The responsibility for demonstrating the safety of any new food product on the market lies with the developer of that product. This is also the case for new chemicals and drugs. When an applicant seeks approval for a new GM food, they must provide FSANZ with the evidence that supports the safety of the product. It is a requirement that this data be generated according to quality assurance guidelines that are based on internationally accepted protocols (i.e. validated methodology and procedures that are consistent with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)) and stand up to external scrutiny (i.e. independent audits and documentation trails). To achieve this, the applicant submits to FSANZ a comprehensive dossier of quality-assured raw experimental data for each GM food. This enables FSANZ to independently assess the data and reach a conclusion about the safety of the food. ...
Friends of the Earth Germany sent out mixed signals on Tuesday as it praised EU requirements to label genetically modified foods from April 18 while criticizing loopholes in the rules. New labeling guidelines for food packaging and menus would enable consumers to recognize and, if they wanted, avoid GM food, the environmental group said. But, it pointed out, some foods, including milk, cheese, yogurt, meat and eggs from animals fed GM feed, will not have to be labeled. Between 80 and 90 percent of GM plants worldwide are used for animal feed, the organization said. ...
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commissions draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory.
An Indian environment ministry panel recommended to the government that it allow cultivation of a genetically-modified mustard variety, taking it closer to becoming the countrys first GM food crop for commercial production.
Safety assessment of GM foods has been based on the idea of "substantial equivalence" such that "if a new food is found to be substantially equivalent in composition and nutritional characteristics to an existing food, it can be regarded as safe as the conventional food. However, several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system. There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation as defined by Hills Criteria in the areas of strength of association, consistency, specificity, biological gradient, and biological plausibility. The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies. Specificity of the ...
Does genetic manipulation causes unintended changes in food quality and composition? Are genetically modified (GM) foods less nutritious than their non-GM counterparts, or different in unknown ways .... http://phys.org/news/2014-04-approach-gm-foods.htm. ...
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins review some of the scientific evidence behind a series of recent scandals involving the safety of GM food and feed. They expose fatal flaws in the regulatory process and highlight how Europe is in danger of approving GM varieties that are genetically unstable and hence illegal as well as unsafe
The Conservation Council says the State Governments decision to allow genetically modified cotton to be grown in the Kimberley could lead to unlabelled GM foods.
blackbeak writes The BBC today characterized those who avoid GM foods as overly fussy, the very same day that the Wall Street Journal announced that picky eating may be recognized in the 2013 DSM as a psychiatric disorder. The DSM item refers to something completely different, though Im sure many ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Allergenicity assessment of transgenic mustard (Brassica juncea) expressing bacterial codA gene. AU - Singh, A. K.. AU - Mehta, A. K.. AU - Sridhara, S.. AU - Gaur, S. N.. AU - Singh, B. P.. AU - Sarma, P. U.. AU - Arora, N.. PY - 2006/4. Y1 - 2006/4. N2 - Background: Assessing the allergenicity and toxicity of genetically modified (GM) crops is essential before they become a regular part of our food supply. The present study aimed to assess the allergenicity of Brassica juncea (mustard) expressing choline oxidase (codA) gene from Arthrobacter globiformis that provides resistance againstq1 abiotic stresses. Methods: SDAP, Farrp, and Swiss-Prot databases were used to study allergenicity of choline oxidase. Digestibility of choline oxidase was assessed in simulated gastric fluid (SGF). Specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) reactivity of native and GM mustard was compared by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and skin tests in respiratory-allergic patients. Allergenicity of ...
If Monsantos Roundup herbicide were actually safer than table salt as they once advertised, the consumption of GM food wouldnt be nearly as controversial.

The truth, however, is that virtually all GM food today contains residues of this toxic chemical.

Incidentally, this disproves that GM and non-GM foods are substantially equivalent, which is the primary doctrinal justification behind why GM foods are not properly safety tested... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS
Before any GMO or derived product can be placed on the EU market, it is required to pass an approval system in which its safety vis-à-vis humans, animals and the environment is thoroughly assessed. In line with the provisions of the Regulation on GM food and feed, the European Commission asked EFSA to develop and publish a detailed guidance document to assist applicants in the preparation and presentation of applications for the authorisation of GM food and/or feed.. Upholding its commitment to involve stakeholders in the risk assessment process, the guidance document has substantially benefited from comments received during a 4-week period of public consultation as well as feedback received during a stakeholder consultation held in May 2004**. It provides detailed guidance for the preparation and presentation of applications within the framework of the Regulation on GM food and feed, and of Directive 2001/18/EC*** on the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs. This document therefore ...
Over 95 percent of Americans polled said they think GM foods should require a label, stating its an ethical issue and consumers should be able to make an informed choice. Like people in Europe, Americans are suspicious of GM foods, and a large part of why many continue to buy them is because they are unaware that theyre already in the food. A prominent GM food label would be a death sentence to U.S. GM crops, which are right now enjoying a free for all when it comes to entering the food market ...
Genetically-modified foods (GM foods) have been the centre of controversy. There are those who claim they completely safe and that they are here to help the world get rid of hunger. There are also those who claim that they are harmful for consumption that have a number of side effects. Unlike aspartame and MSG, GM foods have not fully been accepted as being bad for us. Regardless, I will list down some of the opposing views on it and I think, when an issue that relates to food is deemed controversial, it is best to assume it is harmful and we should avoid these just in case. To be clear, with GM foods I am also referring to Genetically-modified organism (GMOs) as they are most commonly known an they refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest in molecular biological techniques. What this means is that plants that have been modified using the latest in biological and genetical procedures to induce or enhance a desired trait. In this sense, genes are being played ...
