This new certification is great news for food manufacturers who want to certify their food with this important quality attribute: food free from Glyphosate residues! Consumers will benefit as well because organic and nonGMO Verified Project labels do not necessarily mean foods are Glyphosate or Roundup-free. Glyphosate is the most used and abused herbicide in history! Roundup is a pesticide toxin sprayed on GMO crops as part of the pesticide-dependent GMO crop system, but many people are unaware it is often used as a pre-harvest crop ripener on nonGMO crops. In this application, it essentially kills the plant to facilitate harvesting of many conventional crops like beans, peas, chick peas, and other plants. The Glyphosate toxin remains on the food part of the plant and accumulates on foods, lacking Federal government review or limits on residue accumulation from multiple sprays. So many people have no idea they are regularly ingesting a pesticide toxin (which has also been patented by Monsanto as an antibiotic) at their dining tables. Over time, the sublethal chemical doses of Glyphosate can lead to a myriad of health problems.
What is contaminating our foods, polluting our water supplies, and destroying soils health? GLYPHOSATE, best known for being the active ingredient in RoundUp, along with other so-called “inert” ingredients. Glyphosate was originally patented as a boiler descaler by Stauffer Chemical. Later after Monsanto obtained this broad spectrum biocidal chemical, it was patented as an herbicide to be paired with its GMO RoundUp Ready crops, and subsequently patented as an antibiotic by the corporation.
A further use was later recommended as a crop ripening/drying agent for food crops such as wheat, barley, lentils, peas and other nonGMO grains and legumes, leading to chemical residue to contaminate much of our food supply.. In short, Glyphosate is virtually ubiquitous in western developed agriculture, except for organic farming. And, unbeknownst to many people , they are consuming it in such quanty that it has been detected in their urine, and also in babies’ umbilical cord blood. http://www.ecowatch.com/why-is-glyphosate-sprayed-on-crops-right-before-harvest-1882187755.html
All of this has been happening under the guise of government deception, despite numerous peer-reviewed studies and evidence from around the world showing cancer, liver and kidney toxicity, and other health and ecosystem harms. The US government has been covering this up with abundant industry and special interest sponsored science. Unlike many major industrialized countries around the world, the US has taken numerous evasive actions to prevent useful consumer GMO labeling, inclusive of other crops containing Glyphosate, which has been declared a probable carcinogen by WHO. And if you explore the other pages on this site, you’ll find out toxic fallout is even worse than you can imagine, with the addition of Dicamba and 2,4-D( related to Agent Orange from Viet Nam) will be sprayed alongside Glyphosate in 2017! Find out what you can do to help protect your family and ecosystem health and act accordingly in 2017.
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.
Progress: First Nations are leading the way on the Failing, Flawed and Dangerous GMO Technology – If Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau can stand up for native peoples’ rights in Canada, we should be able to get the US to do same when it comes to citizens not wanting invasive GMO salmon http://earthjustice.org or promiscuous GMO crops. 8/31/2016 update “The biggest problem with genetic engineering in agriculture is that it runs completely against the grain of sustainable agriculture. It separates the domain of science from the domain of farming community. It externalizes everything that was internal to the communities and formed the basis of sustainability: seeds, manure, pest control and more than anything, community knowledge of agriculture. Biotechnology in agriculture today stands as the manifestation of corporate power that is shaping the food and farming policies in India. That is the reason why we must see biotechnology less as science and more as politics. Genetic engineering (GE), strangely, rides on the slogans of feeding the world and sustainability. It also claims that transgenics, a major product of biotechnology, can increase yields and reduce pesticide use, two traits that have produced more controversy than success.”
“We have heard the words of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that honouring the rights of First Nations are a “sacred obligation” to the Liberal Government of Canada,” said Hereditary leader and chief councilor Willie Moon, “our people have spoken we want salmon farms out of our territory.”
The rudeness with which the salmon farm employees were told to conduct themselves was in stark contrast to the integrity of the people performing ceremony with cedar bows. It was hard to witness.from www.cleansingourwaters.com
New Threat to Homeland Security? Pesticide Spraying Drones Approved by FAA and Available from Monsanto – Domestic Terrorism now enabled to your doorstep compliments of US Government, along with hackers who see a new opening: Dumping herbicides and pesticides from the sky seems like something the government should oppose, but instead, somehow the corporate giant has won federal approval for this monstrous development (FROM ARTICLE)
FAILING, FLAWED,DANGEROUS GMO TECHNOLOGY Here Millions Spent, No One Served: Who Is to Blame for the Failure of GMO Golden Rice?
7/31/16 Update: Obama went against the People and signed the flawed Food “Disclosure” bill, even with an official White House Peoples’ Petition to Veto and FDA critical remarks in their technical comment. We will continue to expose the two major Establishment parties’ incestuous GMO Myths . Now, check out other excellent options for food labeling in this election: Libertarians and Greens. The two party conventions showed the Establishment control is fracturing!
State laws resulted from citizen action; this national bill ignored citizens’ interests and rights in favor of corporate interests. If you don’t act now, and the President signs the bill it will become a very bad anti- consumer law. We Americans will be denied the right to know what is in our food. Very easy to leave a comment on the White House lines. This flawed bill, if not vetoed, will become law for a 2 year deferral on voluntary QR code labeling only – nothing in plain English on package as FDA customarily requires. It’s such a hastily drafted bill with conflicts and errors, of which the primary intent was to knock out Vermont’s mandatory food labeling law which went into effect July 1st, 2016. Please share widely as the more voices heard by Obama, the better! Click here for more details or scroll down to prior posts for important details.
7/27/16 Update from GMOFreeUSA: **100,000 signatures achieved** on a Whitehouse.gov petition site urging President Obama to veto the DARK Act, AKA S.764 – Many thanks to all of you who signed! In just a little over two weeks we reached our goal, making this petition one of the fastest to have reached its goal in the history of the Whitehouse.gov petition site. Now that we’ve met our goal, we need to light up the Whitehouse switchboard with phone calls demanding that President Obama veto this sham of a GMO labeling bill! This is our last chance to stop this terrible bill! *Please call today to reinforce that the President must VETO this anti-consumer bill (202) 456-1414 (202) 456-1111
On 7/26/16, only 860 more signatures needed to petition White House for a veto response on S.764, otherwise known as the “Dark Act”of GMO food labeling. We must use every avenue to try protect the integrity of our food supply and the American people, especially for our kids and future generations. Obama originally campaigned for GMO food labeling and his own FDA found many problems with this bill. This bill, if signed, will usurp mandatory state labeling laws already passed by VT, CT, and ME.