Medical/Science Writer

writing-laptop-rgbIf you take a look at www.GlutenandGMOs.com, you’ll find a long article by Jeffrey Smith and others, a summary article written in a more popular style, and links to resources, films, a research paper, etc. This information is critical for those who treat or suffer from gluten sensitivity in order to understand how consumption of GMOs and Roundup may initiate or exacerbate the condition.

The scientific evidence now exists to link these culprits to numerous other conditions. Furthermore, we have reports from many individuals and healthcare professionals that these conditions improve or disappear soon after a non-GMO diet begins.
The job of this writer is to work with experts and review source materials in order to convey the evidence for scientists and medical professionals, for the general public, and for high impact social media.

Please submit resume and writing samples to admin@responsibletechnology.org

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The biotech industry claims there is a “scientific consensus” that genetically modified foods and crops are safe for human and animal health and the environment. But that is not true according to a recently published statement signed by over 300 scientists and legal experts, who further concluded that “rigorous assessment of GMO safety has been hampered by the lack of funding independent of proprietary interests.”

The statement, published January 24, 2015 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe continued, “Research for the public good has been further constrained by property rights issues, and by denial of access to research material for researchers unwilling to sign contractual agreements with the developers, which confer unacceptable control over publication to the proprietary interests.”

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Monsanto at Work on GMO Wheat – Again

Claire CaJacob, Global Wheat Technology Lead for Monsanto, stands in the growth chamber at Monsanto’s Chesterfield Village Research Center.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com.  01-08-14.

Claire CaJacob, Global Wheat Technology Lead for Monsanto, stands in the growth chamber at Monsanto’s Chesterfield Village Research Center. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com. 01-08-14.

Oh No, No, NO!!!  No GMO WHEAT.

GMO wheat is not yet on the market, but Monsanto has been hard at work in their Chesterfield Village facility, where one particular 10-foot-by-20-foot growth chamber on the fourth floor of Building GG is filled with young wheat plants. The plants are part of the experiment to create a new strain of GMO wheat that will be resistant to three kinds of herbicides–glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba. It began, according to Tim Barker in his January 11, 2015 article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in the summer of 2009 when Monsanto “grabbed the raw seed materials needed by its scientists, spending $45 million on WestBred, a Montana wheat breeding company.”

Monsanto’s first stab at introducing Roundup Ready wheat ended in 2004 when the company decided not to seek approval because the market wasn’t ready for it, but in 2013 rogue GMO wheat was found in Oregon, news of which immediately rippled to overseas buyers and caused importing countries including Japan and South Korea to suspend purchases over fears of contamination. The USDA investigation called the Oregon case an isolated incident, however the subsequent discovery of a genetically modified strain in the field of a Montana wheat farmer more or less put the lie to that story. In November of 2014, Monsanto settled the lawsuit brought by farmers in the Pacific Northwest for $2.4 million to cover damages due to the loss of export markets.

The failure of the USDA to recognize the “pervasive and persistent nature” of contamination from outdoor field trials, is a travesty of long term planning for food security, as is the bald one-sided support of corporate agribusiness over the interests of small farmers and environmentalists.

What to do? Contact your elected representatives at both the federal and state levels. Let them know how you feel. Even more importantly, switch brands to avoid GMOs already in your food. And let companies know why you’re switching!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for answers to GMO questions, tips on choosing healthier non-GMO foods, and more.

About IRT. The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) is a non-profit organization that researches and reports news and information about the health risks of genetically engineered food. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are present in processed foods and many food products.

Major commodity crops raised from GMO seed include: corn (90%), soybeans (93%), canola (93%), cotton (90%), and sugar beets (98%).* GMO sweet corn, papaya, zucchini, and yellow summer squash are also for sale in grocery stores, but in lesser amounts. Genetically modified alfalfa is grown for use as hay and forage for animals.   For more information about avoiding GMOs in food, go to NonGMOShoppingGuide.com.

*percentages are based on U.S. acreage as of 2013 (USDA)

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Sources.

Beyond Pesticides

GMO-Free Europe

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WestBred