Human race being terminated by scientific suicide\’


Human race being terminated by \’scientific suicide\’

via Human race being terminated by \’scientific suicide\’.

(NaturalNews) This is, without question, the most important article I’ve ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the human race is being destroyed in the name of science.

Stopping these “scientists” from destroying our world and our civilization must become our top priority if we hope to survive.

The entire Northern hemisphere is now imminently threatened by a massive, “global killer” radiation release from failing Fukushima reactor No. 4. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035789_Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.htm…). Our world is right now just one earthquake away from a radiological apocalypse, and we were put into this position by scientists who promised us that nuclear power would be safe and inexpensive.

Even as we live under the immediate threat of Cesium-137-induced radiological extinction, another group of genetic scientists threatens the future of our world with self-replicating genetic pollution. These scientists work for Monsanto, Dupont and other biotech firms that have compromised the future of life on Earth in order to seek their own selfish profits. Bill Gates and all the others who have promoted GMOs and allowed them to be unleashed into our world are guilty of nothing less than crimes against both the human race and nature itself. They are a threat to the continuation of life on Earth and must be stopped.

In the realm of human biology, our very existence is now being widely threatened by toxic vaccines. Always promoted in the name of “science,” these vaccines actually cause severe neurological damage and widespread infertility, compromising the ability of members of the human race to reproduce.

And in terms of our global food supply, the accelerating collapse of the honey bees is now solidly linked to the widespread use of chemical pesticides manufactured by pharmaceutical companies (http://www.naturalnews.com/034678_honey_bees_colony_collapse_pesticid…). These pesticides, of course, are always promoted in the name of “science!” It’s better living through chemistry, remember?

In fact, if you take an honest look at what threatens our civilization and our planet today, it’s always something done in the name of science!

Death by science

• Toxic pesticides that kill the soils and rivers? “Science!”

• Toxic chemical medications that kill humans and pollute downstream waters? “Scientific!”

• The mass poisoning of the population with a toxic combination of industrial waste products called “fluoride?” It’s all done for “science!”

• Nuclear bombs that have already decimated civilian populations? “Science!”

• Mammograms and other medical imaging devices that actually cause cancer? “Scientific!”

• Chemotherapy poisons, “preventive” mastectomies, cancer radiation treatments? It’s all “scientific” of course.

• The mass mercury poisoning of children through dental amalgams? They call it “science-based dentistry!”

What’s clear from all this is that the human race is being murdered in the name of science.

But underneath that realization is an even more profound one: Much of the so-called “science” is really just fraudulent science that’s twisted, distorted and quacked up by greed-driven corporations.

Real science is the quest for understanding, not the quest for profit

Real science is a good thing, as it is based on the quest for knowledge. But today, there’s not much real science being conducted anymore. Most of what takes place is corporate-driven science for the purpose of gaining power and profits.

In medicine, for example, the search for new drugs is not about helping humanity; it’s about helping quarterly profits. But you already knew that. Only the most naive individuals today still believe Big Pharma cares about human beings.

In the world of GMOs, it’s not about actually “feeding the world” as is ridiculously claimed by its corrupt, criminal pushers; it’s actually about “owning the world” and using food as a weapon against the People of the world. He who controls the food supply eventually controls everything. Monsanto is hell bent on world domination, not world nourishment.

Vaccines, for their part, aren’t about actually preventing disease and enhancing the health of the public. Infectious disease prevention could be easily accomplished through sanitation improvements and low-cost vitamin D supplementation. Vaccines are really about two things: 1) Population control, 2) Repeat business for the drug industry due to all the vaccine damage caused by inoculations. (Vaccines damage the liver, kidneys, brain and intestines, among other organs.)

The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition. All corporations ultimately want a global monopoly over their particular industry sectors.

Universities, which once conducted research to benefit humankind, now use taxpayer money to develop patentable chemicals that are then licensed to drug companies (or pesticide companies) in exchange for royalties that enrich the university.

As a result of such trends, “science” has come to mean corruption, dishonesty, greed and death. “Scientists” — the people who practice such science — are death engineers whose innovations may deliver hyped-up short-term benefits, but they often ultimately lead to long-term death and destruction. Roundup herbicide, for example, kills crop soils and encourages the development of pesticide-resistant “superweeds.” In the terrain of human biology, much the same ramification of death and destruction is happening with the widespread abuse of antibiotics and the alarming rise of MRSA and other “superbugs.”

Such “scientific” innovations were, of course, developed by well-meaning people who didn’t mean to cause widespread crop failures and antibiotic-resistant staph infections, but in doing so they only became experts in paving the road to Hell with good intentions.

Science is killing us. As a race, we are committing suicide by allowing science to dominate our medicine, agriculture and military industries. To the degree that we allow scientists to unleash their dangerous experiments onto the world without legitimate testing — and no, flu shot vaccines are never scientifically tested for long-term safety — we only accelerate the digging of our own graves. If we don’t learn to restrain the blind ambitions of arrogant scientists who are all too easily enticed by the chance to roll the dice in their “let’s play God” games, the blind pursuit of science without wisdom will only lead to our total destruction.

Because next we can count on the rise of the robot drones in the name of science — a new race of Terminator machines (unmanned AI drones) with the capability to mindlessly unleash bombs and bullets on civilian populations. Such drones will be developed in the name of “science,” of course, with all the predictable ego-driven fantasies of their geek-headed inventors who, with all their superior intellect, have still failed to study human history.

