Before Sending Your Kids Out For Halloween, Read This Warning First
Halloween is a very unique time of year because we can't help but get caught in the excitement of children on their festivities, but at the same time we also get caught up in consumerism and the endorsing of toxic treats. Here are some very important warnings you should consider before sending loved ones on their Halloween journey.
How Full You Feel After A Meal Depends on Flavour and Texture
Low calorie foods may help people lose weight but there is often a problem that people using them do not feel full. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour shows that subtle manipulations of texture and creamy flavour can increase the expectation that a fruit yogurt drink will be filling and suppress hunger regardless of actual calorific content.
The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works
Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. But how exactly does it work?
Stop Believing The Myths About Cholesterol
Most of us believe that to lose weight we should avoid cholesterol in food. But is that healthy for the body? Is there really any such thing as bad cholesterol?
Shocking Scans Show The Real Impact of Love on a Child's Brains
You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care - it pays dividends by determining the size of your child's brain, scientists say.
Junk Science: The Flu Shot Reduces Your Risk of Heart Disease and Death By 50 Percent
Once again, it's time to add another fairytale to the storybook of junk science we call modern medicine. The most recent and ludicrous claim comes from the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress who states the influenza vaccine not only maintains heart health, but prevents cardiac events and death by a whopping 50 percent.
To Increase Semen Quality, Avoid Dairy
Looks like "schools investing in milk" may not be such a good idea after all, that is not unless we want to cut down on future populations. Men interested in semen quality and thriving fertility may wish to reduce or quit their dairy intake completely. Young men with a high daily intake of dairy may be risking their chance of having children, US researchers have claimed.
Your Satisfaction With Life Is Higher On The Days You Exercise
Had a bad day? Most doctors might prescribe anti-depressants. However, extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution, according to Penn State researchers, who found that people’s satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual.
Learn How To Maximize Health and Absorption of Nutrients By Optimizing Food Pairings
Which pairing is more conducive towards optimal digestion - rice and fish or rice and salad? Knowing the answer and practicing acid-base relationships in your meals could make a big difference in digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Six Questions to Ponder in Choosing a Life Partner
I've long felt that choosing a life partner should be a subject that is thoroughly discussed sometime in high school and perhaps even in university. It amazes me that so little time, if any, is given to considering this topic on a meaningful level in school. Near as I can tell, it's probably the single most important decision that all of us can make.
Even Moderate Consumption of Wine or Alcohol May Decrease New Brain Cells
Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day has generally been considered a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health. But a new Rutgers University study indicates that its still a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent.
Cooking Methods That Produce Crust Produce By-Products Associated With Diabetes and Heart Disease
A University of Illinois study suggests avoiding cooking methods that produce the kind of crusty bits you'd find on a grilled hamburger, especially if you have diabetes and know you're at increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of your diagnosis.
New Research Suggests Humans Can Sense Future Events Without Any Known Clues
Wouldn't it be nice to predict future events, even if they are just ten seconds ahead? According to researchers at Northwestern University, we can do just that.
Watermelon Shown To Have Weight Loss Benefits and Boost Heart Health
New findings reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed that watermelon juice reduced weight and arterial plaque better than a control group, suggesting that citrulline, a compound found in watermelon, plays a role in cardiovascular health.
Physical Exercise Still Beats Mental Workouts For Keeping The Brain In Top Form
Regular physical exercise appears to trump mental memory games when it comes to protecting the brain from shrinking, an otherwise natural process that occurs with age.
If You Would Like To Depress Your Immune System, Get This Year's Flu Shot
Other than a depressed immune system with a side serving of carcinogenic, immunotoxic, neurotoxic, and sterility agents, this year's flu shot has nothing to offer you but the usual poisons based on previous formulations. Moreover, their effectiveness in preventing the flu is less than a placebo.
The Only Reason To Celebrate Halloween: Pumpkin Seeds
Ghosts and ghouls just don't do it for me, but pumpkin seeds do. In fact, it's the only reason I look forward to Halloween. In my opinion, this celebration is a very poor example to children, even if it is only for one evening. Imagine going from house to house dressed as a blood sucking vampire whose only goal is to obtain toxic candy. Then we wonder why our children don't seek worthy role models. So let's change the tune. How about we promote decent nutrition on Halloween and distribute a responsible snack to all the little gremlins, sending them on their way with health rather than sugar. The smallest part of a pumpkin is a power packed nutrition house of goodness. If you're carving pumpkins and throwing out the seeds, you really are missing the best part.
