FACT: Genetically Modified Plants and animals (GMOs) contain foreign DNA whose impact is not subject to safety evaluation by the FDA or any other government agency
FACT: GMOs contain genetic markers which confer antibiotic resistance to the GMO AND to the environment, helping to create the new plague, antibiotic resistant “super bugs” in animals, humans and the environment
FACT: The FDA, supposedly our health watchdog for foods and drugs, regularly bases its approvals not on scientific data, but on personal conflicts of interest which are permitted under current rules.
FACT: The FDA is not permitted to examine safety data after initial, company-generated preliminary indication that a GMO is safe
FACT: Acknowledging consumer revulsion at the thought of eating GMOs, the FDA forbids labeling items, or ingredients, as GMO “to prevent consumers from making an error since FDA regards all GMOs as “substantially equivalent” to unmodified foods
FACT: There is no scientific basis for the concept of “substantially equivalent”
FACT: Every single independent scientific analysis of GMO impact on health, immune function, allergic status, fertility, organ function and status, reproductive impact or any other function shows that GMOs impair fertility, organ function, fetal and neonatal survival, immune function and a host of other parameters
FACT: GMO genetic material infects the DNA of other plants and animals, animals (including humans) who ingest it and the bacteria on which animals depend for life support both in their guts and in the rest of the biosphere
FACT: The US Department of Agriculture has stated that it does not know where, or what, more than 95% of the GMO field trials being conducted are.
FACT: Bayer Crop Sciences, responsible for contamination of almost all rice fields in the US with GMO rice, has stated that it is not possible to contain GMO DNA from invading other fields and organisms.
FACT: GMO genes dominate natural ones and insert themselves into native DNA in wild and unpredictable ways so that novel proteins are produced whose impact is nearly totally unknown
FACT: Once GMOs contaminate native DNA, there is no known way to remove it
FACT: Virtually all GMO plants are modified to tolerate high levels of the toxic chemicals which their modifiers manufacture, increasing the use of these chemicals up to 400% and leading to super bugs and super weeds which are highly destructive to the environment and to crops
FACT: The same companies which modify foods and other organisms and make the chemicals they have been made resistant to also make drugs to treat the diseases that follow from them
FACT: GMO-related agrochemicals (such as very high doses of BT from BT corn) contaminate the ecosystem months to years after the crop has been harvested
Even politicians, generally some of the most obtuse and self-interested people on the planet, had a belly full of GMOs today. Democrats in the House and the Senate both urged the FDA to reject their approval of genetically modified salmon, hatched in the US and nurtured offshore. Even the members of the US Congress, generally so Big Biotech compliant, noted that the review process the FDA followed was flawed. What a “flawed process” means is that a dangerous drug (or, in this case, Frankenfood) would be put into the market. Only later would the dangers be noted and the product removed, in the case of a drug. But drugs are labeled while FDA-approved Frankenfood is never labeled. Thus, the cancer, infertility, loss of babies and other preventable tragedies it can cause will never be identified, allowing the contaminators to continue their deceptive campaign to convince us that, sick and dying as we are from our food, the US food supply is the safest in the world.
On the contrary, with every new DNA-modified food, our food supply becomes more deadly. Aunt Gertrude’s cancer? Was that from GMOs? How about the baby the Polly and Henry lost last year? The Lupus that has crippled Elizabeth? Who knows if they are unlabeled? And if they are permitted, in the face of evidence that they are dangerous, the question must be asked “WHY?”
The answer is both simple – “Greed”, and complex – “Genocide”
Take your pick. Protect us from greed, protect us from genocide. Either way, ban GMOs now and take back clean, unadulterated food while we still can.
Dems in both chambers urge FDA to reject ‘Frankenfish’ salmon
By Mike Lillis – 09/29/10 09:31 AM ET
Calling the review process flawed, a long list of Democrats from both the House and Senate are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reject a Massachusetts company’s bid to bring a genetically modified salmon to the market.
The lawmakers say the FDA is evaluating the fish as if it were a new drug, not a new animal.
“The FDA approval process is inadequate and sets a dangerous precedent: the environmental review is flawed, and the consumer’s right to know is ignored,” a group of 20 House Democrats — led by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Peter DeFazio (Ore.) and Mike Thompson (Calif.) — wrote Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.
“Rather than developing an appropriate evaluation method, the FDA is currently proceeding to approve the [genetically engineered] fish using its process for reviewing a new drug meant for animals.”
A similar message is coming from the Senate, where 11 Democrats penned a separate letter to Hamburg Tuesday, arguing that information withheld from the public as proprietary prevents consumers from knowing fully the potential health effects of eating the product.
“Critical information has been kept from the public and consequently, only FDA and [the company] know important details about the approval process,” wrote the lawmakers, led by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska).
