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Seeds of Deception

Seeds of Deception

Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

  • Author: Jeffrey M. Smith
  • Publisher: Yes Books
  • ISBN: 9780972966504
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 296
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Without knowing it, Americans eat genetically modified (GM) food every day. While the food and chemical industries claim that GMO food is safe, a considerable amount of evidence shows otherwise. In Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith, a former executive with the leading independent laboratory testing for GM presence in foods, documents these serious health dangers and explains how corporate influence and government collusion have been used to cover them up. The stories Smith presents read like a mystery novel. Scientists are offered bribes or threatened; evidence is stolen; data withheld or distorted. Government scientists who complain are stripped of responsibilities or fired. The FDA even withheld information from congress after a GM food supplement killed nearly a hundred people and permanently disabled thousands. While Smith was employed by the laboratory he was not allowed to speak on the health dangers or the cover-up. No longer bound by this agreement, Smith now reveals what he knows in this groundbreaking expose. Today, food companies sell GM foods that have not undergone safety studies. FDA scientists opposed this, but White House and industry pressure prevailed and the agency's final policy--co-authored by a former Monsanto attorney--denied the risks. The scientists' concerns were made public only after a lawsuit forced the agency to turn over internal documents. Dan Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture, describes the government's pro-biotech mindset: "You felt like you were almost an alien, disloyal, by trying to present an open-minded view. . . . So I pretty much spouted the rhetoric. . . . It was written into my speeches." In Seeds of Deception Smith offers easy-to-understand descriptions of genetic engineering and explains why it can result in serious health problems. This well-documented, pivotal work will show you how to protect yourself and your family. DVD Overview Three videos in one: includes an interview with Jeffrey M. Smith, footage of scientists, and a look at the miraculous improvement in student behavior that accompanied a change in diet at a Wisconsin school. Also included is a lecture by Smith on "The Health Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods and Their Cover-up."

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Matthew Stein
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603580956
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 493
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The World According to Monsanto

The World According to Monsanto

Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

  • Author: Marie-Monique Robin
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595585362
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant—the world’s leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)—and how its new “green” face is no less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange–soaked past. Robin reports that, following its long history of manufacturing hazardous chemicals and lethal herbicides, Monsanto is now marketing itself as a “life sciences” company, seemingly convinced about the virtues of sustainable development. However, Monsanto now controls the majority of the yield of the world’s genetically modified corn and soy—ingredients found in more than 95 percent of American households—and its alarming legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of worldwide concern. Released to great acclaim and controversy in France, throughout Europe, and in Latin America alongside the documentary film of the same name, The World According to Monsanto is sure to change the way we think about food safety and the corporate control of our food supply.

What's In Your Milk?

What's In Your Milk?

An Exposé of Industry and Government Cover-Up on the Dangers of the Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You're Drinking

