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Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal? | Environment | The Guardian
[ corn syrup as sweetener everywhere, GMO, growth hormones, chlorinated chicken, industrial mass farming, environmental protections, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, Monsanto, CHLORINE CHICKEN AND ACID-WASHED MEAT, HORMONE AND ANTIBIOTIC GROWTH PROMOTERS, ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS FED BACK TO LIVESTOCK ] And as their multi-ingredient products don’t have to list the country of origin of individual ingredients, there would be no sure way of avoiding eating milk or meat produced to less exacting US standards, unless you never ate processed food.
USA  UK  Brexit  trade  deal  TTIP  food  safety  deregulation  self-regulation  GMO  Meat–industrial  complex  Food–industrial  lobby  processed  pesticide  antibiotic  antibiotics  Transparency  consumer  protection  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism  profit  maximisation  regulation  regulators 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Keiser Report: Trumponomics (E993) - YouTube
GMO crops did not increase yields, that were promised by patent holder of said GMO crops and the needed GMO special pesticide/herbicide/insecticide
GMO  patent  crop  pesticide  herbicide  insecticide  crony  capitalism  Monsanto  lobby  climate  change  yield  global  warming  food  security 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Stop Cancer Before It Starts (Michael Greger, M.D.. 2011)
[ oldschool dr greger ] not only is meat a carcinogen itself, but meat has accumulated pesticides and herbicides, because cows and co eat animal feed full of pesticides and herbicides. but also their loved ones (male chicken, not laying eggs, not putting on meat fast enough for industry to make a bigger profit) are in it, ground up. Even fat trimmings are in animal feed! // breast cancer rates on the rise as meat eating babyboomers come into old age 40-50 and older
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit | Science | The Guardian
Jennifer Doudna, an inventor of a gene editing tool called Crispr-Cas9, said Asilomar was much in mind when the summit was organised. “I think it’s this generation’s version of Asilomar,” she says. “It’s a very exciting time, but as with any powerful technology, there is always the risk that something will be done either intentionally or unintentionally that somehow has ill effects.”
DNA  genetics  gene  doping  humanity  ethics  gene  editing  medical  profession  medical  advances  medical  research  GMO  evolution  complexity  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
TTIP und Gentechnik: US-Behörden lassen Gen-Lachs zu - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Erstmals hat die Lebensmittelbehörde FDA ein genetisch verändertes Tier zum Verzehr freigegeben: In den Vereinigten Staaten darf künftig besonders schnell wachsender Lachs verkauft werden - ohne besondere Kenntlichmachung. [...] Was heißt das für die TTIP-Debatte? Es handelt sich um das erste genetisch veränderte Tier, das die FDA zum Verzehr freigibt. Zahlreiche Verbraucherorganisationen kritisierten die Entscheidung und kündigten an, dagegen vorzugehen. Ob und gegebenenfalls wann modifizierter Lachs tatsächlich in Läden und Restaurants kommen könnte, war zunächst nicht klar. [...] In Deutschland hatte die Bundesregierung jedoch die Pläne für eine Kennzeichnungspflicht genetisch veränderter Lebensmittel verschleppt. Verschiedene Gutachten hatten zudem davor gewarnt, dass TTIP und Ceta dieses Vorhaben gefährdeten. So erwartet der Wissenschaftliche Dienst des Bundestags sogar Klagen der USA, sollte die EU eine entsprechende Kennzeichnungspflicht einführen. //&! bbc.in/1X133Ih
Fish  Industry  Livestock  farming  Factory  Industrial  food  GMO  Consumer  Protection  GMO  crop  TTIP  TPP  CETA  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Marijuana legalization initiative fails in Ohio - Business Insider
Issue 3 would create a marijuana "monopoly" (actually, an oligopoly) consisting of 10 producers who would have their exclusive rights to engage in the commercial production of marijuana enshrined in the state constitution. The campaign in support of Issue 3 — so-called Responsible Ohio — is predictably supported by those who would hold these exclusive rights. This is crony capitalism at its worst. // same w GMO, Monsanto asked whitehouse (bush) to introduce stringent legislation and regulation about GMO research bc monanto knew it was ahead and didn't want any newcomers in, thus made through legislation, regulation and compliance cost, the barriers to entry artificially high, through its effective strong lobbying to introduce legislation & regulation to its liking.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass
‪USA's Environmental Protection Agency #‎EPA‬ ignores independent studies (and rat deaths) to exonerate ‪#‎Roundup aka Glyphosate‬ as an a endocrine disruptor.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation | NutritionFacts.org
GMO in Fodder aka animal feed, livestock feed. and Fodder also can contain ground up meat waste from other animals (see “mad cow” disease instance). farmed fish eating ground up male chicken. Or in EU pig fodder (Schweinefutter) containing too high toxin called dioxin ( http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/ ). Or in other instance added hormones to fatten pigs quicker that show up in the meat and are thus hormones that people ingest unkowingly, low-dose long-time, ... // in a commercialised profit driven environment, nothing is wasted. NOTHING. If the consumer doesn't eat the ground up food waste, then its processed and added to Fodder. // Do you really know what you are eating?
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
‘Safety assessments of GMOs are non-existent’ | Business Line
Conclusions Industry studies are not sufficient for regulation. Despite decades of risk assessments and research in this field, specific unanswered questions relating to safety and quality aspects of food and feed from GM crops need to be addressed by regulators. Independent research gives important supplementary insight. - http://www.enveurope.com/content/27/1/20
GMO  crop  GMO 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bella Caledonia the news where you are
It’s well-known that the ‘corporate lobby’ are a powerful force in politics. Nowhere is this clearer than in the debate on TTIP, the free trade treaty between the US and EU currently going through the European Parliament. Between 2012 and 2013, 92 per cent of the lobbying on TTIP came from the private sector. Just 4 per cent was public interest groups.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show - The New York Times