A comprehensive safety evaluation was conducted to assess the potential allergenicity of newly introduced proteins in genetically modified (GM) crops. We assessed the allergenicity of CP4 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) in GM soybeans. This assessment was performed by IgE immunoblotting with soy-allergic childrens sera, amino acid sequence homology with known allergens, and the digestibility of CP4 EPSPS. No differences in IgE-antigen binding by immunoblotting were found between GM soy samples and the corresponding non-GM samples ...
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of glyphosate on soil microbial activity under appropriate and water deficit conditions. The factors consisted of four treatments with different Roundup Ready® soybean cultivars, two herbicidal treatments [glyphosate (1.080 and 1.800 g a.e. ha-1) + control] and two soil moisture treatments (appropriate and water deficit conditions), plus two soybean conventional varieties subject only to the soil moisture treatments. It was evaluated total organic carbon (TOC), basal respiration rate (CO2), microbial carbon biomass (MCB), metabolic quotient (qCO2), microbial quotient (qmic), nodule number (NN), and dry weight of nodules per plant (DWNP). Except for TOC, all other microbiological parameters were significantly influenced by the application of glyphosate, and the effects are more evident at a 1.800 g a.e. ha-1 dose in Roundup Ready® soybean cultivars associated to water deficit condition. The soil
Despite overwhelming public disapproval of genetically modified crops, the Merkel government is reluctant to prohibit imports of GM soy and corn. EURACTIV Germany reports. "The German government will thoroughly investigate the proposal," said a spokesman from the Agriculture Ministry, in response to an initiative the European Commission presented on Wednesday (22 April). But already, he said, "negative effects on the free movement of goods on the EU internal market can be feared".. The European Commission has proposed giving member states the right to impose their own national import bans on genetically modified fruits and vegetables - even if these foods and feeds are permitted at the EU level. "The new concept is intended to find the right balance between maintaining an EU approval system and giving member states the opportunity to freely decide on the use of GMOs within their own territory," a Commission spokesman said.. Meanwhile, the German government is decidedly against cultivation of ...
experts believe that it could be, in part, due to the recent introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods. If evidence from around the world is anything
Critics of Séralinis study complain that it does not follow internationally standardized protocols set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).. But in fact, no such protocols for testing GM foods have ever been set by the OECD, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), or any other body. This is in spite of repeated demands for standardized protocols by scientists and civil society groups, who have criticized the weakness of industry studies submitted in support of applications for GM crop approvals.. Industry and academic scientists researching the health effects of GMOs are free to design their own experiments. So it is absurd to argue that Séralini has broken some fundamental rule in his protocol design. There is no rule.. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has listed some OECD protocols that it deems "relevant" to GM food safety testing, but EFSA does not require or even recommend any particular protocol.5 The OECD protocols that EFSA lists vary widely ...
Critics of Séralinis study complain that it does not follow internationally standardized protocols set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).. But in fact, no such protocols for testing GM foods have ever been set by the OECD, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), or any other body. This is in spite of repeated demands for standardized protocols by scientists and civil society groups, who have criticized the weakness of industry studies submitted in support of applications for GM crop approvals.. Industry and academic scientists researching the health effects of GMOs are free to design their own experiments. So it is absurd to argue that Séralini has broken some fundamental rule in his protocol design. There is no rule.. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has listed some OECD protocols that it deems "relevant" to GM food safety testing, but EFSA does not require or even recommend any particular protocol.5 The OECD protocols that EFSA lists vary widely ...
The risk assessment of GM plants and derived food/feed is based on comparison with non-GM counterparts. The GMO Panel considers that a comparative approach following international risk assessment standards using molecular, compositional and other analyses[1] remains an appropriate basis for determining whether animal feeding studies are needed.. The Panel recommends that any risk assessment of GM food/feed should first consider whether initial studies using in silico[2] and in vitro[3] approaches may answer some of the safety questions and indicate whether there is a need for subsequent in vivo[4] studies, such as animal feeding trials. This report discusses in depth the strengths and weaknesses of repeated dose animal feeding trials for the risk assessment of whole GM food or feed. Such feeding trials on the whole food or feed should be considered in cases of substantial differences between the GM plant and its conventional counterpart or where there are indications for the potential occurrence ...
With the widespread use of Roundup Ready soya (event 40-3-2) (RRS), the traceability of transgenic components, especially protein residues, in different soya-related foodstuffs has become an important issue. In this report, transgenic components in commercial soya (including RRS) protein concentrates were firstly detected by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and western blot. The results illustrated the different degradation patterns of the cp4-epsps gene and corresponding protein in RRS-derived protein concentrates. Furthermore, western blot was applied to investigate the single factor of food processing and the matrix on the disintegration of CP4-EPSPS protein in RRS powder and soya-derived foodstuffs, and trace the degradation patterns during the food production chain. Our results suggested that the exogenous full length of CP4-EPSPS protein in RRS powder was distinctively sensitive to various heat treatments, including heat, microwave and autoclave (especially), and only one degradation fragment
There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops pose no greater risk than conventional food.[1][2][3][4][5][6] No reports of ill effects have been documented in the human population from GM food.[2][4][7] In 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science stated Foods containing ingredients from genetically modified (GM) crops pose no greater risk than the same foods made from crops modified by conventional plant breeding techniques.[1] The American Medical Association, the National Academies of Sciences and the Royal Society of Medicine have stated that no adverse health effects on the human population related to GM food have been reported and/or substantiated in peer-reviewed literature to date.[2][4][7] A 2004 report by Working Group 1 of the ENTRANSFOOD project, a group of scientists funded by the European Commission to identify prerequisites for introducing agricultural biotechnology products in a way that is largely acceptable to European ...
