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.
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
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.
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.
A recent report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers highlighted the extraordinary and embarrassing fact that over half the food which we produce never even makes it to the plate, and is th...
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This was one of the two subjects of discussion on Jain TV [Krishan Bir Chaudhary and me]. Please note that 50% of food produced in the UK is wasted; about five years ago the US data showed that American food system wastes about 100 billion dollars worth of food every year.
In India the food wastage is 10%+ [food grains] and 20 to 40% perishables.
The Government does not talk about reducing this wastage. No Government talks about reducing wastage.
They only talk of more production! Who will tell these idiots that productivity in inversely proportional to wastivity? That is a fundamental management principle.
Research has shown that Monsanto's Roundup is destroying gut health, threatening overall health of animals, people, and the planet significantly.
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Are you deeply concerned yet? It's time you were.
GM foods and the lethal pesticides that are required to grow GM foods kill slowly, very slowly. And before you realise that you are fatally ill, your entire system and bodily functions would be destroyed. And doctors won't even know how your illness started.
Yes, doctors are whispering among themselves and worried stiff and not yet openly. Even when they get to the truth, many will not tell you the truth.
The lead researcher behind the monumental study that linked Monsanto’s GMOs and best-selling herbicide Roundup to tumor development and early death is now blowing the whistle on many corporate scienti...
The largest managed healthcare provider in the United States is now publicly speaking out against GMOs and how to avoid them.
Please note that GE [genetically engineered] foods were introduced in the USA in 1993 without biosafety testing. Studies conducted by upright scientists have consistently shown that these foods cause sterility, vital organ failure and triggers onset of degenerative diseases. Around 2003. doctors were already talking of signs of adverse effects of GE foods and many [not all] advised their patients strict organic / natural diet but even today GE foods are NOT labeled. Americans don't know what they are eating.
GM Wheat May Damage Human Genetics Permanently. The Australian government, in the form of its science research arm, is joining Agribusiness profiteering by designing a GM wheat that could kill people who eat it & be inherited by their children.
The GMO mass experiment on the public is producing results—terrifying ones.
October 9, 2012 - Wake Up World
We've got to top this back and forth debate and hold the chemical/pesticide corporations accountable for the devasting destruction to both environmental and human health - including the exploding cancer, obesity and diabetes epidemics worldwide as a result of the trillion dollar Big Food processed food cartel, tied to the biotech and chemical cartel, tied to the BigPharma cartel, tied to the BigOil cartel. Have you looked at what they load up in the checkout counter areas lately...what are they pushing onto us in the form of candy, snacks and fast food?
The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday it cannot accept an 'inadequate' report by a French scientist on a link between cancer and genetically modified corn.
Seralini's team at France's University of Caen found that rats develop tumours when fed US agribusiness giant Monsanto's NK603 corn, or when exposed to one of the company's weedkillers used with it, containing glyphosate.
The scientist insisted Thursday he would not give the EFSA any additional information until it first detailed the basis of its own assessment.
"It is absolutely scandalous that (EFSA) keeps secret the information on which they based their evaluation" of NK603 and the pesticide, he said.
"In any event, we will not give them anything. We will put the information in the public domain when they do," Seralini told AFP.
Is the end of Monsanto within reach?It has certainly been a rough couple of weeks for the mega corporation as the real dangers surrounding GMOs are being brought to the attention of consumers on a g...
It is well within people's power to end the business of certain corporations who have placed profiteering over human health. Unless consumers stop buying their products, they will go on selling their poisons to us.
During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama transmitted signals that he understood the GMO issue. Several key anti-GMO activists were impressed. They thought Obama, once in the White House, would listen to their concerns and act on them.
Unfortunately, soon after his election, he placed the same people known to be close to the industry, in positions of authority in the US administration.
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.
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  and Seralini et al  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.
SC refuses to stop GM crop field trials - The Supreme Court Monday refused to pass an interim order restraining the Centre from going ahead with open field trials of the GM crops f
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In August 2012, the Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended to the two houses that GM seeds should not be introduced in India until proper biosafety studies have been completed. Their report is available of many websites.
A month later the Supreme Court of India refused to ban field trials of GM seeds despite the fact that hard evidences have been submitted and some of the world's leading scientists have informed the Supreme Court what the Parliamentary Standing Committee submitted in August.
The previous CJ had also refused; instead he had actually diluted the provisions of the ban imposed in 2006 by CJ Sabharwal. WTF is going on?
Dow's Deadly Harvest: The Return of Agent Orange. In a flashback as intense and disturbing as a war trauma, Dow Chemicals is setting up the conditions for the return of one of the main toxic ingredients in Agent Orange.
Arun Shrivastava's insight:
I have just one problem with this article. The writer says that Monsanto and Dow are in competition. Perhaps. But according my researches, the competition in global control over seeds in a matrix form. You can list rows of crops and columns of region. Not one is really competing directly. That is why they have a quasi monopoly over seeds....and foods.
However, these firms are hell bent on destroying natural seeds. They also know that contaminated seeds can be decontaminated. But first they want to kill as many around the world as planned.
The French scientist who linked Monsanto genetically-modified corn to cancer in rats on Thursday refused to let the EU's food safety watchdog, EFSA, verify his results.
"It's out of the question that those who authorised (Monsanto's) NK603 carry out a counter-study of our findings as there'd be a conflict of interest," Gilles-Eric Seralini said at a news conference at the European Parliament.
The Giles Seralini 2-year study should be taken very seriously.
It conclusively establishes that GM feed/food causes cancers and vital organ diseases.
Please note that many ingredients in many processed foods are already genetically modified. The health effect would start showing in a decade or so, using the time elapse from animal studies compared with life cycle of man.
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