GMOs Hiding In Plain Sight

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) now infest almost everything we consume. Yet, amazingly, most Americans don’t even realize they eat GMO food at just about every meal. That’s because they are deceptively hidden in the list of ingredients.

The term genetically modified, when pertaining to foods, refers to food plants and animals that have been modified at the molecular or genetic level to enhance or create certain desired traits. It is a process very different from hybridizing or selective breeding.

GMO proponents argue that the technology is safe. But there has been little research on the short-term effects and even less on the long-term effects of consuming foods that have been modified genetically or molecularly.

This is by design. Monsanto, one of the leading creators in the GMO field, owns Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory agencies. And when independent labs begin researching the effects of GMOs and producing their findings, Monsanto either squashes them under an avalanche of lawsuits or buys them up and buries the research. But recent discoveries about what happens in the genetic material of altered organisms are not reassuring.

For example, suppose you want to create tomatoes that can withstand cold weather. In theory, you take the genes that allow a frost-resistant plant to survive freezing temperatures and you put it into a tomato plant. When seeds of the new tomato plant grow, the presence of this genetic material stimulates activity in the new plants that keep them alive as the temperature drops.

In practice, however, unforeseen complications arise. Only during the past few months have scientists discovered that the genes technologists insert into plants are often contaminated with unintended material. That includes viruses.

Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) discovered that when lab scientists altered genes in GMO food, they were also feeding in parts of a virus gene. No one had ever noticed that before. This virus gene, however, is now in the food we eat. Is it safe? Will it lead to unforeseen illness among the millions of people who consume it? The experts are uncertain. It has never been present in our food previously. And until this recent scientific discovery, nobody knew it was in our GMO foods.

Reports about this virus show that of the 86 different processes being used to insert genes into GMO crops, this virus is present in 54 of them. Meaning this virus of questionable safety is in a lot of the snack foods sitting in your cupboard.

Experts explain that these types of viral genes can be extremely dangerous. Viral genes are designed to hobble our immune systems (and the immune systems of plants and animals) so that the viruses can invade cells and flourish.

Scientists are concerned about this newly discovered viral material because the viruses that invade the cells of a plant do not fundamentally differ from the viruses that cause illness in humans and animals.

Concern about these genes caused Pete Riley, director of the public interest group GM Freeze, to warn: “This is a clear warning (that GMO food) is not sufficiently understood to be considered safe.” Riley also told the British newspaper The Daily Mail: “Authorization for these crops must be suspended immediately, and they should be withdrawn from sale, until a full and extended review of their safety has been carried out.”

Farmers in both the United States and around the world plant shockingly vast amounts of these laboratory-created crops. In particular, soy, corn and cotton (our food frequently has cottonseed oil added to it) have been genetically engineered to contain toxic pesticides and to withstand massive amounts of herbicides applied to farm fields. This allows GMO crops to survive and be harvested, while weeds are supposed to wither and die. Of course, other beneficial living things — most especially pollinators like honeybees, butterflies and a wide collection of other wildlife and fish — also perish from pesticide exposure. And the pesticides often persist long enough to poison our water and air.

Right now, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications estimates that since GMO crops were introduced in the 1990s, 1 billion acres worldwide have been planted with these plants. That’s an area larger than the continental United States.

One of the modifications to many crops has made them resistant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. This has allowed farmers to coat their fields with Roundup in order to wipe out all the weeds growing there.

Monsanto claims glyphosate is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. But in 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty of lying about these claims. Glyphosate is being found in groundwater many miles from farmland. It is being detected in human and animal blood samples, and it has been shown to cross the placental barrier.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 88,000 tons of glyphosate have been used in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency lists it as a Class III toxic substance. It is an endocrine disrupter, and just 30 grams can be fatal to humans. It has been linked to more than 20 adverse health effects, according to peer-reviewed literature.

The ailments and deleterious effects attributed to glyphosate exposure include autism, gastrointestinal diseases, obesity, allergies, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, infertility, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

But back to the GMOs themselves: GMOs are surreptitiously inserted into almost every form of processed food or product, and they are even found in vitamins.

According to the Non-GMO Shopping Guide, hidden GMOs are listed as innocent-sounding ingredients that include everything from baking powder to colorose to corn flour to cottonseed oil to food starch to fructose to invert sugar to malt to soy flour to starch to vitamin B12 to xanthan gum. A list of likely hidden GMO ingredients can be read in the guide here.

In vitamin supplements, GMOs are hidden as ascorbic acid, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin and sucrose, as well as other ingredients.

The proliferation of these substances makes avoiding them almost impossible and renders vigilance against them a full-time necessity.

One way to  help avoid GMOs is to avoid all processed food. When selecting meats choose only organically grown beef, poultry or fish that is not fed or injected with steroids, hormones and antibiotics. Ideally, your diet should focus instead on organically grown heirloom whole, fresh vegetables, as much raw as possible.

Personal Liberty

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Native Blood

    WIC approved and Monsanto blessed…OOOOPs! Probably an anti-semite comment too! Cheez! everything is run by semites!

    • WTS/JAY

      You do realize that would include Arabs as well?

      • Native Blood

        I do but most so-called gentiles don’t and the term scares them to death!

        • Charlie

          What’s a gentile as defined by Paul in The Bible?

  • KG

    Well, Bob, how can you sleep at night? It would be enough that ‘da gubment’ is trying to kill me with a “drone”, but now Monsanto want’s to kill us too. I remember seeing films in school about the “miracle of Agriculture.” Science was going to end famine in the world by developing insect, disease, and drought resistant plants that would ensure the survival of humans all over the planet.

    quote: This is by design. Monsanto, one of the leading creators in the GMO field, owns Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory agencies.

    Haliburton owns the EPA, Walmart owns the NLRB, and Wells Fargo owns the ICC, but you seem to be silent about these equally criminal enterprises. Oh wait, you didn’t vote Republican so that makes you innocent, right? Well, it’s good you are rich so you can afford all of that expensive “organic” food at the grocery. Wait, I thought only dirty hippies ate that stuff? Are you one of those hippies who goes on Macrobiotic trips – and drinks homemade yogurt from a hand thrown jar? I’ll bet you voted for McGovern? Why you may have a commie flag tacked up on the wall of your Garage? Do you own a pair of Birkenstocks? I think it’s groovy! Peace, Bro!

    • hippybiker

      I believe you are suffering from Optical Rectal Meningitis. That is an eyeball in the middle of your A$$holethat gives you a SH*TY outlook on life. Or, am I being obtuse?

    • Native Blood

      Here ya go KG, A nice short historical timeline of the Monsanto business.

      http://bestmeal.info/monsanto/company-history.shtml#timeline

      They are not as nice as you think they are.

      • Debbie Hogan Tate

        WOW! Thanks!

        • Vigilant

          Very odd reply from someone who gave KG an up arrow.

          • Debbie Hogan Tate

            Thanks for pointing out my error! Thought I hit the down arrow on that one! Corrected it!

      • KG

        I never said they were ‘nice’. I’m just trying to point out the hypocrisy of Bob’s convoluted political illusion he lives in.

        • Vigilant

          The communist attacks someone else for their “political illusion.” “What a maroon!”

          • KG

            ‘Aint I a stinker?’

          • Vigilant

            Don’t know if I would use that word to describe you.

            Bitter, misled, deprived as a child, bereft of common sense, historically challenged, undereducated, devious, now those words convey the meaning better than “stinker.”

          • Bill

            Hi Vigilant
            Also add: lazy, wants things given to him that are stolen from others, Ignorant as to what works and what does not, probably being taken care of by mommy and daddy.
            Can anybody add anything else

          • Bill

            KG
            You could use an attitude adjustment

          • KG

            I was trying to keep with the Buggs Bunny Theme – ya know, Ya maroon!

        • jibbs3

          Idiot!! Clueless.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Be specific, KGB. What is Bob being hypocritical about?

        • Charlie

          KG,,, It’s obvious that you’ve had your “”Wheaties”” and a few deep breaths of “Smogville” air today… When you go to Westwood for you Mind tweak , the air is a little better because of on shore flow of Ocean air ,,, but ,,, be careful We hear the Navy has polluted the Ocean ……….
          Meanwhile… Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing.
          Acts 2:38 is salvation…

          • KG

            Wrong – you are into works. And ‘works are as filthy rags’ to G-d.

