple of years ago, I worked hard, along with many others, to get Kauai's bill 2491 passed - to force the pesticide industry entrenched in the West Side of Kauai to let the residents know what they're spraying, where they are spraying it , and when they are spraying it. A simple request. The bill passed, which was a miracle, but immediately there were lawsuits from the industry to keep it from having any teeth. Hmmm. It seems that counties are not allowed to regulate poisoning of their neighborhoods. However, the counties, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island, all of whom have passed laws that are tied up in lawsuits, have now united to get the STATE of Hawaii to consider legislation to solve this problem. This is good news - a new buffer-zone bill, resembling Kauai's 2491, has come out of committee AT THE STATE LEVEL. Is it conceivable that the STATE of Hawaii will be able finally to stand up to the chemical industry to protect Hawaii's children from harm? One has to have hope!

"The report, by a fact-finding group made up of both industry and GMO critics, found elevated levels of ADHD, diabetes and renal disease for residents in West Kauai, which is home to several seed companies."

Correlation does not equal causation? I think it does!””

Pesticide oversight, buffer zone bills advance out of committee

The British Government Has Colluded With Monsanto And Should Be Held Accountable In The International Criminal Court

We have enough information to know that agrochemicals are killing us and exactly who (corporations, public bodies and individuals) is culpable.

Readers can consult all of Mason’s fully-referenced documents here.

Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Has ‘Bigly’ Ties to Big Ag and Big Food

LIFESTYLE Bay Area School District is the First Ever to Serve Kids All-Organic, Non-GMO Lunches

Justin Everett, the consulting chef with The Conscious Kitchen, explained: “Most people don’t realize that GMOs are everywhere, especially in processed foods.

“By embracing fresh, local, organic, non-GMO food, this program successfully disrupts the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, heat and serve meals that dominate school kitchens.”

Seneff: “Half-hour podcast interview with me on glyphosate hosted by Wise Traditions - I covered a lot of aspects of the toxicity of glyphosate and why I think it should be banned from the earth.”

Environmental Toxicants and Infant Mortality in the USA - 2016

David Kennedy, Stephanie Seneff, Robert M Davidson, John W Oller Jr, Boyd E Haley, and Roger D

Abstract: Despite enjoying a high standard of living, the United States ranks 46th among nations reporting
infant survival rates to the World Health Organization. Among factors that increase infant mortality are
environmental toxicants. Toxic metals such as mercury, aluminum, and lead interact synergistically
with fluoride compounds to produce metal fluoride complexes (e.g., AlF3 and AlF4&#8722;). Such toxicants act
as biophosphate mimetics disrupting biological signaling processes governing development, immune
defenses, and ordinary maintenance systems. Sources for the metals include mother’s mercury
amalgams, mercury and aluminum in injected medicines, and lead contaminated drinking water. All
of them are made even more toxic by fluorides as evidenced recently by water contamination in Flint,
Michigan. Fluorides interact with other toxins increasing their harmful impact. Among the interactants
are glyphosate and phosphate containing fertilizers that end up in the food and water because of
their widespread use in agriculture. The negative synergy for neonates in the U.S. is increased by
the hepatitis B injection containing both mercury and aluminum, and infant formula contaminated with
aluminum and the glyphosate in genetically modified soy milk reconstituted with water containing
fluoride, aluminum, lead, and other toxic substances. The harmful interactions of such chemicals are
associated with rising infant mortality in the U.S. We propose, therefore, a modest but urgent policy
change: under TSCA §5, silicofluoride addition to public water supplies should be suspended.

Win a 200-word essay contest and take over this $450,000 organic farm for free

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Cloned cattle entering the EU
Monsanto’s communications guru to visit the UK
Trump could approve a giant merger that's scaring American farmers

Feb 7

It isn't Health Canada's job to put a positive spin on GMOs
Heilongjiang province, bread basket of north-east China, bans planting of GM crops
GMO scientist Jonathan Jones promotes reduced GMO regulations in the UK post-Brexit

Feb 6

The time for glyphosate-based herbicides is over
Urge state governments to institute pesticide-free buffer zones around schools
Colorado rancher loses appeal in pesticides case

Feb 3

Hawaii: Pesticide oversight, buffer zone bills advance out of committee
Fairy dust, spin, and GM wheat
Non-GMO non-browning apples available
Next-generation GMO foods need better regulation
GM insects could disrupt international food trade
Iowa Farmers Union keeping an eye on DuPont-Dow merger

Feb 2

Monsanto’s spin machine in high gear in bid to save glyphosate
UK GM wheat trial gets go-ahead
American Farm Bureau Federation says US-UK trade deal contingent on accepting unlabelled GMOs
World’s largest companies rolling out new programme to control global ag

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See 2017 review of science documenting that fluoride is a nephrotoxin, i.e. drinking fluoridated water poisons kidneys.

Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging
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#1495337 --- 02/13/17 04:57 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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GMO-Free Child is #1 on the Amazon Best Seller List

Perinatal exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide alters the thyrotrophic axis and causes thyroid hormone homeostasis imbalance in male rats

Aspartame Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World Movie

This movie show the damage that Aspartame will and does do to the body. A poison that we have been hoodwinked into being a food.

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.

The BEST Article on Glyphosate with Comments from Jeffrey Smith

The following article by Dr. Ramon Seidler, PhD. is the article on the dangers of Roundup that we should re-post, download, and share with anyone who still supports the use of this dangerous herbicide or the GMO plants that are engineered to be sprayed with it. It also exposes how the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bent over backwards to ignore proven dangers that are now ravaging the health of our population. The author should know. He is Ramon Seidler, PhD., the former Team Leader of the EPA’s Genetically Engineered Organism biosafety program. He consistently warned the agency about very real risks of GMOs, but was ignored by decision makers.

Vitamin B17: The Greatest Cover-Up In The History Of Cancer

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.

#166 Glyphosate Herbicide And How To Detox It With Dr. Stephanie Seneff

For the first time in a full-length documentary, contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Join us as we travel across the American South and to Southern India to understand what’s happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

* Farmers, go here to get a copy of the film:

Herbicide Use Contributes to Declines in Monarch Populations

(Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2017) A study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and others attributes the reduced number of overwintering monarch butterflies –a reduction of 27% from last year—to herbicide use and other factors. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in conjunction with U.S. and Mexican environmental groups, has been leading the effort in tracking monarch butterflies. Their recently released 2016-2017 study concluded that the population of monarch butterflies decreased 27 percent from last year’s population, which had marked an increase from dangerously low levels over the previous three years. Overall, this marks an 80 percent decline in monarch population from the 1990’s. Researchers have estimated that within 20 years the monarch butterfly migration could collapse altogether.
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#1495547 --- 02/18/17 11:29 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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New Risks of GMO Food, Glyphosate Uncovered: Scientist’s Ground-Breaking Research

Within just a few weeks, two studies were published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports that cast new doubts on the safety of genetically modified foods and glyphosate herbicide. The first found that a genetically modified corn, NK 603, was not substantially equivalent to a non-GMO counterpart, which is contrary to claims of GMO proponents. The second study found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, can cause a serious liver disease at doses thousands of times lower than that allowed by law.

Dr. Michael Antoniou, Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King’s College London in the United Kingdom, led the ground-breaking research.

The main focus of research within Dr. Antoniou’s group is the study of the molecular mechanisms of the regulation of gene function. He has used these discoveries to develop efficient gene expression systems for efficacious and safe biotechnological applications, including gene therapy.

More recently, Dr. Antoniou has expanded his research program to include using molecular profiling “omics” methods in evaluating the safety of foods derived from GMO crops, low dose exposure from their associated pesticides, and other chemical pollutants.

Dr. Antoniou is also a co-author of GMO Myths and Truths, an evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety of genetically modified crops and foods.

I recently interviewed Dr. Antoniou about his newly published studies.

Please summarize the findings of your study showing that the GMO corn NK 603 was not substantially equivalent to a non-GMO corn.

Dr. Michael Antoniou: We used a modern in-depth compositional analysis to test the claim that a genetically engineered corn variety, NK603, was substantially equivalent to an isogenic non-GMO counterpart.

The establishment of substantial equivalence is a foundation for safety evaluation of GMO crops. In the United States and in other countries, the crops that have been commercialized are claimed to be substantially equivalent to non-GMO equivalents, and therefore safe.

But the kind of compositional analyses done thus far to see if a GMO crop is substantially equivalent is a crude nutritional analysis of total protein, fats, and vitamins.

If you use cutting-edge molecular profiling methods as we did, they will provide a spectrum of different types of proteins and small molecule metabolites. It’s a very in-depth analysis.

Does the claim of substantial equivalence stand up to this fine compositional analysis? No, it doesn’t. Our analysis found over 150 different proteins whose levels were different between the GMO NK603 and its non-GMO counterpart. More than 50 small molecule metabolites were also significantly different in their amounts.

What do these differences indicate?

Dr. Antoniou: They indicate that there were changes in the protein profile that were reflective of an imbalance in energy metabolism and oxidative stress. In terms of metabolite changes, the most pronounced were increased levels of two polyamines. These polyamines, putrescine and especially cadaverine, can be toxic in certain contexts when consumed in large amounts.

The bottom line of the paper is that once you do a compositional analysis properly, the GMO corn doesn’t stand up to claims of substantial equivalence. This questions the validity of a key step in the GM corn’s approval process.

A more detailed safety evaluation should have been conducted for this corn.

What about the criticisms from supporters of GMO crops?

Dr. Antoniou: There have been vociferous attacks, and we have dealt with them in a rational, evidence-based way. We have posted four extensive rebuttals.

For example, critics said we had to compare the GMO corn with many other non-GMO varieties to see the range of “natural variation.” But comparing with more varieties has the effect of hiding the differences—the exact opposite of what we were trying to do.

Our aim was to analyze to see any effect of the GM transformation process, so the only scientifically valid comparator is the nearest possible isogenic non-GMO counterpart. When you do that, you find differences.

Tell me about the Roundup/glyphosate study.

Dr. Antoniou: For the very first time we have established a causative link between an environmentally relevant level of daily ingestion of Roundup and a serious disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

We used cutting edge compositional analytical methods to determine the health status of rats’ livers. Protein and metabolite profiles are a direct measure of the composition of organs and give a direct readout of the health or disease status of organs. We found that these organs weren’t healthy. There were clear hallmarks of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which correlated with previous observations of an increased incidence of tissue necrosis or liver tissue replaced with scars.

We were able to make a direct statement that Roundup caused disease.

Roundup is a hitherto unknown and unsuspected potential risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that calls for further investigation. Twenty-five percent of the U.S. population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Risk factors include obesity, diabetes, and high blood fat levels. But there are risk factors for the disease that have not yet been identified, and it’s possible that exposure to Roundup could be one such missing risk factor.

What are key takeaways of the study?

Dr. Antoniou: First, the rats consumed a glyphosate-equivalent level of Roundup that is 75,000 times lower than what is permitted in Europe and 437,500 times lower than that allowed in the U.S. Our study results suggest that the permitted safety intake level of glyphosate-based herbicides needs to be revisited as they may have been set way too high.

The second point that this is a new risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and needs to be taken into account by the medical establishment.

What are your thoughts about genetic engineering of foods?

Dr. Antoniou: I’ve maintained all along that when you take a look at the GMO transformation process—whether inserting genes or using newer methods, such as gene editing—and place these methods in the context of new genetics, which tells us that no gene or its protein product works in isolation, then you can expect problems from these genetic engineering procedures. Genes and their protein products work together in a highly complex, interactive, and integrated network. From the holistic perspective of gene organization, control, and function, the GMO transformation process is technically and conceptually flawed. It’s inevitable that there will be problems; it’s just a matter of degree. This is what basic science tells us.

And when GMOs are added to their associated pesticide residues, as a package, they become a potentially very harmful product.

Technologies like genetic engineering in agriculture must be re-evaluated for safety as the science shifts. If, as we do this, we find that it is not a predictable and safe technology, we need to have the courage to say “no” and look at different ways to achieve our goals because what we are doing is clearly disruptive.

Here are links to the studies published by Dr. Antoniou and his team:

Roundup – liver toxicity: (Open Access)

NK603 GM corn analysis: (Open access)

Here are rebuttals to criticisms of the NK603 GMO corn study: (2 postings in response to others’ comments) (see comments thread

The original source of this article is The Organic & Non-GMO Report
Copyright © Ken Roseboro, The Organic & Non-GMO Report, 2017
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#1495780 --- 02/25/17 04:34 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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New York State…

Mass Releases of Genetically Modified Insects in Area-Wide Pest Control Programs and Their Impact on Organic Farmers

GM diamondback moths are being released in an experiment in New York State. This recently published article in the peer-reviewed journal, Sustainability, examines potential effects on nearby organic farmers. Note: Throughout this article the word “contamination” will be used to denote the presence of GM insect adults, larvae, or body parts in agricultural products offered for sale.

The articles in this 'GMO Issues' section of the Say No To GMOs! site were originally posted many years ago but they still provide some of the most relevant and germinal analysis available. It is a bit disheartening that this information has been known for so long and yet nothing has changed in the regulation or promotion of this potentially devastating technology. Read here and weep.

Richard Strohman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley - 2000

"We're in a crisis position where we know the weakness of the genetic concept, but we don't know how to incorporate it into a new, more complete understanding. Monsanto knows this. DuPont knows this. Novartis knows this. They all know what I know. But they don't want to look at it because it's too complicated and it's going to cost too much to figure out. The number of questions, the number of possibilities for what happens to a cell, to the whole organism when you insert a foreign gene, are almost incalculable. And the time it would take to assess the infinite possibilities that arise is beyond the capabilities of computers. But that's what you get when you're dealing with living systems."

Declaration of Dr. Richard Lacey, M.D., Ph.D., United States District Court for the District of Columbia - 1998

“It is my considered judgment that employing the process of recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering) in producing new plant varieties entails a set of risks to the health of the consumer that are not ordinarily presented by traditional breeding techniques. It is also my considered judgment that food products derived from such genetically engineered organisms are not generally recognized as safe on the basis of scientific procedures within the community of experts qualified to assess their safety. Paragraphs 6 through 10 explain why these new foods entail higher risks, and paragraphs 12 through 15 explain why none of them is generally recognized as safe.”

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho - 2001

“Since the 1980s, preoccupation with patenting and start-up companies has compromised the quality of molecular genetics research, stifling basic science and innovation, and failing to serve the public good. Worse still, many scientists are consciously or unconsciously ignoring scientific evidence of the hazards. I got involved in the genetic engineering debate in 1994, to try to inform our policymakers and the public, and to start debate and discussion from within the scientific community.

For the past seven years, I have had to follow developments in genetic engineering science much more carefully and extensively than many of the practitioners, only to find that all my fears concerning the problems and dangers of genetic engineering are being confirmed. I shall highlight some of these before going to discuss what needs to be done.”

Prof. David Schubert - 2002

“The potential consequence of all of these perturbations could be the production of biomolecules that are either toxic or carcinogenic, and there is no a priori way of predicting the outcome.”

ISIS Report, Prof. Joe Cummins - 2001

“There has not been adequate study of ongoing transposition in GM crops, all of which have been produced by embryo culture. Somaclonal variation has been patented in some crops as a means of producing genetic variability for selection, and it was assumed that the crops were genetically stable once established. But that assumption was not tested in most instances. Certainly, there has been inadequate study of the factors reactivating dormant transposons following plant embryo culture. The threat of extinction mutagenesis has never been discussed in governmental reviews that led to the deregulation of experimental GM crops, nor has there been effort to examine the factors leading to subtle yield-depression in GM crops. It may be only a question of time until GM crops dramatically decrease yield and become extinct. Finally, little or no thought seems to have been given to the havoc that could be wreaked upon the human genome by GM crop retrotransposon running amok within humans and farm animals.”

The Promise of Plant Biotechnology - The Threat of Genetically Modified Organisms - Prof. Patrick Brown
Professor - 2000

“The real threat to the future of plant biotechnology is the irresponsible and premature releases of the first generation of GMOs that are full of unsound scientific assumptions, rife with careless science, and arrogantly dismissive of valid concerns. The current generation of GMOs provide little real benefit except corporate profit and marginally improved grower returns, while at the same time introducing a host of poorly studied human and ecological risks. Not surprisingly, many have questioned the value of these crops and the integrity of those who support their use.

Given these issues and the overall lack of knowledge of rDNA technology it can only be concluded that the current FDA regulations guiding the release and testing of GMOs is inadequate. It can further be concluded that the technology is inadequately developed to ensure its safety. In the absence of a sound scientific basis to predict the full consequences of rDNA crop development, we must either subject all new crops to a rigorous testing program that considers all potential health, social and environmental concerns or halt further release of rDNA crops until a firm scientific understanding of the biological principles is attained.

As scientists it is our responsibility to recognize that we do not yet have sufficient knowledge of the process to use it safely. We must work towards addressing all of the concerns explicit in the current generation of crops, and must support a rigorous testing program to ensure the safety of all GMO food stuffs in the interim. To date many in the scientific community have been unwilling to rationally consider the concerns surrounding the current GMOs and have wrongly considered that a defense of GMOs is a prerequisite to protect the science of plant biotechnology. Nothing could be further from the truth or more threatening to the future of this technology.”

Declaration of Philip J. Regal, Ph.D. - United States District Court for the District of Columbia - 1999

“Rather, it is my considered judgment that the evidence to date, in its entirety, indicates there are scientifically justified concerns about the safety of genetically engineered foods and that some of them could be quite dangerous. Further, in the absence of reliable toxicological tests, it is not possible to determine which of these new foods are dangerous and which are not.

7. It is also my observation that there is not general recognition of the safety of genetically engineered foods among those members of the scientific community qualified to make such a judgment. In fact, it has been my personal experience over numerous years that many of those experts who publicly subscribe to the position that these foods are as safe as their natural counterparts privately admit they have serious doubts. For instance, when I attended a conference on biotechnology in Annapolis, Maryland in 1988, at which many officials from federal regulatory agencies (including the FDA) were present, I was shocked to learn the extent of uncertainty. In informal discussions at meals and on walks, government scientist after scientist acknowledged there was no way to assure the safety of genetically engineered foods. Several expressed the idea that, in order to take this important step of progress, society was going to have to bear an unavoidable measure of risk.

8. Consequently, I am deeply troubled by the FDA's decision to permit the widespread marketing of untested genetically food products based on a stated presumption they are, in the general case, equivalent to, and thus are as safe as, their natural counterparts. As I have pointed out, there is no sound scientific basis for such a presumption and the weight of the evidence is against it. It is my considered opinion that such a presumption can only be made by systematically ignoring a large body of solid and relevant evidence.”

Seneff: “Sobering. This blog post is from last year. It's a well written personal story from someone who has suffered from colon cancer and has discovered in his own life that going organic keeps his gut healthy. He contacted me and shared this link, and I'm passing it on here.”

Eat Organic, or Die

Preharvest Staging Guide
Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America." Journal of Organic Systems 2014

GMO WTF - The Documentary!

It is now time to share my story with the world, in documentary format. This has been my #1 intention from the beginning, and I am extremely excited to start this journey! My friends, colleagues and I have quite a bit to say on the topics of:

-GMO (and industrial) agriculture
-Monsanto (and pals)
-the current state of our universities (like Cornell)
-academic freedom & scientific integrity
-the solution(s) to this sad, sad state of affairs

German GMO-free industry body says gene-edited foods are GMOs

Monsanto is attempting to put a 155 acre facility with open air test plots in Pima County, Arizona. Here's why Arizona wants to keep them out.

“We can’t afford Monsanto under any conditions.” “We’ve never been faced with a threat like this before.”

One on my interviews with media at the Pima County Administrators office.

Tell These Grocery Stores: No GMO Apples, Please!

New US EPA documents detail extensive use of neonic seed coatings

We can conclude that GM Bt insecticidal crops don’t cut insecticide use. They have merely driven insecticides underground – from being sprayed onto the growing crop, to being applied as seed treatments.

Since neonicotinoid seed treatments rose in parallel with the spread of GM insecticidal crops, no one can accurately claim that Bt crops have ever reduced chemical insecticide use. Any observed diminishment of insect damage in the early days of Bt crops, before pests evolved resistance, might have been due to the neonic seed treatments and not to the Bt toxin engineered into the crops.

