French scientist Giles Seralini has been viciously attacked since his study on Monsanto’s glyphosate was published in a prestigious scientific journal last year. It was the first long-term study ever accomplished on genetically modified soy and it’s attendant herbicide- glyphosate. Studies done by Monsanto last only 90 days- Seralini’s lasted two years. Almost all the poor lab rats suffered massive tumors. And almost all other studies done on the pesticide glyphosate have been kept secret.
CHILDREN ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES -they are proven to increase the rate of Cancer, ADHD, Allergies, gastro-intestinal disorders, endocrine disorders. Read more on the science of it all here- A Generation In Jeopardy. Genetically modified food crops often have a pesticide engineered into every bite of food- every cell of the plant! Genetically modified foods are designed to be sprayed with massive amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Is that why the USA is last of all industrialized nations in terms of it’s health, despite spending twice the amount on healthcare as any other nation?
Both GE soy and its attendant herbicide glyphosate were implicated in the cancers found in Seralini’s peer-reviewed study. Any honest scientist would react with the desire to do more studies. But bio-tech industry funded scientists only attacked Seralini’s methods and the data. The integrity of science is at stake! Read the Paris Match article here. The journal that published his study has refused to retract it, despite enormous pressure from the bio-tech industry to do so.
DOCTOR SPEAKS ON SERALINI, GM SAFETY, AND INDUSTRY “SCIENCE”
American public health physician John Day MD explains how industry designs its “safety” studies on GMOs and pesticides to avoid finding harm.
Agent Orange Corn Delayed By One Year.
Plans to include 2,4-D (half the formula for the notorious defoliant/war chemical used by the United States in Vietnam) as part of a new genetically modified corn have been put on hold. DOW chemical will have to wait one more year for approval. Over 450,000 negative comments were received by the FDA. Add your name to the list. A history of DOW chemical here
A Salmon And An Eel Have A Baby
Genetically engineered Salmon is about to be approved for human consumption and it will not be labeled. With all the scientific data saying that GE food is dangerous, will you want your family to eat salmon that had been engineered to grow twice as fast?
A chimpanzee whose immune system was altered by genetic engineering has been patented. Over 660 animals have been patented. Should life forms be patented? Shouldn’t society be debating this? What are the implications? Have you heard any debates on this issue? Wh can GMO soy and corn be patented, yet remain unlabeled?
Supporters of genetically modified food often distort the debate by claiming that anyone that is opposed to GMO’s are “anti-science”. But is that a scientific argument?
Many scientists, including many working in the biotech field, are opposed to GMO’s as food. These scientists understand the many risks and valid criticisms of GMO’s.
This claim of “anti-science” is so completely wrong that it can only be understood as a deliberate falsehood meant to distract from discussing the truth: The truth is what the science says: GMO’s have not been proven to be safe. Instead they have been proven to very dangerous and completely unnecessary.
Many of the scientists that support GMO crops are in fact employed by the companies that produce these crops. Not very scientific.
UK: ALTERING THE GENES WE PASS ON TO OUR CHILDREN. DO YOU WANT A SAY?
A small team of British scientists is calling for the legalisation of a technique for creating babies with altered genes, but there is no good medical argument for doing this, says Dr David King of Human Genetics Alert (HGA). The technique, mitochondrial replacement, would forever alter the genes we pass on to our children – in other words, the genetic changes will be passed on down the generations. Alteration of the human germline is rejected as unethical and risky by most governments and many scientists. But according to HGA, the UK is the weak link in the otherwise strong consensus against human germline genetic tinkering.
WHO WANTS HUMAN GM?
In the UK there’s an entire lobby devoted to pushing human genetic engineering, spearheaded by the Science Media Centre, its corporate funder AstraZeneca, and groups and individuals with links to the pro-corporate technophile cult, Living Marxism. New material added to Powerbase:
GMOs were presented by biotech firms to the public with the promise that these new “scientific” crops would reduce pesticide use.
No one likes pesticides except chemical companies. (Monsanto is and always has been a chemical company. Only fairly recently did they “diversify” into agriculture- in order to sell more chemicals!)
GMO’s have been such a spectacular failure at pest control that pesticide use has actually risen since they were introduced in the 1990’s.
Boycott GMO’s and meat from livestock that was fed using GMOs. Join Pesticide Action Network. Download their new report on pesticides. Join the Center For Food Safety. Explore the website GMWatch.
GMOs are the single most important health issue, environmental issue, legal issue and social issue of our time.
Here is some good news!
Cotton growers in India are turning their backs on GM Bt cotton and returning to indigenous varieties.
GMO labelling laws are up for consideration in 30 more states in the USA.
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