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#1530332 --- 05/13/19 08:59 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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On closing arguments...

GET OUT OF HERE by Glyphosate Girl


MAY 12
As you all know by now, I really like to keep my blog light, because the topic is so grave that it’s something of a coping mechanism. But today, I feel I am in a surreal state of mind. Today’s news headlined an article about whales dying and shoring on the California coast at unprecedented rates. Let me take a toll: bees, butterflies, dolphins, whales …. humans are clearly on the same path to extinction.

Those few of us who see the apocalyptic threat to our world are searching for ways to help the public understand the situation at hand. Please, readers, TALK ABOUT IT. I shared the details of the wide harm that Roundup has exacted upon the planet with some random girls in their early twenties this weekend in a sauna in Arizona. They suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and have lost many childhood friends from cancer. They also grew up in the agriculture-heavy Central Valley of California. They didn’t know that Roundup might be a part of it, and were captivated listening to the truth.

Because AgChem and BigPharma will continue to do their best to silence these anti-chemical sentiments, it means we must work overtime on a word-of-mouth basis to spread the word. Even if it makes us look like obsessed, hippy, paranoid weirdos. I don’t mean hanging out on social media and fighting with the other side. I mean talk to the anxious man hunched over in the Pepto Bismol section of Target. Share the word with your fellow dog ladies at the dog park. If nothing else, it will be exposure therapy for those with even slight social anxiety.

In the last year, I have become well aware of the stereotypes of the “activist.” Nevertheless, very shortly, people will understand what we were so concerned about, because the REAL, non-ghostwritten, unmanipulated science tells us so.

On to the trial.

I’ve learned from experience that Closing Statements seat demand is no joke. Today is even more competitive because the courtroom is so terribly tiny. State court vs federal court budgets, I guess. I arrive at 7am and note that the Monsanto characters are in the front of the line, and I am around 15 deep. Elaine and Christopher Stevick, the Plaintiffs in the upcoming Federal trail, are waiting as well. I happily join them. Sunshiney AOJ appears and joins in line – we’ve divided the day up. I will be covering Plaintiff and AOJ will be covering Defendant.

The crowd is light on the activist front. After watching the Bayer Annual Shareholder Meeting which drew a large crowd of protesters, I wonder how we could be a stone’s throw from UC Berkeley and not have some student protesters at the very least. I suppose the profile of the average Berkeley student has changed over the years, but protesting and Berkeley were for a long time synonymous.

The door to the courthouse finally opens and we pass through security and up to the courtroom. Strangely, some people appear to have jumped in front of the line, which is frustrating given my 5am morning alarm to be sure I got my place. Our odd Monsanto glarer, who has spent most of his time in both the Hardeman and Pilliod trial conspicuously staring at our side of the gallery with remarkably wide eyes (it must be fascinating to stare at our profiles for hours), loudly pipes up to the clerk that no one has the right to cut. The line-shamed people begin to wander towards the back of the line.

I take a closer look and realize that it is Director Oliver Stone and entourage. Brent Wisner’s family closely follows, and I meet Wisner’s mom Helen. She is very friendly and tells me of the adventure that it was raising Brent. It will not shock anyone to hear he was something of a troublemaker in school. Of course, I am sure that he was substantially smarter and more outspoken than everyone else. I ask if his remarkable memory for small details is from her, and she shares that she remembers line-for-line computer code that she wrote 30 years ago. I often don’t even remember where I parked my car an hour earlier.


Monsanto has deliberately disregarded consumer safety for 45 years.

Roundup was “literally born in fraud” when it was approved following the fraudulent carcinogen studies performed by the laboratory IBT.

The mouse study performed in 1985 initially found that Roundup was a carcinogen, but was later manipulated to to show a different result. Wisner says that this is: “The definition of manipulating science!”

Wisner walks through all of the prime examples and email proof of Monsanto’s ghostwriting, and how future independent research unknowingly cites and considers the ghostwritten literature in their own analyses.

