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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Glyphosate Disrupts Uterus Study Finds

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F. William Engdahl
July 11, 2016

One of the most difficult aspects of demonstrating the possible risks of GMOs and their paired chemical herbicides such as Monsanto Roundup containing glyphosate is that the GMO chemical companies make it virtually impossible for serious, unbiased scientists to test possible dangers. An uncharacteristically huge resistance inside the member countries of the EU among the population and various NGOs has three times forced a postponement of EU Commission decision to renew the EU license for glyphosate. In 2015 an agency of the World Health Organization labeled glyphosate a “probable carcinogen. Now a team of scientists has published their peer-review findings discovering serious damage to the uterus of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most-used weed-killer. Other alarming signs of high glyphosate toxicity also to humans are being documented as well.

In an article published in the current issue of the international scientific journal, Toxicology, researchers injected a group of newborn rats with a commercial dosage of glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH) and a control group with a saline solution to compare. Astonishingly, it was the first test in the 42 years since Monsanto first brought glyphosate to market as the main component of its most popular weed-killer, Roundup, that tested effects on uterine development of glyphosate-based herbicide exposure. The results are hair-raising and ought to have been featured on the front page of every major world press.

Among the findings of the researchers was that GBH-exposed uteri showed morphological changes when they are exposed for only 7 days after birth. Further, GBH treatment also altered the expression of proteins involved in uterine organo-genetic differentiation. i For the layperson, morphological change in an embryo in a uterus is pretty major, to put it mildly. It means a change in form of the embryo, say a born rat with three ears or grossly deformed head. Altered expression of organo-genetic differentiation means that the GBH diet also affected the very organs of the embryo.

The study’s authors concluded that exposure to glyphosate herbicide may affect female fertility and/or promote the development of uterine cancer. They also report endocrine-disrupting effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide on the uterus of newborn and pre-pubertal rats, supporting the possibility that glyphosate-based herbicides might be endocrine disruptors. The dose of herbicide found to disrupt uterine development in the rats was 2 mg per kg of bodyweight per day, based on the US “reference dose” of pure glyphosate that regulators deem safe to consume every day of our lives for a lifetime.

Adjuvants far more toxic

While the Toxicology study tested injected doses of glyphosate-based herbicides on newborn rat uteri, the Monsanto GMO agrochemical lobby will clearly try to ignore the findings claiming that tests should be made on oral exposures not subcutaneous injected doses to most replicate the transmission path humans world be exposed to. The authors counter that as the newborn would still be feeding directly from the mother, injections are a legitimate measure of exposure.

Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides are the most widely used pesticides in the world. Their residues from crop spraying have been found to be among the main pollutants in surface waters. Today more than 80% of edible agricultural GMOs are sprayed with Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides.

French leading endocrinologist Gilles-Eric Serralini of Caen University, who has studied hormonal disruption by carcinogens in rats for over thirty years, summarizes the three decades of his group’s research into toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides. Seralini points out, “They are composed of glyphosate (35–40% in general) and adjuvants that are around 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone, and are also endocrine disruptors below toxic thresholds.”

The French researcher notes, “We studied Roundup’s mammalian toxic effects and its role in endocrine disruption at a time when it was considered as safe as water. Regulatory authorities considered it ridiculous to question its safety.” His researches concluded that since glyphosate is apparently not a steroid-like molecule, “even if it has some endocrine-disruptive activities, we searched for other compounds, hidden in the Roundup formulation, which could be responsible for the aromatase disruption. By 2005 we had concluded that the adjuvants exercised this toxic effect, even if glyphosate alone was demonstrated to bind the active site of aromatase at higher levels, in a semi-irreversible manner.”

