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Forget Passwords: Take a Pill & Let Your Body Log You In
The Motorola Pill, a.k.a. the authentication vitamin, is a stomach acid-powered pill that emits an 18-bit authentication signal that will log the person into an online service.
Regina Duncan, head of special projects for Motorola Mobility and former head of the (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DARPA, is part of an initiative to bring electronic tattoos that retain passwords to log-in users and the authentication vitamin.
Duncan revealed at the All Things D conference that: “We are thinking of a variety of options for how you could do better at authentication. You can start with near term things like tokens or fobs, but you can also think of a means of authentication that you could wear on your skin for a week at a time. We are talking about an electronic tattoo.”
The electronic tattoo has “sensors and an antenna that can recognize your devices, after which it sends out an authenticating signal.”
Duncan laughed at the idea of teenagers defying their parents by wearing an electronic tattoo. She said: “Teenagers might not want to wear a watch, but you can be sure they’ll wear a tattoo just to piss off their parents.”
Duncan explained: “There are a lot of problems in wearables,” Dugan said, “Electronics are boxy and rigid, humans are curvy and soft. That’s a mechanical mismatch problem. The strategy these companies use for radical innovation is decades out of date. We need to update it. We learned to do it at DARPA and we’re going to bring it to mobile, and it will have cascading effect on industry.”
MC10 is working with Motorola to perfect the electronic tattoos. In essence, the pill turns the user’s entire body into a password.
Duncan explained how the authentication pill is actually a tiny computer ship. She said: “It also has what amounts to an inside-out potato battery. The acids in your stomach serve as an electrolyte and power it up.”
PDH developed a silicon chip as big as a grain of sand. The human body gives it power by interacting with the digestive juices to produce voltage with copper and magnesium inside the pill.
This emits a signal to a smartphone which will alert the physician that the patient has taken their medication.
The pill has been used in conjunction with treatments for tuberculosis, mental health, heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes.
Monsanto’s Congressional Cartel: List of Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars1
By Daisy Luther
Monsanto’s Congressional Cartel: List of Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars
Once upon a time, a system was designed in which “the people” elected delegates to go to Washington DC. These members of Congress had the specific duty of representing the wishes of their constituencies when laws were being voted upon.
The success of last weekend’s March Against Monsanto should have made it very clear that a great many people wish to see, at the very least, labels on toxic GMO foods. The fact that this success was covered up by the media does NOT mean that the members of Congress were unaware of it – just the opposite. Our success was frightening, and that is why it was covered up.
Despite that, the day before the event, an amendment to the farm bill that would have allowed the individual states to pass laws protecting consumers from unlabeled GMOs was quietly shot down in the Senate with a vote of 71-27 against this right. The timing of this betrayal, right before a long weekend, goes along with the general modus operandi of sliding through things that will meet with objections from the public when they are otherwise distracted.
The failure to pass this amendment was due in part to Monsanto mouthpiece Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee. Stabenow, incidentally, received over three quarters of a million dollars from agribusiness interests ($739,926 to be exact) in agribusiness donations. Stabenow utilized the propaganda that is being dispersed by the likes of Monsanto and the Gates Foundation to argue her point:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee, spoke on behalf of the biotech giant seizing the opportunity to focus primarily on the myth that genetically modified ingredients feed the hungry people of the world, ignoring the fact that 64 countries now require GMO labeling.
“This particular amendment would interfere with the FDA’s science-based process to determine what food labeling is necessary for consumers,” Stabenow said.
“It’s also important to note that around the world now we are seeing genetically modified crops that have the ability to resist crop diseases and improve nutritional content and survive drought conditions in many developing countries,” she added.
Unable to make the connection with how allowing states to label GMO foods would interfere with corporate biotech operations abroad, she instead took the opportunity to show that the chair of the Agriculture Committee is marching lockstep with the Gates Foundation.
