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Angella
1st August 2012, 12:00 AM
There's every reason to be concerned about such things as GE contamination of conventional and/or organic crops, and the many riders in the farm bill that will give the biotech industry carte blanche with their inventions and institute a legal limit for GE contamination in all foods. Not only do we need genetically engineered foods to be labeled, but we also must protect the ability to produce non-contaminated alternatives.

Why?

Because contrary to industry propaganda, which in no way is anchored in rigorous, non-biased science, genetically engineered foods have been linked to a wide variety of health problems in independently-funded studies. For example, a study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences in 200913 found that three of Monsanto's genetically engineered corn varieties caused organ damage. The GE corn tested included:

Mon 863
Insecticide-producing Mon 810
Roundup herbicide-absorbing NK 603
At the time, the study was the first, and the most comprehensive of its kind. According to The Inquisitr14:

"Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen and the study's lead author, stated: "[The data] clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.

... Our study contradicts Monsanto conclusions because Monsanto systematically neglects significant health effects in mammals that are different in males and females eating GMOs, or not proportional to the dose. This is a very serious mistake, dramatic for public health. This is the major conclusion revealed by our work, the only careful reanalysis of Monsanto crude statistical data."

... [T]he researchers have proven through their study that novel pesticides will still be present in food and feed, posing a grave health risk to consumers. Because of this and Monsanto's GMO corn being linked to organ failure, the authors have called for "an immediate ban on the import and cultivation of these GMOs and strongly recommend additional long-term (up to two years) and multi-generational animal feeding studies on at least three species to provide true scientifically valid data on the acute and chronic toxic effects of GM crops, feed and foods."

Help Eliminate Genetically Engineered Foods from the U.S.

Due to lack of labeling, many Americans are still unfamiliar with what genetically engineered foods are. We now have a great opportunity to change that, and I urge you to participate and to continue supporting the California ballot initiative—which will require labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients, and ban the routine industry practice of labeling and marketing such foods as "natural"—in any way you can. The voting takes place in November, and we need "all hands on deck," so to speak, until then.

Remember, since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, a win for the California Initiative would be a huge step forward, and would likely affect ingredients and labeling nation-wide, as large companies are not likely going to label their products as genetically engineered when sold in California, but not when sold in other states.

But it's an enormous ongoing battle, as the biotech industry will outspend us by 100 to 1, if not more, for their propaganda.

Needless to say, the campaign needs funds. Please keep in mind that it relies on your donations. There are no deep pockets funding this campaign, so if you have the ability, I strongly encourage you to make a donation. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S. states, so please support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there!

source - Dr Mercola