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NEW STUDY: PESTICIDES BELOW DETECT THRESHOLD STILL HARM AQUATIC LIFE.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

This study shows that agricultural pesticides continue to cause environmental harm even when our instruments fail to detect and 'regulators' have shifted their attention away from them.
Clearly, the best way to get synthetic pesticides OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT is NOT to put them there in the first place. Our food dollars consciously spent on organic food provides both nourishment for healthy bodies AND prevents dangerous chemicals from being used which perpetually poison our planet. Jim

"Commonly-used pesticides can impact aquatic species over multiple weeks, even when chemicals are no longer detectable in water nor monitored by regulators, according to new research...

"Over half a billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the U.S., mostly in agriculture and to reduce insect-borne disease, but some of these pesticides are occurring at concentrations that are identified by the government as a concern for aquatic life. The potential for adverse effects on aquatic life is likely underestimated in these results because resource constraints limit the scope of monitoring to less than half of the more than 400 pesticides currently used in agriculture each year and monitoring focuses only on pesticides dissolved in water."

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2015/11/pesticides-bound-to-particles-and-not-detectable-in-water-harm-aquatic-organisms/

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BREAKING NEWS! FDA APPROVES GE SALMON.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Acting again as the puppet of the Biotech industry, the FDA has made an astoundingly dumb move in approving for human consumption this first GE animal, Genetically Engineered Salmon. Let's be clear, FDA will NOT require labeling either, so consumers will be in the dark and have no way of knowing whether or not salmon is GE. Expect members of the traditional salmon industry to be riled over over this decision. Thankfully, it is expected our allies at Center for Food Safety will be filing a lawsuit to try and halt the FDA action. Jim

http://thefern.org/ag_insider/fda-approves-first-ge-salmon-first-ge-food-animal/

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MAINE'S ORGANIC APPLE EXPERT WEIGHS IN ON THE INCREASING IMPACT HEIRLOOM VARIETIES ARE HAVING IN APPLE-LAND.

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Ask anyone in Maine who is the go-to person on heirloom apples and John Bunker's name will quickly emerge. John's book on heirloom Maine apples, "Not Far From the Tree"
(http://www.mofgastore.org/product.sc?productId=71) has become an apple classic in itself. In peak season during Maine's bright Fall days John criss-crosses the state in his role as devoted apple-detective tracking down leads for elusive rare specimens. As lead instigator behind the modern fever for heirloom apples, humble John is making an impact of his own. Jim & Megan

"On a steamy evening this July, John Bunker and his wife, Cammy Watts, padded down into the root cellar at their organic farm in Maine and rustled through a collection of wooden bins until they found what they were after: six purple-skinned, white-freckled apples, which had spent the past eight months sitting in repose in the cool darkness. The couple turned a pair of the Black Oxfords over in their hands, then cut one of them into quarters and bit into the crisp pieces. They agreed that the fruit was still delicious—not to be confused with Delicious, as in Red Delicious, the most ubiquitous apple variety in the United States. Left to sit that long, a Red Delicious apple and the rest of its supermarket ilk would have long ago turned to mush...

"Craig Campbell, one of the first big Washington growers to transition to organic cultivation, is now planting heirlooms as fast as he can at Harmony Orchards. 'Last year, Whole Foods came in and bought every apple we had,' he says. 'These heirlooms have so much going on that my wife says she’ll never make another pie from anything else.'"

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/11/why-the-apples-we-eat-today-are-not-the-ones-our-grandparents-enjoyed/

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Ten years ago when Jim was President of Washington-based Organic Seed Alliance, Dr Steve Jones served with him on the Board. At that time, Steve still was the Washington State University wheat breeder in Prosser. Steve remains one of the best representations of what good science used to - and should - be: a dedicated and honest scientist with unquestioned integrity and genuine humility who both deeply respected the work performed by those before him and maintained an uncompromising devotion to the best interests of the people. Back then, as the ultimate expert, Steve knew that the introduction of GE wheat would contaminate and ruin the foundation wheat collection at WSU Prosser - and thereby jeopardize the wheat industry within and without Washington. He stuck to his guns and flat out refused to allow GE wheat into the wheat collection. The fact is Steve took a lot of heat for standing up for the people's interest. Steve is incredible and an inspiration to everyone around him. This NY Times article does justice to a great man. Jim & Megan