The senators have asked Hamburg to “halt all proceedings” related to the approval process.
FDA officials met last week to decide whether AquaBounty Technologies’ should be permitted to sell its genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which has been outfitted with a growth hormone gene from a Chinook salmon and an antifreeze gene from an ocean pout. The genes allow the new creation — dubbed the AquAdvantage salmon — to grow about twice as fast as its natural cousin.
If approved, it would be the first genetically modified animal allowed to be sold as food.
The agency is also weighing whether to force the company to label its salmon as genetically engineered.
The Democrats endorsing the House letter include Reps. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), George Miller (Calif.), Sam Farr (Calif.), John Garamendi (Calif.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Maurice Hinchey (N.Y.), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Betty McCollum (Minn.), Dennis Moore (Kan.), Jim Moran (Va.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Jackie Speier (Calif.), Peter Welch (Vt.), Lynn Woolsey (Calif.), David Wu (Ore.), Madeleine Bordallo (Guam) and Donna Christensen (V.I.).
Lawmakers signing the upper-chamber letter were Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Barbara Mikulski (Md.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), and Jon Tester (Mont.).
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) also endorsed the letter.
Dr. Rima introduces an interesting Bloomberg article and discusses some of the latest Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) developments in this Health Freedom USA Blog entry. Dr. Rima and Gen. Bert are traveling for the next several weeks, meeting with various food NGO and agency representatives in countries that want to protect their citizens, under the Precautionary Principle, from untested and unlabeled GMO products. This International Decade of Nutrition investigative tour will culminate at the Codex nutrition committee meeting in Canada, at the beginning of May.
Interesting Bloomberg article yesterday entitled, Big Bucks at Stake. What is remarkable is what Bloomberg recommends in the article… But first some background. The United States FDA approves GMO foods and feeds without any safety testing of significance. Early on in the process of releasing GMOs, the company which owns the patented gene provides the FDA with whatever edited data it chooses to show that the organism in is “safe”, no matter how weak, contrived or meaningless that data is.
No further safety testing is carried out by the FDA, nor are further safety data reviewed, IF they exist.
But, in the largest involuntary human experiment ever conducted, with zero informed consent possible, the world’s food, as it comes through the US food system, its seed system and its feed system, is contaminated with unlabeled, un-traceable GMOs. Any long term (or, for that matter, short term) effects will never be known because who is eating what GMO gene, promoter virus or bacterial marker sequence is totally unknowable. This is the effect of FDA refusing to require “truthful and not misleading” GMO labeling. In deed, the agency, in a true display of the arrogance of power, believes it has authority to censor even “GMO Free” labels!
At the forthcoming Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Labeling (May 3-7, Quebec City, Canada), the US will, once again, use it might, military and economic power, to try to prevent GMO labeling anywhere in the world.
The article below neatly sums up many of the dangers we are facing if we allow GMO crops and animals, foods and feeds, to exist in our world. Because their DNA is unstable and contagious, there is, in fact, no long-term co-existence possible between non genetically modified plants, animals, insects and, indeed, people, and the modified ones. Does any company have the right to modify the genetic make up of the planet for profit and control? The Biotech industry, of which Monsanto is a particularly horrifying example (but whose horrors are shared by Bayer Crop Sciences, Syngenta, Pioneer, DuPont, Pfizer and a host of others) believe that they have bought that right by patenting genes. The science upon which these patents rest is totally inaccurate and invalid. None the less, the practice will continue unless, and until, nations and individuals take the science seriously and ban or boycott anything which contains GMO or has been fed GMO, is made with, by or trough GMO technology or profits the companies which own these patents.
But to voluntarily boycott these “Franken Foods” we need to know what products contain GMOs and what products are GMO Free. We pledge to do our due diligence best effort to recommend only GMO free products to help support the work of the Foundation.
There is little time left for those of us who believe that genes cannot be patented (since they are not “new and useful” inventions, but rather simply recombinations of existing DNA data, available in nature and free for anyone to discover) and that the biosphere itself must not be contaminated.
Through Big BioTech’s enormous marketing propaganda campaigns, which include providing large funding (through fees and grants) to industry, government and university scientists alike, tainting them all with unresolved conflicts of interest, it is very difficult to find unbiased information and Codex Alimentarius, of course, contributes to this condition by continually permitting ever-growing encroachments by industrial toxins and the like into the food chain.
Click this the link below to join global voices for a total ban on all Genetically Modified Organisms. Please take this action once for each member of your family and pass it along to every person you know, urging them to do the same.
And please remember that the Natural Solutions Foundation depends on your tax deductible donations to continue our vital work for Health Freedom. Click below to set up a recurring tax deductible donation: Once your health freedom is gone, there will be no way to buy it back. Now is the time to share resources to keep health freedom free.