            This is salvation:

            Acts 16:31 (King James Version)

            30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

            31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

          • Charlie

            KG,,, you have a small point ,,, but ,,, are way overdue for your Westwood mind tweak … IF? Smogville air is not making your eyes water too much ,,, get on over to Westwood and check in at The JC Light and Power House….

          • KG

            I’d rather go to Evergreen st. in East LA and get a burritto from El Tepeyac.

          • Charlie

            KG,,, Now!!! we know why most of your writes are “El Toro” dung………………………….

          • WTS/JAY

            Stalin grew up in a religious family and joined a seminary as a teenager expecting to enter the priesthood. In his late teens, dropping out of religious studies, he became an atheist and joined the Communist party, as the ruler of which he would go on to slaughter millions. I’m sure he was as well-versed in quoting Scripture as you seem to be, KG.

          • Charlie

            KG,,, No scripture deletes another scripture,,, So?,,, Acts 16:31 has to be harmonized with Acts 2:38 ,,, So? ,,, Acts 2:38 is “”The”” most complete “”Salvation”” Scripture in The New Testament … Note “”They”” will NOT teach you that at Westwood… But , the Beverly Hills Baptist Church might…………………………….

          • KG

            Religious scholars have tried for two millenia to ‘harmonize’ the scriptures and they never succeed. There is no ‘harmony’ amongst the many different audiences each part of scripture addresses. Taken as a whole, though, certain main Ideas do fall out.

            I. G-d created Man out of the dust of the earth
            2. Man is doomed to failure in anything that approaches Religion.
            3 A “Savior” from a holy G-d’s wrath due to Man’s inability to be perfect
            4 This Savior was Jesus Christ
            5 We are to enjoy life and help one another as brothers – regardless of religious or political affiliation.

            Are you suggesting that you Gay brethren are ‘less than’ your Hetero brethren? What would G-d say about that?

          • Charlie

            What does harmony mean ? All Biblical Law breakers are under “”Judgment”” of The Law… The Law and Judgment go together ,,, is that harmony ? The south pole harmonizes with the north pole , another point , All Scientific Laws harmonize with Biblical Laws ,,, how about that ? God Created All … What saith The Law??? Do you law from lima beans???………………………

          • KG

            Matthew 5:17

            King James Version (KJV)

            17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

            Christ did it all. All I need to do is to acknowledge that.

          • Charlie

            The Devil knows his Boss ,,, so ,,, there is a little more to it than just acknowledging “it”… A bunch of understanding and knowledge have to be harmonized To arrive at Psalms 119:160… Meanwhile,,, it’s Acts 2:38 or out the gate…………………………………….

          • KG

            I know that you have read the story of the Good Samaritan. I ask you – what did the man who was robbed do? In the entire parable the one who needed mercy did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. In fact, he was unconscious the whole time! What this story shows as well is the fact that the Levite, or the Lawyer, could not help him, The Priest, or Religion, could not help him. The only thing that saved him was the grace of the Samaritan. The Samaritans are hated by the Jews due to their mixed heritage. The Samaritan represents Christ – a being both Man and divine. It is the grace through the completed works of Christ where we receive salvation. There is nothing I could do as a human being to please G-d in any way other than knowing Christ did it all.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10%3A25-37&version=NIV

          • Charlie

            KG,,, Well then??? why is Acts 2:38 in The Holy Bible ??
            Acts 2:38 , spoken by Peter … A Man with “Special” Authority from King Jesus Christ … See Matthew 16:19 …
            Acts 2;38 ,,, the only “”Single”” verse that offers “”Complete”” Salvation in one single verse in The entire New Testament ………………………………………….
            Acts 2:38 or out the gate…………….

          • KG

            I guess you want to have works count towards your salvation because then it would make you special through something you did. So, why would you need Christ? I mean, if you can keep all 613 mitzvots of the old testament then why even mention Christ?

            http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm

        • WTS/JAY

          KG: I’m just trying to point out the hypocrisy of Bob’s convoluted political illusion he lives in.

          What convoluted political illusion, KG? That our political-system is a cesspool of corruption?

      • dan

        thanks for the link….absolutely amazing how Monsanto has shaped the world for both good and bad …
        but I wasn’t sure they were evil until I found that psychopath
        Rumsfeld /Agent Orange had been CEO

    • Vigilant

      Another screed by an admitted communist who expends three rambling paragraphs without once addressing the details of the facts presented by Mr. Livingston.

      Flippant, gratuitous and ad hominem attacks that serve in no way to expand the conversation.

      • KG

        At least I’m not trying to hide my aims unlike all the ‘patriots’ here.

        Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power?…… It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a manifesto of the party itself.

        Marx/Engles
        The Communist Manefesto

        • Vigilant

          And what are the “aims” you so stereotypical accuse all patriots here of harboring?

          • KG

            Destroying the workers In America – starting with Reagan. The attacks on America by the money elite that supports Republicans and convinced them that selling off America to the lowest bidder was good – and have wrapped themselves in the American flag while praying to a god that they do not believe in just to get votes from ignorant, scared, religious people.

          • Vigilant

            Well. let’s see. You haven’t answered the question (no surprise).

            You said “unlike all the ‘patriots’ here,” and then proceed to talk about Reagan, money elites and politicians. Which one of the above is posting on this site, KG?

            I repeat, what are the “aims” you so stereotypical accuse all patriots here of harboring?

          • KG

            1 – destruction of Labor Unions
            2 – circumvention of the electorate through the use of corrupt money.
            3 – the elimination of Americas Liberal Roots and Americas true goal.
            4 – to secretly have an American Inquisition

            5 – to militarize the police forces and use them for their own ends
            6 – to destroy public education
            7 – to eliminate free thought through the use of intimidation

          • WTS/JAY

            Are you aware that you just described the “goals” of Communism?

          • Vigilant

            Blind “true believers” like KG will never see it. He’s one of the useful idiots who will one day stand at the edge of the pit in the gulag, waiting for the bullet. His last words will be, “but you said…..”

            Couple of notes: When KG talks about “circumvention of the electorate through the use of corrupt money,” he’s talking about union money but would never admit it. When he talks about the destruction of public education, that’s already been accomplished by his communist comrades..

            As for those and all the other items, they have always been the aims of statists, not Conservatives or Libertarians.

          • Bill

            KG you mean like the communists do

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I don’t advocate “destruction of Labor Unions”. I advocate holding them accountable for their trespasses on other peoples’ bodies and property.
            Nobody here that I know, KGB, advocates circumvention of the electorate. You’re just fabricating facts.
            America doesn’t have “Liberal Roots” in the sense of the modern day political definition of Liberal.
            Number 4 is fallacious. You made that one up out of whole cloth, KGB.
            Number 5 is the doing of your own Progressives, KGB.
            Number 6 is a worthy goal, but I haven’t heard many other than myself calling for it.
            Number 7 is just ironic, because again, the Free Thought inhibitors tend to be mostly Liberal Progressives in my experience.

          • Bill

            KG,
            Move to Cuba where you can live under the system you promote

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            No KGB, it is you are your kind that are destroying the workers in America with your advocation of Socialism which has proven to be a dramatic failure whenever it is fully implemented and thus cannot ride on the coat-tails of Capitalists.
            If you really cared about the common man, you wouldn’t even think of embracing Communism. Only Leaders benefit from Communism and that being only in a relative sense to their Subjects.

          • WTS/JAY

            KG: Destroying the workers In America – starting with Reagan.

            At least they were called “workers”. What were they called under Communism? Oh that’s right, Government property. If living under a benevolent system, Communism, was so great, KG, why then did Stalin feel the need to exterminate 20 Million under him. Why? What was the problem? Too many “workers”?

          • WTS/JAY

            KG: Destroying the workers In America – starting with Reagan.

            At least they were called “workers”. What were they called under Communism? Oh that’s right, Government property. If living under a benevolent system, Communism, was so great, KG, why then did Stalin feel the need to exterminate 20 Million under him. Why? What was the problem? Too many “workers”?

          • WTS/JAY

            Karl Marx was resurrected and came to the USSR. He was shown factories, hospitals, cities and villages, etc. Finally, he requested to be allowed to make a speech on TV. The Politburo hesitated as they were afraid he might say something they wouldn’t approve. Marx promised he would say only one sentence. Under this condition, the Politburo agreed. Karl Marx uttered the following sentence: “Workers of all countries, forgive me.”

