The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 - 14, 15,16, 2016. Click on the logo for more info.
Still Very Important Powerpoint Presentation from 2013. "Spraying crops to death". Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world, found in 750 formulations including Roundup. It is sprayed directly on GMO crops such as corn, soy, canola, sugar and more during the growing season and on non-organic food crops such as wheat, sugar, dried peas, beans, grains and legumes as a drying agent before harvest. It does not wash, dry or cook off and has been shown to destroy gut bacteria and cause series harm at levels far below that which is allowed on our food. Find out more about GMOs and Glyphosate at this important Power Point Presentation. More on glyphosate here.
A GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is an organism created in a Laboratory by taking genes from one species and forcing them into an entirely unrelated species - in order to achieve a new trait or characteristic that is not possible in nature. From this site.
On May 19th 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.” From; Spilling The Beans, Jeffrey Smith.
El 19 de mayo la American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) Academia Americana de Mediciana ambiental apeló a „los médicos a educar a sus pacientes; a la comunidad médica y al público a evitar los alimentos GM (genéticamente modificados), si es posible, y a procurar materiales educativos concernientes a los alimentos GM y los riesgos para la salud.
1rst of August 2016: About the flawed labeling of GMOs in the USA: Even though Obama just signed the DARK ACT (Read more …) Also see Consumerreport.
1. GMO products from the USA bought at Dutch supermarkets, almost always sold via parallel imports now labeled as GMOs. (Is mandatory in the EU). The only right thing you can do, is throw them in the trash can.
2. Miep Bos asked Betty Crocker on Facebook (after a recall of 2 cakes mixes with E-coli in it): "What about the consumers who bought this product in the EU, that is sold in the EU via export of firms who don't buy it directly from you? Betty Crocker says :"These products shouldn't be sold in the EU but sometimes US products do make their way down there."
The recalled flavors are: Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix. A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, 2016 recall to manufacture the flavor chips used in these two recalled cake mix flavors. cut.
12-07-2016.Click on one of the posters to go to the website of the petition to sign.
08-07-2016 Our comment on the Darkact on the facebook page of Senator Heidi Heitkamp.
01-07-2016: GMWatch: Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people.
.Dr. Mae-Wan Ho on the 24th of March 2016.
Dr. Ho has been one of the most influential figures of the last decade in the debate within the scientific community regarding the use of genetically modified organisms. We just now have read that this wonderful wife of Prof. Peter Saunders and brave scientist, Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, who never gave up regarding the battle against GMOs, has died on the 24th of April 2016. We always could use her articles with her permission (De Gentechvrije Burgers, Europees Consumentenplatform, The European GMO-free Citizens) when there was a petition to be written to the Dutch Ministry of Environment against a permission to release GMOs in the Dutch environment. Thank you so much, Mae-Wan, for all you have so bravely done! Rest In Peace! She will be greatly missed, and our deep condolences go to her husband and all her nearest and dearest. Click on the photo to read an interview with her (2004).
21 mei 2016: 400 Global Cities Vs. Monsanto.
Netherlands: vote to keep glyphosate out of Europe.
16-05-2016: The European Parliament voted last month to stop the EU approve "probably carcinogenic" glyphosate for most uses. Glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup should be completely banned, but the European Commission still seems determined to put Monsanto's interests before public health concerns.
In March, the Netherlands joined France, Sweden, and Italy to oppose a new 15-year licence for glyphosate. Undeterred, the European Commission has tweaked the glyphosate license proposal a little to win over the Netherlands. We need to come together now to make sure the Netherlands government stands up to the agrochemical lobby and the Commission. Go to the petition.
13 05 2016: What you always wanted to know about GMOs, a book from independent scientists: GMO Myths and Truths. An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods
is forbidden in the EU.
We have asked Jumbo for an answer, but they didn't answer yet.
07-31- 2015 Petition against GM spray carnations. Closed.
17-08-2015: An email of the Ministry tells me that the Postbox number 20906 no longer exists and must be Postbus 20901, please forward widely! Real deadline is 25th of August 2015.
22-08-15: Our objections now online (English).
Signature list English Print it out, sign it and sent it to the ministry (address is on the list). Or scan it and send your scanned lists to info(a)gentechvrij.nl
Global March against Monsanto 2015 Amsterdam, ABC net (Australia): All around the world.
"According to Dr. Samsel, glyphosate is only one-half of a two-part problem. The other half is the genetically engineered plants. For the past two years, he's been conducting field experiments and laboratory analysis of 33 varieties of genetically engineered corn. This year, he's branching into soy. Not only are there Roundup-resistant GE crops, there are also Bt crops, which produce their own internal pesticide called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). But there are also glyphosate and glufosinate toxins involved, because in many GM crops, the genes are stacked.
"I'm looking at the untreated [genetically engineered corn], and then I'm spraying it with the herbicide [glyphosate]. I'm analyzing the fatty acids and the mineral content. I'm also looking at the isomers of the vitamins. What I'm finding is that there's a difference between those treated with the herbicide and those that are not treated. The herbicide influences the mineral content of even the genetically engineered resistant varieties , making them particularly more deficient in manganese, cobalt, and copper, but particularly manganese. I'm also finding that the fatty acids are being skewed slightly but also the vitamins, particularly the isomers of vitamin E, tocopherol."
He's found that GE varieties of soy, canola, and corn oil contain mostly gamma-tocopherol opposed to alpha-tocopherol (types of vitamin E). Alpha-tocopherol is really beneficial to our biology whereas gamma-tocopherol induces inflammation, particularly in your lungs. Hence Dr. Samsel believes these GE oils may influence rates of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). On the whole, it seems clear that hundreds of millions of people could improve their health simply by avoiding glyphosate and genetically engineered foods."
