“We have reviewed the research literature on glyphosate and on the biological processes associated with cancer, and we have provided strong evidence that glyphosate is likely contributing to the increased prevalence of multiple types of cancer in humans. Monsanto’s own early studies revealed some trends in animal models that should not have been ignored. Forty years of glyphosate exposure have provided a living laboratory where humans are the guinea pigs and the outcomes are alarmingly apparent. We believe that the available evidence warrants a reconsideration of the risk/benefit trade-off with respect to glyphosate usage to control weeds, and we advocate much stricter regulation of glyphosate.”
One of Goodman’s first acts was to withdraw the Seralini article. He did so in violation of the guidelines for retractions in scientific publishing set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For any peer-reviewed scientific article to be withdrawn there must be clear evidence that the findings are unreliable due to misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error; plagiarism or redundant publication; or unethical research. None of those were proven in the Seralini case. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/154000-toxic-herbicide-gmo-monsanto/
ALERT: Syngenta now patenting natural plant foods produced without GMO technology
The trend is towards the privatization of the things we need to survive, namely water and food. Whoever controls these elements has great power. The populace needs to become aware that companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta are looking forward to a world in which they hold the keys to our survival.
Monsanto in Mexico | Another Court Victory in Mexico
In a press release dated November 3, the lead plaintiffs’ organization, Demanda Colectiva Maíz, announced that opponents of genetically engineered corn in Mexico prevailed in an important new federal appeals court ruling.
‘Supporter of GM Crops’ Snooke Forced to Apologize over Dr. Judy Carman Defamation
"After an exchange of legal letters between my lawyer and the lawyer acting for Mr Snooke, Mr Snooke printed a retraction and apology in the edition of the WGG Bulletin, dated 16 October 2015. He also paid my legal expenses. Within a few days of doing this, he suddenly “stepped down” from being the Chair of the WGG."
“Excuse Me, Sir, Are There Chemicals in That?” Why TSCA Reform Needs to Improve Our Chemical Safety
As a pregnant environmental engineer with pollutant exposure knowledge, I’ve never been more convinced of this. Knowing that there are chemicals in the environment that could be harmful to my growing baby makes me hyper-aware of what I’m exposed to, for how long, and at what quantities.
Genetically modified pigs raise concerns about food regulation
Two kinds of genetically modified pigs are on their way to becoming pork on our dinner plates. If they do, they'll be some of the very first genetically modified animals to enter our food system, along with genetically modified salmon that is also trying to gain regulatory approval.
Andrew Wakefield and Stephanie Seneff address the synergistic toxicity of vaccines and GMOs.
"So your gut bacteria are emerging as fundamental to your health. Glyphosate damages gut bacteria. It also allows things through that would not normally get through, so the barrier function of your gut to keep bad stuff out and let good stuff in is damaged and it causes toxins like aluminum and other things to get through the gut and thereby access the brain. So the idea that something that can injure the gut like glyphosate and that might interact with something else that operates through the gut like perhaps MMR vaccine, the idea that those might compound the risk of an adverse outcome is entirely biologically plausible.”
Live from Maui - Streamed live on Nov 11, 2015 Zen Honeycutt will be updating Moms Across America on her experiences in Maui.
"One would think you'd go to Hawaii to escape reality, instead, I'm here to get a huge dose of reality and the reality is that Hawaii is ground zero for gmo's. This is the incubater, womb for hundreds of genetically modified organisms. Now this means food, this means medications and this means medications that are being put into food and this is what is happening on the Island of Maui'. They have over 1,000 test plots actually in all of Hawaii and in comparison there is only 100 in the State of California and California is one of the largest agriculture states in the world. So you can see by those numbers that here in Hawaii they are being enundated by gmo's and the related pesticides because the majority of gmos are engineered to withstand toxic chemicals and here in Maui' it's been reported that they are spraying at least 80 different chemicals on any given day and these chemicals are intermixed, they are in different combinations that are not reported and those combinations can be in the millions of different kinds of combinations and the problem with that is that the EPA never tests for combinations of chemicals, they only test for the active chemical ingredient in a product and here in Hawaii they're testing all different kinds of combinations in open air test plots..."
"...and they are testing putting drugs and medications inside of things like corn so that when people eat it then they get this medication or that they can reproduce the medication and then take it out of the plant you know later it's used as an incubator for it or they can test gmo's with multiple stacks they call them multiple traits, they are stacked with multiple traits so that's what they are growing here."
Hershey's is the first company to adopt the Grocery Manufacturer Association's "SmartLabel," which uses QR code technology to allow customers to learn more information about a food product while they're shopping via a smart phone app. DON'T BE FOOLED INTO THINKING THIS A GOOD COMPROMISE OR SUBSTITUTION FOR GMO LABELING! SmartLabel is elitist and exclusionary! Only those with smart phones will have access to this product info at the point-of-purchase; the app will only be accessible if the store offers free wi-fi or has a strong cellular signal inside; shoppers will have to know what the hell QR codes are and how to use them; and shoppers will have to have the time to stand there in the store, using the app for every product with this QR smart label! HOW IS THIS SIMPLER, CHEAPER, OR MORE TRANSPARENT THAN A LITTLE PRINTED LABEL DIRECTLY ON THE PACKAGING THAT SAYS "Produced with GMOs"?!? The GMA doesn't ask shoppers to use QR smartphone technology to find out if a product is frozen, homogenized, made from concentrate, wild caught, organic, what its net weight or calorie count is, so how come they're suggesting something so inherently anti-consumer for this? Oh....right.....they're afraid that consumers will reject their products if they learn more information about the ingredients.
Monsanto Company Sets Webcasts for Biennial Investor Event
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will hold a series of webcasts in conjunction with its biennial investor event scheduled for November 17-18 in St. Louis, Mo. During presentations at the event, company executives will discuss product performance, the company’s strategic initiatives, long-term growth drivers and future expectations, and other matters related to the company’s business.