No GMOs (Updated)

No GMOs (Updated)

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September 30, 2014 Update

Dr. Oz: New GMO Pesticide Doctors Are Warning Against

DrOZ-GMO

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April 17, 2014 Update

• Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight (Organic Consumers Association)

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April 6, 2014 Update

Responses to “The Evidence on GMO Safety” by Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam Article
Dick Atlee Response (pdf)

• Statement: No Scientific Consensus On GMO Safety

Key Points:

1. There is no consensus on GM food safety

2. There are no epidemiological studies investigating potential effects of GM food consumption on human health

3. Claims that scientific and governmental bodies endorse GMO safety are exaggerated or inaccurate

4. EU research project does not provide reliable evidence of GM food safety

5. List of several hundred studies does not show GM food safety

6. There is no consensus on the environmental risks of GM crops

7. International agreements show widespread recognition of risks posed by GM foods and crops

The Séralini Study
• The Gene Revolution and Genetically Modified Organisms

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April 2, 2014 Update

How To Limit Your Chemical Exposure
By Dr. Mercola
Mercola.com
April 2, 2014

Original Link

Backup Article on Pulse

There’s no doubt that most people are being exposed to too many toxic chemicals. The results are plain for all to see, as brain disorders in both the very young and the elderly are skyrocketing; not to mention that people of all ages are increasingly ravaged by chronic diseases of all kinds as well. If you want to protect your own health, and the health of your family, I believe you simply must become more vigilant about the chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis, and this certainly includes the foods you eat.

Organically-grown, biodynamic whole foods are really the key to success here, and, as an added bonus, when you eat right, you’re also optimizing your body’s natural detoxification system, which can help eliminate toxins your body encounters from other sources. Here are a dozen recommendations that will help limit your family’s toxic exposure. Please remember that all of these become even more important if you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, since your toxic load will be transferred on to your child.

1. As much as possible, buy and eat organic produce and free-range, organic foods to reduce your exposure to agricultural chemicals. Eat mostly raw, fresh foods, steering clear of processed, prepackaged foods of all kinds. This way, you automatically avoid artificial food additives, including dangerous artificial sweeteners, food coloring, and MSG.

2. Rather than eating conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCBs and mercury, supplement with a high-quality purified krill oil, or eat fish that is wild-caught and lab tested for purity.

3. Store your food and beverages in glass rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap and canned foods (which are often lined with BPA-containing liners).

4. Have your tap water tested and, if contaminants are found, install an appropriate water filter on all your faucets (even those in your shower or bath).

5. Only use natural cleaning products in your home.

6. Switch over to natural brands of toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants, and cosmetics. The Environmental Working Group has a great database20 to help you find personal care products that are free of phthalates and other potentially dangerous chemicals. I also offer one of the highest quality organic skin care lines, shampoo and conditioner, and body butter that are completely natural and safe.

7. Avoid using artificial air fresheners, dryer sheets, fabric softeners, or other synthetic fragrances.

8. Replace your non-stick pots and pans with ceramic or glass cookware.

9. When redoing your home, look for “green,” toxin-free alternatives in lieu of regular paint and vinyl floor coverings.

10. Replace your vinyl shower curtain with one made of fabric, or install a glass shower door. Most all flexible plastics, like shower curtains, contain dangerous plasticizers like phthalates.

11. Limit your use of drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) as much as possible. Drugs are chemicals too, and they will leave residues and accumulate in your body over time.

12. Avoid spraying pesticides around your home or insect repellants that contain DEET on your body. There are safe, effective, and natural alternatives out there.

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March 24, 2014 Update

“No one gets up in the morning saying ‘I want to go buy a genetically engineered food.’ They offer no benefits — no more nutrition, no more flavor, no nothing. They only offer risks to the consumer. So the average rational person, of course, would say, ‘Why would I buy a food that offers me no new benefits, but only offers me risks?'”

— Andrew Kimbrell, director, Center for Food Safety

• The Gene Revolution and Genetically Modified Organisms

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November 14, 2013 Update

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We are NOT satisfied: Cheerios Send Back Attack
By Michelle Kim
Organic Consumers Association
November 14, 2013

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September 19, 2013 Update

Added Food Babe Video on “100% All Natural Products Can Be Chock Full Of GMOs

Added links to these websites:

