The debate raging around the genetic modification of food crops is likely to heat up even more now that the Food and Drug Administration h
as declared a new GM rice known as Huahui 1 to be safe, despite performing none of its own independent tests. The rice was developed by a research team from Huazhong University in China, and has been engineered to be more resistant to pests like the rice stem borer.
The Chinese government has thrown billions of dollars at the development of GMOs, but the unpopularity of such crops with consumers in China has prevented their large-scale agricultural production in that country. Waking Times recently reported that massive demand for organic produce in China has caused food shortages because of the country’s issues with pollution, and has led to the production of “fake organics.”
Unfortunately, a lack of demand at home has also led to a flood of questionable Chinese products flowing into other countries, including the United States.
February 22nd, 2018
Commentary on pollution of our air, ocean, water, soil, antibiotic, GMO, nano-particles, space junk, military waste.
As noted by Baher Kamal in his commentary on this study: ‘Though some forms of pollution have been reduced as technologies and management strategies have advanced, approximately 19 million premature deaths are estimated to occur annually as a result of the way societies use natural resources and impact the environment to support production and consumption.’ See ‘Desperate Need to Halt “World’s Largest Killer” – Pollution’ and ‘Once Upon a Time a Planet… First part. Pollution, the world’s largest killer’.
And that is just the cost in human lives.
So what are the main types of pollution and where do they end up?
Please join us…. we will have a number of speakers remembering Dr. Chopra including:
Debi Daviau (National President of PIPSC)
Jodi Koberinski (Co-Founder Dangerous Ideas Festival & Oak Fellow for Human Rights)
Ed Napke (Founder of the Canadian Adverse Drug Reporting Program)
Diana Beresford Kroeger (World recognized author, medical biochemist and botanist)
David Yazbeck (Lawyer specializing in free speech, whistleblowing, labour relations and human rights)
Maude Barlow (Chair of the Council of Canadians – tentative)
Ken Billings (Chair of Canadian Council on Food Safety and Health)28
Rachel Parent (Kids Right to Know)
Sandeep Chopra (Shiv Chopra’s Son)
Anil Chopra (Shiv Chopra’s Son)
Rhea Chopra (Shiv Chopra’s Grand-daughter)
The word organic is perhaps the word of the decade in regards to the evolving world of food. What does it mean? Why is it important? Why is it more expensive than non-organic food?
“Organic” is the word used to describe plants that have been grown free of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and genetic manipulation. As big-box companies have been increasingly greedy, these practices has become less popular with mainstream brands and food corporations because they require more diligent care and money by farmers.
These large corporations and brands pay farmers to grow in soil that has been prepped with powerful weed killers, and plants that have been coated with insect/bug resistant toxic agents. All of these things are done in an effort to maximize the size of their harvest.
What they neglect to make a priority is what these practices mean for the health of those that consume them. These greed monsters have put health on the back burner and have focused their attention on profit margins. They spending as little as possible to grow and produce these fruits and vegetables and then charging the masses for their contaminated plants.
New laboratory testing commissioned by Moms Across America has shown the presence of the world’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – in almond milk, vegetarian burgers, bread and Skippy’s “100% Natural” peanut butter and Lipton’s “100% Natural” Mint and Green tea.
The new batch testing results showed that conventional almond milk contained glyphosate at a level of 0.87 ppb and certified organic almond milk contained 0.07 ppb. The batch bread testing showed a range of glyphosate residues from 6.47 ppb to 140 ppb. Conventional veggie burgers batch testing revealed 52.20 ppb of glyphosate. Certified organic veggie burgers contained 3.27 ppb.
“100% Natural” Skippy peanut butter was found to contain 11.71 ppb of glyphosate residue and “100% Natural” Lipton Tea was found to contain 108.90 ppb and Lipton’s “100% Natural” Green Tea contained 208.29 ppb.
Why is Non Stick Cookware So Bad? These days much of the cookware being produced has non stick coatings which have some obvious benefits, but unfortunately also have some pretty serious side effects. Teflon is a perfect example. There are videos on YouTube showing a bird in a cage high over a cooktop where a teflon pan was being used for cooking food. The toxic fumes coming off actually killed the bird. Poor bird, but it’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about. If fumes coming off from cooking ‘one time’ has the ability to kill a small animal then you definitely don’t want to be using that in your kitchen regularly.