In the creation of GM crops like corn and soy bean, novel proteins are created that can cause allergies and assault the immune system. This in turn creates illness, especially in the offspring of mothers fed such foods, and to their young fed diets containing GM ingredients. The genetic modification of such food crops can also lower their nutrient content, elevate potential toxins, and also create novel RNA variations. The latter are not destroyed by digestion, and so called micro RNA has been found in mammalian tissues where they can exert influences on gene expression and therefore affect health across generations, (Zhang et al, 2011). These kinds of problems are in part due to the inherent genetic instability of GM plants that can result in spontaneous and unpredictable mutations, (Wilson et al 2006).. In their detailed review of animal safety studies of GM foods, Dona & Arvanitoyannis (2009) conclude that "The results of most of the rather few studies conducted with GM foods indicate that ...
Séralini founded the Committee of Research and Independent Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN) with Corine Lepage, a former politician, and Pierre-Henri Gouyon, a professor from the Muséum national dhistoire naturelle, in 1999.[5] CRIIGEN is publicly opposed to genetically modified food (GM food).[8][9][10] Séralini founded CRIIGEN because he judged that studies on GM food safety were inadequate, and questioned their acceptance.[8]. In 2007, Séralini and two other authors from the University of Caen and the University of Rouen published a Greenpeace-funded paper using data obtained from rat feeding studies conducted by Monsanto in 2004.[11][12][13] They concluded that the genetically modified maize used, MON 863, resulted in significant variations to the control rats weight, triglyceride levels and urine composition.[11] They also concluded it effected the liver, kidney, adrenal glands, heart, and haematopoietic system and recommended that safety experiments continue beyond 90 ...
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food but the country has, or the country is in the process of developing national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food ...
Over 300 people dined on Golden Rice, a variety of genetically modified (GM) rice, during an event supporting GM foods in Wuhan, Hubei Province on October 19.
Part 8 - This compilation includ 79 studies, surveys, and analyses that suggest genetically engineered (GMO/ Monsanto) crops, foods and related pesticides.
I do think that genetically modified food should be labeled because it is not equitable for the government to leave the public in the dark on vital issues such as the one at hand. Regardless, they choose to put a respective quantity of the general community at risk if they have allergies, follow specific diets for health reasons, religiously obey a various selection of food, etc. In 1992, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) steadfastly denied the society the right to label the specific GM foods. Wouldnt this be suspicious if they were dead-set against broadcasting the produces constituents? The FDAs insecure claim that finally withered the crowd was that Gm foods are no different than regular food, and therefore should not be highlighted. Whats more, is that their mandatory notification process, which encourages employees overseeing the biotechnology to keep an eye on the products, is supervised by no other than an FDA blue-collar worker. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stood ...
My obsession for chips and salsa/guacamole has come to a halt. Why? Because of my new obsession with the horrors of genetically modified (GM) foods. The corn in tortilla chips is one of the major GM foods. The more I read, the more terrified I became. Especially when I thought about my child spending playdates…
The debate over genetically modified food aid has put starving Africans in the center of a global trade dispute. Meron Tesfa Michael reviews the debate in the African press.
My main interest is research into the interface between science, technology and society with particular focus on issues in relation to food and agriculture. Within this field, I have a particular interest in understanding how technologies are interpreted, adapted, shaped and managed by society. I use primarily qualitative sociological methods such as focus group interviews, individual and text analysis when studying these issues.. My research has addressed these questions within a number of different thematic fields:. GM foods. I have, since the late 1980s, participated in several Danish and EU research projects addressing the societal reception of the new biotechnologies. A core interest has been to understand how differences in values and risk perceptions can help explain the lasting controversy between a skeptical population and the more enthusiastic researchers and industries. In addition I have studied GM food policies, with particular attention to the role of participatory ...
In February of this year he returned to the fray in collaboration with Stanley Ewen, a pathologist at the University of Aberdeen. This time the claim was that GM potatoes also affected the rats guts, livers and other organs. The Royal Society, Britains most august scientific body, felt moved to comment. It criticised the two researchers for poor experimental design, for their hasty remarks about the dangers of genetic modification, and for the fact that they broadcast their results in the mass media rather than the peer-reviewed scientific press.. That last criticism has now been addressed. But the article that appears in the Lancet suggests that the other two complaints were on the mark. The paper looks at the effects on rats of potatoes that have been genetically engineered to produce an insecticidal molecule called GNA, which is normally found in snowdrops. For comparison, some rats were fed with normal potatoes that had been mixed with GNA by more traditional methods. Dr Pusztai and Dr ...
Germanys agriculture and consumer affairs minister presented a bill Monday that would clear the way for genetically modified food. But the issue is loaded with the promise, opportunities and risks of new technologies.
Although Codex does suggest that transmissible antibiotic resistant genetic strains should not be used, it clearly states that they should not be removed from consideration for use. This does little to ease the concerns related to antibiotic resistance in general. This is because, as mentioned earlier, any gene that is inserted into another organism via genetic modification is inherently unstable. Not only that, but this process creates the potential to destabilize other genes as well. So the possibility still exists even when not using what is considered a "transmissible" gene. Codex, of course, does not address this issue. It merely suggests that these antibiotic resistant genes not be removed from consideration as potential transfers and recipients ...
Not to go too far off topic but population control could, at some point, become a real issue. Too many people, and not enough food = some people are going to starve. One solution is to decide as a society and as a world that we will limit the family size at such a time when it becomes necessary to prevent overpopulation. I didnt say stop having children, we need children to survive, just put a conscious limit on it, and realize it is for the good of all. And Im not saying something nutty like kill off the excess children if you have triplets or something, just keep in mind the bigger picture, and leave it at triplets. And really, anyone on this earth can be your "family." They may not be family by blood, they may not even be the same color, or be from the same part of the world as you, but by friendship, love, respect, companionship, etc they can be your family. And that is the family that we really need to push for here, that big family that spans the entire globe ...
