Regulatory Loophole Allows GMO Products to be Marketed as Non-GMO. The government isn’t particularly interested in making sure Americans know what they’re eating.
It seems like knowing what is in the food should be a basic right, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, last week Congress passed a federal requirement for labeling products containing genetically modified ingredients that signifies a big win for food companies. The bill will require labels to be retooled or updated to show whether any ingredients had their natural DNA altered, but it will be years before the new labels are phased in, and food companies won’t be required to list specific information on their products. GMO labeling proponents had hoped the bill would be more like a state law in Vermont, which requires food companies and grocers selling prepared foods to explicitly label foods that contain GMO ingredients by January.
The more vague bill passed by Congress will supersede these stricter state laws.  Regardless, an increasing number of Americans are avoiding GMO foods. The Top 15 Lies You're Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine. 28th February 2016 By Marco Torres Guest Writer for Wake Up World Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle?
You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine. The reason they’re failing us is because corrupt governments, corporations and the media are constantly feeding us lies on a daily basis, which through repetition, the public eventually accepts as truth. LIE #1. A lot of food that we eat today contains genetically modified ingredients and usually without our knowledge. The dangers of GMO foods can no longer be denied.
Biotechnology companies erroneously claim that their manipulations are similar to natural genetic changes or traditional breeding techniques. Unlike chemical or nuclear contamination, genetic pollution is self-perpetuating. Recommended reading: CLONING AND EXPRESSING TRYPSIN MODULATING OOSTATIC FACTOR IN Chlorella desiccata TO CONTROL MOSQUITO LARVAE.
Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology, October 6, 2015 The insect peptide hormone trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF), a decapeptide that is synthesized by the mosquito ovary and controls the translation of the gut’s trypsin mRNA was cloned and expressed in the marine alga Chlorella desiccata.
To express Aedes aegypti TMOF gene (tmfA) in C. desiccata cells, two plasmids (pYES2/TMOF and pYDB4-tmfA) were engineered with pKYLX71 DNA (5 Kb) carrying the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) promoter 35S(2) and the kanamycin resistant gene (neo), as well as, a 8 Kb nitrate reductase gene (nit) from Chlorella vulgaris. Transforming C. desiccata with pYES2/TMOF and pYDB4-tmfA show that the engineered algal cells express TMOF (20 ± 4 μg ± SEM and 17 ± 3 μg ± SEM, respectively in 3 × 10(8) cells) and feeding the cells to mosquito larvae kill 75 and 60% of Ae. aegypti larvae in 4 days, respectively. . © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Chlorella modification. Patent WO2000062620A2 - Transformed cells useful for the control of pests - Google Patents. The subject invention was made with government support under research projects supported by NIH Grant No.
Al 41254-01 and USDA/FAES/FME-03249. The government has certain rights in this invention. Cross-Reference to a Related Application This application is a contmuation-in-part of co-pendmg U.S. patent application Serial No. 09/295,846, filed on Apπl 21, 1999. Background of the Invention Many blood-mgesting pests are known to feed on humans and animals, and many pests are vectors for pathogenic microorganisms which threaten human and animal health, including commercially important livestock, pets and other animals.
Various pesticides have been employed in efforts to control or eradicate populations of disease-bearing pests, such as disease-bearing blood-ingestmg pests. The carbamates, a relatively new group of pesticides, include such compounds as carbamyl, methomyl, and carbofuran. Invertebrate NPYs are highly homologous to vertebrate NPYs. A'A2A3A4A5F (Formula I) wherein: Acidic Asp, Glu. Expression of trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF) in an entomopathogenic fungus increases its virulence towards Anopheles gambiae and reduces fecundity in the target mosquito. Background Mosquito vectors transmit numerous diseases to humans and animals, causing illness and death that result in huge socio-economical burdens, especially in endemic countries.
Control of mosquito vector populations has been almost exclusively based on the use of insecticidal chemicals; however, the strong dependence on insecticides for mosquito control worldwide and the use of such chemicals in agriculture has led to the physiological resistance of important mosquito vectors in recent years [1–3]. Entomopathogenic fungi, such as Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana, both EPA approved biological control agents ( offer an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical insecticides, are virulent to mosquitoes, and have been considered as possible candidates for reducing disease transmission by insect vectors [4–6]. Several attempts at increasing the insecticidal effectiveness of entomopathogenic fungi have been based on the development of recombinant DNA techniques.