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Old 05-31-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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"Japan, the largest market for U.S. wheat exports, suspended imports from the United States and canceled a major purchase of white wheat on Thursday after the recent discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon.

How the altered crop made its way to the Oregon field remains a mystery. The strain was developed by Monsanto to make wheat resistant to the company’s own industry-leading weed killer. Monsanto tested the type of altered seed in more than a dozen states, including Oregon, between 1994 and 2005, but it was never approved for commercial use."

"The United States already relies heavily on genetically modified crops. Genetically engineered corn, cotton and soybeans have gone from 5 to 17 percent of the U.S. market in 1997 to between two-thirds and more than 90 percent in 2012. By some estimates, more than 70 percent of processed foods sold in the United States contain ingredients and oils from genetically engineered crops."

'But food safety groups drew the opposite conclusion. “This was not from a recent trial, which means it’s been sitting there in the environment,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, a nonprofit group. “It’s highly doubtful that it’s just on one farm. If it’s out there, it’s out there.” The center’s science policy analyst, Bill Freese, added, “It’s been 12 years since this wheat was grown officially in Oregon. It doesn’t just disappear and magically appear 12 years later.”'

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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That's a real good article by Steven Mufson. There is a related article on the left side by Steven Mufson,

Monsanto shares fall as South Korea joins pause in wheat imports - The Washington Post

that was interesting to read.

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thanks to both of you for the articles. They were very informative.

The first article says not only Japan, but the European Union, and China are also upset about this genetically modified wheat.

China? This coming from people who use lead paint on children's toys, and even the Chinese won't buy their own baby food, after 7 Chinese babies died from tainted baby formula.

I blame vaccines for damaging the endocrine system and the GI track is the biggest organ of the endocrine system in the body -and then on top of that - this??? Well it is kind of like being shot and then stabbed.

Increasing Incidence of Celiac Disease in a North American Population - Celiac.com

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Overall, rates of celiac disease have continued to rise over the last decade in this North-American population. This study supports the observation that celiac disease rates in America are, in fact, going up.
Many with kids with autism are on gluten free diets.
Those with epilepsy are not only gluten free diets but carbohydrate low diets.

What surprises me that many can have celiacs and not even know it.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck one of the winners of the popular show "Survivors" , and later became the co host on the popular show; "The View" told and wrote a book on her experience with celiacs.

She had gone through her entire young life with some minor symptoms that she just thought was just life; only to discover while on the show "Survivor" that consuming a limited diet with no wheat and very few carbohydrates made her feel wonderful.

Celiacs will eventually lead to diabetes and thyroid trouble -- both of these disease are epidemic in the United States, and is spreading world wide - even into the Sub Sahara, deepest parts of Africa.