"Jones and wheat first met when he was a child. While learning to make bagels and marbled rye from his grandmother, Jones listened to tales of the wheat farms that her family had worked on in Poland. While studying agronomy at Chico State University in the late 1970s, Jones grew a modest five acres of wheat on a campus farm. ‘'I fell in love with it as a crop,’' he says."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/magazine/bread-is-broken.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=3&utm_source=Reimagining+Bread&utm_campaign=Participants&utm_medium=email

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WANT TO UNDERSTAND IN FIVE MINUTES WHY THE HORRENDOUS TPP TRADE DEAL IS BAD FOR YOUR FAMILY AND DEMOCRACY?

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Then watch this excellent concise video (5:37) by Anthony Flaccvento. The utter lack of transparency inherent to TPP should tip us off. Discover why Anthony calls TPP "Roundup Ready Trade Policy." Jim

"We have two different strands - two very important sets of policies. One about agriculture and food. The other about trade. Yet they seem to come together in an unhealthy overlap that I call 'Roundup Ready Trade Policy.' I think we can change that but it's going to take Ag advocates and Trade advocates working together."

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/11/roundup-ready-trade-take-5-with-tony/#more-18341

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PROVIDING VALUABLE PERSPECTIVE ON GE CROPS: EUROPE'S LANDSLIDE GE REJECTION IN SYNC WITH WORLDWIDE GE REJECTION.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

Only in Monsanto's wildest unhinged fantasies are genetically engineered crops taking the world by storm. Remove the acreage from the Top 4 (USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina) and THE 'GE wave' becomes a dribble. The world is prospering WITHOUT GE CROPS and so can we. The future is sustainable organic crops, free from the huge risks associated with GE technology. Jim

“'Over the past 20 years, GM technology has only been taken up by a handful of countries for a handful of crops, so no wonder two thirds of Europe have decided to ban it. Where GM crops are grown, they lead to increased pesticide use and the entrenchment of industrial farming systems that in turn exacerbate hunger, malnutrition and climate change.”

"Around 85 per cent of GM crops are cultivated in just four countries in the Americas (US, Brazil, Argentina and Canada), representing only three per cent of global agricultural land...

"There is no scientific consensus about the safety of GM crops - Despite the biotech industry’s attempts to reassure consumers about the safety of GM crops, over 300 independent scientists dispute these claims . Genetic engineering remains a risky technology that can trigger unintended and irreversible impacts on the environment and human health."

http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/11/05/europe-rejects-gm-crops-as-new-report-highlights-20-years-of-gm-failures/#.VkCQcb9_tHR

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AUSTRALIA EXPLOSION: VOCAL GMO PROPONENT APOLOGIZES AND THEN ABRUPTLY RESIGNS FROM MONSANTO-BACKED POST.

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Courageous scientist Dr. Judy Carmen has authored one of the WORLD'S MOST SIGNIFICANT AND GROUNDBREAKING PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES WHICH PROVES GE FEED SERIOUSLY HARMS PIGS (http://gmojudycarman.org/new-study-shows-that-animals-are-…/).
Dr. Carmen's sterling integrity was stupidly defamed by John Snooke, Mr. Snooke has been the abrasive leader and spokesman for the Monsanto-funded group which aggressively battled innocent Monsanto-contamination victim, organic farmer Steven Marsh (http://safefoodfoundation.org/…/hero-organic-farmer-loses-…/). The bitter injustice is that our heroic friend, Steve Marsh, remains under severe Monsanto-caused financial duress and continues to struggle to hold onto his family farm.
Now, publicly shamed, Mr. Snooke has issued a retraction and has abruptly resigned. Jim

"After an exchange of legal letters between my lawyer and the lawyer acting for Mr Snooke, Mr Snooke printed a retraction and apology in the edition of the WGG Bulletin, dated 16 October 2015. He also paid my legal expenses. Within a few days of doing this, he suddenly 'stepped down' from being the Chair of the WGG."

http://gmojudycarman.org/supporter-gm-crops-snooke-forced-apologize-dr-judy-carman-defamation/

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COURAGEOUS SCIENTIST PROVIDES POWERFUL INSIGHT INTO THE DEADLY PROPERTIES OF GLYPHOSATE AND MONSANTO'S 'ROUNDUP.'

