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GMO Dangers: Facts You Need to Know

By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD. Into these plants we were putting DNA from various foreign organisms, such as viruses and bacteria.

I wasn’t, at the outset, concerned about the possible effects of GM plants on human health or the environment. One reason for this lack of concern was that I was still a very young scientist, feeling my way in the complex world of biology and of scientific research. Another reason was that we hardly imagined that GMOs like ours would be grown or eaten. So far as I was concerned, all GMOs were for research purposes only.

Gradually, however, it became clear that certain companies thought differently. Some of my older colleagues shared their skepticism with me that commercial interests were running far ahead of scientific knowledge. I listened carefully and I didn’t disagree. Today, over twenty years later, GMO crops, especially soybeans, corn, papaya, canola and cotton, are commercially grown in numerous parts of the world.

Depending on which country you live in, GMOs may be unlabeled and therefore unknowingly abundant in your diet. Processed foods are likely to contain ingredients from GMO crops, such as corn and soy. Most crops, however are still non-GMO, including rice, wheat, barley, oats, tomatoes, grapes, beans, etc. For meat eaters the mode of GMO consumption is different. There are no GMO animals used in farming (although GM salmon has been pending FDA approval since 1993); however, animal feed, especially in factory farms, is likely to be mostly GMO corn and GMO soybeans. In this case, the labeling issue and potential impacts are complicated even further.

I now believe, as a much more experienced scientist, that GMO crops still run far ahead of our understanding of their risks…

Read more at GMO Dangers: Facts You Need to Know – Nutrition Studies

Biotech Found to Use GM-Contaminated Rat Feed in Fraudulent Studies

From Biotech Found to Use GM-Contaminated Rat Feed in Fraudulent Studies: at Natural Society

Similarly deceptive “research” is conducted to ostensibly determine the safety of vaccines:

Problem is, the same “chemical soup” that is suspected to produce problems such as developmental regression, strokes, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, death, etc (adjuvants and preservatives, such as mercury in thimerisol, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc) is injected into both the test group and the control group. In other words, both groups are contaminated by the ingredients in the “chemical soup” and there no longer is a control group. A genuine control group would be injected with distilled water and nothing else.

Real science has already tested each ingredient in the “chemical soup” and each one has been found to be a hazardous substance, dangerous to health and life. Vaccines deliver 200 times the safe level of aluminum to infants by age 18 months – a child whose parents adhere to the recommended vaccine schedule receives 4,925 mcg of aluminum, for instance, while the safe limit is 25 mcg. (See Toxic Vaccines.)

Therefore, if the offending, debilitating effects of vaccines are due to the repetitious exposure to the “chemical soup”, then both test and control groups are exposed to the “chemical soup” and no fair test of the “chemical soup” has ever been performed – or at least released.

The logic is flawed. The study is not valid. The study appears to be either very poorly designed or may be intentionally “rigged” to mislead parents, doctors, the courts, etc.

Pharmaceutical corporation exemption from liability should be reversed. Companies should be responsible for their products and liable for damages they produce. Otherwise, they run wild.

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Most Prestigious Medical Journal in America Calls for GMO Labeling!

A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) calls on lawmakers to label genetically modified foods.

The authors begin by pointing out the well-established fact that genetic modifications to make plants resistant to herbicides and pesticides have tremendously increased the amount of toxic chemicals dumped on crops. Between 1974 and 2014, glyphosate use alone has increased by a factor of more than 250.

This stands to become much worse. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided in 2014 to approve Enlist Duo, a new herbicide made by Dow Chemical that combines glyphosate and 2,4-D. This will lead to substantially more chemicals in our food: according to the EPA’s own projections, 2,4-D use will increase by as much as seven times as a result. (You can read our coverage of the new generation of combination herbicides here.)

The authors point out what many of us have realized for a long time: these are very nasty chemicals. 2,4-D is an ingredient in what used to be called Agent Orange when used in the Vietnam War. The World Health Organization’s ultra-cautious International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified 2,4-D as a “possible human carcinogen” and glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” Both herbicides were linked to increases in malignant tumors at multiple sites in animals. Glyphosate was also linked to an increased incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans.

These new developments cause the authors to conclude, “The time has therefore come to thoroughly reconsider all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology….We believe the time has come to revisit the United States’ reluctance to label GM foods.”…

Read more at http://www.anh-usa.org/most-prestigious-medical-journal-in-america-calls-for-gmo-labeling/

Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World

A great many things in our society today are fake. From news and marketing to science and politics, our world is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages and propaganda.

The good thing though is that once you awaken to the deception, you can use it as a tool for raising your consciousness. The idea that virtually everything is fake can be empowering rather than depressing. Sure, we’ve all felt overwhelmed, sad, angry and impotent at times when we’ve seen just how easily our (mis)leaders can fool the masses with sophistry and empty rhetoric, but they’ve all been placed there to challenge us to wake up more quickly and fully, and reclaim our world.

