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Two things about California's GE labeling fight

Two things about California's GE labeling fight | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

November 17, 2012 - | Pesticide Action Network

Amidst the food movement’s flurry of post-election analysis and reflection, here are two salient facts about California’s ballot initiative fight over the proposed mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food: 1) Pesticide and processed ... http://www.panna.org/blog/what-matters-about-californias-ge-labeling-fight?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+panna%2Fhome+%28Pesticide+Action+Network%27s+GroundTruth%29

 

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Of course Monsanto says its safe

Of course Monsanto says its safe | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
These industry-funded studies aren’t science as much as they are public relations, always concluding that GE is safe and good.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news about food lately, you’ve probably read about the now infamous “Seralini study,” http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/first-long-term-ge-food-study-results-are-in-and-theyre-not-pretty/ In this study University of Caen (France) molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Seralini demonstrated major health issues associated with eating Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) corn and the herbicide used in conjunction with it, RoundUp.

Widely covered by the media, most reports have tried to portray Seralini as a strident, ideologically driven researcher who willfully designed a study to produce a result showing that GE food is bad.

But this attack coverage seems grossly disproportionate given the realities around funding and bias in agricultural research... http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/of-course-monsanto-says-its-safe/

 

Benbrook Study on GM Crops and Pesticides http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664441577/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides

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German giants join GM food fight in California - A True David & Goliath Battle

German giants join GM food fight in California - A True David & Goliath Battle | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
On November 6, California will vote whether genetically modified food should be labeled - a long-standing practice in Europe. The move has drawn fierce opposition from US corporate interests - and two German firms.

... BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, and Bayer, Germany's biggest pharmaceutical company...

 

October 16, 3012 Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - World »

Under the leadership of Monsanto, the world's biggest seed producer, the campaign against GM labels has so far raised $35 million (27 million euros), according to public records.

While the anti-label donor list with households names like Pepsico, Coca Cola, Kellogg and Mars reads like the Who-is-Who of the American food industry, two German companies stand out and have spent more to defeat Proposition 37 than all of the companies mentioned above.... ... BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, and Bayer, Germany's biggest pharmaceutical company... http://www.dw.de/german-giants-join-gm-food-fight-in-california/a-16307501-1

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We allow multinational food corporations and speculators to decide everyday who is eating and living, and who is starving and dying....

We allow multinational food corporations and speculators to decide everyday who is eating and living, and who is starving and dying.... | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Former UN envoy Jean Ziegler on Third World hunger: “We Let Them Starve”

According to the UN World Food Programme, there is enough food in the world for 12 billion people. If today people are still starving, then this is organized crime, mass murder. Every five seconds, one child under the age of ten dies, one billion people are permanently and heavily undernourished.

We allow multinational food corporations and speculators to decide everyday who is eating and living, and who is starving and dying....

http://africasacountry.com/2012/10/05/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

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GM crop debate heats up as California labelling vote nears

GM crop debate heats up as California labelling vote nears | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

CALIFORNIA: With California set to vote in November on labeling of food made from genetically modified crops, pressure is mounting on the US federal government to tighten regulation of these crops and food... http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-137186-GM-crop-debate-heats-up-as-California-labelling-vote-nears

 

ALSO SEE: Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

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The Corporate "No on 37' Campaign Forced to Pull Pro-GMO TV Ad After Misrepresenting Stanford University

The Corporate "No on 37' Campaign Forced to Pull Pro-GMO TV Ad After Misrepresenting Stanford University | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

In a blistering admission of their own lack of credibility, the opponents of California’s GMO labeling measure yanked down and re-shot their first television ad after they were caught misrepresenting Stanford University... http://www.carighttoknow.org/no_on_37_forced_to_pull_tv_ad

 

Oct. 23, 2012 The Face Behind the Anti-GMO Labeling Battle - Who is Henry I. Miller? Hiding Inside Stanford | Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/23-9

 

CALIFORNIA "RIGHT TO KNOW" LABEL GMOs CAMPAIGN:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

Did Monsanto Write This Op-Ed Signed by a UC Davis Professor? | Appetite for Profit http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2012/10/03/did-monsato-write-this-op-ed-signed-by-a-uc-davis-professor/

 

October 23, 2012: Buying the Vote on G.M.O.'s http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/buying-the-vote-on-g-m-o-s/ New York Times

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Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Find out about Top 10 Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn and find why Genetically Engineered Foods Cannot be Trusted...

