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BREAKING! ATTORNEY & AUTHOR STEVEN DRUKER EXPERTLY ARGUES THE WATER-TIGHT CONCLUSION THAT FDA HAS ACTED ILLEGALLY IN ALLOWING GMOs ONTO THE AMERICAN MARKET.

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Steve is a clear thinker who has devoted his life to exposing the FDA's fraud and dishonesty and the crude political maneuvering which railroaded GE food into America's kitchens. In this stunning new piece, Steve distills the essence of his breakthrough book, "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth" into a concise, well-reasoned and scholarly thirty-point-manifesto which ABSOLUTELY PROVES GMOs ARE ILLEGALLY IN THE US FOOD SUPPLY.
"Although most Americans (including those who serve in government) are unaware of it, genetically engineered foods are on the market only because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has covered up the warnings of its own scientists, misrepresented the facts, and violated explicit mandates of U.S. law...
"3. Though the FDA admits that the various genetic materials implanted in bioengineered organisms are within the amendment’s purview, it claims they are exempt from testing because they are generally recognized as safe (GRAS)...
"4. However, the FDA’s regulations state that substances added to food that were not in use prior to 1958 cannot qualify as GRAS unless they meet two requirements. Not only must they be acknowledged as safe by an overwhelming consensus of experts, but this consensus must be based on 'scientific procedures' – which ordinarily entails studies published in peer-reviewed journals...
"28. Moreover, although the proponents of GE foods claim that the FDA subjects them to scientific reviews, the voluntary consultations that the agency conducts with the manufacturers are not scientific reviews – and the FDA has admitted that they aren’t. As its Biotechnology Strategic Manager has described the process: 'The FDA requests that firms submit a summary of their assessment to the agency. The FDA does not request the original data and, therefore, does not conduct a scientific review of the firm's decision'...In January 1999, the FDA affirmed that it still was not conducting scientific reviews, stating: 'FDA has not found it necessary to conduct comprehensive scientific reviews of foods derived from bioengineered plants . . . consistent with its 1992 policy.'" Jim

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You Tube Video (2:01) of Green-Top New Potato Harvest.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

 

Handpicking early and very tender Organic Maine Certified Seed Potatoes destined for the National Heirloom Exhibition (theheirloomexpo.com).

We lifted the double-rows with a homemade 6 1/2" wide Bed-Lifter-Spade mounted on an Oliver 1650 Diesel.

The variety is our bi-color discovery, "Prairie Blush." The steps are lifting, picking, grading, sizing and cooling before bagging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1GkotCesU

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ACTION ALERT! CORNUCOPIA CALLS FOR BAN ON FRACKING WATER USED TO IRRIGATE ORGANIC CROPS.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

While an uncommon organic practice, this requested immediate ban on unclean wastewater is a real no brainer. Please help pressure the USDA by signing the petition TODAY - it takes less than a minute (http://www.cornucopia.org/frack-wastewater-petition/). Fracking is an industry which emerged AFTER organic regs were written.
"Cornucopia pointed to research that shows that the copious amounts of wastewater, a byproduct of the hydraulic fracturing technique in gas and oil production, is contaminated with toxic chemicals and oil. Recent reporting has indicated its use in the growing of organic food in California. Effluent from sewage plants, which co-mingles waste from domestic and industrial sources, can contain pathogens and drug residues in addition to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. This is also a concern of Cornucopia’s.
"'Because of these potential contaminants, spreading sewage sludge is explicitly banned in organic production,' said Mark A. Kastel, Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute. 'To keep organic food as pure as possible it’s important that we quickly promulgate regulations that will ban risky wastewater uses, as tempting as they are in drought-impacted states like California, from contaminating our food supply.'" Jim

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/08/industry-watchdog-asks-usda-to-ban-use-of-wastewater-from-fracking-and-sewage-systems-for-organic-food-production/