There is a great deal that you, as an individual, can do about this direct threat to your health and future, and the future of your children. The first thing you can do is voice your rejection of contaminated foods and corrupt policies which permit and promote them.
If you are not already a member (or if you’ve not been receiving a regular weekly email from us, suggesting that your email provider may be blocking us) please join our Natural Solutions Foundation’s Health Freedom Action eAlert.
The second action you can take is with your wallet: Make sure that you do not support GMO goods or companies that make it.
The third action, equally as critical as the previous two, is to disseminate this information. Contact Kathy Greene, our Volunteer Coordinator, at Kathy.Greene@usa.net and ask her for an Organizer’s Handbook, filed with helpful information about getting the word out to people who need to hear it.
Thanks for your activism. No one on the planet deserves to have their world contaminated and degraded for greed, by a hand full of ruthless death merchants.
———————————————— Big Bucks at Stake
April 24, 2010 Bloomberg reports:
“At stake are the costs to farmers who produce $80.3 billion a year in corn and soybeans, used in products ranging from Coca-Cola to cattle feed to ethanol. “Monsanto has become such a dominant player in the seed business that producers have real concerns that the price they pay for seed is going to be anywhere near reasonable,” said John Crabtree, a spokesman for the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska, a nonprofit group that provides services to farm communities. “The fear is that the sky’s the limit.”
These fears are not unfounded when you consider that prices on everything from the seed to the obligatory fertilizers and pesticides that are required to make the GM seeds “grow properly” have skyrocketed.
According to a report by Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at the Organic Center in Boulder, Colorado, the influx of genetically modified seed has steadily ratchet prices upward. Seed used to be fairly inexpensive, in large part due to the practice of planting seed collected and saved from the previous year. With GE seeds, this ancient farming practice is no longer employed and farmers must buy new seed each year.
The 2009 Organic Center report, titled The Magnitude and Impacts of the Biotech and Organic Seed Price Premium, states that farmers who purchase Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 soybeans in 2010 will pay 42 percent more per bag than they paid just last year.
This is in stark contrast to the overall rise in soybean seed prices over the last 25 years, which was 63 percent. Between the years of 1975 and 1997, soybean farmers spent four to eight percent of their farm income on seeds. Last year, those who planted GE soybeans spent 16.4 percent of their income on seeds.
The story is the same for GM corn growers, who will pay just over twice the amount for the latest eight-trait “SmartStax” corn seed, compared to those planting conventional seeds. And GE cotton seed now cost nearly 6 times more than conventional. The report shows that the GE seed price premiums FAR exceed the organic seed price premium, across the board, for various crops. This should be an eye opener for anyone who still believes genetically engineered crops are the way to inexpensively feed the world… [Emphasis added – REL]
The only one who is truly benefiting, it seems, is Monsanto, who ended their fiscal year in 2009 with revenue of $11.7 billion. Over $7 billion of that came from sales and licensing of seeds and seed genes. [Emphasis added – REL]
So, is growing GM crops REALLY in the best financial interest of most farmers? Or are they simply being hoodwinked by fancy marketing that promises increased yield and reduced pestilence? Benbrook asks the same question, and has called for further studies to evaluate whether or not GM crop yields warrant the disproportionate difference in price. If previous studies are any indication, I believe the answer is no.
GM Crops Yield Unimpressive Results
In reality, GM crops create previously unimaginable profits for sub-par performance when compared to conventional or organic crops. And when you review the potential danger these crops pose to human and environmental health, the list is so disturbing you could easily say we’re all paying for poison when we buy GM food products. [Emphasis added – REL]
After 30 years of GMO experimentation, the data to shows [All emphasis added below – REL]:
* No increase in yields; on the contrary GM soya has decreased yields by up to 20 percent compared with non-GM soya. Up to 100 percent failures of Bt cotton have been recorded in India. And studies >by scientists from the USDA and the University of Georgia in 2008 found that growing GM cotton in the U.S. can result in a drop in income by up to 40 percent.
* No reduction in pesticides use; on the contrary, USDA data shows that GM crops have increased pesticide use by 50 million pounds from 1996 to 2003 in the U.S., and the use of glyphosate [Most frequently marketed as Monsanto’s dangerous herbicide, Roundup (c) – REL] went up more than 15-fold between 1994 and 2005, along with increases in other herbicides to cope with rising glyphosate resistant superweeds.
* Roundup (C) herbicide is lethal to frogs and toxic to human placental and embryonic cells. Roundup is used in more than 80 percent of all GM crops planted in the world.