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F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”

The GMO Scrapbook: Did Brussels Just Actually Listen To The European…

 THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: DID BRUSSELS JUST ACTUALLY LISTEN TO THE EUROPEAN ...
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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
April 26, 2016

If you’ve been following the whoel GMO-glyphosphate issue, you’ll be readily aware that the whole scientific method and process has been corrupted by the GMO corporations – a global network of big agribusiness mercantilists that we not-so-lovingly refer to on this website as “I.G. Farbensanto”, or Mon(ster)santo, or DuPontzanto, Syncrudda, and a variety of other accurate names to denote both the quality of their products, and the caliber of their morals and business ethics. To be blunt, and as most readers of this and other websites that are devoted to the subject of GMOs, the corporate-sponsored “science” proving the safety of their own products (big surprise, huh?) has been challenged by a number of independent scientists conducting their own studies (most especially in France, where these studies were legally challenged and vindicated).  Well, there may have been another setback for I.G. Farbensanto in, of all places, Brussels, the center of that bureaucratic-technocratic nightmare misnamed the European “Union”, according to this article shared by Ms. M.W., and written by F. William Engdahl, one of our favorite researchers and commentators on the subject:

Dramatic Turn in Brussels Glyphosate Battle

First, you’ll note the reference to those bothersome French studies that IG Farbensanto tried to kill (indeed, we wonder why it didn’t simply assassinate Dr. Seralini, who conducted them):

The true secret of the toxic danger of GMO crops in the animal and human food chain is gradually coming to light. It is becoming clearer that perhaps as much or even more a toxic danger for human and animal consumption of GMO corn, soy products and other GMO varieties, are the chemicals the GMO seeds are by contract agreement necessarily mated with. No farmer anywhere in the world is allowed to buy Monsanto GMO “Roundup Ready” seeds without at the same time signing a binding contract to annually buy and use Monsanto glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer. In fact, the only trait that Monsanto Roundup Ready corn or soybeans are genetically modified for is to resist the toxic killing effect of Roundup while every living biological matter around not “glyphosate resistant” is killed.

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The GMO Scrapbook – A Victory In Paris

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Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D
January 15, 2016

This article was shared by Ms. M.W., and it is a significant milestone in the ongoing debate about the health-worthiness of GMOS.

Victory in Paris vs Monsanto GMO Cabal First appeared

As the article details, the work of French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini sent shock waves through the pro-GMO advocacy community and its corporate sponsers:

In September 2012 Food and Chemical Toxicology, in those days a respected scientific trade journal, released a study by the team of scientists at France’s Caen University led by Gilles-Eric Seralini. The results of the study sent shockwaves around the world.

Seralini’s group had just completed the world’s first feeding study of the effect on more than 200 rats of a diet of GMO corn over a period of a full two years at a cost of €3 million. The study found alarming instances of cancer tumors, severe organ damage and premature death in rats fed GMO corn treated with Monsanto Roundup with Glyphosate. It was Monsanto NK603 Roundup Ready corn. The patented term Roundup Ready meant the GMO corn was “ready” to resist one of the most toxic weed-killers in the world, Monsanto’s Roundup with a cocktail of highly toxic glyphosate and other trade secret chemicals.

The Seralini study was published after a four-month peer-review process by scientifically qualified colleagues and two years of research in absolute secrecy to avoid industry pressure. Within hours of the public release of the Seralini study, a coordinated global media campaign to discredit the conclusions was launched. No facts were presented, merely typical allegations that the study was “unscientific,” or that the wrong rats were used.

World media coverage forced the corrupt pro-GMO EU Commission to cover its tracks. The official EU food safety advisory body of “independent” experts, EFSA, denounced the Seralini study even before making an independent comparable long-term study to verify or refute it. Unknown to most EU citizens was the fact that the EFSA scientific board members had been exposed by investigative organizations for direct and indirect ties to the same GMO industry it was responsible to monitor, including Monsanto front organizations.

Seralini, as the article details, was stymied at every turn by shills for the corporate “science” of GMOs and its large corporate backers, “I.G. Farbensanto,” until finally his research and papers demonstrating clear associative links between the rise of cancers and tumors in rats and the presence of glyphosphate – one of the chief ingredients in Mon(ster)santo’s “Roundup” weedkiller – was finally published:

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Study Linking GMOs and Tumors Vindicated Yet Again…MSM Stays Silent

SHOW NOTES

Scientist Who Discovered GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats Wins Landmark Defamation Lawsuit in Paris

Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent (YouTube)

Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent

“Genetic Fallacy” wins Project Censored 2014 award

Double standards used in evaluating GMO safety studies

Seralini study republished in “Environmental Sciences Europe”

Seralini’s team wins defamation and forgery court cases on GMO and pesticide research