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Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud Over GMOs


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Kathy
- 1419 days ago - sustainablepulse.com
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...



   

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Reverend Aimie Foster (7)
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 7:41 pm
noted and shared. Thank you Kathy
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 8:36 pm
Not surprising Thanks Kathy
 

Kyle Ness (0)
Thursday March 5, 2015, 9:05 pm
http://www.care2.com/news/member/252105106/3857298
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 6, 2015, 6:31 am
ty
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday March 6, 2015, 7:42 am
This is good that the truth is coming out. The public has been lied to by Big Pharma about disease because they make money off every sick person. Look at cancer. There are cures. They have been suppressed because a healthy person does not make them money. The same is true for GMO. There will be Hell to pay for future generations.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday March 6, 2015, 7:47 am
The money to support the efficiency program in Hawaii is a fee that is on every electric bill. Programs from changing out incandescent bulb for free, to upgrading pumps or appliances with rebates are available. Because of this, a power plant was not needed.
 

Snelly P (8)
Friday March 6, 2015, 1:28 pm
Money speaks loudly, no?
 

Snelly P (8)
Friday March 6, 2015, 1:29 pm
Can't wait to read this important
book!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday March 6, 2015, 1:32 pm
Thanks.
 

jan b (5)
Friday March 6, 2015, 3:50 pm
Patrick Moore, a spokesperson for the protesters -- and himself an early Greenpeace member -- accused the organization of complicity referring to deaths of 200 million children a year resulting from vitamin A deficiency, which is common among children for whom rice is the staple food.
These deaths could be prevented, Moore claims, by the use of “golden rice,” a form of the grain that has been genetically modified to have a higher beta carotene content than ordinary rice. Greenpeace, along with other organizations opposed to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has campaigned against the introduction of beta carotene, which is converted in the human body into vitamin A.

Moore’s mortality figures seem to be on the high side, but there is no doubting the seriousness of vitamin A deficiency among children, especially in parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. According to the World Health Organization, it causes blindness in about 250,000-500,000 pre-school children every year, about half of whom die within 12 months.

The deficiency also increases susceptibility to diseases like measles, still a significant cause of death in young children, although one that is declining as a result of vaccination. In some countries, lack of vitamin A is also a major factor in high rates of maternal mortality during pregnancy and childbirth.

First developed 15 years ago by Swiss scientists, golden rice specifically addresses vitamin A deficiency, and the first field trials were conducted a decade ago. But it is still not available to farmers. Initially, there was a need to develop improved varieties that would thrive where they are most needed. Further field trials had to be carried out to meet the strict regulations governing the release of GMOs. That hurdle was raised higher when activists destroyed fields in the Philippines where trials were being conducted.

Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/peter-singer-advocates-a-case-by-case-approach-to-genetically-modified-organisms#rBOzUCw6YlAzkluP.99
There is a false balance between public scientists and non-expert activists on our Florida orange crisis and GMOs as well.


 

Kathy B (106)
Friday March 6, 2015, 5:25 pm
Jan, not sure where you're going with this, or what it has to to with the subject, but the latest I've read that golden rice failed it's field tests. The yields were so low that no farmer would be interested in growing it.

They've spent something like $300 million developing this crop. Do you think there is a better way to have spent that money? Something as simple as supplements, or maybe carrots?
 

Janet B (0)
Friday March 6, 2015, 8:15 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 6, 2015, 10:28 pm
$u$tainble Punce, isn't that another Mike Adams anti-technoligcal feti$hi$t mouthpiece? I don't trust anything those dunces have to say. #GoldenRiceNow
 

Arielle S (313)
Saturday March 7, 2015, 6:20 am
"Golden rice" is considered a huge failure - a myth, not a miracle. Providing simple Vitamin A supplements would be cheaper and do more good. Of course, there's no money in that for companies like Monsanto who is now working on a "golden banana". They will keep on until they have ruined all the natural foods...they are a pox/plague/curse upon our earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 9, 2015, 3:17 pm
> They will keep on until they have ruined all the natural foods.
You do mean wild-foraged foods, no? After all, since human beings invented agriculture approximately 10,000 years ago, no crop cultivated by human beings is actually "natural." Nature doesn't grow such big apples, corn, potatoes, wheat, etc. By definition, nothing farmed is natural. So, you would have humanity return to hunting and gathering? Good luck with that agenda.
 

Kathy B (106)
Monday March 9, 2015, 4:41 pm
Ah, but GMOs do contaminate the wild as we know it today, here are 2 examples for you:

GM contamination of wild canola:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129010499

Escape of genetically modified bentgrass

http://portlandtribune.com/msp/129-news/138539-study-reports-spread-of-gmo?tmpl=component&print=1
 

Melania P (123)
Tuesday August 18, 2015, 11:06 am
This book is going to my endless list of reads!!!
 
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