Sunday, April 13, 2014

Links To Leukemia GMO Food | 2 DNA/RNA Undisclosed Effects MAJOR ROOTS LIES

 
Results showed that the Bt spore-crystals genetically modified to express individually Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2A can cause some hematological risks to vertebrates,increasing their toxic effects with long-term exposure. Taking into account the increased risk of human and animal exposures to significant levels of these toxins, especially through diet, our results suggest that further studies are required to clarify the mechanism involved in the hematotoxicity found in mice, and to establish the toxicological risks to non-target organisms, especially mammals, before concluding that these microbiological control agents are safe for mammals.
Did you get that? Their conclusion is that it is premature to consider GM toxins to be safe in mammals. Billions have already been exposed to Bt toxins, in combination with glyphosate-based herbicide formulations such as Roundup, and yet, most biotech research scientists and industry regulators still claim they are unequivocally safe.  This has much to do with the well-known relationship that biotech corporations like Monsanto have with so-called 'check book' science firms who are basically paid to obfuscate adverse health outcomes of their products, such as the GMO-Cancer link. [see: Monsanto-Funded Science Denies Emerging Roundup Cancer Link]
Consider also that the question of combined toxicity of Cry toxins and glyphosate-based residues within plants have not been sufficiently explored, and that glyphosate exposure has already been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia in the biomedical literature.[ii]
The reality is that we no longer have time to wait around for additional research to accumulate on the adverse health effects of GMOs, especially considering the biotech industry has far more capital to infuse into their own faux research on the topic.
Some, in fact, argue that we should not be waiting around for the corrupt legislative process to compel manufacturers to label GMOs, rather, we should be fighting to ban them altogether, advocating for the precautionary principle before it is too late to undo the damage to our biosphere. 

The study also found:

1) That Cry toxins are capable of exerting their adverse effects when suspended in distilled water, not requiring alkalinization via insect physiology to become activated as formerly believed.
2) That a dose of Cry1Ab as low as 27 mg/kg, their lowest tested dose, was capable of inducing hypochromic anemia in mice – the very toxin has been detected in blood of non-pregnant women, pregnant women and their fetuses in Canada, supposedly exposed through diet.
3) Whereas past reports have found that Bt toxins are generally nontoxic and do not bioaccumulate in fatty tissue or persist in the environment, the new study demonstrated that all Cry toxins tested had a more pronounced effect from 72 hours of exposure onwards, indicating the opposite is true.
4) That high-dose Cry toxin doses caused blood changes indicative of bone marrow damage (damage to "hematopoietic stem cell or bone marrow stroma").
The authors noted their results "demonstrate leukemogenic activity for other spore-crystals not yet reported in the literature."
A new discovery about how DNA works blows GMO frankenscience out of the water.

“The fact that the genetic code can simultaneously write two kinds of information means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously.
So much for their claims of "safe and precise" DNA changes to our food.

http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/12/12/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/

