Monsanto’s Corrupt Senators Desperately Trying To Stop Vermont’s Impending GMO Labeling Law

20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food - 2012

Twenty years ago this week, then-Vice President Dan Quayle announced the FDA’s policy on genetically engineered food as part of his “regulatory relief initiative.” The policy, Quayle explained, was based on the idea that genetic engineering is no different than traditional plant breeding, and therefore required no new regulations.

Five years earlier, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush visited a Monsanto lab for a photo op with the developers of Roundup Ready crops. According to a video report of the meeting, when Monsanto executives worried about the approval process for their new crops, Bush laughed and told them, “Call me. We’re in the dereg businesses. Maybe we can help.”

And help he did — more than anyone could have ever imagined. Today, the politically motivated policy lives on, even though it contradicts modern scientific consensus.

15 Things You Should Know About Monsanto

Agrochemical industry wins again…Judge rules: no right to know hazardous pesticide ingredients

A federal judge has ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency is under no obligation to force pesticide makers to disclose supposedly 'inert' ingredients in their products - even where those ingredients are seriously hazardous to health or environment.

Stephanie Seneff: “The egg shells of non-organic chicken eggs are thin and fragile these days. Why wouldn't the bones of children exposed to glyphosate also be thin and fragile?? A tragic mistake if a parent goes to jail for something caused by glyphosate.”

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Opens the Legal Door to Retry All Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions

Scientists Brief #Congress & #EPA on Dangers of #Glyphosate

Washington, DC - June 15, 2016 ( Newswire) Yesterday, a delegation of independent scientists and advocates from around the country held a morning Congressional Staff Briefing in the Cannon House Building, an afternoon meeting with the EPA in the O'Neill House Office Building, and a Press Conference afterward. This series of events was graciously sponsored by Congressman Ted Lieu with the purpose of presenting compelling evidence that glyphosate does not meet the regulatory standards necessary for EPA re-registration. That is, glyphosate-based herbicides pose an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment.

Glyphosate is a primary ingredient in Roundup and other name brand herbicides. It's the most widely used herbicide in the world. It is also patented as an antimicrobial and a chelating agent. More than 60 people including Congressional staffers from the House and Senate, along with the public, packed the morning briefing room to learn about the many ill effects of glyphosate. Most people did not realize that exposure to this chemical is linked to autism, cancer, birth defects, obesity, gluten intolerance, dead butterflies and bees, crippled elk, climate change, and much more.

"The big news of the day was new research showing that glyphosate is an analog of the critical amino acid glycine," said Dr. Stephen Frantz, Pathobiologist Research Scientist who organized the events. "This means that when a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine, form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it's medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result. And because glyphosate negatively affects the soil microbiome, it is destroying the ability of soil to be a nutritive medium for producing crops. Organic or biological regenerative agriculture is the solution for the sustainable agricultural sector and will conserve soil, air and water quality, and sequester carbon that helps to mitigate the climate crisis. We call for a ban on glyphosate."

The most troubling part of the day was with the EPA that politely listened to the 11 presenters, but appeared to not be alarmed about the research showing glyphosate as a glycine analog. Instead of sounding concerned, the EPA said that it could take well into 2017 before a final decision is made.

Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt added "mothers and caretakers are seeing their loved ones get sick on GMOs and glyphosate/herbicide sprayed foods and get better when they avoid them. Because glyphosate is contaminating our urine, water, breast milk and nearly all our foods, we are systematically causing sickness throughout America. For the sake of our country, this must stop. We simply cannot afford glyphosate."

"Glyphosate is impacting DNA and causing disease. These diseases are skyrocketing and we will only see more of this if we do not put a stop to the use of glyphosate," said Sterling Hill, DNA Research Scientist.

MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff said "it is going to be incomprehensible to future generations how our generation could have let glyphosate poison the earth's ecosystems, cause multiple species die-offs, and destroy global human health for over four decades, while standing by and doing nothing to stop the devastation."

Zen’s DC report, six minutes.

Foreign-connected PACs spent $10 million on the US election so far - German chemical giant

The biggest German-connected PAC contributing to the US election candidates is that of chemical giant BASF, ranking fifth among foreign-affiliated PACs. BASF's US PAC so far spent $312,250 on federal election candidates. Among those receiving the biggest contributions ($8,500) is Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy, currently the Majority Leader in the US House of Representatives.