Research Confirms The Power of a Handshake
Sometimes that smile and a handshake really does make a difference and science is now proving it. New neuroscience research is confirming an old adage about the power of a handshake: strangers do form a better impression from those who offer their hand in greeting.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: 'Vaccines Reduce Population Growth'
Right from the horses mouth, Bill Gates states that "vaccines reduce population growth." Few can now deny what anti-vaccine advocates have been saying for years, specifically that vaccines directly and negatively impact fertility. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will only be too willing to oblige future generations.
Boys Are Also Experiencing The Onset of Puberty Two Years Earlier
About 15 percent of American girls now reach puberty by age seven. Among black girls, the rate is at least 25 percent at that age. Boys have been left out of most statistical studies on early onset of puberty until now. A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty up to two years earlier than reported in previous research.
Aggressive Cancers Hate Plant-Based Diets
Vegans and vegetarians have been promoting the lifestyle for decades and now research firmly supports a huge cancer prevention benefit to those who add fruits, vegetables, herbs and tea to their diets.
Baby Yoga Helps Infants Improve Bodily Systems
A new form of yoga for babies is booming and new moms are the biggest promoters. A few dozen infants as young as a few days old to 12 months were initiated into the "hugely beneficial" exercise along with their moms at a unique workshop organised by the Pampers Mommy and Baby Sleep Academy.
Study Shows Laughter Works Better Than Pharmaceuticals Alone To Increase Good Cholesterol and Decrease Inflammation
Multiple research studies have shown that repetitive laughter has the same effects on the body as exercise. Laughing not only enhances a positive mood, but lowers stress hormones, increases immune activity, and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, similar to moderate exercise and better than pharmaceuticals. In fact, you can maximize these health benefits for yourself by doing fun and simple "laughter exercises."
Moving Away From Old Ideas of Nutrition and Immunity
New technologies are proliferating throughout the world to help foster a greater understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the complex interactions between nutrition and immunity. They are also paving the way for many areas of research to investigate new aspects of this complex relationship.
When It Comes To Sexual Behavior As a Teenager, Dad Makes a Difference
A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues suggests that fathers' parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent children’s health and well-being.
The Number One Cause Of a Bloating Belly
The number one cause of a bloating belly is not flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome or gastrointestinal stress as claimed by many doctors. These are only symptoms, not causes. If you would like to address factors that affect a bloating belly, look no further than food intolerance.
Heart-Centered Healing Produces The Most Powerful Effect On The Human Body
Every cause of disease first begins with an imbalance in the body's energy systems, specifically, the interaction between how the heart communicates with the brain and the body. Fix that and there is no disease, ever. The heart can produce an electrical field 100 times greater than the brain and a magnetic field 5000 times greater. Which one are you using to heal?
Could Adding Additional Years To Your Life Be As Simple As Going Vegetarian?
According to a study following 96,000 US and Canadian citizens, a vegetarian diet could mean living nine additional years than you might consuming meat based diets according the the findings.
New Sensor Soon Hitting The Market Will Check Whether Fish Is Safe To Eat
A new sensor to hit the market could quickly and cheaply detect mercury and other toxic metals in fish. The sensor relies on an analysis machine that could even be designed for home use and potentially sold as a small kitchen appliance. Compared to conventional machines which cost millions, the creators estimate the unit may cost less many home appliances. Researchers hope cheap testing will encourage groups to check waterways and fish more extensively to promote safer consumption.
CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 Levels Lower Artery Disease Risk
Increased blood levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 are associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), says new data published in Nutrition Research.
