Islam Siddiqui, Obama's latest Monsanto Man: chief Ag Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Image at bit.ly/bv8CYD with a hat tip.
By Rady Ananda
Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, on Saturday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.
“Dr. Siddiqui’s confirmation is a step backward,” said Tierra Curry, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity (the “Center”). “His appointment ensures the perpetuation of pesticide- and fossil-fuel-intensive policies, which undermine global food security and imperil public health and wildlife.”
Posted in Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company, Region: Europe
Tagged ag trade rep, bee colony collapse, butterfly die-off, center for biological diversity, corpogov, die-offs, dow cropscience, dupont, ecoterrorism, Environment, Genetical Engineering, gmo, islam siddiqui, Monsanto, Organic, organic consumer assn, pesticide pollution, pollution, syngenta, 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
India bans some GMO crops while biotech illegally plants others
2/23 Update: India’s Prime Minister voids GMO ban: Sets up pro-GMO committee to vote this Saturday
By Rady Ananda
India’s battles over genetically modified organisms (GMO) intensified this month as both sides maneuvered to promote or resist their proliferation. Mediating the debate, at least for now, is India’s Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged biosafety, biotech battles escalate india to sue gmo giants, biotechnology, BRAI 2009, BT Brinjal, bt cotton, cartagena protocol, food freedom, Genetical Engineering, genetically modified food, gmo, gmo india, ht cotton, mahyco, Monsanto, rady ananda, shiv chopra, vandana shiva
By Rady Ananda
Much attention has been given to our breaking piece, Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage, with hundreds of websites around the globe publishing it – from North and South America to Europe, Asia and Africa. Bullhorn Journal has just posted an interview with Séralini, the scientist spokesperson for the research team that revealed the organ damage link:
Posted in Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Obama and Company, Region: Europe
Tagged biotechnology, Bioweaponry, bullhorn journal, CRIIGEN, food freedom, genetic engineering, Genetical Engineering, Genetically Engineered, Genetically Modified Foods, genetically modified maize, Genetically Modified Organisms, gmo, heirloom seeds, Monsanto, Non GMO Shopping Guide, organ damage GMO, Organic, rady ananda, Seralini, three approved GMOs linked to organ damage
By The Yes Men
A legal complaint from agribusiness giant ADM has resulted in the removal from Youtube of a fake video of ADM’s CEO making over-honest pronouncements. (The video is still available here and here.)
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Land Grab, Resistance
Tagged 4th Estate, ADM, agribusiness, archer daniels midland, CAFOs, class war, corpogov, Environment, factory farms, food freedom, Food News, Genetical Engineering, greed, humor, Sustainable Practices, Take Down Order
By Rady Ananda
In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize.
Posted in Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged CRIIGEN, Environment, Genetical Engineering, gmo, gmo organ damage, MON 810, Mon 863, Monsanto, NK 603, scientific studies, Seralini
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 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
By African Centre for Biosafety
Three varieties of Monsanto’s genetically modified maize failed to produce crops during the 2008-09 growing season, leaving up to 200,000 hectares (~500,000 acres) of fields barren of cobs and crop losses across several provinces in South Africa.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism
Tagged Genetical Engineering, Genetically Modified Organisms, gmo, gmo crop failure, media blackout, no gmo petition, south african
By Matt Collins
By Scientific American
It is impossible to verify that genetically modified crops perform as advertised. That is because agritech companies have given themselves veto power over the work of independent researchers. Scientists must ask corporations for permission before publishing independent research on genetically modified crops. That restriction must end.
Posted in Censorship, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged corporatism, do seed companies control gm crop research, food freedom, Genetical Engineering, genetically modified food, gmo food, GMO Labels, info suppression, monopoly, MSM Shills, scientific american