http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0052988

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/that-flawed-stanford-study/

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/bittman-is-alzheimers-type-3-diabetes/

Alex Reynolds http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/​articles/PMC2952409/

Abstract

We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for the main commercialized edible GMOs. These GMOs are soy, maize and oilseed rape designed to contain new pesticide residues since they have been modified to be herbicide-tolerant (mostly to Roundup) or to produce mutated Bt toxins. The debated alimentary chronic risks may come from unpredictable insertional mutagenesis effects, metabolic effects, or from the new pesticide residues. The most detailed regulatory tests on the GMOs are three-month long feeding trials of laboratory rats, which are biochemically assessed. The tests are not compulsory, and are not independently conducted. The test data and the corresponding results are kept in secret by the companies. Our previous analyses of regulatory raw data at these levels, taking the representative examples of three GM maize NK 603, MON 810, and MON 863 led us to conclude that hepatorenal toxicities were possible, and that longer testing was necessary. Our study was criticized by the company developing the GMOs in question and the regulatory bodies, mainly on the divergent biological interpretations of statistically significant biochemical and physiological effects. We present the scientific reasons for the crucially different biological interpretations and also highlight the shortcomings in the experimental protocols designed by the company. The debate implies an enormous responsibility towards public health and is essential due to nonexistent traceability or epidemiological studies in the GMO-producing countries.
Keywords: GMOs, Health risks, Pesticides, Regulatory toxicology, Animal testsDebate on GMOs Health Risks after Statistical Findings in Regulatory Tests
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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Alex Reynolds Also see this

http://​www.independent.co.uk/​environment/​gm-food-banned-in-monsanto-​canteen-737948.html

Monsanto, the biggest promoter of genetically modified food, was hoist with its own petar when it was disclosed that it has a staff canteen in which GM produce is banned.
Monsanto, the biggest promoter of genetically modified food, was hoist with its own petar when it was disclosed that it has a staff canteen in which GM produce is banned.
The firm running the canteen at Monsanto’s pharmaceuticals factory at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, serves only GM-free meals, Friends of the Earth said. In a notice in the canteen, Sutcliffe Catering, owned by the Granada Group, said it had taken the decision “to remove, as far as practicable, GM soya and maize from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the above steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”
Monsanto confirmed the position. “Yes, this is the case, and it is because we believe in choice,” said the company’s spokesman, Tony Coombes. But employees at Monsanto’s agribusiness plant at Cambridge were happy to eat GM produce, he said. “The notice in the restaurant there says some products may contain GMOs [genetically modified organisms] – because our staff are happy to eat food sprayed with fewer chemicals.”
Monsanto says crops engineered to be tolerant of its own weedkillers need less pesticide, but critics say that though the dosage may be less, the impact on the environment of these pesticides is much greater. Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth’s food campaigner, said: “The public has made its concerns about GM ingredients very clear – now it appears that even Monsanto’s own catering firm has no confidence in this new technology.”GM food banned in Monsanto canteen
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Alex Reynolds Here’s a good documentary if you haven’t seen it.

http://​topdocumentaryfilms.com/​the-world-according-to-mons​anto/

Lots of research done in Europe (non monetarily biased research I might add) that shows the side effects of the pesticides used on GMO crops (and now we add Agent Orange to the list? That speaks for itself.) These products have been linked to infertility, birth defects, Parkinson’s Disease and Leukemia. Not just in consumers, but farm workers also. Even the NIH published a study showing the metabolic cycle that lends itself to this outcome. Monsanto is also the single most litigated against corporation in the world, having lost notable cases of dumping PCBs and Mercury in Anniston, Alabama, for example. Here is the study:

http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pubmed/17356802

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 May;52(4):596-602. Epub 2007 Mar 13.
New analysis of a rat feeding study with a genetically modified maize reveals signs of hepatorenal toxicity.
Séralini GE, Cellier D, de Vendomois JS.
Source
Committee for Independent Information and Research on Genetic Engineering CRIIGEN, Paris, France. criigen@unicaen.fr
Abstract
Health risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) cultivated for food or feed is under debate throughout the world, and very little data have been published on mid- or long-term toxicological studies with mammals. One of these studies performed under the responsibility of Monsanto Company with a transgenic corn MON863 has been subjected to questions from regulatory reviewers in Europe, where it was finally approved in 2005. This necessitated a new assessment of kidney pathological findings, and the results remained controversial. An Appeal Court action in Germany (Münster) allowed public access in June 2005 to all the crude data from this 90-day rat-feeding study. We independently re-analyzed these data. Appropriate statistics were added, such as a multivariate analysis of the growth curves, and for biochemical parameters comparisons between GMO-treated rats and the controls fed with an equivalent normal diet, and separately with six reference diets with different compositions. We observed that after the consumption of MON863, rats showed slight but dose-related significant variations in growth for both sexes, resulting in 3.3% decrease in weight for males and 3.7% increase for females. Chemistry measurements reveal signs of hepatorenal toxicity, marked also by differential sensitivities in males and females. Triglycerides increased by 24-40% in females (either at week 14, dose 11% or at week 5, dose 33%, respectively); urine phosphorus and sodium excretions diminished in males by 31-35% (week 14, dose 33%) for the most important results significantly linked to the treatment in comparison to seven diets tested. Longer experiments are essential in order to indicate the real nature and extent of the possible pathology; with the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn MON863 is a safe product.

PMID:

17356802

[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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LinkOut – more resourcesThe World According to Monsanto
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Alex Reynolds Copies of all of the above have been sent to my senators as well as Obamas aide, even though you cant hope much since he hires lackeys like Michael Taylor and wants to deregulate this Nazi corporation. Doesnt matter though, as we saw with the internet privacy law, we can shut this company down if we protest and make our voices heard, join one of the various online petition groups, it worked for California, where they kicked Monsanto out, it can work for the rest of the country also! The US is alone in supporting Monsanto and its Gestapo tactics of hiring former Blackwater (Now XE employees) and wanting to use Agent Orange because Round Up is now ineffective (no wonder the govt supports it, it provided them with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, which destroyed the lives of thousands of vets, as you can see nothing changes). Monsanto is outlawed in Canada and Europe, DO NOT let the United States fall prey to the plutocratic intents of the evil collusion between government, military and psychopathic corporations (yes corporations are psychopathic, read below):
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Alex Reynolds http://siivola.org/monte/​papers_grouped/​uncopyrighted/Misc/​corporate_psychopathy.htm http://​www.politicususa.com/​corporations-people-psychop​aths-2-2.html http://www.nytimes.com/​2012/05/13/opinion/sunday/​fables-of-wealth.html http://​www.naturalnews.com/​032814_corporations_psychop​ath.html http://​www.independent.co.uk/news/​business/comment/​brian-basham-beware-corpora​te-psychopaths–they-are-s​till-occupying-positions-o​f-power-6282502.htmlCorporate Psychopathy
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Alex Reynolds Fortunately, there is a solution http://www.csrwire.com/​blog/posts/​308-the-benefit-corporation​-transforming-corporations​-from-psychopaths-to-good-​citizens http://​www.philfilms.utm.edu/1/​corporat.htm http://www.csrwire.com/​blog/posts/​313-the-benefit-corporation​-chang

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Alex Reynolds Force Food Companies to Reveal GMOs: Join GMO Free USA

Diana Reeves was furious when her state legislators caved into threats by Monsanto to sue the state of Connecticut if it passed a GMO labeling law. Lawmakers effectively told Connecticut’s voters, who had clearly expressed overwhelming support for GMO labeling, “oh well.”

Unlike her gutless state legislators who rolled over, Reeves is determined to keep the fight for transparency in GMO ingredients alive – and she’s taking her fight to the national level. She’s started a group called GMO Free USA which plans to pressure food manufacturers into revealing which of their products contain GMOs, and ultimately organize boycotts of those companies that refuse to switch to non-GMO ingredients.

And she needs your help! The group wants to have a minimum of 5000 members before it starts bombarding food companies with emails demanding the right to know about GMOs and threatening to boycotts companies that don’t respond.

Read Diana’s Story and Learn More About GMO Free USA Here

Join GMO Free USA on Facebook or Yahoo! .

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Evict Monsanto, Preserve Hawaii
For over 20 years, Hawai’i has been the global center for the open-field testing of GMO’s, including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted that spray over 70 different chemicals.

Hawai’i has less than 3,000 acres of certified organic farmland, which is 0.27% of Hawaiian farmland. Kamehameha Schools is Hawaii’s largest private landowner with 363,000 acres of land. Despite Kamehameha’s public statements about sustainability and conservation, they lease substantial amounts of land for GMO open field tests and seed corn production. One of the participants in the film is Hawaiian musician and activist Makana, a longtime OCA member.

