Watch Jeffrey Smith interviewed on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture.
Watch the complete interview : [Watch the Interview]
Doctors Prescribe Non-GMO Diets; Remarkable Recoveries Result
Now that thousands of doctors are telling patients to stop eating GMOs, the reports are flooding in about a wide variety of symptoms that improve or just go away. Allergies, asthma, weight problems, serious digestive disorders, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and anxiety, are just some of the issues that respond. Internist Emily Lindner, MD, says, “I see results instantaneously in people who have foggy thinking and people who have gut symptoms like bloating, gas, irritation. In terms of allergies, it might take two to five days. In terms of depression, it starts to lift almost instantaneously. It takes from a day, to certainly within two weeks.” Full results, she says, usually take about four to six weeks. Dr. Lindner doesn’t just eliminate GMOs in her dietary regimen, but that, she says, is the most critical component.
Read the stories from patients who describe their dramatic recoveries within days, in Jeffrey Smith’s new article in Vitality Magazine. What is particularly significant is that the same symptoms that get better in humans are those that improve in livestock, pets, and lab amimals when put on a non-GMO diet (or compared to those on a GMO diet). And they are the same disorders on the rise in the US population since GMOs were introduced.
Read more about the harm of GMOs and patient success stories: [Read the Article]
GMOs Increased US Pesticide Use By More than Half a Billion Pounds
A study published in June by Dr. Charles Benbrook, PhD, of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University shreds agriculture giants’ claims that GM crops reduce pesticide use. While the claims that the use of GM seeds provides benefits to farmers and the consumer often appear in proprietary surveys or papers lacking significant data, Dr. Benbrook’s study is data-driven and complete with contextual analysis. In addition to showing that GM herbicide tolerant crops increase herbicide use by about 527 million pounds in 16 years, Benbrook exposes the myth of reduced insecticide use by the Bt corn and cotton crops. Although use of these crops, which have a built-in toxic pesticide, have reduced the use of chemical sprays by about 124 million pounds over 16 years, the amount of pesticide that the crops themselves produce is at least double the amount displaced, and for some varieties, 13 times the amount.
Read more of Dr. Benbrook’s raw data and GM Watch analysis: [Read the Article]
“Monsanto Rider” Snuck into 2012 Farm Bill Includes Big Giveaways and Reduces Oversight
Intense lobbying on Capitol Hill by agriculture giants seems to have paid off in the form of exemptions, giveaways and deregulations included in the Farm Bill approved by the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. A provision, widely deemed the “Monsanto Rider,” deconstructs the already insufficient regulations restricting new genetically engineered crops while creating new environmental loopholes and reducing the time frame the USDA has to study and approve applications for new GMOs. Another rider also disables the ability of courts to stop the introduction or sale of GMOs, while the appeal process is underway. This amendment to override the courts’ jurisdiction demonstrates the outrageous extent of Monsanto’s influence – they seek to disable the US balance of powers between the three branches of government, tipping the scales in favor of GMOs at any cost.
The Senate passed its own version of the Farm Bill and should the House bill pass as proposed, the two legislative bodies would have to reconcile differences in language. In the meantime, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced an amendment to kill the rider with support from groups such as the Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
As of Friday, July 20, the House had not scheduled a vote on the 2012 Farm Bill which is needed to replace the legislation which expires at the end of the year. Plenty of time is available for additional lobbying on both sides and with Monsanto tossing in $1.4 million in just the first three months of this year, the massive company clearly sees a benefit to its bottom from the money spent in Washington.
For a detailed report on the Monsanto rider: [Read the Article]
Read more about the Monsanto rider and the lobbying behind it: [Read the Article]
Read more about the Farm Bill’s legal ramifications and those fighting the Monsanto rider: [Read the Article]
Read about the version of the Farm Bill passed by the Senate:[Read the Article]
Read more details on Farm Bill biotech provisions: [Read the Article]
Read the Center For Food Safety statement against the Farm Bill: [Read the Article]