“We see wonderful work being done by foundations like the Gates Foundation and others, that are using new techniques to be able to feed hungry people,” she said. (Source)
This puts Stabenow right up there on the list with Senator Roy Blunt (R- Mo), the inextricably-linked congressman from Monsanto’s home state of Missouri who slipped the rider in for the Monsanto Protection Act last March. But Stabenow and Blunt are not the only enemies. Monsanto is the number one donor in the agricultural lobby, having spent nearly 6 million dollars in 2012, ($5,970,000) as well as more than $925,000 directly to political candidates. ($541,854 as Monsanto, $384,890 as Scott’s Miracle Gro, which is an agent for Monsanto’s “Round-up” ). Any politician who took money from them and then voted in favor of them is equally guilty of betraying their offices and the trust placed in them by voters.
There is simply no excuse for voting against the individual state’s rights to allow consumers to make informed choices about the food they purchase. The sponsor of the failed bill, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, said:
“…the concept we’re talking about today is a fairly commonsense and non-radical idea.
“All over the world, in the European Union, in many other countries around the world, dozens and dozens of countries, people are able to look at the food that they are buying and determine through labeling whether or not that product contains genetically modified organisms.”
Sanders also noted that in the past he has helped pass laws in his home state of Vermont that would require GMO labeling but hasn’t seen those laws actually be enacted over fears that Monsanto would sue the state. This bill would allow states to do what they want without fear that the company that brought us agent orange could end up having more power than an entire state government. (Source)
The saying goes, “The friend of my enemy is also my enemy.” By this rationale, those who are in the back pocket of Monsanto are the enemies of those of us who demand proper oversight of the evil corporation through the checks and balances that are SUPPOSED to be in place to protect consumers. Therefore, it is patently clear that those in Congress who vote in favor of Monsanto are the enemy.
Let’s out the politicians who voted against the amendment last Friday that would have allowed the states to choose whether or not GMOs should be labeled. As long as these politicians are in office, GMOs will NOT be labeled at a national level, because these politicians will not allow legislations to pass that might harm the bottom line of their puppet-master, Monsanto. Real Farmacy put together a list of the US Senators who voted AGAINST our right to know what we are eating:
Despite the vast campaign donations the politicians receive from special interest groups, the recent grassroots movements like Occupy Monsanto and March Against Monsanto have proven that activism works without the huge budget. Even though Monsanto has a kennel full of obedient pet congress members, we can defeat the biotech enemy by spreading information. Teaching the public about the dangers of consuming GMOs, the environmental and health tolls of Monsanto’s farming methods, and the unscrupulous business practices that are designed to put small farmers around the globe out of business, is our most powerful weapon.
This is a call to action. Use the list above to make it clear that we will not stand idly by while our elected representatives betray us for the benefit of Monsanto.
- Find the email addresses and phone numbers of your Senator HERE. Write them a polite letter or make a polite phone call. Firmly and courteously demand answers.
- Use public forums provided to you on your local level to share information about the selling out of our health by these elected officials. Write letters to the editor, post on social media, and hand out fliers, being sure to follow local ordinances. Always be courteous to encourage dialogue.
- Find your senator’s page on Facebook. Actively post in the comments sections and post on their timelines about your displeasure regarding their betrayals.
- Use the power of social media to spread the word that these senators are the friends of Monsanto, and thus the enemies of food freedom and GMO labeling.
Seeds Of Death – Full Movie
Posted by Gary Null
In preparation of the global March Against Monsanto, you are invited to watch our award-winning documentary Seeds of Death free.
The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.
This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.
A Question and Answer fact sheet deconstructing Monsanto’s GM claims and Big Agriculture’s propaganda to accompany the film is available online:
50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?
Things are heating up in Baraboo, Wisconsin as a long awaited food rights trial approaches.
Raw milk drinkers are outraged that Wisconsin DATCP is bringing criminal charges against a farmer who serves a private buying club. Do citizens have a right to contract with a producer and grow food to their own standards? That is what is at stake in this case. – Kimberly Hartke, Publicist Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Customers and Other Supporters to Attend Court with Farmer
Food rights activists from around North America will meet at the Sauk County Courthouse in this tiny town on May 20 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty. Hershberger, whose trial begins that day, is charged with four criminal misdemeanors that could land this husband and father in county jail for up to 30 months with fines of over $10,000…
The Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) targeted Hershberger for supplying a private buying club with fresh milk and other farm products.
DATCP has charged Hershberger with, among other things, operating a retail food establishment without a license. Hershberger repeatedly rejects this, citing that he provides foods only to paid members in a private buying club and is not subject to state food regulations.
