Barb 2014 Barb’s Note: Industry is using fear tactics to force fast-track authorization for GM food and feed in the EU. Here is a snapshot of the first paragraph in a letter to the EU Commission.

statement to EU

This my friends, is Fear Porn in action.

Definition of Fear Porn: Fear porn can be defined as that which is used to instill fear in another in order to exact a particular response.

 

In this case, the fear promoted is that if these GM crops are not approved, then the “necessary legal certainty to food and feed business operators” will not exist, and “vital imports of …protein-rich products” will not be available.


Industry pushes for fast-track authorisation

Christoph Then

Test Biotech


Monday, 13. October 2014

 

Testbiotech is warning that the EU Commission might soon rush to give market authorisation to nine genetically engineered plants, all at the same time. This is a crucial decision about allowing about eight genetically engineered crop plants for import and usage in food and feed. Member States have already voted on these applications, but there was no qualified majority either in favour or against. Further, the Commission might allow maize 1507 for cultivation at any time soon. Testbiotech is demanding a reorganisation of the process for authorisation, and that further authorisations are stopped for the time being.

“We are seeing more and more flaws and deficiencies in the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA dossiers. For example, it is obvious in several of the applications that industry performed feeding trials which were then rejected by EFSA due to fundamental flaws. However, instead of requesting reliable data, the authority simply gave the green light and concluded safety,” says Christoph Then for Testbiotech. “EFSA´s approach is clearly biased in favour of assuming safety in the absence of reliable data.”

Already in July 2014, lobbyists from the biotech and feed industry were pushing heavily to allow the import of eight genetically engineered plants for food and feed, warning that a “huge disruption to feed grain trade and subsequent price hikes would follow if the EU regulator does not approve eight genetically modified (GM) crops before the summer recess“. Such pressure is highly problematic because EU regulations require a high level of protection for human health and the environment, and priority cannot be given to any particular commercial interests. Testbiotech is concerned that industry might increase pressure and authorisation might be given shortly after the new Commission is in power.

“The pressure from the biotech industry has been very successful in recent years and now 48 genetically engineered plants are allowed for import. Summing up this mixture of uncertainties and risks inherent in the current authorisations, we are becoming very worried about the effects these products will have on health in the long-term. We expect the new EU Commission to take these concerns more seriously”, says Christoph Then. “And we also hope that the EU Parliament will back a revision of the EU authorisation process, including risk assessment of genetically engineered plants.”

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9 Responses to “Will EU Authorize 9 GMO Crops at Same Time for Food and Feed?”

  1. Abe says:

    A couple things I just found.
    A new herbicide for new GM crops. One month apart. WHAT A KAWINKY DINK!! Something for them round up resistant weeds, we were fighting for over a year now.

    It is called Enlist Duo, by Dow AgroSciences and contains both glyphosate and the choline salt of 2,4-D
    Read more at http://www.activistpost.com/20.....T7tLOVm.99

    . Another experimental vaccine is being fast-tracked and rushed out thanks to a carefully planned fearporn propaganda campaign designed to ultimately make Big Pharma a lot of big profits.

    Read more at http://www.activistpost.com/20.....kgMLCwM.99

  2. Abe says:

    A little more “Fear Porn” from our friends at Al-CIA-duh. There’s something more nefarious afoot with this Obala outbreak, them illegal sick kids in Lackland, and them troops that are in West Africa to save the day. And that poor nurse didn’t follow the CDC’s guidelines! Now she has the kiss of death as well. Did anyone one catch those aerial photos of that clean up crew with the power washer, tennis shoe and baseball hats hosing down Duncan’s puke into the storm drain?? Think they were following CDC guidelines?? Funny there not pushing up roses. If they start pimping Zmapp or any other wonder vaccine, I hope people here will head for the hills.

    Ria Novosti isn’t the first foreign news outlet to openly implicate the U.S. government in the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, either. Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry, recently wrote the article, “ Ebola, AIDS Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD? Scientists Allege ,” in which he made the following five points out the outbreak:
    1. Ebola is a genetically modified organism (GMO)
    2. Ebola has a terrible history, and testing has been secretly taking place in Africa
    3. Sites around Africa, and in West Africa, have over the years been set up for testing emerging diseases, especially Ebola
    4. The need for legal action to obtain redress for damages incurred due to the perpetuation of injustice in the death, injury and trauma imposed on Liberians and other Africans by the Ebola and other disease agents
    5. African leaders and African countries need to take the lead in defending babies, children, African women, African men, and the elderly. These citizens do not deserve to be used as guinea pigs!

    Read more at http://www.activistpost.com/20.....4Fde3ek.99

    Puke patrol in action.
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com.....photo.html

  3. Abe says:

    I got this from Jon Rappaport today. This kind of ties into the 3rd paragraph of my previous comment. We all know it’s a giant octopus were up against here.

