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India Sues BioTech Terrorist Monsanto for ‘BioPiracy’ of Native Eggplant Species

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Global Research

Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government has decided to take an offensive approach against this attempted agricultural takeover by suing Monsanto for “biopiracy,” accusing the company of stealing India’s indigenous plants in order to re-engineer them into patented varieties.

And in an attempt to capitalize on the lucrative crop known as Brinjal (Indian eggplant), Monsanto has repeatedly tried to commercially market its own GM variety of brinjal called Bt brinjal. But massive public outcry against planned commercial approval of Monsanto’s “frankencrop” variety in 2010 led to the government banning it for an indefinite period of time.

But Monsanto is still stealing native crops, including brinjal, and quietly working on GM varieties of them in test fields, which is a clear violation of India’s Biological Diversity Act (BDA). So at the prompting of various farmers and activists in India, the Indian government, representing the first time in history a nation that has taken such action, has decided to sue Monsanto....

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Eating Healthier, Part 1: Understanding Genetically Modified Foods and Their Dangers

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Originally Published on April 2nd, 2011

The adulteration and modification of some of the planet’s most widely used crops has changed our food landscape.  Chemicals, preservatives, genetic modification and low-cost substitutions and fillers have wrecked meals that were once healthy for us.  Stepping inside of a grocery store nowadays, we find ourselves in a dangerous and toxic new world.  The introduction of genetically modified organisms into the food supply in the 1990’s, coupled with rampant use of carcinogens such as aspartame and substitutions like high fructose corn syrup, set up the perfect ingredients to form a deadly concoction known as processed food.  Sadly, this is what encompasses the average American diet.

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, are now found in approximately 80% of all food in a typical grocery store.  Corn is the most widely grown genetically modified crop next to soy and canola.  And because corn is now the most common ingredient in American food products, it represents a major threat, especially as it relates to the wide-spread use of high fructose corn syrup.

Over the last few years, organic diets and fads have gained popularity. ...

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EU Court Rules on GMO Contamination; Opens Door to Biotech Liability

Posted on Sep 08, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Food Freedom

On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.

The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether intentional or not – must undergo an approval process.

This marks a much stricter view than that being pushed by European Union Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, who wants no regulation of foods genetically contaminated “by accident,” a ludicrous idea given that coexistence ensures genetic contamination.

At the center of the dispute is Bavarian beekeeper Karl Heinz Bablok who joined with several others in suing the state when its research plots of Monsanto’s GM corn, MON 810, contaminated his honey.

In 2008, an administrative court banned Bablok from selling or giving away that honey. But in a bizarre turn, the Augsburg court also ruled that beekeepers have no claim to protection against the growing of GM crops. They immediately filed a new lawsuit. [1]

Discussing today’s ruling, attorneys for the beekeepers noted that they may now have “a claim for damages against a farmer if MON 810 pollen from his cultivation gets into their honey.” [2]

Attorneys Dr Achim Willand and Dr Georg Buchholz explained:

“If the beekeeper can no longer sell his honey, this is considered a major impairment causing a claim for damage....

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The Dangers and Side Effects of Aspartame

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Dr. Mercola

Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain....

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Biotech Terrorist Monsanto Continues to Seize More Control Over Food and Destroy Farmers

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural News

Most Americans have no idea just how pervasive genetically-modified organisms (GMO) have become throughout the food supply. Predatory marketing practices have lured many farmers into converting over to GMOs, and craftily-designed, proprietary growing systems have kept them there. Meanwhile, multinational biotechnology companies like Monsanto effectively seize the reigns of agriculture and dictate how it will proceed from here.

In the short, but highly informative, documentary Farmer to Farmer: The Truth About GM Crops, family farmer Michael Hart interviews a number of farmers in the US about their experiences growing GM crops. He also asks them whether or not they would recommend GM crop systems to other farmers, particularly those in the UK and Europe that are currently being pushed to adopt them.

You can watch the short documentary here:

Hart discovers, of course, that GM crops are not all that Monsanto toots them to be. Besides failing to improve crop yields, GM crops require increasingly more pesticide and herbicide applications in order to remain viable. And out of control “superweeds;” escalating prices for seeds, pesticides, and herbicides; and the non-reality of coexistence between GM and non-GM crops are among the many additional problems farmers are facing — and unfortunately, viable solutions to these problems are largely non-existent.


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Bio-Tech Terrorist Monsanto Offers New GMO Sweet Corn for Human Consumption – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Aug 05, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Bloomberg

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve made a few “notations” and corrections to help you understand this brief article a bit better.  Cheers.

[Bio-tech Terrorist] Monsanto, one of the world’s biggest vegetable seed maker [poison and chemical corporations and genetically modified seed producers], said it will begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in the U.S. this year, the first product it has developed for the consumer market.