Even if the drones don’t get us, nanotechnology may yet spell our demise. Scientists are already running dangerous experiments with nanotechnology, and if just one such experiment results in a self-replicating nanotech “grey goo,” our entire world could be inescapably devoured by self-replicating microscopic machines that make GMOs seem tame by comparison. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo)

If we are to survive, we must force science to be bound by the Precautionary Principle

If we are to survive the endless greed, arrogance and ambition of today’s scientists — whose actions more closely resemble little children with flamethrowers than mature, adult individuals — we must force science to abide by the Precautionary Principle.

The Precautionary Principle means that when we experiment with nature, we force ourselves to err on the side of caution, not profits. In practical terms, that means we should never unleash self-replicating genetic programs (GMOs) into the open world and let experimental seeds get blown across the continent by the wind.

We should never build highly radioactive nuclear power facilities that require power to run pumps in order to avoid a nuclear meltdown. Such facilities must be designed to run in a grid-down, self-shutdown format that defaults to an unmanned state of non-criticality.

We should never unleash synthetic chemicals across the world’s crops and soils to kill insects, not knowing the long-term ramifications of such neurotoxins being introduced into the ecosystem.

The Precautionary Principle recognizes that human civilization is fragile, and science-sounding experiments can run amok in ways that simply cannot be anticipated by even the most brilliant and well-intentioned human minds.

Technology without wisdom is suicide

In the name of science, humanity has developed remarkable technologies. But as a species, humankind operates as infants in terms of wisdom and maturity. We are worse than children with flamethrowers — we are children with nukes!

A typical top-level scientist working for a corporation or a government body is ethically under-developed, lacking wisdom and perspective. They may be geniuses in their absurdly narrow realms of technical expertise, but they have no understanding of the importance of restraining the application of scientific pursuits in the real world. Even now, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva are playing God with the universe, attempting to discover what they ridiculously call new “particles” even though such particles are not even particles in the first place. (http://www.naturalnews.com/025486_article_science_WHO.html)

In their quest for what they claim to be scientific knowledge, they are playing a dangerous game with our world, risking the very small but catastrophically fatal chance that their experiment might create a planet-consuming black hole that devours our world. Sound like science fiction? Most conventional scientists dismiss such ideas as pure nonsense. But their colleagues also told us that nuclear power was safe; that GMOs are safe; that pesticides are safe; that fluoride is safe; that vaccines are safe; and on and on. If there’s one thing we can scientifically establish as truth in our world today, it’s that scientists vastly and naively overestimate the safety of their own experiments, often in ways that cause widespread harm, death or destruction to innocent people around them.

Scientists are a danger to our world, in other words. And they need to be immediately restrained before they utterly destroy the very conditions on our planet that make human life possible.

History has taught us that scientists have very little ability to anticipate the long-term effects of their present-day actions. The nature of the universe is more complex than even the most brilliant scientist can imagine, it turns out, and when they start to play God with the natural world, unexpected things can and do occur. Murphy was an optimist, as the saying goes. Not only will things go wrong if they can go wrong; they will go wrong in catastrophic ways that simply cannot be anticipated.

The sixth mass extinction on our planet may be caused by science itself

There have been five mass extinction events on our planet, the most recent being the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Paleogene_extinction_…).

The sixth such event may be caused by science itself, either with a global radiological release, a runaway genetic pollution event, a nanotechnology disaster, an AI rise to power, or something far more sinister that we can’t even anticipate. We already stand on the verge of being inundated with radiation from Fukushima — a precarious situation upon which “the fate of the world” now rests. What other great threats to our survival have been committed in the name of science?

Until the Wild West, “anything goes” approach to science as practiced today is held in check by a sense of self preservation, the human race will remain at grave risk of becoming an inadvertent casualty of well-intentioned science gone terribly wrong.

Let us take steps now to halt the life-threatening science that has put us all at risk and pull ourselves back from the brink of scientific suicide.

The top ten “scientific” projects threatening the survival of the human race right now

#1) Nuclear power (Fukushima in particular)
#2) GMOs (self-replicating genetic pollution)
#3) Nanotechnology (self-replicating microscopic machines)
#4) Bioweapons (self-replicating microscopic weapons)
#5) Atmospheric experiments (HAARP and high-altitude spraying)
#6) Artificial Intelligence (AI, when coupled with killer drone hardware)
#7) Particle accelerator physics experiments (Large Hadron Collider)
#8) Pollinator disruption chemicals (synthetic pesticides that destroy honey bee colonies)
#9) Nuclear weapons
#10) Weaponized vaccines (live cross-species viral material being injected into human targets)

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035790_scientific_suicide_humans.html#ixzz1uGU7r2dI

 

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Human race being terminated by scientific suicide’


Human race being terminated by ‘scientific suicide’

via Human race being terminated by ‘scientific suicide’.

(NaturalNews) This is, without question, the most important article I’ve ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the human race is being destroyed in the name of science.

Stopping these “scientists” from destroying our world and our civilization must become our top priority if we hope to survive.

The entire Northern hemisphere is now imminently threatened by a massive, “global killer” radiation release from failing Fukushima reactor No. 4. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035789_Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.htm…). Our world is right now just one earthquake away from a radiological apocalypse, and we were put into this position by scientists who promised us that nuclear power would be safe and inexpensive.

Even as we live under the immediate threat of Cesium-137-induced radiological extinction, another group of genetic scientists threatens the future of our world with self-replicating genetic pollution. These scientists work for Monsanto, Dupont and other biotech firms that have compromised the future of life on Earth in order to seek their own selfish profits. Bill Gates and all the others who have promoted GMOs and allowed them to be unleashed into our world are guilty of nothing less than crimes against both the human race and nature itself. They are a threat to the continuation of life on Earth and must be stopped.

In the realm of human biology, our very existence is now being widely threatened by toxic vaccines. Always promoted in the name of “science,” these vaccines actually cause severe neurological damage and widespread infertility, compromising the ability of members of the human race to reproduce.

