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Perfluoroalkyls, which are chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers, are being ingested by people through their food and showing up as contaminants in blood.
Perfluoroalkyls are stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease, and water. They are used in surface protection treatments and coatings for packages.
The specific chemicals studied were polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters (PAPs),
Originally posted by SaturnFX
And of course, the counter argument:
It tastes really freaking good.
Which do you think will win out?
I have a friend who is a plastics engineer and he will not get into his car when its hot....
A small California biotech company, Epicyte, in 2001 announced the development of genetically engineered corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who ate it sterile. At the time Epicyte had a joint venture agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since acquired by a North Carolina biotech company. Astonishing to learn was that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the development of Terminator technology, now held by Monsanto.
Many researchers report half distances, or the distance required for pollen to drop by half. Bateman (1942) reported a distance of 3.77 meters (m), and that cross-pollination dropped by 99 percent over a distance of 12 to 15 m. Hodgson (1949) reported a half distance of 8.25 m, while Jones and Newell (1948) reported half distance of 47 m.
Blowing in the Wind
VPIRG collected corn from 12 farms in Vermont and had the kernels analyzed for genetic contamination by the Illinois Crop Improvement Association laboratory in Champaign, Illinois.
Results: One of the samples tested was positive for contamination for the CRY 1AB gene. The presence of this gene indicates contamination from Bt corn pollen. The low level detected indicates the contamination resulted from drift rather than contaminated seed. No samples tested positive for presence of GMO corn engineered for Roundup tolerance.
Because pollen from GMO crops such as corn and grass can drift hundreds of yards offsite or miles in the case of insect pollinated crops, the risk of contamination to non-GMO crops increases with every planting....
The most visible evidence of how dry the 1930s became was the dust storm. Tons of topsoil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles...
The impact of the Dust Bowl was felt all over the U.S. During the same April as Black Sunday, 1935, one of FDR's advisors, Hugh Hammond Bennett, was in Washington D.C. on his way to testify before Congress about the need for soil conservation legislation. A dust storm arrived in Washington all the way from the Great Plains. As a dusty gloom spread over the nation's capital and blotted out the sun, Bennett explained, "This, gentlemen, is what I have been talking about." Congress passed the Soil Conservation Act that same year. www.livinghistoryfarm.org...