Tony Mitra speaks to Anthony Samsel about what he's working on in his fifth paper on Glyphosate.

Tony: "Apart from the food that we are eating, if it is sprayed on grassland, if it is sprayed over forests where humans will not eat things, but others - insects, worms, birds, deer and moose, ...can they too have the wrong building block in their biology?"

Anthony: "Yes, yes, yes. Glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid. It mimics the natural amino acid glycine, and yes all life forms will be affected. All life forms will be negatively affected by this chemical. This chemical should not be in any biology. This chemical should not be manufactured, should not be used, this operation needs to be shut down lock, stock, and barrel."

Taiwan Bans GMOs in Schools, Mandates Strict Label Laws

On Dec. 14, 2015, Taiwanese legislature passed amendments to the School Health Act to stamp out raw genetically modified ingredients as well as processed food containing GMOs.

Venezuela’s food revolution

Just days before the progressive National Assembly of Venezuela was dissolved, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. The country has not only banned genetically modified seeds, but set up democratic structures to ensure that seeds cannot be privatized and indigenous knowledge cannot be sold off to corporations. President Maduro signed the proposal into law before New Year, when a new anti-Maduro Assembly was sworn in.

Around the country, organic farmers are pushing for ‘GE-free’ zones - 1/4/16

The Jackson County designation was made final on Dec. 22, when a federal judge approved a consent decree protecting the zone. The ordinance was originally passed in May 2014 by the voters of Jackson County, but was challenged in court by two GE alfalfa farmers, who argued that it violated Oregon state law. The challenge was rejected by a federal judge in May, and a court-approved settlement — which upholds the GE-free zone, but allows the alfalfa farmers to keep their crop for the remainder of its useful life — was finally approved in December.

EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

The European Union banned the use of neonicotinoids in 2013 despite considerable pushback from pesticide manufacturers, and environmentalists have urged the EPA to take action to limit use of the chemicals for years.

In 2015, the EPA temporarily halted the approval of new outdoor uses of neonicotinoid pesticides until the risk assessments are complete. The agency also proposed a ban on the use of pesticides that are toxic to bees, including neonicotinoids, when crops are in bloom and bees are being used to pollinate them.

We stop buying....they start listening! Power To The People!

BREAKING NEWS: "Campbell Soup company will support federal legislation that would require all foods and beverages regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be clearly labeled for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, it said in a statement Friday. Campbell Soup will also withdraw from all efforts led by groups opposing such measures."

We just want to be sure about what kind of labeling before we celebrate too much. But if this really means what it looks like it means, we are on our way to a major shift towards GMO labeling and LESS GMOs, and eventually NO GMOs in our food.

A&B ending sugar operations on Maui, laying off more than 600 employees - 1/6/16

The company claimed it made “every effort to avoid having to take this action,” said Stanley M. Kuriyama, A&B executive chairman. “However, the roughly $30 million agribusiness operating loss we expect to incur in 2015, and the forecast for continued significant losses, clearly are not sustainable, and we must now move forward with a new concept for our lands that allows us to keep them in productive agricultural use.”;t=1452120227

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Pressure Kenya to Lift Ban on GMOs

GMOs with Special Guest Dr. Stephanie Seneff - Published on Dec 18, 2015 - 54 minutes

Gluten, wheat, celiac, glyphosate, etc.

The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance

The American Nurses Association, Silver Spring Md., wants the FDA to prohibit the use of the word “natural” on genetically engineered foods or foods containing any genetically engineered ingredients.
“Furthermore, ANA requests that the FDA require clear, appropriate food labeling including the country-of-origin and any genetic modification of any of the food’s ingredients,” executive director Debbie D. Hatmaker wrote in the organization’s comments.

FDA Extends Deadline for ‘natural’ Comments

Originally the comment period was set to expire on Feb. 10, but “in direct response to requests from the public” the Food and Drug Administration is extending the deadline to May 10.

The Shocking Difference Between Organic & Non-GMO Labels – It’s Huge!

The “Non-GMO Project” label only verifies that a product doesn’t contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients (or technically less than 0.9% GMOs). While that is good, it’s not the whole story about what the product contains, how it was produced, and where it came from.

But when I have a choice, I always choose organic food because of these reasons…

For Health Care Professionals...March 4 - 6, San Diego (Seralini's first US appearance)

The ONLY medical conference to bring in Gilles-Eric Seralini, Ph.D., THE researcher who documented adverse health effects of Roundup (glyphosate) along with others experts discussing sources and treatment options for glyphosate and numerous other common toxicants.