There will be fewer monarch butterflies this year. 22 million fewer

Earthworm Numbers Dwindle, Threatening Soil Health

"If earthworms suffer, so too does our soil and thereby the basis for agriculture and food supply," said Birgit Wilhelm, a WWF expert in the farming sector. For Wilhelm, these worms are the least appreciated creatures on the planet.

Why scientists are worried about the GMO apple and potato

Questions about EPA-Monsanto collusion raised in cancer lawsuits

Glyphosate Free Honey

Heavenly Organics™, manufacturer of 100% Organic, Raw, Pesticide and Antibiotic Free Honey from wild beehives has met the BioChecked™ ZERO Tolerance Standard and is pleased to announce that its White, Neem and Acacia honey varietals are now Glyphosate Free Certified™. Heavenly Organics honey has been scientifically proven to be clean and contaminant free of pesticides. The company has met and agreed to submit to regular independent lab testing for its honey and is the first honey on the market to be Glyphosate Free Certified™.

Roundup: A new environmental risk factor for liver disease

What Grocery Stores Don’t Tell You about the Stickers on Produce

Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Has ‘Bigly’ Ties to Big Ag and Big Food

Shocking assertions in letter made public in court filings regarding glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling weedkiller Roundup. In the letter, long-term EPA toxicologist Marion Copley accuses EPA official Jess Rowland of playing “political conniving games with the science” and making decisions based on his "bonus" in favoring pesticide makers (such as Monsanto). Dr. Copley goes on to allude that other EPA staff have conflicts of interest and may be taking bribes.


Watch Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print

For the first time in a full-length documentary, contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print takes audiences on a road trip across the American South and to Southern India to understand what’s happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

Judge to FDA: Agency Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon

Last month, a U.S. District Court judge agreed, concluding that: "the government is wrong to assert that these types of materials … should be excluded" from the record. The FDA is now required to fully complete the record with all relevant documents no later than July 2017. In addition to working to ensure the timely completion of that process, we will thoroughly review the full basis for the agency's decisions.

Health benefits of organic food, farming outlined in new report

A report prepared for the European Parliament, co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, outlines the health benefits of eating organic food and practicing organic agriculture.


Natural Products Championed in Congress

The legislation, called the Health Savings Act of 2016, did this by expanding the term “medical care” to include vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and other natural health products, and would allow spending up to $1,000 each year. Similar legislation was introduced in 2011 and 2013.

Reduction of Abeta amyloid pathology in APPPS1 transgenic mice in the absence of gut microbiota

Farmers in 10 States Sue Monsanto Over Dicamba Devastation

Farmers across 10 states are suing Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical company sold dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crops knowing that illegal spraying of the highly volatile and drift-prone herbicide would be inevitable.


(Infographic) Is Your Lunch Full of Antibiotics? A Fast Food Report Card

New Research: GMO Insect Resistance Failing; Corn Crop in Jeopardy

The study, authored by a trio of independent researchers, documents resistance in a major crop pest called corn earworm, and adds to warnings that the popular GMO insect-resistant technology known as Bt, after the soil-dwelling bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis, has lost its luster. It is noteworthy as the first long-term, in-field assessment of transgenic Bt corn’s effectiveness against one of the most damaging pests of sweet corn, field corn, cotton and many other high-value crops. Before publishing their findings, which cover 20 years of observations, the researchers presented them to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as to the corporations that developed and market the traits, said Galen Dively, a University of Maryland entomologist and lead researcher on the study.

Genetically modified cotton is risky

Many GMO Studies Have Financial Conflicts of Interest – New Research

“We found that ties between researchers and the GM crop industry were common, with 40 percent of the articles considered displaying conflicts of interest,” said the study.

Jeffrey Smith and Dr. Josh Axe cover GMO side effects and what to do about them

Britain is partnering with Denmark to get more organic food on the shelf in the UK. The Danes are the worlds biggest consumers of organic food and drink.

“We need to increase availability of organic products, and that means convincing retailers that organic should be a key part of their sales strategy,” he said. “That’s where our partnership with Denmark will be crucial as we share the insights and strategy they have pursued to get more organic on shelf in the UK.”

Conventional farmers need to see this. Organic Farming is More Profitable for farmers and Healthier for people!

Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret on Glyphosate Cancer Review By Carey Gillam, U.S. Right to Know

Monsanto has so far turned over six million pages of documents through the court-ordered discovery process, but has designated roughly 85 percent of the information as "confidential," meaning plaintiffs' attorneys must black out information from those documents in any court filings that could be accessed by reporters or other members of the public. That designation is improper for many of the documents, especially ones dealing with the company's interactions with, and influence attempts over, EPA officials, plaintiffs' lawyers argue.

The lawyers say that the documents obtained through discovery show that "Monsanto has been confident all along that EPA would continue to support glyphosate, whatever happened and no matter who held otherwise." According to the court filings by plaintiffs' attorneys, the documents show "it is clear that Monsanto enjoyed considerable influence within the EPA's OPP, and was close with Mr. Rowland... The documentary evidence strongly suggests that Mr. Rowland's primary goal was to serve the interests of Monsanto."

The 14 Fake Olive Oil Companies Are Revealed Now – Avoid These Brands

Supposedly, even 70% of olive oil in the USA markets is fake, cut with cheap bad oils like sunflower and canola. This item is supposed to be healthy, but this is now corrupted. It was found that even 7 of the biggest olive oil makers in USA, mix their items with cheap oils to get more profits.

University of California Report

While there are many excellent imported and domestic extra virgin olive oils available in California, our findings
indicate that the quality level of the largest imported brand names is inconsistent at best, and that most of the top selling olive oils we examined regularly failed to meet international standards for extra virgin olive oil.

Meat, GMOs, Disgusting Feed and the History of Feedlots

Some factory farm feedlot managers mix 3% candy with other forms of cattle feed. Even at only 3 percent, the additional profits are significant. As disturbing as candy may seem, it is not the most disgusting feed for confined animals.

Governments ban some animal byproducts as feed for the industrialized meat industry, but not all. Factory farmers can feed other byproducts & blood from dead cattle back to feedlot cattle. In other words, feedlots turn unsuspecting animals into cannibals!

Here is a list of prohibited and accepted dead animal parts allowed in Washington State:

Monsanto’s Roundup Must Carry Cancer Warning Label, Judge Decrees

Another win for Monsanto: US raises allowable levels of company’s pesticide in crops - 2013

Through the EPA’s new standards, the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops such as flax, soybeans and canola will be increased from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm, which GM Watch acknowledged is over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. Additionally, the EPA is increasing limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.

Just last month, The Cornucopia Institute concluded a study by finding glyphosate “exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer.” A similar study released in April concluded that “glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins.”

“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” independent scientist Anthony Samsel and MIT’s Stephanie Seneff concluded in the April study. “Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dr. Don M. Huber, emeritus professor of plant pathology at Purdue University, found in yet another examination that “Glyphosate draws out the vital nutrients of living things,” in turn removing most nutritional value from GMO foods.


USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts' Genetically Engineered Grass

Colorado court rejects appeal; rancher who waged war on mosquitoes to protect spouse faces jail

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta

In an order unsealed Tuesday, Hennepin County District Judge Thomas Sipkins wrote that there’s evidence Syngenta knew the risks of commercializing Viptera and Duracade corn containing a trait that China had not approved for imports, and intentionally disregarded the high probability of losing the Chinese market for U.S. corn farmers.

GMWatch News Review archive
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Subway chicken in Canada was part meat, part something else, according to DNA analysis

In Subway’s case, the results were so unusual that the team purchased additional chicken to test. The lab analyzed six orders of the chicken strips and seven pieces of the oven roasted chicken. Averaged across all samples, the roasted sandwich meat proved to be only about 50 percent chicken by DNA. The strips were just over 40 percent chicken. The rest of the DNA, as the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported, mostly came from soy.

Monsanto Cancer Suits Turn to EPA Deputy's 'Suspicious' Role

Plaintiffs say the litigation has turned up documents showing that Rowland, who was an EPA deputy division director, was “straining, and often breaking, ethics and rules to benefit Monsanto’s business." Internal Monsanto communications reveal a push to publish the report by Rowland’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee to “preempt other potential actions or inquiries about the dangers of glyphosate," according to a court filing.

Another exhibit is a letter from a former EPA scientist to Rowland arguing there are scientific grounds for the EPA to reclassify glyphosate from a "possible human carcinogen" to a "probable" cancer-causing agent.

PAN Vietnam Welcomes The Ban Of Paraquat And 2,4-D

However, the ministry would still allow the trade and use of the products for two years under the phase-out period upon imposing the ban.

Prepubertal subchronic exposure to soy milk and glyphosate leads to endocrine disruption

Animals treated with soy milk with glyphosate (both doses) showed decrease spermatids number and increase of epididymal tail mass compared to control, and decrease in the diameter of seminiferous tubules compared to soy milk control group. Animals receiving soy milk supplemented with 100 mg/kg glyphosate showed decrease in round spermatids and increase in abnormal sperm morphology, compared to control.

Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

These are the harsh realities that regulatory systems have long ignored. Having failed to protect the population against synthetic chemicals and failed to protect the environment from GMOs, it is illogical to expect that regulation organized on conventional lines will protect us from gene drives or any other wild GMO organisms.

This leads to just one conclusion. Unless a radically novel system of regulation can be invented, we should forget about gene drives. Just as we would have been better off foregoing agricultural pesticides and fungicides because regulatory systems lacked the rigor to oversee them. Gene driven organisms equally must never be released.

College Students Show How Easy It Is to Use Terrifying Genetic Engineering Technology

Heirloom & Organic Transplants

GMO-ethanol corn contamination raises concerns about another “StarLink” disaster

Food corn buyers say Syngenta’s Enogen GMO corn is contaminating non-GMO white corn fields, creating a potential “trainwreck;” may be linked to bad masa flour in California.

Experts urge revision to pesticide guidelines following toxicity study

“The sequence effect and carry-over toxicity is currently not considered in environmental risk assessment, so this has wide-reaching implications. Guidelines for allowing chemicals such as pesticides to go on the market must be revised to look at mixtures over time, e.g. different sequences of pesticides.
Toxic Mixtures in Time—The Sequence Makes the Poison

A scientist’s journey from devout GMO believer to skeptic - 2014

Belinda Martineau, Ph.D. was a genetic engineer who helped develop the world’s first commercially available genetically engineered whole food, the Flavr Savr™ tomato. But during the development of that tomato, she says “was transformed from a devout believer in the promise of agricultural biotechnology into a skeptic wary of its uncertainties.”

Elevated Urinary Glyphosate and Clostridia Metabolites With Altered Dopamine Metabolism in Triplets With Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Suspected Seizure Disorder: A Case Study - William Shaw, PhD

Conclusions: The pattern of metabolites in the urine samples of the males with autism are consistent with a recent theory of autism that connects widespread glyphosate use with alteration of animal and human gastrointestinal flora. That theory is that the normally beneficial bacteria species that are sensitive to glyphosate are diminished and harmful bacteria species, such as Clostridia, that are insensitive to glyphosate, are increased following exposure to glyphosate. Excessive dopamine, caused by inhibition of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase by Clostridia metabolites, in turn, produces oxidative species that damage neuronal Krebs cycle enzymes, neuronal mitochondria, and neuronal structural elements such as the neurofibrils.

Coffee Farmers Sue Monsanto for Hiding Cancer-Causing Impact of Glyphosate

The Kona coffee lawsuit is one of many glyphosate-related lawsuits Monsanto is currently staring down. Reuters reported in October that personal injury law firms around the U.S. are gathering numerous plaintiffs to build mass tort actions against the agribusiness giant.;ts=1467011574

Syngenta Terrorized Scientist for 15 Years to Quell Concerns About Atrazine

In the featured video, Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, explains how Novartis (which later became Syngenta) hired him to investigate the effects of atrazine on amphibians, and then blocked the publication of his work when they didn’t like the results.

Grower hopes non-browning apple slices change shoppers' minds about GMOs

They will be sold pre-sliced in 10-ounce plastic bags (ugh, more single-use packaging), based on the highly successful baby carrot model; but unlike the pre-sliced apples that are already sold in stores and served in school cafeterias and Happy Meals, the Arctic slices will not be doused in chemicals – at the time of slicing, that is.

Experts clash over accusations made in HBO show on GMO crops concerning seed costs, pesticides, and resistant weeds.

Idaho sugar industry plans a response to GMO critics

“Hershey, Danone and Del Monte – I could show you a list,” said John McCreedy, president of Amalgamated Sugar, which is owned by farmers. “We have lost 15 percent of our customers who used to buy beet sugar and cane sugar interchangeably based on price, quality and delivery service. They will now not buy beet sugar regardless of the price because they want to be able to label their food products non-GMO.”

Mondelez Overhauls Snack Line as Deal Talk Rattles Food Industry

he Vea products are slated to reach shelves across the U.S. in July, and they will eventually be expanded to overseas markets -- where the company generates most of its revenue. Mondelez also is removing genetically modified organisms from Triscuits and will tout that the crackers are made from just three ingredients.

Eat food from California? Scientists Question Safety of Using Waste Water From Oil Fields on Food

5 minute NBC Bay Area report.

And The Award Goes To…

No matter how you judge this year’s current lot of favored flicks, we think there should be a couple more movies in the spotlight because of their commitment to the preservation of non-GMO food sources and consumer education.

Will the ConAgra 100% natural case end up in the Supreme Court? By Elaine Watson, 27-Feb-2017

POM v Coke got there, but will another high-profile food litigation case – this time over GMOs and 100% natural labels on cooking oil (Briseno v ConAgra) - also end up in the Supreme Court?

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta

Sipkins ruled in a test case involving six of around 60,000 plaintiffs whose cases have been consolidated in Minnesota. It’s scheduled for trial in April. It’s separate from similar proceedings against Syngenta in Kansas and Illinois.

Live longer without GMOs? Earth Fare removes them from private label products

GM Mustard Case Returns to Court in India

GMO Only Causes Problems': Serbia Maintains Import Ban Despite WTO Demands

Miladin Sevarlic, a Professor of Agriculture at Belgrade University, told Sputnik Srbija that since 2013, every one of Serbia's 135 towns and municipalities have adopted the ban on GMO. Sevarlic disputes the claim made by GMO supporters that genetically modified food is the solution to feeding the world's growing population.

'GMO Free Arizona' rallies against Monsanto

2017 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2017.

Brussels ‘will block’ GM food from Britain


Since the genetic modification of yellow pineapples in 2005, Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, to sell the genetically modified pink pineapple in U.S. grocery stores.

FDA, EPA approve 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

The first generation of Innate potatoes has been sold in stores under the White Russet label. Cole said the company hasn’t decided how it will market the second generation.

The company is currently at work on a third generation that Cole said will have protections against additional strains of late blight, all coming from genes within the potato species.

Scientific American: Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

The Organic Consumers Association cites several other studies with similar findings: A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.
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Brazil becomes the newest country to refuse GMO imports from the United States

However, there seems to be a catch. Currently, Brazil is the second largest producer of GM crops in the world (the United States is the first). 93% of their soybeans, 90% of their corn, and 60% of their cotton is genetically modified. So Brazil’s motivation for rejecting GM crops from their competitors may be related to trade and not health.

As of 2015, there were 38 countries that had banned GM crops. 19 of these nations are from Europe and include Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Kenya says no to genetically modified maize trials

Talks involving representatives from the health and environment ministries and the Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) reached a deadlock in meetings held to discuss applications last week, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.

Grain Millers Inc. firm on glyphosate-treated oats ban

“The early use of glyphosate as a desiccant really doesn’t allow the plant to mature,” Tyson said.

“It kills the oat plant, and the results are comparable to an early freeze.

US Right to Know & Carey Gillam sue the EPA for Records

“So I sued the EPA this morning; too much dodging, too little transparency. Hoping court will order EPA to turn over records related to its dealings with Monsanto and glyphosate/Roundup.”

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products–and get them onto our dinner plates.

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth provides a graphic account of how this elaborate fraud was crafted and how it not only deceived the general public, but Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and a host of other astute and influential individuals as well. The book also exposes how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was induced to become a key accomplice--and how it has broken the law and repeatedly lied in order to usher genetically engineered foods onto the market without the safety testing that's required by federal statute. As a result, for fifteen years America's families have been regularly ingesting a group of novel products that the FDA's own scientific staff had previously determined to be unduly hazardous to human health.,+Twisted+Truth:+How+the+Venture+to+Genetically+Engineer+Our+Food&linkCode=sl2&tag=satish0b-20&linkId=1e0aaa33ea65e8cd7f1490ac62943cf8

UN Experts Slam Global Pesticide Industry for Human and Environmental Damage – Full Report

Urging a new approach to farming, they say: “It is time to overturn the myth that pesticides are necessary to feed the world and create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.”

Debunking 'Alternative Facts' About Pesticides and Organic Farming

"When you look at the substances themselves and not at the use rates, organic represents the least toxic set of substances," said Nate Lewis, farm policy director at the Organic Trade Association. "The difference is pretty striking."

Most pesticides allowed for use in organic farming are derived from plants or bacteria. "They have their roots in nature," said Charles Benbrook of Benbrook Consulting Services, an organic consulting firm.

Scientist’s ground-breaking research uncovers new risks of GMOs, glyphosate

Zen is in Fukuoka, Japan - Japan's Green Co-Op Preschool Focuses on Organic, Local Food

Canadian environment groups want webinar pulled from classrooms over GMO foods

"So, we're making people aware. And, I think it's important that we have another perspective and that we not promote through our classrooms across the country genetically engineered food."

Just One Small Problem With This Major Report on GMO Safety

Researchers allege undisclosed conflicts of interest on a National Academies of Sciences panel.


“A Blatant Display of Unscientific Propaganda:” Cornell Student Exposes GMO Propaganda in Scathing New Letter - 2016

The Fall '16, independent GMO lecture series at Cornell University:

Showdown at the Organic Corral

Dueling Corporate Interests Wait to See What the New Trump/Perdue Administration Will Do with the Pending Updates to Organic Animal Welfare Standards

Beyond Monsanto’s GMO Cotton: Why Consumers Need to Care What We Wear

2. Non-organic cotton is one of the most genetically engineered, pesticide- and chemically-contaminated crops in the world.

3. GMO and toxic cotton: You’re eating it.

9. What women wear “down there” is not as innocuous as you may think. Because feminine hygiene products are considered “medical devices,” those who manufacture pads and tampons are not required to disclose their ingredients.

The True Cost - Now on Netflix and Amazon

It’s not a pretty story. Watch the film, may find yourself echoing the narrator’s lament: “My God, we can do better than this.”

Tell Attorney General Sessions: Protect U.S. Farmers and Consumers. Say ‘NO’ to Big Biotech Mergers!

Propaganda Wars: 'Pro-Science' GMO, Chemicals Boosters Funded by Cimate Change Deniers

They promote GMOs, defend toxic chemicals, and attack people who raise concerns about those products as 'anti-science'. But behind the slick 'astroturf' PR fronts lurk some very dubious funders: the same arch-conservative foundations that finance climate science denial. Stacy Malkan exposes the key players in the agribusiness and chemical industry propaganda wars.


In some cases, they are even gaining in influence as they align with establishment institutions such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cornell University and the University of California, Davis.

As we enter the fifth decade of losing the war on cancer, and as climate instability threatens ecosystems and our food system, it's time to unravel the network of science deniers who claim the mantle of science and expose them for what they are: propagandists who do the dirty work of industry.

Organic Consumers Association Endorses New American Grassfed Association Dairy Standards

Buying Grass-Fed Dairy is About to Get Easier

CSAs Band Together to Develop a Charter

Lengthy battle looms in U.S. over revoluntionary gene-editing patent rights

“Thus, anyone wishing to use CRISPR (e.g., including agro uses), will need a license from Berkeley, while only uses involving eukaryotes will require both Berkeley and Broad.”

Experts urge revision to pesticide guidelines following toxicity study

Previously, it was always assumed that ‘the dose makes the poison’, in terms of chemicals causing detrimental health effects on organisms. Yet it has now been found that when organisms are exposed to two toxicants in sequence, the toxicity can differ if their order is reversed.