BOUGHT SCIENCE & Papers. // At Monsanto, sales of genetically modified seeds were steadily rising. But executives at the company’s St. Louis headquarters were privately worried about attacks on the safety of their products.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Farming News - Pesticides have bigger impact on invertebrates than climate change new study reports
This is one of the first studies to investigate the impact such factors have on farmland invertebrates in the UK and it is hoped that the findings will encourage the creation of new measures to mitigate the loss of these organisms. Results suggest that increasing pesticide use has had more of a direct effect on abundance of some invertebrates than temperature change, with the main driver of change in an agricultural environment being human behaviour. Climate change will, in the long term, cause changes in certain groups of organisms, some of which are cereal pests whose abundance may increase. Any subsequent increase in the use of insecticides will negatively affect the abundance of all invertebrate groups, many of which are beneficial.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
GE Soybeans Give Altered Milk and Stunted Offspring, Researchers Find
GMO Soybean causes stunted kids plus milk and nutrient deficiencies say Italian scientists ‪#‎GMO‬ // Interesting research about GMO soybean consumption. While I believe the two main questions you should ask for your health are, "plant or animal?" and "whole or processed?" I certainly support also trying to avoid GMOs. // via https://www.facebook.com/TheCampbellPlan/posts/1676672762553548
GMO  crop  GMO 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Prof. Gary L. Francione on the Problem with Welfare Reforms and Single-Issue Campaigns - YouTube
Free Range and Co. - still promoting animal exploitation. Same with don't eat veal (eat the mom) or Foie gras (just eat the bird, don't force-feed the bird to eat the liver). << Single Issue Campaigns still promote animal exploitation. More morally better because you don't eat that kind of cruel meat? // Greenpeace doesn't promote Vegan. Just sustainability. Whole Foods "happy exploitation." << betrayal of animal rights! PETA gave Whole Foods an award for "best animal-friendly." [...] "lessen the suffering." // when its about human rights we take an absolute position. but animal rights public takes no absolute position but talks about meatless Monday's. If it's wrong its wrong. If it violates fundamental human rights, it violates human rights. There are not baby steps. No journey. // Educate people about Veganism. And animal rights will take care of itself. But current Vegan movement is just about "humane" or "compassionate" animal exploitation. Vegan has to be a moral imperative!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Glyphosat: Bundesinstitut hat falsch informiert | Das Erste
LEAK through Whistleblower! [ Whistleblowing is the act of bringing to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, law-breaking, or dangers to public health or safety. bit.ly/1McxupR ] via - on.fb.me/1hXVTRE - Das Politmagazin Fakt hat den Glyphosatbericht veröffentlicht. Der Bericht gilt als Grundlage für die Entscheidung über die Neuzulassung des umstrittenen Ackergifts. Es ist ein Armutszeugnis für die EU-Kommission, dass erst ein Leak die Grundlage für die überfällige öffentliche Diskussion schafft! // Wie gefährlich ist das meist eingesetzte Pflanzengift der Welt Glyphosat? | FAKT | Das Erste - youtu.be/HL_kjRlU95E - Der Unkrautvernichter ist ein Kassenschlager. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation stuft das Pestizid als "wahrscheinlich krebserregend" ein. Deutsche Behörden sind da weniger kritisch. [ AND AGAIN USING STATISTIC TO GET DESIRED RESULT via BfR ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Prospect of TTIP already undermining EU food standards, say campaigners | Business | The Guardian
Opponents of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership say EU negotiator has admitted to approving entry of banned goods [...] EU negotiators will resume controversial trade talks with the US on Monday amid claims that multinational companies have jumped the gun in advance of any agreement to import goods that are currently banned – including genetically modified crops and chemically washed beef – into European markets. A campaign group says that a report in a US journal concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks show that Europe is already capitulating to huge pressure from the US to allow imports of previously banned goods before an agreement is reached. [...] [ as always its about] lower trade barriers and boost growth. [ Trade Deals like TTIP & TPP are better for US economically than a military invasion. who is excluded? BRIC. Who didnt want to join AIIB? USA. But who did? UK & Germany. This is about economic & political power/reach/influence]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Gentechnik im Tierfutter - Frontal 21 | ZDF - YouTube
antibiotic resistant food for livestock!? // do you really know what the cow has been fed? the cow you eat? And what is with the milk? // you don't even know what is in the Burger from Burgerking. don't even know if there is meat in it what kind of meat, ligaments anybody?, and what the cow was fed. // also TTIP influence. "es gibt nicht genug eiweis fuer die bevoelkerung" (eu regulater). mehr fiehzucht in europa. oder import. sein argument.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
SEASPIRACY: What You Should Know About Fish, The Ocean, and More! - YouTube
fish pellets (heavy metals) are fed to on land livestock. ... do you know what is fed to your beef? fish pellets?! GMO crop!? what you piece of meat has been treated with (antibiotics, medication, supplements, etc)?! no. no disclosure. no transparency. no accountability. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fish
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scientists Under Attack - Trailer - YouTube
Can we still trust our scientists? This timely documentary explores how the heavy hand of the agriculture industry is steering ‘science’ towards its own interests, eliminating legitimate research and silencing any critical opinions. Taking a close look at genetic engineering and the powerful vested interests that dominate its research, ‘Scientists Under Attack’ reveals the frightening reality of modern science, as objective investigation is corrupted by corporate money. // Animals are Fed GM crop. Food Industry does not need to disclose this.
agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  industrial  agriculture  mono  agriculture  agriculture  GMO  GMO  crop  science  transgenic  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  herbicide  fungicide  pesticide  Consumer  Protection  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  lobbyist  lobby  choice  Lobbying  democracy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  contract  political  theory  Food  Chain  Livestock  farming  industry  Dairy  Meat  Poultry  Egg  Milk  revolving  door  medical  profession  corruption  bribery  conflict  of  interest  ethics  morality  ethical  machine  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  economic  damage  climate  change  Carnism  omnivore  security  prices  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Vegan  carbonfootprint  climate  crisis  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  global  warming  corporate  scandal 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
TTIP, TISA Explained | Wikileaks | Jeremy Corbyn | Bernie Sanders | Julian assange - YouTube
BRIC rise and eventual dominance is a threat to USA economic and political and geo political dominance // Who is excluded from TPP, TTIP and TISA (and CETA)? - BRIC & South Africa. // This is a new type of protectionism, sanctions and economic warfare. // Corporations want to lock-in power.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Neil Young releases documentary attacking Monsanto | Music | The Guardian
Singer puts out Seeding Fear on the same day as the House of Representatives passes bill to block compulsory labelling of GM foods
Monsanto  Protection  Act  GMO  USA  Monsanto 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
TTIP: What the US-EU trade deal means for your food - BBC News
GBO ban in Europe vs GMO go-go in USA / over 80 pesticides banned in europe are used in USA / EU ban on growth-hormone use in livestock / chemical washing of chicken in USA is standard, banned in EU.
TTIP  GMO  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  livestock  farming 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - A new report argues that investment in genetically...
A new report argues that investment in genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has failed to expand global food security. It advocates more traditional methods "shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production."
GMO 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Propagandaschlacht um die Gentechnik | EXCLUSIV IM ERSTEN | ARD - YouTube
- evolution ... unbeatable, weed killers become ineffective. and propaganda to make hunger and food poverty disappear is a PR/marketing crutch. >> no evidence that GMO crop is long-term more sustainable (using expensive GMO crop and expensive GMO related crop herbicides and pesticides) than EU conventional non-GMO crop agricultural policy (still monocrop agri culture). // +++ industrial agriculture policy has to GO AWAY FROM MONOCROP!!!
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Pressing Issues: What Manning Revealed
-U.S. pressured the European Union to accept GM — genetic modification, that is. -New York Times: “From hundreds of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan emerges as a looking-glass land where bribery, extortion and embezzlement are the norm and the honest man is a distinct outlier.” -U.S. used threats, spying, and more to try to get its way at last year's crucial climate conference in Copenhagen.
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august 2013 by asterisk2a
Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food - NYTimes.com
dandelion & purple potato. Sweetcorn as we eat it today may be the first GMO crop ever.
public  health  policy  GMO  crop  agriculture  policy  vegan  nutrition  GMO  agriculture  industry  phytonutrient  book  FDA  USDA  degenerative  diseases  food  industry  cancer  public  health 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
Mounting evidence that GMO crops can cause infertility and birth defects - Seattle GMO | Examiner.com
A Russian study found that feeding hamsters GMO soy resulted in complete sterility after two or three generations. >> Golf-ball sized tumors from GMO corn and a >100% increase in mortality in female rodents are the results of the (at least in Europe) much debated study by Gilles-Eric Séralini et al. (Séralini. 2012) >> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=S%C3%A9ralini%20GE%5BAuthor%5D > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999595 "endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup" 22% GMO content of diet was enough. > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23146697
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
Neuester Monsanto-Coup: Verdeckter Putsch in den USA - Kopp Online
Um jedoch sicherzustellen, dass die Séralini-Studie, die im Internet hohe Wellen schlug, Monsanto in den USA, seinem größten Absatzmarkt, nicht schadete, entwarf man vorsorglich eine Klausel, wonach Monsanto und die GVO-Industrie vor gerichtlichen Klagen wegen gesundheitlicher Beeinträchtigung durch ihr Biotech-Saatgut und das Unkrautvernichtungsmittel Roundup geschützt wären.
GMO  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  GMO  crop 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
'Monsanto Protection Act' slips silently through US Congress — RT USA
The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week - including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks. [...] Previously discovered pathogens in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn and soy are suspected of causing infertility in livestock and to impact the health of plants. + http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/farmers_and_food_safety_advocates_lead_monsanto_backlash_partner/ >> Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act.”
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march 2013 by asterisk2a
Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops
Is There a Direct Human Toxicity Issue?
When Gene VI is intentionally expressed in transgenic plants, it causes them to become chlorotic (yellow), to have growth deformities, and to have reduced fertility in a dose-dependent manner (Ziljstra et al 1996). Plants expressing Gene VI also show gene expression abnormalities. These results indicate that, not unexpectedly given its known functions, the protein produced by Gene VI is functioning as a toxin and is harmful to plants (Takahashi et al 1989). Since the known targets of Gene VI activity (ribosomes and gene silencing) are also found in human cells, a reasonable concern is that the protein produced by Gene VI might be a human toxin. This is a question that can only be answered by future experiments.
USA  europe  GMO  lobby  toxin  FDA  EFSA  GMO  crop  food  industry  unintended  consequences 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
'Frankenstein' meat could get go-ahead in EU: Safety fears over the use of GM animals | Mail Online
Oxitec insists its GM insects will benefit the environment by replacing insecticides.

