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April 17, 2017

Majority of EU Countries Vote Against New GMO Crops

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Majority Of EU Countries Vote Against
New GMO Crops

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The EU is an interesting counterpoint to the US in terms of its relationship with GMO crops. Currently, only one GMO crop is grown in Europe, and opposition to adding to it is strong.

Last week, EU nations voted on two new potential GMO crops. The vote was indecisive by EU rules, but not necessarily in sentiment.

Each country gets a vote, but in order for legislation to pass, support  must come from countries making up at least 65 percent of the total EU population, a measure that restricts groups of less-populated countries from controlling votes.

This particular vote addressed a proposal for two new GMO crops: Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11. Both are varieties of maize; the former is modified to produce their own pesticide and to resist any pesticide containing glufosinate. (Glufosinate pesticides are primarily produced by Bayer, and come with brand names like Liberty and Rely.) The latter resists pests like the Asian corn borer, and can be modified to resist pesticides like the infamous glyphosate, usually packaged as Roundup.

A majority of EU nations voted not to allow these two GMO crops to be introduced to Europe, but not enough to hit that 65% mark. The decision now falls to Jean-Claude Juncker, the Luxembourgish politician who has been, essentially, president of the EU since 2014. There is a decent amount of anti-GMO pressure on Juncker (petitions and the like), and Juncker previously came under fire for, well, firing a scientific adviser due to her support for GMO crops.

Some GMO crops are currently permitted for import into the EU, but are rarely used for food intended for humans, thanks to extensive opposition.

 

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March 16, 2017

Market Rejection of GMOs Grows

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Market Rejection of GMOs Grows

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Four-Year Plan to Topple Toxic Agriculture

Ronnie Cummins, founder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) details the current state of the opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We first met about six years ago, when we collaborated to create the direct ballot initiative to label GMOs in California. A lot has happened since then, including the passing of what’s colloquially known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, ironically misnamed “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.”

On the upside, in 2016 we saw, for the first time in nearly 20 years, a decrease in the amount of genetically engineered (GE) crops grown around the world, in terms of acreage. As noted by Cummins, “This represents the fact that this technology is failing, in the sense of superweeds and superpests are popping up all over the world.” In the U.S., three-quarters of farmers growing GE crops like soybeans, corn or canola are having problems with these herbicide- and pesticide-resistant pests.

Market Rejection of GMOs Has Grown

Even more importantly, consumers around the world have become aware of the many problems associated with GE crops and the toxic herbicides and pesticides used on them, and do not want any of it on their plates. In other words, the market has started rejecting GMOs, and that’s what we’ve been fighting for all along. Nothing can or will change unless consumers apply pressure in the form of refusing to buy GMOs.

In the European Union (EU), which is the biggest agriculture market in the world, few if any GMOs are found on supermarket shelves. In the U.S. — despite industry spending hundreds of millions of dollars to manipulate market preference — about 40 percent of Americans still believe GE foods and GE ingredients are dangerous. Another 20 percent are unsure whether GMOs are dangerous or not.

“This combination of consumer rejection and, basically, Mother Nature’s resistance, has caused a drop-off,” Cummins says. “I think this is the beginning of the end of at least this generation, the first generation, of GMO crops.

Now, industry is saying, ‘Don’t worry about the fact that we’re using more and more toxic pesticides and herbicides … Don’t worry about these pests spreading across the fields. We’ve got a new generation of GMO crops where we can just do gene editing.

We don’t have to pull some DNA from a foreign species and haphazardly splice it into a corn or a soybean crop.’ But the bottom line is that this gene-splicing and this so-called new gene editing are unnatural processes that disrupt the genetic structure, the natural workings of living organisms. These aren’t going to work either.”