Monsanto-paid labs manipulated cadaver skin into a leather-like material to create false lab findings of low dermal absorption.
Monsanto’s Roundup Freedom to Operate team works to reduce or eliminate restrictions to the sale of their product.

Remember how Monsanto likes to play “Whack-a-mole” and bash down any research that criticizes Roundup or GMOs? Wisner reminds the jury of it in a (hilarious to those of us who know Wisner) reenactment of playing Whack-a-mole. He calls out “WHACK WHACK” and moves his arms wildly as if he is indeed playing the classic carnival game. Yes, I too regret that video is not allowed in the courtroom.

In Monsanto’s internal documents, they mention avoiding future litigation regarding the carcinogenicity of Roundup. Before finishing his infinitely long list of examples of Monsanto crookedness, Wisner passionately argues:

Of all the things that they’re worried about, they’re worried about this happening right now, where a young lawyer, who’s not afraid of them, gets to look at all the documents and talk to 12 or 14 jurors, show them the documents and say, “Good grief.” This is their nightmare.

But we live — I mean, we live every day seeing things around us that are wrong. Okay? Things that we — that’s just not right, that shouldn’t happen. And we’re all powerless to do anything about it. We are. We can’t do anything. I spend my life going, “I wish I could do something about it. I wish I could help this person. I wish I could help that person,” but I can’t. But right now, that’s not the case because you are seeing something that’s wrong, and you are able to actually do something about it. It’s pretty cool.


On the topic of punitive damages, Wisner continues: “They can afford it, and they need to pay. Because that’s the kind of number that sends a message to every single boardroom, every single stockholder, every single person in Monsanto that can make a decision about the future. That is a number that changes things.”


Monsanto Hit With $2B Verdict In 3rd Roundup Trial
Arty turns 10 this summer.

#1530429 --- 05/15/19 03:33 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Fyi, film director Oliver Stone was at the Monsanto/Bayer verdict.

Christopher Walken to star in upcoming movie on farmer who battled Monsanto all the way to the Supreme Court

Currently in production in Winnipeg, Canada, the upcoming film ‘Percy’ is scheduled to be released some time in 2019, with Oscar winner Christopher Walken set to play the role of Schmeiser.

Schmeiser was also the main subject of the 2009 documentary David vs. Monsanto, which was also released on DVD and has nearly all 5-star reviews on Amazon.

David vs. Monsanto

Seneff: “CO2 levels just keep going up! I bet glyphosate plays a bigger role in climate change than has been recognized thus far. Multiple papers have shown that glyphosate suppresses the activity of Rubisco, the most common protein in the world. Plants need Rubisco to incorporate inorganic carbon from carbon dioxide into organic matter. It's hard to imagine that this doesn't impact climate change.”

Glyphosate Found in Childhood Vaccines - Moms Across America - Sep. 10, 2016

According to MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff, "Glyphosate could easily be present in vaccines due to the fact that certain vaccine viruses including measles in MMR and flu are grown on gelatin derived from the ligaments of pigs fed heavy doses of glyphosate in their GMO feed. Gelatin comes from collagen which has lots of glycine. Livestock feed is allowed to have up to 400 PPM [parts per million] of glyphosate residues by the EPA, thousands of times higher than has been shown to cause harm in numerous studies."

French scientist and glyphosate expert Gilles-Eric Séralini has shown in his research that glyphosate is never used alone. It is always used with adjuvants (co-formulants/other chemicals) and he has found those adjuvants to make Roundup 1,000 times more toxic. The detection of glyphosate in vaccines with this methodology would indicate the presence of other co-formulants which are also toxic.

On Aug. 31, Moms Across America sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, EPA, National Institutes of Health, California Department of Health and Sen. Barbara Boxer requesting that they make it a priority to test vaccines for glyphosate, recall contaminated vaccines and the EPA revoke the license of glyphosate to prevent further contamination.