This is due to the fact that some chemicals cause lingering damage to organisms’ systems, causing a slow recovery time, resulting in ‘carry over toxicity’ which then compounds the effects of a second pollutant.

Bojangles’ Chicken ‘n Biscuits Whistleblower Sends Us Never Before Released Ingredients

I really appreciate this whistleblower’s incredible courage to reach out. Bojangles’ gives the impression they use better and more authentic ingredients than other chicken restaurants like KFC, but when you see what this whistleblower says they are putting into their food, I think you’ll be surprised.

U.S. Agriculture Still Using Antibiotics that Cause Bacterial Resistance to Life-Saving Medicines, Problem Eliminated in Organic Production

The report calls for (i) stringent regulations to eliminate use of antibiotics in food production, which leads to antibiotic resistance, residues in manure, and contamination of waterways, and (ii) a widespread shift to certified organic food production, which prohibits all antibiotics. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) moved to eliminate the last allowed use in organic crop production, on apples and pears, in 2013.

EPA joins FDA to approve 3 types of genetically modified potatoes

The three new varieties, Ranger Russet, Atlantic and Russet Burbank, under the company’s Innate brand, are designed to minimize bruising and black spot, as well as reduce the amount of a chemical that is potentially carcinogenic that develops when potatoes are cooked at high temperatures, according to AP.

The potatoes will be mostly grown in Idaho and Wisconsin and will be sold in supermarkets across the nation. One of the company’s oldest business partners, McDonald’s, has rejected using any of Simplot’s genetically engineered potatoes.

The company will likely introduce the potatoes as pre-cut or pre-peeled potatoes for hotel convention centers and restaurants, “where the resistance to bruising makes them a good product,” according to Doug Cole, the company’s director of marketing and communications, who spoke to in January.

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

“So you recommend that pregnant women eat organic produce?” I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children.

“That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides on the market, and “most have the potential to damage a developing nervous system.”

Landrigan had issued that same warning, unprompted, when I spoke to him the week before. “I advise pregnant women to try to eat organic because it reduces their exposure by 80 or 90 percent,” he told me. “These are the chemicals I really worry about in terms of American kids, the organophosphate pesticides like chlorpyrifos.”

For decades, chlorpyrifos, marketed by Dow Chemical beginning in 1965, was the most widely used insect killer in American homes. Then, in 1995, Dow was fined $732,000 by the EPA for concealing more than 200 reports of poisoning related to chlorpyrifos. It paid the fine and, in 2000, withdrew chlorpyrifos from household products. Today, chlorpyrifos is classified as “very highly toxic” to birds and freshwater fish, and “moderately toxic” to mammals, but it is still used widely in agriculture on food and non-food crops, in greenhouses and plant nurseries, on wood products and golf courses.

UN Report Finds that Pesticide Use Negatively Impacts Human Rights

(Beyond Pesticides, March 8, 2017) A report released by the United Nations finds that human rights are adversely affected by pesticide use. With chemicals, like pesticides, long advanced by the synthetic pesticide and fertilizer industry as the answer to feeding the world, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food report concludes that industrialized agriculture has not succeeded in eliminating world hunger, and has only hurt human health and the environment in its wake. The report will be presented before the Human Rights Council today, and aims to give the international governing body an in-depth understanding of the state of global pesticide use in agriculture and its impact on human rights, specifically as it relates to food security. It also looks at the impact of pesticides on the environment, highlighting the need for a transition to more sustainable agricultural practices on a global scale.

“Organic” Foods From China? Buyer Beware!

Judge Threatens to Sanction Monsanto for Secrecy in Roundup Cancer Litigation

The transcript of a recent court hearing reveals that Judge Vince Chhabria, who is overseeing a combination of more than 55 lawsuits filed against Monsanto in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, warned Monsanto that many documents it is turning over in discovery will not be kept sealed despite the company’s pleas for privacy. He threatened to impose sanctions if Monsanto persists in “overbroad” efforts to keep relevant documents out of public view.

Written by a retired EPA employee and the author of the book, 'Poison Spring'.

Why Honeybees Don’t Have A Chance In The Midst Of Pesticides

It took seven years, from 1976 to 1983, to shut down IBT. And none of the major pesticides that gained license through the flawless data generating IBT machine lost their “registration” with the EPA. In other words, the fraud and crime of approving pesticides with fake data was never punished. The owners of IBT pesticides did not go to prison.

This period of wild industry corruption gave birth to glyphosate, a weed killer that achieved global significance, being the biggest selling pesticide ever. From 1974, when it came to market, to 2014, more than 1.6 billion kilograms of glyphosate drenched America. This is a Monsanto product.
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Monsanto and the EPA have been lying to us for years about Roundup BY ZEN HONEYCUTT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

Decades of faulty chemical review procedures are beginning to be overturned. Last week, after years of asking, I received an email from the EPA confirming that the National Toxicology Program is currently reviewing glyphosate and glyphosate formulations.

This is incredibly welcome news because it has long been the EPA’s policy to only require long term safety studies on the one declared “active” chemical, for approval, not on the final formulation. This means that any claims that the final formulation of Roundup and other pesticides, are safe, are unfounded.

In a meeting I attended with a panel of scientists and consumer groups last year, the EPA Pesticide Review Board admitted to me that they didn't have a single long term study of the final formulation of Roundup. “Then how can you claim that it is safe?” I asked...and they refused to answer.

City Creates Commission to Consider Curbing Herbicide Use

EPA to Investigate Civil Rights Abuses Over Pesticide Use in Hawaii

(Beyond Pesticides, March 14, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is opening an investigation into whether the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the state Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) are discriminating against Native Hawaiians in their administration of the state’s pesticide program. The investigation comes after a number of local community groups, represented by the nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice, filed a complaint in September 2016 asking EPA to take action against systemic abuses of Native Hawaiian peoples. Local efforts to protect pesticide-exposed communities have been repeatedly stymied by giant pesticide corporations operating on the island, which filed lawsuits that ultimately struck down local laws.

Unsealed Documents Raise Questions on Monsanto Weed Killer

The court documents included Monsanto’s internal emails and email traffic between the company and federal regulators. The records suggested that Monsanto had ghostwritten research that was later attributed to academics and indicated that a senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency had worked to quash a review of Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, that was to have been conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The documents also revealed that there was some disagreement within the E.P.A. over its own safety assessment.

General Mills invests in organic to boost sales, ‘do the right thing’ By Elizabeth Crawford, 01-Mar-2017

General Mills’ splashy commitment last year to double the number of organic acres it sources from by 2019 not only is a strategic business move to boost sales, but part of a larger effort to “do the right thing,” according to the company’s organic ambassador.

General Mills invests in kraut and fermented veggie company

Sulfate, Sleep and Sunlight: The Disruptive and Destructive Effects of Heavy Metals and Glyphosate

She discussed "a role for the pineal gland in neurological damage following aluminum-adjuvented vaccination." Along the way, she made many fascinating connections between various strands of her recent work, briefly summarized in this article.

Glyphosate: The Elephant in the Room

Dr. Seneff infers from these findings that glyphosate is making vaccines far more toxic than they would otherwise be.

Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure - 2015

Robin Mesnage, Matthew Arno, Manuela Costanzo, Manuela Malatesta, Gilles-Eric Séralini and Michael N. Antoniou

Our results suggest that chronic exposure to a GBH in an established laboratory animal toxicity model system at an ultra-low, environmental dose can result in liver and kidney damage with potential significant health implications for animal and human populations.

Will warning labels extend to vaccines?

California Court Ruling Against Monsanto Allows Cancer Warning on Roundup

Today, Judge Kapetan formalized her ruling against Monsanto, which will allow California to proceed with the process of listing glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a chemical “known to the state to cause cancer” in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65.

Study shows mercury concentrations in Hawaii-caught tuna on the rise

"This paper confirms our previous work showing that mercury concentrations in yellowfin tuna caught near Hawaii are increasing, and it demonstrates that the same phenomenon is happening in bigeye tuna," said lead author Paul Drevnick, in a news release.

Yellowfin and bigeye tuna are marketed as ahi and are widely used in raw fish dishes or for grilling.

Organic Agriculture Offers Clear Human Health Benefits, According to European Report (Beyond Pesticides, March 9, 2017)

This report adds to the growing body of evidence on impaired learning and lowered IQs in children prenatally exposed to low levels of certain pesticides, such as organophosphates. The combined evidence in the report suggests that human exposure to pesticides in the European Union (EU) “may cost at least €125 billion per year, as calculated from the loss of lifetime income due to the lower IQs associated with prenatal exposures.” The authors also note that this number is almost certainly an underestimation, as it does not account for the “possible contribution made by pesticides to the development of other prevalent diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.”

Multinationals descend on Parliament as feds review pesticide ban

Scheduled to testify before the Commons agriculture committee on Tuesday are representatives from pesticide manufacturers Bayer and Syngenta, as well as from CropLife, an industry lobby group that represents a number of chemical companies including Bayer, Monsanto, Dow and DuPont.

Welcome to the GMOs 2.0 Ingredients Database!

What are GMOs 2.0? It has been more than 25 years since the first ‘genetically modified organisms’ (GMOs) appeared in the food we eat. Today, a next generation of GMOs have emerged, created through more advanced techniques, referred to as synthetic biology (syn bio) or GMO 2.0. Synthetic biologists employ techniques that allow them to more significantly redesign the genetic makeup of living organisms through constructing, adding, deleting, silencing, or completely rewriting DNA and other genetic elements. They include (but are not limited to) DNA synthesis, genome editing, RNA interference, directed evolution and metabolic engineering. GMO 2.0 ingredients are found in food, feed, cosmetics, fragrances, supplements and more.

What is this database? This is a searchable database of GMO 2.0 ingredients. It includes ingredients that are already on the market, that are close to the market, or that are under development. The information here was compiled through six months of research, and will be updated as new ingredients or information emerges.

Why is this database important? Public opposition to GMO 2.0 is growing. However, the industries using GMO 2.0 are very opaque and it is difficult to determine where GMO 2.0 ingredients are found. This database was developed as an educational resource for consumers, policy-makers and manufacturers of consumer products to shed light on how widely synthetic biology techniques are being used to make everyday ingredients.

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico, says new research

What the Science Shows - Bees

Breaking News: FDA’s Sneak Attempt to Ban Another B Vitamin

You can’t live without this vitamin. But the FDA wants to reserve the natural form for monopoly drug companies, leaving only the synthetic form for supplements. Urgent Action Alert!

House GOP quietly advances key elements of tort reform

House Republicans are advancing a series of bills that would make changes to the civil justice system long sought by doctors and U.S. corporations, including a cap on some medical malpractice awards and new roadblocks for classes of people seeking to sue jointly to address harm.

32: RoundUp, Chemically Induced Autism — Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Not Fit for a Dog! The Truth About Manufactured Cat and Dog Food - 2012

Not Fit for a Dog! reveals how the pet food industry has turned the recycling of human food and agricultural
by-products and wastes into a multibillion dollar business that puts profits before the health of animals. Despite
advertising claims that manufactured pet food is “scientifically formulated” for animals’ dietary needs, the ingredients
in many pet foods are selected first for their cheapness, rather than for their nutritive value. The result
is pet food so nutritionally unbalanced that it frequently causes diet-related diseases and even death.

Rhode Island Is Now Fighting Geoengineering

Rhode Island State Representative Justin Price continues to show a level of courage and determination that is almost nonexistent in the halls of elected government officials at any level. In February of 2016 Geoengineering Watch published a report detailing the ongoing efforts by Rhode Island legislators to bring exposure and accountability to the critical issue of global geoengineering/climate engineering programs which are decimating the biosphere and the entire web of life. supplied climate engineering informational materials and educational DVDs to the legislators and committee members. A compelling short video testimony from the 2016 Rhode Island Legislation hearing is below.

City Creates Commission to Consider Curbing Herbicide Use

California to force Monsanto to label its pesticide as possibly carcinogenic

Startup Serves Up Chicken Produced From Cells in Lab

A Bay Area food-technology startup says it has created the world’s first chicken strips grown from self-reproducing cells without so much as ruffling a feather.

Monsanto Weed Killer Glyphosate Herbicide Found In Popular Beer Brands

Glyphosate levels were as high as 30 micrograms per liter, even in beer that is supposed to be brewed from only water, malt, and hops. This finding by the Munich Environmental Institute calls into question the rampant spraying of Round Up on both GMO and non-GMO crops around the world, and casts doubt upon Germany’s 500-year-old beer purity law.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — The Non-GMO Way

Small Grains Production

A second pre-harvest option is an application of glyphosate at the hard dough stage. Research has shown that glyphosate applied with or without ammonium sulfate may hasten dry down of the wheat crop if conditions for dry down are adverse. With a pre-harvest interval of 7 days, a couple of days, at the most, may be gained. Since modern varieties allow for it, most wheat and barley is now straight cut instead of swathed. Table 1 summarizes advantages and disadvantages for each of these pre-harvest management options

EU NGOs: new plant breeding techniques must be included in GMO regulations

Rally in the Valley to Keep the Soil in Organic - 2016

State Raw Milk Bills – 2017 Update
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The Truth About Cancer

Free to watch starting March 21st. Episode 1 now available.

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Episode 1: The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly
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New report shows glyphosate producers are “buying science”

“Glyphosate producers have used every trick in the book to enable regulatory authorities around the world to play down the alarming health effects of glyphosate. The fact that the agencies accepted their 'assistance' is nothing less than scandalous,” said Helmut Burtscher, one of the report’s authors.

Scientific panel criticizes EPA assessment of glyphosate

“Even with Monsanto’s undue influence on the makeup of this panel, there was still considerable concern about the safety of this pesticide,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “When the pesticide office doesn’t even follow its own guidelines in determining the safety of glyphosate, how can we trust its conclusions?”

Seneff: “More evidence of the chemical cartel.”

With the exception of CBS, every major media outlet in the United States shares at least one board member with at least one pharmaceutical company.

With the exception of CBS, every major media outlet in the United States shares at least one board member with at least one pharmaceutical company. To put that into perspective: These board members wake up, go to a meeting at Merck or Pfizer, then they have their driver take them over to a meeting with NBC to decide what kind of programming that network is going to air. America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio discusses the connection between Big Pharma and Mainstream Media outlets.

Got Antibiotics Straight from Your “100% Pure” Orange Juice? EPA Allows Them in Florida Citrus, Contributing to Bacterial Resistance Crisis

(Beyond Pesticides, March 20, 2017) Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is allowing residues of antibiotics in Florida orange juice, after approving an emergency exemption for the antibiotics streptomycin and oxytetracycline –allowing their use for a bacterial disease, citrus greening (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) bacterium that causes Huanglongbing), in Florida citrus crops through December of 2019, and further exacerbating bacterial resistance. The World Health Organization has called bacterial resistance “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.” The agency announced March 15, “EPA is issuing these tolerances without notice and opportunity for public comment as provided in FFDCA section 408(l)(6).” EPA states “time-limited tolerances are established for residues of streptomycin in or on fruit, citrus, group 10-10, at 2 ppm, and the dried pulp of these commodities at 6 ppm.” For oxytetracycline, EPA is allowing residues ” in or on all commodities of fruit, citrus, group 10-10, at 0.4 ppm.” [See below; organic standards do not allow antibiotic use.]

Emails Reveal Monsanto's Tactics To Defend Glyphosate Against Cancer Fears

New details of the company's counterattack came to light this week. Internal company emails, released as part of a lawsuit against the company, show how Monsanto recruited outside scientists to co-author reports defending the safety of glyphosate, sold under the brand name Roundup. Monsanto executive William Heydens proposed that the company "ghost-write" one paper. In an email, Heydens wrote that "we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak." Heydens wrote that this is how Monsanto had "handled" an earlier paper on glyphosate's safety.


City Creates Commission to Consider Curbing Herbicide Use

A really good article by Dr. Christian Bogner that shows you Glyphosate’s connection to Autism. Seneff’s and Samsel’s 6th Paper, Glyphosate 6, Glyphosate in Vaccines is still going through the peer review process. If you are following, you can surely understand that there are big powers trying to keep this Paper from being published.

Seneff: “Dr. Christian Bogner is making huge headway in understanding autism and its connection to vaccines and glyphosate! His work is brilliant!”

...As you will find out soon, there is an unreported chemical in vaccines that was found that prevents the microglia from flipping out of the inflammatory state. This chemical is called glyphosate [more below].

This is the reason glyphosate is now able to enter the central nervous system. Glyphosate is small enough to pass through the blood brain barrier. In order to cross the blood-brain barrier, only molecules less than 800-1000 amu (atomic mass unit) in molecular weight can get through. The molecular weight of glyphosate is about 169 amu.

All vaccines tested had glyphosate in them [40]! You can see how a diet rich in glyphosate will put you at risk. According to CDC senior research scientist and whistleblower Dr. William Thompson [78], there was data omitted from African American children receiving the MMR vaccine. And in fact, there is an apparent link to autism.

Why would it affect African American children more so? One plausible explanation is that (according to the National Center for Children in Poverty) 33% of black children (3.6 million) live in poverty. In the 10 most populated states, rates of child poverty among black children range from 29% in California and Florida to 47% in Ohio [79]. Poverty means more processed (cheaper) food choices, which means more GMO derived foods, which means more glyphosate.

It is important to note that because glyphosate is never used alone in industry, the detection of glyphosate may be an indicator of the presence of many other co-formulants in glyphosate-based herbicides which have recently been shown by French scientist Seralini’s team to be endocrine disruptors and up to 1000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone [67].

On CBS News!!!

Monsanto accused of trying to hide weed killer Roundup's danger

Oregon may let farmers sue Monsanto, other GMO patent-holders, for crop contamination

First non-GMO verified oil mill in Northeast offers unique oils, non-GMO meal

EPA scientist warns that glyphosate (RoundUp) herbicide strips minerals out of food, leaving the body deficient in Zinc and Magnesium

“Jess, you and I have argued many times on CARC. You often argued about topics outside of your knowledge, which is unethical,” she wrote. “Your trivial MS degree from 1971 Nebraska is far outdated, thus CARC science is 10 years behind the literature in mechanisms. For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants. For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.”

Copley, who passed away in January 2014, also identified another EPA colleague, Anna Lowit, accusing both of them of “intimidating staff on CARC” and changing various reports to make the industry look better.

Seneff: “Wonderful new article showcasing my good friend and collaborator, Judy Hoy. A brilliant scientist who studies the wild animals of Montana.”

Wounding Nature — and Ourselves

Pesticides bring us to the agrichemical industry, one of the key linchpins of many of our health and environmental woes. The pesticides industry has captured the EPA and the government. Colin Todhunter, a British researcher, says this industry “wallows like an overblown hog in a cesspool of corruption.” He accuses pesticide merchants for causing more death and disease than tobacco companies. The agrichemical industry, he says, “hides behind corporate public relations, media misrepresentations and the subversion of responsible-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions.”

FOOD JUSTICE NOW_Ep01 Dr Stephanie Seneff Interview “Glyphosate Disease” from Food Sovereignty Canada

IG Farben and the History of the "Business With Disease"

IT’S A NO BRAINER! Action needed to stop children being exposed to chemicals that harm their brain development!

“The brain development of future generations is at stake. We need EU regulators to phase out groups of chemicals of concern, rather than slowly restricting one chemical at a time. We cannot continue to gamble with our children’s health.”

Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away

No plant is inherently ‘bad’, but many species can and have caused a great deal of damage when they are introduced into locations outside of their native range. Invasive species can out-compete the natives they encounter, they can take up all the space and use up all the resources, they can spread disease, and cause other physical changes to their new homes, all of which can have detrimental effects on native species, and on humans. It doesn’t happen with every plant and in every location, and scientists (like me!) are working now to figure out why that is, how to predict what will cause a problem, how to manage or prevent invasions.

Small DDT levels found in Ravalli Co. building

The samples were taken in January, after bats were found to have high levels of the banned pesticide.


In vacating the EPA approval, the court said that “given the precariousness of bee populations, leaving the EPA’s registration of sulfoxaflor in place risks more potential environmental harm than vacating it.”

The EPA must obtain further data regarding the effects of sulfoxaflor on bees as required by EPA regulations before it grants approval, the court said.

