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Natural foods keep us healthy. GE seeds and foods are designed to alter our genetic make up and alter Nature. REJECT THESE FOODS.
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Are Your Gastro-Intestinal Issues Connected to GM Food?

Are Your  Gastro-Intestinal Issues Connected to GM Food? | GMOs | Scoop.it
We are creatures of habit. Lets face it. We buy our snacks in fancy packages, and enjoy the carefully engineered delicious food, without thinking about it. Perhaps it is time to start connecting some dots.
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"...Other studies, that didn't make mainstream news, indicate a link between GMO food and severe organ damage, cancer, kidney damage, tumors and premature death. For example, it is not a secret that rats fed with GMO's grow disgusting tumors, again as shown by documented scientific published studies."

 

And yet the US Government persists with thoughtless approval of Genetically Engineered plant materials and animals as food. Exactly like the US Government leaders and regulators, the Indian political leadership and regulators are behaving with the same criminal intent as their American counterparts. 

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Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, GMO-Cancer Researcher, Blows Whistle on Biotech Fraud (Video 10min)

Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, GMO-Cancer Researcher, Blows Whistle on Biotech Fraud (Video 10min) | GMOs | Scoop.it
In this shocking interview, Professor Gil Seralini is interviewed, author of the latest and only long term GMO feeding study in existence which found a link with cancer, discusses the nature of GMO science, the limitations to getting the scientific...

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Giles Seralini discusses the why biosafety assessments have not been done satisfactorily by biotechnology firms. He says that if they did all the tests, their business will fold up.

 

Dr PM Bhargava had said that GM crops should be completely banned for at least 20 years until all biosafety studies are completed.

 

Needless to remind, GMOs are actually WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. The US and NATO countries are in a hurry to kill as many of us as they can. Including their own citizens.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:19 AM

GMO corn, which is a MAJOR crop being pushed by Monsanto and is planted on huge acreage in the US, is not safe for animals or humans. 

Re-analyzing Monsanto's studies on safety of GMO corn, French prof. Seralini found that the studies that Monsanto submitted to gain approval for the corn, showed that the results were skewed to show safety when actually they showed serious adverse health effects in the animals studied.

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‘Monsanto’ guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France | World Truth.TV

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This had to happen. Good that it happened in France. The French people should also note that AREVA, the state owned nuclear corporation, is guilty of similar crimes in Africa. They can't continue with double standards.

 

The global demonstration against Monsanto has exposed the US Government and it POTUS, about whom no one knows how got to the White House. He signed the Monsanto Protection Act which means he ignored saner advice and chose to dupe the American people. He does not represent the people's interests in his own country.

 

The world has firmly rejected genetically engineered seeds and foods forcing Monsanto to back down in Europe.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/monsanto-concedes-defeat-in-face-of.html

 

And in the US itself, critics are now targeting USDA. How could they plant unapproved GM wheat?

http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-s-genetically-modified-wheat-not-approved-commercial-planting-found-farm-1370093257

 

The wheat contamination event reminds me of rice contamination when Bayer's Liberty Link variety contaminated American rice leading to rejection of the entire consignment in Europe.

 

We in India will have to resort to stronger agitation, perhaps hundreds of court cases against Monsanto and their local licensees.

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Senate Shoots Down GMO Labeling Bill

Senate Shoots Down GMO Labeling Bill | GMOs | Scoop.it
Senators in Washington D.C. voted against a key GMO labeling amendment to the Farm bill. One that would have allowed states to decide to label GMOs.
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She doesn’t want to hear about the study that showed GMO-fed rats developed mass tumors and died premature deaths. Senators like her don’t seem to care that research has shown GMO corn to be a contributor to the obesity epidemic. Apparently, studies linking GMO crops to lung damage, cancer, organ damage, and immune suppression aren’t “good enough” for the FDA, so they aren’t “good enough” for lawmakers."

 

But the Standing Committee on Agriculture in the Indian Parliament came out with a 400 page report recommending complete ban of GM crops in India. It was a well researched study and it was approved unanimously by committee members cutting across party lines. And yet this Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh, having failed to push through a bill to protect firms like Monsanto is now on the sly pushing an ordinance through Presidential order. This is bypassing the Parliament as the highest law making body.

