Ronnie Cummins: 10 Freakiest Things About Frankenfish. GM Soy: Sustainable? Responsible? Reports. GM Soy: Sustainable?
Responsible? A group of international scientists has released a report detailing health and environmental hazards from the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready soy and the use of glyphosate (Roundup®) herbicide. The report, GM Soy: Sustainable? Responsible? , highlights new research by Argentine government scientist, Professor Andrés Carrasco, which found that glyphosate causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying.
“The findings in the lab are compatible with malformations observed in humans exposed to glyphosate during pregnancy,” said Carrasco. Carrasco, director of the Laboratory of Molecular Embryology, University of Buenos Aires Medical School and lead researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina, is a co-author of the new report. Darío Gianfelici - Interview. Darío Gianfelici Cerrito, Entre Ríos, Argentina. 57 years old.
Rural doctor. Language: Spanish. He was one of the first medical doctors to report the effects of agrochemicals. ABC The Drum Unleashed - Spliced bread. Find More Stories Spliced bread Claire Parfitt Food security relies on fair access to land, water, and seeds. Yet Australia is doing its darndest to sell off all three to foreign investors, risking the future of our food. Top-100-rbgh-free-dairies. Truthiness and Fairness on GMO Labels at FDA.
Today the FDA is meeting to discuss labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) salmon.
Assuming that the agency makes the experimental fish the first GMO animal approved for human consumption, FDA’s proposal suggests that no labels will be required to let consumers know when they are buying the GMO fish. What’s worse, some suspect that the agency will disallow “no GMO” labeling of salmon from fisherman or fish farms that reject the GMO variety.
Misguided FDA Opposition to Labeling Could Leave Public Permanently in the Dark About GE Animals. Alice-in-FDA-Land: More Hypocrisy on GMO Labels. This week, in explaining its position that labels will not be required on genetically engineered (GMO) salmon, FDA says that they legally cannot require such labeling.
The agency claims that they are bound by labeling laws, which call for a “material” change in the salmon before labels can be required. A material change, FDA says, has to be a change that impacts taste, texture, nutritional value, or other factors. This is a funny position for FDA, since in the past the agency has found exactly the opposite. As Consumers Union pointed out in its comments to FDA, in previous labeling decisions, FDA has required labeling when polls or surveys showed that consumers felt that certain information was important to have on labels, to insure their right to choose in the marketplace. Groundbreaking study shows Roundup link to birth defects. RESOURCESThe new paper by Carrasco et al showing Roundup linked to birth (PDF)New report coauthored by Carrasco and 8 other international scientists - summary of key (PDF)New report coauthored by Carrasco - full (PDF)More resources related to the study shows Roundup link to birth defectsInternational scientists confirm dangers of Roundup at GMO-Free Regions Conference in Brussels Brussels 16 September 2010 Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world's best-selling weedkiller Roundup, causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying and well below maximum residue levels in products presently approved in the European Union.
Jeff Deasy: The FDA and Frankenfoods. The U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent enforcement letters warning food makers that they cannot label their products as free of genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients. The letters were sent as a heated debate is taking place over whether the agency should approve a genetically engineered (GE) salmon that grows at twice the rate of salmon in the wild. Sarah Alexander of the nonprofit Food & Water Watch says, “The FDA has a flawed process for approving these GE salmon and unfortunately for us, the process isn’t focused on what happens to people who eat genetically engineered animals. If the FDA moves forward, these salmon would be the first GE animals approved for human consumption.” An article in the Washington Post quotes Marion Nestle, a professor in the Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Department at New York University.
The #GMO Daily on Twitter. Jeffrey Smith on GMO Salmon. GM food battle moves to fish as super-salmon nears US approval. Buried in a prospectus inviting investors to buy shares in a fledgling biotech company is an arresting claim attributed to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
"Commercial aquaculture is the most rapidly growing segment of the agricultural industry, accounting for more than $60bn sales in 2003. While land-based agriculture is increasing between 2% to 3% per year, aquaculture has been growing at an average rate of approximately 9% per year since 1970. " Academies copied to push for Bt brinjal: India : India Today. Dinesh C.
Sharma | Mail Today | New Delhi, September 26, 2010 | UPDATED 09:23 IST India's top science academies have done the unthinkable. They have copied and quoted extensively from an industry lobby report to give a clean chit to the controversial genetically modified (GM) brinjal. Gm-in-infant-formula. The Hindu Business Line : Ramesh trashes academies’ report on Bt brinjal. Chaco government report confirms link between glyphosate/agrochemicals and cancer/birth defects in Argentina. Last June the Argentinian newspaper Página 12 carried a report (see article in Spanish, below) regarding a publication prepared by a commission opened by the Chaco State Government (in the north of the country) analyzing health statistics in intensive agrochemical use zones.
In one decade, the rates of childhood cancer tripled and babies with birth defects increased fourfold. Broadcast Yourself. Gutter Science: Inter-Academy Report on GM Crops. It is Gutter Science.
The Inter-Academy Report on GM Crops -- prepared by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences -- and submitted in September 2010 to the Ministry of Environment & Forests, is no better than the introductory write-ups any graduate student of biotechnology would come out with. In fact, I have a collection of a large number of papers/analysis written by graduate and post-graduate students who seek my comments/views that I would rate much higher than the Inter-Academy report.
