Category Archives: GMO Heath Impacts

USDA approves genetically engineered potatoes despite GMO backlash

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 7 November 2016
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Once more, the social change engineers and bureaucrats “in charge” of the country are acting like they know best when it comes to the issues of food freedom and food health. Continue reading USDA approves genetically engineered potatoes despite GMO backlash

Animals Know it: If Animals Won’t Eat Genetically Modified Corn, Why Do We?

Source: Daily Health post
Date: 19 February 2014
Author: April Klazema

Okay, let’s be real – most of us don’t think about what’s actually on our dinner plates.

We may check out the labels, read up on the ingredients, and many of us even take special care to ensure that we eat natural fruits and veggies and goods made with all-natural ingredients. Continue reading Animals Know it: If Animals Won’t Eat Genetically Modified Corn, Why Do We?

A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

With all the so called debate raging still about glyphosate & GM food (really not rocket science when you read the research, they just split hairs in the interests of corporate greed) this is an excellent listen. When somebody who has been part of the industry, switches sides & speaks out, we need to sit […]

via A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned

Main Source:Natural News
Date: 17 August 2016
Author: Julie Wilson staff writer

(NaturalNews) A coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto seed facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of the plant by descending on the property in masses and refusing to leave. Continue reading Argentine farmers dismantle Monsanto facility in act of defiance, refuse to continue being poisoned

7 GMO Myths Debunked By Vandana Shiva

Source:March Against Monsanto
Date: 28 January 2016
Author: Thomasn

Vandana Shiva Quote 01Vandana Shiva is an international environmental activist, author and political advocate. She dispels the major points of interest for the GMO industry. Here are the highlights.

Myth 1: GMOs Are an ‘Invention’ of Corporations, Allowing them to Be Patented And Owned.

Seeds and the living organisms they become are dubbed ‘intellectual property’ of the GMO industry. Under these laws they can stop farmers from saving and sharing seeds. The companies are even allowed to collect royalties on any patented product. A representative of Monsanto publicly stated his company wrote the intellectual property agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Farmers were saving seeds, so they made saving seeds illegal.

As nothing is actually created just modified this claim of creation is far fetched. No new plant or organism is created, genes are merely rearranged and cross species Living organisms are exactly that alive. They are self organizing, self replicating systems. If someone moves your furniture they don’t suddenly own that furniture and your new house. GMO companies are trying to get rich off evolution and generations of farmer’s work.

Myth 2: Genetic Engineering Is More Accurate And Precise Than Conventional Breeding.

Conventional breeding have been based on breeding within a single species. The placement of foreign genes in a new host is not accurate. GMOs have a antibiotic resistance built into them to separate cells that have absorbed foreign genes from those that haven’t. Having this antibiotic gene in our digestive track is what is escalating the antibiotic resistance we have been facing.

Myth 3: GMOs Are Just Like Naturally Occurring Organisms, And Are Therefore Safe.

To collect money companies say they are responsible for everything in the plant. To downplay responsibility the same representatives will spin around and say ‘well the plants naturally do that.’ There is no consistency to their argument, and therefore no guarantee of safety.

Myth 4: GMOs Are Based On Cutting-Edge Science; GMO Critics Are “Anti Science.”

Genes are not a set value they shift, change mutate and diversify. To manipulate one corn stalk is not to make the generations after it exactly like it. There are so many genes working together to achieve multiple levels of goals. GMOs are based off partial science and partial ideology. That we not only know better than evolution but have the immediate means to enforce our idea of ‘perfection’. We have no clue and are very limited on what we can test. Im for solid well tested and fully transparent science not what these companies do.

Myth 4: GMOs Increase Yields And Are The Answer to World Hunger.

Conventional breeding techniques have shown direct increases in crop yields. GMO can only defend against pests and weed more aggressively. This was meant to protect the crops so there would be more but now farmers are reporting a rise in new and more aggressive crop antagonists. We started an arms race the we don’t know how to slow down basically. If GMO industries could have cured hunger, why haven’t they? It would certainly regain them support.

Myth 6: GMOs Reduce Chemical Use And Are Therefore Environmentally Beneficial.

Anywhere there is GMOs, more pesticides are being used. Remember that we made them resistant to sprays and that led to stronger weeds and pests, which circles back to stronger chemicals

Myth 7: GMOs Promote Free Choice.

Five international corporations own the free market and write the rules for it nothing is by choice. The only choice is theirs. They may Provide different options but all their vials have the same poison and intent. In India, Monsanto forced only Bt cotton but under multiple names. In the end any form of participation only helps fuel the machine. If it was a freely made choice why are there so many dicey or non existent label issues.

Consumers are Demanding Non-GMO Foods

It’s been a tough year in the battle against GMOs. Sometimes I look around and see so many people with cancer, auto-immune disease, autism, allergies, gastrointestinal problems and such and it makes me wonder if we can collectively get better. Over 70% of Americans take at least one prescription. That is a national travesty. Our soils are depleted, our animals are suffering and special interests just want to pile on to these problems, not fix them.

But this little bit of information made me feel better. I hope it inspires you to keep gently informing people about GMOs.

Study Linking GMOs and Tumors Vindicated Yet Again…MSM Stays Silent

Source:Corbett Report
Date: 5 December 2015
Author: James Corbett

If you follow the mainstream media, you’ll probably only know the Seralini 2012 rat feeding study as “that GMO cancer study that got retracted.” You probably won’t know that the paper has since been republished and Seralini himself has won two court victories defending his work. Join me for today’s Thought For The Day as I break down the GMO truth that Monsanto doesn’t want you to know.

The Real Facts On Meat and Cancer

Source:Natural New Blog
Date: 29 October 2015
Author: Derek Henry

There has been a media attack on meat recently, and the cheers and jeers are rolling in. Vegetarians and vegans are spreading the message in hopes that people will finally realize that eating meat is an unethical and unhealthy thing to do, and Paleo supporters are fighting the news and proclaiming that eating meat is natural and healthy, and in no way causes cancer. Continue reading The Real Facts On Meat and Cancer

Monsanto ‘Deliberately Covered Up Data’ Proving Glyphosate is Cancerous for 4 Decades

Source:Natural Society
Date: 30 September 2015
Author: Christina Sarich

A key sign we need truly independent testing

What will it take to shut down Monsanto’s doors irrevocably? Likely it will be the same type of lawsuit that finally pulled the shades on the tobacco industry. If Big Tobacco eventually had to pay a $206 billion settlement over 25 years for lying about the health impacts of cigarettes, what do you think Monsanto will have to pay for lying about glyphosate’s carcinogenic nature for almost 40 years?

Some well-respected researchers are now saying that Monsanto demanded incriminating data and reports be sealed and locked away from public scrutiny as proprietary trade secrets, though they knew these documents would reveal glyphosate’s carcinogenic nature. Continue reading Monsanto ‘Deliberately Covered Up Data’ Proving Glyphosate is Cancerous for 4 Decades