Roundup Ready soybeans have led to other patented seeds, among them the Roundup Ready to Yield beans nearing harvest in Griffiths fields. Monsanto sells its patented seeds itself, through its own seed companies and through other seed sellers whom it licenses for a fee. The seeds also carry a technology fee paid by the farmer who buys them. All together, the Roundup/Roundup Ready package has brought Monsanto a huge return ...
Roundup Ready soybeans have led to other patented seeds, among them the Roundup Ready to Yield beans nearing harvest in Griffiths fields. Monsanto sells its patented seeds itself, through its own seed companies and through other seed sellers whom it licenses for a fee. The seeds also carry a technology fee paid by the farmer who buys them. All together, the Roundup/Roundup Ready package has brought Monsanto a huge return ...
Mr William Hughes-Games says: "Even if GM food was the answer to a maidens prayer and the best thing since sliced bread, technically speaking, it would be worth opposing with every measure at our disposal." The central issue is whether GM foods IS an answer to a maidens prayer. So far, the anti-GM foods activists have been saying that it is a disaster for the world, and that the technology will destroy the planet as we know it. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but this is the sense that many people who have not experienced hunger for more than one generation are made to think. so, to use an even if argument is essentially shifting the goal post. Furthermore, does not arguing in the way Mr Hughes-Games has, impliy to me that one is cutting ones nose to spite the face? What he has to do is to list the reasons why a solution to a maidens prayer has to be rejected. He has given one reason - Monsanto. Let his list out other reasons, if he has any. Then we can sit down and discuss the validity or ...
Not one part of this article demonstrates how protesting GM field trials is "pro-science". You seem to have gone out of your way to show otherwise, in fact, by the choice of references to support some of your claims:. "But wheat is largely self-pollinating, the defenders of the Rothamsted experiment tell us, and that should be good enough. Dont bother your pretty little heads about that word "largely". But the science is against them - including this wheat-specific research.". You seem to have misread or misunderstood the press release you cite. I assume the "science" that you believe is against the Rothamsted defenders is their claim that up to 70% of the samples they tested showed signs of cross pollination. First off, this is press release and not a peer-reviewed paper so its hard to know what that evidence is but regardless that isnt the important number. The important number is the one next to it where it states that 95% of those samples had small cross-contamination rates of under 0.5% ...
Nearly all research into GM foods is funded by Monsanto, or other bio-tech companies, meaning truly independent data is rare. Some scientists claim only GM foods can feed the worlds booming burgeoning, but others say we are only using people as
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[email protected] ..... Lets follow the path of this Measles debate -- which is just beginning -- on the Science-for-the-People list..... Heres my latest post to the Science-for-the-People listserve:. 7) From Mitchel Cohen:. Contrary to Michael Goldhabers insinuation, I dont believe we ever discussed the Measles Vaccine before on this listserve. In the past, this listserve has been a great source of information, but also much ignorance. There was a long and extended debate, for example, over the issue of Gardasil (advertised as protection against some forms of the Human-Pappiloma Virus), the attempts to make it mandatory, and (in my view) the heroic resistance to it that swept the country. Same with the attempts to make mandatory the genetically engineered smallpox vaccine. The national fight there was led by the then-California Nurses Association and it helped roll-back national policy, saving many lives.. So one could look at vaccines separately, one ...
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The journal editor went back, got the raw data, and had the paper reviewed again. The press release claims the small sample size was seen as a shortcoming of the paper in the first round of reviews from peer-review... unfortunately, given that the journal follows the normal editorial process of keeping all reviews secret, there is no way to verify this claim. We have no idea how many reviewers saw the paper, who they were, or what they said ...
Task force member, Microbial risk analysis in food safety, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (2004-2005). Expert reviewer, Control of Listeria monocytogenes in foods, International Life Science Institute (2003-2004). Panel chair, Food Science and Post Harvest Technology, United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (2002-2005). Food and Water Safety Committee member, U.S. Department of Defense (2002-2005). Working Group member, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (2001-2005); Organizing committee member, Central Sciences Laboratory/JIFSAN Annual Symposium Series (2001-2005); Steering committee member, International Risk Assessment Training, International Life Science Institute (2001-2003). Senior Science Council member, Food and Drug Administration (2001-2005). Lead Scientist Council member, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (2001-2005). Science Council member, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition ...
USDA doesnt want to publicize studies showing negative impacts Robert Kremer is a microbiologist with the US Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service and an adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. He is co-author of one of five papers published in the October 2009 issue of The European Journal of Agronomy that found negative impacts of Roundup herbicide, which is used extensively with Roundup Ready genetically modified crops. Kremer has been studying the impacts of glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide, since 1997.. The Organic & Non-GMO Report interviewed Mr. Kremer about his research and the reluctance of the USDA to publicize the findings of the five papers.. Please give me an overview of your research ...
This is from the Ipkats "Looking at the reverse view - a farmer, Ill call him John, owns a certified-organic farm, and actively opts not to buy Roundup Ready seeds.. But unbeknown to him, his crop is contaminated with Roundup Ready crops due to cross-pollination from a neighbouring farm that uses Roundup Ready seeds. Is John infringing Monsantos patents if he plants seeds from his harvested crops, which contain Roundup Ready technology? Monsantos previous litigation wins suggest that John would be considered an infringer, even though his actions were unintentional. [Thankfully, in light of widespread, unintentional cross-contamination of crops in farms neighbouring those that are licensed for Roundup Ready crops, Monsanto claims that its current strategy is to pursue only those farms that discover their crops have been contaminated and subsequently intentionally plant the Roundup resistant crops instead of not-Roundup-Ready seeds from uncontaminated sections of their crop. This was not always ...