"This calls for independent scientists, without financial ties to Monsanto, to investigate these findings, and if verified, immediate regulatory and legislative action," said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., co-founder of The Mercury Project. "Lawyers litigating against Monsanto should be looking into the company's awareness of this contamination and its effect on children. The public needs to be ready for Monsanto and vaccine manufacturer backlash by their PR machines on this potentially grave information."

Dr. Toni Bark, founder and medical director of the Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal and co-producer of the movie BOUGHT, had this to say after reviewing the test results:

"I am deeply concerned about injecting glyphosate, a known pesticide, directly into children. Neither Roundup nor glyphosate has been tested for safety as an injectable. Injection is a very different route of entry than oral route. Injected toxins, even in minute doses can have profound effects on the organs and the different systems of the body. In addition, injecting a chemical along with an adjuvant or live virus, can induce severe allergic reactions to that substance as vaccines induce the immune system to create antibodies to whatever is included in the vaccine. Since glyphosate is heavily used in corn, soy, wheat, cotton and other commodities, we can expect to see more severe food allergies in the vaccine recipients. In addition, chemicals in ultra low doses, can have powerful effects on physiology behaving almost as hormones, stimulating or suppressing physiological receptors."

RFK, Jr.: “How business interests deceive, misinform, and buy influence at the expense of public health and safety.”

From the Union of Concerned Scientists

The Disinformation Playbook

How Business Interests Deceive, Misinform, and Buy Influence at the Expense of Public Health and Safety

Here are five of the most widely used “plays” and some of the many cases where they have been used to block regulations or minimize corporate liability, often with frightening effectiveness—and disastrous repercussions on public health and safety.

The Fake: Conduct counterfeit science and try to pass it off as legitimate research
The Blitz: Harass scientists who speak out with results or views inconvenient for industry
The Diversion: Manufacture uncertainty about science where little or none exists
The Screen: Buy credibility through alliances with academia or professional societies
The Fix: Manipulate government officials or processes to inappropriately influence policy
Like public interest organizations, many companies or industry trade associations lobby the government to help enact legislation favorable to their interests. Some companies, however, go so far as to undermine the way federal agencies use science to develop policy, pushing for changes that make it harder for agencies to fulfill their science-based missions, or using political connections to gain access to top-level agency officials. Such actions compromise the government’s ability to protect the public.

Unfortunately, a “revolving door” between industry and government presents a huge opportunity for people with industry ties and clear financial conflicts of interest to hold key decision making positions. Such officials can help develop policies that benefit a former or prospective employer, policies that may live on long after their departure.

While it’s certainly reasonable for industry to participate as a stakeholder in policy decisions, transparency and public vigilance are needed to keep companies from using their deep pockets and powerful networks to promote policies that undermine scientific evidence and threaten public health and safety.

Monsanto may have more pesticide 'watch lists' - Bayer

German chemical giants Bayer has admitted its subsidiary Monsanto could have kept lists of key figures - for or against pesticides - "in other European countries", and not just in France.

Bayer apologised yesterday after it emerged that Monsanto had a PR agency collate lists of French politicians, scientists and journalists, with their views on pesticides and GM crops.

"I think it's very likely that such lists also exist in other European countries," Matthias Berninger, Bayer's head of Public Affairs, told journalists in a conference call.

Mr Berninger said he "firmly believes that other countries in Europe will be affected.

"It is clear that we apologise for what has come to light in France," he added.

Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto stakeholder file issue

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $2 Billion to Cancer Victims

In ordering punitive damages, the jury had to find that Monsanto “engaged in conduct with malice, oppression or fraud committed by one or more officers, directors or managing agents of Monsanto” who were acting on behalf of the company.

RFK, Jr.: “Yet more cognitive dissonance at the The New York Times, which expresses outrage at the FDA for routinely approving untested medical devices while supporting mandates compelling our children to endure 70 doses in 54 vaccine shots, none of which has ever been properly safety tested.”

