Monsanto Teaching a Health Class In a School Near You?

gmo worldHeather Callaghan
Activist Post

I’m retelling this story not to cause sheer outrage or bring down shame and fire on one school in one instance, but to let you know definitively that Monsanto representatives could visit a school near you to teach a class.

And you need to know what they are saying…

It happened in at least one instance and with a fairly interesting method of leaving lasting impressions on 12-year-old 7th graders.

I know Steve from Facebook and he posted videos of his stepson after coming home from school one day in late May to tell the family that four Monsanto representatives were allowed to take over P.E. Gym class and gave a presentation to students in the Health classroom.

Monsanto reps gave each student a deck of playing cards as a gift. Their logo was on the front and general factoids about the world’s food supply were on the back of each card. For instance, “America produces 30% of the world’s soybean crops.” Nothing was mentioned about genetic modification or the company’s other practices. They took the “leader in agriculture” approach.

Next, students were subjected to 47 minutes of time with Monsanto, including a PowerPoint presentation. Steve’s son recounts that Monsanto told them “all the good things” that Monsanto does. They emphasized that serious food issues were due to, not companies like Monsanto, but problems like food borne illnesses, and that people leave their food out too long and don’t refrigerate meats. “It’s the people’s fault” was the take home message.

Read More: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/06/monsanto-teaching-health-class-in.html

Is this why no one found WMDs in Iraq?

wmdJon Rappoport
Activist Post

Yes, prior to Gulf War 2, all sorts of people were lying about WMDs in Iraq. There was the whole business about the yellowcake and Niger, and Colin Powell speaking before the UN.

There was a WMD depot in Iraq that wasn’t a depot.

There were people who said they had secret evidence Saddam shipped weapons out of the country. And maybe they did have evidence.

But this is a different story. It involves the prospect of inspectors finding very serious weapons and then saying, “Wait! The weapons’ containers have American labels on them!”

That didn’t happen, but it could have. And then what a fiasco would have ensued, since the US government was about to wage war to “end Saddam’s threat.” Yet, the US had armed him.

In 1975, the US signed on to an international treaty banning the production, use, and stockpiling of biological weapons. Ditto for chemical weapons, in 1993. Another treaty.

Here’s a quote from the Washington Post (9/4/13, “When the US looked the other way on chemical weapons”): “…The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items…including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague…”

Between 1985 and 1989, a US 501C3 firm, American Type Culture Collection, sent Iraq up to 70 shipments of various biowar agents, including 21 strains of anthrax.

Between 1984 and 1989, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) sent Iraq at least 80 different biowar agents, including botulinum toxoid, dengue virus, and West Nile antigen and antibody.

GMO studies reveal that 18 million Americans suffer from gluten and GMO toxicity

Medical-Study-Results-Vaccine-Paperwork(NaturalNews) What is it about gluten and GMO that have the masses asking questions? What’s the latest debate that is constantly engaged on the best health websites in the world? How could it be that 18 million folks just can’t figure out their internal rotting-food problem? Who can’t figure out their inflammation, headaches and IBS, that leads to ulcers, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and pancreatic cancer, when 90% of the food on the shelves of America sticks in your gut, for days, and weeks and even years, in your digestive tract, and it contains pesticides.

Are you a weed or a bug, because if you eat conventional food regularly, you may be dying like one in the fields of Monsanto, Cargill and Bayer.

How would you like to get a glimpse into several GMO studies that you won’t hear about on TV, or read about in the newspapers, that explain how most conventional food gets processed and “fortified” with genetically modified ingredients that cause cancer? Take a look at the countries around the world that are screaming “NO!” to GMO. Countries all over the world ban GMO because of studies like the following:

Three precedent-setting studies on GMO toxicity

1. Research from Canada has successfully identified toxic GMO pesticides in maternal and fetal blood, including Monsanto’s Bt toxin used in corn. The study is published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. This study uses blood samples from 38 pregnant women and 30 non-pregnant women and points out how susceptible the fetus really is to the adverse affects of foreign chemicals that are not naturally produced (GMO/insecticide/pesticide).