There is more at stake here than just a farmer and his few customers — this is about the fundamental right of farmers and consumers to engage in peaceful, private, mutually consenting agreements for food, without additional oversight.
A little more than a year ago, food rights activists from around the country stood in support of Hershberger at a pre-trial hearing. They read and signed a “Declaration of Food Independence” that asserts inherent rights in food choice. This month after the trial each day, many of the same food rights activists plus others will gather at the Al Ringling Theater across the street from the courthouse and hear presentations by leaders in the food rights movement. Notable speakers include Virginia farmer Joel Salatin, Mountain Man show star Eustace Conway, and food rights organizer from Maine, Deborah Evans.
Hershberger, and other farmers around the country, are facing state or federal charges against them for providing fresh foods to wanting individuals. In recent months the FDA has conducted several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs that have resulted in farms shutting down and consumers without access to the food they depend on.
This is a landmark precedent-setting case that could forever change food access rights. In addition, did you know that a Wisconsin judge who declared that we have no inherent right to the healthy foods of our choice retired and went to work for Monsanto?
Watch for more info and a recap on the battle:
For additional information on raw milk: http://www.westonaprice.org
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By Tom Laskawy
It’s been a good week if you enjoy a little GMO schadenfreude. The FDA has reportedly bowed to public pressure to extend the comment period on its approval of genetically engineered salmon, and Illinois, Maryland, and Iowa are the latest states to buck GMOs by introducing labeling bills into state legislature.
Even the Supreme Court has an opportunity to take Monsanto down a peg. On Feb. 19, the court will hear arguments in a patent infringement case between an Indiana farmer and Monsanto (I covered it in detail here). If Monsanto prevails, it’ll move a few more paces towards agricultural monopoly; if it loses, the company will take a couple steps back. It’s encouraging that the Supreme Court chose to hear the case over the solicitor general’s urging to dismiss it, but Monsanto could have an inside man: As in other Monsanto-related cases, former Monsanto-lawyer-turned-Supreme-Court-Justice Clarence Thomas has no plans to recuse himself.
But GMOs took the biggest punch this week from academia: Tom Philpott highlights a USDA-funded study [PDF] by University of Wisconsin scientists who found that several types of GMO seeds (including Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready varieties) actually produce a lower yield than conventional seeds. Only one seed — a corn that produces its own pesticide to combat the corn borer — offers any significant yield benefit. In other words, planting most genetically modified seeds results in less harvest per acre than planting non-genetically modified seeds.
The researchers looked at 20 years of data from test plots in Wisconsin from 1990-2010, both on research plots and on plots in participating farmers’ fields. Philpott flags a key point from the study:
Then there’s the question of so-called “stacked-trait” crops — that is, say, corn engineered to contain multiple added genes — for example, Monsanto’s “Smart Stax” product, which contains both herbicide-tolerant and pesticide-expressing genes. The authors detected what they call “gene interaction” in these crops — genes inserted into them interact with each other in ways that affect yield, often negatively. If multiple genes added to a variety didn’t interact, “the [yield] effect of stacked genes would be equal to the sum of the corresponding single gene effects,” the authors write. Instead, the stacked-trait crops were all over the map. “We found strong evidence of gene interactions among transgenic traits when they are stacked,” they write. Most of those effects were negative — i.e., yield was reduced.
This matters because stacked-trait crops are a favored approach to combat the superweeds and bugs that are part and parcel of years of GMO crops. But the more you stack, the worse your yield. The scientists also found evidence of a “yield penalty” that comes simply from the act of manipulating plant genes.
In short, the more one meddles with plant genes, the worse yields get; when you change multiple genes at once, yields drop even further. This should give pause to those who see GMO seeds as the means to address more complex problems like drought tolerance, nutritional value, or plant productivity. These are traits involving dozens, if not hundreds, of genes. This study suggests genetic manipulation of food crops at such a scale is a losing game.
A few years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists published a report with a similar conclusion, but this is one of the first rigorous attempts to establish through controlled experiments the yield benefit (or penalty) of GM seeds. The UW scientists do note that they determined that GM seeds do provide farmers with lower “yield risk”; essentially, that farmers are less likely to face catastrophic crop losses when using GMO seeds. But there are other conventional techniques that researchers have concluded can support yield, reduce environmental harm, and increase farmer income without having to pay big bucks to biotech companies.
