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The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed

“Contrary to the assertions of its proponents, the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science – and it would collapse if subjected to an open airing of the facts.”

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

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One day after posting that the chief of Monsanto, India admitted to faking testing/safety dataoutright fraud — we have TV personality/science geek Bill Nye cozying up to the Frankenfood company.

What Did Monsanto Show Bill Nye to Make Him Fall “in Love” With GMOs?

Nye has stumbled into a political/corruption war that he is evidently woefully unprepared for. Science geeks can be pretty damn gullible when given so-called evidence by other science geeks. That the evidence is cooked up by a profit-driven house of lies, a very sophisticated one at that, goes right over the geek’s head. Expertise in one area (laboratory) doesn’t translate to expertise in others (deception, lies, corruption, Astroturfing, rigged testing, bribery, etc.).

In his book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, published just last November, Nye reiterated these points. His concern about GMOs centered mainly on unintended consequences of growing them over large expanses—he cited the example of crops engineered to resist herbicides, which have been linked pretty decisively to the decline of monarch butterflies, which rely on abundant milkweeds, which in turn have been largely wiped out in the Midwest by GMO-enabled herbicide use. Nye praised certain GMOs, such as corn engineered to repel certain insects, but concluded that “if you’re asking me, we should stop introducing genes from one species into another,” because “we just can’t know what will happen to other species in that modified species’ ecosystem.”

Now, Nye’s doubts have evidently fallen away like milkweeds under a fine mist of herbicide. In a February interview filmed backstage on Bill Maher’s HBO show (starting about 3:40 in the below video), Nye volunteered that he was working on a revision of the GMO section of Undeniable. He gave no details, just that he “went to Monsanto and I spent a lot of time with the scientists there.” As a result, he added with a grin, “I have revised my outlook, and am very excited about telling the world. When you’re in love, you want to tell the world!”

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The shameless and yet shameful deliberate lies of the Frnakenfood industry continue to pile up and contort the very purpose of science.

Biology Fortified, Inc. misleads the public on GMO safety

Assembling big lists of studies supposedly providing overwhelming evidence of the safety of GMOs has become common practice by GMO proponents. GENERA is just the latest in a long series of such lists. The success of the tactic depends on the reading public failing to examine the actual studies and seeing what they say.

“However, this review suffers from serious defects, such as:

  • classifying relatively short studies as long-term, even though they only follow the animals for a fraction of their natural lifespan
  • including animal production studies designed to examine parameters such as meat or milk production, which do not look for health effects
  • including studies on fish and birds, which have a different digestive system and metabolism from those of humans and are not relevant to assessing human health risks
  • including studies in which the sample sizes are too small to draw any conclusions
  • including a study in which animals were removed from the experiment for undefined reasons and replaced (naturally this study concluded the GMO was safe!)
  • using unscientific double standards in dismissing the findings of studies that find toxic effects on the grounds of methodological weaknesses, while accepting at face value the findings of studies that conclude safety, even though they suffer from the same methodological weaknesses.”

GMO Activism

Posted: February 19, 2015 in -
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Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market

A 12-point agenda for driving GMOs off the market

The anti-GMO and organic Movement has come a long way in the past two decades. But given the dangers posed by GMOs and Roundup, it’s time to move aggressively forward. Here are a dozen crucial steps we need to take in 2015 to drive GMOs and Roundup off the market.

  1. Stop Congress from passing the Pompeo bill (HR #4432) in 2015, which would take away states rights to pass mandatory GMO food labeling bills, and make it legal for unscrupulous food and beverage companies to continue mislabeling GMO-tainted foods as “natural” or “all natural.”
  2. Stop Congress from “fast-tracking” and passing secretly negotiated “Free Trade” agreements (the TPP-Trans-Pacific Partnership, and TTIP-Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) that would weaken consumer and states rights to label and safety test GMO and factory-farmed foods.
  3. Pass more state laws requiring mandatory labels on GMOs.
  4. Pass more bans on GMOs, neonicotinoids and pesticides at the township, city, and county levels.
  5. Support Vermont, Maui (Hawaii), Jackson and Josephine counties (Oregon) in their federal and state legal battles to uphold their laws requiring labels and/or bans on GMOs.
  6. Educate the public on the dangers and cruelty of GMO-fed, factory-farmed meat, dairy and egg products, and organize a “Great Boycott” of all factory-farmed foods.
  7. Support mandatory state legislation to label dairy products and chain restaurant food coming from factory farms or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations).
  8. Pressure retail natural food stores and coops to follow the lead of Whole Foods Market and the Natural Grocer to label and/or ban all GMO-derived foods, including meat and animal products and deli foods, from their stores.
  9. Pressure restaurants to follow the lead of organic/grass fed restaurants and ban, or at least label, all GMO ingredients.
  10.  Support consumer efforts to test for Roundup/glyphosate contamination in drinking water, human urine, breast milk, and in non-GMO food products such as wheat, potatoes, oats, peas, lentils and dry beans that are currently sprayed with Roundup before harvest.
  11. Educate the public on the positive health, environmental, ethical and climate-friendly (greenhouse gas sequestering) attributes of organic, grass-fed, and pasture-raised food and farming.
  12. Boycott the “Traitor Brand” products of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Dairy Foods Association, and the Snack Food Association.

– See more at: http://disinfo.com/2015/02/consumer-self-defense-12-ways-drive-gmos-roundup-off-market/#sthash.MDT3qXst.dpuf

One Gene Turns Bacteria Lethal

Posted: February 11, 2015 in -
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Despite the claims of the GMO lobby and its useful idiots, the trolls you see on message boards, they don’t understand the implications of the genetic alterations at all. They are playing dice with the world’s food supply. Genetic changes spread to bacteria and get out into the wild.  And then there’s all that bacteria living within your guts right now.

Extra genes make bacteria lethal

Scientists have found that a single genomic change can turn beneficial bacteria into pathogenic bacteria, by boosting bacterial density inside the host.

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1. They hate the term “snake oil” which they apparently hear a lot. Good.

2. They use the buzzword “science” as a propaganda bludgeon, when what they actually mean is engineering/experimentation.

3. The new unholy grail is going to be microbes. They intend to modify microbes as pesticides and to become fertilizer, with unknown and industrial scale risks associated.

Beyond GMOs: A new era of biotechnology

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A former GMO scientist has debunked the assumptions the GMO industry relies upon:

The whole paradigm of the genetic engineering technology is based on a misunderstanding. Every scientist now learns that any gene can give more than one protein and that inserting a gene anywhere in a plant eventually creates rogue proteins.

Thierry Vrain

GMO Myths and Truth

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The whole paradigm of the genetic engineering technology is based on a misunderstanding. Every scientist now learns that any gene can give more than one protein and that inserting a gene anywhere in a plant eventually creates rogue proteins.

I am turning you towards a recent compilation (June 2012) of over 500 government reports and scientific articles published in peer reviewed Journals, some of them with the highest recognition in the world. Like The Lancet in the medical field, or Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, or Biotechnology, or Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, European Journal of Histochemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, etc. This compilation was made by a genetic engineer in London, and an investigative journalist who summarized the gist of the publications for the lay public.

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GMO whistleblower Dr. Thierry Vrain unveils insane insider information on engineered food

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food