DERRICK BROZE: “Trump Just Made It A Lot Easier For GMOs To Enter The Food Supply”

“President Trump issued an executive order aimed at ‘streamlining’ GMO regulations in the U.S. To critics, the bill is known as the ‘DARK’ Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) because the law is also aimed at nullifying GMO labeling measures, such as a state labeling bill passed in Vermont. Mike Pompeo, author of the bill, criticized mandatory labeling laws as unnecessarily costly and insisted a federal standard was the answer.”

~Derrick Broze

 

President Trump issued an executive order aimed at ‘streamlining’ GMO regulations in the U.S.

On June 11, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order to “streamline” GMO regulations in the United States. The order, titled Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products, is the latest move by the Trump administration aimed at promoting the use of genetically engineered or modified crops.

In his executive order, Trump called on federal agencies to fix what he called a “regulatory maze” related to the farming and selling of GMO products.

The executive order states:

“Biotechnology can help the Nation meet its food production needs, raise the productivity of the American farmer, improve crop and animal characteristics, increase the nutritional value of crop and animal products, and enhance food safety. In order to realize these potential benefits, however, the United States must employ a science-based regulatory system that evaluates products based on human health and safety and potential benefits and risks to the environment. Such a system must both foster public confidence in biotechnology and avoid undue regulatory burdens.“

The order goes on to instruct the Secretary of Agriculture and other officials to “develop an action plan to facilitate engagement with consumers in order to build public confidence in, and acceptance of, the use of safe biotechnology in agriculture and the food system”.

The executive order also lays out plans for the Trump administration to work with other nations in developing GMO policies. Section 8 of the order gives the Ag Secretary and Secretary of State 180 days to develop an international communications and outreach strategy to facilitate engagement abroad with policymakers, consumers, industry, and other stakeholders.

Additionally, the order calls on the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration to design a website that contains and provides links to relevant United States Government regulatory information.

Greg Jaffe, biotechnology director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told the Associated Press that the impact of the order depends on how the federal government responds. “There needs to be an assurance of safety for those products,” Jaffe said.

The topic of genetically engineered food has been controversial for years. Scientists, health advocates, and concerned citizens have been raising questions about the technology over the last decade, including activists forming global marches against biotechnology giant Monsanto between 2013 and 2016.

More recently, criticism of GMOs has centered around labeling laws. To understand the current battle for labeling genetically engineered foods, one must look back to 2015. At that time, the controversial Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed the House in June before ultimately failing amid heavy opposition.

To critics, the bill is known as the “DARK” Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) because the law is also aimed at nullifying GMO labeling measures, such as a state labeling bill passed in Vermont. Mike Pompeo, author of the bill, criticized mandatory labeling laws as unnecessarily costly and insisted a federal standard was the answer.

In late February 2016, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts introduced another bill which attempted to create a federal voluntary standard for labeling GE food. Roberts’ Senate Bill 2609, or the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, would have blocked mandatory labeling efforts by states.

In March 2016, the bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed during a procedural vote, with 49 votes in favor and 48 votes against. However, by July 2016 the labeling measure was added to the National Sea Grant College Program Act as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. It was that measure which was ultimately signed into law by Obama, placing the U.S. Department of Agriculture in charge of labeling America’s genetically engineered food supply.

Under the Trump administration, the battle for labeling has died down largely due to a lack of reporting in the mainstream press and misinformation which falsely tells Americans that labeling rights have been won.

However, in July 2018, an analysis of proposed rule changes revealed that thousands of genetically engineered foods may be exempt from upcoming labeling requirements. In early May 2018, the Department of Agriculture released a draft rule describing how the labeling law is supposed to be implemented.

Between May and July 3, the USDA received 14,008 public comments. The comments indicate that some of the public is concerned about the language used in the rule.

“The term bioengineered should not be used. It is both misleading and confusing to consumers. GMO, GE or Genetic Engineering should be used instead,” one commenter writes. “Please make all food items labeled correctly as GMO so consumers know exactly what they are purchasing,” another said.

The Environmental Working Group reports that if companies want to label foods which are made with genetically engineered ingredients, they must use the terms “bioengineered”

or

“bioengineered food ingredient,” instead of the widely known phrases “genetically modified” or “genetically engineered.”

Interestingly, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) recently conducted a survey to see how people respond to these different labels, including new symbols being tested by the USDA. The IFIC found that in every combination of label, the level of concern among consumers increased. In the survey consumers were shown bottles of canola oil without any label, with one of three symbols (plant, sun, or smile), with a symbol plus “bioengineered” on the label, and a symbol with “may be bioengineered” on the label.