There are two aspects to this question. One is the length of Gene VI accidentally introduced by developers. This appears to vary but most of the 54 approved transgenes contain the same 528 base pairs of the CaMV 35S promoter sequence. This corresponds to approximately the final third of Gene VI. Deleted fragments of Gene VI are active when expressed in plant cells and functions of Gene VI are believed to reside in this final third. Therefore, there is clear potential for unintended effects if this fragment is expressed (e.g. De Tapia et al. 1993; Ryabova et al. 2002; Kobayashi and Hohn 2003).
The second aspect of this question is what quantity of Gene VI could be produced in GMO crops? Once again, this can ultimately only be resolved by direct quantitative experiments. Nevertheless, we can theorize that the amount of Gene VI produced will be specific to each independent insertion event. This is because significant Gene VI expression probably would require specific sequences (such as the presence of a gene promoter and an ATG [a protein start codon]) to precede it and so is likely to be heavily dependent on variables such as the details of the inserted transgenic DNA and where in the plant genome the transgene inserted.
Commercial transgenic crop varieties can also contain superfluous copies of the transgene, including those that are incomplete or rearranged (Wilson et al 2006). These could be important additional sources of Gene VI protein. The decision of regulators to allow such multiple and complex insertion events was always highly questionable, but the realization that the CaMV 35S promoter contains Gene VI sequences provides yet another reason to believe that complex insertion events increase the likelihood of a biosafety problem.
Even direct quantitative measurements of Gene VI protein in individual crop authorizations would not fully resolve the scientific questions, however. No-one knows, for example, what quantity, location or timing of protein production would be of significance for risk assessment, and so answers necessary to perform science-based risk assessment are unlikely to emerge soon.
Big Lessons for Biotechnology
It is perhaps the most basic assumption in all of risk assessment that the developer of a new product provides regulators with accurate information about what is being assessed. Perhaps the next most basic assumption is that regulators independently verify this information.  We now know, however, that for over twenty years neither of those simple expectations have been met. Major public universities, biotech multinationals, and government regulators everywhere, seemingly did not appreciate the relatively simple possibility that the DNA constructs they were responsible for encoded a viral gene.
This lapse occurred despite the fact that Gene VI was not truly hidden; the relevant information on the existence of Gene VI has been freely available in the scientific literature since well before the first biotech approval (Franck et al 1980). We ourselves have offered specific warnings that viral sequences could contain unsuspected genes (Latham and Wilson 2008). The inability of risk assessment processes to incorporate longstanding and repeated scientific findings is every bit as worrysome as the failure to intellectually anticipate the possibility of overlapping genes when manipulating viral sequences.
This sense of a generic failure is reinforced by the fact that this is not an isolated event. There exist other examples of commercially approved viral sequences having overlapping genes that were never subjected to risk assessment. These include numerous commercial GMOs containing promoter regions of the closely related virus figwort mosaic virus (FMV) which were not considered by Podevin and du Jardin. Inspection of commercial sequence data shows that the commonly used FMV promoter overlaps its own Gene VI (Richins et al 1987). A third example is the virus-resistant potato NewLeaf Plus (RBMT-22-82). This transgene contains approximately 90% of the P0 gene of potato leaf roll virus. The known function of this gene, whose existence was discovered only after US approval, is to inhibit the anti-pathogen defenses of its host (Pfeffer et al 2002). Fortunately, this potato variety was never actively marketed.
A further key point relates to the biotech industry and their campaign to secure public approval and a permissive regulatory environment. This has led them to repeatedly claim, firstly, that GMO technology is precise and predictable; and secondly, that their own competence and self-interest would prevent them from ever bringing potentially harmful products to the market; and thirdly, to assert that only well studied and fully understood transgenes are commercialized. It is hard to imagine a finding more damaging to these claims than the revelations surrounding Gene VI.
Biotechnology, it is often forgotten, is not just a technology. It is an experiment in the proposition that human institutions can perform adequate risk assessments on novel living organisms. Rather than treat that question as primarily a daunting scientific one, we should for now consider that the primary obstacle will be overcoming the much more mundane trap of human complacency and incompetence. We are not there yet, and therefore this incident will serve to reinforce the demands for GMO labeling in places where it is absent.
What Regulators Should Do Now

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Remember Notice Bees O'Same

Photo: The closer we examine the honeybee, the more we realize the workings of a beehive encompass territories beyond our comprehension. - Leo Tolstoy

Monsanto Blames Farmers For BT Corn Failure

"A voracious crop-destroying pest has evolved to feed upon the very GMO product that was designed to eliminate it. Wired.com reported that the triumph over corn rootworms was one of biotech’s great success stories, saving billions of dollars in crops each year.

So-called Bt corn — named for the Bacillus thuringiensis gene, which killed rootworms, corn borers and other pests — currently makes up more than three quarters of the total corn grown in the U.S., a lack of crop diversity that could spell disaster if the resistant cornworms spread.

