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GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY: APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED GMO : Pesticides, Antibiotics on Your Fruit and Veggies

GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY:  APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED GMO : Pesticides, Antibiotics on Your Fruit and Veggies | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Huffington Post  May 14 2015
 - ▶ GMO ORANGES COME ONE STEP CLOSER TO MARKET  HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CARE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/gmo-oranges-citrus-greening-southern-gardens_n_7244858.html


Natural News, February 14, 2015
 - ▶ GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY:  APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL TO BECOME UNLABELED GMO http://www.naturalnews.com/048633_GMO_apples_genetically_modified_fruit_apple_polyphenols.html#


THE LATEST PR PLOY BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO CONVINCE YOU THAT BENEVOLENT GMOs ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH:

                                       DON'T BUY THE HYPE


Huffington Post Green, April 01,2015
 - ▶ GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED PINEAPPLES, TOMATOES AND VEGETABLE OILS COULD RECEIVE APPROVAL IN COMING YEARS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/next-generation-gmos-pineapples_n_6982408.html


Sustainable Pulse, June 18, 2014

 ▶  THE REASON EUROPE BAN AMERICAN APPLES. It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples http://www.nationofchange.org/reason-europe-bans-american-apples-1403109800


TruthOut, February 25, 2015
EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK: FLAWED FDA RISK ASSESSMENTS STRENGTHEN ARGUMENTS FOR LABELING GMOs  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos#


NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html


European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/


Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian 

-▶ IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants


The Ecologist, March 26, 2015
 - ▶ 'ALTERED GENES, TWISTED TRUTH' : JANE GOODALL ON THE GREAT GMO DECEPTION http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/2782286/altered_genes_twisted_truth.html


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


RT USA, March 31, 2015
 - ▶ PESTICIDES ON FRUITS AND VEGETABLES COULD ACCOUNT FOR 49 PERCENT LOSS IN SPERM COUNT: HARVARD STUDY http://rt.com/usa/245453-pesticides-fruit-vegetables-sperm/


   -▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? ALTERING OUR GENES http://sco.lt/6WMIBV


Medical News Today, April 01, 2015
 - ▶ EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH HIGH PESTICIDE RESIDUE MAY AFFECT SPERM QUALITY http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291828.php


The Ecologist, February 23, 2015
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/there_is_no_scientific_consensus_on_gmo_safety.html


September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


GMO TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


-▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD


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


 ▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH : GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/61Pv17


 

                                                    APPLES


July 27, 2013 New York Times

A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING ITS DNA

Growers turned to genetics in hopes of building a tougher orange tree. But what intervention would the public accept?

The idea of eating plants and animals whose DNA has been manipulated in a laboratory — called genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.’s — still spooks many people. Critics worry that such crops carry risks not yet detected, and distrust the big agrochemical companies that have produced the few in wide use. And hostility toward the technology, long ingrained in Europe, has deepened recently among Americans as organic food advocates, environmentalists and others have made opposition to it a pillar of a growing movement for healthier and ethical food choices.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/science/a-race-to-save-the-orange-by-altering-its-dna.html?ref=science&_r=0


Truthout, February 23, 2015
 ▶ USDA APPROVE USDA APPROVES, "UNTESTED, INHERENTLY RISKY" GMO APPLE DESPITE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PETITIONS ASKING THE USDA TO REJECT IT Given that the dsRNA from our food, and presumably the Frankenapple, will enter the bloodstream and cells of consumers, safety research should be done BEFORE this GMO apple is put on the grocery shelf to prove that the dsRNA that enters consumers' bodies will not harm them. To date, no such research has been reported, so the Frankenapple is flying in the dark.... AND MORE PESTICIDES http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29261-usda-approves-untested-inherently-risky-gmo-apple


National Journal, February 20, 2015
WOULD YOU BUY A GENETICALLY MODIFIED APPLES THAT DOESN'T GO BROWN? IMPACT ON HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH MUST BE ASSESSED.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/economy/would-you-buy-a-genetically-modified-apple-that-doesn-t-go-brown-20150220


Guardian, February 14, 2015
▶ CANADIAN COMPANY'S GENETICALLY MODIFIED APPLES WIN U.S. APPROVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/14/canadian-companys-genetically-modified-apples-win-us-approval


Common Dreams, December 10, 2012
 -▶ CONSUMER CHOICE:  AS AMERICAN AS A GENETICALLY-ALTERED DNA APPLE PIE -- WITH LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2012/10/10/consumer-choice-american-genetically-altered-apple-pie


DailyMail Online, March 09, 2012
 -▶ HOW THOSE PESTICIDES PERSIST EVEN WHEN YOU WASH YOUR FRUIT AND VEG http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112767/How-pesticides-persist-wash-fruit-veg.html


The Cornucopia Institute, December 6, 2013

 -▶ GMO APPLES -- TELL THE FDA and USDA NO TO GMO APPLES - NO LABELS, NO REGULATIONS

http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/crushed-nutsrotten-apples-pasteurized-nuts-gmo-apples-tell-fda-usda/

