GMO Related News
The “Monsanto Protection Act” effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified organisms (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future. According to the New York Times, Monsanto Director of Corporate Communications Phil Angel said, “Monsanto should not have to vouch for the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.“ The FDA – Food and Drug Administration insists, “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”
Good Health begins with a healthy digestive system. If you are experiencing stomach or gastrointestinal problems you might want to consider reducing or eliminating the GM corn or soy from your diet for a while. Researchers from Australia working with 2 veterinarians and a farmer from Iowa released a study published in the June issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Organic Systems. Lead researcher Judy Carman is an epidemiologist and biochemist and director of the Institute of Health and Environmental Research in Adelaide, Australia. The study was conducted over 22.7 weeks using 168 newly weaned pigs in a commercial U.S. piggery.
For the past two years, a dedicated group of Connecticut citizens, called “GMO-Free CT,” have worked tirelessly in their attempts to pass a state law for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. Finally this week, success was achieved! After a unanimous vote in the Senate, followed by an overwhelming majority vote in the House (134-3), and strong support from Connecticut Governor Malloy, HB 6527 was passed into law on Monday, June 3rd, 2013.
Health Related News
The AAEM “recommends that all physicians should prescribe non-genetically modified food for all patients, and that we should educate all of our patients on the potential health dangers, and known health dangers of GMO food.”
Today, 1,000’s of physicians and nutritionists are, and they report a wide variety of health conditions improve after people make the change. Conditions: digestive issues such as gas, bloating, irritable bowel, colitis, and leaky gut, allergies, asthma, and eczema. Correcting digestion issues is the first step toward allowing the body to absorb the vital nutrients it needs to sustain and maintain itself as designed.
For this study, researchers prospectively analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study for a 22-year period. A total of 77,218 women and 47,810 men were included in the analysis, for a total of 2,278,396 person-years of data. Apart from sheer size, what makes this study superior to other past studies is the thoroughness with which aspartame intake was assessed.
The EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, has built a database of Developmental Neurotoxicants using Evidence from Human and Animal Studies. For this study, researchers analyzed data from mammalian studies, no in vitro studies were include. Studies using only the pure chemicals were included, no mixtures, no formulations, or tests using more then one compound were included. Please refer to the Evidence: Criteria for Assessment and Endpoints portion of the report for further clarification.
FLUORIDEGATE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY: A DOCUMENTARY FILM. By Dr. David Kennedy.