Barbara H. Peterson
Hain Celestials has been caught mislabeling its “organic” products. Not only that, but Celestial Seasonings tea, which is so popular and “healthy?” Well, hold onto your hats…. It has been found to be laden with pesticides and known carcinogens, well above FDA standards.
So, before you plunk down your hard-earned money on a brand that you think you can trust, such as Earth’s Best “Organic” baby food, please reconsider. This brand is owned by The Hain Celestial Group. While it is not on the list of tested products that were found to be mislabeled or contaminated, that doesn’t mean that it is what the company says it is. After all, if 91% of samples tested from the company’s “natural” tea products were found to be contaminated with high levels of pesticides, and several “organic” products were not exactly “organic,” how many more products that were not tested would fare the same?
Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions and has been preaching ever since. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature.
Health & Environmental Hazards Especially in the Light of the New Genetics
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GM agriculture is failing on all counts while hazards to health and the environment are coming to light. Opposition to GMOs is gaining momentum worldwide but the expansionist GM corporate agenda continues undiminished. GM agriculture is a recipe for disaster as this report will make clear. It is also standing in the way of the shift to sustainable agriculture already taking place in local communities all over the world that can truly enable people to feed themselves in times of climate change. Take action now to ban environmental releases of GMOs, locally in communities, villages, towns, municipalities, regions, as well as nationally and globally. We the people need to reclaim our food and seed sovereignty from the corporate empire before they destroy our food and farming irreversibly. Read the rest of this entry »
Aaaaahhh yes, the story of the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. A child’s tale…. Or is it?
Currently, two states have enacted GMO labeling laws. Well, sort of. It’s an “I will if you will” game, in which the laws only go into effect if certain other states do the same thing. If they don’t, well, we don’t. No harm, no foul, and no one gets hurt by the Big Bad Wolf – Monsanto, that is.
I maintain that this “I will if you will” labeling dance is a distraction from the real fight, which is a complete ban. The UK is being invaded by GMOs and they label. Australia is testing GMO wheat, and they label. When will we learn? The beat goes on and the GMOs (genetically modified organisms) spread, labeled or not. Read the rest of this entry »
A groundbreaking new study  shows that pigs were harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops.
GM-fed females had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females, a possible indicator of disease that requires further investigation. Also, the level of severe inflammation in stomachs was markedly higher in pigs fed on the GM diet. The research results were striking and statistically significant.
Lead researcher Dr Judy Carman, adjunct associate professor at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, said: “Our findings are noteworthy for several reasons. First, we found these results in real on-farm conditions, not in a laboratory, but with the added benefit of strict scientific controls that are not normally present on farms.
“Second, we used pigs. Pigs with these health problems end up in our food supply. We eat them.
“Third, pigs have a similar digestive system to people, so we need to investigate if people are also getting digestive problems from eating GM crops. Read the rest of this entry »