        • Bill

          Kg,
          And may you rot in your hell that you create

        • jibbs3

          What a piece of work you are. Anyone could have a better conversation with a fence post than they could with you…….I think you do it on purpose without knowing it.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I think he does it on purpose knowing it.

        • WTS/JAY

          Communism was a tried and failed experiment, KG. Ever asked yourself why, it failed?

    • CatGman

      Typical KG post. Whatever the topic or talking point. His post will be contrary if only for the sake of being contrary.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      The question is, KGB — “You obviously believe that Big Government is a hotbed of Crony Capitalism, so why do you argue regularly for Bigger Government?”.

      • KG

        I don’t argue for ‘bigger government’, I argue for the government we have. I argue for the REAL ‘American way.’ A Socialist/Democratic Republic that benefits from the restraint of Capitalism. Everybody here argues for restraint of Government, but it’s Capitalism that need to be limited. And it’s capitalism that has wrought the wrath of GMO’s upon us – not government. When the moneyed interests become so powerful as to circumvent our Democratic process that’s when you have things like GMO’s and Banks too big to fail. I was always taught that ‘big brother’ was Government – that ‘G-dless Communism was going to take over the world. Bit, it appears that G-dless CAPITALISM is now ‘Big Brother’.

        • WTS/JAY

          So what you are actually saying, KG; that it’s not Capitalism per say that is the problem, but greedy and corrupt men/women who have corrupted Capitalism and used it as a vehicle to establish Big-Brother…? If conversely, then your argument to demonize Capitalism, in that, Capitalism is the cause of the corruption, is as flimsy and invalid as the argument by the anti-gun propagandists, that the “gun” is the culprit, and not, the one who wields it!

          • KG

            Capitalism isn’t the cause of greed as much as it’s the vehicle of greed. The cause of greed is that certain men find the acquisition of material goods so overwhelming that they do whatever to gain treasure for themselves and then keep it for their own use. The ‘gun’ isn’t the killer, but a device that makes killing easier. Capitalism just makes being greedy, selfish, and self-centered easier to do.

          • WTS/JAY

            That could be said of any ism and of any tool, KG. what then, would you recommend? The extinction of the human race?

          • KG

            Like the old joke – if you lined Chinamen four abreast and started to march them into the sea,……that would be a good start!

            No, I believe that if we did what John Lennon said “…better recognize your brothers – everyone you meet.”
            Maybe the world would be a better place.

          • WTS/JAY

            KG: No, I believe that if we did what John Lennon said “…better recognize your brothers – everyone you meet.” Maybe the world would be a better place.

            If only the “corrupt-establishment” would start viewing us as humans, then that, i believe, would be a good start. (-:

          • KG

            Who is the “corrupt-establishment” ? It’s like Pogo said “…I have seen the enemy, and he is us.”

          • WTS/JAY

            Thank you for making my point; that the “enemy” is not, Capitalism, nor the Gun!

          • Vigilant

            Typical socialist pipe dream.

          • Vigilant

            Say, sonny, where do you think the money comes from to fund the redistribution of wealth?

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Government is growing everyday, KGB. I haven’t heard you say a word yet about stopping that growth.
          How does a Republic benefit from restraining Capitalism, i.e. Free Markets — where people choose voluntarily who to work for and who to trade with? Unless by Republic you mean the State which always benefits from Bigger Government?
          Capitalism would have allowed GMOs, KGB, but Government protects the manufacturers of those GMOs from the Free Choices of the masses.

          KGB says — “Bit, it appears that G-dless CAPITALISM is now ‘Big Brother'”.
          How is that, KGB, when the ratio of Socialism to Capitalism has been increasing steadily for the last 100 years? You make no sense, KGB. That is why you have no credibility on this board. You’d best ply your trade over at Daily Kos or some other Socialist Progressive board where the readers are too dumbed down to know any better.

        • Val1

          It is sin that needs to be restrained – among capitalists, democrats, republicans, politicians, voters, everybody. If people would keep God’s commandments and treat others as they would like to be treated, our republic would function as its founders intended and we would not be looking to corrupt government to “fix” everything. It is a futile effort as long as the sinning goes on.

          God blessed America because the majority were believing, practicing, praying Christians. Now, Christians watch the same trash on t.v. as atheists, divorce, fail to keep holy the sabbath, abort their babies, etc. The godless are kicking God and His moral code out as fast as they can. Wherever they succeed in that, the devil steps in. No wonder government, economy, cities, and crops are all going to hell. That is where the people of this country are taking them.

          • Charlie

            How does one become a “”Real Christian”” according to The Holy Bible ???

    • Bill

      Kg,
      You should always make sure that all the foods you eat are GMO rich and you should stay away from anything organic. And when you go to your doctor, make sure they give you plenty of drugs for all of your symptoms.

      • michiganminuteman

        Oh, don’t be so hard on KGB, he makes me laugh. He can’t help it if he is a commie, he is brainwashed.

    • jibbs3

      Do you need glasses? The topic is about GMO’s, as in food and the things we ingest. Why don’t you put in a garden and grow your own food and stop complaing!!
      You must be the best part of the democrat party…the jackass.

      • Vigilant

        He’s not a democrat, he’s admitted to being a communist (come to think of it, there’s really not much difference).

        If he were a democrat, he’d be the south end of the jackass headed north.

        • KG

          There is a big difference between Democrat and Communist. Much more than between Libertarian and Republican. And even more than between Conservative and Nazism.

          • WTS/JAY

            And what would that be; the body count?

          • Vigilant

            KG merely proves my point, i.e., that he’s never been literate when It comes to knowledge of political positions.

            Going from left to right on the line of complete government control (statism) to no government control (anarchy), you have Naziism/communism (birds of a feather), democrats and republicans (close cousins), Conservatives, Libertarians and finally anarchists.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Anarchy really doesn’t deserve the bad rap given by so many people — especially by those who benefit from Big Government:
            http://mises.org/daily/1865

          • Katrael

            I liked that article about the Quakers. In reality those people felt they had a government whose authority exceeded that of mere mortals. Each man freely submitted himself to that authority which meant that they needed no further governing by men.

            I love to use a dictionary because there are times when I feel the need to be accurate when it comes to definitions. The word “anarchy” seems to be loosely defined as “an absence of order: disorder” or an “absence of government”. There was a government just not a human one.

            Still, the article was an excellent one and I’ll give a conditional vote to the idea that early Pennsylvania was in a state of anarchy.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I’m glad to see that somebody is actually reading those articles. I am atheist, but I see no reason that people can’t live moral lives without believing there is a God. In fact there is no doubt in my mind that humans devised that morality as well as their God. I was raised Catholic and one of my big beefs with the church is that they taught their students that certain actions were sinful and they would be punished for them in the after-life. But every moral code that is established has benefits right here on Earth, and they should have spent more time teaching the students about the real-life ramifications of immorality.
            Back to anarchy. In the Latin and Greek roots it simply meant Leaderless. It carried no negative connotations. I believe that the Socialists and Progressives hung the chaos rap on it to deter people from toying with the idea of no or less Government.

          • Katrael

            DaveH I appreciate your views on the Catholic Church. I was raised Catholic also. Yes, they spent more time teaching about the afterlife rather than focusing on the here and now and what the ramifications are for engaging in behaviors that bring harm to others. People often don’t see how their behavior harms others or they are just selfish and want what they want no matter what.

            I hope you didn’t think I was taking your point about anarchy in a negative way? I look at the etymology of words also. I agree that most people take that word in a negative fashion because that’s the way they need to spin things to say we need a government conducted by other men. This twisting of meanings is a very old weapon in the hands of those who wish to twist(wick, wicked) the language to their benefit.

            I just see that the Quakers adhered to a moral tradition passed down through the generations from somewhere. We differ in opinion of where those traditions came from. So, even if those traditions didn’t come from a spiritual author, still In a sense this moral tradition came from some kind of a leader. You can correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel that your point was that these people thrived without a visible human government and if that was the case then I whole heartedly agree.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Katrael says — “I hope you didn’t think I was taking your point about anarchy in a negative way?”.
            Not at all. I think you’re a very sensible person.

