30 September 2012

EAT WHAT Engineered Genes = GMOs? Prop 37

Did you eat summer corn --with genes that resist weed-killer?  I do not know --You do not know.  Only those who engineered genes in a lab then inserted those into vegetables -fruit -wheat and more, know which weird un-natural genes they inserted into which crops --and they aren't saying.

Chemical engineers don't have to reveal --which foods contain their test-tube engineered genes.

Seeds: belong --not to any one person -country -corporation, but to humankind --unless something 'unique' is done to a seed, for which it can, unfortunately, receive patent from US Patent office.  Monsanto and other chemical corporations decided: there's money to be made splicing -dicing -engineering genes of one plant --inserting into seed of entirely different species of plant = screwing with nature, AKA producing frankenfood.  e.g., tomato made to last as long as a pesticide-grown apple = months --without mildew or flavor.  Nutritional value?  Unknown.  Affect on human organs -blood -brain -fetus?  Unknown.

Killer genes?
Round-UpR is a toxin that will kill weeds --birds --fish --wildlife --humans, most probably all life.  It is so powerful:  chemical corporations that make such toxins should not be allowed to put into market --without first showing Proof of safety, but they are -they do.  In a bad joke, Some corporations have created genes resistant to such toxins and inserted those into food crop seed --without obvious detection or labeling --until now.

What are you eating?

What's eating you?  If you live in California:  you have unique opportunity to Know what's in the fresh -packaged -frozen food you purchase from supermarkets.  Proposition 37 on the ballot November 6, 2012 election asks: Do you want food labels to state contents contain GMO --genetically modified genes?

Even if you're 'turned off' on who should be the next President --have 'no opinion' if a millionaire's daughter decides how taxes get spent on schools, Prop 38 --any other issues up for vote: if you want to Know what you're eating --want Labels to state if food contains genetically modified organisms, GMOs, sign up --show up to Vote.

You can have your say --If you vote.  Register to vote NOW --on-line -or pick up registration form at library -post office --deadline to sign up:  October 19

Vote: 1st Tuesday of November

Man-made genes inserted into crops --safe?  No one anywhere has answer --altered genes haven't been around long enough to Know --short-term, long-term affect.  We only know:  cancer rates are soaring.  Want to be Monsanto's guinea pig?  They most probably would like to use your body to find out.

Can GMOs generate cancer cells in humans?  I could post photos of rats fed GMO-foods --with large tumors all over the body --such photos exist.  I'm not interested in emotional appeal, I will not post gross photos of gross diseased animals. I do not know veracity of those photos or claims.

I do Know:  if Nature wanted a particular gene IN a particular seed, that vegetable -fruit -nut -grain gene would BE inserted --in one of many natural ways, nothing to do with test tubes or corporate profit.

Nature did not invent Round-Up weed-killer; Nature does not create genes to react to that which it did not create.

3rd World Country?

If Prop 37 wins:  FDA will likely require all food packaging in the US to list GMOs id on label --as in 40 countries.  US far behind Europe -Asia -South America GMO labeling.  We can do better.

If listing GMOs on the label fails to win in California:  to avoid GMOs
  • buy produce --not in cans -frozen -packaged goods from supermarkets, but:  fresh --directly from local farmer --farmer's markets held locally, every day, all over --in every state
  • buy 'old': varieties of produce from heirloom seeds, e.g., heirloom tomatoes --multi-colored tomatoes with funny shapes -unusual colors, not perfect looking --loaded with flavor; not tasting like cardboard, stripped of flavor to 'hold up' over long periods, not bright from gas during transport
  • ask the farmer:  pesticide -herbicide -any commercial farms near-by with crop 'drift' -how they control insects -mildew -disease?  If you aren't satisfied with the answers move on
  • In California: ea produce stand must post papers at front of booth:  read the material; 
    • if papers not posted: report the seller to market's manager, or note grower's name and call in complaint later to county which oversees farms
If you live outside of California: to get GMOs listed on food labels: 
  • start a petition on-line --such as at Care2mail e-mail website, it's free (and great e-mail service)
  • write to FDA
  • write to your representative in Congress:  they don't hear from you = don't know you care
  • contact your friends -co-workers -neighbors -PTA to work together on food labels in your state
If you think original/organic food without pesticide -herbicide -genetically modified organisms costs too much compared to 'super'market food:  buy more medical insurance, You will need it.

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15 January 2011

When Will Cooks Wise Up: Chemicals in Women

Do you REALLY want 'convenience' of "non-stick" pans, the 'best' way to kill pet birds --in food -in You?

Chemicals in Pregnant Women Identified
Published: Jan. 14, 2011 at 7:54 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Almost all U.S. pregnant women carry dozens of chemicals from non-stick cookware, food or personal-care items -- some banned from the 1970s, researchers say.

Lead author Tracey Woodruff of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues analyzed data for 163 chemicals and found 43 of the chemicals were found in more than 99 percent of pregnant women.

The researchers detected
polychlorinated biphenyls
organochlorine pesticides
perfluorinated compounds
polybrominated diphenyl ethers
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
perchlorate [dry cleaners fluid, jet fuel; found seeping into ground water, many sites]
in 99 percent to 100 percent of pregnant women. [highlights mine]

Bisphenol A, a chemical that makes plastic hard and clear and also found in epoxy resins that are used to line the inside of metal food and beverage cans, was identified in 96 percent of the women studied.

Prenatal exposure to BPA has been linked to affecting brain development and increasing susceptibility to cancer later in life, the researchers say.

"It was surprising and concerning to find so many chemicals in pregnant women without fully knowing the implications for pregnancy," Woodruff says in a statement.

"Several of these chemicals in pregnant women were at the same concentrations that have been associated with negative effects in children from other studies.

The findings are published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/01/14/Chemicals-in-pregnant-women-identified/UPI-40901295052849/#ixzz1BCPz0GXv

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--'Cannot' use a little butter -oil in the pan, Really? Then: don't get pregnant, expect healthy baby....

--Remedy for the Politcs --that allows chemicals that cause cancer --chemical-makers to shove toxins into market place --without Proof of safety? Where to start...
Start with: Did you know you can cause a member of Congress to vote the way You want? It takes: only 100 sincere letters --to a Senator, to Member of House. So: find 9 friends --ask each to find nine friends until, tada~ 100 people --who each promise to write a letter to Their rep.

-Outlaw: "non-stick" cookware --ALL of it recalled within 60 days; no further production; all cookware -tools, etc. produced with "non-stick" toxins: destroyed safely --without allowing ANY into landfills -groundwater -ocean.

-Demand: ALL chemicals produced since 1970 - onward --PROVEN safe for environment -creatures -humans --ZERO 'side' affects of cancer-causing chemicals Before allowed to continue production, sale --before introduced into market --with FDA and EPA required oversight.

If You --don't take any action --do nothing?
Why are you at this website? No other country in the world has cancer rates of US --if you aren't willing to take action to Stop chemical/toxin producers: why bother finding out what WILL give you cancer?

Find nine friends --before end of the week: who each promise to find nine friends, and to write --who each promises to do the same. If not: start saving up --for more medical insurance, nice funeral; write your Will.

More incentive?
The chemicals in non-stock cookware: found in bloodstream of polar bears --eight years ago. If bears in Alaska cannot escape these toxins: what are Your chances?

Write short direct personal letter to both your Senators, your Congress person --they don't hear from You: they will go with the lobbyist --at their office, with a check --Allow chemical makers to continue.

Your choice --but not any baby's....