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Glyphosate, Disease and Chemical Brain Drain
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Question: Surely you can’t blame the ills of the NHS on glyphosate? Answer: Yes, in fact you probably can. Glyphosate is a man-made amino-acid, which mimics the essential amino acid glycine and takes over many of its functions. Glycine helps to detoxify foreign proteins, promotes gluconeogenesis (making new glucose from amino acids) from the liver and kidney, goes into the bone marrow, helps to make collagen and is a neurotransmitter. Tony Mitra from Canada interviews Anthony Samsel by video link saying: “Some 21 amino acids are the basic building blocks of life on this planet as we understand it. Glycine is one of them, the simplest and most basic, and it performs a long chain of invaluable tasks in the biology of the living kingdom. .. Glyphosate mimics glycine… And so, like carrying a bunch of deadly soldiers in the belly of the Trojan Horse, glyphosate slips into our system essentially replacing glycine whenever and wherever it can, and creates an avalanche of unpredictable diseases, health hazards and defects of all kinds. Pretending to be the amino acid Glycine, it can cross the blood-brain barrier and start interfering in our brain chemistry and into our bone marrow…” Tony introduces Anthony Samsel who explains briefly what he has discovered. Anthony Samsel emphasizes that all lifeforms will be negatively affected; that is why biodiversity is rapidly declining. Question: There must have been hundreds of journalists at COP21 in Paris. How did UK journalists manage to miss this particular Press Release? Dozens of NGOs from all over the world (apart from the UK) have combined to take Monsanto to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to be tried for crimes against nature and humanity and ecocide on World Food Day October 16 2016. This International Criminal Court, established in 2002 in The Hague, has determined that prosecuting ecocide as a criminal offense is the only way to guarantee the rights of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected. Answer: They can’t have been looking at the time. Question: Why did Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and expert on antibiotic resistant diseases, not reply to me when I told him that glyphosate had been patented as an antibiotic? Answer: Because the Wellcome Trust hosts the Science Media Centre which is sponsored by corporations, including Monsanto. A paper appeared in 2015 showing that Sublethal Exposure to Commercial Formulations of the Herbicides Dicamba, 2,4-Dichloro- phenoxyacetic Acid, and Glyphosate Cause Changes in Antibiotic Susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. The authors pointed out the importance of their findings: “Increasingly common chemicals used in agriculture, domestic gardens, and public places can induce a multiple antibiotic resistance phenotype in potential pathogens. The effect occurs upon simultaneous exposure to antibiotics and is faster than the lethal effect of antibio [...]
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Venezuela passes new law rejecting GMOs and seed patents
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In 2004, President Hugo Chavez prevented the planting of 500,000 acres of Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) corn. Since then the Venezuelan farmers have been expressing strong feelings against growing or buying GM seeds. However, this didn't stop big corporations from trying to push their transgenic crops through in times of economic and political disturbance. A seed law proposed by a pro-government legislator in 2013 was about to open a backdoor and allow GM seeds to enter Venezuela. Luckily, farmers and environmental movements stood up to them and demanded a complete re-write of the Seed Law. After fighting a two-year long battle against the approval of transgenic seeds, Venezuela's National Assembly finally approved a draft Seed Law aimed to protect food security, soil fertility and promoting sustainable agriculture, instead of creating a backdoor for the spread of GM seeds. The new law is a big win for the people, farmers and environmental activists, who have long been on a mission to help pass the law and prevent companies such as Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta from supplying and controling the seed and food supply in their country. Ban on GMOs and seed patents The new law calls for strict regulation of all hybrid seeds and will prevent research, production, import and distribution of all GM seeds to protect small farms as well as human and environmental health. It promotes sustainable agriculture, as its foundation is to to protect food security and aid rural development. "In Venezuela, we have the capacity to produce our own seeds," states director Arnaldo Vasquez, of the Ezequiel Zamora Foundation, who attended the National Assembly session in order to advocate the law's approval. The law has been the result of years of collective grassroots efforts and public consultation. Seed Law in a nutshell • Seeds cannot be patented, nor can they be hybridized through biotechnology or cross-contamination by genetically modified seeds. • A National Seed Institute, or seed controlling system, will be created to regulate, audit and control the quality of imported seeds to prevent and punish all violations against the GMO ban. • Sustainable and natural agriculture methods – such as natural cross-breeding, seed saving and sharing – will be promoted. According to local activists, the rejection of the Seed Law [...]