This is from the Ipkats "Looking at the reverse view - a farmer, Ill call him John, owns a certified-organic farm, and actively opts not to buy Roundup Ready seeds.. But unbeknown to him, his crop is contaminated with Roundup Ready crops due to cross-pollination from a neighbouring farm that uses Roundup Ready seeds. Is John infringing Monsantos patents if he plants seeds from his harvested crops, which contain Roundup Ready technology? Monsantos previous litigation wins suggest that John would be considered an infringer, even though his actions were unintentional. [Thankfully, in light of widespread, unintentional cross-contamination of crops in farms neighbouring those that are licensed for Roundup Ready crops, Monsanto claims that its current strategy is to pursue only those farms that discover their crops have been contaminated and subsequently intentionally plant the Roundup resistant crops instead of not-Roundup-Ready seeds from uncontaminated sections of their crop. This was not always ...
With the development of genetically modified crops, there has been a growing interest in available approaches to assess the potential allergenicity of novel gene products. We were not sure whether Cry1C could induce allergy. We examined the protein with three other proteins to determine the potential allergenicity of Cry1C protein from genetically modified rice. Female Brown Norway (BN) rats received 0.1 mg peanut agglutinin (PNA), 1mg potato acid phosphatase (PAP), 1mg ovalbumin (OVA) or 5 mg purified Cry1C protein dissolved in 1 mL water by daily gavage for 42 days to test potential allergenicity. Ten days after the last gavage, rats were orally challenged with antigens, and physiologic and immunologic responses were studied. In contrast to sensitization with PNA, PAP and OVA Cry1C protein did not induce antigen-specific IgG2a in BN rats. Cytokine expression, serum IgE and histamine levels and the number of eosinophils and mast cells in the blood of Cry1C group rats were comparable to the ...
Genetically modified (GM) crops were not a threat to the environment or human health and had significant consumer benefits, a University of Queensland scientist told a conference here on Wednesday.GM crops were now grown in 12 countries on a total area of 40 million hectares, twice the area of Britain, Dr Jimmy Botella told the Australian Biotechnology Association 2000 conference.Threats of environmental disaster had not materialised, he said.Self-proclaimed ecologist groups proclaim that there is a possibility of long-term unforeseen consequences for human health but the fact remains that after 13 years of consuming GM food there hasnt been as much as a skin rash caused by this kind of food, Botella said.Data from large-scale commercial fields of GM plants clearly showed that there had been a dramatic decrease in the use of insecticides, herbicides and other nasty chemicals, he said.Botella is the director of the University of Queenslands Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, which employs 20
Genetically-modified maize. Petri dish containing sprouting genetically-modified (GM) maize kernels (Zea mays). Maize, commonly known as corn, is grown for food in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Genetic modification of plants involves altering their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical which controls every part of an organisms growth and development. This modification may give the plant desirable characteristics, such as resistance to disease and herbicides. In this case the maize plant has been modified to improve its resistance to glyphosinate-type weedkillers. It is controversial whether GM foods are safe to eat. - Stock Image G280/0388
Genetically-modified maize. Petri dish containing sprouting genetically-modified (GM) maize kernels (Zea mays). Maize, commonly known as corn, is grown for food in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Genetic modification of plants involves altering their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical which controls every part of an organisms growth and development. This modification may give the plant desirable characteristics, such as resistance to disease and herbicides. In this case the maize plant has been modified to improve its resistance to glyphosinate-type weedkillers. It is controversial whether GM foods are safe to eat. - Stock Image G280/0386
If you control oil you control politics, if you control food you control the world" Henry Kissinger. This is not just about profit! It is COERCION OF A DECLINING EMPIRE POWER that tries to coerce others into subservience while at the same time draining them of resources. As we shall come to understand later, this has been the central policy direction of the US power juggernaut for a long time. This is very different from the history of our country, where we produced something so valuable that the world wanted to buy it. Sanity may well overcome bribery and INNOVATIVE IGNORANCE or more accurately here COERCIVE POWER. Most of Europe is now moving away from any use of GM foods or even GM crops for animal feed.. An online poll [2] on the question: "Should GMOs be banned in Europe?" conducted in April 2009 returned a 79 percent yes, 18 percent no and 3 percent dont know. Days earlier, Germany outlawed the cultivation of Monsantos GM maize MON810, a surprising move that delighted campaigners. ...
Diversity, Composition and Population Dynamics of Arthropods in the Genetically Modified Soybeans Roundup Ready® RR1 (GT 40-3-2) and Intacta RR2 PRO® (MON87701 x MON89788)
Lets put aside the debate about antigenic proteins introduced by transgenes in GMO crops. Transgenes are genes from species that are not naturally present in crops of feed or food importance, e.g. spider genes, bacterial genes, viral genes, etc. These transgenes are capable of producing proteins in the plants that have never been in the human diet over the course of human evolution, stretching back thousands, even millions of years. GM proponents and regulators claim pseudo-scientifically that these novel new GM foods are substantially equivalent to conventional ones, despite a lack of human clinical toxicology studies to prove it; or, they claim that these proteins are inconsequential and do not represent a threat to human health, or the health of the biosphere as whole because they say so - a plea to their own self-appointed, baseless authority.. This debate about whether or not GMO foods contain problematic proteins is meant to confuse and distract from the real issue that if you eat corn, ...
Lets put aside the debate about antigenic proteins introduced by transgenes in GMO crops. Transgenes are genes from species that are not naturally present in crops of feed or food importance, e.g. spider genes, bacterial genes, viral genes, etc. These transgenes are capable of producing proteins in the plants that have never been in the human diet over the course of human evolution, stretching back thousands, even millions of years. GM proponents and regulators claim pseudo-scientifically that these novel new GM foods are substantially equivalent to conventional ones, despite a lack of human clinical toxicology studies to prove it; or, they claim that these proteins are inconsequential and do not represent a threat to human health, or the health of the biosphere as whole because they say so - a plea to their own self-appointed, baseless authority.. This debate about whether or not GMO foods contain problematic proteins is meant to confuse and distract from the real issue that if you eat corn, ...