And in terms of our global food supply, the accelerating collapse of the honey bees is now solidly linked to the widespread use of chemical pesticides manufactured by pharmaceutical companies (http://www.naturalnews.com/034678_honey_bees_colony_collapse_pesticid…). These pesticides, of course, are always promoted in the name of “science!” It’s better living through chemistry, remember?

In fact, if you take an honest look at what threatens our civilization and our planet today, it’s always something done in the name of science!

Death by science

• Toxic pesticides that kill the soils and rivers? “Science!”

• Toxic chemical medications that kill humans and pollute downstream waters? “Scientific!”

• The mass poisoning of the population with a toxic combination of industrial waste products called “fluoride?” It’s all done for “science!”

• Nuclear bombs that have already decimated civilian populations? “Science!”

• Mammograms and other medical imaging devices that actually cause cancer? “Scientific!”

• Chemotherapy poisons, “preventive” mastectomies, cancer radiation treatments? It’s all “scientific” of course.

• The mass mercury poisoning of children through dental amalgams? They call it “science-based dentistry!”

What’s clear from all this is that the human race is being murdered in the name of science.

But underneath that realization is an even more profound one: Much of the so-called “science” is really just fraudulent science that’s twisted, distorted and quacked up by greed-driven corporations.

Real science is the quest for understanding, not the quest for profit

Real science is a good thing, as it is based on the quest for knowledge. But today, there’s not much real science being conducted anymore. Most of what takes place is corporate-driven science for the purpose of gaining power and profits.

In medicine, for example, the search for new drugs is not about helping humanity; it’s about helping quarterly profits. But you already knew that. Only the most naive individuals today still believe Big Pharma cares about human beings.

In the world of GMOs, it’s not about actually “feeding the world” as is ridiculously claimed by its corrupt, criminal pushers; it’s actually about “owning the world” and using food as a weapon against the People of the world. He who controls the food supply eventually controls everything. Monsanto is hell bent on world domination, not world nourishment.

Vaccines, for their part, aren’t about actually preventing disease and enhancing the health of the public. Infectious disease prevention could be easily accomplished through sanitation improvements and low-cost vitamin D supplementation. Vaccines are really about two things: 1) Population control, 2) Repeat business for the drug industry due to all the vaccine damage caused by inoculations. (Vaccines damage the liver, kidneys, brain and intestines, among other organs.)

The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition. All corporations ultimately want a global monopoly over their particular industry sectors.

Universities, which once conducted research to benefit humankind, now use taxpayer money to develop patentable chemicals that are then licensed to drug companies (or pesticide companies) in exchange for royalties that enrich the university.

As a result of such trends, “science” has come to mean corruption, dishonesty, greed and death. “Scientists” — the people who practice such science — are death engineers whose innovations may deliver hyped-up short-term benefits, but they often ultimately lead to long-term death and destruction. Roundup herbicide, for example, kills crop soils and encourages the development of pesticide-resistant “superweeds.” In the terrain of human biology, much the same ramification of death and destruction is happening with the widespread abuse of antibiotics and the alarming rise of MRSA and other “superbugs.”

Such “scientific” innovations were, of course, developed by well-meaning people who didn’t mean to cause widespread crop failures and antibiotic-resistant staph infections, but in doing so they only became experts in paving the road to Hell with good intentions.

Science is killing us. As a race, we are committing suicide by allowing science to dominate our medicine, agriculture and military industries. To the degree that we allow scientists to unleash their dangerous experiments onto the world without legitimate testing — and no, flu shot vaccines are never scientifically tested for long-term safety — we only accelerate the digging of our own graves. If we don’t learn to restrain the blind ambitions of arrogant scientists who are all too easily enticed by the chance to roll the dice in their “let’s play God” games, the blind pursuit of science without wisdom will only lead to our total destruction.

Because next we can count on the rise of the robot drones in the name of science — a new race of Terminator machines (unmanned AI drones) with the capability to mindlessly unleash bombs and bullets on civilian populations. Such drones will be developed in the name of “science,” of course, with all the predictable ego-driven fantasies of their geek-headed inventors who, with all their superior intellect, have still failed to study human history.

Even if the drones don’t get us, nanotechnology may yet spell our demise. Scientists are already running dangerous experiments with nanotechnology, and if just one such experiment results in a self-replicating nanotech “grey goo,” our entire world could be inescapably devoured by self-replicating microscopic machines that make GMOs seem tame by comparison. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo)

If we are to survive, we must force science to be bound by the Precautionary Principle

If we are to survive the endless greed, arrogance and ambition of today’s scientists — whose actions more closely resemble little children with flamethrowers than mature, adult individuals — we must force science to abide by the Precautionary Principle.

The Precautionary Principle means that when we experiment with nature, we force ourselves to err on the side of caution, not profits. In practical terms, that means we should never unleash self-replicating genetic programs (GMOs) into the open world and let experimental seeds get blown across the continent by the wind.

We should never build highly radioactive nuclear power facilities that require power to run pumps in order to avoid a nuclear meltdown. Such facilities must be designed to run in a grid-down, self-shutdown format that defaults to an unmanned state of non-criticality.

We should never unleash synthetic chemicals across the world’s crops and soils to kill insects, not knowing the long-term ramifications of such neurotoxins being introduced into the ecosystem.

The Precautionary Principle recognizes that human civilization is fragile, and science-sounding experiments can run amok in ways that simply cannot be anticipated by even the most brilliant and well-intentioned human minds.

Technology without wisdom is suicide

In the name of science, humanity has developed remarkable technologies. But as a species, humankind operates as infants in terms of wisdom and maturity. We are worse than children with flamethrowers — we are children with nukes!

