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Monsanto Workers Ban GMO Foods From Their Own Cafeteria

 
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Monsanto Workers Ban GMO Foods From Their Own Cafeteria
POSTED BY Dr. Mercola
August 10 2007

The staff cafeteria at biotech-crop Monsanto’s UK headquarters reportedly banned GM foods from the menu back in 1999.

The private catering company running the canteen, Sutcliffe Catering, owned by Granada Food Services, told its clients, including Monsanto, that it would no longer use foods containing GM soya or maize because of “customer concerns” about the technology.

“We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve,” Granada told its customers.

Tony Combes, Monsanto's director of corporate affairs, said the caterer’s decision was no reflection on Monsanto, but was rather a “blanket ban” covering all of its customers. He maintained that Monsanto staff members happily ate GM foods.

"We believe in choice. At our Cambridge restaurant there is a notice which says that some products may contain GM ingredients, because our staff are happy to eat products sprayed with fewer chemicals," Combes said in 1999.

Reports of these 1999 events have recently resurfaced in the media. In response, Monsanto’s head of external affairs at the UK headquarters said that the information is untrue.

“[The] Monsanto UK office does not even have a catering service. Our former staff restaurant was closed in 2003 when we sold our wheat breeding business, but even prior to that we displayed a sign that the policy was NOT to exclude food from GM sources,” he said.


There has been some discussion among readers as to whether this outrageous story is true. Once again, it seems that truth really is stranger than fiction, as these reports do, in fact, appear to be for real.

However, they are referring to events that happened back in 1999. The archived articles -- probably because of the extreme irony they present -- have made a recent resurgence in the media, which is why Monsanto is now claiming that the reports are false.

It is telling, indeed, when your own catering company decides to ban the frankenfoods your biotech company is promoting as safe to the rest of the world.

The Problem With Genetically Modified (GM) Food

People around the world have joined forces to reject GM foods and crops because of the grave dangers they present to your health and the future of your food supply.

Not so in the United States, where many of you are not even aware that you likely eat GM foods everyday; some 70 percent of foods in grocery stores contain them, and no labeling is required!

There have been no safety studies conducted that prove GM foods are safe. To the contrary, dicing and splicing the components of your food supply into never-before-introduced combinations has been found to:
Cause cancer
Contribute to food allergies
Possibly cause damage to your immune system
Create super-viruses
Meanwhile, the traits from GM crops can get passed on to other non-GM crops. This means that a crop engineered to contain a vaccine, or to be sterile, could easily taint an entire region, and eventually the entire world.

Monsanto: The Poster Child for Manipulation and Corporate Greed

Monsanto has succeeded in patenting their own GM seeds.

They have essentially patented life forms for the first time in history without a vote of the people or Congress. This makes Monsanto able to let new life forms loose on the land without long-term testing of the health effects nor any real government controls, including labeling of foods.

Why would Monsanto want to patent seeds?

To ultimately stop the ancient practice of seed-saving, in which farmers use the seeds from this year’s harvest to plant next year’s crops. This is the traditional way food is grown. Any farmer who purchases seeds from one of Monsanto’s patented lots, however, would be forced to purchase new seeds every year, under penalty of law. If the farmer can’t afford new seeds, and many can’t, they will be forced to give up their livelihood.

To control things even further, biotech companies have created terminator seeds, which actually prevent themselves from reproducing unless a certain chemical is applied to the crop.

If terminator seeds are used by Monsanto on a large-scale basis, it will likely inevitably lead to famine and starvation on a worldwide basis. Billions of people on the planet are supported by farmers who save seeds from the crops and replant these seeds the following year.

Yet, once terminator seeds are released into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other non-GM crops, making most or all of the seeds in the region sterile.

Please, if you are not yet familiar with the major scandal and manipulation that is going on right now with GM foods, set aside 90 minutes and watch The Future of Food.

It is one of the best documentaries I have ever viewed, and it will shock you to understand the very real threat that future generations are facing. Please also pass this very important video on to your family and friends.

For now, GM foods require no labels in the United States, but one of the best ways you can voice your opposition to this practice (and protect your health) is to not purchase GM products. How do you know if your food is genetically modified? This past article has all the information you need to avoid genetically modified foods like the plague.