The sweet corn seeds are engineered to kill insects living above and below ground [as well as cause spontaneous abortions in cattle and bison, destroy 2nd and 3rd generation fertility and reproductive glands and help incinerate human kidneys and insulin regulation] and to tolerate applications of the company’s Roundup herbicide, Consuelo Madere, Monsanto vice president for vegetables, told reporters at company headquarters in St. Louis today. They will be introduced to growers serving the U.S. fresh corn market starting in the autumn, she said.  [Shortly thereafter, neighboring farms will be cross-contaminated with the pollen genes floating in the air and either be sued into bankruptcy by Monsanto for patent infringement or be forced to start growing the expensive, exclusive GMO variety under strict guidelines and rules, giving up their freedom and livlihood in the process.]

Monsanto previously sold only engineered crops that are processed into sugars and oils [such as High Fructose Corn Syrup – which is found in about 85% of all products on grocery shelfs], used as animal feed [cows eat grass, not GMO corn and soy filled with pesticide…I learned that in 1st grade] or made into fibers....

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Bio-Tech Terrorist Monsanto-Spawned Superweeds Growing Three Inches Daily

Posted on Aug 01, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Natural News

The proliferation of superweeds — weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup formula — continues to rise. But the individual plants’ overall size and strength is also increasing. According to a series of new studies published in the journal Weed Science, farmers are having more trouble than ever dealing with out-of-control superweeds in their fields, some of which grow up to three inches a day in size, and are so strong and thick that they are destroying farm equipment.

The studies reveal that there are currently at least 21 different weed species known to be resistant to Roundup, also known generically as glyphosate. These species include ragweed, pigweed, horseweed, waterhemp, and ryegrass. Since 2007, the total acreage of farmland known to be infested with superweeds has also jumped more than 450 percent, from 2.4 million acres to 11 million acres, which means that the problem is only going to get exponentially worse.

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Bio-Tech Terrorist Monsanto’s Net Profit Up 77% in Third Quarter Alone

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Bloomberg via BlackListed News

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company bio-tech terrorist, raised its full-year profit forecast and posted third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates on higher sales of Roundup weed killer and genetically modified seeds.

Net income climbed 77 percent to $680 million, or $1.26 a share, in the three months through May 31, from $384 million, or 70 cents, a year earlier, St. Louis-based Monsanto said today in a statement. That beat the $1.10 average estimate of 17 analysts in a Bloomberg survey.

Profit excluding some items will rise to $2.84 to $2.88 a share in the fiscal year through August, compared with a previous prediction of $2.72 to $2.82. The average estimate of 20 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg was $2.82. Monsanto also said the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating customer incentives for Roundup.

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Peru Votes for 10-Year Ban on GMOs

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

In the world of genetically modified foods, it is rare to find a country or nation that has not been over-run with genetic contamination.  In the United States, the vast majority of all corn and soy is either intentionally engineered or has been contaminated.  Countless small farmers have gone bankrupt due to contamination of their corn crops and the subsequent lawsuits from Monsanto that quickly follow.  Large parts of Mexico continue to lose family heirloom varieties due to passing trucks dropping GE kernals on the sides of roads or pollen blowing in the wind from adjacent GMO fields.

But there are a few safe(r) havens for quality food.  Germany is one of the leaders in this field, banning or requiring labeling on GMO products; the UK – only due to consumer demand and a grassroots effort – requires labeling; but now Peru joins that crowd.  Peru’s Plenary Session of Congress enacted a ten-year moratorium on genetically modified crops in open defiance to the previous government administration’s pushes for legalization and embracement of GMOs.

Sadly, Peru’s neighbor, Brazil, has welcomed genetically modified foods with open arms, leading to scores of GMO crops being distributed worldwide. 


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Whole Foods Shrugs Its Shoulders Over GMOs, Tries to Play Victim – Hayden’s Note

Posted on Jun 07, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Tara Green – Natural News

Genetically modified foods have become so ubiquitous in the US that even the grocery store ‘Whole Foods’ now admits it cannot keep biotech foods off its shelves. A representative for the corporation acknowledged in May of 2011 that the realities of the marketplace have forced a shift in the company’s previous no-GMO’s policy.

Joe Dickson, quality standards coordinator for Whole Foods Markets, notes that GMO’s dominate the market, especially for corn, soy and canola crops from which ingredients in most processed foods are derived. “Until there’s federal government mandated labeling of GMO ingredients, there’s no way to tell if packaged products contain GMO ingredients,” Dickson said. “Our approach is to work in the spirit of partnership with our suppliers … to encourage them to take active steps to avoid GMO ingredients.”

In spite of public skepticism about GMO foods, the FDA has backed Monsanto and other corporations, declaring that modified foods do not require special labeling letting consumers know they are eating Frankenfoods. This is in contrast to the European Union, where public concern over health issues resulted in a moratorium on GMO’s....