The crop itself is not to blame, say scientists, but rather mismanagement by farmers, corporations and lawmakers that has led to the squandering of whatever benefits had been gained by the use of the genetically modified crop."

'A widespread increase in trait failure maybe just around the corner.'

There’s a lesson to be learned for future crop traits, Shields said. Rootworm resistance was expected from the outset, but the Bt seed industry, seeking to maximize short-term profits, ignored outside scientists. The next pest-fighting trait “will fall under the same pressure,” said Shields, “and the insect will win. Always bet on the insect if there is not a smart deployment of the trait.”
European corn borer damage in Bt corn
ASK SOME QUESTIONS...?
The researchers treated some human stem cells with a small amount of RNA designed to suppress HERV-H. Doing so, they found, removed the stem cell's ability to develop into any human cell—instead they would only grow into cells that resembled fibroblasts—cells normally found in connective tissue. A closer look revealed that suppressing HERV-H also suppressed the production of proteins necessary for pluripotency. Thus, at least in humans, the remnant viral DNA appears to be necessary for normal human development—without it, human life would be impossible.
Because of the role HERV-H plays in pluripotency, its possible other remnant viral DNA plays a role in human development as well,
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-ancient-virus-dna-remnants-pluripotency.html#jCp



Earthworms Cry For Help! "Feed World"? NO, Kills World...

Feeding the World?
A business out to make money made that up...in a Monsanto PR campaign.
Organic culture have fed themselves for all the years previous to these past 25 of GMO...
GMO is destroying our ability to feed our self. By destroying the soil, insects, and seed. While destroying ocean, stream, lake, pond and river life too with the poisons...
And these poisons are what they really sell. Their product hinges on the fact, shown by their seeds needing poison as their culture.
Teaching plants to grow poisons in them!
And, leaving behind a "food" with no nutritional value.
And that is shown by "food standards" given at CODEX Alimentarius meetings to set world standards for chemicals in our food raised significantly, and nutritional levels lowered to obscene levels...

The EPA in USA has raised the levels of glyphosate ...Not right...



When a scientific society acknowledges a trade organization as a ‘sustaining associate,’ whose voice do we hear when that society speaks—that of science or that of industry?

This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.

When the public protests, confronted with some obvious evidence of damaging results of pesticide applications, it is fed little tranquilizing pills of half truth…

…The major chemical companies are pouring money into universities to support research on insecticides. This creates attractive fellowships for graduate students and attractive staff positions.

Biological-control studies, on the other hand, are never so endowed – for the simple reason that they do not promise anyone the fortunes that are made in the chemical industry.

This explains the otherwise mystifying fact that certain outstanding entomologists are among the leading advocates of chemical control. Inquiry into the background of some of these men reveals their entire research program is supported by the chemical industry. 

Can we ever expect them to bite the hand that feeds them?…
http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/tag/silent-spring/

No one said it better than the late U.S. Congressman Ted Weiss:
“... is unsafe at any dose. The public has been duped by an industry propaganda campaign and a handful of federal scientists who have carried the industry’s message to the highest levels of government. They have spread false information about new scientific evidence that dioxin is safe at low levels, and that federal standards should be weakened. The industry campaign is proof of an old maxim: if you repeat a lie enough, people will start believing it...”
http://www.americanhealthstudies.org/wastenot/wn234.htm
Photo: When a scientific society acknowledges a trade organization as a ‘sustaining associate,’ whose voice do we hear when that society speaks—that of science or that of industry?  
This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.

 When the public protests, confronted with some obvious evidence of damaging results of pesticide applications, it is fed little tranquilizing pills of half truth…

…The major chemical companies are pouring money into universities to support research on insecticides. This creates attractive fellowships for graduate students and attractive staff positions.  

Biological-control studies, on the other hand, are never so endowed – for the simple reason that they do not promise anyone the fortunes that are made in the chemical industry. 

