Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
Research studies show that genetically modified crops have harmful effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials and on the environment during cultivation. They have increased the use of pesticides and have failed to increase yields. Our report concludes that there are safer and more effective alternatives to meeting the world’s food needs.
From Dr. Michael Antoniou—a genetic scientist.
Find more scientific bombshells in the report GMO Myths and Truths: An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops, written by Dr. Antoniou, Dr. John Fagan and Claire Robinson. [PDF]
Admit it—blows your mind that, stereotypically speaking, a whole-grain chewing, tree bark smoking activist wasn’t at the other end of that quote.
H/T: Earth Open Source…
Monsanto is committed to sustainable agriculture. It makes good business sense to support sustainable agriculture and that’s why they want to use their time, talents and resources to contribute positively to honey bee health.
Jerry Hayes of Beeologics tries to explain why Monsanto, a creator of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) suspected of altering your genes and herbicides accused of driving down the world’s honey bee population, bought his company, which is focused on saving these bees from extinction.
I’m hoarding honey jars, y’all…
song currently stuck in my head: “keep on dancing” - commodores
We concur with the information shared by the coroner’s office that the grossly excessive ingestion of any food product, including water, over a short period of time with the inadequate consumption of essential nutrients, and the failure to seek appropriate medical intervention when needed, can be dramatically symptomatic.
Karen Thompson, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Oceania, responds to reports that 30-year old New Zealand resident Natasha Harris died as a result of drinking more than 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day.
Common-sense qualifiers for soda drinkers aside — let’s face it, drinking two gallons of Coca-Cola a day is off the damn graph — should companies like Coca-Cola, AT MININUM, attach label warnings for ingestion limits? [Laughing] any politician who makes that proposal had better hire bodyguards…
Quote source: MSNBC
As one who has dedicated my career to food safety, I want to take the opportunity to inform the American public that [pink slime] is 100% beef, plain and simple.
Russell Cross, head of Texas A&M University’s Animal Science Department and former United States Department of Agriculture official, in USA Today op-ed where he voices support for lean finely textured beef (aka LFTB or “pink slime”).
Even if we considered ammonia-gassed extractions from cows’ tendons “100% beef” because of a big food processor’s wishful technicality, can we honestly call this stuff meat? And would Cheerleader Cross be willing to eat a patty that is 100% pink slime? I’ll bring the ketchup and a camera…
song currently stuck in my head: “every time he comes around” - minnie riperton
I’m dubious of the attitude that says there is no salvation outside GMOs.
From Herve Guyomard, scientific director for agriculture at France’s National Institute for Agronomical Research (INRA). Quote captured by AlertNet article “EU Farmers Lose Out As Consumers Oppose GMOs”
We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles.