Árpád Pusztai, a GMO Whistleblowing Hero & Circumventing Science

Dr. Pusztai died a few weeks ago.  The work he did is emblazoned in my mind.

But before you look at any of Dr. Árpád Pusztai’s work, you need to understand how science has been circumvented.  Most things called “Science” today are nothing more than marketing tools.

Industry has bought up the most important journals and are leading us down the road to fairy dust.

I have to admit that the strategies are exquisite but they are also terrifying.  Why?  They are killing us.  Yes—yes—I often use my own stories as case-in-point but that is only because I know it well and I also know I am not unique.  We are a collective, and what happens to one, happens to all.

So take a hard look about what the following article tells us about “corporate science” and save yourselves a lot of grief.  Also notice how many links have been taken down or no longer exist.  This is another “Corporate” strategy—take down any bad press.  There are articles I had to dig for that had dead links.

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What the Monsanto Papers tell us about corporate science

01.03.2018

Read More HERE

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Now let’s move on to one of my heroes, Dr. Árpád Pusztai.  He did the science and did it true and was lost his work with science because of it.

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1999: Scientists highlight hazards of GM food

2/12/1999

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Scientists Under Attack: Árpád Pusztai, a GMO Whistleblowing Hero!

05/12/2014

Read More HERE

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Federation of German Scientists

Read More HERE

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Anniversary of a Whistleblowing Hero

08/09/2010

By Jeffrey Smith, Contributor

Founder, Institute for Responsible Technology, Author, Filmmaker

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Read More HERE

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Biotech Propaganda Cooks Dangers out of GM Potatoes

08/09/2010

By Jeffrey Smith, Contributor

Founder, Institute for Responsible Technology, Author, Filmmaker

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Read More HERE

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Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

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Effects of Feeding GMO Potatoes To Rats (Pt. 1)

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Effects of Feeding GMO Potatoes To Rats (Pt. 2)

Dr. Arpad Pusztai discusses his research on the effects of feeding GMO potatoes to rats.

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Dr. Arpad Pusztai~BT-toxin’s effect on the pancreas

Infoclip from Dr. Arpad Pusztai’s DVD presentation available from http://www.bio-ag.com

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Bio-Ag Consultants and Distributors~ The Bio-Ag Program

https://www.youtube.com/user/BIOAGConsultants/videos

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Key Historical Documents – Arpad Pusztai

Read More  HERE

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France checks the scientific validity of shocking GM food study

Sep 19, 2016

http://www.euronews.com/ French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming new study that throws the safety of the food into doubt.

The report claimed that 200 rats fed GM corn produced by US firm Monsanto had suffered tumours as big as ping-pong balls.

Ayrault has ordered that the scientific validity of the study be checked by the country’s health watchdog.

So far Monsanto has not responded to the findings.

But scientist Joel Spiroux has called for new rules on GM foods:

“Current regulation tests are conducted over three months, but the really serious diseases, such as the death of rats due to tumors, occur only in the fourth month,” said Spiroux.

“Therefore these tests give no real information about the effects of genetically modified food on health over a lifetime.”

The study has also been forwarded to the European Food Safety Authority.

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Scientific Opinion on a request from the European Commission related to the emergency measure notified by France on genetically modified maize MON 810 according to Article 34 of Regulation (EC) No 1829/20031

EFSA Journal 2012

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Controversial French GM Corn Study Under Review By Euro Commission

September 22, 2012

[UPDATED –  Oct. 15, 27, 2012; see below] The results of a controversial French study on the health effects of GM corn and Roundup-tainted drinking water on rats were released this past Wednesday, triggering a Euro-wide ‘media storm’ in the process.

The news is barely making a ripple here in the U.S.

The study tested the “health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb in water).” [see the abstract, bottom]

In each group of rats, mortality was 2 to 3 times greater than those in control groups, with those fed just the Monsanto corn diet dying fastest. Post mortem analysis revealed that both the GM corn-fed and Roundup-exposed rats developed tumors and severe organ tissue damage — most especially in the kidneys and liver, with 76% of the pathologies found being kidney-related.

Among exposed males, incidence of large tumors was 4 times those in control groups and their tumors appeared 600 days earlier.

Importantly, the Roundup-contaminated water data was drawn from drinking/agricultural water measurements made here in the U.S.

Research team leader Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen, asserts that the levels of contaminant in the rats’ diets reflected exposure levels that people who eat genetically engineered (GM) food crops should expect.

In a recent Truthout.org article, the professor stated:

“This is around the level [that] the American population may eat, where, unfortunately GMOs are not labeled. In Europe, we have this labeling, and it helps us to avoid these compounds if necessary and promote personal choices.”

The rats were fed their respective diets for a period of two years, which is virtually the entire life span of the rats. The drinking water contamination level of Roundup was 0.1 ppb. Roundup contains glyphosate compounds which some studies have shown can disrupt normal hormonal activity (so-called ‘endocrine disruptors’).

Calling it “the first study of its kind” to establish a link between the enzymes over-expressed by transgenes and health problems, the research team also concluded that both the NK603 corn (its “metabolic consequences”) and the endocrine-disrupting effects of the herbicide could explain the results.

The tentative conclusion illustrates the difficulty in establishing direct (one-to-one) causal links between either corn or herbicide and a specific health problem or physiological disease. Some critics in the scientific community have cited “serious statistical errors” in the study, but these have not yet been confirmed.