Creating a Haven for Beneficial Bugs - How to attract insects that will prey on plant-eating pests

Pesticides on golf course may cause cancer

Shockingly Higher Rates of Autism and Developmental Delays in Asia

As in the US, Monsanto has cleverly inserted chemical company executives into government positions to influence policy.

He added that the government has admitted that “developmental delays and autism rates are out of control.”


Regardless of the source of the toxic exposure to children which contributes to developmental delays, whether it be imported food from the USA or local produce sprayed with chemicals, the originating source of their method of farming comes from American chemical companies who convinced farmers around the world to declare war on bugs and weeds with toxic chemicals, regardless of the impact on consumers. The result is that our children, the most vulnerable in our society, are the collateral damage in this global power play.

The Campaign to Stop GE Trees

MDL Monsanto Glyphosate Cancer Case Key Documents & Analysis

On March 13th, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled — over Monsanto’s objections — that documents obtained by plaintiffs through discovery could be unsealed. The following is a list of documents that have been unsealed to date.

Sperm-Mediated Inheritance of Acquired Characters

Heredity does not just depend on DNA in chromosomes or organelles, loose sequences of RNA and DNA can be independently inherited, and readily taken up by sperm cells to transfer the father’s acquired characters to the fertilized egg; this underscores the trans-generational hazards of new toxins and nucleic acids introduced into our food chain via genetically modified organisms Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

Seneff: “An exciting development. As you know, GMO free is not enough to guarantee that there's no glyphosate.”

Glyphosate Residue Free Certification Creates New Transparency Shift for US Consumers

The Glyphosate Residue Free certification testing program is based on the work of an independent FDA-registered laboratory with over 70 years of analytical experience: Anresco Laboratories.

Rowlands continued; “We will make sure that the products are tested at least 3 times a year and we will also make sure that spot checks are performed regularly.”

Common Weedkiller Used in Modern Agriculture Could be Main Factor in Gluten Intolerance

In her most recent research published in a peer-reviewed journal along with Anthony Samsel, she looks at the role of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, which is the most popular herbicide used worldwide, and its toxic effect in destroying our digestive system. Here is another piece of the problem when looking at gluten sensitivities. In a recent interview she was asked about glyphosate’s role in Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, and this was her reply:

Gluten sensitivity by itself doesn’t necessarily have the transglutaminase immunogenicity of Celiac. It shares the same features with Celiac disease, but it’s not as extreme. But these things also have a host of other pathologies that are associated with this particular condition of gluten sensitivity, which is what’s so fascinating to me. All of these risk factors that co-occur with Celiac disease could be explained through other ways that glyphosate disrupts physiology. That’s the most fascinating thing to me, is that you can explain all of these other things, maybe not directly through the effect of gluten but through the effect of glyphosate on the body.

People who have Celiac disease have increased risk for other things; for example, non-hodgkins lymphoma, and they die earlier because of these other risks. They also have fertility problems, they are more likely to produce children with birth defects, and are more likely to have depression and serotonin problems. All of these things that are connected to Celiac disease, but also exist independently from Celiac disease, are also caused, in our opinion, by glyphosate. (Source)

Read the full study online free here.

Here is the Conclusion of the study:

This paper presents an exhaustive review of the toxic effects of the herbicide, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, in humans, and demonstrates how glyphosate’s adverse effects on the gut microbiota, in conjunction with its established ability to inhibit the activity of cytochrome P450 enzymes, and its likely impairment of sulfate transport, can remarkably explain a great number of the diseases and conditions that are prevalent in the modern industrialized world. Its effects are insidious, because the long-term effects are often not immediately apparent. The pathologies to which glyphosate could plausibly contribute, through its known biosemiotic effects, include inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cachexia, infertility, and developmental malformations. Glyphosate works synergistically with other factors, such as insufficient sun exposure, dietary deficiencies in critical nutrients such as sulfur and zinc, and synergistic exposure to other xenobiotics whose detoxification is impaired by glyphosate.

Given the known toxic effects of glyphosate reviewed here and the plausibility that they are negatively impacting health worldwide, it is imperative for more independent research to take place to validate the ideas presented here, and to take immediate action, if they are verified, to drastically curtail the use of glyphosate in agriculture. Glyphosate is likely to be pervasive in our food supply, and, contrary to being essentially nontoxic, it may in fact be the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment.

Seneff: “I don't know why this is still a "mystery disease." The Sri Lankans figured it out a few years back and there are several articles by Jayasumana et al. pointing to glyphosate toxicity working synergistically with nitrates in the water and arsenic. Sri Lanka had the wisdom to ban glyphosate. Nicaragua should follow suit!”

Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields

Kidney disease has killed 20,000 agricultural workers, but no one knows why

Slew of Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Filed This Week—Tops 700 Cases

The lawsuits allege that Monsanto championed falsified data and attacked legitimate studies that revealed the dangers of Roundup in order to prove that Roundup was safe, while also leading a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that Roundup wasn’t dangerous.

Trump relents: Bumblebee to be listed as endangered species

“The Trump administration reversed course and listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species just in the nick of time," said Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "Federal protections may be the only thing standing between the bumblebee and extinction,” she said.

Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup

In the new study, Blaise LeBlanc and Gillian Eggleston and colleagues note HFCS's ubiquitous usage as a sweetener in beverages and processed foods. Some commercial beekeepers also feed it to bees to increase reproduction and honey production. When exposed to warm temperatures, HFCS can form HMF and kill honeybees. Some researchers believe that HMF may be a factor in Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease that has killed at least one-third of the honeybee population in the United States.

Neurologist Speaks Out About the Importance of Gut Health for Prevention and Treatment of “Incurable” Neurological Disorders

“We’re now recognizing from research at our most well-respected institutions from around the globe that the gut bacteria are wielding this very powerful sword of Damocles,” he says.

They determine whether we’re going to have a healthy brain or not, whether our brain is going to function well or not, and whether our brain is going to become diseased or not. Who knew that we’d be referring back to the gut?”

Fifteen Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup - 2015

They’ve found that people who are sick have higher levels of glyphosate in their bodies than healthy people.

They’ve also found the following health problems which they attribute to exposure to Roundup and/or glyphosate:

Seneff: “Glyphosate was first patented as a metal chelator that could strip metal off of pipes. California uses tons of glyphosate in its agriculture. I would not be surprised to find that glyphosate is a key factor in the crisis we are experiencing lately in high lead content in the water supply in multiple cities. Flint, MI is surrounded by fields of GMO Roundup-Ready sugar beets.”

Lead Poisoning In "Dozens Of California Communities" Worse Than Flint, Michigan
Arty turns 11 this summer.

#1497048 --- 03/27/17 02:57 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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I hope folks will take this opportunity to watch this docu-series. It's a total of 9 episodes from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Each episode is available to watch for 24 hours, so get started early. It starts today and runs for 10 days.

You will be shocked when you hear Dr. Hooker’s interview about his contact with a CDC scientist who admitted that he and his colleagues were instructed to throw info they didn’t want to become public in a garbage can. His interview spans three episodes and I’ve posted an unofficial transcript of his interview (and Pompa’s) at the end of this post.

My other favorites were RFK, Jr.'s interview and Dr. Tenpenny's admission and regret that she was responsible for putting a father in jail for SIDS while his child lay dying. Dr. Pompa put everything together. All of these chemicals and ingredients (including gmo foods) together causes a storm of illnesses in the body. Who knew there was Thimerosal in contact lens solution? (sign up and look for an email in your junk folder from “Patrick.”)


From: Dr. Patrick Gentempo

“There is an urgent cultural problem where there exists extreme conflict, contention and confusion regarding one of the most significant and controversial health debates of our day, forced vaccination. This has resulted in unprecedented oppression where government regulators, working unethically with multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, have violated the rights of parents in deciding whether or not they want to inject potentially dangerous and at times lethal vaccine substances into their children. Further, the rights of health care professionals to speak freely regarding their views of vaccines have been trampled on with the threat of ridicule, censure and de-licensure. Additionally, workers are being forced by their employers to subject themselves to vaccines and the media has attacked anyone who questions today’s compulsory use of vaccines.

Vaccines Revealed exists to be a beacon of light that shines uninhibited truth on this critical subject. By aggregating the world’s leading experts on vaccines into a global forum where unbiased knowledge can be freely shared, we endeavor to be a resource for millions of enlightened parents and concerned people worldwide who wish to evaluate this topic and form an independent opinion from which they can act in their own interest.”


“People have asked me, “why are you doing this?“ This isn’t what I wanted to do. But I had a choice. I could put my head down and walk away from it – pretending I didn’t see it. Or, I could get involved and take the risk of doing that. And I have taken those risks and I have endured what came along with it, but I have endured it happily.

Because I believe that if I can spare one kid from getting this injury – from that pain…. God gave these children lives, and these companies are stealing that from them. That is a crime. That is assault and battery. It’s child abuse. In some cases it’s even worse. I feel like I didn’t have any choice about getting involved with this fight. And once I got involved with it, – I’m going to fight it until the end. And I’m not going to stand down. And I’m not going to give up. And I’m going to fight for you – and I’m going to fight for your children.”

Vaccines Revealed - Hosted by Dr. Patrick Gentempo

The Biggest Public Health Experiment...Ever - Your kids are already a part of the experiment...and you’re next. 9-part online docu-series.

Episode 1

Andrew Wakefield, Gary Goldman, Toni Bark
• The Autism/Vaccine Connection
• Chickenpox
• Unknown Dangers of Vaccines

“...we do know that cancer rates have gone up as the practice of vaccination has grown.”

Episode 2

Suzanne Humphries, Sayer Ji, Mary Holland
• The overview of vaccines and the history of vaccine use
• General Vaccine information
• Legal Vaccine Overview
• The Vaccine Court

Episode 3

Episode 3 – (Includes “Vaxxed” Movie Presentation)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Scott and Melissa Miller
• The Anthrax Vaccine and its devastation on our military
• Mercury in Vaccines – Thimerosal

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. talks about Vaccine Court, Simpsonwood (1991 secret meeting of CDC scientists and Pharma reps where they decided to cover up the data that vaccines were harming, mainstream media), Scott Miller, filmmaker, vaccines in the military, Gulf War Syndrome, Anthrax, 20 minutes of the film "VAXXED."

"I've spent my life working on energy issues, environmental issues and global warming and rivers, but I've taken a hiatus to do just this issue because I cannot stand by and watch these children be poisoned, an entire generation of children being poisoned now...and we're going to take them on and beat them we're going to sue the government, pharmaceutical companies...we're figuring out different way to litigate this..."

Episode 4

Brian Hooker, Dawn Loughborough, Sara Bridges
• Autism
• Vaccine Injury
• Political Activism
• CDC Fraud

Brian Hooker - He's a PhD in biochemical engineering, has been conducting biotechnology research for over 25 years, currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University, and also science advisor for the Focus For Health Foundation.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the vaccines that my son received caused his autism...It seemed as if every vaccine he received, would cause more damage..."

"...I was following the research at the CDC which at that point even though the CDC had not officially published any research on thimerosal, we knew because of some of the things that we being leaked out that the CDC had found a relationship between thimerosal containing vaccines and autism, especially within the first month of life. The CDC was actively working to cover that up with very dubious statistics and I knew something was dead wrong...

...and then the race was on. The CDC was trying to cover up this relationship. I was actively at that point calling CDC researchers, giving my input on their studies, studies that they were doing in the United States, studies that they were planning to do in Denmark, Italy, the UK. The CDC was so desperate at that time to find any population of children that would somehow indemnify thimerosal, that they were going to Greenland, they were looking at cohorts of individuals with autism in Greenland somehow to use that particular population to say there's no relationship between the thimerosal that you get in the infant schedule in the United States and autism. They were completely desperate and so I knew at that particular point in time I had to get involved."

Dawn Loughborough - She was an Executive Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse. She's a Senior Program Manager with a background as CEO of an investment firm, and she obtained her masters degree in Law from the University of Baltimore.

Sarah Bridges - She is a Ph.D Neuropsychologist. She was a Senior Executive for a $1.7 billion fortune 1000 company, and a practice leader for the assessment of business at Personnel Decisions International, and innovator in the psychology and organizational consulting field.

Episode 5

James Chestnut, Kelly Brogan, Sayer Ji, Gary Goldman, Stephanie Seneff
• Aluminum
• Gardasil
• Flu Vaccine
• Vaccine and Big Pharma Fraud

Tonight's episode will reveal what Autism and Heart Disease have in common. And how it fits into the Vaccine Story.

See why Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. Senior Scientist at MIT, makes this startling statement @ 1:54:40. "It's very disturbing where we are headed right now - and I see no end in sight."

We'll be delving deeper into the flu vaccine specifically. The independent voices you'll be learning from in episode 5 are willing to stand up against the so-called science of our modern flu vaccine dogma. These experts purely feel the need to communicate the dangers of the flu vaccines to the public so that people have better information, real information to prevent vaccine injuries. In spite of being told that the flu vaccine in particular is perfectly safe - (hey, we're even told it's safe for pregnant moms, infants and the elderly) - turns out it's probably not so "safe". The flu vaccine contains toxic amounts of mercury. We've been lied to by the media... -stating over and over again that mercury was removed from all vaccines. That's simply not true. The flu vaccine still contains mercury - an extremely toxic heavy metal.

You will have the delight of hearing from Sayer Ji again, and finally - Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. In addition to the toxicity of mercury - you'll hear from Stephanie about how toxic aluminum is to us - especially our precious small children. These, and other serious toxins in our vaccines are causing great grief in families - right now.

The findings on the "adverse events" findings on Gardasil will have you shaking your head in disbelief. This is such an urgent and important message.

James Chestnut, D.C., B.ED., M.SC., C.C.W.P.

“It's absolutely unequivocally absurd beyond belief and yet they're getting away with it.”

“They're going to make it mandatory...but now they're saying if you don't get the flu vaccine you have to get the mask. I want to make something...this is really important to me that what this does is it makes the people who get a flu vaccine believe that when they go in there and work with these people that they've protected them and they don't wear a mask. That's the tragedy, that if we actually want to be patient advocates here, everybody, what we have to understand is that if that flu shot has got false data to back it up it means that you're walking in there without a mask on because you believe you're protecting those people and you're not. That's where this does the most harm for me.”

Episode 6 - (Includes “Vaccines Syndrome” Movie Presentation)
Brian Hooker
• Vaccine Injury
• Fraud
• Aluminum & Mercury
• Autism Epidemic

Part 2 Brian Hooker and world premiere film Vaccines Injury regarding vaccines in the military and first responders. Hooker discusses how CDC scientist Wm. Thompson contacted him, the information he provided and how he was able to legally record four phone calls to prove it.

"Tonight, as a part of Vaccines Revealed docu-series, you can see the World Premier of the film, Vaccine Syndrome, from Oscar nominated filmmaker Scott Miller.

It will show you what we are doing with our dangerous, untested vaccine program making lab rats of our military."

Episode 7

Sherri Tenpenny, Patrick Gentempo, Gayle DeLong
• Fraud/Corruption
• Flu Vaccine
• Vaccine Safety
• Financial Conflict of Interest
• National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.: Polio, Smallpox, Monkeypox, Scarlet fever eradication, herd immunity, HPV three extra office visits, bullying to push $100,000 worth of vaccine inventory that has time period to be sold, Wakefield.


"I’m afraid that too many doctors have become “glorified drug reps”

"If you asked your doctor, “name 3 ingredients in that syringe”, most doctors wouldn’t be able to tell you. I feel it’s our responsibility as doctors to stand up for patients and stop stuffing them full of drugs."

"The National Vaccination Injury Compensation Program has been a disaster. ... It's a complete kangaroo court that's set up to make it look like we're trying to do something to compensate people who are injured by these vaccines."

"I can remember cases of my own that broke my heart...I remember the one father I put in jail for shaken baby syndrome, which is the person that I will never forget as I am looking into the eyes of his child and thinking, feeling very pompous about identifying shaken baby syndrome and watching the police haul this gentlemen away in handcuffs behind his eyes, I will go to my grave remembering that look on his face knowing now what I know...and to think here's his child who's dying and I'm the one who put him in jail and that's the reason why...and people will ask me why don't doctors get it, why don't pediatricians get it, and I always say it's because they'll have to do their own forgiveness work because they'll walk into their chartroom and look at all those charts...maybe I played a role in that, maybe that was me by injecting all of those kids and ignoring the signs and ignore when the parents when they would call me and tell me their kids were crying and saying oh, that's normal, they're just going to cry...and if they really realized what they were doing to destroy the human race and the dna of humanity they would have to stop, drop to their knees and say God forgive me and turn around and do something different..."

Episode 8 - (Includes “Trace Amounts” Movie Presentation)
Brian Hooker
• CDC guidelines and cover-ups
• Vaccine Science and Realities
• Vaccine Schedule
• Autism Connection

Part 3 of Dr. Brian Hooker's interview. Hooker talked about the cover up of the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The top people at the CDC called a meeting and everyone was to bring all their copies of this study and they were told to put it in the trash can provided in the room. Dr. Thompson kept a copy of the study, including an electronic copy.

See transcript of Dr. Hooker’s interview at the bottom of this post.

What is thimerosal? From Trace Amounts page…

Thimerosal is a poison, neurotoxin, cancer-causer, and can interrupt the immune system and the normal development of an unborn baby or a child. Thimerosal is so toxic that putting it on your skin is illegal. However, the government not only allows but also defends its injection into the population, especially pregnant women and newborn children, as part of influenza vaccines currently recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Episode 9

Sayer Ji, Brian Hooker, Jack and Heather Wolfson, Dan Pompa
• Vaccine Solutions

Sayer Ji again! Make sure and catch what he says about “hazmat suits” in doctors offices in the first 5 minutes and the most controversial vaccine of all time… Gardasil.

You’ll be appalled when you hear what Brian Hooker (quickly becoming a watcher favorite) has to say about that @ 22:32 in this episode.

Dr. Heather Wolfson. Heather is married to Dr. Jack Wolfson - a Board-Certified Cardiologist. Dr. Heather Wolfson has a view on health and healing that will really reel you in and wait until you hear how Dr. Jack Wolfson was vilified for his atypical views on medicine @ 49:14.

AND FINALLY this is what you’ve overwhelmingly been clamoring for. I can’t even count the number of messages, emails and reaching out that you’ve done, with this singular question:

“Dr. Gentempo, what do I do now?”

Well, you are in for a real treat. Dr. Dan Pompa - a Cellular Detox Expert will be talking expressly about this issue - for those of you who’ve had those questions. You’ll be leaning in for this one. (See transcript of Dr. Pompa’s interview at the bottom of this post.)

Episode 10 extended

Dr. Tony Bark interviews Dr. Diane Harper on the HPV Gardisil vaccine and Merck, "Godmother of the vaccine movement," and founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe Fisher, part 4 interview with Sayer Gi, Dr. Terry Wahls, the Check family and their attorney, Patricia Finn, on their legal battle.


Dr. Harper: “You see for Gardasil that protection is about forty percent. You see for Cervarix you see that it only has two types in the actual vaccine. That protection was ninety-three percent. So it shows that Cervarix has much more protection against HPV types that aren’t even in vaccine than does Gardasil. You don’t see that difference advertised because Merck was the first to market and they were a year and a half ahead of GSK. It truly is the marketing principle that one, which is whoever gets to market first gets over 90 percent of the market share and then people are anchored in what it is they purchased, what it is they think about and it’s very hard for them to change to something else.”

“So the public needs a simple message but unfortunately, that message was created by a for profit company and the simple message was at the time it came out, get Gardasil and your daughter will be one less meaning one less cervical cancer victim. Well in reality, she was never going to be a cervical cancer victim if she had gone on with her pap smears. So the concept of using fear to sell vaccines was prominent and knew that it could get a reaction from the public about I want to protect my daughter, I want to be a good parent.”

Dr. Bark: Do we know that injecting HPV dna in the bloom stream directly is safe? Where is evidence that … I understand in natural environment HPV is skin-to-skin, I understand that, but do we have any evidence to show that injecting HPV dna into somebody’s blood stream is safe

Dr. Harper: No.

In conclusion,

Dr. Bark: So it’s as though the vaccine and the whole marketing campaign around vaccine has reduced good behavior.

Dr. Harper: That’s right, and that is going to hurt women in the long run.

Dr. Bark: It will put them at higher risk for missed cancers.

Dr. Harper: That’s correct.