 

Given the evidences, the people of India have sound reason to charge Man Mohan Singh, Ag-Minister Sharad Pawar and senior officers in the advisory body for treason.

 

 

 

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Mysterious Deaths in Alabama: Could They Be Related to Monsano's Bt Cotton Crops? |

Mysterious Deaths in Alabama: Could They Be Related to Monsano's Bt Cotton Crops? | | GMOs | Scoop.it
There is no proof that this is related to the illnesses in Alabama, however, history shows us that serious illnesses occurred in India wherever Bt cotton was grown.
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"The mysterious illness has sickened its victims with flu-like symptoms, including a shortness of breath, fever, and coughing. Of the seven people who were hospitalized with the new disease, two have died,"

 

Reports of mild to severe allergic reactions started coming from all over the world where Genetically Engineered seeds were planted. Reactions like skin eruption and choking were reported almost ten years ago. Indonesian farmer reported of severe allergic reactions. Doctors felt that GE plantings can cause untreatable illnesses.

 

Sheep grazing on harvested cotton fields have died. IN Andhra buffaloes died too. Autopsy showed up death by toxins. A German farmer lost all his 70 cows that were fed GE fodder.

 

Thus, it has been known that Genetically Engineered crops can cause serious health problems. Yet the USDA, USAID and the US Government have been forcing GE seeds for both food and non food crops around the world.  

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USDA Scientist Reveals All: Glyphosate Hazards to Crops, Soils, Animals, and Consumers | Farm Wars

USDA Scientist Reveals All: Glyphosate Hazards to Crops, Soils, Animals, and Consumers | Farm Wars | GMOs | Scoop.it
USDA senior scientist: Glyphosate = reduced nutrient availability in plants, plant diseases, a new pathogen, animal illness and possible human health effects.
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"In less than an hour, Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and USDA senior scientist (see Box) delivered to the UK Houses of Parliament a damning indictment of glyphosate agriculture as a most serious threat to the environment, livestock, and human health"

 

This is a longish, technical article but must read this. Dr Don Huber is a scientist who has studied the multi-system adverse impact of Genetically engineered seeds and plant system 

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New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs Toxic to Mammalian Blood

New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs Toxic to Mammalian Blood | GMOs | Scoop.it
According to a new study, the ‘Cry’ toxins that Monsanto’s GMO crops have been genetically modified to produce are a lot more toxic to mammals than previously thought, primarily to the blood.
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Quote: "The scientists already knew that Bt toxin was very toxic and potentially deadly at levels above 270 milligrams per kilogram (basically ppm), so they instead tested levels ranging from 27mg/kg, 136mg/kg, and 270mg/kg for one to seven days (each of the Cry toxins were separated out and tested individually to maximize accuracy and total info). It was quite clear right off the bat that these Cry toxins were quite hemotoxic even at the lowest level of 27mg/kg administered only one time and one day as they clearly had damaged the blood, particularly in reference to red blood cells. The quantity and size of the erythrocytes (RBCs) were both significantly reduced, as was the overall levels of hemoglobin for which oxygen to attach to." Unquote.




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'Monsanto Protection Act' slips silently through US Congress — RT USA

'Monsanto Protection Act' slips silently through US Congress — RT USA | GMOs | Scoop.it
The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week - including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks.
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And they wage wars by deception. 

 

Exempting GM seeds producers, Monsanto and other, from any legal action against their weaponized seeds and foods.

 

This war by other means; use of food as weapons of mass killing and mass destruction. Since seeds are now a strategic weapon in the hands of a handful of corporations working closely with Military establishment of the USA, all hurdles in its use are being removed. 

 

 

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Monsanto's Next Target: Democracy

Monsanto's Next Target: Democracy | GMOs | Scoop.it
The battle for food sovereignty is a battle we cannot afford to lose.
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To some extent we are ourselves to blame. Just as politicians have been targeting us for votes, same way corporations are for profiteering and the two are closely allied. Corporations just can't do things unless the people's representatives are colluding with them. 

 

No matter how big these corporations think they are and powerful the politicians think they are, both can be finished off with the knowledge and information we have out in the open world. The enemy is within us and, far more importantly, our enemies are the so-called NGOs, the media, the religious bodies.........and the global civil society leaders.