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These are the 275 Members of Congress Who Voted to BAN GMO Labeling & Deny Your Right To Know What You’re Eating
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hese are the 275 Members of Congress Who Voted to BAN GMO Labeling & Deny Your Right To Know What You’re Eating Posted by HwΩΩd♪ on January 3, 2016 at 2:16pm in Current News/Events “We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who just became consumer enemy number one after he decided to author a bill that destroys any chance Americans have of knowing what’s in their food, specifically whether or not they contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. What Pompeo isn’t telling you, and in fact is deliberately covering up, is that Americansoverwhelmingly support GMO labeling (we’re talking in the 90th percentile); you can view proof of that support here, here and here. Pompeo, who has likely been paid VERY well by Big Food lobbyists to spearhead this initiative, has made it his mission to make sure that you and your family continue eating foods made from crops that are genetically engineered to withstand high doses of Monsanto’s Roundup, which by the way, its primary ingredient, glyphosate, was labeled as being “probably” carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization last spring. Scientists also concluded that glyphosate is “genotoxic,” meaning that it damages DNA and there’s actually no safe level of exposure. But Pompeo doesn’t want you to know any of that. In fact, he’s worried that GMO labeling will onlyconfuse you. Are you insulted? Well, you should be. Named the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 by a bunch of politicians who know next to nothing about GMOs, and the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) by passionate food activists and consumer groups who have practically dedicated their lives to bringing awareness about the dangers of GMOs, the legislation that was recently passed in the House Committee prevents all states from enacting their own GMO labeling laws, ever. It also strips states like Vermont, which already passed GMO labeling, their right from doing so. Below is a list of politicians actively working to keep you and your family in the dark regarding the dangers of GMOs. [...]
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Monsanto, US, & Gates Foundation pressure Kenya to reverse GMO ban
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Kenya may soon allow the use of genetically-modified cotton and maize seeds following pressure from agribusiness giant Monsanto, USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The growing African nation banned imports of GMO products in 2012, but a recent application by Monsanto’s Kenyan subsidiary could open the door to the controversial "seeds". Last year, Kenyans took to the streets to protest the potential change. Monsanto’s modified cotton seeds produce insecticides to poison butterflies and moths. Dr Charles Waturu, director of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), claims the Monsanto technology is the only solution, even though a recent Spanish study found Monsanto’s seed MON810 does not increase yields or reduce damage compared to natural [...]
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These are the 275 Members of Congress Who Voted to BAN GMO Labeling & Deny Your Right To Know What You a€™re Eating
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“We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who just became consumer enemy number one after he decided to author a bill that destroys any chance Americans have of knowing what’s in their food, specifically whether or not they contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. What Pompeo isn’t telling you, and in fact is deliberately covering up, is that Americans overwhelmingly support GMO labeling (we’re talking in the 90th percentile); you can view proof of that support here, here and here. Pompeo, who has likely been paid VERY well by Big Food lobbyists to spearhead this initiative, has made it his mission to make sure that you and your family continue eating foods made from crops that are genetically engineered to withstand high doses of Monsanto’s Roundup, which by the way, its primary ingredient, glyphosate, was labeled as being “probably” carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization last spring. Scientists also concluded that glyphosate is “genotoxic,” meaning that it damages DNA and there’s actually no safe level of exposure. But Pompeo doesn’t