GMOs and food safety
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
(NaturalNews) Gluten intolerance has reached epidemic proportions -- a staggering 40 percent of the U.S. population now suffers from it in one form or another. Celiac disease alone strikes one in every 133 Americans. Taking into account the fact that gluten sensitivity has risen sharply over the last 20 years, researchers and food safety advocates are looking at the role GMOs play in this this dramatic spike. When a person has a sensitivity, the body believes the ingested food is an 'invader' and embarks on a mission to destroy the irritating substance. Unfortunately, the microvilli in the small intestine are harmed in the attack and leaky gut syndrome develops.
VIEW THIS ONLINE | OCA Homepage | Donate Dear Organic Consumer, We are entering the home stretch of the most important food policy fight in your lifetime. Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is a November 6 grassroots-powered, citizens’ ballot initiative that has huge implications for the future of food in this country.
These brands, at the time of writing, source their ingredients from GMO-free supplies. If you’re concerned about the very real threat that genetically modified organisms pose to our food supply and ultimate health, please purchase from these companies and contact them to let them know that you support and value their decision to use non-gmo soy, corn, canola and other ingredients. Please enjoy this GMO-free food list and share it.
Farmer Debunks Corporate Propaganda Against Proposed Law to Label Genetically Modified Food | AlternetAugust 27, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. I’ve been a farmer for more than 40 years. While I no longer live or farm in California, I do co-manage 120 acres of farmland in Vermont, and I know that a GMO labeling law passed in California will have widespread implications for consumers and farmers in every state in the country.
Yesterday it was revealed that the biotech industry and Big Ag have already dumped $25 million - $4.2 million from chemical and seed giant Monsanto alone - into the campaign to defeat Proposition 37 in California, the November 6 citizens ballot initiative that will require genetically engineered foods to be labeled and put an end to the deceptive industry practice of marketing GMO-tainted foods as "natural" or "all natural." The California Secretary of State just released the latest Who's Who of donors to the NO on 37 and YES on 37 campaigns. Topping the list of donors to the NO on 37 anti-labeling campaign is Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech agri-toxics gang, aided and abetted by processed food manufacturers and supermarket chains. As of Aug. 15, they've raised more than $25 million to keep you from knowing what's in your food. And of course the November 6 election is still more than two months away.
Earlier this summer, the USDA posted twelve new GE crops for public comment with a September 11 deadline, and nine are under the new fast-tracked process. That's twelve new GMOs to review and issue comments on in two months! Here's the lowdown. Three of the new crops are under the old petition process. Under the old process there is only one 60-day public comment period. Here are the three crops under the old process:
To see local attractions around the hotel select a category from the "Map Local Attractions" menu at the bottom of the map. 0.7 miles © 2013 Microsoft Corporation © 2010 NAVTEQ © AND Road Aerial Bird's Eye Note: Bird’s eye view has only 2 zoom levels.
(NaturalNews) Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human genes. The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas -- and possibly elsewhere -- and most people have no idea about it. Since about 2006, Ventria has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this "Frankenrice" and using them in pharmaceuticals. With approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ventria has taken one of the most widely cultivated grain crops in the world today, and essentially turned it into a catalyst for producing new drugs.
In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply; analytical detection methods; and the type of fraud reported. Based on a review of records from scholarly journals, the top seven adulterated ingredients in the database are olive oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice. The database was created by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit scientific organization that develops standards to help ensure the identity, quality and purity of food ingredients, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals.
We LOVE it when people design their own labels! To see labels that people have submitted click here . Visit LIY TUMBLR to check out what people are labeling and share your own labeling actions. IMPORTANT!! Remember to educate yourself on what needs to be label and what doesn’t! You can find a guideline here .
February 25, 2012 There has been a fair amount of confusion over this article since it was replicated. And it has been viewed tens of thousands of times on this website and it is available from other information sources out there. But let me be the first to bring this whole debate into serious question. First of all, Monsanto or nobody else can actually OWN these varieties of seed.
#8: GMO Crops Do Not Increase Yields Do you know what a *** YIELD DRAG *** is? The last batch of GMO corn in South Africa came up 80% SEEDLESS. South African farmers suffered millions of dollars in lost income when 82,000 hectares of genetically-manipulated corn (maize) failed to produce hardly any seeds. A major UN / World Bank sponsored report compiled by 400 scientists and endorsed by 58 countries concluded that GM crops have little to offer to the challenges of poverty, hunger, and climate change .
When it comes to our eating habits, we've been living in the future for quite some time. Compared to food of the past, ours is sweeter, its colors are brighter, and (if it's bread) ultra-fluffly-er. Find out about all the neat things that you're eating, even as you read this. That's right. I see that hot pocket. 10.
A study published today in MiBio lends further weight to the growing theory that using animal antibiotics in livestock contributes to drug resistance among human bacteria. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a strain of Staph that’s resistant to methicillin, a drug in the beta-lactam class of antibiotics, which are used to treat Staph infections in humans. Using a detailed DNA mapping technique, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Arizona were able to trace one of these superbugs – MRSA CC398 – to its origins, discovering that the human strain of this bacteria developed its drug resistance in animals rather than in people. Often referred to as “pig-MRSA” or “livestock-associated MRSA,” the strain is known to affect humans who have been exposed to live animals, such as farmers or veterinarians.