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Searching for Middle Schools to Test Pilot STEM Maker Kits

Engineered food and your health: the nutritional status of GMOs

EPA Finds Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in U.S.

London council bans contractor use of glyphosate in parks

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is the first council in London to halt the use of herbicide sprays in parks and open spaces and is pioneering trials of chemical-free weedkillers.

5 Ways You Support Monsanto Every Day Without Even Knowing It

Controversy Ensues: Is Growing Your Own Vegetables a Fundamental Right?

Atrazine and Glyphosate More Harmful Than Scientists Once Thought

Because of atrazine’s health hazards and its persistence in groundwater, the European Union has banned it in agriculture.

Stephanie Seneff: “The answer is very straightforward to me: Glyphosate substitutes for glycine in myosin, and this causes it to stick too well to the actin cytoskeleton. This makes the muscle cell motors move much too slowly. There's a glycine residue at position 699 of myosin that is essential for proper function of the protein. If it's replaced with alanine in all the myosin molecules, motility decreases by a factor of 100. But even if just 2% of the molecules are affected by alanine substitution, you still get a 50% reduction in overall muscle strength: the impaired myosin molecules get in the way of the healthy ones and disrupt their motility. This disease first appeared after glyphosate was introduced in the food chain. My straightforward hypothesis is that glyphosate is displacing glycine 699 in the molecule some of the time, having an effect that is probably worse than the effect of displacement by alanine.”

NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness

Breaking: New York Moves Forward With GMO Labeling Bill

GMO label Bill A.617 was successfully voted out of Assembly Consumer Affairs & Protection Committee in a 9 to 6 vote. At present, it now just needs to make it through a Codes Committee.

Your clothes could make you sick (Gmo cotton is one of the top herbicide sprayed crops.)

Soleymani explained. "I always tell patients with skin issues or asthma to stay with fabrics that are 100 percent cotton."

However, avoiding clothes with chemicals can be very difficult. Kaye even created her own line of organic clothing called "Farm to Form." It's made of all-natural materials, but finding the fabrics without added chemicals proved extremely challenging.

Organic Clothing Alliance

Does America Have the World’s Worst Food Quality & Safety?

Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate

More bad news for Quaker Oats. A random inspection from Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected glyphosate in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products it tested, exceeding the country’s legal limit.

Report Details Industry Efforts to Derail Pollinator Protections - (Beyond Pesticides, June 17, 2016)

The pesticide industry has weakened and delayed pesticide reforms and is shaping new state pollinator “protection” plans nationwide that do little to protect bees, according to a new Friends of the Earth report. The report is being released in advance of Pollinator Week (June 20-26, 2016), as people assemble to ask for improved protection for pollinators.

The investigation, Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the U.S., reveals an array of pesticide industry tactics to slow urgently needed pollinator protection measures at federal and state levels. The report details how new state pollinator protection plans, many still unfinished, have been heavily influenced by pesticide industry interests. According to the report, industry is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on lobbying to delay state and federal action on the chemicals they manufacture. As a result, state pollinator protection plans across the U.S. are falling short in several ways, including:

Organic Agriculture Boosts Local Economies - (Beyond Pesticides, June 16, 2016)

New research links county-level economic health to agriculture, and finds that organic food and crop production, along with the business activities accompanying organic agriculture, creates real and long-lasting regional economic opportunities. The recently completed White Paper, U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies, was prepared for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) by Penn State Agricultural Economist Edward Jaenicke, Ph.D. It finds organic hotspots –counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity– boost median household incomes by an average of $2,000 and reduce poverty levels by an average of 1.3 percentage points. The research highlights the success of organic agriculture and demonstrates, yet again, that organic agriculture can and must feed the world.