How do you know if your food is genetically modified? Drop in at Jeffrey Smith's website www.responsibletechnology.org) for more information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones, and how to identify which foods you may be using that are GM foods.

I also urge you to also donate to this cause on his secured website -- it's your cause too if you care about your health and that of your loved ones!

Rally round to help us defeat this threat. A threat the big chemical companies that care only about their profits-not your health- are trying to force down our throats. The life and health of you and your loved ones, and possibly everyone on this planet, is at stake. I hope you will be able to help Jeffrey in this tax-deductible cause, to get the word out so we can all enjoy better health options.

Your donation will help preserve access to healthy, whole foods for you and for future generations. Let's stop this disaster from happening, and stop this insanity from being coerced upon us.

Visit [link to www.responsibletechnology.org] today to be a part of this worthwhile and important cause.
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They want us to consume their poison, BUT will not eat it themselves!~~~Freakn' Hypocrites!soap
and......the dumb sheep are EATING this poison.stars sheep
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monsanto has turned people into carpet samples. word up!
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why does bush promote GMO???


why does he weaken laws that protect the consumer?

[link to www.politicalfriendster.com]

how does the pharma(sorcery) tie in with monsaton??? very deeply


[link to www.politicalfriendster.com]
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... the page you requested cannot be found

bum link.
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How do the bitches stay in business? I mean if so many are against this Monsanto corp, how does it keep its business running?

Must be government funded.
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Why Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know About Those Hormones in Your Dairy



The growth hormone in question is made by the Monsanto Company. The current debate about Monsanto's hormone involves labels. The multinational agricultural biotech company seems to be getting nervous about the prospect of telling consumers what's in their milk - or rather, what's not in their milk.

A Monsanto-backed advocacy group is now going from state to state, fighting labels that declare dairy products free from the bovine growth hormone. Monsanto is the only producer of an artificial hormone, the Posilac brand recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST or rBGH), that increases milk production in cows. Labels saying "rBST-free" could lead to financial losses for the corporation.


(Matt Mahurin) The growth hormone can mean more milk at cheaper prices.

But Posilac has been linked to health problems in both cows and humans -- one reason the European Union and Canada both banned its use.

Anti-labeling measures by Monsanto are facing a backlash from consumers who want to know what goes into their milk. Labeling would alert many to the fact that a large majority of American dairy products come from cows injected with the hormone"


and some of the products feeding you HORMONES:

"Most of the nation's leading dairy processors use milk from cows treated with the bovine growth hormone in at least some products. Land O'Lakes, Good Humor-Breyers, Dreyers, Dannon, Yoplait and Sargento are some of the biggest buyers of milk from rBST-treated cows. Dean Foods and Kraft, the leading U.S. dairy producers, use rBST milk in many products, but not all. In June, Kraft will introduce a line of rBST-free 2-percent milk products.

Kraft spokesman Basil Maglaris says the company is responding to a growing consumer movement. "We do understand that some consumers -- not all -- are looking for products from cows not treated with [rBST]," said Maglaris. "So we are converting the line to give those consumers an option."


I did not ask for hormones and my developing 7 yr old doesn't need them either-we are a NON-SILCON family ty


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as cancers increase..."According to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, rBST increases the risk of cancer by elevating levels of another hormone, IGF-1. High levels of IGF-1 can promote breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.

"If you have even just subtle amounts of IGF-1, there's a link to breast, prostate and colon cancer," said Dr. Jenny Pompilio, an internist with Kaiser Permanente in Oregon. "It's been known for years that that particular hormone is linked with cancers [because of its] effects on the endocrine system. The endocrine system is so sensitive that subtle effects can [make a difference]."


take food production out of the hands of corporations-we have had so many problems with food production, diseases, downed cows fed to the masses, tainted spinach and oranges and ....

so many connections:
Carlyle Group

Frank Carluci is a board member of both and promoting the GMO foods and illness they cause is a winning strategy for profits with Carlyle's purchase of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins.



ties to Homelandsecurity and food supplies-insiders
Department of Homeland Security

George Poste, DVM on the Board of Directors of Monsanto and appointed to Bioterrorism division of Homeland Security by George Bush.

Monsanto attorney at Burson Marsteller who rewrote the food laws for "substantial equivalence" policy at USDA, now at PEW Biotech group.

