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  • The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs, are fully capable of transferring their genes directly into the bloodstream, deconstructing the myth that transgenic foods act on the body in the same way as natural foods.

    A combined analysis of four other independent studies involving more than 1,000 human samples and a team of researchers from universities in Hungary, Denmark and the U.S. looked at the assimilation process for GMOs as they are currently consumed throughout the world. This includes derivatives of GM crops such as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from GM corn, for instance, and soy protein from GM soybeans, as well as meat derived from animals fed a GM-based diet.

    After looking at the data on how the human body processes these and other forms of GMOs, the team discovered that DNA from GMOs is not completely broken down by the body during the digestion process. What would normally be degraded into smaller constituents like amino acids and nucleic acids was found to remain whole. Not only this, but these larger DNA fragments were found to pass directly into the circulatory system, sometimes at a level higher than actual human DNA.

    “Based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system,”

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    Monsanto's manipulative tactics revealed

    by natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 4:00 PM
    natsu4fun natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 4:05 PM Flag

    Monsanto manipulates the study to make GM soybeans appear "substantially equivalent" to non GMOs
    When Monsanto headquarters got the results of their GM soybean having these dangerous qualities, they were displeased and ordered the transgenic seed to be returned to Texas A and M for further heat treatments. After reheating the hybrids two more times, they were finally denatured, since the urease enzymes could not withstand repeated heat.

    When Monsanto got the results they were looking for, they deemed the hybrid seed "substantially equivalent" to normal soybeans and felt that they had the lab results to prove it.

    Sadly, these tactics were just one set of botched test results used by Monsanto to push their hybrid seeds into the Japanese market.
    Monsanto substitutes GM protein with E coli protein in rat safety tests
    Further investigation found out more about Monsanto's misuse of the term "equivalent."

    In tests looking for acute toxicity, the protein CP4EPSPS was tested on rats. Instead of taking the protein from the hybrid soybean, Monsanto obtained the protein from E. coli harboring plasma. Of course, this practice is seen as "equivalent" in Monsanto's eyes.

    But as researcher Kawata reports, "This is unacceptable because there is a possibility that the inserted gene work differently in soybean than was in the original bacterium, and therefore the expression product may be different from that of soybean."

    Kawata says the problem could be resolved if the soybean's amino acid sequence "had been analyzed and confirmed equal as the bacterium." He said that the experiment presumed that the hybrid soybeans are the same as normal soybeans "as long as the CP4EPSPS is not toxic."

    "The core of this problem is whether the soybean gene gets affected from insertion of foreign gene or not. The series of experiments described is incoherent on the fundamentals [emphasis added]." Kawata said.

  • When talking about the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), scientists working for the biotech industry often tout phony science while broadcasting industry spin. This industry spin is often backed by fundamentally incoherent safety tests that are used to hoodwink entire countries into compliance. Entire regula
    tory commissions can be duped by biotech doublespeak that's backed by manipulative, fraudalent GMO
    "safety" results.

    In 2003, a Japanese research team led by Masaharu Kawata reported that they had uncovered a volume of Monsanto "safety studies" used to manipulate the Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry into accepting hybrid soybeans.

    These papers, the Safety Assessment Application Documents, were used as a manipulative tool to import Roundup Ready soybeans into Japan. These documents, kept at the Food Safety Association, were not to be photocopied or photographed and were only to be viewed up to five hours a day. When Kawata's research team of 40 people went in to investigate, they examined Monsanto's compiled "safety" data and hand-copied it over a span of 10 days. In their evaluation of the documents, Kawata and his team found several disturbing loopholes forged by Monsanto.

    Kawata claims Monsanto intended to confuse Japanese health officials with the documents. The papers claimed that genetically modified soybeans are "substantially equivalent" to the non-GMO crop. Kawata claims that Monsanto made propaganda-like claims, twisting research and ignoring obvious data that shows distinct differences between regular soybeans and GM 40-3-2 hybrid strains.

    Even after heat treatment, GM soybeans contain enzymes which can cause kidney stones and liver problems
    Here's how Monsanto propagandists twisted safety test results to make their hybrids appear "substantially equivalent" to regular soybeans:

    A safety test conducted at Texas A and M, highlighted in the Safety Assessment application documents, showed both soybean strains undergoing heat tests

  • Reply to

    Divest Monsanto and buy silver!

    by nickcainski Jun 1, 2014 1:41 PM
    natsu4fun natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 3:56 PM Flag

    Everyone who divested is sleeping better now!