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HAWAIIAN CITIZENS FORCED BY BIOTECH TO PAY AN UNACCEPTABLE PRICE AS MAJOR CENTER OF GE SEED CROP DEVELOPMENT.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Hats off to the persistence of courageous Hawaiians who - battling against a deck stacked by powerful self-interests - are increasingly standing up to a form of modern colonialism coming from mainland multinational Biotech corporations.
"The baby was born minutes before with a severe heart malformation that would require complex surgery. What worried her as she waited for the ambulance plane to take the infant from Waimea, on the island of Kauai, to the main children’s hospital in Honolulu, on another Hawaiian island, was that it was the fourth one she had seen in three years.
"In all of Waimea, there have been at least nine in five years, she says, shaking her head. That’s more than 10 times the national rate, according to analysis by local doctors...
"In Kauai, chemical companies Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont spray 17 times more pesticide per acre (mostly herbicides, along with insecticides and fungicides) than on ordinary cornfields in the US mainland, according to the most detailed study of the sector, by the Center for Food Safety.
"Today, about 90% of industrial GMO corn grown in the US was originally developed in Hawaii, with the island of Kauai hosting the biggest area. The balmy weather yields three crops a year instead of one, allowing the companies to bring a new strain to market in a third of the time...
"Corn’s uses are as industrial as its cultivation: less than 1% is eaten. About 40% is turned into ethanol for cars, 36% becomes cattle feed, 10% is used by the food industry and the rest is exported." Jim

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/23/hawaii-birth-defects-pesticides-gmo

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: NOW TWO CANADIAN FAMILY FARMERS ARE THREATENED WITH JAIL BY OVERZEALOUS GOVERNMENT AGENTS.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Why is it that despots - be they from the government or the corporate world (Yes, Monsanto, we're talking about you) - feel the compulsion "to make examples" of family farmers who, like the rest of us, are struggling to make a living and stay on the farm? Sometimes it's fabricated stories about "stealing technology" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZGueeao0tE) or - heavens! - "selling raw milk" (our family has been safely drinking the raw milk from our cows for almost 40 years). Now it's THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING SHEEP and CFIA's false assertion of a nonexistent disease threat. Read the details in this article AND on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site (https://www.indiegogo.com/…/help-defend-farmers-charged-in-…) where funds for Montana and Michael's legal defense fund are URGENTLY NEEDED NOW.
"Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt and shepherdess Montana Jones are facing prison time in the 2012 'disappearing sheep' case. According to its website, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is charging the farmers with a litany of violations related to the disappearance of Jones’ flock of healthy, heritage breed Shropshire sheep in April of 2012."
We donated to Montana's crowdfuning campaign a couple years back when this story first broke. PLEASE JOIN US NOW AND PITCH IN - BECAUSE THEY ARE FARMERS AND THEY REALLY NEED OUR HELP. Thank you! Jim & Megan

http://www.westonaprice.org/press/worldwide-support-growing-for-canadian-farmers-charged-in-sheep-case/

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CANADA'S 12,000 DAIRY FARMS THREATEN TO DERAIL CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'TPP.'

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

The effect of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership treaty would be to consolidate and codify corporate control and severely subjugate citizen' rights. Canada's diary farmers - operating under a popular and effective quota-supply-system has the potential to throw a monkey wrench into the entire works. With Canada's election scheduled for October, we can only hope and cheer on Canada's family farmers.
"Gauthier, whose three brothers help run the farm, says defending the Canadian system is worth sinking the trade accord, and that any compromise by Prime Minister Stephen Harper would endanger his re-election in Canada’s election in October.
“'You can argue about the economics of the issue, but for us, it is important that you can support yourself and be a good farmer without being very large,' Gauthier said as his 80-year-old father surveyed the century-old farm from a bicycle...
"Japan’s hesitancy to open its rice market and U.S. reluctance to changes in its sugar program also contributed to talks last month grinding to a halt short of a deal...
"'With food, your guiding principle shouldn’t be to produce whatever is cheapest,' said Kessler, 53, who arrived in Canada from Switzerland when he was 17.
"'There’s no such thing as a free market,' Kessler said. 'Someone always controls the production. It’s just that here it’s the farmers, and in other countries it’s the processors.'" Jim