The results provide baseline data for future studies exploring new areas of research relating to nutrition, toxicology and reproduction in women. This study is a “cornerstone in the advancement of research in this area.”

Learn more from Collective-Evolution, a great resource:
(http://www.collective-evolution.com).

2. Pesticide inside gluten infects 18 million Americans — it’s not just an “intolerance.” A new study links GMOs to gluten disorders and comes to you via the US Department of Agriculture and the EPA, released by the one and only Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), who really looks out for human health on this planet. You will be wise to review this one.

The authors relate GM foods to five conditions that trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders, including autoimmune disorder, America’s favorite sick care “catapult.” In fact, imbalanced gut bacteria is where it all begins, and the study delves into intestinal permeability, allergic responses and impaired digestion.

IRT is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about GMO food and crop concerns. Keep reading.
(http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com)

3. GM corn and rat tumors linked! Rats and fruit flies and bees, oh my! They’re all dying from pesticides and insecticides when given to them as food, or sprayed on their food, or grown into their food using biotechnology gene mutation manipulation. How strange that animals should die when they eat chemicals. Just a couple of years ago, the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published a research paper called “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.” [emphases added]

If you’re not a frequent “flyer” of Natural News, then you probably don’t know a thing about it. That’s okay; you can learn about the study right now. Under controlled conditions, while examining the possible effects of a diet of GMO maize treated with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (only the most popular herbicide on the planet), rats died young with horrific tumors the size of golf balls. The conclusion? GM crop, despite the propaganda spread by the Biotech industry, is LOWERING the United States’ yields and INCREASING pesticide use.

GMO corn causes cancer in animals, and last time anyone looked, human beings are also animals. By the way, this was a LONG-TERM study, for all those biotech “enthusiasts” living in denial.
(http://www.gmoevidence.com)

For more precedent-setting studies, delve into the recent report from Collective-Evolution below. Also read about the Seralini study that should have never been retracted! Hundreds of top scientists know about reality, as do millions of health enthusiasts across the globe!

Are you still eating genetically modified gluten?
(http://www.gmoseralini.org)

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) often a false diagnosis really caused by vaccines

Baby-Vaccine-Doctor-Shot(NaturalNews) A woman who had no prior history of violence was released from prison in April after serving nearly half of a 20-year sentence for the murder of an infant in her care.

Jennifer Del Prete was a daycare worker who maintained her innocence throughout her entire ordeal. She was convicted of shaking four-month-old Isabella Zielinski after the child fell unconscious in her care. She never woke up from a coma and died in the hospital 10 months later.

During Del Prete’s trial, prosecutors insisted that it was a classic case of violent and intentional shaken baby syndrome (which is now officially known as “abusive head trauma”), and they had the medical experts to “prove it.”

‘Groundbreaking’ ruling

Now, however, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, who ordered Del Prete’s release, is not convinced of the shaken-baby verdict, or even that the typical symptoms that are used to diagnose it are sufficient to prove a person guilty of child abuse or murder.

As reported by the website Care2.com:

In a comprehensive 97-page opinion, Kennelly draws attention to the controversial science behind SBS, going so far as to suggest: “a claim of shaken baby syndrome is more an article of faith than a proposition of science.”

Kennelly’s ruling is being considered groundbreaking in some circles, because for the first time it condemns the shaken-baby diagnosis, which has been upheld in scores of courtrooms and has been used to convict hundreds of people on charges of child abuse and murder, as unreliable.

Since the 1990s, the website reports, more than 1,000 cases of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) have been heard in court. Between half and three-quarters of these cases have relied on an SBS-associated triad of symptoms as the only medical evidence “proving” the crime.