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In this lecture at the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Thierry Vrain makes a very strong case that as far as consumers and farmers are concerned, GMOs and Monsanto's 'Roundup' herbicide content are same thing. Please consider this eye-opening video (34:30) MUST WATCH. Jim

"Glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor in human cells. 0.5 parts per million will cause endocrine disruption...

"'Roundup' the herbicide contains 40% of glyphosate, the active ingredient...One of the inert ingredients in 'Roundup' is this molecule POEA...and there's about 15% of it. It is labeled "Inert" but it is actually toxic. I did not mention that glyphosate has no acute toxicity but POEA is very acutely toxic. If you test glyphosate on all kinds of things pure, you get no acute toxicity on human cells or animals. But if you use the formulation of 'Roundup' - the whole herbicide because it contains 15% of a very acute chemical - there is an acute toxicity effect, which is measurable, as in this paper."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJSap2Jep2E

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INDUSTRIAL AG IS A MAJOR DRIVER IN OUR CLIMATE CRISIS: FIX AGRICULTURE FIRST AND WE MITIGATE MANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

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Monday, 09 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

 For far too long the massive negative impact of non-sustainable industrial agriculture on the environment and the climate crisis have been ignored. Adopting sustainable organic farming principles which put carbon back in the soil (as humus) where it belongs is a foundational first step to reversing climate chaos. PLUS the people will enjoy good healthy food grown WITHOUT synthetic poisons. Jim

"'Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather, rising temperatures and sea levels, as well as floods and droughts have a significant impact on the right to food,' Hilal Elver said in a statement Tuesday. 'All these climate incidents will negatively impact on crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and on people’s livelihoods' she added...

"Echoing many food justice groups, Hilal said, "Responding to the food demand through large-scale production oriented agricultural models is not the right solution."

"'There is a need for a major shift from industrial agriculture to transformative systems such as agroecology that support the local food movement, protect small holder farmers, respect human rights, food democracy and cultural traditions, and at the same time maintain environmental sustainability and facilitate a healthy diet,' she said...

"Elver said, 'There are two simple phrases that summarize it: feeding the world without destroying the planet, and applying ecological principles to agriculture...'"

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/04/un-expert-address-climate-crisis-ditch-industrial-agriculture

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DO USDA SCIENTISTS RISK CAREERS WHEN THEIR RESEARCH UNDERMINES USDA's VERY COZY RELATIONSHIP WITH INDUSTRIAL AG AND BIOTECH?

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'The Atlantic' digs into the suppression of USDA's solid entomologist, Dr. Jonathan Lundgren. Jim

Late last year, Jonathan Lundgren, a South Dakota-based entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, submitted an article to the scientific journal Naturwissenschaften. It described how clothianidin—one of a controversial class of pesticides called neonicotinoids—harmed monarch butterflies. The paper was accepted. Then, in February, a supervisor confronted Lundgren. She informed him that the paper shouldn't have been submitted without official approval. It was sensitive...

"In August the USDA formally suspended Lundgren for these transgressions. But according to Lundgren, he wasn't punished for breaking a few rules. Instead, he says, the very agency responsible for America's farms and food punished him for his science.

"For anyone who cares about scientific integrity, or about agricultural practices and policies with profound consequences for everyday life, it's a disturbing allegation. The potential ramifications extend beyond Lundgren to other scientists who might be discouraged from studying important but politically contentious topics.

"'There's a message: If you want to prosper at USDA, don't make waves'...

"First, Lundgren talked to a journalist about the risks of a new genetic-engineering technique pioneered by the agribusiness-behemoth Monsanto. Then he peer-reviewed a report by the Center for Food Safety that criticized the overuse of neonicotinoids, which are ubiquitous in American agriculture and linked to widespread declines in pollinators...

"Still, Lundgren is unquestionably accomplished in his field. He's won awards, published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and been widely cited by other scientists. And, according to PEER, he isn’t alone.

"'You can do whatever science you like, so long as it doesn't have real-world implications,' says Ruch. 'That's a curious stance.' Some attribute these measures to the heavy hand of companies that profit from controversial practices and hold considerable sway within the USDA. Indeed, the USDA has relied on industry-friendly interpretations of science in several recent high-profile actions, including approvals of new genetically modified crops and criticisms of an Environmental Protection Agency neonicotinoid review."

