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  • commented 2014-09-19 07:51:03 -0700
    Actually “Inna” (if that’s your name)- that may be your opinion about why Prop 37 lost, but both I and pollsters know better. I talked with tons of folks who were really upset once they learned the lies they’d been told. in fact, I’ve not met one real person who was not shocked at their tactics, even if they don’t support labeling. So there you go. If you think the election process with all the dirty advertising is equitable, then do some research on Prop 29 from 2012. Same BS tactics. Whether it’s oil, pharma, tobacco or food issues, they play dirty. If you think they play fair, well….not much I can say about that. I would prefer mutagenesis labeled, too. (BTW..another sign to me that you are a troll as impartial folk don’t know or care about this and would definitely not communicate in this way) This is about labeling.transgenics, cisgenics, dsRNA and RNAi at this point. Weight gain? I assumed since you are so well read that you read the actual study. No? Just read the read the BS PR that they fed you? They count weight gain a measure of health- not organ health, behavior, etc., which is much more indicative of health. Like I said…dig deeper. Or don’t, as I doubt you will. I am even more convinced now you are a troll. No one who is impartial spends this much time commenting in the manner in which you write then checking back. Impartial people don’t have the time to waste or the inclination.
  • commented 2014-09-17 16:28:36 -0700
    Actually, Pamm, the reason you lost on the labeling issue is that voters “got it” that they were being hyped. Don’t think voters are so stupid as to get slammed by “slick” advertising — if that were the case, the energy companies, with many times more $$$ than the biotech companies, would have “convinced” voters through “slick manipulation” that global warming isn’t real. That argument just doesn’t hold. Plain and simple: It lost because the voters saw through it.

    ? I never mentioned weight gain.

    I still would LOVE to have an answer from you guys on why there isn’t more concern (whether “shrieking” or not) about having to label organic food that’s been processed using mutagenesis and radiation (which, btw, have had much less scrutiny and study than genetic engineering). Or does the “right to know” only apply to genetic engineering? If so, why?
  • commented 2014-09-17 14:56:01 -0700
    Actually, Inna, none of the 64 countries that label GE foods include animals that eat GE feed in their laws. If we had been able to label them (which we could not, see next sentence) we would have been accused of being the most restrictive and onerous law on the globe, not in alignment with the rest of the world. FYI- in California as elsewhere, ballot initiatives can only be about one subject. Something that eats GE feed is not the same thing legally as something that is GE. So the law could have been challenged and would have probably lost. Our law was in line with the global standards. All the exemptions were similar to international labeling laws. We cannot touch alcohol labels as they are governed by the fed. We did not lose because of being in alignment with the rest of the world. We lost because the a very slick PR company twisted the truth and in some case lied. http://www.carighttoknow.org/democratic_party_supports_prop_37_beware_of_fake_mailersNo sure who “Jessica” is. The GE sweet corn on the market is mostly frozen or canned. GM corn on the market in corn flake and chips is not sweet corn, it’ maize or field corn so we are eating plenty of it (if you still eat corn). If folks want to know the origin of the sugar beets, they are entitled to it. Yes, we are all aware that GE is a process, thanks. “Why don’t you guys shriek” sounds pretty trollish/shillish to me… or a tad impolite at any rate. We, too, read plenty of science. But I’m sure, as a well readm nonshill type, you may have heard about the study that shows that science in Chemical Land isn’t unbiased. In addition, that study you mention is very questionable…weight gain is not that good of a measure of health. If it was, the US would be considered the healthiest country in the world. FYI: it’ not. No major harm? Dig deeper with a more critical eye.
  • commented 2014-09-17 14:02:28 -0700
    More about sweet corn in the supermarkets: (it’s not GMO, Jessica)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/26/corn-health-myths-nutrition_n_5591977.html
  • commented 2014-09-17 13:59:36 -0700
    Jessica, there is hardly any GMO sweet corn in the markets. I wonder what you’re eating.

