By Rady Ananda
The first ever lawsuit concerning risks of nanotechnology was filed in federal court last month when several groups jointly sued the US Food and Drug Administration for its lack of response to a 2006 petition demanding that products with nanomaterials be labeled and their affects tested for safety. [Image]
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Healthcare
Tagged biotechnology, Environment, EPA, fda, food label, Food Safety, nanofoods, nanotech
Drs. Gerard Lambert, Margaret Haydon and Shiv Chopra of Health Canada
In a long-running whistleblowing saga, two of three scientists fired by Health Canada (akin to the US Food & Drug Administration) have lost a bid to get their jobs back, though they protected food safety.
In the U.S., however, after a six-year legal battle, the Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to a former top contracting official who charged that she was demoted after she objected to a $7 billion no-bid contract granted to a Halliburton subsidiary to repair oil fields in Iraq.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Labor, Military, Region: Middle East, Region: North America, War and Peace, Whistleblowers
Tagged Army Corps of Engineers, Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, Food Safety, Gerard Lambert, halliburton, health canada, iraq, Margaret Haydon, military contracts, Monsanto, Rbst, shiv chopra
By Eric Blair
When most of us think about “lame duck” Congressional sessions we think of a “do-nothing” government. However, this so-called lame duck session appears to be a time where legislation that has the most restrictions to individual rights is being rammed through.
It seems the members of government who have been recently voted out of office are vying for corporate jobs by pushing such legislation as the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act which are now on the fast track to becoming law. Both of these laws reek of tyranny for the citizens and a means of corporate consolidation for the big boys.
By Rady Ananda
After over half a billion eggs were recalled from two factory hen layer operations in Iowa, New York lawmakers proposed mandating vaccines against salmonella.  Mainstream media then blasted this message across the globe. Home to the biggest pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the world, the US is fond of throwing drugs and chemicals at a problem instead of addressing the filth of factory farms.
Posted in Bioweaponry, BP oil Gulf, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare
Tagged animal vaccine, antibiotic overuse, Backyard hens, cafo, centralized v decentralized food system, china US trade dispute, chlorinated chicken, confined poultry houses, egg recall, FDA egg rules, food contamination, food freedom, Food Safety, global poultry trade, hallandale farms, Health Care Without Harm, HR 1549, PAMTA, poultry trade, Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, rady ananda, S 619, salmonella, US Russia chicken trade, vaccine dangers, world trade organization, wright county egg, WTO
The policy is a direct carry-over from the Bush years. Want fries with that “change?”
By Barry Estabrook, The Atlantic
Posted on April 28, 2010, Printed on May 11, 2010
If you were hoping there might be some change in the U.S. government’s official position on genetically modified and genetically engineered (GM/GE) foods under the Obama administration, tough luck.
Last month there was the appointment of big-time GM/GE advocate (and former Monsanto lobbyist) Islam Siddiqui to Office of the United States Trade Representative as the country’s chief agricultural negotiator. Now comes a position paper from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that opposes labeling for genetically modified food. The U.S. claims that letting consumers know whether or not food contains GM/GE products is “false, misleading, or deceptive.”
You read that correctly. In Obama Newspeak, telling the public the truth is false, misleading, or deceptive, while concealing facts is not. Incidentally, the language is identical to that used by previous administrations. How’s that for change?
Posted in Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged agribusiness, deception, Food Safety, gmo, Labeling, lobbyists, Monsanto, Organic, Secrecy
By D. Snodgrass
In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case which could have an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This is Monsanto’s third appeal of the case, and if they win a favorable ruling from the high court, a deregulated Monsanto may find itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion.
Here’s where it gets a bit dicier. Two Supreme Court justices have what appear to be direct conflicts of interest.
Posted in Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company
Tagged Conflict of Interest, Corporate agriculture, deregulation, Food Safety, gmo, monopoly, Monsanto, Oversight, profits vs environment, Supreme Court, USDA
By Meryl Williamson
Those promoting genetic engineering have claimed it is the cutting edge of science. Those in opposition are treated as ill-informed. African scientists who reject genetic engineering are treated as a needy, backward underclass and “starved for science.” Vaccines are considered the greatest gift of modern medicine and those opposed are said to be putting others’ lives at risk.
But whatever high ground the biotech and vaccine industries have claimed for themselves scientifically is crumbling. Both paradigms are beginning to collapse.
