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« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2009, 07:15:35 PM »
Yet it is sold to the masses "for food."

Suzanne, how many will raise up in outrage over this? We teach, we preach, we educate and educate, yet heads are still in the sand.

I suppose we could cry as did Isaiah: "How long, Lord! How long?" And the Lord answered, "Until the land is laid waste!"

May the Lord have mercy!

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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2009, 05:50:10 AM »
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DOCTORS WARN: AVOID GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

 

By Jeffrey Smith
May 30, 2009

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On May 19th, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.”[1] They called for a moratorium on GM foods, long-term independent studies, and labeling. AAEM’s position paper stated, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.”

More and more doctors are already prescribing GM-free diets. Dr. Amy Dean, a Michigan internal medicine specialist, and board member of AAEM says, “I strongly recommend patients eat strictly non-genetically modified foods.” Ohio allergist Dr. John Boyles says “I used to test for soy allergies all the time, but now that soy is genetically engineered, it is so dangerous that I tell people never to eat it.”
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« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2009, 12:50:33 PM »
I would say that we are certainly at the point in history now that the only safe course of action for our food is true organic where possible, and certainly our fruits and vegetables need to come from our own gardens or CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) if possible.

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« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2009, 07:15:12 AM »
I just thought I'd pass on this email I received from one of our suppliers

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At the website Regulations.gov, there is an open comment period on genetically engineered foods (organisms).  
To view the proposed rule, supporting documents, and the comments USDA has  received, go to:
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2008-0023
To date there are currently very few comments and there are  millions of people that are concerned about GMO's . A New York Times poll found 53% of Americans won't buy genetically modified food.
 
Comments need to be submitted by June 29th
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« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2009, 08:02:35 AM »
Wow - what an admission. 53%! There was a huge explosion last week at a ConAgra plant. It make me stop and think for a moment about the massive amount of GMOs they produce in any given day.
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« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2011, 06:56:13 AM »
Genetically Modified Food







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« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2011, 07:02:14 AM »
Genetically Modified Food






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« Reply #67 on: June 12, 2011, 11:28:33 AM »
The following is an open letter from Don M. Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University to United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.   

I have bolded to emphasize important information.

Dear Secretary Vilsack:

    A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings. Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn-suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup.  This organism appears NEW to science!

    This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. On the other hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below). My colleagues and I are therefore moving our investigation forward with speed and discretion, and seek assistance from the USDA and other entities to identify the pathogen's source, prevalence, implications, and remedies.

    We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. Naturally, if either the RR gene or Roundup itself is a promoter or co-factor of this pathogen, then such approval could be a calamity. Based on the current evidence, the only reasonable action at this time would be to delay deregulation at least until sufficient data has exonerated the RR system, if it does.

    For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman's terms, it should be treated as an emergency.

    A diverse set of researchers working on this problem have contributed various pieces of the puzzle, which together presents the following disturbing scenario:

    Unique Physical Properties

    This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.

    Pathogen Location and Concentration

    It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas.

    Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease

    The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income-sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss' wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).

    Implicated in Animal Reproductive Failure

    Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility. Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting.

    The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.

    For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlege experienced spontaneous abortions. Over the same period, another 1,000 heifers from the same herd that were raised on hay had no abortions. High concentrations of the pathogen were confirmed on the wheatlege, which likely had been under weed management using glyphosate.

    Recommendations

    In summary, because of the high titer of this new animal pathogen in Roundup Ready crops, and its association with plant and animal diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions, we request USDA's participation in a multi-agency investigation, and an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal/predisposing relationship with glyphosate and/or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health.

    It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. To properly evaluate these factors, we request access to the relevant USDA data.
    I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.

    Sincerely,

    COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber
    Emeritus Professor, Purdue University
    APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #68 on: June 12, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »
Yes, I did bold most of the letter.....for good reason. If you did not take time to read it, you may want to reconsider.  I am not one who wants to be moved by fear or speculations.  This appears to be an important discovery by a real scientists that reveals a very real danger in our food supply.  Corn and soy that have been genetically modified are presenting real dangers to plant, animal, and human life from what I have read.
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2011, 09:58:49 AM »
"The California anti-biotech/anti-genetically modified/anti-science crowd is at it again.

This time around they are calling themselves “advocates for truth in food labeling” and are gathering signatures to get another infamous California voter initiative on the 2012 California electoral ballot. If passed, it would mandate that GMO foods be labeled with some kind of warning.

Bring it on.

It is about time this GMO labeling issue be tackled head-on so the public can be told the truth. Truth is, everything we eat today has been genetically modified, using either conventional plant and animal breeding or biotech technology.

For example, a team of scientists at the University of California has identified no less than 14 so-called genetically modified feedstuffs that are fed to dairy cattle. These are just the biotech products. Of course conventionally genetically modified feedstuff is also fed to milk-producing dairy cows.

These include Roundup Ready corn, Bt grain and silage corn as well as distillers grain; Roundup Ready soybeans, Roundup Ready cottonseed, Bt cottonseed, Roundup Ready alfalfa, Roundup Ready canola, BST used to increase milk production, genetically-engineered Renet used in 90 percent of commercial cheese production, Roundup Ready sugar beets, glufosinate-resistant corn grain and silage, glufosinate-resistant cotton, glufosinate-resistant canola and imidazalione-tolerant corn."


The balance of the article is here: http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/time-take-anti-biotech-crowd-over-gmo-labeling
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2011, 08:25:31 AM »
Monsanto's Corn Is Toppling Over

"As the summer growing season draws to a close, 2011 is emerging as the year of the superinsect - the year pests officially developed resistance to Monsanto's genetically engineered (ostensibly) bug-killing corn.

