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the same covertly that swore p.c.b. were safe and got fired seven hundred million dollars for quietly poisoning the town in anniston alabama dix the p.c.b. factory the monsanto the told us all know d.d.t. is safe it's good for us the same company that said agent orange was safe they are in charge of the safety of our food supply as far as i understand the industry doesn't get to choose what tests that there's a mandated series of criteria they've got to meet the industry doesn't select those . those are mandated by the regulatory agencies you know whether they're reading regulatory agencies or really examining these. to the best mind and they are i mean they the regulatory agencies i think take their jobs very seriously. soon after g.m. so i was introduced to the u.k. soil or just sky rocketed by fifty percent my skin break study showed that so many
people could react to jim soy but. there are many reasons why the g.o.p. soy you know digit i told you that. there's more herbicide residues of the soy. there's a no knowledge of soil which is as much as seven times higher in the genome compared to the nerves there's a completely new allergen in the soil that wasn't supposed to be there part of that massive collateral damage when they created the gene the insert where they were doing a legend is there it's suppressed digestive enzymes it maurice that might give us allergies to a wide variety now we're eating at about six in the mean in the milk in the in all the organs or fed genetically engineered crops it's potential but we're also getting those antibiotics to process through.
the terms of this sentence policy claiming the difference was a lie documents made public from a lawsuit about forty four thousand of them showed these words f.d.a. secret documents from the scientists coming to go gee they said we're terribly dangerous they could create allergies toxins new diseases and nutritional problems they had urged their superiors to require long term safety studies but they were ignored why the white house had told the f.d.a. promote about technology industry fast track the foods so they recruited baikal taylor one santos former attorney into a new position they created formerly deputy commissioner of policy to be in charge of policy he sure did this hands off policy of him later became blood samples vice president so he was the man most responsible for introducing genetically modified
foods without any testing or labeling. and he was just appointed by the obama administration as the u.s. food safety czar the f.d.a. president barack obama named former iowa governor tom vilsack as the u.s. secretary of agriculture. ensign genter had previously named bill sack the biotech industries governor of the year known for ferrying about unmanned santo's jet support of an effort to genetically engineer dairy cows and successfully eliminating g.m.o. free zones in iowa bill sack is just the latest in a long line of industry cheerleaders lawyers and p.r. professionals who move back and forth between the boardrooms of biotech giants and the public regulatory agencies that are supposed to oversee them despite dr hansen's assertions the safety of genetically modified crops cannot be known because there has never been a long term independent food safety study of even one single g.m.o.
even the data collected by the corporations is kept secret from the public this is the same arrangement that gave rise to claims that as best d.d.t. and cigarettes were safe the panda owner can determine what those crops can be used for and they have expressively the biotech corporations that expressly forbidden. use or testing these for scientific purposes this from the scientific american under threat of litigation scientists cannot test to see to explore the different conditions under which it thrives or fails they cannot compare seeds from one company against those from another company and perhaps most important. they cannot examine whether the genetically modified crops lead to unintended environmental side effects at the university of con in
france stuck to sarah leni could not abide the legal secrecy and began an independent investigation of the safety claims made by months on top we asked what other tests that are out there on to demonstrate that the age of the round a pretty over run to produce a way out as what that means eight of the every side or of the g.m. so what say it causes. sara leni and his team sued monsanto to get the raw data from tests the company had conducted on some of its genetically engineered corn after three years of litigation monsanto was forced to hand over their own results we were horrified because we discovered that they are only distant for a few months for the g.m. saw it on my mouse and that the economic system of the mammals out even kept secret don't compete until by the company's sarah leni spent six months analyzing that data independently of government or industry intervention what he found was that
all three g. m o's approved for food and feed were unsafe he published the results in the peer reviewed international journal of biological sciences three knows if g m o's are safe for people to eat or do we not know that yet well at least we know that they are unsafe only tested and they present signs of consistent you we don't the marriage or variance our test are. actually around that she is feeling with her on the it is not it is not excluding rhonda they have a side contains a lot more of michael's ache which makes it a lot more toxic geisel said itself the active principle of front up is not herbicide by itself it needs to chance it needs adjutants it needs all of the products inside the bottle in order to be really active. also coasters most of genetic engineering is for herbicide resistant it's spring. and that kills all the