Fyi, did you know that the research information your child has access to at school is also controlled by these agenda seekers?

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson

In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere. For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red. Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.” In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story. Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.

Seneff: “It appears more expedient for the government (EPA) to close down these research efforts aimed at figuring out what's causing our kids to be so sick than to risk finding out exactly which toxic chemicals are responsible. You wouldn't want to face up to the industries responsible for the damage, would you? And then you'd have to deal with the difficult task of getting rid of those chemicals. Better to just let the kids get sick.”

US environment agency cuts funding for kids’ health studies

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision leaves fate of more than a dozen decades-long projects in doubt.

Studies of this length are rare and valuable, because they can reveal associations between environmental exposures early in life and health problems years later. And the mix of threats that kids face changes over time. “Twenty years ago, what we were studying is not the same as what we’re studying today,” says Ruth Etzel, a paediatrician at the EPA who specializes in children’s environmental health. “We have to study children now, in their communities.”

Many environmental-health researchers see the EPA's decision to cut funding for the children’s centres as part of a push by President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine science at the agency, which is responsible for the safety of US air and water. “It works out perfectly for industry,” says Tracey Woodruff, who runs the children’s centre at the University of California, San Francisco. When weighing the harms of a chemical against its benefits, she says, “if EPA doesn’t know, it counts for zero”.

Documents reveal EU bowed to demands of pesticide lobbies

The environmental group, Pesticide Action Network (PAN), has obtained over 600 documents from the Commission showing top EU officials fighting to “cripple” the bloc’s pesticide protection legislation.

“The Commission has chosen the side of the industry,” PAN’s Chemicals Coordinator Hans Muilerman told De Morgen.

In its report, PAN says that the documents show how top EU Health officials have bent to the demands of “chemical and farming interests” to derail legislation which would have resulted in the ban of 32 dangerous pesticides.

“A number of [EU] health officials, up to the most senior people in the Commission, have used their position to serve the interests of the industry,” Bart Staes, an MEP for the European Greens told De Morgen.

Jury Slams Bayer-Monsanto in Latest Roundup Cancer Trial

BREAKING: Bayer Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages in 3rd Roundup-Cancer Trial; Is Bankruptcy On the Horizon?

Oregon legislature may let farmers sue for contamination from genetically engineered crops

House Bill 2882 would allow landowners or tenants to seek three times actual economic damages if GE organisms, also called GMOs, are present on their land without permission.

It also would allow residents to sue the corporations if GE organisms are found on land owned or occupied by a public body in the area where they live.

Latham: “I was interviewed on WBAI (New York) this morning. I talked about collusion in government agencies that regulate chemicals, the Monsanto/Bayer Glyphosate judgement, and the impossibility of chemical safety regulation.”

Active ingredient in Roundup found in 95% of studied beers and wines

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

The primary culprit, researchers speculate, is the intensive use of pesticides on vast tracts of monoculture crops, especially wheat and corn.

The problem is not that birds are being poisoned, but that the insects on which they depend for food have disappeared.

“There are hardly any insects left, that’s the number one problem,” said Vincent Bretagnolle, a CNRS ecologist at the Centre for Biological Studies in Chize.

Growing Evidence Tracks the Spread of Neonics Up and Through Branches on the Tree of Life

A Scientific American piece on neonicotinoid insecticides begins with a fascinating story about a wildlife rehab clinic in Montana. In the 1990s, a “bizarre trend” was noticed — an unusual number and diversity of birth defects in roadkill deer and other big game autopsied at the clinic.

Scientists at the clinic pondered what could have possibly changed enough to trigger such a dramatic change in birth defects. One possible explanation was exposures to the new neonic insecticides being applied in the area, a hypothesis published in a 2012 a paper.

