(NaturalNews) While GMO shills such as former Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore and Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates continue to applaud the use of chemicals and technology to alter food, farmers in many areas refuse to accept the so-called benefits that these items offer. While... [...]
We all know that biotech likes to spew lies about their products like a fire hydrant left on to overflow into the street. Well talk about genetically modified Golden Rice is no different. Fortunately, farmers from the Philippines are rejecting this environmentally irresponsible crop because, “they have plenty of other solutions for Vitamin A deficiency.”
Golden Rice has gotten a lot of hype. Biotech tries to sell it as a miracle cure for blindness due to a genetically altered augmentation [...]
Farmers oppose Golden Rice; challenge foreign lobbyists to a debate
March 3, 2015
Advocacy Desk Masipag Mindanao
“We reiterate the opposition of Filipino farmers to genetically modified (GM) crops and we will register our resistance against Golden Rice and other GM crops”, said Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) chairperson and RESIST Agrochem TNCs! Convenor Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano in response to the regional campaign waged by the Allow Golden Rice Now!, a Canada-b [...]
(NaturalNews) Lately there has been a lot of publicity about unsafe arsenic levels in rice and poultry due to a report from Consumer Reports. This is very disconcerting to hear, especially if you have only heard of arsenic as a poison. It's actually a metal, frequently found in our... [...]
(NaturalNews) A new analysis by Consumer Reports explains how easy it is for infants to consume dangerous amounts of arsenic in common foods like hot rice cereal and rice pasta. Just one serving of rice pasta can put your child over the recommended weekly limit, according to the new... [...]
After 15 years of testing and implementation across the planet, “Green Super Rice,” developed jointly by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, is beginning to have a dramatic effect on crop yields.
The target is to have 20 million hectares under cultivation in another 10 years, according to Dr Jauhar Ali, a senior scientist and regional project coordinator at IRRI in Los Banos, south of Man [...]
by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
Rice is rich in starch, and an excellent source of energy. Beans are rich in protein, and contain other minerals. The consumption of the two together provides all the essential amino acids and it is no wonder that this combination is a staple of many diets throughout the world.
Here’s why they are a good combination for long-term survival food storage, and their calories per pound, survival days, etc…
5 gallon bucket of White Ri [...]
(NaturalNews) In the Bicol Region of the Philippines, hundreds of farmers, scientists and consumers are gathering in opposition to the commercialization of Syngenta's GM Golden Rice. Feeling as if their property is being overtaken and their food system hijacked, the farmers are rejecting... [...]
Health Impact News Editor Comments
GM Golden Rice was developed at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines with the hope that it could provide more vitamin A through beta carotene. The project was a huge disaster, however, and basically shelved for years. But then Bill Gates came along, the college-drop-out-turned-billionaire who started Microsoft Corp., looking for something to spend his billions of dollars to promote. All of a sudden, with big money providing jobs [...]
Rice isn’t a terrible food, but it’s important to avoid questionable GMO rice rejected by China and contaminating U.S. crop fields. And it’s really important to avoid rice that’s contaminated heavily with arsenic. There have been reports of high arsenic content in rices grown in USA regions where cotton used to be grown and arsenic laced pesticides have seeped into that soil used for growing rice. Rice from China has cadmium issues as well.
According to Consumer Repor [...]
(NaturalNews) The Chinese government will not permit the issuance of new biosafety certificates to research groups that were once allowed to grow genetically modified rice and corn, likely part of Beijing's ongoing effort to prevent the spread of GM crops in the world's most populous... [...]
Asian farmers and leaders displayed the various natural sources of Vitamin A already available in their countries, showing that a genetically modified rice for higher Vitamin A is not necessary. Source.
Health Impact News Editor Comments:
GM Golden Rice was developed at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines with the hope that it could provide more vitamin A through beta carotene. The project was a huge disaster, however, and basically shelved for years. But then Bi [...]
Just recently, farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district previously designated as a ‘no-plant zone’ due to of radioactive fallout. This will be the first time since March, 2011’s core meltdowns that rice intended for public sale will be planted in fields that are possibly still contaminated with radioactive cesium and other toxic materials.
While the Japanese public is vehemently opposed to GMO, do they really want to eat radio [...]
It appears that an alleged illegal GM rice trial on University students in China has led to an incidence rate of acute leukemia of up to 3 times the normal rate in the country. Following the alleged GM rice trial, it was discovered from the Huazhong Agricultural University that ‘over 10 students now have leukemia within a 4-year period.’
The students claim that:
“When we entered the University, the school required all students to promote genetic modification (GM), upon entering th [...]
China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow (GM) rice and corn. [...]
(NaturalNews) One of the world's most vastly consumed foods, while attempting to obtain necessary nutrients from the earth, also pulls some of the deadliest toxins from the soil during its growth process.The rice plant, and particularly brown rice, extracts toxins such as mercury... [...]
Ulson GunnarActivist PostAsia’s dependency on rice cultivation for both subsidence and income is intuitively understood. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates the agricultural population of lowland rice cultivation in Asia to be over 470 million - larger than the entire population of the United States. Improvements in rice cultivation would stand to lift hundreds of millions from debt and poverty. Conversely, the disruption of rice cultivation would threa [...]
It might be time to get a little more discerning about where your rice comes from. CCTV, China’s state station, has reported on unapproved genetically modified rice being sold in two southern markets, Hubei, and the Hunan Province – where rice remains a staple food for millions of people. This is the second time in two years that such allegations have been made.
An investigative report said that the unapproved GM rice accusation was substantiated by the Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and [...]
(NaturalNews) Efforts to remove radioactive waste from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have merely displaced it to nearby fields growing rice, according to disturbing new reports. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) intends to move forward with plans to... [...]
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(NaturalNews) A journalist has filed a lawsuit against her own university and against the American Society for Nutrition, claiming that their allegations of research misconduct against her could harm her career. The researcher, Guangwen Tang, has worked at Tufts University for... [...]
(NaturalNews) Scientists in Australia think they know better than God what levels of vitamins and minerals should exist in food, and they are on a mission to engineer new varieties that achieve these unnatural levels. Despite the recent failure of genetically modified (GM) "Golden... [...]
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(NaturalNews) In the eyes of some professors and scientists, genetically modified foods can be an open door toward transhumanism -- believing that mankind can break through current physical limitations by genetically altering food, offspring and the environment.Could this really... [...]