* GM crops harm wildlife, as revealed by UK and U.S. studies
* Bt resistant pests and Roundup tolerant superweeds render the two major GM crop traits useless. The evolution of Bt resistant boll-worms worldwide have been confirmed and documented.
* Vast areas of forests, pampas and cerrados have been lost to GM soya in Latin America.
* Epidemic of suicides in the cotton belt of India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, more than 182,900 Indian farmers took their own lives between 1997 and 2007 as a result of failed GM crops. It estimates 46 Indian farmers commit suicide every day. * Transgene contamination is completely unavoidable, as science has recently revealed that the genome (whether plant, animal or human) is NOT constant and static, which is the scientific base for genetic engineering of plants and animals. Instead, geneticists have discovered that the genome is remarkably dynamic and changeable, and constantly ‘conversing’ and adapting to the environment. This interaction determines which genes are turned on, when, where, by what and how much, and for how long. They’ve also found that the genetic material itself has the ability to be changed according to experience, passing it on to subsequent generations.
* GM food and feed linked to deaths and sicknesses both in the fields in India and in lab tests around the world.
How Can YOU Stop Monsanto from Ruling, and Ruining, the Food Supply?
Allowing Monsanto to monopolize the market could have lethal consequences for all of us. Because not only is Monsanto doing what it can to eliminate competition from other agricultural biotech products, their end game is to do away with conventional seeds, period. As I’ve discussed in many previous articles, this is a threat to human civilization and would spell disaster for the entire planet. Fortunately, you don’t have to be directly involved in the legal or political end of the battle.
You, as an ordinary citizen, still have the power to make perhaps an even GREATER difference in how business will pan out for Monsanto – by steering the market demand toward non-GMO crops and foods. Every time you choose to buy a non-GMO product over a product that contains GM ingredients, you are making a dent in the empire that is Monsanto.
While you’re waiting for the leaders of the world to catch up, take advantage of local sources of organic foods as often as you can. You can also avoid GM foods by:
* Reducing or Eliminating Processed Foods. Some 75 percent of processed foods contain GM ingredients. Use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide, available for free at www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com.
* Read produce and food labels. When looking at a product label, if any ingredients such as corn flour and meal, dextrin, starch, soy sauce, margarine, and tofu (to name a few) are listed, there’s a good chance it has come from GM corn or soy,unless it bears the USDA organic seal.
* Buy organic produce. Buying organic is currently the best way to ensure that your food has not been genetically modified.
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* Friendly to the Consumer because it is GMO Free, Pesticide Free, Toxin Free
* Friendly to the Environment because it is shade grown, helping birds and the eco system and no toxic chemicals are used to grow or produce it
* Friendly to the Workers because their health, as well as yours, is safeguarded by the way the coffee is grown, harvested and produced
For each $25 donation you make to the Natural Solutions Foundation, we will gladly send you 1/2 pound of the most wonderful coffee you’ve ever tasted – it really is A Little Bit of Heaven in a Cup(TM). Click here http://drrimatruthreports.com/?page_id=1130 to get yours now. And thanks!
And thanks for your friendship and support in 2008 from the Natural Solutions Foundation Trustees, Community Organizers and Volunteers . . Together, we ARE the Voice of the Health Freedom NetRoots.
SUMMARY: Health Freedom is Alive and Well – And It’s Only Going to Get Better in 2009!
We’re coming up to another new year… and we’re almost a decade into the new millennium. Time certainly moves on! Our HealthFreedomUSA.org web site and the Natural Solutions Foundation were founded in 2004; in 2005 we announced the Codex 2 Step Process – http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=220 – to allow countries to defy Codex and provide – and trade – clean, unadulterated food; we published our seminal ” Nutricide” DVD – http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=156 – telling people – including Codex Delegates! – what Codex really is and where it came from; we announced our overall strategy to achieve and maintain free access to healthy foods, dietary supplements and natural remedies. We called that strategy “The International Decade of Nutrition” – www.NaturalSolutionsFoundation.org – and have initiated three major projects to demonstrate ways to reclaim food production, ending under-nutrition and the diseases that go along with it, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity, the major killer diseases. Two of those projects are in West Africa and one is in Panama. You can click here – http://drrimatruthreports.com/?p=1711 – to read about the extraordinarily positive developments in the Valley of the Moon(TM) Eco Demonstration Project in Volcan, Panama and here – http://drrimatruthreports.com/?page_id=1130 – to taste our very first “Friendly Food” Certified Valley of the Moon(TM) product: GMO Free, Pesticide Free, Chemical Free Shade Grown Valley of the Moon(TM) Coffee!
I am drinking some right now and it is spectacular! To bring that to you we had to find, and apply, a natural solution to the fungus that destroys the crop here and we have done that. Now we will provide that all-natural solution to the local farmers so they don’t have to use toxic chemicals for their crops!