          • Katrael

            To me, the need for a government that controls everything is all about those who will be the government and their need to have power.

            When I was just 19 I was approached by a “card carrying communist” one day after I left work from the steel mill. I sat at the curb with him and patiently listened to him talk about the virtues of communism. I was too young to really understand everything but I did have one question: “do the communist leaders live in better houses, drive better cars and eat better food than the rest of the people? He said yes to that but then he went on to say that it was necessary for this to be in order for the government to function. I simply replied, “then not everybody is treated equally.” I recognized even then that his line was just so much bull and that people craved those positions because of the power and wealth they’d have. This story hasn’t change and they are still saying that It’s all necessary for the proper functioning of government for our leaders to have more than anyone else. .

          • KG

            You are using the same scale that crazy woman Vickie uses. And its a terrible scale to work from. Is someone capable of having complete control over you? Unless you GIVE them that control.

            Libertarians, despite the name, actually are closet Fascists. They believe in freedom for themselves and nobody else. They also believe that they are ‘morally superior’ – just as Stephan Molyneau ( famous youtube nut) said “…it’s not about FREEDOM, but MORALITY” And I have to ask – WHOSE MORALITY?

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Explain yourself, KGB, if you can.

    • http://betamaxmas.com/ Major Domo

      Why do you attack the guy who wrote the article to bring this to our attention? “Well, Bob, how can you sleep at night?” You act like he created the Monsanto mess. ….grow a brain dude. I looked at your bio…932 comments?…a troll fer sure…do you have a real job?

    • Guest

      I looked at your bio…932 comments?…a troll fer sure…do you have a real job?

    • WTS/JAY

      Was there a point in your babble?

    • dan

      back when you watched ‘the flickers’ it wasn’t what they’re doing that’s so damned dangerous today…they’re splicing genes and they aren’t
      being safe about it . They’re taking poisons and feeding it to animals AND people through their MANMADE plants. You can barely grow organic because this stuff enters and creeps through the food chain worse than kudzu. It crosses with other plants and then it’s everywhere.
      this is SOOOO much worse than spraying poison…this is breeding and growing it.i got this link today…please take a look :

      http://bestmeal.info/monsanto/company-history.shtml#timeline

  • Leo_Rochester-MI

    Bob, a another legitimate conservative and health oriented American (to be, I’m an engineer that emigrated to the Dream of America 17 years ago) I can only appreciate your points about GMO food and our Freedom.
    I second your concerns about the GMO concealed and deliberate invasion of the world’s food supply chain. But, I’m today even more comcerned about the same line of attack on the USDA organic laws, that by design is slowly making those laws permissive to accept more GMO ingredients and pesticides forbiden inthe EU and even less developed countries like Peru or Chile.
    As you tirelessly pointed out before, that is part of the same assault to the personal liberties, where these corporations control the government, which in turn control our future and destiny even in the most basic right, our health.

  • steve

    in the fourth to last paragraph click on here to see the list of chemicals in gmo’s and there is a program to sign up for to get the list of companies that produces products that don’t contain gmo’s . very informative BOB. excellent info. thanks.

  • FreedomFighter

    GMO’s kill, slowly over several generations, as proven in lab experiments. They change/destroy DNA in gut bacteria and make them little pesticide producers. Whats the true purpose?
    —Why don’t they design nutritionally dense foods so that less is more?
    —Why don’t they design robots to hunt insect pests and use the high protein insects as a food source for other farm animals, if they can design them to hunt humans, bugs should be a easy task.
    —Why not robot weed control — they never tire, don’t get paid, and don’t get bored, nor do they poison you.

    We have the technology to do all of the above, yet the choice by big money is to poison every living human on earth, except themselves, you will find the elites eat ONLY GMO TOTALLY ORGANIC PESTICIDE FREE foods. You and your family can be poisoned, genetically mutated, rendered impotent unable to reproduce, have your brain capacity diminished and turned into mere shadows of your true potential within 3 generations, if your genetic line even survives, not them.
    Then again that is the plan isn’t it? Kill most off, mutate the rest into worker drones and they live as kings and queens of the earth. That is there words not mine.
    Laus DeoSemper FI

  • dan

    obesity epidemic…GMO
    Coincidence ? I think not.

    • KG

      No its the Fluoride in the water – just ask General Jack D Ripper.

      • dan

        I had considered BGH (bovine growth hormone)…
        but it’s the interaction of ALL these things that is worriesome

        • Karolyn

          Very good point! When I was a kid, I knew no kids with allergies or asthma. As a previous poster pointed out, even dogs have more health problems these days.

          • Jeff

            There’s clearly something going on with the food supply. Look at how much taller everyone is in this generation. If our generation grew taller than our parents, it could be attributed to Depression-era malnutrition of the parents. But we probably ate more nutritious meals as kids than do most kids nowadays with fast food and prepared meals being much more the norm than 40 or 50 years ago. So, what is causing all the increased height? Hormones in the food or in the water supply?
            A lot of the asthma kids suffer, particularly in cities, is related to the continued operation of outdated power plants. They were to have been entirely rebuilt by now but due to regulatory laxity begun about 10 years ago, these plants are able to stay in operation by simply making minor alterations.

      • Charlie

        KG,,, General Jack D Ripper has been “demoted” to Jack Dung Louie ………………

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Reply to Jim Gallanis from Facebook who says — “Considering everything else that is going on now that can/will have negative effects on how well you live, this concern on GMOs is almost comical”.
    That comment is comical, Jim. Everybody has different fears. To think yours are more valid than theirs is just plain, well — Progressive.

    Jim says — “Without GMOs there would be far less food to choose from and it would come at a far greater cost”.
    True, Jim, but we aren’t arguing for a ban. We are arguing for disclosure so that people can Freely choose their own poisons.

    Jim says — “I have yet to read of any scientific research that concludes that GMOs are not safe to eat”.
    Start reading, Jim:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033784_GMO_animal_feed.html
    Have you read any scientific research that proves their safety, Jim?

    Jim says — “The EU ban doesn’t count because that is all based on scare tactics and protection of their own farming and food processing industries”.
    How convenient. If Jim doesn’t agree with the findings of others, then they don’t “count”.

    • Vigilant

      “Jim says — “Without GMOs there would be far less food to choose from and it would come at a far greater cost”.
      True, Jim, but we aren’t arguing for a ban. We are arguing for disclosure so that people can Freely choose their own poisons.”

      Such a disclosure would result in perhaps far fewer sales of the tainted food, and the market would eventually adjust itself to the needs/tastes of the consumer. Given agribusiness’ investment in GMO, that’s the last thing they want.

      The free market cannot be free in the absence of transparency when it comes to disclosure of ingredients in food products. That Monsanto and other agribusiness companies have lobbied overtime to prevent such disclosure is all the evidence I need to suspect those companies of hiding information regarding the potential harmfulness of their products.

      This may be one of the few exceptions to the principle that big government needs to keep out of the marketplace. It gratuitously asserts itself where there is no need to regulate, but then the FDA steps aside after being bribed by agribusiness to resist the proper labeling of foodstuffs.

      • WTS/JAY

        Jim says: “Without GMOs there would be far less food to choose from and it would come at a far greater cost”.

        Nonsense! There is plenty of food to go around and then some. But a lot of it, in fact, a substantial amount is wasted, thrown out, discarded!

        Study Finds Half of All Food Produced Worldwide is Wasted

        And you thought $20 billion worth of wasted food was a lot.

        According to a new policy brief issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Stockholm International Water Institute and the International Water Management Institute, huge amounts of food — close to half of all food produced worldwide — are wasted after production.

        The current food crisis we are facing is not one of production, the authors argue, but one of waste. These large quantities of wasted food translate into equally large amounts of wasted water (think “virtual water”); Charlotte de Fraiture, a researcher at IWMI, told ENS that almost half of the water consumed annually to grow food is lost or wasted…

        source:http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/study-finds-half-of-all-food-produced-worldwide-is-wasted.html

        • Vigilant

          And let’s not forget the absolutely idiotic notion of growing corn for ethanol production, a venture that reduces fuel efficiency and gums up engines, costs more to make than it can be sold for (thanks to US taxpayer subsidies), and raises the price of many food products by creating scarcities for livestock feed and other uses.

