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GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)

GE Sugar? Not So Sweet

This Valentine’s Day, as you open up that heart-shaped box of candy and taste those chocolate covered crèmes, nougats and truffles, enjoy them.  And unless you’re one of the few who doesn’t eat chocolate, there’s no denying that sugar is the taste of Valentine’s Day. 

Sadly, biotech companies want to take the sweets we know and love away from us.

BT Allergy in North India Crying Out for Attention

As follow up to your articles More Illnesses Linked to Bt

Crops, and Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing on Bt Cotton (SiS

30) describing health problems associated with genetically

modified (GM) Bt cotton in India, I draw your attention to

further symptoms of allergy reported this year in Sadalpur

Village near Hisar in Haryana State, India. Farmers say skin

itching is very common and even buffaloes and dogs are

affected.

The itching started to appear during the Bt cotton season

MONSANTO PATENTS ASSERTED AGAINST AMERICAN FARMERS

NEW YORK - July 24, 2007 - The Public Patent

Foundation (PUBPAT) announced today that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected four
key Monsanto patents related to genetically modified
crops that PUBPAT challenged last year because the
agricultural giant is using them to harass,
intimidate, sue - and in some cases literally bankrupt
- American farmers.

In its Office Actions rejecting each of the patents,
the USPTO held that evidence submitted by PUBPAT, in
addition to other prior art located by the Patent

Scary Secret “Franken-Crops”

July 27th, 2007

Genetically modified plants have always made me a little wary, but now they’ve got me downright frightened. The latest addition to the “Franken-Crops” is truly scary – and equally scary is the way it’s been kept very quiet.

Researchers Say They've Developed an Allergy-Free Peanut

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Researchers say they have developed an 'allergen-free peanut,' giving hope to the thousands of people who suffer with the allergy, Sky News reports.

Worldwide, peanut allergies are on the rise. In the past five years, the number of children suffering peanut allergies in the U.S. has doubled to 600,000. Elsewhere in the world, Australia has one of the highest allergy rates in the world with 1 in 3 people affected.

But relief could be around the corner.

The Future of Food, a must-see documentary that exposes the biotech threat to life

Thursday, May 03, 2007 by: Mike Adams

There is a cabal of power-hungry corporations that are systematically destroying humanity's future. These companies have taken over the food supply, injected pesticides, viruses and invading genes into staple crops, engineered "terminator" genes that make crop seeds unviable, destroyed the livelihood of farmers and used every tactic they could think of -- legal threats, intimidation, bribery, monopolistic market practices and many more -- to gain monopolistic control over the global food supply.

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.

USDA approves mass planting of GM rice made with human genes

Friday, March 09, 2007 by: David Gutierrez

(NewsTarget) For the first time, the USDA has given preliminary approval for large-scale planting of a genetically engineered food crop containing human genes. The rice grains, produced by California-based Ventria Bioscience, synthesize a human immune protein. The public comment period for this decision lasts until March 30, after which the decision will be finalized.

What you need to know - Conventional View

Monsanto Whistleblower Says Genetically Engineered Crops May Cause Disease

by Jeffrey M. Smith

Global Research, November 19, 2006

The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) - 2006-08-10

Monsanto was quite happy to recruit young Kirk Azevedo to sell their genetically engineered cotton. Kirk had grown up on a California farm and had worked in several jobs monitoring and testing pesticides and herbicides. Kirk was bright, ambitious, handsome and idealistic—the perfect candidate to project the company’s “Save the world through genetic engineering” image.