But, of course, such success sometimes comes with the odd Internet denizen or two (and they really are odd!) nipping at our heels and complaining about… all sorts of bizarre irrelevant matters. You may have seen some of the recent Internet furor fueled by poison pen emails from two or three of these odd malcontents.
These attacks always happen when we are getting close to major breakthroughs. And that is what this eblast is about: our hopes and plans for the coming year. Without your help, we will achieve nothing. With your help we will achieve amazing results!
And that’s the truth. During the past few weeks of unrelenting Internet attack our Health Freedom Action eAlert mailing list has grown by over 10,000 new members!
THANK YOU! You have spoken loud and clear. We are humbly appreciative of your continuing support!
This year will provide us with great challenges and choices for change.
If you are in the US, one way to make change is to visit www.Change.org – http://www.change.org/ideas/view/health_freedom – and vote for Health Freedom as a vitally important area of consideration and change for the new administration. This is definitely worth the effort.
Click here – http://www.change.org/ideas/view/health_freedom – to read what the Natural Solutions Foundation Trustees have posted and then add your voice. “Voicing” ends on December 31, 2009. We only need 5000 voting voices to make Health Freedom the number 1 priority of the Change.org system. This may be a real opportunity to raise our collective voices to bring about a real change in the US to re-establish health freedom in place of the growing trend toward health tyranny. Do it now.
Click as if your life depends on it — because it might !
I wish you a wonderful, peaceful, healthy and free New Year. Please check below where we set out the Natural Solutions Foundation’s Wish List for 2009…
Ralph Fucetola, JD
Council and Trustee, Natural Solutions Foundation
SUMMARY: Nutritional Silver Safety is Now Easy to Calculate with the Silver Safety Pyramid
The Natural Solutions Foundation is deeply impressed with the capacity of nano silver to protect against all know biological pathogens (disease causing agents) and enthusiastically recommends the use of a laboratory-tested nano silver product, available at www.Nutronix.com/naturalsolutions (-> products tab -> “Silver Solutions” on left hand side of page).
Questions arise frequently about the safety of silver because of vastly over-rated reports and fears of argyria (bluish-tinged skin following profound overuse and abuse of silver solutions). Nano silver is not stored int the body because of its extremely small particle size and so poses no threat to humans. Many people either have questions or use other forms of silver so we want to offer you a gift of knowledge on this issue.
Along with a number of other professionals involved in advanced healthcare and the health freedom movement, I am a member of the Silver Safety Committee for our Foundation. I’m pleased to announce that the Committee has created the Silver Safety Pyramid and an online calculator so you can determine the safe level of nutrient silver for you.
Is silver safe? Here is what one of my fellow committee members has to say:
“The two things we treat children for most often in poison control centers are toxic intake levels of water and of table salt. Anything in excess is toxic. With normal responsible usage, silver supplements are entirely harmless to humans.”
Jeffrey Blumer, MD, PhD; Director of the Center for Drug Research
You can read more, with a link to the calculator, on my blog:
Health Freedom Action eAlert
New Year’s Wish List for Us All (+ All US!)
1. FDA Divested of Food Regulatory Authority
US Congressional Hearings on Divesting the FDA, supported by appropriate public outrage leads to a new Cabinet Level Department of Agriculture and Food headed by a Consumer Protection advocate with a separate watchdog agency with no budgetary ties to the organization it is overseeing. Anyone with ties to industry is barred from serving in either a decision making or advisory capacity. Conflict of Interests render the person ineligible to serve in any capacity in the agency. All boards are dominated by consumers, scientists and physicians specializing in health, not illness, to promote open market access to nutritious food, dietary supplements and natural remedies.
2. FTC Bans Advertising and Sale of Vaccines in Interstate Commerce
Federal Trade Commission holds hearings on dangers of vaccines, as requested in our Citizens Petition, and correctly concludes that there is no compelling scientific proof of either vaccine safety or efficacy. FTC then bans advertising which states or implies that vaccines are either safe or effective and bans advertising for, and the interstate commerce of, vaccines until they are proven safe and effective.
3. FrankenFoods Banned
Genetically Modified Foods are banned from the human and animal food supply and may not be grown pending a detailed scientific study on their safety for human, environment and animal health. All GMO plantings must be burned. No GMO crops which produce any industrial or medical products are permitted either in greenhouses or open plantings.
4. All GMO Patents Rescinded
All Biotech (GMO) patents are rescinded since the science upon which such patents have been granted is now understood to be false and inaccurate. No new patents are permitted and all current ones are suspended until further investigation is concluded. International shipment of GMO foods is interdicted for commercial, safety and scientific reasons.
