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The industrial world, in places, does not appear to be interested in a completely open and transparent dialogue between society, corporations, science and state.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Jim Goodman writes 'When Genetically Modified (GM) crops were first planted commercially in 1996 they were just another technological innovation that fit well into the trend of larger farms and fewer farmers. Since weed control was a time consuming task, chemicals that killed the weeds without harming the crop struck farmers as a good idea.' Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Goodman points out 'GM crops have changed agriculture, helping to advance the shift to more industrialized production, higher pesticide use, more land in corn and soy demanding more water and fertilizer, and less profit for farmers to name just a few of the connections that were never imagined when GM crops were commercialized in 1996.'

 

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Removal of resistance: That the European Food Safety Authority appears to be the European Corporate Profits for Frankenfood Producers Safety Authority is a further and deadly ingredient in this recipe for extinction. Unification: Furthermore: "Contrary to the claims of biotech advocates, humans have indeed been harmed by consuming the output of genetic engineering. In fact, the technology's first ingestible product (a food supplement of the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan) caused dozens of deaths and seriously sickened thousands of people (permanently disabling many of them). Moreover, the evidence points to the genetic alteration as the most likely cause of the unusual contamination that rendered the supplement toxic."

Sustainable Pulse writes 'In an acclaimed new book being launched Wednesday in London, American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how the US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GMOs and the scientific research that casts doubt on their safety.'

They quote the following crucial material from the book:

' - Many well-placed scientists have repeatedly issued misleading statements about GM foods, and so have leading scientific institutions such as the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the UK's Royal Society.

- Consequently, most people are unaware of the risks these foods entail and the manifold problems they have caused.

- Contrary to the claims of biotech advocates, humans have indeed been harmed by consuming the output of genetic engineering. In fact, the technology's first ingestible product (a food supplement of the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan) caused dozens of deaths and seriously sickened thousands of people (permanently disabling many of them). Moreover, the evidence points to the genetic alteration as the most likely cause of the unusual contamination that rendered the supplement toxic.

- Laboratory animals have also suffered from eating products of genetic engineering, and well-conducted tests with GM crops have yielded many troubling results, including intestinal abnormalities, liver disturbances, and impaired immune systems.

- Numerous scientists (including those on the FDA's Biotechnology Task Force) have concluded that the process of creating genetically modified food radically differs from conventional breeding and entails greater risk.

- There has never been a consensus within the scientific community that GM foods are safe, and many eminent experts have issued cautions - as have respected scientific organizations such as the Royal Society of Canada and the Public Health Association of Australia.'

I've met a GP, in Sainsbury's, who proudly said that GMOs are good - ie he's teaching his patients to embrace it - our conversation happened because I expressed sadness that a tasty roast beef sandwich at a low price was not accessible to me on account of how Sainsbury's could not guarantee that the cow involved wasn't fed GMOs. The GP relished it, took the sandwich and bought it and told me he loved it - and preferred to eat GM crops to other food - that's what he said - a fucking GP. It's very sad.

Monsanto has in fact alleged that The World Health Organisation "is corrupt" - in response to attacks on Monsanto's products by that organisation - and the links between at least one of its products and serious damage to human health.

This is the kind of world we live in - where idiots and sales people call themselves scientists and point at real scientists and call us 'corrupt'.
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http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/27/will-gm-crops-collapse-the-food-system/
http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/03/04/jane-goodall-steven-druker-expose-us-government-fraud-gmos/

 

 

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