Russia Considering Total GMO Ban

Per the website GM Watch:

The order is addressed to Rospotrebnadzor, the Health Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, and the Trade and Economic Development Ministry. They are ordered to “submit proposals on amendments to the Russian legislation aimed at tightening control over the turnover of products containing components obtained from GMOs together with the relevant federal executive bodies

Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves

The Russian government has ordered all relevant agencies to examine whether or not to continue imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the country.

According to reports, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the action, directing the agencies to make their recommendation by October 15.

Per the website GM Watch:

The order is addressed to Rospotrebnadzor, the Health Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, and the Trade and Economic Development Ministry. They are ordered to “submit proposals on amendments to the Russian legislation aimed at tightening control over the turnover of products containing components obtained from GMOs together with the relevant federal executive bodies.”

‘Russia is currently taking a hard line on GMOs’

The Russian agencies have also been instructed to submit proposals “on the possibility of banning the import of such products into the Russian Federation.”

Medvedev’s order came after a similar directive was issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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Monsanto Fights Washington State GMO Labeling Initiative

Source: helpthesheeple.com

Monsanto Fights Washington State GMO Labeling Initiative.

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Other major corporations including Dow, Bayer and Dupont have made large contributions to the No on I-522 campaign as well as the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents noted anti-labeling companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft and General Mills.

Even with the labeling opposition bringing in over $11 million as of this week, the difference between who is funding each campaign is quite telling. While those against labeling have brought in much more than the Yes on I-522′s $3.1 million, nearly $1 million of which came from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, small-time contributions from dedicated anti-GMO activists have added up to almost $73,000. Small-time contributions to defeat the labeling initiative? A mere $25.

While the opposition is almost completely made up of major corporations with noted criminal histories such as Bayer, who knowingly sold AIDS-infected medicine in Europe and Asia, Yes on 522′s contributors represent countless groups including Dr. Mercola, PCC Natural Markets, Amy’s Kitchen, Cliff Bar and the Center for Food Safety.

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Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group! | Political Blind Spot

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“A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.”

Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn From US Due To Breast Cancer Fears

I wrote a zine that had a “Population Control is Easy” article periodically. It’s time to revisit that….

Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn From US Due To Breast Cancer Fears

 

Lee Rannals
RedOrbit
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:26 CDT
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Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer.The country has suspended the import and use of American genetically modified (GM) corn after a study suggested a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The European Food Safety Authority has followed up the action with its own review into the research.

Other countries may soon follow Russia’s footsteps in taking the extreme measures to keep the carcinogenic corn away from its consumers.

Researchers from a French university reported in a respected scientific journal that they found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damage in the GM corn, which carries the name NK603.

The trials found evidence that consumption of minuscule amounts of commonly used weed killer, Roundup, was associated with a raised risk of cancer as well. Both the GM corn, and Roundup are created by biotech company Monsanto.

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog, said that it has suspended the import and use of the Monsanto GM corn in the country. It also said the country’s Institute of Nutrition has been asked to assess the validity of the study.

Currently, GM corn is not on supermarket shelves in Europe, but it is still used to be fed to farm animals, such as hens, pigs and dairy cows.

Monsanto said last week that it did not think the French study would affect its license to export the NK603 to Europe.

“Based on our initial review, we do not believe the study presents information that would justify any change in EFSA’s views on the safety of genetically modified corn products or alter their approval status for genetically modified imports,” the company said in a statement.

Over the last week, Pro-GM scientists have undermined the French study by criticizing the way the study was conducted. However, independent scientists have praised the team’s work.

During the study, scientists fed Roundup Ready corn to rats for two years, and reported that both females and males developed cancer and died at higher rates than controls used in the experiment.

A spokesman for Monsanto said on Tuesday that Russia’s ban on the corn would not have much of an affect.

“Russia is a net exporter of grain, so the actual impact of their temporary suspension, if any, is likely to be small,” the spokesman said in a statement.

The French government ordered its food-safety agency to review the study last week, saying it would seek an immediate ban on European Union imports of crop if the study’s findings were found to be conclusive.