As the USDA works to establish a uniform national standard for labeling foods that may be genetically engineered, critics continue to call out the dangers of putting the federal government in charge of the situation. Donald Trump’s recent executive order will only exacerbate the already confusing situation.

Americans who have concerns about the safety of GMOs will have to wrestle with the fact that these products may not be labeled and — with the latest executive order from Trump — will enter the food supply at an increasing pace in the coming years.

 

~via DavidIcke.com

DAVID ICKE: “Silencing The Truth About Vaccines”

 

 

DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA: “Important Vaccine Message”

 

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VICKI BATTS: “The Truth Is Out: Flu Shots Spread The Flu — Vaccine Industry In Total Panic To Censor Real Science About Vaccines”

“The take-home message from vaccine propagandists is simple:  Don’t question our authority, don’t question the authority of the unelected bureaucrats who run government health agencies, and certainly don’t question the “health experts” who create and push vaccines on the public.  You aren’t allowed to because you aren’t an “expert” — and only people who support the pro-vaccine agenda are allowed to be called “experts.”  Gatekeeping is major problem in science today, whether you’re talking about vaccines, pesticides, climate change or GMOs.  Whether it’s realized or not, corporate influence has overtaken the scientific community across the board.”

~Vicki Batts

 

Shocking new survey data shows that a growing number of parents are waking up to the vaccine industry’s lies — at least when it comes to flu shots. While vaccine skepticism is largely maligned by the mainstream media, the truth is that a substantial number of professionals are turning their backs on Big Pharma. Anti-vax nurses are coming out of the woodwork to tell their stories, and many top scientists are now refusing to vaccinate their own children.

It is no wonder that a growing number of Americans are realizing Big Pharma and the government elite do not have the public’s best interests in mind. And as polling data from Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children shows, many Americans are now realizing just that.

Flu shot skepticism on the rise

The mainstream medical community has been working tirelessly with the establishment media and the pharmaceutical industry to push the narrative that all vaccines are safe and that the flu shot is necessary for “good” health. But despite their best efforts, national polling data shows that nearly half of American parents believe the flu shot can make their kids sick.

As researchers from Orlando Health report, a growing number of people are questioning the safety and efficacy of flu vaccines. Some 50 percent believe the flu shot may make their child sick, and another third of parents believed the flu shot simply didn’t work.

Twenty-eight percent of parents also stated that the flu shot might be a cause of autism.

Dr. Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, was quick to refute any and all vaccine skepticism in a recently published press release on the study’s findings. “After years of research, we know that the flu vaccine is safe,” said Dr. Moorjani.

“The flu shot does not cause autism or any other diseases or illnesses. Doctors recommend the flu shot because it is the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.”

In December 2018, a grown man was hospitalized after a routine flu vaccination left him completely paralyzed and unable to breathe independently. He was ultimately diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, a known side effect of vaccination. It’s an autoimmune condition characterized by the immune system’s destruction of nerves, resulting in weakness or paralysis.

There are thousands of vaccine-related adverse events reported every year following vaccination, and estimates suggest that only 10 percent of vaccine reactions actually get reported.

The flu shot fraud

Despite strict adherence to the pro-vaccine narrative, the truth about vaccines can’t be ignored forever. As the polling data shows, people have questions — and they aren’t going to be satisfied with platitudes. There is no shortage of propagandists chastising the public for daring to question the validity of industry-funded vaccine science. The take-home message from vaccine propagandists is simple: Don’t question our authority, don’t question the authority of the unelected bureaucrats who run government health agencies, and certainly don’t question the “health experts” who create and push vaccines on the public.

You aren’t allowed to because you aren’t an “expert” — and only people who support the pro-vaccine agenda are allowed to be called “experts.” Gatekeeping is major problem in science today, whether you’re talking about vaccines, pesticides, climate change or GMOs. Whether it’s realized or not, corporate influence has overtaken the scientific community across the board.

If average people are too stupid to be allowed to question vaccine science, they certainly aren’t capable of consciously consenting to vaccination. Big Pharma and their puppets can’t have it both ways.

 

~via NaturalNews.com

ARJUN WALIA: “The Trump Administration Just Lifted The Ban On Bee-Killing Pesticides & GMOs”

“Is Donald Trump’s administration really Donald Trump‘s administration? Was the Obama administration really the Obama administration? Was the Bush administration really the Bush administration? The answer by now should be an obvious ‘no’, as so many examples abound where corporate dominance influences and controls the political will of their puppets.”

~Arjun Walia

 

In Brief

The Facts:

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.