This explains the otherwise mystifying fact that certain outstanding entomologists are among the leading advocates of chemical control. Inquiry into the background of some of these men reveals their entire research program is supported by the chemical industry.  
Can we ever expect them to bite the hand that feeds them?…
http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/tag/silent-spring/

No one said it better than the late U.S. Congressman Ted Weiss:
“... is unsafe at any dose. The public has been duped by an industry propaganda campaign and a handful of federal scientists who have carried the industry’s message to the highest levels of government. They have spread false information about new scientific evidence that dioxin is safe at low levels, and that federal standards should be weakened. The industry campaign is proof of an old maxim: if you repeat a lie enough, people will start believing it...”

http://www.americanhealthstudies.org/wastenot/wn234.htm
#MONSANTO #BIOTECH #ORGANIC #WORMCASTINGS #FARMERS #FYI #MAUIAG #MAUI #HCS #DOW #DUPONT #BASF #SYNGENTIA #SYNGENTA #PIONEER #BAYER #IGFARBEN #DUPONTE #PETITION #BOYCOTT #REVOLT
Kimberly Usher's photo. 
" For the worm, dioxin-like substances are 1000 times more toxic than a specifically (narcotically) active substances such as chlorobenzenes (Bel94)."
http://www.organicrosecare.org/articles/worm_castings.php

Health Council of the Netherlands:
Committee on Risk Evaluation of Substances/Dioxins
To find "SAFE LEVELS"...
http://gr.nl/sites/default/files/9610e.pdf
Benefits of Worm Castings
  • Improved plant growth
  • Soil softening
  • Biological decomposition
  • Beneficial nematodes
  • Fungus control
  • Odor elimination
  • Insect repellency
Improved Plant Growth
Extensive university plant growth research has been performed by Ohio State, Cornell University, U.C. Davis, the Australia SIRO, and other agriculture organizations to test the benefits of worm castings. These tests have shown improved plant size, bloom quantity, quality, and color for flowers. Fruit and vegetable tests have shown significant yield increases as well as improvements in taste and appearance. Ohio State research showed that the optimum ratio of worm castings to native soil is 10-20 percent.
Little is known about the behaviour of earthworms in Australia. Much of the research that has been done has been carried out in southern Australia, where the climate and soils are quite different to the NSW North Coast. For this reason, this information is very general in its approach. However, the principles established from research on earthworm ecology can be applied generally to most soils and climates.

Benefits of earthworms

By their activity in the soil, earthworms offer many benefits: increased nutrient availability, better drainage, and a more stable soil structure, all of which help improve farm productivity.
  • Improved nutrient availability
    Worms feed on plant debris (dead roots, leaves, grasses, manure) and soil. Their digestive system concentrates the organic and mineral constituents in the food they eat, so their casts are richer in available nutrients than the soil around them. Nitrogen in the casts is readily available to plants. Worm bodies decompose rapidly, further contributing to the nitrogen content of soil.

    New Zealand research shows that worm casts release four times more phosphorus than does surface soil. Worms often leave their nutrient-rich casts in their tunnels, providing a favourable environment for plant root growth. The tunnels also allow roots to penetrate deeper into the soil, where they can reach extra moisture and nutrients. Earthworm tunnelling can help incorporate surface applied lime and fertiliser into the soil.
Earthworms have something to say...
"Caecilians are the most cryptic group of animals, and it's not possible to identify whether it's a new species or genus or family just after collecting it," Biju told BBC News. "We studied the molecules (DNA) and the morphology, both internal and external, to identify the species."

Finding even a single new species of vertebrate is a rare feat for a biologist, especially outside of rainforests, so to find an entirely new family in a populated area is quite impressive. It could also, however, spell trouble. "We found them not only in the forest area but also very close to human settlement," Biju explained. "So conservation of this group is extremely challenging."