"The Elephant in the Waiting Room" - Environmental Exposures and Disease

The Premier Environmental Medicine Conference committed to properly educating healthcare providers in the diagnosis and treatment of environmentally induced illnesses.

The Environmental Health Solutions Public Forum: Collaboration for Change - March 6, 2016 3:00 - 7:00pm

First ever Forum for doctors and the public!

EATING YOU ALIVE will be released later in 2016

DuPont’s deadly deceit: The decades-long cover-up behind the “world’s most slippery material”

For decades DuPont operated above the EPA and knowingly concealed the dangers of Teflon exposure

Drugging Animals on Factory Farms—ENOUGH Already.

It’s been about a year since I accidentally stumbled on Elanco’s ENOUGH Movement campaign. Curious as to why a corporation that pushes animal drugs would spend millions on a consumer campaign, I “joined” the movement.

Since then, I’ve routinely received emails from “The Movement.” The subject lines generally go like this: “More People, Improved Diets, ENOUGH Food” or “When It Comes to Harvesting, Will We Have ENOUGH?” or, one of my favorites, “Pork: Can We Have ENOUGH?”

The messages are intended to evoke fear—fear of scarcity, fear of hunger. But these messages strike a different kind of fear in the hearts of those who know anything about the real causes of hunger—poverty, poor distribution, waste, climate instability.

Urgent! Tell Sec. Vilsack to Back Off and Let Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Take Effect!

From Chaos to Life

It’s a beautiful story. And a reminder that organic regenerative farms not only restore biodiversity, rebuild soil organic matter, restore local economies and provide healthy food—they also play a key role in carbon sequestration and cooling the planet.

Risky Business

Jeremy Coller’s latest report, “Factory Farming: Assessing Investment Risks,” highlights the many reasons, including consumer concern about their own health, and the health and welfare of animals, along with investor concern about the potential crackdown on factory farms that violate environmental regulations, that investors may want to put their money somewhere, well, less risky.

Whatever your reason for boycotting factory farms, Coller’s report contains a wealth of information about a system that commits crimes against animals, crimes against nature and crimes against public health.

One particularly telling statistic? A full 99 percent of U.S. farm animals are now confined in filthy, unhealthy, inhumane factory “farms.” If it takes a few big investors rejecting this despicable system, purely on the basis of financial risk, to help bring down the system, we’re all for it.


...Monsanto is owned by Pharmacia. The Pharmacia Corporation was created through the merger of Pharmacia Upjohn with Monsanto Company and its G.D. Searle unit. Pharmacia employs 59,000 people worldwide and has research, manufacturing and administrative sales operations in more than 60 countries.

Why I will avoid GMO foods in my diet By Dr. Michael Noonan

It likely will take many years for this to be obvious, until enough people eat GMO salmon for long enough for the effects to really start to show. I don’t plan on being one of the people involved in that experiment...

Debut of a fabulous short film called "AIN'A" about Kauia, the impact of chemical farming and the inspiring sustainable farming solutions that ancestors have been using for generations.

WA Oyster Growers Request Approval to Spray Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Bay, Despite Public Opposition - (Beyond Pesticides, January 13, 2016)

Bayer revises position to propose extra protections for bees from pesticides

But the company has now clarified its stance, telling the Guardian that it believes the assessment is “quite good and scientifically sound”. A spokesman said Bayer will look to work with the EPA to reduce risks to bees.

New Website for NOFA-NY:

Farmers and consumers working together for sustainability and better food

We are New York’s leading non-profit organization providing programs and services to promote sustainable, local organic food and farming. Our coalition of farmers, gardeners, consumers and businesses join together to create a food system that’s ecologically sound and economically viable. Through education, certification, advocacy and other efforts, we promote organic food production, local marketing, and land stewardship.

Putin: Human Evolution Under Threat By Big Pharma, GMO, Vaccines

“We as a species have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow the Western example of recent decades and intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug.”

“We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” the report states.

Monsanto Get Out!” Thousands March Against Mass Poisonings, Illegal Plant in Argentina (with Video)

On Friday, January 8, the streets of the capital city Buenos Aires erupted in protest as activists donned gas masks, unfurled banners and marched to the beat of drums, demanding that Monsanto abandon their plans for building the world’s largest maize seed treatment plant and warning the multi-national Biotech company to “get out” of their country.

Sikkim becomes India's first organic state - 15 Jan 2016

It was 12 years ago in 2003 when the Pawan Chamling-led government decided to make Sikkim an organic farming state through a declaration in the legislative assembly.

Later the entry of chemical inputs for farmland was restricted and their sale banned. Farmers therefore had no option but to go organic.