    You DO know, don’t you, that the California initiative to label GMOs would have exempted livestock that’s fed with GE crops, from labeling? Huge loopholes, which is why it was defeated. Additionally, re: your comment about GE sugar beets — yes, most sugar beets are genetically engineered. However, if you read up on it, you will know that the processed sugar (final product) is molecularly identical to non-GE sugar. So the “gmo” label on sugar beets would be false. Additionally, I wonder if you’re aware that genetic engineering is a process; did you know that many organic seeds use a (safe) process called mutagenesis or irradiation? Why don’t you guys shriek for those to be similarly labeled, in your “right to know” ? No, I’m not a shill for Monsanto; just a well-read consumer who puts science before hype and ideology. You will also find it interesting that over 100 billion (that’s with a B) animals of all types have been fed GE crops for many years, with no damage; major study just came out. And no, that study is not a shill for Monsanto either.
  • commented 2014-09-17 09:12:11 -0700
    Important consideration regarding GMO crops: All of the billions of commercially-farmed animals in the U.S. are fed all GMO grains. Eating animal products directly supports the use of GMOs. When people eat animal flesh, they are eating the flesh that was grown by all or mostly the consumption of GMO crops. As someone who follows a vegan diet, I understand the importance of consuming organic (as much as possible), plant-based foods. Vegan diets are essential for one’s health, for compassionate and ethical treatment of all life, and for the health of our enviornment.
  • commented 2014-09-07 06:56:50 -0700
    I hope you read “GMO Food Poison Handbook: ‘Genetically Modified’ Agriculture and Animals”, which is a summary of research on GMOs by scientists in 30 countries. Thank you.
  • commented 2014-08-23 09:27:10 -0700
    Please tweet and post the Texas Label GMOs. Local No GMO, Right to Know and March Against Monsanto organizers are working with Texas legislators to introduce GMO labeling legislation this session so we need to show Texas consumers are behind us.

    Sign and share and share again.

    For Texas Label GMO news, follow Right to Know Texas- GMO https://www.facebook.com/pages/Right-To-Know-Texas-GMO/421527334658118

    Or March Against Monsanto San Antonio https://www.facebook.com/sanantoniomam

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/texas-label-gmos.fb47?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=7935795


    Texas is a tough crowd to reach. Please help.
  • commented 2014-08-21 17:53:02 -0700
    Boston MA
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  • commented 2014-08-11 02:20:41 -0700
    Seattle
  • commented 2014-08-03 19:19:34 -0700
    Hello!


    My name is Anna Swenson. I am an action committee member of North Delta Cares out of Clarksburg, Ca.


    We are a non profit fighting to save our community that is ground zero the the BDCP project.


    Would anyone from your Organization be interested in speaking at one of our weekly community discussions? We meet every Thursday at 6 pm in Clarksburg. We have a regular group that attends . Its held in a dinner house name Husick’s.


    One of our missions is to unify the Delta/Estuary communities to rethink how we manage CA water. Come up with sensible solutions that don’t rely on bureaucracy.

    We also want to educate our community of the ties with GMO’s, Fracking and BIG AG.


    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
  • commented 2014-07-27 12:07:10 -0700
    On the suggestions page the pop up says my Email Address and my Password don’t match. What’s up with that? I don’t know what got recorded or whatever. However, I suggest you create a link to www.gmoboycott.blogspot.com.
  • commented 2014-07-16 17:03:06 -0700
    Hi, I’m a student at the Brooks Institute in Ventura. I’m searching for an anti-GMO expert to be interviewed for a short film about the food industry today, specifically the development and consequences of GMOs. I’m aware of some of the work that this team does and I would truly love to interview someone from your organization, if possible.


    I truly appreciate your valuable time and consideration.
  • commented 2014-07-11 06:25:30 -0700
    It would be easier to convince producers of food with no GMO content to label products as certified as such. There would be less opposition and there would be a financial incentive to do so. Many people shopping would be curious as to what non-GMO meant who would otherwise go about their lives not even knowing about GMO. You see the point. If enough producers did label their products as non-GMO content. Such a scheme would be cheaper than fighting GMO producers and a non labeled product would be suspected of having GMO content.
  • commented 2014-07-01 10:47:55 -0700
    Why bag for money when the answer is at www.ThePeoplesBranch.org

    Rhetoric is not he answer the People are! www.ThePeoplesBranch.org
  • commented 2014-06-30 17:22:55 -0700
    I realize that people like to be informed when they are referenced. So this is just a courtesy note to let you know that I referenced you in a book which I recently authored entitled, “GMO Food Poison Handbook” which is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


    Thank you for your efforts on this subject.


    Should you choose to acquire a copy at some point, I hope you find it to be a useful reference tool in your endeavors.


    Best wishes,

    Charles Sutherland
  • commented 2014-06-29 09:31:29 -0700
    I realize that people like to be informed when they are quoted. So this is just a courtesy note to let you know that I quoted you in a book which I recently authored entitled, “GMO Food Poison Handbook.”