Hmmm even the Middle East these diseases are on the rise, and - eastern Mediterranean area is where wheat originally came from . If any population should be able to eat wheat it would be this population.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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That was a really great article!!! I really despise all the "public servants" that let BigBiotech call the shots at our expense.
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Here's a few more articles to go along with the article in the 1st post...
'Rogue Monsanto Wheat Sprouts in Oregon', Rogue Monsanto Wheat Sprouts in Oregon | Mother Jones, “One of the four major US crops—corn, soybeans, hay (alfalfa), and wheat—is not like the others. For one, wheat is mainly consumed directly by people, while the others are mostly used as animal feed. Its status as people food—the stuff of bread, the staff of life—probably explains why wheat is different from the other three in another way: It's also the only one that genetically modified Monsanto seed giant hasn't turned into a cash cow.... USDA testing confirmed that the rogue wheat was the same experimental Roundup Ready variety that Monsanto had last been approved to test in Oregon in 2001….the USDA is scrambling to investigate the extent to which Roundup Ready wheat has entered the food supply, no doubt hoping to stave off a full-on trade crisis.” Uh oh spaghetti ohs….. I sure hope the USDA won’t be able to sweep this under the proverbial carpet.
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'Monsanto shares fall as South Korea joins pause in wheat imports', Monsanto shares fall as South Korea joins pause in wheat imports - The Washington Post, "In the case of the Oregon wheat, the Agriculture Department said that “this wheat variety does not pose a food safety concern.” It cited a “consultation” in 2004 by the Food and Drug Administration. But the FDA relied on information provided by Monsanto without conducting its own study. The FDA did not ask further questions, which the Agriculture Department said meant “that this variety is as safe as non-GE wheat currently on the market….Right now anyone can market a product and the FDA has to show that it’s adulterated to get it off the market” The FDA isn’t supposed to rely on information provided by Monsanto….. they should be doing their own studies but…. they don’t and evidently that’s by design so they’re not in a position where they would have to choose public health over say…. Monsanto's stakeholders and stockholders. The rest of the world knows how it works over here…. which is why there’s a “pause”. Interesting word the author chose to use…. pause…. as if everything will be back to normal momentarily. 1 thing's for sure.... the FDA isn’t willingly going to take any action that might compromise Monsanto or any of the other biotechs unless they’re forced to and…. none of us are forcing them to do much of anything beyond maintaining the status quo so maybe the use of the word “pause” was called for considering BigBiotech doesn't have to prove that any product they’re marketing is safe.....the FDA is supposed to show that a BigBiotech product is “adulterated” or it stays on the market. Needless to say.... there's a lot on the market that wouldn't be if the USDA and the FDA were doing their job.
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Consider the source on this when you’re reading it, 'Updated: Monsanto Statement on USDA GM Wheat Report', Monsanto | Updated: Monsanto Statement on USDA GM Wheat Report, "Monsanto to fully support USDA and wheat industry, conducts investigation into reported Roundup Ready wheat detection matter Monsanto noted it remains committed to working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. wheat industry to get to the bottom of the reported detection of Roundup Ready wheat earlier this week in a single field in Oregon. The company is in the process of conducting its own investigation into the matter and is prepared to take actions once the investigation results are known to ensure that its farmer customers and the broader wheat industry remains strong.” What a joke that Monsanto claims it’s going to “support” the USDA when it basically owns the USDA and recently sent their pitbulls in to urge “lawmakers to vote for a rider in the Senate continuing resolution that would strip federal courts of the power to provide injunctive relief to environmental and food activists seeking to stop the spread of such crops”. And about that “single” field in OR…. my bet is that “field” if you want to call it that at 80 acres is like a cockroach….. where there’s 1 contaminated "field"…. there’s 100 and I'm sure they know it which is why the USDA and the FDA's public relations teams are probably burning the midnight oil trying to find a ways to dismiss what’s happened and.... I suspect they'll be successful because.... we keep electing foxes to our henhouse where they're free to cater to the likes of Monsanto.
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'Illegal Strain Of Monsanto’s Gentically Modified Wheat Found On Oregon Farm', Illegal Strain Of Monsanto's Gentically Modified Wheat Found On Oregon Farm | ThinkProgress, “Because the wheat was growing randomly, like a weed, it seems likely that this was a case of accidental contamination, rather than a deliberate planting of the illegal crop. In the past, the USDA has shown little sympathy for farmers whose crops have been inadvertently contaminated by Monsanto. Last year, the agency dismissed complaints by conventional and organic farmers that GM seeds intermingle with their own strains, simply advising they buy insurance to recoup their financial losses. The USDA report refused to even acknowledge that these farmers are still exposed to costly lawsuits from the biotech giant, even if the patent infringement was accidental. The Oregon wheat investigation may prove once and for all that tougher regulation and actual penalties are needed to curb GM contamination.” The USDA and the FDA are pretty much owned lock stock and barrel by multinationals so there’s no reason any of us should expect an outcome different than the above in this situation. I do hope that farmer seeks restitution and I hope he does it fast if but for nothing else than to open up the eyes of more Americans.