Not that we should expect biotech companies to just roll over: With five such companies controlling nearly 60 percent of the global seed business, it may be impossible for farmers to find sufficient conventional seed. (Learn how the seed business became so consolidated in the Center for Food Safety’s new report “Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers.”)
But we should take what we can get. Between Supreme Court justices who may be fed up with the company’s aggressive intellectual property tactics and farmers who could get fed up with its ineffective intellectual property, Monsanto’s stumbles could mean a few sure steps forward for food growers and eaters.
Tom Laskawy is a founder and executive director of the Food & Environment Reporting Network and a contributing writer at Grist covering food and agricultural policy. His writing has also appeared in The American Prospect, Slate, The New York Times, and The New Republic. Follow him on Twitter.
By Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) After Rick Simpson’s efforts to introduce his hemp oil to the Canadian Health system were denied, even after proving it had cured many of his town’s cancer patients free of charge, he realized the cancer industry doesn’t want a cure.
Now, he’s in exile in Amsterdam because he refused to stop helping his neighbors free of charge and he refuses to deny the effectiveness of his hemp oil for cancer.
Dr. Robert Atkins asserted there are already hundreds of cures for cancer. His medical license was suspended for curing a woman’s breast cancer with ozone therapy. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028201_ozone_therapy_FDA.html)
Insights from Dr. Burzynski’s case
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski had been hounded by the Texas medical authorities and FDA for 15 years, despite his success with difficult cancer cases while conducting clinical trials without outside funding.
A couple of major factors were disclosed by a recent documentary, “Burzynski: The Movie,” AKA: Burzyinski: Cancer is Serious Business, FDA Tyranny.”
The FDA receives half a billion dollars annually from Big Pharma’s “user fees.” These user fees help support the FDA financially and influence their fast track licensing of newly patented drugs.
The documentary fleshes out an intrigue where one of his formerly contracted researchers ran off to get approval for a higher phase of testing, but instead she colluded with another pharmaceutical company to steal Burzynski’s patents.
What snowballed from this involved the National Cancer Institute and the FDA, and it’s shockingly revealed from around one hour and fifteen minutes into the documentary to the end. You can view that portion of this well done documentary by accessing it from source  below.
The cancer industry uses two main tactics in their war against cancer cures: If it’s patentable, they will steal it and squash the original patent holder, as was attempted with Burzynski. If they can’t patent or steal it, they will test it improperly in order to make it fail and discredit it.
Testing to ensure failure has occurred recently with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s efforts to get FDA approval for his updated version of Dr. William Kelley’s successful 1970s cancer healing protocols.
This is also what happened when the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute tested Dr. Ernst Krebb’s successful laetrile cancer treatments. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027088_cancer_laetrile_cure.html)
An attempt to hide a natural medicine had occurred with Canadian nurse Rene Caisse (Reen Case) and the American Indian formula she had used and named Essiac Tea. (http://www.naturalnews.com/026928_cancer_tea_cure.html)
The AMA under Dr. Morris Fishbein tried buying out Harry Hoxsey’s herbal formulas, eventually forcing him to take his successful clinic to Mexico after years of court battles. Here’s that drama. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027020_cancer_AMA_treatment.html)
Then, Fishbein and associates tried to buy into and take control of award winning scientist Royal Raymond Rife’s electronic device that had been heralded in California circa 1940s as a real cancer cure. Rife was eventually ruined. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027104_cancer_WHO_Chi.html)
You’re probably somewhat familiar with Dr. Max Gerson’s methods for successfully curing cancer. His clinic was forced into Mexico where daughter Charlotte and her son continue after the medical mafia’s harassment, which included attempts on Dr. Gerson’s life and stealing clinical records. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027004_cancer_coffee_juice.html)
These are a few of the more notorious examples of why most cancer patients and well meaning doctors are kept ignorant of the 200-plus more effective and less toxic options when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.
There’s too much money involved among the cancer industry’s players, trillions of dollars, to permit any intrusions of inexpensive, effective, and safe cancer cures into the Medical Mafia’s turf.