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The Idiot Cycle
With the help of the public, JPS Films has decided to transfer the rights of the award-winning documentary The Idiot Cycle into the public domain. The film outlines the links between the chemical, GMO and cancer industries.

What does this mean? If the film is in the public domain, anyone, anywhere can distribute, copy, share and screen the film because it will belong to the public.

Because The Idiot Cycle was made with no commercial partnerships of any kind, no state funding and no distributor or television broadcaster, JPS Films financed the film completely independently. This was done to avoid financial conflicts of interest from anyone with agricultural, medical or other direct interests from swaying the content of the film.
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BTW there’s a strong link between Monsanto and the Pharmaceutical Industry, the same industry that forges drug research, blacklists doctors who dont prescribe certain meds, injects healthy animals with growth hormones and antibiotics (that have led to increased resistant by germs as well as thyroid problems in teens and young adults) and has led to a rash of bills by state governments against whistleblowers, which we consumers have managed to fight off (nothing like the fear of a politician for being voted out of office, no matter how large bribes they are getting from the drug and agribusiness industry or how many industry insiders are put in charge of the USDA and FDA (fortunately America is finally waking up to the problem, as witnessed by the doctors in Fla who got arrested by taking bribes from the drug industry for overprescribing antidepressants and the FDA agents fired for taking paid vacations courtesy of the drug industry, and the problems that Merck and Astra Zeneca have faced (vioxx, avandia, and statins—– the latter when a Harvard prof was fired after berating a student for criticizing statins and it was found out he was in the pay of the drug industry, thats not any more of a surprise, when drug company sponsored research turns out to be false, which doctors are now finding out about and mobilizing against the industry and finding safer, more natural treatment methods that dont involve invasive chemical means, and its always fun to see drug ads on tv followed by lawyer ads for class action lawsuits against the same drug lol; I expect the same to happen soon with “corn sugar” ha, the industry always comes up with slick new ads to get around science and the letter of the law, but they cant get past consumer pressure and anger for their deceitful and corrupt ways.

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http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/14018-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-ama

GMOs should be safety tested – AMA

Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07

NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods.

The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.”
http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown


GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA
Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story

The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday.

Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market.

Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough.

“We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision.

On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.”

The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.

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The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.

“Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.”

Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.”

The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer.

After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.”

Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.”

The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents hundreds of the nation’s biggest food companies, released a statement Wednesday that focused not on the recent changes to the AMA resolution but rather on what hadn’t changed: the AMA’s continued stance that labeling genetically engineered foods is unnecessary because it considers them not to be materially different from other kinds of food.

“We commend the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for its vote in support of the continued use of genetically engineered ingredients in the food supply,” the statement said.

The association did not respond immediately to queries about whether it supports mandatory pre-market testing provision.

wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on…..
GMOs should be safety tested – AMA
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07
NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods.
The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story
The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday.
Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market.
Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough.
“We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision.
On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.”
The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
“Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.”
Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.”
The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer.
After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.”
Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.”
The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state.
and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this:
PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share
Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/
Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto
Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program.
Reply
and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article
and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site

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Alex Henry
here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture.
I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it.
I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with.
Reply

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Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies

Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer
http://www.collective-evolution.com
Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…

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Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ
Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…

Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer
http://www.english.rfi.fr
FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…

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Alex Henry
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity

Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research
http://www.policymic.com
Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted.

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Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety
Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.

Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods
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In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.

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Alex Henry
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.

GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects
naturalsociety.com
Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.

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Alex Henry
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.

France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops
naturalsociety.com
France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.

3:43pm
Alex Henry
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.

Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support
naturalsociety.com
Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.

3:44pm
Alex Henry
Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety
Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe.

3:44pm
Alex Henry
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

3:50pm
Alex Henry
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..

3:53pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site
3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer http://www.collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…
3:42pm Alex Henry Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…
Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer http://www.english.rfi.fr FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…
3:42pm Alex Henry Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research http://www.policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted.
3:42pm Alex Henry Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.
Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.
3:43pm Alex Henry GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.
3:43pm Alex Henry France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.
3:43pm Alex Henry Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.
3:44pm Alex Henry Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe.
3:44pm Alex Henry Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..
Dear New York MoveOn member,
Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food.
Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2
That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on.
Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York.
Thanks for all you do.
–Garlin, Jessica, Matt

Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer
http://www.collective-evolution.com
Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…

3:56pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Dear New York MoveOn member, Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food. Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2 That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on. Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York. Thanks for all you do.