    Should you choose to acquire a copy at some point I hope you find it to be a useful reference tool in your endeavors.


    Best wishes,

    Charles Sutherland
  • commented 2014-06-25 00:00:24 -0700
    Sacramento I just received an email from the group about Senator Evans gutting her Wine Labeling Bill SB 1040, The problem is it’s printed in yellow lettering and very light blue and I can’t read what it says. Can your resend what is in the yellow & light blue on black coloring so I can read it and do what is requested. Others may have the same problem.

    Thank you.

    Steve Dale

    06/24/2014@00:00
  • commented 2014-06-13 18:15:44 -0700
    I have tried over and over for two hours to create an account with you. I give up. I think I have typed my email address two dozen times. No luck,
  • commented 2014-06-03 21:10:02 -0700
    Huntington Beach, I am currently a High School student and I wanted to know if there was anything I could do to directly help the label gmo movements. I have been conducting research over the recent months and have now gone completely eliminatesld processed food from my diet. I have found it very difficult to identify GMOs and NON GMOS at the grocery store. I really want to help any way I can to advance the cause. Thanks, Nick Swanson
  • commented 2014-06-03 08:10:44 -0700
    I just learned of your group (6/3/2014. I’m aware of Moms Across America and their meeting with EPA. I live in VA and have been on my soap box about the importance of organic foods and the dangers/contamination of Roundup and other herbicides.. I contacted VA reps (Kaine and Warner) both blew me off. When informing my contacts, eyes glaze over and they’re not interested in the message. I live in the little Civil War town of Culpeper about a 1-2r to 2hour drive to Washington, I will become more active but, unfortunately, at this time, I’m limited with my right shoulder/arm and scheduled for surgery on July 16. Who are your contacts in Virginia that I may contact? Thank you.
  • commented 2014-05-27 15:00:38 -0700
    San Francisco.

    March Against Monsanto Video on YouTube:

    http://youtu.be/z0IPibwSWU
  • commented 2014-05-25 03:16:35 -0700
    I am located in North Hollywood, California. I marched today May 24, 2014 in the Global Rally against Monsanto and GMO’s. Thank you for your efforts and to everyone out on the streets today, helping to raise awareness for this very important concern. I support Marianne Williamson for US Congress here in California. She shares concerns about GMO’s and I am glad to pass along any pertinent information to her campaign.
  • commented 2014-05-23 09:10:47 -0700
    Im the President of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Your members may be interested in our new book on GMOs. Info below. Thanks!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT: Jeremy Gruber

    jeeg@concentric.net

    609-610-1602


    From the Council for Responsible Genetics


    The GMO Deception

    What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations,

    and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk

    Edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber

    Foreword by Ralph Nader

    ________________________________________

    “If you do not understand why there is so much opposition to GMOs, nationally and internationally, this book is the place to start.” —Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

    “This eye-opening collection of essays by numerous experts lays bare what global corporations like Monsanto are attempting to foist upon us, as well as how activists around the world are fighting back to preserve our children’s future.” —Dick Russell, environmental author

    “The GMO Deception is the most comprehensive resource covering all areas of this complex topic.”

    —Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher, The Organic & Non-GMO Report

    ________________________________________


    With media buzzwords like “non-GMO,” “biotechnology,” and “genetic integrity” being thrown around, the complexities of the GMO debate can be hard to swallow. Whether it’s the issue surrounding the labeling of genetically modified food, the march against Monsanto, or the Right to Know movement, the Council for Responsible Genetics, a premiere biotechnology watchdog group, wants to shed light on this divisive issue. The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk (Skyhorse Publishing, June 2014) is a comprehensive, easily digestible look at the social, political, and ethical implications of genetically modified food.


    Edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, with a foreword by Ralph Nader, The GMO Deception gives voice to some of the world’s most distinguished scientists, science writers, and public health advocates, including Michael Hansen, Vandana Shiva, Frances Moore Lappé, Bill Freese, John Fagan, Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson, Philip Bereano and Doug Gurian-Sherman, among others. Together, their essays address the GMO debate and answer important questions like:


    • Are GM foods safe and healthy for us?

    • Who really controls the power structure of food production?

    • Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US?

    • What kinds of regulations and policies do we need?

    • Should animals be genetically modified for food?


    We can’t afford to be in the dark about how genetically modified food affects our health, our environment, and our dinner table. From “Why GM Crops Will Not Feed the World” to “The Biopiracy of Wild Rice,” every facet of the debate is explored. The GMO Deception presents a broad, immersive portrait of an issue that’s not going away.