Sources for this article include:
 Rick Simpson’s documentary, run from the cure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI
Full Burzynski documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be1ihuZNg84
Dr. William Kelley – The dentist who cured cancer http://www.naturalnews.com/030050_dentist_cancer.html
About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
By Daisy Luther
If I told you that there was a poison, let’s say, strychnine, for example, that you could ingest in teeny tiny minuscule doses and live to tell the tale, would you do it?
Strychnine poisoning is one of the most painful ways to die.
Ten to twenty minutes after exposure, the body’s muscles begin to spasm, starting with the head and neck in the form of trismus and risus sardonicus. The spasms then spread to every muscle in the body, with nearly continuous convulsions, and get worse at the slightest stimulus. The convulsions progress, increasing in intensity and frequency until the backbone arches continually. Convulsions lead to lactic acidosis, hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis. These are followed by postictal depression. Death comes from asphyxiation caused by paralysis of the neural pathways that control breathing, or by exhaustion from the convulsions. The subject dies within 2–3 hours after exposure. (Source)
Despite the agonizing death that could await, people used to deliberately consume small doses of strychnine as an athletic performance enhancer and as a stimulant. The use of strychnine increased at the turn of the 20th century, then fell out of favor as the risk of use was too high.
With what we know these days about the use of strychnine, would you dip a little into your coffee and say, “Oh, it’s okay in moderation”? Would you sprinkle a little on a granola bar to give to your child before a soccer game? Would you feed a little to your family because it was a special occasion?
So, with the things we are learning about GMO foods, why do we think the consumption of these is okay in moderation?
Every week or so, some new hazard springs up in the alternative news. The hazards are carefully and quietly swept under the rug by the mainstream media at the behest of their “johns” – the Big Food advertisers who pay the salaries of the media mouthpieces.
There are many valid, peer-reviewed studies that tell us consuming genetically modified foods is a death sentence. Proponents of GMOs like to attempt to pick apart the science. They like to accuse those of us who are concerned about GMOs of being foolish, uneducated and superstitious. From their lofty perches in academia, they condescend to the rest of us, claiming that GMOs are no different than the natural evolution of plant life, and that we, the ignorant masses, are too irrationally afraid of things that are new and wonderful to deserve labeling of these chemistry projects. They invoke guilt upon those of us who practice organic gardening and support organic farms, alleging that these “unsustainable practices” will leave the Third World to die of starvation as the non-modified crops we insist upon succumb to failure.
Here are some facts about the GMOs that are poisoning our global food supply.
Effects of GM Corn on Mammalian Health
A notorious French study on rats fed a lifetime of GMO corn proved that the rats had a 50-70% chance of developing horrific, grotesque tumors from the diet. Naysayers attempted to refute the science behind the study and a war developed in the scientific community. Natural News summarized some findings of the study:
• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.
• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.
• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.
• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.
Flavr Savr Tomato Caused Gastric Lesions and Death
One of the first GMO monstrosities prematurely approved by the FDA was the Flavr Savr tomato, by the company Calgene (now a part of Monsanto). Scientists added a bit of recombinant fish DNA to slow the spoiling process. BEFORE the tomato was approved by the FDA, the tomatoes were fed to rats for only 28 days before gastric bleeding and death occurred. 7 of the 40 rats developed bleeding stomachs and 7 more died and the FDA STILL APPROVED the tomatoes for public consumption.
The only reason they were taken off the market is because the flavor and texture were poor. Had they been tasty, they’d still be on supermarket shelves.
GM cotton crops in India caused livestock death and severe allergic reactions in humans.
India began commercial planting of Bt Cotton back in 2002. Since that time, farm and factory workers began complaining of health concerns.
All the evidence gathered during the investigation shows that Bt has been causing skin, upper respiratory tract and eye allergy among persons exposed to cotton… The allergy is not restricted to farm labourers involved in picking cotton but has affected labourers involved in loading and unloading Bt from villages to market, those involved in its weighing, labourers working in ginning factories, people who carried out other operations in the field of Bt cotton, or farmers who stored cotton in their homes etc. (Source)
The issue was not limited to humans. Sheep that grazed on the crop began to die mysteriously. 25% of the livestock died within a week of being allowed in the fields from what post-mortem analysis called “toxic reaction.”
