Seralini's first appearance in the US on Fox 5 News' Food As Medicine - five minutes
Professor Seralini, Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen, France flew in to share the details of his 2-year breakthrough study on GMOs and Roundup. Cumulative chemical exposure is quickly becoming the most dangerous health threat to our families, communities, and environment. There is considerable scientific evidence on the harmful effects of the 126 environmental toxicants that have been found in the blood of virtually all U.S. citizens, including glyphosate, the “active” ingredient in the ubiquitous weed killer Roundup.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl3pyft4fws
Seralini's website has videos at the bottom of the page in Englishhttp://www.gmoseralini.org/en/
Mexico GMO Maize Ban Given New Life after Appeal Ruling
In August 2015 Mexico’s XII District Court overturned a 2013 ruling that prevented biotech companies, including Monsanto and Syngenta, planting genetically modified (GM) maize in Mexico. However, Tuesday’s appeal against the August ruling was successful and the ban on GM Maize in Mexico will now continue at least until the end of the full trial.http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/03/09/m...g/#.VuCpAf32aQH
Overwhelming majority of Germans contaminated by glyphosate
Glyphosate residue was recorded in 99.6% of the 2,009 people monitored by the study. The most significant values were found in children aged from zero to nine and adolescents aged 10 to 19, particularly those individuals raised on farms. Meat eaters also displayed higher levels of glyphosate contamination than vegetarians or vegans.http://www.euractiv.com/section/agricult...-by-glyphosate/
France Pushes for EU Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides
Following a meeting with EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on Friday, French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal has announced that France will vote against the EU re-licensing of glyphosate, the world’s most used herbicide.http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/03/04/f...s/#.Vtnzyf32aQG
EU Countries Launch Shock Rebellion against Glyphosate Herbicides
The Netherlands and Sweden have joined France on Saturday in coming out strongly against the re-licensing of glyphosate-based herbicides in Europe. The remarkable rebellion against the World’s most used herbicide is likely to delay the expected March 8 EU vote by member countries on the re-licensing of the chemical.
Public pressure against glyphosate in countries across Europe has been intense, with nearly 1.5 million people petitioning the EU’s health commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, for a ban on the substance, the Guardian reported.
After a Dutch parliament vote opposing the renewal of glyphosate’s permit, the Netherlands called for a postponement of the EU-wide decision. “If there is no possibility to postpone the vote, then we will vote against the proposal,” said Marcel van Beusekom, a spokesman for the Netherlands agriculture ministry.
The move by Sweden and the Netherlands follows the announcement on Friday by French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal that France will vote against the EU re-licensing of glyphosate.http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/03/05/e...s/#.VtuJyf32aQG
Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research?
The lawyers who filed Lundgren’s suit allege that nine additional USDA scientists have been ordered to retract studies and water-down findings, or have faced discipline in retaliation for their work. They further allege that three of those scientists, beyond Lundgren, were also working on pollinator-related research. The USDA’s inspector general just announced an audit, to take place later this year, in response to the “significant volume” of complaints they’ve had on their office’s hotline, alleging scientific censorship on pesticides and other issues. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle...02c9_story.html
Senator Gillibrand votes AGAINST the Dark Acthttp://citizensforgmolabeling.org/senagvote/
Here's a list of Senate Ag Committee members by state. If your state is listed, please call today!
Sen. Gillibrand has flip-flopped back and forth on the GMO labeling issue. She voted against Sen. Sanders’ amendment in support of states’ rights to label GMOs, but then she cosponsored Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-Calif.) bill that would essentially make Vermont’s law the national standard. At the last agriculture committee hearing on GMOs, she didn’t reveal her position. In the Presidential race, Gillibrand has endorsed Hillary Clinton who favors the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s so-called SmartLabels over laws like Vermont’s that would require information about GMOs to be printed on the package. Please call Sen. Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451.
ALERT: Certified Organic Food Grown in U.S. Found Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicidehttp://healthimpactnews.com/2014/alert-c...h.F8ZpUHEs.dpuf
Glyphosate Found in Feeding Tube Liquid Given to Sick Children in Hospitalshttp://healthimpactnews.com/2015/glyphos...p.dwYkfiNO.dpuf
Herbicide-Contamination Sparks Recall of 3100 Boxes of Organic Panty Liners
A French consumer magazine first reported that the panty liners contained traces of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. The Italian manufacturer, Corman, then decided to conduct its own study on its tampons and panty liners. Corman’s testers found glyphosate in five of the 11 feminine hygiene products they analyzed for “residual traces of glyphosate.”http://naturalsociety.com/3100-boxes-org.../#ixzz41gLS4yh0
Demand the EPA do a thorough review of Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo
We've seen some important developments in the fight against Dow Chemical's toxic herbicide, Enlist Duo. (That's the herbicide that combines glyphosate and 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.)
Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initially approved the use of Enlist Duo, after pushback from around the country, the EPA decided to review new information about the pesticide before giving final approval on this plant-killing chemical.
