At present, the National List identifies all vaccines, as a group, as synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production. Vaccines are not individually listed on the National List, but rather are included on as a group of synthetic substances termed “Biologics Vaccines,” that may be used in organic livestock production (7 CFR §205.603(a)(4)).
I love organics. Pure organic food is pesticide-free, genetic engineering (GMO)-free, and healthy. It even tastes better due to the lack of chemical pesticide residue, and quite frankly, I really don’t want to eat anything else. But how can we be sure that what we are getting is really organic in the way that we expect it to be?
My garden grows heirloom veggies, and the only pesticide I will use is diatomaceous earth. There is no artificial seed tampering, no mucking around with genetics in a lab, no fluoridated water and absolutely no artificial fertilizers. I consider it organic. I trust the seeds that I gather and the methods that I use to grow them. But can this be said for the USDA’s Certified Organics program?
Let’s just take a look at two seed production methods allowed in the USDA program – Cell Fusion and Mutagenesis. Read the rest of this entry »
Compiled by Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA on behalf of a global network of independent scientists, beekeepers and environmentalists 2014
The EC authorisation of GM Pioneer Maize, despite only 5 people voting for it out of 28 member states (19 against) is outrageous. Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA
Here is a snip from the 74 page linked report:
The existing UK Government policy and approvals system fundamentally fails to protect people in the countryside from pesticides, particularly rural residents
Georgina Downs has courageously fought legal battles against Defra on behalf of rural communities, who at that time (and still are) being regularly sprayed with pesticides. She had a landmark victory in the High Court in November 2008 that ruled that the UK Government’s policy on pesticides was not in compliance with European legislation. It was the first known legal case of its kind to reach the High Court to directly challenge the Government’s pesticide policy and approach regarding crop-spraying in rural areas. However, it was not for long. The Court of Appeal overturned the High Court Judgment in May 2009. Chief Executive, Kerr Wilson’s Witness Statements cited various reasons for preserving the status quo. They were related to alleged financial and economic impacts on manufacturers, farmers and distributors, or the impact on agricultural productivity. On behalf of Defra he did not display any concern whatsoever in relation to the protection of public health. His main concern was with protection of industry and business interests. “The annual market value of pesticide sales is approximately £490m which delivers benefits to farmers, significantly improving agricultural productivity”…“If, as a result of the Declaration, new approvals could not be granted, there would be important ramifications.” Some pro-industry Press reports at the time supported the Government’s stance; that if the High Court Judgment stood then the “Government’s pesticide policy would be fundamentally undermined” and that the policy and approvals system “might even grind to a halt.” Read the rest of this entry »
Barb Peterson, Dave Hodges and Annie DeRiso take on the GMO banning versus labeling issue and talk to farmers around the country.
Barb’s Note: While those who have nothing to lose play the labeling game, people who have everything to lose are on the ground floor, fighting tooth and nail to keep their organic farms free from surrounding GMOs and the inevitable contamination they cause. Think about this: There is a clause in the National Organics Program that allows the use of non-organic ingredients that are GMO if there is no organic alternative available. The only logical conclusion to this is that in time, with contamination running rampant, most of our so-called “organic” food labeled USDA Certified Organic will contain a good portion of GMOs because no organic alternative will be available. Chew on that for a bit…
Sugar Beet Fiber GRAS
Over 95% of the sugar beets grown in the U.S. are GMO.
In the future of transevolution we will be witnessing a literal fountain of youth, which will result from becoming a cyborg as it will soon be possible to purchase immortality in the future. However, everyone except the super elite will be banned from purchasing this literal fountain of youth.
Your existence, my common brethren, will be similar to what movie goers saw in the Summer of 2013 in the movie, Man of Steel. In the opening 30 minutes of the movie, it was revealed that every resident of Krypton had certain genes “turned on” and certain genes “turned off”. And everyone from Krypton, except for Superman, had been artificially bred for specific purposes. This is what humanity is quickly moving towards and unless you are the elite, you will be bred, dumbed down if needed, to serve a purpose for the global elite. READ MORE…