A secret virus has been discovered in genetically modified food.
The most recent horror to come to light was released in a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
According to an explanation on the Natural Society website:
…Researchers discovered a previously unknown viral gene that is known as ‘Gene VI’. What’s concerning is that not only is the rogue gene found in the most prominent GMO crops and about 63% of GMO traits approved for use (54 out of 86 to be precise), but it can actually disrupt the very biological functions within living organisms. Popular GMO crops such as Roundup-Ready soybeans, NK603, and MON810 corn were found to contain the gene that induces physical mutations.
How does this potentially effect the consumer? The report continues to discuss the characteristics of Gene VI. The gene:
- Helps to assemble virus particles
- Inhibits the natural defense of the cellular system
- Produces proteins that are potentially problematic
- Makes plants susceptible to bacterial pathogens
Monsanto cafeterias serve organic food.
The most telling thing is that in the not-so-hallowed halls of Monsanto, genetically modified food is not served.
Those who create these science projects and label them food do not consume their own creations.
Since 2000, there have been reports that cafeterias at Monsanto plants have chosen not to serve GMOs. A notice in one cafeteria in the UK said:
as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.
Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller University Foundation have been found praising organic food, while simultaneously promoting Monsanto’s toxic seeds to Third World countries.
Many countries have banned GMOs, or at the very least require labeling for the consumer.
The following countries have either banned the cultivation and sale of GMOs or require a warning label:
- All countries in the European Union
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
Why are the United States and Canada not found on this list? At the very least, why won’t these two industry leaders require labeling of GMOs?
Food safety “authorities” have no interest in safety at all.
The FDA is notoriously in bed with Monsanto. They have insisted on no long term studies. They regularly authorize the sale and distribution of toxins in the food supply. The public cannot have any confidence in an agency whose board of directors enter through a revolving door with the world’s number one producer of toxic GMOs.
Over 85% of corn grown in North America is GMO. Over 80% of soy grown in North America is GMO. Over 90% of canola grown in North America is GMO.
In one form or another, these GMO items can be found in nearly every non-organic item on your grocery store shelves. Many fast food chains spent millions of dollars in the campaign against the labeling of GMOs when it was on the ballot in California last November, which would indicate that they too benefit from GMOs.
The question is, are these toxins safe in “moderation”? Can you feed your children HFCS made from genetically modified corn in small amounts?
Long term toxicity has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt. GMOs can accelerate aging, cause organ failure, cause tumors, affect unborn babies, affect fertility and weaken the immune system. If we choose to consume these things “moderately”, how can we know what that threshold of moderation actually is, when those in charge of food safety refuse to study it, perhaps because they fear what they will discover?
I’ve always believed that foods, even “junk foods” are okay in moderation, as long as most of your diet is clean and healthy. In the light of ever-appearing revelations about the deadly effects of genetically modified foods, I’ve revised my personal stance. I don’t believe that GMOs are acceptable in moderation and strive to avoid them for my family whenever possible, a task which is becoming increasingly difficult as a quick scan of an ingredients label will confirm.
The End Of The World As We Know It may not be the result of a horrific natural disaster or act of terrorism from overseas. It may be as simple as pollen floating from one field to contaminate the next one, until we are starving to death or dying of cancer amidst a bounty of succulent-looking, fresh-from-the-farm poison.
Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Ethan A. Huff
(NaturalNews) Nearly 200,000 Australians have been released from the medical slavery that is artificial water fluoridation thanks to a major governmental policy change. The Liberal National Party (LNP) government of the Australian state of Queensland has not only cut $14 million of funding that had previously been used for fluoridation, but has also decided to allow local councils to decide for themselves whether or not to fluoridate, a move that has already prompted the northern city of Cairns to end its water fluoridation program.
As reported by The Australian, former “One Nation” member of parliament (MP) Rosa Lee Long, who is now mayor of the north Queensland Tablelands Regional Council, successfully lobbied LNP to end a longstanding policy that compelled local communities to fluoridate without approval from local residents. The government of Queensland last year also ended a policy that required larger communities to fluoridate their water, which is similar to existing fluoridation mandates in California and elsewhere.