Unfortunately, this all makes sense, as Scientific American reports, because “90 percent of corn and 50 percent of soybeans in the United States are treated with neonicotinoids” (Daley, 2019). The insecticides are soaked into the seeds, and then move systemically through the plant growing from treated seed. Delivering pesticides via seed treatments requires far less active ingredient per acre, and avoids most, above-ground non-target exposures. But only a small amount – 2% to 20% – of the neonics applied as seed treatments ends up in the plant, so where does the rest of it go?

And then there is one more important piece to this scientific puzzle – the half-life of these chemicals is up to 1,400 days, long enough for it to bioaccumulate in the environment after repeated, annual applications. This helps explain why research teams worldwide are publishing so many papers on the adverse impacts of neonicotinoids on deer, bees, birds, small mammals, and some large ones too.
Arty turns 10 this summer.

#1530530 --- 05/17/19 04:52 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Up next – Trial in Monsanto’s hometown set for August after $2 billion Roundup cancer verdict

"This evidence against them, their conduct, is the most outrageous I've seen in my 30 years of doing this," Holland said. "The things that have gone on here, I want St. Louis juries to hear this stuff."

That Gordon trial will be followed by a September 9 trial also in St. Louis County in a case brought by plaintiffs Maurice Cohen and Burrell Lamb.

Monsanto's deep roots in the community, including a large employment base and generous charitable donations throughout the area, could favor its chances with local jurors.

But on the flip side, St. Louis is regarded in legal circles as one the most favorable places for plaintiffs to bring lawsuits against corporations and there is a long history of large verdicts against major companies. St. Louis City Court is generally considered the most favorable but St. Louis County is also desired by plaintiffs' attorneys.


OH MY GOSH!!! ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!! Well there you go. Thank you so much Dr. Heydens, whose corruption is littered throughout the Monsanto Papers, for the suggested dollar amount of punitive liability:

Next week, there is a meeting in the Federal Court to discuss next steps on upcoming trials. At the end of August, St. Louis will host its first trial, with Monsanto employees testifying live.

New Paper on Glyphosate…

Glyphosate and Glyphosate&#8208;based herbicide exposure during the peripartum period affects maternal brain plasticity, maternal behavior and microbiome - 07 May 2019

Abstract: ...Here, relatively low doses of Glyphosate (5 mg/kg/d), Roundup® (5 mg/kg/day of Glyphosate equivalent), or vehicle were administered by ingestion to Sprague Dawley rats from gestational day (GD) 10 to postpartum day (PD) 22. The treatments significantly altered licking behavior toward pups between PD2 and PD6. We also show in the dams at PD22, Roundup exposure affected the maturation of doublecortin&#8208;immunoreactive new neurons in the dorsal dentate gyrus of the hippocampus of the mother. In addition, the expression of synaptophysin, was upregulated by glyphosate in the dorsal and ventral dentate gyrus and CA3 regions of the hippocampus, and downregulated in the cingulate gyrus. While a direct effect of glyphosate alone or its formulation on the central nervous system is currently not clear, we show here that gut microbiota is significantly altered by the exposure to the pesticides, with significant alteration of the phyla Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes. This is the first study to provide evidence that glyphosate alone or in formulation (Roundup) differentially affects maternal behavior and modulates neuroplasticity and gut microbiota in the mother.



Brent Wisner In Studio with his $2B Monsanto Verdict; Del Rocks Rockland; Shocking MMR Trial Data; Dr. Toni Bark Breaks Down Vaccine Scandal That Devastated Israel.

“...the movement of the vaccine educated…”

“Vaccines are not safe and effective for everyone.”

