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Disturbing new research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology indicates that genetically modified (GM) crops with "stacked traits" --that is, with multiple traits such as glyphosate-herbicide resistance and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins engineered together into the same plant, are likely far more dangerous to human health than previously believed, due to their synergistic toxicity.
Resistance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been engineered into many GM plants, so that fields can be sprayed indiscriminately with herbicide without destroying the crops. While the GM glyphosate-resistant plants survive, they subsequently contain residues of glyphosate and its various metabolites (e.g. aminomethylphosphonic acid) that present a significant health threat to the public.
In this latest study the glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup was tested on human embryonic kidney cells at concentrations between 1 to 20,000 parts per million (ppm). It was found that concentrations as low as 50 ppm per million, which the authors noted were "far below agricultural dilutions," induced cell death, with the 50% of the cells dying at 57.5 ppm.
The researchers also found that the insecticidal toxin produced by GM plants known as Cry1Ab was capable of causing cell death at 100 ppm concentrations.
Taken together the authors concluded:
"In these results, we argue that modified Bt toxins are not inert on nontarget human cells, and that they can present combined side-effects with other residues of pesticides specific to GM plants."
These disturbing findings follow on the heels of recent revelations that Roundup is several orders of magnitude more toxic than previously believed. Only 5 days ago (Feb. 14) the journal Archives of Toxicology reported that Roundup is toxic to human DNA even when diluted to concentrations 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications. This effect is likely due to the presence of the surfactant polyoxyethyleneamine within the Roundup formulation which may dramatically enhance the absorption of glyphosate into exposed human cells and tissue.
Originally posted by ForestBehindTheTrees
There is a huge conspiracy surrounding the GMO crops that apparently nobody cares enough that's in power to properly investigate this stuff. I find it highly ironic that the FDA will conduct a whole under cover investigation into small farmers selling raw milk, but here we have studies coming out that prove GMO food is bad for human cells but the FDA doesn't even bat an eye. WHAT IS GOING ON?!
We have countries that BAN GMO crops but here we are living in the worlds most powerful nation yet we don't even have LABELS to warn us that we are purchasing modified food. All just to make huge profits.
As usual I'm predicting this study never gets the media attention it deserves to protect Monsanto and his genetically modified killers.
Originally posted by Infi8nity
Its in just about every thing, if we stop buying products with it in it then it will stop being used.
Q8. Are GM foods safe?
Different GM organisms include different genes inserted in different ways. This means that individual GM foods and their safety should be assessed on a case-by-case basis and that it is not possible to make general statements on the safety of all GM foods.
GM foods currently available on the international market have passed risk assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved. Continuous use of risk assessments based on the Codex principles and, where appropriate, including post market monitoring, should form the basis for evaluating the safety of GM foods.
July 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation, in an Agenda 21 style order, has moved to essentially ban a large part of family farms.
For hundreds of years family farms have been passed from generation to generation and it has been a way of life for younger family members to learn and work on their farms.
New rules being prepared in Washington could change that forever.
Apparently discussions are now under way to require farmers to have a commercial drivers license to operate farming equipment. This would require farm owners to hire expensive commercial drivers instead of using members of their family.
This more than a 'conspiracy theory'. If it were just a theory, I would not be writing this. The fact is there is to much evidence that Agenda 21 is being implemented. What it Agenda 21? It is a United Nations plan to reduce the World's population. It appears that this plan has been and is supported by Bush 1, the Clintons, Bush 2 and Obama. It is part of the 'Food Safety Act' signed into law by Obama. Food is used as a weapon to cause illness and early death. Healthy organic food is discouraged. Access to vitamins and minerals is restricted. Foods genetically modified to produce toxic compounds are being forced on the World. Toxic herbicides are used in the growing of GM crops. Toxic vaccines become required for children to attend school. Many 'raw' foods such as milk are labeled as poisons. Wo be unto anyone caught buying or selling 'Raw Milk'. Toxic floride compounds are put in the U.S. water supplies. And there is even some evidense of Aluminum compounds being sprayed into our atmosphere.
Originally posted by poet1b
Currently there is a petition in CA going around to force companies to start labeling genetically modified food once again, which was dropped by the GW admin..
Personally, I think we need a national petitioning system.