Monday, July 30, 2012

BAD APPLES: GMOs and the Precautionary Principle!

BAD APPLES: GMOs and the Precautionary Principle!

Push Back Here:
“A small company is trying to bring to market a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when sliced or bruised… The Arctic Apple, as it is being called, could become one of the first genetically engineered versions of a fruit that people directly bite into…” 1
Congress About to Mandate GMOs?
The countries that follow the Civil Law tradition of the Napoleonic Code apply the Precautionary Principle to new products entering the marketplace. The marketer bears the burden of showing the safety of the product. In the Common Law countries, like the United States, the same concept, that the purveyor takes responsibility, is called “Strict Liability in Tort.” You are responsible for the safety of the products you introduce into commerce.

That laudable principle, however, fails to be followed in several key areas — notably, for our purposes here, regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

First, what is a GMO? It is not a plant or animal that is the result of selective breeding or hybridizing closely linked species. Rather than these methods, used for millenniums, GMO technology is all about the introduction of “alien” DNA into species, to “give” them traits they did not develop in nature. Such “chimera” or transgenetic entities are really new species, sometimes combining animal and plant DNA. Often producing novel proteins for which the human body has no evolutionary experience.

We do not know what “unintended” consequences may develop. There are however, disturbing reports coming from many sources (just GOOGLE “GMO risks”) warning about infertility among animals fed GMO feed and failures of mono-culture GMO crops when stressed (consider the looming failure of the GMO corn crop in the USA this year).

See the previous posting:
GMO Corn Crops Failing in the USA: Famine to Follow?
We find ourselves particularly concerned with the “Farm Bill” pending before Congress. We prefer to call it the “Factory Food Promotion Bill” since it just continues the “bipartisan” policy of heavily subsidizing factory “phude” production while building in new burdens on local, sustainable, organic production. In addition, it includes provisions that would mandate even greater GMO penetration of the market, without labeling.
“Three sections (10011, 10013, and 10014) tucked into the middle of the bulky bill work together to eliminate any real review of GE crops. This “Monsanto Rider” got its name from the corporation with a choke-hold on most of the country’s staple crops”

To our minds, if a company is putting something on the market that it claims is “food” it has an obligation to tell us in what way it is “food.” If it is a transgenetic chimera, a novel species with unknown risk, the public ought to know. Now the “bipartisan” policy enforced by FDA does not required GMO labeling and acutally forbids “GMO-Free” designations. However, we feel confident, if FDA ever takes any company to court because it truthfully labeled its food as “GMO-Free” the FDA would lose.

What can you do about the risks of GMO fake “phude?”

There are several steps:
1. Help us educate decision makers about GMOs!
Easily email your legislators here: Insist that “natural” food purveyors such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s take responsibility and indicate which products are GMO-Free. Your dollars count!
3. Source as much of your food as you can from Deep South (South America and Africa) sources that are Organic, GMO-Free and Low-Radiation certified.
4. Grow your own heritage seed, real food in your own garden (indoors if you are in a radiation risk area).
We are not helpless in the face of the crony corporatist factory “phude” system. Together, our Dollars and our Push Back can make a difference!

Act right now!
General Bert Stubblebine (US ARmy ret; President of the Natural Solutions Foundation) has identified four technologies that he calls the “Genomicidal technologies that are weaponizing the world against human survival.”
These are [1] the uninsurable risks of nuclear power;
[2] industrial toxins in the environment;
[3] drug toxins, especially those in the uninsurable risk of vaccines; and, of course,
[4] GMO fake “phude.” He has further identified the resulting harms as furthering the Global Elitist’ Depopulation Agenda.
This is what Natural Solutions Foundation medical Director Rima E. Laibow, MD has identified as the “Globalist Genocidal Agenda” See Dr. Rima on that topic at the School of Enlightenment:

Right now (July 2012) Dr. Rima and Gen. Bert are in the Deep South Republic of Chile sourcing low-radiation, wholesome, non-GMO food sources. Dr. Rima’s Video Blogs reporting on their fact-finding tour can be seen here:

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