A typical top-level scientist working for a corporation or a government body is ethically under-developed, lacking wisdom and perspective. They may be geniuses in their absurdly narrow realms of technical expertise, but they have no understanding of the importance of restraining the application of scientific pursuits in the real world. Even now, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva are playing God with the universe, attempting to discover what they ridiculously call new “particles” even though such particles are not even particles in the first place. (http://www.naturalnews.com/025486_article_science_WHO.html)

In their quest for what they claim to be scientific knowledge, they are playing a dangerous game with our world, risking the very small but catastrophically fatal chance that their experiment might create a planet-consuming black hole that devours our world. Sound like science fiction? Most conventional scientists dismiss such ideas as pure nonsense. But their colleagues also told us that nuclear power was safe; that GMOs are safe; that pesticides are safe; that fluoride is safe; that vaccines are safe; and on and on. If there’s one thing we can scientifically establish as truth in our world today, it’s that scientists vastly and naively overestimate the safety of their own experiments, often in ways that cause widespread harm, death or destruction to innocent people around them.

Scientists are a danger to our world, in other words. And they need to be immediately restrained before they utterly destroy the very conditions on our planet that make human life possible.

History has taught us that scientists have very little ability to anticipate the long-term effects of their present-day actions. The nature of the universe is more complex than even the most brilliant scientist can imagine, it turns out, and when they start to play God with the natural world, unexpected things can and do occur. Murphy was an optimist, as the saying goes. Not only will things go wrong if they can go wrong; they will go wrong in catastrophic ways that simply cannot be anticipated.

The sixth mass extinction on our planet may be caused by science itself

There have been five mass extinction events on our planet, the most recent being the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Paleogene_extinction_…).

The sixth such event may be caused by science itself, either with a global radiological release, a runaway genetic pollution event, a nanotechnology disaster, an AI rise to power, or something far more sinister that we can’t even anticipate. We already stand on the verge of being inundated with radiation from Fukushima — a precarious situation upon which “the fate of the world” now rests. What other great threats to our survival have been committed in the name of science?

Until the Wild West, “anything goes” approach to science as practiced today is held in check by a sense of self preservation, the human race will remain at grave risk of becoming an inadvertent casualty of well-intentioned science gone terribly wrong.

Let us take steps now to halt the life-threatening science that has put us all at risk and pull ourselves back from the brink of scientific suicide.

The top ten “scientific” projects threatening the survival of the human race right now

#1) Nuclear power (Fukushima in particular)
#2) GMOs (self-replicating genetic pollution)
#3) Nanotechnology (self-replicating microscopic machines)
#4) Bioweapons (self-replicating microscopic weapons)
#5) Atmospheric experiments (HAARP and high-altitude spraying)
#6) Artificial Intelligence (AI, when coupled with killer drone hardware)
#7) Particle accelerator physics experiments (Large Hadron Collider)
#8) Pollinator disruption chemicals (synthetic pesticides that destroy honey bee colonies)
#9) Nuclear weapons
#10) Weaponized vaccines (live cross-species viral material being injected into human targets)

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035790_scientific_suicide_humans.html#ixzz1uGU7r2dI

 

Huge victory against GMOs as Monsanto driven out of the UK by consumer protests


Huge victory against GMOs as Monsanto driven out of the UK by consumer protests

via Huge victory against GMOs as Monsanto driven out of the UK by consumer protests.

NaturalNews) A massive victory against Monsanto and genetically engineered seeds has been achieved in the United Kingdom today. Monsanto has announced a total withdrawal from the UK, shuttering its Cambridge-based wheat production operation. UK newspaper Daily Mail was instrumental in promoting opposition against Monsanto through its “Frankenstein Foods” educational campaign (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-199884/GM-giant-quits-Britain…).

The paper is now reporting that Monsanto plans to sell off GMO crop-breeding centers in France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Daily Mail reported, “…the company has given up hopes of introducing GM crops to Europe.” (Are you grinning as wide as I am right now?)

The UK government, it turns out, was on the verge of announcing a finding that genetically engineered crops would “pollute the countryside for generations.” Gee, ya think? I wonder why the USDA can’t seem to come to the same scientific conclusion…

Bayer CropScience has also cancelled its planned GMO crop trials in the UK, signaling a near total collapse of agricultural imperialism in the UK.

If they can stop Monsanto in the UK, we can stop them here in the USA!

The defeat of Monsanto and all the other merchants of death who peddle poisonous seeds is, of course, a powerfully positive sign for those who are trying to protect life in the United States. We know that GMOs are death for agriculture, death for bird populations, death for honey bee pollinators, and death for the soils. We know that Monsanto is the most evil corporation on the planet (http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html), willing to destroy the future of life on our planet in exchange for a quarterly profit.

We also know that the public is joining the fight against GMOs. A massive effort is already underway to mandate the labeling of GMOs on foods sold in California (http://www.naturalnews.com/033763_GMOs_California_ballot_initiative.h…). A similar effort has begun in Washington state. Many other states are considering similar legislation.

The FDA and USDA, meanwhile, have proven they are total sellouts, corrupted by powerful corporations, worshipping the technology of death, and serving as outright betrayers of the American people. Death merchants like Bill Gates — the depopulation agenda pusher — continue to try to pimp GMOs by calling them “high-tech agriculture.” They buy media influence with their billions of dollars (http://www.naturalnews.com/034859_Bill_Gates_mainstream_media_influen…), and they corrupt members of Congress with campaign money. They are literally trying to destroy modern agriculture in North America as a way to control every seed, every patent, and every grain of food that appears on a dinner plate in America… it is an agenda of total domination.

And yet… we can stop them. We the People have the power to end agricultural imperialism in North America and around the world. We have an opportunity to stop the death merchants, expose the deceptions, mandate honest labeling of our foods and send Monsanto, DuPont and other GMO companies packing.