Monsanto/Bayer verdict, Brent Wisner, the new evidence , 12:23 document Monsanto gives to their employees on how to spray Roundup, 15:00 email by a pediatrician to Donna Farmer about feeding gmo foods to children, they were laughing about it, EPA standing with Monsanto, mistrust of our government agencies; gathering of the Orthodox Jewish community, measles hysteria “born out of stupidity;” 33:00 Rally in Albany, NY on Tuesday, misrepresentation by CBS’ report, 53:00 a new MMR vaccine study, 102:00 it’s financial disclosure (lol, not surprised!), 104:00 Hepatitis vaccine in Israel, Dr. Tony Bark on Sci-B vaccine scandal at 1:07:00, “Vaccines are not safe and effective for everyone;” the Neuronburg Code at 1:29:00; forced adult mandate coming, Oregon bill killed, at 140:00:00

Pesticides Database Search - Glyphosate
Functional class: Herbicide

Sask. farmer leads class action glyphosate lawsuit

A Moose Jaw, Sask., farmer who was diagnosed with cancer five years ago is leading a class action lawsuit against Bayer and Monsanto.

The lawsuit, filed in Saskatchewan, contends that exposure to Roundup herbicide contributed to his cancer and the cancer of other Canadians participating in the class action.
Arty turns 10 this summer.

#1530723 --- 05/20/19 08:14 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Secret Ingredients has a free screening planned for the week of May 15th - May 22nd.


Juror to Monsanto lawyer: If Roundup is safe, you drink it

However, the verdict illustrated in no uncertain terms the jury’s interest in throwing the book at Bayer. Nowhere was this more visible than in an unidentified juror’s reported post-verdict remarks to a Bayer lawyer:

When the company’s lawyer asked a juror after the verdict what the panel wanted to hear from Bayer, the juror responded that he wanted proof the chemical was safe: “I wanted you to get up and drink it.” The juror declined to be identified.&#65279;

A Monsanto lobbyist did once claim in a televised interview that “you could drink a whole quart of [Roundup] and it won’t hurt you,”—though when offered, thought it was a convenient time to end the interview. For the record, since we live in a world of Tide Pods challenges and the like, The Takeout would like to remind you that nobody should drink Roundup, for any reason at any time.

University of California System Halts Use of Glyphosate Herbicide by Jonathan Latham, Ph.D.

The universities’ decision cites “concerns about possible human health and ecological hazards, as well potential legal and reputational risks associated with this category of herbicides.” The suspension follows a campaign to end the use of herbicides across the University of California campuses by Herbicide-Free UC. This initiative started out as an Herbicide-Free Cal campaign that was founded by two UC Berkeley student-athletes in 2017, Mackenzie Feldman and Bridget Gustafson, after they were made aware of herbicides being used around their volleyball court.

Seneff: “Moms Across America has found significant glyphosate contamination in the GMO "Impossible Burger" fake beef product.”


“We are shocked to find that the Impossible Burger can have up to 11X higher levels of glyphosate residues than the Beyond Meat Burger according to these samples tested. This new product is being marketed as a solution for “healthy” eating, when in fact 11 ppb of glyphosate herbicide consumption can be highly dangerous. Only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate has been shown to destroy gut bacteria, which is where the stronghold of the immune system lies. I am gravely concerned that consumers are being misled to believe the Impossible Burger is healthy.” stated Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director of Moms Across America.

The Impossible Burger is a new genetically modified (GM) plant-based product that was prominently featured at the Natural Products Expo West. Burger King, White Castle, Hard Rock Cafe, Red Robin, Cheesecake Factory** and hundreds of other restaurants now carry the product where it does not have to be labeled or described as GM on the menu. The Impossible Burger is made of GMO soy, which has been shown to cause organ damage in animal studies and has been shown to be significantly different from non GMO soy. The GM ingredients of the Impossible Burger, which includes a genetically modified yeast and GM soy leghemoglobin proteins, 46 of which are undisclosed and untested, are even more concerning to many consumers than the long-term health effects from glyphosate because of the reported immediate allergic reaction potential, which is acknowledged by the manufacturer. The part of the genetically modified soy used in the Impossible Burger has never before been allowed in the human food supply and has not been properly safety tested.


