SEVEN WAYS GMO TOXICITY AFFECTS ANIMALS, PLANTS AND SOIL
GM FOOD BANNED IN MONSANTO CANTEEN
Monsanto, the biggest promoter of genetically modified food, was hoist with its own petar when it was disclosed that it has a staff canteen in which GM produce is banned.
The firm running the canteen at Monsanto's pharmaceuticals factory at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, serves only GM-free meals, Friends of the Earth said. In a notice in the canteen, Sutcliffe Catering, owned by the Granada Group, said it had taken the decision "to remove, as far as practicable, GM soya and maize from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the above steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve." READ MORE
GM GRASS LINKED TO CATTLE DEATHS
Preliminary tests revealed the Tifton 85 grass, which has been here for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the cattle. READ MORE
ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY BROUGHT UP BY CORPORATIONS LIKE COCA-COLA
You may be wondering why some supposedly ‘healthy’ and ‘environmentally conscious’ companies deceive unknowing consumers into purchasing products with hidden additives and fillers. Perhaps one of the main reasons is that a large number of these pseudo-organic brands are owned by their very unhealthy ‘competitors’, such as Coca-Cola and General Mills. In fact, some of your favorite “All Natural” and organic companies may be owned by a corporate giant.
Companies like Honest Tea and Odwalla may appeal to health conscious shoppers, but they are actually owned by Coca-Cola — the very same company that is currently fuming over the requirement to change their recipes in order to avoid a cancer warning label. READ MORE
ROUNDUP DILUTED BY 99.8% STILL DESTROYS HUMAN DNA
A new study published in the journal Archives of Toxicology proves once again that there really is no safe level of exposure to Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide formula for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
According to the new findings, Roundup, which is applied by the tens of thousands of tons a year all around the world, is still toxic to human DNA even when diluted to a mere 0.02 percent of the dilution amount at which it is currently applied to GM food crops.' READ MORE
BILL GATES AND THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION BUILDING UNDERGROUND SEED VAULTS...FOR THEM, NOT US!
The seed bank is being built inside a mountain on Spitsbergen Island near the small village of Longyearbyen. The bank will have dual blast-proof doors with motion sensors, two airlocks, and walls of steel-reinforced concrete one meter thick. It will contain up to three million different varieties of seeds from the entire world, "so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future".
Did we miss something here? Their press release stated, ‘so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future.’ What future do the seed bank’s sponsors foresee, that would threaten the global availability of current seeds, almost all of which are already well protected in designated seed banks around the world? READ MORE
MONSANTO QUITS THE UK AMID BACKLASH
The giant bio-tech firm Monsanto yesterday announced a major withdrawal from the UK amid intense opposition to genetically modified foods.
The company, the leading multinational behind the production of GM crops, is closing its wheat growing operation, based in Cambridge.
Officials said the move was partly due to the opposition to GM crops which has inspired the Daily Mail's campaign against so-called "Frankenstein Foods".
Monsanto is also seeking to sell off crop-breeding centres in France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The move was widely seen as an indication that the company has given up hopes of introducing GM crops to Europe. READ MORE
JEFFREY SMITH: THE GMO THREAT
PART 2, PART 3, PART 4
It seems that the good bacteria found in your gut may actually be destroyed with every bite of certain food that you eat.
While antibiotics typically hold first prize in depleting the body’s gut flora levels, there may be a new culprit looking to take the spotlight which you may know as genetically modified food. READ MORE
FARMER FIGHTS MONSANTO...AND WINS
Percy Schmeiser of Saskatchewan, Canada, was also a victim of Monsanto's vile ways. Schmeiser worked on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years, and when his fields were contaminated, Monsanto threatened him, intimidated him, and tried to take his land away. But Schmeiser refused to give in, and eventually beat them in court.'
US-CANADIAN BORDER DEAL TO STREAMLINE GMO APPROVALOur report sounding the alarm that Obama and Harper’s secretive border deal, due to be signed next week, would be used to fast track GMO acceptance has been confirmed. The details have been kept under wraps, but recent reports revealed that the ‘Beyond Borders’ security and law enforcement deal would also seek to ‘harmonize’ U.S. and Canadian regulatory standards for food, auto and other trade sectors. READ MORE
Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup has created a new category of superweeds that are heavily resistant to the herbicide that Roundup contains known as glyphosate.
These resistant weeds currently cover over 4.5 million hectares in the United States alone, though experts estimate the world-wide land coverage to have reached at least 120 million hectares by 2010.
The onset of superweeds is being increasingly documented in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Europe and South Africa.' READ MORE