 

Although United States of America is the richest nation on earth, it is now regarded as one of the least healthy societies in the world. People in US are becoming more aware of the health risks associated with processed and GMO foods and are more interested than ever before in organic sustainable living.... LONG TERM TOXICITY OF A ROUNDUP HERBICIDE AND A ROUNDUP-TOLERANT GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE

http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

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FACT-CHECKING ABOUT GMO FOODS - In the last few decades many Americans have been suffering from different chronic diseases. Many factors could be contributing to the increase in chronic diseases but the most important one is indeed our diet, even more so than our lifestyle. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/fact-checking-gmo-foods/

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Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels

Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - The whole world is watching what we are doing in California! http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

- The Right to Know Campaign: Details regarding the new corporate contributions against Proposition 37 are here: http://www.carighttoknow.org/10_million

 

Federal Lawmakers Urge FDA to Require GMO Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3175849460/federal-lawmakers-urge-fda-to-require-gmo-labeling

 

1. CORPORATE POWER The $41 million corporate ad blitz betting on NO for California’s GMO labeling http://grist.org/news/the-41-million-corporate-ad-blitz-that-is-taking-down-californias-gmo-labeling/

2. Nov 1, 2012 - The Battle of the Scientists:  YES: Food labels would let consumers make informed choices — Environmental Health News http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/yes-labels-on-gm-foods

3. Nov 1, 2012 - The Battle of the Scientists:  NO: Labels on GM foods unnecessary; biotech crops are "safe" — Environmental Health News http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/no-labels-on-gm-foods

4. October 30, 2012 Belinda Martineau: A scientist says yes on Prop 37 to label genetically engineered food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3163519274/belinda-martineau-a-scientist-says-yes-on-prop-37-to-label-genetically-engineered-food

5. October 3, 2012 How GMOs Unleased a Pesticide Gusher http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

6. Visit the "Yes on Prop 37 Right To Know" newsroom to stay informed about the campaign to label genetically engineered foods in California! http://www.carighttoknow.org/newsroom @CARightToKnow Hashtags #LabelGMOs #YesOn37 #RightToKnow #JustLabelIt #gmo

 

NOTE: In late June 2012, India joined Russia, China, Brazil, and 49 major industrialized nations in REQUIRING GMO LABELING. So far, 50 countries either restrict or ban the use or cultivation of GMOs outright.

 

7. Monsanto's Tricky Plan to Defeat GMO Labeling and Prop 37 http://ow.ly/e3vU3 @ogmag

8. SNEAK ATTACK: Bringing GMO Seeds to your home veggie Garden -- Without Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2174451098/sneak-attack-bringing-gmo-seeds-to-your-home-veggie-garden-without-labeling

9. August 10, 2012 Environmental Working Group Joins California’s Fight To Label Genetically Engineered Food  http://ow.ly/cYDjj EWG has joined with a large and diverse coalition – including environmental, public health, food safety and agricultural organizations along with food producers, labor federations and Tea Party-affiliated groups – that believe consumers have a right to know what is in their food.

10. GMO Labeling News From UC Davis BioTechnology http://ucbiotech.org/news_labeling/index.html

11. Obama Promises to Label GMOs - YouTube http://ow.ly/d8DdA

 

ALSO SEE: @GMWatch

Organize a Millions Against Monsanto/Occupy Monsanto Event!
September 17, 2012: Global Week of Action Against Monsanto

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26022.cfm

 

MillionsAgainstMonsanto:http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

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CORPORATE POWER: The $41 million corporate ad blitz that is taking down California’s GMO labeling

CORPORATE POWER: The $41 million corporate ad blitz that is taking down California’s GMO labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

26 October 2012 - Grist

California’s Proposition 37 would require that all genetically modified foods be labeled for consumer awareness. It’s pitched as a “Right to Know” campaign, and for a while things were looking bright for Nov. 6′s Election Day. But now?... http://grist.org/news/the-41-million-corporate-ad-blitz-that-is-taking-down-californias-gmo-labeling/

 

SEE MORE ON CALIFORNIA PROP 37 GMO LABELING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=3

 

The Battle Of The Scientists TO LABEL OR NOT TO LABEL genetically modified foods http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3173655263/the-battle-of-the-scientists-to-label-or-not-to-label-genetically-modified-foods

 

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“Big 6” Pesticide Corporations Top the List of Food Labeling Opponents

“Big 6” Pesticide Corporations Top the List of Food Labeling Opponents | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

October 11, 2012

Sacramento, CA — According to filings released by the California Secretary of State this week, the world’s six largest pesticide corporations, or “Big 6”, are now the six largest funders of opposition to Proposition 37. Collectively they have contributed more than $20 million to oppose the measure that would label genetically engineered food, including an intensive advertising campaign over the past two weeks.