BUT the EPA has only promised to review certain pieces of information, instead of ALL aspects of what makes Enlist Duo so toxic to our food supply and environment. That means they could ignore the chemical's cancer risk, and the links to collapse of monarch butterfly colonies!
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Click here to send an email directly to the head of the EPA and demand that the agency fully consider ALL the risks before approving Enlist Duo for use on our food and plants.
35 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Peter DeFazio, signed a letter to the EPA demanding a more in-depth review of Enlist Duo. We're counting on food activists nationwide to join them now and demand that the EPA evaluate ALL information on Enlist Duo, including: The World Health Organization finding that glyphosate, one of the main ingredients in Enlist Duo, is a "probable carcinogen." The relationship between increased use of Enlist Duo and the collapse of monarch butterfly colonies, whose milkweed habitat is being devastated by Dow's weed-killer. It's no secret that the increased use of GMO crops has led to an explosion of toxic pesticide use in our country -- we cannot miss our chance RIGHT NOW to make the EPA listen to our voices.http://oregonrighttoknow.ngpvanhost.com/form/-1539941510421346560?ms=20160229
Land Grabbing: “Big, big problem” trailer
The documentary looks at large-scale industrial agriculture in Romania and contrasts this with small-scale farming there. While small-scale farmers can get small subsidies from the EU, millions of Euros are available for industrial agriculture.http://www.redd-monitor.org/2016/01/29/land-grabbing-big-big-problem/
End Of Hawaii’s Sugar Industry Offers Sweet New Opportunities
This insanity must stop. Producing low-value commodity crops for export from highly valued land in the middle of the Pacific has proven itself to be a recipe for failure.http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/03/tiare-lawrence-community-voice/
The FDA now officially belongs to Big Pharma
Robert Califf's ties to the industry run deep, and the Obama nominee just sailed through the U.S. Senate http://www.salon.com/2016/02/27/the_fda_now_officially_belongs_to_big_pharma_partner/
Special Report: Kids and Chemicals - From 2002 (Sandra Steingraber)http://billmoyers.com/content/special-report-kids-and-chemicals/
DARK Act Returns to Congress in Latest Industry Effort to Block GMO Food Labelinghttp://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press...-food-labeling#
Factory farming divestment: what you need to know
The fast food chain Subway is latest to join the backlash against antibiotic use in the farm sector. It has launched a new chicken sandwich in the US made with meat from animals raised without antibiotics.
The move is a sign of the growing consumer and business interest in the welfare and environmental impact of animals reared for meat, dairy and eggs, with most of the blame directed at intensive, factory-style farms.http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/mar/03/factory-farming-divestment-explain?CMP
Goldman Warns Of Monsanto Sell, At Odds With Wall Streethttp://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/...t#ixzz425GE1JzL
Monsanto threatens to exit India if govt imposes cuts on GM royalties http://www.hindustantimes.com/business/m...6yVT1esbiO.html
Farmers challenge USDA’s GMO bentgrass plan
“They created the problem. They let it escape. Now you’re dumping it on Malheur and Canyon county,” seed grower Jerry Erstrom told Sid Abel, assistant deputy director of USDA’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services.http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160302/farmers-challenge-usdas-gmo-bentgrass-plan
Hawai’i House Judiciary Committee Blocks Right to Spray Bill to Protect Public Health
Contrary to the language in the bill title, this measure would have protected the agrichemical industry’s ‘right-to-spray’ pesticides near schools and homes. Further, the bill’s sweeping language would have undermined vital county ordinances that protect people and the unique environments of each island from the impacts of industrialized agriculture.http://www.mauigmomoratoriumnews.org/haw...-public-health/
Report: More Pollinator Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply
It was released by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which operates under U.N. auspices. The assessment cites about 3,000 scientific papers and, researchers say, "includes information about practices based on indigenous and local knowledge from more than 60 locations around the world." The report was presented by IPBES on Friday in Kuala Lumpur.http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2...rld-food-supply
Clock is Ticking on GMO Labeling Issue
The threat that ticking clock holds for the food industry was underscored Tuesday in a hastily held meeting of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. With less than an hour of discussion, members voted 14-6 to move forward with legislation that would prohibit state GMO labeling laws, notably one set to take effect July 1 in Vermont. Other states are considering similar laws.http://usrtk.org/gmo/clock-is-ticking-on-gmo-labeling-issue/
Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvesthttp://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/11/roundup-dumped-crops-right-harvest.html
Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD
French children don't need medications to control their behavior. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd
UN Report Warns of Decline in Pollinators and Global Food Supplies
(Beyond Pesticides, March 7, 2016) A United Nation’s report, released late last month, has warns the world that many species of wild bees, butterflies and other pollinators are on a dangerous path toward extinction, and that the food supply will suffer if the causes of these declines, many of them human-made, are not stopped. The report is based on many different scientific studies. The scientists who led the assessment pointed to pesticides as one of the leading causes of pollinator decline, specifically, a class of toxic chemicals called neonicotinoids, which adversely affect the nervous system of insects.http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...-food-supplies/
EU health commissioner moves towards disclosure of industry pesticide studies
Currently the industry studies submitted to support regulatory authorisations of pesticides are kept secret under commercial confidentiality agreements with regulators. But now Andriukaitis has said that this needs to change.
