Re: Food Bacteria/Virus Warning and Action: Section 2 of 3
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I agree that we don't know everything about these foods, but, as a serious
point, your attitude doesn't really help.
Example: Dr Frankenfood (see below).
We'll never know enough about this technology if we don't research it, and
if you manage to destroy the market, it'll never get done.
Also, the valid points that you do make are hurt by the way you present
them. You're damaging your own credibility. Calm down, read the scientific
journals and reference these messages properly. You'll get more support that
From: Peter M. Ligotti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Date: 27 January 1999 18:31
Subject: Food Bacteria/Virus Warning and Action: Section 2 of 3
>Genetically Engineered Food--Bacteria/Virus Warning
>Global Action Plan: Section 2 of 3
>AVOIDING DANGEROUS FOODS
>ELIMINATING FRANKENFOODS: WHAT CAN I DO?
>1. Learn all you can about the dangers of genetically engineered foods.
>2. Learn how to shop to avoid these foods. Boycott companies using
> these foods.
>3. Tell all of your friends, family, and loved ones about this problem,
> both on-line and off-line. Your job is not done until they change
> their eating habits and they teach their loved ones to do the same.
>4. Start or join consumer groups to label and ban genetically
> engineered foods.
>5. Send letters to your political leaders and representatives.
>6. Write and send letters to the organic food companies,
> distributors, media, writers, editors, networkers.
>7. Forward this communication to influential people all over the world.
>8. Take a leadership role. Contact the sources at the end of part
> three of this communication.
>9. Request parts one and three of this three-part communication from your
> Leader, who should be listed at the end of this section.
>HOW TO SHOP TO AVOID GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS:
>FOODS TO AVOID OR BOYCOTT:
>SPECIFIC BRAND NAME PRODUCTS TO BOYCOTT:
>THESE COMPANIES USE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS IN
>SOME OR ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS:
>Coca Cola (corn syrup and/or Aspartame), Fritos (corn),
>Green Giant Harvest Burgers (soy), McDonald's French
>Fries (potatoes), Nestle's chocolates (soy), Karo Corn
>Syrup (corn), NutraSweet (Aspartame), Kraft Salad Dressings
>(canola oil), Fleishmann's margarine (soy), Similac
>Infant Formula (soy), Land o Lakes butter (rBGH),
>Cabot Creamery Butter (rBGH).
>AVOID ALL OTHER CONVENTIONAL (NOT CERTIFIED-ORGANIC) TOMATOES,
>POTATOES, CORN, SOY, CANOLA OIL, COTTON SEED OIL, AND
>YELLOW CROOK-NECK SQUASH:
>TOMATOES: Genetically engineered with bacteria-derived
>kanamycin resistance genes, Antisense backwards DNA,
>antibiotic marker genes, viruses, and DNA of flounder
>and North Atlantic shellfish. This and the following
>genetically engineered foods have antibiotic marker genes
>used to facilitate the genetic engineering process.
>They can cause allergies and autoimmune disease.
>POTATOES: Genetically engineered with wax moth insect
>DNA; genetically engineered to produce its own pesticide
>internally with the DNA of bacillus thuringiensis bacteria.
>CORN: Genetically engineered to tolerate high quantities
>of the chemical pesticide glufosinate, and genetically
>engineered with a virus and the DNA of the bacteria
>SOY: Genetically engineered and DNA-altered by Monsanto
>with bacteria; capable of tolerating heavy doses of
>Monsanto's Roundup brand chemical pesticide (glyphosate).
>YELLOW CROOK NECK SQUASH: Gene-spliced with two experimental
>viruses and arbitrary marker genes, capable of causing
>unpredictable and unexpected effects.
>CANOLA OIL: Genetically engineered and DNA-altered with
>California bay turnip and various viruses and bacterium
>in order to produce high quantities of lauric acid.
>PAPAYA: Genetically engineered with bacteria and/or viruses.
