GMO leads to livestock deaths


SOURCE : http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMO-toxicity-bt-corn-Syngenta.php

GMO toxicity and the Giant Biotech SYNGENTA was Charged for Covering up Livestock Deaths

The giant biotech company Syngenta has been charged for covering up the death of livestock because of itsgenetically modified Bt corn.

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The story started back in Germany when the cows of a farmer suffered and suddenly died from a mysterious disease after they were exclusively fed on Syngenta’s GM Bt 176.

The farmer took Syngenta to court and Syngenta had to pay the farmer 40,000 Euros but the giant biotechcompletely denied that its GM corn caused the death of the livestock.

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However, few years later, the farmer found out that in a feeding study, Syngenta’s GM corn killed four cows in just two days. Now, few German farmers have come together and have taken Syngenta to the court for the death of famer’s cattle and covering up the deaths of livestock in the study.

Most importantly, Hans-Theo Jahmann, the head of Syngenta is charged for not sharing his prior knowledge about the feeding study that resulted in the death of livestock in the first civil court.

However, the German farmer isn’t the only case that shows the toxicity of Bt corn. According to Institute of Science and Society, more than 1,800 sheep were reported dead after grazing on Bt cotton crops from severe toxicity in four villages in Andhra Pradesh India. Also in the last three years ill workers and dead villagers have been reported in the same village.

Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing on Bt Cotton

Also in 2003, in Philippines there have been several reports of death of livestock and fever, chest pain, respiratory, intestinal and skin ailments of villagers who lived close by Bt maize fields.

Dozens Ill & Five Deaths in the Philippines and GM Ban Long Overdue

What’s amazing is that in all the cases, Bt toxin has led to sudden death and mysterious illnesses in humans and livestock.

In fact, in 2012 the Canadian study showed large percentages of both glyphosate and gluphosinate (glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup used as herbicide for GM crops) in the blood of non-pregnant women. Also Bt toxin was found in the blood of 95% of pregnant women and 83% of their unborn fetuses.

Recently, another long-term French study by Gilles-Eric Séralini also linked Bt corn to severe kidney and liver toxicity and giant tumors in rats.

Read more : http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMO-toxicity-bt-corn-Syngenta.php

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HUNGARY DESTROYS OVER 1000 ACRES OF BANNED MONSANTO GMO CORN


SOURCE : http://www.infowars.com/hungary-is-in-trouble-after-throwing-out-monsanto-and-the-imf/

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Maize Fields

In an effort to rid the country of Monsanto’s GMO products, Hungary has stepped up the pace. This looks like its going to be another slap in the face for Monsanto. A new regulation was introduced this March which stipulates that seeds are supposed to be checked for GMO before they are introduced to the market. Unfortunately, some GMO seeds made it to the farmers without them knowing it.

Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added.

Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The checks will continue despite the fact that seed traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said. During their investigation, controllers have found Pioneer and Monsanto products among the seeds planted.

It’s remarkably hard to find sources on this, ironically. It’s even harder, even more ironically, to find anything that mentions the Wikileaks report on the connections between the US government and the chemical/seed industry. Which is curious, in my opinion; it’s not as if there’s nothing newsworthy in the topic. Just about the only thing I could find was this from Anthony Gucciardi at NaturalSociety.com.

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15 Ways to take a stand against Monsanto and avoid GMO foods


SOURCE : http://www.examiner.com/article/15-ways-to-take-a-stand-against-monsanto-and-avoid-gmo-foods

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What can consumers do to stop Monsanto and avoid genetically modified foods? Plenty. Here’s a start:

  1. Only purchase corn and soy products that are labeled as either organic orGMO-free.
  2. Write or call companies and ask them if they use GM products. The more companies hear that consumers are unwilling to buy products with genetically modified ingredients, the more they will seek out conventional food ingredients.
  3. Ask your local supermarket to carry more non-GMO products. Give them specific brands to make it easier for them to meet your needs and follow through. When the Worthington Walmart stopped carrying organic tofu, I asked the manager of the produce department to bring it back. The next week, it was back on the shelves.
  4. Rent Food Inc. and invite some friends over to view it. The award-winning documentary does an excellent job of illustrating how Monsanto operates and why it matters. Also check out the film’s 10 Simple things you can do to change our food system.
  5. Visit the Minnesota-based Organic Consumers Association’s Millions Against Monsanto and educate yourself about the issues.
  6. Sign the Millions Against Monsantopetition.
  7. Limit your consumption of fast food and factory farm meats and eggs, all of which are huge consumers of GM corn feeds (not to mention lots of other health and environmental hazards).
  8. Consume whole foods and cook from scratch. GMO ingredients are in an estimated 80% of grocery store products.
  9. Grow an organic garden.
  10. Shop at farmers’ markets and health food stores like the St. Peter Food Co-op.
  11. Write or call your legislators and tell them you want GM foods to be labeled and new GM crops restricted.
  12. Speak out when Monsanto buys off organizations like NPR with false PR campaigns.
  13. Follow Millions Against Monsanto on Facebook to stay current on GM news.
  14. Follow the Organic and Non-GMO Report on Facebook for more GM news or visit them online.
  15. Speak out against GM foods and forward information to friends and family.

These are just a few of the ways we can make a difference.

Remember, we have a voice in so many ways. We have a voice when we purchase sustainably grown foods, when we support companies that value farmers and the environment, when we vote, when we plant a garden or tell a neighbor why this matters.

Together, when we band together with other people who care about these issues, we have a very loud voice.

Let’s make it heard.

 

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