5. Natural Medicine Receives Government and Insurance Incentive, Support
The financial crisis created for the US and global economies results in natural medicine receiving insurance and government support to reduce the amount of money spent on medical care from 16+% to 8% over the next 5 years.
6. Organic Family Farming Receives Financial Incentives, Organic Standards Raised to Meaningful Levels
Organic family farming and foods receive government subsidies while the Codex and National Organics Board standards are revisited to permit upward revision of each and every standard to a level which supports and enhances human, animal and environmental well-being.
7. US Codex Participation Limited to Consumer and Health Advocates, Corporations Barred from Participation
US Codex participation is declared off-limits to corporate interests. Only consumer advocates and health scientists may participate as US delegates to all Codex meetings and activities. Codex reverses course and becomes a force for global health, as its original Statute contemplated.
8. Forced vaccination and Drugging Declared Illegal
All forced vaccination and medication programs are declared illegal through unanimous consent of Congress.
9. Non Toxic Farming Becomes US Domestic and Foreign Priority
Food Production US Domestic and Foreign aide programs are developed to teach chemical free agriculture in the US and elsewhere
10. Poisons Forbidden for Humans and Animals
The use of fluoride, mercury and other toxins, including pesticides, herbicides and industrial sludge, are banned for foods, medicine, dental, agriculture and similar applications.
11. Antibiotics are Banned in Food Animals
Veterinary antibiotic and other drug use is banned for food animals and natural medicine is encourgaged for animals intended for consumption
12. US Joins Global Movement Against Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Other Persistent Toxins
The US ratifies the Stockholm Convention banning the 12 most toxic chemicals known, 9 of which are pesticides and engages on educational and regulatory programs to ban all toxic chemicals associated with food or agriculture from the environment. Seven of these POPs are permitted by Codex in food without labeling or other identification.
13. The Production of Food is Shifted Away From Industrial, Toxic Methods to Totally Natural Ones in the Hands of Family Farmers
Advanced technologies which produce chemical free, safe, clean food are subsidized for family farms while industrial farms are taxed so heavily for their pollution, inhumanity and health degradation that they cannot stay in business. Local production feeds local communities.
14. What’s next?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what YOUR wish list for 2009 holds. We are listening!
General Bert, Ralph and I all get a vacation sometime this year! Mine involves skiing!
16. Natural Solutions Foundation’s Net Roots Take Wing
We have not just the 193,000+ people on our Health Freedom Action eAlert list that we do today, but 20 million+ active, concerned and involved people around the world spreading the word and making sure that the global message goes out: “My body is my property and I can make my own health decisions freely and without interference!”
17. Blessings Descend Upon Us All
Your year, and that of those you love, like ours, is truly blessed with peace, prosperity, health, joy and accomplishment in the company of those you love and those who love you.
18. Resources Become Available to Win the Codex and Health Freedom Struggles
Sufficient funds to carry out all our objectives make themselves available. For example, a couple of million dollars, judiciously used, would solve the Codex problem by creating an effective voice for consumers and galvanizing the “Coalition of the Unwilling” — those countries unwilling to submit to the current Codex agenda of support for industrial food and destruction of organic foods, natural remedies and nutritional supplements. Also, 100 strong supporters for the Valley of the Moon(TM) Eco Demonstration Project will move us forward substantially in teaching farmers and others around the world the methods and skills necessary to reclaim food production.
19. Disinformation Attacks Disappear
All irrational disinformation attacks on us will vaporize into the mists of morning and the energy they consume will actually go to solving the problems we are facing instead of creating divisions and strife which serves the other side but weakens health freedom.
20. The Natural Solutions Foundation’s International Decade and its Valley of the Moon(TM) Eco Demonstration Project show the way in Ending Hunger and Its Deadly Consequences
The Valley of the Moon(TM) ‘s type of food production and Eco Community organization sets the standard for farmers, consumers and countries around the world through education and participatory agriculture and health practices.
21. The Health Freedom Battle is Over – We Have Won!
I can go back to the full time practice of natural, drug-free medicine.
22. Everyone Who is Interested Gets to Experience the Valley of the Moon(TM) Eco Demonstration Project
You and I get to meet when you visit the beautiful, bountiful, temperate Highlands of Panama and experience the Valley of the Moon (TM) for yourself!
23. You Get to Experience “A Little Taste of Heaven in a Cup (TM)”
and love it so much you give it as gifts to everyone you know for either beverage or detox use. Your tax deductible donation says “Thanks!” in your morning cup of Java and you are loving it!
24. Right Makes Rights Once Again
The looming crises to our way of life and constitutional rights, health freedoms and other invasions of our liberties vanish.
May it all be so for all of us in 2009, a year of health, prosperity, productivity, joy and happiness.
Dr. Rima Recommends
Stem Enhance – Nature’s Healer
Today I want to talk about 2 products.
