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energy production they have cost in environmental cleanup this is self-propagating genetic pollution we have no technology today to fully clean up the damaged gene pool maybe we will in the future. but we're not feeding the products of a good food science to the entire population and releasing me to be viable where they can never be recall. any scientists who tells you they know that g m o's are safe and not to worry about it is either ignorant of the history of science or is deliberately lying nobody knows what the long term effects will be geneticists dr david suzuki genetically engineered foods go through a rigorous review before they are approved the review includes analysis of the trams sharing plant versus its parent and there's a standard that you have to meet called substantial equivalence they have to be equivalent in terms and nutrients have to be equivalent in terms of processing they
really have to be basically indistinguishable except for the transgenic trait the concept of g m o's being substantially equivalent to comes from the first bush administration when under heavy industry lobbying it was decided that g m o's would be generally regarded as safe and not need testing as would befit a novel food or drug product this designation was given without a single long term food safety study backing it dmoz are on our plates because of a single sentence of the f.d.a. policy would says that the agency is not aware of any information showing that g.m.o. is are significantly different and because of this sentence they say no safety testing is necessary they say that monsanto can put a g.m. crop on your plate without even telling the f.d.a. . because they say they want syria to tell you if the foods are say. you know you
might say i'm talking about blood santo the same covertly that swore p.c.b. were safe and got fired seven hundred million dollars for quietly poisoning the town in anniston alabama ticks the p.c.b. factory the monsanto the told us all know d.d.t. is safe it's good for us the same company that said agent orange was say they are in charge of the safety of our food supply as far as i understand the industry doesn't get to choose what tests as there's a mandated series of criteria they've got to meet the industry doesn't select those . those are mandated by the regulatory agency that is you know whether they're reading regulatory agencies or really examining these. to the best mind and they are i mean they the regulatory agencies i think take their jobs very seriously and . soon after g.m. so i was introduced to the you carry soil or just skyrocketed by fifty percent my
skin break study showed that so many people could react to jim soy but i don't know . there are many reasons why the g.o.p. sort of way you know digit i told you that. there's more herbicide residues of the soy. there's a no knowledge in soil which is as much as seven times higher in the g.o.p. compared to the knowledge there's a completely new allergen in the soil that wasn't supposed to be there part of that massive collateral damage when they created the gene the insert where they were doing a legend is there it's suppressed digestive enzymes it maurice that might give us allergies to a wide variety now we're eating that about in the meat in the milk in the in all the organs or fed. the engineer crops it's potential but we're also getting those antibiotics to be processed from.
the terms of this sentence which is the basis of the us policy claiming bill difference was a lie. documents made public from a lawsuit about forty four thousand of them showed these words f.d.a. secret documents from the scientists coming to go geo bush they said g m o's were terribly dangerous they could create allergies toxins new diseases and nutritional problems they had urged their superiors to require long term safety studies but they were ignored why the white house had told the f.d.a. promote about technology industry fast track the foods so they recruited baikal taylor once it was former attorney into a new position they created formerly deputy commissioner of policy to be in charge of policy he sure did this hands off policy a bit later became once it was vice president so he was the man most responsible
for introducing genetically modified foods without eighty testing or labeling. and he was just appointed by the obama administration as the u.s. food safety czar at the f.d.a. president barack obama named former iowa governor tom vilsack as the u.s. secretary of agriculture. once and gentle had previously named a bill sac the biotech industries governor of the year known for ferrying about inman santo's jet support of an effort to genetically engineer dairy cows and successfully eliminating g.m.o. free zones in iowa bill sack is just the latest in a long line of industry cheerleaders lawyers and p.r. professionals who move back and forth between the boardrooms of biotech giants and the public regulatory agencies that are supposed to oversee them despite dr hansen's assertions the safety of genetically modified crops cannot be known
because there has never been a long term independent food safety study of even one single g.m.o. even the data collected by the corporations is kept secret from the public this is the same arrangement that gave rise to claims that as best d.d.t. and cigarettes were safe. the panda owner can determine what those crops can be used for and they have expressively the biotech corporations have expressively forbidden. use or testing these for scientific purposes this from the scientific american under threat of litigation scientists cannot test to see to explore the different conditions under which it thrives or fails they cannot compare seeds from one company against those from another company and perhaps most important. they cannot examine whether the genetically modified crops lead to unintended environmental side effects at the university of con in
france stuck to sarah leni could not abide the legal secrecy and began an independent investigation of the safety claims made by months on top we asked what other test that out there on to demonstrate that eight of the round a pretty or good run of produce so we have as what that means eight of the every side or of the g.m. so what say you put it. sara lee me and his team sued monsanto to get the raw data from tests the company had conducted on some of its genetically engineered corn after three years of litigation monsanto was forced to hand over their own results we were horrified because we discovered that they are only a distant force to move for the g.m. saw it on my models and that the economic system of the mammals out even kept secret don't compete until by the company's sarah leni spent six months analyzing