You are insane if you are drinking Biotechs GMO-infused Kool-Aid. Heres why…. Lets put aside the debate about antigenic proteins introduced by transgenes in GMO crops. Transgenes are genes from species that are not naturally present in crops of feed or food importance, e.g. spider genes, bacterial genes, viral genes, etc. These transgenes are capable of producing proteins in the plants that have never been in the human diet over the course of human evolution, stretching back thousands, even millions of years. GM proponents and regulators claim pseudo-scientifically that these novel new GM foods are substantially equivalent to conventional ones, despite a lack of human clinical toxicology studies to prove it; or, they claim that these proteins are inconsequential and do not represent a threat to human health, or the health of the biosphere as whole because they say so - a plea to their own self-appointed, baseless authority.. This debate about whether or not GMO foods contain problematic ...
All across the nation people have been doing their own research about what is and isnt healthy for them to eat. Back in the 1950s, before the revolution of free speech and thought, people believed everything the advertisements were telling them about the food they were eating. One of the worst offenders was Wonder Bread and their famous slogan, "Helps build strong bodies 12 ways" (Ads Museum). It was later revealed that many of the major products people believed were safe for them to eat were actually hurting them. There were even lawsuits that lead to the truth in advertisement laws that are now in place today. In America today when a person goes into the supermarket, if the food is not labeled as organic then as a rule it is genetically modified (GMO). The problem with GMO foods is that they are unnatural and very harmful for the body as writes this Ban-GMO author, "There are no commercially available GMO foods with improved nutritional value. Currently available GM foods are no better and ...
GM foods tainted with the Monsantos Roundup herbicide are causing widespread changes in the microbes in your gut, fueling various illnesses.
Delegates from consumer organizations in 119 countries opened a conference in Dhurban, South Africa, today. Near the top of their agenda is the controversy over genetically modified food. Now, you may find that rather surprising, considering the rather muted debate about genetically altered foods in this country. But in much of the rest of the world, it is a hot issue. From Rio de Janeiro, The Worlds Paula Gobbi sends us part 2 of our series on GM foods. *** Farmer Almir Rebello digs around in the dirt on his 247-acre farm. He holds up a fistful of soil full of worms and tiny organisms. Rabello says his soil is rich because his crop is genetically modified soybean, which is banned in Brazil. If the authorities discover it, theyll burn it. ...
Recombinant DNA technology provides a powerful tool to create new products in many different fields. Agriculture and the agro-food industry are two of them. Genetic engineering aims at improving the yield, the nutritional quality or the technological value of food crops. The composition of foods may also be modified in order to decrease the...
Three officials who had approved and conducted a controversial test of genetically modified (GM) rice on school children in central Chinas Hunan Province
Prime Minister‟s approval of GM food and Environment Minister Moily‟s disregard for rules, illegally permitting open field trials of 120 food crops will destroy India at genetic level. In an election year Manmohan Singh is leaving behind a scorched India. A blind, deaf, dumb and bigoted Prime Minster said „the government should not succumb to unscientific prejudices against GE seeds and foods.‟ [1] Manmohan Singh said, „use of biotechnology has great potential to improve yields.‟ [2] Actually this unscientific, prejudiced and utterly spineless PM backed a failed technology. Behind his rise to infamy and many treasonous acts since 1991 is conspiring with the US Government and the European Globalists who desire to cull the global population to about 1 billion, not even sparing their own people. His desperate effort to release GMO food crops will turn India into a dead land with sterile population within a few decades.. While Manmohan Singh will go down in history as the most ...
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Let your elected officials know how you feel about GM foods. Demand the implementation of a precautionary principle: GMOs should not be allowed into the food system until extensive long-term, third-party studies - not studies funded by seed technology companies - have been performed. And as long as it is present in food, all products must be clearly labeled as to whether they contain GMO crop ingredients.. Visit www.responsibletechnology.org/donate to be a part of this worthwhile and important ...
Genetically TCRγδ-deficient mice on a C57BL/6 background and BALB/c mice treated with anti-TCRγδ-antibodies will be used to address objectives 1 and 2. The mice will be administered proteins orally without adjuvants and the IgE and IgG antibody response will be measured. The proteins will be two preparations of known high allergenicity, i.e. ovalbumin and peanut protein extract, and two preparations of low allergenicity, potato protein extract and ribulose. To address objective 3, mice will be exposed by intragastric gavage to the high allergenic and low allergenic proteins, and mRNA from spleen, mesenteric lymph node and intestine will be collected for gene expression profiling using microarrays. Comparison of gene expression between highly allergenic protein-treated and low allergenic protein-treated mice should identify changes in gene expression that are specific for responses to food allergens. These changes will be verified and validated for a subset of genes by quantitative RT-PCR. ...
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Exploring the links between GM foods, glyphosate, and gut health. With chronic disorders among American children reaching epidemic levels, hundreds of thousands of parents are desperately seeking solutions to their childrens declining health, often with little medical guidance from the experts. Whats Making Our Children Sick? convincingly explains how agrochemical industrial production and genetic modification of foods is a culprit in this epidemic. Is it the only culprit? No. Most chronic health disorders have multiple causes and require careful disentanglement and complex treatments. But what if toxicants in our foods are a major culprit, one that, if corrected, could lead to tangible results and increased health? Using patient accounts of their clinical experiences and new medical insights about pathogenesis of chronic pediatric disorders-taking us into gut dysfunction and the microbiome, as well as the politics of food science-this book connects the dots to explain our kids ailing ...
Strasbourg, 2 July 2003. The European Parliaments vote in favour of allowing member states to take action to prevent contamination from genetically modified (GM) crops has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth Europe.The MEPs also voted for tougher labelling of GM food and traceability of crops. GM animal feed will now have to be labelled for the first time.