The Inter-Academy Report on GM Crops is in fact a disgrace to Indian science. That Indian science was on a downhill path was never in question, but that it had already slipped into a cesspool is a revelation. "This is unfortunate — we are devastated. The second quotation is from Norman Borlaug. I suggest the following: A simple URL shortener. GM FOOD: FACTS NOT CROPS.
FDA panel on genetically modified salmon leaves questions unanswered. By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY The Food and Drug Administration has wrapped up three days of hearings and public comment on the effort by AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts company, to sell salmon genetically engineered to grow twice as fast as normal salmon.
But the meetings ended without an FDA decision on whether the company can move ahead with sales. GE Salmon Approval Meeting Starts Today. Black Ops on Green Groups. EXCLUSIVE: Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups By James Ridgeway Additional reporting by David Corn, Jennifer Wedekind, Daniel Schulman, and Nick Baumann MotherJones, April 11 2008 NEWS: Meet the private security firm that spied on Greenpeace and other environmental outfits for corporate clients.
A tale of intrigue, infiltration, and dumpster-diving. A private security company organized and managed by former Secret Service officers spied on Greenpeace and other environmental organizations from the late 1990s through at least 2000, pilfering documents from trash bins, attempting to plant undercover operatives within groups, casing offices, collecting phone records of activists, and penetrating confidential meetings.
In addition to focusing on environmentalists, the firm, Beckett Brown International (later called S2i), provided a range of services to a host of clients. Seed Savers. Today three giant chemical corporations, Monsanto, DuPont and Bayer, have the control over almost half of the worlds' crop-seed market. Their genetically modified seeds are protected by patents under US law, making it illegal for peasants to grow the resistant seeds without buying them from the companies. To a large extent, corporate technologies have taken the place of traditional agricultural knowledge, making sustainable agriculture less profitable.
Peasant farmers around the world must regain control over the land they work. For countries to accomplish that, land reforms are absolutely necessary. September 1, 2010New Internationalist. Monsanto's Global Pollution Legacy. Conclusive: Global Distribution of Rockefeller-Funded Anti-Fertility Vaccine Coordinated by WHO. Jurriaan Maessen Infowars.com August 27, 2010 In addition to the recent PrisonPlanet-exclusive Rockefeller Foundation Developed Vaccines For “Mass-Scale” Fertility Reduction — which outlines the Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts in the 1960s funding research into so-called “anti-fertility vaccines”– another series of documents has surfaced, proving beyond any doubt that the UN Population Fund, World Bank and World Health Organization picked up on it, further developing it under responsibility of a “Task Force on Vaccines for Fertility Regulation”.
Just four years after the Rockefeller Foundation launched massive funding-operations into anti-fertility vaccines, the Task Force was created under auspices of the World Health Organization, World Bank and UN Population Fund. Its mission, according to one of its members, to support: “basic and clinical research on the development of birth control vaccines directed against the gametes or the preimplantation embryo. Arkansas AG McDaniel launches inquiry over Monsanto soybean trait - WREG. The case against biofuels. 1.The Trouble With Biofuel2.The Case Against Biofuels NOTE: Despite strong evidence that growing food crops to produce "biofuels" is seriously harming both the environment and the world's poor, the Obama administration is backing big subsidies and programmes that are boosting their use.
Whistle Where You Work #28 - Genetically Engineered Food; WikiLeaks. BASF seeking EU green light for new potato: chairman. German chemical giant BASF said Tuesday it was seeking European Union approval for a new genetically modified potato six months after getting an EU green light for its Amflora spud. Monsanto stock drops on lower 2010 view-UPDATE 2 00:57 Hours ago. Eric Holt Gimenez: Monsanto in Gates' Clothing? The Emperor's New GMOs. If you had any doubts about where the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is really placing its bets, AGRA Watch's recent announcement of the Foundation's investment of $23.1 million in 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock should put them to rest. The South Asian: Scientists Opine on Genetic Modification of Foods. Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear. This is a rush transcript. Diary: Monsanto's GM Soy Causes Illness and Death. Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit.
Friday, July 30, 2010by: Jeffrey M. Healing Talks. Monsanto invests in collaboration with Australian wheat breeders. Untitled. AFRICA Outrage Over Claim that Anti-GM Campaign "Causes Hunger" CAPE TOWN, Aug 27 (IPS) - Civil society organisations have reacted with outrage to claims that the international campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops is partly responsible for food shortages and food insecurity in Africa. "Food insecurity in developing regions such as Africa is partially a result of the anti-GM campaign," David King, director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University in Britain, said during the 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology held between Aug 22-26 in Cape Town, South Africa.
King added that, "many African countries have the idea that food that is not good enough for Europeans, is not good enough for Africans. Wheat genome may help tackle food shortages. GMO Crop Catastrophe in USA a lesson for EU [Voltaire] Standing up for food sovereignty. Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide May Be Spreading Deadly Fungus. Corporate Watch Monsanto family tree. Company profiles/DuPont. Monsanto's history of lies and toxicity. Scientists use frog cells to give artificial nose super smelling skills. 8 Reasons Genetically Modified Organisms are Bad for You.
China to develop own GM food varieties - International Business Times. A short, simple explanation why you should know who Monsanto is. The Twitter #GMO Daily. Genetically modified potatoes in Europe (gmo potatoes in EU) GM in Latin America videos. Global Voices in English » Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes. Download The World According to Monsanto for Free. Watch The World According to Monsanto Online with other Documentary Films and Free Movies. Monsanto vs Geerston Seed Farms: Round Up Ready Alfalfa Case.
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