How Ironic: Amid Beef Recall, U.S. Audits Canadian Food Inspectors
Amid the beef recall from XL Foods, the federal agency responsible for protecting Canadians from food safety hazards will itself soon be under the microscope, albeit from another corrupt food agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Approved Seafood Imported To Canada and U.S Raised on Pig Feces
At Ngoc Sinh Seafoods Trading & Processing Export Enterprise, a seafood exporter on Vietnam’s southern coast that ships to Canada and US geographic markets, fish and seafood are obtained from farmers who use feces from hundreds of pigs and geese. At the plant itself there’s trash on the floor, and flies crawl over baskets of processed shrimp stacked in an unchilled room.
Sitting For Long Periods Is Deadly Even If You Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
A new study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death regardless of physical activity.
Flashback To Awaken: Ten Articles Worthy of Review
New readers have recently brought an important point to the forefront. We forget that as new readers join us on PreventDisease.com, we often overlook many concepts which serve as the foundation and offer a better understanding of why our current society functions the way it does. For this we apologize as we should reiterate these concepts more frequently to complement current material, or at least provide links for review.
Turmeric Prevents One of The Most Malignant Cancers In The World
Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic effects, reduces cholesterol among other powerful health effects. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases.
Delaying Gratification: The Marshmallow Test Revisted
For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two later?
Burning Incense: Not Worth The Pleasant Scent If It Causes Cancer
Just about any smoke is harmful to our lungs if it's inhaled. Incense burns four times more particulate matter than cigarette smoke. Regular inhalation of incense smoke could increase the risk of a variety of respiratory cancers, according to a a group of studies conducting the researcher on carcinogens.
Does Bad News Affect Women More Than Men?
There quite a bit of bad news hitting all forms of media these days and they are usually the stories that make the front page and go viral. Negative news sells. Women react to bad news with more stress than men and remember negative headlines better than their male counterparts, new research finds.
I am, as you know, a health freedom activist and writer, and I have to inform you that you could not have quoted a more ridiculous 'authority' than the EFSA, which has been shown time and time again as a corrupt and corporately biased group. Their record of destroying health freedom is already legendary, and has been amply exposed by the Alliance for (Natural Health International) in England, as well as the National Health Federation UK and NHF International and many others.
I could point to a pile of references, but I know you've probably already got them: If you don't have spying eyes on what you have to counteract out there, I'd be most surprised. And you'd have to dig a whole lot deeper to find an 'authority' that non-vested scientists could not destroy in a hot second in debate. Unfortunate choice, that fraud Monsanto picked for the anti-Prop 37 commercial, by the way. This is the same guy who said that Fukushima radiation exposure was "good for you", because they use it in cancer treatment to kill cancer cells, and lobbied for Big Tobacco saying cigarettes were "not harmful". You do catch my drift, don't you?
Of course, we all knew Monsanto would move quickly to try (and that IS the operative word here) to debunk the French study. FAIL. Since Monsanto has never had to test GMO effects in food/feed for more than 3 months, your company should be sitting down and shutting up... if it were honest. In fact, at the first sign of toxicity, an honest company, one who truly wanted to profit honorably, would go back to the drawing board to figure out where they went so wrong. Not so Monsanto. Instead, Monsanto spends many millions trying to cover up its own ineptitude in trying to improve on Mother Nature; the company appears indeed to exist by the philosophy that the end justifies the means, but considers only its own end... not that of the rest of us. As for us, Monsanto seems much to prefer that our ends are pointed skyward and our heads buried in sand.
We've all been asking for the simple right to know what the hell is in the food we pay for with our labour, eat, and give to our children to eat, and you've all been telling us you don't think we need to know. Is there something wrong with wanting to know? And again, if GMO's are so safe, why shouldn't we know? Where is the answer to that question? I asked it before: you did not address it.
And what will you tell people when the Monsanto finger pops out of the dike holding back all the real science?
From: JORDAN, TRISH L (AG/5125)
Date: 10/11/12 21:15:52
To: Dee Nicholson
Subject: Here you go
EFSA publishes initial review on GM maize and herbicide study
4 October 2012
The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that a recent paper raising concerns about the potential toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate is of insufficient scientific quality to be considered as valid for risk assessment.
EFSA’s initial review found that the design, reporting and analysis of the study, as outlined in the paper, are inadequate. To enable the fullest understanding of the study the Authority has invited authors Séralini et al to share key additional information.