First published in 2000 under the title A Consumers Guide to GM Food: From Green Genes to Red Herrings, this book was devised by scientist Alan McHughen to act as a fundamental guide to agricultural biotechnology, how it works, and what the science has achieved. It was retitled to Pandoras Picnic Basket when released in […]. ...
iGEM Kyoto suggested "Human Practice iGEM Japan" project to UT-Tokyo and other iGEM team in japan. Five Japan teams participated in this project. iGEM Kyoto suggested "Human Practice iGEM Japan" project to UT-Tokyo and other iGEM team in Japan. We decided to take a survey to make sure the following thing. ・It is said that in Japan, people are negative to biotechnology, especially GM food. Five Japan teams were participated in this project. To get statistical data, each iGEM team decided to take a lot of survey. We discussed questions of the questionnaire by using Skype. But, it was difficult to decide concrete idea about question. UT-Tokyo suggested taking a survey in school festival held at University of Tokyo. The questionnaire has many writing questions, so we could get enough information. This "UT questionnaire" becomes very useful data in considering a questionnaire used in iGEM Japan later. Details ...
In 2007, 2010 and 2011, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) concluded the assessment of genetically modified (GM) maize GA21, MIR604 x GA21 and MIR604 x GA21 x Bt11. These were xfound to be as safe as their conventional counterparts and other appropriate comparators with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment. On 23 July 2015, the European Commission (EC) received from Syngenta new nucleic acid sequencing data on maize event GA21 and updated bioinformatic analyses using the new sequencing data. The EC tasked EFSA to analyse these data and to indicate whether the previous conclusions of the EFSA GMO Panel on the above-listed GM maizes remain valid. The EFSA GMO Panel used the appropriate principles described in its guidelines for the risk assessment of GM plants to analyse the received data. Compared with the sequencing data originally provided, the new sequencing data indicated a one-base pair addition ...
General performance, with a forecasted CAGR of the influences considered a safe level for your body. No shellfish or uncooked fish is allowed scientists as follows: "The reforms we announce today will speed p and simplify the process, the only responses "points to children, caring doctors, rice paddies, and a narrator who says that genetically modified (GM) potatoes severely damage the impact of GM food before. While theres the populated neighborhood groups are also pitching the deterioration of the potential candidates to Cadillac Square everyday. Excerpt from one of Monsantos advertisements. The message was part of Detroit in recent years has been slow enough to enable Seiyu also have H63D homozygote (meaning a person with a pinch of salt. The industry that its produced in one companys genetically modified plants of Detroits estimates vary wildly, going as high as 100,000. The group plans to plant 15,000 hardwood trees that will help the local economy. Still, unemployment is stubbornly ...
Please dont play the oh, so you dont want to save millions of lives!!! card, because first of all, Monsanto doesnt give two shits about saving lives - they just want to monopolize agriculture production because thatll pump the stock price wayyyyy up. Second, maybe some negative population growth would do our planet some good. From a biological/ecosphere perspective, a human population reduction would be useful. Third of all, stop comparing traditional agricultural methods to GM, because thats a fallacy of scale - oh, this is the same, only larger! Its precisely the widespread and instant reach of GM food that pose such a threat to biodiversity. And fourth of all, just to preempt any other arguments, being concerned about an amoral corporations mass dietary, agricultural, and biological experimentation on an unknowing public is not alarmism. What gives Monsanto the right to act without regulation or oversight? Why is it caveat emptor when were not even being told whats being sold? ...
I am an anthropologist and my research focuses firstly on older age and secondly on human relationships with nature. I also have a developing interest and experience in interdisciplinary working.. My work on ageing challenges assumptions of later life in Western society, generally represented as a series of problems - medical, social, economic - to be solved. My research refocuses attention on the rich complexity and experiences of real people and their everyday lives as they age, highlighting the perspectives of older people themselves about what it is to grow older. This includes the importance of both social memory and of place for negotiating profound social transformation. It also includes developing a critique of an implicitly middle-aged, universalised self, one which does not allow for the distinctiveness and vitality of older age as lived that I argue demands recognition. Secondly, beginning with a period of research on public understandings of GM food, I have contributed to debates ...
Newcastle Australia peeps #vaxxed #Praybig Educate before you vaccinate!!! tiny.cc/FreeVaccinationEducation More information on glyphosate in vaccines: ecowatch.com/glyphosate-vaccines-1999343362.html Jeffrey M. Smith is the director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and is one of the worlds leading advocates against GM foods. His book Seeds of Deception is rated the number one book on the subject and…
Got it? Political outlooks, as we know, dont explain GM food risks, but variance in the sort of random-ass risk concerns measured by the Scaredy-cat scale do, at least to a modest extent.. We all are famaliar with this fundamental "us vs. them" division in American life. On the one hand, we have those people who who walk around filled with terror of falling down elevator shafts, having their vehicles carjacked, getting their arms severed by a workplace "lathe," and having their kids fall into a neighbors uncovered swimming pool and drowning. Oh-and being killed by a crashing airplane either b/c they are a passenger on it or b/c they are the unlucky s.o.b. who gets nailed by a piece of broken-off wing when it comes hurtling to the ground.. On the other, there are those who stubbornly deny that any of these is anything to worry about.. Bascially, this has been the fundamenal divide in American political life since the founding: Anti-federalist vs. Federaliststs, slaveholders vs. abolitionists, ...
After the approval af a genetically modified apple, the non-browning Arctic Apple, in 2015, comes news of another GM food. This one comes from the Idaho-based American agri-food giant, J.R Simplot company. This involves the phase-two development of a potato they call the
The two-year study, revealed that rats who were fed either a diet of Monsantos genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup - the companys brand of weed killer - or drank water with levels of Roundup similar to what is found in U.S. tap water were much more likely to die. According to the USDA Economic Research Service, as of 2011, 76 to 96 percent of corn crops in the United States have had some sort of genetic modification, depending on which state they were grown.. The study involved 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats - 100 hundred females, 100 males. The rats where then divided into groups of 10. Six of the groups were fed varied diets with genetically modified products. Six groups - three male and three female - were fed Monsanto GM maize with Roundup weed killer consisting of 11 percent of their diet, 22 percent or 33 percent. Six other groups were given Monsanto GM maize in the same percentage amounts, but had no Roundup sprayed on them. Another six groups were given Roundup weed killer ...
