Dr. Stephanie Seneff - The Connections Between Glyphosate and Autism, Parkinson’s ALS, and Other Conditions - Episode 41


In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has published over two dozen papers in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.


http://www.vidalspeaks.com/blog/dr-steph...ions-episode-41








Native Hawaiian Candidates Vie To Oust Pro-GMO Maui Council Incumbents In Historic Election


Candidates like Alika Atay, the barrel chested, thunderous-voiced leader of Hawaii’s emerging Aina Protectors United movement, an organic farmer and an outspoken Native Hawaiian, are fighting back. He is one of nine members of the reformist Maui Ohana slate running to create a people-powered County Council that is committed to bringing environmental and economic justice to the land of his ancestors. “I am speaking for the land, for the water, for the children,” Atay explains.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nati...4b0b1bd89fdb397








Report Says Farmers Illegally Use Herbicide Dicamba on Glyphosate/Roundup-Resistant Weeds in Genetically Engineered Crop

(Beyond Pesticides, October 26, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a criminal investigation at several locations in Missouri into the illegal spraying this summer of the herbicide dicamba. EPA’s investigation is ongoing and stems from widespread complaints of damage to various crops across Missouri and several other states in the Midwest and Southeast. Dicamba, a widely used herbicide, has had frequent problems with drift and subsequent crop injury. Many suspect that farmers who planted the new dicamba-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) seeds in the region, when faced with a proliferation of pigweed this year, illegally sprayed dicamba across their fields, leading to drift and off-site crop damage to other farmers. While USDA has deregulated (approved) dicamba-tolerant crops, EPA is expected to but has not yet registered a formulations of dicamba for use on GE crops. Dicamba is highly volatile and prone to drift.


http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2016/10/epa-investigates-dicamba-misuse-missouri/








Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs


Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs.


The move comes amid a drive from Nestle in the US to "simplify" its ingredients in order to meet shifting demand from consumers in the country.


http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17287-nestle-s-buitoni-to-remove-gmos








Letter from The Hague: The Long March


Monsanto refused to appear and testify at the Tribunal, despite being served with a citizens’ subpoena in St. Louis. But on December 10, the Tribunal judges plan to issue legal advisory opinions based upon international law, including the category of human rights violations that fall under the category of “ecocide.”

For more coverage of the Monsanto Tribunal, click here.


https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/letter-hague-long-march








Monsanto’s deceptive attempts to control the scientific and public debate on GMOs


At the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on 14-16 October 2016, GMWatch’s Claire Robinson spoke about Monsanto’s history of involvement in dishonest and non-transparent efforts to control the scientific and public discourse on genetically modified foods and crops (and associated pesticides), and to force its products into countries across the globe.




http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/...-debate-on-gmos








Monsanto's Sealed Documents Reveal the Truth Behind Roundup's Toxicological Dangers


Post full article


https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/mo...logical-dangers








Week 6 of our breakthrough GMO course @ Cornell University! - Published on Oct 23, 2016

Jonathan Latham does it again, with an in-depth look at the widespread impacts of GM herbicide tolerant traits - on the environment, human health, socio-economic impacts, and increasingly complex interactions.

This is the first in a two-part series by Jonathan, the second being an equally in-depth treatment of insecticidal-trait GMOs.

Jonathan is a geneticist, virologist, and editor of http://www.independentsciencenews.org/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLTuAfIUrYw&feature=youtu.be


Week 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHsVupnT0kY








GMO WTF


“Steven Druker is an incredible and patient man, who continually contacted the Alliance for Science, pleading that his evidence be presented in their MOOC to balance the debate. They finally conceded, and he did an hour long Q/A with them as part of the "why not GMOs" course. It's under "Course" and on the right side, under "live shingig sessions" under recordings. Or, here's the raw file:


If you watch it, you will see Steven politely educate the leaders of the course on basic facts on GMOs. Most notably, that the FDA requires ZERO safety testing for any new GMOs. And he mentions in his book how GMOs were put on the market illegally by the FDA, in violation of their own food safety laws and concerns of their own FDA scientists. All of this is backed up with irrefutable evidence.

I highly recommend watching this session. The leaders of the course seem to be hearing this information for the first time. I don't blame them, it isn't exactly promulgated widely by the corporations. You can turn this session into several questions for the GMO course.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISZmhpMjHw&feature=youtu.be








GMO: Yes or No? Not so easy, not so fast


https://rootstock.coop/food-sleuth/gmo-yes-or-no/








EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review


But oddly, the EPA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meetings, called to look at potential glyphosate ties to cancer, were “postponed“ just four days before they were to begin Oct. 18, after intense lobbying by the agrichemical industry. The industry first fought to keep the meetings from being held at all, and argued that if they were held, several leading international experts should be excluded from participating, including “any person who has publicly expressed an opinion regarding the carcinogenicity of glyphosate.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/epa-bows-to-chemical-indu_b_12563438.html








All Signs Point to a Corporate Takeover of the Marijuana Industry by Bayer, Monsanto


“Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients, has constantly warned the marijuana community about Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, GMO marijuana, and corporate takeover of the marijuana industry.”
The two corporations, which have now merged into one, have agreed to share trade secrets about plans to produce genetically modified marijuana.
Monsanto investor George Soros attempts to legalize pot in Uruguay

“Bayer is partnered with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own proprietary marijuana genetics. You can bet Monsanto and Bayer are interested in creating GMO marijuana,” said Straumietis.
Billionaire investor, George Soros, previously waged a campaign to legalize pot in Uruguay so that he could invest in the plant. Soros owns 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock.