‘Changing one part of an ecosystem can have knock-on effects on others in ways that are poorly understood,’
capitalism  environment  science  GMO  GM  unintended  consequences 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Senate Votes: Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMO Food | Care2 Healthy Living
Recently a bill requiring labeling was put forward in Vermont, but was withdrawn when Monsanto threatened to sue the state. Fearing Monsanto legal reprisal, another GMO labeling bill in Connecticut was also withdrawn, earlier this spring.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/senate-votes-keep-consumers-in-the-dark-about-gmo-food.html#ixzz1zDD7Lp5t
Canada  USA  Food  Industry  GMO  Monsanto 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
Genfood-Lobby berät Bundesforschungsinstitute - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Haben Nahrungsmittelkonzerne deutsche Behörden unterwandert? Zahlreiche Mitglieder wissenschaftlicher Gremien, die gentechnisch veränderte Lebensmittel bewerten, sollen mit der Industrie verbandelt sein. Der Vorwurf: Die Gesetzgebung wird von Unternehmen beeinflusst.
capitalism  Food  Industry  Europe  lobby  GMO 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Pesticides hit queen bee numbers
Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests.

Scientific groups in the UK and France studied the effects of neonicotinoids, which are used in more than 100 nations on farm crops and in gardens.

The UK team found the pesticides caused an 85% drop in queen production.

