South Koreans Collaborate with Japan and USA Groups to Raise GMO Health Risk Awareness
By Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America
July 19, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea, for the first time, South Koreans hosted a Tri-Lateral Korea-US-Japan Symposium on the Consumer Right to Know GMO Labeling System. Over 200 gathered, including grassroots leaders, professors, food producers, concerned citizens, and National Assemblymen to discuss the health risks of GMOs and GMO labeling. South Korea has good reason to be concerned, they are the world’s largest importer of GMOs for human consumption and the health conditions of their citizens are skyrocketing.
South Korea has the highest recorded rates of pervasive developmental delays in the world. South Korea’s rates of autism are also extremely high, the last reported rates were 2 X higher than US autism rates in 2012. The rates of both autism and pervasive development delays correlate with the high amounts of agrochemicals used per unit in the relatively small countries of Japan and South Korea. The ingestion of chemicals due to agrochemical farming has not been of concern for the past two decades, but speakers at the conference discussed studies released over the past 5 years that show serious harm from GMOs and the most widely used glyphosate herbicides in the world. 80% of GMOs are engineered to withstand Monsanto’s flagship Roundup product (glyphosate herbicide), which is now used generically in over 750 brands around the world and has been linked to cancer, liver disease, and many health risks. The destruction of gut bacteria, which glyphosate has been shown to cause, has been linked to autism-like symptoms in rats. Reproductive changes due to the hormonal impact of glyphosate can also lead to developmental delays. New studies showing glyphosate herbicides' impact on the second generation of female rats, impacting fertility, point to great concern regarding the possible link to Korea's low birth rate as well.
Article by Kathleen Furey
Millennials who’ve watched Cowspiracy, or are health conscious and motivated to explore a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, are targeted to save the planet by eating this "low-impact” food. Designed to convert meat eaters to a “plant based” i burger, it can now be ordered as a meat alternative at restaurants in many cities around the US. But, what is The Impossible Burger made of?
Nowhere do they claim that Impossible Burger ingredients are USDA Certified Organic. One look at the Impossible Burger package ingredients list tells any well-educated eater why: wheat, potato proteins, coconut oil, “other nutrients”, natural flavors and 2% or less of the following: leghemoglobin (soy), yeast extract, salt, soy protein isolate, konjac gum, xanthan gum, thiamin (vitamin B1), zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and vitamin B12. Many ingredients such as soy, potatoes, and several others, are genetically engineered (GMO) in a lab. GMO food products in the US today require no package label to identify them.
My impressions of the "Monsanto Trial of the Century" opening statements in the case of Monsanto vs a school groundskeeper dying of cancer, (yesterday in SF) are:
It was a memorable day of high drama, mixed with hard times of having to sit still in absolute quiet (not easy for me). The room was filled with journalists and reporters, expert scientific and medical witnesses listening to every word, curious attorneys there to observe, the supportive and loving family of the cancer victim, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. with the Baum, Hedlund and Associates law firm, filling the front row. There were 5 Monsanto attorneys at the right, front tables.
Sweetly, there was a handsome teenager in the row behind the front row, who looked to be RFK, Jr’s son, with the gorgeous Kennedy head of hair, and Kennedy promise and heart. I believe that he may carry on the Kennedy legacy.
There was a wall of cameras, which met us in the hall, as no filming was allowed in the courtroom, and the Court TV costs $500 to watch(!).
After getting up at 4 a.m. to drive to SF, with Kat Furey and Rouhi Akbari thru thick traffic, it was hard for me to sit from 9:30 to 4. We had 2 5-minute breaks and 1½ hours for a wonderful GF SF lunch at Sweet Maple. I am so glad that I was able to go to this "Trial of the Century."
I felt sorry for the jury who must endure many many days of high drama and grinding boredom, sitting and listening stolidly. True heroes.
Saturday, July 7, 2018, was the day that all products containing glyphosate in California were supposed to have a WARNING label as a carcinogen due to being listed on the CA Prop 65 carcinogen list. Monsanto sued and temporarily stopped the 30-year practice of labeling chemicals on the list. And yet...the judge agreed to keep glyphosate on the Prop 65 carcinogen list. So he acknowledges glyphosate is harmful...but the public doesn't need to know?
We think everyone deserves to know! And these products should not be sold to the public!
Will you call Home Depot and Loews today and ask them to stop selling Roundup due to its carcinogenic effects?
Let them know that glyphosate is listed on the CA EPA Prop 65 carcinogen list but as of July 7, 2018, it is not properly labeled as a carcinogen and therefore we are asking them to remove it from their shelves. Feel free to tell them about Dwayne Johnson, father of two young boys, who is dying of cancer and has sued Monsanto for not properly labeling glyphosate as a carcinogen. Over 10,000 people are also expected to sue Monsanto by the end of the year.
Home Depot 800-466-3337 press 7, 5 (customer care) Email
Lowes 1-704-758-1000 press 3 Email email@example.com
I just called and both customer care reps took the call very seriously.
If you go into Home Depot or Lowes, or any retailer selling Roundup, please speak up, tell the manager, or write a note to the manager. Let them know that the independent science shows that they are contributing to cancer if they continue selling Roundup and glyphosate-based products. Ask them nicely to stop selling them.
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Farmers are acknowledging that the marketplace is shifting away from glyphosate!
A Canadian grain farming association "Keep it Clean!" campaign advises farmers to stop using glyphosate as a drying agent!
“If farmers are using it as a dry-down, then farmers should be changing their practices,” said Dahl. “That’s not what it is registered to be used for. There is more scrutiny on all products, but glyphosate does seem to attract particular attention from the activist community.”
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C’mon Dad, we need you!
By Mike Gioscia of www.TheGreenDad.com
Mike and his family are featured in the new movie Secret Ingredients.
I was going down a familiar road and I didn’t even know it. When my son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum (PDD-NOS) years ago, I stated this to my wife: ‘We don’t have to tell people. We don’t have to say autism. We don’t have to brand him. We can say he has… some difficulties.
Yup. I said it. Denial? Is that what it is dad? A feeling of failure? My kid can’t have anything wrong with him! What would that say about me?!
Well, I snapped out of my selfish funk pretty quick, and I implore you, dad, to do the same. We need you out here. Your kid needs you, more than anything else you’ve got going on. Forget the office. The boat. The golf. The trips. Whatever it is that’s pulling you away from dealing. Deal! C’mon dad, we need you!
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By Zen Honeycutt
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This is our last chance for GMO Labeling.
Do you want GMOs to be labeled with happy, sunny, smiley faces?
This is what the USDA, due to pressure from big GMO companies no doubt, are proposing.
Do they remind you of something? Perhaps the organic symbols? If you have ever traveled to Europe, you will see these logos below in almost every shop--"BIO" in Europe stand for Organic. And yet the GMO industry wants to label GMOs with BE that stands for "BIO-Engineered Food." The GMO industry is trying to Co-Opt the organic industry!