    The incredible liars who lie about psychiatry Oct
    14
    by Jon Rappoport
    http://jonrappoport.wordpress......sychiatry/

  4. Abe says:

    I’m sure there’s a nepotism connection over there. Just like here Sen. Roy (Philly) Blunt the Senator from St. Louis has his whole family lobbying for GMA affiliates. I know damn well there are laws against personal gain. What Roy does for his wife and Kraft would fall under that. His wife is a lobbyist for Kraft. His kids I can’t remember.

    I got an email or a Farmwars post from Barb the other day about an investment company telling clients to stay away from GMO’s as an investment. That in itself gave me several rays of hope. I know were winning but, I suspect it will be like the rGBH hormones for dairy cattle. A quite victory. They have that label on the milk saying it’s rGBH free, but then there’s the disclaimer saying that nothing been proven wrong with those GM hormones.

    That investment company thing got me thinking about Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his MMR vaccine study for that health insurance company. Since there seems to be an obvious connection between the new diseases that has popped up in the last 15 – 20 years and a rapid acceleration in others with GMO’s why hasn’t any insurance companies done an independent test for correlation? I don’t doubt there in cahoots with Monsatan and there ilk, along with big pharma, but I was thinking if this wouldn’t be a good avenue to approach? Maybe put the thumbscrews to Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the rest of them to do an independent study?

    Something else I noticed today, was I had a large number of Dark Eyed Junco’s in my yard. AKA Snowbirds. It seems a little early for them in my neck of the woods. Usually when I see them,,, well there’s snow, and I’m wearing my snowmobile boots, Carhartt bibs, and jacket, baseball hat with a towel, or my Al-CIA-duh terrorist mask, and chopper mitts. Not flip flops and a tee shirt. Is something up in Canada with there food supply?? I know it isn’t getting that cold and snowy in southern Ontario, and Manitoba yet. I also thought the snow geese were really early this year as well. Three weeks ago! I think they’re saying we’re going to have a real brutal winter here in the northern plains. I wish I could read nature like my Great Grand Father could.

    Barb,
    just for you. Hit typical voice.

    Great Horned Owl
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g.....ned_owl/id

    Great Gray Owl
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g.....Owl/sounds

    Snowy Owl
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g.....Owl/sounds

    I’ve seen the snowy and horned, and definitely heard the grey. They’re all about 3 feet tall and weigh about 4 lbs. LOL lots of feathers.

  5. Pierre says:

    Many thank’s Barb, I think EU are more insane than US and will be screw up very deeply ,sorry blind EU!

  6. suss says:

    Yes i’d like to know what the other crops are too. Also check out the guidstones: 2014 has been added. Vigilantcitizen.com has the article, wonder what significance this has on the above? perhaps they are marking this year as the beginning of their total takeover….. and since most all mechanisms of power are theirs does this mean very soon we will have no clean food period????? I am sickened by this i don’t know how anyone can be truly happy knowing what is going on…. impossible!

  7. molecule says:

    Thanks Barbara!

    Basically, the Big Four — Maize, Soy, Cotton, Rape.

    I’m going to say something that at first thought may seem completely heretical. By comparison to the underlying economic poison that is in each of these products, the GMO part, which is a deadly poison, may be actually be irrelevant.

    Observe for Maize — every culture that has adopted maize, organic as original varities were, into its agricultural practice, has gone extinct or gone into slavery. From the Aztecs to the Mexicans, to the Americans. The deadly poison is in the maize itself. GMO makes it worse, but it’s the maize itself that needs to be removed from agricultral economics. There are many grains and plants that are better substitutes for maize, that have higher energy yields (are more efficient at gathering sunlight) and have a lower carbon footprint.

    Observe cotton. It destroys soils and creates a clothing product that is planned obsolesence from the git go. Blue jeans made from cotton last 3 months tops. Work cloths made from flax or hemp last for 3 years. And the flax and hemp have a smaller carbon footprint, and don’t destroy the soil. In fact, they build the soil. It’s the production of cotton that needs to be taxed or banned.

    Same for soy and rape. As well as for sugar beets, and alfalfa.

    Someone more knowledgable that me needs to research this and write a proper article, on the available substitutes for the main line products of Monsanto and friends. It come become a tool to awaken farmers that their college educations were a fraud. That pigs are much happier and healthier when fed potatoes than maize. Most farmers think if maize was banned, all the pigs would die. That’s not true. In fact they would become healthier. Even before GMO. GMO just takes the poison already in the maize and puts it on steroids.

    Keep up the good work!!

  8. Maize MON87460, Rapeseed GT73, Soybean MON87708, Soybean MON87705, Soybean 305423, Soybean BPS-CV127-9, Maize T25, Cotton T304-40. Maize 1507 for cultivation.

  9. molecule says:

    What are the “other” crops?

    soy, maize, that’s two plus seven other protein rich crops … what are they?