want you to know any of that. In fact, he’s worried that GMO labeling will only confuse you. Are you insulted? Well, you should be. Named the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 by a bunch of politicians who know next to nothing about GMOs, and the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) by passionate food activists and consumer groups who have practically dedicated their lives to bringing awareness about the dangers of GMOs, the legislation that was recently passed in the House Committee prevents all states from enacting their own GMO labeling laws, ever. It also strips states like Vermont, which already passed GMO labeling, their right from doing so. Below is a list of politicians actively working to keep you and your family in the dark regarding the dangers of GMOs. Click here for their contact information. Alabama Byrne, Bradley (R-AL) Roby, Martha (R-AL) Rogers, Mike (R-AL) Aderholt, Robert (R-AL) Brooks, Mo (R-AL) Palmer, Gary (R-AL) Sewell,Terri (D-AL) Alaska Young, Don (R-AK) Arizona Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ) McSally, Martha (R-AZ) Gosar, Paul (R-AZ) Salmon, Matt (R-AZ) Schweikert, David (R-AZ) Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ) Arkansas Crawford, Eric (R-AR) Hill, French (R-AR) Womack, Steve (R-AR) Westerman, Bruce (R-AR) California LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA) Garamendi, John (D-CA) McClintock, Tom (R-CA) Bera, Ami (D-CA) Cook, Paul (R-CA) Denham, Jeff (R-CA Costa, Jim (D-CA) Valadao, David (R-CA) Nunes, Devin (R-CA) McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) Knight, Steve (R-CA) Royce, Ed (R-CA) Calvert, Ken (R-CA) Walters, Mimi (R-CA) Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA) Issa, Darrell (R-CA) Hunter, Duncan (R-CA) Colorado Buck, Ken (R-CO) Tipton, Scott (R-CO) Lamborn, Doug (R-CO) Coffman, Mike (R-CO) Delaware Carney, John (R-DE) Florida Miller, Jeff (R-FL) Graham, Gwen (D-FL) Yoho, Ted (R-FL) Crenshaw, Ander (R- [...]
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Chipotle is a victim of corporate sabotage… biotech industry food terrorists are planting e.coli in retaliation for restaurant’s anti-GMO menu
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After observing recent events involving Chipotle and e.coli, here's my analysis of the situation: Chipotle's e.coli outbreaks are not random chance. They are the result of the biotech industry unleashing bioterrorism attacks against the only fast food company that has publicly denounced GMOs. How do we know? The CDC has already admitted that some of these e.coli outbreaks involve a "rare genetic strain" of e.coli not normally seen in foods. Furthermore, we also know the track record of the biotech industry engaging in the most criminal, dirty, sleazebag tactics imaginable against any person or company that speaks out against GMOs. Doctor Oz, for example, was maliciously targeted in a defamation campaign funded by the biotech industry earlier this year. The onslaught against Oz was initiated because he publicly expressed his support for honest GMO labeling on foods. As the attacks escalated, Doctor Oz had his own team investigate the source of the attacks and found they were all biotech industry shills, some with felony criminal records and long histories of dubious propaganda activities targeting anti-GMO activists. GMO industry routinely resorts to tactics that resemble terrorism or criminal mafias As a clean food advocate myself, I know firsthand of the malicious tactics used by these biotech mafia operations, including tactics of intimidation and terrorism, such as calling in bomb threats to locations where clean food activists are about to speak. There is absolutely no question that the biotech industry will resort to ANY activity necessary to destroy food companies that oppose GMOs. And yes, this includes acts of bioterrorism against Chipotle -- something that's ridiculously easy for biotech industry operatives to carry out with simple, low-cost laboratory supplies sold online at places like Amazon.com. In my HealthRangerReport.com podcast, shown below, I am now openly encouraging Chipotle's management to initiate a criminal investigation with the FBI to attempt to identify the sources of this corporate sabotage campaign. To be clear, what's really happening at Chipotle is that biotech industry shills are deliberately contaminating Chipotle's food with strains of e.coli in a malicious attempt to destroy both the reputation and finances of the Chipotle food chain. This act of bioterrorism is entirely consistent [...]
