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« on: May 21, 2007, 04:13:27 PM »

Greenpeace Canada has posted a list of foods that they consider likely to contain GM ingredients:

http://gmoguide.greenpeace.ca/browse.php
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 05:51:26 PM »

Great site! Found things on there that I had thought were ok but never bought just saw product in the stores. Thanks, we all can use places like this!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 07:12:43 PM »

Great link!  Thanks!  The only way I've been able to avoid GE foods is if it isn't specifically stated that it's non-GE (or Non-GMO), I assume that it is and don't buy it.



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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 07:38:54 AM »

Item in Farm Bill Takes Away State & Local Rights to Regulate GMOs & Food Safety
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Center For Food Safety Opposes Proposal in Farm Bill to Bar State Prohibitions on Gene-Altered Foods
Center for Food Safety, May 24, 2007
 Straight to the Source http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/FarmBill_preemptionPR5_24_07.cfm

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 Joe Mendelson, Center for Food Safety, 703-244-1724;
 John Bianchi, Goodman Media, 212-576-2700

 Center for Food Safety Recognizes that Proposal Ties States' Hands, Weakening Food Safety Protections at a Time When they Need to be Strengthened

 Washington May 24, 2007 - Earlier today, the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry approved new language slipped into the 2007 Farm Bill that pre-empts any state prohibitions against any foods or agricultural goods that have been deregulated by the USDA. The passage appears to be aimed at several recently enacted state laws that restrict the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops, but could also prohibit states from taking action when food contamination cases occur.

 "Given the recent spate of food scares, it's shocking to see this attempt to derail safeguards for our food and farms," said Joseph Mendelson, Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety. "We need a Farm Bill that will promote stronger food safety standards, not one that attacks these vital state-level protections."

 The passage approved by the House Subcommittee today states that "no State or locality shall make any law prohibiting the use in commerce of an article that the Secretary of Agriculture has inspected and passed; or determined to be of non-regulated status."

 State legislatures, local governments, and citizens of many states and localities have adopted prohibitions on the planting of certain genetically altered products. Some of the state-level laws that may be pre-empted or compromised if the proposed Farm Bill language were adopted include:

 * Legislation in California and Arkansas that gives these states the power to prohibit the introduction of GE rice. The major rice growing states are particularly concerned after last falls revelations that several unapproved varieties of GE rice had contaminated natural rice, resulting in massive losses for US farmers when export customers in Asian and Europe closed their markets to US rice.

 * Legislation adopted this year in the state of Washington, which prohibits planting of GE canola in areas near the State's large non-GE seed production. Brassica (cabbage, broccoli, and other such crops) seed producers pushed for this legislation, since GE canola can cross-pollinate with and contaminate natural cabbage seed. The Skagit Valley area in Washington produces $20 million in vegetable seed annually and is home to half of the world's cabbage seed production;

 * County bans on planting of GE crops in four California counties. To protect their organic and natural food producers, four California counties have adopted bans or moratoriums on planting of GE crops;

 An overview of these and other state- level regulations of GE crops and foods is available at: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/pubs/US_Ag_Report.pdf.

 In addition, the vague language of the proposal raises concerns that states would be barred from taking action when food safety threats arise. For example, states could be barred from prohibiting the sale of e. coli-tainted ground beef if the meat has passed USDA inspection, as was the case in last week's massive 15-state beef recall.

 The biotechnology industry has sponsored language akin to the text approved this morning in the House subcommittee in dozens of state-level attempts to pre-empt state regulations on GE crops. They also joined the food and agribusiness industries last year in pushing for a federal "Food Uniformity" law, which would have gutted numerous state-level food safety laws.

 The Center for Food Safety is national, non-profit, membership organization founded in 1997 that works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. On the web at: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org



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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 09:53:28 AM »

Shibadiva

Thanks for the link.

One thing I would disagree with on the link is Whole Foods. We now know that they import their "organics" from China.

Wouldn't buy anything there anymore.

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 07:00:10 AM »

Big opportunity in China for growing "non-pollution" foods, although most of it is for export...

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSPEK33663320070528
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 05:21:16 PM »

As far as them growing ORGANIC, WTF? You think you'd eat it? What about the water that the put on these crops? Did you see the pictures of the suitcases, paint cans, plastic, trash and lastly the hogs that were bleeding to death that they just dumped in the water too? And they must lead the world in cancer rates and death from cancer. How did they get it? From eating this food that is produced and watered with all the industrial chemical plants that line the river banks, etc and dump their industrial waste into the rivers? No Thanks, I'm not interested in their organic stuff at all, no way, no how. Each to their own but not gonna have a side order of cancer with my veggies.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 07:23:38 PM »

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They don't lead the world yet but Cancer is the number one cause of death in China. I don't know what the numbers are or how much the numbers have risen in the last 10 years but I do remember reading that it was #1.

At least 10% of their farm land is polluted. That is fact, they admitted that. The rivers are filled with pollution, industrial waste, the air is bad.

Surely the people there are living in a nightmareish situation.

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 07:42:33 PM »

dingbat with that much cancer their people are experiencing, since they always tell the truth about their products/foodstuffs, why would anyone think only 10% is polluted? Someone is covering up big time about that. They would not have so many sick people if it were only 10%. One of the people in the govt over there is concerned about the amount of cancer, just read that on a news site I go to for the real news, not what they put in the newspaper or on tv all canned and rehearsed so they get the spin just right.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 08:01:58 PM »

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First what site do you go to for news. Post the link so we can all share.

Second I would expect that with 10% of the land, the polluted air, and water that would be enough to create the cancer rates that they are experiencing. The other thing here is propaganda, all countries do it, just based on what they are telling us and willing to tell us their country is becoming a cesspool.

I am sure none of us have the real stats and I am sure they aren't published anywhere we can get to them

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007, 10:57:01 AM »


If that language passed in the farm bill, I'd think that it should go to the Supreme Court.  Individual states have passed all kinds of legislation that is different from federal.  A case in point is that some states have recently passed specific laws against abortion that are in direct contradiction to Roe V. Wade (and no I don't want to get into an abortion discussion, that is just an example).  The point being that many states pass laws that are different than federal.  It is only when a group challenges the legislation that it gets reviewed, and that's what I hope non-GE states and counties would do if that goes into law.  Clearly that would be nothing but a law to protect the robo-crops and robo-corporations in an attempt to drive non-GMO businesses out of business..their only competition (except China, of course).

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 11:07:20 AM »

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This is a point I made in another thread. The Federal government's job is only to protect our borders, protect our health, levi taxes and collect tarriffs. Per the Constitution of the United States.

They have gone way too far in violating states rights, a myriad of laws that infringe on all kinds of personal freedoms.

It makes one wonder why? Why is the Federal Government doing this? Why at the federal level at they forcing states to abide by their will?

This looks more and more like trade agreements, deals with big business etc.

This is NOT a guarantee of food safety, taking away a states rights to do what it feels is best for the people of that state is a direct violation of the constitution.

oh well

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 06:16:27 PM »

dingbat here are three places that at least give a good picture of what the news used to be like on tv, radio and the newspapers: http://www.rense.com  http://www.rumormillnews.com (click on the reading room), http://whatreallyhappened.com on those sites are links to others also but I just like the way these sites are easy to navigate and the way they are layed out. But each to their own preference. Hope you will find these useful and/or informative.
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