The Daily show was the scene for Jeffrey Smith as he discussed the deep implications of new genetically engineered potatoes and apples biotech is rolling out. No stranger to the issue, this marks Jon Stewart’s third jab at the biotech industry, Monsanto, and regulatory agencies.
NaturalSociety has reported on how GMO apples and potatoes were approved for release – primarily with a ‘non-browning’ selling point. Going to market as early as 2016, the concern is the double-strand [...]
From the organization that brought you the approval of suicide-linked Prozac, a side effect which the drug manufacturing was fully aware of before selling to the public, comes a new declaration: the new GMO apples and potatoes are perfectly safe! Better yet, they’re just as nutritious as conventional crops. And chances are you won’t even know if you’re eating them.
Then again, you may be unaware of the announcement last November that the first genetically modified potato had be [...]
The genetically modified obstacle course in the produce section is about to get some new hurdles
Our good friends at the FDA, always-kissing-corporate-butt always vigilant, have deemed GMO apples and potatoes to be a safe, even beneficial, part of the food supply. Warning: I cringe over the fact that most of this article sounds like something from the Onion or another snarky satire website. The quotes below don’t even sound real, but all came straight from an AP report.
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Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are “as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.” The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and […] [...]
(NaturalNews) Proof that USDA serves biotech interests while betraying the people. The world has gone completely mad. While the average American mindlessly obsesses over whether or not a stupid image-gone-viral of a dress depicts white and gold colors or black and blue, the federal... [...]
(NaturalNews) Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated... [...]
(NaturalNews) A nationwide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes has been traced back to at least three brands of caramel apples sold throughout the U.S. According to reports, five people have died and at least 30 others from 10 states made ill after consuming the tainted apples, which... [...]
(NaturalNews) An apple a day... you know the rest. This old adage has seen its day but is now becoming appropriate again. Several studies are re-examining the health values of bioactive compounds in apples over time. Now, non-bioactive compounds are being discovered to help balance... [...]
Christina Sarich - Natural Society – EWG | It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples. DPA isn’t harmful all by itself, but it breaks down into carcinogogenic elements. It’s b [...]
It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples.
DPA isn’t harmful all by itself, but it breaks down into carcinogogenic elements. It’s been used since 1962, but was banned in the Europ [...]
from Wealth Cycles:
Since 1987, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected information on how many people living in the United States are covered by health insurance and shared that information in a widely cited annual report. In 2014, the first year the U.S. Affordable Care Act will take effect, the Census Bureau has announced a change in the way it counts the number of people who have insurance. This change means that the numbers from 2014 won’t be directly comparable to figures from earlier yea [...]
If you’re like the majority of Americans, you eat an average of 10 pounds of apples each year. And if you are like the majority of Americans, you aren’t seeking out organic versions of this notoriously “dirty” fruit, exposing yourself to a potentially dangerous chemical known as DPA. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), DPA, or diphenylamine, has been banned by European officials, but remains as one of the most prominent toxins on American apples and pears.
DPA is sprayed [...]
Heather CallaghanActivist PostThere has been some controversy over marketing ads aimed at children...and, what to do about it. (Stick with me here)A new study in JAMA Pediatrics is pointing fingers at fast food companies for not making wellness attempts better known to children.Lead study author, James Sargent, MD said:The advertisement would be deceptive by industry standards, yet their self-regulation bodies took no action to address the misleading depiction.The fast food industry spends somew [...]
This week on the New World Next Week: NATO succeeds in raising Afghan opium production to an all-time high yet again; GCHQ spoofs telecoms to hack their networks; and McDonald's and Gerber 'deny' plans to sell a GMO apple that isn't for sale. [...]
In a recent study, an extract from apples was used in the diet of rats that were genetically pre-programmed to get the most deadly form of breast cancer, adenocarcinoma. In the low dose group, 57%... [...]