Monsanto and five other corporations — BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta, collectively known as the “Big 6” — dominate the world’s seed and pesticide markets and actively oppose the measure... and...continue to enjoy unfettered and unlabeled access to the market, while consumers are left largely in the dark,” said Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network....  http://www.panna.org/big-6/press-release/big-6-pesticide-corporations-top-list-food-labeling-opponents

 

Benbrook Study on GM Crops and Pesticides http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664441577/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides

 

Did Monsanto Write This Op-Ed Signed by a UC Davis Professor? | Appetite for Profit http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2012/10/03/did-monsato-write-this-op-ed-signed-by-a-uc-davis-professor/

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Don't Let the Pesticide Companies Buy Your Vote! One Million Dollars a Day

Don't Let the Pesticide Companies Buy Your Vote! One Million Dollars a Day | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

October 15, 2012: Right To Know Blog

The world’s largest pesticide companies are spending One Million Dollars a Day to confuse California voters about Proposition 37 -- a simple label that will give us the right to know what's in our food.... http://www.carighttoknow.org/truth?utm_campaign=pesticide_buy&recruiter_id=89146&utm_medium=email&utm_source=prop37

 

CORPORATE POWER: The $41 million corporate ad blitz betting against the California’s GMO labeling http://grist.org/news/the-41-million-corporate-ad-blitz-that-is-taking-down-californias-gmo-labeling/

 

Big Food puts its back (and wallet) into fighting GMO labeling in California http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2289706075/big-food-puts-its-back-into-fighting-gmo-labeling-in-california

 

RIGHT TO KNOW CAMPAIGN: Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

Did Monsanto Write This Op-Ed Signed by a UC Davis Professor? | Appetite for Profit http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2012/10/03/did-monsato-write-this-op-ed-signed-by-a-uc-davis-professor/

 

Child Health Advocate Speaks Out For YES on Prop 37 GMO Labeling - VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3195712868/child-health-advocate-speaks-out-for-yes-on-prop-37-gmo-labeling-video

 

Federal Lawmakers Urge FDA to Require GMO Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3175849460/federal-lawmakers-urge-fda-to-require-gmo-labeling

 

 

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Fighting for Prop 37: The Truth that $36 Million Can’t Hide

Fighting for Prop 37: The Truth that $36 Million Can’t Hide | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

October 13, 2012 - Nation of Change

The people's movement for our right to know what's in our food has hit a critical fork in the road: the moment when it's time to ask ourselves and each other -- how hard are we willing to fight for our basic right to know what's in the food we're eating and feeding our families? . http://www.nationofchange.org/fighting-prop-37-truth-36-million-can-t-hide-1350097249

 

October 10, 2012 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

Big Ag is spending tens of millions to keep labels off genetically modified foods in California—and with good reason... http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/california-prop-37-monsanto-gmo-labeling

 

Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

October 11, 2012 Reuters: Multi-Million Dollar Ad blitz drains support for California GMO-labeling plan http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-california-gmo-idUSBRE89B03I20121012

 

 

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Vote for the Dinner Party - Michael Pollan

Vote for the Dinner Party - Michael Pollan | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

October 10, 2012 New York Times

Food Expert Michael Pollan Speaks Out on Prop37

The BioTech and food industry is happy to boast about genetically engineered crops in the elite precincts of the op-ed and business pages — as a technology needed to feed the world, combat climate change, solve Africa’s problems, etc. — but still would rather not mention it to the consumers who actually eat the stuff. Presumably that silence owes to the fact that, to date, genetically modified foods don’t offer the eater any benefits whatsoever — only a potential, as yet undetermined risk. So how irrational would it be, really, to avoid them?

http://www.carighttoknow.org/pollan_speaks_out_on_prop_37?utm_campaign=pollan&recruiter_id=89146&utm_medium=email&utm_source=prop37

 

FULL ARTICLE...."VOTE FOR THE DINNER PARTY" - Michael Pollan New York Times, October 10, 2012

WHY ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT FOOD SHOULD VOTE YES ON CALIFORNIA'S PROP37

"What is at stake this time around is not just the fate of genetically modified crops but the public’s confidence in the industrial food chain. That system is being challenged on a great many fronts — indeed, seemingly everywhere but in Washington."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/magazine/why-californias-proposition-37-should-matter-to-anyone-who-cares-about-food.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all

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Food MythBusters Take on Big Ag's Worst Lies

Food MythBusters Take on Big Ag's Worst Lies | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
For those who are tired of the ad campaigns, the trade-group public relations machines, the lobbying, the front groups and the myth-making from Big Ag and Big Food.

http://www.alternet.org/food/food-mythbusters-take-big-ags-worst-lies?akid=9501.237541.28MslB&rd=1&src=newsletter722971&t=8

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http://foodmyths.org/organizers/

 

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GMO Ticking Time Bomb - Part 1 VIDEO (14.43)

The most important vote you can make this Nov. 6; Vote YES for Proposition 37..

 

#GMO TICKING TIME BOMB - Pt 2 (15:23) http://ow.ly/ef0On

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Fixing the Broken Food System Will Improve Human and Environmental Health

Fixing the Broken Food System Will Improve Human and Environmental Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

= Eco Watch:

Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, young people are increasingly disconnected from how their food is grown, making solutions to the global agricultural system seem even further out of reach...http://ow.ly/bhrA0

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