Currently, all food producers selling their products in the UK are legally required to list on the package label when it contains GM ingredients … but all that is set to change under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
When TTIP passes through Parliament into law here – I’m not saying ‘if’ because of how much MPs are being bribed to pass it – GM foods will come flooding into our supermarkets and the packets won’t be labelled. This is because there will no longer be any law to say they should be. The British public is already being mentally prepared by heavily-biased propaganda television programmes and as we speak, Monsanto is planning on moving to Britain, no doubt to be better placed to mop up all the tax-free breaks on this new windfall. Continue reading
By Jon Rappoport
Here is a stunning quote from Sherwood Ross’ 6/22/2007 Counterpunch article, “The Big Profits in Boiwarfare Research: Corporate America’s Deadliest Secret”:
“A number of major pharmaceutical corporations and biotech firms are concealing the nature of the biological warfare research work they are doing for the U.S. government.
“Since their funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, the recipients are obligated under NIH guidelines to make their activities public. Not disclosing their ops raises the suspicion they may be engaged in forbidden kinds of germ warfare research.
“According to the Sunshine Project, a nonprofit arms control watchdog operating out of Austin, Texas, among corporations holding back information about their [biowarfare research] activities are:
“Abbott Laboratories, BASF Plant Science, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DuPont Central Research and Development, Eli Lilly Corp., Embrex, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman-LaRoche, Merck & Co., Monsanto, Pfizer Inc., Schering-Plough Research Institute, and Syngenta Corp. of Switzerland.
“In case you didn’t know it, the White House since 9/11 has called for spending $44-billion on biological warfare research, a sum unprecedented in world history, and an obliging Congress has authorized it.”
By Sean Poulter and Ben Spencer of the Daily Mail
- Government advisory body presented an ‘independent’ report on Thursday
- It was used to support a bid to speed up the use of GM food in the UK
- But in fact all five authors have a vested interest in promoting GM crops
Patent EP1812575 held by Monsanto has been revoked by the European Patent Office (EPO) after the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! filed an opposition in May 2014. A further opposition was filed by Nunhems / Bayer CropScience. In November 2014, Monsanto requested that the patent be revoked in its entirety and the EPO complied with this request.
The patent covered conventionally bred tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis, which were claimed as an invention. The original tomatoes used for this patent were accessed via the international gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany, and it was already known that these plants had the desired resistance. Monsanto produced a cleverly worded patent in order to create the impression that genetic engineering had been used to produce the tomatoes and to make it look ‘inventive’. Continue reading
The much-awaited Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will be published in few weeks time. Its author, Steven M Druker, has a highly credible record as a powerful activist within the GM debate. As the executive director of The Alliance for Bio-Integrity, he was coordinator and attorney of the lawsuit which is pushing for the US Federal Food and Drug Administration to be forced to carry out mandatory safety testing and labelling of GM foods.
I’m a farm wife – of a grain farmer. A GMO grain farmer. There’s been a lot of heated debates about GMOs lately, as there should be, and it seems like I hear the same things repeated over and over in our agricultural community. If you’re against GMOs, you’re against farmers. If you’re against GMOs, you must be some yuppie woman from the city who drops her children off at their charter school, hits up her organic market, and goes back to her 7th floor flat to practice her internet activism against GMOs.
If you are that mom, no offense, and the movement can certainly use you, provided that you really do your research and don’t quote things from NaturalNews without first making sure they are entirely unbiased and true. Continue reading
Monsanto is showing no signs of withdrawing Roundup (Glyphosate), despite the accumulating scientific evidence showing it could be among the most dangerous products on earth. This weedkiller is being implicated in a series of epidemics of fatal chronic kidney disease across poor farming regions across the world, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Continue reading
In researching for our app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK, we were shocked to discover how many household name food producers couldn’t guarantee whether their meat and dairy came from animals fed on GM-free feed. These foods are classified as ‘secondary products’ – and under current EU legislation, food producers in the UK are not required to note whether their secondary products contain GM organisms on their labels.
In other words, they don’t have to tell us if their meat and dairy comes from animals which are fed on feed which contains GMs. However, when we wrote to them, very few were willing to guarantee that their secondary products were GM-free when they weren’t, and we’ve listed them in the app accordingly.
Many hid behind the ‘science’ but as this article shows, a study has just been published which confirms the health risks of eating meat and dairy products where the animals have not been fed GM-free fed.
Biotech titan Monsanto has made significant advances in the development of herbicide-tolerant wheat, the company announced recently, and could have the first-of-its-kind crop ready for farming in just a few years’ time. Continue reading
Stuart Calwell, an attorney from Charleston, has filed 77 lawsuits against Monsanto and related companies over its old chemical plant in Nitro, West Virginia.
Each suit seeks $5 million in compensatory damages and the plaintiffs seek an additional $300 million in punitive damages for a total of $685 million in total damages. Continue reading
I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats. Continue reading
It’s the thin end of the wedge, and it should alert us to which way the wind is blowing with regard to GM. Tesco is now the third UK supermarket to admit that it can no longer guarantee that its chickens will be fed on non-GM soya (the others being Morrisons and Asda). In other words, food producers and distributors are not listening to us and are probably using our endless anti-GM petitions in place of toilet paper.
As we’ve said before, at the moment, UK supermarkets have been choosing not to include GM ingredients in their own brand products, but cannot guarantee the rest of the brands that they sell are GM-free. Soon, forced by the price of GM-soya being so much less than non-GM soya, we believe that all supermarkets will have to admit that they cannot guarantee that their chicken, lamb, pork or beef hasn’t been fed on non-GM soya.
For that reason, we at The Therapy Book are putting together a phone app which will contain all the foods in UK supermarkets that contain GM ingredients, or animals that are reared on GM feed. At least that way, you and your family will have a choice. If you’d like to receive a free version of the app to test when it’s ready, please fill in this contact form: http://www.thetherapybook.com/contact.aspx Continue reading