As GMO crops that use the herbicide glyphosate rise, so do a wide range of diseases.
There is a growing movement for labeling of GMO crops, and many would
go further and ban GMOs completely. Currently there is a close vote in
Oregon on a GMO labeling initiative, with advocates for labeling 0.3%
behind and raising money to check ballots (we urge your support). Those who profit from GMOs spent $20 million to prevent labeling in Oregon. Several states in the Northeast have put in place laws that will require labeling.
Olivia and Madelyne Meylor are in their early 20s. They still want the
world to know what happened to them as teens after they received three
Gardasil shots - an HPV vaccine marketed as a way to prevent cervical
Diagnoses of Premature or Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) followed leaving
only 5 percent chance one of them could ever get pregnant.
In this story about a pending federal court case they were involved in last year,
they reported that not only did their ovaries stop producing eggs, but
they also have insomnia, night sweats and headaches. They say they can
not get pregnant, but might be able to carry a baby. As teenagers, it
would appear that they both entered into full-blown menopause.
Coincidence? Genetic predisposition tests ruled out genetics for the
disorder which is rare in teenagers. Their mother says all roads lead
back to the fateful shots in 2007. You can see
from the local news report that Merck denies any correlation to the
vaccine, upholds the results in its clinical trials, and claims that
similar adverse were found in placebo studies. Yet, this study in 2013
shows that POF does indeed follow Gardasil shots, and stems from
adjuvants in the vaccine causing the body to attack the reproductive
system, as well as cause cognitive and psychiatric disturbances.
Imagine if a toy or candy created tens of thousands of adverse health reports and over a hundred deaths?
Would there not be some kind of outcry or intervention? It's
interesting that legal scrutiny is aimed at energy drink manufacturers,
but not for injections given out by doctors.
Could that be because the U.S. Government receives royalties on Merck's Gardasil sales? The NIH does not wish to reveal
those figures. In the report on the pending court case last year, the
government would be defending Merck, arguing that the POF was not
related in any way to the vaccine. However, Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, from
Israel, planned to testify
that their disease was autoimmune and brought on by the adjuvant
substances. That is, Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, or ASIA.
Unpredictable effects. Unknown outcomes. Potential health consequences. Uncertain gene technology.
These aren’t phrases biotech giants like to hear.
“One gene produces one protein.”
“Each gene has a specific function.”
This is the basis for the modern biotech industry, and it applies most definitely to GMO crops.
And it is false.
So for example, when Monsanto says the genes they insert in plants
only serve to protect the plants from the herbicide Roundup and have no
other function, they’re making it up.
For a brief summary of the situation, see Denise Caruso’s NY Times piece, “A Challenge to Gene Theory, a Tougher Look at Biotech,” July 1, 2007.
Caruso reports on the findings of an “exhaustive four-year
effort…organized by the United States National Human Genome Research
Institute and carried out by 35 groups from 80 organizations around the
“…genes appear to operate in a complex network, and interact and
overlap with one another and with other components in ways not yet fully
“Evidence of a networked [interacting] genome shatters the scientific
basis for virtually every official risk [safety] assessment of today’s
commercial biotech products, from genetically engineered crops to
In other words, each gene inserted in GMO food crops cannot be said
to have only one function. There is reason to believe the inserted genes
interact with genes already in the plants, and produce unknown effects.
Therefore, bland assurances of safety are smoke blowing in the wind.
“Jack Heinemann, a professor of molecular biology in the School of
Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and
director of its Center for Integrated Research in Biosafety”: ‘The real
worry for us has always been that the commercial agenda for biotech may
be premature, based on what we have long known was an incomplete
understanding of genetics…’
Heinemann: “Because gene patents and the genetic engineering process
itself are both defined in terms of genes acting independently,
[government] regulators may be unaware of the potential impacts arising
from these network [interacting] effects.”
Biotech companies like Monsanto are, to be sure, aware of this gaping
hole in their “science” of gene-function. In fact, according to
Heinemann, “Many biotech companies already conduct detailed genetic
studies of their products that profile the expression of proteins and
other elements. But they are not required to report most of this data to
regulators, so they do not. Thus vast stores of important research
information sit idle.”
This means that Monsanto or Dow can conceal what they’ve discovered
about GMO hazards. They can hide findings that show unpredicted effects,
when inserted genes meet and network with natural genes in the food
If we were merely talking about studies done in labs and abstract
articles in journals, that would be one thing. But of course, we are
talking about millions of acres planted with GMO crops—and vast
populations eating GMO food.
It’s all based on a simplistic and false notion about how genes function. The biotech giants know this, government regulators know this, and many scientists know this. But they hide what they know. And all this dangerous fakery doesn’t even touch on the highly toxic
effects of Roundup and other herbicides necessary to manage GMO crops.
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For the last three elections now, 2010, 2012 and 2015, corporate
media and corporate politicians have ceaselessly assured us that “the
economy” whatever that is, is “back on track”, wherever that is.