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/11/is-the-usda-silencing-scientists/413803/

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NEW STUDY CONNECTS THE DOTS BETWEEN AG USE OF GLYPHOSATE AND SEVERE RURAL POVERTY.

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While the California EPA makes it decision whether to list glyphosate as a carcinogen under Prop 65, a new study now exposes the link between its use and environmental injustice. Jim

"...released a report with findings that that more than half of the commercial glyphosate sprayed in California is applied in the state’s eight most impoverished counties. Glyphosate is a phosphanoglycine herbicide that inhibits an enzyme essential to plant growth. Commonly known as Roundup, glyphosate is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for the Research of Cancer (IARC), based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals, and is currently under review to receive a similar designation from the state under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65)...

"The analysis finds that the populations in these counties are predominantly Hispanic or Latino, indicating that glyphosate use in California is distributed unequally along both socioeconomic and racial lines. The report aligns with another recent study by California EPA that found Hispanics and people in poverty disproportionately live in areas of high pesticide use, and a 2014 California Department of Public Health study showing that Hispanic children are 46 percent more likely than white children to attend schools near hazardous pesticide use. All of these findings bring awareness to the factors that perpetuate environmental injustice in our low-income and minority communities...

"'We’ve uncovered a disturbing trend where poor and minority communities disproportionately live in regions where glyphosate is sprayed,' said Nathan Donley, Ph.D., a staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. 'In high doses glyphosate is dangerous to people, and California can’t, in good conscience, keep allowing these communities to pay the price for our overreliance on pesticides.'"

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2015/11/california-study-links-glyphosate-use-and-environmental-injustice/

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BREAKING: MAINE PASSES SIGNIFICANT 'CLEAN ELECTION ACT' REFERENDUM.

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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

The results are in and Maine voters have come out in support - 55%-45% - of expanded public campaign financing. Maine now becomes the first state in the USA to pass campaign finance reform since the disastrous 2010 'Citizens United' Supreme Court ruling which has opened the flood gates of Big Money into American elections. With the vote, Mainers have defied oddball Gov. Paul LePage who opposed the measure by calling it a "scam" and characterizing citizens who support campaign finance reform as "naive." Thanks for your help passing our reform, Gov. LePage! Jim

"Approved by voters in 1996, the Maine Clean Election Act allows candidates running for the Legislature or governor to receive public campaign financing in exchange for agreeing to forgo private donations. Question 1 will increase the total pool of money available to the Maine Clean Elections program and increase the potential disbursements to candidates while allowing them to collect additional $5 donations.

"The initiative will also require organizations behind political advertisements to disclose the top three donors to the ads and increase penalties for candidates who violate Maine’s campaign finance laws..

"'Today, Mainers sent a message loud and clear: We want transparency, we want a government accountable to everyday people, and we want a strong public-financing clean election law that puts voters in control of our democracy – not wealthy special interests and high-paid lobbyists,' said Andrew Bossie, executive director of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections..."

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/11/03/mainers-approve-clean-elections-measure-and-two-bond-issues/

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PIONEERING SCHOOL DISTRICT DEMONSTRATES HOW TO PROVIDE SCHOOL KIDS WITH GOOD LOCAL FRESH FOOD - WITHIN BUDGET.

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In Riverside CA, outside-the-box thinking increased food quality, cut costs and helped local farmers.
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"He soon noted that the city had small farmers whose crops weren’t always harvested because doing so wouldn’t guarantee a profit. Taylor saw an opportunity: By working with local and regional farmers, he’d get fresher produce and also save on distribution fees...
"Riverside’s goal is the popular yet radical idea of making the healthy choice the easy choice, but in a way that also feels a little luxurious for the students...
"Small changes to the lunch line — like putting the salad bar first, before children hit the hot options — encourage students to choose and eat fresh foods...
"That kind of approach is what’s got Riverside winning. The school district is the 15th largest in the state, and its population of approximately 43,000 students makes it kind of perfect for good school food: It’s big enough that it can generate revenue as well as provide good-paying jobs while supporting local farmers, and it’s not so big that it would seem impossible to even attempt changes. As salad bar programs lose favor in some districts, this part of California’s Inland Empire has set a model for how to do school food right."

http://grist.org/food/this-california-district-brings-tasty-local-affordable-food-to-the-cafeteria/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly-static

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THINK HOW WE SPEND OUR FOOD DOLLARS ARE NOT HAVING AN EFFECT ON BIG FOOD? THINK AGAIN.

