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OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations and Liability

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations and Liability | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

Definition: "FAST TRACK"(trade) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_track_%28trade%29

 

March 27, 2013

 ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AG BUYS OBAMA, THE SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/82vBjd

 

May 15, 2013 RTCCnewswire
VIDEO REPORT:

 ▶  THE "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" AND GMO FISH http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R9KDfGvxLn8

 

June 11, 2012

>>>>> QUIETLY, BEHIND THE SCENES...OBAMA DEREGULATES GMO CROPS DESPITE SUPREME COURT INJUNCTION, http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/1400:obama-deregulates-gmo-crops-despite-supreme-court-injunction

 

UPDATE:March 21, 2013

 ▶  NEW BIOTECH "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' PASSES CONGRESS IN ANONYMOUS RIDER - Gives Immunity From Federal Law, Minimum Regulation and Oversight to Biotech GMO Cartel http://sco.lt/5I0Oi9

 

 ▶   OBAMA & CONGRESS WILL CONTINUE DEREGULATION ON GENETIC & BIOTECH FOR FINANCIAL GAINS: Pharmaceutical, Agriculture and Chemical Industries Get a Free Pass.   http://occupycorporatism.com/obama-congress-will-continue-genetic-biotech-relationship-for-financial-gains/

 

UPDATE: September 24, 2013

 ▶  US SENATE TO END 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT'  CONTINUING RESOLUTION http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2599/chairman-mikulski-seeks-to-end-monsanto-protection-act#

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW -

                                      A SPECIAL ISIS REPORT

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 June 13, 2013 Reuters
 ▶  USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be

 

 ▶  MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST : BARACK OBAMA http://sco.lt/98RKFN

 

>>>> OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering, synthetic biotech as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”.

.... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/

 

December 15, 2012

MONSANTO GETS IT WAY IN AG BILL Organic Consumers

>>>>>2012 FARM BILL GIVES MONSANTO UNBELIEVABLE POWERS OVER US FOOD SUPPLY http://www.politicolnews.com/farm-bill-gives-monsanto-unbelievable-powers-over-us-food-supply/http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/news.cfm

>>>>>>FARM BILL 2008  http://www.biopreferred.gov/files/FarmBill_2008.pdf

 

 ▶  BIOTECH GIANTS ENSURE MINIMAL PUBLIC OVERSIGHT OF THEIR PRODUCTS | Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/08/biotech-gmo-deregulation

 

 

▶  THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD 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

 

 

May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
WATCH:

 ▶  "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
 ▶  "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

29 March, 2013

 ▶  "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" SPURS USDA INTO PROMOTING GMO CROPS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration with DuPont to Promote "Sustainable" Harvesting of Bio-based Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/03/0058.xml&contentidonly=true

 

23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

 ▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

 ▶  USDA Blog » USDA’s BIOTECHNOLOGY FLIMSY DEREGULATION PROCESS  http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/06/28/usda%E2%80%99s-biotechnology-deregulation-process/ NO Independent Peer Reviewed Studies, NO studies on impact on human or ecosystems or animals who eat this re-engineered food either, NO Regulations for crop contamination.  WHO IS RUNNING THIS SHOW?

 

 

                                          BACKGROUND

 

>>>> OBAMA URGED TO ELIMINATE CONTROL BIOTECH COMPANIES HAVE OVER USA REGULATORY PROCESS: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2256131066/obama-urged-to-eliminate-control-biotech-companies-have-over-us-regulatory-process

 

>>>> OBAMA TO AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE BIOTECHNOLOGY, REDUCING APPROVAL TIMES, WITHOUT INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW, REGULATIONS, OVERSIGHT OR LABELING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2256091418/obama-seeks-to-aggressively-promote-biotechnology-reducing-approval-times-independent-peer-review

>>>> NEW OBAMA DIRECTIVE – 2,300 untested BioTech Products Now Preferred purchasing for Federal Procurement, April 2012

>>>> OBAMA  AG BILL GIVES  "FOOD MAFIA" CARTE BLANCHE GO AHEAD TO FEED US BIOTECH ENGINEERED GMO FOODS  -  NO oversight NO Regulation NO Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3728095577/obama-ag-bill-gives-food-mafia-carte-blanche-go-ahead-to-feed-us-biotech-gmo-foods-no-oversight-no-regulation-no-public-input