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6 Products You Need Now to Go Vegan
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Trying out a vegan lifestyle and don't know where to start? Yoga teacher and wellness coach Jennifer Partridge knows the 6 products you need to get going on your vegan journey. From the perfect protein powder to the sunshine vitamin (Vitamin D, of course!), she'll walk you through what you need to supplement a plant-based diet. And don't forget: you can get all these amazing products and more at https://thrivemarket.com for 25-50% of retail pricing! Wholesome products, wholesale pricing. #Letsthrive! You can find the full article at http://thrv.me/T41Pbs. ------------------------------- GET SHOPPING ▹ Essential Living Foods Wild Protein Pure Whole Food Vegan Protein ‣ http://thrv.me/AX798x Pacific Foods Non-GMO Hemp Beverage - Original ‣ http://thrv.me/db64qp Mama Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds ‣ http://thrv.me/Goe6Az Gaia Herbs Plant Based Liquid Iron Supplement ‣ http://thrv.me/2okZZG Garden of Life Vitamin Code® Raw B-12™ Supplement ‣ http://thrv.me/94aR8g Deva Vegan Vitamin D 2400 IU ‣ http://thrv.me/w874uy ------------------------------- PRODUCED + DIRECTED → Liza Glucoft DP → Naeem Munaf EDITOR → Megan Stone MUSIC → "Feel the Sunshine" by 1985, "U Can Do it" by Castaneda ------------------------------- ABOUT THRIVE MARKET ▹ Thrive Market (http://thrv.me/9Mbws3) is the first socially conscious online store offering the world's best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. We carry over 2,500 of the highest quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from over 400 of the best brands on the market, all delivered straight to your door at 25-50% off retail prices. Our mission is to make health living easy, affordable, and accessible for every American family. ------------------------------- FOLLOW US ▹ WEBSITE ‣ https://thrivemarket.com/ FACEBOOK ‣ https://www.facebook.com/thrivemkt/ INSTAGRAM ‣ https://www.instagram.com/thrivemkt/ TWITTER ‣ https://twitter.com/thrivemkt PINTEREST ‣ https://twitter.com/thrivemkt GOOGLE+ ‣ https://plus.google.com/+ThrivemarketCo ------------------------------- CONTACT US ▹ Help@ThriveMarket.com [...]
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Largest Native American Tribe in California Bans GMOs
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No GMO marijuana here! The Yurok Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in California, will join other peoples such as those from Russia, Italy, and Germany in saying NO to genetically modified organisms. The tribe has just announced that it is implementing a ban on all GM crops and GM animals. [1] A committee meant to review the Yurok Tribe Genetically Engineered Organism (GEO) Ordinance, which was first allowed public comment, has now been enacted this December, 2015. The Tribal GEO Ordinance prohibits the propagation, raising, growing, spawning, incubating, or releasing of genetically engineered organisms (such as growing GMO crops or releasing genetically engineered salmon) within the Tribe’s territory and declares the Yurok Reservation to be a GMO-free zone. It is the first ordinance of its kind in the Nation. This tribe previously tried to protect their land and rivers from genetically modified salmon, and now have decided that all GM crops and animals pose a serious threat. The Yurok Tribe’s homeland is on the Klamath River, where massive algal blooms, exacerbated by agricultural runoff and antiquated hydroelectric dams, turn the river toxic each summer. Violations of the ban [...]
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Hershey Just Broke Up With GMO Sugar Beets
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Corporate demand largely fueled the proliferation of genetically modified and glyphosate-resistant sugar beets as a cheap source for sweeteners in candy, chocolates and beverages. Imagine getting a farming contract from a corporation as big as Hershey, for instance. Farmers could get back to work if they filled that demand for the white beets and hopped aboard the GMO train. Consumer apathy and demand for chocolate blissfully fueled the arrangement for a time. However, as consumers now walk away from GMOs, so must Big Chocolate. Enter: a huge step for candy-kind. Star Tribune reports: Something was different about a lot of the Hershey’s kisses in your stocking this year: The popular chocolates no longer contain sugar made in Minnesota. For decades, the Hershey Co. has used sugar made from both sugar beets and sugar cane, but it decided earlier this year to stop buying beet sugar because it comes from genetically modified, or GM, seeds that some consumers don’t like. Hershey, with 2014 sales of $7.4 billion and more than 80 brands of candy sold around the world, was a huge customer for beet sugar farmers, and its decision was significant enough to be noted earlier this month at two annual shareholder meetings of sugar beet cooperatives. This year was a record harvest year for sugar beets – but what will happen now as the multi-billion dollar corp has left the arena? The media – practically for the first time – is actually concerned about the economics of farmers (and as usual is supporting Monsanto’s oft-repeated claims of safety). When did GMO sugar beets crash the U.S.? According to Non-GMO Report: The USDA “de-regulated” Roundup Ready sugar beets in 2005. The agency had originally de-regulated RR sugar beets in 1999, but candy manufacturers refused to use sugar from GM plants due to consumer concerns, and the beets never took off. Ten years later and we seem to be back in the realm of a cautious 1999. But, as usual, Hershey like most big food companies and the media is not questioning the safety of GMOs or distancing themselves. Rather, they are being “responsive” to the changing winds. Labels will still say “sugar” either way. Last year, General Mills announced that it was dropping GM sugar and Campbell’s is heading in the non-GMO direction. Sugar beets currently [...]
