If you are just learning about GMOs for the first time, we know you have many questions. We have compiled some resources for you.
If you already know about GMOs, use these videos and spread the word and create an event or a group to march together!
Find out more about the world's largest producer of GMOs, Monsanto.
Zen Honeycutt explains the link between GMOs, pesticides and chronic disease in humans: Peril on Your Plate
Mom Zen Honeycutt Explains GMOs and health risks in 6 minutes: Most Recent info on Glyphosate (Roundup sprayed on GMOs) included.
Right to Health Series sponsored by the Shaka Movement in Maui with Zen Honeycutt
New: A Conversation with a Pediatrician, Scientist, and Mom in Australia by Fran Murrell of MADGE, Australia
See their individual 20-30 minute presentations in New Zealand here:
Dr. Michelle Perro
Dr. Michael Antoniou
For support with allergies go to Robyn's foundation: AllergyKids.com
To get Robyn O'Brien's book "The Unhealthy Truth" click here and go to "Writing"
When CNN aired the Oregon GMO Wheat Mystery piece by Stephanie Elam on Monday, June 17, 2013, it was a giant step for Mom-kind. Click here for the CNN clip on "The Situation Room"
The latest information on Glyphosate ( Roundup) which is sprayed on GMO Roundup Ready food- soy, canola, and cotton (cottonseed oil common in restaurant frying oil) from the Samsel and Seneff paper is astounding.
"We are creating this" are his last words on this video.
By feeding our children 31.5 million GMO school meals a DAY, even more hospital and daycare center meals, by eating the 160 foods that are contaminated with glyphosate, click here for the list , by eating the 80% of our fast, cheap, easy and tasty food that is GMO and therefore heavily doused in glyphosate and contaminated at levels thousands of times higher than what has been shown to cause breast cancer....we are creating this. Chips, soda,french fries, corn tortillas, candy, snacks, cookies, breakfast cereal...anything with corn, soy, sugar, wheat, high fructose corn syrup and hundreds more ingredients, are 80-90% likely to be contaminated with glyphosate and contributing to this disaster of a health crisis we are experiencing in America. To add insult to injury, the EPA just raised the allowable levels of glyphosate despite thousands of comments against this pandering to big chemical companies. Find out more on our two-part blog interview with scientist Anthony Samsel. Click here.
FOOD and GMO Movies
Our WA MAAM Mom Laurie Olson's List of the TOP GMO Info and health-related movies!
Links to make your grocery shopping simpler:
Fooducate app- detect the probability of GMOs
Links to make your GMO Free meal planning and cooking easier:
GMO-Free Snack Plan - Preschool, Church, Scouts or Sports
Links to let the nation know that we have a right to know about and freedom to eat GMO Free!
GMO Trees too? Yes. Find out more:
Dr. David Suzuki in a documentary
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For more information see http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/527 48:20 Dr. Steven Novella’s commentary in this segment is especially good. He answers years of anti GMO arguments people have sent him.
During an exclusive interview on the Progressive Radio Network on September 4, Samsel stated that Monsanto used an industry trick to dismiss evidence about glyphosate’s risks in its own research. “Monsanto misrepresented the data,” says Samsel, “and deliberately covered up data to bring the product [glyphosate] to market.
In order to minimize and cancel out its adverse findings, Samsel explained that Monsanto had relied upon earlier historical animal control data, toxicological research with lab animals afflicted with cancer and organ failures, completely unrelated to glyphosate. In some cases the control animals displayed kidney, liver and pancreatic diseases. Many of Monsanto’s own studies required the inclusion of extraneous studies in order to cancel out damaging results. This is not an uncommon industry trick, particularly in toxicological science. It enables corporations to mask undesirable outcomes and make claims that observable illnesses and disease are spontaneous occurrences without known causal factors.
Samsel found other incidences in Monsanto’s data where 5, 7 and in one case 11 unrelated studies were necessary to diminish the severity of its own findings. In effect, glyphosate received licensure based upon a platform of junk tobacco science. By ignoring cause and effect relationships behind the onset of multiple cancers Monsanto engaged in a radical scientific denialism that has since raked in tens of billions of dollars.
But the cache of Monsanto documents, after Samsel’s and Seneff’s review, reveals much more that we should be worried about. Monsanto’s studies included doses from low to high range. Samsel observed that low glyphosate doses were equally if not more toxic than higher doses. The company later discontinued low dose trials, relying only on higher levels because it is customarily assumed to have greater toxicological risks. Samsel’s observation has recently been confirmed by a study published in the August issue of the Environmental Health Journal by scientists at Kings College London and the University of Caen in France. The two year study found that glyphosate administered at an ultra low dose of 0.1 ppb (the EU’s safety limit) in drinking water altered over 4000 gene clusters in the livers and kidneys of rats. These alterations, the study reports, “were consistent with fibrosis, necrosis, phospholipidosis, mitochondria membrane dysfunction and ischemia.”14 Consequently low doses of Roundup are far more toxic than US EPA limits.
That is why there can not be a scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released today by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians.1
The statement comes in response to recent claims from the GM industry and some scientists, journalists, and commentators that there is a “scientific consensus” that GM foods and crops were generally found safe for human and animal health and the environment. The statement calls these claims “misleading”, adding, “This claimed consensus on GMO safety does not exist.”
And it was the first ever 2 year study (life of the rat) and it found severe kidney deficiencies and hormonal disturbances such as breast rumours were caused by consumption of Roundup as well as the genetic modification of the corn.
All industry studies including Monsanto’s are only for 90 days. Seralini had to go court to in Europe to get the results from these industry studies. When finally he won the court battle and got the Monsanto results he saw clearly from that these shorter studies had issues that were being ignored by Monsanto, the FDA and the EU. -
The new two year Seralini study was then published by Elsevier as a proper peer reviewed study but in an extraordinary turn of events was later retracted by Elsevier by the editor Dr Wallace Hayes.
The reason Hayes gave for the retraction of Seralini’s Study was very confusing!
Dr Wallace Hayes conceded that an examination of Prof Séralini’s raw data gave:
“no evidence of fraud or intentional misrepresentation of the data” and nothing “incorrect” about the data.
Hayes states that the retraction is solely based on the “inconclusive” nature of the findings!
This is extraordinary since ALL peer reviewed papers are probably inconclusive in one way or another and therefore they should all be retracted!!
Hayes’ new boss was of course – you guessed it – previously employed by Monsanto!!
Say no more!
Lead author Dr Michael Antoniou said: “The findings of our study are very worrying as they confirm that a very low level of comsumption of Roundup weedkiller over the long term can result in liver and kidney damage. Our results also suggest that regulators should re-consider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.”
Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat
liver and kidney damage following chronic
ultra-low dose Roundup exposure
Robin Mesnage1, Matthew Arno2, Manuela Costanzo3, Manuela Malatesta3, Gilles-Eric Séralini4
and Michael N. Antoniou1*