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writerWhat if biotechnology was actually intended not to provide more food for the planet but rather to seize control of the global food supply for the purpose of using agriculture as a weapon? Biotechnology expert and BioEngineering News founder and editor Tom Mysiewicz makes the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as weapons of warfare by multinational corporations, providing scientific proof that this reckless technology is destroying both the earth and those who live on it.

    Mysiewicz has been involved with the biotechnology movement since the beginning and was among the first journalists to cover its existence back in the early 1980s. His extensive understanding of how biotechnology works, as well as his many years of hands-on research experience in the field, makes his point of view on the issue both relevant and credible.

    It is because of this that Mysiewicz's assessment is so sobering, as it unveils a covert killer within our midst that is being promoted as some kind of savior of humanity. Not only were GMOs, he says, approved based on lies, but the substantiation of their entire existence is predicated on deceit, faulty science and empty promises.

  • Reply to

    Time to BUY

    by natsu4fun May 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    natsu4fun natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 12:30 PM Flag

    Wait to take that deep breath and your gonna pay North of $5 which will still be a bargain however it is a much better decision to buy all you can in the 3s.Buy all you can and then some at this gift level than sell in the fifties if you need to!

  • natsu4fun by natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 9:54 AM Flag

    The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. Genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses.

    Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise. Although there is not sufficient research to confirm that GMOs are a contributing factor, doctors groups such as the AAEM tell us not to wait before we start protecting ourselves, and especially our children who are most at risk.

    The American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association are among many medical groups that condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone, because the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1)―which is linked to cancer

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    GMO labeling could cost you $500 a year

    by evaheisel Jun 10, 2014 3:00 PM
    natsu4fun natsu4fun Jun 11, 2014 9:39 AM Flag

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Raising an autistic child can take a tremendous financial toll, even when insurance helps cover some of the costs.

    Kim and David Picciano's three-year old son, Colton, was diagnosed with autism eight months ago and they pay roughly $1,000 out of pocket each month for all of his therapies.

    "It's not all covered... we have co-pays," said Kim. "Right now, I've been fighting with insurance since August to get him occupational therapy."

    The cost of providing care for a person with autism in the U.S. is an estimated $1.4 million over their lifetime, according to a study funded by advocacy group Autism Speaks. For those with autism who are impacted with intellectual disabilities (with an IQ of 70 or less) -- nearly half of the autistic population -- the cost jumps to $2.3 million.

    That's in addition to the standard costs associated with raising a child, including food, education and housing.
    'Child care costs are killing us'

    "The burden on families affected by autism is enormous," said Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks. "Immediately parents are faced with bills that are not being covered so they turn to second mortgages or home equity lines of credit, then they turn to credit cards and other family members and at that point they are out of options."

    Kate Movius has spent nearly $200,000 in the eight years since her 11-year old son Aidan was first diagnosed with autism.

  • Editor’s Note: How many more cases like this are we going to start to see if more medical professionals are honest with people like the man in this story was with Mrs. Shetterly?

    What are the odds that SO MANY of the rises in cancer, the growth of people with immune-deficiency disorders and horrible health effects from food allergies etc. are all connected?

    While we’re consistently being reassured these products are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the same alphabet agencies who share a revolving door with the big companies who stand to profit, more and more people are getting really really sick out there.

    And we still don’t get GMO labeling of our food in America. If these products are so wonderful for humanity, why can’t the companies who make them label them? Is it because they know it’ll hurt their bottom line, or is it just because GMO is so pervasive at this point that they don’t want us to know the real truth that virtually everything we’re eating has somehow been genetically modified…?

    Why is GMO CORN making you sick?

  • natsu4fun natsu4fun May 31, 2014 10:47 PM Flag

    CDE is much better than MON and I am sure all the lead they sell is clearly labeled as lead.On a side note HL will probably outdo CDE .So the wise thing to do is divest evil MON and buy silver stocks or even physical silver or gold.Apmex has good investment ideas!
    I am also a precious metal enthusiast who also hates evil monsatino.

  • Buy all you can buy at this gift level.Do not wait for $5 or $7 before finally deciding the upturn momentum is for real.I myself am buying all I can!

  • Reply to

    Cold summer of 2014 will be the last for HL?

    by shulman_knows May 30, 2014 12:11 PM
    natsu4fun natsu4fun May 30, 2014 2:50 PM Flag

    You blittering idiot Hecla is now profitable!They made money last quarter.For them to go bankrupt silver needs to go below $9.75 for about fifteen years.Hecla can still be profitable with $14 silver just by cutting expenses such as overtime or reducing exploration costs more.

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