Barbara H. Peterson on November 24th, 2014

ttip-3Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Look out people, here come da SHAFT!

Aaaahhh… trade deals. An opportunity for the corporate leaders of the world to stick it to the little guys once again.

In this case the latest contender in the battle against food freedom in the form of “free trade agreements,” is the TTIP, or as it should be termed, the “eat, breathe and drink our poison or we will sue for loss of profits” deal.

Seeds of Coercion copy(http://farmwars.info/?p=13246)

Europe’s fears over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are not abating, while America is beginning to show signs of impatience. Europe and the United States have reached a standoff in the TTIP negotiations, over the question of the Investor State Dispute Settlement.

This mechanism could give companies the opportunity to take legal action against a state whose legislation has a negative impact on their economic activity.

“France did not want the ISDS to be included in the negotiation mandate,” Matthias Fekl told the French Senate. “We have to preserve the right of the state to set and apply its own standards, to maintain the impartiality of the justice system and to allow the people of France, and the world, to assert their values,” he added.

German opposition to the ISDS mechanism is also very strong. The German Minister for Economic Affairs has often expressed his support for the trade deal with the United States, on the condition that it does not include the ISDS.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037

And just what is this contentious ISDS?

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is an instrument of public international law, that grants an investor the right to use dispute settlement proceedings against a foreign government. Provisions for ISDS are contained in a number of bilateral investment treaties, in certain international trade treaties, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (Chapter 11) and in international investment agreements, such as the Energy Charter Treaty. If an investor from country “A” (“Home State”) invests in country “B” (“Host State”), both of which have agreed to ISDS, and the Host State violates the rights granted to the investor under public international law, then that investor may bring the matter before an arbitral tribunal. While ISDS is often associated with arbitration under the rules of ICSID (the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank), it in fact often takes place under the auspices of international arbitral tribunals governed by different rules and/or institutions, such as the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre or the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investor-state_dispute_settlement

So, let’s get this straight. If a country does not want to import another country’s genetically engineered food/feed (GMOs), it can be sued for putting up a barrier to trade, is that correct? Read the rest of this entry »

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camel nose gmoBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Just Label It! Oh yeah, that’s the ticket! Want GMOs (genetically modified / engineered organisms) out of your food supply? Like the UK – Just Label It!

In a pig’s eye! Pay close attention to item 15:

Memorandum by United Biscuits (UK) Limited

International food business operating in 21 countries. It has leading market positions in the UK, Continental Europe and is building its presence in Asia. It has 46 manufacturing sites world-wide and its products are available in over 90 countries. Over 20,000 are employed worldwide of which 16,000 are based in the UK.

NOVEL FOODS AND THEIR LABELLING

15. As a food manufacturer UB has considerable interest in the regulation of labelling of GM foods. We believe that the provision of information to consumers, including appropriate product labelling, is an essential element in achieving consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods. Read the rest of this entry »

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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4

NOTE; This is the final segment.

Panel Discussion Playlist: Watch complete 2+ hour online session
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Panel:
Kathleen Hallal, Moderator
Dr. Stephanie Seneff,  MIT Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author
Anthony Samsel,  Retired Science Consultant
Dr. Don M. Huber,  Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
Jack Olmsted, Producer

A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.

The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both.

Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. In the present study, US government databases were searched for GE crop data, glyphosate application data and disease epidemiological data.

The significance and strength of the correlations show that the effects of glyphosate and GE crops on human health should be further investigated.

Read More:
http://www.organic-systems.org/journa…

Dr. Nancy Swanson’s power point presentation used for this panel discussion is available here: http://www.slideshare.net/digitalrepo…

Crowdfunding Campaign: ChromeBooks for Retired Scientists
http://www.gofundme.com/h95wls

PART 1

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Barbara H. Peterson on November 19th, 2014

what is monsanto costing you copy

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Hey there, Monsanto Man! You like to paint those who are against you, your toxic sludge and what it is doing to our health and the planet as conspiracy theorists without a leg to stand on, while you paint your products as safe and beneficial to the environment.

Isn’t that exactly what you did in Anniston, Alabama, which is now a superfund site due to PCB contamination caused by you that you said was perfectly safe, and in Nitro, West Virginia, where people were poisoned with your Dioxin? You were ordered to pay on both of those catastrophes, weren’t you?

Yet, you still insist, even with numerous lawsuits in your checkered past, to flagrantly declare that your products are safe, once again. You have never once admitted blame nor accepted responsibility for your actions unless forced to by a court with a judge that for some insane reason, you have not managed to “influence.”

Let’s just take a little trip in the Wayback machine…
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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4

Panel Discussion Playlist: Watch complete 2+ hour online session
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Panel:
Kathleen Hallal, Moderator
Dr. Stephanie Seneff,  MIT Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author
Dr. Anthony Samsel,  Retired Science Consultant
Dr. Don M. Huber,  Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
Jack Olmsted, Producer

A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.

The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both.

Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. In the present study, US government databases were searched for GE crop data, glyphosate application data and disease epidemiological data.

The significance and strength of the correlations show that the effects of glyphosate and GE crops on human health should be further investigated.

Read More:
http://www.organic-systems.org/journa…

Dr. Nancy Swanson’s power point presentation that will be used for the panel discussion: http://www.slideshare.net/digitalrepo…

Crowdfunding Campaign: ChromeBooks for Retired Scientists
http://www.gofundme.com/h95wls

PART 1

PART 2

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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4

Panel Discussion Playlist: Watch complete 2+ hour online session
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Panel:
Kathleen Hallal, Moderator
Dr. Stephanie Seneff,  MIT Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author
Dr. Anthony Samsel,  Retired Science Consultant
Dr. Don M. Huber,  Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
Jack Olmsted, Producer

A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.

The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both.

Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. In the present study, US government databases were searched for GE crop data, glyphosate application data and disease epidemiological data.

The significance and strength of the correlations show that the effects of glyphosate and GE crops on human health should be further investigated.

Read More:
http://www.organic-systems.org/journa…

Dr. Nancy Swanson’s power point presentation that will be used for the panel discussion: http://www.slideshare.net/digitalrepo…

Crowdfunding Campaign: ChromeBooks for Retired Scientists
http://www.gofundme.com/h95wls

PART 1

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