Hungary destroys GMO corn fields

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Isabelle Z
August 31, 2016

Are you tired of GMOs working their way into so many of the foods you buy? Do you ever wish you could just burn down all the GMO crops out there so they can stop compromising our food supply for good? Some Hungarian officials did exactly that when they burned down 1,000 acres of maize in 2011.

The deputy state secretary of Hungary’s Ministry of Rural Development, Lajos Bognar, said at the time that the crops had been grown using genetically modified seeds. Since these seeds are banned in the country, the government decided that the best option was to destroy the crops. Bognar said that the maize had been plowed under, but its pollen had not spread. The farmers in question had mistakenly bought the seeds without realizing that they had been genetically modified.

Even though seed traders in the country are required to make sure their products do not contain GMOs, authorities say that they will continue to actively verify this. GMO seeds from Pioneer and Monsanto have been found mixed in with natural seeds, presumably accidentally. Hungary has burned down thousands of these illegal GM crops over the years. Fire is the best way to get rid of these crops, as it destroys their artificial DNA and stops it from working its way into non-GMO plants.

Hungary has taken a strong stance against GMOs. In fact, the country’s Constitution says:

Hungary shall promote the effective application of the right referred to in Paragraph (1) by an agriculture free of genetically modified organisms, by ensuring access to healthy food and drinking water, by organising safety at work and healthcare provision, by supporting sports and regular physical exercise, as well as by ensuring the protection of the environment.

Contrast this with America, where GMOs are not illegal, and there are no serious labeling requirements. Monsanto’s hold on the legal and political systems in our country is simply too strong, and they are not above discrediting scientists who reveal the dangers caused by their products.

In fact, America is increasingly standing out as being far too lenient in this matter. Russia has also banned all GMO crops, and a number of countries in Europe have banned the cultivation of Monsanto’s GM corn, including Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Luxembourg and Romania.

Plenty of reasons to avoid GMOs

Why would people in any of these countries want GMO food? One only needs to look at the results of the famous study by Gilles-Eric Seralini in which rats who drank amounts of Roundup that are legally allowed in our water supply noted a 200 to 300 percent increase in large tumors. In addition, those fed GM corn suffered severe damage to their organs, including their livers and kidneys. As many as half of the male rats and 70 percent of the female ones died prematurely after being fed Monsanto’s GM corn, NK603, which is found in many corn-based breakfast cereals, snack chips and tortillas.

When will America wake up?

Will our government ever adopt a similar stance to that of Hungary? This seems highly unlikely at the moment, so don’t expect to see GM crops throughout the nation being destroyed anytime soon. However, you can grow your own GMO-free food in the meantime, and be sure to spread the word to all you know about the dangers of these foods.

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Monsanto Strong-Armed Science Journal To Retract Seralini Study Showing Liver, Kidney Toxicity In Rats Fed Genetically Modified Foods & Glyphosate

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Ethan A. Huff
July 27, 2016

Corporate collusion and secret backroom dealings between at least two editors from the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) and biotechnology giant Monsanto are what ultimately led to the unwarranted retraction of a major study showing that Monsanto’s NK603 “corn” and corresponding herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) cause cancer in mammals, new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests reveal.

The groundbreaking paper by French biologist Gilles-Eric Seralini, which was published and then unpublished by FCT, contained no errors and wasn’t fraudulent or plagiarized, and yet FCT’s chief editor, A. Wallace Hayes, made the unprecedented decision to pull it, after a second and mysterious peer review, using the excuse that the paper’s findings were “inconclusive.”

Never before has a paper been pulled for this reason, so naturally many have speculated as to the possible outside influences that may have swayed this unconventional decision. Now, thanks to the probing efforts of Stephane Foucart from the French paper Le Monde, it’s become apparent that Hayes, along with fellow “associate editor” Richard E. Goodman, rigged the second peer-review process that led to the paper’s withdrawal, all for the purpose of placating Monsanto.

Goodman, Hayes conspire with Monsanto to take down Seralini paper

Goodman, a former Monsanto employee, was mysteriously hired on at FCT not long after Seralini’s paper was first published, and roughly a decade after he supposedly parted ways with Monsanto. But FOIA documents show that Goodman never really left Monsanto, according to a now-uncovered email showing that about half of his salary was still coming from biotechnology companies for private consulting work years after his departure.

Even in the years leading up to the Seralini study’s publishing, Goodman had maintained close ties with Monsanto, working as one of its henchmen to keep tabs on articles and studies that questioned its products, which included the Seralini paper. Goodman’s now-released private emails show that he had asked Monsanto for talking points on refuting the paper just days before he was hired on at FCT under the appointment of Hayes.