Here’s my list of the top 40 pieces of fakery in our world today:

1. Fake News

Let’s begin with the MSM (Mainstream Media) and their “news”, which is essentially corporate infotainment. The MSM waters down the news and makes it entertaining to further distract people from things of real significance…

See all 40 items at Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World | Wake Up World

Scotland Bans GMO Crops

As expected, the usual cronies in the biotechnology industry are immediately accusing Scotland of being “anti-science”.

This ban follows several other small nations that have banned the use of the herbicide glyphosate following the World Health Organization’s determination that it is a probable cause of cancer.

Glyphosate is what most industrial GMO crops are designed to be soaked with during cultivation.  It is a proven health hazard to humans and the environment.

Source: Scotland Announces Ban on Growing GMO Crops

Cashews Are a Natural Anti-Depressant

There are countless safer, healthier and cheaper natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, but big pharma doesn’t want you to know about them because if we all learned to use food to support genuine health, pharmaceutical companies would be unnecessary.

Aside from the many health benefits they boast which include helping to prevent cancer lower blood pressure and help keep the heart healthy amongst other things but they are also a natural anti depressant.

Cashews are a good source of tryptophan, which as an important amino acid that we need to consume in our diets. It helps us to grow as children, improves sleep, balance our mood, regulate behavior and reduce stress, anxiety and depression amongst other things.

Just a few handfuls of cashews provide 1,000–2,000 mg of trytophan which will work as well as prescription antidepressants but big pharma doesn’t want you to know about this…

Read more at Viral Alternative News: Cashews Are a Natural Anti-Depressant

The Yes Men’s solution to California’s drought: if you eat beef, don’t wash

The campaign highlights one of the main issues surrounding California’s record-breaking drought — one which hasn’t been getting much press: the water-intensive cattle industry. At any one time, there are more than 5 million cattle in California, and they use nearly half of the state’s water supply.

To put that figure into more personal numbers: It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just a single pound of beef. A pound of wheat, by comparison, requires only 100 gallons to produce.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/video-yes-men-have-crazy-solution-californias-epic-drought

U.S. Government Engineering The Climate To Control Populations

“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” – Henry Kissinger

And may we be so bold as to add to Heinz’s quote:
“Who controls the weather controls the food supply”

There is a war being waged against the American people – and the world – by those who feel an overwhelming need to control, control, control… What kind of fear drives that degree of defensive thinking and behavior? What are they afraid of?

“Who controls his own mind  has no need to control others.”

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Climate Engineering and The U.S. Military

Climate engineering is the most powerful and most utilized weapon of the western power structure to destabilize and topple the countries and governments around the globe that it wishes to control. Geoengineering is a primary tool that has been used to help force nations to allow U.S. or NATO occupation. If you don’t believe the U.S. military is concerned with the climate, think again. The military industrial complex has long sought to “control the weather” and historical documents prove that the U.S. has been heavily invested in climate modification for a very long time.

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For details, see the United States Air Force (USAF) Center for Strategy and Technology (CSAT) document: Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.

Read much more and see dramatic graphics at U.S. Government Engineering The Climate To Control Populations | Wake Up World – See alsoGeoengineering: Do We Seriously Believe Our Government Would Ask Our Permission?

Why does Big Food put harmful chemicals in cereal in America but not Europe?

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Toxic BHT plagues America’s most popular cereals but is taken out of the same cereals sold to Europeans

One such horrendous chemical plaguing America’s food supply is BHT, or butylated hydroxytoluene. It’s "generally recognized as safe," but research has linked this chemical to the formation of tumors, and in some animal studies BHT interferes with hormones. BHT is considered a "caution" ingredient according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The Environmental Working Group has sounded the alarm too, categorizing BHT as one of America’s dirty dozen food additives. BHT can be disguised under these synonyms: DBPC, ADVASTAB 401, AGIDOL, AGIDOL 1, ALKOFEN BP, ANTIOXIDANT 29, ANTIOXIDANT 30, ANTIOXIDANT 4, ANTIOXIDANT 4K, ANTIOXIDANT KB and ANTRANCINE 8.

Research shows that BHT is toxic, and companies like Kellogg’s and General Mills know it. That’s why they offer the same cereal products in Europe, but without adding the toxic BHT. America is one of the only countries still embracing this potentially carcinogenic ingredient.

Why are these companies putting American’s health at risk while offering safer versions of the same food in other countries?

Millions of American children are being exposed to this chemical on a daily basis. Products like Rice Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Wheaties, Cocoa Krispies, Cookie Crisp, Froot Loops and Corn Pops all contain BHT…

Read much more at Why does Big Food put harmful chemicals in cereal in America but not Europe? – NaturalNews.com.