Individually they are each remarkable. Together they are extraordinary. I use both of them daily and so does General Bert. I have seen exceptional success with them in my natural medical practice and know how wide their impact can be. Since they stimulate and enhance natural healing processes, the range of conditions they deal with is exceptional. After all, give the body/mind/spirit/energy unit (that’s a human being, by the way) what it needs to heal and, most of the time, it will do just that, regardless of the pharmaceutical/allopathic dogma!
Health Aid 1: Stem Enhance ( http://www.wealthbuilderssystem.com/site/index.asp?DL=140935&page=103264&ad=0 ) is an extract of blue green algae which has the proven ability to signal your bone marrow to release adult stem cell – YOUR adult stem cells.
Stem cells are the renewal system of the body because they have unique, nearly limitless healing abilities to detect areas of the body that need help and flock to that site. Once there, they set about altering themselves to become – literally – whatever type of cell is needed, whether it is a heart cell, or a brain cell or a kedney, etc.
Of course, the trick is getting the body to pay attention to the danger and release adult stem cells. All too often, although we are making adult stem cells, we keep them “hidden away for a rainy day” in our bone marrow and other physiological hidey-holes. As we age, or with the stress of illness,
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SUMMARY: It’s a New Year and that means New Opportunities.
I’ve said it before, but it deserves repeating: we are here because YOU care. You care about your health and that of your family. You care about your freedom. And, as we’ve learned in the past few weeks, you care about us.
I take care of the hundreds of emails that come to our Foundation every day, forwarding to Gen. Bert, Dr. Rima and Counsel Ralph your messages, answering those that I can. What has most impressed me recently have been the hundreds of messages of support and good wishes. That, and the impressive growth in our Health Freedom Action eAlert list tells me that we can count on you, just as you can count on us!
My personal wish for your 2009 is exactly the same as my personal wish for my year and that of my family: peace, prosperity, health, joy, accomplishment and, not least, freedom. Personal freedom, health freedom, civil freedom, and the freedom to learn, share information and think your own thoughts free from harassment, inhibition or interference. Oh, yes, I urgently wish us in the US all a return to to the Constitutional form of Government which protects and directs a free society.
2009 CAN be a year of decisive forward movement for freedom – all freedom – if we join hands and hearts, ignore the distractions and disinformation (which indicate just how effective we are!), focus on committing ourselves to taking back our legitimate power and using it for making our voices ring loud and clear in the halls of power, in our homes and hearts.
Happy New Year!
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation
Think about it for a moment: unlabeled GMOs with medical consequences, including, as in this case, sterility, constitutes the force feeding of industrial toxins to a global population. You might call it forced drugging, and you would be right.
One would tend to assume that food sold to consumers would not have intended or unintended medical consequences like birth defects, cancer, auto immune diseases, infertility or sterility. One would be wrong. Since FDA and USDA do not conduct, or examine, safety studies except once very early on in the approval process when they review preliminary safety testing provided by the corporation developing the product (!), these “foods” (Frankenfoods, really) are launched into the market place with neither safety testing nor review of safety testing by our supposed “watchdog” agencies.
Natural Solutions Foundation believes in your health freedom. Apparently, the FDA and USDA do not. If they did, they would not permit dangerous, untested and unlabeled (that is, forbidden to be labeled!) GMO “food” to be sold in the US as “food” (for people) and “feed” (for animals who are, ultimately, eaten by people). You see, we believe that your right to safe, unadulterated foods and it also includes your right to have children if you want to, and grandchildren, too.
Seven months ago we noted that a little-known genetic bioengineering firm in California, Epicyte, announced the development of genetically engineered corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who ate it sterile in 2001. At the time Epicyte had a joint venture agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since acquired by a North Carolina biotech company. It was astonishing to learn that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the development of Terminator technology, now held by Monsanto.
Every independent scientific review of safety of which I am aware documents the serious, potentially lethal, and now, sterility-inducing impact of these “foods”. One has to wonder whether the Epicyte human sterility gene is part of the NK 603xMon810 genome now since its impact is sterility.
Whether it is or not, what is clear is that the consumption of the unlabeled “foods” or their by products and derivatives poses as great a threat to humanity as the ever-promised Avian Flu Pandemic. Eat them at your own risk. And get involved to pressure your Congressional members to become co-sponsors of, and strongly support, the 2 excellent bills before Congress now which would require safety testing and labeling of all GMO foods. Click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=25920) to send you strong message to Congress for your food rights.
