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sallykohles 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 4, 2014 12:13 PM Member since: Jul 12, 2006
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  • sallykohles sallykohles Jul 4, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    ~~~"The factors contributing to this decline are many. ~~~~
    However they were all thriving before gmo's contaminated the lands!
    It is a fact:The more contamination the less importants insects (bees, butterflys)

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    What is not to like about this company?

    by cgreens72 Jun 10, 2014 8:03 PM
    sallykohles sallykohles Jun 13, 2014 2:16 PM Flag

    Independent research Rats fed GM potatoes had smaller livers, hearts, testicles and brains, damaged immune systems, showed structural changes in their white blood cells making them more vulnerable to infection and disease Thymus and spleen damage showed up; enlarged tissues, including the pancreas and intestines; and there were cases of liver atrophy as well as significant proliferation of stomach and intestines cells that could be a sign of greater future risk of cancer. Equally alarming, results showed up after 10 days of testing, and they persisted after 110 days that’s the human equivalent of 10 years.

    Consider corn varieties engineered to produce a pesticidal protein called Bt-toxin. Farmers use it in spray form. People exposed to the spray develop allergic-type symptoms, mice ingesting Bt had powerful immune responses and abnormal and excessive cell growth, and a growing number of human and livestock illnesses are linked to Bt crops.

    Results of animals fed GM foods – Independent studies showed stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially precancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshaped cell structures in the liver, pancreas and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed organs, reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality as well.

    Farmers have reported their pigs and cows fed GM corn became sterile, 71 shepherds said 25% of their sheep fed Bt cotton plants died, and other reports showed the same effects on cows, chickens, water buffaloes and horses. After GM soy was introduced in the UK, allergies from the product skyrocketed by 50%, and in the US in the 1980s, a GM food supplement killed dozens and left five to ten thousand others sick or disabled.

    All type GM foods, not just crops, carry risks. Milk

  • You know, I find it surprising that there are many today that believe that GE foods are causing no harm. How they believe that is a mystery to me. I’m over 50, and I’ve been here long enough to measure what I see today against things of the past. We are, as a nation, sicker than we ever have been. How sick are you?
    Next stop, if we don't stop...

    Next stop, if we don’t stop…

    Yes, there are genetic, and environmental reasons for some of what we see. But I believe that the greater percentage of the disease and sickness we see prevailing today is due to one common denominator. Genetically Engineered or Genetically Modified Organisms that’s in our food.

    In an open letter “from world scientists to all governments concerning genetically modified organisms” it was expressed that “GM crops offer no benefits to farmers or consumers. Instead, many problems have been identified, including yield drag, increased herbicide use, erratic performance, and poor economic returns to farmers. GM crops also intensify corporate monopoly on food, which is driving family farmers to destitution, and preventing the essential shift to sustainable agriculture that can guarantee food security and health around the world.”

    The letter states: “We urge the US Congress to reject GM crops as both hazardous and contrary to the interest of family farmers; and to support research and development of sustainable agricultural methods that can truly benefit family farmers all over the world. We, the undersigned scientists, call for the immediate suspension of all environmental releases of GM crops and products, both commercially and in open field trials, for at least 5 years; for patents on living processes, organisms, seeds, cell lines and genes to be revoked and banned; and for a comprehensive public inquiry into the future of agriculture and food security for all.”

  • Big agribusiness and biotech companies don't want it, but increasingly Americans - and people in countries all over the world - want food products that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such.

    Calls for GMO labeling come amid a backdrop of consumer regulations that already require all other foods and food products - even bottles of water that only contain "water" - to be labeled. Yet the federal government has taken no action on the issue, even as some states (Vermont recently became the first) to require such labeling.

    As reported by the News:

    Most consumers want that to change. Some 93 percent of respondents to a New York Times survey said they want genetically modified ingredients identified, though only half said they would avoid GMO products.

    More than 14 million people have signed the Center for Food Safety's petition urging the FDA to require GMO labeling. Marches were held in thousands of cities recently to protest the introduction of genetically engineered products by Monsanto and other developers.
    And what reason does the evil ones have to not allow labels? ---- "Labeling space is very limited", Claire Parker, spokeswoman for the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, which represents businesses and organizations opposed to GMO labeling, told the Times.
    Lets have a win win and label gmo's that way those loving and wanting gmo's can more easily find them and those like me that hate everything about them can finally avoid them!

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