NHF Argues Against and Helps Defeat Organic Label Deception At Codex

Scott Tips – NHF President since 2007, Food-and-Drug specialist lawyer since 1983, and 19-year Codex veteran – gave convincing arguments as to why the inclusion of GMO foods under the “biofortification” label would be disastrous for consumers. Additionally, NHF argued that leaving it up to national authorities would dilute the goal of Codex, which is harmonization of food standards across country borders. With the World Trade Organization’s enforcement authority over Codex standards since the mid-1990s, more than ever we need assurance that food coming in from other countries is compatible with our own perception and experience of that food item. In other words, how would you like to reach for an item you think is organic only to then find out that that food contained GMOs?

Creating confusion, creating ill-health, and loss of consumer confidence would be the net result in this poor global decision, yet NHF and others fought with skillful argument and this definition of biofortification was not inevitably adopted, as the U.S. had declared it would be. Had this standard been adopted, it would have degraded the organic market, creating a massive loss of consumer confidence. This definition, allowing GMO foods, would have targeted an entire demographic of health-conscious individuals, seeking to deceive them and in so doing, would have undermined their health as we all know the impact of GMO foods: infertility, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, organ damage, gastrointestinal, and immune system disorders, among other things.

Bob Quinn: It’s time to break our addiction to farm chemicals

Agricultural chemicals aren't helping us to be better farmers, and they certainly aren't helping us make more money — as farm foreclosures abound and half the neighboring farms of my youth are no more.

Quite to the contrary: these chemicals are undermining the economic and agronomic viability of our farms, polluting our water, and causing serious health problems in our communities.

First of all, agricultural chemicals haven't proven nearly as effective as we'd hoped.

Heavy applications of herbicides over many years has led to herbicide-resistant weeds, which means farmers just keep spraying more and more or turn to more potent herbicides in a losing battle against evolution.

Meanwhile, long-term application of chemical fertilizer in combination with recently adopted no-till systems is leading to soil acidification. These acid soils kill or stunt plants, so farmers have to apply lime – piling on yet another chemical to solve the problem created by the first chemical.

The other problem with agricultural chemicals is the side effects.

Pesticides don't just kill target organisms: they also harm critters that we need in order to be successful as farmers, like beneficial insects, pollinators, and soil microorganisms.

In fact, many of these chemicals harm us too: pesticides have now been linked to diseases from Alzheimer's to cancer to Parkinson's.

Even glyphosate,...

An organic eater can tell when there’s something bad in our food.
We get sick.
The symptoms come back.
I know never to buy from your product again.
So your lie that your product is organic will get you one sale.
And messaging on social media to beware of your food.

New Transparency Project Finds Glyphosate in Top Selling Organic Pea Protein Products

Leah Segedie from Mamavation stated Tuesday; “When we got the test results back, we were shocked. The exact opposite of what we thought would happen, happened. Some of the organic pea protein brands’ products came back with higher levels of glyphosate than the conventional brands.”

Zen: “Pretty sure the movie Wine Country on Netflix was funded by the Grape Grower's Association and possibly therefore, Monsanto. The one scene where they are at an organic vineyard is completely disparaging. They make the vineyard owner look so annoying and they all make disgusted faces regarding the organic wine. I am so sick of the chemical companies buying our media. I, for one, am never drinking conventional wine again. They can have their pesticides!”

Wine Country on Netflix.

I also saw this movie. Don’t waste your time.

List of 50+ Foods Containing Weedkiller Ingredient Glyphosate

Revolution Health with Dr. Stephanie Seneff.

We're talking toxins, glyphosate and oxidative stress.

Ireland: Grain growers seek Irish ban on palm and GMO feed products

The IGGG warned that grains used in the food production process “may possibly be currently treated with pesticides banned from Ireland and the EU up to 30 years ago”.

“Irish supermarkets should lead the way and plan to clear their shelves of palm kernals, palm oil, GMO soya [byproducts] and GMO maize-related products within a year,” the group said.
Arty turns 10 this summer.

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