I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.
Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.

Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

@2 years ago with 13 notes
#genetically modified #gmo #fda 
wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism
This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]
This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.
93% of Soy in the US is GMO
86% of Corn in the US is GMO
93% of Cotton in the US is GMO
93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO
95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO
RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.
Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 
The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”

wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism

This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]

This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.

93% of Soy in the US is GMO

86% of Corn in the US is GMO

93% of Cotton in the US is GMO

93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO

95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO

RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.

Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 

The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”

(via drop-the-weight)

@2 years ago with 264 notes
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 

FDA attacks walnut and cherries but is chummy with processed food manufacturers 

The Healthy Advocate has wrote a detailed entry about the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest hypocritical behavior. As of June of this year they have told walnut and cherry distributing companies that they’re no longer allowed to promote their products by advertising its health benefits. Even giving them an ultimatum of removing the claim or risk having their products seized. Yet they continue to allow many processed foods such as Cheerios and Frito Lay to do just that and even allow them get away with claiming their products are “all natural” in spite of containing genetically modified ingredients.

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#food truths #fda #genetically modified 

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

dirtylittlecarnivore:

JAN 9 2012, 7:57 AM ET 

New research shows that when we eat we’re consuming more than just vitamins and protein. Our bodies are absorbing information, or microRNA.

GMFood-SS-Post.jpg

Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood.

The type of RNA in question is called microRNA, due to its small size. MicroRNAs have been studied extensively since their discovery ten years ago, and have been linked to human diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. The Chinese research provides the first example of ingested plant microRNA surviving digestion and influencing human cell function.

Should the research survive scientific scrutiny, it could prove a game changer in many fields. It would mean that we’re eating not just vitamins, protein, and fuel, but information as well.

The Chinese RNA study threatens to blast a major hole in Monsanto’s claim. It means that DNA can code for microRNA, which can, in fact, be hazardous.

That knowledge could deepen our understanding of cross-species communication, co-evolution, and predator-prey relationships. It could illuminate new mechanisms for some metabolic disorders and perhaps explain how some herbal medicines function. And it reveals a pathway by which genetically modified (GM) foods might influence human health.

Monsanto’s website states, “There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” This viewpoint, while good for business, is built on an understanding of genetics circa 1950. It follows what’s called the “Central Dogma” (PDF) of genetics, which postulates a one-way chain of command between DNA and the cells DNA governs.

The Central Dogma resembles the process of ordering a pizza. The DNA knows what kind of pizza it wants, and orders it. The RNA is the order slip, which communicates the specifics of the pizza to the cook. The finished and delivered pizza is analogous to the protein that DNA codes for.

We’ve known for years that the Central Dogma, though basically correct, is overly simplistic. For example: Pieces of microRNA that don’t code for anything, pizza or otherwise, can travel among cells and influence their activities in many other ways. So while the DNA is ordering pizza, it’s also bombarding the pizzeria with unrelated RNA messages that can cancel a cheese delivery, pay the dishwasher nine million dollars, or email the secret sauce recipe to WikiLeaks.

Read More

There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.
And that’s the quote that makes me distrust Monsanto and anyone who supports them. Well that and a long list of things they’ve done that could become it’s own entry. For a company ‘trying to save the world’ they do a lot of shady corporate America shit.

(Source: thetruthovercomfort)

@2 years ago with 27 notes
#genetically modified 
FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated  evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for  human consumption, and passed a document supporting its  commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of  Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.  The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing  people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or  not to eat genetically engineered fish.
Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)

FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market

The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for human consumption, and passed a document supporting its commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.

The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or not to eat genetically engineered fish.

Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)

@2 years ago with 23 notes
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
Remember that moment you found out tomatoes weren’t a vegetable but a fruit? Here’s another one…
Corn is not a vegetable, it’s a grain. 
It should placed in the starches category beside bread and rice. This is why if you have issues with starches affecting your insulin levels that it’s recommended to cut back on it or even remove it from your diet. On top of that a majority of the United States’ corn (and soy) are genetically modified. This need for perfect looking food has actually decreased the amount of nutrition in the foods we’re eating.
So when you need to add a vegetable to your meal give your green beans a second look.

Remember that moment you found out tomatoes weren’t a vegetable but a fruit? Here’s another one…

Corn is not a vegetable, it’s a grain.