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-20/canada-puts-global-trade-deal-at-risk-to-defend-family-dairies

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NEW 'FOOD INTEGRITY NOW' INTERVIEW WITH PUBLIC-INTEREST-ATTORNEY STEVEN DRUKER, AUTHOR OF POWERFUL 'ALTERED GENES, TWISTED TRUTH.'

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Do NOT miss this MUST WATCH interview with Steve Druker by FIN's Carol Grieve'. You will gain critical and unparalleled insight into the landmark lawsuit against the FDA which exposed the starkly illegal basis upon which GE food has entered the American food supply. Steve possesses gravitas and shares the indisputable facts about GE food.
Also - don't miss Steve's talk at National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa two weeks from now. http://theheirloomexpo.com/
"'It's almost like a huge comedy of errors that has allowed these [GE] foods to continue to be on the market. Despite the fact that the FDA administrators violated the law in making the initial presumption that they were generally-recognized-as-safe and continue to violate the law. And the fact is that as each year continues to go on, it becomes clearer that there is not a general recognition of the safety of these foods in the scientific community. It's clearer now than it was in 1998 when the judge acknowledged that we had shown that there wasn't such a consensus. Just within the last eight months, hundreds of scientists have signed a statement that there is no consensus among experts about the safety of those foods. That statement has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal." Jim

http://foodintegritynow.org/2015/08/25/altered-genes-twisted-truth-the-fdas-illegal-release-of-ge-foods/

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BREAKING NEWS! GERMANY MOVES FORWARD WITH INTENTION TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) CROPS.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Germany's announcement follows on the heels of Scotland's recent statement similarly expressing their desire to ban the growing of GE crops.
"Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christine Schmidt has told German state governments that the country intends to use the new clause that allows individual EU countries to ban the growing of genetically engineered (GE) crops." Jim

http://www.newsfromota.com/ota-members/genetic-engineering/germany-begins-moves-to-ban-ge-crops/

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BREAKING NEWS: SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH PAPER JUSTIFYING GE 'GOLDEN RICE' RETRACTED DUE TO ETHICAL FAILURES.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

Yet further documentation of unethical behavior displayed by the backers of genetically-engineered (GE) crops - this time, children being used as guinea pigs without clear parental consent.
"The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is retracting a scientific paper that claimed to show that genetically engineered rice serves as an effective vitamin A supplement after a Massachusetts judge denied the first author's motion for an injunction against the publisher.
"The journal announced plans to retract the paper last year following allegations that the paper contained ethical mis-steps, such as not getting informed consent from the parents of children eating the rice, and faking ethics approval documents." Jim

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2970095/golden_rice_gmo_paper_retracted_after_judge_rules_for_journal.html

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: ONCE MORE REALITY CONTRADICTS BIOTECH’S FEAR-MONGERING PROPAGANDA.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

A new study shows Biotech’s claim that mandatory Right-to-Know GMO Labeling will be interpreted by consumers as an unfair ‘warning to avoid’ is WRONG.
Joining this newly-confirmed false Tobacco-Lobbyist-generated propaganda is yet another common Biotech red herring which claims food manufacturers will be forced to deal with plethora of wildly different State GMO Labeling laws. WRONG. The truth is that Maine, Vermont and Connecticut have passed mandatory GMO Labeling laws that are VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL. Our three States were careful to coordinate legal definitions with one another. We understand CONSISTENT MANDATORY GMO LABELING LAWS ARE GOOD POLICY AND MAKE GOOD SENSE. The lesson here – ONCE AGAIN – is DON’T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD Biotech has to offer because they have a habitual problem telling the truth.
"... most people who support GMO labeling laws do so out of a desire to make an informed decision about what they're eating, rather than out of concern that GMOs are dangerous." Jim

http://www.manchesterjournal.com/latestnews/ci_28566271/study-most-consumers-would-not-see-gmo-labeling