Organic cultivation is free of chemical pesticides and chemical fertilisers as it tries to strike a harmonious balance with a complex series of ecosystems.

USDA says pesticide levels in produce, other foods not a threat

Dr. Anthony Samsel sounds off in the comments: "Are we in OZ ? This report is a joke and again belongs in the circular file, its trash ! USDA and the EPA continue to neglect and refuse to analyze and publish data on Glyphosate and Glufosinate herbicides in the food supply. These herbicides are pervasive in the US food system and are causing substantial harm to Americans. The USDA report notes: "In 2014, the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) analyzed 528 dairy-based formula samples and 527 soy-based formula samples. PDP detected just one pesticide in seven infant formula samples; the insecticide synergist MGK-264, at a concentration of 0.003 ppm where the established tolerance was 5 ppm." Really, thats all they found in baby formula ? I analyzed soy baby formula by HPLC and found a different story with levels of Glyphosate at 170 ppb. There are over 160 food groups for humans and animals contaminated by Glyphosate herbicide in the USA including sugar, corn, wheat, soy, oats, barley, peas, peanuts, beans.... and including our drinking water. Even our pet foods are contaminated with Glyphosate. I analyzed a number of brands of cat and dog food using HPLC and found Glyphosate in all and even in laboratory chows ..... I guess this is why some Europeans refer to America as the 'Killing Fields'. ......

Dr. Stephanie Seneff says "We do have an epidemic today in low serum vitamin D: but it's due (I suspect) to an inability to activate vitamin D in the liver, as a consequence of glyphosate poisoning. Taking vitamin D supplements is not going to fix the problem."

The sun goes down on Vitamin D: why I changed my mind about this celebrated supplement

USDA and EPA must come clean over Roundup residues

Each year the US Department of Agriculture manages to test for over 400 pesticides in food, writes Carey Gillam. But glyphosate, the world's biggest-selling herbicide, is not among them, even as evidence of its dangers mounts. It's time for USDA and EPA to stop their buck-passing - and give consumers their right to know.

RELEASE: USDA Revokes Grass Fed Label Standard = January 12, 2016

USDA Revokes Grass Fed Label Standard - Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Speaks Out Against Decision

The grass fed label claim standard now being revoked was originally published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2006, the result of several years of meetings between farmers and farm and consumer organizations sponsored by AMS and facilitated by NSAC, as well as by a formal public notice and comment process. The standard stated among other things that grass, forbs, and forage needed to be 99 percent or more of the energy source for the lifetime of a ruminant species after weaning in order to qualify as grass fed. Prior to the setting of that standard, grain fed animals were often sold as grass fed, with USDA’s approval.

Cotton farmers battle one of the worst cropping seasons on record after herbicide damage

Concern about herbicide use in vineyards

Due to deceptive advertising, in the past, some grape growers have expressed a belief that glyphosate was a “safe” herbicide, and that it was biodegradable and broke down quickly. Neither of these assertions are true, and we hope that grapegrowers today understand that.

Back in 1996, New York’s Attorney General sued Monsanto, the developer of Roundup, for false advertising, forcing them to stop making claims as to the human and environmental safety of Roundup. Specifically, Monsanto could no longer advertise Roundup as “biodegradable,” “safer than table salt,” or “practically non-toxic.”

Dr. Stephanie Seneff: "Should we worry about possible glyphosate contamination in gelatin capsules? Gelatin (derived from bovine ligaments) contains substantial amounts of glycine, and glyphosate could be substituting for the glycine by mistake during protein synthesis, I hypothesize."…/467220-gelatin-capsules-side-e…/

Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers

Monsanto is buying up heirloom seed companies and trademarks. Maddy Harland discovers who is buying what and how to avoid Monsanto. She explores why what we buy can be a form of positive activism.

Monsanto’s secret studies reveal glyphosate link to cancer

Monsanto has known for almost four decades that glyphosate causes cancer, according to a new paper by researchers Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff.

Samsel is the first independent researcher to examine Monsanto’s secret toxicology studies on glyphosate. He obtained the studies, which have been denied to other inquirers, via a request to his senator. With his co-researcher Dr Stephanie Seneff of MIT, he reviewed Monsanto’s data.

Samsel and Seneff concluded that “significant evidence of tumours was found during these investigations”.

Greenpeace: Chinese Farmers Are Illegally Growing GMO Corn

“The scale of GE contamination is truly shocking,” Li Yifang, head of food and agriculture campaign for Greenpeace, said. “China has strict and clear regulations on GE and the ongoing production of GE corn in Liaoning province breaks these regulations on multiple levels.”

Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees - 2015

A secret letter from the USDA to GE tree company ArborGen [2], dated last August, was recently exposed by scientist Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Center for Food Safety [3]. In this letter, the USDA made the unprecedented decision to allow ArborGen to pursue unregulated commercial cultivation of a loblolly pine genetically engineered for altered wood composition. These trees could be planted anywhere in the US, without public knowledge or access to information about them.

Maps reveal US “hotspots” where crops could fail in the future

In the first-ever study that uses data modeling to track the populations of wild bees in the US, scientists have uncovered a disturbing trend. Bee populations are dropping in the regions of the country that need them most.

Full Show 11/9/15: Exposing the Disastrous TPP - The Big Picture RT

With the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) no longer secret Thom discusses what’s in the trade deal with Public Citizen's Melinda St. Louis, radio host and author Ari Rabin-Havt, and the U.S. Business and Industry Council’s Kevin Kearns.

Federal Judge Permits USDA Whistleblower Case to Proceed (Beyond Pesticides, January 5, 2016)

An administrative court judge has agreed to hear a case filed by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pollinator researcher who says his firing by the agency was retaliation for his cutting edge research linking neonicotinoid insecticides to declinining monarch butterfly populations, which has drawn national attention and international recognition. Late last year, Judge Patricia M. Miller of the Merit Systems Protection Board denied USDA’s request to dismiss a claim filed by Johnathan Lundgren, PhD, a USDA employee for eleven years with high accolades.

Victory in Paris vs Monsanto GMO Cabal

For this reason it’s doubly good news that the Paris High Court has just announced a verdict in favor of Seralini in a libel trial. On 6 November 2015, the High Court of Paris indicted Professor Marc Fellous, former chairman of the French Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and “the use of forgery,” in a libel trial he lost to Prof Séralini. The penalty will be decided sometime in 2016.

Farmers Speak Out: GMOs are a Trap That Monsanto is Using to Take Over Agriculture Published on Jun 28, 2013

Glyphosate: Pathways to Modern Diseases December 15, 2015

Philippines Supreme Court Ban on GMOs Is a 'Major Setback' for the GM Industry

The nation's highest court has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of genetically-modified eggplant.

Monsanto Long Term Studies Buried by EPA Revealed! Dr. Stephanie Seneff Explains

Published on Dec 8, 2015

Dr. Stephanie Seneff and host Elaine McFadden, MPH, RD go through disturbing research information uncovered in the 10,000 pages of Monsanto long term studies done decades ago before it was buried by the EPA. A colleague of Dr. Seneff repeatedly petitioned the EPA for the information. Monsanto did long term studies back then, and it is frightening that the cumulative and destructive results of those studies did not stop the government from approving its use, but instead choose to hide the information from the public. Monsanto learned that if they did studies longer than 3 months the truth starts to reveal itself. Seralini did not start to see the abnormalities until after 4 months and then large tumors after two years:

The SuperMom101 Show - Continuing the Conversation: GMOs (Part 1) Dec 4, 2015 - 10 Minutes

Martin Dagoberto: "Before I became an advocate for transparency in food labelling, and before I decided to try to avoid gmo's in my own life, to whatever extent possible, I actually was earning my bachelor's degree to become a gentic engineer. I studied biotechnology and molecular biology at...and it was there that I gained an appreciation for the magnitude of risks that we're taking with genetic engineering, not only do they hold great promise for our future, but also significant risk and I realized that with as little as we know about how all these pieces fit together, these products are being commercialized far too quickly and when I dug into it and I saw the lack of transparency, the lack of independent safety testing, and how the federal government allows companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, companies that brought us DDT and Agent Orange and PCB's and said nothing to worry about there, they're letting these same companies be in charge of ensuring the safety of these biotech foods and that just didn't sit right for me."

Civil disobedience often leads to jail. But now, protesters can explain themselves - Tim DeChristopher

In a historic ruling, several environmental campaigners will be able to argue at criminal trial that their political motives are a defense to their illegal acts

For the very first time, US climate activists have been able to argue the necessity defense – which argues that so-called criminal acts were committed out of necessity – to a jury. The Delta 5, who blockaded an oil train at the Delta rail yard near Seattle in September of 2014, have been been allowed to use the defense in a historic climate change civil disobedience trial being heard this week. They said they acted to prevent the greater harm of climate change and oil train explosions.

Like all civil disobedience, this new wave of climate disobedience is an inherent critique of the moral authority of government. The necessity defense is an opportunity to elaborate that implicit critique into a fully developed legal argument for the responsibility of citizen action in the face of governmental failure.

In addition to gaining the permission to openly argue the necessity defense

Truth about Pet Food - September 30, 2015
Arty turns 11 this summer.