3:57pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

4:23pm
Alex Henry
seriously, did you even read that guy’s background and who he’s worked for? Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; he was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology. Richard Cornett is the communications director for the Western Plant Health Association, a nonprofit agricultural trade group based in Sacramento, Calif.
you should see the scathing comment I wrote on that sham of an article by one of the biotech lackeys that you posted.
I dont know if it’ll get approved but here it is:
you all know this man is a biased source and not to be trusted- all you have to do is read his background- he has a vested interest in biotechnology- so it’s obvious why he has this viewpoint.
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Dear New York MoveOn member, Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food. Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2 That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on. Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York. Thanks for all you do.
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer http://www.collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A… 3:42pm Alex Henry Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found… Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer http://www.english.rfi.fr FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found… 3:42pm Alex Henry Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research http://www.policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted. 3:42pm Alex Henry Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients. Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients. 3:43pm Alex Henry GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment. GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment. 3:43pm Alex Henry France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe. France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe. 3:43pm Alex Henry Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs. Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs. 3:44pm Alex Henry Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe. 3:44pm Alex Henry Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what’s in their food just like they didn’t want anyone to know about the PCBs and Mercury they were putting in the ground water of Anniston, Alabama for over 40 years! And this guy Henry Miller works for the FDA? Please. Both the FDA and USDA have been exposed countless times for letting companies like Monsanto go unregulated because the people who work for them (cough Michael Taylor cough) also work for that company- or used to. How stupid does this man think we are that he thinks he can hoodwink us? There’s a reason these so-called “conventional” GMO products are being outlawed throughout Europe, Asia and South America and we’re finally starting to label them here. Because the company behind them hides its research (and for good reason) and whenever unbiased scientific research is done, it shows exactly how the chemicals GMOs are treated with increase the likelihood of everything from leukemia to autism to birth defects. There is plenty of research even on the government’s own NIH website showing this, the above is just a small inkling of what I was able to find in a few minutes. So when you talk to a real scientist, that isn’t in the pay of the big corporations, a Monsanto lackey, you’ll here the truth. But you wont hear the truth from Henry Miller, because he wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him in the face.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952409/
Abstract
We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for the main commercialized edible GMOs. These GMOs are soy, maize and oilseed rape designed to contain new pesticide residues since they have been modified to be herbicide-tolerant (mostly to Roundup) or to produce mutated Bt toxins. The debated alimentary chronic risks may come from unpredictable insertional mutagenesis effects, metabolic effects, or from the new pesticide residues. The most detailed regulatory tests on the GMOs are three-month long feeding trials of laboratory rats, which are biochemically assessed. The tests are not compulsory, and are not independently conducted. The test data and the corresponding results are kept in secret by the companies. Our previous analyses of regulatory raw data at these levels, taking the representative examples of three GM maize NK 603, MON 810, and MON 863 led us to conclude that hepatorenal toxicities were possible, and that longer testing was necessary. Our study was criticized by the company developing the GMOs in question and the regulatory bodies, mainly on the divergent biological interpretations of statistically significant biochemical and physiological effects. We present the scientific reasons for the crucially different biological interpretations and also highlight the shortcomings in the experimental protocols designed by the company. The debate implies an enormous responsibility towards public health and is essential due to nonexistent traceability or epidemiological studies in the GMO-producing countries. Keywords: GMOs, Health risks, Pesticides, Regulatory toxicology, Animal testsDebate on GMOs Health Risks after Statistical Findings in Regulatory Tests http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for…See More
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17356802
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 May;52(4):596-602. Epub 2007 Mar 13. New analysis of a rat feeding study with a genetically modified maize reveals signs of hepatorenal toxicity. Séralini GE, Cellier D, de Vendomois JS. Source Committee for Independent Information and Research on Genetic Engineering CRIIGEN, Paris, France. criigen@unicaen.fr Abstract Health risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) cultivated for food or feed is under debate throughout the world, and very little data have been published on mid- or long-term toxicological studies with mammals. One of these studies performed under the responsibility of Monsanto Company with a transgenic corn MON863 has been subjected to questions from regulatory reviewers in Europe, where it was finally approved in 2005. This necessitated a new assessment of kidney pathological findings, and the results remained controversial. An Appeal Court action in Germany (Münster) allowed public access in June 2005 to all the crude data from this 90-day rat-feeding study. We independently re-analyzed these data. Appropriate statistics were added, such as a multivariate analysis of the growth curves, and for biochemical parameters comparisons between GMO-treated rats and the controls fed with an equivalent normal diet, and separately with six reference diets with different compositions. We observed that after the consumption of MON863, rats showed slight but dose-related significant variations in growth for both sexes, resulting in 3.3% decrease in weight for males and 3.7% increase for females. Chemistry measurements reveal signs of hepatorenal toxicity, marked also by differential sensitivities in males and females. Triglycerides increased by 24-40% in females (either at week 14, dose 11% or at week 5, dose 33%, respectively); urine phosphorus and sodium excretions diminished in males by 31-35% (week 14, dose 33%) for the most important results significantly linked to the treatment in comparison to seven diets tested. Longer experiments are essential in order to indicate the real nature and extent of the possible pathology; with the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn MON863 is a safe product.
PMID:
17356802
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749?journalCode=crtoec
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512005637