 

                                                AFRICA

 

>>>>> AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF AFRICAN BIOTECH TAKEOVER -- "ENDING HUNGER" -- IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1837261743/africa-sold-obama-puts-big-6-chemical-gmo-giants-in-charge-of-ending-hunger-in-africa

>>>> OBAMA PUSHES GM FOODS INTO AFRICA - IS MONSANTO RUNNING THE US GOVT., USDA AND FDA?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1810977040/usa-and-obama-pushes-gm-foods-on-ghana-africa-is-monsanto-running-the-us-govt-usda-and-fdahttp://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDAOC-437595

 >>>> UNITED NATIONS: PRIVATIZING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AID IS DANGEROUS;  OBAMA'S AFRICA PLAN IS WRONG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3690156835/un-privatizing-food-and-agricultural-aid-is-dangerous-obama-s-africa-plan-is-wrong

>>>>>THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

 

 

>>>>>GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

>>>> OBAMA & CONGRESS WILL CONTINUE DEREGULATION ON GENETIC & BIOTECH FOR FINANCIAL GAINS: Pharmaceutical, Agriculture and Chemical Industries Get a Free Pass.   http://occupycorporatism.com/obama-congress-will-continue-genetic-biotech-relationship-for-financial-gains/

 >>>>> OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHOLESALE APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS (Snucked in same time last year during the holidays) http://www.nwrage.org/content/wholesale-approval-genetically-engineered-foods-%E2%80%94-obama-administration-disappointsangers-pub

November 21, 2012

 

           ----------------OBAMA USING TRADE TO ARM TWIST ------------------

 

>>>>> NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER TO USE INTERNATIONAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS TO PUSH BIOTECH GMO WORLDWIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716931124/us-govt-in-collusion-with-biotech-industry-new-executive-order-to-use-international-free-trade-agreements-as-a-club

 

May 31, 2013 Down To Earth, India
 ▶  INDIA: STAGE SET FOR GM CROPS http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

 

 COMING SOON: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE :

 ▶  OBAMA LED NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

January 2012

>>>> USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946621471/leaked-us-to-start-trade-wars-with-nations-opposed-to-monsanto-gmo-crops

>>>> OBAMA HAS OPENED THE DOOR - THE HORSE IS OUT OF THE STABLE: Downing Street Says "Speed Up Roll-Out of GM Crops" | Seed Today, Dec. 23, 2012 http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Downing_Street_Says__Speed_Up_Roll_Out_of_GM_Crops_-128827.html

18 February 2013 - Earth Open Source
>>>>>EU-US FREE TRADE DEAL WILL DISMANTLE EU PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION ON GM FOODS

“If the new trade agreement goes through, it will be illegal under World Trade Organisation rules for the EU to have a stronger regulatory system for GMOs than the US system. It will be a race to the bottom in which public health will be the loser....http://earthopensource.org/index.php/news/140-eu-us-free-trade-deal-will-dismantle-

Public Citizen:

>>>>>GLOBALIZATION AND TRADE INITIATIVES http://ow.ly/kr4c6 - TransPacific Partnership - Learn more about the corporate power grab thru trade negotiations and agreements http://www.citizen.org/tradewatch

 

 

-----------------------------PATENTING LIFE ------------------------------

 

>>>>>THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS. THE IMPLICATIONS. THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

>>>> POOR COUNTRIES URGED TO GET READY FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ONSLAUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1715762752/poor-countries-urged-to-get-ready-for-synthetic-biology-onslaught

 

>>>>>>BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF.   THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/9Hu7Tl

>>>> ALTERED GENES, TWISTED TRUTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2781911364/altered-genes-twisted-truth

>>>>>PATENT FOR A PIG: Scientists "improve" transgenic GMO 'Enviropigs' http://sco.lt/8QrUPJ

>>>>>HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

>>>>>>THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

 >>>>>>GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

>>>>>WHY THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE WORLD IS A SEED - THE GLOBAL CORORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS http://sco.lt/5O0tFZ

 

>>>>>>HOW MONSANTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION- OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE PATENTS http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ

 

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

 

January 12, 2013 Science News

>>>> MONSANTO INSURANCE: USDA TELL FARMER TO PAY FOR AVOIDING TROUBLES WITH AGRO-GIANT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3454208573/monsanto-insurance-usda-tells-farmers-to-pay-for-avoiding-troubles-with-agro-giant

 

>>>> GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries"  UN FAO (FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION) http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

 

    -------------------------VIDEOS TO WATCH-------------------------

 

+++ MONSANTO A DOCUMENTARY ON GMO A MUST WATCH  YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

 

-▶  +++"GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" 1:24:59         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

>THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONANTO (FULL LENGTH) THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k

>THE FUTURE OF FOOD PART 2 Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

>"FOOD INC." (2008) The stranglehold on our food supply by corporate conglomerates ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

 

>UNITED NATIONS: WHY GM CROPS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228040300/united-nations-why-are-gm-crops-not-the-solution

>A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

>"SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

>VIDEO REPORT - Real News Network
GMO BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS - FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818

 

 

------------------------------MORE ARTICLES----------------------------:

 

 >>>>  TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3585794502/top-us-healthcare-giant-kaiser-permanente-issues-warning-on-genetically-engineered-food

>>>> OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES TENTATIVE APPROVAL TO FRANKENFISH  Dec. 28, 2012 TruthOut http://truth-out.org/news/item/13594-obama-administration-gives-tentative-approval-to-frankenfish

 >>>>> “FATALLY FLAWED' FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE - NO Regulations NO Oversight NO Public Input Dec. 20 2012 http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3819809217/fatally-flawed-fda-assessment-to-unleash-genetically-engineered-salmon-onto-your-dinner-plate-no-regulation-no-oversight-no-labeling

December 21, 2012

>>>>> BIO APPLAUDS FDA ACTION ON GE SALMON  http://www.bio.org/media/press-release/bio-applauds-fda-action-ge-salmon

 

 

-----------------GMO's USE TONS AND TONS OF PESTICIDES--------------

 

April 27, 2013 Guardian Environment
INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES - AND YOU http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/28/europe-insecticides-ban-save-bees

 

>>>>>PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BANS RETALIATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/986291397/pesticide-overload-1-1-billion-pounds-used-per-year-and-new-usa-legislation-bans-retaliation

>>>>  GMOs DEFINED

http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 >>>>> HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike
>>>>>>PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

>>>> WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE - UNKNOWN RIKS AND IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

NANOMATERIAL RISKS http://sco.lt/93lLIv

 

PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

                                      -----------------------------------

 

>>>>> ORGANIC FARMERS ALARMED BY OBAMA USDA DEREGULATION OF MUTANT ALFAFA - ABC News, Jan 31, 2011 http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/organic-farmers-alarmed-obama-deregulation-mutant-alfalfa/story?id=12786580#.UNfgTbbZ03Y

>>>> THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns

June 10, 2013 Reuters
>>>>> MONSANTO WANTS ORGANIC CROPS CONTAMINATED: ORGANIC GROWERS LOSE DECISION IN GMO SEEDS WITH MONSANTO http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/10/us-monsanto-organic-lawsuit-idUSBRE9590ZD20130610?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

>>>>>CANCER OF CORRUPTION, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: THE MONSANTO GMO WHITEWASH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3826752991/cancer-of-corruption-seeds-of-destruction-the-monsanto-gmo-whitewash

 

 

 

APPAULING - IT SEEMS THE ONLY WAY THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL CAN GET ITS' HOOKS IN, IS BY UNDERHANDED, COLLUSIONARY TACTICS AND "SNEAKING" BILLS INTO FOREIGN GOVERNMENT BILLS -


April 23, 2013

INDIAN GOVERNMENT SNEAKS IN DEEPLY FLAWED BIOTECH BILL GIVING FREE REIN TO INDUSTRY http://www.gmfreein.org/content/govt-betrays-nation-earth-day-tables-deeply-flawed-biotech-regulatory-authority-india-brai-0

 

 

AND NOW OBAMA HAS MOVED ONTO OUR FACTORY-FARM RAISED FOOD - THE DEREGULATION JUGGERNAUT IS ON:

