January 2011 Video from Mike Adams - Health Ranger - Rap song AGAINST GMO food
July 2010 - still constant talk about MORE genetically-modified foods and NO labeling. Crazy!
Genetic Engineering or Genetic Modification of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects animals or even humans.
Three simple tips for buying Non-GMO food staples are:
Replace oils from the four major GM oil crops, corn, cotton, canola and soy, with other readily available oils such as olive, safflower, grape seed or peanut.
Avoid buying products from cows fed with GM corn and soybeans or injected with the (rBST or rBGH) bovine growth hormone.
Avoid corn sweeteners made from GM corn like high fructose corn syrup. Shun beet sugar that will be in hundreds of your favorite products starting with the 2008 crop. Buy cane sugar products.
A petition against GM sugar can be found on the Institute’s website www. responsibletechnology.org
Organic products are another way to avoid GMOs.
The Institute for Responsible Technology’s Campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of genetically modified foods.
The Institute educates people about the documented health risks of GMOs and provides them with healthier non-GMO product choices.
The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the impacts of GMOs on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting. Go to www.responsibletechnology.org.
9/08 UPDATE: The Non-GMO Shopping Guide - LINK to Responsible Technology.org
11/02 UPDATE: When you look at the small label placed on a piece of fruit or vegetable: If it starts with the number 9 and has 5 digits, it is organic. If it starts with 8 and has 5 digits, it may be genetically modified. Four digit numbers starting with 4 or 3 are conventionally-grown
7/3/02 From The Campaign
The European Parliament has approved tough new labeling requirements for
genetically engineered foods! The threshold for labeling products as
genetically engineered has been reduced from 1 percent to 0.5 percent.
(For more information, see press release below)
At the World Conference on Breast Cancer (1999), it was stated that Monsanto (makers of bovine growth hormone and a whole bunch of other chemicals including something called Roundup, has cornered the market on soybeans.
From a newsletter called Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly:
Monsanto has patented a genetically engineered (GE) potato called New Leaf Superior (a thin-skinned white potato). It includes a gene for a bacteria(Bt) that kills the Colorado potato beetle. The potato is a registered pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It is believed by EPA that this potato is reasonable safe for humans to eat. It seems mice have not been visible harmed by eating pure Bt. As the New York Times article stated, "Some genetists believe..inserting foreign genes into plants may cause subtle changes that are difficult to recognize."
FDA cannot regulate this because it is a registered pesticide, it comes under the jurisdiction of EPA.
It is expected that insects will develop a resistance to this Bt now continually in use in the potato crop itself. The mechanism of resistance is well documented since over 500 insects have become resistant to one pesticide or another since 1945.
Bt has been used by organic farmers to fight beetles. It is used as a last resort and sparingly. It is possible that this development by Monsanto may affect the integrity of organic farming of potatoes.
Monsanto is also in the process, according to reports given at the conference and referred to in this article, of creating seeds that will produce crops that do not reproduce from the next generation's seeds.
Europe and Canada have resisted buying food produced by GE/GM methods. In the U.S. this food may already be in your supermarket. Ask the manager. Ask for organic foods in your local supermarket.
Use of GM crops,pesticide usuage and yields
GM Crops INCREASE Pesticide Use
Ann Fonfa's letter to FDA re Guidance for Industry...
on Genetically Modified Foods
a press conference
Sri Lanka Completely Bans GE Foods
UN Task Force Guidelines for Biotech Food
New York Times, 1/04
US Residents Know Little About GE Foods
A study from Journal of Medicinal Food
Vol 1, no.4, 1999
Biotech Plants Pass Toxicity to Insects
English Nature, 1/02
The Guardian, 5/14/02
The Guardian 7/03
Study by Nanjing Institute of Environmental
32 Food Producers in China are GM-Free Now
The Greens/European Free Alliance
Institute of Science in Society (UK)
More on this Issue-Questions for Researchers
Detection/Decay Bt Endotoxin in Soil: GM Maize
Rats Fed Genetically-engineered Corn -Kidney Troubles
Two Studies Raise Concern on GE Foods
Indian subsidiary of Monsanto & GM Eggplant
Source: Biodemocracy Organic Bytes #17,
USA Today, 10/03
UK report, 10/03
Western Org of Resource Councils
Press Release, 5/10/04
ISIS Press Release 05/12/06
Posted here 12/06
LINK: "what you don't know about foods you are eating
and what you can do to protect yourself" Author, Beth Harrison
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