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Putin Closes The Door To Monsanto | Putin is Taking a Bold Step against Biotech Giant Monsanto
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In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. Putin harshly criticized food production in the United States, declaring that Western food producers are no longer offering high quality, healthy, and ecologically clean food. Putin is correct. American agribusiness is slowly poisoning the American population. The United States is finished. The One Percent have the country by the throat and will not let go. For the One Percent nothing is important except mega-riches. Young Americans should emigrate to Russia, a country coming out of a dark period as America descends into darkness. Moreover, Russia has leadership that represents the people, something the United States will never again experience. http://www.globalresearch.ca/putin-is-taking-a-bold-step-against-biotech-giant-monsanto/552669 Putin is Taking a Bold Step against Biotech Giant Monsanto Global Research | by Anthony Gucciardi Russia’s Vladimir Putin is taking a bold step against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically modified seeds at large. In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. Perhaps even more importantly, Putin also went on to harshly criticize food production in the United States, declaring that Western food producers are no longer offering high quality, healthy, and ecologically clean food. “We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources – Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing,” Putin said in his address to the Russian Parliament. And this announcement comes just months after the Kremlin decided to put a stop to the production of GMO-containing foods, which was seen as a huge step forward in the international fight to fight back against companies like Monsanto. Using the decision as a launch platform, it’s clear that Russia is now positioning itself as a dominant force in the realm of organic farming. It even seems that Putin may use the country’s affinity for organic and sustainable farming as a centerpiece in his economic strategy. “Ten years ago, we imported almost half of the food from abroad, and were dependent on imports. Now Russia is among the exporters. Last year, Russian exports of agricultural products amounted to almost $20 billion – a quarter more than the revenue from the sale of arms, or one-third the revenue coming from gas exports,” he [...]
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Taxpayer Money Used to Promote Biotech Propaganda
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A few weeks ago I wrote about how when a now retired University of Illinois' professor named Bruce Chassy received money from the U.S. State Department to produce informational videos on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), he collaborated with Monsanto on the content. Alternet also recently published an article detailing the conflicts of interest between Chassy and Monsanto, and how the professor spent years supporting Monsanto's agenda without disclosing his financial ties to the company.1 But if you think an "independent" public university professor taking government money to produce propaganda for a private company is bad, consider this: The new spending bill2,3,4 actually calls for $3 million to be allocated for consumer education and outreach to "promote understanding and acceptance of" biotechnology. Your Money Is Being Spent to Promote Industry Propaganda amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "marajuana-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "859e9d99c24d8b31b21c3f688672005c"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"marijuana"}; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; That's right, not only are the government and the food and chemical technology industries fighting tooth and nail to prevent GMO labeling, your hard-earned tax dollars will also be spent on industry propaganda to "assure" you that genetically engineered (GE) foods are of no concern. This joint effort by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an outrage. Instead of safeguarding environmental and human health, these agencies are simply supporting and promoting the industry agenda, regardless of the cost to society. Indeed, as noted in another recent article, the USDA has come under increasing scrutiny following charges of harassment and censorship of its own scientists. Vermont Lawmakers Uphold GMO Labeling Law The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its ally, the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association, are also pressuring Vermont lawmakers to add a rider to the state's must-pass budget bill. The rider would delay the deadline for compliance with the state's GMO labeling law, set to take effect July 1, pushing the deadline all the way back to January 1, 2018. Clearly, this move has but one purpose, and that is to give these parties more time to convince Congress to implement federal regulations to preempt all state labeling laws, thereby preventing Vermont's law from ever taking effect. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association: "Vermont voters and lawmakers overwhelmingly supported Act 120, a law to require GMO labels. The governor signed it into law May 8, 2014. Monsanto and the GMA promptly sued to overturn it, but so far, the courts have refused to block the law... Monsanto and the GMA ha [...]