Andriukaitis said, “We are ready to assess the legal environment,” as there are certain legal protections on industry data. But, he added, “It’s absolutely crystal clear, we need to change today’s situation. We see different options, but at the moment, yes, the idea is to change the rules, especially keeping in mind the overriding public interest.”http://gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/1677...sticide-studies
Maria Meyers asks Dr. Stephanie Seneff what answer have you got from your work since 2013 - March 6, 2008https://www.facebook.com/C.Myers.Maria/v...comment_mention
Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?
A recently published paper describes the escalating use of glyphosate: 18.9 billion pounds have been used globally since its introduction in 1974, making it the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture. Significantly, 74 percent of all glyphosate sprayed on crops since the mid-1970s was applied in just the last 10 years, as cultivation of GMO corn and soybeans expanded in the U.S. and globally.http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/05/glyphosate-sprayed-crops-before-harvest/
Monsanto Feels the Bern as Sanders Turns Focus to GMO Labeling
“All over this country, people are becoming more conscious about the food they eat and the food they serve their kids. When parents go to the store and purchase food for their children, they have a right to know what they are feeding them,” Sanders said ahead of the Senate agriculture committee’s hearing on a shocking legislation (The New Dark Act) introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that would block Vermont and other states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods.https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/monsanto-feels-bern-sanders-turns-focus-gmo-labeling
Meet the lobbyists, donors and bundlers behind Hillary’s $157 million juggernaut
Among its top clients: Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup), the casino industry (the American Gaming Association), telecoms (Verizon and Time Warner), tech firms (Facebook and Microsoft), agribusiness (Monsanto) and the NFL.https://www.yahoo.com/politics/hillarys-...&soc_trk=fb
"The GM plant is described as "strong" because it can resist pesticides. The fact is that it is an insecticide bomb." Seralinihttp://www.gmoseralini.org/en/
Are Fertilizer Explosions Just Another Cost of Doing Business for Big Ag?http://civileats.com/2016/03/03/are-fert...ess-for-big-ag/
Human Health and Pesticides: Glyphosate and 2,4-D
The non-agricultural sector uses approximately 89 million pounds of Weed and Feed (combination herbicide-fertilizers) products annually for gardens, lawns, parks, recreational fields, and playgrounds. The two most common active ingredients in these Weed and Feed products of glyphosate and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) pose a number of human health risks. This white paper takes an in-depth look at these two chemicals and the neurological, physical, hormonal, reproductive, and respiratory disorders and illnesses linked to their use.http://midwestpesticideaction.org/human-health-and-pesticides-glyphosate-and-24-d/
WARNING: Images that may be upsetting to some people. These images are similar to the ones we've seen from Vietnam.
The human cost of agrotoxins. How Monsanto's glyphosate pesticide is killing Argentina
An emerging Argentinian photographer has realised a daring photo feature. Like David against Goliath, his enemies are glyphosate and the Monsanto Company. http://www.sott.net/article/306529-The-h...lling-Argentina
Glyphosate relicensing - the story so far
For the past year, CEO has been tracking the relicensing procedure for glyphosate in the EU.http://corporateeurope.org/efsa/2016/03/glyphosate-relicensing-story-so-far
Jamie Oliver's Restaurants Are All GMO Free...https://www.facebook.com/index.php?stype=lo&lh=Ac9tsij5rqHZ5weP
Longstanding Hillary Clinton Ties to Monsanto
Disturbing facts belie her GMO support, wanting ordinary people worldwide consuming what she and husband Bill shun.http://www.yeoldejournalist.com/longstanding-hillary-clinton-ties-to-monsanto/?fb_ref=Default
Senate Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring GE Food Labeling, Includes Preemption of States (Beyond Pesticides March 9, 2016)
Specifically, the Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act will amend the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act to require manufacturers to disclose the presence of GE ingredients on the Nutrition Fact Panel in one of four ways:
1.Manufacturers may use a parenthesis following the relevant ingredient to indicate that this ingredient is “Genetically Engineered.”
2.Manufacturers may identify GE ingredients with an asterisk and provide an explanation at the bottom of the ingredients list.
3.Manufacturers may simply apply a catch all statement at the end of the ingredient list stating the product was “produced with genetic engineering.”
4.The FDA would have the authority to develop a symbol, in consultation with food manufacturers, which would clearly and conspicuously disclose the presence of GE ingredients on packaging.http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...tion-of-states/
Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases†
Anthony Samsel 1? and Stephanie Seneff 2,* ? http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416?trendmd-shared=0