weeds except killed all the plants except for the crops that were genetically engineered while the life was saved itself can get into the water and this herbicide but not only the sea but the other chemicals they use there surf and other chemicals in the mix of the herbicide which there is a direct link to the decline in v.b. in species in in freshwater ecological systems so. there's a lot of environmental impacts that haven't been adequately adequately addressed and the studies that are coming down are pretty definitive that we need to proceed with caution before proliferating this technology into the open air the waterways are contaminated our bodies are full of contaminants it's a system based on illness it's not a health producing system. of course it affects the whole system i mean that's what
organic agriculture is about is the opposite of that it's about creating healthy soils that that are complex and have lots of organisms interacting in a healthy soil which then provide all the nutrients that feed the plant which then provides the nutrients that feed us. we we need nutrients we can't live on you know chips and big sodas. why do you think this country is full of obese and sick people because we have a crappy food system and we're never going to be healthy depending on large monoculture agriculture that's based on chemical application. residues where very toxic outside dose of a wound on the hate android to come batteries into their residues authorized in some g.m. feed in the states it was in a big thing the action of sexual home runs in human cells american academy of
environmental medicine this year urged doctors to prescribe people diets to all patients because they say g.m. woes are called simply wait. to reproductive problems immune system problems accelerated aging gastrointestinal disorders dysfunction of insulin regulation and organ damage what would be an ideal time period for a feeding study we are usually giving that during two years to ras which is a whole lot of the idea of all so that indicates a chronic toxicity that means the anti-life barrier the exposure so why doesn't somebody just do a long term study is it isn't impossible to do. and my friend you have to understand that it costs about two million euros to do this kind of dream to yours
. there are reported incidents of unintentional spread via pollen and seed flow of genetically modified traits and crops from the international world bank study two thousand and eight. well known told me my language is all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports and let you know it is a no i will leave them to state farm and comment on your latter point i don't want to say it's ok you have a car is on a dog you know is going to. think you know more weasel words. when you have a direct question be prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a battle freedom of speech and
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in trying. to find out more visit. some people have. genetically engineer crops can cross. contaminate their natural varieties might be contaminated and that they'll lose control over those. major because it is and it's unfortunately one that's really not well founded and it's. the. negligible the only drift so far of all the claims made by backers of biotechnology the absence of pollen drift is the most specious and demonstrably false. bearing bees will try several miles wind carries pollen hundreds of miles and humans can
inadvertently transfer genetically modified pollen across oceans the theft and use of genetic seeds is not uncommon across national boundaries and genes are known to move between species on bacterial and viral vectors one need only watch wind sandia crest above albuquerque new mexico to imagine how far pollen can travel and surmise the vehicle which the planes grasses flowers and trees used to cross the american continent the biotech industry claims the chances of genetic drift at a distance of a few meters drops below one percent using that number it one hundred acre conventional farm within the distance pollen can travel on the wind could have crops interspersed with over one hundred eighty bushels worth of genetically modified plants that farmer could then be subject to patent file ations and other sanctions in two thousand and eleven university of arkansas researchers found that
over eighty percent of wild canola plants in north dakota contain a genetically modified trait some plants had two distinct inseparably introduce traits indicating that contrary to the claims of industry and government scientists g m o's can thrive and spread and interbreed generationally in the wild traditionally farmers have saved their own seed. and they have developed their own varieties. if those varieties got mixed with patented seed it would be. pandian and frangela months periodic lee investigates farmers in soybean growing regions the company has a staff devoted to enforcing patents and let a gating against farmers a big farmer a small farmer a backyard climber someone who has a chili plant and file in their front porch you know all those people have the risk
of being contaminated by this genetically engineered chilling the german biotech company bear has been hit with hundreds of lawsuits charging that they're genetically modified rice has contaminated non g.m.o. crops in march of two thousand and eleven a jury awarded a single american rice growing company one hundred thirty six million dollars for harm caused when bears genetically modified rice migrated and contaminated natural crops destroying their export value genetic drift is a problem for gannett farmers because when genetic material from transgenic crops. migrates into organic crops then you can no longer sell those crops as organic and so you can ruin the livelihoods of organic farmers if your genes escape and. this is happened there are farmers now like in canada and the northern tier the united states that have relied upon organic farmers who have relied upon for