The triad — subdural hemorrhage (or bleeding surrounding the brain), retinal hemorrhage and swelling of the brain — has been used by prosecutors as irrefutable evidence that determines almost all important aspects of the case, such as how the child died (from being shaken violently), who did the shaking (the last person with the child) and what the state of mind was for the murder at the time (angry and intentional).

Why the manufactured food supply is designed to keep you addicted, not nourished

color_diet(NaturalNews) My latest episode of Awakenings exposes the truth about how the manufactured food industry is engineered to keep you addicted, not nourished.

Listen to all the episodes of Awakenings at:
http://www.naturalnews.com/Awakenings

In this episode, you’ll learn:

• The food supply is not designed to keep you nourished. Instead, the food supply is designed to keep you addicted.

• It is widely agreed that commercial corporations exist to maximize profits, not to serve the greater good of humankind. The food industry is no different.

• Food industry profits are maximized by leaving food consumers deficient and hungry so that they crave the same nutrient-deficient foods over and over again.

• This is why foods are heavily processed to remove nearly all key nutrients such as minerals, fresh oils and phytochemicals.

• Foods are engineered to invoke brain chemistry patterns of addictions by using chemical additives.

• Why your body experiences extreme cravings when it is kept in a state of nutritional deficiency. Popular foods are engineered to worsen these deficiencies.

• The nutritive minerals removed from processed foods are fed to farm animals in order to promote their health and prevent their disease.

• Cravings are your brain’s way to motivate you to locate and consume the nutrients you’re missing. But processed foods don’t contain those nutrients!

• The dark secret of food companies: The more they take out of the food, the more you’ll keep buying in a fruitless effort to satisfy your cravings.

• Why food company profits would be crushed if their foods were rich in nutrients.

GMOs are agricultural warfare, biotech expert attests

Cook-Butcher-Gmo-Chemical(NaturalNews) What if biotechnology was actually intended not to provide more food for the planet but rather to seize control of the global food supply for the purpose of using agriculture as a weapon? Biotechnology expert and BioEngineering News founder and editor Tom Mysiewicz makes the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as weapons of warfare by multinational corporations, providing scientific proof that this reckless technology is destroying both the earth and those who live on it.

Mysiewicz has been involved with the biotechnology movement since the beginning and was among the first journalists to cover its existence back in the early 1980s. His extensive understanding of how biotechnology works, as well as his many years of hands-on research experience in the field, makes his point of view on the issue both relevant and credible.

It is because of this that Mysiewicz’s assessment is so sobering, as it unveils a covert killer within our midst that is being promoted as some kind of savior of humanity. Not only were GMOs, he says, approved based on lies, but the substantiation of their entire existence is predicated on deceit, faulty science and empty promises.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045529_GMOs_agricultural_warfare_biotech_expert.html#ixzz35hxFibuO

World needs UN GMO watchdog – Russia

Non-GMO projectRussian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.

Aggressive distribution of GMO worldwide is raising huge concerns for human health, said Russian Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

The speaker urged the executive branch to make a request to the UN General Assembly to initiate the creation of an international GMO watchdog.

“It’s absolutely clear that the GMO problem is a global issue,” Valentina Matvienko said.

The speaker of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament also spoke in favor of facilitating production of organic food in the country as “the volumes of imported agricultural goods and food remain substantial,” Matvienko said.

Russian authorities are taking measures to contain uncontrollable spread of GMO foods against the background of regular worldwide mass rallies over the distribution of GMO products created by transnational corporations, such as Monsanto.

In the US, where agricultural producers are not obliged to mark their products if they contain GMO-originated ingredients, people stage large protests, claiming that from 80 to 95 percent of the American population would want to have GMO foods labeled.

In Russia, where parliament is seeking a moratorium on GMO production, the situation with GMO consumption has not yet developed into a serious problem, though membership in the WTO has opened up the Russian market for GMO products.

In April, Russia’s prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, told the country’s parliament that Russia could be self-sufficient with organic foods only, without allowing GMO food production.

A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment.