4:40pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on…..
GMOs should be safety tested – AMA
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07
NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods.
The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story
The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday.
Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market.
Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough.
“We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision.
On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.”
The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
“Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.”
Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.”
The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer.
After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.”
Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.”
The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state.
and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this:
PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share
Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/
Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

4:45pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on….. GMOs should be safety tested – AMA Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07 NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods. The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday. Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market. Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough. “We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision. On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.” The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. “Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.” Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.” The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer. After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.” Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.” The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state. and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this: PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/ Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

4:51pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on….. GMOs should be safety tested – AMA Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07 NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods. The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday. Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market. Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough. “We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision. On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.” The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. “Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.” Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.” The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer. After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.” Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.” The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state. and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this: PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/ Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
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A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.
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Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto
Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program.
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and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article
and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site

3:37pm
Alex Henry
here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture.
I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it.
I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with.
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Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies

Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer
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Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…

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Alex Henry
Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ
Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…

Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer
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FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…

3:42pm
Alex Henry
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity

Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research
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Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted.

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Alex Henry
Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety
Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.

Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods
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In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.

3:43pm
Alex Henry
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.

GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects
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Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.

3:43pm
Alex Henry
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.

France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops
naturalsociety.com
France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.

3:43pm
Alex Henry
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.

Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support
naturalsociety.com
Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.

3:44pm
Alex Henry
Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety
Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe.

3:44pm
Alex Henry
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

3:50pm
Alex Henry
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..

3:53pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site
3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer http://www.collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…
3:42pm Alex Henry Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…
Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer http://www.english.rfi.fr FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found…
3:42pm Alex Henry Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity
Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research http://www.policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted.
3:42pm Alex Henry Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.
Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.
3:43pm Alex Henry GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.
GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment.
3:43pm Alex Henry France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.
France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe.
3:43pm Alex Henry Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.
Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.
3:44pm Alex Henry Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe.
3:44pm Alex Henry Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..
Dear New York MoveOn member,
Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food.
Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2
That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on.
Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York.
Thanks for all you do.
–Garlin, Jessica, Matt

Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer
http://www.collective-evolution.com
Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A…

3:56pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Dear New York MoveOn member, Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food. Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2 That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on. Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York. Thanks for all you do.

3:57pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…..