 

The nexus is getting deeper and spreading its tentacles. It has spread across all aspects of our life. There is no option but to retaliate and "kill" these anti-people institutions and 'hang" them publicly. Do it by any means, it does not matter...every Constitution gives us all the RIGHT TO LIFE and RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES.  

 

 

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Argentina's Bad Seeds and GMO Crops

Argentina's Bad Seeds and GMO Crops | GMOs | Scoop.it
Argentina's population suffers from the harmful effects of massive herbicide spraying on its genetically engineered soya fields.
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Some years ago Dr. Don Huber had written to the US Government that Genetically Engineered plants have poor nutrient intake because their root system prevents nutrient uptake. Now studies are being carried out to determine the relative nutrition in genetically engineered foods. Just three comparative values as reported by Dr Mercola should terrify you. 

 

Calcium: GMO corn = 14 ppm / Non-GMO corn = 6,130 ppm (437 times more)Magnesium: GMO corn = 2 ppm / Non-GMO corn = 113 ppm (56 times more)Manganese: GMO corn = 2 ppm / Non-GMO corn = 14 ppm (7 times more)

Note that your body needs calcium to keep your bones healthy. Calcium can't be absorbed unless sufficient quantity of magnesium is also available to human body. The availability of nutrition in our food plants depends upon the availability of nutrients in the soil. Glyphosate, the pesticide that is used in combination with Genetically Engineered seeds, destroys soil nutrient buffer and actually prevents plants from taking nutrients whatever is left. 

 

Now, this is a hard evidence that multinational corporations are deliberately poisoning our foods and the natural resource base which ensures food security on the planet. 

 

The long term studies on rats clearly [Seralini study] show how GE foods slowly destroy all vital organs and trigger cancers and vital organ failure. 

This phenomenon was reported by Dr Irina Ermakova many years before the Seralini study came out but the Russian Academy of Sciences silenced Dr. Ermakova. 

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A decade of Bt hype

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It is my pleasure to introduce Dr Prabhakaran Nair's scientific work to you all. Some of you may have heard of him but it seems that the world is forgetting what this one man achieved in advancing our understanding of soil science. Dr. Nair is one of the world's few honest scientists and he scientifically explained the soil nutrient buffer power concept. That is his contribution to the importance soil management for growing any crop. If China has achieved seven times increase in horticulture production since 1980 [against India's barely 100%], much of it is based on Dr Nair's science. While the Chinese Government has acknowledged his contribution, our own Indian Government, driven and pressured by US criminal seed and food corporations, has ensured that great scientists like Dr Nair are not given any credit. 

 

With his permission I shall be posting some of his published works. Watch these pages. 

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The GMO Seed Cartel - How biotechnology companies monopolize global seed markets

The GMO Seed Cartel - How biotechnology companies monopolize global seed markets | GMOs | Scoop.it

February 01, 2014 The Organic & Non-GMO Report

The introduction of genetically modified crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by biotechnology companies and higher seed costs that have led to tragedies in some countries, while pushing out conventional, non-GMO seeds, and reducing farmer seed choices. These impacts are being seen in the United States, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and South Africa, and even Europe. http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/february2013/the-gmo-seed-cartel.php

 

February 5, 2012 BIG AG CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH - ARE UNIVERSITIES UNDERCUTTING THEIR OWN RESEARCHERS? Cornucopia Institute http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/02/in-standing-up-for-big-ag-are-universities-undercutting-their-own-researchers/

 

THE SEED PATENT GAME: Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

 

Jan 18, 2013 THE GMO KILL - ,MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

>>>>>>>  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD GOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 


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A number of vital summary here. It is in your interest that you understand the key issues and get to the bottom of what is going on. AND TAKE ACTION.

 

The plan is to control food in such a manner that accessibility to food no more remains your right. That fundamental right has been undermined already; all that remains is a formal announcement. In India, UPA-II under Man Mohan Singh is directly responsible for this situation. That's why I have been consistently writing that this Government should be charged with treason.

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:35 AM

change global, act local.

Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:54 AM

This is a hugely important issue.

 

The outcome of the struggle between commercial and genetically modified seeds on the one hand and the age-old tradition of farmers saving their own seed and exchanging with neighbors on the other concerns us all. 