          • WTS/JAY

            Tis incredible that it still continues!

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Litigating against Fraudulent Operators is one of the few functions that a legitimate Government would have. And not labeling GMO products as such is definitely Fraud.

        • blitz120

          Not so; claiming that a product does NOT contain GMO as not having them would be fraud. Not making a claim either way is not fraud.

          • WTS/JAY

            Not making a claim either way would be considered lying, which is the same as fraud! Omission of truth is equal to lying, or at least that’s what an honest Judge would consider lying! Failure to disclose an ingredient in a product that could be potentially harmful, is not only a fraudulent-act, but a criminal-act, as well!

          • blitz120

            Looking at legal issues (since you bring up judges), when has anyone who had not answered a question been charged with perjury?

            There is an infinite amount of information about every product sold that is not disclosed by the producer; whether or not any of the ingredient were genetically modified by intelligent design (or by random mutation, for that matter) is simply one infinitesimal part of that information.

          • Vigilant

            “Looking at legal issues (since you bring up judges), when has anyone who had not answered a question been charged with perjury?”

            That’s a tautology.

          • blitz120

            It is a tautology inasmuch as silence is not lying — which is my point.

          • WTS/JAY

            Silence is, lying! A witness to a crime is considered an accomplice to that crime, if that witness chooses to remain silent.

          • blitz120

            While some governmental jurisdictions may criminalize such silence (as they foolish do in many other cases), this is not a de facto crime, but rather a de jure crime. N.B., even in these cases it is not considered lying.

            There is the concept of misprisionment, but this involves active concealment, rather than remaining silent.

          • WTS/JAY

            Well blitz, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig!

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            It is fraudulent to call something Corn, when in fact it is GMO Corn.
            It would be similar to calling yourself a Capitalist when in fact you are a Crony Capitalist who is actually not a Capitalist at all.

          • blitz120

            Interesting attempt, but incorrect. “GMO Corn” is a type of “Corn”. So is “MDMV Corn” (corn infected with the maize dwarf mosaic virus).

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            That should be labeled also.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            I agree with that, blitz, but how did we get from “fraud” to “lying”?

          • blitz120

            “Lying” was introduced earlier on in the conversation thread by WTS/JAY, who wrote (about 9 hours before I post this):

            Not making a claim either way would be considered lying, which is the same as fraud! Omission of truth is equal to lying, or at least that’s what an honest Judge would consider lying! Failure to disclose an
            ingredient in a product that could be potentially harmful, is not only a fraudulent-act, but a criminal-act, as well!

            He claimed that “no claim” was the a type of lying, which he equates to fraud.

          • WTS/JAY

            blitz120: Looking at legal issues (since you bring up judges), when has anyone who had not answered a question been charged with perjury?

            Only when the information requested is information that would have a direct impact solely on the individual from whom the information was requested, but not when withholding that information could be a potential hazard to 350 million people!

            blitz120: There is an infinite amount of information about every product sold that is not disclosed by the producer; whether or not any of the ingredient were genetically modified by intelligent design (or by random mutation, for that matter) is simply one infinitesimal part of that information.

            So a car manufacturer aware of possible faulty-breaking system in their product need not disclose that information?

          • blitz120

            “Potential” is not “actual”, and “possible” is not known. Neither need be disclosed to anyone, although lying about it could generate liability; of course an explicit contract could modify this either way.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Hardly infinitesimal, blitz, when you consider that enough people have been concerned about them to get them banned in whole countries.
            Random mutation is one thing, but purposeful gene modification is quite another, blitz. The companies know full well what they did and they know full well that a number of people are spooked about GMOs. There is absolutely no excuse for not labeling them as so.

          • blitz120

            If one were serious about this, one would then want to know what specific engineering occurred; not all genetic modifications are the same. One would also be concerned about random mutations, which are wholly unchecked.

            Agricultural products by intelligent design will, if the industry is not crippled by Luddites, is the future of agriculture, and will bring forth the same sorts of advantages that many other technologies that have matured or are maturing have brought.

            I have no problem with someone choosing to buy only products which certify they are GMO free. I would object to vendors making such a claim falsely, and those who would coerce vendors to make a claim one way or another (I suspect in many cases it would be “sometimes” or “I don’t know”).

            The least effective strategy is to take this out of the hands of the marketplace, which would as a result limit freedom for both sellers and buyers.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Is so, blitz.
            Corn is understood by people to be the natural kind. To sell unnatural genetically-modified Corn as regular Corn is Fraudulent.
            It would be like somebody selling you a Corvette body with a Fiat engine in it, and calling it a Corvette.

          • blitz120

            It is? I suspect that the vast majority don’t think about whether or not the genetic results in corn occur are the results of genetic drift via crossbreeding, random mutation, or intelligent engineering. This would be at the same level as asking if Roundup, Poncho-VOTIVO, or some other pesticide was used on it.

            Its still corn.

        • nc

          Aboriginal DaveH, let me guess who gets to declare what is fraudulent in your scheme! It’s either you or someone who thinks 100% like you or even that scheme is fraudulent!! Right?? Government according to Dave!!! No thanks! We are two centuries past that!

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            We are 5 centuries past the Feudal System of Government/Subject that you advocate, NutCase.

    • WTS/JAY

      Jim sounds like he might be a shill for the GMO industry…?

    • WTS/JAY

      Jim says: “I have yet to read of any scientific research that concludes that GMOs are not safe to eat”.

      Oh, i’m sure GMO’s are perfectly safe to eat, Jim. And no doubt Obama shares the same conviction; which is why he went out of his way to prove that, by signing the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’. Now that’s what i call unshakable faith in One’s conviction that GMO’s are perfectly safe…? (-:

      Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ for benefit of GMO industry

      Washington – Hidden inside a short-term congressional resolution that averts a government shutdown is an alarming rider that protects genetically modified seeds from lawsuits in the event of potential health risks.

      Last week, the House of Representatives voted 318-109 to accept the Senate’s amendments to HR 933, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, a resolution that approves short-term funding of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. President Barack Obama signed the measure on Tuesday, avoiding a government shutdown which would have occurred on March 27 when the current funding runs out.

      But tucked away inside HR 933 is section 735, officially known as the Farmer Assurance Provision, a biotech rider that critics have dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act.’ According to the Austin Chronicle, the provision “essentially deregulates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by allowing the US Department of Agriculture to override judicial rulings and grant temporary permits for conventional farmers to plant and grow genetically modified crops while pending review.”

      The New York Daily News reports that the measure limits the ability of judges to stop corporations or farmers who purchase their genetically modified seeds from either growing or harvesting their crops even if courts find evidence of health risks from consuming them.

      Although the rider will only remain in effect for six months, critics claim that it sets a troubling precedent.

      “This dangerous provision… strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment,” the group Food Democracy Now!, which led efforts to strike the Farmer Assurance Provision from the Agricultural Appropriations bill, wrote on its website.

      Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), who worked with Monsanto to draft the bill, defended the measure.

      Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346620#ixzz2b6iwhk5D

    • Karolyn

      I recently read that Nigeria has placed a ban on GMOs. Nigeria!

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Note that I don’t endorse a Ban on GMOs. I just think they should label them as such, so that people have a choice.

        • Jeff

          Who’s going to enforce the regulations requiring labeling? And what information must the label provide? Just about whether the food is genetically modified? How about the use of potentially dangerous chemicals? Who makes the decision about what must be disclosed? Better check with Mises if it’s OK to permit some Government Agency (EPA, FDA, etc.) to do something you would like done!

          • WTS/JAY

            Jeff: Who’s going to enforce the regulations requiring labeling?

            No one, if Obama has his way. In fact, Obama signed legislation that protects Monsanto from any future liability should it be found that indeed, GMO’s pose a significant health risk to consumers. Strange, that he would furnish Monsanto which such protection when as yet, the risks of ingesting Gmo-products are still undetermined…?

          • Jeff

            So, if Obama is a mere puppet of Monsanto, is he still a Socialist?

          • WTS/JAY

            What do you think?

          • Jeff

            The question was rhetorical. The Democrats are a little less “bought and paid for” by big money than are the Republicans. To refer to either as “socialist” is absurd. We have a mixed economy with a public sector. If you consider the existence of Social Security and Medicare as tantamount to Marxism and public ownership of the means of production, you’re probably incapable of rational thought anyway.