Below is copy is a letter to the Editor on behalf of 25 scientists in 14 countries. Some key takeaways / concepts:
1. Such extraordinary claims must be based on sound and extensive evidence, as they are guaranteed to cause – and indeed, have caused – widespread alarm.
2. The flaws in the study are so obvious that the paper should never have passed review. This appears to be a case of blatant misrepresentation and misinterpretation of data to advance an anti-GMO agenda by an investigator with a clear vested interest. Appalling that a journal with the substantial reputation of FCT published such “junk” science so clearly intended to alarm and mislead.
3. In view of the importance of the ability to use modern molecular methods of crop improvement to increase the global food and feed supply and decrease the deleterious environmental impacts of conventional agriculture, the paper must be subject to rigorous re-review by appropriate experts and promptly retract it if it fails to meet widely held scientific standards of design and analysis.
The text of the letter:
Wallace Hayes, PhD, DABT, FATS, FIBiol, FACFE, ERT
Harvard School of Public Health
Editor-in-Chief, Food and Chemical Toxicology
Dear Dr. Hayes:
We write to you, as Editor in Chief, to request a serious reconsideration of the recent paper by Seralini et al. alleging tumorigenesis in rats resulting from consumption of corn derived from crops improved through biotechnology (Séralini, G.-E., et al. Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Food Chem. Toxicol. (2012), https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512005637).
As you are undoubtedly aware, the use of molecular methods to improve crop plants, now known as GMOs, continues to be a highly controversial subject globally despite the absence of evidence, to date, of human, animal or environment harm. The paper by Seralini et al. makes claims that contradict a large body of literature on the subject, reviewed recently in your journal by Snell et al. (2012) under the title “Assessment of the health impact of GM plant diets in long-term and multigenerational animal feeding trials: A literature review.” Food Chem. Toxicol. 50:1134.
This review, analyses by serious scientific bodies, including the U. S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, as well as the European Union’s recent overview of 25 years of biosafety research on GMOs, all conclude that there are no negative health impacts specifically attributable to the use of molecular methods of crop improvement. Moreover, the herbicide glyphosate, which affects an enzyme present in plants, but not animals, has a short residence time in the environment and a long history of safe use, as does the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, from which the so-called “Bt” gene was transferred to a number of crops to render them resistant to certain kinds of insect pests.
Seralini et al. make the extraordinary claim that rats fed GM corn, with or without added glyphosate, develop tumors earlier in life and die prematurely compared with controls, attributing enhanced morbidity and mortality to consumption of the GM corn and herbicide. Such extraordinary claims must be based on sound and extensive evidence, as they are guaranteed to cause – and indeed, have caused – widespread alarm. As detailed below, this study does not provide sound evidence to support its claims. Indeed, the flaws in the study are so obvious that the paper should never have passed review. This appears to be a case of blatant misrepresentation and misinterpretation of data to advance an anti-GMO agenda by an investigator with a clear vested interest. We find it appalling that a journal with the substantial reputation of FCT published such “junk” science so clearly intended to alarm and mislead.
In view of the importance of the ability to use modern molecular methods of crop improvement to increase the global food and feed supply and decrease the deleterious environmental impacts of conventional agriculture, we appeal to you to subject the paper to rigorous re-review by appropriate experts and promptly retract it if it fails to meet widely held scientific standards of design and analysis, as we believe it fails to do.
We make this request for you to reconsider the paper because it falls short of the customary scientific and ethical standards in several specific regards:
• The experimental design is flawed, using far fewer animals per treatment (10) than dictated by the OECD guidelines mentioned (but not cited) in the paper (N = 50; see https://www.oecd.org/science/biosafety-biotrack/42470554.pdf);
• The reader is not informed that the rats used in the study, Sprague-Dawley rats, fed ad libitum diets, would be expected to develop tumors in patterns fully consistent with what the paper reports, vitiating the authors attempt to link the observed tumors with any specific dietary components. There is an abundant literature on these rats, and their responses to ad lib/restricted diets, which the authors cite in an incomplete and entirely misleading way;
• The experiment lacks appropriate controls (i.e., at least 50 individuals, fed a measured diet of confirmed identity differing from tested diets only by absence of inserted DNA; a robust experiment would also include a random, unrelated diet, e.g., one derived from organic maize);
• Inappropriate and non standard statistical tests were used, rendering meaningless any interpretations of the results reported – robust statistical tests of raw data to determine whether or not differences are statistically significant must be used, not mere reporting of percentages or irrelevant and exotic tests of no value (e.g., OPLS-DA);
• Critical details on how much food was consumed by each rat are absent, making it impossible to establish any dose/response relationship;
• The identity of the “control” diet (i.e., “non GM” was not confirmed, and details on food preparation methodology were not provided;
• The animals were not euthanized in a timely manner to eliminate unnecessary pain and suffering, as stipulated by both European and U.S. animal research guidelines;
• The underlying and complete data are being withheld, not shared with other scientists, as is required by Elsevier’s published policies (“Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication…” - https://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf).