Posted in Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Censorship, Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Guest Blogger, Healthcare, NWO, Obama and Company, Swine Flu H1N1
Tagged Big Pharma, BRAI, cartagena protocol, CDC, corpogov, corruption, Environment, factory farms, farmers, fda, food control, food legislation, Food Safety, Genetical Engineering, gmo, Land Rights, Organic, Peasants, Population control, Ranchers, vaccine theory, WHO
By Byron Richards, CCN
In the 2010 growing season Monsanto plans to unleash its latest Frankenfood experiment on the American and Canadian public, a new version of genetically mutated corn with eight abnormal gene traits called Genuity SmartStax corn. It is the culmination of an astonishing scandal that has been steadily building over the past decade. During this time Monsanto’s mutated seeds have grown to 90% of the U.S. soy crop and 85% of the corn crop – and wheat is next on their agenda. Their efforts have been marked by corporate bullying and have drawn the attention of the Justice Department who is conducting an antitrust investigation. All the while they have been spending millions on lobbying to fast track their agenda before the American public even realizes what hit them. Europeans are livid about the lack of safety testing for this newest Monsanto experiment. Monsanto is making an ominous power play to corner the worldwide market on food and seeds. In the process they are adversely altering the very nature of food itself.
Posted in Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged captive agency, corpogov, corporate dysfunction, fda, food, Food Safety, genetic engineering, genetic motification, Genetically Modified Foods, gmo, Monsanto
By Rady Ananda
Animal traceability is gaining governmental support in two key US beef markets, which may reinvigorate the US National Animal Identification System (NAIS), despite a recent funding cut. Japan and South Korea are now moving toward mandatory traceability on imports. South Korea plans to mandate animal monitoring by 2010, and Japan’s new prime minister vowed to mandate it for beef imports, according to a pro-NAIS report at Food Safety News.
Posted in Animals, Big Pharma, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged beef exports, beef supply, CAFOs, canada beef, farmers, food legislation, food monopolies, Food Safety, Genetical Engineering, japan beef, mexico beef, monopolies, NAIS, Organic, Peasants, Premises ID, Ranchers, S 510, south korea beef, Sustainable Practices, USDA
In a comment to a NY Times article by Nicholas Kristoff, there is a recommendation, 122, related to saving farming as part of our holiday giving. If people recommend 122, it will rise in the results rank and bring attention to the issues. Here’s the comment:
Posted in Food & Farming, Resistance
Tagged fda, food legislation, Food Safety, food security, Food Supply, gardening, Genetical Engineering, grow your own, monsanto monopoly, Organic, s510, Sustainable Practices, USDA
By Rady Ananda
A United States federal jury ruled this month that Bayer CropScience must pay $2 million to two Missouri farmers for contaminating their rice crops with illegal GMO rice. Farmers Ken Bell and Johnny Hunter, the first in a series of 1200 such litigants, lost sales overseas as a result.
By T. Jefferson
Scientists (and thus science) are threatened in four central areas of human existence – agriculture, health, environment and peace. The threat comes from multinational corporations seeking absolute control over world resources and political power through national laws and international treaties based on false or incomplete science.
Posted in Economy Economics, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Swine Flu H1N1, War and Peace
Tagged Big Pharma, capitalism, climate change debate, corporatism, criminalizing health food, criminalizing supplements, economics, economy, Food Safety, global control, gmo food, info suppression, junk science, Neoliberalism, New World Order, nuclear science, pandemic, resource wars, science threatened, scientific integrity, vaccine dangers
By Jeffrey M. Smith
Breast Cancer Action and a coalition of consumer and health organizations have launched a campaign called Milking Cancer, where you can demand from Eli Lilly that they withdraw their dangerous bovine growth hormone from the market. For more on bovine growth hormone, see the 18-minute film, “Your Milk on Drugs” (below).
Posted in Big Pharma, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged American Nurses Association, corporate crime, drug dealers, drug-free milk, eli lilly, fda, food freedom, Food Safety, Food Supply, Genetical Engineering, genetically engineered drugs, health food, health freedom, Healthcare, Milk, Monsanto, Rbgh, Rbst, sebelius
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the most complex genetically engineered (GE) crop ever to enter the U.S. food supply
…without notifying the public or inviting public comment.
SmartStax, a variety of corn containing eight new genes—six for insect resistance and two for herbicide tolerance—is significantly different from the three-gene corn varieties that the agency previously approved. Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the joint developers of SmartStax, expect the new variety to be grown on three to four million acres next year, the largest launch ever of a GE crop.
Posted in Censorship, Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged Corporate control, Food Safety, GE Foods, Health risks, Monsanto, Pesticides, Public input, public safety, Under the radar