Despite what corporate media and politicians tell us, the positive
indicators of soaring stock market valuations, rising real estate prices
and the rigged unemployment figures that don’t count the jailed, the
recently released from jails and prisons, and those who’ve given up on
finding work or those working part time who desperately want full time
hours real life for most real people hasn’t got any better since 2008 or
Last week an extraordinary and shameful study emerged from the National Center on Family Homelessness confirmed
it by demonstrating that almost 2.5 million children in the US were
homeless at some point during 2013. That’s one child in every thirty, in
what we’re accustomed to thinking of as the richest nation on earth. In
the most recent months for which statistics exist, the rate of
homelessness among children is spiking, increased 8% nationally from
2012 to 2013, and by 10% or more in 13 states and the District of
Columbia. In 2006 one in 50 children were homeless. In 2010 it was one
in 45. Now, in the age of Obama, the 2013 number is 1 in 30.
The causes of homelessness among children are not your comforting
stereotypes of drug use and mental illness. These are “comforting”
because they encourage us to blame the drug-addicted, and pity the
mentally ill, and our comfort keeps us from questioning the capitalist
system which declares that we must have poverty in the midst of plenty,
or wondering why we ourselves are no more than a month or two from
America’s shameful surge in homeless children is caused by the fact
that wages are NOT rising, low income housing is NOT being built, and
the stock of available housing is being demolished or cannibalized by
gentrifying speculators. Speculators can’t make money off stable
neighborhoods, so the poorest have to leave wherever they are to make
room for something else.
In California, the nation’s most populous state 34% of households are
paying more than half their annual income for rent, and while the
state’s minimum wage is $8 an hour, a 2 bedroom apartment at a third of
annual income would require tripling the minimum wage to $25.78 an hour.
The issue then, is poverty.
Millions of children are not suffering because their parents have
suddenly become addicted, or neglectful or lazy or stupid. Their
parents, many of whom are working as hard as they can, are simply not
able to afford a roof over their heads. This is just capitalism. It may
be a scandal, but it’s no surprise.
This happens to be just the way that “the economy” works when it’s “back on track.” It’s time to tear up those tracks.
Bruce A. Dixon is managing editor at Black
Agenda Report. He lives and works in Marietta GA and can be reached via
this site’s contact page, or at bruce.dixon(at)blackagendareport.com.
would be fair to assume that there are three ingredients in McDonald’s
French fries: potatoes, oil, and salt. But if you assumed that you’d
be far from correct
McDonald’s began a transparency campaign which was intended to market a
more health conscious image of McDonald’s Corp. and utilize social media
more effectively. However, instead of talking about their love for the
brand, the hashtag became a forum for people to talk about how
disgusting the food is.
(Make sure you don’t miss the video at the end of this article and share
this with your friends and family who still eat this stuff to wake them
recently released a McRib video attempting to convince consumers that
it’s not as bad for you as it seems, but they failed to talk about the
toxic ingredients discussed in this article.
-Potatoes: (So far so good…until you watch the eye-opening video below)
-Canola oil: Genetically Modified (GMO)
-Hydrogenated soybean oil: Again, GMO! Plus the hydrogenation process makes the oil even more unhealthy than it would be in its natural form.
-Safflower oil: The root cause of most diseases is inflammation.
One of the quickest ways to become inflamed is by eating too much
Omega-6 fatty acids and not enough Omega-3’s. Safflower oil contains a
high level of Omega-6’s (10073 mg per tbsp) and absolutely no Omega-3’s! Learn more by following this link.
McDonald’s natural flavor is apparently obtained from a vegetable
source, but the “natural” moniker means nothing since it can even
potentially contain the nerve- and brain-toxinmonosodium glutamate (MSG).
-Dextrose: a type of sugar. [GMO corn-based]
-Sodium acid pyrophosphate: This ingredient is apparently used to
maintain the color of the fries. On the chemical industry’s own safety
data sheets it is listed as hazardous for ingestion. It causes
inflammation and over-consumption leads to elevated blood phosphorus
levels, which may contribute to osteoporosis.
-Citric acid: Does that mean they’re using lemon juice? Perhaps in a
perfect world, but it’s likely that they’re taking the more profitable
road like their corporate brothers and using GMO black mold. Follow this link to learn more.
-Dimethylpolysiloxane: You’ll find this in almost any fried fast
food menu item and also in silly putty, contact lenses, caulking,
shampoo and conditioners, cosmetics, polishes, heat resistant tiles, and
the list goes on… Learn more about Dimethylpolysiloxane by following this link.
-Vegetable oil for frying: which is a blend of 7 ingredients, including: canola oil (GMO), corn oil (GMO), soybean oil (GMO), hydrogenated soybean oil with tert-butylhydroquinone (GMO), citric acid (GMO), and dimethylpolysiloxane. We discussed most of these ingredients above.
-TBHQ: A petroleum-based preservative. It has been linked to asthma, skin conditions, hormone disruption, and in long-term animal studies to cancer and damage to DNA.
This additive can be found in 18 McDonald’s menu items. It’s
potentially lethal, but don’t worry, the FDA says it’s generally
regarded as safe (GRAS). Learn more about TBHQ here: The Petroleum Byproduct You Are Most Likely Eating.
Contrary to what McDonald’s may claim in its slogan, I’m NOT lovin’ it!
In the video below, Michael Pollan, author of the The New York Times top five bestselling book, Cooked, tells a horrifying story about how McDonald’s French fries are made. If you don’t have much time skip ahead to 3:10 in the video and prepare to be shocked.