April 2015 Open Letter to the People of China:Ambassador Liu Xiaoming
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
49 Portland Place , London W1B 1JL
Request for urgent letter to be forwarded to President Xi Jin-ping and Premier Li Ke-qiang
OPEN LETTER: The Impact of Glyphosate/Roundup on global health
Institute of Science In Society Report 24/03/15 Glyphosate 'Probably Carcinogenic to Humans' Latest WHO Assessment
The world authority on cancer's evidence-based assessment is pitched against the Monsanto-led corrupt approvals in US and Europe Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Dr Nancy Swanson.
ISIS Report 16/03/15 Goats Fed GM Soybean Produce Abnormal Milk, Reduces Weight of Off-Spring
GM-fed goats milk has significantly reduced antibody, fat and protein content and also contained transgenic DNA Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji
Abstract Published Online: January 31, 2015
Jeffrey M. Smith
Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, talks about his campaign to force mass rejection of genetically modified foods in order to expunge them form the market entirely. Smith explains how the FDA allowed GMO foods to enter the market with no safety testing whatsoever, and that the man primarily responsible for this is now food safety czar in the Obama administration. Smith notes how Obama has broken his pre-election promise that every GMO food should be properly labeled, and also installed pro-GMO executives in the USDA and FDA who have close ties to Monsanto and the biotechnology industry. Smith documents how consumption of genetically modified foods has been directly linked with reproductive problems, immune system deficiencies, accelerated ageing, organ damage and gastrointestinal problems. The immune system problem has been seen consistently in mice and rats who are fed GMO food, explains Smith, and now since humans have started consuming genetically modified foods, auto-immune diseases and allergies have increased. Smith explains how research exposing the dangers of genetically modified food has been censored and shut down by the establishment, with scientists involved in such studies finding themselves blacklisted and shunned by their peers before being fired from their jobs in many cases as big agriculture throws its weight around. Smith covers a plethora of vital issues in this one hour interview, and offers workable solutions to phase GMO out of the market, by pushing for proper labeling standards and an intensive education outreach that will help people realize how big a threat genetically modified food poses to their health.
Important interview Dr. Mercola and Steven Druker because of Drukers new book:
The biotechnology industry-as irresponsible as they have been by and large-the main guilt lays at the feet of the mainstream molecular biology establishment; the scientists who were doing the research, getting the grants, and wanting to develop this technology. Most of them had altruistic goals. They thought this was going to be used to cure so many ills in the field of medicine... I think they eventually developed an 'end justifies the means' psychology. MORE
(NaturalNews) Genetically modified apples (Golden Delicious and Granny Smith, named "Arctic") have been approved by the USDA. They don't turn brown.
ISIS Report 07/01/15
CaMV 35S Promoter in GM Feed that Sickened Rats Transferred into Rat Blood, Liver, and Brain Cells. Full length research paper.
To the site of Kids right to know (Rachel Parent, Canada.)
10-10-2014: Food Babe, a Must-Read. CONFIRMED! Lab tests show over 30+ popular food products contain GMOs. Are you eating them?
15-11-22014: GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!! by Neil Young.
I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one.
Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.
Tell Starbucks to withdraw support for the lawsuit -- we have a right to know what we put in our mouths.
Starbucks doesn't think you have the right to know what's in your coffee . So it's teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small U.S. state of Vermont to stop you from finding out.
Hiding behind the shadowy "Grocery Manufacturers Association," Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that's aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled. Amazingly, it claims that the law is an assault on corporations' right to free speech. MORE.
11-13-2014. Natural Society:A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States. - full paper.
In 2013, 93% of soybeans were GE, most of them glyphosate tolerant (6) In 2013, 90% of cotton was GE, with 82% containing HT trait (7). And 90% of corn was GE with 85% containing HT trait (7). Other common GE crops include sugar beets and canola (rapeseed) of which 95% and 93% of which are GE respectively (8), and all are herbicide tolerant (5c). GE varieties of virus resistant squash and papaya are also grown (8). Some drought resistant crops have also been developed (5c). More from Food Safety and Sustainability Center, October 2014, page. 5.
Avoid At-Risk Ingredients (USA).
If it's not labeled organic, or doesn't have a Non-GMO Project Verified Seal , then avoid processed food products ingredients made with these GM crops: Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed and Beet sugar.
Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrups
Become familiar with our list of invisible GM ingredients .
Also, more than 50% of Hawaiian papaya is GM, and a small amount of zucchini and yellow squash.
More on Roundup: ISIS Report 30/03/15 Elsevier Climb Down over Séralini Retraction but IARC Retraction Next for Monsanto
Elsevier has quietly distanced itself from its misdeed, but Monsanto is outrageously calling for another retraction Prof Peter Saunders.
GM products are creeping into our Dutch and British shops. You can buy them on internet too without proper labeling see http://www.usfoodz.nl
In the UK and the whole of the EU, foods made with GM ingredients need to say so on the label. This is a legal requirement and is one of the main reasons why there is very little GM on our shelves. However some GM foods, mostly highly processed and often from North America, have been gradually creeping onto the shelves of EU supermarkets and discount retailers. More
Left: label doesn't say made with GMOs, right: label says made with GMOs.
One of the products sold in Dutch supermarkets, full of GMOs. And not proper labeled.
Childhood memory gone GMO : Good old Cracker Jacks is now loaded with bad stuff and is a GMO nightmare. The first ingredient in the label is sugar. Is that sugar from GMO beets? Doesn't matter because the second ingredient is corn syrup and that one is GMO. This makes sugar and syrup the prime ingredients in Cracker Jacks! Well, you still need popcorn (another GMO plagued product from cross-pollination)............ MORE
More products imported from the USA bought in Dutch supermarkets.