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ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR IS A LABEL

GMO rats

http://www.gmoseralini.org/professor-seralini-replies-to-fct-journal-over-study-retraction/

December 10, 2014                                                                        

Letter to Senator and Congressmen: (*Scroll down to read the response from Congressman Chris Van Hollen, posted at the end of my letter)

1)      How do you stand on H.R. 4432? 

·         As just one of MANY of your constituents I am asking you to strongly oppose H.R. 4432 because:

§  it strips states of their rights and

§  H.R. 4432 makes telling the TRUTH illegal.

 2)      Please re-read Section #103 where it adds Sec. 425.a.2.C it states:

·         (C) “may not suggest either expressly or by implication that foods developed without the use of bioengineering are safer than foods produced from, containing, or consisting of a bioengineered organism;” 

“In September of 2012, the first-ever lifetime feeding study assessing the health risks of genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready corn (NK603) was published in Reed Elsevier’s peer-reviewed journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology.

The two-year long study led by Gilles-Eric Séralini revealed shocking health effects, including massive tumors and early death.

Rats given Glyphosate in their drinking water also developed tumors. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, which has recently been implicated as a major contributor to chronic disease.”

According to the authors:

“The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1ppb in water), were studied two years in rats.

[Please note: this exact level of Roundup is permitted in our drinking water and GE crops in the US]

In females, all treated groups died 2-3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs.

All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments.

In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5-5.5 times higher… Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3-2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls, which occurred up to 600 days earlier.

Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related. These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.”

Rats only live a few years. Humans live approximately 80 years, so we will notice these effects in animals before we see them in humans. The gigantic human lab experiment is only about 10 years old, so we are likely decades away from tabulating the human casualties.”

However, it’s critical to understand that the longest feeding study was a mere 90 days long – a far cry from two years!

In the featured study, the true onslaught of diseases became dramatic during the 13th month of the experiment, although tumors and severe liver and kidney damage did emerge as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.

Question to ask yourself: Why do you suppose the studies performed by the biotech companies were stopped when they were?

“…in female animals, 93 percent of the tumors found were in the mammary glands. They also …observed a strikingly marked induction of mammary tumors by [Roundup] alone …even at the very lowest dose administered.'”

This news comes on the heels of another experimental animal feeding study carried out over a 10-year period in Norway. It was published earlier this summer, and in this study, genetically engineered (GE) corn and corn-based products were found to cause obesity, and alter the function of the digestive system and major organs, including the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and genitals. Animals fed genetically engineered Bt corn ate more, got fatter, and were less able to digest proteins due to alterations in the micro-structure of their intestines. They also suffered serious immune system alterations.

The rats used were the same strain and number per group as Monsanto’s own studies used, yet Monsanto STOPPED THEIR STUDY (at least the one they published) at 3 months which was the minimum for the type of study they were performing.  Even without this study, future studies may very well show even more direct causal relationships between GMO foodstuffs and health problems besides the current litany of cancer, liver, kidney, thyroid, and other issues.  These are exacerbated by Roundup (glyphosate plus adjuvants that multiply it’s detrimental effects) and Bt Toxin residues on and in the ingredients used in our food. 

The plants may be “Roundup Ready”, but humans and OUR intestinal micro-biomes are NOT.

So if I grow and sell non-GMO corn and the Séralini study proved scientifically that the control group that ate non-GMO corn was much healthier than GMO corn and I cite that study that my corn is SAFER, this bill, if passed…

…will make me a criminal for trying to help my customers, family, friends and loved ones to stay healthy!

Consider that lead was used to make drinking water pipes for centuries and considered ‘SAFE’.  What if you substitute “lead” for bio-engineered in the bill?  Then that sub-paragraph would read “(C) may not suggest either expressly or by implication that foods developed without the use of lead are safer than foods produced from, containing, or consisting of leaded ingredients;”

Now you see just how wrong this is.  Substitute lead for bio-engineered throughout the bill and it becomes heinous in many, many places. 

The section (201) on “natural” foods does NOTHING, it just gives a rubber stamp to any regulations they want (subparagraphs 1 and 2 to my “non-lawyer” eyes seem to constitute a carte blanche for new odious regulations), plus changing nothing about the status quo:  “the use of any claim that a food is `natural’ shall be allowed if consistent with the Secretary’s existing policy for such claims.”  Totally ineffective in reigning in marketing abuses of the term “natural”!  In my book, when you use genetic engineering techniques to insert fish genes (from a flounder) in a tomato’s DNA, THE RESULTS JUST AREN’T NATURAL. People need/want to eat REAL FOOD, food designed by God and by nature!

I will respectfully ask you again: As just one of MANY I feel you should STRONGLY OPPOSE H.R. 4432 as it strips of their rights and makes TELLING THE TRUTH ILLEGAL.

With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves; we are being told that the risks these lab-created foods pose to us are contrary to what we know as the truth.

Do you want your children and grand-children eating GMO foods that caused the diseases shown in the photos?

Please do not let the wealthy biotech bullies silence the voices of the people and keep us in the DARK.

We need to know what is in the food we are feeding to our children.

ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR IS A LABEL.

Please share this letter, photos and links below with others.

http://www.gmoevidence.com/

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/zenhoneycutt/mom_s_testimonials

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/films

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*RESPONSE FROM CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Dear Mrs. Moulton:

Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition to HR 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. I appreciate hearing from you and apologize for the delayed response.

Like you, I oppose this bill. I appreciate your concern and agree that consumers should have the ability to understand what is in the food they purchase.