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Link Between GMO and Morgellens
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Since the Clinton administration made biotechnology "a strategic priority for U.S. government backing" (1), giant transnational agri- business concerns have aggressively taken over the global food chain by flooding it with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) without regard for the consequences to the earth or its inhabitants. This takeover not only has the potential for global economic devastation, but threatens the earth's population with far-reaching health concerns as well. One health concern that seems to coincide with the GMO revolution is Morgellons disease. What if the advent of Morgellons disease has something to do with the ingestion of GMO foods? Morgellons Disease ­ What is it? Very little can be found regarding this disease. Originally, sufferers were told that their problem was imaginary. This was of little comfort to the people who were suffering. Morgellons Disease sufferers report strange, fiber-like material sticking out of sores or wounds that erupt on the skin. This is accompanied by painful, intense itching, that has been described as "an ever present sensation as if something is crawling under the skin." (2) On May 18, 2006, KGW, a local news channel reporting out of the Oregon area published this story: Strange sickness: Mystery disease horror story (excerpt) [Dr. Drottar] The disabled family practice doctor felt like bugs were crawling under her skin. "If I fully tell people what has gone on with me medically, they think they're in the twilight zone," said Drottar. She woke up with the feeling that fluid was flowing just below her skin. Often black or blue hair like fibers protruded from her skin, she said. "I thought I had been exposed to asbestos. I thought I was having asbestos fibers come out of my skin. I was pulling long, thin, small hair-like fibers that were extremely sharp that could literally pierce through my finger nails," Drottar said. In addition to the feeling of bugs and the fibers, Drottar also suffered from severe depression, chronic fatigue and a weakened immune system. As a result, she had to give up her family practice, Drottar said. (3) Here are some pictures of Morgellons lesions included in the KGW report: The Morgellons Research Foundation Fibers embedded in skin removed from facial lesion of three year old boy, 60x. morgellonsusa.com Photo of the fibrous structures that were in the skin of a Morgellons sufferer. Morgellons and GMO ­ the Link Little information has been revealed concerning the long-term health effects of GMO crops on humans or animals, and even less information can be had regarding research correlating Morgellons with GMO foods. This is suspicious right off the bat, because it would seem that there would be a natural curiosity regarding a link between Genetically Modified Organisms that people ingest regularly and inorganic fibers that protrude from a person's skin. This would be right up a geneticist's alley, and quite worthy of int [...]
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MobiKwik raises around 70 mn from GMO Payment Gateway and MediaTek
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MobiKwik, the Gurgaon based mobile wallet company has raised between $50mn and $70mn from GMO Payment Gateway, a Japanese payments company and MediaTek, a Taiwan based semi-conductor company, according to sources. The existing ... [...]
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Anti-GE/GMO crowd wants to rewrite history
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Ever since a federal judge invalidated the ordinance that came out of Bill 2491, I've had many experiences with similar attempts at revisionist history from anti-GE/GMO people who insist that the bill never intended to drive GE agriculture off the ... [...]
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Why a genetically modified mushroom gets to skip USDA oversight
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That kind of staggering schism between scientific consensus and public opinion — mixed in with a deep mistrust of Monsanto, the company most publicly associated with the push to grow GMO food crops — makes it seem at times impossible to have a level ... [...]
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The New York 5 Boro Bike Tour Riders Will be Snacking on Nature Addicts this …
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Nature Addicts, the 100% non GMO verified fruit snack, is an official partner of the 5 Boro Bike Tour taking place this Sunday, May 1st. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 30, 2016. On May 1st, America largest charity bike ride, the 5 Boro Bike Tour will ... [...]
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US: Non-GMO Project Verification for Kingdom Fresh Farms
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US fresh produce grower and marketer, Kingdom Fresh Farms, have had their tomatoes Non-GMO Project Verified. Starting this spring, consumers will be able to find their tomatoes on store shelves with the promise that they have remained non-genetically ... [...]
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Non-GMO status for Kingdom Fresh
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Kingdom Fresh Farms, a fresh produce grower and marketer in the US specialising in a year-round supply of Mexico-grown tomatoes, has announced that its tomatoes have been non-GMO Project Verified. As a result, consumers will be able to find Kingdom ... [...]
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Dannon Announces Breakthrough Sweeping Commitment for Sustainable Agriculture …
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Dannon commits to bring all products from three flagship brands (Dannon®, Oikos® and Danimals®) towards the use of fewer and more natural ingredients that are not synthetic and non-GMO. Importantly, Dannon also commits that for these brands the feed ... [...]
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Greg Ludlow: Commissioners' GMO decision doesn't separate fact from fiction
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The contrast in scientific support for Boulder's local GMO issue has been made apparent in the Daily Camera's editorial pages, where recently over two dozen members of CU's MCD Biology Department joined two professors and a Ph.D. in signing a letter ... [...]
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