Loc: Waterloo, NY
Welcome back, Teonan. Things are heating up on facebook after the congressional hearing this week. I always advise folks to watch at least one of these hearings.
1st witness: Mrs. Joanna Lidback, grass farmer, praised gmo crops, said she was "dissapointed" her state passed a gmo labelling law and read some facts from the fda and said that her pediatrician was fully supportive of her being there.
2nd witness: Mr. Daryl E. Thomas, says our food system will be "crippled" by gmo labelling.
3rd witness: Mr. Gary Hirshberg Chairman and Co-Founder of Stonyfield Farm Inc. At one point in the hearing when asked if gmo food was safe, Mr. Hirshberg added that there was a lot of evidence that has come out that wasn't addressed in this hearing.
The link between adverse health outcomes in children and pesticide exposure is well-documented. A recent Harvard study found that residential exposure to indoor insecticides in and around a child’s home is linked to increased risk of childhood leukemia and lymphoma. An investigation by Yale University researchers found that prenatal exposure to the widely used agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos is linked to tremors in childhood. An article published in in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology found that parental exposure to environmental stressors, such as pesticides, before a child is conceived can alter the way genes are expressed in the mother and father, ultimately harming the child’s health when those genes are passed down to the next generation.
Thousands Gather In Washington, D.C. To Rally Against 'Dark Act' GMO Labeling Ban October 17th - 10/16/15
The two-day event, in which hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out, aims to lobby Senators for the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act and occupy Monsanto, the EPA, and even the White House.
“30 Years of Genetically Engineered Plants - 20 Years of Commercial Cultivation in the United States: a Critical Assessment,” by Dr. Christoph Then, Testbiotech; January 2013. (48 pages)[A few pages are also in German in the beginning]
Notice to Monsanto Employees and Former Employees: Zamansky LLC Investigates The Monsanto Savings and Investment Plan for Possible ERISA Violations - 10/21/15
According to employee stock fraud attorney, Jake Zamansky, Monsanto’s existing and former employees who purchased company stock through the Savings and Investment Plan may have suffered damage to their retirement savings. If the lawsuit allegations that Monsanto knew the risks of Roundup pesticides prove true, Zamansky states, then the Company knew that its stock price was artificially inflated and that it would correct when the truth came out. Monsanto’s existing and former employees who bought or held company stock that was artificially inflated were likely damaged, he states.
Fresh Produce Tainted With Illegal Pesticides - 10/23/15
The highest percentage of illegal pesticides was found on cactus pads and cactus fruit imported from Mexico. Some of the other tainted fruit and vegetables include limes, papaya, summer squash, tomatillos, chili peppers, and tomatoes, also from Mexico, ginger imported from China, and U.S.-grown spinach and kale. While over 93 percent of the produce tested contain legal levels of pesticide residue, the data shows a pattern of low dose exposure to hazardous pesticides, such as endocrine disruptors.
TTIP backlash: Europe wants its food to be craft, natural and home-grown - By Niamh Michail+, 19-Oct-2015
From fibre-filled juice to bird-friendly coffee, cauliflower flour to pea bread, European demands for natural are being fuelled by a massive distrust of TTIP – and this will grow whether the treaty is ratified or not, says Mintel.
The 2011 film, "Our Daily Poison", is now available for FREE on Hulu. The 90+ documentary discusses "the cocktail effect" — interactions between chemicals that render the sum total more harmful than the risks associated with any given chemical in isolation.