"Eat organic as if your life depends on it, because it does." Seneff

New Law Could Remove GMO Labeling From Thousands of Foods

An analysis of newly proposed rule changes reveals that thousands of genetically engineered foods may be exempt from upcoming labeling requirements.

“Among the other possible GMO ingredients EWG identified that are not highly refined sugars and oils, are dozens of ingredients used as thickening agents, colorants, flavorings, emulsifiers and binders that are derived from highly adopted GMO crops like corn and soybeans,” the EWG wrote. “And many of these ingredients often appear in low levels at the bottom of ingredient lists, meaning that in combination, the GMO ingredients in thousands of foods could fall below a 5 percent exemption.”

American consumers need to take into account the revolving door relationship between the companies who produce the genetically engineered products and the U.S. government, as well as the relationship between these companies and the pharmaceutical industry. Most notably, the relationship between the U.S. government and Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) indicates that powerful corporations and their partners in government are working to completely control the food and health of the people. Only by boycotting these companies and removing your support from government can we hope to slow down this abomination.


Monsanto judge won't block cancer victims' key witnesses

It’s a significant victory for the cancer victims, who need expert testimony to advance more than 300 suits in San Francisco federal court seeking to hold Monsanto liable for failing to warn consumers about the risk of using the weed killer.


Monsanto "bullied scientists" and hid weed killer cancer risk, lawyer tells court

“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully ... and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science.”

Wisner further cited Monsanto emails from decades prior, in which the company was working with a genotoxicity expert who reviewed a series of 1990s studies. He raised concerns about Roundup impacts on humans and suggested further areas of research. After the expert’s analyses, Monsanto representatives began considering finding a different expert and also started working on a press statement saying the product carried no risk, according to Johnson’s lawyer.

Wisner also read documents that he said showed how Monsanto strategized plans to “ghostwrite” favorable research.

Regardless of the outcome, the attorney said, “so much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out”.


Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


The only way to stop them is with an informed public. Vote with your shopping dollars. Baysanto = Bayer/Monsanto.

More and more patent applications on CRISPR plants and animals

DowDuPont and "Baysanto" have taken the lead in new methods of genetic engineering​.


Ireland to maintain a ‘GMO-free status’

“This is a very significant development; I believe it is critically important that Ireland takes whatever steps are necessary to maintain our GMO cultivation-free status, which is a key element of our international reputation as a green, sustainable food producer.”

The maintenance of the country’s ‘GMO-free status’ will take place on a much wider range of policy grounds than had previously been the case.


Seneff: “It's sad to see the demise of the family-run dairy farm.”

Best advice to U.S. dairy farmers? 'Sell out as fast as you can'

Small-dairy farmers are getting squeezed out by corporate agriculture. “That is not what America is about," a struggling farmer said.

Coombs is one of more than 100 dairy farmers across seven states who learned in March that they would lose their contract with Dean Foods, which runs a milk processing plant in Louisville that mainly served Walmart. Dean Foods is shutting the plant at the end of the summer because Walmart is building its own processing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will work directly with dairy farms there instead.


What is Scientific Consensus?

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we had exercised caution with asbestos, tobacco, phthalates, and other harmful things that were once touted as technological miracles? We think so, and that’s why we advocate for following the precautionary principle. Unfortunately, it’s hard to exercise caution when genetically modified foods are not labeled. More than 60 countries around the world require GMO labeling, which gives consumers the ability to choose for themselves. We think everyone should have that right!


Genetically Modified Food Is Safe, Chinese Experts Say; Dozens of Countries Disagree

Some 38 countries across the world, including Russia, Germany, France, the UK, and Peru, have banned the cultivation of DNA-modified produce, such as corn, soybeans, and zucchini, according to a report done by anti-GMO group Sustainable Pulse in 2015. Several studies imply that crops which have been modified for a better resistance of pests and weather conditions pose safety risks to humans including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, US-based Institute for Responsible Technology says.


Q/A Session with Claire Robinson on Is Cornell University misleading us on GMO safety?

“To me there is no earthly reason to proceed with GM crops.”

