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1) Urgent! Immediate Action needed re CODEX (conference taking place this week)
2) Send A Message to PBS Frontline: End The Vaccine Cover Up!
3) GMO Workshop poster - Vancouver
4) ACTION: Sneak Attack on Vitamins!
5) ACTION: Save Anthroposophic Medicine, Biodynamic Foods - Last 75.000 Signatures Needed.- (All countries can sign)
********************* 1) Urgent! Immediate Action needed re CODEX (conference taking place this week)
Tell the Minister of Health that Canada must support the right of
countries to label genetically modified (GM) foods. Send a letter
instantly from http://www.cban.ca/labelingaction
Canada could work to shut down negotiations on GM labeling at the UN Codex meeting next week in Quebec City.
May 3-7, governments will negotiate food labeling standards at the UN Codex meeting, including recommendations on GM labeling. The US is trying to stop the negotiations from continuing, and Canada may also try to end the negotiations.
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 00:21:48 +0100
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Extremely URGENT! Please do not ignore this GMO threat!
Inge?s Added Comment: Although the message below addresses the American position, Canadians ? please take action too!! The Canadian government is taking the same position as the USA government, and is also applying pressure at the G8, G20, CODEX and other international meetings, to try to force ALL countries to accept Genetically Engineered foods -- and to make it impossible for consumers or farmers to avoid them. Therefore they are insisting that labeling be forbidden ? claiming that this would be ?discriminatory? against GMOs. They are demanding that international laws be formulated that make ?knowing what you are eating? a felony!
Considering that we now know that animals and people fed GMO foods develop very serious health problems, including organ damage, allergies, metabolic disturbances, abnormal growth and development patterns, sterility and infertility, etc., the claim that GMOs are ?substantially equivalent? to non-GMOs? is a bold-faced lie and and extremely dangerous.
As consumers, WE MUST CLAIM OUR RIGHT to know what we are eating, to be able to choose what we are eating, and to be able to avoid what we do not want to eat, and to be protected from foods that are inherently toxic and health destructive..
This is an extremely serious issue. This affects everyone who eats! Therefore it affects ALL of you and your families and children.
Protect your health!
Prevent these laws from ever being passed.
Make your voice heard until they listen!
Once and for all, we have to make our governments understand that we are not going to permit any mega monopolistic multinational Corporations dictate the parameters for our lives according to THEIR ?commercial demands?? and especially not when they operate without principles, without morals or ethics, willing to SACRIFICE people for profit.
Our country belongs to its citizens - not to corporations that have no loyalty to any country but want to dominate all countries. Citizens Demand Scientific, Academic and Political Integrity
Action Alert: Protect Your Right to Know Which Foods Contain GMOs
Please send this URGENT message to U.S. Government leaders to protect your right to know which foods are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Click and send an email today to the Secretaries of State (Clinton), Agriculture (Vilsack), and Health and Human Services (Sebelius). Please try to do this before Wednesday, May 5th, but don?t stop until they come around.
They must stop U.S. negotiators at an international (Codex) conference from May 3-7, from pushing an agenda that could make it difficult for anyone, anywhere in the world to label foods as genetically modified (GM) ? or even make non-GMO claims on their product's label.
The U.S. is taking the ridiculous and unscientific position that GMOs are not different from conventional foods, claiming labels that say GMO or non-GMO are misleading.
If they succeed at the meeting, the U.S. may then file lawsuits through the World Trade Organization against any country that implements mandatory labeling of GMOs, or even allows non-GMO claims on packages.
This Is a Grave Threat to the Non-GMO Tipping Point . We Must Push Back Now!
The growing evidence and concern about health dangers of GMOs is making waves. A renowned US Medical organization (American Academy of Environmental Medicine) called on doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. Consumers are seeking non-GMO brands, and the fastest growing claim among store brands in 2009 was ?GMO-Free? (Neilson Survey). The trade journal Supermarket News predicts GMO concerns will erupt this year, specifically because consumers are now given choices by the new Non-GMO Shopping Guide website and the Non-GMO Project?s third-party verified standard for making non-GMO claims.
Most Americans (53%) say they would avoid GMOs if they were labeled. But even 5% would likely be enough to create a tipping point of consumer rejection, forcing all GM ingredients out of our food supply.
We can see the tipping point just over the horizon, but it is now threatened by the US position at Codex.
Tell our government leaders that you will not stand for this outrageous obstruction of our democracy and human rights. Demand that the U.S. support the right for countries everywhere to label GMOs. And remind them that 9 out of 10 Americans want mandatory GMO labeling, and that President Obama actually made a campaign pledge to implement it ? which are all waiting for.
Dear Secretary Vilsack, Secretary Clinton, and Secretary Sebelius (via Barbara Schneeman):
We urge you to change the proposed U.S. position on labeling foods with genetically modified (GM) ingredients, being circulated in advance of the May 3-7, 2010 meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling in Quebec.
It is anti-democratic, anti-consumer, anti-business, unscientific, and contradicts FDA and USDA domestic labeling policy. It also interferes with my right to choose food made without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Although an existing Codex document states that countries can adopt different approaches to labeling of GM foods, the US position crafted by the FDA and the USDA challenges that. It states that Codex should not ?suggest or imply that GM/GE foods are in any way different from other foods,? and that mandatory labeling of food as GM ?is likely to create the impression that the labeled food is in some way different? and would therefore be ?false, misleading or deceptive.?
