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China protects its massive Army from GMO’s

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June 5, 2014

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Researchers with Genetically Modified CornWorldwide sentiment is shifting against Monsanto and GMO food crops. And China is making major moves.

At sustainablepulse.com, we have this May 14, 2014, article: “Chinese Army Bans All GMO Grains and Oil from Supply Stations”:

“The Chinese army has ordered all military supply stations to only allow the purchase of non-GMO grain and food oil due to health safety concerns over GMOs.

“This move by the Chinese army is being seen as yet another step towards the Chinese government’s expected ban on the import of all GMO grains and oilseeds within the next 2 years, due to growing public concern over GMOs. The expected ban would be a huge blow to the Biotech industry worldwide.

“The Hubei Province Xiangyang City Grain Bureau’s website announced on May 6, 2014:

“‘During recent years, as China’s grain and oil market has continuously developed, certain GMO grain and GMO food oil products have entered the market. In view that the safety concerns about GMO grain and oil products in China at present has not yet been determined, in order to overall assure the health of military members residing in our city and safety of their drinks and food, in accordance to the request from the Guangzhou Military Command Joint Logistics Department and the Provincial Military Grain & Food Oil Supply Center, from this date all military supply stations are allowed to only purchase non-GMO grain and food oil products from the designated processing enterprises. It is forbidden to supply GMO grain and food oil products to military units within their administration areas.  More

The DARK Act is Here: Denying Americans’ Right-to-Know

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Big Food is trying to kill your right to know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered.

With their anti-labeling allies like Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Koch brothers-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would deny your right to know.

The bill, which we’re calling the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act),” would:

Prevent states from adopting their own GE labeling laws.

Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GE ingredients.

Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GE ingredients and instead continue a failed “voluntary” labeling policy.

The bill–crafted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association-led Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, has just been introduced by Rep. Pompeo, and has reportedly picked up two co-sponsors: Reps. Butterfield (D-NC 1st district) and Blackburn (R-TN 7th district). All three lawmakers serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over GE food labeling.

Tell Congress not to squash your right to know about genetically engineered foods!

It’s no surprise that industry chose the Kansas Republican as their cheerleader. Pompeo was the single largest recipient of campaign funds from Koch Industries in 2010. It’s clear that corporate money = legislative favors with Congressman Pompeo.

And now the Koch brothers are teaming up with Monsanto? Monsanto was the single largest contributor against the recent Washington State ballot initiative to label GE foods. Between Washington State and California, Monsanto, along with GMA and other agribusiness companies, have contributed over $67 million to keep consumers in the dark.

So what’s wrong with “voluntary” GE food labeling? In a word: everything. It is grossly misleading for industry—let alone members of Congress—to continue trumpeting the idea that voluntary labeling will solve the overwhelming consumer demand for labeling in the marketplace. In the 13 years that FDA has allowed companies to voluntarily label genetically engineered foods, not one single company has done so.

Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families. In 2013, over 50 GE labeling bills were introduced in 26 states, including Hawaii, Washington, Indiana, Missouri, and Vermont.

This industry-backed bill will cut these state labeling bills off at the knees and replace them with an undemocratic, hollow “voluntary” labeling scheme that does nothing to address consumer interests and only serves to allow corporations to deny us our right to know.

Tell Congress to drop this corporate hand-out of a bill!

Safe eating begins with INFORMED eating!
The small but mighty IRT team!

The Institute for Responsible Technology thanks The Center for Food Safety for originating this alert.

The Monsanto Protection Act is BACK!

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GM-biohazard-300x223GM-biohazard Help us put an end to this underhanded end-run around the courts once and for all. Urgent Action Alert!

As you know, last March, what the world has been calling the “Monsanto Protection Act” was inserted at the last minute into a “must-pass” funding bill to keep the government running through the use of a congressional tool known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). The so-called Farmer Assurance Provision—misnamed because, frankly, the only ones who are assured about anything are GMO manufacturers like Monsanto—actually strips federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of potentially hazardous genetically engineered crops while USDA is performing an environmental impact statement. It’s a huge blow to the justice system, completely overriding judicial safeguards that protect both farmers and the public. More

Suit seeks to bar genetically modified sugar beets

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 JEFF BARNARD From Associated Press March 01, 2010 PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) — Organic farmers fear this year’s spring breezes will be carrying pollen from genetically altered sugar beets, which they say could render their crops worthless, and they hope to persuade a federal judge this week to halt the plantings nationwide. More

What makes a corporate hiney hugger, hug?: Just ask John Block!

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By: Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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A February 20, 2010 article by John Block in the Wisconsin State Journal was quite possibly one of most extreme cases of corporate hiney hugging to come along in quite some time.  After reading this piece, I couldn’t help but wonder how brown Mr. Block’s nose was?  As a result of this obvious collection of disinformation and intentional misinformation; I decided I had to respond.  I have included actual statements from Mr. Block’s article and these appear in blue print and have provided a list of resources to document my response.____________________________

Block: “I left my post as the nation’s 21st secretary of agriculture in 1986, for instance, the average crop yield per acre in the United States was 33.3 bushels per acre for soybeans and 119.4 bushels per acre for corn. As of last year, thanks to the onset of almost revolutionary seed technologies, those yields rose to 39.7 bushels per acre for soybeans and 153.9 acres for corn.”

Mr. Block fails to mention those “revolutionary seed technologies” have come at a massive cost to the environment and that no verifiable evidence exists to substantiate his grandiose claim of 153.9 bushels per acre as a result of forced gmo use.  The only evidence, if you can call it that, of any increase at all was provided by the same companies who developed and sold the seeds and the accompanying chemicals necessary to grow them. More

Take Action Against Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa

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Obama USDA Poised to Approve Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

Don’t believe Monsanto’s green-washing. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aren’t meant to feed the world or survive the evermore frequent droughts and floods brought on by global warming. GMOs are designed to sell Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and the patented “Roundup Ready” genes now spliced into millions of acres of corn, cotton, soy, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa. A 2009 study showed that, in 13 years, Roundup Ready crops increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds. More

Do you have weapons that are not locked up in your home?

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by: Marti Oakley (c) 2009  All rights reserved

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A PPJ reader asked us to share this with all of you:

Been to the doctor recently?  I just went for my check up and what a surprise!

The questionaire I was asked to fill out prior to seeing the doctor has now expanded to twelve (12) pages.  On page ten (10) appeared this question:

“Do you have guns in your home that are not locked up?”  My answer was: “None of your damn business”.

The questions that comprised the rest of the questionaire were on family history (not applicable). 

Do I smoke? How much? How often? (Not Applicable)

Do I drink? How much? How often?  (Not applicable)

This was page after page of data mining that had no bearing on the cause for me to be there to which I responded: NOT APPLICABLE. 

Why didn’t they ask me if I had been forced to consume gmo contaminated food?

Why didn’t they asked if I was forced to drink fluoridated water?

Why didn’t they ask if I had been previously poisoned by lethal pharmaceuticals?

The doctor asked me how I expected him to treat me effectively if I wouldn’t supply all this non-relevant information? I responded:

“I guess you’re going to have to actually pay attention to me and actually try to practice medicine”.

I was told to find a new doctor if I wasn’t going to cooperate.  I think I would be better off staying away from them altogether.

Bill W.

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