So by the middle of March, Cairns’ more than 150,000 area residents will no longer be exposed to fluoride chemicals in the water, making it the seventh community in Queensland to end water fluoridation so far this year. Murgon, Wondai, Kingaroy, Nanango, Blackbutt, and South Burnett have all ended their water fluoridation programs since January which, combined with the area population of Cairns, represents nearly 200,000 people who will no longer be forcibly medicated with an unapproved drug.
“If people want to have access to fluoride, they need to take that up with their dentists,” said a local Cairns council spokeswoman about the policy change. “The decision has been made … [fluoride] shouldn’t be forced on people without consent.”
Australian health authorities admit water fluoridation is ‘involuntary medication’ of public
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and various members of the establishment government in Australia raised their usual fear-mongering in response to the landmark decision — children’s teeth will rot out of their heads without fluoride, has been their response, which mimics the same tired and unproven argument used by many American officials to defend the outdated and dangerous practice of water fluoridation.
But Queensland’s LNP has remained steadfast in its decision, declaring forced water fluoridation to be “involuntary medication” of the public, regardless of someone’s own personal opinion on the efficacy and safety of fluoride. This declaration is key, as it highlights a reality about fluoride that few people are willing to admit — fluoride is a chemical drug that has never been proven safe and effective, but that is routinely added to water supplies without informed consent.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) likewise admits that water fluoridation is akin to forced medication, as the agency’s official stance on the chemical is that it is an “unapproved drug” when added to water supplies. It is a fact that the FDA has never approved fluoride as a safe and effective water supplement, which means adding it to public water supplies is an illegal administration of a drug without FDA approval, and without the informed consent of every person exposed to it.
You can learn more about the dangers of fluoride by visiting the Fluoride Action Network (FAN):
Sources for this article include:
No one has the right to play dice, to play roulette with the entire genetic integrity of life on the planet. – Tom Newmark, founder of Sacred Seeds
If there’s only one more documentary you see in the remainder of your life: Make sure it’s Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. World renown genetically modified organism (GMO) expert Jefferey Smith, who heads The Institute for Responsible Technology, directed and wrote the film that won Solari Best Film of the Year, 2012. Now it’s up to us to vote it up so it can win the Aware Guide Top Transformational film of 2012.
If you’ve been following GMO news for years, you are still sure to learn new, shocking information in this recent release. What’s unique is that even if you’ve never heard of a GMO, the movie is easy to digest without losing its informed audience.Watch it free here and definitely read and share the following review with your loved ones:
For some reason, it is easy to see the sensational Supersize Me, but go back to fast food eating after the dazzle fades. Not so with Genetic Roulette - it so empowering and info-packed that one could easily walk away from GMOs, conventional pesticide-doused no-nutrient produce, and store-bought milk laced with bovine growth hormone — forever.
A summary of the essential topics covered in this documentary can be found below.
Quick Topic Intro
Genetic modification (GM) splices and transfers genes between species which alters and mutates DNA leading to inflammation and more (below). Giant biotech corporations like DuPont and Monsanto spearhead the research, products, and patents. Two types of GM involve creating a pesticide built into the plant (Bt toxin) that destroys pests who eat it and one allows the crop to withstand heavy dousing of RoundUp herbicide so that only the weeds die. Monsanto also brought us Agent Orange, aspartame, dangerous pesticides and RoundUp, bovine growth hormone for cows, and more. They tout that GM will alleviate world hunger but you will see how that lie rests heavily on some of the world’s biggest profits.
Some other subjects the documentary thoroughly explains:
- What is the newly discovered organism in RoundUp corn and soy killing off cattle embryos?
- Intro of foreign DNA never existing before that our body doesn’t recognize. It creates inflammation, which coincidentally correlates to the spike in inflammatory disease in the last 20 years. Just a few diseases that correlate: auto-immunes, organ deterioration, rapid aging, insulin disorders, cancer, infertility, miscarriages, birth defects and more.
- Can consuming GMOs cause genetic material to bind with gut bacteria turning our digestive tract into a living Bt pesticide factory?
- Why did 93% of tested pregnant Canadians have Bt toxin in their blood and in 80% of their unborn babies?
- Why are a startling amount of children coming to doctors with Leaky Gut Syndrome and correlating life-endangering allergies?