that data independently of government or industry intervention what he found was that all three g. m o's approved for food and feed were unsafe he published the results in the peer reviewed international journal of biological sciences renos if g m o's are safe for people to eat or do we not know that yet well at least we know that they are unsafe only tested and they present signs of toxicity we don't remarry sure variance our test of time there are actually two around that she is feeling with her on the it is not it is not excluding rhonda they're having side contains a lot more of michael's a which makes in a lot more toxic places that itself the active principle of front up is not herbicide by itself it needs there to chance it needs adjutants it needs other products inside the bottle in order to be really active. also considers most of genetic engineering is for herbicide resistant it's spring. and that kills all the
weeds except killed all the plants except for the crops that were genetically engineered while the itself can get into the water and this herbicide but not only the but the other chemicals they use there cerf octant and other chemicals in the mix of the herbicide which there is a direct link to the decline in one species in in freshwater ecological systems so. there's a lot of environmental impacts that haven't been adequately adequately addressed and the studies that are coming down are pretty definitive that we need to proceed with caution before proliferating this technology into the open air the waterways are contaminated our bodies are full of contaminants it's
a system based on illness it's not a health producing system. of course it affects the whole system. i mean that's what organic agriculture is about is the opposite of that it's about creating healthy soils that that are complex and have lots of organisms interacting in a healthy soil which then provide all the nutrients that feed the plant which then provides the nutrients that feed us we we need nutrients we can't live on you know chips and big sodas. why do you think this country is full of obese and sick people because we have a crappy food system and we're never going to be healthy depending on large monoculture agriculture that's based on chemical application. residues where very toxic dose is a wound on the plate you come to risen to the residues of the rising sun g.m. feeds into states into asking
a bit seeing the action of sexual home runs in human cells merican academy of environmental medicine this year urged doctors to prescribe a lot of people diets to all nations because they say g m o's are called so we wait . to reproductive problems immune system problems accelerated aging gastrointestinal disorders dysfunction of insulin regulation and organ damage what would be an ideal time period for a feeding study we are usually doing that during two years to ras which is the home of the house of the i'm all so that indicates a chronic toxicity that means the anti-life area of the exposure so why doesn't somebody just do a long term study is it isn't possible to do. well my friend you have to understand that it cost about two million euros to do this kind of dream to yours.
i would rather i asked questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question more. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman i killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is lightman know because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were often
they could get what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. he'd. some people have fear that. genetically engineer crops can out cross and that there are. contam their natural varieties might be contaminated and that they'll lose control over those ok that's a major as it is and it's unfortunately one that's really not well founded and it's . the out crossing the. well negligible paula only draft so far of all the claims made by backers of biotechnology the absence of pollen drift is the most specious and demonstrably false pollen bearing bees will travel several miles wind carries pollen hundreds of miles and humans can inadvertently transfer
genetically modified pollen across oceans the theft and use of genetic seeds is not uncommon across national boundaries and genes are known to move between species on bacterial and viral vectors one need only watch wind sandia crest above albuquerque new mexico to imagine how far pollen can travel and surmise the vehicle which the planes grasses flowers and trees used to cross the american continent the biotech industry claims the chances of genetic drift at a distance of a few meters drops below one percent using that number it one hundred acre conventional farm within the distance pollen can travel on the wind could have crops interspersed with over one hundred eighty bushels worth of genetically modified plants that farmer could then be subject to patent file ations and other sanctions in two thousand and eleven university of arkansas researchers found that
over eighty percent of wild canola plants in north dakota contain a genetically modified trait some plants had two distinct inseparably introduce traits indicating that contrary to the claims of industry and government scientists g m o's can thrive and spread and interbreed generationally in the wild. traditionally farmers have saved their own seed. and they have developed their own varieties. if those varieties got mixed with patented seed. it would be a pattern in and frangela months periodic lee investigates farmers in soybean growing regions the company has a staff devoted to enforcing patents and let a gating against farmers a big farmer a small farmer a backyard farmer someone who has a chili plant in for in their front porch you know all those people have the risk
of being contaminated by this genetically engineered chilling the german biotech company bear has been hit with hundreds of lawsuits charging that their genetically modified rice has contaminated non g.m.o. crops in march of two thousand and eleven a jury awarded a single american rice growing company one hundred thirty six million dollars for harm caused when bears genetically modified rice migrated and contaminated natural crops destroying their export value genetic drift is a problem for gannett farmers because when genetic material from transgenic crops. migrates into organic crops then you can no longer sell those crops as organic and so you can ruin the livelihoods of organic farmers if your genes escape and. this is happened there are farmers now like in canada and the northern tier the united states that have relied upon organic farmers who relied upon for example