Dr. Bark: Is it law that doctors have to give informed consent on vaccines?

Fisher: It is a federal law under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that doctors are supposed to give parents ahead of time written information about the benefits and risks of vaccines and a description of vaccine reactions. Now the vaccine information statement that the CDC publishes is partly in existence because of that law and safety provision. Now we know that a lot of doctors don’t give parents anything because there’s no punishment or sanction in the law for not complying with the safety provisions.

You can purchase the series at their website. Also fyi, you can purchase a Jump Drive (All Episodes & Transcripts) for a much lower cost. To get to that option, you have to add a series to the cart, go to the cart page and look for the Jump Drive option down at the bottom left of the page, add it to the cart, delete the series option. Also fyi, I have no connection to this series and I get no monetary compensation for sharing this information.
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#1497049 --- 03/27/17 03:03 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Part 1 interview of Dr. Brian Hooker, Bioengineer, Associate Professor of Biology

Interviewed for Vaccines Revealed .com by Dr. Patrick Gentempo

Dr. G is Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. H is Dr. Brian Hooker.

My name's Brian Hooker and I have a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering. I've been involved in biotechnology research for over 25 years now. Currently Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University and also Science Advisor for the Focus For Health Foundation. Prior to that, I worked in areas of Environmental Restoration and also Plant Genetic Engineering when I was a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. I am the father of an 18 year old son who was damaged by his infant vaccines and he has autism.

Dr. G: So Brian, your a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering. What type of work have you done over your career?

Dr. H: Over my career as a BE, I started working in environmental restoration. I was working primarily on EPA superfund sites, the sites that are considered the most contaminated and the most toxic in the United States, and so I worked in developing strategies using natural micro organisms that would degrade the contaminants, eat the contaminants and then release things that were innocuous.

Dr. G: For a period of time you were working and doing research for the US government, correct?

Dr. H: That is correct, yes. I worked for National Laboratory actually in Eastern Washington and the National Laboratory was co-located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which is a superfund site. It's one of the most laden with toxic waste sites in the country, taking some of the legacy waste, some of the waste that had been there for years and years and converting it to benign substances before the waste actually reached the Columbia River. We were running out the clock, trying to make sure that when, what we call these plumes of toxic waste would travel through the groundwater, we would want to be able to clean them up before they became a hazard to humans that were in, and animals in the environment, that all in that area were relying on the Columbia River.

Dr. G: Now you've also published several Papers, if I read your bio correctly, you have over 60 peer reviewed Papers to your credit?

Dr. H: That is correct. I started publishing as a part of my Ph.D. dissertation back in 1990 and I've continued to publish doing work starting out in environmental restoration, then I did some work in plant genetic engineering and ultimately where I am now at Simpson University. Then primarily I'm doing epidemiology research and something that is near and dear to my heart that is the connection between vaccines, vaccine components and neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism.

Dr. G: What got you interested in vaccine research?

Dr. H: What got me interested in vaccine research primarily was my son's adverse reaction to vaccines. We believe he had an adverse reaction and cumulative adverse reaction from all the vaccines that he received from two weeks of life all the way to his 15 month well baby check up and that's when he had his most severe reaction and we curtailed vaccination at that time. Because of that I became deeply interested in the connection between vaccines primarily I started out with the vaccine component Thimerosal. Thimerosal is about 50 percent mercury by weight, and it's used as a preservative in still in the flu shot. At that time it was used in three of the childhood vaccines that my son received and he was on a single day, and I didn't know this until after he had had his adverse reaction to vaccines, but on a single day he was receiving over 100 micrograms of mercury which vastly exceeded the EPA guidelines and the FDA guidelines for a single dose of mercury for an infant of his size. Even if he had received one of those vaccines when he was an adult, as an adult in order to correctly process that mercury based on the EPA guidelines, he would have had to weigh 550 pounds and he didn't weigh 550 pounds, he started out as an 8 pound infant and it just over whelmed his system.

Dr. G: It seems somewhat ironic that your career has been spent detoxifying the environment and yet you have a child who now has been vaccine damaged because of the toxic substances that went into the ecology of his system.

Dr. H: It's very ironic. I started out my career, I'm still doing environmental restoration as a part of my career and yet one of the most toxic things that I ever encountered was handling the body fluids from my son because he was detoxifying mercury and other components that are in vaccines, including aluminum, including formaldehyde and when I originally, when my wife and I originally made the decision to vaccinate my son, we had no idea that these poisons were in these vaccines in such high quantities. If I would have known what I know now, there is absolutely no way that we would have anybody touch him with any type of vaccine or any type of vaccine component and anything that enters his body as a practice now, anything that enters his body we look at the packet insert. We make sure that there's anything if there's anything that's questionable that that particular medication, that therapeutic, does not enter my son's body. We trusted the medical establishment because of my background, I grew up in a public health family. My mother served as a public health nurse for many, many years and we were taught that vaccinations were safe, there were efficacious and I remember when my son was being vaccinated for things like Chicken Pox thinking oh how convenient, he's never going have to get the Chickenpox, and he'll never have to miss school and, but little did I know, the toxic storm that at that point was going on in his body.

Dr. G: That was 18 years ago, now given what the vaccine schedule is today and the contents of the vaccines, how do you think he would have responded?

Dr. H: If we had vaccinated today, given the bloated CDC vaccine schedule, I really don't know if my son could have survived that. I think, you know, you hear of infants dying of within hours, days after receiving their two week, two month, four month, six month vaccines. I believe that he very well could have been one of those cases because his system, the schedule was so relatively innocuous in 1998 as compared to what it is today and his system couldn't even handle that and so knowing the toxins that are going in, knowing the multiple doses of vaccines that are going in left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg, in a single doctor's visit, I don't see how he could have survived.

Dr. G: Now, we'll talk about the science surrounding all of this or maybe the lack of science surrounding all this, but from the personal side here you are a young couple at that point you have a child and the child becomes vaccine damaged, how has that altered the course of your life and the experience of family?

Dr. H: Having a vaccine damaged child is basically living at ground zero of a nuclear explosion everyday, 24/7. Things that happened in our life were so drastically altered by my son's vaccine injury. We planned to have other children and because of his vaccine injury and because of the some of the moral choices we would make and not vaccinating our other children, we decided that it wasn't a choice that we could make. We couldn't look at him and say I'm sorry your vaccine damaged and your siblings dogged a bullet. So we did not have other children and part of the reason was because of the 24/7 care that my son needed. My son sleeps an average of 3 to 4 hours a night and so my wife and I have to take shifts, she stays up late with him, I wake up early with him. There's a constant battle in terms of deciding what type of supplementation we're going to give him, what type of therapies we're going to use for him, what type of individuals we're going to allow into our household that might provide care for him, because my wife does need to break away to do grocery shopping, to take care of our family's personal needs and so it is such a drastic alteration of life to see autism modeled in the press as oh these children are a little weird or a little geeky or they're just a little bit different than the mainstream society. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Dr. G: So you're a well credentialed research scientist with multiple degrees, publications, patents, etc., is there any doubt in your mind that the vaccines caused his autism?

Dr. H: There is no doubt in my mind that the vaccines that my son received caused his autism. There is absolutely no doubt. We saw the regression, we saw the implications of every vaccine that he received on the schedule. It seemed as if every vaccine that he received would cause more damage and then we would see a little more damage and as new parents we didn't really have a baseline, we did not have other siblings that we could compare my son's development to. I remember teaching my son how to crawl and having a conversation with another parent and that parent saying, well you know how kids just pick up things on their own, and I scratched my head, I was stymied, like my son doesn't really pick up anything on his own. We've taught him to sit up, we've worked hours to get him to sit up, we've taught him to roll over, we've taught him to crawl, we've come up with games, moving blankets around so it would force him to crawl. We worked to get and hit every milestone and the milestones that we did hit we're all abolished when he received his 15 month vaccines. Before my son's 15 month vaccines he had language, he was speaking, we have him on video saying short phrases referring to the dog next door which was one of his wonderful passions when he was one years old. Then all of that is lost. There are things that we have captured my son doing on video before his 15 month vaccines that he still cannot do to this day.

Dr. G: Is he verbal today?

Dr. H: No, my son is nonverbal. He has a few words he can say, mama, daddy, yes, no and that's really just about it. He does understand language, we can give him simple commands and we're working through communicating with him through an Ipad, but other than that, there is no expressive language.

Dr. G: So I think you're to be commended with your wife on an extraordinary expenditure of energy and emotion to adapt your entire lives for the needs of your son. It's really incredible. What is the financial impact?

Dr. H: The financial impact is immense. The outlay that you never see that is never talked about in the media is the shear damage that my son can do to physical property. Things having to be replaced, things that he needs. He has his routines and his certain videos that he has to watch, but he also doesn't understand that if he breaks those videos that they have to be replaced. If he puts a whole in the wall, and he has been in severe pain and unfortunately where he is not violent against other people but he's self injurious, so he'll knock his shoulder up against the wall, he'll put a whole in the wall, we have to get the hole in the wall repaired and then on top of that, many of the therapies that we use with him are not covered by insurance, obviously the over-the-counter supplements, the things we have taken on to keep his primarily his gastrointestinal system which is, you know what's screwed up from stem to stern you know from his esophagus, all the way down to his rectum, we had problems and so medically we have to address that. So the financial outlay is immense. In order to provide for my family and provide for this sort of intense drain on our budget, then not only am I a professor at a university but I also run a consulting firm, I consult for multiple clients and I teach adjunct at a community college. So I'm juggling three jobs and having a family in order to provide financially because of the train wreck that autism is.

Dr. G: So, a little bit of a touch question, do you ever reflect on how life would have been different for you and your family if this didn't happen?

Dr. H: That's a really good question, I reflect on that on a regular basis. This year the beginning of the semester when I had students come in for their classes was rather hard on me because this would have been the freshman year of college that my son would have started if he hadn't have been vaccine damaged and seeing these young adults come in, take their classes, buy their books, study, interact with their peers, go have a good time, go to movies, drive a car, all of these things that my son cannot do, it really, really hit me hard this year. It was the first time that I had actually encountered that. We've homeschooled my son since he was four years old. We had a bad experience in a public preschool and at that point we decided that we would withdraw him from the school district, and so we chose to homeschool him but, this was the first time I interacted with students that were the same age as my son and saw the, just the complete difference, going home and helping my son with his Barney videos, watching Barney, watching Bob the Builder, watching things that just are not age appropriate for an 18 year old whose voice has changed, who's developing a beard. These are just not the things that you plan in life.

Dr. G: So with this obviously if you had understood the nature of vaccines, the risks of vaccines, the components of vaccines and especially with your education and academic background, you had had the to make other choices perhaps at least the opportunity to weigh it out and decide if this was the right thing or not and you've now done a good bit of research and in the vaccine community, in the autism community, you've become a very strong advocate for getting the truth out there, where has this lead you this journey to discover, why does the public not know about this, why do parents not know about this, why is it maybe a bad idea that the government wants to mandate that children get vaccinated? So talk about that journey a little bit.

Dr. H: Well my journey started in 2001. That's the first time that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which is a part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), that was the first time they convened a meeting and they specifically convened a meeting regarding Thimerosal, the mercury containing preservative that was in three of the series of vaccines that my son received, that's the first time that there was every any type of public meeting where parents could participate, parents could send in comments. I was on the west coast, the meeting was in the east coast but, I was firing away emails to the NAS, I was following the research at the CDC which at that point, even though the CDC had not officially published any research on Thimerosal, we knew because of some of the things that were being leaked out, that the CDC had found a relationship between Thimerosal containing vaccines and autism, especially within the first month of life. The CDC was actively working to cover that up with very dubious statistics and I knew something was dead wrong and I was, with the internet really starting to grow at that particular point in time, the early 2000's, I was starting to meet other parents, other families, other people that were going through the same nightmare in their own personal lives that my family was going through and so I became active. In my past research I had done a lot of statistics. When you clean up a superfund site and you say it's clean, you have to prove it to some level of certainty . So I had developed an expertise in statistics and I tried to and I believe was successful in applying that expertise to the epidemiology that the powers that be, the CDC, the NIH, the things, and the FDA, the things they were relying upon in order to somehow proclaim in a very religious fashion that Thimerosal was safe. We knew that it was preposterous that anybody would say mercury, in any form, was safe to inject into an infant's body. We knew that and so the eyes were on the NAS, the IOM did deem that they could not rule out a relationship between T containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disabilities and then the race was on. The CDC was trying to cover up this relationship. I was actively at that point calling CDC researchers, giving my input on their studies, studies that they were doing in the United States, studies that they were planning to do in Denmark, Italy, the UK. The CDC was so desperate that at that time to find any population of children that would somehow indemnify Thimerosal that they were going to Greenland. They were looking at cohorts of individuals with autism in Greenland to somehow to use that particular population to say there's no relationship between the Thimerosal that you get in the infant schedule in the United States and autism. They were completely desperate and so I knew at that particular point in time I had to get involved.

Dr. G: Wow, ... quite a journey because you ended up in communication with CDC scientists and most notably probably, Dr. Thompson. So you had a series of conversations now that have now been made public and some of them were recorded and were made public and it's kind of out there and people are seeing you know kind of behind the curtain. Can you speak to those conversations and what Dr. Thompson revealed to you?

Dr. H: Dr. Thompson was one of the scientists that I interacted with very early on in an official capacity. When I contacted the CDC's public liaison, she referred me to Dr. Thompson and another physician by the name of David Shay, who was working with Dr. Thompson at the time and so we had several very abrupt conversations, the CDC didn't like what I was saying, I received a cease and desist letter in 2004 from a CDC attorney saying that I was no longer allowed to contact these scientists, that the only recourse that I had was through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Dr. G: Why do you think that they felt so threatened that they had to cease and desist just to have conversations with their own scientists from one person who's got expertise in biostatistics and others and saying hey I want to talk to you about this. Why were they so threatened by that?

Dr. H: I knew because of my background in statistics, I knew what they were doing. I knew that they were actively working hard to bury a relationship that they didn't want to go public and I knew that the reason why they were doing that, I had recovered emails via the FOIA...

Dr. G: For those that don't understand that FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act, the CDC it's a government entity and we the citizenry have rights to get disclosed, not all of information is available to us but a lot of information is available to us so you filed this request for FOIA and if they honor the request they'll give you certain documents, so what did you find?

Dr. H: I received documents early on from the CDC and I found that in the background the chief scientists in vaccine safety were trying to preserve the vaccination program. They had no intent to help children but everything was focused on oh, we have to preserve the vaccine program and we have to keep that going. And there's also...

Dr. G: Why do you think that is? Why do you think they seemed so hell bent, these are scientists supposedly they are serving the cause of humanity. Why do you think they were hell bent on preserving the vaccine program as compared to reporting the data as they saw it?

Dr. H: The CDC acts as a vaccine company. They buy 4.6 billion dollars worth of vaccines every year from pharmaceutical companies and they take those vaccines and they distribute them to the state health departments.

Dr. G: Literally, the CDC purchases over 4 billion dollars worth of vaccines themselves?

Dr. H: That is correct, that is one of the things

Dr. G: So they're a purchasing agent also not just a researching entity but a purchasing agent?

Dr. H: They are a purchasing agent and they're extremely conflicted. They did not want vaccination rates to go down primarily because if vaccination rates went down they would not be reimbursed for the vaccines that they were buying to be distributed by state public health departments. So, it's big business. It's big money. 4.6 billion dollars were on the line and that's when you see a scientist talking about the nebulous well, we have to keep the vaccine program going, we can't damage the vaccine program, when you see a CDC scientist saying that, basically what they are saying in the background is we need to get our reimbursement of that 4.6 billion.

Dr. G: So you start submitting your first FOIA requests, what comes back?

Dr. H: The first FOIA requests that I submitted were in 2004 and just to backup, the primary reason I was submitting those requests was because CDC had cut off any scientist to scientist contact that I had with Thompson or any of the other scientists in the vaccine division so, my only recourse to get information from CDC was via the FOIA and I started to submit requests and one of the first things that came back was a big cheat on a study that had come out of Denmark.

Dr. G: A big cheat, what does that mean?

Dr. H: Cheat. It means that they used statistics to lie about the autism incidents in Denmark.

Dr. G: That's an extremely bold statement so you're asserting it like with full certainty, so why do you say that?

Dr. H: I have full certainty that what they did, somebody got the big idea that autism rates were increasing in Denmark even though they had removed Thimerosal from the vaccines in 1992. So therefore if there was a connection between Thimerosal and vaccines and the autism epidemic, then you should have seen numbers go down in Denmark. Okay? What they did was they published false data showing a very false increase in the incidence of autism in Denmark. But it came to data that was in 1999, 2000 and 2001 when the oldest kids were actually able to get an autism diagnosis and there was a steady downward trend. So what CDC did in connection with the Denmark researchers is that they recommended that they remove the last data point so the only thing that you would see was an upward trend and the autism diagnosis after they removed Thimerosal from vaccines and we know, historically, we know now that's what is called the Mardsen study, it came out in 2003 in the Journal of Pediatrics (JOP) and historically that study has been debunked but I actually got the emails where they made the decision that they were not going to put the last data points in the study because they indeed showed a downward trend and that was counter to CDC policy to keep Thimerosal in vaccines.

Dr. G: So let me get clear, you've actually seen emails where they said we're going to remove certain data points to give a false impression of autism rates so people will not draw the correlation between Thimerosal, in this particular case Thimerosal and autism?

Dr. H: You have to understand the CDC never puts that type of verbiage in an email. They will never say something like that. But they had a coauthor from Denmark who was saying these data sets, these data points are important and but we need to include them in the publication and then the principle investigator who was at the CDC at the time said no, we have to have a discussion and we may have to remove that data and we know historically, if you go back to the Paper, they removed the information that would have shown a downward trend, not an upward trend, but a downward trend after they removed Thimerosal in vaccines.

Dr. G: And was there any reason given for the removal for the person at the CDC advocating no, no, we need to remove that data, did they give a reason?

Dr. H: No.

Dr. G: Just the fact that it had to be removed.

Dr. H: There was no evidence, there was no reason, there was no scientific reason to remove that data point. The data point was clear. It was data from 2000 and 2001. It needed to be included because it showed the rates were going down. So there's no scientific reason to do that.

Dr. G: So now, this is roughly 2004 or so (Dr. H: That's correct.) so now you're seeing the first evidence, I'm talking about evidence, not speculation (Dr. H: Right) that they are literally manipulating data, omitting information to get a certain outcome impression in their data that they want to release publicly? (Dr. H: Right.) What happened after that?

Dr. H: The information started tumbling in from the CDC and one of the things you know people have asked me before why did you FOIA the CDC so many times. Well, it was easy. All I had to do was shoot off an email and the CDC would process the information and at first the information was coming back in a very, very timely basis. I would get information maybe five, six months after submitting the request, which in government terms, was a short period of time. I was analyzing the information along with David Guyer who is a very prolific scientist who works with his dad, Mark Guyer, who published many, many studies on Thimerosal and we would go through the information together just glean anything that we could that would show the evidence of fraud, evidence of manipulation or evidence of taking whole data sets and hiding them from the public and that's probably the thing that stuck out the most was what CDC was trying to do, they were coming up with their own fraudulent studies and then by law they were supposed to supply the data so independent scientists could check their work but what they were doing in the background was they were playing a shell game so they could hide that data so nobody could get access to the data, reanalyze the studies and show the faults and the fatal flaws in their science.

Dr. G: So you were extrapolating these conclusions by teasing out bits and pieces from all the FOIA information that came back to you?

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: What kind of volume are we talking about? How much stuff are they sending you?

Dr. H: I've probably received, I'd say 500,000 pages of documents.

Dr. G: 500,000 pages?

Dr. H: Some of them are redacted, redacted means that the information is blocked out and removed, some are actually just full clean copies of information. I received a contract between the CDC and the IOM regarding their final meeting in 2004 which basically put the nails in the coffin in terms of the government's response on Thimerosal in vaccines.

Dr. G: How so?

Dr. H: The 2004 IOM, the committee met in February of that year and they submitted a report, the report came out in May and not only did they say that there was no conclusive evidence showing a relationship between Thimerosal exposure and autism, but they also went further in an unprecedented move and they said that no research should be done further on this particular link and you know when somebody's saying no research should be done on a particular link, that they're trying to hide something.