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February 21, 2017

GMO Non-Browning Apples to Be Sold in the United States

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GMO non-browning apples to be sold in the United States

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Arctic Apples Don’t Brown, because they are GMO

As of February 10, GMO apples are due to hit store shelves in the United States – with a deliberately non-informative label. The move is not so much a commercial roll-out as a cautious trial balloon – the “non-browning” Artic apple, developed by Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, will be offered in only 10 selected, unnamed stores across the American Midwest.

GMO apple will not be identified as such – for fear of “demonization”

Despite a statement in which the apple’s developer promised to “label and brand” the apple, it will not be labeled as a GMO – because the developer of the apple, OSF founder and president Neal Carter, doesn’t want it to be “demonized” with a “big GM sticker. So, only tech-savvy customer will be privy to the information. To find out the GM status, consumers will be forced to use a scanner code on the package – which takes them to a website.

The browning of apples is a normal, natural chemical reaction, caused by an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. With the Arctic apple, the gene for oxidase has been blocked, or “silenced.” The apples will be sold sliced – presumably to showcase their lack of oxidation.

Consumer alert: GMOs are associated with major health problems

GMOs have been linked to infertility, immune system problems, accelerated aging, and changes in the gastrointestinal system – to name just a few of the dangers. According to The Institute for Responsible Technology, a consumer advocate group, FDA scientists have repeatedly warned that GM foods can produce ‘unpredictable and dangerous consequences,’ with the creation of new proteins in GM foods triggering allergies, nutritional problems – and new diseases.

Some natural health advocates have theorized that this limited sale of GM apples is an experiment on the human population – designed by the powers that be – to see if and when adverse reactions occur.

No protection in sight from U.S. government agencies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Arctic apple in February of last year, claiming it was unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to other plants in the U.S., and would not have a significant impact on the human environment. Within weeks, Canada followed suit, with Health Canada claiming that there was no evidence that the apple would affect allergies, or that its nutritional content differed from any other conventional apple.

Genetically altered apples offered for sale despite consumer outcry

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/gmo-apple-canada-1.3943058?cmp=rss
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/20/health/apples-genetically-modified-on-sale-soon

 

 

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September 9, 2016

Millions of Bees Found Dead

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Millions of Bees Found Dead

37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD In Ontario, Canada After Large GMO Corn Field Planted

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August 10, 2016

Good Nutrition Starts in the Ground

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Good Nutrition Starts in the Ground

This is a sad day for all of modern civilization because humans are slowly losing the great vital Health from the soil they could possess.

Beautiful, bountiful farms that once used to produce crops high in nutritional value, which in turn produced healthy vigorous people, animals and fowl, became barren , bare, desolate ground. This is the reason today many areas of India and China are barren wastelands, upon which nothing will grow. The cause? The topsoil – the life-producing top layer – is either devoid of minerals or disappeared. www.organicgardeninfo.com.

Today, there are millions of people in our hospitals and nursing homes, which are crowded beyond capacity. American nationwide health care costs soared over $2.5 trillion in 2010 and is expected to more than double by year 2015 according to National Coalition on Healthcare.

In this short period of history, we mined our soil instead of using organic farming. Then, we took our nutritionally poor food and refined it, further destroying the remaining minerals and vitamins.

Today, all over America there are millions of acres of farmland that have been completely mined out. The minerals are no longer in this over-chemicalized topsoil; it is depleted, ….lifeless!

There is a way you can personally remedy this sad situation. Begin with your family organic garden and/or help organize a community organic, mineralized, healthy vegetable garden where you can eat not only delicious, but highly mineralized foods.

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Organic Health Gardening by Bragg (pg 275 Vegetarian Health Recipes)
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December 15, 2010

What Does GMO Mean?

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What Does GMO Mean?

“GMO” stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms,” and in the case of food, it usually refers to foods which have been genetically engineered for reasons unrelated to health or nourishment. You may also see the term “GE foods” (which stands for “genetically engineered” foods) or terms like “genetically altered” or “genetically modified” or “genetically improved” to describe these foods.

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This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.