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MAINE SEED FARMER JIM GERRITSEN REVEALS THE DEEP 'DARK' MOTIVATION BEHIND MONSANTO'S EFFORT TO EXTINGUISH AMERICANS RIGHT-TO-KNOW.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

Not content with stealing the peoples' seed from the Commons, Monsanto's 'DARK' Act - approved last week in the House - is Monsanto's nefarious plan to EXTINGUISH FOREVER our right-to-know about GMO food.
Listen to yesterday's no-holds-barred radio interview (10:48) by 'Pulse Morning Show' host Don Cookson from Stephen King's progressive WZON Radio in Bangor, Maine.
"The 'DARK' bill was written and driven by Monsanto...Many of us don't feel that the patenting of seed is a legitimate form of patenting. The government really over-stepped its bounds in granting the patenting of seed. But ultimately, Monsanto is in this business because of control, and they gain that control through seed patents." Jim

http://www.wzonthepulse.com/podcast/Jim_Gerritsen_on_WZON_07-27-15.mp3

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BREAKING NEWS! EXPLOSIVE NEW PEER-REVIEWED STUDY REVEALS GE SOY ACCUMULATES CARCINOGENIC FORMALDEHYDE!

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 2 Comments

This new research completely torpedoes the FDA's fraudulent 23-year 'substantial equivalence' con game which claims GE soy is no different than traditional soy. "...genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant's natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA's current regulatory framework of 'substantial equivalence' used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs)...to discover the accumulation of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, and a dramatic depletion of glutathione, an anti-oxidant necessary for cellular detoxification, in GMO soy, indicating that formaldehyde and glutathione are likely critical criteria for distinguishing the GMO from its non-GMO counterpart....
"Formaldehyde is a known Class 1 carcinogen. Its elevated presence in soybeans caused by a common genetic engineering event is alarming and deserves immediate attention and action from the FDA and the Obama administration."
PLEASE READ AND SHARE WIDELY! Get ready - next we can expect another vicious character assassination campaign by Biotech waged against the courageous scientists who conducted this LANDMARK research. Jim

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/systems-biology-group-international-center-for-integrative-systems-gmo-soy-accumulates-formaldehyde--disrupts-plant-metabolism-suggests-peer-reviewed-study-calling-for-21st-century-safety-standards-300112959.html?tc=eml_cleartime

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WHEN 'SAFE' PLASTICS GO BAD.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 2 Comments

Well, that's not quite correct: they were NEVER safe. But because of YET MORE COLLUSION between industry and government the public has not had access to the truth. Are you skeptical about plastic? Then your gut instinct deserves a pat on the back.
"Exposure to two chemicals widely considered safe—and used in hundreds of consumer products including plastics, cosmetics, and soap—has been linked to increased blood pressure, insulin resistance, and other dangerous health problems in children, according to a new study...
"The researchers recommend limiting exposure to these compounds by avoiding plastics marked with 3, 6, and 7, opting for fresh food over packaged, and making sure never to put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher, where they are more apt to leech chemicals...
"This isn't the first time plasticizing chemicals marketed as safe alternatives have proven otherwise. In last year's Mother Jones investigation into the dangers of BPA-free plastics, Mariah Blake uncovered the plastic industry's 'Big-Tobacco' style campaign to bury research that showed how their products were connected to a litany of health problems—and the US government's failure to step in..." Jim


http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/07/plastics-phthalates-safe-alternatives

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GLYPHOSATE CONTAMINATION OF SEED POTATOES CAN BRING CATASTROPHIC RUIN TO COMMERCIAL POTATO CROPS.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 2 Comments