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

4:23pm
Alex Henry
seriously, did you even read that guy’s background and who he’s worked for? Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; he was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology. Richard Cornett is the communications director for the Western Plant Health Association, a nonprofit agricultural trade group based in Sacramento, Calif.
you should see the scathing comment I wrote on that sham of an article by one of the biotech lackeys that you posted.
I dont know if it’ll get approved but here it is:
you all know this man is a biased source and not to be trusted- all you have to do is read his background- he has a vested interest in biotechnology- so it’s obvious why he has this viewpoint.
Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Dear New York MoveOn member, Last month, Connecticut became the first state in the country to require foods to have a clear label stating whether they contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Consumers beat Monsanto and the other agribusinesses that fought against their right to know what’s in their food. Families in New York have the same right to know whether the foods they eat have GMOs—as the evidence mounts suggesting that GMOs are unsafe. For example, recent studies have shown that many genetically modified food crops may have viral genes that are toxic to humans.2 That’s why Elaine B. Herlan, a fellow MoveOn member who lives in Rochester, started a petition calling on your governor and state legislature to require GMO labeling in New York. MoveOn members are working state by state to require GMO labeling—but to win in New York, we need to make sure lots of people in your area sign on. Click here to sign and share Elaine B. Herlan’s petition calling for GMO labeling in New York. Thanks for all you do.
Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer | Collective-Evolution http://t.co/HQa8vL1fxZ Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer http://www.collective-evolution.com Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It was created and manufactured on a mass scale by Monsanto and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. A number of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate have shed light on the danger it posses to the human body. A… 3:42pm Alex Henry Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer : http://t.co/3Dt1IirMJJ Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer rfi.my FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found… Monsanto GM maize may face Europe ban after French study links to cancer http://www.english.rfi.fr FRANCE – France will ask for a Europe-wide ban on a genetically modified maize developed by US agribusiness Monsanto if the findings of tests made public Wednesday prove to be true. The study found… 3:42pm Alex Henry Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer:http://t.co/bjHcMX3PQ3 via @PolicyMic Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity Corn Flakes With a Side of Cancer: Why America Should Pay Attention to France’s GMO Research http://www.policymic.com Research in France reveals that GMOs have devastating health effects and can lead to cancer. Prop. 37, California’s GMO labeling bill, is an opportunity that should not be wasted. 3:42pm Alex Henry Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods http://t.co/THMJOg41Rk via @naturalsociety Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients. Peru Passes Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com In an act of defiance against biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients. 3:43pm Alex Henry GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects http://t.co/dgWT6KOXtA via @naturalsociety GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment. GMO Crops Require More Pesticides, Create Resistant Insects naturalsociety.com Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment. 3:43pm Alex Henry France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops http://t.co/i9LknUk4fh via @naturalsociety France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe. France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops naturalsociety.com France has upheld a decision to ban Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, the last remaining GMO allowed within Europe. 3:43pm Alex Henry Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support http://t.co/bgzBNK8QMZ via @naturalsociety Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs. Italy to Ban Monsanto GMO Corn with 80% Public Support naturalsociety.com Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80 percent of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs. 3:44pm Alex Henry Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs http://t.co/gCToLKWuFh via @naturalsociety Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs naturalsociety.com Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe. 3:44pm Alex Henry Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what’s in their food just like they didn’t want anyone to know about the PCBs and Mercury they were putting in the ground water of Anniston, Alabama for over 40 years! And this guy Henry Miller works for the FDA? Please. Both the FDA and USDA have been exposed countless