New research shows regulatory “safe” limits for glyphosate may not be safe at all

The secretive so-called "inert" ingredients/poisons are more toxic than the so-called "active" ingredients/poisons; moreover, in the case of Roundup, Gilles-Éric Séralini has alarmingly but unsurprisingly found both glyphosate, Roundup and each one of its so-called "inert" ingredients to be endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs):

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto’s RoundUp

Dr. Stephen Frantz, Pathobiologist Research Scientist led the team. “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”

RoundUp also harms crops’ ability to capture carbon from the air, an important factor in fighting climate change. “Glyphosate negatively affects the soil microbiome,” said Frantz. “It is destroying the ability of soil to be a nutritive medium for producing crops. Organic or biological regenerative agriculture is the solution for the sustainable agricultural sector and will conserve soil, air and water quality, and sequester carbon that helps to mitigate the climate crisis. We call for a ban on glyphosate.”

What's With Wheat? Official Trailer

Top-selling pesticide chemically castrates males

Another interview of Dr. Seralini when he was in the US in March. He starts talking at about 5:00.

Seralini - 2013 - 8 minutes regarding labelling in the US

Dr. David Suzuki (Canada) on Genetically Modified Trees - 2012

What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? You need to know!

The story of gmo: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives (1 hour, 24 minutes)

Brazil Has Now Refused All Imports of U.S. Grown GMO Crops

Ironically, Brazil is the the second largest producer of GM crops in the world after the U.S., and grows 29 varieties of GM corn, so they are likely pulling rank for trade rather than hoping to save their population’s health — but at least the chicken farmers see the detriment from using GM corn.

Cancer Concerns Cloud Herbicide's Future

DONLEY: European regulators thought that this was going to be a walk in the park to reapprove glyphosate. But the public is starting to speak with one voice on this — the anger and the uproar that’s happening in Europe right now — you know, that decision will potentially affect people’s health.

Five Examples of How Monsanto Brainwashes School Children with Propaganda

FDA Says No Regulation Needed for “Healthier” New Sweetener Made from Genetically Engineered Yeast

The substance is set to hit store shelves sometime this year and while the company is marketing it as being similar to stevia, the truth is that it is anything but natural.

Mutant cows show exactly what's wrong with the meat industry

It comes at a cost for the cow. The lives of these animals are very difficult because of their size. Beginning with pregnancies, which are usually very difficult (with the animals regularly requiring C-sections), the calves are born with a potential number of birth defects. Some have enlarged tongues, making it difficult—or even impossible—for them to nurse. Others may have cardio-respiratory, bone, and joint problems, among other ailments.

Gmo Free NY: **** FINAL UPDATE****

I'm unhappy to report that the NY Legislature adjourned for the year at 6:00 am this morning without bringing back the GMO labeling bill for a floor debate. Whether that was because they ran out of time (session was supposed to have ended on Thursday night) or because they never had any intention of debating and voting for it on the floor in the first place but moved it as close as possible in order to appease us and the legislators calling for its passage, will probably remain a mystery to us.

So that's the bad news. The good news is that after years of getting stuck in committees and dying, this year -- thanks to the thousands of phone calls, emails, petition signatures, letters to the editor/op-eds, office visits, and rallies you guys participated in that educated and convinced a majority of legislators to support our right to know if it's GMO -- the bill came THIS CLOSE to a floor vote!

This is a major achievement and a testament to our collective efforts these last 3 years!! (For comparison's sake, it took 11 years for the legislature to pass the bottle deposit bill.) We are the little train that could, up against some of the biggest and most powerful companies in the world and up until 6:00 am this morning they were quaking in their boots!
Thank you to lead sponsors Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Ken LaValle for shepherding the bill so far this year!!! And thank you to my fellow members of the NY GMO Labeling Coalition who worked their butts off with me to make this incredible progress in the face of a wall of opposition!!!
So, be proud of all we accomplished this year, stay motivated to keep fighting here in NY, do all you can to keep Congress from passing any version of the DARK Act, and as always, stay tuned here!!
with much love and gratitude, Stacie

National Toxin Free Town Campaign

Did you know that over 137 million pounds of Roundup/Glyphosate based chemicals are sprayed in the USA every year? And that 54% of that is used in our public spaces?

Parks, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, schools, day cares, universities, sports fields and play grounds are being sprayed with Roundup in many parts of the country, right now.

Glyphosate has been deemed a probable carcinogen and has been connected to multiple serious health issues that have all skyrocketed in the past ten years- coincidentally, 70% of the use of all glyphosate that has ever been sprayed, has been used in the past ten years as well.

