Monsanto is a chemical business: in their past, they would buy a company like PVC pipes and produce them and sell them and they said they had no harmful side affects till proven wrong. The factory that created their pipes had people coming down with skin and liver cancers because they were dumping their waste products in their local water etc. Eventually their product was proven to cause cancers and they closed the company down: did bankrupcy and after a certain amount of time, they no longer had to pay any money to those they harmed and never took care of the poor people who got sick and died living around their factory.
They then would find another business to buy, slap their Monsanto name on the company and go about doing the same stuff, creating harmful products till they are stopped. They have done this over and over and over again.
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In one such communication I received from a very angry biotech scientist who proclaimed it was ‘awesome’ if GMOs were causing mass infertility and death, it becomes tragically clear that even many of the scientists working in the biotech field know full well that GMOs are causing significant bouts of disease across the globe.
"In one such communication I received from a very angry biotech scientist who proclaimed it was ‘awesome’ if GMOs were causing mass infertility and death, it becomes tragically clear that even many of the scientists working in the biotech field know full well that GMOs are causing significant bouts of disease across the globe." end of quote.
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My Mom died of Lung Cancer, she smoked and her diet was oh so bad: ate the typical American Diet; Fast Food Burgers, ice cream etc. Her diet had GMO beef, all sugar is GMO's so her ice cream, drank Bovine Growth Hormone in her milk etc. She got cancer from smoking low nicotine cigarettes but I am sure, all the GMO's in her diet contributed to her downfall. Her lung cancer spread to her spine. She had a big bump by her spine (the cancer). It eventually spread to her brain. Seeing GMO's cause tumor growth, I am sure it shortened her life. On her side of the family, they live to be in their late 90's. She died at 76. I remember visiting an anut on her side of the family, in her 70's she ran up a flight of stairs, taking 3 steps at a time. My mom would have lived to a ripe old age, if she had taken care of herself.
My next door neighbor died of prostrate cancer, my cousin got breast cancer (ate GMO's), one of my dear friends died of cancer and she LOVED to eat regular sugar: which is GMO beets, I have a friend that can't get pregnant (she eats organic but sometimes eats regular sugar and her husband eats the regular American diet full of GMO's).
I got a basal cell carcinoma and cured it. I used to eat a lot of soy products and at the time, I didn't know all soy was GMO's etc. I cured the basal cell carcinoma and one of the things I did was cut out ALL GMO's in my diet. When I eat soy products: they are ALL organic, I make sure of that. I have had NO re-occurance of any basal cells, which is unusal because they usually return. I make sure I eat a GMO free diet and also eat certain foods that kill off cancer etc.
One of the things my Mom did was teach statistics and she told me, you can manipulate any research according to how you do the stats. When we were in with her chemo doctor, he was quoting some stats on some study and my Mom called him on it. Afterwards, her own CHEMO DOCTOR said with a smile on his face, yes, it is easy to get the study to turn out how you want it.
I think, those people who have no consciousness about how they have brought GMO's to market and are harming people, have an old way of thinking about things. Their attitude is arrogant and self serving with NO ethetics. They stopped teaching ethetics in University's etc. A lot of these supposed scholars who come out and make endorsements on things, are all bought and sold to the Corporations. It is a "Me" Mentality with NO consciousness of "We" and seeing yourself in humanity. That we are all one and in the same. In this respect, animals have more understanding and compassion than these types of people.
Thank you for posting this video.
It just confirmed to me, their mental state.
Science or scientists, need to have the ability to consider how what they do will effect humanity. Just because one can do something, doesn't mean we should go ahead and do it.
The American Indians were more advanced in their thinking: they would always consider how their actions would affect 7 generations in the future.
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It's easy to get caught up in refuting our opponent's misinformation campaign and exposing their discredited spokespeople. And, indeed, since an avalanche of radio and TV ads can turn a simple issue into one that is complex, it's important that we push back.
Help us push back against the pesticide and junk food companies funding the opposition by chipping in today.
The best way to push back, of course, is with the truth. To that end, best-selling author and journalist Michael Pollan penned an excellent piece for New York Times magazine worth sharing widely.
"The [food] industry is happy to boast about genetically engineered crops in the elite precincts of the op-ed and business pages — as a technology needed to feed the world, combat climate change, solve Africa’s problems, etc. — but still would rather not mention it to the consumers who actually eat the stuff," Pollan writes.
"Presumably that silence owes to the fact that, to date, genetically modified foods don’t offer the eater any benefits whatsoever — only a potential, as yet undetermined risk. So how irrational would it be, really, to avoid them? Surely this explains why Monsanto and its allies have fought the labeling of genetically modified food so vigorously since 1992."
And we all know how hard the pesticide and junk food companies are fighting Prop 37. This means the truth won't guarantee us victory. Resources backing the truth sure would help, though. Will you make a donation today to give us the resources we need to fight back?
Prop. 37 won't require anyone to stop eating GMOs, nor will it prohibit farmers and food companies from continuing to grow and sell GMO food. It simply requires a label on foods that are the product of genetic engineering, thereby empowering Californians to make their own buying decision.
We think we have the right to decide what to eat and feed our families. And until we have a label, we lack the information to decide.
"Next month in California, a few million people will vote with their votes on a food issue," Pollan writes. "Already, Prop 37 has ignited precisely the kind of debate — about the risks and benefits of genetically modified food; about transparency and the consumer’s right to know — that Monsanto and its allies have managed to stifle in Washington for nearly two decades."
Indeed, where our politicians in Washington, D.C. have failed us, California voters have the chance to strike a major blow for consumer rights by voting Yes on 37.
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This is how Europe got their GMO's labeled, Kellogg's won't make Corn Flakes just for California, to name an example. If we get Prop 37 passed, Kellogg's will just start making all their products with non GMO foods. Some have already switched in the dairy industry, if we get this passed, it will cause the tide to turn.
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Did you see what Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com did at the Democratic National Convention?
She grabbed a place near the stage in front of the TV cameras, and when Obama's USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at the convention, she held up a sign saying "LABEL GMOs". Vilsack – the former Biotech Governor of the Year – is responsible for the decision that allowed Monsanto to push its GMO alfalfa, sugar beets and sweet corn into the market – without labels. Vani Hari's action was captured live on TV and made national news. Afterward, she made an inspiring video about the experience.
We invite you to share this video...an antidote to the ridiculing and ridiculous attack ads for No on 37 -- labeling GMOs in California -- that have aired recently. Two talented filmmakers have teamed up to produce these five mini portraits of real people, supporters of Yes on Prop 37. There are millions of us! Thanks for sharing this and getting the word out.
GMO “Collateral Damage”: Food Soaked With Toxicity
Under capitalism, the aim of companies is to make money, to maximise profit for shareholders. According to Professor Colin Campbell of Cornell University, any safety requirements are secondary concerns, if they are concerns at all. Therefore, in a democratic society, we expect the state to take care of these concerns on our behalf. But how can it when the US government, especially over the past two decades, has become a subsidiary of agribusiness corporations by acting on their behalf? In the US, via its control of the FDA and other federal regulatory agencies, agribusiness is effectively in charge, telling the public that their GMOs are safe.
But who in the world can believe this from certain players with a track records of deceit and criminality? Who can believe this when the revolving door between government bodies and top corporate officials leads to policy being formed on behalf of corporate self interest?