What’s required to accomplish this? Keep reading NaturalNews.com, where we wage a 24/7 battle against the chemical poisoners and death merchants of our world — those who push vaccines, chemotherapy, GMOs, food additives, pesticides and psychiatric drugs. We fight to protect life and protect the future of life on our planet by exposing the poisoners and demanding justice for the People.

Real justice means not having our food poisoned. Not having our crop fields invaded by foreign DNA engineered by Monsanto. Not being forced to inject our children with dangerous vaccines. Not having our raw milk stolen and destroyed by FDA agents. Not having our bodies contaminated with mercury, aluminum and cancer-causing chemicals.

We fight for the restoration of food freedom, medical freedom, health freedom and economic freedom. We seek to protect the rights, freedoms and powers of the individual, and we stand firm against the tyranny of bad government and corrupt corporations. The future belongs to We the People — but only if we have the courage to grasp it and tear it away from the clutches of the evil, twisted corporations who are desperately trying to dominate our world and control everything they can.

Join the fight to outlaw GMOs in North America!

Action items:

• Read www.NaturalNews.com and share our stories, link to our website, tweet our breaking news.

• Support www.ResponsibleTechnology.org

• Read www.OrganicConsumers.org

• Check out www.Non-GMOreport.com

• Sign the petition at www.LabelGMOs.org

• Search for “GMOs” among the 10,000+ videos at www.NaturalNews.TV

• Share the “Just Say NO to GMOs” song by the Health Ranger: http://www.naturalnews.com/NoGMO.html

• Avoid buying non-organic corn, soy, canola and cotton products, as they are almost universally contaminated with GMOs.

• Join the upcoming massive GMO protest in Hawaii!
http://www.naturalnews.com/034860_GMO_Hawaii_protest.html

• Vote with your dollars by purchasing food items that are verified as containing no GMOs!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034861_GMO_UK_Monsanto.html#ixzz1lJR2XZYu

20 Questions On Genetically Modified Organisms and GM


20 Questions On Genetically Modified Foods

20 QUESTIONS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM) FOODS

Q1. What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM
foods?

These questions and answers have been prepared by WHO in
response to questions and concerns by a number of WHO Member State Governments
with regard to the nature and safety of genetically modified food.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as
organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that
does not occur naturally. The technology is often called “modern biotechnology”
or “gene technology”, sometimes also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic
engineering”. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one
organism into another, also between non-related species.

Such methods are used to create GM plants – which are then
used to grow GM food crops.

Q2. Why are GM foods produced?

GM foods are developed – and marketed – because there is
some perceived advantage either to the producer or consumer of these foods.
This is meant to translate into a product with a lower price, greater benefit
(in terms of durability or nutritional value) or both. Initially GM seed
developers wanted their products to be accepted by producers so have
concentrated on innovations that farmers (and the food industry more generally)
would appreciate.

The initial objective for developing plants based on GM
organisms was to improve crop protection. The GM crops currently on the market
are mainly aimed at an increased level of crop protection through the
introduction of resistance against plant diseases caused by insects or viruses
or through increased tolerance towards herbicides.

Insect resistance is achieved by incorporating into the food
plant the gene for toxin production from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis
(BT). This toxin is currently used as a conventional insecticide in agriculture
and is safe for human consumption. GM crops that permanently produce this toxin
have been shown to require lower quantities of insecticides in specific
situations, e.g. where pest pressure is high.

Virus resistance is achieved through the introduction of a
gene from certain viruses which cause disease in plants. Virus resistance makes
plants less susceptible to diseases caused by such viruses, resulting in higher
crop yields.

Herbicide tolerance is achieved through the introduction of
a gene from a bacterium conveying resistance to some herbicides. In situations
where weed pressure is high, the use of such crops has resulted in a reduction
in the quantity of the herbicides used.

Q3. Are GM foods assessed differently from traditional
foods?

Generally consumers consider that traditional foods (that
have often been eaten for thousands of years) are safe. When new foods are
developed by natural methods, some of the existing characteristics of foods can
be altered, either in a positive or a negative way National food authorities
may be called upon to examine traditional foods, but this is not always the
case. Indeed, new plants developed through traditional breeding techniques may
not be evaluated rigorously using risk assessment techniques.

With GM foods most national authorities consider that
specific assessments are necessary. Specific systems have been set up for the
rigorous evaluation of GM organisms and GM foods relative to both human health
and the environment. Similar evaluations are generally not performed for
traditional foods. Hence there is a significant difference in the evaluation
process prior to marketing for these two groups of food.

One of the objectives of the WHO Food Safety Programme is to
assist national authorities in the identification of foods that should be
subject to risk assessment, including GM foods, and to recommend the correct
assessments.

Q4. How are the potential risks to human health
determined?

The safety assessment of GM foods generally investigates:
(a) direct health effects (toxicity), (b) tendencies to provoke allergic
reaction (allergenicity); (c) specific components thought to have nutritional
or toxic properties; (d) the stability of the inserted gene; (e) nutritional
effects associated with genetic modification; and (f) any unintended effects
which could result from the gene insertion.

Q5. What are the main issues of concern for human health?

While theoretical discussions have covered a broad range of
aspects, the three main issues debated are tendencies to provoke allergic
reaction (allergenicity), gene transfer and out crossing.

Allergenicity. As a matter of principle, the transfer of
genes from commonly allergenic foods is discouraged unless it can be
demonstrated that the protein product of the transferred gene is not
allergenic. While traditionally developed foods are not generally tested for
allergenicity, protocols for tests for GM foods have been evaluated by the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO. No allergic
effects have been found relative to GM foods currently on the market.