Dr. G: Wow, what's going through your mind at this point? It's 2004, you're the father of an autistic child, you have basically done the research and math to say this much mercury went into his body, that's an extraordinary amount of toxicity and that my child is autistic, it's disrupted and transformed my entire life, my wife's life, our family, etc., I'm a research scientist, and you've got a background in statistics and you start getting this information and you see literally the malfeasance and now I could understand the (inaudible) saying wow this is really wrong, etc. but what's going on in the kind of the psycho emotional side that you're seeing this and realizing the damage it's done to your family and that they're trying to hide this stuff. How did that feel?

Dr. H: It was very, very difficult. Between 2004 until about 2007 I literally for my own emotional stability, I took a break in 2007 and I curtailed some of my FOIA activities just because I needed to rest. When you look at that much evil in the face on a regular basis and you know people are lying wholesale about a large portion of children in our society, it's very, very difficult to sleep at night. I didn't realize that the government entities could be as evil and corrupt as the CDC was and still is, and so I worked very, very hard to get the information to some level of closure. I put out a website with another autism dad who's actually very, very active in community, J.B, Handley. J.B. and I published a website called Put Children First .org and many of the information requests and many of the responses to the information requests that I received were put out on that website and it had an entire narrative specifically at that time regarding Thimerosal in vaccines. I also had, I just was starting to come to the grips with the fact that the CDC was studying Thimerosal in vaccines because they were trying to put down the furor that was in the public regarding children's exposure to mercury. What that meant was that there was an entire vaccination schedule, there was an entire laundry list of other components that because there was no furor about the CDC wasn't studying. Okay, so that threw everything regarding the vaccination program in doubt.

Dr. G: And you have to imagine, so here you are this huge government institution that has the public trust and that they are also buying 4.6 billion of vaccines a year that they are actually a purchaser of billions of dollars of these things to imagine that if they said oops, we made a mistake. How could they possibly admit to that but now you're pinned in a corner in a respect because we will lose the faith of the American people, we will be under extraordinary attack but if we continue to try and protect and hide the results that we know to be true, more kids are being damaged and families destroyed every single day.

Dr. H: It just flat out appeared from the documents that I received via the FOIA that the CDC didn't care. There was such a huge level of callousness and enmity for the parents of affected children.

Dr. G: So when you say evil, that's what you mean.

Dr. H: Not only did I hate the CDC but the CDC hated parents like me. They hated anybody that would question the status quo. Anybody that would rail against the advisory committee for immunization practices and the schedule that they put out every year. Anybody that would raise a stink against that. I was calling my congressional official, I was calling my two senators, they were conducting their own independent investigations. At that time Dr. David Weldon was a member of Congress, he was running his own independent investigation. I was working with his office on that investigation and so the CDC instead of looking at that and responding appropriately and saying we have a problem, we have not only a public relations problem but a scientific and a grave medical problem. They continued to cover up and they became very, very polarized against anybody that like I said would rail against the status quo.

Dr. G: Now 2004, 2007, you're crawling through huge volumes of documents, you're seeing this as you referred to it as the face of evil and now in 2007 you need to take a break. What happens then?

Dr. H: In 2007 I took a break from the activity, I finished my career up at the National Laboratory and made the decision to move on.

Dr. G: Well incidentally this is interesting, while this is going on you're working for the government.

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: The government hired you because they felt your credentials as a scientist, researcher, etc. in your area of expertise, they felt that you were worthy of employment for that. In the meantime you're looking at what the government's doing in a different branch of the government and seeing all this malfeasance and now you know you couldn't write this story in a novel to make it believable. Now 2007 you decide you're going to leave that government position or you're going to move on to another phase of your career and take a break from all this activity in reviewing the CDC's activities.

Dr. H: That is correct, I suspended the activities in 2007. I also then concluded my career as more of a prolific researcher scientist in 2009. I left the National Laboratory and then became a part of the faculty at Simpson University in 2010. I felt there was an intense amount of scrutiny that National Laboratory was a great environment to do research but it was also in and of itself it was a pressure cooker of a job and having those types of responsibilities and having a special needs child at home and a wife who has sacrificed her career to take care of a special needs child at home, then I needed to have a change.

Dr. G: So now what happens, when did you reengage, what encouraged you to re engage in this?

Dr. H: I started my job at Simpson University in 2010 and very early on I contacted Mark and David Guyer and wanted to talk to them about some of the FOIA requests that I had done at the very beginning back in 2004. I felt like there was more information available. The CDC had done a level best job of withholding, redacting, marking out information that I felt was vital and would expose more of the lies in terms of the studies that the CDC was saying was reliable evidence to show that vaccines and vaccine components were safe. In conversation with the Guyers, we decided to sue the CDC.

Dr. G: You sued the CDC?

Dr. H: Yes July, 2011 with my attorney Bob Reeves. We filed a suit against the CDC for withholding information for the four first FOIA requests that I had ever submitted. These had to deal with studies on Thimerosal that involved Denmark, studies on Thimerosal that involved the UK, and several internal series of documents that I was trying to get from the CDC and at first I felt that this would be a very, very simple endeavor and that I had seen the documentation, we were in the Obama Administration. At the beginning of his administration he had filed a presidential order to say that entities like the CDC needed to err on the side of being able to release, err on the side of openness and so I was using that even as some of my exhibits in the lawsuit so I thought okay the CDC will see this and they'll finally release those documents. But instead what ensued was a two year fight against the CDC, tooth and nail, where we were filing motion after motion and then they would file motions not only to, not only against what we had filed as evidence, but motions to vacate previous decisions that the judge had made.

Dr. G: Really, so the judge had ruled on some motions and they wanted him to vacate those rulings.

Dr. H: Right, right, at that point in time the judge was ruling that the CDC turn over documents that had been improperly withheld, documents that had been improperly redacted and the CDC was trying to vacate those motions and the fight ended almost exactly two years later in July, 2013 and during that particular period of time the CDC had to release about 500 pages, more pages of documents because of the order of the federal judge and then we finally, rather than having to go through the appeals process with the case, we finally came up with a settlement with the CDC but the thing that stood out was the CDC was fighting tooth and nail not to release this information.
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Part 2 - Dr. Brian Hooker

Dr. G: In 2014, you start to having phone conversations with Dr. William Thompson of the CDC.

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: So give me the lead up to that, so how did those communications start because you been in communication with him since the early 2000's, right?

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: So then what happened that got him to get on the phone with you?

Dr. H: As part of the lawsuit some documents surfaced that showed in the background Dr. William Thompson talking to CDC attorneys and actually attorneys who were fighting against my son in vaccine court, they were having these conversations behind the scenes as early as 2003 and 2004. To this day I have no clue why Dr. Thompson would be talking about my son's particular vaccine injury case, and so I emailed him, I was furious, and I didn't care if the CDC said that I couldn't email CDC scientists. I looked up his email address and I started emailing him and saying how could you talk about my son's case behind his back, how could you use that in order to curtail my conversations with CDC scientists, how could you use that against me, and I think I wore him down because low and behold you know I probably sent him three or four emails over the period of three or four months and then in November of 2013, I receive a phone call, I look down, it's a 404 area code, it's the CDC. I'd received harassing calls from the CDC FOIA office before and anonymous phone calls from the CDC before, so I knew not to pick up the phone. I didn't want to deal with what could be at the other end of the line but my curiosity got the best of me and I did a reverse phone lookup and low and behold it was Dr. William Thompson.

Dr. G: What happened when you got on the phone, what did he say?

Dr. H: We actually had a very, very polite conversation. One of the first things he asked was about my son and how my son was doing and he was almost apologetic in tone and this was somebody that was very, very different than the phone conversations that I had had with him back in 2003, 2004. He was a different man, he was a changed man and I could tell that right away just by sort of a conciliatory tone and it took about two phone conversations for him to say I know you're looking for information, I know you want to get into the central repository of vaccine safety data from the CDC, you're going about it in all the wrong ways, here's what you do.

Dr. G: He wanted to help you?

Dr. H: He wanted to help me get data sets so somebody on the outside could independently analyze the data sets and see first hand the flaws of the CDC.

Dr. G: So basically, he knew that there was something wrong with the way they were analyzing the data and he knew that you were looking to try to get that data to analyze it independently of the CDC but he also knew that you weren't going about it in the right way and he was giving you guidance.

Dr. H: That is correct and very, very quickly he showed me how to submit a release for a public data set and by law the CDC when they use federal funds to do a vaccine study they have to come up with a public data set that the general public, primarily scientists on the outside, can have access to and through his guidance, by January 2014 I was swimming in data that I never knew existed.

Dr. G: Wow, what motivated him, what did he see from the inside that made him want to help guide you from the outside?

Dr. H: He was motivated and this came out December 2013, January 2014 time frame, he knew that the CDC was doing bad statistics. He knew and he was telling me that the CDC was actually lying about the relationship between vaccines and autism.

Dr. G: You used the word lying, knowingly were lying about the, what data they were reporting relative to vaccines and autism.

Dr. H: Right, he knew that not only, it started out a little more innocuous and he was talking about the flaws and the methodology that the CDC was using and then all of a sudden the conversation turned on a dime and we were talking about fraud.

Dr. G: Wow, do you think his conscience got to him, what do you think happened?

Dr. H: I think that this is something that had been brewing in his conscience since 2004 since when he saw just very, very specific blatant fraud by his superiors at the CDC and this is what he was reporting to me and he wanted to make sure that somebody on the outside knew that this fraud had taken place, and the that way he wanted to go about doing that was to give me the data and to publish, for me to publish the results in peer reviewed scientific literature that showed yes, there is a relationship and we started out with the MMR vaccine, which I undertook in trepidation because I was not an expert at that time regarding the MMR but we started out with a study that was fraudulent and flawed that he did in 2004 and he said I want you to reanalyze that data set

Dr. G: So just to get clear because this is very dramatic, a research scientist at the CDC who's involved in the autism study in MMR autism relationship which was one of the prime studies to debunk the relationship, because Andy Wakefield was completely discredited over, his minor assertion in the beginning that there might be a relationship here and then everybody says ... that it's been disproven that there's a relationship between the two, the CDC study, etc. This was something that was a milestone study and the guy who's on the research project contacts you and says please get this information and reanalyze it.

Dr. H: That is correct. He was the lead statistician on this particular study, the first author was Frank DeStefano who was and still is the head of the Immunization Safety Office (ISO) at CDC. One of the authors was Colleen Boyle, who is pretty much second in command at the CDC. She's a head of one of the major centers The National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Another chief researcher Marcia (inaudible), and then a postdoc who was just on loan from her university. The five of them colluded to cover up the results, several different alarming results that showed when you get the MMR on time you are indeed more susceptible and more likely to get an autism diagnoses than when you delay it until after three years of age.

Dr. G: Wow, so again strong words, colluded that literally and did Thompson talk about this collusion that these people got together and eliminated data from the study to make it appear a certain way?

Dr. H: He would talk about it in a very vague terms but he did use the word collude and he used very, very strong language to say that the data that the data that were published were completely fraudulent, that they had embarked upon the study and he started to share documentation, documentation of how the study was supposed to be done in the first place and then he guided me through the steps on how they deviated from that plan because they saw relationships between the MMR and autism and they did not want to publish them.

Dr. G: The hair on the back on my neck is literally standing up right now, so here you are and incidentally you've had numerous conversations with him for which were recorded so that you have documentary evidence to say these conversations are real (Dr. H: That's right.) and it's validated that these things were said and many more things that weren't recorded but the point is so here you are the parent of an autistic child who has the course of your entire life altered because of vaccines that your child was given and you're on the phone now with a research scientist from the CDC who publishes with other coauthors a Paper and he's the lead guy on the statistics for the Paper and is basically saying that there is collusion between these authors to misrepresent the data to try to show that there was not a relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism and yet the reality is that if you look at the data they had there is, and so now you are saying not only how are you affected but because of the collusion how many other families out there are sitting there with autistic kids because this information was never represented properly or truthfully.

Dr. H: The CDC knew about these relationships as early as November 7, 2001 because I have the memo that says November 7, 2001 and it delineates these relationships and it shows a positive relationship with the MMR and autism among African Americans, it showed an association with what the CDC terms isolated autism, that's kids like my son that got autism but didn't have any other types of co-morbidity like cerebral palsy or mental retardation that just basically regressed into autism there were strong statistically significant relationships CDC knew about it November 7, 2001 and you look at how many kids have been born since then, how many kids have been diagnosed with autism since then and how many kids actually got the MMR on time and how many lives, how many families could have been saved.

Dr. G: In your wildest dreams do you think you would have ever gotten to the point where you're on the phone (inaudible) with a CDC scientist who's on the autism study with MMR calling you and talking to you and basically saying reanalyze this data please and saying there is collusion between the scientists that there's fraud in the way that they're representing the data that you are a family that's affected. You know in 2001 you already reviewed that they were hiding things, I think you said November 7, 2001 that there was email traffic that you got through FOIA, all these years, all these kids getting vaccinated and one of the things, that I know because I've had conversations with you previously and I've watched Vaxxed, etc., but one of the things is that what they showed in this study was that if you delayed the use of the MMR vaccine the risk of autism goes down precipitately, correct?

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: I mean it was an obvious thing and they didn't even want to report that, they could have just said hey we have new data delay this but then it would admit that the people who followed the schedule in the beginning, have autistic kids as a result of their recommendations so they couldn't admit it.

Dr. H: The CDC would never go on record and admit that, so they chose to cover it up and what they did is they sat on that information for a year and a half, they would meet weekly, these five scientists would meet on a weekly basis, they would have Thompson rerun the data, reanalyze the data, he could not make the effect go away.

Dr. G: Even trying making the effect go away by reanalyzing the data or using different statistical manipulation, he still couldn't make it go away.

Dr. H: He couldn't make that information go away and so what they decided to do specifically with the African Americans, was they said we will only rely on race data for those individuals that have a valid State of Georgia birth certificate. So it took that population and it reduced it by almost a half, it became half as large and everybody that knows statistics knows that if you have a smaller sampling size you lose statistical power, you lose the relationship and so they used that, there was no good reason to say that oh we got race data from birth certificates because the race data was in all the school records for all the children that were participating in that study. The only reason they did that was to reduce the statistical power the scientists that were Thompson's superiors said run it this way and see what happens and low and behold when they eliminated those kids, the relationship went away.

Dr. G: And there could be no logic, they're saying oh I know one way we can reduce the sample sizes, if they don't have a Georgia birth certificate, as if that changes them genetically somehow, if that changes their species, why should it matter what birth certificate they have to the study and the population in the study. Is there any rational?

Dr. H: There is no effective rational for that. There is no scientific reason for that. It is clear cut that what they wanted to do was reduce the statistical power so they could make that relationship go away and when they were able to do that, Dr. Coleen Boyle and Dr. Frank DeStano called a meeting, said bring in all of your information regarding the effect with African Americans and we are going to throw it away, we are going to destroy that information. I don't have the exact day that they met but it was between September and October 2002 so that they've been sitting on that data for about eight months and they decided that they would trash can that data and if you look at the information that the CDC had after the trashcan meeting, those results were nowhere to be found. They buried them.

Dr. G: Whoa, Dr. Thompson who was on the study affirms that this shredding party, if you will, happened?

Dr. H: Dr. Thompson was there at the shredding party. Interestingly enough the superior who ordered the shredding party, Dr. Coleen Boyle, decided not to attend that particular meeting so her fingerprints were all over the meeting but she would not do the dirty work.

Dr. G: So literally these scientists on this project got together ordered together by their superiors to get together and said we want to eliminate this data and we are literally going to shred or discard, dispose of this data so we have no record of it.

Dr. H: That is correct, that is a violation of the Federal Records Act of 1950 as amended in the 1970's they were taking federal records that information could have been considered federal information and they instead of handling it properly and archiving the federal records, they destroyed it.

Dr. G: And when you look at the study it obviously isn't there and then they can say it's nowhere to be found except they didn't count on the fact that Dr. Thompson kept a copy.

Dr. H: Dr. Thompson knew that he would be legally liable for destroying that information so he retained his own copy of not only the hard copies but he also had the electronic copies of the hard drive of his computer and that's what ultimately what he shared with me.

Dr. G: This is kind of a pretty damming situation for these CDC officials because if I understand correctly Congressman Posey in Florida has a copy of this in his safe and there trying to call Dr. Thompson as a whistleblower to appear in front of Congress and talk about this fraud and deception.

Dr. H: That is correct. Dr. Thompson during the conversations that we had I wanted Dr. Thompson to do two things. I wanted him to hire a whistleblower attorney and declare federal whistleblower status so that he had the protections that were afforded by that particular status. He did that, he ended up getting one of the top whistleblower attorneys in the country in order to represent himself. The second thing that I wanted him to do was reach out to Congressman Bill Posey. Bill Posey has been sympathetic regarding the autism vaccine issue since he took office I believe in 2012 and so when he took office, when he took over he was a friend of our community and Dr. Thompson then went to him with large bins of information, physically took bins of information to Bill Posey's office, set those down and shared all the records that he had shared with me up to that point in time and we're talking about tens of thousands of pages of documents that showed CDC fraud that showed CDC (inaudible) inclination that when they found a positive relationship that showed a tie between a vaccine or vaccine component and autism that they would either bury the relationship entirely by throwing it in the trash can or they would downplay the relationship and make sure that the final publication had verbiage that said there's nothing to worry about, there's nothing to worry about the MMR, there's nothing to worry about Thimerosal, so indeed instead of changing the vaccine schedule to err on the side of safety they changed the vaccine schedule to err on the side of more profits for the pharmaceutical companies and themselves acting as a vaccine company.

Dr. G: Wow, I'm basically speechless so I can't imagine what's going on inside of your mind cause you're wearing all these hats, first of all your like the investigator who's discovering all this, you have a child that's vaccine damaged, you're a research scientist yourself so you understand these things on a deep level as far as how this could be pulled off and how they could pull the wool over one's eyes and you were also cognitive to the fact that there are children damaged every single day right now because this information is not public. What do you feel inside?

Dr. H: I was completely conflicted, when my head hit the pillow at night I would think about the lives that could be saved if this information was made public and I would try to weigh that against continuing the relationship with Thompson and other documents that he could funnel from the CDC to me in order to you know bring the CDC down which is you know I think it's still a worthy goal and if something needs to happen we need complete reform in the CDC. Thompson himself told me that vaccine safety didn't belong in the CDC or in the Department of Health and Human Services as a whole, it needed to be moved out, it needed to be an independent agency so, I weighed that effecting change against CDC and being able to reform this so somebody somewhere could know that the CDC came clean versus how many people were diagnosed with autism today. How many people are going to be diagnosed with autism tomorrow. How many people are going to comply blindly with a bloated vaccination schedule that's a recipe for disaster, it's a grand medical experiment. It hasn't been researched properly and the research that has been done shows grave danger for people who follow that vaccination schedule and so I was very, very conflicted. I also worked early on, it was never really palatable for me to record phone conversations with Dr. Thompson especially without his knowledge. I did not want him to know that I was recording these conversations because I wanted him to speak honestly, I wanted him to repeat some of the things that he had said to me in conversations with me that I had not recorded and so I had two attorneys working with me to make sure that what I was doing was not illegal. Now, I life in California, California is a two party consent state so it is illegal to record somebody without their knowledge. I'm next door to Oregon so two of the calls that were recorded were made in Oregon, another one of the calls was made in Virginia which is a one party state and then the final call was made in Illinois which is a one party state and so I needed to protect my family, I wanted some type of proof that this had happened. I wanted some type of evidence, some type of timestamp that said we had these conversations, this is definitively Bill Thompson revealing this information to me. This isn't me with a pile of information this was me with a government employee who's making admissions of collusion to commit fraud by senior CDC officials and that's why I recorded those calls.

Dr. G: And not only is it government employee it's not like some ad...(inaudible) person going I don't know what's going on in the other room over here it's the guy in the center of it basically he's one of the guys on the study but here's the thing out in the world when you mention autism and vaccines, oh, but that's been disproven, they look at you like you're some kind of idiot oh, that's been refuted, that's been scientifically proven, so now people are lining up saying now I don't have to worry about this that's all been disproven because of what's been put out and they are vaccinating these kids and literally even if you decided that you wanted to vaccinate which is probably based on everything that we know not a good idea but even if you decide I want to do it literally if they just reported the data and they delayed in the administration of the MMR vaccine that would reduce the risk you're taking by a lot according to the data that that study originally gathered.