example organic canola in their their crop rotation and the soon as organic as soon as a genetically engineered can all i was introduced they all had to drop canola from their rotations because they could not guarantee that the trance genes would could be kept out of their their crops and so they lost all their markets and i lost a lot of money and i know this happened i know this very specifically happened with canola and i know some organic farmers that have told me that it either genetically engineered we are genetically engineered alfalfa is introduced they're out of business completely because there's no rotation possible anymore for them and then lost all their markets and these are large export markets in january of two thousand and eleven the u.s. government approved the unrestricted use of genetically modified alfalfa what happens to the traditional farmers who are growing heirloom cheated at its bees or bugs or wind brings a genetically engineered paulina into the native or heirloom field of chili and
thus it gets contaminated in february of two thousand and ten new mexico state legislators once again refused to protect the mexican's against patent violation lawsuits that could be brought by multinational biotech corporations in the event of unintended gene migration. lucky escape out into the environment they can be controlled they can be retrieved and. a lot of times in most cases in fact it's inadvertent contamination from some neighbors genetically engineered crop the has caused the pan violation to begin with monsanto's effort to enforce licensing agreements and protect its patent rights has dramatically altered american agriculture from the organization for
competitive markets two thousand and nine in many countries genetically modified organisms and food products must be labeled on the package right now roughly seventy percent of the products in a typical american grocery store have some traceable g m o's none if any of these products are labeled i'm very definite i think that g.m.o. should be labeled we should know everything about our food where where it's grown how it's grown what's in it in all of america. most are not labels and they are in the european union hundred and fifty countries around the world decided to it does if i g m o's at least at the borders this is called a contest not protocol and biodiversity. one of the most important things we did this label that's it so that you know what you buy you know if i'm going to if somebody is going to buy it should at it. crops
be three children tomatoes they should know that. and i think consumers make wise choices if they have access to one of the late. i think the public ought to determine what it wants if they'd like to know i don't know why not. it's not it's an assault on our culture and and you know this is servitude everyone's going to become slain. and you know all of it once it's going to be owned by these corporations. this is the beginning of bill the controlling the food supply i could tell in the stable caucus of many cultures let's even talk new
mexico chile. i happen to think there's a lot of value in the diverse varieties of chili even if we engineer our glyphosate resistant big green i'm not going to stop buying the other ones i love stopping in the roadside stand the. i can't i don't know how a company can drive them out of business of the public wants to buy their product this genetic engineering issue is the poster child of what is our relationship as human beings to this earth we're looking at a process of. turning every natural resource into property. first it was that that then they started looking inside the earth my i mean you know mineral rights but they couldn't stop there they had to take it to another scale start claiming ownership of genetics of gene strains
of life forms itself in the united states right now there are hundreds perhaps thousands of experimental genetically modified crops with transgenic pharmaceutical traits or pieces of human genetic material or other profitable attributes inserted into their d.n.a. the locations of these crops are secret many are grown in the open air we have to do agriculture in a different way the balance of nature natural systems are healthy when they're diverse when there's many organisms interacting and in food webs and and all kinds of complex interactions in which they recycle nutrients among amongst each other we've completely abandoned that notion of how nature functions and we've decided that we know better that we can clear out the landscape and plant one crop poor lots of chemicals on that crop use all the water resources to support that crop and
that somehow bats a healthy system for everyone it's it can't be healthy system it's it's one of the reasons why. you know we our whole planet is sick right now. you know people are sick. you know the waterways are contaminated our bodies are full of contaminants it's in a system based on illness it's not a health producing system for his part professor sara leni asks only for what has never been done a long term independent food safety study it is a very big fight around the world just because if we impose. knows there are no perfect the millennium or it's there and even if there is no other society they say that they cannot assess a seed to life a drug because it's not profitable enough seed by sea so then that means that means that if we import this test cheaply it is the same cost for
them like to put a good enough honesty and it's too much. controlling the seeds is not some abstraction whoever provides the world seeds controls the world's food supply. if you load a good literally and shoot those millions of genes into a plate of millions of cells hoping that some of those genes will make their way into the d.n.a. of some of those cells now that might seem like a rather imprecise way of inserting foreign material into the nucleus of a natural cell so we're going to illustrate it for you out here. unfortunately in new mexico nobody actually owns twenty two so i brought my twelve gauge out and then we realize that's a little bit overkill so we're going to go ahead go with the twenty gauge. and.
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