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What Is The Only Toxin Openly Admitted By Government To Be Harmful To Health Yet Still Widely Promoted On a National Scale?
We recently posted this question on facebook and our audience proved to be a very educated group. If you said fluoride, give yourself a pat on the back. There are plenty of other toxins of course, including vaccinations, geoengineering (chemtrails), genetically modified organisms (GMO), microwaves, cell phones, fiberglass insulation, conventional medicine, but let's not get carried away. Although all of these are toxic to human health, governments are far from admitting it, let alone implementing any federal initiative to halt mass promotion. If fluoride is admitted by government to be harmful, why is still in the water supply?
Right to Know: Vote Yes on Prop 37
There has been no greater time on earth than now to assert your position on a food supply that is safe and free of genetically modified organisms. It's your Right to Know.
Less Than 3 Minutes of Strenuous Exercise Can Lead To All-Day Calorie Burn
While for most, vigorous exercise means 20 miles of running or hours and hours of physically taxing workouts, scientists are now discovering that relatively short duration, even as little as 2.5 minutes of high-intensity interval training could be the key to long-term weight loss.
The Entire Vaccine Industry Is Being Exposed For Unproven Assumptions And Misrepresentations of Data
There are no safe vaccines. There never was and never will be with the current misrepresented data and unproven assumptions that have spanned over a century in the making. The fact is, every single vaccine is now being exposed for the lack of demonstrated evidence to actually prevent a single case of disease over a placebo. Think it's an exaggeration? Think again.
New Analysis of Over 300,000 People Shows Magnesium Reduces Colon Cancer Risk
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.
What Is Your Emotional Type?
Different people process their feelings in different ways--your emotional style is a fundamental aspect of who you are. It affects more than just your outlook on life; it can affect your very well-being. Many chronic ailments are not the result of germs or genes but are rooted in our emotional biology. The link between emotional type and health explains why modern medicine--which views treatment as "one size fits all" --often fails to successfully treat chronic pain and illness.
Identifying 5 Healthy and Preventative Foods
Take a stroll into your local grocery store and I bet you can’t even make it in a few strides without being bombarded with product labels boasting their latest, fat-free, no sugar, protein-crammed, age-defying, super-awesome-amazing-tasting latest creation. Aside from what these labels are telling you, can you be absolutely certain that these products are going to live up to their claim? Instead of playing nutritional roulette, next time you are at the store go straight to the source. Below is a list of five great foods that come packed with preventative vitamins and minerals, naturally.
Canadian School Board Forced To Change Website After Caught Inviting Kids To Experiment Sexually With Vegetables
In a rather disgusting show of perversion from what should be a reputable institution to protect the morals of a child, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in the province of Ontario was caught red-handed promoting links which enticed children to experiment sexually with vegetables. The move supports accumulating evidence across Canada and the U.S. that school boards are promoting the dangerous sexualization of children at an early age. TDSB officials were forced to remove the offensive links after they were initially discovered and reported by a blogger.
Your Thoughts and Emotions Create Your Vibration and Circumstances In Your Life, Including Illness
Everything in this world that you see manifested as form and phenomena, including things like electricity, sound waves coming to your ears as music and speech, everything is vibrations. This includes your health or illness.
The High Cost of Losing Insect Populations To GMO: Ecological Interactions Are At Risk
At first blush, many people would probably love to get rid of insects, such as pesky mosquitoes, ants and roaches. But a new study indicates that getting rid of insects could trigger some unwelcome ecological consequences, such as the rapid loss of desired traits in plants, including their good taste and high yields. Genetically modified crops and insecticides are facilitating this process.