• NaturalNews on GMOs
• Dr. Mercola on GMOs
• Food Babe on GMOs

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RECENT ARTICLES

• Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight (Organic Consumers Association)
• Black Swan Author Nassim Taleb Warns of Unpredictable Dangers from GMOs (Genetic Literacy Project)
• GMOs Will Unleash Global Killer ‘Ecocide’ Across The Planet, Warns Prominent Scientist (NaturalNews)
• Millions Against Monsanto: Five Lessons from the Battle Against GMOs (Organic Consumers Association)
• FSA ‘Endangering Public Health’ By Ignoring Concerns Over GM Food (The Guardian)
• Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out on the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food (Before It’s News)
• Monsanto Gives Up Fight for GM Plants in Europe (NHNE Pulse)
• Whole Foods Announces Mandatory GMO Labeling By 2018 (NaturalNews)
Boycott Companies That Helped Defeat Prop 37 (NHNE Pulse)
EU Rejects French Report Linking GM Maize To Cancer (AFP)
• Organic Farmers Condemn U.S. Report, Claim It Favors GMO (Reuters)
After Big Money Defeats GMO Labeling, Citizens Start Labeling Products Themselves (NHNE Pulse)
Washington County Bans Growing of GMOs (Natural Society)
• Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars & Deception (NHNE Pulse)
• Monsanto’s Lies and the GMO Labeling Battle (Common Dreams)
• Americans Eat More Than Their Body Weight In GMOs Every Year (Natural News)
GM Foods: Harmful or Helpful? (Want To Know)
Calif. Prop 37 & The Big Food Behemoths Trying To Defeat It (NHNE Pulse)
• How ‘Big Food’ Has Taken Over The ‘Organic’ Market (NHNE Pulse)
• Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops, Study Warns (Huffington Post)
• 270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (NHNE Pulse)

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DOCUMENTARIES

• New Anti-GMO Documentary: ‘Genetic Roulette’
• Must Watch Documentary: ‘GMO Ticking Time Bomb’
• David vs. Monsanto
Seeds of Death

 

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REPORTS

• New Study Finds GM Corn & Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats
• GMO Seralini
• 2012 Report: GMO Myths & Truths (pdf)

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY

• GMOS: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Health
• No-GMO Shopping Guide

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

• White House Petition to Label GMOs
Label It Yourself Website
Label It Yourself on Facebook

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IMPORTANT WEBSITES

Say No To GMOs
Non-GMO Project
GMO Compass
Seeds of Deception
NaturalNews on GMOs
Dr. Mercola on GMOs
Food Babe on GMOs
Center for Food Safety
• The Gene Revolution and Genetically Modified Organisms

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‘Genetic Roulette’ – Complete Documentary

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New Anti-GMO Documentary: ‘Genetic Roulette’

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‘GMO Ticking Time Bomb’ – Complete Documentary

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Must Watch Documentary: ‘GMO Ticking Time Bomb’

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‘David vs. Monsanto’ – Complete Documentary

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Must Watch Documentary: ‘David vs. Monsanto’

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‘Seeds of Death’ – Complete Documentary

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Download a copy of this 2012 report here (pdf)

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GMOS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Dr. Isaac Eliaz
Easy Health Options
October 5, 2012

Original Link

Today, it is estimated that 70 percent of foods found in grocery stores may contain bioengineered GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients. That means the genetic material of these foods has been altered by inserting foreign DNA from other plants or animals, even chemical pesticides. Dubbed “Frankenfoods” by GMO opponents, this process drastically changes the plant or animal genome from what nature intended into a large-scale biotech experiment. The problem is that we know very little at best about the long-term effects of GMO foods on human and animal health, farming and the environment. But preliminary studies show great cause for concern.

In the U.S., GMOs don’t have to be labeled on packaging. This keeps consumers unaware of their increasing presence in the grocery aisle. But this November, California voters will make history with the first mandatory GMO labeling initiative, Proposition 37. If passed, the law will require the labeling of all GMO foods sold to consumers in California. The European Union, Australia, Japan, Russia, the Czech Republic and South Korea have already adopted such measures. These governments recognize the importance of giving people the choice regarding whether they consume biotech industry experiments or natural whole foods.

The Right To Know

Consumer choice may be the most critical weapon in protecting against the health detriments that are likely caused by GMOs. Reputable human studies proving GMO safety are virtually non-existent. The studies that do suggest GMOs are safe are not adequately designed and do not reflect the long-term consequences of GMOs. This is the warning call sounded by a growing number of scientists, researchers and activists who urgently warn of GMO dangers. Furthermore, the supposed safety studies are funded by GMO industry giants such as Monsanto, demonstrating extreme conflicts of interest. These are the same chemical corporations who “assured” the public that Agent Orange and DDT — two pesticides now banned in the U.S. — were “safe.”

What The Real Studies Show

What’s most concerning amid this controversy is the expanding body of published evidence suggesting that GMOs may be destroying health right before our eyes. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine suggests just that, claiming GMOs to be inherently unsafe. Even Food and Drug Administration scientists warned against the uncertainty of adding GMOs to the food chain and environment.