It should placed in the starches category beside bread and rice. This is why if you have issues with starches affecting your insulin levels that it’s recommended to cut back on it or even remove it from your diet. On top of that a majority of the United States’ corn (and soy) are genetically modified. This need for perfect looking food has actually decreased the amount of nutrition in the foods we’re eating.

So when you need to add a vegetable to your meal give your green beans a second look.

@3 years ago with 11 notes
#corn #genetically modified #food #food truths 
I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.
Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto
2 years ago
#genetically modified #gmo #fda 
The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

dirtylittlecarnivore:

JAN 9 2012, 7:57 AM ET 

New research shows that when we eat we’re consuming more than just vitamins and protein. Our bodies are absorbing information, or microRNA.

GMFood-SS-Post.jpg

Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood.

The type of RNA in question is called microRNA, due to its small size. MicroRNAs have been studied extensively since their discovery ten years ago, and have been linked to human diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. The Chinese research provides the first example of ingested plant microRNA surviving digestion and influencing human cell function.

Should the research survive scientific scrutiny, it could prove a game changer in many fields. It would mean that we’re eating not just vitamins, protein, and fuel, but information as well.

The Chinese RNA study threatens to blast a major hole in Monsanto’s claim. It means that DNA can code for microRNA, which can, in fact, be hazardous.

That knowledge could deepen our understanding of cross-species communication, co-evolution, and predator-prey relationships. It could illuminate new mechanisms for some metabolic disorders and perhaps explain how some herbal medicines function. And it reveals a pathway by which genetically modified (GM) foods might influence human health.

Monsanto’s website states, “There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” This viewpoint, while good for business, is built on an understanding of genetics circa 1950. It follows what’s called the “Central Dogma” (PDF) of genetics, which postulates a one-way chain of command between DNA and the cells DNA governs.

The Central Dogma resembles the process of ordering a pizza. The DNA knows what kind of pizza it wants, and orders it. The RNA is the order slip, which communicates the specifics of the pizza to the cook. The finished and delivered pizza is analogous to the protein that DNA codes for.

We’ve known for years that the Central Dogma, though basically correct, is overly simplistic. For example: Pieces of microRNA that don’t code for anything, pizza or otherwise, can travel among cells and influence their activities in many other ways. So while the DNA is ordering pizza, it’s also bombarding the pizzeria with unrelated RNA messages that can cancel a cheese delivery, pay the dishwasher nine million dollars, or email the secret sauce recipe to WikiLeaks.

Read More

There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.
And that’s the quote that makes me distrust Monsanto and anyone who supports them. Well that and a long list of things they’ve done that could become it’s own entry. For a company ‘trying to save the world’ they do a lot of shady corporate America shit.

(Source: thetruthovercomfort)

2 years ago
#genetically modified 
wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism
This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]
This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.
93% of Soy in the US is GMO
86% of Corn in the US is GMO
93% of Cotton in the US is GMO
93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO
95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO
RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.
Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 
The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”
2 years ago
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated  evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for  human consumption, and passed a document supporting its  commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of  Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.  The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing  people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or  not to eat genetically engineered fish.
Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)
2 years ago
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
FDA attacks walnut and cherries but is chummy with processed food manufacturers→

The Healthy Advocate has wrote a detailed entry about the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest hypocritical behavior. As of June of this year they have told walnut and cherry distributing companies that they’re no longer allowed to promote their products by advertising its health benefits. Even giving them an ultimatum of removing the claim or risk having their products seized. Yet they continue to allow many processed foods such as Cheerios and Frito Lay to do just that and even allow them get away with claiming their products are “all natural” in spite of containing genetically modified ingredients.

2 years ago
#food truths #fda #genetically modified 
Remember that moment you found out tomatoes weren’t a vegetable but a fruit? Here’s another one…
Corn is not a vegetable, it’s a grain. 
It should placed in the starches category beside bread and rice. This is why if you have issues with starches affecting your insulin levels that it’s recommended to cut back on it or even remove it from your diet. On top of that a majority of the United States’ corn (and soy) are genetically modified. This need for perfect looking food has actually decreased the amount of nutrition in the foods we’re eating.
So when you need to add a vegetable to your meal give your green beans a second look.
3 years ago
#corn #genetically modified #food #food truths