Having Small Meals Up To 9 Times Every Day Has Metabolic Benefits
Encouraging news for those who like to take small bites throughout their daily dietary plans. Most metabolisms are not designed to eat three square meals per day and embracing a diet where calorie intake is divided into multiple small meals up to nine per day will lower blood pressure and encourage weight loss according to new research.
You Put What In My Mouth?
An excellent soon to be released documentary You Put What In My Mouth? follows the lives of 4 people as they struggle to inform the federal government, public and dentists of the extremely large amounts of mercury vapor and mercury contaminated particulate matter generated during the making, placement, polishing and removal of mercury "amalgam" dental fillings. Mercury vapor thousands of times higher than safety limits is NOT harmless.
Using Plastic Bottles Causes Multiple Health Threats With Metabolic Changes
Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of canned food, soda, receipts, bottled water, plastic food containers, baby bottles and even water supply lines that feed to your drinking water to your home. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment and routinely ingested. New research, however, from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests it is the metabolic changes that take place once BPA is broken down inside the body that pose the greater health threat.
Dear Ms. Jordan,
I'm sure you are well-paid for your job, but you have to ask yourself if they're paying you enough to lie bold-facedly to everyone who has the knowledge Mr. Proteau has, and try to slough off educated people as dumbass consumers.
Hate to inform you, Ms Jordan, but as far as health-aware people are concerned, people who have done their own research and seen that GM foods KILL, and who know that of all corporations on this planet, it is MONSANTO that is known as the "most evil of them all", you have just spewed a pile of ineffective, lying garbage in answer to a direct question.
We're not idiots out here, Trish. We know why corporations sponsor things, and it isn't because THEY like them, it's because the PEOPLE like them, and the association of your corporate name with those events makes you somehow "good guys" in the eyes of the public. We know you aren't. We know you're planning on engineering ALGAE now, we know you've altered ALFALFA, we know you have agents in our governments, we know what you spend on lobbying, and we know that you are not in it for the beneficent cause of feeding the world.
We know that animals fed GMO are dying, aborting, getting sick. We know that animals offered a choice between GMO and non-GMO choose non-GMO EVERY TIME... and that is many different species.
We know that the bees are dying, because of Roundup. We know that with the death of the bees, the destruction of the hives, comes the destruction of FOOD. But you don't care. You just want to own it all via your never-ending patents on genomes.
Yes, we know. And you know we know. Which is why you are scrambling to make something absolutely horrific into something acceptable, and failing. You lied directly about Europe in your response to Mr. Proteau. We've already heard what Europe thinks of GMO, and that BASF and Monsanto are moving ops out of there because you are NOT WANTED. The whole of Europe is banding against you, as we speak. And you would be disingenuous in the extreme to try to say otherwise, given the mainstream coverage it's getting.
WE ARE NEXT to show you our backsides.
We have, as humans, the right to know what we consume. And you cannot argue the fact that if these products are safe, you should have no qualms whatsoever in touting their inclusion in packaged foods. The ONLY possible reason to avoid labeling of GMO's is that THEY ARE POISONOUS TO LIVING ORGANISMS. THERE IS NO OTHER REASON TO HIDE THEM EXCEPT TO COVER YOUR CRIME. Throwing money at it will not make it go away. Not even the loss of Prop 37 will make it go away. And you know it.
When Monsanto decides to be honest, perhaps you won't get emails like this. In the meantime, I can only ask how you can damned well sleep at night.... and gee, do you feed your OWN children this garbage? That is CHILD ABUSE. It is, because you come from the company making this stuff and KNOW the truth about it, DELIBERATE NEGLECT. So, I bet you don't. And I bet there are no GMO's in your company cafeterias either, right?
Do not bother to answer me. You have nothing to say that can placate me or make me change my mind, nor will you change the minds of the millions upon millions around the world who are onto your games. Meanwhile, I am sharing this letter with my list of prominent health activists around the world. I just shared with them a comprehensive list of GMO-containing products, and won't these companies be surprised when their bottom lines start to sink? (Really, did Kellogg's think nobody'd find out about Kashi? Please!)