    About the Editors

    Sheldon Krimsky is the Carol Zicklin Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tufts University, and adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine at Tufts University. He lives in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts.


    Jeremy Gruber, JD, is the president and executive director of the Council for Responsible Genetics. He is a founder and executive committee member of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness. He is regularly featured in print, on the radio, and on television. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


    To request a review copy of The GMO Deception please contact:

    Lauren Burnstein / (212) 643-6816 × 226 / lburnstein@skyhorsepublishing.com


    On Sale: June 2014
  • commented 2014-05-20 09:23:19 -0700
    I just called my state senator, Sen. Joel AndersonDistrict: CA036 Phone:(916) 651-4036 and they said so far he has voted AGAINST GMO Labeling. I suggest you publish a list of positions of all the state legislators so we can use this to vote them out of office if they do support GMO’s in our food. Thank you for your work.
  • commented 2014-05-09 09:52:15 -0700
    Hi, my company was recently approached by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) about a partnership to share content online. In phone conference, they assured me they are a nonprofit and only present science-based information on food and nutrition issues and in no way lobby or are influenced by Monsanto or other like companies. However, upon a bit more digging, I came upon a packet they drafted on “Food Biotechnology” (http://www.foodinsight.org/foodbioguide.aspx). I would like to speak with Pamm Larry about her thoughts on IFIC. Current partners include Harvard School of Public Health, Web MD, etc. but sponsors (which are more hidden, as is this referenced article) include Monsanto… I have also stumbled upon interesting links between the Monsanto and IFIC staff… Thoughts? I need science-based evidence and examples of involvement or reasons for not getting involved to present to my company if I have any chance of preventing moving forward with a partnership.


    Thank you!
  • commented 2014-05-09 09:52:14 -0700
    Hi, my company was recently approached by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) about a partnership to share content online. In phone conference, they assured me they are a nonprofit and only present science-based information on food and nutrition issues and in no way lobby or are influenced by Monsanto or other like companies. However, upon a bit more digging, I came upon a packet they drafted on “Food Biotechnology” (http://www.foodinsight.org/foodbioguide.aspx). I would like to speak with Pamm Larry about her thoughts on IFIC. Current partners include Harvard School of Public Health, Web MD, etc. but sponsors (which are more hidden, as is this referenced article) include Monsanto… I have also stumbled upon interesting links between the Monsanto and IFIC staff… Thoughts? I need science-based evidence and examples of involvement or reasons for not getting involved to present to my company if I have any chance of preventing moving forward with a partnership.


    Thank you!
  • commented 2014-05-07 16:34:29 -0700
    I just finished recording and anti – GMO song and wold like to offer it to you for any productions video or otherwise you might be doing. I would license it to you for free. I am super down with the cause. It’s a Reggae song call Wicked Garden (No GMO) by the Dharma Gypsys. We have a video on youtube already if you want to check it out. THANK YOU
  • commented 2014-04-28 08:50:18 -0700
    Chicago illinois, Have you read Senator Dick Durban’s response to “our” petition to have GMO foods labeled? He quotes the proponents, who argue that farmers will yield more crops and that nutrients will be increased. I’m hoping you have, and I too would like to review and share your arsenal of medical studies (in vitro and in vivo, animal and human) showing how plant genetics affect animal and human genetics, carcinogencity, allergens and other sideffects or disease, and I wonder if you caught the documentary about India’s farmers using Monsanto seeds and pesticides/herbicides who are committing suicide in droves (60,000 in a few short number of years) because Monsanto sells them on the idea of the reduced need for pesticides/herbicides coupled with a temporary or introductory deflated cost of pesticide/herbicide products, and then when the true need for greater products is revealed, Monsanto raises the cost of products substantially, causing the family to suffer and/or loose their farms and livelihood. And finally, were the number of U.S. farmers loosing their farms and the cost of food so different now than they were 100 years ago or 20 years ago, that the profits of several thousand farmers trumps the health of several hundred million people, or should I say the profits of Monsanto trumps the lives of billions of people? Certainly, the food that can now absorb great amounts of Roundup into it’s cells for consumption along with its overwhelming genetic strength can’t be good for humans on either level. Please look into this also. I await your report so I can give Durbin some important feedback. Thanks for your kind attention and reply. Please be sure to pass my idea on to other GMO activist organizations so that their subscribers can tell their political representatives the truth about GMO’s. Call me if you wish (312) 554 5407
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