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
>>>>>OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 +++ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT PIGS, FACTORY FARMS -- AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 24 April 2013 Grist
>>>>>THE STATE(S) OF THE AG-GAG LAWS - INTERACTIVE http://grist.org/food/the-states-of-the-ag-gag/

 April 9, 2013 AlterNet
>>>>>EXPOSING OBAMA's 'WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS' http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/groundbreaking-war-whistleblowers-investigation-exposes-obama-admins-record?akid=10310.237541.2rFHQe&rd=1&src=newsletter822302&t=3

 

 

---------------------------AND FINALLY

>>>>> NANO-PESTICIDES SNEAKED ONTO THE MARKET (AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS) WITHOUT INDEPENDENT PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH/TESTING OR REGULATION OR OVERSIGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2029721070/nano-pesticides-sneaked-onto-the-market-and-consumer-products-without-regulation-or-oversight

 

+++ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN

 

 

 

 

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Activist Post: Monsanto Investor Bill Gates Says GMO Crops Needed to Fight Starvation

Activist Post: Monsanto Investor Bill Gates Says GMO Crops Needed to Fight Starvation | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Bill Gates, the heavy Monsanto investor who purchased 500,000 shares of the biotech giant in 2010, has been touting Monsanto’s genetically modified creations as a tool that is necessary to prevent starvation in poor nations. The same poor nations where thousands of farmers routinely commit suicide after being completely bankrupt by Monsanto’s overpriced and ineffective GM seeds.

 

Op-ed:

GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa

 

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa

 

August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/

 

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GM Crops: Farmer to Farmer Talk

In this short documentary Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, discusses the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction.

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GM crops undermining sustainable weed control and sustainable agriculture

This BioScience piece documents not only the current state of glyphosate resistant weeds, but also ties the development of genetically engineered herbicide resistant crops, especially 2,4-D and dicamba resistant crops, to the decline of sustainable weed management, and to the decline of sustainable agriculture more generally.

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CEREAL CRIMES: Farmers Talk Genetically Modified Crops - VIDEO

CEREAL CRIMES: Farmers Talk Genetically Modified Crops - VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensively in Europe, India, Canada and the USA.

In this short documentary he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM.

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A road map for food security as the climate changes - A gold mine for #GMO, Big Ag and LandGrabs

A road map for food security as the climate changes - A gold mine for #GMO, Big Ag and LandGrabs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 23, 2012 - While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agricu...
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Is Your Garden Pesticide Killing Bees?

Is Your Garden Pesticide Killing Bees? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Bee-killing pesticides aren't just for big ag. They're in many popular home gardening products too.
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How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet?

How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

RT @ComingFamine

"I think we need to move to an entirely new paradigm about feeding the world, and doing it at the global scale with global strategies," Foley said. "Instead of calling it agriculture, which we've had for 10,000 years, maybe it's time for something new, what I like to call terraculture, or farming for the whole planet."

During the first morning of the GreenBiz Forums, Jon Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute of the Environment, laid out a business plan for the Earth that aims to feed 9 billion people by 2050 while shrinking agriculture's...

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GMO’s Move Out - GMO says bye bye to Europe – For Now

GMO’s Move Out - GMO says bye bye to Europe – For Now | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

This week BASF announced that it is moving its GMOs out of Europe. Will the English-speaking media lose its nerve and write about it? Based on past experience, my wager goes to the habitual policy of silence, and I expect that the news will continue all but unrecorded in English. Most of us will not celebrate as we should......

Written by: Ignacio Chapela is Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Researcher at GenØk, the National Center for Biosafety, Norway.

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Monsanto Company News - Moving to Control World Food Supply

News about the Monsanto Company. Commentary and archival information about the Monsanto Company from The New York Times.
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GMO Film Project Sizzler

Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO's, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world's food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.

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The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The documentary film "Vanishing of the Bees" unveils the phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the real causes of bee death all over the U.S."

The danger of accumulated pesticides in the environment and the lack of USA federal agency oversight in favor of manufacturers's studies without independent review is a major cause for concern.  90% of food we eat is treated with pesticides, over a billion pounds of these toxic chemicals are used annually on the huge agricultural western monocrop farms.

Before releasing these highly toxic chemicals into our environment, a responsible nation would ensure that independent interdisciplinary studies are carried out to determine affects on both our ecosystems AND human health.