Gene transfer. Gene transfer from GM foods to cells of the
body or to bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract would cause concern if the
transferred genetic material adversely affects human health. This would be
particularly relevant if antibiotic resistance genes, used in creating GMOs,
were to be transferred. Although the probability of transfer is low, the use of
technology without antibiotic resistance genes has been encouraged by a recent
FAO/WHO expert panel.

Out crossing. The movement of genes from GM plants into
conventional crops or related species in the wild (referred to as “out crossing”),
as well as the mixing of crops derived from conventional seeds with those grown
using GM crops, may have an indirect effect on food safety and food security.
This risk is real, as was shown when traces of a maize type which was only approved
for feed use appeared in maize products for human consumption in the United
States of America. Several countries have adopted strategies to reduce mixing,
including a clear separation of the fields within which GM crops and
conventional crops are grown.

Feasibility and methods for post-marketing monitoring of GM
food products, for the continued surveillance of the safety of GM food
products, are under discussion.

Q6. How is a risk assessment for the environment
performed?

Environmental risk assessments cover both the GMO concerned
and the potential receiving environment. The assessment process includes
evaluation of the characteristics of the GMO and its effect and stability in
the environment, combined with ecological characteristics of the environment in
which the introduction will take place. The assessment also includes unintended
effects which could result from the insertion of the new gene.

Q7. What are the issues of concern for the environment?

Issues of concern include: the capability of the GMO to
escape and potentially introduce the engineered genes into wild populations;
the persistence of the gene after the GMO has been harvested; the
susceptibility of non-target organisms (e.g. insects which are not pests) to
the gene product; the stability of the gene; the reduction in the spectrum of
other plants including loss of biodiversity; and increased use of chemicals in
agriculture. The environmental safety aspects of GM crops vary considerably
according to local conditions.

Current investigations focus on: the potentially detrimental
effect on beneficial insects or a faster induction of resistant insects; the
potential generation of new plant pathogens; the potential detrimental
consequences for plant biodiversity and wildlife, and a decreased use of the
important practice of crop rotation in certain local situations; and the
movement of herbicide resistance genes to other plants.

Q8. Are GM foods safe?

Different GM organisms include different genes inserted in
different ways. This means that individual GM foods and their safety should be
assessed on a case-by-case basis and that it is not possible to make general
statements on the safety of all GM foods.

GM foods currently available on the international market
have passed risk assessments and are not likely to present risks for human
health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of
the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where
they have been approved. Continuous use of risk assessments based on the Codex
principles and, where appropriate, including post market monitoring, should
form the basis for evaluating the safety of GM foods.

Q9. How are GM foods regulated nationally?

The way governments have regulated GM foods varies. In some
countries GM foods are not yet regulated. Countries which have legislation in
place focus primarily on assessment of risks for consumer health. Countries
which have provisions for GM foods usually also regulate GMOs in general,
taking into account health and environmental risks, as well as control- and
trade-related issues (such as potential testing and labeling regimes). In view
of the dynamics of the debate on GM foods, legislation is likely to continue to
evolve.

Q10. What kind of GM foods are on the market
internationally?

All GM crops available on the international market today
have been designed using one of three basic traits: resistance to insect
damage; resistance to viral infections; and tolerance towards certain
herbicides. All the genes used to modify crops are derived from microorganisms.

Q11. What happens when GM foods are traded
internationally?

No specific international regulatory systems are currently
in place. However, several international organizations are involved in
developing protocols for GMOs.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) is the joint
FAO/WHO body responsible for compiling the standards, codes of practice,
guidelines and recommendations that constitute the Codex Alimentarius: the
international food code. Codex is developing principles for the human health
risk analysis of GM foods. The premise of these principles dictates a premarket
assessment, performed on a case-by-case basis and including an evaluation of
both direct effects (from the inserted gene) and unintended effects (that may
arise as a consequence of insertion of the new gene). The principles are at an
advanced stage of development and are expected to be adopted in July 2003.
Codex principles do not have a binding effect on national legislation, but are
referred to specifically in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement of the
World Trade Organization (SPS Agreement), and can be used as a reference in
case of trade disputes.

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB), an environmental
treaty legally binding for its Parties, regulates transboundary movements of
living modified organisms (LMOs). GM foods are within the scope of the Protocol
only if they contain LMOs that are capable of transferring or replicating
genetic material. The cornerstone of the CPB is a requirement that exporters
seek consent from importers before the first shipment of LMOs intended for
release into the environment. The Protocol will enter into force 90 days after
the 50th country has ratified it, which may be in early 2003 in view of the accelerated
depositions registered since June 2002.

Q12. Have GM products on the international market passed
a risk assessment?

The GM products that are currently on the international
market have all passed risk assessments conducted by national authorities. These
different assessments in general follow the same basic principles, including an
assessment of environmental and human health risk. These assessments are thorough;
they have not indicated any risk to human health.

Q13. Why has there been concern about GM foods among some
politicians, public interest groups and consumers, especially in Europe?

Since the first introduction on the market in the mid-1990s
of a major GM food (herbicide-resistant soybeans), there has been increasing
concern about such food among politicians, activists and consumers, especially
in Europe. Several factors are involved.

In the late 1980s – early 1990s, the results of decades of
molecular research reached the public domain. Until that time, consumers were
generally not very aware of the potential of this research. In the case of
food, consumers started to wonder about safety because they perceive that
modern biotechnology is leading to the creation of new species.