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Monsanto Hard At Work In Palestine While Developing GMO Marijuana
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Israeli army admits to using Agent Orange against Palestinian farmers. It wasn’t too long ago that Agent Orange, a devastating chemical produced by Monsanto, was used in the Vietnam War to strip the jungle environment of its foliage and give the U.S. military an advantage. At the time, the effects of the toxic herbicide weren’t well-known, but it’s now understood that the chemical causes unspeakable damage to humans, wildlife, and the environment. Once again, herbicides are being weaponized – but this time in the Middle East. 972 Magazine reports that the Israeli army has admitted that it used crop-dusters to kill off vegetation – and perhaps inadvertently, agricultural crops – inside the Gaza Strip just last week. Palestinian officials claim that over 420 acres of land were damaged by the spraying, which destroyed spinach, pea, parsley and bean crops. The sprayings – which lasted for several days – were condemned by Shai Grunberg, spokesperson for Gisha, an Israeli rights organization: “Spraying crop-killing pesticides, like opening fire at people of all ages and gender in the vicinity of the fence, puts civilian lives at risk and hurts livelihoods,” he said. Unarmed farmers and scrap collectors are reportedly shot in this area, which the Israeli side maintains as a “no-go zone.” Reportedly, the army prefers to keep the border areas clean of vegetation to “counter the laying of IEDs, ambushes and border infiltrations” and maintain sight lines for what could be [...]
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Our government wants to keep you in the dark about GMOs
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By now I hope everybody knows about the dangers of GMO foods. I have been reporting on this for years. GMO (genetically modified) foods are exceptionally contaminated with pesticides. And they are internally contaminated with chemical substances in the food that human beings have never been exposed to. The so-called safety studies that indicate they are harmless are short term and poorly done. The reality is studies have linked them to the current outbreak of many chronic diseases. These include Alzheimer's, colitis, Crohn's disease, autism, Parkinson's, diabetes, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and thyroid cancer. And now, the lobbyists in congress want to pass a bill to guarantee that you can never be sure that you're not eating a GMO-produced food. That's the bad news. But the good news is that there's still some time to stop them. Last summer, the House of Representatives passed the bill HR1599, which has come to be known as the DARK (Denying Americans the Right-to-Know) Act. If passed by the senate and signed by president Obama, the DARK act would: Prevent states from requiring labeling of GMO food. Virtually eliminate the FDA's ability to craft a national GMO labeling system. Allow “natural” foods to contain GMO ingredients. Now who in the world would want to prevent the people from knowing what they are eating? It's only a handful of companies, such as Monsanto, Kraft, Kellogg's, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Campbell's, and General Mills. Why? Because they stand to make more money than you can imagine. The fact is that most Americans don't want to eat these artificial and heavily contaminated foods. Polls show that 90% of Americans support labeling of GMO food. And they are not the only ones. More than 1.4 million Americans have joined a petition urging the FDA to require labeling of GMO food. And 64 nations around the world require labeling. The list includes Russia, China, and the European Union. What's wrong with the U.S.? Here's why people oppose GMO foods and any attempt to disguise them as real food. GMO labeling will not increase food prices as their lobbyists suggest. Companies frequently change labels to highlight new innovations. And voluntary labeling simply will not work. Companies have been allowed to make voluntary non-GMO disclosures since 2001. But consumers are more confused than ever. Unlike what Monsanto tell us, GMO crops do not feed the world more effectively, just more expensively. Since GMO foods have been introduced, natural and GMO corn and soybean yields have increased at the same rate. And that's not all. GMO crops have dramatically increased the use of herbicides. They have also increased the use of the chemical glyphosate — a probable human carcinogen — from 16 million pounds to more than 280 million pounds! But don't stop [...]
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