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Children of the Corn: GMO Sterility and Spermicides

Posted on May 31, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Salem News

There has been a concerted national effort by citizens to have the US government label GMOs.  Opposing it are governments intent not only to keep them unlabeled in the US but efforts at the international level by the US government to remove all labeling of GMOs through Codex Alimentarius.  The problem is that Codex applies to food, and GMOs don’t qualify.

William Engdahl wrote in March of 2010 about a USDA funded project to create a GM corn that sterilizes people.GMO, glyphosate and population reduction 

One long-standing project of the US Government has been to perfect a genetically-modified variety of corn, the diet staple in Mexico and many other Latin American countries. The corn has been field tested in tests financed by the US Department of Agriculture along with a small California bio-tech company named Epicyte.  Announcing his success at a 2001 press conference, the president of Epicyte, Mitch Hein, pointing to his GMO corn plants, announced, “We have a hothouse filled with corn plants that make anti-sperm antibodies.” 14 

Hein explained that they had taken antibodies from women with a rare condition known as immune infertility, isolated the genes that regulated the manufacture of those infertility antibodies, and, using genetic engineering techniques, had inserted the genes into ordinary corn seeds used to produce corn plants....

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Discovery of Monsanto Bt Insecticide in Human Blood Proves GMO Toxin a Threat to Human Health

Posted on May 16, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Natural News

The biotechnology industry’s house of cards appears to be crumbling, as a new study out of the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, recently found Bt toxin, a component of certain genetically-modified (GM) crops, in human blood samples for the first time. Set to be published in the peer-reviewed journal Reproductive Toxicology the new study shreds the false notion that Bt is broken down by the digestive system, and instead shows that the toxin definitively persists in the bloodstream.

Industry mouthpieces have long alleged that Bt toxin, which is derived from a soil bacterium known as Bacillus thuringiensis, is harmless to humans. The built-in pesticide has been integrated into certain GM crops to ward off pests. Bt corn, for instance, has actually been designed to produce the toxin directly inside its kernels, which are later eaten by both livestock and humans (…).

In the recent study, researchers Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc evaluated 30 pregnant women and 39 non-pregnant women who had come to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) in Quebec, Can., for a tubectomy.


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High Levels of GMO Agrochemicals Found in Breast Milk of Brazilian Mothers

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma – Kevin Hayden

Source: Natural News

The pesticides and herbicides used to treat genetically-modified organisms (GMO) are showing up in significant amounts in rainwater, water wells, and even mothers’ breast milk, according to new research out of Brazil. Particularly among residents living near massive GMO monoculture operations, research reveals that 100 percent of women tested positive for at least one agrochemical in their breast milk, and cumulatively tested at agrochemical levels much higher than what is even permitted in cow’s milk.

In 2006, an airplane spraying accident contaminated the entire Brazilian city of Lucas do Rio Verde with untold levels of toxic agrochemicals. Residents of that city are already exposed to more than 35 gallons of agrochemicals in a year, but during that particular year, residents were exposed to even higher amounts. As a result, researchers decided to delve deeper into what the effects of that exposure have been on the population.

According to an investigation out of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, a sampling of breast milk from 62 women revealed that all were contaminated with at least one dangerous agrochemical.


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Roundup, GMOs Linked to Emergence of Deadly New Pathogen Causing Spontaneous Abortions

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural NewsInstitute for Science in Society

In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen — previously unknown to science — that’s causing widespread spontaneous abortions among cattle. The pathogen appears in high concentrations among even non-GMO crops that are “managed” through the use of glyphosate (Roundup) for weed control.

The complete letter can be found near the end of this page.

The letter is authored by Col. (Retired) Don M. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University. Huber was also the coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society, an organization that studies plant diseases and pathogens. Huber also sat on the committee for Emerging Diseases and Pathogens, chaired by an Agriculture Research Service (USDA) employee from Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Fort Detrick, you may remember, is also where the U.S. military conducts much of its biological warfare research through its United States Army Biological Warfare Laboratories (…).  A few years ago, deadly pathogens “went missing” from this lab (…)....

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Food Prices at Dangerous Levels – Hayden’s Note on Corn, Health and Ethanol

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Associated Press

Editorial by – Kevin Hayden

Global food prices have hit “dangerous levels” that could contribute to political instability, push millions of people into poverty and raise the cost of groceries, according to a new report from the World Bank.

The bank released a report Tuesday that said global food prices have jumped 29 percent in the past year, and are just 3 percent below the all-time peak hit in 2008. Bank President Robert Zoellick said the rising prices have hit people hardest in the developing world because they spend as much as half their income on food.

“Food prices are the key and major challenge facing many developing countries today,” Zoellick said. The World Bank estimates higher prices for corn, wheat and oil have pushed 44 million people into extreme poverty since last June.

The World Bank’s food price index rose by 15 percent between October and January alone. The increase has been driven by volatile global trading in wheat, corn and soybeans. Global corn futures more than doubled since this summer, from $3.50 to $7 a bushel, in part because of higher demand from developing countries and a growing biofuels industry....

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