GMO – 44 Valid Reasons to Ban or Label


GMO is Marilyn Vine’s 2nd page on genetically modified organisms.      Click this link for page 1.   



Has “Organic” become a dirty word in Sherman County, Oregon, USA?


NaturalNews dated 18 May 2017 brings us this story “Sherman County, OR, considers making organic farming illegal, wants to FORCIBLY spray “rogue” organic farm with Roundup”.

 

“While Oregon state laws used to mandate that farmers control certain noxious weeds including Canadian Thistle, Morning Glory and Whitetop, newly introduced regulations call for the total eradication of these invasive plants. Though Azure’s owners have used organic farming methods to keep these weeds under control for close to two decades, it is virtually impossible to totally eradicate them without using toxic chemicals.

 

Sherman County has decided to take the matter into their own hands, and has warned that a court order may be issued on the 22nd of May, forcing the quarantine of Azure Farm and the spraying of toxic herbicides including Roundup (which contains cancer-causing glyphosate), Milestone and Escort on about 2,000 acres of the farm. [Related: Find out why glyphosate is so toxic to humans.]

 

This action by the county would destroy two decades of hard work in one fell swoop. It’s not as if Azure could just spray their fields and then carry on where they left off; the farm would immediately lose its USDA organic certification. Requalifying for that certification would be a costly, lengthy and complicated process.”

 

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING NEWS AND IF YOU LIVE IN OREGON YOU SHOULD BE CONTACTING SHERMAN COUNTY AND TELLING THEM TO BACK OFF!!!!

 

For quite a while I have been reading how glyphosate has invaded our food chain and that there is hardly a food that you can buy that does not contain this toxic substance.  The WHO believes that this substance is very likely carcinogenic.   So why would you spray an organic, i.e. a pesticide clean farm, with a substance that is very likely to cause cancer to the people working on the farm and the people eating the produce???   I have a page on Glyphosate so click this link to learn more about its harm.    Did you know it is even found in mother’s breast milk and we are now feeding it directly to our newborn!!!


Applegate Farm Meat


After you read this article from NaturalNews dated 1 August 2016 Marilyn Vine through this webpage asks that if you are able to support this company by purchasing their meat, then please do.  Courageous companies like this will be victimised by the pushers of genetically modified food and it is up to us, the consumer, to help these companies by showing your support.  Click this link to read the article


What the Experts Said



EWG on 25 May 2016 released an article on “What the Experts Said”.   The article goes on to say:

 

“After an expert panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences issued a long-awaited report on genetically engineered foods, much of the news coverage said it gave GMOs an unqualified seal of approval. In fact, the report pointed to an array of concerns and unanswered questions. Here are the top ten findings of the report that most traditional and social media missed – or got plain wrong.”

 

Click here to read what EWG had to say.


India


NaturalNews on 19 March 2016 provides some good news

 

Indian state of Bihar blocks GM seed trials to protect health and environment


“In India, Bihar's Agriculture Minister, Narendra Kumar Singh, recently announced to the people at a groundbreaking Seed Festival that the state's food supply will be protected from outside companies who are looking to take over the land with GMO seeds. In fact, he said he is committed to blocking the entry of genetically modified corn, even if the central government permits it to come into the country. Singh assured the people that their seeds will be protected from contamination of genetic material drift and that rich harvests full of diverse, nutrient-dense crops will remain the standard in the state.”

 

Click this link to read this GMO article.


US versus Europe


Jeffrey Smith discusses the differences between how genetically modified foods are viewed in this country versus Europe. He mentions how some that have spoken out against GMOs have had their work and careers derailed. Find out more about what Jeffrey calls the conspiracy that keeps GMOs in our stores and on our plates in this country!



GMO Tomatoes and stomach lesions



NaturalNews on 13 May 2016 brings information on FDA approval for GMO tomatoes despite studies showing that it caused stomach lesions and death in rates.  The articles provides an excerpt from the book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating.

 

While the FDA was busily crafting their industry-friendly GMO policy in the early 1990s, Calgene [acquired by Monsanto in 1996] was preparing to introduce the world's first genetically modified food crop: the FlavrSavr Tomato. Gifted with mythical endurance, this GM wonder could remain looking fresh for weeks after being picked.

 

Although the FDA did not require it, Calgene voluntarily did three feeding studies with rats and sent the results to the FDA for its blessing. Internal FDA documents show that the agency scientists were concerned about the presence of stomach lesions. Among the female rats in one study, seven of the forty rats that ate the FlavrSavr had lesions; none were found in the controls that ate natural tomatoes.

 

FDA reviewers repeatedly asked Calgene to provide additional data in order to resolve what they regarded as outstanding safety questions. The director of the FDA's Office of Special Research Skills, wrote: ". . . the data fall short of 'a demonstration of safety' or of a 'demonstration of reasonable certainty of no harm' which is the standard we typically apply to food additives.

 

Pusztai, who looked at the study years later, disagreed with the Calgene's conclusions that the lesions "were considered to be of no importance," since, he said, "in humans they could lead to life-endangering hemorrhage, particularly in the elderly who use aspirin to prevent thrombosis."

 

Make sure you click the link above to read the full article.


Brain Deformation in Brazilian Children



Is the Zika virus a hoax asks Mike Adams from NaturalNews.