Bill Gates, Bt Crops, research in progress, change of genetic expression - multigenerational animal feeding studies needed, animal experimentation and studies, patents,


Former “Billion Dollar Bug” is mounting a comeback

The corn rootworm pest has developed resistance to GM Bt insecticidal toxins

The article below details the problems with corn rootworm pest resistance to GM Bt insecticidal traits. As a solution, in the article, the National Corn Growers Association recommends the "refuge-in-a-bag" method, whereby GM Bt seeds are mixed with non-GM seeds, in order to try to delay (not prevent) resistance by maintaining a population of Bt-susceptible pests.

However, this method has already broken down with regard to the corn earworm. And farmers are routinely recommended to use an array of chemical insecticides in addition to Bt traits – a method that is also recommended in the article below.

To try to overcome resistance, Monsanto is developing gene-silencing (RNAi) technology. But this comes with huge risks from off-target effects. And yes, these risks include that consumers of the corn could have their genes silenced.


Slovakia turns its back on GM crops

“Demand for GE products, specifically including meat and dairy produced from animals fed GE-feed, has dwindled under the influence of antibiotech non-governmental organizations (NGOs), retailers, and neighboring countries (Austria, Hungary, and Germany),” the USDA said. “Where the Slovak government was previously supportive of biotechnology, they have since changed their stance, again likely in response to local messages originating from antibiotech NGOs and activist groups.”


A history of GMO commercialization - Belinda Martineau PhD

Belinda Martineau gives a fascinating breakdown of her experience bringing the first GMO whole food to market (Flavr Savr Tomato). She then describes why she's become skeptical of the GMO food venture as a whole. (Time 1:43:28)



Tyson Foods Linked to the Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History


"The World According to Monsanto" - GMO Documentary (2008) 🌽

This film is also on you tube.


Moms Across America

June 14 at 12:00 PM · LIVE: With Dr. Zach Bush- How Your Gut Affects Every Aspect of Your Life. Q&A with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America


Zen: “Medical journals are being bought off. All the more reason to trust moms - people who just want safe kids. Stay connected.”

This Is The Sickening Amount Pharmaceutical Companies Pay Top Journal Editors - Scientific publishing is totally broken.

Of the journals that could be assessed, 50.6 percent of editors were receiving money from the pharmaceutical industry - in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Here's just a small highlight showing editor payments received in 2014 - the amount on the left is direct payments, and the 'research' payments on the right are less regulated, usually made in the form of expensive research trips.

And that's not even mentioning the amount of reprint money journals get whenever they publish a study that supports a pharmaceutical company, and the company pays for hundreds of copies to send out to doctors.

The Lancet earns 41 percent of its income from reprints, and the American Medical Association gets 53 percent.

"The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research," said the late Arnold Relman, a former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2002. He passed away in 2014.

"The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it's disgraceful."

This is why more and more researchers are publishing their work in pre-print and open-access journals, where the world can see their research for free.


Rats fed GM stacked-trait maize developed leaky stomachs

But this was not what they found. At the end of the experiment, the rats were killed and samples of their stomachs were examined under the microscope. The rats fed the GM maize diet had worrying changes in the lining of their stomachs.

Any two cells that line the stomach are normally held tightly against each other to form a “tight junction”. This stops bacteria, viruses or food particles from leaking out from the stomach into the tissues of the body. The researchers found that the rats fed the GM corn had gaps in their tight junctions. This is called “poor apposition”. On average, this was five times greater in rats fed the GM corn diet.


The study:

...The study investigated the mucosa of the stomach. Alterations to tight junction apposition, gland dilatations with epithelial elongation and dysplasia in the GM-fed rats were observed. These results indicate that GM-corn may have an effect on rat stomach mucosa, which may have health implications.


Children May Be Eating Cereal Laced With Monsanto's Toxic Weed Killer

The probable carcinogen glyphosate has been detected in popular cereals, but the EPA is ready to approve its use for 15 more years.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have found contamination of similar foods as have the nonprofit organizations Moms Across America and Food Democracy Now. However, given that the FDA has tested fewer than 100 products (as far as we can tell), most of which were honey, these results are important.


