7 Responses to Monsanto Won't Reveal Facts on Their GMO and Pesticide Experimentation On Maui

  1. Anonymous says:

    check this out

    A Red Dirt Town: An Enduring Legacy Of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

    http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2801

    A Red Dirt Town,” the second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory. The video, produced by Spenser Gabin, tells the story of how PCBs from the Monsanto plant contaminated the town’s waterways and continues to taint the fish that are popular with local anglers.

  2. GMO stands for God's Most Offensive. Agent Orange = Roundup.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2015/04/18/non-gmo-farming/25951693/

    For Dammann and other Midwest farmers, the burgeoning interest in non-GMO foods has increased how much they get paid to grow crops in fields once populated exclusively with genetically modified corns and soybeans. The revenue hike is a welcome benefit at a time when lower commodity prices are pushing farm income down to what's expected to be the lowest level in six years.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-readies-new-album-tour-with-willie-nelsons-sons-20150420

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

    http://www.examiner.com/article/monsanto-sued-los-angeles-county-for-false-advertising

    Legacy of Agent Orange

    http://widerimage.reuters.com/story/legacy-of-agent-orange

    Africa’s farm products could be pushed out of global market by synthetic biology

    http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Why-Africa-is-worried-about-synthetic-biology/-/2558/2685452/-/11lq3goz/-/index.html

    EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.

    http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2015/coalition-challenges-expansion-of-hazardous-herbicide-containing-agent-orange-ingredient

    Petition to Swiss Govt: Protect Hawai`i from Syngenta!

    https://ujoin.org/campaigns/44/actions/public?action_id=48

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hardly seems like good news…

    DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/us-dupont-acquisition-idUSKBN0ND22G20150422

  6. Anonymous says:

    OMG

    http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2015-articles/16120

    GMO eucalyptus is risk to public health and food and water security

    The GMO eucalyptus has been engineered with a gene that accelerates growth, and another gene that confers resistance to antibiotics.

    Eucalyptus is the main source of pollen for bees and honey contains more than 1% eucalyptus pollen. There is a danger that the gene could be transferred to the gut bacteria of human consumers of honey and that they could acquire resistance to antibiotics.

    possible that bees contaminated with antibiotic resistance genes from the GMO eucalyptus could potentially transfer antibiotic resistance to the human consumers of these other crops.

    contamination of bees with antibiotic resistance genes could affect the domestic production of all crops that depend on bees for fertilization and fruit setting

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is Brazil Ground Zero for GMO Mosquito Catastrophe?

    well — is the "new and unusual" Zika virus in Brazil which affects babies development possibly caused by GMO Mosquitos?

    Gosh,

    Apparently Brazil is Ground Zero for Several GMO Mosquito experiments,

    You gotta wonder if some of these are responsible for the Zika Virus born in Mosquitos Outbreak, which is affecting thousands in Brazil…

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29356232

    Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

    Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that suppress dengue fever.

    The intracellular bacteria, Wolbachia, being introduced cannot be transmitted to humans. (except, maybe they are wrong….or something)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolbachia

    Wolbachia

    Applications to human-related infections

    In the common house mosquito, higher levels of Wolbachia density were correlated with more insecticide resistance

    Wolbachia is also found to provide the host with a benefit of increasing fecundity

    Wolbachia also harbor a temperate bacteriophage called WO.

    Comparative sequence analyses of bacteriophage WO offer some of the most compelling examples of large-scale horizontal gene transfer between Wolbachia coinfections in the same host.[39] It is the first bacteriophage implicated in frequent lateral transfer between the genomes of bacterial endosymbionts. Gene transfer by bacteriophages could drive significant evolutionary change in the genomes of intracellular bacteria that are typically considered highly stable and prone to genomic degradation

    Applications to human-related infections
    Outside of insects, Wolbachia infects a variety of isopod species, spiders, mites, and many species of filarial nematodes (a type of parasitic worm), including those causing onchocerciasis ("River Blindness") and elephantiasis in humans as well as heartworms

    Not only are these disease-causing filarial worms infected with Wolbachia, but Wolbachia seem to play an inordinate role in these diseases. A large part of the pathogenicity of filarial nematodes is due to host immune response toward their Wolbachia

    and more on Wolbachia that these Mosquitoes have been infected with

    http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/10/meet-wolbachia-the-male-killing-gender-bending-gonad-chomping-bacteria/

    Meet Wolbachia: the male-killing, gender-bending, gonad-eating bacteria
    Different strains of the bacteria Wolbachia can take over the reproductive …
    The many strains of Wolbachia can do some amazing things to their insect hosts: changing their sex, killing their offspring, and possibly even creating new species.

    Lots of bacteria find homes on the surface of organisms, and even more inside their orifices and guts. Wolbachia is a bit more aggressive. It actually enters individual cells and finds a home for itself there. In the process, it's able to interact with and manipulate the cells' components

    structure called a spindle that helps make sure each of the new cells gets the right number of chromosomes. Wolbachia is able to latch on to the spindle, and make sure the new cells also get a healthy dose of bacteria as well. It's also figured out a way to hitch rides on the protein motors that move materials around inside of cells, and use those to help move it around within the organism.

    and more concerning stuff…..

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    well

    Brazil apparently has GMO mosquito farms

    http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/brazil-rolls-out-gm-mosquito-farms-71812

    Brazil apparently has 400,000 to one million zitka infections (never happened before)

    —wonder if there is a connections

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/brazilians-panic-as-mosquito-linked-to-brain-damage-in-thousands-of-babies/2016/01/15/7e8e2dec-b8ca-11e5-85cd-5ad59bc19432_story.html

    estimates that there are between 400,000 and 1.4 million Zika cases in the country.

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