 

NaturalNews on 11 February 2016 brings a very disturbing article on brain deformation in Brazilian children.  A group of South American doctors are now saying that the cases of microcephaly being found in these children is linked to the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian people and not from mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus.

 

The article goes on to say:

 

What we're seeing with the brain deformations of children, in other words, is more like the history of thalidomide, a prescription medicine given to pregnant women that caused children to be born with limbs missing. But the official narrative on all this is pushing a false link with Zika in order to justify more chemical fumigation, more vaccines and more genetically engineered mosquitoes.”

 

Please click this link to read the full article.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes


Somewhere in the myriad of pages on this website I covered the story of the release of genetically modified mosquitoes being released.   I believe the original story was to do with malaria and my own personal thoughts were that if they could genetically modify mosquitoes to stop the spread of a particular disease then surely they must have the knowledge to genetically modify mosquitoes to cause infertility and thus the end of the mosquito threat!

 

Now on 1 February 2016 NaturalNews provides information that the latest outbreak of a disease - Zika virus – may be related to these GMOs.

 

Click this link to read further on this


Why are we changing plant’s natural ability?


GreenMedia on 21 December 2015 provides an article about how “Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose & Remember”.  Why do we always think we know better than nature?


Dr Mercola and Dr Latham interview on GMO





One day Marilyn Vine would like to see the whole world display this sign

and trusts that it will be soon as more people begin to understand



Eggplant failure in Bangladesh


NaturalNews on 23 November 2015 brings news about the experimental eggplant crop.  The article goes on to say:

 

“Thirty-five types of pesticides, including acaricide [kills ticks and mites], insecticide, and fungicide, were sprayed several times in the Bt brinjal fields," the report reads. None of these pesticides were on the list of chemicals officially recommended for eggplant cultivation in Bangladesh. Five were insecticides that are actually banned in the country.



The farmers were then given "pesticide-free" signs and told to use them to market their crops. The crops were also sold without being labeled as GM, in violation of government rules.


In spite of these measures, farmers reported low yields and losses of Tk. 15,000–30,000 (US$ 192–385). Farmers in similar regions growing non-GM eggplant reported profits of Tk. 70,000–100,000 ($898–1,280).


Part of this problem came from the fact that even under an enormous pesticide load, the GM plants were ravaged by a wide variety of pests. The GM eggplant also lost its freshness quickly, making it harder to sell. Most farmers ended up simply eating the crop themselves, but reported disliking its flavor.”


Is France starting to rebel?



NaturalNews on 14 November 2015 brings information on a fire in one of 9 Monsanto Research Facilities located in France.    The article goes on to say:

 

“Although this could be the first arson of a French Monsanto facility, the action – if politically motivated – is far from that country's first radical act of resistance to Monsanto and genetically modified organisms.

While no evidence has tied the recent fire to any activists – in fact, the fire could have been started by Genetically Modified Organism scientists seeking to gain public sympathy while destroying their own failed experiments – public opinion in France is strong against Genetically Modified Organisms, and the country has a long history of anti-Genetically Modified Organism activism. French activists have regularly uprooted experimental GMO fields invading their country. For example, in 2005 a Green Party lawmaker, a French member of the European parliament and farmer-activist Jose Bove were sentenced to prison time for uprooting a corn field. On two separate occasions in 2010, activists destroyed experimental GMO grapevine plants.”

 


44 Reasons to ban or label GMOs


GreenMedia on 6 November 2015 provides a report by Dr Gary Null on 44 Reason to Ban or Label.  Dr Null says:

 

“For twenty years the federal government, through the USDA and FDA, has stated unequivocally that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are safe and can help feed the world and save lives. However, over the last two decades independent scientists have brought forth challenges to the prevailing dogma on this important issue. The response of the Genetically Modified Organism industry to any critic–irrespective of their credentials or the scientific evidence they provide–is that they are wrong. To determine where the truth lies, we have set about reviewing all available scientific literature on the safety and efficacy of Genetically Modified Organisms. The results of our independent investigation are stated in the following 44 reasons to ban or label GMOs. All of the information is footnoted and fully referenced.”

 

Marilyn Vine urges you to learn what Dr Null has researched  His information could save the lives of you, your family or a friend.   Make sure you share this link with others so that the word becomes more wide-spread to counteract the mis-information we are all fed by the mainstream media.


Problems with Genetically Modified Seeds


Bill talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents — are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits.





Fabulous news for Europe


Prevent Disease on 6 October 2015 advise that:



More Than Half the 28 Countries in European Union Ban Genetically Modified Crops



To read more about GMOs banned in 30 countries and to learn how to protect yourself by reading labels, etc


Changing DNA

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28 April 2015:  Dr. Bob DeMaria discusses genetically modified organisms. Find out why plants are modified and what that might mean to people that eat them. Dr. Bob talks about the increased number of conditions that people have and how that might be related to Genetically Modified Food.



Organics versus Genetically Modified Organisms



GreenMedia advise on 6 May 2015 that we appear to be winning the battle against Monsanto.     People are beginning to demand more organic foods as opposed to genetically modified foods.  Organic foods don’t require labeling.  We learn that sales of organic foods have increased dramatically.  In:

 

  • 2000     $6 million
  • 2014     $39 million

 

Click this link to Read the full article and learn of the stores now just selling organics.  Please support these brave people going the organic way as this will surely defeat the GMO brigade and help improve the health of the people.

 

Please share the information you have learned with your family and friends – especially Dr Null’s report.



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