It is little known outside the potato industry, but glyphosate (active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) contamination - typically spray drift - can prevent next-generation seed potatoes from sprouting after being planted. In fact, this disaster has actually played out in real life - total potato crop failure which is accompanied by lawsuits and heartache when a commercial process or tablestock grower plants a field with conventional Certified Seed Potatoes. The result: after the great effort and expense of planting, virtually nothing sprouts and grows. That is, no crop, no income, no way to pay bills. "The widely used weedkiller Glyphosate is 'incredibly damaging' to seed potatoes and can cause 'horrendous problems' with germination and emergence in the daughter crop, even in minuscule doses..." Jim

http://www.hortweek.com/beware-effect-glyphosate-seed-potatoes-levy-body-warns/edibles/article/1354640

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NEW STUDY EXPOSES NEGATIVE EFFECT OF MULTI-CHEMICAL INTERACTION.

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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 2 Comments

The truth is emerging. The critical importance of this new research is that it invalidates our reductionist chemical regulatory systems which view aspiring chemicals as though they operate in isolation. WRONG. Fortunately, when it come to food, organic farming - which AVOIDS the use of synthetic chemicals - remains your family's best and safest bet.
"'Many [chemicals] have the possibility, when they are combined, to cause the initiation of cancer,' said Hemad Yasaei, a cancer biologist at Brunel University in England, one of the authors of the report. 'They could have a synergistic or enhanced effect.' This is not the way regulators typically think about cancer risk when they evaluate a compound’s safety.
"Normally, they test an individual chemical on laboratory animals, exposing them to progressively smaller amounts until it no longer causes malignant tumors to grow. Then they take that dose, determine the equivalent for humans, and apply what is called a 'margin of safety' by declaring that some small fraction of that low dose is safe for people...And regulators haven’t required testing of mixtures of chemicals at all...Of the 85 chemicals researchers examined, 50 were found to affect cancer-causing processes in the body, even at very low doses." Jim

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-chemical-combinations-safety-cancer-20150626-story.html

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CRITICISM OF SERALINI et al RESEARCH ANALYZED AND FOUND LACKING.

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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 Category Potatoes in History 2 Comments

The real reason Dr Seralini's landmark long-term 2-Year replicated study on the negative effect of GMOs (http://www.gmoseralini.org/republication-seralini-study-sc…/) garnered criticism is BECAUSE IT DOCUMENTED THAT GMOs ARE NOT SAFE. The study received a swift and vicious attack coordinated by Biotech. Now, after an investigation, this newly published paper invalidates that orchestrated criticism and hints at following-the-money. "This paper reviews the many criticisms of the publication by Seralini et al (2012) which has led to so much controversy, was retracted and then republished in this journal. Seralini et al found that a GM maize and its associated herbicide Roundup resulted in numerous chronic abnormalities in rats. The vehemence of the critics is not matched by their evidence; it is often based on entrenched assumptions and on mis-representing published material. The arguments have challenged normal healthy scientific dialogue, and appear to be driven by other motives. A further interpretation of Seralini et al's results on tumour formation is suggested. The probability that Seralini et al's results are significant is sufficient to justify further study." Jim

http://www.enveurope.com/content/27/1/13

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SINCE THERE'S NO WAY TO GET AWAY FROM MONSANTO'S GLYPHOSATE, THE CORRECT RESPONSE IS TO BAN IT.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 Category Potatoes in History 3 Comments