Writing in the journal Science, the groups note that bee declines in many countries are reducing crop yields.

In the UK alone, pollination is calculated to be worth about £430m to the national economy.

And the US is among countries where a succession of local populations has crashed, a syndrome known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
food-security  Food  Industry  GMO  unintended  consequences  pesticide 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Fears GM wheat that fends off greenfly could affect humans | Mail Online
environmental groups have campaigned against the trial. Peter Riley, of GM Freeze, said the aphids would just head to the field next door.
‘They have done this in a laboratory,’ he said. ‘In the field it’s different. The history of GM crops demonstrates that contamination can occur.
'It can interfere with the ecosystem and send aphids on to other plants. There are a lot of unanswered questions.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2121909/Fears-GM-wheat-fends-greenfly-affect-humans.html#ixzz1qVdXYYUo
unintended  consequences  food-security  food  allergy  food  intolerance  Industry  geneticallyengineered  GMO  ecosystem 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era' | Science | The Observer
She confessed that she was now "scared to death" by the anti-science movement that was spreading, uncontrolled, across the US and the rest of the western world.

"We are sliding back into a dark era," she said. "And there seems little we can do about it. I am profoundly depressed at just how difficult it has become merely to get a realistic conversation started on issues such as climate change or genetically modified organisms."

Oreskes is co-author, with Erik Conway, of Merchants of Doubt,
"Our present crisis over the rise of anti-science has been coming for a long time and we should have seen it coming," adds Oreskes.

Heads They Win, Tails We Lose: How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense,

the worst excesses of the anti-science lobbies are confined to the US. However, there are signs that their influence is spreading,
status  quo  public  policy  anti-science  capitalism  transparency  corruption  corporations  book  folly  policy  politics  GMO  climatechange  science  lobby  policy-makers  USA 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
YouTube - ‪TEDxAustin Robyn O'Brien 2011‬‏
Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.
About this speaker
Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and ...  The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."
cancer  allergies  FDA  USA  UK  food  research  study  capitalism  safety  milk  gmo  soya  geneticallyengineered  organic  chemicals  agriculture  healthcare  culture  society 
june 2011 by asterisk2a

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