On Thursday, the Federal Service for Consumer Rights and Human Welfare Protection presented a draft bill that would fine producers and resellers of food products containing GMO if they fail to mark it properly with ‘GMO inside’ mark.

Russian citizens do no welcome the products containing GMO either.

According to the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center, a survey taken on May 24-25 in 42 regions of the Russian Federation found that 54 percent of respondents would not buy food marked with a “GMO inside” label.

A majority of Russian citizens would prefer organic food to its genetically modified counterpart, even if that one is considerably cheaper (74 percent), packed in a more attractive manner (76 percent) or has a longer expiry date (78 percent).

Russian citizens also distrust artificial additives to food, such as preservatives (50 percent), food coloring (40 percent), flavor enhancer (33 percent) and antioxidants (31 percent).

Only 10 percent of respondents agreed to definitely buy GMO food, which has these ingredients.

We Are Change launching media university to train activist journalists

Reporters-Microphone(NaturalNews) An activist organization that says the mainstream media has “failed” the country has launched its own “media university” to train journalists who are not beholden to the ideology of legacy publications or corporate interests.

“The mainstream media has failed us time and time again,” says the non-partisan, nonprofit group, “We Are Change,” on its website. “Their appalling lack of integrity, tenacity, and spine continues on a daily basis, insulting anyone paying attention.

“We Are Change is creating a platform where aspiring journalists can achieve success and develop their careers without jumping through degrading corporate hoops,” the group says.

In a video outlining the goals of the new school, Change Media University, guerrilla journalist Luke Rudkowski says decentralization of media control is essential to change the culture of institutionalized ideology and singularity of thought.

“If we take that power away from them [the corporate media], and shame them, and make them obsolete by doing their job better — what if we become the mainstream media?” he asks.

‘Creating a new generation of journalists’

In the announcement for the university, Rudkowski wrote:

11 years ago with a cheap camera borrowed from a friend, I dedicated my life to confronting those who repeatedly escaped justice. No longer would the perpetrators of hate and violence continue to walk amongst us without repercussions.

We have successfully exposed the hypocrisies of Henry Kissinger, Ben Bernanke, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Jacob Rothschild, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein, and the Rockefeller family. We have reached millions of people, operating on a shoestring budget while effecting laws, vindicating people who were falsely charged, creating national debates, and awareness on issues that would have never seen the light of day.

The organization’s mission “is to create a new generation of journalists, unafraid of institutionalized authority, unafraid to challenge the status quo and preconceived notions.” Rudkowski stated, “Let’s promote honesty, open discussion, transparency, compassion, and critical thinking.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045395_We_Are_Change_media_training_activist_journalism.html#ixzz35hv58bk3

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045395_We_Are_Change_media_training_activist_journalism.html#ixzz35hurvHHQ

Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup

monsantoHell hath no fury . . . like a mother whose child has been sickened by a toxin that’s almost impossible to avoid.

Two activist groups, Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution, want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recall Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide/pesticide in the world.

Now is the time to do it, they say, because the EPA is conducting a registration review of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup.

Representatives of the two groups contacted the EPA to request a meeting. When the EPA ignored them, they rallied supporters. Over a period of three days, about 10,000 moms from all over the country rang the phones off the hook at the EPA.

A week later, five Moms Across America leaders were sitting around a boardroom table with nine EPA employees who have the power to recall Roundup. The moms brought lawyers, scientists and advocates from Organic Consumers Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumers Union, Beyond Pesticides and the Truth-In-Labeling Coalition as back-up.

What was supposed to be a one-hour meeting turned into two. The EPA’s Dana Vogel, director of the Health Effects Division in the Office of Pesticide Programs, and other EPA staff stayed glued to their seats as one mother after another shared heart-wrenching stories of their experiences parenting children with life-threatening allergies, severe gastrointestinal problems, mysterious autism-spectrum disorders, and major nutritional deficiencies.

The common thread in those stories? Exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.