Chikilidae are the 10th caecilian family and DNA tests estimate that this family diverged from its nearest relatives some 140 million years ago."


PLEASE DON"T HARM US...We are being Genocide'd!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monsanto RoundUp Causes Brain Damage

"Makes you not think right, makes all your muscles, and joints hurt; fibromyalgia, you know, makes your blood clot..."
That is what I told the Maui County Council concerning a bill to stop the GMO and pesticide Eco-cide occurring on Maui.
I think I have proved it on my blog, and personally.
I have the RIGHT to know and tell this as the truth, because I know what caused me to almost DIE...Pesticides in my environment. People, corporations, state and county government are going around and spraying anything, anywhere, any and all the time...And they need to be controlled...
The chemical corporations sales people, and their government contacts need  investigation on county, and state levels...

A new study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the world's most popular GMO herbicide harms the brain.
Titled, "Mechanisms underlying the neurotoxicity induced by glyphosate-based herbicide in immature rat hippocampus: Involvement of glutamate excitotoxicity,"[i] the paper tested the neurotoxicity of Roundup® in the hippocampus of immature rats following acute exposure (30 minutes) and chronic (pregnancy and lactation) exposure.
The results found that acute exposure to Roundup® induces calcium influx into neurons (primarily, by activating NMDA receptors and voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels), leading to oxidative stress and neural cell death. They also found that the herbicide affected the enzymes ERK and CaMKII, the later of which is an enzyme whose dysregulation has been linked to Alzheimer's disease.[ii] Additionally, acute exposure was observed to have the following three effects:
  1. Increase the amino acid glutamate into the junctions through which neurons communicate (synaptic cleft), which, when released in excess levels, can exert excitotoxic/neurotixc effects in neurons.
  2. Decrease the neuroprotective antioxidant glutathione.
  3. Increase 'brain rancidity,' i.e. lipoperoxidation, characterized by excitotoxicity (over-stimulation of the neurons) and oxidative damage.
The summarization of their results, looking at the effects of both acute and chronic exposure, were reported as follows:
"Taken together, these results demonstrated that Roundup® might lead to excessive extracellular glutamate levels and consequently to glutamate excitotoxicity and oxidative stress in rat hippocampus."
Roundup-induced glutamate excitotoxicity appears to share similar effects to monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame-linked excitotoxicity, and indicating that anyone either prone to, or suffering from, a brain or neurological condition involving increased oxidative stress and/or neuronal excitotoxicity (pathological or excessive nerve cell stimulation) should be even more wary to reduce exposure to this unfortunately ubiquitous environmental and food contaminant.
The authors also pointed out that their study found maternal exposure to Roundup® resulted in the offspring being exposed to the herbicide because it crosses the placental barrier during gestation and/or it is passed to them through the breast milk. They caution:
"Exposure to environmental toxicants during pregnancy and suckling periods has the potential to affect embryo and fetal development."
This is not the first time that concerns have been raised about Roundup's unique contraceptiveand birth defect causing properties.
For additional information on the adverse effects of Roundup herbicide and related glyphosate formulations, visit our database sections on the topic, which references peer-reviewed and published research from the National Library of Medicine on the chemical.
Also, dig deeper into the non-safety of GMO farming, food and environmental and health consequences, by visiting our GMO research center.

[i] Daiane Cattani, Vera Lúcia de Liz Oliveira Cavalli, Carla Elise Heinz Rieg, Juliana Tonietto Domingues, Tharine Dal-Cim, Carla Inês Tasca, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Ariane Zamoner. MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE NEUROTOXICITY INDUCED BY GLYPHOSATE-BASED HERBICIDE IN IMMATURE RAT HIPPOCAMPUS: INVOLVEMENT OF GLUTAMATE EXCITOTOXICITY.Toxicology. 2014 Mar 14. Epub 2014 Mar 14. PMID: 24636977
[ii] Yamauchi, Takashi (August 2005). "Neuronal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II—discovery, progress in a quarter of a century, and perspective: implication for learning and memory".Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 28 (8): 1342–54. doi:10.1248/bpb.28.1342. PMID 16079472.
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/roundup-weedkiller-brain-damaging-neurotoxin 

Here we go...People unknowingly poisoned...Soil samples are surely needed...But, NO, just pretend it is OK!
"The response by council members and representatives from Maui Land and Pine was that due to the pineapple baseyard next to that site, and the many years of harsh (now illegal) chemicals being used there, it would not be suitable for living quarters! But how funny, after so many years, we now see the private school built - and now condos?!