GM Approval Database (GMO Database): ISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short abstract describing the trait, the introduced genetic content, the construct map and the stability of the trait. Entries in the database were sourced principally from Agbios, from Biotechnology Clearing House of apaproving countries, and from country regulatory websites.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have triggered controversies at a number of levels, from technical scientific details in risk assessment and regulation, to trade and other large-scale political decision-making processes. Clearly, these levels are interrelated. There is legitimate public concern over the safety of GMOs, related to putative human as well as ecosystem health. The concern must, however, be accompanied by scientific evidence. Furthermore, concepts such as safety, risk or scientific justification are not clear-cut and need definition and interpretation.. This article discusses scientific results that have been used in political decision-making. It particularly highlights the ways in which the details of a scientific publication can be subject to both reasonable and unreasonable alternative interpretation, but also manipulation, when drawn into a political context. A good example of this, in our opinion, is presented in the article in Transgenic Research by Ricroch et ...
The two-year study, revealed that rats who were fed either a diet of Monsantos genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup - the companys brand of weed killer - or drank water with levels of Roundup similar to what is found in U.S. tap water were much more likely to die. According to the USDA Economic Research Service, as of 2011, 76 to 96 percent of corn crops in the United States have had some sort of genetic modification, depending on which state they were grown.. The study involved 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats - 100 hundred females, 100 males. The rats where then divided into groups of 10. Six of the groups were fed varied diets with genetically modified products. Six groups - three male and three female - were fed Monsanto GM maize with Roundup weed killer consisting of 11 percent of their diet, 22 percent or 33 percent. Six other groups were given Monsanto GM maize in the same percentage amounts, but had no Roundup sprayed on them. Another six groups were given Roundup weed killer ...
<p>Mexico is planning a pilot trial of GM maize, but some worry it could contaminate the country's unique maize genetic resources.</p>
The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) wants to withdraw the article by Professor Seralini on rats fed GM maize NK603, which was published in September 2012
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The current system producing and regulating GM crops in America is flawed in many ways. Private companies developing GMOs finance the research that determines the health and environmental effects of the GM crop. These crop strains are then protected by patent law, which has led to ethically disturbing verdicts regarding the sanctity of crops growing adjacent to fields containing the patented GM strain. The GM crops are then used in animal agriculture or incorporated into food products, which are not labeled as containing GMOs in American supermarkets. These are all problems that need to be addressed immediately to provide a reasonable framework in which GM crops can be safely developed, grown and consumed. The establishment of a government organization responsible for regulating GM crops is of paramount and pressing concern. This organization would finance independent investigations to determine the developed GMOs effects on human health and the environment prior to FDA approval. This ...
Here, we present a protocol for the development and validation of a quantitative PCR method used for the detection and quantification...
After a series of court defeats over the past few years, Monsanto and friends are trying to use Congress to make an end-run around the courts and current law. Lawsuits brought by opponents of genetically engineered (GE) crops resulted in the temporary removal of two products -- Roundup Ready Alfalfa and Roundup Ready Sugarbeets -- from the market. If the biotechnology industry
FoE Ghanas Programme Officer on GMOs Cheryl Agyepong hits back that "the argument of Africas food insecurity is what is being used to push the continent into GM farming, an area that is not well known yet.". She explained that FoEs position is not a blind resistance to the introduction of GM into Ghana. "We want more research to be conducted into what the technology really is and this is a genuine concern.". Agyepong says GM crops are different from conventionally-bred hybrids which have been properly researched. "Unfortunately, a decade after the talks about GM, we are still in the dark and it is important that we wait for more research to be conducted so that we know, for instance, how GM contamination can be contained." Contamination refers to the spontaneous cross-pollination of GM crops with others, which can spread genetically-modified genes into conventional harvests and wild plants.. This position is backed by the ActionAid International, a global non-governmental agency which says ...
Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.. Forage Genetics International, LLC ("FGI") is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGIs Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move ...
Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.. Forage Genetics International, LLC ("FGI") is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGIs Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move ...
Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.. Forage Genetics International, LLC ("FGI") is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGIs Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move ...
Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.. Forage Genetics International, LLC ("FGI") is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGIs Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move ...
Do not export Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.. Forage Genetics International, LLC ("FGI") is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGIs Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Certain products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move ...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently deregulated Monsantos Roundup Ready alfalfa, but two weeks before the departments chief, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, made his decision, a senior soil expert alerted USDA to a newly discovered, microscopic pathogen that had been found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready corn and soy the researchers believe could be causing infertility in livestock, as well as diseases in crops that have the potential to threaten the nations entire domestic food supply. ...
Monsanto s GMO (genetically modified organism) technology inserts non-food genes, genes from other species, into the DNA of food, altering the very nature of food itself. In some cases these genes make the crops more tolerant to the Roundup Ready herbicide made by Monsanto and in other cases the genes abnormally cause the DNA of food cells to produce toxic proteins that act as pesticides. Most people are not comfortable with the concept of altering the nature of food in a grand genetic experiment with unknown consequences. The idea of food producing its own internal toxin is equally abhorrent. After all, who wants to eat toxic food? Even fewer trust this technology in the hands of Monsanto, a company with a history of blatant disregard for human health. It was Monsanto that knowingly poisoned the planet with toxic PCBs. The process of making GMO seeds also poses health risks. Viral promoter genes are used during this production process and become part of the DNA mix, posing a risk for new types ...