SumOfUs protests at the Bayer AGM in Germany


Monsanto Uses Codex to Hide GMOs from Consumers

The delegates to various Codex committees tend to be national regulatory bureaucrats and representatives from large corporations, including agritech giants like Monsanto. These interests have undue influence within Codex. Over the years, although heavily outnumbered at meetings, Scott Tips and his colleagues at the NHF have been tireless in their efforts to roll back undue corporate influence at Codex. Thanks to NHF and others urging the committee to adopt a clear, non-misleading definition that excluded GE foods, no final decision was taken on the definition of biofortification.

It is now left to the committee to resolve the matter at next year’s meeting or even the one thereafter.


Seneff: “I did a recent interview with Dr. Jason Dean discussing some of my most recent findings about glyphosate's mechanisms of toxicity.”

Dr. Jason Dean, Live with Dr. Stephanie Seneff talking Glyphosate and Vaccines! Glyphosate in vaccines at 24:00.

“All these diseases start in the gut.”

“Essentially it’s systemic distruction.”


Slovakia turns its back on GM crops

“Demand for GE products, specifically including meat and dairy produced from animals fed GE-feed, has dwindled under the influence of antibiotech non-governmental organizations (NGOs), retailers, and neighboring countries (Austria, Hungary, and Germany),” the USDA said. “Where the Slovak government was previously supportive of biotechnology, they have since changed their stance, again likely in response to local messages originating from antibiotech NGOs and activist groups.”


Railroad Tracks

Sum of Us.org is trying to get Germany to stop using Glyphosate on their railroad tracks. Next time you drive over or walk by railroad tracks, take a good look. You’ll see none or very few weeds. Glyphosate.


Weed Sprayer On Railroad Tracks!

Watch the drift at 1:01...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQIvkEv8a4


Spray Drift: Glyphosate on Tomatoes


Neighbor/farmer spraying in the wind.


Phasing out GMO cotton in Burkina Faso


Hear This Farmer Blow Holes in the Pro-GMO Argument!


The Legal Edition - Mary Kay Elloian, Esq.

The Legal Edition provides the latest Legal, Business & Policy News on issues that mainstream media ignores or overlooks. Whether it be Internet Privacy & Government Surveillance, Strategies Used by the State Legislatures to Nullify Your Vote–to the research & lawsuits on labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), effects of Toxic Herbicides sprayed on food, effects of Deadly compounds & preservatives mixed with Vaccines, or Disease-Causing Materials placed in human teeth–The Legal Edition reports it.

Making the Connection: How Herbicide Use Correlates to Modern Disease

Guest: Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Sr. Research Scientist at the MIT is at the intersection of human biophysics and data analysis providing profound analysis of data and studies conducted on these very topics. Discussion focuses on the herbicide ‘glyphosate’ and its use on core crops around the US and around the world. Dr. Seneff has correlated its use with the rise in many modern diseases, including cancer, non hodgkin’s lymphoma, diabetes and even autism. Also discussed is current Monsanto litigation over the potential toxic effects of these products used alone and in combination with other herbicides. Dr. Seneff walks us through the data and explaining that even though in the law, correlation does not equal to causation–there appears to be a rather alarming trend going on. This episode is a “must watch” for anyone contemplating parenthood, as well as those who put a firm priority on their health. For more information about the Monsanto litigation, look for our blog at: TheLegalEdition.com


India: Telangana state clamps down on glyphosate to curb illegal herbicide-tolerant cotton

State government asks pesticide dealers not to sell the herbicide​

Ironically, this unapproved third-generation GM Bt cotton (also herbicide-tolerant) is being promoted as a supposed solution to the failure of previous Bt cottons, which have fallen victim to pests. So the GMO companies are profiting off the failure of their own products.


Despite efforts to stop drift, dicamba complaints up

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist received almost 70 complaints about dicamba so far this year. That's up from roughly 40 complaints at the same time last year — which was already exceptionally high.