This study from two years ago serves as a good reminder it's not just farmers and their livestock which have glyphosate in their bodies. Here's the context. First, organic crops - of course - do not use Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate. But most GE crop ARE sprayed with glyphosate. However, in addition, many conventionally grown crops - sometimes called 'Non-GE crops' - such as wheat, oats and dry beans often are sprayed with glyphosate as a harvest-aid drying agent. IMPORTANTLY, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN URBAN RESIDENTS - with no direct exposure to glyphosate - EXHIBIT ALARMING LEVELS OF GLYPHOSATE. "A German study that concluded in June 2013 has discovered a significant amount of glyphosate in the Urine of people and animals from all across Europe. The analysis of the urine samples found that all had concentrations of glyphosate at 5 to 20 times more than the limit for drinking water. Apart from being used increasingly in food production, glyphosate-based weedkillers are often sprayed onto railway lines, urban pavements and roadsides.
"The study used the urine of city workers, journalists and lawyers who had no direct contact with glyphosate, so it’s interesting to see that it turned up in their urine samples -and this was from an urban population in Berlin...Recent studies have linked glyphosate to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. It doesn’t stop there, as studies have also linked glyphosate to cancer as well." Jim

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/04/significant-concentrations-of-glyphosate-aka-roundup-herbicide-found-in-urine-of-people-across-europe/

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ANOTHER NEW LONG-TERM STUDY SHOWS THE SUPERIORITY OF ORGANIC FARMING - THIS TIME BENEFICIAL IMPACT ON SOIL LIFE.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

How food is grown DOES matter, not only for the quality of food and freedom from pesticide residues, but also from the impact on the soil and the overall environment. "A recent study published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development has confirmed that organic farming is beneficial for soil organisms. The study compared soil organisms among fields that had been managed using different farming practices for 14 years as part of a long-term study...'Long-term conservation and organic alternative cropping systems improved the abundance and/or biomass of soil biota and altered the structure of the soil food web compared to a conventional system,' the study reported. Abundances of larger soil animals increased from 100 to 2,500% and microorganisms increased from 30 to 70% over the conventional field with conservation agriculture demonstrating the healthiest and most diverse soils." Jim


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MPORTANT NEW STUDY: ORGANIC FARMING DOCUMENTED AS A SOLUTION FOR SAVING POLLINATORS.

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Friday, 12 June 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

Modern, chemical-intensive agriculture is deadly to essential crop pollinators such as bees. A new study documents that ORGANIC FARMING IS GOOD FOR POLLINATOR HEALTH. "Seventy-five percent of all crops grown for human consumption rely on pollinators, predominantly bees, for a successful harvest. However, over the last decade, both native and honey bee populations have been declining at alarming rates, raising concerns about the impact on our global food security. To complicate the situation, many of the factors linked to bee population declines are a direct result of commonly utilized agricultural practices. Fortunately, organic farming practices can provide critical solutions that not only decrease risks to pollinators, but actively support the growth and health of our pollinator populations...Large-scale chemically intensive agricultural production has been implicated as a major source of threats to pollinators...Organic farmers also use numerous integrative pest management techniques which promote environments that support beneficial insects such as pollinators by providing them with habitat and nutritious floral food sources. A number of studies reviewed here have demonstrated that organic farming practices alleviate many threats to honey bees and that organic farms support significantly more pollinators than conventional farms." Jim

https://www.ota.com/news/press-releases/18208

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NEW STUDY CONFIRMS SUPERIORITY OF ORGANIC FARMING.

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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 Category Potatoes in History 1 Comment

A new study published in the 'Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS)' documents that not only is organic farming doing a better job at biodiversity and protecting the environment but it also provides farmers with greater farmer profitability than the conventional alternative. "But consumers shouldn’t feel upset over paying the higher cost. In essence, organic shoppers are paying more to protect their own health, the environment where the food is grown, the farmworkers that grow the food, the soil the food is growth in, and the pollinators and other wildlife in the area. For example, organic methods of farming strawberries lead to healthier berries and soils, and result in improved pollination success. In terms of row crops, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab finds organic methods of corn and soybean production significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions coming from soils. In fact, organic systems, particularly no-till organic, sequester more greenhouse gas emissions than they emit, and result in more fertile soil than conventional genetically engineered no-till agriculture." Jim

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=15810

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