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Blockbuster "Fortune" article from this Summer provides valuable insight into the MASSIVE SHIFT going on in the food industry - THE DIRECT RESULT of our conscious opting for organic and natural food. MUST READ! Do not miss! We should remain strong, cautious and very wary of wolves in sheep clothing. Jim

"A third conveyed what her industry feared would be the largest casualty of the public’s 'mounting distrust of Big Food'—that shoppers would turn away from them for good. 'We understand that increasing numbers of consumers are seeking authentic, genuine food experiences'...

"'I’ve been doing this for 37 years,' he says, 'and this is the most dynamic, disruptive, and transformational time that I’ve seen in my career.'

"If your products are non-GMO, organic, and have no artificial ingredients, says Simon, you’re always going to give up 10% to 15% on margin. He questions whether the hungry giants are really willing to leave that on the table. “The big companies today, they want to have Annie’s and Small Planet, but on the other hand they want to sell genetically modified ingredients,” he says. “You can’t go both ways. You’ve got to put your stake in the ground.”

"If your products are non-GMO, organic, and have no artificial ingredients, says Simon, you’re always going to give up 10% to 15% on margin. He questions whether the hungry giants are really willing to leave that on the table. 'The big companies today, they want to have Annie’s and Small Planet, but on the other hand they want to sell genetically modified ingredients,' he says. 'You can’t go both ways. You’ve got to put your stake in the ground.'

"Indeed, the polarizing and emotional GMO-labeling issue may best illustrate the dilemma facing big food companies today. Polls show that the vast majority of consumers say they support labeling products that contain GMOs, even though regulators—and established scientific organizations—have declared such modifications safe. Big food companies, however, have poured millions of dollars into overturning state initiatives that require labeling."

http://fortune.com/2015/05/21/the-war-on-big-food/

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TODAY! ORAL ARGUMENTS IN APPELLATE COURT OVER VERMONT'S RIGHT-TO-KNOW GMO LABELING LAW.

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 Today, at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, bullying lawyers for the Monsanto-propelled GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Assn) will argue people don't have a right to know what's in their food because such honesty might hurt the profits of self-serving multinational food corporations. The people gained a major victory in April when Federal District Court Judge Christina Reiss ruled the Green Mountain State's GMO Labeling law was constitutional and denied injunctive relief sought by GMA/Monsanto Arguing in this David & Goliath case on behalf of truth and justice is the courageous and capable Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell. Vermont's historic GMO Label Law is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016. It is in this context that the Ultimate Monsanto Protection DARK Act - which would Federally pre-empt GMO Label laws in VT, CT and Maine - is being pushed at Congress: a backup plan for Monsanto survival because GMA expects to lose this Appeal. Jim
"However, the GMA's executive vice president, strategic communications, Roger Lowe, acknowledged that time was running out, as the judges would not likely make a ruling on the injunction for weeks or even months."

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/Pro-and-anti-GMO-labeling-camps-square-up-for-battle-in-Vermont

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NEW ESSENTIAL INTERVIEW WITH WORLD EXPERT DR. DONALD HUBER CONNECTS THE DOTS BETWEEN GE CROPS, INFERTILITY, HIRED GUNS AND THE 'DARK' ACT.

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Dr. Huber has had a very long AND celebrated career as a renowned plant pathologist and leading U.S. expert in germ warfare. As an extraordinary educator, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge with an effective and graspable style of teaching. This new interview with Carol Grieve' of Food Integrity Now should be considered MUST LISTEN. Dr. Huber is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. In recent years, Dr. Huber has been the target of a viscous character assassination campaign orchestrated and paid for by dark self-serving Biotech interests.
"Genetic engineering as we practice it today is based on 'fossil science,' based on the concept you have one gene and it controls one function. We know that isn't the case and threw out that whole concept of genetics pretty much about 50 years ago with the sequencing of the human genome. It's not one-gene one-function, but the spatial relationship between the genetic material and the influence of the environment that determines what is produced...
"So that when people say 'there aren't any documented health aspects to the genetic engineering process,' it's just not true. There are numerous documented peer-reviewed scientific studies that document the presence of very toxic compounds, and again, some of them totally new to science. But we have no real idea of what their toxicity is because we've never seen them before. They're not natural products, normal products of metabolism." Jim

http://foodintegritynow.org/2015/09/25/dr-don-huber-the-latest-science-on-gmos-glyphosate-and-infertility/

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RECOUNTING OF BIOTECH'S CALCULATED INTIMIDATION OF SCIENTISTS & SUPPRESSION OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM.