Monsanto's former lawyer Mike Taylor, now at Resources for the Future and Monsanto's former cow growth hormone lobbyist Carol Tucker Foreman now back at Consumer Federation of America

Under Taylor as Deputy Commissioner for Policy at FDA (1991-94). Margaret Miller, Michael Taylor, and Suzanne Sechen were the subjects of a U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) investigation in 1994

foxes guarding the henhouse
Lobbyist attorney for Monsanto who drafted biotech substantial equivalence policy at USDA. this allowed them to throw their sterile terminator seeds far and wide with minimal accountability

Maryanski's quote in Senate testimony "Subsequently, FDA established an informal process by which firms can inform the Agency that they have completed a food or feed safety assessment.


rBGH/rBST One of Taylor's duties was to represent Monsanto's efforts to get its bovine growth hormone approved by the FDA. Taylor left King and Spaulding in 1991 to rejoin the FDA, this time as Deputy Commissioner
(The other health concern affects first cows and then humans, says the Oregon physicians group. People who consume these dairy products could become resistant to antibiotics -- making them prone to bacterial infections. The resistance is directly related to health problems of cows injected with the hormone. These cows have higher rates of udder infections, or mastitis. When they are treated with antibiotics, resistant bacteria can grow. People who later eat dairy products from these cows can also build up resistance. When antibiotics cease to be effective, the threat of infectious diseases increases.)

Taylor rewrote the food laws to create the policy which allowed this to be marketed without testing or regulation. Link to his document image at 00001 below with the first ever approval.
www.biointegrity.org/FDAdocs/19/view1.html

www.biointegrity.org/FDAdocs/index.html

below from FDA above related to oooo1 image only but mother lode of document reference for FDA GMO!!

Keywords: Soybean; glyphosate (herbicide) tolerance; EPSPS from Agrobacterium sp. strain CP4 (CP4 EPSPS). This meeting was intended to bring Monsanto's consultation with FDA on the food and feed safety of this product to closure. Monsanto had previously met with the agency on this subject (see memorandum of June 24, 1993 meeting in Subject File 1319 (SBJ 1319)).

full text and link @ monsanto-000001

www.cfsan.fda.gov/~rdb/bnfm001.html

george hw bush : Starting in 1980, he worked for FDA for 4 years as executive assistant to the commissioner. In 1984 he joined King & Spaulding and remained there until 1991; during that time the law firm represented Monsanto while the company was seeking FDA approval of rBGH. In 1991, President Bush's FDA Commissioner, David A. Kessler, Jr., revolved Taylor back into FDA as assistant commissioner for policy.

what is up with these bootlickers?
"March 17, 1994 (Last month) Taylor signed the FEDERAL REGISTER notice warning grocery stores not to label milk as free of rBGH, thus giving Monsanto a powerful boost in its fight... to prevent consumers from protecting their health

who is protecting whom???


wake up food will only last for a while-the pollinators are dying and disappearing-Einstein stated 4 yrs from when the bees disappear-well, get ready folks and stop waiting for some nuclear savior

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try this link


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plenty of them out there

[link to www.fda.gov]

Michael Taylor is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) and Director of the Risk, Resources and Environmental Management division. The Center conducts multidisciplinary research on natural resource and environmental issues, with emphasis on evaluating how government programs and policies are working to achieve their goals and developing and analyzing proposals for new policies and programs. In addition to guiding the Center’s future activities, Taylor is developing a research program on the policy and institutional issues affecting the success of the global food and agricultural system in such areas as food security in developing countries, food safety as a global concern, and the natural resource and environmental sustainability of agriculture.

Prior to coming to RFF, Taylor served in government, practiced law in Washington, and worked in private industry. He was Administrator of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service from 1994 to 1996, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the Food and Drug Administration from 1991 to 1994, and an FDA staff lawyer and Executive Assistant to the FDA Commissioner from 1976 to 1981. He practiced food and drug law and was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding for ten years and most recently was Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto Company.

Taylor is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches public health regulation of consumer products, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Resolve, Inc., a non-profit environmental and public health mediation and dispute resolution organization. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in political science at Davidson College.
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So....4 years later.....they don't eat GM.

But the world does?

Hahaha. How does that make sense to you?
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people are waking up

Consciousness is changing

we are winning!!!!!5a
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no shit. what are they, stupid?? cruise
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