times for letting companies like Monsanto go unregulated because the people who work for them (cough Michael Taylor cough) also work for that company- or used to. How stupid does this man think we are that he thinks he can hoodwink us? There’s a reason these so-called “conventional” GMO products are being outlawed throughout Europe, Asia and South America and we’re finally starting to label them here. Because the company behind them hides its research (and for good reason) and whenever unbiased scientific research is done, it shows exactly how the chemicals GMOs are treated with increase the likelihood of everything from leukemia to autism to birth defects. There is plenty of research even on the government’s own NIH website showing this, the above is just a small inkling of what I was able to find in a few minutes. So when you talk to a real scientist, that isn’t in the pay of the big corporations, a Monsanto lackey, you’ll here the truth. But you wont hear the truth from Henry Miller, because he wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him in the face.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952409/
Abstract
We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for the main commercialized edible GMOs. These GMOs are soy, maize and oilseed rape designed to contain new pesticide residues since they have been modified to be herbicide-tolerant (mostly to Roundup) or to produce mutated Bt toxins. The debated alimentary chronic risks may come from unpredictable insertional mutagenesis effects, metabolic effects, or from the new pesticide residues. The most detailed regulatory tests on the GMOs are three-month long feeding trials of laboratory rats, which are biochemically assessed. The tests are not compulsory, and are not independently conducted. The test data and the corresponding results are kept in secret by the companies. Our previous analyses of regulatory raw data at these levels, taking the representative examples of three GM maize NK 603, MON 810, and MON 863 led us to conclude that hepatorenal toxicities were possible, and that longer testing was necessary. Our study was criticized by the company developing the GMOs in question and the regulatory bodies, mainly on the divergent biological interpretations of statistically significant biochemical and physiological effects. We present the scientific reasons for the crucially different biological interpretations and also highlight the shortcomings in the experimental protocols designed by the company. The debate implies an enormous responsibility towards public health and is essential due to nonexistent traceability or epidemiological studies in the GMO-producing countries. Keywords: GMOs, Health risks, Pesticides, Regulatory toxicology, Animal testsDebate on GMOs Health Risks after Statistical Findings in Regulatory Tests http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for…See More
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17356802
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 May;52(4):596-602. Epub 2007 Mar 13. New analysis of a rat feeding study with a genetically modified maize reveals signs of hepatorenal toxicity. Séralini GE, Cellier D, de Vendomois JS. Source Committee for Independent Information and Research on Genetic Engineering CRIIGEN, Paris, France. criigen@unicaen.fr Abstract Health risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) cultivated for food or feed is under debate throughout the world, and very little data have been published on mid- or long-term toxicological studies with mammals. One of these studies performed under the responsibility of Monsanto Company with a transgenic corn MON863 has been subjected to questions from regulatory reviewers in Europe, where it was finally approved in 2005. This necessitated a new assessment of kidney pathological findings, and the results remained controversial. An Appeal Court action in Germany (Münster) allowed public access in June 2005 to all the crude data from this 90-day rat-feeding study. We independently re-analyzed these data. Appropriate statistics were added, such as a multivariate analysis of the growth curves, and for biochemical parameters comparisons between GMO-treated rats and the controls fed with an equivalent normal diet, and separately with six reference diets with different compositions. We observed that after the consumption of MON863, rats showed slight but dose-related significant variations in growth for both sexes, resulting in 3.3% decrease in weight for males and 3.7% increase for females. Chemistry measurements reveal signs of hepatorenal toxicity, marked also by differential sensitivities in males and females. Triglycerides increased by 24-40% in females (either at week 14, dose 11% or at week 5, dose 33%, respectively); urine phosphorus and sodium excretions diminished in males by 31-35% (week 14, dose 33%) for the most important results significantly linked to the treatment in comparison to seven diets tested. Longer experiments are essential in order to indicate the real nature and extent of the possible pathology; with the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn MON863 is a safe product.
PMID:
17356802
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749?journalCode=crtoec
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512005637