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Respected scientist Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman authors this excellent discussion of the alarming pattern of Biotech using its power and money to stifle dissent and engage in character assassination of scientists as a means of controlling debate about GE crops. By exposing the inner workings of this malevolent self-serving strategic effort, Dr. Gurian-Sherman provides a valuable public service.
"In conjunction with the huge amounts of biotech industry money pouring into public universities has come the intimidation of scientists who criticize or question the development of biotechnology. A result has been the relative silence of academic scientists who have concerns about biotechnology or its development. The result of biotech industry money therefore seems to be not only an amplification of industry-friendly academic voices, with their ability to lend credibility to biotech, but also the likely reduction of academic scientist perspectives that could counter industry arguments...
"What distinguishes many of these efforts is not their criticism of research. That is a normal and welcome aspect of the scientific process. Instead, they often involve attempts to discredit the scientists themselves or to harm their careers. That goes far beyond normal scientific disagreement, even for strongly held views, and should raise questions about what is behind these efforts. They also are part of a strong message to the science community involved in these fields...
"The consequence of all of this influence laundering and the stifling of dissent has been a distortion of the public debate about genetic engineering, and especially how it is developed, to whose benefit, and with what consequences to agriculture and society more broadly." Jim

http://foodtank.com/news/2015/09/money-talks-muffling-dissenters

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MEDICAL DOCTOR BRIAN MOENCH OFFERS INSIDE VIEW OF REAL CONCERNS REAL DOCTORS HAVE WITH GMOs.

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Don't miss this MUST READ Truthout article by Dr. Moench which exposes the foundationless misrepresentations and shilling by suspect GMO cheerleaders and hired guns.
"The 'Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act' (which should win an award for irony in naming) would bring the federal hammer down on states to prevent them from requiring labels identifying food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Chief sponsor of the bill Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) states on his website that the federal government's primary role is 'to get the heck out of way [sic] and let the citizens of this great nation prosper with individual and economic freedoms.' Just where is the 'federal government getting out of the way' part of this legislation? Where is this bill's deference to individual freedom, like the freedom to know what you are putting in your mouth?
"Pompeo suggests on his congressional education page, 'No one knows what's best for your children better than you - as a parent - do.' Except when it comes to GMOs - then suddenly Pompeo, the federal government and Monsanto all know better than parents and citizens...
"The statement came from the AAAS board of directors, whose chair, Nina Federoff, is the scientific face of GMO advocacy. Her expertise is in plant DNA and 'jumping genes.' Federoff was the first to clone plant DNA. She knows how to create GMOs. Good for her. But she is not a physician any more than Monsanto is your family doctor, and apparently she does not have the expertise to weigh in on whether or not those GMOs actually harm human health." Jim

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32946-gmo-safety-physicians-take-on-the-biotech-industry

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EXCELLENT VIDEO ABOUT MONSANTO WORTH VIEWING.

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Don't miss this well-made and eye-opening video (5:19).
"Is the ‘old’ Monsanto, the one responsible for producing Agent Orange, PCB’s and DDT and a terrible record at covering up and denying the tragedies that have resulted from their use, the same as the ‘new’ Monsanto, the one at the forefront of research in plant gene technology? We argue their scientific and ethical track record is entirely relevant to what they do today. " Jim

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/09/why-are-we-being-fed-by-a-poison-expert

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SCIENTISTS LINE UP TO SEND LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR SCOTLAND'S BAN ON GE CROPS.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 Category Potatoes in History 0 Comments

In addition, these scientists provided evidence that financial conflict of interest may occur from individuals promoting a product.
"This new letter cites evidence that professionals who have financial or career interests in a product are more likely to endorse it than are those without such interests. This bias is heightened in the case of GM, where it is spurred by the billions of corporate and funding dollars at stake. There have been concerted attacks from scientists and others dependent on the industry upon scientists who have demonstrated harm from GM crops." Jim

http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/09/03/global-scientists-support-scottish-gm-crop-ban/

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