Consumers frequently ask, “what is in it for me?”. Where
medicines are concerned, many consumers more readily accept biotechnology as
beneficial for their health (e.g. medicines with improved treatment potential).
In the case of the first GM foods introduced onto the European market, the
products were of no apparent direct benefit to consumers (not cheaper, no
increased shelf-life, no better taste). The potential for GM seeds to result in
bigger yields per cultivated area should lead to lower prices. However, public
attention has focused on the risk side of the risk-benefit equation.

Consumer confidence in the safety of food supplies in Europe
has decreased significantly as a result of a number of food scares that took
place in the second half of the 1990s that are unrelated to GM foods. This has
also had an impact on discussions about the acceptability of GM foods.
Consumers have questioned the validity of risk assessments, both with regard to
consumer health and environmental risks, focusing in particular on long-term
effects. Other topics for debate by consumer organizations have included
allergenicity and antimicrobial resistance. Consumer concerns have triggered a
discussion on the desirability of labeling GM foods, allowing an informed
choice. At the same time, it has proved difficult to detect traces of GMOs in
foods: this means that very low concentrations often cannot be detected.

Q14. How has this concern affected the marketing of GM
foods in the European Union?

The public concerns about GM food and GMOs in general have
had a significant impact on the marketing of GM products in the European Union
(EU). In fact, they have resulted in the so-called moratorium on approval of GM
products to be placed on the market. Marketing of GM food and GMOs in general
are the subject of extensive legislation. Community legislation has been in
place since the early 1990s. The procedure for approval of the release of GMOs
into the environment is rather complex and basically requires agreement between
the Member States and the European Commission. Between 1991 and 1998, the
marketing of 18 GMOs was authorized in the EU by a Commission decision.

As of October 1998, no further authorizations have been
granted and there are currently 12 applications pending. Some Member States
have invoked a safeguard clause to temporarily ban the placing on the market in
their country of GM maize and oilseed rape products. There are currently nine
ongoing cases. Eight of these have been examined by the Scientific Committee on
Plants, which in all cases deemed that the information submitted by Member
States did not justify their bans.

During the 1990s, the regulatory framework was further
extended and refined in response to the legitimate concerns of citizens,
consumer organizations and economic operators (described under Question 13). A
revised directive will come into force in October 2002. It will update and
strengthen the existing rules concerning the process of risk assessment, risk
management and decision-making with regard to the release of GMOs into the
environment. The new directive also foresees mandatory monitoring of long-term
effects associated with the interaction between GMOs and the environment.

Labeling in the EU is mandatory for products derived from
modern biotechnology or products containing GM organisms. Legislation also
addresses the problem of accidental contamination of conventional food by GM
material. It introduces a 1% minimum threshold for DNA or protein resulting
from genetic modification, below which labeling is not required.

In 2001, the European Commission adopted two new legislative
proposals on GMOs concerning traceability, reinforcing current labeling rules
and streamlining the authorization procedure for GMOs in food and feed and for
their deliberate release into the environment.

The European Commission is of the opinion that these new
proposals, building on existing legislation, aim to address the concerns of
Member States and to build consumer confidence in the authorization of GM
products. The Commission expects that adoption of these proposals will pave the
way for resuming the authorization of new GM products in the EU.

Q15. What is the state of public debate on GM foods in
other regions of the world?

The release of GMOs into the environment and the marketing
of GM foods have resulted in a public debate in many parts of the world. This
debate is likely to continue, probably in the broader context of other uses of
biotechnology (e.g. in human medicine) and their consequences for human
societies. Even though the issues under debate are usually very similar (costs
and benefits, safety issues), the outcome of the debate differs from country to
country. On issues such as labeling and traceability of GM foods as a way to
address consumer concerns, there is no consensus to date. This has become
apparent during discussions within the Codex Alimentarius Commission over the
past few years. Despite the lack of consensus on these topics, significant
progress has been made on the harmonization of views concerning risk
assessment. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is about to adopt principles on
premarket risk assessment, and the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on
Biosafety also reveal a growing understanding at the international level.

Most recently, the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa
has drawn attention to the use of GM food as food aid in emergency situations.
A number of governments in the region raised concerns relating to environmental
and food safety fears. Although workable solutions have been found for
distribution of milled grain in some countries, others have restricted the use
of GM food aid and obtained commodities which do not contain GMOs.

Q16. Are people’s reactions related to the different
attitudes to food in various regions of the world?

Depending on the region of the world, people often have
different attitudes to food. In addition to nutritional value, food often has
societal and historical connotations, and in some instances may have religious
importance. Technological modification of food and food production can evoke a
negative response among consumers, especially in the absence of good
communication on risk assessment efforts and cost/benefit evaluations.

Q17. Are there implications for the rights of farmers to
own their crops?

Yes, intellectual property rights are likely to be an
element in the debate on GM foods, with an impact on the rights of farmers.
Intellectual property rights (IPRs), especially patenting obligations of the
TRIPS Agreement (an agreement under the World Trade Organization concerning
trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) have been discussed in
the light of their consequences on the further availability of a diversity of
crops. In the context of the related subject of the use of gene technology in
medicine, WHO has reviewed the conflict between IPRs and an equal access to
genetic resources and the sharing of benefits. The review has considered
potential problems of monopolization and doubts about new patent regulations in
the field of genetic sequences in human medicine. Such considerations are
likely to also affect the debate on GM foods.

Q18. Why are certain groups concerned about the growing
influence of the chemical industry on agriculture?

Certain groups are concerned about what they consider to be
an undesirable level of control of seed markets by a few chemical companies.
Sustainable agriculture and biodiversity benefit most from the use of a rich
variety of crops, both in terms of good crop protection practices as well as
from the perspective of society at large and the values attached to food. These
groups fear that as a result of the interest of the chemical industry in seed
markets, the range of varieties used by farmers may be reduced mainly to GM crops.
This would impact on the food basket of a society as well as in the long run on
crop protection (for example, with the development of resistance against insect
pests and tolerance of certain herbicides). The exclusive use of
herbicide-tolerant GM crops would also make the farmer dependent on these
chemicals. These groups fear a dominant position of the chemical industry in
agricultural development, a trend which they do not consider to be sustainable.