A growing number of independently published in vivo studies have analyzed the effects of feeding GMO foods to animals — mainly corn and soy — over the course of their lives. Results are extremely concerning and indicate:

• Reduced fertility
• Immune dysfunction
• Organ damage
• Accelerated aging
• Allergies
• Major changes in gastrointestinal system and other organs
• Low birth weight
• Cancer
• Death
• Other severe problems

These health effects merely scratch the surface of exposing possible GMO risks. Other crucial considerations include the potential for stronger antibiotic and drug-resistant bacteria to emerge, the need for heavier pesticides in the future and ongoing biological contamination of the environment with invasive plant species that can’t be controlled. For more information about GMO risks to human, animal and environmental health, visit the Institute for Responsible Technology at http://www.responsibletechnology.org/.

Most Common GMO Foods

Currently, organic labeling laws do not allow for GMOs to be certified organic. However, non-GMO farmers across the world are witnessing the inevitable cross-contamination from neighboring fields of GMO corn, soy and other crops. Therefore, it may be difficult to completely avoid GMOs.

The following list highlights the most common commercialized GMO foods in our food supply.

• 94 percent of commercial soy
• 90 percent of commercial cotton
• 90 percent of commercial canola
• 95 percent of commercial sugar beets
• 88 percent of commercial corn
• Meat and dairy from animals fed GMO feed

GMOs And Recent Health Epidemics

We still don’t know the long-term human health effects of GMOs. But we can draw parallels between their mass introduction to our food supply, starting in the late 1990s. Since then, food allergies have skyrocketed, particularly soy allergies. Gastrointestinal problems and metabolic diseases have also increased. Cancer is on the rise. Are GMOs to blame? Of all possible environmental factors involved in today’s chronic epidemics, diet is a primary influence. So we must consider GMO foods in this epidemiology equation.

Best Strategies For Protection

In the face of the dangers of GMOs, there are ways to help protect yourself. Here are my top recommendations for supporting your health in the face of GMO exposure:

Choose organic: An organic certification isn’t a completely failsafe protection, but choosing organic, non-GMO foods may reduce your exposure dramatically.

Support Digestion: Some in vivo GMO studies show that GMO foods change the gastrointestinal lining, causing increased cell proliferation, which can be a precursor to cancer. Reduced digestive enzymes were also noted, as well as increased allergies to non-GMO foods.

There are some effective ways to protect digestion with probiotic and prebiotic supplements; the minerals zinc and chromium; digestive enzymes such as amylase, protease and lipase; and herbs such as cinnamon, cardamom, pomegranate, ginger, lesser galangal with other digestive herbs. These ingredients improve digestive function, protect against harmful toxins and bacteria, help reduce inflammation and food allergies, and support the lining of the digestive tract. I recommend an integrative digestive formula containing these herbs and other ingredients for digestive health and protection. I also recommend taking a potent probiotic and prebiotic supplement.

Boost immunity: Immune system issues (and allergies) seem to be some of the first noticeable problems caused by GMO foods. There are a variety of ways to train immunity to better respond to allergens, microbes and foreign invaders. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent choices because they help to train immune cells to function better. They also reduce inflammation, help detoxify the body, support digestion and protect against cancer.

• Protect DNA with antioxidants: Antioxidants are critical allies in protecting against DNA damage, repairing cells, reducing inflammation and fighting against abnormal cellular growth. Top antioxidant sources include vitamins A, C, E, Selenium, Glutathione, CoQ10, resveratrol, alpha lipoic acid, honokiol, sea buckthorn and others.

• Protect organs and tissues with Modified Citrus Pectin: Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) regulates inflammation and fibrosis-related organ damage. It has also been proven in multiple studies to fight cancer growth and metastasis, reduce heavy metals and boost immunity. Because GMO foods are demonstrated to cause mutations related to abnormal cellular growth, organ damage and cancer, MCP is a valuable agent in helping to prevent these changes. And because it is also a powerful immune booster and helps detoxify the body, MCP may prove critical in protecting against GMOs.

Winning The Fight

The fight against GMO deception has been won in other countries. As more and more scientists and activist groups urge against the looming dangers of these biotech experiments, hopefully we can become better educated about the real risks — and take the necessary steps to protect the health of ourselves, our children and the environment. Before it’s too late.

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RELATED LINKS:

• How To Limit Your Daily Exposure To Toxins
• Pulse Body Burden (Toxins In The Body) Resource Page
• Pulse on GMOs
• Pulse on Vaccinations
• Pulse on Vitamin D
• Pulse on Vitamin C
• Pulse on Cell Phones
• Why Smart Meters Are A VERY Bad Idea (& What You Can Do To Avoid Them)
• The Healing Power of Mother Earth
• Pulse on Health Issues In General

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