- Why has it only now been discovered that GMOs can burst open pores in intestinal linings even though the FDA has touted it only bursts open insect stomachs as it’s designed?
- Biotech companies are allowed to conduct their own safety studies for approval – FDA and USDA do not test for safety but take their word.
- FDA was caught lying when they espoused GMO safety (still do) but an attorney forced them to reveal 40,000 secret memos revealing the agency’s own hazard findings. Michael Taylor (our current food safety czar) was heading the FDA even though he used to be a top Monsanto official. Other many, major conflicts of interest are discussed.
- Why do autistic children respond so well when they are taken off GMO foods?
- Why do swine who eat GM feed break out in rage and cannibalize each other?
- Why do all animals instinctively leave GMOs untouched if they have a choice – even rats and pigs?
- Aside from genetic modification and pesticides (which cause weeds to shrivel by blocking nutrient absorption), why is it best to avoid conventional produce and packaged foods?
- Did you know that buffalo in India died just three days after eating Bt cotton? Why have hundreds of Indian farmers committed suicide?
- What is the dairy cancer connection? Why is there now pus in store-bought milk?
- What can we do to get GMOs out of our homes and bodies – how to we fight it on a grand scale?
- What would really save the food and eco-system and end world hunger?
With hope, Jefferey Smith will continue the documentaries into a series – this was a significant tip of the iceberg. There are other facets to the GM takeover that could be showcased such as more on Monsanto’s treatment of farmers and more on the bee colony die-off connection. The hour and a half goes by so quickly one could easily keep watching to learn more.
The only thing thing that has kept the boulder of GM and the biotech mob from entirely wiping out humanity and the environment is consumer awareness and tenacious activism. Sound extreme? After watching, all doubts of that truth will vanish. But it’s not over yet — corporate parasites like Monsanto in conjunction with unheeded approval from governmental agencies we pay to keep us safe are determined to stay and keep their relentless stronghold in America.
If there’s one thing you do before February 3, watch Genetic Roulette and vote for it to fully bring on the awareness tipping point so that everyone knows what to do to stop the madness — stop disease and environmental destruction. Let our empowerment begin today!
(FORBES) Pay attention, as I can’t say this seriously enough. Last week, the FDA took a drug off the market, and the reasons should send shivers of fear down the backs of consumers, investors, generic drug companies – and the FDA.
The FDA announced last week that the 300mg generic version of Wellbutrin XL manufactured by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals was being recalled because it did not work. And this wasn’t just a problem with one batch – this is a problem that has been going on with this particular drug for four or five years, and the FDA did everything it could to ignore it.
The FDA apparently approved this drug – and others like it – without testing it. The FDA just assumed if one dosage strength the drug companies submitted for approval works, then the other higher dosages work fine also. With this generic, American consumers became the FDA’s guinea pigs to see if the FDA’s assumption was right. It wasn’t.
In December 2006, the first generic versions of the popular anti-depressant Wellbutrin XL were approved by the FDA. The drug comes in two dosage strengths, 150 milligrams and 300mg. The 300mg dose is generally used for patients with more severe depression and anxiety and patients who don’t respond to the lower dose. The FDA approved generic versions of both dosage strengths from a few generic drug companies: Teva Pharmaceuticals (manufactured by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals), Anchen, Actavis, Watson Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Almost immediately, the FDA started receiving reports from patients that claimed the 300mg dose was being associated with side effects and reduced efficacy.
The People’s Pharmacy, a well-known syndicated radio and newspaper columnist husband and wife team, notified the FDA that hundreds of patients had logged their own complaints of side effects with the then-recently approved generic version of Wellbutrin XL. The FDA brushed off the People’s Pharmacy and others that raised the issue, stating that they had faith that the drugs were equivalent and that perhaps the patients, who had mental disease, were more prone to perceived problems with a change in the medication than others. This was seen by many as essentially telling patients “it’s all in their head.” After several more years and public outcry, the FDA was forced to take action.
What Action Did The FDA Take?
Instead of doing its own study on the drug, the FDA asked the drug maker to conduct a study to determine whether the generic drug was equivalent to the brand. The FDA, in their recent press release, claims that Teva started the trial but later abandoned it because of slow patient enrollment. It was already 2010, several years after knowing there was a problem, the FDA was forced to do its own study.