Wrenching tales of preventable illnesses

The activist moms had long suspected pesticides might be behind their children’s health problems. So they had their families tested for glyphosate. The tests showed unsafe levels of glyphosate in their drinking water, in their breast milk and in their children’s urine.

That’s when they resolved to get in front of the EPA. And when they did, they told their stories.

Moms Across America co-founder Zen Honeycutt recounted how when she learned of the link between glyphosate and autism, she had her middle child, who had been exhibiting autism symptoms, tested for glyphosate. His urine had 8.7 parts per billion glyphosate—eight times more than is allowed in drinking water in the E.U. She immediately eliminated all potential sources of glyphosate from his diet. After six weeks, the glyphosate was out of his system. And so were the autism symptoms. He stopped hitting people, and his grades went back up from D’s to A’s.

After a year of eating organic, her eldest son’s walnut allergy went from a 19 to a 0.2. It’s no longer life-threatening.

In fact, all of the mothers’ children suffered from deteriorating conditions until they put them on all-organic diets. When they figured out that going organic was the only thing that helped ease their children’s symptoms, they started investigating the food they had been eating for possible causes of their children’s poor health.

Each mother began to suspect glyphosate.

Zoe Swartz, leader of East Coast Moms Across America and founder of GMO Free Lancaster County told the EPA, “I’m really angry that I didn’t know that there was glyphosate in the food I was feeding my daughter.” She described her toddler’s problems with “leaky gut syndrome” which has been linked to glyphosate exposure. After three weeks of an organic diet, the child’s symptoms began to disappear.

Megan Davenhall of Thinking Moms Revolution, mother of an 11-year-old boy with autism, told the EPA, “It’s going to be a long road for us.”

She began her research when her son was diagnosed at age three. As she turned to organic foods, and eliminated chemicals, he started to grow—something he hadn’t done for two and a half years. He weighed only 38 pounds at age six. Now, Davenhall told the EPA, “He’s doing better. He’s not off the spectrum. … It’s a long road for us, because my son was so very damaged. … He was skin and bones and it’s taken us years to recover his gut health.”

“The damage didn’t need to happen to him,” Davenhall said. “And I don’t want to see it happen to one other kid out there, not one. What we feed our kids, what we put into our bodies, is the most important thing. Healthy food should be available for everybody. It needs to happen. It needs to happen today.”

Sarah Cusack of Thriving Family Health talked about her daughter Claire who at 12 months, changed from a happy, easy-going baby to a miserable, constipated baby who was literally starving. She was emaciated. She had a huge bloated belly. At 20 months, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. But the turning point came when she switched to an organic diet. Claire is now a healthy six-year-old. Her mom is a health coach. Cusack says that an all-organic diet is the centerpiece of her practice. She’s seen improvement in clients with myriad health problems, including migraines, eczema, rashes, gastro-intestinal conditions, mood disorders like anxiety and depression, constipation and auto-immune conditions.

Read More: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30153.cfm

Poisonings from E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Pot Are Surging

e-cigaretteThe gradual demise of traditional cigarettes has sparked some new health concerns related to the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, as well as new “designer drugs” like synthetic cannabis. Designer drugs are synthetic analogs of illegal or prohibited drugs, devised to circumvent drug laws.

The dangers of e-cigs may not be as obvious as those of traditional smokes, but according to CDC, accidental poisonings are soaring, most notably among small children. More than half of the poisonings have been occurring in children age five and younger.1

E-cigarettes may be even more toxic than traditional cigarettes-in fact, under certain circumstances they can be downright deadly. The e-cig liquid is absorbed into your system much more quickly than tobacco smoke, even after dilution.

For children to be poisoned by a traditional cigarette, they must eat one. But for e-cigs, all it takes is just touching the liquid, as the chemicals are readily absorbed through their skin and even their eyes. The toxic effects of synthetic cannabis are also proving deadly.

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Health Issues page and our Appetite For a Change page.