  • Author: Samuel Epstein
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781412207317
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 342
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For 2009-2010 press releases see: Cancer Prevention Coalition website at www.preventcancer.com. A new book by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. Introduction by Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Foreword by Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception. Endorsements include: Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Democrat, House Judiciary Committee; Mark Achbar, Executive Producer of the multiple prize-winning documentary The Corporation; Ronnie Cummins, National Director, Organic Consumers Association; and Dr. Joseph Mercola, found of the world's most visited natural health website. A powerful exposé of the dangers of Monsanto's genetically engineered (rBGH) milk, and its no-holds-barred conspiracy to suppress this information. rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) is a genetically engineered, potent variant of the natural growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto, it is sold to dairy farmers under the trade name POSILAC. Injection of this hormone forces cows to increase their milk production by about 10%. Monsanto, supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), insist that rBGH milk is indistinguishable from natural milk, and that it is safe for consumers. This is blatantly false: rBGH makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 toxic effects, including mastitis, on its Posilac label. rBGH milk is contaminated by pus, due to the mastitis commonly induced by rBGH, and antibiotics used to treat the mastitis. rBGH milk is chemically, and nutritionally different than natural milk. rBGH milk is contaminated with rBGH, traces of which are absorbed through the gut. rBGH milk is supercharged with high levels of a natural growth factor (IGF-1), which is readily absorbed through the gut. Excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated as a cause of breast, colon, and prostate cancers. IGF-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic cancers. rBGH factory farms pose a major threat to the viability of small dairy farms. rBGH enriches Monsanto, while posing dangers, without any benefits, to consumers, especially in view of the current national surplus of milk. The risks of cancer to consumers and particularly their children, especially those enrolled in the Public School Lunch Program, are undisputable. The book is a unique resource on rBGH milk. It presents Dr. Epstein's trailblazing scientific publications since 1989, which have played a major role in influencing other nations, including all of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to ban rBGH milk. The book also presents: the author's editorials and letters to major newspapers, and correspondence with the FDA, Congressman John Conyers, and other key members of Congress and the Senate. Epstein also details evidence of interlocking conflicts of interest between Monsanto and the White House, regulatory agencies, and the American Medical Association and American Cancer Society. He also details evidence of Monsanto's white collar crime; the suppression and manipulation of information on the veterinary and public health dangers of rBGH milk; and evidence of Monsanto's "Hit Squad", which attempted to stifle and discredit him. Of compelling interest is the story behind Fox Television's firing of Jane Akre, a veteran journalist, following her in-depth interview on rBGH with Dr. Epstein, his subsequent day-long deposition by Monsanto on her behalf, her subsequent litigation against Fox, and Fox's successful counter suit. Monsanto's corporate recklessness, compounded by FDA's complicity and refusal to require labeling of rBGH milk, more than justify the rejection of any assurances of its safety. Of further interest is the critical relevance of this information to the ongoing growing concerns and debate on genetically engineered foods, including irrefutable evidence discrediting the "trust us" safety assurances of Monsanto, and other industries. The book also presents resource materials, including listings of national and international anti-biotech, public health, veterinary and animal rights activist groups. Also listed are rBGH-free U.S. dairy producers, such as Horizon Organic, and Swiss Valley Farms. What's In Your Milk's critical message to consumers is Boycott rBGH hormonal milk in favor of certified organic milk! "Update 2010"

Criminal Indifference of the Fda to Cancer Prevention

Criminal Indifference of the Fda to Cancer Prevention

An Anthology of Citizen Petitions, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, and Blogs 1994–2011

  • Author: Samuel S. Epstein M.D.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493157752
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 482
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Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, and former Congressional consultant. His awards include the 1998 Right Livelihood Award and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal. He has authored 270 scientific articles and 18 books on the causes, prevention and politics of cancer, including the groundbreaking "The Politics of Cancer" (1979); Cancer-Gate: How To Win The Losing Cancer War (2005); and "Healthy Beauty" (2010). Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority on avoidable causes of cancer in air, water, consumer products, and the workplace.

Beyond Cutting Edge?

Beyond Cutting Edge?

Yoder, Technology, and the Practices of the Church

  • Author: Paul C. Heidebrecht
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630873381
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.

Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Food Production, Grades 5 - 8

Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Food Production, Grades 5 - 8

  • Author: Barbara R. Sandall, Ed.D.,Abha Singh
  • Publisher: Mark Twain Media
  • ISBN: 1580375790
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Connect students in grades 5 and up with science with Using STEM to Investigate Issues in Food Production. STEMÑScience, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsÑis an initiative designed to interest students in specific career fields. In this 128-page book, students use science inquiry and integrated activities, solve real-world problems, and explore careers in food production. The book includes topics such as food systems, farming, hydroponics, food processing, and food preservation. It supports National Science Education Standards and NCTM and ITEA standards and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

Safe Foods

Safe Foods

The A-Z Guide to the Most Wholesome Foods For You and Your Family

  • Author: Deborah Mitchell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101210154
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 256
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An A-to-Z guide to the most wholesome foods for you and your family! Get the facts about food additives, pesticides, foodborne pathogens, genetically engineered foods, irradiated foods, antibiotics and hormones, mad cow disease, trans fats, and much more! It seems that every day, food producers, government agencies, and the media make confusing, contradictory claims about which foods are safe and which are dangerous. Organized in quick-reference format, Safe Foods will help you separate the hype from the truth, find safe, healthy foods for your family, and answer some of today’s most burning questions: · Are organic fruits and vegetables actually better—and are they worth the extra expense? · If irradiating meat is safe, why have so many other countries banned it? · What do experts really know about the safety of genetically engineered foods? · How concerned should I be about the hormones, steroids, and antibiotics in my child’s diet? Take Safe Foods with you the next time you go to the supermarket—and let it do the shopping for you.

The Seed Underground

The Seed Underground

A Growing Revolution to Save Food

  • Author: Janisse Ray
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603583068
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 217
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Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.

The Ecologist

The Ecologist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
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