"In late July scientists in Iowa documented the existence of corn rootworms (a ravenous pest that attacks the roots of corn plants) that can happily devour corn plants that were genetically tweaked specifically to kill them. Monsanto's corn, engineered to express a toxic gene from a bacterial insecticide called Bt, now accounts for 65 percent of the corn planted in the US.

"The superinsect scourge has also arisen in Illinois and Minnesota.

"'Monsanto's insect-killing corn is toppling over in northwestern Illinois fields, a sign that rootworms outside of Iowa may have developed resistance to the genetically modified crop,' reports Bloomberg. In southern Minnesota, adds Minnesota Public Radio, an entomologist has found corn rootworms thriving, Bt corn plants drooping, in fields.


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« Reply #71 on: September 20, 2011, 12:16:09 PM »
God will not be mocked. That which we sow we reap, literally !
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #72 on: September 20, 2011, 03:29:36 PM »
I was waiting for someone to pick up on that story. In my little pea brain, that story is the tip of a huge iceberg. Are the dominoes on BFs about to fall? If God's little bug can adapt and topple corn as if it never had roots, what about other bioengineered crops? The bugs outsmarted them!
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« Reply #73 on: September 24, 2011, 02:39:09 PM »
There is another great danger that we have touched on elsewhere.  When commercial crops are created and planted wholesale around the world, what happens when a weakness is found?  In nature, there are variation and not all of a crop will be weak and open to destruction. But, when there are only few varieties planted, then when a weakness is found, and they will be, then disaster comes when the whole variety fails around the world. The corn that is toppling over does not stop in one state or one country. In the future we shall a variety widely planted fail world-wide. Famine is in the air.
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #74 on: December 15, 2011, 10:18:36 AM »
More, a video, from Dr. Huber, COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor, Purdue University, APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS).

Monsanto's Micro-Monster Could Kill Us All
Tell Sec. Vilsack to Heed Dr. Huber's Warning!
http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/alert/?alertid=58601501

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« Reply #75 on: December 15, 2011, 12:23:22 PM »
Sounds like its time to move to the country, buy some heirloom seeds and plant a garden!

We just had a wonderful seminar on this kind of thing.  You can go to www.mountainmediaministries.org and learn about how to host a seminar in your area.  It is biblically based and also includes many statements from EGW.  I highly recommend it.

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« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2012, 11:08:04 PM »
Functioning GM genes remain inside you

Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of GM foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that the genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function.[39] This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, we may still have their GM proteins produced continuously inside us.

    If the antibiotic gene inserted into most GM crops were to transfer, it could create super diseases, resistant to antibiotics.
    If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories.
    Animal studies show that DNA in food can travel into organs throughout the body, even into the fetus.[40]

GM food supplement caused deadly epidemic

In the 1980s, a contaminated brand of a food supplement called L-tryptophan killed about 100 Americans and caused sickness and disability in another 5,000-10,000 people. The source of contaminants was almost certainly the genetic engineering process used in its production.[41] The disease took years to find and was almost overlooked. It was only identified because the symptoms were unique, acute, and fast-acting. If all three characteristics were not in place, the deadly GM supplement might never have been identified or removed.

If GM foods on the market are causing common diseases or if their effects appear only after long-term exposure, we may not be able to identify the source of the problem for decades, if at all. There is no monitoring of GMO-related illnesses and no long-term animal studies. Heavily invested biotech corporations are gambling with the health of our nation for their profit.
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« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2012, 12:58:25 PM »
Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont over GMO Labeling Bill

    By Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont, and Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
    April 4, 2012
    Straight to the Source

The world's most hated corporation is at it again, this time in Vermont.

Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermont's Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill. Why? Because Monsanto has threatened to sue the state if the bill passes.

The popular legislative bill requiring mandatory labels on genetically engineered food (H-722) is languishing in the Vermont House Agriculture Committee, with only four weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year. Despite thousands of emails and calls from constituents who overwhelmingly support mandatory labeling, despite the fact that a majority (6 to 5) of Agriculture Committee members support passage of the measure, Vermont legislators are holding up the labeling bill and refusing to take a vote.

Instead, they're calling for more public hearings on April 12, in the apparent hope that they can run out the clock until the legislative session ends in early May.


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« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2012, 03:06:36 PM »
Sounds about right. Corruption where ever we look.
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Re: Bioengineered Foods (GMO)
« Reply #79 on: June 21, 2012, 11:27:55 AM »
From Organic Consumers Association

Why Genetically Engineered Food is Dangerous: New Report

    By Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson and John Fagan
    Earth Open Source, June 14, 2012
    Straight to the Source

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.

Aren't critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn't the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?

A new report released today, "GMO Myths and Truths", challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs).

Unusually, the initiative for the report came not from campaigners but from two genetic engineers who believe there are good scientific reasons to be wary of GM foods and crops.

One of the report's authors, Dr Michael Antoniou of King's College London School of Medicine in the UK, uses genetic engineering for medical applications but warns against its use in developing crops for human food and animal feed.

Dr Antoniou said: "GM crops are promoted on the basis of ambitious claims - that they are safe to eat, environmentally beneficial, increase yields, reduce reliance on pesticides, and can help solve world hunger.

"I felt what was needed was a collation of the evidence that addresses the technology from a scientific point of view.

"Research studies show that genetically modified crops have harmful effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials and on the environment during cultivation. They have increased the use of pesticides and have failed to increase yields. Our report concludes that there are safer and more effective alternatives to meeting the world's food needs."


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