HR 4432 would continue voluntary labeling of genetically-engineered/bio-engineered foods, but would prohibit mandatory labeling at both the federal and state levels. I oppose efforts that would block states from setting their own standards. 

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, and please do not hesitate to contact me whenever I may be of service.

Sincerely,
Chris Van Hollen
Member of Congress

Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans…and do their dirty deeds in the DARK

gmo-protestToday I got up at 5 a.m. in order to attend the Rally for States’ Rights to Label GMOs.

I went because I did not want to sit quietly by while Congress allows the Biotech Bullies and Junk Food Giants to trample on our Democracy and poison our food without transparency or accountability.

The Rally for the States’ Rights to Label GMOs was a massive U.S. wide protest and media event in Washington D.C.

The goal? To stop the attack on the constitutional right of states to pass GMO labeling laws.

We want to know what is in the food we are feeding our children.

We just want a LABEL!

H.R. 4432 – The DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) ACT — was introduced by Representative Mike Pompeo (A REPUBLICAN from KANSAS) at the bidding of Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers. The bill got its first hearing today, Wednesday, December 10.

A group of us from Rockville arrived at the Rayburn House Office Bldg. in Washington DC around 7:45 a.m., [the hearing was not scheduled to start until 10:15 a.m.] To my astonishment there was a very large group of people already in line when we arrived; they must have gotten there when the building opened at 6 a.m.

The large biotech bullies; (i.e., Monsanto) knew exactly how many seats would be available in the hearing room….

…the  large and wealthy biotech bullies (Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers) paid Temp. Agencies to fill every single chair in the hearing room;

including hiring an excess of bodies just in the event that one of the bodies didn’t show or someone left early. These people were students or the unemployed who wanted to make an easy buck, all they had to do was occupy a chair for the duration of a hearing.

The GMO tyrants felt so threatened by us asking for a simple label that they needed to guarantee the room would be filled with apathetic, uninterested and unconcerned bodies.

The seat occupiers read books, did homework and played with their electronic devises throughout the entire hearing.

The room was filled [so that those of us who have concerns about what they are doing] to our food …would be kept in the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know).

~MONSANTO IS THAT ASHAMED OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING!~

“Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans…who do their work in the DARK and think, Who sees us? Who will know?”    ~ Isaiah 29:15 

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Genetically modified foods (GMO foods) have been proven in  scientific studies to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment! Despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered.

It’s important to note that steering clear of these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try to find other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-ORGANIC, it’s non-GMO and safe to eat (or at least it is supposed to be!)

Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured that the crops aren’t GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start your own organic garden and you’re your food yourself. Until then, here are the top 10 worst GMO foods for your “do not eat” GMO foods list.

GMO FOODS LIST … TOP 10 WORST FRANKEN-FOODS

1. Corn
One of the most prominent GMO foods, avoiding corn is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly genetically modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO CORN has been tied to numerous health issues, tumors, cancer and organ disruption in animals.

2. Soy
Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, there was 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate sprayed on soybeans alone.

3. Sugar
According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of its sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

4. Aspartame
Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas
This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

6. Canola (Canada Oil)
One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet; canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions. This is NOT a healthy oil for any purpose.

7. Cotton
Found in cotton seed oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

8. Processed Dairy
Your dairy products may contain growth hormones, since as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with toxic hormones. In fact, Monsanto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows.

9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Closely related, these two squash varieties are genetically modified to resist viruses.
The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown. Even while these foods should be on your GMO foods list so that they are avoided, you can buy 100% organic to be safe.

With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.

If they are so proud of their franken-foods, and promote that they are SAFE, then they should not be afraid to put a label on it.

BUY ONLY ORGANIC!   VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY!

Please pass this on and on and on and on……..

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ALL-DAY Nutrition Seminar with Sally Fallon – February 21, 2015

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We’re HAPPY because we eat lots of HEALTHY saturated animal fats!

Do you want to hear Sally Fallon Morell speak and introduce others to our message?


We are happy to announce that Sally Fallon Morell will be doing an all-day seminar in Brandywine, Maryland on February 21st.  (15 miles southeast of the Washington DC beltway.)

Help us make this a success!  Please attend and invite others (including exhibitors).  We are excited to offer a chance for your friends and family to learn more about traditional foods. For only $30 they can hear an international speaker whose presentation changes lives, eat a nutrient-dense lunch, visit interesting vendors and meet new people. We are making it easy to say ‘yes.’  We want this message spread!


Even better – the first 100 people who register get coupons to use at the event worth $30.  Plus if someone joins before the end of the year, they also receive over $100 in coupons to use for various vendors. 

 

I have attached the flier and an announcement you can use to spread the word.  There is a meme on our website that you can use on FB. 


Learn why BUTTER IS BACK!  http://conferences.westonaprice.org/TRADITIONAL-DIETS/

 

Use the announcement attached (also below) to invite others.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

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The Weston A. Price Foundation


Seminar on Healthy Traditional Diets

with

Sally Fallon Morell

Author of Nourishing Traditions and

President, The Weston A. Price Foundation

 

Brandywine, Maryland

Saturday, February 21, 2015

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

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What You Will Learn

 

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9:00 – 10:30  Nourishing Traditional Diets, I

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10:30 – 11:00  Visit Exhibits

 

11:00 – 12:30   Nourishing Traditional Diets, II

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1:45 – 3:00    The Oiling of America

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What are the most important steps to take to improve your health?  Sally Fallon Morell shares what worked for her.

 

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