          • WTS/JAY

            Jeff: The question was rhetorical. The Democrats are a little less “bought and paid for” by big money than are the Republicans.

            A “little-less”? Yet surprisingly, they won 2 elections.

            Jeff: To refer to either as “socialist” is absurd.

            I would refer to them as “Fascist-wolves” in “socialist-clothing”!

            Jeff: We have a mixed economy with a public sector. If you consider the existence of Social Security and Medicare as tantamount to Marxism and public ownership of the means of production…

            “If” is for children building day-dreams, Jeff.

            Jeff: you’re probably incapable of rational thought anyway.

            Unlike your incoherent-babbling?

          • Jeff

            Excuse me, I got distracted by something far more intelligent my dog just said.

          • WTS/JAY

            Prefer to converse with your dog? Understandably so, more at your level of intelligence.

            So you agree then; Obama is just another corporate, fascist-pig? (-:

          • Jeff

            No, I don’t. I do think that we have permitted corporate money to pervert our Government. The Republicans are, for the most part, completely on board with most of Corporate America’s Agenda of reduced taxes for the wealthy, deregulation for the benefit of the Banks, polluters, etc., and vastly reduced services for the poor. Unfortunately, the Democrats, who generally oppose this Agenda rhetorically, are not immune to the influence of corporate money. If the Republicans are 100% in the pocket of the Big Banks, Big Oil, and Big Pharma, the Democrats are perhaps 50%.
            Fortunately, Obama no longer needs campaign contributions and can concentrate on building a legacy around a domestic agenda opposed to the Corporate one. Unfortunately, he won’t get any help from Congressional Republicans and he’ll get insufficient help from Congressional Democrats.
            Had Romney won the White House and the Repugs taken the Senate, then you’d see true Oligarchy, Social Darwinism, a return to the Age of the Robber Barons, DaveH’s Wet Dream, whatever you want to call it, but it would be a system where the rich would get richer, the middle class would be lucky to remain so, and the poor, well fuggetaboutit.

          • Protonius

            Also, remember that O appointed a top Monsanto guy — former Monsanto Vice President and chief Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor — to the position of Deputy Commissioner of the FDA. What does that tell us as to whom to put our faith in to make decisions about the development, application, and labeling, of GMO-based animal/vegetable and medical (such as vaccine) systems and products?

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Quite frankly, I’d rather it just be up to the consumers to boycott any product that isn’t labeled to a standard as established by a private consumer agency.
            But, I’d settle for Government involvement, since protection from Force (Fraud is Force since one cannot voluntarily make a buying choice if the information is false) is one of the few functions of Government that a rational person could justify. You know, Jeff, “rational” — Something you’re not.

  • WTS/JAY

    FDA Approves First GMO Flu Vaccine Containing Reprogrammed Insect Virus…

    A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S.Food and Drug Administration(FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines.

    According to Flublok’s package insert, the vaccine is trivalent, which means it contains GM proteins from three different flu strains. The vaccine’s manufacturer, Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC), explains that Flublok is produced by extracting cells from the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly.

    So rather than have to produce vaccines the “traditional” way using egg cultures, vaccine manufacturers will now have the ability to rapidly produce large batches of flu virus protein using GMOs, which is sure to increase profits for the vaccine industry. But it is also sure to lead to all sorts of serious side effects, including the deadly nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GSB), which is listed on the shot as a potential side effect.

    Read More: //www.getholistichealth.com/35342/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/

  • MH

    IMHO, this is why we are seeing so many more food allergies and sensitivities in not only people but animals. I developed a gluten sensitivity several years ago that I never had as a kid. My dog has either food allergies or sensitivities. I was trained and worked as a veterinary technician in the late 70s and early 80s. We never saw the problems with food allergies or sensitivities in pets that we see now. My vet agrees. After an elimination diet, he found his dog is sensitive to corn. Mine is on a grain free diet now and is doing better. I avoid gluten and I feel great now. It is the FOOD not the people and animals.

  • pg

    Every good card-carrying enviro-nazi knows that there are way too many people on this planet anyway. This is a more humane way to get rid of them and it is less harmful to the planet than nuclear war.

    • JUKEBOX

      The enviro nazis and the abortion proponents are joining forces for population control.

    • dan

      being poisoned by ingesting insecticide or herbicide
      is not a pretty way to go…
      (that’s not hyperbole…it actually survives the digestive system and is passed on in manure)

    • mnkysnkle

      Think, “I Am Legend”, when you say that.

    • California70

      Guess you have “bought-in” to the hard-left’s idea of ” population control” .

  • D. Hopkins

    thank you for another good article. for those who value life and the quality of it, this and volumes of similar information, seek to promote and facilitate that knowledge. poisons do what they are designed to, they malign, destroy and kill. we don`t need exhaustive, scientific studies to confirm that animal genes don`t belong in plants, vice versa, or that glyphosate is eco-friendly….there is only one creator, his name is Jesus Christ, (col.2:16) not only did he create every molecule in all infinity, he created that which sustains it and he continues to hold it together in perfect order. the earth is abundantly able to feed the world and every animal on it w/o the aid of some bio-tech corporation claiming it can`t and providing an alleged solution to a problem that doesn`t exist and who`s solution has already proven counterfeit and catastrophic across broad regions of the world. as mr livingston said, gmo contamination has been estimated at apprx one billion acres, which attributes to how much potential, pollination that can`t be controlled. many independent reports emphasize, this is a hyper-aggressive strain that overwhelms natural strains of seed.

  • ridge runnner

    What a load of BS , monks were cross breeding plants and animals, centuries ago, as time went on, new and better stains were grown, for consistancies of food. In the 60’s herbacides were frown on, as well as pesticides. Go back to FDR’s communist food production plan, some paper pushing government trained fk decided what should be planted and what type, this started when another fking registered Democrat communist, became the first Sec of Ag, a worthless agency of beltway trained morons, that have grown nothing but theories and paper work, as every Sec of Ag has been. In the 70’s Nxon a rino, created the EPA,, another boat load of worthless theorizing government rear end suckers that cost taxpayers billions every year.. Every time a Democrat=Communist gets elected to any type of office, USA get more stranglation on everything especially, food production and sales and private businesses. When Monsanto and government crawled in to bed, our ag colleges had Monsanto appear on campus, with professeres spewing the government crap line. put out be the bet way idiots. The manufactored fuel shortages, created by the EPA, Democrat Party, and the buck toothed peanut moron, along live natural idiots, pushed the chemical weed control, instead of of using crop rotations, to control plant pests, and tillage to control weeds, which worked for centuries,, and got to experience back in the mid 60’s, ranching and farming with my Dad and Grandfather. In the early 80’s millions of acres of productive crop ground was idled, to raise prices of food grains, not what the beltway fks preach now. You have to research to find the real reason, the crap move made welfare sows out of landowners and let Con-Ag, ADM, took over several millions of existing farm ground, and let Wall Street Bankers and laywers to buy up CRP rented farmground to have their own private taxpayer paid hunting preserve. So any you liberal bs sucking dweebs who buy in to the GMO bildge, either are sitcom imindless morons, or are socialist-marxist democrats. Omnumnutts is pushing since before he got into to any office for government ownership of a land, shades of Marx and Stalin.Show me where democrat don’t promote government control of food production, in any shape or form! OOf course people are GMO’s that show genic malilipation between some races, produce worthless lazy pukes who want to live off of others, just look no farther that the beltway.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear ridge runner,

      Your comment is ignorant, nonsensical, specious, illogical and fallacious. And that’s the sum of its good points.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Jeff

        I see that we agree concerning Ridge Rat’s insanity. I have pointed it out to him numerous times. I admit I don’t know a lot about genetically modified foods, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that ignorance. In fact, it’s the very uncertainty that makes these foods potentially dangerous. What I find curious is that an ultra conservative such as yourself thinks some sort of regulation is in order to either ban or control such foods while few on the right have ever favored such bans on dangerous chemicals, pesticides, etc. In fact, the conservative view on such matters has been more consistent with the pro-business, albeit insane, post by our friend RR.