adding.... more to be outraged about over here in an unread thread I just found, Monsanto Has Taken Over the USDA
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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When these federal agencies were being established, I wonder if they saw it coming that they would all "ALL" every last one of them be infatuated by big corporations, so much that federal agencies would become their tool? I didn't! I was naïve though and young.
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Monsanto's in the news again... these are hot of the press from today....
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'Science journal hires former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers should be accepted or rejected', Science journal hires former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers should be accepted or rejected, "Despite the publication of this data, FCT decided earlier this year to add Richard E. Goodman, a former Monsanto researcher with close biotech industry ties, to its senior editorial staff. "Goodman was given the specially created position of associate editor for biotechnology," Earth Open Source said...."Goodman's fast-tracked appointment straight onto FCT's upper editorial board raises the question of whether Monsanto is now effectively deciding which papers on GM foods and crops should be published and which should not," Claire Robinson, research director at the science policy platform Earth Open Source and a co-author of the new article, said.... According to Robinson, Goodson's appointment is only the latest in a string of cases in which biotech insiders have either attempted to control the publication of conflicting data or prevent it from seeing the light of day at all."
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Taxpayer dollars used by U.S. government to promote GMOs in other countries , Taxpayer dollars used by U.S. government to promote GMOs in other countries, "As expected, Monsanto justified its actions - including having you foot the bill for what can only be described as "official marketing" of its GM products by the U.S. government.

"We remain committed to sharing information so that individuals can better understand our business and our commitments to support farmers throughout the world as they work to meet the agriculture demands of our world's growing population," company spokesman Tom Helscher told Reuters.

What's to "understand?" Monsanto wants to infect more customers with its genetically modified crops.

Also par for the course, no one at the State Department wanted to comment on the report's findings."
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Monsanto and the US military working together to target GMO activists
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Monsanto and the US military working together to target GMO activists | DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News
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We have known for some time that the Monsanto mob has been working with the NSA and US government to quell disputes over the mega giants plans to harvest the world for profit by genetically engineering seeds and agricultural products under capitalist’s copyrights. However, the extent of the spying and work with the US government and in fact, governments all over the world has now become auspiciously clear.

A recent investigative report recently published by a prominent German newspaper has uncovered some shocking details about the tactics being used by chemical giant Monsanto in assuming control of global agriculture. Monsanto appears to be aggressively targeting independent researchers, scientists, activists, and others opposed to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) by utilizing the vast resources and manpower of both the United States federal government and the American military-industrial complex. Not surprising noting the profits to be made and the power to be had in controlling the world’s food.

The report, which recently appeared in the July 13 print edition of Suddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), explains in rigorous detail how both individuals and groups opposed to GMOs and other chemical-based crop technologies have been threatened, hacked, slandered and terrorized for daring to digress from the pro-GMO status quo. On numerous documented occasions, pertinent information about the dangers of GMOs or lack of GMO safety data has been effectively blocked from timely release by mysterious forces that many say are the chemical industry in disguise...
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Reality Check: Is Monsanto America’s Best Example of Crony Capitalism?
Sept 19, 2013
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It is a name that Americans are hearing more and more, Monsanto.

An agriculture company that has become connected to the term GMO’s. So what is Monsanto? What exactly are GMO’s? and why are people so up in arms about a company that grows food?

And the big question, is Monsanto one of the best examples of America’s crony capitalist system?

The first step toward truth is to inform.

If the name Monsanto is not familiar to you, lets get you caught up...
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Senators Angle for Monsanto-Friendly FDA Voluntary GMO Labeling “Guidance”
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Senators Angle for Monsanto-Friendly FDA Voluntary GMO Labeling "Guidance"
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While consumers battle on for laws mandating the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products, some lawmakers are taking the GMO labeling debate in a different direction. And it’s a direction that’s anything but consumer friendly.

Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) asked the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to…
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