The actual genetic engineering process includes insertion of nptII, neomycin phosphotransferase type II gene from E. coli Tn5.  This gene allows the transformed apple tissue to grow on a medium containing the antibiotic kanamycin but confers no benefit to the apple plant.
Every cell of every GE apple tree, including the fruit and the tree roots, will show resistance to kanamycin.  Kanamycin is a commonly used antibiotic in human medicine, used to treat a wide variety of infections.
    Eating an Arctic Apple could transfer the gene for kanamycin resistance into your digestive system.  A similar transfer has been demonstrated with GE soy.   There is a real possibility that bacteria in the human digestive systems could develop kanamycin resistance.  Antibiotic resistance is a major concern among medical professionals.
    Furthermore, the GE apple’s DNA can also spread to bacteria on the plant and in the soil.  Orchardists might very well find that controlling diseases of special concern like fireblight in orchards may become much more difficult.  And in the soil environment, the GE DNA can persist for at least a year, where it can be taken up by natural soil bacteria and then incorporated into their genetic structure.
There is no proof that Arctic Apples are harmless, but there is certainly reason to suspect that they may be harmful to humans, wildlife, and the soil environment.  Urge the USDA to reject approval of the Arctic Apple.  The unknown risks far outweigh the cosmetic value of an apple that doesn’t brown when sliced... http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/crushed-nutsrotten-apples-pasteurized-nuts-gmo-apples-tell-fda-usda/

 

 NationofChange, October 14, 2013
CONSUMERS PETITION AGAINST NEW GMO APPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/consumers-petition-against-new-gmo-apple-1381760770


May 31, 2013 Healthy Life
GMO APPLES MAY BE DEREGULATED BY THE END OF 2013 http://www.undergroundhealth.com/gmo-apples/


Environmental Working Group, April 24, 2014
MOST U.S. CONVENTIONAL APPLES COATED WITH CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL BANNED IN EUROPE. USDA pesticide residue tests of apples find DPA more often and at greater concentrations than most other pesticide residues. DPA is also detected in apple juice and applesauce and, less often, on pears and in pear baby food. It is regulated as a pesticide, but its primary function is a “growth regulator” or antioxidant that slows fruit skin discoloration during storage.  http://www.ewg.org/release/most-us-apples-coated-chemical-banned-europe-0


Sustainable Pulse, June 18, 2014

 ▶  THE REASON EUROPE BAN AMERICAN APPLES. It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples http://www.nationofchange.org/reason-europe-bans-american-apples-1403109800 American consumers and farmers are rejecting a technology they once embraced. Let's not make the same mistakes/ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/16/america-gm-backlash-consumers-farmers-britain



                                                ORANGES

 

July 29, 2013 Grist - Nathanael Johnson
ORANGE YOU READY FOR A TALL GLASS OF GMOs? http://grist.org/food/orange-you-ready-for-a-tall-glass-of-gmos/

 

August 29, 2013 Treehugger
FLORIDA CITRUS GROWER FINED $1,500 FOR KILLING MILLIONS OF BEES http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/citrus-grower-accused-killing-millions-bees-faces-1500-fine.html

 

WOULD YOU EAT THESE ORANGES, DOUSED WITH LASHINGS OF POISONOUS PESTICIDES? REMEMBER: ORANGE JUICE IS CRUSHED WITH THE SKINS ON http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/citrus-greening_n_3780984.html?ref=topbar

 

May 15, 2013 Natural News
▶  ORANGES AND LEMONS BEING TREATED WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES AND PESTICIDES THAT CAUSE CANCER AND THYROID PROBLEMS http://www.naturalnews.com/040339_imazalil_pesticides_oranges.html


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April 10, 2013 - The Cornucopia Institute
 -▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN ORGANIC TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION - SIMPLE QUESTIONS/ANSWERS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/04/antibiotics-in-organic-tree-fruit-production-simple-questionsanswers/

 

April 8, 2013 - Take Part

 -▶  SURPRISE: ANTIBIOTICS ARE ALLOWED IN ORGANIC APPLE AND PEAR FARMING  http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/06/antibiotic-use-organic-apples-pears


Center for Food Safety, September 19, 2013
 -▶  AND MAKE SURE YOU PEEL YOUR ORGANIC FRUIT:  Tell the National Organic Standards Board to End the Use of Antibiotics in Organic Apple and Pear Production http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12063


ORGANIC FOOD - WHAT IS AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/85NBiL


- ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996846188/four-fifths-of-all-big-pharma-antibiotics-consumed-by-meat-and-poultry-industry-what-are-you-eating


TruthOut, February 25, 2015
EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK: FLAWED FDA RISK ASSESSMENTS STRENGTHEN ARGUMENTS FOR LABELING GMOs  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos#


  -▶  RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling... http://sco.lt/6n7JtB


-▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

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 ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, FOOD AND ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/7l7AVV


 -▶ BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA:  THE DANGERS:  http://sco.lt/9KuWav


                               HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH 

       GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET

                                          http://sco.lt/61Pv17


-▶  BIODEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

 Op Ed, October 31, 2013
 -▶ HOW MONSANTO AND FRIENDS PUT THE FRANKENSTEIN IN FRANKENFOODS http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-Monsanto-and-Friends-P-by-John-Moffett-Corn_Food_Genetically-Modified-Food-GMO_Glyphosate-131031-344.html

 

-▶  RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

 

                                          A MUST SEE VIDEO

                                              DAVID SUZUKI

                "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                           http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 


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

 

INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?  INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB: THE FUTURE OF FOOD  http://sco.lt/5BxPOL


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION TO "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


January 26, 2012 Elephant Journal
10 REASONS I LOVE MONSANTO http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/01/10-reasons-i-love-monsanto/


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


 

 ▶ WHY THE UPRISING:  Global Marches Challenge Monsanto, GMOs and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx

 

  ▶  ALL ABOUT GMOs: YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood by @pdjmoo on @scoopit http://sco.lt/7uy3aD

 

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            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                      The Leader of the Biotech, Chemical, Ag Cartel

                                      http://sco.lt/4ukXE9

 

 

 

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Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability

Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Brussels – The Commission is concerned that Italy has incorrectly implemented EU legislation on environmental liability, leading to insufficient protection...
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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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