“Straumietis says South American governmental insiders report that Monsanto is working there on genetically-modified cannabis, along with pharmaceuticalizing THC, other cannabinoids, and terpenoids.”
The hydroponics nutrients owner warns that if biotech giants get involved in the cannabis industry, they’ll monopolize it the same way they have the seed, medicine and agricultural chemical industries.


http://www.life4fitmama.com/all-signs-po...bayer-monsanto/








You won’t hear this on American mainstream news networks.

Critics of the world's biggest genetically modified seed corporation, Monsanto, have taken their campaign against GM products to The Hague in the Netherlands where they held what they described as a 'Monsanto Tribunal' - attempting to weigh up allegations of damage to people and the environment by agri-chemical companies. Monsanto will soon be taken over by the German chemicals giant Bayer in a 66 billion dollar deal, giving the combined group control of a third of the global market for seeds and farm chemicals.

The BBC's Anna Holligan reports from the Hague.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04cpz48








GMO WTF


Keep in mind the "balance" in their course is a new phenomenon, in stark contrast to last year's "debate course" which was actually held on campus, and was 100% pro GMO, and even slightly ridiculed anyone questioning GMO technology. I was in that class and it's what inspired my course and article.

I strongly believe it's because of my persistence that "balance" is present in their course today... they don't want to look bad retrospectively. Keep in mind, the Alliance for Science (pro GMO group sponsoring the MOOC) used to say on their website "You're more likely to be hit by an asteroid than be harmed by a GMO, and that's a fact"... I'm not kidding. Tell that to the dozens dead and hundreds maimed in the GMO tryptophan disaster. They've since taken the statement down. It is not an isolated example.

Second, the reason there is "balance" at all in the course is due to the incredible persistence of Steven Druker, who is a lecturer in my course as well! Highly recommend you listen to lectures 2 and 3 in my course, especially 2, for perspective.

Long story short, Steven is an incredible and patient man, who continually contacted the Alliance for Science, pleading that his evidence be presented in their MOOC to balance the debate. They finally conceded, and he did an hour long Q/A with them as part of the "why not GMOs" course. It's under "Course" and on the right side, under "live shingig sessions" under recordings. Or, here's the raw file:

https://youtu.be/ZISZmhpMjHw

If you watch it, you will see Steven politely educate the leaders of the course on basic facts on GMOs. Most notably, that the FDA requires ZERO safety testing for any new GMOs. And he mentions in his book how GMOs were put on the market illegally by the FDA, in violation of their own food safety laws and concerns of their own FDA scientists. All of this is backed up with irrefutable evidence.

I highly recommend watching this session. The leaders of the course seem to be hearing this information for the first time. I don't blame them, it isn't exactly promulgated widely by the corporations. You can turn this session into several questions for the GMO course.

This course (GMO MOOC) skims the surface of almost every issue regarding GMOs. Ours is much more in-depth. Compare the MOOCs version of "how a GMO is made" with Allison's talk, which should come out later today. One barely mentions risk or differences in methods, and one goes deep into the substantial non-equivalence of genetic engineering.

My course isn't an "anti-GMO" thing. I actually have great hope for this technology (but not necessarily in agriculture). I hope you understand that the reason I'm doing this is to go much more in-depth than Cornell always does when it glances over GMO tech, usually in favor. This is propaganda, and lacks balance.

Sometimes issues don't deserve a 50-50 balance. The current GMO venture is based on fraud and subversion of science, no question. The more one learns about all of this, the less impressed one is.

Example, from the GMO MOOC (Ron Herring): "Every respected scientific body has agreed that eating GMOs is safe, including the AAAS."

REALITY: This is far from true. Not every organization has made this claim, as Steven points out. And even the ones that did make this claim, like the AAAS, had internal members of the group resisting such a statement being made at every turn! The AAAS president (Nina Federoff, connected to Monsanto and biotech industry) went against members of her own group to make a highly inaccurate and unscientific statement. Yet this statement was taken at face value, and is constantly referenced by Cornell. Catch my drift? This is why we're so passionate about this topic.

So to answer your question, here are some claims you can question:

-Is there really substantial equivalence between GE and non GE food? What about when the NAS clearly states that transgenic breeding poses unique risks and has a high degree of off-target effects? Most importantly, what is the scientific definition of "substantial equivalence"?! (hint: there isn't one)

-Is transgenetic engineering really a precise, accurate method of breeding when one requires almost 100,000 attempts to move DNA into the target, and thousands of more hoops to jump through before we get even one transgenic plant (which still produces unintended, inexplainable effects)? Is the gene gun or agrobacterium transfer truly "precision agriculture"?

-Are GMOs necessary or even desirable to feed the world when the WHO and many other global agriculture organizations have come out in favor of agroecology in place of industrial GM crops, for true food security? Same goes for yield, drought resistance, climate change resilience, carbon sequestration, economic benefits to small farmers and communities, scalability, etc...?

-Is GMO tech really the "only" solution for some agricultural problems, as Cornell MOOC claims? Example: papaya ... how come there was no mention of the non-GMO virus-resistant papaya which has always been ready to go? What about the scientific uncertainty of using viral transgenes? What about how the Hawaii papaya market is only at 50% of what it was before the blight, in contrast to rave reviews of success for GM technology?

-Shouldn't we be focused on the primary applications of GE tech, instead of future potentials? GMO is only a technology (not "science"), and technologies are only as good as we apply them. Currently, over 99% of GE crops are herbicide tolerant, Bt insecticidal, or both. Both of these "technologies" come with massive environmental risk, and yes some human health risk as well. We also feed the majority to animals, which is a key contributing factor to climate change and GHG emissions (actually the leading cause). Where is the MOOCs appropriate criticism of these applications?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISZmhpMjHw&feature=youtu.be








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