April: If any of you can get out to any of the rally marches across the US please do! These are sanctioned by the Organic Consumer’s Association, and started by 2 facebook friends: I pitched in with media help and it has spun into a huge movement!
The main rally is at the White House on March 26 starting at 11am. The facebook link to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/rallyfortherighttoknow2011?ref=ts
Jeffrey Smith will be speaking at another Oregon rally on April 16th on the Capital Steps in Denver! That rally has thousands attending so far, so get out there and have your say! Spread this link everywhere!
Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 20 2010
The Indiana Business Journal reports that proteins from genetically modified crops are showing up in Indiana waterways.
According to the Journal, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University looked at 217 streams, drains and ditches near Indiana cornfields and found genetically modified (GM) bug-killing protein in 50 of them.
The protein is in genetically modified corn and other crops that are engineered to produce their own pesticide when insects bite them. But when farmers mow the fields, the residue remains from the crushed plants – and it’s finding its way to the waterways.
“The protein is carried to surface water by runoff and by the leaves and stalks that sometimes wash into streams,” the Journal said. “And the protein lingers. The study was conducted six months after harvest.”
The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says it is not known whether the trace levels of the protein are a threat to invertebrates in the water.
GMO Speaker Training Webinar with Jeffrey Smith
5 sessions from July 13 – September 8
In case you missed the recent email (and some apparently did not receive it), we’re offering for the first time GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith. This webinar will be held over in five 90-minute sessions every other week from July 13 – September 8.
NOTE: If you cannot attend the first meeting (or any other scheduled webinar), you will have the opportunity to view the recorded session online.
Participants will be trained by IRT’s director, renowned author and filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith, on how to speak about GMOs—with special emphasis on the health risks. You’ll also learn how to organize effective activism to help achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection, forcing genetically modified organisms out of our food supply. Learn:
From Jeffrey Smith: Responsible Technology.org
When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust Forbes.
Monsanto is one of the most despised corporations on earth. This is the first in a series of articles that expose their not-so-hidden dark side and how, if unrestrained, Monsanto could unleash a cataclysm. Indeed, it has already started…
Part 1 of 10
At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100% of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson consultants then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct.
This was a bold new direction for Monsanto, which needed a big change to distance them from a controversial past. As a chemical company, they had polluted the landscape with some of the most poisonous substances ever produced, contaminated virtually every human and animal on earth, and got fined and convicted of deception and wrongdoing. According to a former Monsanto vice president, “We were despised by our customers.”
So they redefined themselves as a “life sciences” company, and then proceeded to pollute the landscape with toxic herbicide, contaminate the gene pool for all future generations with genetically modified plants, and get fined and convicted of deception and wrongdoing. Monsanto’s chief European spokesman admitted in 1999, “Everybody over here hates us.” Now the rest of the world is catching on.
“Saving the World” and Other Lies
Posted in American Politics & Food, Animal Health and GMO, Biotech Companies, Food Security, Herbicides, Monsanto, Pesticides, World GE Politics
Tagged Biotech Companies, Food Security, GE Foods, GMO, Institute For Responsible Technology, Jeffrey Smith, Monsanto, Robert Shapiro, Roundup Ready, World Hunger
Friday Jan 8 2010
Jeffrey Smith has great news today for those wanting choice in your foods:
Supermarket News Forecasts Non-GMO Uprising
For a couple of years, the Institute for Responsible Technology has predicted that the US would soon experience a tipping point of consumer rejection against genetically modified foods; a change we’re all helping to bring about. Now a December article in Supermarket News supports both our prediction and the role the Institute is playing.
“The coming year promises to bring about a greater, more pervasive awareness” of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply, wrote Group Editor Robert Vosburgh, in a trade publication that conventional food executives and retailers use as a primary source of news and trends in the industry. Vosburgh describes how previous food “culprits” like fat and carbs “can even define the decade in which they were topical,” and suggests that GMOs may finally burst through into the public awareness and join their ranks.
Vosburgh credits two recent launches with “the potential to spark a new round of concern among shoppers who are today much more attuned to the ways their food is produced.” One is our Institute’s new non-GMO website, which, he says, “provides consumers with a directory of non-GMO brands . . . developed ‘for the 53% of Americans who say they would avoid GMOs if labeled.'”
The other launch is the Non-GMO Project, offering “the country’s first consensus-based guidelines, which include third-party certification and a uniform seal for approved products. . . . The organization also requires documented traceability and segregation to ensure the tested ingredients are what go into the final product.”
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Monsanto
Tagged Cancer Risk, Dairies, Dannon, Food Choices, Genetic Roulette, Institute For Responsible Technology, Jeffrey Smith, Non-GMO Project, Seeds Of Deception, Starbucks, WalMart, Yoplait