ALL YOUR FAULT. YOU ARE THE AUTHORS OF YOUR OWN DEMISE.
Funny how that works.
With a firmly raised middle finger,
Health Columnist (international)
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From: JORDAN, TRISH L (AG/5125)
Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Subject: Your email to the CCA re: Monsanto support for curling in Canada
Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" , "email@example.com" , "firstname.lastname@example.org" , "email@example.com"
Thanks for expressing your viewpoints to the CCA. I am sure they will respond to you as it pertains to their sponsorship strategy and how they engage companies to support the sport of curling.
Monsanto Canada has been a significant sponsor of the Canadian Curling Association for more than 10 years. We have had 3 long-term agreements with the CCA that featured Monsanto as the Presenting Sponsor of key CCA events such as the Continental Cup, the Brier and the Olympic Trials. We are now in the last year of our current 3-year agreement and our relationship with the CCA, curling fans and farmers across the country has never been stronger.
Monsanto supports curling because it is a sport embraced by farmers and rural communities. Monsanto is an agriculture company – 100%. Our only customers are farmers so we strive to support causes that are important to them. Curling is one of those passions. We have had excellent feedback from curling fans and our farm customers about our support and commitment to curling and we continue to be proud to support a sport in Canada that is so uniquely tied to the social fabric of rural communities across this country. We are constantly thanked by the players and fans for our support of curling and we are humbled by the opportunity we have been given to be involved.
We also support CurlManitoba provincially and are a key sponsor of Team Jennifer Jones and well as some other junior curling teams in Manitoba. Locally, we support the DEKALB SuperSpiel in Morris, MB – a competitive bonspiel that attracts some of the best curling teams in Canada and teams from other world areas. We also support the DEKALB SuperLeague – a competitive curling league in Southern Manitoba that supports amateur curling and includes many teams comprised of farmers.
I don’t know how your opinions of Monsanto have been formed, but I share a couple of links that refute the links you provide below. The first is from the European Food Safety Authority as just one example of how academics, scientists and regulatory bodies around the world have swiftly and harshly discounted and criticized the Seralini Rat Study. It is a flawed study and not in any way supported by the significant body of research on GM crops. More than 2 trillion meals containing biotech crop ingredients have been consumed by thousands around the globe with zero reliably documented cases of harm to human health. Seralini is a known anti-GM activist researcher and he has made similar sensational claims before – they too were trashed by the academic and scientific community as faulty science and his findings have not been able to be replicated or confirmed by any other regulatory or food safety body. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/121004.htm
The second link is from Academics Review. Jeffrey Smith is also a known anti-biotech activist. Every single one of his claims is responded to by independent 3rd party scientists and academics at this link. https://academicsreview.org/reviewed-content/genetic-roulette/
As to the 3rd link, I am not aware of it at all but I can tell you 100 per cent that Monsanto is not doing ANY work with the human genome. We are an agricultural company that focuses exclusively on working with plants and enhancing agricultural seeds for the benefit of farmers and the environment. You can learn more about the real work we do at www.improveagriculture.com.
In the end Kevin, we are fine with you holding whatever opinions you wish to hold about agriculture, farmers or Monsanto. I would just respectfully ask you to choose what fits best for you, but don’t hate your neighbor because he/she chooses differently. Agriculture and farmers need every possible solution to enhance agricultural production and arguing over the right way or wrong way to farm certainly doesn’t do much to support farmers in their goal to feed a growing world population and do so in an economically and environmentally viable way.
Finally, as I mentioned above, we are in our last year of our current 3-year agreement with the CCA and we have informed them that we will not be moving forward with continued sponsorship of CCA events post-2013. This in no way reflects on the CCA or the very positive experience we have had with them and with the sport of curling. All great relationships/projects run their course and it is simply time for Monsanto to look at other options and seek out new partnerships where we can grow and develop our business and support our farm customers. So, that bit of news may make you happier.
Hope to see you at the rink in Penticton. The curling will be exciting.
Public and Industry Affairs Director
Monsanto Canada Inc.
900-One Research Rd.
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laboratory-genetically-modified (GM), so as to spawn poisonous pesticides
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