 

Our future food security depends utterly on the second option winning over the first.

Check out Vandana Shiva's video. Saving seeds from big AG http://vimeo.com/59404290
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Seralini and Science: an Open Letter

Seralini and Science: an Open Letter | GMOs | Scoop.it

A paper by the French group of Gilles-Eric Seralini describes harmful effects on rats fed diets containing genetically modified maize, with and without the herbicide Roundup, as well as Roundup alone. This peer-reviewed study has been criticized by some scientists whose views have been widely reported in the popular press. 

 

The Seralini publication, and resultant media attention, raise the profile of fundamental challenges faced by science in a world increasingly dominated by corporate influence. These challenges are important for all of science but are rarely discussed in scientific venues.


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The corporations today are behaving like East India Company.

 

If we don't stop this progression now, they will behave as if they govern us, tax us, ruin us.

 

And plunder our resources EXACTLY AS THE EAST INDIA COMPANY DID.

 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:41 AM

This "open letter" article, signed by numerous scientists, examines the history and source of attacks on studies that inconveniently find risks, in this case risks of GMO corn. It looks into the role played by the media and the regulators' culpability in this, as well as the implications for science. 

 

The conclusion:

 

"When those with a vested interest attempt to sow unreasonable doubt around inconvenient results, or when governments exploit political opportunities by picking and choosing from scientific evidence, they jeopardize public confidence in scientific methods and institutions, and also put their own citizenry at risk.

 

Safety testing, science-based regulation, and the scientific process itself, depend crucially on widespread trust in a body of scientists devoted to the public interest and professional integrity.

 

If instead, the starting point of a scientific product assessment is an approval process rigged in favour of the applicant, backed up by systematic suppression of independent scientists working in the public interest, then there can never be an honest, rational or scientific debate."

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THE MONSANTROCITY: MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO - THE MARCH FOR HUMANITY

WATCH the Viral Potent "Rap" "Music" Video about "MONSANTO", the "March Against Monsanto", the "Suicide Belt" in India, the REAL motive behind patenting life...
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MONSANTROCITY by SWAMI G

 

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US genetically modified wheat stokes fears, Japan cancels tender

* Japan cancels tender to purchase U.S. wheat* Asian consumers jittery about gene-altered food imports* Importers to seek details from U.S. government (Recasts with details, quotes)By Naveen Thukral
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Japan cancels wheat import from the USA. What will be the consequence for growers and traders who did not heed the warning? USDA refused to respect importing countries' senssitivity.

 

The US Government has consistently refused to accept the adverse health effects of genetically engineered foods. These foods kill.

 

Is the US Government sending food shipments to India containing genetically engineered products? Absolutely.

 

Information leaked out from ports shows that Indian port authorities don't have the equipment to test contamination. This is a serious issue.

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Global march challenges Monsanto's dominance: LIVE UPDATES — RT News

Global march challenges Monsanto's dominance: LIVE UPDATES — RT News | GMOs | Scoop.it
The March Against Monsanto has seen millions in 436 cities in 52 countries challenging biotech corporations and protesting against genetically modified foods, which despite bans in some states due to potential health hazards remain legal in many...
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FIRST REPORT ON WORLDWIDE PROTEST ABAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS.

 

MANY PHOTOGRAPHS HERE.

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New study reveals how glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup inhibits natural detoxification in human cells

New study reveals how glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup inhibits natural detoxification in human cells | GMOs | Scoop.it
New study reveals how glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup inhibits natural detoxification in human cells
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Yet another study shows that Monsanto's Glyphosate based pesticide is an agent of homicide. .

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Breaking News: China Destroys 3 US Shipments of GM Corn

Breaking News: China Destroys 3 US Shipments of GM Corn | GMOs | Scoop.it
In a sudden turn of events, three separate incidents of Chinese authorities identifying and destroying illegally imported GM corn from the United States have been reported.
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"Are these latest incidents a sign that the Chinese government is beginning to take more seriously the health threats associated with the consumption of genetically modified food? According to the GMWatch.org report's primary informant, who for purposes of anonymity goes by the pseudonym "Mr. Li":

 

"[T]he new government's decisive move to destroy the illegal GMOs "progressive, encouraging, and satisfying". He regards it as a sign that it is keeping its promise to work for the people and the nation.
Mr Li said: "The deeply pro-GMO old government would not have made such a thing public. It would have secretly returned the shipments, or in most cases it would not even have inspected shipments that could contain GM ingredients."