Dr. H: That is correct. If you look at the original data and I did the analysis, I did the analysis in January and February of 2014 I saw that the risk for African American males that received the MMR on time was three times greater than African American males that got the MMR vaccine after three years of age.

Dr. G: Three times greater?

Dr. H: Three times greater. There was three times as much autism.

Dr. G: It's not like a 15 or 20 percent, it's three times more likely to get autism if they vaccinate before 36 months as compared to after?

Dr. H: That is correct, that is correct.

Dr. G: In the African American population.

Dr. H: That is correct.

Dr. G: And that's what they said, we're going to bury that data, we're going to dispose of that data, we're not reporting it at all but it's in the original.

Dr. H: It's in the original study. It's in their data and it was I attempted to publish that information. I had a publication accepted in the Journal of Translational Neuro.... (inaudible). It's a journal that I had published in before. We went through peer review, the article appeared in print. At the end of July of 2014 and low and behold when the entire whistleblower story broke, and this broke in around August 21, 2014, it took about four days and the Journal took my Paper down from the web site so it was no longer, at first they said

Dr. G: Did they full retract it or did they just don't put it up?

Dr. H: They published a statement, they took the Paper completely down, they published a statement saying the results of this Paper would have a negative effect on public health.

Dr. G: The truth has negative effect on public health and we can't let that happen.

Dr. H: So, we can't let them happen, about 24 hours later they instead changed that and said that I had undisclosed conflict of interests, which was rubbish, which was completely fabricated.

Dr. G: What's your conflict of interest? What monetary gain do you get by publishing this data, but what I'm hearing is they never said that your statistical analysis was wrong.

Dr. H: No.

Dr. G: So they basically were trying to find other ways (inaudible) it went through peer review they said this is properly done (Dr. H: Right) so they're looking for different angle to try to discredit the Paper.

Dr. H: Ultimately the Paper was put I like to call it on time out, because you know kids get time out and have to go sit in the time out chair, so my Paper was put in time out for about six weeks and during those six weeks I argued back and forth with the Journal regarding why it should be published, why my science was sound. They sent me back a paragraph description from one of their editors saying that my science was unacceptable. I rebutted that paragraph, they never sent a response to that and then on October 3rd, they completely retracted the Paper.

Dr. G: And of course no coincidence that when the whistleblower story comes out there's no (inaudible) profile of that, that's when your Paper gets retracted.

Dr. H: That's when my Paper gets retracted.

Dr. G: .... because your science was fine when they published it. How do you control the outrage and how do you not let it eat you up inside, it's really almost unthinkable?

Dr. H: It is very...very, very difficult to respond to be able to let things like that go and it was difficult, it was a difficult step for me to forgive Thompson, I mean in the first place. I mean I felt like he alone, by sitting on this as long as he did is culpable for a large amount of damage to society. There are a lot of families who have been shattered and I really did have to let it go and my wife, Marsha, was instrumental in you know what you need to let this thing whole thing go and getting my Paper retracted, I never got detention in school, I never had anything big like that happen, I've never had a Paper retracted and so having that was a real psychological blow to me and I just had to let it go but the silver lining was I was contacted by several scientists that said look we know what you've gone through, we want you to republish that data because that data needs to be in the public domain and they've provided an opportunity, this whole Paper will be republished, actually in a much more expanded form and laying out the logic of why my results are correct and why the Paper should never have been retracted in the first place and it's coming out in a book I believe in the Fall of 2017 that's published by Elsevier Scientific, one of the very reputable publishing companies (Dr. G: I know who they are, sure.) and I've had my day in the public domain, I will have my day in the public domain and I count myself worthy of some of the scars that were endured by great people like Andy Wakefield.
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Part 3 of Dr. Hooker's interview:

Dr. G is Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. H is Dr. Brian Hooker.

Dr. G: In your conversations with Dr. Thompson the autism issue wasn't the only issue that came out, there's an issue with mercury and tics …

Dr. H: It's very interesting when you go to CDC's website and they have a specific website on thimerosal what they report is that there is no incidence of harm and that there is no harm caused by thimerosal except for occasional redness and swelling at the injection site . Nothing could be further from the truth and we don't have to go to independent literature to find that out. We go to CDC's literature. Thompson wrote a study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 and he looked at neurotypical kids, these are kids with no developmental delays, no malities, their ages were somewhere between 6 and 10 I believe and what they did is that they split the group into a high exposure group that had thimerosal vaccines and a low exposure group that had a lesser amount of thimerosal and they looked at all of these different psychological and neurological battery tests and what they found was a very, very profound difference in the number of boys that had tics in the high thimerosal group versus the numbers of boys that had tics in the low thimerosal group. ...It was statistically significant the relative risk was above 2.0 which means that it would argue in a court of law, so boys that were receiving the lion's share of thimerosal in their vaccines were at least twice as likely to have tics and show tics ... evaluated by an independent professional ...this isn't just due to parental reporting but an independent professional who’s trained to see these types of issues was observing these children over a three hour period and those that exhibited tics again the high thimerosal group had a lot more tics in boys than the low thimerosal group. The study that they didn't do they didn't have enough thimerosal control, so you could imagine if you had a control that wasn't exposed to mercury at all that the difference would probably be significant....Not only, the Thompson study came out in 2007 but the Verstraeten study that the CDC used to bury the connection between vaccines and autism had a corollary... and it basically said that in one of the ... tested they showed a strong relationship, statistically significant again, between thimerosal exposure and tics.

The CDC had a hand in a UK study they were actually ultimately responsible for the funding decision for the UK study where they came out in 2004 that also showed a relationship again between thimerosal and tics and this time they looked at boys and girls together, they didn't separate them out but it was statistically significant. Add on to that another study that Thompson did, he was extremely emphatic that thimerosal was causing tics especially in boys and so he did another study in 2012 that was published with a graduate student by the name of Jack Bareil ... and again a strong statistically significant relationship between thimerosal and tics in boys.

In what he described was this systematic watering down of any result that he had if there was a statistical significance. ... He described it to me on the phone and he also shared documentation where there were memos written about his paper specifically on why he should not publish the result on thimerosal and tics. A chief CDC official, his name was Ed Travatan who was in the National Immunization program basically came down hard on Thompson and said you will not publish this result unless you can have a tic expert verify the result and basically what Dr. Travatan was trying to do was trying to dissuade Thompson from publishing the results in the first place. He wanted it in the background, he wanted it to never see the light of day.

Dr. G: And if you're called upon you have the documentation to support what you're asserting…

Dr. H: Oh, absolutely, yea I have the documentation, I also have Dr. Tonya Popavic who used to be the Associate Director for Science for the entire CDC. She was like one of the number two in the second tier but directly below the CDC director who said that what Thompson had to do was empathize the non statically significant relationship, those things that showed that thimerosal wasn't in the clear and downplay those few relationships that showed that thimerosal was causing harm.

Dr. G: So top level officials at the CDC directed him to downplay the relationship that he was observing in his research?

Dr. H: That is correct and it was so transparent that Dr. Thompson with his 2012 paper he went to the Journal of the American Medical Association and tried to get it published there ... The reception that he got from the peer reviewers was laughable. They basically said when CDC tries...sees a relationship that they don't like they try to downplay it, they try to do everything in their power basically to convince the public that this isn't a true statistically significant relationship even though it is.

Dr. G: So the peer reviewers saw that the paper was attempting to water it down and they basically said we're not buying it.

Dr. H: They're not publishing it, so they had to go to a second tier journal in order to get that research published. The Journal of the American Medical Association basically called foul on the CDC .

Dr. G: Now in your recorded conversation with Dr. Thompson do you talk about this mercury issue in tics and does he talk about what happened?

Dr. H: Not only do we talk about the relationship between mercury and tics but he also wanted me to launch a campaign basically suing CDC science against them showing, hey there are four publications that have CDC direct ties that shows that mercury causes tics in boys, why is this still in the flu shot.

Dr. G: So if you were to interpret the dynamics of the circumstance, basically this guy is having private conversations with you and he’s saying they're not letting me reveal what I have found in my research. Can you please get that data and get it out to the world? So do you feel that he was having an issue of conscience trying to do the right thing even though he was in an environment that would not permit it?

Dr. H: Absolutely, he wanted the truth to be revealed. He wanted the truth to be revealed about mercury and tics. He wanted the truth to be known about the MMR and autism and the day my paper was published, that MMR paper was published, he said he called me up and he said, you have vindicated me, the results are out. He figuratively breathed a sigh of relief that this thing that he had been hiding for all those years since 2001 was finally brought into the forefront and was actually published, and so it was a crisis of conscience for Dr. Thompson, he tried to alert chief cdc officials about these relationships and he was shut down summarily and instead of anybody, including all the way to the top, the CDC director at the time was Dr. Julie Gerbidin, shut him directly down and instead they made it an issue of his psychological state and said look, he's unstable, HR recommended that he get counseling, that he see a counseling psychologist, and that's traditionally what the CDC does. If someone falls out of line and is not spewing the party line of this CDC, then they become a personnel problem

Dr. G: What does the CDC say as their signature on their emails "Saving Lives, Protecting People." ...that's their moniker, yet there's now documentary evidence that they're doing exactly the opposite of that and then when somebody mentally breaks down, because they have an issue of conscience as a scientist who's charged with finding the truth and can't reveal it, they now think they need counseling.

Dr. H: They need counseling, these are crazy people, so instead of saving lives and protecting people it's saving programs and protecting profits. Exactly, that is what they are trying to do. People need to understand CDC functions as a for profit company. They are taking money, taxpayer dollars, they're buying vaccines, they're distributing those vaccines to the state public health department and then they are getting reimbursed for that distribution. If vaccine rates fall off, CDC loses money.

Part 4, Dr. Brian Hooker

Dr. G: So, Dr. Hooker, you're a research scientist, your Ph.D. is in biochemical engineering and you know something about toxicity especially because a lot of your career was spent cleaning up the environment from toxins. What can you say to us about Gardasil and what's in Gardasil and what you think of that particular vaccine?

Dr. H: The Gardasil vaccine is loaded with aluminum, upwards to 750 micrograms of aluminum per shot, okay, and they're giving the Gardasil vaccine down to girls and boys of 9 years of age...nine years old, there are some pediatricians, some physicians are giving it as early as 9 years of age. Aside from the fact that Gardasil was never really tested on that population, aluminum does not belong in human body. It just doesn't, there is no purpose for it, it has been tied to aminoplex (spelling?) in the brain, it is increases risks of neurological difficulties, the immune system doesn't know what to do with the aluminum atom, and so what we're doing is through a series of shots we're introducing not micrograms but milligrams of this toxic substance into girls and boys. It's incidents and we're seeing that Gardasil is having the highest amount of adverse reactions reported of any other vaccine that's on the market. It is truly a dirty vaccine. Now if you look at the number of reports of adverse events of Gardasil it is similar to the number of reports of adverse events to the birth control pill Yaz. Yaz was on the market several years ago and there were over 13,000 reports of adverse events from Yaz and so the FDA made the decision to pull Yaz out of the market, okay. Gardasil has been on the market since 2007 and it's far eclipse adverse event reporting that was made in conjunction with the Yaz but yet instead of pulling Gardasil out of off the market, or trying to do rational testing or trying to change the formulation to eliminate aluminum exposure, instead what they're doing is now they're looking at trials to give Gardasil at birth, so instead of giving Gardasil to a 9, 10, 11 year old child, they're giving it to, they want to ultimately give Gardasil to an infant.

Dr. G: So, let me get this straight, it has the highest reporting of adverse reactions events of any vaccine,

Dr. H: that is correct.

Dr. G: and the reaction to that is not only keep it on the market, but to now give it to infants instead, or in addition.

Dr. H: In addition to give it to infants. In the public health community a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and so if they can get that baby at a well baby visit then they feel like they're going to have better vaccine compliance if they can pop that into an infant rather than trying to coax an adolescent and their families to come to a physician, so that's why they're doing it.

Dr. G: Why do they put aluminum in them in these vaccines, what's the purpose of it from a say if you're a vaccine advocate here's why we put aluminum in them?

Dr. H: Aluminum in the formulation in vaccines basically stimulates a non specific immune response. So if you add it, it's called an adjuvant and when you add an adjuvant to vaccines that dramatically magnifies the immune response that the antigen, the HPV virus particle that's in that vaccine that drastically increases the response and it basically tricks the immune system into thinking that it has a bigger problem than it actually has. The problem with that is when you trick the immune system in that you get a prolonged immune response and you get an immune response that's improper for the human body. Not only does Gardasil when you have the quadrivalent Gardasil that has four different types of the human papa...virus and then you have the 9 valent vaccine that has 9 different types, not only is that completely unnatural in the way that the human immune system responds, we just don't, in nature we don't inject antigens directly into our body, 4 at a time, 9 at a time, that's completely improper, that's not how the immune system works but now we add an adjuvant like aluminum, that dramatically magnifies the response so the response is prolonged, the response is much more severe so you start to see auto immune immunity in the men and women that are getting this vaccine.

Dr. G: Wow, and if they have the adjuvant does that mean they could reduce the amount of antigen and save some money?

Dr. H: If they have the adjuvant literally there is another adjuvant that's used in vaccines called squalene and the term for squalene inside the CDC is Hamburger Helper because it can extend it. You can take a small amount of antigen and you can add adjuvant to it and it will magnify the response so that so you can save money, you hit the nail on the head, you can save money by adding that aluminum which is completely toxic to human physiology.
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#1497264 --- 04/01/17 04:27 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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The Truth About Cancer

We've decided to run a replay marathon all weekend.

Plus, after reading thousands of the emails that were sent yesterday, we knew we had to find a way for everyone to watch the shows they missed :-)

Go here to watch all 9 episodes today.

We’re going to leave all the episodes up for the next 36 hours (until midnight Sunday night) so be sure to set some time aside and enjoy watching again (or for the first time).
Arty turns 11 this summer.

#1497297 --- 04/02/17 02:26 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Healthier Cereals Snare a Spot on New York School Menus

The New York City public school system has quietly replaced breakfast cereals made by the Kellogg Company, the titan whose name is virtually synonymous with cereal, with those from a small California upstart called Back to the Roots.

SEED, the movie

In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In SEED: The Untold Story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

Use the code IRTSEED for 10% off when you rent or purchase the film at, and 25% of the proceeds are donated to the Institute for Responsible Technology!

A small Hyderabad-based firm is giving the world's biggest seed company Monsanto a hard time

In an interview in which he let loose peals of laughter, Rao pointed out that the first item under "Risk Factors" in the IPO prospectus for his company, of which he controls more than 80 per cent of shares, was the possibility of his contract with Monsanto being disrupted. Still, he said, Monsanto made a mistake in thinking it had the upper hand.

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

The documents are the first indication that the powerful commission wants a complete ban and cite “high acute risks to bees”. A ban could be in place this year if the proposals are approved by a majority of EU member states.

Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

Jeffrey Smith is in Moscow - Monsanto’s powerful grip

A Russian Scientist tells what happened to the rats fed GMO soy in her study, and what the pro gmo folks did to her, a Farmer who won the case Monsanto brought against him.

Listen to what happened to the rats fed GMO soy and what the pro gmo folks did to her. Also meet a farmer that wanted Monsanto to prove their seeds were non gmo and Russian activists and hear how Monsanto is trying to fight Putin's anti-GMO law.

Most of the rat pups died within one to two days...smaller size generation, all of them were infertile...they tried to stop all of my experiments...asked me not to speak about my experiments...I was forced to leave my institute.

Smith’s film is being shown on national Russian tv.

Tour in Latvia and Lithuania.

Watch the film that American corporations do not want you to see. If you are not sick, they are out of business.

Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?

The pre-harvest use of glyphosate allows farmers to harvest crops as much as two weeks earlier than they normally would, an advantage in northern, colder regions.

Foreign Organic Imports

The question on Nuessmeier’s mind is whether foreign countries, especially Turkey or nearby countries such as Ukraine and Romania that may ship through Turkey, are intentionally mislabeling conventional grain as organic to make huge profits. There’s no proof of such fraud, but U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have heard the complaints and are investigating.

Americans At Greater Risk Of Glyphosate Exposure than Europeans

For instance, between 1999 and 2015 the EPA approved a doubling of tolerable residues on soybean grain and a 49-fold increase on corn grain. And shockingly, since 1993 the agency has approved a 2,000-fold increase in the tolerance level of glyphosate residues on alfalfa grown for animal feed. The agency has also increased the allowable level of glyphosate for wheat – up 5-fold between 2012 and 2015 – running the risk of glyphosate ending up in flour. Testing has also turned up glyphosate in samples of honey, soy sauce, infant formula and even breast milk.

The Secret History of the EPA - 2015

As if such misuse of science weren’t bad enough, audits by FDA and EPA soon found that most of the thousands of industry safety studies used to approve pesticide registrations were fraudulent. Alerted by FDA scientist Adrian Gross, EPA had discovered in 1976 that Industrial BioTest Laboratories [IBT], which had conducted many of the pesticide safety tests submitted to EPA by manufacturers, had been routinely faking tests, falsifying data, and altering results for years. Subsequent investigations of other testing laboratories found similar practices in more than half the labs whose tests supported EPA registrations of pesticides.

“IBT was not a unique case of scientific fraud,” Vallianatos writes, “it was emblematic of a dark and deviant scientific culture, a ‘brave new science’ with deep roots throughout agribusiness, the chemical industry, universities, and the government.”

In 1979, during the seven years of EPA dithering over this scandal, Vallianatos came to work at EPA. He soon learned that not a single pesticide registration was to be canceled due to fraudulent or nonexistent test data. Instead, he notes, EPA’s reaction was to outsource science. It shut down its own testing laboratories, closed its own libraries of toxicity data on thousands of chemicals, and outsourced all evaluations of industry-sponsored studies. “The unspoken understanding in this outsourcing of government functions has been the near certainty of finding industry data satisfactory – all the time.” This issue is relevant today, given that chemicals such as 2,4-D and glyphosate (Roundup™), whose uses have been vastly increased by GMO practices, were originally registered on the basis of invalid IBT studies.

Agrochemicals And The Cesspool Of Corruption: Dr. Mason Writes To The US EPA - 2016

As in her many previous letters to various institutions and officials, Mason provides much evidence to show how the concept of independent science is being made a mockery of by what to all intents and purposes is arguably corporate-sponsored corruption facilitated by prominent public agencies and officials. And once Mason peels away a very thin veneer – it is not a very subtle form at that.

Congress Must Investigate Collusion Between Monsanto and the EPA, Now

The Organic Consumers Association is calling on Congress to immediately and fully investigate these and any other revelations that may come to light.

China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade-US industry group

Organic Purchasing

State-by-state data shows increase in organic purchasing throughout U.S.

European governments about to vote on the authorisation of three GM maize

Look for the Butterfly at the meat counter

Non-GMO Project Verified is the only independent, third-party program that requires ongoing testing of ingredients that are at high risk of being genetically modified. According to the USDA, more than 90 percent of the crops used for livestock feed (corn, soy and alfalfa) are GMOs. The Non-GMO Project seal was the first label approved by FSIS in 2013, and that approval remains in effect today.

Locals speak out on bills impacting ag

Check out the graphic at 1:04. Glyphosate was patented as a herbicide and antibiotic in 1974 and it’s usage has been increased over the years, including desiccation of crops.

Dr. Eggertsen: “Among the proposed factors contributing to the increase in autism are: ...the increase in glyphosate (Roundup) exposure in our foods in large part due to its use on gmo crops, the increase in exposure to industrial chemicals.”

Not Just For Corn and Soy: A Look at Glyphosate Use in Food Crops

In a memorandum dated Oct. 22, 2015, EPA analysts reported an "updated Screening Level Usage Analysis"for glyphosate use on food items. That memo updates estimates of glyphosate use on crops in top agricultural states, and provides annual average use estimates for the decade 2004-2013. Seventy crops are on the EPA list, ranging alphabetically from alfalfa and almonds to watermelons and wheat. And, when compared to a prior analysis that ran through 2011, it shows that glyphosate use has been growing in production of most of the key food crops on the list. Here's a snapshot:

Seneff: “Tony, this is a monumental achievement! I so appreciate your dedication to this cause and your determination to make this information available to the general public. This book will be invaluable for those trying to minimize their glyphosate exposure. Bravo to you!”

