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GMO’s NOT Substantially Equivelant

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This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Whom do your elected officials represent???
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For years I have been saying what common sense should be telling everyone about the GMO products and the “Substantially Equivalent ” argument that has plagued our food Suol.y fir the past 25 years . Now it appears that some 25 years later ( it is important to understand that number 25 YEARS) the general public might be able to scream loud enough that it will drown out the Monsanto Propaganda Machine.

 

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT?????

Whom do Your Elected Officials Represent???

Currently one would have to say Monsanto.  But now that the patients have worn off and Monsanto can no lie get control every aspect of testing their products…well lets just say their ruse is about to come to an end.

One cannot take vital minerals and nutrients it of a plant and call it “substantially equivalent”

Here’s a piece from the Organic Consumers Association.

Asking Mr Trump via Twitter…PLZ get the poison out of our food

One of the biggest scams Monsanto

perpetrated against consumers was getting its GMO crops declared “substantially equivalent” to non-GMO crops—a coup that allowed the biotech industEveto unleash GMOs into the food system with no independent pre-market safety testing.

First, a little history on substantial equivalence: 

The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), an international economic and trade organisation, not a public health body.  The principle states that if a new food is found to be substantially equivalent to an already existing food product, it can be treated the same way as the existing product with respect to safety. This concept has greatly benefited the trade of GM produce, allowing it to effectively bypass regulatory requirements that would apply to novel food and other products including novel chemical compounds, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and food additives, all of which require a range of toxicological tests and can be subject to legal limitations on safe consumption/intake.

Independent (as in not on the biotech industry’s payroll) scientists who have previously argued that GMO foods are not substantially equivalent to non-GMO foods have been dissed and discredited by Monsanto.

Now there’s a new peer-reviewed study led by Dr. Michael Antoniou at King’s College London, that once again suggests that GMO foods—at least a specific variety of Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready GMO corn—are nowhere near to being “equivalent” to non-GMO foods.

And what makes this Roundup-Ready corn “different,” say the authors of the most recent study, has serious implications for your health.

So is our food safe with Substantially Equivelant GMO products???

Read ‘New Study Shows Major Molecular Differences between GMO and Non-GMO Corn’ 

Read the study 

So many of you ask what can we do???? Every day we can use Twitter to communications to our president and ask him to get the poison out of our food…

Would you p.ease join my campaign and ask our President Donald J Trump….PLZ get the poison out of our food

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FDA Testing Confirms Glyphosate Contamination

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Beyond Pesticides, Organic Consumers Association allege deceptive and misleading labeling, after FDA testing confirms contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2016
Contact:

Beyond Pesticides: Jay Feldman, 202-255-4296, jfeldman@beyondpesticides.org
Organic Consumers Association: Katherine Paul, (207) 653-3090, katherine@organicconsumers.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), represented by Richman Law Group, today filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in the District of Columbia against Sioux Honey Association, for the deceptive and misleading labeling of its Sue Bee and Aunt Sue’s honey brands. The suit follows news that Sue Bee honey products labeled “100% Pure” and “Natural” tested positive for glyphosate residue. Glyphosate, a known endocrine disrupter and, according to the World Health Organization, a probable human carcinogen, is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® herbicide.

“A consumer seeing the words ‘Pure,’ ‘100% Pure’ or ‘Natural’ on a honey product would reasonably expect that product to contain nothing other than honey,” said OCA International Director, Ronnie Cummins. “Regardless of how these products came to be contaminated, Sioux Honey has an obligation to either prevent the contamination, disclose the contamination, or at the very least, remove these deceptive labels.”

Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, said: “We join and support those beekeepers who are working to stop hazardous pesticides uses that cause widespread contamination of crops, including honey. Until U.S. regulatory agencies prohibit Monsanto and other manufacturers of glyphosate from selling pesticides that end up in the food supply, we need to protect consumers by demanding truth and transparency in labeling.”

The lawsuit specifically cites Sue Bee Clover Honey, labeled “Pure”; Aunt Sue’s Farmers Market Clover Honey, labeled “100% Pure”; and Aunt Sue’s Raw Honey, labeled “100% Pure” and “Natural. Plaintiffs cite testing, conducted by the FDA, of honey that found 41 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not set a tolerance (or acceptable level) of glyphosate in honey, raising questions about the legality of any level.

The EPA was supposed to rule in 2015 on whether or not to re-register glyphosate, but has failed to complete the review process on schedule.

Read the formal complaint here.

About Beyond Pesticides 
Beyond Pesticides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides through a program of science, policy and action. For more information, please visit www.beyondpesticides.org.

About the Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public-interest organization advocating on behalf of more than two million consumers for health, justice, and sustainability. For more information, please visit www.organicconsumers.org.

About Richman Law Group
A boutique law firm specializing in consumer protection and civil rights litigation, Richman Law Group was founded on the idea that the client is the essential component in maintaining a successful practice. Composed of a tight-knit cadre of tenacious and diverse professionals, Richman Law Group is dedicated to fighting for the rights of its clients, and through them, the needs of the community at large. For more information, please visit www.richmanlawgroup.com.

 

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Until Next Time…

Happy Gardening