 

The Chinese Government has reviewed its safety testing procedures and most likely they will ban all GM grains, and seeds originating from the USA because of their lax and irresponsible safety testing. Recall that about six or seven years ago, a consignment of rice was also seized in Rotterdam and destroyed. Russia has consistently opposed import of any GM food or seed.

 

China's decision to destroy US shipment of GM corn will bolster the global anti-GMO movement.   

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How GMO Plants Harm Food Production and Your Health

How GMO Plants Harm Food Production and Your Health | GMOs | Scoop.it
Research scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham develops a company called Soil Foodweb Inc., which helps farmers and gardeners to understand the health of their soil.
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This is a vital discussion that adds to our understanding of the nature of Genetically Engineered seeds and plants.

 

It is vital to view soil health, plant health and human health as a continuum. One can't isolate one to achieve human and environmental health. Modern agriculture science has done just that, and so has modern medicine.

 

My friend Dr Prabhakaran Nair, an eminent scientist, understood this intrinsic relationship and presented his research paper in an international gathering of scientists in France in 1984. He said "Soil is the soul of life" and I have quoted him in my last article here:

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/india-genetically-modified-seeds-agricultural-productivity-and-political-fraud/5328227

 

Dr Elaine Ingham, formerly of the Oregon University, now with the research group of Rodale Farm [Rodale have done many pioneering studies] actually showed how genetically engineered seeds and plants destroy the living soil.

 

Please read this article and understand the science behind it; and you and I ...and we all must take direct action to prevent the franckenfoods from further destroying our living planet.  

 

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Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food | GMOs | Scoop.it
Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food
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Thierry Vrain says,"The Bt corn   and soya plants that are now everywhere in our environment are   registered as insecticides. But are these insecticidal plants regulated   and have their proteins been tested for safety? Not by the federal   departments in charge of food safety, not in Canada and not in the U.S." NOTE: GM FOODS ARE REGISTERED AS PESTICIDES.

 

Now, last year Dr. Seralini completed his two-year long feeding studies and the findings are terrifying. All animals fed GM foods died of vital organ failure and cancers. The industry fraudsters had normally confined their studies to 90 days; Dr Seralini wanted it done over the life cycle of 760+days. He found that major symptoms of lethal diseases appeared from 120th day onward, that is on completion of 15% of the normal life span.

 

A human can be assumed to live around 80 years; so, the harmful effects of Genetically Engineered foods should appear after about 12th year of ingestion.

 

Now, since 70% of super market foods in the US are genetically engineered, and these foods were introduced in 1993 without biosafety tests, the fear is not unfounded that majority of Americans are very, very sick, especially the poor.

 

As far as India is concerned: PM Man Mohan Singh and Ag-Minister Sharad Pawar want Indians to eat GM foods. Many years ago I had written that the Parliament's canteen should serve only GM foods for five years. If the MPs survive, we have no problem; if they are all dead good riddance for promoting a dangerous technology, essentially forcing upon us foods that are registered as pesticides.

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Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic — RT USA

Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic — RT USA | GMOs | Scoop.it
A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals.
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The article is based on the findings of the 2012 Corn Comparison Report by Profit Pro and one of the things that attracted my attention was that Glyphosate chelates mnerals. Consequently, the root uptake of crucial nutrients is immobilised. I had written about this process by which all Genetically Engineered foods are rendered nutrition deficient. AND, simultaneously, poisonous.


I will post the full report.  

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Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating Life?

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe and Ethical? Corporations Creating Life? | GMOs | Scoop.it

January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/

 

28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

March 28, 2013 VIDEO REPORT RT News
' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

OUR 21st CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF  -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:57 AM

Impact on Oceans and Wild Salmon !

