Glyphosate /RoundUp Chemical Contamination of Many US Food Crops, Continues Unabated as Regulators FAIL TO ACT

A  FLAWED AND FAILING PESTICIDE DEPENDENT GMO TECHNOLOGY THAT PROMOTES FEEDING TOXINS TO CONSUMERS AND ANIMALS!

http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/11/14/alarming-levels-of-glyphosate-contamination-found-in-popular-american-foods/#.WCoyoHfMz-Z

Breaking news on more illegal activities by pro-GMO interests  GMO Groups Found Guilty of False Marketing and Money Laundering  Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) – laundered funds defeat western state GMO labeling initiatives in the peoples’ interests, but industry delaying tactics ultimately enabled industry interests to push a false labeling bill through at the federal level and keep citizens in the DARK about what’s in their food.  However, it took several years for this money laundering guilty verdict, and now citizens need to unite to correct the diversionary federal food labeling language. Multinational corporations  Coca Cola, Pepsi and General Mills were among those resulting in this GMO Food Labeling deception.  While justice prevailed in this case, the cost to consumers has been very high by not knowing about the pesticide-dependent toxic GMOs in food.

What’s Happening to Organic Labels?

This is what the new “GMO labeling law” has brought to consumers:

“Unfortunately, the USDA-run National Organic Program (NOP) is written to protect the  producers [especially GMO-related!] first, not the consumer. For instance, if an organic farmer’s crops are found to be contaminated by GMOs, that farmer can still send his crops to market under the certified organic label, as long as the farmer has shown that he/she has not purposely grown GMOs. Monsanto-friendly USDA wrote this loophole so that the source polluters (GMO farmers and GMO seed corporations) would have no liability for their pollution. But that’s not fair to organic farmers who get contaminated.” Sourced from http://gmofreeusa.org/wp-content/uploads/

USDA law is not just unfair to organic famers, it’s a serious threat to their livelihoods as unpreventable and unwanted GMO contamination  can bankrupt them!  It’s prudent to know your surrounding farmers to beware of Bt pollen contamination and/or whats been farmed on or adjacent the land in prior years. In short USDA GMO agricultural policy has been crafted to potentially crush small family farmers who work hard to preserve the quality and purity of their nutritious produce; they have no definitive organic protection under US law!   In this regard the organic label is slanted to be anti-consumer as consumers may not be getting what they think  they are buying when buying the organic label!  Compliments of both mainstream parties’ politicians who feed on our money -buys influence government.

And then there’s this for millennial to beware: http://livingmaxwell.com/vance-crow-monsanto-director-millennial-engagement

Also  a note for millennials this Presidential election: Dr. Jill Stein appears to be the best candidate for GMO labeling as noted by her position paper. Hillary Clinton has flip-flopped when challenged by Bernie, but her history shows strong ProGMO interests.   Donald Trump says he is for labeling but who knows  exactly what that means.  It looks like Gov. Johnson is for the TPP but can’t figure what Johnson’s position is on GMO food labeling since he teamed up with Gov. Weld.

 

Shameful Government Go-Ahead to Spread More and More Toxic Pesticide Toxins!

EPA Ignores Legal Requirement to Fully Consider Impacts to Environment, People, Endangered Species… even after proof of patent declaring synergistic impacts of 2 toxins in Dow’s Enlist Duo!
WASHINGTON 11/1/2016— The Environmental Protection Agency today reapproved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enlist Duo after only a cursory review of troubling data showing the two chemicals in the pesticide combine to have “synergistic” effects that are potentially harmful to endangered species and the environment. If approved the pesticide cocktail could be used on corn, soy and cotton in 35 states — up from 16 states where the product was previously approved for just corn and soy.
The rush to expand the use of Dow AgroSciences’ toxic chemical concoction of glyphosate and 2,4-D for use on the next generation of genetically engineered crops comes only one year after the EPA asked a court to revoke its previous approval. That request, filed in response to litigation challenging Enlist Duo’s approval, resulted from the agency’s discovery that Dow AgroSciences had filed patent applications for the product filed with the U.S. Patent Office claiming “synergy.” EPA believed the product therefore could have significant and unknown environmental impacts. Today the EPA announced it does not believe the product has synergistic effects, despite Dow’s claims to the Patent Office.

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/4559/after-cursory-review-epa-proposes-dramatic-expansionof-toxic-pesticide-blend-enlist-duo

Impactful Cornell Student-Led GMO Course Ongoing and Available to Counter Industry PR-Driven Science

Click http://www.gmowtf.com  to find the speakers and subjects of the remaining lecture series through November 16th 2016. The course was designed to “provide an accurate, updated, and free reference on GMO science, ethics, and policy during a period of intense scientific and academic corruption. This reference is intended for all, yet aimed at students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.All class sessions available online.”  Get independent science, legal issues, food discussions right from the sources on YouTube or Facebook.

Pope Slams Biotech Agriculture on World Food Day

ROUNDUP RISKS FREE LIVE WEBINAR with Jeffrey Smith and guests, Zen Honeycutt, Kathleen Hallal, and Susan JunFish.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 2016 12PM

Continuing on October 19, 2016 World Food Day, from his message of the 2015 Environmental Encyclical issued by the Vatican, Pope Francis said “From the wisdom of rural communities we can learn a style of life that can help defend us from the logic of consumerism and production at any cost, a logic that, cloaked in good justifications, such as the increasing population, is in reality aimed solely at the increase of profit. In the sector in which the FAO works, there is a growing number of people who believe they are omnipotent, or able to ignore the cycles of the seasons and to improperly modify the various animal and plant species, leading to the loss of variety that, if it exists in nature, has and must have its role. Producing qualities that may give excellent results in the laboratory may be advantageous for some, but have ruinous effects for others. And the principle of caution is not enough, as very often it is limited to not allowing something to be done, whereas there is a need to act in a balanced and honest way. Genetic selection of a quality of plant may produce impressive results in terms of yield, but have we considered the terrain that loses its productive capacity, farmers who no longer have pasture for their livestock, and water resources that become unusable? And above all, do we ask if and to what extent we contribute to altering the climate?   Not precaution, then, but wisdom: what peasants, fisherman and farmers conserve in memory handed down through the generations and which is now derided and forgotten by a model of production that is entirely to the advantage of a limited group and a tiny portion of the world population. Let us remember that it is a model which, despite all its science, allows around eight hundred million people to continue to go hungry.”

International Monsanto Tribunal October 15th 8:30 am GMT+2- The Hague

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event, the People’s Assembly, provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People’s Assembly take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.

http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org

What You Can Do To Keep GMOs Off Your Dinner Table

From Organic Consumers Association:  Why do we categorize factory farms (euphemistically called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs by the government and industry) the “malevolent profit-driver and lynchpin” of industrial and GMO agriculture?

  We need to aggressively mobilize a full-blown online and on-the-ground food fight, complete with marketplace pressure, popular education, boycotts, litigation, brand de-legitimization.  Factory farming is a trillion-dollar industry that has a devastating impact on food quality, human health, animal welfare, farmworkers, rural communities, water quality, air pollution, biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, two-thirds of all farm animals are now confined on factory farms. In the US the figure is even higher—90-95 percent. ”

Food Columnist for NY Times and Time magazine, Marc Bittman quit his dream jobs after hearing what the World Health Organization had to say about factory farming, of which GMO crops and foods are an integral input.   He said: My new dream job is to get healthier food onto the plates of more Americans.

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