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There’s arsenic in your rice — and here’s how it got there

There’s arsenic in your rice — and here’s how it got there | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
A new study found arsenic in 200 samples of both conventional and organic rice and rice products. The science also has big implications about our farming practices -- and their chemical legacies.
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Estíbaliz Huarte Cilveti's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:38 PM

Con esta noticia se pone de manifiesto la necesidad de regulación de productos químicos. El arsénico es un compuesto altamente tóxico que se relaciona con muchos tipos de cáncer y se sospecha que interfiere en el desarollo fetal. Se ha visto ha utilizado en la alimentación animal para que cerdos y pollos crezcan más rapido. También está presente en algunos pesticidas por lo que aparece también en los alimentos vegetales. El arroz, al crecer sumergido en agua, presenta un alto contenido en arsénico lo que le sitúa en un alimento con un alto potencial de riesgo para la salud. Es cierto que no todos los productos químicos son regulados, pero sí muchos de ellos en relación a su riesgo. Todos aquellos productos que contengan arsénico han de seguir un protocolo de regulación adecuado que en mi opinión, prohiba su venta. 

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Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled

Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
Though it barely received any media attention at the time, a renowned British biochemist who back in 1998 exposed the shocking truth about how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) cause organ damage,...
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Australian Govt Agency is developing GM wheat that may damage human genetics permanently

Australian Govt Agency is developing GM wheat that may damage human genetics permanently | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it

Professor Jack Heinemann at the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety has studied the wheat’s potential.

 

"What we found is that the molecules created in this wheat, intended to silence wheat genes, can match human genes, and through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes. The findings are absolutely assured. There is no doubt that these matches exist."

 

The implications are clarified by Professor Judy Carman of Flinders University:

 

"If this silences the same gene in us that it silences in the wheat—well, children who are born with this enzyme not working tend to die by the age of about five."


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Sustainable farming proven to increase yield at zero cost - media ignores study

Sustainable farming proven to increase yield at zero cost - media ignores study | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it

This is very good news for small and hobby farmers around the world. Researchers of this nine year long field trials on crop rotation say that "the longer rotations produced better yields of both corn and soy, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides by up to 88 percent, reduced the amounts of toxins in groundwater 200-fold and didn’t reduce profits by a single cent."

 

And it is well known that natural foods are nutrition-dense.


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PI180/PI216: The Agricultural Health Study ? 2012 Update

Study of agricultural workers and exposure to pesticides

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African Centre for Biosafety calls for immediate ban on GM corn after shocking French cancer study

African Centre for Biosafety calls for immediate ban on GM corn after shocking French cancer study | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
The ACB campaigns against the genetic engineering, privatisation, industrialisation and corporate control of Africa's food systems and the commodification of nature and knowledge.

 

"Elsewhere in the world this crop is grown primarily for the global livestock sector. However, in South Africa some 77% of our maize production is genetically modified and provides the nation with their daily intake of carbohydrates.

 

The debate on the long term health impacts of GM foods has raged around the globe for almost 2 decades now and to date there is no scientific agreement on their safety. The United Nation's Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is based on the Precautionary Principle in recognition of this lack of scientific knowledge and agreement..."

 

More on the site of the African Centre for Biosafety (follow the headline link to get to their site...)


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Environmental Sciences Europe | Abstract | Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. -- the first sixteen years

Environmental Sciences Europe | Abstract | Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. -- the first sixteen years | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
Environmental Sciences Europe is part of SpringerOpen. SpringerOpen gives you the opportunity to publish open access in Science, Technology and Medicine.
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Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM corn

Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM corn | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
Monsanto's efforts to dismiss new evidence linking its genetically modified (GM) corn to tumors has been thoroughly debunked in a public briefing by the food sustainability nonprofit Earth Open Source.
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Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides

Centuries-Old Poison Still Used In Poultry Feed, Pesticides | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
Industrial food production has enlisted many innovative, albeit controversial, tools in recent years -- broad-spectrum pesticides and genetically modified organisms, for example.
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What is killing sugar-cane workers across Central America?

What is killing sugar-cane workers across Central America? | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
Chronic kidney disease has killed tens of thousands of young men and is becoming more deadly.
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Chemicals, pesticides and nanotechnology « Defra

DEFRA guide on Chemicals, pesticides and nanotechnology...

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EU rejects French scientist report linking GM corn to cancer

EU rejects French scientist report linking GM corn to cancer | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
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.

 


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New Study Confirms GMO Crops Causing More Pesticide Use, Superweeds ... - OpEdNews

New Study Confirms GMO Crops Causing More Pesticide Use, Superweeds ...OpEdNewsOctober 7, 2012 Permalink Tweet: New Study Confirms GMO Crops Causing More Pesticide Use, Superweeds: click here. Submitted by Bill Berndtson.
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Blue Strawberries Raise More GMO Questions

Blue Strawberries Raise More GMO Questions | Pesticides ingestible | Scoop.it
A new blue strawberry has been designed to withstand the frigid temperatures of winter. Would you eat it?
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