Do you like your food, wine, and other beverages pesticide free? GMO-related approvals lacking robust risk assessment, and open marketplace experimentation (without consumer consent!), will continue to pose obstacles to source healthy, untainted food…..unless consumers keep wallets closed to GMO. Monsanto’s flawed and failing GMO technology continues to be exposed with increasing pesticide resistance to Roundup’s active Glyphosate ingredient. Meanwhile, USDA continues to dangerously greenlight triple-stacked GMO pesticide tolerant and next generation engineered plants, with inadequate risk assessment. Resultant casualties can include those individuals growing and wanting to eat crops from organic and sustainable farming methods, as well as toxic pesticide fallout on whole ecosystems! Unless a plant is genetically engineered to tolerate 2 additional chemical sprays (that have been approved for GMO crops without appropriate consideration to farmers’ non GMO plants and homeowner gardens), all vegetation can be harmed due to atmospheric drift of volatile Dicamba and 2,4-D. http://www.ecowatch.com/wine-monsanto-dow-dicamba-2-4-d-2177053648.html
Soils and ecosystems will also be receiving much higher pesticide dousings in the New Year as more toxic pesticide technology is rolled out. As a consequence, health care costs will likely rise from the toxic spray drift residues ending up on food you consume. The US government doesn’t routinely measure or inform consumers about such contamination.
In a further development to expand this pernicious GMO monoculture agricultural technology, a Monsanto merger with Bayer, will likely expedite the global spread of this newer genetically engineered plant technology. What is very sinister about this new triple stacked GMO pesticide-dependent technology is that it is truly intolerant of native plant ecosystems and nonGMO farming, including your backyard garden patch. You won’t know you’re on the receiving end of pesticide toxins until your plants silently succumb or your health is compromised. So in this new year we must all remain vigilant and actively hold our decision makers to be accountable to the American people, especially when health care and agriculture are on the table.
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.
A FLAWED AND FAILING PESTICIDE DEPENDENT GMO TECHNOLOGY THAT PROMOTES FEEDING TOXINS TO CONSUMERS AND ANIMALS!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”