If this were established as a new Codex precedent, it would allow the U.S. to file WTO challenges against countries with mandatory labeling and make it difficult to label food as non-GMO within the U.S. Both are unacceptable.
Americans want mandatory labeling of GMOs?9 out of 10 of us!
President Obama, while campaigning in Iowa, pledged that he would require mandatory labeling of GMOs.
While we wait (impatiently) for that pledge to be fulfilled, food companies are meeting the demands of consumers by voluntarily labeling products as Non-GMO. In fact, this was the fastest growing product claim for store brands in 2009 (Neilson Survey). In addition, thousands of products were recently enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, a 3rd party verification program with a uniform, consensus-based definition of non-GMO.
GMOs ARE different, and unsafe!
The U.S. position that GMOs are not different was derived from official FDA policy (1992). Although it boldly claimed that the agency was unaware of any information showing that GMOs were different in any meaningful or uniform way, this has been exposed as a lie.Thousands of secret FDA documents were made public by a 1998 lawsuit, revealing that the actual overwhelming consensus among agency scientists was that ?the processes of genetic engineering and traditional breeding are different, and according to the technical experts in the agency, they lead to different risks.? The various departments outlined those risks, including allergies, toxins, new antibiotic resistant diseases, and nutritional problems. They had repeatedly urged their superiors to require comprehensive safety studies, including human trials, before any GMO was released to the public.
But the 1991 White House had instructed the FDA to promote GMOs, and the political appointees in charge ignored and even denied the science and the scientists. They allow GMOs on the market without any required tests or labels.
Now, 18 years later, evidence validates the FDA scientists? concerns. Based on animal feeding study results, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) states, ?There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation?? They cite disorders such as infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and organ damage and gastrointestinal problems. The AAEM urged all doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for everyone. They also called upon the government to impose an immediate moratorium, and demanded mandatory labeling. They are just one of numerous organizations and experts worldwide that draw the same conclusions.
We demand that you withdraw the unjustified position of the U.S., which:
Obstructs the rights and desires of consumers;
Blocks the publicly stated intention of the President of the United States;
Contradicts existing U.S. policies, which allow voluntary labeling of GMOs;
Interferes with an industry-wide collaborative effort of retailers, manufacturers, distributors, processors, and farmers, for providing verified non-GMO products;
Ignores the overwhelming evidence showing that GMOs are unsafe;
Disregards the advice of medical professionals; and
Puts people everywhere at risk.
If you are still unconvinced that GMOs are different, ask the animals. Eyewitness reports on four continents show that when given a choice, numerous species avoid genetically modified feed. These include pigs, cows, geese, elk, deer, raccoons, mice, rats, squirrels, chickens, and buffalo. We humans don?t have that sense. We need labels.
Dr. Jay Gordon is an accomplished pediatrician, author, and teacher. He is in no sense a vaccine radical. He would simply like to see a reasonable number of shots with safe ingredients spaced out over time. PBS interviewed him at length but then dropped every bit of the interview in order to portray all vaccine critics as mindless foes of ?science?, an outright lie. Keep in mind that public television receives major financial support from drug and related companies.
Please read Dr Gordon?s response to PBS?s Frontline and join us in our demand that the show accurately and honestly present the views of Dr. Jay Gordon on their website.
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"Here's the link to the Ombudsman for PBS. Please take action & encourage everyone you know to do the same. Let them know how disgraceful it was that our Vaccine medical professionals were cut from the program & how disgraceful it was that vaccine injured children were not aired but a child with Pertussis was. How about a child who now has uncontrolled seizures as result of a vaccine?"
If you've been watching or reading the news, you probably know that Congress is working on a financial reform bill. New regulations will govern Wall Street and the financial sector. This recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and a companion bill is being debated in the Senate. But you should know about a disturbing part of the approved House bill that is a real concern.
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009? (House bill H.R.4173), includes a 'Trojan Horse' reportedly inserted by U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), a long-time critic of the dietary supplement industry. In essence, it gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) almost unlimited new powers to arbitrarily regulate consumer claims and advertising, including those that are completely unrelated to banking and investments.
This broad new authority could be used to get around the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the legislation governing dietary supplement regulation by the FDA that protects public access to these products. DSHEA regulates both dietary supplement label claims and advertising, including Internet pages. Under DSHEA, product labels/claims must follow federal regulations and be accurate and not misleading.
With this power the FTC would no longer be banned from unilaterally superimposing tough new rules for dietary supplement product labels and ads. For example, the FTC has sought to make companies prove safety and efficacy by requiring that each product have at least 2 randomized human clinical trials utilizing that product in order to make a claim. Since manufacturers use standardized and branded ingredients which have themselves been proven in such trials, this proposed new standard poses serious threats to manufacturers? ability to make almost any label claims and to successfully introduce new products. This would seriously interfere with the ability to make truthful, accurate claims about natural products? known benefits related to supporting healthy body structures and processes but is completely unrelated to banking reform.
Please contact your U.S. senators to request that they oppose broad new powers for the FTC in the financial reform bill. The Senate version is called the ?Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010? (S.3217). S.3217 does not yet contain the FTC language, but there are reports that an amendment will add that into the Senate bill. This sneaky and misguided legislation will result in consumers being unable to be told the honest benefits of dietary supplements, effectively crippling their sales.
------------------------------ 5) ACTION: Save Anthroposophic Medicine, Biodynamic Foods - Last 75.000 Signatures Needed.- (All countries can sign)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:10:09 +0200
Subject: 925,000 signatures attained - We need your help for the last 75.000 signatures!
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