GM wheat policy called irresponsible

Escapes of genetically modified plants and resulting market disruptions were predicted by the National Farmers Union 15 years ago.

Japan, which was the highest-priced market when the Canadian Wheat Board was marketing Canadian wheat, has stopped all shipments of Canadian wheat and flour. South Korea also suspended Canadian wheat imports for a short time and other countries may follow.

In June, 2003, an NFU media release highlighted the unacceptable risks of GM wheat, calling it BSE for grain farmers because of the consequences GM wheat could bring should it escape and cause market closures.

Following this latest discovery, Cereals Canada and its members were quick to revert to the “it’s all safe” biotech industry mantra, which ignores the very real market problems.


This is the next generation of modified food - CRISPR

What is CRISPR?

Here's EXACTLY how 'gene editing' works and the complicated moral dilemma it creates. CRISPR-based techniques provide a revolutionary way of editing DNA, but what are the applications, and what are the problems?

In some cases tiny changes in the sequence lead to very serious problems for example deformities and genetic illnesses.

But on the other, we don't know all the future implications of that change. And once it’s done, we can't take it back.

That change will be passed on from generation to generation.

To add to that, other potential complications of using CRISPR are emerging.


CRISPR-Edited Cells Linked to Cancer Risk in 2 Studies

The preliminary findings raise questions about one of the ways this tech edits genomes

As for why no one has reported CRISPR’d mice getting cancer, Haapaniemi said, “This is a good question.” One reason might be that “laboratory mice are killed early,” perhaps leaving too little time for them to develop cancer.


Will consumers sour on 'nature-identical' sweeteners from a lab?

Consumers might like the idea of using less water, land and energy to produce these sweeteners, but they may not care for the idea of using genetically engineered yeast. In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted Cargill's EverSweet under its generally recognized as safe designation and determined that products in which it's included don't need to carry GMO labeling. However, the perception that natural is better is a tough sentiment to overcome.


Better Beer from Genetically Engineered Yeast

Kevin Verstrepen, a leading yeast geneticist at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Leuven, Belgium, notes that today there is not a single commercial beer on the market that is made with genetically engineered yeast. But, he says, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (and its European counterpart) have clear pathways to bring these yeasts to the market. In fact, some American wines are already being made with a genetically modified wine yeast, called ML01—it lacks the genes that produce a chemical that gives some wine drinkers headaches. This genetically modified yeast does not have to be identified on wine labels.



The USDA comment period on its proposed GMO labeling rule brought in more than 11,000 comments from farm groups, consumers, and multinational companies like Hershey’s. Politico says food manufacturers are at odds with farmers over which ingredients should actually be subject to disclosure.


Rise of Allergies in the National News: But What is the REAL News? - 2013

The real news is that the major rotation crop in cotton growing areas is guess what? Peanuts.

Plant a peanut crop after a RR cotton crop and you have glyphosate residue in the soil that the peanut plant (legume crop) will take up. Glyphosate also causes an increase in opportunistic fungi in the soil which causes plant diseases which cause the development of mold and mycotoxins to be in peanut crops.** To combat that, guess what? They spray the peanut crop with a fungicide. Might there be fungicide residue in the peanuts?

Why would there ever be a problem with allergies? I hope you get the sarcasm here.

The real news is:

How many kids have died from peanut allergies? Are you a parent of a child who has a peanut allergy?

Do you fear for their life like I do?

If not, did you know that 78% of the children who die from a food allergy never had a severe allergic attack before?

In a neighboring school district the number of kids who need Epi Pens was 750 last year. This year it is 2000.

That is 2000 kids that could die from food. Die. OUR kids! Is there anything more outrageous or horrible???

Why are we permitting corporation profits to be more important than our children's lives?


Struggling bumblebees can thrive in an unlikely place: The city


Why leaving sugar water out for bees is such a bad idea


Hershey, Unilever: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined ingredients derived from GM crops must be included in the definition of 'bioengineered' enshrined in federal GMO labeling legislation, even if they contain no detectable rDNA, Unilever and Hershey have argued.


