Urges USDA to rescind approval of genetically engineered alfalfa: “In layman’s terms, it should be treated as an emergency.”
Late term spontaneous abortion
By Rady Ananda
A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.
Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society, as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System, warned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that this pathogen threatens the US food and feed supply and can lead to the collapse of the US corn and soy export markets. Likewise, deregulation of GE alfalfa “could be a calamity,” he noted in his letter (reproduced in full below).
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged biotechnology, corn export, don m huber, feed supply, Food Supply, ge alfalfa, ge corn, ge soy, genetically engineered crops, herbicides, Monsanto, Pesticides, pollution, roundup, roundup ready gene, soil toxicity, soy export, USDA, vilsack
By Rady Ananda
Another massive egg recall, another tie to scofflaw Jack DeCoster.
Nearly 300,000 eggs have been recalled, affecting eight states, after Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. got word on Friday from the FDA that eggs from one of its suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine processed and packaged 24,000 dozen eggs in its Green Forest, Arkansas facility under the Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley and James Farm labels.
Cartons bearing plant number P1457 with Julian dates of 282, 284 and 285 are being recalled. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1457-282.
11/9 UPDATE: An additional 120 dozen shell eggs that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE), were added today to the products included in this recall.
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Posted in FDA, USDA, Food & Farming
Tagged CAFOs, cal-maine foods, egg recall, factory farms, fda, Food Supply, Free Range Animals, jack decoster, ohio fresh eggs
By Alex Roslin
In a growing shroud of secrecy, governments fail whistleblowers who often lose their careers, their marriages and their health after exposing corruption. Alex Roslin explores Canada and the US, focusing on Dr Shiv Chopra who tried to protect Canadians from dangerous drugs, agricultural practices, and carcinogenic pesticides from entering the food supply.
Posted in 4th Estate, Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Censorship, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged carcinogens, corpogov, corporate crime, Food Supply, fraud, Pesticides, Rbgh, shiv chopra, stephen harper, Whistleblowers, wikileaks
- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – United Nations, June 22, 2010
BRUSSELS (22 June 2010) – “Governments and international agencies urgently need to boost ecological farming techniques to increase food production and save the climate,” said UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, while presenting the findings at an international meeting on agroecology held in Brussels on 21 and 22 June.
Along with 25 of the world’s most renowned experts on agroecology, the UN expert urged the international community to re-think current agricultural policies and build on the potential of agroecology.
“One year ago, Heads of States at the G20 gathering in Italy committed to mobilizing $22 billion over a period of three years to improve global food security. This was welcome news, but the most pressing issue regarding reinvestment in agriculture is not how much, but how,” Olivier De Schutter said .
“Today, most efforts are made towards large-scale investments in land – including many instances of land grabbing – and towards a ‘Green Revolution’ model to boost food production: improved seeds, chemical fertilisers and machines,” the Special Rapporteur remarked. “But scant attention has been paid to agroecological methods that have been shown to improve food production and farmers’ incomes, while at the same time protecting the soil, water, and climate.”
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Relationships, Land Grab, Obama and Company, Region: Africa
Tagged Ag Policy, Agroecology, Climate, Ecology, Food Supply, Industrial Agriculture, Organic farming
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
Pesticide Action Network
Monsanto’s aggressive control of markets and policy was in the spotlight this week in two places of import for its business: Iowa, and the community of nations gathered in Copenhagen. First, The Des Moines Register published an Associated Press expose, saying, “confidential contracts detailing Monsanto’s business practices reveal how the seed giant is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops.” Kathryn Gilje, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network North America, noted, “Monsanto has long used aggressive bully tactics to control the terms of farming and food around the world so that as our world gets hungrier and faces the climate crisis, their monopoly and revenue grow. This kind of bad behavior is long overdue for public scrutiny.”
Posted in Economy Economics, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Neoliberalism
Tagged Anti-trust, Bully tactics, Corporate State, deforestation, DOJ, Food Supply, gmo, Industrial Agriculture, monopoly, Monsanto, Profiteering, Unfair business practices
By Linn Cohen-Cole
This posting below from Organic Consumers Assn is very interesting. They are working to stop GMO vaccines for animals because they are not organic, but they have not recognized that swine flu vaccines contain genetically engineered organisms. OCA is against nanotechnology but doesn’t realize there is a chance the vaccines will contain nanoparticles.
They end with announcing a book, Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children, being promoted on the Moms Rising http://www.momsrising.org/ blog.
Both things made me think those opposing the vaccines might ask their groups to:
Posted in Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Swine Flu H1N1
Tagged Food Supply, gmo vaccine, health, nanoparticles, nanotech, oca, organic consumers association, organic vaccine, 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