        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Jeff,

          You write: ” What I find curious is that an ultra conservative such as yourself thinks some sort of regulation is in order to either ban or control such foods while few on the right have ever favored such bans on dangerous chemicals, pesticides, etc.” I have never said there is not a proper role for government. I am not responsible for what “few on the right” have or have not favored.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

          • Jeff

            Good. I expect you have/had a similar concern regarding lead in old paint, DDT, and air and water pollution in general.

      • ridge runner

        Bob, you must a liberial moron at best. Go read history of the Dept of Ag, and you will find out I am tellingbyou facts not the airy fairy liberial BS. There is ignorant beltway idiots that think Conservation Reserve Program was created to stop eriosion and increase wild life. The fact was to raise food grain prices, I was farming in the mid 70’s and raising both grains and livestock, your comments provesv you either didn’t research very far or you are regugiating the trained ape BS from the beltway idiots. It was democrats like FDR and his communist loving crap of the commie countries with government food production, Your GMO food scare is just bull. The so called science food production is just way speed up with tecknology, whereas it took years too produce a standrad strain. Like Hereford livestock with out horns or blacks with white hairs in their back lines. So before you start overloading your thought processors, Look back in history, of plant production, of any type, or animal production. Your comments shows you liberal stance when someone who was in food production, not a book reading theorist. Any type of producer is always looking to increase production, wheather more bushels per acres, or butcher weigh of any animal, and this is not confined raised or hot housed produced food. Since the jug eared marxist muslim took office with his fascist-communist democrat party in total control for 2 years, checkthis fact out FDR want government control of all food production, to OBOZO who wants to have governmet to own all property. Check the facts the phony rabble rat, adores Karl Marx, Leinin, read the books written with the murdering domestic terrorist, both Bozo and Billy hate America then and still do now! If idiots would have read the marxist muslims books, they should not be whining about the ills of our economy, they are all in theany BS from Marx or any other communist perv.

        Have a happy day!.

        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear ridge runner,
          You write: “Bob, you must a liberial (sic) moron at best.” Ad hominem. No one with a functioning brain cell and two firing neurons could read what I write each day and call me either “liberal” or “moron.” You, however… You might benefit from reading Proverbs 17:20: “Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”

          You write: “Go read history of the Dept of Ag… It was democrats like FDR and his communist loving crap of the commie countries with government food production.” I am very familiar with the damage FDR’s policies did to the country and have written about it often.

          You write: “Your GMO food scare is just bull.” No, it is
          not. http://personalliberty.com/2012/03/19/agricultural-terrorism/
          http://personalliberty.com/2012/12/17/some-countries-ban-gmos-but-not-the-united-states-of-monsanto/

          You write: “Your comments shows you (sic) liberal stance when someone who was in food production, not a book reading theorist.” Nonsensical, incoherent and incomplete sentence.

          You write: “Any type of producer is always looking to
          increase production, wheather (sic) more bushels per acres, or butcher weigh (sic) of any animal, and this is not confined raised or hot housed produced food.” Another nonsensical, incomplete sentence. But as best I can make it out, it has a ring of truth. But there are ways of doing this that are not an affront to nature and a danger to our health.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

  • FDSP.WEBS.COM

    Thank you for this wonderful article. It gives me more meaning to continue with my actions against Monsanto….whether it be labeling GMO laced product when I go shopping (and when I have enough resources from my online sales to do so) or fundraising to repeal the “Monsanto Protection Act” to talking to random strangers about the negative effects of eating such destructive food. If you wish to know more about what I do and how I’m doing please feel free to visit my site & even give us a “Like” on FB.

  • Karolyn

    Monsanto attempting to patent multiple veggies & fruits!
    http://www.naturalnews.com/041485_Monsanto_patents_GMOs.html

  • mnkysnkle

    The idea that Monsanto or anybody else can have a patent on seeds they modify is a fraud. If you design and create a part for an automobile that either makes it run better or more efficient, then you have proprietary rights on that invention. The patent can be controlled by the inventor. That part is not going to drift out of the exhaust and cross pollinate with all the other cars creating a new species of car or contaminating all of the other cars. If you discover that a Ford part installed in a Volkswagen can make it run better, you have absolutely no proprietary rights to the Volkswagen or to the Ford part you used. That in essence is what Monsanto is claiming with their mutant seeds. They never created a DNA/RNA strand and inserted it into a plant they created. They used a part of a living organism and inserted it into another living organism. Both of which they had absolutely no proprietary rights to. That’s like taking someone’s chocolate and putting it into somebody else’s milk and claiming the proprietary rights to all chocolate milk. Another problem Monsanto and the other biotech giants have is that they cannot control it’s distribution in the environment, or it’s contamination with other organisms. If you can’t control your “creation”, then you are responsible for the destruction it causes. But you still do not have proprietary rights to your “creation“.

    Here’s a Post Script to Jim Gallanis: I’ve looked and searched for just ONE(1) of your “millions” of long term studies showing the benefits of GMO’s that are “peer revued”, and still came up with a ZERO. Do you have a magic website that you use? Sorry, I don’t use FB.
     
    P.S.S: Thanks again Mr. Livingston for another informative article.

    • Karolyn

      Ever hear of gene patenting? Well it was done but recently has been overturned, resulting in more and cheaper cancer testing. However, the company is appealing the ruling.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/12/you-cant-patent-human-genes-so-why-are-genetic-testing-companies-getting-sued/

      • mnkysnkle

        Thanks for the link. Yes I’ve heard of this, and I think the court ruling is correct. But Miriad still has valid claims to the process they use for their tests. What the court did was tell them that they did not have rights to the composition of the genes, but only to the method of using them. I also read recently (can’t remember where) that some scientists were working on creating synthetic genes in an effort to find an economically feasible way to make stem cells. If it works, I’m sure they will be able to patent that. Thanks for the info.

  • WTS/JAY

    It’s one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There’s nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they’re referring to is the genetic selection used in the long, slow development of many crops such as wheat, which originally began as a grass but was shaped generation after generation through the selection of larger seeds, ultimately leading to modern-day wheat.

    This stands in stark contrast to genetic engineering, which is the artificial inserting of genetic code (often from animal species, by the way) into the DNA of a plant. This is a completely artificial, interventionist “engineering” of the DNA of a plant that wildly differs from mere genetic “selection.”

    GMO poison pushers attempt to confuse people with these terms by claiming that “lots of foods are genetically modified,” thereby blurring the distinction between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. I’ve even heard top-level scientists attempt to use this false argument, hoping that no one will notice.

    The simple truth is that genetic selection works in harmony with natural processes of gene variation within a species. If you grow corn, and you save the seeds from your best-tasting corn to plant the next generation of corn, you are engaged in genetic selection. This is natural.

    But the GMO industry doesn’t even want you to be able to save your seeds from one generation to the next. They use “terminator” technology in the seeds to ensure that the second generation of seeds is non-viable. That alone is a crime against humanity because it forces a seed monopoly upon farmers and consumers in developing nations and first-world nations. This is why any individual or organization that is in favor of seed-termination technology in GMOs is supporting a crime against nature.

    As usual, the powerful corporations pushing GMOs are attempting to blatantly confuse consumers (and journalists) over the difference between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. None of the biotech GMOs are created through selection processes along. They all are based on artificial genetic-engineering.

    10 facts you need to know about GMOs:

    • GMOs are created through artificial genetic engineering of plant DNA, usually through inserting animal genes into plants.

    • Genetic “selection,” in contrast, is a natural process whereby people plant seeds, generation after generation, from their crops that demonstrate desirable characteristics. This is how wheat, corn and other crops were developed over centuries of seed selection.

    • The GMO industry uses seed terminator technology to forbid seed saving and planting, thereby forcing farmers to buy seeds year after year (creating a seed monopoly and a single point of control for food).

    • People who promote GMOs are engaged in crimes against humanity and crimes against nature. They promote dangerous technologies that threaten the future of life on earth by causing genetic pollution and a sharp loss of seed diversity.

    • GMOs have been linked to at least 200,000 suicides in India over the past decade due to failed crops (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html).

    • The GMO industry has financially taken over much of the mainstream media, politicians and science journals (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_unscientific_GMOs.html). They will not stop until they achieve complete control over the world food supply, enslaving humanity in a food monopoly.

    • GMOs cause “genetic pollution” that damage other crops and ultimately threaten the reproductive viability of crops in the long term. The future of food is jeopardized by GMOs.