Reflect On:

After so many years of evidence and activism, why was this really overturned? What’s the corporate relationship with government, and how does that influence policy?

Is Donald Trump’s administration really Donald Trump‘s administration? Was the Obama administration really the Obama administration? Was the Bush administration really the Bush administration? The answer by now should be an obvious ‘no’, as so many examples abound where corporate dominance influences and controls the political will of their puppets. Yes, this includes Donald Trump, even though he’s not an insider the same way the Bushes, the Clintons and Obama were.

Powerful forces still impact the Trump administration, perhaps not to the extent that they would have for Hillary, who was nothing but a spokesperson for the corporatocracy. Goldman Sachs wrote many of her speeches, as outlined by Wikileaks, among many other things. Of course, the establishment tried to debunk Wikileaks, and blame Russia, but that’s another story. At the end of the day, they are all puppets in one way or another. Governments now sit functionally under the corporations, and the corporations sit under the financial sector, all the way up to the Bank of International Settlements.

If you follow the money, it’s not hard to see.

Puppet Administrations

We have yet to see a presidency that does not place corporate puppets or people of great power into office since, perhaps, John F. Kennedy. Administrations now brainwash and use propaganda and patriotism to create followers and to drive the masses to accept anything they propose. Roosevelt was clear in noting that political parties no longer exist to execute the will of the people:

 

“Political parties have become the tools of the corrupt interests which use them to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government, sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. Unhampered by tradition, uncorrupted by power, undismayed by the magnitude of the task, the new party offers itself as the instrument of the people, to sweep away old abuses, to build a new and nobler government.”

–Roosevelt

 

Dozens of presidents and politicians have outed the secret government over the years. Today they refer to it as the Deep State.

This is why we can never really know what’s going on, and exactly why presidential candidates make promises they can never keep. Almost every other world leader of a country that is not in an alliance with the United States, as well as leaders who are, have continuously spoken out about this secret government. The latest examples would be President Bashar Al Assad in Syria, or Vladimir Putin, who said after a US president is elected, “men in dark suits” come in and give him instructions.

So, either a president can bow and support and follow the will of their masters, or he can oppose them. Who knows what tools the Deep State uses to push our “leaders” into their decision making? Today, especially when we speak of developed countries, there are indeed governments within governments

EPA Ban Lifted

This is why it’s no surprise that the EPA ban on deadly pesticides has been lifted. These pesticides are not only harmful to human beings, but have also been strongly linked to a major decline in the global bee population. Some could argue that that industry is pushing bee deaths, like they push the war on terror, in order to drive the population into acceptance of a heightened national security state, or perhaps, in this case, the acceptance of GMOs within protected areas, a true natural hazard. As Jenny Keating, federal lands policy analyst for the group Defenders of Wildlife says,

“Industrial agriculture has no place on refuges dedicated to wildlife conservation and protection of some of the most vital and vulnerable species.”

It’s always necessary to think deeply and critically about these things, given the amount of corruption that plagues politics, government and it’s organizations like the EPA. These pesticides should not be sprayed, and the science is clear on that. The science concerning GMOs, as well, is very concerning. In fact, hundreds of scientists have now told the world that the GMO & Cancer link is real. This is important to note, because the bans of the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges, where farming is permitted, is also a part of this.

It’s also concerning because multiple lawsuits have shown the corruption behind these products, be it glyphosate, or engineered foods. A 1998 lawsuit actually forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. The files showed that scientists were lied to, brainwashed, as well as corrupted when it came to information and science. The lawyer published a book about it, called Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It has some great reviews by some of the leading scientists currently in the field.

It’s hard to believe that all the work that was done by activists to prohibit farmers on refuges from planting biotech crops, such as soybeans and corn, engineered to resist insect pests and weed-controlling herbicides, has been reversed. That being said, it’s clear that consciousness has shifted, the people don’t really want this stuff, so as we continue to move on into the future, you will see more health conscious people, less meat-eaters, fewer GMO eaters, more organic eaters, no matter how hard they make it for us.

As the Guardian Points out,

That policy also had barred the use on wildlife refuges of neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, in conjunction with GMO crops. Neonics are a class of insecticides tied by research to declining populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects around the world. Rather than continuing to impose a blanket ban on GMO crops and neonics on refuges, Fish and Wildlife Service deputy director Greg Sheehan said decisions about their use would be made on a case-by-case basis.

Despite the fact that we are making changes in our lives, the animals and the insects do not know, and we must speak for them, and be their voice, because they aren’t even given a choice.

 

~via Collective-Evolution.com