Genetically Modified “foods” do not have names. They have numbers
Real food has names, usually less than 3 syllables. GMO “foods” and “feeds” hide behind initials and numbers like the biochemicals they are: e.g., NK 603 and Mon810. Those are genetically engineered corn types permitted for human and animal food in the US and the EU and elsewhere in the world. Neither corn (or “maize” as it is also called) has EVER been properly tested for safety by an independent governmental agency. No safety review of independent, non-industry studies has ever been done by a government agency anywhere in the world. Independent studies have never been commissioned by any government agency before these foods were approved, strictly on the basis of corporate assurances that these “foods” were safe in the US, Europe and elsewhere.
The reality is that when independent studies are conducted on these “foods”, they are neither safe nor benign.
The FDA thinks it is perfectly fine to take those rights, and your posterity, away from you without your knowledge or consent. By allowing genetically modified (GMO) “foods” which are known to reduce fertility in animals (we are, reproductively speaking, biologically similar to the animals being tested) and forbidding labeling of GMO foods or ingredients, the FDA says that foods like NK603 and Mon810 are acceptable to them. Is the truth that this is part of a long-stanidng, wide-ranging depopulation program using multiple ways to eliminate your ability to reproduce?
Who cares? You do, and so do we.
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Natural Solutions Foundation Genetically-engineered food: potential threat to fertility Study shows that genetically engineered maize affects reproductive health in mice
Vienna, Austria, 11 November 2008 – A study published today by the Austrian government identified serious health threats of genetically engineered (GE) crops. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GE crops, the fertility of mice fed with GE maize was found to be severely impaired, with fewer offspring being produced than by mice fed on natural crops. Considering the severity of the potential threat to human health and reproduction, Greenpeace is demanding a recall of all GE food and crops from the market, worldwide. Of course, that would mean changing the happy approval of Codex of all “foods” genetically modified and all GMO “feeds” as well. We’ll need your strong support to build the coalition to mass the muscle to reopen those issues. It can be done, of course, but we need your help.
Your only protection on your table and in your cupboards right now, of course, is to eat, grow and source organic food. Only organic food. Too expensive? What is your health worth and, if you are of child bearing age, the ability to have children or have your children have children? A few dollars more in food per week? Probably. If you can’t afford the expense, start doing intensive gardening in a corner of your apartment, on your patio or in a small corner of your garden. Foot Square Gardening references abound on the internet, at your library and in your book store. Take a look. Even in the winter it’s pretty simple to do indoors. Don’t delay, though. The damage from these Frankenfoods is cumulative.
The study, sponsored by the Austrian Ministries for Agriculture and Health, was presented today at a scientific seminar in Vienna, Austria. Prof. Dr. JÃ¼rgen Zentek, Professor for Veterinary Medicine at the University of Vienna and lead author of the study, summarised the findings: Mice fed with GE maize had less offspring in the third and fourth generations, and these difference were statistically significant. Mice fed with non-GE maize reproduced more efficiently. This effect can be attributed to the differences in the food source.
â€œGE food appears to be acting as a birth control agent, potentially leading to infertility â€“ if this is not reason enough to close down the whole biotech industry once and for all, I am not sure what kind of disaster we are waiting for,â€ said Dr. Jan van Aken, GE expert at Greenpeace International. â€œPlaying genetic roulette with our food crops is like playing Russian roulette with consumers and public healthâ€.
The Austrian scientists performed several long-term feeding trials with laboratory mice over a course of 20 weeks. One of the studies was a so-called reproductive assessment by continuous breeding (RACB) trial, in which the same parent generation gave birth to several litters of baby mice. The parents were fed either with a diet containing 33% of a GE maize variety (NK 603 x MON 810), or a closely related non-GE variety. A decrease in litter size and weight was found to be statistically significant in the third and fourth litters in the GE-fed mice compared to the control group.
Owned by Monsanto, the GE maize variety tested in this study is tolerant to a herbicide and resistant to certain insect pests. It has been approved for planting and food use in a variety of countries, including the US, Argentina, Japan, Philippines and South Africa. In Mexico and the European Union(1), it is approved for food and feed use.
â€œThis study is yet another example that the food and feed safety of GE crops and food cannot be guaranteed. The reproductive toxicity of this GE maize was a totally unexpected result, but regulators around the world had considered this GE maize variety as safe as non-GE varieties â€“ a potentially devastating error,â€ said Dr. van Aken.
Dr. Jan van Aken, Greenpeace International agriculture expert, +49 151 1805 3415
Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace International Science Unit, +44 7812 174783
Notes to Editors:
(1) In 2005, the European Food Safety Agency EFSA gave a green light for this variety. Without conducting any independent studies and just relying on Monsantoâ€™s data, EFSA wrote it â€œconsiders it unlikely that NK603 x MON810 maize will have any adverse effect on human and animal healthâ€. This exemplifies how flawed and ill-designed the European risk assessment for GE crops is.