    • The GMO industry is now attempting to brand all opponents of GMOs as “unscientific-luddites ” by claiming that GMO = science, and therefore anyone who opposes GMOs is automatically an opponent of science (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_unscientific_GMOs.html).

    • The GMO push into Europe is a confirmed conspiracy involving U.S. officials and GMO corporations, as revealed in a Wikileaks cable that the mainstream media has still refused to report (http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_GMOs_Wikileaks.html).

    • The next great food famine (and mass starvation) will undoubtedly be caused by GMOs. And yet the industry claims that GMOs will save the planet from starvation! Only in a crooked, corrupt world could an industry claim to be saving the world while actually enslaving the world.

    Learn more:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/031105_genetically_modified_GMO.html#ixzz2b95m3aU9

  • WTS/JAY

    It’s one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There’s nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they’re referring to is the genetic selection used in the long, slow development of many crops such as wheat, which originally began as a grass but was shaped generation after generation through the selection of larger seeds, ultimately leading to modern-day wheat.

    This stands in stark contrast to genetic engineering, which is the artificial inserting of genetic code (often from animal species, by the way) into the DNA of a plant. This is a completely artificial, interventionist “engineering” of the DNA of a plant that wildly differs from mere genetic “selection.”

    GMO poison pushers attempt to confuse people with these terms by claiming that “lots of foods are genetically modified,” thereby blurring the distinction between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. I’ve even heard top-level scientists attempt to use this false argument, hoping that no one will notice.

    The simple truth is that genetic selection works in harmony with natural processes of gene variation within a species. If you grow corn, and you save the seeds from your best-tasting corn to plant the next generation of corn, you are engaged in genetic selection. This is natural.

    But the GMO industry doesn’t even want you to be able to save your seeds from one generation to the next. They use “terminator” technology in the seeds to ensure that the second generation of seeds is non-viable. That alone is a crime against humanity because it forces a seed monopoly upon farmers and consumers in developing nations and first-world nations. This is why any individual or organization that is in favor of seed-termination technology in GMOs is supporting a crime against nature.

    As usual, the powerful corporations pushing GMOs are attempting to blatantly confuse consumers (and journalists) over the difference between genetic selection versus genetic engineering. None of the biotech GMOs are created through selection processes along. They all are based on artificial genetic-engineering.

    10 facts you need to know about GMOs:

    • GMOs are created through artificial genetic engineering of plant DNA, usually through inserting animal genes into plants.

    • Genetic “selection,” in contrast, is a natural process whereby people plant seeds, generation after generation, from their crops that demonstrate desirable characteristics. This is how wheat, corn and other crops were developed over centuries of seed selection.

    • The GMO industry uses seed terminator technology to forbid seed saving and planting, thereby forcing farmers to buy seeds year after year (creating a seed monopoly and a single point of control for food).

    • People who promote GMOs are engaged in crimes against humanity and crimes against nature. They promote dangerous technologies that threaten the future of life on earth by causing genetic pollution and a sharp loss of seed diversity.

    • GMOs have been linked to at least 200,000 suicides in India over the past decade due to failed crops (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html).

    • The GMO industry has financially taken over much of the mainstream media, politicians and science journals (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_unscientific_GMOs.html). They will not stop until they achieve complete control over the world food supply, enslaving humanity in a food monopoly.

    • GMOs cause “genetic pollution” that damage other crops and ultimately threaten the reproductive viability of crops in the long term. The future of food is jeopardized by GMOs.

    • The GMO industry is now attempting to brand all opponents of GMOs as “unscientific-luddites ” by claiming that GMO = science, and therefore anyone who opposes GMOs is automatically an opponent of science (http://www.naturalnews.com/031093_unscientific_GMOs.html).

    • The GMO push into Europe is a confirmed conspiracy involving U.S. officials and GMO corporations, as revealed in a Wikileaks cable that the mainstream media has still refused to report (http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_GMOs_Wikileaks.html).

    • The next great food famine (and mass starvation) will undoubtedly be caused by GMOs. And yet the industry claims that GMOs will save the planet from starvation! Only in a crooked, corrupt world could an industry claim to be saving the world while actually enslaving the world.

    Learn more:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/031105_genetically_modified_GMO.html#ixzz2b95m3aU9

  • Gimmesumadat Whatyougot

    G.M.O. – Good for you…At least until 20 years of data prove otherwise, D.D.T. – Was Good for bugs…Not so much for Birds, Fluoridated Water – Good for fertilizer companies…but How’s your Arthritis and Cancer?, Tobacco – Good for Nothing But Cancer , Leaded Gas – Good Mileage with Less Engine Knocking… but also Less Brain Cells, Nuclear Waste…Not so bad That we can dump it right in the Oceans or Try to Bury it for 100,000 Years, N.S.A…Your friends in High Places…Can you say Drones?

    Notice the Trend? If you’re 95% of the population just Drink the Koolaid!!!!

  • ridge runner

    GMO has stopped wheat leaf rust, head smut in all types of food grains, you know the type that gave us the Saleum Whitch Trials because gruel grains had smut spores on them. DDT was a great way to prevent malaria, the eagle egg thinning was the effect of not enough calcium from the diet, not DDT. The The so call government data is an give government degreed book trained theorists a project of pipe dreamed bilge. In the 70s data said eggs were bad for everyone, later on only the yolks were harmful for you. That is until Tyson foods got control of all chicken production, so from AI the egg, to controlling the feed production blends by the mega company. Late 80s eggs were great and a complete food source. The same thing goes for pork, the other white meat, which was evil until Smithfield Foods had mega control of ownership from ovum to plate, . Then it was just great for everyone. Since beed production is damn hard to vertically control, and no other animal can convert grasses to a human protein source, and the soybean protein legume, can kill many people the can not eat peanuts of soy material, that is in pretty much any mass produced government approved foods. The BS of eating nuts, berries, and wild hickory nuts, there isn’t enough agra land to make it possible for people to survive. Only concrete pounding putts, who beleive food comes from government warehouses are the same morons who support democrats and total government control of any land, now by now making land owners abide by government regulations the grow by 10 every hour, 24/7 365. All thanks to the muslim marxist moron and his marxist-communist advisors and the fascist communist Democrat Party. Go to any democrat party controlled city and see the supposedly green enviorment BS, that also has regiulations like no gardening, no clothes lines, or no solar panels. Most of this airy fairy crap came from the drug heads of the 60’s and 70’s who lived off of mommy and daddy, and support masssive government.

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear ridge runner,

      You write: “GMO has stopped wheat leaf rust, head smut in all types of food grains, you know the type that gave us the Saleum Whitch Trials because gruel grains had smut spores on them.” Nonsense. Quite the opposite is true. In addition to its inherent toxicity as a chemical
      pesticide, Roundup (or more accurately, glyphosate) has now been found to aid the spread of fusarium head blight in wheat. http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm#p7APMc1_8

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • ridge runner

        Dear Bob, ergert is the fungus that get on wild grassesof any type and . Your infoo is false and is nonsence. Ergot on barely or any grasses will abort any type of livestock, in beef it is usuakly cause a yellowing of the fetus, afterbirth, and the birth fluids. Book BS isn’t always facts and truthful. Same as government of envior bildge.

        Have a happy day.

        • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear ridge runner,

          You write: “ergert is the fungus that get on wild grassesof any type and . Your infoo is false and is nonsence.” Proof by bald assertion. I note that your rants are nothing more than conjecture, speculation and pontification. You have yet to provide any evidence of any nature to back up your responses, yet you dismiss my cited evidence as “false and nonsense.”

          Best wishes,
          Bob

    • Charlie

      ridge runner ,,, how did you become smarter than God ? Eating GMO’s?? ha ha ha ha ….. Let us give you a clue ,,, GMO’s Violate God’s Biblical food laws and crop farming Laws… Those Laws are listed in many places in The first 5 book of The Bible… Should We obey God or some nit wit ridge running heathen ???

  • Karolyn
  • gypsy

    Politicians can be proud of the fact that they have become power and financially enriched by becoming the prostitutes they are today. Corporations, financial institutions have bought and paid for them and the positions they hold, so in essence it doesn’t matter who’s ass is in the seat its already been paid for. And this goes for the embarrassment that was elected in the presidential office.