 

AquaBounty, the company behind the first Frankenfish, insists that their creation poses no threat to wild salmon populations. But research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a release of just sixty GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 would lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

 

Not a Good mix and no matter how tightly confined pens are, there's always 'one'

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 2:01 PM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
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TESTBIOTECH%20Cultivation_GE_%20plants_US.pdf

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This is a good report summarising the various facets of Genetically Engineered seeds and food crops. Its recommendations are practical and implementable. The study was sponsored by Green Party of Germany  

 

Recall that in 1974, in an international conference, top biotech scientists gathered to discuss the long term implication of GE of life forms. They were all brilliant scientists and cared and a decision was taken not to commercialise it until the possible adverse impacts on human and environmental health have been understood properly. In 1979, Dr Ananda Chakraborty developed an oil-eating bacteria and sought patent protection. Eventually the US-Supreme Court granted them patent protection. This was the first time in history that patent was granted on life form. 

 

That judgement paved the way for patenting of seeds. The big chemical multinationals-Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Syngenta, etc, jumped into patenting seeds. Today, over 95% of biotechnologists work for these criminal corporations and they are the ones who sponsor research projects on new plant varieties or new life forms. The scientists are now colluding with these corporations who have weaponized our food system.

 

 

 

 

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US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields

US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields | GMOs | Scoop.it

Some US farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures meant GM crops saw smaller yields globally than their non-GM counterparts.

 

Farmers in the USA pay about an extra $100 per acre for GM seed, and many are questioning whether they will continue to see benefits from using GMs.

 

"It's all about cost benefit analysis," said economist Dan Basse, president of American agricultural research company AgResource.


Via Sepp Hasslberger, Arun Shrivastava
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Please note that GM foods not only affect our health but destroy soil health. This has been known for some years. The root hairs of a plant are the most predatory living system, expanding to 16 miles every day every day to obtain vital nutrients from the soil. These root hairs interact with soil living organisms [the billions of bacteira and micro, meso and macro organisms. This interaction can transfer altered gene because horizontal [cross specie] contamination is a well established fact. 

 

Dr Huber, an Ag-scientist, found that the genetic structure of GM seeds prevents uptake of magnesium which can cause serious health problems in animals and humans. 

 

I hope that a solution to restoring soil health is found soon. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 16, 2013 2:51 AM

This is going to be the end of GMOs, rather than public protest about the dangers of eating GMO based foods. It shows us that it is money that makes the world go 'round. GMO was a bad bet by Monsanto and other agrochemical giants.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, February 16, 2013 5:34 AM

The problem now is how to restore the farmlands to uncontaminated state. There is one possibility that my friends have tried here in Uttarakhand [a Himalayan State] and I am going to introduce this technique in Himachal Pradesh to our 24 partner villages [Up from 3 last year]. It is low cost and the results show up within a few months. It is essentially based on helping soil to boost the billions of life forms in the soil. It is my guess that if soils are kept free of fertilizers and pesticides and simultanoeusly helped with remineralization combined with organic methods of boosting soil organic matter, it helps regain fertility. It may not eliminate contamination but it may restore fertility. If our experiments succeed, we shall indtroduce this in cotton growing areas where farmers' suicides are concentrated.  

 

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Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops | GMOs | Scoop.it
by Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years?
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Here's a sensible report on the dangers of agriculture biotechnology based food and fiber crops and it exposes the harmful effect of cauliflower mosaic gene or CaMV Gene. Some years ago [Latham and Wilson, 2008] there was a fear that CaMV could induce immune deficiency syndrome but a flurry of "scientific" reports denied that. They concluded that "because many viral genes function to disable their host in order to facilitate pathogen invasion and that "this is achieved by incapacitating specific anti-pathogen defenses. Incorporating such genes could clearly lead to undesirable and unexpected outcomes."

 

The recent study by Podevin and du Jardin [2012] and Seralini et al [2012] that "there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption. It also may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance." 


The European regulators should have accepted this findings and recalled all GM crops. They did not do this. Instead they have issued a vague warning. They could at least have ordered more rigorous lediul and long term testing which they have not done.


In India, despite a comprehensive assessment by Parliament's Standing Committee on Agriculture and recommendation to the Government to perform the required biosafety tests, Man Mohan Singh has not taken any step as suggested. Not only that this mad prime minister and his equally mad Agriculture Minister are actively promoting agriculture biotechnology.  

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