 

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The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control - grow wild.

The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control -  grow wild. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

— Environmental Health News

Throughout North Dakota, little yellow flowers dot thousands of miles of roadsides. These canola plants, found along most major trucking routes, look harmless. But they are fueling a controversy: They prove that large numbers of genetically modified plants have escaped from farm fields and are now growing wild. About 80 percent of canola growing along roadsides in North Dakota contains genes that have been modified to make the plants resistant to common weed-killers.

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A GAME CHANGER? Crowd-sourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System

A GAME CHANGER? Crowd-sourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A new, crowd-sourced website plans to document every angle of the food system. Given its stated aim of documenting "the entire food system", and given that ANYONE can upload photos and tell the story of their food, it seems like there is an opportunity for activists to tell the stories of the industrial food system through this platform too.


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Infant Health at Risk – Corporations Polluting Organic Baby Food Formulas | VIDEO

Infant Health at Risk – Corporations Polluting Organic Baby Food Formulas | VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Martek Biosciences DHA and ARA in infant formula are linked to infant illness. Keep organics a safe haven from unsafe and unproven synthetic ingredients: sign a petition to the USDA

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VIDEO: The Lunacy of Economic Growth - Vandana Shiva

VIDEO: The Lunacy of Economic Growth  - Vandana Shiva | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

We Cannot "grow" our way out of the global financial, food and social dilemma

International Forum On Globalization - Vandana Shiva...


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For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful

For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.

 

There is battle raging across the world over who can better feed its people: small-scale farmers practicing sustainable agriculture, or giant agribusinesses using chemical fertilizers and pesticide

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Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns

Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
For too long, funding provided by the United States’ most far-reaching food and farm legislation has primarily benefited agri-business and large scale...
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DON'T BUY THE GREEN WASH – EPA, don’t open the floodgates.

DON'T BUY THE GREEN WASH – EPA, don’t open the floodgates. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
New "safer" pyrethroid pesticides actually not as safe as EPA has declared http://t.co/Ih5hfdN9...
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8 Reasons Never to Buy Another Winter Tomato

8 Reasons Never to Buy Another Winter Tomato | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

That pretty little red orb hides a lot of dirty secrets. I just finished reading Barry Estabrook's Tomatoland: How Modern Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, and am profoundly unsettled.... http://noteasytobegreen.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/reasons-never-to-buy-another-winter-tomato/

 

Nation of Change, September 17, 2013
SQEEZING MORE PROFITS FROM CRUMMY TOMATOES http://www.nationofchange.org/squeezing-more-profits-crummy-tomatoes-1379431736

 

August 28, 2013 Telegraph
HIGH PESTICIDE LEVELS FOUND ON COMMON FRUITS
Common pesticides found as residues on food included Chlorpyrifos, which some experts claim could be harming honey bees, and Carbendazim, which has been linked to developmental problems in animal studies. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/10270460/High-pesticide-levels-found-on-common-fruits.html

 

>>>>>BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION:

Giant agri-food corporations are gobbling up most of the nation’s $30 BILLION yearly organic food industry : USDA Organic Label Useless.  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2134279587/buying-up-the-opposition-giant-agri-food-corporations-are-gobbling-up-most-of-the-nation-s-30-billion-yearly-organic-food-industry-making-usda-organic-label-useless

 

June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change
MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

>>>> THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns

 

CHEMICAL WAREFARE:  HORRIFIC BIRTH DEFECTS LINKED TO TOMATO PESTICIDES:  - GMO TOXIC  'FLAVRSAVR" TOMATO RE-EMERGES  http://sco.lt/5bbOJl

 

 

THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

 ***** GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 

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What’s happening to all the vultures?

What’s happening to all the vultures? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Blame an anti-inflammatory drug. Vultures that ingested animal carcasses containing diclofenac contracted kidney failure and died within weeks, scientists found.
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The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous - could have adverse health effects for human digestion

The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous - could have adverse health effects for human digestion | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Did a recent scientific study just change the way we should think about the safety of genetically modified foods? According to Ari Levaux at theAtlantic, the answer is a resounding yes.

 

The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.

http://grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2012-01-10-new-research-next-generation-of-gmos-could-be-dangerous/

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