I never stop being amazed by the Maui government and greedy landowners that do what they want, when they want to, and screw the public and the impacted neighborhoods!

SU CAMPOS, Napili Action Group Vice President

NAPILI - With a grading permit recently issued, groundbreaking ceremonies for the latest condominium project on the West Side were held in Napili on Feb. 27.

Approved in 2007, West Maui Village is situated mauka of Honoapiilani Highway on 9.65 acres, the old Rainbow Ranch site, above the Napilihau intersection, just north of Maui Preparatory Academy.

Zoned light industrial, the design incorporates 158 one-, two- and three-bedroom townhomes in 25 buildings.
- See more at:http://www.lahainanews.com/page/content.detail/id/530319/LETTERS-for-March-20-issue.html?nav=18#sthash.GdUhpmCl.dpuf

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DIOXIN Lasts 4-500 Yrs. Bound to Soil... CODEX DIOXIN-Salmon Risk...

DOH told us 100 years Arsenic and Dioxin is bound to the soil...

"Scientists Study Soil": clip from The Friendship Village by Michelle

In this video at 10 seconds they say different...
Almost all info about Dioxin is difficult to find...
Documentaries are purchased, the books on Dioxin can cost as high as $300 dollars, and youtube sorely needs more...
This is a trailer to a documentary about cleaning up Agent Orange by Monsanto and Dow, in Vietnam...


From the UN World Health Organization::
Dioxins are mainly by products of industrial processes but can also result from natural processes, such as volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Dioxins are unwanted by products of a wide range of manufacturing processes including smelting, chlorine bleaching of paper pulp and the manufacturing of some herbicides and pesticides. In terms of dioxin release into the environment, uncontrolled waste incinerators (solid waste and hospital waste) are often the worst culprits, due to incomplete burning. Technology is available that allows for controlled waste incineration with low emissions.

Although formation of dioxins is local, environmental distribution is global. Dioxins are found throughout the world in the environment. The highest levels of these compounds are found in some soils, sediments and food, especially dairy products, meat, fish and shellfish. Very low levels are found in plants, water and air.

Extensive stores of PCB-based waste industrial oils, many with high levels of PCDFs, exist throughout the world. Long-term storage and improper disposal of this material may result in dioxin release into the environment and the contamination of human and animal food supplies. PCB-based waste is not easily disposed of without contamination of the environment and human populations. Such material needs to be treated as hazardous waste and is best destroyed by high temperature incineration.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/

More info about Dioxin can be found here by



Dioxinnz.com
The power of one does count, we ask you to show your support for a Just and Fair outcome for all who have been victims of exposure to dioxin New Zealand.




The companies manufactured foods using liquid egg imported from Germany and potentially contaminated with dioxins, poisonous chemicals

Aim-listed Finsbury and Samworth, the privately owned group behind the Ginsters brand, manufactured foods using liquid egg imported from Germany and potentially contaminated with dioxins, poisonous chemicals.
Finsbury said it had been informed of the potential contamination by the Food Standards Agency but reiterated the regulator's view that there was "no risk to health" given the tiny volumes of dioxin that might be involved.
The company's shares initally retreated on the news but ended the day ¼ higher at 24¼p.
Tesco, J Sainsbury and WM Morrison confirmed they had withdrawn one or more products as a precautionary measure.
Finsbury said any concern surrounded "short shelf-life cakes" but that it expected no "significant or lasting impact" on the company's finances.


