Sunday, August 25, 2019

When salad turns toxic: pesticides in 70% of US Produce

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by Joseph Mercola, D.O., Ph.D, Health Nut News:

Everyone loves a fresh garden salad, but are you sure the ingredients you’re using — the vegetables and fruits — are as healthy as they appear to be?

You may need to take a closer look: According to an analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) based on U.S. Department of Agriculture data, pesticide residues have been found in up to 70% of fruits and vegetable sold in the U.S.

This shouldn’t be surprising, considering that at least one BILLION pounds of conventional pesticides are used in the country per year — and it highlights the disturbing reality of just how ubiquitous pesticides have become in our food supply.

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

GMOs and their related chemical pesticides have long been pushed heavily by establishment Republicans. That’s another important reminder why it’s good to never be swept into a political party. Rather, evaluate each candidate based on their principles and actions.

Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the frustration of health-conscious Americans, he just signed an executive order that might as well be called “the GMO Streamlining Act.” As reported by the Associated Press, this executive order directs federal agencies to reduce or eliminate regulations and oversight mechanisms that might help ensure the safety of genetically engineered crops.

Bloomberg: Roundup’s Risks Could Go Well Beyond Cancer

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

Chemicals giant Bay AG is seething after a jury recently awarded $2 billion in damages to a couple after it was ruled the toxic herbicide Roundup (manufactured by Bayer subsidiary Monsanto Co.) led to their cancer diagnoses. Bayer probably won’t pay out the full $2 billion, but with more than 10,000 additional cases pending, this is obviously a concern for Bayer investors, as well as the farmers who faithfully rely on Roundup because they believe it is a safe and cost effective way to control weeds.

Glyphosate & Autism: Scientist Explains The Indisputable Link & Foods That Reverse Autism Symptoms

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab. Over the past several years her research has shifted to focusing on glyphosate. Here she gives a lecture on glyphosate as it relates to autism.
  • Reflect On:How are products made with glyphosate approved as safe? Have our federal health regulatory agencies been compromised at the expense of human health?

Salmon hatchery to raise nation’s first genetically modified animal cleared for human consumption

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

A fish hatchery in Indiana is set to raise the nation’s first genetically engineered animal for human consumption – genetically engineered salmon. The gene-altered fish is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA), and bred by AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company.

AquaBounty altered the genetic makeup of the atlantic Salmon to include a gene from Chinook salmon and the DNA sequence from an eel-like species know as an ocean pout, resulting in a salmon that grows to market size about twice as fast as its natural counterpart.

After Reading This Article About the Danger of GMOs, You Will Probably Never Want to Eat GM Food Again

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from Humans Are Free:

Every single day, most Americans eagerly gobble down foods that contain ingredients that have been genetically-modified without ever considering the consequences.

Most of us simply assume that the federal government would never allow us to eat GMOs if they were not safe.

Unfortunately, it appears that the federal government has completely failed us. The material that I am about to share with you is deeply disturbing, and after reading this article there is a very good chance that you will never want to eat genetically-modified food ever again.

6 Reasons Impossible Burger’s CEO is Wrong About GMO Soy

by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Impossible Foods, maker of the fake meat patty, is adding another GMO ingredient: genetically engineered soy. And it wants to convince you it’s because it is trying to ‘save the planet.’  

Throughout the U.S., major food brands are trying to get rid of GMO ingredients–not necessarily for the right reasons, but because nearly half of consumers say they avoid them in their food, primarily for health reasons.

But the CEO of Impossible Foods, purveyor of the Impossible Burger, is bucking that trend.

US EPA Says Glyphosate OK Despite Contrary Evidence

by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

The US Government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to approve renewal of the license for the controversial glyphosate pesticide, this, despite mounting and alarming evidence it is not only probably carcinogenic, but also cause of multiple other debilitating health problems. New research also claims glyphosate damage to human or animal DNA extends over generations.

The US EPA has just proposed to re-approve glyphosate, the main component of the widely-used Roundup pesticide marketed by Monsanto, now part of Bayer AG of Germany. The original web link to the EPA ruling, strangely enough, yields the message as of this writing: “Sorry, but this web page is not available for viewing right now.”

Got Milk? Cows, Not Needed: Scientists Bioengineer Milk

by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

Scientists believe they are on the cusp of a huge change in the way we produce milk in history. Cows won’t be needed.

Race to Bioengineer Milk

Please consider Made Without Humans or Cows: Inside the Race to Bioengineer Milk.

From Silicon Valley to Switzerland, hundreds of millions of dollars are being pumped into a new technology to produce “real milk” – containing identical casein and whey proteins to the genuine article – but without any humans, cows or other animals involved at all.

Secret Investor Report Leaks: 5-Step Bayer / Monsanto Plan to Poison Our Food

from Humans Are Free:

“What’s being done to our food in the name of profit?”

It’s an omnipresent question that becomes more important with each passing year.

Our produce is being gassed, sprayed with chemicals, and even genetically manipulated to the point where it’s becoming and harder to keep track of how many different pesticides, insecticides and herbicides are actually being used.

Bayer and Monsanto are facing the music

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

As most of you know, Bayer now owns Monsanto. To make it happen, it forked out $66 billion in 2018. Among the new parent’s problems? Lawsuits against Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup.

Catch this, from fiercepharma.com: “Recently, in a key bellwether trial, a U.S. federal jury in San Francisco found Bayer liable for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma [caused by Monsanto’s Roundup] and awarded him $80 million in damages. Bayer said it plans to appeal, as it is doing with a [similar] California state suit that awarded the plaintiff $78 million. Still, there are more than 11,200 other similar suits [against Roundup], according to Bayer’s last tally.”

Glyphosate Worse than We Could Imagine. “It’s Everywhere”

by F. William Engdahl, Global Research:

As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges.

In a trial in San Francisco the jury was unanimous in their verdict that Monsanto Roundup weed-killer, based on glyphosate, had been responsible for Hardeman’s cancer. His attorneys stated,

“It is clear from Monsanto’s actions that it does not care whether Roundup causes cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about Roundup.” 

Playing God: Crispr’d GMO Food Will Stock Grocery Shelves Within 5 Years

from Technocracy News:

The FDA is lobbied and dominated by Big-Ag Technocrats who insist that GMO food is ‘substantially equivalent’ to its natural counterpart, so the GMO food race is full-speed ahead. This trend will substantially change the entire global food chain.  ⁃ TN Editor

A geneticist at the University of California who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider she believes its most profound impacts will be on food.

Several Crispr’d crops have already been made, and although you can’t buy them yet, she said she expects to see them in grocery stores within 5 years.

US FDA Lifts Ban on GMO ‘Frankensalmon’

by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

Frankenfoods is a term developed by consumer groups questioning the health and safety of genetically modified plants or GMO. The US Food and Drug Administration has just lifted an earlier ban on commercialization of the first genetically modified food, Salmon. This is the first time ever permission to sell GMO animals for human consumption in the US has been allowed. It should raise alarm bells not only in the USA.

On March 8, the FDA, responsible for food safety, lifted an earlier ban on sale of GMO salmon by the Massachusetts biotech company, AquaBounty. Until now the company had been prevented from importing its GMO eggs to its salmon tanks in Indiana.