Q19. What further developments can be expected in the area
of GMOs?

Future GM organisms are likely to include plants with
improved disease or drought resistance, crops with increased nutrient levels,
fish species with enhanced growth characteristics and plants or animals
producing pharmaceutically important proteins such as vaccines. At the
international level, the response to new developments can be found in the
expert consultations organized by FAO and WHO in 2000 and 2001, and the
subsequent work of the Codex ad hoc Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology.
This work has resulted in an improved and harmonized framework for the risk
assessment of GM foods in general. Specific questions, such as the evaluation
of allergenicity of GM foods or the safety of foods derived from GM
microorganisms, have been covered and an expert consultation organized by FAO
and WHO will focus on foods derived from GM animals in 2003.

Q20. What is WHO doing to improve the evaluation of GM
foods?

WHO will take an active role in relation to GM foods,
primarily for two reasons:

(1) on the grounds that public health could benefit
enormously from the potential of biotechnology, for example, from an increase
in the nutrient content of foods, decreased allergenicity and more efficient
food production; and (2) based on the need to examine the potential negative
effects on human health of the consumption of food produced through genetic
modification, also at the global level. It is clear that modern technologies
must be thoroughly evaluated if they are to constitute a true improvement in
the way food is produced. Such evaluations must be holistic and all-inclusive,
and cannot stop at the previously separated, non-coherent systems of evaluation
focusing solely on human health or environmental effects in isolation.

Work is therefore under way in WHO to present a broader view
of the evaluation of GM foods in order to enable the consideration of other
important factors. This more holistic evaluation of GM organisms and GM
products will consider not only safety but also food security, social and
ethical aspects, access and capacity building. International work in this new
direction presupposes the involvement of other key international organizations
in this area. As a first step, the WHO Executive Board will discuss the content
of a WHO report covering this subject in January 2003. The report is being
developed in collaboration with other key organizations, notably FAO and the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is hoped that this report could
form the basis for a future initiative towards a more systematic, coordinated,
multi-organizational and international evaluation of certain GM foods.

Obama Caught On Camera Promising To Label GMO Food


 

Do you think that Americans know what they’re buying at the
grocery store? Chances are they don’t.

According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association an
estimated 75 to 80% of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain ingredients
that have been genetically modified in high-tech laboratories, known as GMOs
(or genetically modified organisms).

For the past 20 years Americans have been denied their basic
right to know because of a flawed regulatory system that has relied on
corporate science without adequate peer-reviewed testing and scientific
oversight. Recent polling has shown that 93% of Americans support mandatory
labeling of GMOs.

Fortunately we have a president that agrees with labeling
GMOs: In 2007 President Obama promised to label GMOs in a campaign speech
stating that he’ll “let folks know whether their food has been genetically
modified”. Today we stand behind President Obama in urging him to fulfill
his promise.

Click
here to watch Senator Obama calling for GMO labeling on the campaign trail in
2007. Join us in telling President Obama it’s time to keep his word: Label
GMOs!

In the fall of 2007, then Senator Barack Obama was jockeying
for second place in the Iowa caucus, the first in the nation electoral contest
in the 2008 election. On November 10th, Senator Obama spoke in front of an
audience of more than 400 farmers and rural activists, pledging to promote
local foods, sustainable agriculture and the labeling of GMO foods if elected.

Half way into his speech, Obama said:

“Here’s what I’ll do as President. I’ll immediately
implement Country of Origin Labeling because Americans should know where their
food comes from. And we’ll let folks know whether their food has been
genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying,”

promised Obama.

Tell
President Obama it’s time to keep his word – Label GMOs! Click here to watch
the video where Senator Obama calls for GMO labeling on the campaign trail and
sign your name to make it happen.

Food Democracy Now! joins a broad coalition of more than 400
businesses, co-ops and organizations in the call to label genetically
engineered foods. Last week, the Center for Food Safety filed a legal
petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and we urge
President Obama to hold true to his campaign promise and direct the FDA to
immediately implement mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.

Already more than 40 countries around the world require
labeling of foods that contain GMOs. While Americans who live in the “land of
the free” have no idea what’s in their food, citizens in Australia, Brazil, the
European Union, Japan, Russian and even China have the legal right to know.

Since the Obama administration has ramped up approval of GMO
crops over the past nine months, including Monsanto’s Roundup Ready GMO
alfalfa, Roundup Ready GMO sugar beets, Syngenta’s GMO ethanol corn and a
Scotts MiracleGro variety of GMO grass for lawns, with approval for GMO
salmon is currently pending with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), it’s clear that it’s time that foods made with GMOs be labeled.

Click
here to watch the video and tell President Obama: It’s time to stand up to the corruption
of our regulatory system and help make GMO labeling a reality, because you
agree, “Americans should know what they’re buying”
.

Please help us keep the pressure on, we need to raise
$10,000 to spread the word about this vital campaign so that we can make sure
millions of Americans join the call for labeling. It’s urgent that American
citizens not only learn about their food, but also have the right to know
what’s in it to make informed choices. Help us in the campaign to label GMOs.

Pitching
in $35 will help us to deliver your message to Washington DC
It’s time
to make GMO labeling a reality.

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Let this administration know that we demand our basic
right to know
if the food that we’re eating contains ingredients that have
been genetic engineered.

We are committed to this fight now, more than ever –
please join us. Together, our voices will create the future we deserve.

Thank you for participating in food democracy-

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team

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