CAC/RCP 62-2006Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Food and FeedsCCCF2006
ReferenceCAC/RCP
Number62
Year of adoption2006
Title EnglishCode of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Food and Feeds
Title FrançaisCode d’usages pour la prévention et la de la contamination des produits destinés l’alimentation humaine et animale par dioxines et les PCB de type dioxine
Title EspañolCódigo de Prácticas para Prevenir y Reducir la Contaminación en Alimentos y Piensos por Dioxinas y Bifeniles Policlorados (BPC) Análogos a las Dioxinas
Downloads
EnglishCXP_062e.pdf
FrenchCXP_062f.pdf
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Dioxins and dioxin-type polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Dioxins are chemicals resulting from certain natural phenomena (volcanism, forest fires) or industrial processes (manufacturing of pesticides, metals or paint, paper bleaching, incineration, etc.).
PCBs are chemicals which are widespread and found in, inter alia, building materials, lubricants, waterproofing agents and paints. Both types of substance may cause serious health problems, including cancer, immune and nervous system disorders, liver damage and sterility.
The TWI is 14 pg (picogram) World Health Organisation toxic equivalent (WHO-TEQ)/kg body weight.

According to your Jan. 1, 2013 Quality Standards that you sent to me - Whole Foods only requires farmed salmon producers to show they are making “progress toward meeting maximum allowable contaminate levels” for PCBs, dioxins, furans, dioxin-like PCBs and mercury in their product. This means your customers don’t actually know the levels of dangerous toxins present in Norwegian farmed salmon from Whole Foods.Download WFM Quality Standards for Farmed Seafood_salmon finfish shrimp_ Jan 1 2013.V2_0-1.pdf (341.5K)

Compared to international, current dietary recommendations for fatty fish, your limit of 2.16 pg/g for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in farmed salmon is not safe at all according to the World Health Organization that established in 1998 a goal to reduce human intake levels below 1 pg TEQ/kg body weight/day (http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/en/exe-sum-final.pdf">source:). (TEQ means Toxic Equivalent Unit)

According to your Jan. 1. 2013 quality standards for farmed salmon, when a 60 kg person eats a single 200 gram serving of Norwegian farmed salmon from Whole Foods their body may receive 432 pg of toxins (2.16 pg x 200 grams). This is more than 7-times the daily safe intake levels established by the WHO and over 3.5-times the tolerable levels established by the European Food Safety Authority (EFTA) (2 pg/kg body weight/day and 14 pg/kg body weight/ week. Source:).
So:
- See more at: http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2013/week50/#sthash.obymujy2.dpuf



Friday, February 28, 2014

Maui Residents Expected to BE VERY SICK

Disregard to our health and to our environment.
This is the same medical group where I was refused testing for pesticide poisoning...OBLIVIOUS or on purpose?
Maui Medical Group just built a multi-million dollar MIR extension in Wailuku, and it opened last year.
There is no crowd. Why would they need a new facility?
To STUDY us?