organic canola in their their crop rotation and assoon as organic as soon as genetically engineered canola was introduced they all had to drop canola from their rotations because they could not guarantee that the trans teens would could be kept out of their their crops and so they lost all their markets and they lost a lot of money and i know this. happen i know this very specifically happened with canal and i know some organic farmers that have told me that it either genetically engineered we are genetically engineered alfalfa is introduced they're out of business completely because there's no rotation possible anymore for them and they were off all the markets and these are large export markets in january of two thousand and eleven the u.s. government approved the unrestricted use of genetically modified alfalfa what happens to the traditional farmers who are growing heirloom cheated at if be easer bugs or wind brings a genetically engineered paulina into the native or heirloom field of china and
the us it gets contaminated in february of two thousand and ten new mexico state legislators once again refused to protect the mexicans against patent violation lawsuits that could be brought by multinational biotech corporations in the event of unintended gene migration. the escape out into the environment they can be controlled they can be retrieved and a lot of times in most cases in fact it's an advertisement contamination from some neighbors genetically engineered crop the has caused the pan violation to begin with monsanto is an effort to enforce licensing agreements and protect its patent rights has dramatically altered american agriculture from the organization for
competitive markets two thousand and nine in many countries genetically modified organisms and food products must be labeled on the package right now roughly seventy percent of the products in a typical american grocery store how some traceable g.m.o. none if any of these products are labeled i'm very definite i think that g.m.o. should. we labeled we should know everything about our food where where it's grown how it's grown what's in it in all the american generals are not labels and they are you're good union hundred and fifty countries around the world decide to do it don't you fight you know most of the east of the border is called the cartels are not political and biodiversity. one of the most important things we can. label that's so they know what you know if i'm going to if somebody is going to bite you better. crops the green chile
tomatoes they should know that. and i think consumers make wise choices if they have access what about labor. i think the public ought to determine what it wants if they'd like to know i don't know why not. it's not it's an assault on our culture and you know it's servitude everyone's going to become slaves. you know all of it when see it's going to be owned by these corporations. this is the beginning of busy controlling the food supply i can tell in the staple cause of many cultures and let's even talk in mexico chile
. i happen to think there's a lot of value in the diverse varieties of chili even if we engineer glyphosate resistant big green i'm not going to stop buying the other ones i love stopping at the roadside stand the. i can't i don't know how a company can drive them out of business of the public wants to buy their product this genetic engineering issue is the poster child of what is our relationship as human beings to this earth we're looking at a process of. turning the every natural resource into property. first it was that that then they started looking inside the earth my i mean you know mineral rights but they couldn't stop there they had to take it to another scale start claiming ownership of genetics of gene strains
of life forms it's south in the united states right now there are hundreds perhaps thousands of experimental genetically modified crops with transgenic pharmaceutical traits or pieces of human genetic material or other profitable attributes inserted into their d.n.a. the locations of these crops are secret many are grown in the open air we have to do agriculture in a different way the balance of nature natural systems are healthy when they're diverse when there's many organisms interacting in and food webs and and all kinds of complex interactions in which they recycle nutrients among amongst each other we've completely abandoned that notion of how nature functions and we've decided that we know better that we can clear out the landscape and plant one crop poor lots of chemicals on that crop use all the water resources to support that crop and
that somehow backs a healthy system for everyone it's it can't be healthy system it's it's one of the reasons why. you know we are whole planet is sick right now. you know people are sick. you know the waterways are contaminated our bodies are full of contaminants it's in a system based on illness it's not a health producing system for his part professor sara leni asks only for what has never been done a long term independent food safety study it is a very big fight around the world just because if we impose just yet knows there are no coffeetable anymore it's there and even if there is no other society they say that they cannot assess a seed to live a drug because it's not profitable enough seed by sea so late that means that means that if we import cheaply it is the same cost for them
later to put a good enough policy and it's too much. controlling the seeds is not some abstraction whoever provides the world seeds controls the world's food supply. you load a good literally i'd shoot those millions of genes into a plate of millions of cells hoping that some of those genes will make their way into the d.n.a. of some of those cells now that might seem like a rather imprecise way of inserting foreign material into the nucleus of a natural cell so we're going to illustrate it for you out here. unfortunately in new mexico nobody actually owns twenty two so i brought my twelve gauge out and then we realize that's a little bit overkill so we're going to go ahead go with the twenty gauge. and.
you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you don't know i'm charming welcome to the big picture. apple for example much of its manufacturing is done on in the united states so i don't see why the american senators would be so concerned about it paying or not paying taxes because ultimately it's not going to get any share of that and that's happening already and of course we're drunk in here about how do you. just provided there are tox is a problem today there's nothing to share because we approve of these rigi where these companies don't play tight.
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