Poison Foods of North America

A few things became clear as more and more data were analyzed. For example, crops that were not genetically modified but were grown in an industrial scale in north America and were desiccated with glyphosate, had very much more glyphosate in them, than genetically modified Roundup Ready crops.

Another shocking realization was, Canada and the US were producers of the most toxic food in the planet. The difference was not even marginal. Canadian and American grown foods, especially those conventional non GM crops that used glyphosate as a pre-harvest desiccant, had an order of dimension greater level of glyphosate poison in them than the same crops grown anywhere else.

Medical school to examine whether professor published paper partly written by chemical company

At issue is a 2000 paper published in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. It concluded that a review of studies of one of Monsanto’s most successful products, the widely-used herbicide Roundup, showed no evidence of harmful effects on people.

Why Researchers Are Concerned This Pesticide May Cause Cancer

GM 2.0: What the Government isn’t telling you

This forum will discuss what kind of futures these new genetic engineering techniques could create, the potential risks to human health and the environment, and the politics that are at play globally and in Australia.

Cargill strengthens its non-GMO supply chain

In what Monsanto and its supporters clearly see as an extremely worrying development, the GMO-supporting agribusiness giant Cargill has responded to the ever-growing demand for non-GMO products by announcing a new identity preservation programme for non-GMO crops and some new Non-GMO Project verified ingredients. And Cargill has done this very publicly, even tweeting, “We work closely with the #NonGMO Project & hope to have even more Cargill ingredients verified in the near future.”

EU nations vote against GM crops, but not enough to block them

"He can put himself on the side of the majority of countries, citizens and farmers who do not want genetically modified crops, or he can back the mega-corporations behind the industrialization of our countryside," she said.

Are Toxic Chemicals Turning Boys Into Girls? (Remember Tyrone Hayes’ Atrazine research on the desexing of frogs?)

Synthetic chemicals can create these silent switches in Nature’s plan. EDCs we encounter every day can alter the sex hormone balance, preventing male genitals from growing properly. By suppressing testosterone or by enhancing or mimicking the female sex hormone, estrogen, they can undermine the natural testosterone messages surging through a growing fetus.


The University of California to carry out studies on 124 imported brands of extra virgin olive oil, and they found that over 70% of the samples failed the test.

Pesticides in tea - Strange Brew - CBC Marketplace

A Canadian, accredited lab found over 22 different deadly pesticides in one of the most popular tea brands.

Cattle associated antibiotics disturb soil ecosystems

EPA Reverses Course and Allows Continued Use of Highly Neurotoxic Pesticide, Chlorpyrifos

(Beyond Pesticides, March 31, 2017) On Wednesday, Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rejected the conclusions of EPA scientists, and independent scientific literature, and reversed a tentative decision from 2015 to revoke food residue tolerances of chlorpyrifos due to the chemical’s neurotoxic impacts. This would have effectively banned chlorpyrifos from agriculture. This decision stemmed from a petition and lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) ten years ago, calling for EPA to revoke all chlorpyrifos tolerances and cancel all registrations. A Federal Appeals court mandated that EPA take final action by March 31, 2017. Mr. Pruitt’s decision leaves the door open for continued neurotoxic dangers for humans, especially children, who have been shown to be especially vulnerable to chlorpyrifos.

3 more Bt Brinjal varieties soon

Use of glyphosate prohibited for individuals in Wallonia from June 1st

Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America at the Revolution for Truth Rally. Wow, awesome speech!!!

“It’s a perfect profit circle for them.”

Monsanto Knowingly Sold Human Carcinogen To Consumers

GMO Free Child, the new book

Burbank Unified discontinues use of weed killer Roundup amid concerns of cancer risks

Shockingly Higher Rates of Autism and Developmental Delays in Asia

Japanese children have developmental delays 2x higher than the US. Korean children have autism and developmental delays 2-3x higher. According to the Autism Speaks of Philippines, at least 1 million, or 1 out of 33 children in the Philippines had been diagnosed with autism in 2014 (more without healthcare are likely to have symptoms), which is far worse than our current 1 out of 68 children. I was crushed. I was Angry. I was Outraged.

Chicken factory farmer speaks out
Arty turns 11 this summer.

#1497481 --- 04/06/17 07:46 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Glyphosate in vaccines will be discussed in this series.

Here’s a Sneak Peek of “The Truth About Vaccines”

Here’s our broadcasting schedule

Episode 1:

The History of Vaccines, Smallpox, Vaccine Safety & the Current CDC Schedule
(April 12th 9:00PM Eastern US time – sharp!)

Episode 2:

What’s in a Vaccine? Are Vaccines Effective? … and … What About Polio?
(April 13th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 3:

An Analysis of the MMR & DTaP Vaccines & Vaccinating for the Greater Good
(April 14th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 4:

Examining Influenza, the HIB and Pneumococcal Vaccines & Herd Immunity
(April 15th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 5:

Considering the HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines, SIDS & Shaken Baby Syndrome
(April 16th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 6:

A Closer Look at the CDC, Chicken-Pox and Rotavirus Vaccines & Retroviruses
(April 17th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 7:

Natural Immunization, Homeoprophylaxis & Fundamental Freedom of Choice
(April 18th 9:00PM Eastern US time)
Arty turns 11 this summer.

#1497619 --- 04/09/17 05:29 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Don't forget that "The Truth About Vaccines" will start on April 12th. The episodes start at 9 p.m. and are available to watch for 24 hours. They usually have a catch up weekend but, catch as many episodes as you can. Glyphosate in vaccines will be discussed in this series. The broadcasting schedule and link is in the above post.

ChemChina, Syngenta win U.S. antitrust approval for deal

To win approval from U.S. antitrust enforcers, the companies agreed to divest ChemChina's generic production of the herbicide paraquat, the insecticide abamectin used for citrus and tree nuts and the fungicide chlorothalonil, used for peanut and potato crops.

First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water

The Environmental Protection Agency has not defined safe levels of neonicotinoids in drinking water, in part because the chemicals are relative newcomers to the pesticide pantheon. “There is no EPA standard for drinking water,” LeFevre said.

Monsanto’s Superfund Secret

But while new emails raise serious questions about the safety of consuming food contaminated with Roundup, historical documents reveal troubling issues further upstream. I obtained files from the EPA via a Freedom of Information Act request that tell the story of Roundup’s origins at a Superfund hazardous waste site. These documents show that there are disturbing environmental and human health concerns at the beginning, not just at the end, of Roundup’s lifecycle.

Bayer Unleashes Army Of Re-Educated Farmers From GMO Training Program

10 Favorite Organic Food Makers That Are Now Owned by Huge Corporations

Environmental Groups Turn Back to the Courts to Ban Chlorpyrifos

(Beyond Pesticides, April 7, 2017) On Wednesday, Earthjustice, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) turned to the courts to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos. Their action comes on the heels of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision last week to reject the conclusions of EPA scientists and reverse a proposed agency decision to revoke food residue tolerances of chlorpyrifos. In the new petition, the environmental groups assert that, “Because EPA has sidestepped this Court’s orders and failed to act on the substance of the petition, PAN/NRDC respectfully ask the Court to [give] EPA 30 days to act on its findings that chlorpyrifos exposures are unsafe and to establish deadlines for the next steps in the revocation and cancellation process.”

Farm consultant concerned over GMOs, use of glyphosate

Harle's suspicion, on which he relies in part on confirmation from Germany, is that the combination of genetically-modified organisms and the use of glyphosate for growing the major portion of the feed for dairy cattle today is greatly responsible for their death and culling rates. “There's a lot of suspicion but we have a one-sided information track.”

400 Companies That DO NOT Use GMOs in Their Products

Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade – First Glyphosate Residue Free Product in U.S.

Seneff regarding detox...

"One thing very interesting is that acetobacter, a live bacterium contained in multiple fermented foods, is among the very few microbes that can fully metabolize (break down) glyphosate. I think this is one of the reasons why fermented foods are so good for you. Sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, kimbucha, kimchi, and kefir. Also fulvic acid and humic acid to bind glyphosate and carry it out through the feces,. These are organic matter found in the soil."

Tell Your Senators: Protect Consumers’ Right to Hold Corporations Accountable

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a suite of bills that would make it harder for ordinary people to take corporations like Monsanto to court—even if a company’s product is proven to cause serious injury or illness. The bills—three of them—will soon head to the Senate.

If Congress passes bills like H.R. 985, the type of lawsuits against Monsanto won’t be able to proceed through the courts—and Monsanto’s victims will likely never be able to hold Monsanto accountable.

Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America at the Revolution for Truth Rally. Wow, awesome speech!!!

“It’s a perfect profit circle for them.”

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids

Newly installed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order that would allow farmers to continue using chlorpyrifos, which is sprayed on more than a dozen crops, including tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples and citrus.

This is the Best Explanation of the Vaccine/Autism Connection I've Ever Heard! 2015

Dr. Stephanie Seneff discusses the potential connection between vaccines and autism, acetaminophen, MMR, aluminum, gardasil, pineal gland, shikimate pathway.

“...acetaminophen can be toxic to kids who can’t process it properly.”

“...the glyphosate is letting the aluminum past the gates…”

The Glyphosate, Oxalate, and Sulfate Connection

"One thing very interesting is that acetobacter, a live bacteria contained in multiple fermented foods, is among the very few microbes that can fully metabolize (break down) glyphosate. I think this is one of the reasons why fermented foods are so good for you. Sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, kimbucha, kimchi, and kefir. Also fulvic acid and humic acid to bind glyphosate and carry it out through the feces,. These are organic matter found in the soil."


Pesticide Action Network has put together 75 pages of information on Glyphosate with 21 pages of references.

Seneff: “This is practically proof that the glyphosate they're spraying on the wheat crop is causing the huge problem they're having with fusarium. Fusarium is very resistant to glyphosate because it can metabolize it. Organic wheat growers have very little problem with fusarium in Canada.”

Organic wheat dodges mycotoxin

Prairie organic producers defied conventional wisdom last year by escaping fusarium scourge

This document is what made it possible for Judge Chhabria in the Monsanto Federal cancer trial in San Francisco, to unseal the emails between Monsanto Company and Jess Rowland former EPA Deputy Director.
In the 'Roundup Products Liability Litigation' presently in Federal U.S. court in San Francisco, also tied to the cancer litigation proceedings in St. Louis, Missouri, brought by Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr the following document was filed, back on January 16, 2017. This important document, that Federal Judge Vince Chhabria agreed with, 'Plaintiffs' Opposition To Sealing Documents' is what made it possible for us and for the court to read the emails between officials at Monsanto Company and Jess Rowland the then Deputy Director of the EPA. This is how we know that Monsanto employees wrote all or part of so called 'scientific papers' and had academics and scientists, presumably on Monsanto's payroll, sign these 'scientific papers' claiming that they had written them. When all along it was Monsanto Company employees that had done the deed. To read the document, click on the photo.

“The four documents at issue all concern communications with and regulation by EPA; they do not constitute “trade secrets,” rather they illuminate that one of Monsanto’s chief business strategies is its secret and untoward influence on EPA.

The collusion between certain EPA employees and Monsanto to violate these very clear requirements is disturbing, and should not be hidden from the public record.”

Chew Gum? You Definitely Need to Read This

Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives. Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way using chicle. Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America.

Pur gum comes in a couple of different (and yummy) flavors, pomegranate mint, spearmint, and peppermint.

New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves.

“A Blatant Display of Unscientific Propaganda:” Cornell Student Exposes GMO Propaganda in Scathing New Letter - 2016

It gets better. During the semester, emails were released following a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that all four of the professors in the class, as well as several guest speakers, the head of Cornell’s pro-GMO group “Alliance for Science,” and the Dean of the College of Arts and Life Sciences were all copied in on emails with Monsanto. This was part of a much larger circle of academics promoting GMO crops on behalf of the biotech industry. Jonathan Latham PhD, virologist and editor of, documented this in an article titled “The Puppetmasters of Academia.” I highly recommend giving it a read, for further context.

Perhaps saddest of all was the inclusion of several visiting African agriculture-academics in the course. They were brought here by the “Cornell Alliance for Science. ” This organization was completely funded by a $5.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and appears to espouse only pro-GMO rhetoric. For those of you who are unaware, Bill Gates is a proponent of using agricultural biotechnology in Africa, India, and other developing regions. So in essence, a group of African representatives got indoctrinated into the industrial and GMO agriculture framework, and were sent home to disseminate this information … after all, who could question the expertise of an Ivy League powerhouse such as Cornell?

Bayer Monsanto Buyout, GMO Marijuana, Corporate Takeover of the Marijuana Industry

Straumieitis suspects that the corporate plan is to genetically modify marijuana, establish patented GMO marijuana seeds and strains in the marketplace, and then use patent and trademark enforcement to attack marijuana seed breeders and rob us of our seeds.

This is the exact model Monsanto has used to attack farmers worldwide, Straumietis says.
Arty turns 11 this summer.

#1497681 --- 04/12/17 01:01 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Episode 1 starts tonight at 9 p.m.

Here’s our broadcasting schedule

Episode 1:

The History of Vaccines, Smallpox, Vaccine Safety & the Current CDC Schedule
(April 12th 9:00PM Eastern US time – sharp!)

Episode 2:

What’s in a Vaccine? Are Vaccines Effective? … and … What About Polio?
(April 13th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 3:

An Analysis of the MMR & DTaP Vaccines & Vaccinating for the Greater Good
(April 14th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 4:

Examining Influenza, the HIB and Pneumococcal Vaccines & Herd Immunity
(April 15th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 5:

Considering the HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines, SIDS & Shaken Baby Syndrome
(April 16th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 6:

A Closer Look at the CDC, Chicken-Pox and Rotavirus Vaccines & Retroviruses
(April 17th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Episode 7:

Natural Immunization, Homeoprophylaxis & Fundamental Freedom of Choice
(April 18th 9:00PM Eastern US time)

Genetic Roulette is back up on You Tube.

What is this Toxic Chemical Scott Pruitt Wants to Keep in Your Food?

Throw aside your politics for a bit. Government scientists at the EPA concluded that a pesticide sprayed on crops was toxic. A few months later, a new guy comes into the agency, looks at the agency’s petition to ban the substance, and denies it—he decides that, although the substance is poisonous, he’d rather keep spraying crops with it.

Why Opting for Organic Cotton Matters

You may be boycotting genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but if you're still buying non-organic cotton clothes and other items made from cotton, be it towels, drapes or tampons, you're still feeding the beast.


The 2002 introduction of Bt cotton, which is genetically engineered to produce its own internal pesticide, was supposed to lead to a reduction in the use of insecticides. In reality, Bt cotton actually requires more pesticide sprayings than indigenous cotton, as it has created new chemical-resistant pests.

"During the conversion of cotton into conventional clothing, many hazardous materials are used and added to the product, including silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia and formaldehyde — just to name a few.

Many processing stages result in large amounts of toxic wastewater that carry away residues from chemical cleaning, dyeing and finishing. This waste depletes the oxygen out of the water, killing aquatic animals and disrupting aquatic ecosystems. The North American Organic Fiber Processing Standards prohibits these and similar chemicals."

While you cannot eat cotton per se, 65 percent of conventional cotton production still ends up in the food chain, through:11

Cottonseed oil, a primary ingredient in Crisco cooking oil and vitamin E supplements
Cottonseed meal, added to dairy cow and beef cattle feed
Cotton cellulose, used as a non-caloric filler, thickener and stabilizer in a wide range of processed foods and beverages

Stink, the movie. Meet the American Chemical Council, Axe products, pj’s from Justice stores, the fragrance loophole.

STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design.

“Everyone assumes that they can turn the box around and read what is in it.”

“Listing fragrance ingredients is optional.”

“It would be completely legal to bottle fracking fluid and sell it as a fragrance.”

“So basically we’re living in a toxic soup and it’s a giant experiment on human health.”

“How many chemical ingredients used in cosmetics have been banned in the United States? ...10...and how many chemical ingredients have been banned for use in the European Union? ...that’s over 1200.”

“The biggest reason why the chemical industry fights transparent and public knowledge about it’s hazardous chemicals is because of liability claims. It doesn’t want to pay for harm.”

Kennedy Jr. Exposes Corporate Media as YouTube Cuts Off Independent Voices

“I talked to Roger Ailes, who I have know since I was 17 years old, he’s very sympathetic with this issue and saw the film Trace Amounts. I said to him, “I just want to go on one of your shows. Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me.” He said to me, “I can’t allow you on any of them. I’d have to fire any of my hosts that allowed you on my station.” Because he said, “My news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.”” ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The lion’s share of demonetization is being aimed at independent journalists, outlets, and creators who are giving inconvenient truths that run counter to the narrow corporate talking points of CNN, Washington Post, The New York Times and the like. In addition, the move by Google/YouTube appears to be a [desperate] response to corporate media continually losing the narrative, being beat to the punch by independent outlets, and the repeated dissemination of sound investigations exposing ongoing corruption and crimes throughout multiple levels of government and their captured agencies. The combined, open sourced and decentralized intelligence of independent journalists, outlets, and social media personalities are now regularly breaking stories and unpacking complex investigations for all to see daily. No controlled and centralized organization or establishment hoping to keep narratives isolated and confined within simple talking points stands a chance against what many have coined “New Media.”

Products of genome editing, synthetic biology are GMOs – German environment minister

Dr Nickel adds in her letter, “Although we have some criticism of the environmental risk assessment in some areas and need to be continually adapted to new challenges, I believe that the genetic engineering regulation is a suitable tool to regulate these new techniques and, if necessary, to ban them if a risk to the environment is established.”

United Nations Calls for Worldwide Treaty to Phase Out Pesticides and Transition to Sustainable Farming

The special rapporteurs challenged the pesticide industry’s “systematic denial of harms” and “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics,” noting the industry is spending massive amounts of money to influence policymakers and contest scientific evidence showing their products do in fact cause great harm to human and environmental health.

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

Yet Another (!) Corporate Toadie For Trump’s Cabinet: Meet Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Seed: The Untold Story - trailer

New report shows glyphosate producers are “buying science”

“Glyphosate producers have used every trick in the book to enable regulatory authorities around the world to play down the alarming health effects of glyphosate. The fact that the agencies accepted their 'assistance' is nothing less than scandalous,” said Helmut Burtscher, one of the report’s authors.

The current evaluation of glyphosate has been marked by a lack of transparency. Over 80% of the national experts involved in EFSA’s assessment of glyphosate refused to have their names disclosed to the public, so any conflicts
of interest are effectively being hidden.

Human Retrovirus, Chronic Illness, and Scientific Prejudice - 2015 - Guest // Judy Mikovits, PhD

“...So when you look at the families and you start seeing the related diseases then you start putting together the acquired immune deficiency and it doesn’t happen right away and in some people it never happens but if you have a genetic susceptibility, if you have an epigenetic susceptibility – that is you live in an environment with heavy metals; where your intake of GMO foods – these are nucleic acids that could alter that expression of your genome as you talked about in the very beginning. So it creates the perfect storm of immune dysfunction to where eventually the system crashes completely and you see disease…”

Consumer Reports has recognized the Non-GMO Project Verified seal as a highly meaningful label for consumers wishing to avoid GMOs in the foods they buy and to support farmers who don’t use GMOs.

Tell Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos to Protect Pollinators by Removing Neonicotinoid Products from its Website!

Moms Across America’s data page. Proof that GMOs and glyphosate cause harm.

MARCH AGAINST SYNGENTA - Revealing Monsanto’s Twin from Switzerland

"This book is a compilation of the team’s findings after one year of watching Syngenta, and also includes contributions by Vandana Shiva, Miguel Altieri and other guest authors. Many citizens from Basel in Switzerland were disgusted when they heard that their city canton’s government had selected Syngenta as the main sponsor of Basel’s appearance at the 2015 World Fair in Milan. The multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation stands for toxic pesticides, genetically engineered seeds, patents on plants and industrial agriculture, a main culprit of global warming."

These 10 companies control everything you buy

National Science Teachers Association

Industry making a desperate attempt to push their propaganda into schools
Arty turns 11 this summer.

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