4:40pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on…..
GMOs should be safety tested – AMA
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07
NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods.
The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story
The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday.
Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market.
Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough.
“We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision.
On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.”
The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health.
“Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.”
Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.”
The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer.
After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.”
Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.”
The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state.
and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this:
PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share
Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/
Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

4:45pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….
Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on….. GMOs should be safety tested – AMA Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07 NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods. The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday. Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market. Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough. “We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision. On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.” The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. “Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.” Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.” The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer. After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.” Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.” The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state. and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this: PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/ Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

4:51pm
Alex Henry
wow that was completely irresponsible of you to put an article on your wall that writer is completely biased- and Forbed magazine? really?! did you read some of the comments? Forbes magazine has a large share in Monsanto Marty Kassowitz 8 months ago If Henry Miller’s record is any indication, concern with the truth of his statements is not a part of the program. Reply and I’m not the only one who thinks so either….. I’m reporting that article and slamming the guy who wrote it right on his site 3:37pm Alex Henry here’s another one alfonsine 8 months ago Mr. Miller, Rotenone is not commonly used in organic agriculture. Rotenone that has been naturally derived is listed as a “restricted substance” by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Meanwhile, rotenone’s synergist, piperonyl butoxide, is prohibited from use in organic agriculture. I’d like to know the validity of your source in claiming so boldly that where organic farming is the norm, elsewhere in the world, people are slaves to weeding because there is no other proper alternative to control the weeds. This is simply not true. I run a small organic farm and weeding is addressed systematically, through careful observation and action at the right time. If managed correctly, no one has to spend an obscene amount of time dealing with it. I may agree with you in that the term organic means little anymore as it accommodates a wide array of practices that disregard the bottom-line of what organic agriculture should be all about. Organic Agriculture, as many of us see it, is not about the application of acceptable pesticides but about assuming the responsibility to engage in a sustainable practice of stewardship towards the soil that sustains our crops and the environment they share it with. Reply Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)…. Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia: When Will Monsanto Stop Lying to Us? http://t.co/SzI94pYFQc via @naturalsociety Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia naturalsociety.com A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous. Unlike your article that you posted which was published in a magazine which owns major stocks in Monsanto and by a writer who has always been biased, all of these are scientific studies and it’s why GMOs are now banned throughout Europe and starting to become labeled even here- Connecticut just passed a labelling law and New York is next! Monsanto doesn’t want labeling because they dont want people to know what they put in their so called “conventional” food- which isn’t conventional at all- it has dangerous pesticides, even more dangerous than the ones they originally used, because what they originally used doesnt work anymore because insects are now resistant to it, so now they’re using Agent Orange! And you do know what Agent Orange did during the Vietnam War right? So before you go spouting off about something you dont know and you read an article by someone who has a large bias, maybe you should come talk to someone who actually knows something about all this (ME)….. btw I showed you the comment I posted on his sham of a propaganda article along with links to UNBIASED scientific articles showing how much of a sham he really is…. funny how even the American Medical Association now believes that GMOs arent properly studied before being put into “conventional” food either- with the labeling movement now swinging into high gear (first approved in CT and NY is next)- Henry Miller and the rest of his Monsanto lackeys are futiley trying to hold back the tide that is food freedom– but their agenda is so transparent we all know it wont work Thanks for putting him on my radar hun, I’ll make life truly miserable for him from now on….. GMOs should be safety tested – AMA Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:07 NOTE: U.S. regulators rely almost exclusively on information provided by GM crop developers like Monsanto on an entirely voluntary basis, and those data are not normally published in journals or subjected to peer review. This is why many critics regard U.S. regulation of GM foods as a rubber-stamp approval process that does nothing to ensure the safety of GM foods. The American Medical Association’s stance echoes what the British medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial more than a decade ago, “Governments should never have allowed these products into the food chain without insisting on rigorous testing for effects on health.” http://bangmfood.org/quotes/24-quotes/29-regulatory-breakdown — — GMOs should be safety tested before they hit the market says AMA Monica Eng Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2012 http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-gmos-should-be-safety-tested-before-they-hit-the-market-says-ama-20120619,0,4405082.story The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA’s meeting in Chicago Tuesday. Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage in a voluntary safety consultation with the Food and Drug Administration before releasing a product onto the market. Some activists concerned about foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, had hoped the association would have gone so far as to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some still view the policy change as a major breakthrough. “We applaud the AMA for taking the lead to help ensure a safe and adequate food supply,” said Anne Dietrich of the Truth In Labeling Campaign, which advocates labeling of genetically engineered foods. When Monsanto Co., the world’s largest biotech seed company, testified Sunday at the AMA committee hearing on the policy, its representative did not raise any objections to the mandatory safety assessment provision. On Tuesday, however, Monsanto spokesman Tom Helscher would not say whether or not the company supports mandatory pre-market testing, only that the current voluntary consultation process “is working,” he wrote to the Tribune. “All of Monsanto’s biotech products, and to our knowledge all those of other companies, go through the FDA consultation process, which provides a stringent safety assessment of biotech crops before they are placed on the market.” The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. Just now! The AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said the testing provision was aimed at addressing public interests and ensuring public health. “Recognizing the public’s interest in the safety of bioengineered foods, the new policy also supports mandatory FDA pre-market systemic safety assessments of these foods as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” Harris said in a statement. “We also urge the FDA to remain alert to new data on the health consequences of bioengineered foods.” Tuesday afternoon FDA officials would not say whether the department supported mandatory testing. “New foods have an obligation under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to ensure that the foods they offer consumers are safe and in compliance with applicable legal requirements,” the agency said. “In meeting their legal obligation, firms do conduct premarket safety testing.” The agency was referring to testing manufacturers commission for their own use. Critics, however, argue that independent testing overseen by regulatory authorities often produces different results than testing paid for by the manufacturer. After the policy was announced Tuesday, Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen released a statement saying: “We wholeheartedly commend AMA for coming out in support of mandatory pre-market safety assessment of (genetically engineered) foods, but are disappointed that AMA did not also support mandatory labeling. … Studies in the scientific literature have suggested that genetic engineering could introduce new food allergens, increase the levels of known allergens, raise or lower nutrient levels and have adverse effects on the animals that eat such foods.” Just Label It, the national campaign for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (www.justlabelit.org), issued a statement saying “just the fact that the AMA even considered this measure is a significant win for the vast majority (91%) of Americans (see the Mellman Poll findings) who believe they have the right to know about the foods they eat and feed their families — a fundamental right already enjoyed by citizens in more than 50 countries worldwide, including all of Europe, Japan, Russia and China.” The policy change happens as nearly 1 million petitioners await an FDA response on labeling genetically engineered foods and just five months before Californians vote on a ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling in the state. and funny Henry Miller mentions the New York Times, he forgot to mention this: PLOS ONE: Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster http://www.plosone.org PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. Like · · Promote · Share Alex Reynolds shared a link. April 20 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/ Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly well.blogs.nytimes.com A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.

Groundbreaking New Study Links GMO to Leukemia
naturalsociety.com
A recent and concerning study shows the potential ‘leukemogenic’ properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides used in almost all GMO foods. GMOs are dangerous.

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