In addition, the city workers spraying glyphosate are not being directed to follow the label directions, which is to "keep people and pets away." This mean pets, children and non English speaking people who do not see a warning sign, if they are posted, walk right into these areas, come in direct contact with these proven toxic chemicals and track them into their homes.

This is NOT following the law and does NOT protect our children!

The EPA has recently confirmed that the common practice of spraying Roundup without barriers for 4 hours is in fact, against the directions on the label and against the law.

We are requesting that cities and communities discontinue the use of glyphosate based herbicides and toxic chemicals in pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides as cities in CT, OR, HI and CA have done, and use organic alternatives instead.

Until those steps are taken we insist that the law be followed and that residents are protected as according to directions.

Please see the above tab for information you can use to get started and present letters to your council.

Please sign our petition to revoke the license of glyphosate too! Thank you! Zen Honeycutt and MAA Team

Support the Toxin Free Town Tour!

Help us get GMOs, Roundup and Toxic Chemicals OUT of our Country!!! Now!!

I am Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America and my family and I are driving cross country on the National Toxin Free Town Tour to raise awareness about toxins and empower citizens to take action and get Roundup and toxic chemicals OUT of their Towns and GMOs off their tables.

We are able and willing to meet with locals and supporters in 40 stops roundtrip and give out free flyers, banners and materials to help create healthy communities. Every person who receives these materials gives their community new solutions and reverses the health crisis America! It's time!!!

Supporting this tour also helps to release the grip of our country from corporate control. The chemical companies only power they have over our government because we give them our money by buying their products. Together we can raise awareness and regain health, justice and freedom in America!

We need about $7,000 for the trip: $2000 for gas, $2000 for video editing and graphics for the video we will make about the organic farms we visit and the supporters and their stories along the way, $1800 for RV spots and $1200 for support for logistics.
We are super grateful that Dr.Bronner's will match donations! The additional funds will go towards support of the tour- the program support, T shirts, materials, flyers, lawn signs, and organic food donations to local food banks.
It would mean so much to us to meet our supporters, raise awareness cross country, empower action for healthy communities and donate to food banks.
If we do not raise the full amount, priority goes towards gas, materials and the video. We hope to raise more than enough to give freely to food banks and have plenty of supplies to give out!

It is not enough for your family or my family to eat organic. Our children's future spouses are out there somewhere- likely eating GMOs and toxins. So this is a community issue, a national and global issue. One family at a time we can make a difference and protect future generations.
I will be so thankful for your support. This is my life's passion, and my family is utterly devoted to this cause. I promise your donation will make a difference for generations to come. Thank you!

We have 14 meetings with supporters planned on the way over . We have SUPPORT and SOLUTIONS. If you want to meet us along the way, get free materials, have Zen do a talk or meet with your group members, please contact Terra at:
National Toxin Free Tour Campaign Scheduled Stops
First Leg
Zion, UT
Ephraim, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Fruit Heights, UT
Grand Teton, WY
Yellowstone, WY
MeadowLark, SD
Chamberlaine, SD
SiouxFalls, SD
Sioux City, IA
Waterloo, IA
Hartland, WI
Chicago, IL
Angola, IN
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY
Syracuse, NY
Saratoga, NY
Montpelier, VT
Westminster, VT
Hartford, CT

Return Trip
Manhassett, NY
Lancaster, PA
Harrisonburg, VA
Roanoake, VA
Knoxville, TN
Nashville, TN
Jackson, TN
Memphis, TN
Little Rock, AR
Fort Smith, AR
Oklahoma City, OK
Shamrock, TX
Amarillo, TX
Santa Rosa, NM
Alburquerque, NM
Gallup, NM
Flagstaff, AZ
Havasu Falls, AZ

We will be doing Live FB video posts daily as long as we have mobile phone reception. Tweets, posts and recording a video. Stay tuned by signing up for our email list, LIKE and "Get Notifications" on our Facebook page, and Like our Twitter page!

Thank you for supporting our committment to health and freedom!
Love and Hugs!
Zen Honeycutt and Family

Arty turns 10 this summer.