>RADICCHIO: Genetically engineered with bacteria and/or viruses.
>COTTON SEED OIL: Genetically engineered and DNA-altered
>with Arabidopsis bacterium, and viruses to be able to
>withstand large applications of the chemical pesticide bromoxynil.
>Bromoxynil causes birth defects in human beings.
>AVOID ALL PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM THE ABOVE
>As of the beginning of 1997, these products will have been
>genetically engineered and on the market as a percentage
>of the total conventional food supply. Since they are sold
>unlabeled in the conventional market, there is no way to tell
>specifically which tomatoes, potatoes, corn, soy, etc. have been
>actually genetically engineered. If you live in a nation
>which may receive imports from the U.S. and Canada, you
>should also avoid these non-organic foods as a safety precaution.
>Your own nation or another exporting to yours may be doing
>genetic engineering. Eat only organic food if possible.
>Even if you buy seeds to grow your own food, buy only organic seeds.
>AVOID EATING IN NON-ORGANIC RESTAURANTS
>Unless the restaurant management makes it clear in writing
>that they are committed to using only non-genetically
>engineered foods and products, avoid eating out as much as
>possible. Since genetically engineered foods are not labeled,
>they also have no idea which of their tomato, potato, corn,
>soy, canola, yellow-crook-neck squash products
>may be genetically engineered.
>READ LABELS CAREFULLY: BE CAREFUL WITH ALL PROCESSED FOODS
>WATCH OUT FOR CONVENTIONAL, NON-ORGANIC CORN
>AND SOY, BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SO MANY PRODUCTS:
>Avoid corn syrup, fructose, and fructose corn syrup in almost all
>beverages and sodas (even health food brands), and in almost all
>sweet products, yogurt, and aspirin. Avoid corn oil, corn starch,
>corn meal, baking soda, baking powder, glycose syrup; Avoid soy;
>soy flour in baked goods; pizza, cookies, cakes, pasta; fillers in
>meat products, (for example Big Macs) vegetarian meat substitutes,
>(for example tofu, tofu burgers, tofu hot dogs) soy milk, infant formula,
>baby foods; diet and protein shakes, protein bars; chocolate and
>candy bars; margarine; ice cream; pet food; soy oil in salad dressings
>& snack chips; soy sauce; lecithin and soy lecithin. In all, well
>over 30,000 products!
>AVOID rBGH MILK & DAIRY PRODUCTS (apologies to strict vegans):
>Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth
>hormone (rBGH), marketed through veterinarians and injected
>into dairy cows, causes increased milk production and horrible
>mastitis. These cows then require constant medical supervision
>and continuous high doses of antibiotics. Their milk contains
>high levels of pus. The cow's milk and dairy products made
>from this milk also contain rBGH, bovine growth hormone.
>This hormone increases cancer risk in human beings.
>This is known as the artificial sweetener
>Equal or NutraSweet and is made up of three chemicals
>and a genetically engineered enzyme. It has been implicated
>in many diseases. It breaks down into formeldahyde in the
>EAT ONLY ORGANIC RENNETLESS CHEESE (apologies to strict vegans):
>Most non-organic cheeses are made with a genetically engineered
>rennet called chymosin.
>AVOID DOUGH CONDITIONER:
>This is a code word for a combination of genetically
>engineered enzymes and other components, found in cheaper
>breads and baked goods.
>OTHER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ADDITIVES AND ENZYMES
>Avoid Amylase (used in making bread, flour, whole wheat flour,
>cereals, starch), Catalase (used in making soft drinks,
>egg whites, liquid whey) and Lactase.