Given that clinical testing of humans in this way would be legally problematic, animal studies such as these are pretty much all that health policy makers have to go on. Thus, it is imperative that statistical methods used to quantify clinical results be rigorous and consistent in order to legitimately inform public health policy.

The study, ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize’ (Séralini  et al) was published this past week in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (see quoted abstract below).

Last February, Séralini’s research team found that Bt corn proteins and Roundup compounds are toxic to human cells (these were in vitro tests).

French Government and European Commission Order Review of GM Corn Study

Following the media storm surrounding the study results, the French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced that the High Council for Bio-Technology (HCB) and the Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health have been asked to review the study by Gilles-Eric Séralini et al of the University of Caen.

As reported at Science Insider, the European Commission has also asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), head-quartered in Parma, Italy, to make its own review. The French parliament has already convened three committees, with Séralini speaking before all of them.

If the results are confirmed, it is believed that France may then exercise its right as a member of the EU to ban GM crops entirely.

While critics have pounced, advocates of GMO labeling have seized on the study to support their claims of a public health need for a new labeling law — proposition 37 — which is on the November ballot in the State of California.

UPDATE – Oct. 15, 2012

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says a recent study [Séralini et al] showing increased mortality in rays fed a diet of genetically modified maize and water tainted with a common herbicide is “inconclusive”, citing too few rats used, insufficient controls, and a failure to report “all relevant endpoints.”

The EFSA invited the study’s lead author, Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen in France, to provide the agency with more information by 12 October. Séralini, however, has made claims of conflict of interest bias, as some members of the EFSA had earlier authorized use of [Monsanto’s GM maize variety] NK603.

Meanwhile, the German Institute for Risk Assessment also found problems with the study’s results, stating that “due to deficiencies in the study design and in the presentation and interpretation of the study results, the main conclusions of the authors are not supported by the data.”

The French High Council for Biotechnology and the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) will release their review of the GM maize study at the end of the week. [news source: Science Insider]

More Updates (Oct. 27, 2012):

Two French Public Bodies Dismiss Controversial GM Study, but Call for Further Research

More Information:

(From Wikipedia)

Genetically modified maize (corn) is a recombineered corn plant with agronomically desirable traits. Traits that have been engineered into corn include resistance to herbicides and resistance to insect pests, the latter being achieved by incorporation of a gene that codes for the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin. Hybrids with both herbicide and pest resistance have also been produced. In 2009, transgenic maize was grown commercially in 11 countries, including the United States (where 85% of the maize crop was genetically modified), Argentina (83% GM), Brazil (36% GM), South Africa (57% GM), Canada (84% GM), the Philippines (19% GM) and Spain (20% GM)

The Abstract from ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize:

The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb in water), were studied 2 years in rats. In females, all treated groups died 2–3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5–5.5 times higher. This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3–2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related. These results can be explained by the nonlinear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the over-expression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.

Read More HERE

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Here’s one of the many attacks on his work.

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1.1—Pusztai’s Flawed Claims

Read More HERE

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Pro-GM food scientist ‘threatened editor’

31 Oct 1999

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Pusztai’s Potatoes – Is ‘Genetic Modification’ the Culprit?

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The Pusztai Scandal Laid Bare

10th August 2005

Read More HERE

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Genetically Modified (GM) Foods and Dr. Arpad Pusztai

With his data finally returned to him, Dr. Pusztai and a colleague submitted their paper to a renowned scientific journal, The Lancet.

See:

Its editor, Richard Horton, told The Guardian,

“there was intense pressure on The Lancet from all quarters, including the Royal Society, to suppress publication.”

The paper passed the peer review and was set to appear on October 15, 1999.
Read More HERE

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Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine.

The Lancet; Oct 16, 1999

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Here are just a few articles written on efforts to circumvent letting us know what is in our food.

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Prop 37: Is Monsanto buying silence? GMO labeling law slipping in latest poll

 October 26th, 2012

Read More HERE

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Monsanto Dishes Out 4.2 Million to Squash California GMO Labeling Initiative

8/17/2012

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Read More HERE

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I’ve given you a whole lot information to work with here.  I may come back later and add my “toilet” story.  Toilets from the ‘70s don’t work today because many of us produce GMO slurry.

But for now, Here’s Vandana Shiva and seeds because it isn’t just about eating, it’s about growing, too.

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Seeds of Freedom

A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more at seedsoffreedom.info

The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt.

It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost.

It’s time to change the story.

Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.

Also available in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Romanian. Visit http://www.seedsoffreedom.info

Thanks to all those involved in making this film possible.

Produced & Directed by Jess Phillimore

Camera – Jess Phillimore, Jason Taylor, Damian Prestidge.

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http://www.environmentandhumanrights.org/resources/Nuremberg%20Code.pdf

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Nuremberg Code Video link

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If you download The Nuremberg Code, understand you have to do something with it.  Please e-mail these folks below:

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It’s actually time to stop talking and stop watching videos and signing useless petitions and do this:

It’s time to get The Hague involved for violations of The Nuremberg Code and Crimes Against Humanity.  Contact them here:

Submit communications to the
Office of the Prosecutor

Information and Evidence Unit
Office of the Prosecutor

Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands
otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int
Fax +31 70 515 8555

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Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression

Contact us

Communications and claims under art.15 of the Rome Statute may be addressed to:

Information and Evidence Unit
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands

or sent by email to otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int

or sent by facsimile to +31 70 515 8555.

The more of us who do this, the more they can’t ignore us.

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