See the comments for the Glyphosate connection…

Ashley Everly: “You don't have to have a degree in toxicology (like I do 😉) to understand that, although we are all human, each person has a unique capacity to confront the toxic substances we are exposed to on a daily basis.

This genetic mutation (MTHFR) is one major reason why some individuals have an increased risk of vaccine injury. This is a major contributor to why some infants and toddlers die or become permanently injured within a week or two of their shots.


MTHFR is a genetic mutation associated with a risk of adverse events from vaccination:

But ultimately, MTHFR is not the problem. The problem is that when we vaccinate, we are essentially injecting children with poison in order to provoke an immune response. A genetically susceptible child who suffers severely or dies as a result of their shots would have remained healthy had they not been poisoned. Period.

Besides MTHFR, other genetic traits, and heritable burdens of toxicity, factors that can affect one's ability to detoxify are diet/nutrition, stress levels, and other toxic environmental exposures (in our air, food, water, body care products, medicines/drugs/vaccines, etc.).

Unfortunately, Americans have one of the worst, most unhealthy diets of any population on earth, we typically have high stress levels, our drinking water is not safe (in my opinion), our food is poisoned with pesticides and herbicides, we are being sprayed with toxic chemicals for mosquito abatement (among other sources of air pollution), our body care products are full of carcinogenic compounds (parabens, for example), and we are highly medicated and vaccinated…”


Have you learned about MTHFR mutations?

If you’re new to this, here’s a simple explanation for why it’s important.

MTHFR is a gene that encodes for the MTHFR enzyme, which helps convert folic acid to methylfolate. We need methylfolate in order to create and turnover glutathione, the major detoxifying molecule our body needs in order to protect us from toxic exposures.

When the MTHFR gene has a mutation, the enzyme doesn’t fold correctly and this reduces its ability to convert folic acid to methylfolate. This in turn reduces the amount of glutathione we produce. Which translates to having a reduced ability to detoxify.

It also means that we have more unconverted folic acid in our system, which is a major problem in itself and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer (see linked post below).

Do you have a MTHFR mutation?

60% of the population has at least one copy (heterozygous) and 10% have two copies (homozygous). Having two copies is a more severe form of the mutation and therefore the enzyme has an even greater difficulty folding correctly and binding to & converting folic acid to methylfolate.

More information on folic acid & methylfolate:

The Methylation, Neurotransmitter, and Antioxidant Connections Between Folate and Depression:

Swimming in toxins - Sunscreen contains benzene

Allowing it to penetrate right down to the bone marrow. Read the statistics at the end-over 96% of kids have this in their urine. This causes skin cancer, our bodies have no defense against the solvent properties of benzene rings.

"Much controversy surrounds oxybenzone because of its possible hormonal and photo allergenic effects, leading many countries to regulate."


Latham: “A story of PFAs and EPA deceit. How long will it take before people are no longer surprised that EPA is concealing health hazards rather than confronting them?”

How the EPA and the Pentagon Downplayed a Growing Toxic Threat

The EPA and the Department of Defense calibrated water tests to exclude some harmful levels of contamination and only register especially high concentrations of chemicals, according to the vice president of one testing company. Several prominent scientists told ProPublica the DOD chose to use tests that would identify only a handful of chemicals rather than more advanced tests that the agencies’ own scientists had helped develop which could potentially identify the presence of hundreds of additional compounds.


New Paper

The Monsanto Papers: Poisoning the scientific well.

Examination of de-classified Monsanto documents from litigation in order to expose the impact of the company's efforts to influence the reporting of scientific studies related to the safety of the herbicide, glyphosate.

A set of 141 recently de-classified documents, made public during the course of pending toxic tort litigation, In Re Roundup Products Liability Litigation were examined.

The documents reveal Monsanto-sponsored ghostwriting of articles published in toxicology journals and the lay media, interference in the peer review process, behind-the-scenes influence on retraction and the creation of a so-called academic website as a front for the defense of Monsanto products.

The use of third-party academics in the corporate defense of glyhphosate reveals that this practice extends beyond the corruption of medicine and persists in spite of efforts to enforce transparency in industry manipulation.


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