>FOODS TO FAVOR:
>BUY AND EAT ONLY CERTIFIED ORGANIC FOODS:
>Certified organic tomatoes, potatoes, corn, soy, canola oil,
>cotton oil, and yellow-crook-neck squash are safe. Many other
>genetically engineered products will be coming to market in
>1997 and 1998 if the bio-tech industry has its way. By buying only
>organic foods of every type, you will protect yourself and
>your family from Frankenfoods. Almost everything that can be
>found in your conventional food
>market is also produced by the organic food industry. If you
>buy a few carefully chosen conventional foods, keep up-to-date
>on which few conventional foods are safe through the websites and
>mailing lists at the end of this consumer report.
>MEAT AND POULTRY (apologies to vegetarians)
>Most livestock are being fed genetically altered feed, as well as
>a disgusting mix of ground-up and often diseased and discarded animal
>carcasses. The only safe beef and poultry will be those fed only
>organically grown grain. Avoid commercially produced seafood.
>Commercial pork has been genetically altered with DNA from
>human beings. Great time to decide to be vegetarian.
>FAVOR DAIRY PRODUCTS FROM COMPANIES THAT DO NOT USE
>(rBGH) BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (apologies to strict vegans)
>Research and buy only from suppliers that promise on the
>package or in other writing that their products are rBGH-free.
>Be especially careful with butter. Buy only organic butter,
>because even otherwise good companies buy cheap rBGH milk
>to make butter, or else they buy their butter (rBGH) from
>DR. FRANKENFOOD WANTS TO DESTROY ORGANIC FOOD
>If Dr. Frankenfood was in charge, he would create biological warfare
>crops that would destroy organic foods, destroy the competition. Just
>as the evil genius would have hoped, the USDA has allowed genetically
>altered foods into the conventional market which threaten organic farmers.
>Scientists of virtually every persuasion realize that Bt soy, corn and
>potatoes predictably will create Bt resistant insects. Organic farmers
>use Bt as their main line of defense against insects. Bt resistant
>insects could wipe out organic crops and organic farming. Destroying the
>competition just makes good business sense, reasons Dr. Frankenfood.
>CONSIDER STOCKING UP ON SAFE FOODS
>Frank Ford, in his book, "The Coming Food Crisis," says that
>events are pointing to a food crisis of unbelievable proportions.
>With genetic engineering of the food supply, only a relatively
>small part of the total food supply can be known to be safe.
>Since 95% of the food supply contains conventional corn or soy,
>the rules of supply and demand show that there could possibly be
>a shortage of safe food over the next several years. You may consider
>taking advice from Frank Ford's book. He advises stocking up on
>organic or safe conventional dry foods that are low in oil
>content--wheat, beans, lentils, grains, dried fruits. If possible,
>stock enough for yourself, your family, and if possible your friends
>to live comfortably for two or three years. Create local food
>co-ops so you can pool resources and make large bulk orders,
>saving everyone money.
>Sample Query Note For the Three-Part Series:
>(Important: READ SECTION THREE)
>Dear Friends, Mary, Editor of Time Magazine,
>Senator Torry, Veggie mailing list, etc., etc., etc.
>(NOTE: everyone who eats food needs to know about this!!)
>I have some critically important information about the food supply
>that all consumers need to know about.
>(Exactly what you say depends on your relationship to the
>receiver--use your own words and if
>possible make it personal)
>Your name and
>Your e-mail address
>THIS TYPE OF SIMPLE NOTE WILL HELP TO "BREAK THE ICE" AND
>HELP MAKE THE "3 x 3 Plan"
>POWERFULLY EFFECTIVE AROUND THE WORLD
>HOW TO ORDER NEW COPIES OF THIS THREE-PART SERIES
>This three-part series and its action plan
>were carefully crafted and designed to
>inform people all over the world about the travesty of GE food.
>Your friends, relatives and associates can receive their
>own original copies of the complete three-part series and/or
>any missing sections by sending an e-mail with
>the subject heading "Avoiding Dangerous Foods" to
>their leader, who should be listed below and at the very
>end of each section of the three-part series.
>IMPORTANT: Your Leader's e-mail address:
>Global Action Plan: Section 2 of 3
>AVOIDING DANGEROUS FOODS
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