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American Chemistry Council Attacks Independent Science Conducted by International Agency
(Beyond Pesticides, January 30, 2016) The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer research branch, is again under attack. The most recent assault comes from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents major U.S. chemical companies such as Bayer, Dow, Dupont and Monsanto and is calling on WHO to rein in IARC, claiming the agency of “dubious and misleading work” when classifying potential carcinogens. According to the ACC’s website, the Council launched the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research this past Wednesday and it is unclear what steps it will take try to undercut the agency. The ACC is specifically criticizing IARC’s monograph program, claiming that the program “suffers from persistent scientific and process deficiencies.”
Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops, Says U.S. Court of Appeals
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions Friday on whether federal and Hawai'i state laws preempt Hawai'i counties' authority to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticide use. Of significance to state and local communities throughout the U.S., the Ninth Circuit ruled that federal law—specifically, the Plant Protection Act—does not prohibit states and counties from passing local laws to regulate and ban commercially-grown GE crops.
Autism Explained Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate, by Dr. Stephanie Seneff
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, opens our eyes to the synergistic role of aluminum and glyphosate in autism. Glyphosate is the so-called active ingredient in Monsanto's ubiquitous and toxic herbicidal concoction Roundup. She also discusses glyphosate's role in diabetes, Alzheimer's, digestive system disorders, infertility and birth defects
European Nations Reject GM Crop Cultivation in Groundbreaking Votes
“With Europe’s nations divided, the Commission must protect our right to grow and eat GM Free by sending these crops packing. GM Bt maize is designed to kill pests but its impact on beneficial insects like butterflies is poorly understood. National bans are supposed to give countries control over their farms but no measures have been put in place to protect those who have used the “opt-out” mechanism (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) from contamination. Maize pollen travels kilometers and is no more likely to respect a national border than to turn left at a roundabout so keeping GM out of your own back yard is never going to be enough.
Our Sourced Non-GMO Pledge means that the ingredients we source for our wholesome products have been declared by their suppliers to be made without the use of modern biotechnology. The truth is, we’ve always sourced using this practice, but now we’re making our commitment visible on Bob’s Red Mill packages so that you can purchase with confidence.
Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret on Glyphosate Cancer Review
"Since Monsanto's communications with the EPA remain secret, these known lobbying efforts are only the tip of the iceberg of Monsanto's collusion with the EPA. Monsanto's bad acts in violating U.S. regulations through secret communications with the EPA should not by rewarded by allowing them to keep these communications secret by merely stamping them 'Confidential,'" the plaintiffs' attorney state in the filings. "These documents summarize communications with EPA which are not elsewhere memorialized; they are not trade secrets and the public has a compelling interest in disclosure."
Seneff: “Europe is not nearly so enamored of GM crops as the U.S. is. These new GM crops have insecticide built in and are resistant to the herbicide glufosinate - a non-coding amino acid analogue of glutamate, which works in a way that is similar to glyphosate, a non-coding amino acid analogue of glycine. Fortunately for Europe, they rejected these new GM crops, at least for now.”
EU: no member state licensing for the three GMO cultures
Seventeen member states (Bulgaria, Germany, Cyprus, Latvia, Greece, Croatia, France, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Luxembourg and Denmark) have thus decided to refuse GMO culture. Equally so have four regions, being Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Wallonia.
Currently, the MON 810, made by the major player Monsanto, is the only authorised GMO in the EU. The licence holder since 1998, MON 810 is grown in Spain, Portugal and, to a lesser extent, in the Czech Republic.
Since then, all attempts to introduce other GMOs cultures have failed, faced with opposition from member states. The situation is different concerning the importing and marketing of GMOs.
There were lies and more lies from one of the biggest bully corporations of today, Monsanto. Today was Monsanto’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Louis. Zen Honeycutt and Anne Temple from Moms Across America had an opportunity, through proxies, to attend that meeting and to speak up on the behalf of all of us who know the truth about Monsanto’s products and technology! Two of the subjects discussed were Glyphosate (RoundUp) and Dicamba. Both of these products are widely used in this country and are presenting a huge health threat to many.
Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides
“Federal regulators have abandoned the interests of farmers, the environment and public health,” said George Kimbrell, of the Center for Food Safety and counsel in the case. “We won’t allow our food to be dragged backward into a pesticide-soaked nightmare — not without a hell of a fight.”
Dicamba is linked to increased rates of cancer in farmers as well as birth defects, while glyphosate was recently classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Farmers are extremely alarmed by dicamba’s propensity to drift and damage neighboring crops, while conservationists are concerned about its impacts on biodiversity. Dicamba drift threatens plants that provide nectar for pollinators and habitat for animals, and is frequently detected in surface waters.
Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen
Next week, Monsanto and California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency's plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California's long-established regulatory program.
Synergistic Destruction: How Vaccines and GMOs Converge to Fuel Autism and Neurodegenerative Conditions By: Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D.
In order to solve our collective health challenges and the explosion of chronic degnerative diseases, it is imperative that we bring sanity back to our food production and disease prevention. Doing so means eliminating the scourge on humanity that Monsanto represents, and educating people about the necessity of detoxification strategies and nutrient repletion.