Maui Tomorrow on Facebook

Speak Out Now for No Six Story Building in Kanaha Wetlands!
There’s a large project threatening Central Maui’s viewplane and remaining wetlands that you may be unaware of. The Maui Medical Plaza at Kanaha, a planned six story building with a five story (300+ car parking garage) on the edge of Kanaha wetlands (in a tsunami and sea level rise zone) has somehow managed to stay under the public’s radar.
The project’s developers blame the shortage of doctors on Maui to a lack of medical facilities yet medical professionals will tell you that Maui’s low rural rates of Medicare reimbursements and the high cost of malpractice insurance are much more to blame.
Hawaii at one time had 59,000 acres of wetlands. Thirty percent of our lowland wetlands have already been lost, an acre at a time, encroaching and filling in the edges of feeding, nesting and breeding areas for the endangered (and federally protected) Hawaiian Stilt and Hawaiian Coot. Due to the continued destruction of many of Hawaii's wetland areas Kanaha Pond was designated a registered natural landmark in 1971 by the Department of the Interior.
Despite this area being designated a heavy industrial zone in the 1960’s, today we better understand the importance of preserving wetlands and areas of open space. The 2002 Wailuku Kahului Community Plan states “Protect shoreline wetland resources and flood plain areas as valuable natural systems and open space resources. These natural systems are important for flood control, as habitat area for wildlife, and for various forms of recreation. Future development actions should emphasize flood prevention and protection of the natural landscape.” The community plan also says that “Drainage channels should not be used for building sites but rather for public open space” and further adds, “Higher building forms up to six stories should be sited in the central portion of commercial blocks.”
In spite of this the project’s final Environmental Assessment was accepted by the Maui Planning Commission in 2011 and received a Special Management Area permit.
Time passed with no construction at the site due to the developers’ failing finances. They have now declared personal bankruptcy and recently sold the property through a joint venture agreement to Oahu-based dck Pacific (a subsidiary of dck Worldwide).

Maui Medical Plaza at Kanaha is asking the community to write to the Maui Planning Department and Maui Planning Commission to ask for the transfer and extension of the project’s Special Management Area permit which expires in August, 2014. If this permit expires the developers will have to re-apply and likely file an Environmental Impact Statement. This would be very good news for the Kanaha wetlands and for all friends of Kanaha as more public scrutiny could end this misguided project once and for all.
If you care about preserving Central Maui’s view plane and wetlands please join us in asking the Maui Planning Commission to reconsider the impacts of this project and deny the transfer of its Special Management Area permit.
Please send your comments today to:

Maui Planning CommissionMaui County Planning Department
Attention: Chair Ivan LayAttention: Director Will Spence
250 S. High St2200 Main St.
Kalana Pakui Bldg Ste 200One Main Plaza Bldg, Ste. 315
Wailuku, HI 96793Wailuku, HI 96793
planning@mauicounty.gov planning@mauicounty.gov

Mahalo Nui,

Irene Bowie
Executive Director
Maui Tomorrow Foundation
At one time some "industrialist" wanted to dredge this area and put Maui's harbor here.
OUTRAGE caused that to not happen.














We must ride to the rescue!


Obviously, Blogging is Here to Stay…

An important ruling was handed down last Friday by a federal appeals court that directly impacts all bloggers.  According to Reuters:
A blogger is entitled to the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist and cannot be liable for defamation unless she acted negligently…"
The law professor explained that these kinds of cases are usually settled without trial and to see one reach the federal appeals court level was rare.
After the ruling in favor of Cox, her attorney (Volokh) had this to say:
"It makes clear that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists," he said. "There had been similar precedents before concerning advocacy groups, other writers and book authors. This follows a fairly well established chain of precedents. I believe it is the first federal appeals court level ruling that applies to bloggers."
http://ninthcircuitcrystalcoxappeal.blogspot.com/ 
Source and Full Article
 http://thewartburgwatch.com/2014/01/22/court-rules-bloggers-have-first-amendment-protection/

Very sorry some of my videos are not showing up on my blog here...
Something to do with embedding vs. linking with youtube.
Stay tuned...I'm trying to fix this, and update the side column links with the actual science study on the subject...
I love that 200 people are informed just in the past day.
We are making progress...
It's official! 8,500 signatures are needed before March 31st to get the GMO ban on the ballot for November. Share this post!
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National News about Maui's effort to stop GMOs:
http://naturalsociety.com/maui-next-hawaiian-island-ban-gmos/

Video about GMO dangers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUd9rRSLY4A#t=28

Educate yourself: take care of your food and everyone's future.
Malama 'Aina!

I would not put it past Monsanto and their minions to go around like Google Street View, and spray their GMO pollen in farmers fields who do not want their seeds!