Hayes had apparently helped keep this appointment a secret until February 2013, and we now know that during that time he worked alongside Monsanto to set up a new, non-transparent peer-review group to rip apart the Seralini paper so that it could be pulled from the journal. GM Watch explains how Hayes essentially played a “double role” in ensuring the paper’s retraction.

“My request, as editor, and from Professor Goodman, is that those of you who are highly critical of the recent paper by Seralini and his co-authors volunteer as potential reviewers,” Hayes wrote in an email to Monsanto.

We don’t know for sure whether or not Hayes extended this request to toxicologists outside the Monsanto fold, but one thing is clear: Hayes and Goodman worked in tandem to serve the interests of Monsanto in taking down the Seralini paper, and all under the guise of “science.”

FCT ‘editors’ reject other GMO-critical studies following Seralini conspiracy

So, after a legitimate and honest peer review by independent academics and scientists overwhelmingly approved Seralini’s study, getting it published the proper way, Hayes and Goodman conspired to set up a second, Monsanto-stacked “peer review” to have it unpublished. It’s corruption at it’s finest, and it hasn’t stopped at FCT.

According to GM Watch, Hayes has continued to block scientific research that even remotely questions the safety of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and crop chemicals, including a later study on Monsanto’s MON810 corn, which was shown to harm the Daphnia magna waterflea, a small, freshwater crustacean. The waterflea is often used as a model organism by ecotoxicologists.

The paper that demonstrated MON810’s toxicity in the species was simply too “controversial,” which is why it was never published in FCT. And who do you think was behind its rejection? None other than Goodman himself, under the direction of Hayes.

Though the paper was later published in another journal in 2015, the conspiratorial nature of FCT’s new Monsanto-directed “peer review” process remains the same. Goodman has since resigned from FCT, but his superior, Hayes, a Monsanto-affiliated hack himself, continues to censor sound science from the journal he oversees.

Hayes currently serves as senior science advisor at Spherix Consulting, a global team of advisors that furnishes pharmaceutical and other industries with “scientific solutions that result in regulatory success.” In other words, Hayes makes sure that clients like Monsanto are happy, and that their products are always presented in the most positive light.

“Hayes’s interests and Goodman’s current Monsanto connections should have precluded them from having any authority over the fate of the Seralini study and other studies submitted to FCT,” Claire Robinson writes for GM Watch.

“Instead we have a situation in which a lack of transparency at the journal FCT allowed industry interests to take precedence over scientific considerations. In the process, the reputation of honest scientists has been unjustly maligned and public trust in science has been damaged, perhaps irretrievably.”

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Why Cornell University Is Accused of a GMO Propaganda Campaign

Gates Foundation Funds Genetically Modified Food Promotion Programs

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Christina Sarich
March 8, 2016

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and support from selected journalists and industry-supported academics, Cornell University is allegedly propping up GM industry myths for biotech and agribusiness companies.

Cornell is an Ivy League school known throughout the world as one of the most impressive academic institutions, but it seems to have abandoned scientific objectivity for the promise of a paycheck.

Evidence of this accusation is outlined in an article titled “Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign?” by Stacy Malkan, co-director of the consumer group U.S. Right to Know.

Cornell Alliance for Science Fosters GMO Propaganda

Malkan suggests that the Cornell Alliance for Science (CAS), launched in 2014 with a $5.6 million Gates Foundation grant, is operating as a PR campaign that promotes genetically engineered crops and foods using the same inaccurate messaging and unscrupulous tactics the agrichemical industry uses to push its agenda for chemically intensive, GMO agriculture.

Cornell with Gates’ funding is accused of:

  • Routinely making unscientific statements about GMOs under the guise of “standing up for science.”
  • Partnering with chemical industry PR operatives to teach “science” to students.
  • Offering fellowships for GMO advocates including an ethically questionable journalism fellowship.

Findings from another report suggest that the founders of Cornell University, Andrew D. White and Ezra Cornell, might not be so proud of the university today: Global Justice Now released information making the case that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest charitable foundation, is funding strategies at Cornell that promote multinational corporate interests at the expense of social and economic justice.

Reports Question Motives of Gates Foundation

Then there are these questions about Cornell and the Gates Foundation’s practices outlined in numerous articles:

It’s difficult to refute these accusations. The CAS was launched in 2014 with a $5.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to “depolarize the charged debate” about GMOs and to “restore the importance of scientific evidence in decision making [about GMOs].” But the CAS is promoting GMOs by using dishonest messaging, similar to the fraud and character assassination that were aimed at Gilles-Éric Séralini to discredit his study of rats fed a GMO diet.

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