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March 21, 2010

Patenting Plants: Bolivia says no! - Health Supreme NewsGrabs Sunday, 21 March 2010

Bolivia Challenges Patentability of Life Forms
Bolivia has challenged, during the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the prevailing philosophy of the patentability of life forms.


Bolivia's capital city La Paz - by Sepp

The patenting of life forms has brought serious problems, especially for farmers (see the case of Monsanto against Schmeiser for violation of its patent on genetically modified canola seeds) and for the biological resources of whole countries who find that all of a sudden, their herbs and traditionally used seeds varieties may have been patented by a multinational corporation to exclusively exploit, leaving the country or culture of origin high and dry.

Oh and... by the way, google refuses to serve up that article about Schmeiser's battle with the giant. That's why I am taking care to link it from time to time. And that's also why I have passed to using Microsoft's Bing as a search engine. Wonder how much Monsanto paid google to de-emphasize critical articles in search results...

GM Cotton: Monsanto admits their technology doesn't work!
Monsanto has decided to tell the truth about something: its technology doesn't work!, reports The Hindu. I'm going to need a second cup of chai to digest this, Monsanto speaking honest!? Indian farmers and scientist have been seeing this in their Bt cotton fields for a few years: pests become resistant to Monsanto's genetically engineered toxins and thus farmers apply huge amounts of pesticides. Monsanto has always denied this, has the recent massive rejection of its Bt brinjal in India woken up its senses?

For years Monsanto has been shouting that the main - read only - benefit of Bt cotton in India (the only genetically engineered crop planted here) was the reduction in pesticide use. Well, it seems they have just admitted this is not true. Pink bollworm, a serious pest for cotton farmers in India, is now resistant to the toxin in Bt cotton. Meaning that this bug is now sort of a super-pest that farmers will have to work harder and harder to avoid.

What is Monsanto's solution to this? Maybe you have guessed it: use Monsanto's next weapon same technology - Bt cotton 2.0. With double the amount of toxins (and almost double the price of non-Bt seeds).

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring
"We found that increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup was associated with scarring in the liver, or fibrosis, among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)," said Manal Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Duke University Medical Center.

"Our findings suggest that we may need to go back to healthier diets that are more holistic," Abdelmalek said. "High fructose corn syrup, which is predominately in soft-drinks and processed foods, may not be as benign as we previously thought."

The consumption of fructose has increased exponentially since the early 1970s, and with this rise, an increase in obesity and complications of obesity have been observed, Abdelmalek said.

"There is an increasing amount of data that suggests high fructose corn syrup is fueling the fire of the obesity epidemic, but until now no one has ever suggested that it contributes to liver disease and/or liver injury."

Check those food and drink labels for HFCS or high fructose corn syrup...

Eli Lilly, desperate to sell bovine growth hormone, makes up scientific endorsements
At a Montreal animal science meeting in July 2009, Eli Lilly's Elanco division sponsored a press release masquerading as a scientific paper that concluded surprise, surprise that bovine growth hormone is perfectly safe for cows and humans. Tucked into page two of the eleven-page Q&A document is a claim that "more than 20 leading health organizations in the United States" have endorsed the safety of the synthetic hormone, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association.

The fact that none of these three groups have ever come close to singing the praises of bovine growth hormone known variously as rBST or rBGH went unnoticed until last month...

MSG Causes Rapid Brain Cell Death
Both Glutamate and Aspartame can cause neurons to become extremely excited and, if given in large enough doses can cause these cells to degenerate and die.

Within 15-30 minutes after exposure to high doses of MSG, the neurons suspended in tissue culture are seen to swell up like balloons. You can see the degeneration of the small structures within the cell under the microscope, called organelles. You will also see clumping of the chromatin of the nucleus. Within 3 hours these neurons are not only dead, but the body's defense mechanisms begin to haul away the debris.

Studies show MSG fed Mice became Grossly Obese
Obsessed with the microscopic changes in the brains of the mice he overlooked something quite dramatic first noticed by his assistant. She pointed out to him that all of the mice were grossly obese. At first he thought it was just a fluke, but as the experiment progressed he noticed that indeed all the mice fed MSG became grossly obese.

USA: Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages
Extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of black teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls now classified as extremely obese, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of 710,949 children and teens that appears online in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Could this be a consequence of overconsumption of the corn syrup (see link above) in sweet drinks? Or is it the MSG in chips and other kinds of snacks...

Doctors should get Nutrition training
The issue of malnutrition has been a long-running concern in the NHS. Up to one in four patients may be at risk, research shows. But the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Bapen) campaign group has warned that doctors working both in hospitals and as GPs often miss the signs.

Now if they would start training doctors not only to "recognize the signs of malnutrition" but how to use nutrients for preventive and active treatment for disease, we might actually get somewhere.

Video: Vitamin D and anti-microbial peptides

It appears that it would be hard to overestimate the importance of vitamin D for maintaining our bodies in good health.

FDA Warns About Zocor And Muscle Damage
The agency says there's a potential for increased risk of muscle injury from the 80 mg dose of Zocor, or simvastatin, as the generic is known. In issuing its warning, the FDA notes muscle injury, or myopathy, is a known side effect with all statins, but this new concern highlights "the greater risk of developing muscle injury, including rhabdomyolysis" while on the highest dose. Rhabdomyolysis is the most serious form of myopathy and can lead to severe kidney damage, kidney failure, and sometimes death.

Why are people still taking these drugs? Statins have horrible side effects, if the comments on this earlier article are any indication.

Flu shots are worse than useless
Ten Year Flu Vaccine Study Shows Increased Risk for Hospitalization
The results of this study showed that children whose flu was severe enough to require hospitalization were three times more likely to have been given a seasonal flu shot. Children with asthma were at even higher risk for complications.

Synergistic Effects of Mercury with Other Toxic Metals
Mercury and lead are extremely neurotoxic and cytotoxic, but their combined synergistic effect is much worse. A dose of mercury sufficient to kill 1% of tested rats, when combined with a dose of lead sufficient to kill less than 1% of rats, resulted in killing 100 % of rats tested...

Like alluminium and mercury both in the same vaccine?

The Phoenicians: Autism Recovery Denial, Drug Profits and the Media's Flat Earth
As the original manufacturer of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal and the force behind Dick Armey's addition of the "Lilly Rider" to the Homeland Security bill barring lawsuits against vaccine makers, Eli Lilly and Company is not exactly neutral on the issue of environmental causation for autism. Though the drug maker doesn't currently manufacture vaccines, it maintains public lock step with vaccine manufacturers in terms of defending the "perfect safety" of vaccines and the "genetic" nature of autism.

Miscarriage after Thimerosal-containing Flu Shots
In its pursuit of banning all use of mercury in medicine, unless proven safe by appropriate toxicity studies, CoMeD filed declarations from pregnant women harmed by thimerosal-containing influenza shots in US District court.

Half a year after a request for a preliminary injunction, which has not yet been granted, to stop the administration of mercury-preserved flu shots to pregnant women, CoMeD members now seek to establish that damage they predicted to unborn children sadly has occurred. The declarations filed detail fetal deaths, miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births following the administration of flu shots containing thimerosal.

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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday March 21 2010
updated on Thursday January 26 2017

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